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|“||If I go back, I have to succumb to the will of my late father and succeed the throne. But my uncles would never have it. One slip up and there'd be mutiny, like there is here. You know who suffers then? The people.||”|
Lewyn (Japanese: レヴィン Levn) is the errant prince, later king, of Silesse, the son of Queen Rahna and his late predecessor, and a full-blooded descendant of the Wind Crusader Ced. In his youth, displeased at the inheritance squabbles of his uncles Maios and Daccar at the expense of their subjects, he departed Silesse to travel the world as an anonymous bard. In time, he came to Agustria, where he became involved in Sigurd's efforts to oppose King Chagall's abuses of the people, and accompanied Sigurd in exile to Silesse, where Rahna gave him the Book of Forseti, and then back into Grannvale. Seventeen years after the Battle of Belhalla, he emerged as an important figure in the liberation wars against the Grannvale Empire, serving as the personal advisor of Seliph.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- 3 Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- 4 Fire Emblem: Awakening
- 5 Personality and character
- 6 Love growths and events
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Other appearances
- 9 Trivia
- 10 Gallery
- 11 Etymology and other languages
- 12 References
Note: This biography adheres to the canon defined by Thracia 776, which dictates that Lewyn married Ferry and is the father of Ced and Fee, and all references to his marriage with Ferry are in accordance with this. In the gameplay of Genealogy, although the game's events still encourage him to be paired with Ferry, his choice of wife - and thus his children - remain entirely at the player's discretion, and none of the events with Ferry's family would happen in those cases.
Prince and bard
Following his father's death, Lewyn became an unwilling participant in the squabble over who would inherit the Silessian throne, in which his uncles Maios and Daccar claimed they had more of a right to it than Lewyn himself. Even though the vast majority of Silesse's citizens supported Lewyn as their successor, Lewyn grew weary of his uncles' tantrum and, knowing that his succession to the throne would provoke violence upon the nation from his uncles, he fled the country in Grann 756. Once out of Silesse, Lewyn disguised himself as an anonymous bard and travelled the world in this guise, never revealing his true identity.
In Grann 758, Lewyn was travelling through Agustria, and had spent some time with Sylvia, at the beginning of the Agustrian war against Sigurd. When Macbeth unleashed bandits on the Agustrian villages, Lewyn departed to fight them, with Sylvia following. He confronted Sigurd about the misery his fight with Chagall caused the people of Agustria, but was impressed by Sigurd's attitude and sided with him to finish the job. During the fight he encountered Ferry, dispatched by his mother to find him and tricked by Chagall into thinking he was a hostage held by Sigurd; he reluctantly agreed to return to Silesse with her after sorting out some problems, and she joined Sigurd's army to stay with him in the meantime.
When Rahna gave Sigurd free refuge in Silesse after being branded a traitor, Lewyn went with him. He and Rahna had some difficulty getting along in light of how he abandoned her, though Mahnya insisted that Rahna was actually happier than she had been in a while to see him. He fought in the subsequent civil war sparked by his uncles, enraged at their abusive approach to the people and country and by the death of Mahnya, and when Sigurd's army reclaimed Silesse Castle, Rahna presented him with his birthright, the Book of Forseti, to use in assisting Sigurd on his quest for justice. At some point during or after this time, he married Ferry.
After the Battle of Belhalla
Lewyn was present at the Battle of Belhalla, and was personally killed by Archbishop Manfroy during or after it. He was revived soon after by Forseti, who also took possession of Lewyn at the cost of some of Lewyn's memories. After being revived, Lewyn completely disappeared for a time, but at some point returned to Silesse to live with Ferry and his children. He spent an undetermined amount of time with them before abandoning them again, leaving Ferry to rule Silesse and raise their children alone in the face of Grannvale. Years later, Lewyn found Julia in Belhalla shortly after her narrow escape from her Loptyr-possessed brother, amnesiac and badly injured. Though unaware of her true identity as a Grannvale royal, he took her to a remote region of Silesse to take care of her, though the two eventually abandoned Silesse as Grannvale's grip on the country grew too strong to protect her.
