Forseti (Japanese: フォルセティ Holsety) is a regalia wind magic tome which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is the holy wind spell once wielded by Ced of the Twelve Crusaders, created and bestowed upon him in his blood-bond with the dragon of the same name in the Miracle of Darna. It is the property of those of his lineage, the members of the Silesse royal family, and is restricted in use to those in possession of major Forseti Holy Blood.
Uniquely among the weapons of the Twelve Crusaders, the Book of Forseti is imbued with Forseti's own will and passion for the good of mankind, and so its human wielders come to inherit and wield Forseti's will as well as his power, a trait shared only by the Book of Naga. This usually takes the form of a strong influence by Forseti upon the wielder, guiding the wielder on a path to peace and prosperity for humans, but in some exceptional cases can manifest as outright possession by Forseti. As a result of the influence of Forseti upon the tome's wielder, the holy blood lineage of Ced is named for Forseti rather than Ced himself, unlike the majority of Crusader lineages which are instead named for thier respective Crusader.
In the Silessean civil war, after the successful recovery of Silesse Castle from Daccar's forces, Queen Rahna gave the Book of Forseti to her son Lewyn to allow him to assist Sigurd in his quest for justice. When Lewyn died in the Battle of Belhalla, Forseti revived and took possession of him through the tome. At some point afterward, the tome ended up in the hands of his son Ced*, who used it in his work as the leader of the Magi in Munster, and later in his participation in Leif and Seliph's liberation armies.
In the main Fire Emblem series
In other Fire Emblem series titles
Genealogy of the Holy War
||Available for download from August 30th, 2012JP/June 13th, 2013US/August 14th, 2013EU onward.
||Infinite Regalia, chosen at random from a pool of other items.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Forseti is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B06-033SR Guiding Wind, Lewyn. It is a Class Change Skill which can only become active if Lewyn has changed class from a base-class card instead of being deployed as this advanced-class card. If this criteria is fulfilled, then all of Lewyn's allies become flying-type units as long as Lewyn remains in play. Forseti benefits Lewyn through one of his other skills, "Prince of Silesse", which increases his attack power by 10 points for every flying-type unit on Lewyn's side.
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- Forseti'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.
- Forseti is the only Crusader weapon obtainable by legitimate means in Thracia 776.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||As of Fire Emblem Awakening. From Forseti, a god of justice and reconciliation in Norse mythology, whose name is the root of the modern Icelandic word for "president".
||Officially romanized as Holsety. A misromanization of "Forseti".
- ↑ "Forseti was younger and held a higher level of good will and sympathy for the humans compared to other dragons. If he had the chance, he would even reside at Jugdral and protect the humans there. However, he was convinced by Naga that it was silly to stay, so he had no choice but to return to Archanea. Still, his passion and will was inherited strongly within the wind magic tome Forseti. For this reason, the humans who inherit the Forseti tome inherit Forseti's will as well as his power." - Designers' notes from a Genealogy of the Holy War playing guide, as translated by Serenes Forest
- ↑ "As for the other 10 weapons, when they pass on their power to their successors, they do not affect the user's personality. This is why within the Genealogy of Gods, there are 10 holy weapons whose name does not match up exactly with their god." - Designers' notes from a Genealogy of the Holy War playing guide, as translated by Serenes Forest
- ↑ Serenes Forest: Fire Emblem Awakening - News - Official site updated (4th February 2013)