This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 2).
This post features Renning, a returning character from Path of Radiance. His FE9 profile can be seen here.
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Class: Gold Knight
Approx. Age: 42
The younger brother of Crimea’s former King Ramon. Uncle to the current Queen Elincia. He is a Gold Knight who was known to be a peerless warrior and whose bravery was said to be unmatched.
During the Mad King’s War, he was defeated by Ashnard in a one on one fight. He was captured and brainwashed with the drug that creates the “feral ones” (a concoction originally meant for laguz). He was then put to work as Bertram of the “Four Riders.” Though he was thought to have perished during the battle at Fort Pinell, his confidant Bastian had secretly recovered his body with the intention of healing him of his ailment.
Besides his bravery, Renning was also known to be quite politically capable due to his royal heritage as the king’s younger brother. He was also extremely popular among the people. Had he been in good health at the time, there likely would have been no rebellion after Queen Elincia’s coronation. Of course, Renning was originally the next in line for the throne, as he was the next male relative to the king. Had news of his survival been known, the anti-Elincia faction likely would have lay low and backed him without question as intended. It was for these reasons Bastian had continued to keep his survival a closely guarded secret.
Eventually, he was fully restored thanks to Reyson’s galdrar. With its effects enhanced by the Ashera, the Goddess of Order, Renning managed to officially reappear the night before the decisive battle within the Tower of Guidance. The gallant figure he was known as had not changed, and was deeply inspirational for Elincia and those around her.