In the intervening years as Grannvale transformed into a despotic force, Lewyn appears to have set to work orchestrating efforts to formally oppose the Empire, among them hiring August to act as an advisor to Leif. In Grann 776, in the aftermath of the fall of Tahra, Lewyn appeared before August to check in on his progress, admitting he never expected any outcome other than Tahra's fall. He then departed to Orgahil to check up on something unidentified occuring there, after which he would travel to Isaach.
Lewyn arrived in Isaach in Grann 777, during the early stages of Seliph's fight against the Dozel occupation of the country, and he met with Seliph after his conquest of Ganeishire Castle. Praising Seliph's decision to launch his revolution at this time, Lewyn left Julia in Seliph's care as Silesse was proving too troublesome to house her in, then departed for Leonster. Lewyn returned shortly after Seliph defeated Danan and conquered Rivough, bringing news of the state of the world and introducing Seliph to the full scope of the activities of Grannvale. He advised Seliph to travel south to Leonster to meet with Leif and his liberation force, then departed with him, acting as an advisor and tactician.
At Darna, Lewyn gave Seliph a brief lesson in the history of the Twelve Crusaders, and a cryptic message about the "return" of the Crusaders. Following that, he guided Seliph's army through Thracia and Miletos until their arrival in Grannvale itself at the climax of the war. As Seliph's army stormed Grannvale, Lewyn shared with him a more detailed history of the Crusaders, identifying the gods and Loptyr as dragons, explaining the crucial role Naga's power plays in combating Loptyr, and confirming that Julius was possessed by Loptyr and appared to be reconstructing the Loptyr Empire. Having since learned of Julia's true identity, he also advised Seliph that Julia would be instrumental in defeating Julius and that finding her and the Book of Naga was a priority.
At the end of the war, despite the pleas of his children, Lewyn declined to return to Silesse with them, insisting that he would be a liability to the restoration of the country. Before departing himself, Seliph realized the true nature of Lewyn as the host of Forseti, and thanked Forseti for his assistance.
Lewyn is a playable character in the first generation of Genealogy of the Holy War. Along with Claud, he is one of two male parents who can pass down major Holy Blood and a Crusader weapon to a second-generation child.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Sage||+0||+0||+8||+5||+5||+0||+5||+0||B B B B|
Lewyn is relegated to non-playable status in the second generation, instead regularly appearing in cutscenes as Seliph's advisor and tactician. If he was married to Sylvia, Ferry or Tailto in the first generation, this allows Seliph to have special conversations with his children (Leen, Ced and Fee, or Teeny) which boost their stats.
Lewyn is playable as a SpotPass character, released in the Genealogy of the Holy War first-generation character set. He is also present as an enemy in the DLC episodes Lost Bloodlines 1 and 3, and as a neutral unit in Lost Bloodlines 2.
Starting stats and growth rates
Playable (SpotPass) Enemy (DLC LB1) NPC (DLC LB2) Enemy (DLC LB3)
Growth rates when reclassed
Growth rates for most bonus units are unknown at this time.
Promotion stat gains
Archer Barbarian Cavalier Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Fighter Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Priest Tactician Thief
Like all male bonus units in Awakening, Lewyn has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard male units.
Personality and character
Before the Battle of Belhalla, Lewyn's primary concern was for the common man. He has no patience for the power struggles of the nobility and for the harm caused to the people in the crossfire, and it was for precisely this reason that he left Silesse to travel the world, protecting the people of the world from avaricious nobles when he encountered them. As a result of his experiences with Maios and Daccar he distrusted nobles and royalty by default, particularly if their actions proved detrimental to the common folk even if just through ignorance of the reality of the situation, but would quickly warm to them if they proved to be decent people, as with Sigurd. He kept his identity as the Silessean prince a secret, working under the guise of a mere bard, until Ferry blew his cover by informing Sigurd of his true identity. Where the security of commoners was not a concern, he was a capricious individual intent on relaxing and escaping trouble where possible, and a mild womanizer. When he was younger, he developed a romantic interest in the Angelic Knight Mahnya; as he matured, however, he found himself instead interested in Ferry, Mahnya's sister. In addition to his outward appearance, it appears that he was also highly intelligent; as observed by Libra, Lewyn's Einherjar incarnation was capable of sensing that something was amiss about his ongoing existence.
