Today I translated and edited Karel (Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals)’s art book page (066). Japanese and English transcripts can be found below the picture! As well as the original image. This scan was from serenesforest.net.
Keep reading for the transcripts!
The Master of the Way of the Sword
A swordsman who lives in the backwoods of Bern. He was known and feared across the continent as the legendary Sword Saint. He retired to a life of seclusion in a village when he grew tired of fighting, but at his niece Fir’s request, offered to aid Roy and his allies. Even though he had quit fighting, his swordsmanship had not weakened at all.
Karel has a sword style of “harmony with the mind and wind,” which surpasses all other styles. One can get a glimpse of this by seeing support conversations with various Lycian Army swordsmen begging for Karel to teach them the way. He was born to a family that believed in the saying, “the sword is not something that can be taught,” and there was fighting between members. This was from his gruesome younger days where he would seek fellow members of the family and cut them down.
Now, he enlightens young swordsmen with his gentle eyes. It seems that he had finally regained that humanity he had once cast aside.
Original Japanese Picture + Text:
「風をなぎ 気と調和する」という剣技を持つカレルも、さまざまな道を乗り越えてきた。その一端は、カレルに教えを請うリキア軍の剣士たちとの会話からうかがえる。「剣しか伝えず 剣しか知らない」という一族に生まれ、家族同士で血闘を行ったこと。斬る相手を探してさまよった凄惨な若き日のこと。
More to come!