Today I translated and edited Karel (Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword)’s art book page (117). Japanese and English transcripts can be found below the picture! As well as the original image.
The man who lives by the sword known as the fearsome “Sword Demon”
Roams the continent on a journey to further their sword arm. In a family where only one can inherit the sword, the family killed each other over it. Karel cut down his father and mother, and was a sole survivor. Afterwards, as if possessed by the sword, he went and slew Kelles –the “Rock Giant” of the Western Isles, as well as Ilia’s “Ice Emperor” among other strong opponents. From these feats, he earned the fearsome reputation as the “Sword Demon.”
Title———The Man Called the “Sword Demon”
He encountered Eliwood while wandering and seeking opponents to fight, and joined his group in order to observe his skill. His terrific sword skill and great experience was talked about by many people, but how much of it was true was uncertain.
He is always a cool and reserved man, but one can catch a glimpse of his humane side when talking to allies. He originally intended to slay his younger sister Karla in accordance to family law where only one could inherit the art of the sword, but gave up after Karla’s sincere heart struck a chord with him. Another example is how he was moved by Guy’s enthusiasm when teaching him the way of the sword.
Original Japanese Picture + Text:
More to come!