Okay story time! Since starting FEH in July there are 2 OCs I've really liked, everyone knows I love Hríd but I never really mentioned the other one. Ever since the first book I've really enjoyed this character and even called them a butler at first (Thanks Xenologue 1 xD) then their identity was revealed and then didn't appear until he final chapter of book 2. October came and most of the OCs were released and I hoped they would release my 2 favourites. Of course late November came and Hríd was released! But no sign of the other... These last few months since then I've secretly have hoped they would appear, but had no hope. Until today... 2pm hit and I knew it was time for the Spring trailer, I guessed Marth and Caeda through the silhouettes and wanted Ylgr, but didn't really want much since here was 3 spring units from previous years I wanted. But then when I looked at the thumbnail in the notifications on YouTube.... I covered my mouth and screamed. Cause there on the thumbnail, was him. BRUNO! Bruno is finally home IN A BUNNY OUTFIT xD. I can now have both of my favourite OCs now! Oh and he's joined by his sister Pala and Marissa and Loki is a free TT unit. Soooo who's everyone going for?
Nice! Okay this isn't a rant but I need to say my thoughts for the new chapter. I nearly cried when Henriette said Gustav was ill already, so he pretty much had cancer? And explaining the whole branch thing from 3 year old Alfonse was cute! But then came that scene from 5-5. Gustav, although under Hel's army now, can say what he wants, he just can't control his actions, hence why he battled the order. But then... the line that got me. "I love the both of you." You know who said that? Gustav. Yes. GUSTAV. He's not possessed or anything, this is the real actual father of Alfonse and Sharena from the star of book 3, and that was directed to both of them, HE FINALLY ACTUALLY ACKNOWLEDGED HIS DAUGHTERS EXISISTANCE! This makes me wonder now though... can Líf and Thrasir say what they want but don't have control? Oh buy if my prediction of the former Nifl queen becoming a member of Hel's army comes true I'm kimds glad Fjorm has sgill not appeared in the 5 chapters of book 3 so far! Oh and thanks L'Arachel for pity breaking me on the new banner
Also another thing I haven't mentoined despite it happening nearly 2 months ago now. Something that's either a mistake or change in the backstory of 2 fellow OCs.
The official website now has a Meet Some of the Heroes section, that has bios for all of the legendary and mythic heroes, and all of the new heroes and seasonals released since February, however there's soemthing interesting to point out about 2 of our legendaries, who are they? None other then Gunnthrá and Hríd. The website states that Hríd is older then Gunnthrá, even though Fjorm stated in game that its the other way around....???? I have no idea which ones is right. What doss everyone think?
Ouch I guess this banner was not for either of us... however the smash trio are all red on April's banner! And Hríd is on May's with Eirika and surprisingly not on the same banner as Gunnthrá! Oh yeah what was everyone's free seasonals? I went green for the first one for either Chrom but got his sister and went on red for a certain someone praying to not get his sister like with Chrom and I got exactly who I wanted! With other recent banners, I got all the first 4 beasts (Reyson <3) and actually got Nailah in stead of Selkie and Kaden! Also calling it now, Gustav will be voiced by either Kirk Thorton (Surtr and Dorcas) or Travis Willingham (Lon'qu and Ogma?)
RIP Gustav and me.... I hope everyone else got who they wanted on legendary Roy's banner! I wanted Ephraim and Hríd, got Ephraim easily but then proceeded to go 200+ orbs and ending on a 10% without anyone else let alone Hríd.... Also Gustav is an enemy in the next chapter!
I had to use all of the 235 orbs I saved for the New Years banner. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. So did I get him? After 50 I got Gunnthrá and went on to get pity broken by Ares, Male Morgan, Flier Nino (yep a green pity breaker cause I apparently don't want Fjorm...) and Brave Celica. I got down to my last 10 orbs, at this point I gave up, but I went on to press summon, 2 red orbs appeared. First one was a 3 star Olivia. I had no hope for the last red but tried anyway. So who did I get? Well I got...
Hríd! ON MY LAST POSSIBLE SUMMON!
But the pain was worth it! He's perfect IV's! +Def - HP! I'm so happy I got my festive Hubby! Not sure if I should try for Fjorm and Laevatein or go for more Hríd to merge with my perfect IV Hríd
I was right about the Renais twins getting Christmas alts! I struggled to get them and Christmas Chrom, overall took over 500 orbs... but I got on another account and have started saving up orbs and got the twins this time in 17 orbs! Haven't tried Chrom yet. but forget Chrom! Our December legendary is Azura, the banner is pretty cool but i'm skipping it. Now for the biggest thing, our new years alts that were revealed a few hours ago! They are.... Fjorm Gunnthra LaegjarnLaevateinHridAs you could probably guess, I nearly screamed the second I saw Hrid among the new years units! in my exact words, I said "No one can beat Christmas Ephraim!" Oh boy I was wrong! and we just got normal Hrid a month ago! I expected Fjorm, and the others were no surprise, BUT HRID?! Also we have Fjorm as a green bow flier, Gunnthra and Hrid was red sword fliers, Laevatein is a clear healer cavalry and Laegjarn is a blue lance cavalry! Also Laegjarn is the free Tempest Trial unit. Welp Rip my orbs, I'll likely struggle to get Hrid... Also everyone's srtworks is beautiful! Fjorm is the only one with their original artist. So is anyone going for the legendary banner or saving for new years? Who are your targets?