After the Battle of Belhalla, however, Lewyn's personality abruptly shifted as a result of Forseti possessing him. While still strongly concerned with the protection of the people of Jugdral, his focus was now concerned with the bigger picture of the fight against Loptyr and the Grannvale Empire. He was highly reluctant to engage with his own past, to the point of avoiding and shunning his own children and renouncing any claim to being the king of Silesse. Though an excellent mentor and advisor to Seliph, he was not above fiercely rebuking him when he did not agree with his opinions, particularly if Seliph was reluctant to fight for whatever reason. Forseti's revival and possession of Lewyn required that parts of his original personality be surrendered, and so at the war's conclusion and Forseti's departure, he was incapable of returning to his original life as Silesse's king.
Love growths and events
First generation conversations
- In Chapter 2, Sigurd can initiate a conversation with Lewyn after he appears, which provides no reward.
- In Chapter 2, Lewyn can talk to Ferry while she is an enemy, in order to recruit her.
- In Chapter 4, though not a participant, Lewyn gains love points with both Sylvia (50) and Ferry (25) from a conversation between the two, when Sylvia is instructed to wait next to Ferry before Castle Thove is conquered.
- In Chapter 4, if Lewyn enters Silesse Castle after it has been seized, he will have a conversation with Rahna and receive the Forseti tome from her.
- In Chapter 4, after Silesse Castle has been seized and if neither is presently married, Ferry can initite a conversation with Lewyn about Mahnya. The conversation gives the couple 290 love points, enough to instantly marry the two.
- In Chapter 4, after Silesse Castle has been seized, Lewyn can talk to Sigurd, receiving no reward.
- In Chapter 5, if Lewyn was paired with them, Sylvia or Ferry can initiate a conversation with him after Phinora Castle has been seized. This yields no reward.
Second generation conversations (all through Seliph)
- In Chapter 8, if Lewyn is his father, Ced can initiate a conversation with Seliph where he confronts Lewyn. Ced receives +3 luck from this conversation.
- In Chapter 10 after Rados Castle has been seized, if Lewyn was their father, Fee, Leen, and Teeny can all initiate a conversation with Seliph where they confront Lewyn. All conversations award a +5 stat increase to Lewyn's daughter.
|“||You're Macbeth? You're not qualified to be king. It's about time you were retired...||”|
— Lewyn, when fighting Macbeth, in Chapter 2 in Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Sorry, uncle, but for Silesse's sake, I must kill you.||”|
— Lewyn, when fighting Maios, in Chapter 4 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Daccar! How dare you kill Mahnya!? Death is too good for you!||”|
— Lewyn, when fighting Daccar, in Chapter 4 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||I've no love for bloodshed, but you cannot be allowed to pursue this fight.||”|
— Lewyn, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
|“||Scurry home to your world before you find out who you are up against.||”|
— Lewyn, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
|“||An experience? You'd do well to take this fight more seriously.||”|
— Lewyn, when fighting Miriel, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
|“||Urgh... I... I still have things I must do... I CANNOT die...||”|
— Lewyn, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||I know when I am outmatched. I must withdraw...||”|
— Lewyn, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 1 in Awakening.
|“||They're so fast...like phantoms...||”|
— Lewyn, as a NPC in Lost Bloodlines 2 in Awakening.
|“||How could you withstand the wrath of Forseti?! I must escape...quickly...||”|
— Lewyn, as an enemy in Lost Bloodlines 3 in Awakening.
