Today I translated and edited Merlinus (Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword)’s art book page (127). Japanese and English transcripts can be found below the picture! As well as the original image.
The merchant who has an abundance of knowledge and business ability
A travelling merchant who peddles goods from all over the continent. He was attacked by bandits near Caelin territory, and was rescued by Eliwood’s group who were passing by. Because he had always dreamed of serving nobles for a long time, he pleaded Hector to leave supply management to him. This sudden request was met with just as quick approval, and he joined the group.
As expected as someone with great business skills, he has a very sociable personality. He is at his core a very timid person. In a support conversation with Vaida, one can catch a glimpse of his cowardice as he tries to curry favor with her out of fear.
In conversations with Marcus, who is of his same generation, the two repeatedly make reference to their loyalty to Eliwood. Also, talking to Nino allows one to feel Merlinus’s kinder side.
After the war, he set up a shop in Ostia that was quickly shut down, and went back to staying with Eliwood.
Original Japanese Picture + Text:
More to come!