Oh almost forgot, I'm really liking book 3 and Eir so far, glad to have finally met Gustav and finally be introduced to Alfonse and Sharena's mother, Henriette! Also I don't want Sharena to die...
GG Team Ylgr with the win! My team may have ended up in 4th but I'm now cheering her team to beat Fjorm in the finals! I found it hilarious that she defeated the only nice "mister monster guy" (doesn't call him that but wanted to reference the name xD) from Múspell then she defeated her brother. Also there is a Feh channel on Tuesday morning! (Monday for most people) and book 3 and 3.0 is confirmed to be coming afterwards too after a 5 hour maintence! Time to join the hype train!
Well the title of shortest Voting Gauntlet is this one xD All the Nifl siblings are in round 2! Now it's a battle for the title of best Nifl sibling! xD RIP... I ended up with 4 Hríd. I'm currently trying for a +10 Surtr
Yeah we got some backstory in Forging Bonds but other then finding out Hríd gave Fjorm Leiptr and is her mentor, nothing else major. Oh wait and the fact that they all have the dream ability but not as experienced as Gunnthrà Tried for one last Hríd before the banner ended but ended up with 2 Ryoma... guess the games telling me to go back to Fates since he's my partner in the game xD Also the Voting Gauntlet is very close! The battles between Surtr and Fjorm and Hríd and Laegjarn are so close none have a multiplier!
Never thought of this until now but one of my friends mentioned that there is a major possibility that the Nifl siblings are Manakete's or half Manakete, like Ninian and Nils. They have mentioned being the "children of the ice dragon Nifl" but I thought that was some royalty thing. Their father is never mentioned, so it could be that the ice dragon Nifl is actually their father... Well guess we'll wait to see if we get alts of them which have them transform. Also the Voting Gauntlet starts tonight! Let's go team Hríd!
I'm not really sure when it comes to popularity with Múspell, Helbindi I'd say is popular but Ylgr is too. I think Fjorm may be more popular then Surtr but who knows, I'm only very certain that Hríd and Gunnthrà will be in round 2, Gunnthrà has won a VG before (princes vs princesses?) And Hríd is very popular
Round 1 of the Voting Gauntlet is Fjorm vs Surtr, Gunnthrà vs Laevatein, Hríd vs Laegjarn and Ylgr vs Helbindi. If we're going by popularity I'm guessing finals will be Surtr vs Hríd, though it will be cool (or hot? Hehe) if it's a Nifl final of Múspell final. RIP. Good luck! I got lucky and got my 2nd Hríd
Sadly didn't have the best of luck with the Legendary Hero banner,with 300 orbs I got 4 Kana,and 1 Laevatein, Ryoma, Summer Innes, Gunnthrà and finally the most important, Hríd. The Forging Bonds event on the other hand I really liked it's a prelude to book 2 but we do learn a few new interesting facts about the siblings! Firstly they all have the dream ability Gunnthrà has, but Gunnthrà has more training and ability most likely because of age, although we do not know the age gap between Gunnthrà and Hríd, but Hríd almost seems to be a beginner like Fjorm. Also Gunnthrà uses the Rite of Dreams to talk to the Summoner and that's how she is able to talk to us through dreams in book 2. Another major thing is in the B scene. This scene is Fjorm and Hríd talking about the upcoming war and training but there was one thing revealed. Hríd gave Fjorm Leiptr, after it had been sealed and not used for generations. Definitely an interesting little fact! Another thing from the scene makes the whole chapter 11 scene sadder though... Hríd says "If I fall in battle, make sure Mother and our sister's are safe." Before Fjorm immediately objects. Of course if you remember,in chapter 11,Hríd was on the verge of dying when we saved him and Fjorm was clearly very stressed but relieved her brother was alive. Also the Voting Gauntlet is confirmed to be Nifl vs Múspell. Come on Team Hríd! Oh yeah I don't know how I did it but my Hríd has 63 Atk xD I do have him S Supported with the Summoner and Gunnthrà
Finally, after several long and disapointing month's, our beloved Prince of Ice has arrived! Hríd is our legendary hero for November! So he is not a infantry or armoured red sword water element, he is actually a cavalry red sword wind unit! He has distant counter so he can counter attack at range like Fjorm, and has a C Ability like Gunnthrà but is Res instead of Def! Also can't forget his ice pun xD So once again, my only targets of this banner are brother and sister. However knowing my luck, I'll get a million Ryoma and Laevatein but no Hríd. Actually Laevatein pity broke me on my free summon of the Vantage banner xD so the game was trying to tell me to Dave my orbs instead of trying for Ylgr and Surtr!
Okay I'm having 0 luck with the Fire and ice banner... I'm trying to +10 Ylgr (will do with her siblings too) I have used over 300 orbs, so far only 3 Ylgr, 2 blue pity breakers and 1 green pity breaker the game doesn't even want me to have Surtr! Neither of the blue pity breakers were even Ephraim! They were Linde and Olwen and the green was Deirdre...
