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Alondite

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For the sword known as Alondite in Japanese, see Ettard.

Alondite

FEPR Alondite.png
Artwork of Alondite from Path of Radiance.

A mystic blade blessed by the goddess Ashera. It can attack from near and far.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)
First game

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Alondite (Japanese: エタルド Ettard) is a regalia sword introduced in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It is one of the national treasures of the Begnion Empire, once wielded by the beorc heroine Altina alongside its sister blade Ragnell. It was blessed by the Goddess of Order Ashera, granting it immense power and rendering it invulnerable. In addition to its sheer power, the blade can be used to sling powerful shockwaves to attack from afar.

History

Along with Ragnell, the newly-blessed Alondite was bestowed upon Altina of the Three Heroes of Tellius, for use in combating the Chaos Goddess Yune, in the antiquity of Tellius. Following Yune's imprisonment within the Fire Emblem, Alondite and Ragnell became national treasures of Begnion, the kingdom founded and first ruled by Altina.

In the modern Tellius era, Alondite was famously used by the Black Knight, having presumably been granted to him by his master Sephiran when he entered his service. The Black Knight kept Alondite as his only weapon for the rest of his life, using it most notably to kill Greil and in his duels with Ike. After his final defeat and death at Ike's hands, Alondite began to glow, which Yune believed was the twin swords calling to each other, and Ike adopted it for use by his army against Ashera.[1]

Stats

Game Icon Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn alondite.png GCNRankSword.gif Prf* 18 20 80 5 1-2 Infinite Cannot be sold 2 +5 defense when equipped. Negates non-Wrath critical hits.
Radiant Dawn Is wii alondite.png WiiRankSword.png SS 18 20 80 5 1-2 Infinite Cannot be sold 8 +5 defense when equipped.

Locations

Path of Radiance

Unobtainable Exclusive to the Black Knight.

Radiant Dawn

Event Part 4: Endgame, part 2, closing cutscene after the Black Knight's death.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Alondite appears as part of the Black Knight costume available for Mii Swordfighters as paid downloadable content, as the weapon they wield when they wear the "Black Knight's Armor" outfit. Alondite is simply a cosmetic skin for the Mii Swordfighter's usual sword and does nothing different.

Additionally, in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and for Wii U, Alondite is part of the Black Knight's trophies in those games.

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Alondite is present as a skill on one of the Black Knight's cards in TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher): B03-047SR Demon General of the Blessed Armor, Black Knight. It is a manual-activation skill which, for a cost of flipping 2 bond cards, increases the Black Knight's range to 1-2 and gives them +20 attack power until the end of the turn. Additionally, if the Black Knight attacks and defeats the opponent's lord while Alondite is active, then the opponent loses two orbs rather than the usual one.

Trivia

  • In international releases of the Tellius games, Alondite had its name swapped with another weapon: Ettard. This confusion likely arose from the Japanese version of Path of Radiance, where the sword - despite being called "Ettard" everywhere in the game - was assigned the internal file name of "ALONDITE". This is likely why the English localization of Path of Radiance renamed the sword in the first place.
    When Radiant Dawn was released in Japan, it introduced Ike's new personal sword as "Alondite", requiring that it be changed in localization since there was already an "Alondite" in English. Fittingly, it was localized as "Ettard", the original name of Alondite.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Alondite Corruption of Arondight. Ostensibly derived from Arthurian mythology, where it is alleged that Arondight (alternatively spelled Aroundight) was the name of Sir Lancelot's sword. However, this appears to be an apocryphal invention with no actual presence in the original forms of the cycle, and is believed to instead originate from the fourteenth-century poem Beves of Hamtoun.[2]
Japanese エタルド Romanized as Ettard in the internal data of Radiant Dawn. In Arthurian mythology, Ettard (alternatively spelled Ettarre) was a maiden who spurned the romantic advances of Sir Pelleas.[3]
In Path of Radiance, its internal file name was ALONDITE, as above.
Spanish Alondite As above.
French Alondite As above.
German Alondite As above.
Italian Alondite As above.

References

  1. "Yune: The swords are calling to each other... The holy sword Alondite... It’s the counterpart to your sword, Ragnell. I think it wants you to take it up.
    Ike: Alondite... The sword that took my father’s life.
    " - Yune and Ike, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  2. Kiyo, Aroundight, Lost & Found Chest from the Fantastical World, Published: 2012-01-04, Retrieved: 2015-03-28
  3. Ettard, Arthurian Infopedia, Published: 2007-09-20, Retrieved: 2015-03-28

See also

Swords
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Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier SwordBerserk EdgeBlessed SwordBrave SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLongswordLoptyr SwordMaster SwordMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerShield SwordSilence EdgeSleep EdgeSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWingslayerWyrmslayerZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlagi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttardFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague KattiYato
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
Trial map characters AshnardBryceOliverPetrineShiharam
Non-playable characters AimeeAltinaAsheraCaineghisDanielDeghinseaElenaGarethGreilHetzelIzukaJorgeKurthnagaLilliaLeanneLekainLoraziehLotzMustonNealuchiRajaionRamonRenningSanakiSephiranSigrunZelgius
Bosses AshnardBalmerBertramBlack KnightBoydBryceDakovaDanomillEmilEnaGashilamaGreilGromellHafeddHavettiHeddwynHomasaIkanauKamuraKasataiKayacheyKimaarsiKotaffMackoyaMaijinMuarimNaesalaNedataNorrisOliverPetrineRikardSchaefferSeekerShiharamTomenamiZawana
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffDouble BowGurgurantRagnellRegal SwordRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameRolf's BowUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters P: Mercenaries • 1: The Battle Begins • 2: Rescue • 3: Pirates Aground • 4: Roadside Battle • 5: Flight! • 6: A Brief Diversion • 7: Shades of Evil • 8: Despair and Hope • 9: Gallia • 10: Prisoner Release • 11: Blood Runs Red • 12: A Strange Land • 13: A Guiding Wind • 14: Training • 15: The Feral Frontier • 16: The Atonement • 17: Day Breaks • 18: Crimea Marches • 19: Entrusted • 20: Defending Talrega • 21: Without a King • 22: Solo • 23: The Great Bridge • 24: Battle Reunion • 25: Strange Lands • 26: Clash! • 27: Moment of Fate • 28: Twisted Tower • Endgame: RepatriationTrial Maps
Locations TelliusBegnion (Sienne) • CrimeaDaein (NevassaTalrega) • GalliaGoldoaGrann DesertGritnea TowerKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguz) • Serenes MassacreWarp powder
Related topics List of regional version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Radiant Dawn) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarn
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAltinaAmyAshuneraDanielElenaGreilJorgeLanvegaLargoLilliaLoraziehMustonNicoRajaionRamonSoanYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One Survives • E: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's Charge • E: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood Contract • E: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable Sin • E1: Rebirth (1) • E2: Rebirth (2) • E3: Rebirth (3) • E4: Rebirth (4) • E5: Rebirth (5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp powder
Related topics List of regional version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Path of Radiance) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline