FE PoR: Horses & Wyverns Concept Art (164-165) Translations

This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 1). 

This post is of page 164-165, which features concept artwork of Horses, Pegasi, and Wyverns with some commentary. The commentary is translated both on the page and here on this post.

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164-165

Translated text:

Horse & Wyvern

These are designs for Pegasi and Wyverns –both of which knights use to ride into battle upon. As they are often minor details in the games that one does not think much about, perhaps taking another look at them may reveal something new that one did not expect before.

[01] Horses for the mounted classes. The higher the class, the more ornaments are added onto them. [02] Pegasi that are used by the “Pegasus” based classes. They give off a more graceful impression when compared to the usual warhorse. [03] Illustrations of mounted characters. From left to right are: Makalov, Kieran, Oscar, and Astrid. [04] Wyverns that are used by the “Wyvern” based classes. They are also drawn in mounted postures. [05] Illustrations of the highest class of Wyvern-based class.

Notes:

  • The “wyverns” are referred to as “mounted dragons” in Japanese. But it makes it harder to differentiate between the Goldoan dragons as a result. (This is complicated even more by Ashnard’s case…)

Japanese text (original):

騎馬と騎竜

騎士と共に戦場を駆ける、騎馬と騎竜のデザイン群。ゲーム中はあまり意識を向けないものだが、あらためて注目すると、意外な発見があるかもしれない。

01騎馬系ユニットが騎乗する馬。上級職になると馬の装飾も豪華なものとなる。02飛行系ユニットが騎乗する天馬(ペガサス)。軍馬とは異なる優美な印象。03騎馬系キャラクターを描いたイメージイラスト、左からマカロフ、ケビンとオスカー、ステラ。04飛行系ユニットが騎乗する騎竜。騎乗時の姿勢も描かれている。05最上級クラスの騎竜のデザイン画。

 

12 thoughts on “FE PoR: Horses & Wyverns Concept Art (164-165) Translations

  1. In many games, the mounted dragons are called 飛竜 meaning Flying Dragon, or Wyvern.

    The class line itself is always called DragonKnight, and DragonLord.

    I heard there’s a line where Heather says:

    俺はヒース。 見てのとおり、竜騎士だ。 相棒の飛竜はハイペリオン、見た目は怖いが、いい奴なんだ

    Basically using the term for Wyvern.

    So the class is DragonKnight, but the mount is a Wyvern, because Wyverns are a kind of dragon.

    • Did you mean Heath? (I can see why it became Heather, but the lines written there and Hyperion and such make me thin otherwise)

      Yes, I feel like the localization went with Wyvern for 飛竜 also as a way to reduce confusion with dragons that were, well, dragons. xD Where as in Japanese using katakana for Dragonlords and such was a lot easier to let the audience differentiate. The notes above mostly pertain to fans who may be unaware of this. : )

      • In FE3, and FE12, the Dragons that are used are mounts are called Wyverns, so the localization is surprisingly not as off as you’d think!

          • It is ironic!

            A good way to remember it is each Dragon species in Archanea has both a Human given name, and their Dragon name.

            The Common Red Dragons are called Fire Dragons by humans, and the Salamander tribe among Dragons.

            So the flying/mount Dragons are Flying Dragons, or Wyverns.

            Coincidentally the word Wyvern is also used in FE1, which also didn’t make here!

  2. I don’t know what you’d want or need it for, but I made a cleaned up version of the black armor wyvern rider (since it was the largest and least blurry)

    idk maybe some people would like it

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