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  1. I don't really think they will give Rhea the sword, most likely it will be reserve for another Seiros alt. Since Sword of Seiros is mostly associated with Seiros rather than Rhea, even 3H datamine shows Rhea(Archbishop) being more magic while Seiros(Saint) more physical And maybe they will eventually also do "fallen" Rhea from Silver Snow* (I found common term "fallen" Rhea for SS kind ironic comparing to CF ending for story reason, maybe berserk Rhea is a better term here) -------- Also, I think Serios MGB is a reference to Red Canyon massacre, since most enemies are dragons.
  2. Actually it's quite common in navies, most navies have midshipman or similar ranks (naval officer students who haven't receiving their commission) on actual combat vessels both in peace time and in war. Since you can't learn sailing in a classroom. And unlike armies, navies still have to fight pirates, privateer or enforce blockades regularly even during peace time. Historically, quite a few midshipman were killed in combat, and also many were awarded for bravery. For US Army, MS-3 cadets (equal to junior year in college) could be assigned to a real platoon one month at a time to get them experience leading real unit. They are very unlikely to see combat since most units are stateside or in Europe, except those who assigned to Korea. But theoretically they are assigned to real combat units.
  3. This, In fact only church character religious in the traditional sense would be Gilbert, everyone else, including most senior knights (Captain Jeralt and Catherine) outright stated they don't believe in the practice. Seteth and Flayn obviously knowing the deeper knowledge different from the doctrine Cyril actually said Rhea told him it's ok not to believe in CoS doctrine. Rhea cares really only about if they will carry out their duty, rather than if they believe in the religion. The game also stated at least twice that deploy students into combat requires direct approval from Rhea herself, obviously Byleth often work around this by pretending field studies or other excuses in paralogues.
  4. Considering you seem to be still very early in the game, maybe at least finish two opposing paths first? A number of the issues here would be resolved once you experienced perspectives from different characters.
  5. Just curious, from a leader's (Rhea) perspective what's wrong about executing a group of accused assassins against you? Especially they were accused to be working with Lornato, who was just saying he's goal was to kill you. It's actually a much bigger conspiracy behind that event but I won't spoil for you, which you probably have to play multiple route to find out. just wondering what you think about it first.
  6. Consider my earlier posts, it's possible that "Nabatean Civilization" in the ancient time included Foldalian, if not the majority of their citizens. Since the game implied there were only dozens of Nabateans before the war broke out (including those buried in Holy Tombs, and rumored in other lands), I highly doubt they could build massive cities and called a civilization with just dozen people. We saw large number of citizens in Sothis' flashback, most of them were probably Fodlanians On the other hand, if Nabateans were numbered in tens of thousands, that Agarthan or later Nemesis would stood any chance opposing them. As for lore, maybe InISys has grander plan for future related titles, so they intentionally left out some lore details. In interview they did mention some lore questions could not be answered yet.
  7. Just wondering, how do we know the story passed down by House Hraelverg were actually accurate? Edelgard never told us the detail of what exactly was passed on, just her interpretation of it. Unless it was recited in verbatim, how could a complex verbal story maintain accuracy over 1000 years?
  8. From DLC we know that Agarthans are consider separated race from Nabatean and Fodlanian. And from City Without Light Considering a few other factors: - We never know any Agarthan sire a children with Nabtean or Fodlanian - No Agarthan carries a Fodlan Crest or use relics. They have their own unique crest system that's not explained in the game - No Agarthan ever changed into demonic beast - Fodlanian, when exposed to crest stone, could change into demonic beasts. I think the most likely conclusion is that Fodlanian were creation of Sothis, thus share similar heritage with Nabateans. While Agarthans were completely different "specie" in terms of genetic. This reminds me of JRR Tolkien's Simarillaion, where Iluvatar created both elf and man, both known as Children of Iluvatar. While Dwarf was created by Aulë in a completely separated attempt and shares no blood connection with Children of Iluvatar
  9. Yet, there wasn't even a named enemy character in BotW besides Master Kohga, who wasn't born in AoC era, yet they made the era into a Warrior game without an issue. Ganon might not even be playable in history mode since he's not corporeal. Only really solid characters we have are 5 champions and Zelda, and none on the enemy sides. We also already getting OC characters like the Eggbot Guardian. (I wouldn't consider Impa or Purah solid characters since they only have few lines and never show carrying weapons in BotW, but they are likely playable with unique moves) In that sense, Nemesis War would already have more characters to use, especially if we counted Agarthans, and almost certain Emperor Wilhelm,. As for OC character, likely ancestor of each crest carrying Black Eagle except Dorothea, and they were probably lieutenants to each Saints. Wouldn't the historical vagueness an equal argument against Zelda? Zelda games is famously known to be vague about events outside the games. I remember hearing exactly same argument before against having a BotW prequel, but here we are...
  10. 1. Not all cardinals transformed, there are a few human cardinals during Silver Snow the final battle, all of them regardless if transformed, had minor crests. 2. There is no instance in the game someone changed their crest size in any circumstance, especially making crest smaller, so we can assume they were minor crest to begin with. 3. Aelfric, a cardinal can be viewed both as allied and enemy human prior to final battle in DLC, he had minor crests. https://fireemblem.fandom.com/wiki/Aelfric#In-Game
  11. Unless you can use both character in the same time same weapon separately rather than pair up, I guess it is still justifiable as Zelda "loaned" it to Link... It's also possible you are limited with canon weapon in the story mode, but can freely choose in free/adventure/historical mode.
  12. I think you were confused with my comment, I was referring to "Nemesis War" (aka War of Heroes) 1000 years ago, rather than current era. Correct me if I was wrong, but wasn't the 5 years war mostly a stalemate before Byleth showed up? Also different path featured very different grand situations. Most combat were fairly small skirmishes between pro and anti imperial houses in Kingdom and Alliance, it also seem that Ferdinand was leading some kind resistance movement, but none of the major battles yet. IMO, Nemesis War is a much better topic - It features massive battles over 50 years, in fact opening cutscene suggests each Nabatean and Elites could easily matches hundreds of regular human soldiers, a perfect fit for a Warrior game. - It could cover many lore lose ends from Three Houses, such as nature about Sothis and Agarthan, or truth about Empire and Church. - Some mechanism poorly fit into traditional FE, such as Nabatean and Demonic transformation would be perfect in a Warrior game since there is no balancing or pathfinding issue. Like we could actually control Rhea, Seteth, Flayn and their dragon forms. - There are quite a few named characters already available for the era: 5 Saints, 4 Apostles, Emperor Wilhelm, Emperor Lycaon; Nemesis, 11 Elites, Agarthans. There could be a few more OC characters from the Empire, Church and TWISTD - Dev does hints possible prequel in interview, like how Rhea's reasoning was not to be known yet. I don't see where in the trailer indicating there were more than one? Link's Slate in BoTW was exactly same one carried by Zelda, that's why it has all her pictures stored, for the memories quests. When Link fell in battle, Zelda likely ordered surviving soldiers to seal Link and the Slate away together, hoping he could use it to unlock the powers when he returns.
  13. They all carry minor crest though, Jeralt is the only human with major Serios crest in the current time, making him very unique.
  14. I think it would be better written if later Agarthan revealed to have ability to counter Divine Pulse, making Byleth unable to change this event and chapter 12. Original script calls that Edelgard and Nemesis could counter this ability, (implied it's why Agarthan so interesting in this crest) but it was not adopt into the final game.
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