|“||Lady Liprica's beauty caught his eye, and she was stolen away in the night. He took her to his castle and forced her to join his seraglio of countless brides. Despite the luxury, I expect life in the castle proved most difficult for her.||”|
— Irma on Liprica
Years before the Zofia-Rigel war Liprica was a priestess at the temple of Mila. She spent her tenure at the temple of Mila while Mila herself was there; her activities during this time are not deeply elaborated.
As is typical of the Zofian royal family, Lima IV made visits to the temple to seek Mila's guidance. During one of these visits her beauty attracted Lima IV's attention, and he had her kidnapped from its grounds and obligated her to marry him. She died shortly after giving birth to Celica from an illness she supposedly contracted after the stress of participating in the royal court.
Liprica is a background character that died before the events of the game, so her role is fairly minimal. Though her tragic story is an example of the corruption that plagued Zofia before the war with Rigel. She never appears in-person in Gaiden.
She does provide a royal family circlet to the priestess of the temple, which one of the priestesses gives to Celica allowing her to promote.
Her role remains mostly the same as it did in Gaiden, though an illustration of her does appear in the game.
She and Lima IV have placeholder portraits in the game data, suggesting that the pair were going to appear in a standard dialogue scene at some point, possibly in a Memory Prism or another flashback-type scene.
Personality and character
Not much is known about Liprica, but her motherly love for Celica was not dulled by her contempt for Lima IV. She also did not openly hold any ill will to Celica's Rigelian-descended half-brother Conrad, unlike Lima's other concubines
Liprica, after giving birth to Celica, swore that she would never allow her daughter to stand before Mila. It technically is not elaborated on why she said this, though it could be presumed that she detested the corrupt and hedonistic state that Mila allowed Zofia to fall into. It is also possible that she distrusted Mila for doing nothing about the fact that the Zofian King was free to kidnap her servants with seemingly no repercussions.
Etymology and other languages
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Concept artwork of Liprica from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
- "Yes... Lady Liprica was originally, like us, a priestess at the Temple of Mila." — Mila Pristess, Fire Emblem Gaiden
- "Lady Liprica's beauty caught his eye, and she was stolen away in the night." — Irma, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- "The circumstances at court must have been very difficult for her to bear. While suffering from a grave disease, she gave birth to you, and passed away soon afterwards. But right until the very end, she worried over you to the point of tears." — Mila Priestess, Fire Emblem Gaiden
- "The other siblings and their mothers always kept me at arm's length. But you and Liprica were always kind to me, and I appreciated it." — Conrad, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- "Someone at the castle said that when Lady Liprica first held you in her arms, she swore she would never let you stand before Mila. What do you suppose she might have meant by that?" — Priestess at the Temple of Mila, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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