Fire Emblem 7: Karel Artbook Translation

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.

100KarelTranslateKeep reading for the transcripts!

100 Karel

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.”

Profile
Gender——————————————–Male
Estimated Age————————————-20s
Title———The Man Called the “Sword Demon”
Origin———————————————Sacae
Status———————–Wandering Swordsman
Weapon—————————————–Sword

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:

100Karel

100 Karel

剣こそが生そのもの剣魔と恐れられた男
修行の旅を続け大陸をさすらう剣士。剣を継ぐ者はただ一人という、一族の掟によって親兄弟と殺し合い、父や兄たちを斬って生き残る。その後は憑かれたように、西方三島の「石巨人」ケイレス、イリアの「氷帝」など、強者と次々に斬り渡たったことから、剣魔と呼ばれ恐れられている。

プロフィール
性別・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・男
推定年齢・・・・・・・・・・・・20代
称号・・・・・・・・・剣魔と呼ばれし男
出身・・・・・・・・・・・・・サカ地方
身分・・・・・・・・・・さすらいの剣士
武器・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・剣

戦う相手を求めさまよううちにエリウッドと出会い、その才を見抜いて一行に加わる。凄まじい剣技と戦歴から、数多くの逸話が人々の間で囁かれているが、真偽は定かでない。
常に冷静で無口な男だが、仲間たちと接するなかで人間らしい一面も垣間見せる。妹であるカアラとは一子相伝の一族の掟に従い斬りあおうとするが、カアラの真摯な心に打たれて思いとどまる。また、ギィに剣技を教えるうち、彼の情熱に心動かされる一面もある。

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