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Altena

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Altena

FESK Altena 01.png
Artwork of Altena from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Gender

Female

Race

Human

Age

Born: Gran Year 757[1]

Family

Ethlyn (mother)
Quan (father)
Leif (younger brother)
Travant (adoptive father)
Areone (adoptive brother)
Seliph (cousin)
Sigurd (maternal uncle)
Vylon (grandfather)
Oifey (distant relative)

Title(s)

Princess of Leonster
Adoptive princess of Thracia

Starting class

Wyvern Rider

Appearance(s)
How do you ever expect the citizens of Thracia to be content thriving off the blood and sweat of other nations? ...Your ways leave much to be desired, father.
— Altena, to Travant

Altena (Japanese: アルテナ Altenna) is the princess of Leonster, the daughter of Quan and Ethlyn, the elder sister of Prince Leif, and a full-blooded descendant of the Crusader Noba as well as a bearer of the Baldur bloodline of Chalphy. As an infant, she was with her parents when they and the Lanze Ritter were murdered by King Travant and the Thracian Wyvern Riders in the Yied Massacre, and in its aftermath she was taken by Travant along with her father's Gáe Bolg, which she was capable of wielding. She was raised as Travant's daughter along with Areone, Travant's actual son and her foster brother, and as she grew she served as a princess of Thracia and a Wyvern Rider in Thracia's army during the era of Grannvale occupation of the Manster District to the north.

It was not until seventeen years later that she met Leif and learned of her true parentage, as he and Seliph led their revolution army through the Thracian Peninsula. Convinced of the truth of Leif's words, at the advice of Areone she allied with Leif and Seliph, assisting in the defeat of Thracia before moving on with them to reclaim Miletos and launch an assault on Grannvale itself. At Grannvale, she convinced Areone to assist Seliph rather than continue to serve Julius.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

Following the fall of Bloom and the Grannvale occupation of the Manster District, Travant dispatched Altena and Coulter to assault Manster, now occupied by Ced. Altena's misgivings about attacking innocents caused her to refuse to continue the attack; Coulter refused to listen and insisted on the doomed raid, losing to Seliph' army. During this encounter and the subsequent loss of Mease Castle, Altena merely observed from the mountains; Finn, a former Leonster Knight, noticed her presence and identified her as Quan's lost daughter.

After the loss of Mease, Altena reported back to a displeased Travant, who ordered her to sortie again to reclaim Mease; this time, she complied in full, given the lack of risk to innocents. During this fight, she was stopped by Leif, who revealed her true identity to her; initially in disbelief, she saw the truth from looking at her brother, and fled the battlefield to confront Travant about his hand in the deaths of her true parents. In response, Areone subdued her, and she recovered after Travant died on the battlefield. Acting under the encouragement of Areone, Altena reluctantly left Thracia to ally with Leif and Seliph.

In the last throes of the final confrontation at Grannvale, when Areone and a squad of Thracian mercenaries came under the payroll of Julius to subdue the revolution base at Chalphy, Altena convinced Areone to stand down and ally with Seliph.

Starting stats and growth rates

Growth rates include holy blood bonuses. Also, the inherited amount of gold can fluctuate between 2,000 and 12,000.

Altena will inherit all of Quan's lances. She will always inherit the Gáe Bolg, regardless of whether the player obtained it in Chapter 3.

Portrait altena fe04.png
Wyvern Rider
Level 17
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodNoba.gif SNESHolyBloodBaldur.png
Movement 9
Recruitment: Chapter 9, enemy, talk with Leif and then defeat Travant.

Stats Growth Rates

Max HP 45~51 Speed 18~21
Strength 22~26 Luck 6~17
Magic 2 Defense 16~19
Skill 14~17 Resistance 5~6
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 gae bolg.png Gáe Bolg
Inherited items
Inherited gold
Is snes02 adept.png Adept
Is snes02 critical.png Critical
Weapon Ranks
SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Move Skills Weapon level
Wyvern Lord +0 +2 +0 +2 +1 +0 +3 +0 +0 Is snes02 pursuit.png Pursuit SNESRankSword.png A SNESRankLance.png

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

As Leif's fledgling army fled through the mountains to Hannibal's mansion to rendezvous with the Leonster knights under his protection, Altena and Travant were touring the region, and were informed by Marlock that the army was in fact a bandit group. There, she had a discussion with Travant about his dreams for Thracia and the Manster District, and his resignation to the inevitable damnation upon him for his methods, before leaving, entrusting the situation to Marlock.

Later, Altena travelled to Tahra during the Freege siege against it and took up residence in a house on its outskirts. When Dean came to visit, by Areone's request she gave him the Dragonpike, and reminded and encourage him of his role in protecting Linoan in lieu of Areone himself.

During Leif's march on Manster itself, Altena travelled to the region to oversee Coulter's observations of the battle. When Coulter advocated launching an assault on Manster, Altena objected to the notion on the grounds of the innocent civilians in the line of fire, but was ultimately ignored by Coulter on the grounds that his attack orders came from Travant himself. Disappointed in Coulter's choice, Altena left to return to Thracia.

Stats

Altena is present in Chapter 23 as an enemy. However, she cannot be legitimately fought or defeated, and leaves the battlefield when Coulter begins his attack.

