Today I translated and edited Zephiel (Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals)’s art book page (072). 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 mastermind behind the war in the name of “liberation”
The King of Bern. He is the perpetrator who ordered his armies to invade the neighboring countries, engulfing the entire continent of Elibe in the flames of war.
After having been poisoned by his father –the former king of Bern—he felt humans were hopeless beings, and grew opposed to them. He had transformed to a mad King. He won the loyalty and admiration of Bern’s army through his outstanding leadership and skills in the art of war.
Status————————————King of Bern
Weapon—————-Sword (Special: Eckesache)
“Humans are always quarreling; even fighting their own flesh and blood… is true peace a world without war?” He would always say these words to his younger sister Guinevere. As he was broken as a son and victim of a power play, he had deemed humans hopeless due to their stupidity.
With the belief he could end fighting by the means of using power to rule the world, he finally decided to invade every country. However, the true intention was to bring about liberation through destruction –and utilized the power of Dragons with the aim to bring an end to the world.
Original Japanese Picture + Text:
「人はたえず争っている 血で血を洗うようなものでも 戦争さえなければそれは平和といえるのか。」妹ギヌヴィアに語ったこの言葉がすべてを物語る。権力のためなら息子にまで手をかける、人のおろかさにゼフェールは絶望したのだ。
More to come!