Lewyn was featured on four TCG cards.
|Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Lewyn|
|Class: Bard||Level 1 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 4||Atk.: 1 / Counter: 1||WLv.: C C ★ C|
|Equip: Wind||Skills: Adept • Critical|
|Card #027 • Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota|
|Class: Bard||Level 10 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 6||Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1||WLv.: C C ★ C|
|Equip: Elwind||Skills: Adept • Critical|
|Card #2-010 • Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya|
|Class: Sage||Level 20 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 7||Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1||WLv.: B B B ★ B|
|Equip: Elwind||Skills: Class Change • Skilfulness • Training • Adept • Critical|
|Card #3-009 • Rarity: ★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya|
|Class: Bard||Level 15 Infantry||Magic Attack|
|Energy: 6||Atk.: 1 / Counter: 1||WLv.: C C ★ C|
|Skills: Critical • Adept|
|Card #AN-015 • Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Yusuke Kozaki|
|Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.|
Lewyn's portrait (first generation) from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Lewyn's portrait (second generation) from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Lewyn's portrait from Thracia 776.
Lewyn's portrait from Awakening.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Lewyn||As of Fire Emblem: Awakening. Variant of Lewin, derived from the Old English Leofwine, "dear friend". It also invokes the Welsh wyn, "fair, white, blessed", a common suffix of Welsh names. Likely changed from "Levin" to avert confusion with the unrelated Levin Sword.|
|Levin||Widely known by this name prior to the English release of Awakening, and used in the Genealogy and Thracia fan translations. From Levin, a common surname of Jewish origin indicating descent from the Biblical tribe of Levi. Etymologically unrelated to the Levin Sword.|
|Japanese||レヴィン||Officially romanized as Levn. Minor misspelling of Levin, as above.|
- Serenes Forest: Character ages (non-canon)
- Inferred; the Thracia 776 timeline states that the Agustrian war occurrs in Grann 758, at which point Lewyn is stated to have been on the run for two years.
- "Lewyn: Hey Ced, you found me out. How've you been?
Ced: Father, you've got some nerve! You have no idea how long I've been looking for you! Do you have any idea how many years have past since you left Silesse!?
Lewyn: Hmm... good question. Hey, how's Ferry doing?
Ced: H, how dare you! Mother is dead!! I wanted her to see you just one last time before she passed away, so I set out to find you." - Lewyn and Ced, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "If I go back, I have to succumb to the will of my late father and succeed the throne. But my uncles would never have it. One slip up and there'd be mutiny, like there is here. You know who suffers then? The people." - Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Lewyn: I take it you're that Sigurd guy. You must have an awful lot of free time to be runnin' around startin' wars all over the place!
Sigurd: Huh? I don't follow. What're you so angry about?
Lewyn: Try putting yourself into these people's shoes for a second! They're just tryin' to make a livin' here. Then you show up, flashin' your shiny swords around...
Sigurd: Hmm... I see your point. Geez, I feel awful about the Agustrian people.
Lewyn: Well, talk is cheap. If you really feel so bad, why don't you pack up and leave?
Sigurd: Alright then. Look, I'll go consult with my people.
Lewyn: W-w-whoa! You serious about pullin' out!?
Sigurd: Yeah, I've been tossing the idea around myself, and you just helped me make up my mind. I'm through fighting. I've got to try and settle this with King Chagall peacefully.
Lewyn: Ah... that'd be a complete and utter waste of your time. He wouldn't listen to you. And if Grannvale pulls out now, all the citizens who helped you guys out'll be tossed in jail! Doesn't that bother you?
Sigurd: Well, um... of course it does! But... didn't I, er...
Lewyn:Hahaha! You're alright, Sigurd. Look, how about I join up with you guys?" - Lewyn and Sigurd, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Phantoms or not, minds this great cannot fool themselves forever... Part of them must understand what they truly are..." - Libra, Fire Emblem: Awakening
- "Seliph! Get over it!! This is war. If you can't handle the heat, then you belong back at Tirnanog!" - Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "This means that there's no doubt that the Lewyn in the second half is basically the same person as Lewyn in the first half. However, he's given a part of himself to Forseti... And, when the Holy War ends, Forseti actually leaves, but because of the exchange, Lewyn can't live as Lewyn so to speak, and cannot retain his original existence so he cannot go back to Silesse and take the crown.
That is why this part is a discordance where the dragon race who had a law to not intervene with the human race did what they are usually not supposed to do--saving a person who was supposed to die." - Interview from Fire Emblem: Treasure, as translated by Serenes Forest
- Behind the Name: Leofwine
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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