From the Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development Secrets 25th Anniversary art book comes some dialogue during planning stages. This one is a glimpse of Chapter 5 that features Nyna. Look for subtle differences between how this turned out compared to the final game. Some of these were translated with and by VincentASM of serenesforest.net. Read his in-depth analysis here!
These are found on Page 324.
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The original scan (by VincentASM) is below. The translation follows in plain text. Note how all the text is without kanji, which can be great for elementary readers, but terrible for trying to get the right translations.
Chapter 5: Princess Nyna
As Marth’s army finally launched an offensive to rescue the newly-located Archanean Free Company led by Nyna, who where surrounded by Minerva’s forces at the Maya Mountain Region, the Macedonian Iron Knights proved to be far more formidable than expected and the battle would only lead to unnecessary losses.
However, for some reason, Minerva suddenly disappeared, despite having the upper hand.
After an investigation into the cause, it seemed she was recalled to meet the emperor because of slander from those who envied her fame.
Having avoided danger, Marth swept up the agitated enemies and rescued the Archanean soldiers.
Upon reuniting with Marth, Nyna entrusted him with the Conqueror’s Proof (Note), passed down by the Archanean royal family for generations; henceforth he became known as Lord Marth.
(Note) The Conqueror’s Proof is a relief with the carving of the royal family’s emblem that the ruler bestows upon a hero should Archanea face a crisis; the carrier possesses the right to lead the entire army on behalf of the Kingdom of Archanea.
Commonly referred to as the Fire Emblem because of the flames featured on the emblem, there is a legend that the knight Cartas received the emblem from Princess Artemis, and, from his success, Archanea ushered in a golden age. Even in this era, the existence of the relief poses a threat to those plotting to seize the imperial throne.
Allies (Archanean Free Company)
Nyna (Paladin) -19
Dolph (Cavalier) -20
Macellan (Cavalier) -21
Jeorge (Knight) -22
Tomas (Knight) -23
Julio (Knight) -24