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Book of Naga

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Book of Naga

FESK Book of Naga.png
Artwork of the Book of Naga from Genealogy of the Holy War.

Def/Res +5. Timeless magic.

Type

Tome (Light)

Wielder(s)

Heim*
Kurth*
Julia

First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

The Book of Naga (ナーガ Naga, or 聖書ナーガ Divine Tome Naga) is the light tome once wielded by Saint Heim, the leader of the Twelve Crusaders, bestowed upon him by the Divine Dragon god Naga after their blood-bond in the Miracle of Darna. The tome is the strongest of the weapons of the Crusaders, and without it, the Crusaders' defeat of Loptyr would have been impossible.[1] It is the property of Heim's successors, the ruling Belhalla dynasty of the Kingdom of Grannvale, and can only be used by those who bear major Naga blood.

History

At some point after the ascension of Arvis to the position of Emperor of Grannvale, the tome was sealed away in Belhalla Castle contained in a box openable only by a key hidden in Empress Deirdre's circlet, possibly by Manfroy in order to prevent access to the only power capable of defeating the Loptyr-possessed Prince Julius. In the closing days of the Empire and with the approach of Seliph's liberation army, Arvis himself moved it to the treasure room at Velthomer Castle, where it was later found by Seliph after the conquering of the castle. Julia, Deirdre's daughter and inheritor of her circlet, opened the box and obtained the tome, and as the sole surviving major-blooded descendant of Heim, used it to defeat Julius.

Stats

Game Sprite Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 book of naga.png 30 12 80 -- 1-2 50 50,000 -- +20 Skill, +20 Speed, +20 Defense, +20 Resistance when equipped. When used against a Loptyr-wielding unit, the attack-halving special effect of Loptyr is negated.
Awakening Is 3ds book of naga.png A 15 -- 80 15 1-2 25 0 2 +5 Defense, +5 Resistance when equipped. Deals effective damage to dragon units. Cannot be forged.

Locations

Genealogy of the Holy War

Event Final Chapter, Julia enters Velthomer Castle.

Awakening

SpotPass distribution Available for download from September 27th, 2012JP/July 11th, 2013US/August 29th, 2013EU onward.
Treasure Infinite Regalia, chosen at random from a pool of other items.

Trivia

  • In Genealogy of the Holy War, the Book of Naga gives the largest cumulative equipping stat bonus of any weapon in the Fire Emblem series, totalling 80 points of stat increase.
  • The Book of Naga's English name was leaked in the source code of the Awakening official website's page on SpotPass when it was updated on February 4, long before the tome itself was available in the game.[2]

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

References

  1. "Lewyn: Yet Loptyr's clan wields the most diabolic power of the entire tribe. King Naga passed his own blood onto the leader of the liberation army, Bishop Heim. That was Naga's only hope to rival the Loptyr power.
    Seliph: Couldn't any of the other tribesmen take on Loptyr?
    Lewyn: Doesn't seem likely. Even with all their power combined, they'd still need Naga's.
    " - Lewyn and Seliph, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. Serenes Forest: Fire Emblem: Awakening - News - Official site updated (4th February 2013)