This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 2).
This post features Elincia, a returning character from Path of Radiance. Her FE9 profile can be seen here..
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Approx. Age: 21
Queen of Crimea.
In year 645 of the Begnion calendar, the Crimean Liberation Army fought under her banner to free the country from Daein and its “Mad King” Ashnard. She was crowned queen shortly after his defeat.
Three years after what became known as the “Mad King’s War,” Queen Elincia listens attentively to the issues of the citizenry and seeks to rebuild the weakened Crimea.
With Bastian, Lucia, and Geoffrey’s help, she has been able to keep the country stable. However, with Daein’s sovereignty restored, and Elincia’s decision not to press them for reparations to promote harmony, more people began to feel she was being too kind to their nation’s hated enemy. Eventually, a lot of like-minded individuals who felt Daein was still their enemy formed a rebel faction to go against Queen Elincia.
The final straw was Elincia’s recognition of Daein’s new king Pelleaus. An influential noble in Crimea, Duke Ludveck of Felirae, took the opportunity to use Elincia’s gesture of goodwill toward Daein to fan the flames of rebellion. To make matters worse, Ike, who Elincia relies on in times of crisis, had long left the Crimean court out of disdain for ceremony and power struggles between the nobles. Elincia was thus left to deal with this dilemma on her own. Elincia once again found herself rolled up in a war that involved her country, and began to feel pity and self-doubt about her own abilities as a ruler. It was thanks to Leanne, a visiting guest at the time, that Elincia’s heart was able to heal.
She never managed to express how she never wanted to be part of a royal family, or to be a princess or a queen to even her closest friends Lucia and Geoffrey who she treats like family. But she felt this way deep down in her heart, which Leanne was able to read and draw out of her with her kind words and galdr. Elincia was healed in the process.
Her newfound resolve showed in her one on one conversation with Ludveck. Elincia was willing to ensure that Ludveck never sees the light of day again for the sake of Crimea –even if it meant sacrificing Lucia to do so. The long-absent Greil Mercenaries had appeared moments before Ludveck had Lucia executed however, and managed to save her.
Elincia had overcome great hardships as a queen and reunited with Ike in the end. He had praised her for having come a long way and having grown stronger since they had first met.