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 Astrid (P. 92)
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Class: Bow Knight
Finds Important: Books
Dislikes: Those who only care about appearance
Apparent Age (Designed): 18
The daughter of Begnion’s noble House Damiel.
Unlike the boys of noble households who are deemed successors and find valor on the battlefield or government, girls are often simply tools to be used in political marriages. House Damiel is no exception, and Astrid was pressured to marry against her own feelings on the matter. She wears a pendant given to her by her grandmother as a memento that few people know about.
It was when her father –who cares deeply about family status — engaged her to the much older Duke Lekain of Gaddos that she resisted and left to become a knight of Begnion. She reasoned that, as a knight, her marriage would have to be postponed due to being in military service. In reality, while many were shocked and sneered at her decision, it was so she could finally break away from her past self that would do as her parents would always tell her and live on her own terms.
Due to her upbringing, she is rather naive to the ways of the world, but is quite sincere and humble. She does not feel she is a “chosen one” much like many of the other Begnion nobles do.