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Durban

Portrait durban fe07.png
Durban's portrait in The Blazing Blade.
Gender

Male

Race

Human

Title(s)
Appearance(s)
I am power. Power without peer. I am the dragonhunter. I am the fleshbiter, the bonecrusher, the skullbreaker, the doombringer.
— Durban

Durban (Japanese: テュルバン Turban) was a member of the Eight Legends of Elibe and a hero of the Scouring. He was the original wielder of the Thunder Axe, Armads, and established a warrior clan in the Western Isles.

Biography

Late in the Scouring, Durban was chosen as one of the eight mightiest warriors of mankind to wield the newly-forged legendary weapons against the dragonkin.[1] He was given Armads and participated in an attack the Dragon Sanctuary in order to defeat Idenn, the demon dragon. During this battle, the sheer power of the legendary weapons caused the Ending Winter and forced the dragons to revert to weak, human-like forms.[2] Durban and the other Generals took the opportunity and easily slaughtered the manaketes.

Durban was present at the confrontation between the Generals and Idenn in her manakete form. After she was sealed away by Hartmut and his Binding Blade, Durban traveled to the Western Isles and established a warrior's clan there.[3] He sealed Armads away in a cave, and after he died, his soul came to rest there as well.

Ten years before the Disturbance of Bern, the Armads cave was visited by Hector and Athos, who desired to use Armads against Nergal. After subduing the axe's phantom guardians, Durban's ghost appeared before Hector and warned him that, if he were to wield Armads's power, he would doom himself to a death on the battlefield, a fate which Hector readily accepted if it meant helping Eliwood. Durban then allowed Hector to take Armads.[4] After this encounter, Durban's soul probably passed from the world of the living for good, like Roland's did after giving his weapon to Eliwood.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

Role

Durban appears as a ghost in the closing cutscene of Chapter 30, exclusively in Hector's Tale.

Personality and character

Durban was a bloodthirsty and war-hungry figure befitting his title of berserker, to the point of even taking his axe's name as his own[5] and possibly believing that he and Armads were one and the same.[6] He believed that to seal away a power as great as Armads and not use it is a waste of that power, and that peacetime was a similar waste and that a death in battle was preferable to waiting around and doing nothing with his power.[7] Physically, Durban is said to have been absolutely enormous beyond ordinary men.[8]

Other appearances

Because his primary role is as an Elibean historical figure, Durban has made no other appearances in any other game outside of the two games set there.

Trivia

Despite his portrait depicting him as shirtless, Durban is shown wearing a suit of armor similar to Hector's in the opening cutscene of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Durban Probably derived from Turpin, a Frankish archbishop who was depicted in La Chanson de Roland as an ally of the titular Roland and wielder of the sword Almace.
Japanese テュルバン Turban; corruption of "Turpin", as above.
Spanish Durban As above.
French Durban As above.
German Durban As above.
Italian Durban As above.

Gallery

References

  1. "Jahn: However, the humans soon found out about the demon dragon. They concluded that their numbers were not enough to defeat us. They focused their efforts into forging weapons that would pierce our scales. They are what you humans call the legendary weapons.
    Roy: That much I know...
    Jahn: The strongest human warriors were chosen to wield their newly crafted weapons.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Jahn: They came and attacked this sanctuary. However, the immense power of the weapons clashing with our own power... It caused something none of us had anticipated.
    Roy: What happened?
    Jahn: The laws of nature started to collapse. Snow began to fall in summer. Stars shone in the middle of day...
    Roy: You mean it caused the Ending Winter? I thought it occurred because the dragons released vast amounts of energy...
    Jahn: Is that how your legends go?
    Roy: The power of the legendary weapons were used to restore order to nature. That's what I learned.
    Jahn: So in other words, we were the cause of everything bad that happened. How typical of you humans. But the truth is as I said.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "The berserker Durban’s final glory was to create a warrior’s clan in the Western Isles." — Opening narration of Chapter 11E, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  4. "Hector: This is one dangerous-looking fellow... Hey, Durban... I mean, Armads... Whatever. Doesn’t matter. Hey, you, lend me your strength!
    Durban: You desire strength? Then prepare yourself. Once you have gained such power... Your life will not end in a comfortable bed. You will die on the battlefield. In the savage garden of war’s bloody delights.
    Hector: ...I don’t care. I will help my friend. That’s why I’ve come this far. Armads! Your power! Lend it to me.
    Durban: ...It is yours.
    " — Hector and Durban, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  5. "My name is... Durban... I am called Armads..." — Durban, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  6. "I am power. Power without peer. I am the dragonhunter. I am the fleshbiter, the bonecrusher, the skullbreaker, the doombringer." — Durban, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  7. "I require no seals. I have no need of this idleness called peace. Power unused is power wasted. Better to lie spent in the grave than to sit in wait. I care not who... I would fight someone..." — Durban, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  8. "Armads was wielded by Durban the Berserker, who was said to be a colossus of a man." — Elphin, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElphinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
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The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
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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
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieRoySophiaUtherZephiel
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Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
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