All are playthings of Fate until they bond together
The blog of an idealistic FE fan
All are playthings of Fate until they bond together
Tenn: Huh- wh- oh, hey. Hi.
Kimmel: Were you sleeping on the ground?
Tenn: Was I?
Kimmel: Are you alright?
Tenn: I'm fine, Kimmel. I was- admiring the soil quality?
Kimmel: You look... like your bags are carrying bags.
Tenn: To be truthful, I'm exhausted. I don't want to train with my sister anymore.
Kimmel: Yes, she seems quite... vigorous. I'm envious of her energy.
Tenn: You are?
Kimmel: Oh, definitely! She's got spirit, haha, I just- well, my uncle was never like that. Dark magic meant concentration, no fooling around. He loved me, but he never showed it.
Tenn: That's some deep stuff you're sharing.
Kimmel: It's fine, I'm not a private person. Telling people things gives my feelings less weight.
Tenn: Maybe that's it.
Tenn: I've always wanted Taren's enthusiasm, but I'm too willing to hide myself behind my sword-
Kimmel: I don't-
Tenn: If I talk to someone about things I don't normally feel comfortable discussing, maybe I'll feel more confident in myself and my combat will improve! And I might even have enough energy to stay awake too.
Kimmel: It's not that what you're saying can't happen, but-
Tenn: Will you be my talking partner?
Kimmel: Uh... you know what? Sure, I'll do it.
Tenn: Until our next talk then!
Kimmel: What an interesting hypothesis he has. I just don't know if I can fulfill it.
Tenn: So what would you like to talk about?
Kimmel: Well, I was wondering something, and since we're talking more personally, this question is hopefully not too intrusive- but if it is you don't have to answer- I would hate to impose-
Tenn: You can just ask.
Kimmel: I am an only child. You- you are not.
Tenn: Yeah. I'm a triplet.
Kimmel: Did you ever feel... inferior? Like you weren't good enough?
Tenn: To be honest... no. My father was always very careful in that he would assure us of our own talents. He was honest, and he gave us confidence in what made us different. So while Taren has always been the strongest, and Tyken has always been the smartest, I'm fine with being the middle ground, you know?
Tenn: Were you expecting a different answer?
Kimmel: Yes. I made it clear that I was an only child, but that didn't really change the fact that I was never happy with my own talent. I- I have never been truly skilled in dark magic, I just initially took a shining to it. Uncle Cazar was not opposed to telling me that what I did was not good enough, and it's been ingrained in my mind that I will never be... I'll never be him.
Kimmel: He was, and still is, my role model, but it stings to have a bar you can't reach.
Tenn: I'm sorry.
Kimmel: Don't be. I'm being truthful, I told you I'm not private.
Tenn: But that couldn't have been easy for you.
Kimmel: It wasn't. But I'm glad that it wasn't- if it was, I don't know if I would have turned out the way I am today. Anyway, it's my turn to ask you a question- or did you have something else to say?
Tenn: Only that I shouldn't have said I never felt inferior. It wasn't dishonest, per se, but I have contemplated the idea that I might not be at the same level as my siblings. But I don't think I wanted to say that until you told me your story.
Kimmel: So the shift in comfort with topics came from me opening up ,then.
Tenn: I think so.
Tenn: Taren wants me to meet her for practice in a few minutes, I'm going to prepare for a beating. I'll speak to you again soon, Kimmel.
Kimmel: I look forward to it.
Tenn: Kimmel, it works.
Kimmel: Our conversations have improved your combat proficiency? How so?
Tenn: I feel... lighter. Like there's nothing under me but clean ice, and I slide across the ground with precision. My steps felt smoother and softer.
Kimmel: That's incredible! I feel the same way!
Tenn: You mean you've also been testing my theory?
Kimmel: Well of course! It was so fascinating that I had to try it for myself.
Tenn: I didn't think that this would actually take away some sort of physical burden.
Kimmel: Maybe it worked because we wanted it to.
Kimmel: I've noticed that the best medicine is confidence. When you believe that something will work, it has a higher probability of working.
Tenn: Ha! That's ridiculous, there is no way that would work. Believing in something doesn't just make it happen.
Tenn: Kimmel, I think you're sort of right, but- at the same time- I think that it might be that I'm more comfortable with performing well for you.
