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- For Ike's personal sword, see Regal Sword. For Lloyd's S-rank sword, see Regal Blade.
The Royal Sword (Japanese: 王家の剣 Royal Family's Sword) is a sword that was introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden. It is the first of Alm's two personal weapons in Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the second being Falchion. Moderately powerful, very accurate, and with a respectable critical rate, Alm regains 5 HP each turn as long as he equips this sword. In Shadows of Valentia, it also teaches Alm his exclusive combat arts, Double Lion and Scendscale, as well as the more common Subdue.
The Royal Sword was a gift from the Rigelian Empire, given to the Zofian royal family at some time in the past as a symbol of friendship between the two nations. According to legends, only individuals who possess royal blood are able to use it, and to anyone else it is extremely heavy to the point of being impossible to lift.
However, in the year 401 it was stolen by Desaix as he fled Zofia Castle following his defeat by the Deliverance. Desaix took it to his fortress, and after he was defeated there as well, Alm, Tobin, and Lukas found the sword in its chest. After a failed attempt by Tobin to pick it up, Alm successfully lifted it with ease. At Lukas's advice, Alm adopted the blade as his own despite his misgivings about the legend and what it implied about him.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
|| Definition, etymology and notes
|| Royal Sword
|| Royal Family's Sword. In Gaiden, it is spelled entirely in hiragana as おうけのうるぎ.
|| Espada real
|| Royal sword. This is the same name given to both the Regal Blade and Regal Sword in Spanish-language games.
|| Épée royale
|| Royal sword
|| King's sword
|| Spada regale
|| Regal sword
|| King's sword
| Simplified Chinese
|| Royal Family's Sword
| Traditional Chinese
|| Royal Family's Sword
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Tobin: Whoa, look at this. Hey, Alm!
Alm: You find something, Tobin?
Tobin: I sure did. Feast your eyes on this baby! You think this is the treasure Desaix stole from Zofia Castle?
Alm: Well...it certainly looks important. Should we open it?
Tobin: Whooooooa! Check the sword! That is one impressive piece of hardware! I’m just gonna—
Tobin: Hng...! Whu... Huh? This thing weighs a ton! It won’t...budge...
Lukas: This must be the Royal Sword of Zofia.
Alm: What’s that?
Lukas: Long ago, Rigel presented this sword to Zofia as a symbol of friendship. It’s a very special treasure—only one of royal blood can lift it.
Alm: Hmm... Interesting. Here, Tobin—let me have a go at it.
Tobin: You?! Pfft, please. If I can’t lift it, there’s no way that— Huh?!
Alm: Sometimes I don’t get you, Tobin. This thing’s light as a feather. Was this all some kind of jape? Who put you up to this?
Tobin: But...but it wasn’t a jape! Zero japes! I thought my arms would snap just trying to lift it!
Alm: Hmm. But that means...
Lukas: By the gods... You can wield the Royal Sword! ...Hmm, what DOES that mean? Alm, are you...
Alm: ...... O-oh, come on. It’s just some legend. You don’t actually BELIEVE it, right? I’m sure everyone can use this thing! Well, except Tobin. And...um... Look, I’m sure the Zofian royals made up a story to keep folks from nicking it.
Lukas: ...Well, that didn’t exactly work out now, did it? But perhaps you’re right. Tales do have a habit of getting taller with time. Either way, it seems clear the blade belongs with you.
Alm: Are you sure? I mean, we could have other people give it a shot.
Lukas: It wouldn’t work. You alone seem able to tame this legend. And we wouldn’t want to see so fine a treasure wasted, would we? Take it.
Alm: Well...all right..." - Tobin, Alm, and Lukas, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- ↑ "That mongrel Desaix stole the royal sword when he turned tail and ran. The Rigelian imperial household gave us that sword as a sign of friendship. I don't know what use Desaix has for it. Oh, it's a powerful sword, and no lie... but only in the hands of the right wielder. And that wielder isn't him!" - A soldier in Zofia Castle, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia