This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 1).
This post is a character profile of Soren (page 47).
You can find every translation I’ve done on this book so far on the compilation post here!
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Finds Important: Ike
Likes: Reliable people
Dislikes: Beorc and Laguz
Apparent Age (Designed): 16
A brilliant young man who is part of the Greil Mercenaries. His unique trait is keeping a formal tone with people regardless of his relation to them. Though he can be deployed on the battlefield as a mage, his primary duty is being Ike’s strategist.
He suffered a troubled childhood –having been cast away by both his birth mother and the woman that raised him. He was eventually handed over to an old sage who resided in the remote regions of Gallia and was put through harsh lessons in order to gain the wisdom the sage taught. As a result of this harsh upbringing, Soren was left unable to speak a single word. He grew used to being surrounded by laguz who naturally and regularly ignored his existence. However, one day Soren had encountered a young Ike who was unique to him due to being unprejudiced. Eventually, after Greil went berserk due to the “Medallion of Blue Flames,” Soren trailed after the Greil Mercenaries and headed toward Crimea. After some years had passed, he ended up joining them as a full-fledged member. He displays a personal –almost fanatic– loyalty to Ike due to this history between the two.
Though the mark on his forehead is often seen as the “Mark of a Spirit Charmer,” it is in truth the mark of the “Branded” –the result of a union between a laguz and beorc. A major key to solving the mystery of Soren’s birth is in the follow up story of Radiant Dawn.
- Not a translation mistake. Please refer to the “personal data” notes that I translated on the compilation post.
- The Japanese did not actually specify if the old sage treated him harshly, but based on his support conversation with Ike and the fact it is followed by his “turbulent/troubled upbringing,” it is implied that the regime must have been quite harsh indeed.