FE14 – Paralogue 17: Defending the Defender (Ignis) Story Summary

This is Paralogue 17, and focuses on Ignis. It is unlocked by S ranking Benoit. It is on the Nohr and Touma paths only.

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You can find data on the chapter itself here under “Paralogue 17” [P17] here.

Ignis remarks on how far the Kingdom of Nohr, and hence his father, still are from him. He wonders if he’ll be alright, as the enemies he faces have been steadily getting stronger. He then composes himself, saying he is fine, and is not coward he used to be long ago. A child suddenly comes up to him, pleading for help. Ignis asks him what’s wrong, as an old lady comes, saying the monsters without a shape (phantom soldiers) are attacking the town. Ignis is shocked at the mention of monsters, wondering what to do, realizing this is not a time to mention being afraid. He announces himself as Ignis, an Armor Knight, son of Benoit of the Kingdom of Nohr, who will believe in himself. After a brief silence, Ignis says he is ready to assist the two of them, and that they should call for help from elsewhere. The two run off, as he then reminds himself he has his father’s good luck charm, and is assured his father will protect him.

Elsewhere, the old woman runs into Benoit, explaining they need his help because their village is under attack by phantom soldiers, and that a lone brave warrior is facing the enemies. The child comments that Ignis (mentioned by name) still looked fearful in the face despite saying he would stay behind. Benoit asks the child if he is sure that the man’s name is Ignis, as the child says yes, repeating what Ignis introduced himself as: Ignis, an Armor Knight, son of Benoit of the Kingdom of Nohr. Benoit realizes there is no mistaking it, and that it is indeed his son. He tells the other two to run and hide a safe distance, as he moves out to save Ignis. The battle begins.

During the battle, Benoit runs into Ignis defending the village, asking him if he’s alright. Ignis assumes he’s an enemy, and begins panicking. Benoit is flustered, telling him to take a closer look, as Ignis then realizes he is Benoit, his father, and asks him if he came to help. Benoit says he heard all about it, and that it must have been scary fighting alone, but it should be fine now that they’re here. Benoit says he will guard him as he retreats, but Ignis refuses, saying he hates being afraid all the time, and that he is not afraid. He wants to be a great warrior, one that defends, rather than be defended. Benoit understands, and says they can fight together, as the battle continues.

After the battle, the old woman and child are thankful for their help. Ignis is humble about it, as Benoit says that Ignis has grown strong. Ignis says he has not, as he would have died alone had his father not come to help. He wants to be a warrior like his father, one that can protect anyone, but he has ways to go. Ignis then asks if he can join his father’s army. There, he wishes to learn about real combat experience among other things. Benoit seems to have some objections, but Ignis reasserts how he wants to be a protector. He has not been able to return the favor for those who protected him in the secluded region. His resolve eventually sways Benoit, who understands. He warns Ignis about the dangers of the battlefield, however, saying he will die the moment he drops his guard, and must be alert at all times. Ignis reasserts that he has already resolved to become a stronger warrior –like his father. Benoit is proud to hear such sentiments.


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One thought on “FE14 – Paralogue 17: Defending the Defender (Ignis) Story Summary

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