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Astore

FEFT Astore.png
Artwork of Astore from The Binding Blade

A spy serving Ostia.
Surrounded in mystery.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Age

30s[1]

Family
  • Igrene (estranged wife)
  • Deceased child (daughter)
Nationality

Ostian

Title(s)
  • Gorlois (alternate name)
  • Ostia's "Shadow"[1]
Starting class

Thief

Appearance(s)
I'm a spy, see. I gather information, steal things, check on people... Things like that.
— Astore to Merlinus in Chapter 8: Reunion

Astore (Japanese: アストール Astore) is a playable thief in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. He is a spy for Ostia and the estranged husband of Igrene. While speaking with Igrene, she reveals that Astore's true name is Gorlois.[2]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Role


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Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait astore fe06.png
Thief
Level 10
Affinity Is gba darkaffin.png
Recruitment: Chapter 8: Reunion, Automatically at the start

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory
Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif C GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


Analysis

This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Astore will most likely be the best thief you recruit in the entire game - which in reality only means he is subpar at best. The fact that thieves cannot promote in The Binding Blade combined with the fact that Astore is recruited at level 10, means that he will only have ten levels to grow before he caps his stats. This will not hinder him too badly, as his base stats and growth rates are still high enough to keep him relevant, but it definitely limits his potential. Even so, Astore's base speed of 15 and his speed growth of 50% should allow him to do his only, essential purpose: stealing.

Despite his weaknesses, Astore is still significantly better than your two other options for thieves: Chad and Cath. Both Chad and Cath's base stats are much lower than Astore's when you recruit them, and raising either is hard as you will primarily use them as lockpick utilities rather than combatants. Cath is especially impractical, as her recruit requirement is notably difficult - talk with Roy in three different chapters - but she will still carry the same base stats as Chad who already joined your army automatically in Chapter 3. Simply put, Astore is far superior than either Chad or Cath.

Astore is the best option for thief utility, but he is not much more than that, being weaker than other sword fighters.

Personality and character

Astore, despite his important role as Ostian spy, is somewhat lazy and uncaring of the world around him; he dismisses orders to hasten his movements with casual sarcasm.[3] The injury to his leg that impedes his movement serves to intensify his apathy to keeping up with the troops.[4]

Astore likes to tease others to an extent; he constantly would end his story to Lilina about meeting Hector at the more exciting parts. He does eventually tell her the whole tale about him stealing from Ostia and being offered a job by Hector due to his skill. Astore respected Hector highly, and was hit hard by his death, even drinking himself to drunkeness in the middle of a battle with little regard for his safety.[5] Considering Hector's death occurs before Astore is recruited, his apathetic behavior towards himself and others during his time in Roy's forces may have been caused or increased by the death of Hector.

Astore seems to still care about his former wife Igrene, but he refuses to acknowledge that he is Gorlois, and blatantly lies to her about his identity. She specifically asks to see his leg, looking for a scar, though he insists he does not have any. He openly discusses his scar to others; making his lie clear. Astore first met Igrene in Nabata while suffering severe injuries and amnesia; Astore took the name Gorlois and they lived together for several years after this, even having a child. Eventually, Astore regained his memories and recalled his identity as a spy. Astore quickly realized the danger he had put Igrene in, he was a spy with Ostian secrets, and others would hurt him and his loved ones for that information. Astore left Nabata and his love behind for her safety.

Supports

Main article: Astore/Supports
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Astore
Thief
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Small portrait lilina fe06.png
Lilina
Mage Is gba lightaffin.png
Initial: 30
Per turn:+2
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Bath
Knight Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+2
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Igrene
Sniper Is gba iceaffin.png
Initial: 10
Per turn:+1

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Per turn:+
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Bors
Knight Is gba windaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+2
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Gwendolyn
Knight Is gba fireaffin.png
Initial: 1
Per turn:+2

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Click here for more details on supports.

Endings

Astore, Shadow of Ostia
Short: Disappeared without a trace.

Long: After the war, Astore’s name disappeared from the records. Legends say that he worked to rebuild Ostia, but nothing else about him is known.

Quotes

Battle quotes

This looks dangerous... Not that that's anything new.
— Astore in the final chapter

Death quote

Finally, the fun part can start...
— Astore

Other appearances

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Astore

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Astore
Japanese アストール Officially romanized as Astore.

Gorlois

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
• Gorlois
• Golrois
• Used in the most recent fan-translation.
• Used in the older fan-translation.
Japanese ゴルロイス

Gallery

Small portrait astore fe06.pngSprite Gallery
Portrait astore fe06.png Thief
Bs fe06 astore thief sword.png
Sword

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fire Emblem 6: Astore Artbook Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 13 March 2018
  2. "Igrene: Wait! Gorlois...! ...I mean, Astore." — Astore and Igrene's A support, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Gwendolyn: I know your leg slows you down. But! You have other habits that are not excusable! First, you imbibe far more than is acceptable...
    Astore: ...Oh, brother...
    Gwendolyn: I will not let you laze about as you do. You must behave like a proper Ostian knight!
    Astore: Yeah, whatever...
    " — Astore to Gwendolyn in a support conversation, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "Gwendolyn: I won't let this slide. You leave me no choice! I'll have to drag you to battle!
    Astore: Hey there... Slow down...
    Gwendolyn: S-Sir Astore... That wound...
    Astore:Oh... This? It's just an old scar. This leg is pretty useless because of it, though.
    Gwendolyn: ...... When...did you get that wound?
    Astore: Hmm... A long time ago. I messed up on a reconnaissance mission in Castle Bern. I did get away though, so it's like a trophy to me.
    " — Astore to Gwendolyn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "Astore: Nah, it's nothing. I just wanted to say hi. Ha ha ha...
    Bors: ...... That smell... Have you been drinking?
    " — Bors to Astore, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElphinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdennKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
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Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond the DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
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