The Chantry teaches us that it is the hubris of men which brought the darkspawn into our world. The mages had sought to usurp Heaven, but instead, they destroyed it. They were cast out, twisted and cursed by their own corruption. They returned as monsters, the first of
the darkspawn. They became a blight upon the lands, unstoppable and
relentless. The dwarven kingdoms were the first to fall. And from the
deep roads, the darkspawn drove at us again and again, until finally we
And because I’m frantically working on Chapter 10 of Bound in Blight and Bliss and I feel bad about taking so long to get it to you, and I have a minor procrastination problem, here is a little gift from me to you! The quote is from Chapter 9, enjoy!
When darkspawn rise onto the surface their presence dramatically alters the savage nature of normal beasts. In Blights past, as the corruption of the darkspawn spread through the wilder areas of Thedas, it would infect the animals found there… and the more powerful of them would survive and be transformed into a more vicious and dangerous beast.
A Blight Wolf is one such example, mad with the pain of its infection, and only through the overriding command of the darkspawn does it still retain some semblance of its pack instincts. Blight wolves are always found in large groups and will tend to overwhelm a single target if they can, using their numbers to their advantage. It is fortunate that these creatures rarely survive their corruption for very long.
A tainted wolf loses much of its hair, taking on a terrifying skeletal appearance.
King Barrett of Nohr, Wielder of Brynhildr, Father of Garon
While King Barrett was far from what one would call ‘charismatic’, he had the great respect of his people from how fearlessly he defended his homeland. Never backing down from any attack on Nohr, he had the scars to prove it. But Barrett has deiced that defending is not enough, it’s time to expand Nohr’s borders once more, and Matal seemed like a good place to start…
King Barrett is one of many characters to appear in my FE: Fates Prequel project! Fire Emblem: Blight of Alberinm, it’s takes place around 23+ years before Fates and focuses on the continent of Matal! A Fire Emblem spin on Latin America! To see more please follow my blog @feblight I plan to post sprites, fake screen shots, and a novel length fanfiction! More to come soon! :D
While born and raised in Nohr, Gunter’s mother was from Metzict. His mother had told him many things about her homeland, and had always thought of one day visiting.
To his dismay, that visit would be in the form of an invasion by the Nohrian army. While still a loyal solider, Gunter can’t help but feel a sadness as he travels his mother’s homeland and taking apart of the unjust conquest.
Gunter! He’s one of my favorites so I couldn’t resist adding him in here. He’ll play a minor part in the main story and then get his own side story where he meets his future wife Julia! :> and yes I hc him mix raced fight me
While far from young, Prince Garon is still a king in the making. A semi-serious young man with a dry sense of humor. He is exceptionally good when dealing with diplomats, almost better than his father. He still has some ways to go though if he is to be king someday. He hopes it’s not anytime soon…
Aaaaannnnnnd young adult Garon!! I’m getting a bit better at edits the more of these I work on lol. Garon is about 20-23 in my upcoming story, and has more of a personality. Katerina is will also make an appearance ;) For more about FE: Blight take a look at my blog! I plan to update at least once a day with new content!