This post is part of my ongoing translations of the Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Memorial Book: Tellius Recollection (Vol 2).
This post features Ashera, a new character to Radiant Dawn.
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Class: Goddess of Order
Once, during the age of legends, a band of beorc and laguz blessed by the Goddess fought to defeat the Dark God Yune who brought a great flood upon the world. This group of warriors came to be known as the “Three Heroes.”
However, the story of the Three Heroes handed down by those who survived contained a grave falsehood. In truth, the one who caused the great flood was the Goddess Ashunera herself –known as the Mother Goddess.
The Great Flood came about as Ashunera’s desperate attempt to stop the fighting between the Zunanma (beorc and laguz), but ended up destroying the world. In her lament, she split herself into two –Ashera, who represented order, and Yune, who represented chaos –with the aim to seal the chaos side (Yune) away. This is how Ashera and Yune came to exist.
Ashera believed that she could only become perfect if Yune was erased completely. But, she was convinced by her own messenger Lehran to seal Yune away within a medallion instead. In doing so, a covenant was formed: there was to be no fighting for the next 1000 years, and they were to maintain a prosperous peace throughout this time.
Ashera had gone into a long slumber when Yune was sealed away, and in that time, the denizens of the world continued to fight. Ashera was awakened well before the end of the promised 1000 years, and ended up passing her judgement –turning most of the world’s denizens to stone.
The most elite beorc and laguz headed to the Tower of Guidance. There, the Radiant Hero, borrowing the Goddess of Chaos Yune’s power, managed to overpower Ashera.