Part 54: Long Live The King (Prep)Chapter 22: Long Live The King (Prep)
Right, time for the actual reason we came to Macedon. Surprisingly, no, it was not Orridyon.
I didnt even attempt a title pun because Im not beating this.
: Michalis, the fiend, would often surf upon his mount, arms crossed, like a real piece of shit.
: But then their brother, Prince Michalis, succumbed to his lust for power. Despite his sisters adamant opposition, he sworn allegiance to Dolhr; and when Macedons Dragoons took flight, the world suffered. Even now that the tides had turned, Michalis took position for one last stand. Dracoknights filled the sky end to end, eager to pluck Marth from the earth.
This map is actually pretty cool, and I think its one of the more memorable ones in this game.
We all start at the foot of Michalis fortress. I could send fliers to challenge him directly, but, uh.
Hes got friends. As youd expect, theyll filter out and charge for you. Be extra careful with healers on this map, since the Dracoknights and Pegasus Knights are out for blood.
To get to the northern steps and climb the tower, your units can either go right or left (Or both, if you want to split Michalis forces.
To the right is this pretty important village! This is where Gotohs been hanging out.
On the left, some more shops. These are some of the last in the game, so if youre running low on high quality weapons, it might be a good idea to hit them up.
Most of the Forts are near Michalis himself, but theres this one too. Reinforcements dont come out of it or anything, its just...there. I dunno.
The enemies in this map specialize in movement, and a lot of them have fairly powerful weapons. Ridersbanes are frequent as well, so its a good idea to check weapons before sending in one of your Paladins or Horsemen.
The boss himself is Michalis, as youd expect, and hes got some pretty bulky stats. He doesnt move, however, so hes not quite as big a threat as Camus. Hes also kinda slow and somehow has Zero Luck, so hes extra susceptible to getting crit. If we're being totally real here, he's a bit of a chump for a major story boss. The item hes carrying, Iotes Shield, prevents the extra damage from bows that fliers usually take. Caeda wants her hands on it, but for now, its just a bit of a way for the game to say No, you cant just one-shot him with Parthia that easily.
This is going to be the last promotion. Were all grown up now.
Marths got to deliver some Orbs to Gotoh. I dont know if you NEED them in your inventory when you visit him, but its better safe than sorry.
Since were almost at the end, I figured Id give our consistent MVPs favorite weapon a slight tune-up.
I also couldnt think of any joke names.
Also, since I mentioned it last time, I remembered we have these legendary weapons Im not using.
Abel gets Gradivus, and Caesar snags Mercurius after a quick Arms Scroll to bump him up to an A in swords. Nobody on the team can use Parthia, sadly.
As a weird note, the Longbow is, in fact, class-locked to snipers. Generals and Horsemen cant wield it because uh, balance reasons, maybe?
Next time we confront Michalis.
The Old-School Fire Emblem Art Gallery: Installment III
Lets talk about Caeda!
I like Shadow Dragons depiction of Caeda the best, personally. Not that theres a big change between her outfit there and the New Mystery one, but the darker colors look better, I think. Although I have to wonder what happened to both the bird and the bulky-ass leather shoulderpads she had in FE3.
Like her future husband, she also had a helpful game show posing phase. What are they pointing at? Thats up to your imagination.
Here she is with her dad in the Fire Emblem anime. I...uh
I love him.