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 Sanaki (P. 86)
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Class: Begnion’s Apostle
Hobby: Nothing in particular
Talent: Nothing in particular
Finds Important: Companions to speak to
Likes: Her bodyguards
Dislikes: Official business and ceremony
The 37th empress of Begnion. Also the apostle.
In year 625, the 36th empress Misaha (Sanaki’s grandmother) was assassinated. In year 640, the public backed Sanaki as being next in line despite being just five years old –making her the first apostle since then. After the sudden death of her predecessor, the general public had run wild and destroyed whoever was to blame, committing atrocities such as the “Serenes Massacre.” The senate appointed chief senator Sephiran –duke of Persis –as prime minister and guardian to the young empress. With his young and graceful demeanor, Sephiran and the young empress easily won the hearts of the masses, resulting in the massive amount of zealous followers they have now. Sanaki is surprisingly tolerant of laguz despite being the head of a country that prizes “superiority over the sub-humans.” This is likely due to being raised by the impartial Sephiran. The rest of the senate does not share this sentiment, though this opinion is kept hidden from the public. As chief senator, Sephiran is the one keeping this delicate balance in check.
After being confronted with the cruel realities and history around Serenes Forest, Sanaki bowed her head to the laguz and begged for forgiveness. Her intentions were deemed genuine, and well-received by those around her. Even King Tibarn of Phoenicis and Prince Reyson of Serenes felt their cold feelings toward the beorc thaw.
She occasionally displays an attitude that is appropriate for her age, often acting impulsively and sending Sigrun and the rest of the Holy Guard into chaos. 15 years ago, she also lost an older sister at the time of the assassination. Having not been born at that time, however, she does not seem to be aware of this fact.
Her full name is Sanaki Kirsch Altina.