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Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Puts The Spotlight On Celica And Her Army



Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia recently released for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide, and Nintendo’s Treehouse Log over on Tumblr has shared its latest and final post on the game. While a previous post focused on Alm and the characters in his army, this most recent post shines the spotlight on Celica and the people who make up hers. A bit of concept art for the characters is also shared, showing Celica, Mae, Boey, and Genny.




Celica is a princess in hiding and close childhood friends with Alm, whom she hasn’t seen in 7 years. Raised in a priory on a far-flung island, Celica has grown into a skilled Priestess who is equally adept with both spells and swords.

Celica leaves the shelter of the priory on a journey back across the sea to Mila’s Temple, which she believes holds the key to the misfortunes plaguing the Zofian people: the death of the king, the looming shadow of war, and barren croplands being invaded by undead Terrors.




A talented Mage from the priory located on Novis Island and one of Celica’s closest friends and confidants, Mae is the first to join Celica on her journey to Mila’s Temple. Along with Boey and Genny, Mae is one of the handful of people in the priory who is aware that Celica is a princess, not that her friend’s royal heritage phases this spell-slinger.  She has a tendency to banter with her friend and fellow Mage, Boey.



The self-appointed main protector of Celica, Boey is a Mage from the priory on Novis Island. While he always assumed he would live and die without ever leaving the island, Boey is one of the first to volunteer to come on the journey (he can’t well let Mae and Celica go off on their own). He’s not too keen on undead opponents like Terrors, but he will help take them down alongside any other enemies that come his way.



A Cleric from the priory where Celica grew up, Genny is another of Celica’s first companions on her journey off Novis Island (that is, if you invite her to join you). While she has not spent long at the priory and is quite an introvert compared to her friends, Genny has become like a sister to Celica, Boey, and Mae. Unlike Boey and Mae, who are excited to leave the priory, Genny is a bit more worried about what is to come. She’s more the type to stay home and read or work on a new manuscript rather than go on adventures. But perhaps she’ll find inspiration out there in the world—as an aspiring writer, hopefully she finds that prospect appealing.


You can read more from the post over on Nintendo Treehouse’s official blog.


Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is available for Nintendo 3DS.