Kimmel: I don't know what you mean.
Tenn: I can't lose or you're in danger. You, Taren, Tyken, Annika, and everyone else. You all matter too much. I will keep my friends safe.
Tenn: We are friends, aren't we?
Kimmel: Yes. Yes we are.
I took my Christmas break. And then I took some more. And then I took a little more after that. I've been helping r/FE7v2.5 with the scripts to the best of my ability, and so that and my new PS4 have taken up my time (RIP my wallet). But I'm back to do the first story chapter since November. Yikes. So bear with me here, and I'll (hopefully) make it worth your while.
As the party marches toward what is almost certain failure, Simon and Ramona discuss if they should abandon the cause, considering their status as criminals means that a stable government would not be on their side. While Ramona feels strongly that leaving would be the best option, Simon hesitates in his accord, beginning to believe that by proving their loyalty to the group, they can be pardoned of their crimes. Ramona dismisses the thought and scolds him for going soft, telling him that they're in this group because they were blackmailed into it, and there's still a possibility of them being imprisoned after this conflict is resolved.
As the army sets up camp, Simon slips off into the forest and Tyken and Annika follow him. They see him pick up a large stick and bench-press it. He stops when he sees Annika watching and begins to yell at them. While Annika laughs at him, Tyken allows Simon to explain himself. He reluctantly explains that he has never been as strong as his sister, and he's always wanted to be a skilled melee combatant like her. Unfortunately, his physical ability has always held him back. Annika tells him that it will take a lot more than a tree branch to give him the strength he needs, and Simon snaps at her that he knows that, and declares that he's going back to camp alone.
Meanwhile, Taren has a brief conversation with Gill, who is worried that they will run out of supplies and the king will not appreciate the group's rogue status. Taren replies that she is confident that the king will take favor with them after Michael explains what's going on. This tides Gill over, though in reality Taren isn't at all sure what will happen at this rate.
Tenn rushes up to Taren in a panic, telling her that he could hear Annika screaming for help from within the forest. Taren leads the party into the forest, but Ramona separates from them to find Simon, whom she assumes is also inside the forest.
Ramona locates Simon, who is relieved to see that the others must have heard Annika, but Ramona tells Simon that this is the perfect chance for them to get away without getting roped in any further to this conflict. While the rest of the group is distracted and separated from them, they can escape further into the forest. Simon expresses hesitation, and though Ramona tries harder to get him to leave, he finally refuses, saying that he feels an obligation to help and that there's a possibility that staying could improve their chances of their records being expunged. Ramona stubbornly goes without him.
This rout the enemy mission begins with your units separated from each other. Annika and Tyken start at the top left corner of the map, Simon starts at the bottom left, and Taren and the selected party will start at the bottom right. The best strategy is to play Tyken defensively, keeping Annika safe and making sure Tyken doesn't get overwhelmed, while regrouping Simon with the rest of the party (Yerilla can fly over the forest and assist/rescue Simon from the start). After 3 turns, Ramona will appear and meet with Tyken and Annika, rejoining the party. After 5 turns, the boss will appear, Cazar, a sorcerer, and Kimmel, a dark mage, will appear with him. Talk to Kimmel with Simon, Annika, or Tyken to recruit him. Talk to Cazar with Kimmel and Cazar will retreat. Killing Cazar will result in Kimmel deferring to the enemy.
Taren asks one of the remaining bandits why they keep being attacked, and, after a failed attempt to run away, he informs her that they were told the leader had a massive sum of gold. Taren laughs that off, saying that if she had lots of gold, she would have just spent it to repair her village and she would have never had to go on this lengthy quest. But Gill searches Taren's bag and finds a huge pouch of gold, leaving her speechless. When some members of the party begin to question her honesty, Tenn points out that Ambrosia, the winged girl they captured briefly, may have planted the money to give bandits a reason to attack them.
Tyken and Simon both agree with Tenn's theory, but Gill is still skeptical. Ramona huffs and says that they shouldn't have stopped in the first place because the longer they take, the more ground this force of enemy men will cover. Taren concurs, and they pick up their supplies and head off.
I am a recent high school grad who really should have better things to do. I have a passion for world building, video games (especially FE), and writing. I also enjoy music, doodling, and avoiding socializing :\