This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 2).
This post features Rolf, a returning character from Path of Radiance.
His Path of Radiance profile can be seen here.
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Class: Sniper > Marksman
Approx. Age: 15
A Sniper who is part of the Greil Mercenaries. He is the youngest of three brothers, with his two older brothers being Oscar and Boyd. He is a half-brother to the other two.
He has matured considerably since the Mad King’s War three years prior. He was promoted from his menial duties and shined as someone with great combat potential. However, some things remained unchanged, such as quarreling with his brother Boyd, with Mist having to break them up and rebuke them each time. But, despite the fighting, Rolf still shares a deep bond with his brothers. This is seen when he encounters his birth mother by chance, as he denies her request to go away with her. He chooses instead to stay with his brothers and the mercenaries.
He is Shinon’s pupil in both the art of crafting and using the bow. He takes in every little bit of knowledge his teacher gives him. He earns some pocket money for himself by selling his crafted bows to Aimee’s shop.
At some point, he had stopped calling Mist endearing nicknames* as he used to, perhaps due to the complicated feelings that come with puberty in men.
- In Japanese, they wrote that he stopped attaching “-chan” to her name. This would be hard to explain without a cultural point, so I went with “endearing nicknames” instead. Of course, one would see he had no such nicknames in Path of Radiance’s English version, as it is a cultural disconnect and the localizers decided not to provide any equivalent.