Portrait altena fe05.png
Wyvern Rider
Level 3
Max HP 23
Action --
Authority --
Stats
Strength 7 Speed 9
Magic 3 Luck 0
Skill 7 Defense 11
Movement 9 PCC 0
Constitution 8 Aid 5
Inventory Skills
Is snes03 dragonpike.png Dragonpike Is snes03 adept.png Adept
Is snes03 vantage.png Vantage
Weapon Ranks
SNESRankSword.png E SNESRankLance.png D SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Fire Emblem Awakening

Altena is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Genealogy of the Holy War second-generation character set. She is also present as an enemy in the first and third installments of the Lost Bloodlines DLC series.

Starting stats and growth rates


This section is missing stats or growth rates which may be currently unknown. When this information becomes available, please help improve the page by adding it.


Small portrait spotpass altena fe13.png
Wyvern Lord
Level 8
Movement 8
Recruitment: SpotPass, hire her for 12,200 G or defeat her in a skirmish.

Stats Growth Rates Stat Modifiers

Inventory Skills
Is 3ds gae bolg.png Gáe Bolg* Is 3ds strength +2.png Strength +2
Is 3ds tantivy.png Tantivy
Is 3ds quick burn.png Quick Burn
Is 3ds luna.png Luna
Weapon Ranks
3DSRankSword.png -- 3DSRankLance.png A 3DSRankAxe.png D
3DSRankBow.png -- 3DSRankTome.png -- 3DSRankStaff.png --

Reclassing options

Small portrait spotpass altena fe13.png
Altena
Base classes:*
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Griffon Rider
Reclass options:
This unit can reclass to any female class available through reclassing.
Click here for more details on the reclassing system.


Growth rates when reclassed

Growth rates for all SpotPass bonus units are unknown at this time.

Promotion stat gains

Archer Cavalier Cleric Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Pegasus Knight Tactician Thief Troubadour

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Luck Def Res Move Weapon level
Sniper +4 +2 +1 +4 +3 +0 +5 +3 +1 --
Bow Knight +8 +3 +0 +2 +4 +0 +1 +2 +3 3DSRankSword.png E

Skill set

Like all female bonus units in Awakening, Altena has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard female units.

Personality and character

As a contrast to her adoptive father's brutal ways, Altena - like Areone - opted for a kinder approach, refusing to turn her weapons against innocent civilians even if it involved opposing Travant's commands.[2] Where possible, she insisted on Travant opting for a less underhanded and brutal way of life for the good of Thracia, and despite her affection for Travant, had no issue with criticising his methodology.[3] Where innocents were not involved, however, Altena was a strong and uncompromising warrior. She had little patience for trickery, and to this end brushed off Leif's initial attempts to convince her of her true heritage and was enraged when confronting Travant about the same.

Love growths and events

Altena is not capable of gaining love growth with anyone.

  • In Chapter 9, when she appears as an enemy, Leif can initiate a conversation with Altena which prompts her to leave the battlefield and sets in motion the process of recruiting her.
    • Later if the above conversation happened, the turn after Travant has been killed, Altena will reappear as an enemy. She will seek out Seliph and automatically talk to him, which recruits her.
  • In Chapter 9, either Hannibal or Finn can initiate a conversation with Altena after Grutia has been seized, awarding her +3 HP.
  • In Chapter 10, Leif can initiate a conversation with Altena at any time, awarding her +1 Luck.
  • In Chapter 10, Corpul/Sharlow can initiate a conversation with Altena after Miletos has been seized, awarding her +5 Resistance.
  • In the Endgame, when Areone appears as an enemy, Altena can talk to him, turning him and his Wyvern Riders into partner units.

Endings

Genealogy of the Holy War


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Quotes

Battle quotes

Stop! You can't defeat me!
— Altena, as an enemy in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
So, you're the Prince of Leonster. Think you can take our country!? [...] Shut up! Prattle has no place on the battlefield!!
— Altena, when fighting Leif as an enemy in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Sorry, but this is where you'll die. Forgive me...
— Altena, when fighting Finn as an enemy in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Brother, please stop. What is the point in fighting like this!?
— Altena, when fighting Areone in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Brother...
— Altena, when fighitng Areone in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quote

Brother...
— Altena, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Brother... Areone, my brother...
— Altena, as an enemy in Chapter 9 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Trivia

Gallery

Ma snes02 wyvern rider female playable.gif Sprite Gallery Ma snes02 wyvern lord female playable.gif
Portrait altena fe04.png Wyvern Rider Wyvern Lord
Bs fe04 altena wyvern rider lance.png
Lance
(Gáe Bolg)
Bs fe04 altena wyvern lord lance.png
Lance
(Gáe Bolg)

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Altena As of Fire Emblem Awakening. Possibly a portmanteau of "Athena" and "Artemis".
English
(unofficial)
Altenna Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation, and is otherwise widely accepted.
Japanese アルテナ Officially romanized as Altenna. Romanized instead as Altena in the Super Tactics Book.
Spanish Altena As above.
French Altena As above.
German Altena As above.
Italian Altena As above.

References

  1. Inferred. Ethlyn states that Altena was three years old at the time of the Yied Massacre, and the second generation commences seventeen years afterward.
  2. "These are mere citizens we're up against... We shouldn't be fighting them. Wait for me here. I'll try to get them to lay down their arms." - Altena, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "How do you ever expect the citizens of Thracia to be content thriving off the blood and sweat of other nations? ...Your ways leave much to be desired, father." - Altena, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
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