This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 2).
This post features Makalov, a returning character from Path of Radiance.
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Class: Sword Paladin > Gold Knight
Approx. Age: 23
A Sword Paladin who works for the Crimean Royal Knights. Marcia’s older brother.
He has a great love for gambling, but is careless to the point of misfortune. He is a rather difficult person to deal with and often racks up rather large debts which he then skips on paying. During the Mad King’s War, he was forced to work under a vicious merchant in order to pay back a debt. He met Marcia during a battle, who managed to persuade Makalov to reluctantly join her side. After the war, he would frequent Calill and Largo’s bar in Melior (Crimea’s capital). He would often drink and get drunk by midday, however, and get scolded by not just Largo and Calill, but even by their daughter Amy as well. If it was anyone other than the benevolent Queen Elincia ruling over Crimea, Makalov would no doubt have been stripped of his knighthood already. His superior, Geoffrey, who is constantly appalled by Makalov’s behavior, doubted his ability from the start and eventually gave up on him entirely.
He feels no particular attachment to his motherland of Begnion, nor does he hold any prejudice toward one’s race or social status. These positive traits receive special attention and exaggeration from Astrid who holds him in high regard.