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
Tyken: That will never work!
Taren: What will never work? You playing with nerd stuff?
Tyken: Taren, you wouldn't understand this.
Taren: Try me.
Tyken: There's this huge lightning storm coming soon, and I want to rout the electricity away from the camp. To do that, I need a tall, metal object, like a rod, but we'd have to somehow stack all the metal in camp to reach high enough, and even then, the lightning could end up striking a nearby tree instead, which could light on fire and fall over and crush one of the tents, maybe even the convoy, and I can't let that happen-
Taren: You're stressed.
Tyken: What does that have to do with anything?
Taren: I never see you stressed.
Tyken: That's nice, really fascinating that you would notice my aggravated behavior.
Taren: Why don't you just put a piece of metal on top of a tree?
Taren: Does that not work?
Tyken: I guess... it could? But what if it doesn't?!
Taren: We'll test it. When the storm comes, we know it'll go towards the highest target. We'll move our tents out of the way of the possibly toppling tree we put the rod on-
Tyken: And then we can find out the fate of the tree without any casualties or loss of resources!
Tyken: Taren, you're a genius!
Taren: I-I am?
Tyken: I have to go get everything ready. Thank you so much!
Taren: Wow. I guess I am.
Tyken: Taren, thanks to you, I've gotten to record valuable data.
Tyken: I'd love to see you try this puzzler next.
Taren: Snork! Hah, huh? Wha-
Tyken: See, look, there's this cavern nearby I wanted to check out because-
Taren: Is this a nerd thing? Because I'm not really a genius, you know that.
Tyken: Maybe you are and you just don't apply it.
Taren: Dude, I just don't think I was built for. I like chopping wood, beating up bandits, breaking things, not cavern exploration and tree-lightning rod-whatever it was we did.
Tyken: I knew you would do this.
Taren: Can I just sleep?
Tyken: You just restrain yourself. You keep yourself in this little bubble of your personality, you don't explore, you don't learn, you don't experience the new, you just loaf around in your own laziness and pretend like what you have now is good enough.
Taren: I'm good enough for myself, jerk. I don't have to constantly satisfy my need for inflating my ego by discovering things, I just exist.
Tyken: I didn't save the camp from being crushed by a tree to inflate my ego.
Taren: You're right, you didn't save the camp from being crushed by a tree. I did.
Tyken: Look, can you just come to the east of the forest after dark tomorrow? Please. I'll show you what it's like to see new things.
Taren: I won't like it-
Tyken: But will you go?
Taren: So what did you want to show me?
Tyken: The cavern here.
Tyken: The flowers here blow up.
Tyken: When they experience friction, they spread seeds by propulsing them into the air with a purple gas-like substance.
Tyken: Yeah, check it out.
Taren: ...Wow. That's awesome.
Tyken: But I don't know how the flower initiates the air burst. Like, what makes the mechanism in the flower work, I don't quite understand.
Taren: I suppose I could try and help.
Tyken: We'll work on it together.
Taren: Right. Now... um-
Tyken: What? Oh! Oh, I didn't-
Taren: You sprayed purple all over me.
Tyken: I can- hey!
Taren: Hah! Got you back!
Tyken: This means war, Taren!
Taren: Bring it! Ha ha ha!
Tyken, the levelheaded one of the triplets, and a talented mage. His character description:
The last-born of the triplets, he is very cool and collected. He dislikes studying, but loves to learn. He is often found observing or playing with things he finds outside of camp. He is quick to judge, and tends to put words in other’s mouths.
Tyken is one of two mages you get in the story, but Gwenivere is not recruited for a long time, and being of the Est archetype, she is difficult to train, unlike Tyken, who is available from the start. Here are his pros:
Tenn: Tyken! Brother of mine!
Tyken: Is there something you want?
Tenn: What? No, I-
Tyken: You want me to give you my rations at dinner-
Tyken: You want to borrow my practice wand to pick a knot out of your old headband again?
Tenn: I don't even wear that anymore, Taren does.
Tyken: So what is it then?
Tenn: Why are you so snappy today?
Tyken: Someone told me you thought I was no fun.
Tenn: Wha? I never- why would I-
Tyken: It's okay, because you're right. I'm not fun.
Tenn: Oh, good, because I totally did say that.
Tyken: I knew it!
Tenn: Great, I fell for that again! Now I'm going to have to figure out a way to make up for it, aren't I?
Tyken: Show me how to have fun.
Tenn: Seriously? It isn't really complicated.
Tyken: Well, I don't get it. Show me.
Tenn: Tomorrow. Today, I want you to help me carry Taren's practice supplies to the training grounds.
Tyken: What's all this stuff?
Tenn: That is a ball. For catch. That over there, is a dummy, for abusing, and all the way over there, is a hill, on which we will be rolling.
Tenn: Fun. Like you asked.
Tyken: Alright. So what do I do?
Tenn: Pick up the ball and throw it to me.
Tenn: Okay, try again, but this time, throw it about five times further.
Tyken: I can't.
Tenn: Um... let's try the dummy. Draw a face on it with this pen.
Tyken: I'll try.
Tenn: That's fine. Now, lean it up against that wall.
Tenn: Now shoot it with magic.
Tyken: But I drew a face on it...
Tenn: It's funny, c'mon.
Tyken: Let's try the other thing.
Tenn: Rolling down that hill?
Tyken: Yeah, and then I'm done for today.
Tenn: If you're up to it.
Tyken: I give up. I'm not fun. I'm the exact opposite, I'm completely boring. I didn't even have the guts to get my nice robes dirty rolling down the hill.
Tenn: But you did it once you changed.
Tyken: It wasn't fun, though.
Tenn: Let me try one more thing.
Tyken: There's nothing else you can do, Tenn. I'm doomed to be drab.
Tenn: Tell me what this is.
Tyken: That flower you have?
Tyken: Well... it's a flower.
Tenn: You know more about it than that, I'm you do.
Tyken: Well, it's called Shaverna's Clover, and when they're agitated, they glow in the dark.
Tenn Did you have fun telling me that interesting fact?
Tyken: I think a little.
Tenn: So that's how you have fun!
Tyken: Maybe you're right.
Tenn: What about this one?
Tyken: That's a heat fern. In hot temperatures, they produce more chlorophyll and become a deeper green.
Tenn: And this one?
Tyken: That mushroom is Tailtiu's Bane. They are great for medicine if you can pick them safely and dry them, but if they aren't dehydrated properly-
Tyken: Tenn, that mushroom is toxic on contact.
Tenn: Oh- well, glad we had this sibling bonding moment.
Tyken: Go see a medic.
Tenn: Right away.
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 :\