Okay I want to cry scream and run around like crazy. Why? THEY RELEASED HRÍD'S VOICE CLIPS! Many people say he sounds like a nerd xD I love the calm, not deep voice he has! He was serious for most of Book 2 but still showed a caring side towards Fjorm, so I never imagined him with a deep voice like Ike and Ephraim. Also do I hear Xander Mobus?! Hríd is the smash announcer confirmed xD But he does also voice Innes and Darios
Datamined is out and the Grand Hero Battle is Gharnaf or whatever his name is from Marth's game. If that didn't hit Hríd fans like me hard then the fact that there also a Bound Hero Battle with Helbindi and Ylgr puts the icing on the cake xD Helbindi is Ylgr's new big brother confirmed.
Yeah I don't think I'll go for Surtr either, not too interested about him but I will definitely go for Ylgr since I want a full team of the Nifl siblings. Speaking of which people are suggesting that the upcoming forging bonds may be the siblings, I personally think it will be Surtr, Ylgr, Bruno / normal Vernica and Hríd. It will be very interesting what Surtr's supports will be xD The datamine is just a few hours away and it will reveal who the GHB will be, again, very likely Hríd due to the fire and ice banner and the next banner will most likely be winter based, and GHB's released with banners always have a connection with the ones they are released with or the one after. Although it could easily be Bruno
Alright who's idea was it to give a little girl knives?! xD But my prediction of it being a Heroes OC's banner was correct! People are probably thinking me of all people would be upset at IS not putting Hríd on this banner but I'm actually not! Why? Because I knew Ylgr was not going to be a legendary hero like her sister's and most likely her brother. So this now leaves only 2 book 1 OC's and just 1 book 2 OC. With the release of all of the other book 2 characters I think this guarantees Hríd is going to be summonable in the next few weeks, or he is the Grand Hero Battle we are getting tomorrow. At least we can also reunite Helbindi and Ylgr. I'm interested on what Surtr's dialogue is like. Also we have a forging bonds coming up, I wonder who will be in it?
Well my prediction was wrong since we got Eirika for October's legendary hero xD But Sacred Stones is my favourite FE game so I'm really happy We also are definitely getting book 3 next month from the little teaser. Any predictions? I think Alfonse or King Gustav or the queen will die, which explains Sharena's face. We also have the new heroes banner coming on Wednesday, the trailer possibly coming today. It could be but I'm not putting my hopes up,be the 4 remaining heroes OC's. Then the grand "hero" battle will be Surtr, then that we lead into the release of Book 3. If not them then I hope for Arthur and Natasha since we have Lute and Joshua in the game
Roy may end up being the remaining Fire or Earth element Legendary Hero, I don't really see him being one of the 2 remaining water element heroes since I think that will be Corrin and Hríd and Ylgr will be the remaining Wind element hero. But hey did anyone expect Tiki? There's over 300 heroes so I may be wrong. I won't be surprised if not really happy if Hríd and Ylgr do end up being the next 2 legendary heroes. I say that every month but when you really think about it, we have 2 more legendary heroes between now and when Winter banners will start coming, and an obvious choice for a banner would be a banner with the Nifl siblings since Nifl is known as the kingdom and ice and Fjorm and Hríd being having the titles of Princess and Prince of Ice, giving us a chance to get Gunnthrá again and having a full team with team of them. We will also be getting book 3 soon so it will be good to finish releasing book 2 characters before starting to release book 3 characters
Yeah I do like Fates but it's getting too repetitive... there's still quite a few main characters without seasonal alts yet (*cough*RenaisTwins*cough*) But I guess now is to wait for Winter season unless I'm forgetting another holiday? It will be interesting to see who they do for Christmas... Santa Ephraim anyone?
So the Halloween seasonal banner trailer was released. I have mixed feelings, at least we have a variety of games in this banner unlike last year when we had Awakening and Fates only. This time we have Kagero and Niles from Fates (1 Nohr 1 Hoshido) Mia from Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn...? And finally Myrrh from The Sacred Stones! Glad we finally got another Sacred Stones seasonal alt, if I'm correct I think we have so far only had a seasonal alt of Tana and Innes...? I was hoping for Eirika but oh well. Probably will only go for Myrrh in this banner and save up for this month's Legendary Hero.
I had horrible luck with the Músspell banner xD Well not exactly but the pain of getting Helbindi was horrible! I ended up with the following 5 stars: Laegjern ×2 Laevatein x2 Silvia Sonya Male Morgan Tiki Ike Helbindi Took over 300 Orbs until I finally got Helbindi however I have used less then 50 Orbs on the performing arts banner and already got 5 star focus Inigo and Olivia!
Got very lucky with the legendary hero banner too! Got my 2 main targets within 100 orbs!
Also next month the legendary hero is confirmed to be a red unit with the water element. To me that screams one of 2 characters. Corrin or Hríd. I had a look at the chart and I'm guessing one of the 2 remaining water elements is Hríd while the remaining wind unit is Ylgr. I think November's I confirmed to be a blue wind unit...? I need to do some research xD