Rausten (pronounced /ˈɹaʊstən/[key]; Japanese: ロストン Roston) is one of several prominent countries established on Magvel. It is the most openly religious of Magvel's established houses and holds the five heroes and their legends as well as the Sacred Stones in even higher regard than the others.
Foundation and general history
Rausten, like the other Sacred Stone bearing countries of Magvel, was founded shortly after the defeat of the Demon King by its respective member of the five heroes, saint Latona. One of Latona's most famous exploits was the ability to free himself of the Demon King's possession at some point during the original conflict.
Due to the country's close proximity to the resting place of the Demon King, incursions of monsters born from his sleeping body in Darkling Woods are not an uncommon occurrence and have taken the lives of many of the country's inhabitants over the years, including the parents of L'Arachel.
During and after the War of the Stones
In terms of direct military involvement, Rausten did not openly join the War of the Stones until late into the conflict, being unaware of its magnitude. Eirika of Renais, with the blessing of Frelia, set out to warn Rausten of Grado's aggression though she encountered many setbacks in this endeavor, delaying Rausten's direct full involvement.
The niece of Rausten's Pontifex Mansel, L'Arachel, did, however, take it upon herself to travel Magvel with a small personal band of guards at her own fancy and was known to have been aware of the strife across Magvel during the early stages of the conflict. Due to her wanderings and her high status she was able to alert Rausten to Eirika's plight at Hamill Canyon in the later stages of the conflict.
Afterwards, Rausten attempted to aid Eirika's forces in Jehanna after the fall of the Jehannan palace, but was mostly kept at bay by Grado's forces until Ephraim's and Frelia's army arrived from the fallen Grado capital.
Rausten Court was the final rallying place of Eirika's and Ephraim's combined forces before entering Darkling Woods; on the night before their departure it was assaulted by Riev, the remaining of Grado's generals, in an unsuccessful attempt on Mansel's life. Much of the palace guard was killed due to the bulk of Frelia's and Rausten's forces being distracted by Grado's remnant army further south.
The morning after the successful defense of the palace, Mansel provided Eirika and Ephraim with all the funds he could spare to outfit their forces and Rausten's sacred relics. He then saw L'Arachel off on her march to the concluding battles of the war with Grado's prince Lyon and the monster forces lurking in Darkling Woods.
Several years after the war L'Arachel successfully ascended the throne, taking her uncle's place as the ruler of Rausten.
Notable locations in Rausten
Rausten Court (Japanese: ロストン宮殿 Roston Palace) is the home of Rausten's leadership and a central location of the country's governing body. Late into the War of the Stones Riev assaulted the palace late into the night in an attempt on Mansel's life and the country's Sacred Stone he was accompanied by a remnant of Grado's forces fleeing in hopes of escaping a rout by Frelia's army.
- Main article: Melkaen Coast
Melkaen Coast (Japanese: メレカナ海岸 Melkana Coast) is a specific seaboard along Rausten's northwest. Eirika had originally made plans to travel to Rausten from Carcino over sea route, presumably landing along this specific coastline to accomplish this. During the war itself she was unable to due to the seas being deemed unsafe at the time due to rumors of a phantom ship marauding Magvel's coastlines during the war and frightening seabound trade and travel to a stop during much of the war.
Characters from Rausten
|The pontifex of Rausten. He is a compassionate and pious ruler.||The Sacred Stones|
|A young woman from Rausten. She fights for justice and order.||The Sacred Stones|
|A berserker from Rausten. He's a hearty man with a thirst for life.||The Sacred Stones|
|A heretic and general in Grado's army. He's also known as Blood Beryl.||The Sacred Stones|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||ロストン||Officially romanized as Roston.|
Rausten's borders as highlighted in The Sacred Stones's introductory sequence.
- L'Arachel in Fire Emblem Heroes
- "L'Arachel: Speaking of Frelia... Oh, I remember, the seafood was delicious there. Innes: Yes. I would agree that the fish of my homeland is not unpleasant. L'Arachel: Yes. However it does not compare with that of my home, Rausten. Innes: Is that so? I know not what fish your country has to offer, but I have a hard time imagining they could be that much tastier than our own. L'Arachel: Your doubt is not surprising. Once this war is over, you must come and visit Rausten. I think it best if you try a wide variety of our fish for yourself." — L'Arachel and Innes, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Rausten's founder, Saint Latona the sure-hearted, shattered his fetters. If one possesses a strength of will beyond that of normal men... Only then can one throw off the shackles of the Demon King." — L'Arachel, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "...My parents were kind people. I would be like them if I am able. My home of Rausten is so near to Darkling Woods. We experienced many sudden raids. My parents took it upon themselves to defend our people against the monsters." — L'Arachel to Eirika, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Tonight, we claim not only Pontifex Mansel's sad life, but also Rausten's Sacred Stone! Heh heh heh... You cretin, Mansel... I will have my revenge." — Riev, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "There's been an attack! We think it's Grado's men, fleeing from Frelia's forces." — Rausten soldier to Mansel, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "You see, I find myself heading home once more to my beloved Rausten as well! And actually, I’m quite well known with the powers-that-be here in Port Kiris. So I ordered them to ready the finest passenger vessel for me. But both merchants and passenger ships alike are too frightened to set sail. It seems a giant ghost ship has been sinking every ship it finds..." — L'Arachel to Eirika, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "If it is beauty you seek, then Rausten is second to none. Do you know of Rausten's lofty peak Mount Mimir.[sic] I pity those who die without having gazed upon its breathtaking beauty." — L'Arachel to Innes in a support conversation, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "You cretin, Mansel... I will have my revenge. You should never have excommunicated me." — Riev, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones