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Warp powder

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The Black Knight uses warp powder to depart from an encounter with Ike.
Plus, as you know, the Black Knight is in possession of warp powder. If someone of his might has the ability to appear and disappear at will, it may be that he is without equal...
— Petrine

Warp powder (Japanese: 転移の粉 warp powder) is a magical substance found in Tellius which is used to instantly travel over long distances to a destination of its user's choosing. It was notoriously used by the Black Knight throughout the Mad King's War and in the years afterward.

Overview

Warp powder has a very long transportation range, being frequently used to transport its users across most of Tellius. While very effective, it has a notorious side effect: warp powder has a draining effect on a person's stamina when used, to the point of completely exhausting ordinary beorc.[1] While stronger individuals such as the Black Knight are not completely drained by it, it still takes a toll on their strength, which discourages overuse of the powder.[2]

The use of warp powder does not appear to have been particularly widespread in Tellius, given how Ashnard describes it as "fey and of unknown origin" when talking about the Black Knight's use of it.[2] Warp powder was historically used by the senators of Begnion, but by the year 648, they had invented the Rewarp staff to allow them to transport themselves without suffering the exhausting side effect of warp powder.[1] The Black Knight's master was involved with the Begnion senate, so he is probably the source of the Black Knight's powder supply, along with his blessed armor and his sword, Alondite.

Gameplay

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Is wii warp powder.png
Icon of Warp Powder from Radiant Dawn.

IF THIS APPEARS IT'S A BUG. REPORT IT.

Type

Item

First game

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Warp powder was evidently planned to appear as an item in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, but in the finished game all that remains is an unfinished unused item with no functionality programmed at all. Localizations of the game label it as "dummy" and do not give it a proper name string, and its description in all languages is the same debug string used by almost all unused items in Radiant Dawn. It is unknown what the extent of the Warp Powder's intended use, although it might have been intended to be an item variation of the Rewarp staff.

Other than this, warp powder only ever appears in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn in scripted cutscenes where the Black Knight uses it to warp in and out of maps in which he appears.

Data

Game Icon Uses Worth Effects and notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii warp powder.png 1 10,000 Unused. Has no functionality programmed.

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Radiant Dawn, the Black Knight's defeat by Ike in Path of Radiance is attributed to his warp powder failing to properly transport him into Castle Nados. The localization modifies this to say that the Black Knight let Ike win, to let him someday become a worthier challenge.

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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Warp powder --
Japanese 転移の粉 Romanized as WARPPOWDER in the unused item's internal file name in Radiant Dawn.
Spanish Poder mágico Magic powder
French Poudre magique Magic powder
German Teleportier-Puder Teleportation powder
Italian Polvere di sparizione Vanishing powder

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Our empire’s magical research has made leaps and bounds. This rewarp staff is our latest invention. With this staff, one can get to any desired destination instantly. Isn’t that just wonderful? Before this lovely little item, we used that ghastly warp powder. It worked well enough, but would completely exhaust whoever used it. What’s the use of someone traveling anywhere they wish if they’re too exhausted to do anything afterward? It’d take a very strong soldier to withstand the powder’s side effects. The rewarp staff solves that problem." - Lekain, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ashnard: Ha! Don't tell me it was difficult! I know you! I know you use that arcane powder to travel about at will.
    Black Knight: The powder drains my strength. For that reason, I would rather not use it unless absolutely necessary.
    Ashnard: You are an enigma, dark one. Everything you possess is fey and of unknown origin.
    " - Ashnard and the Black Knight, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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Trial map characters AshnardBryceOliverPetrineShiharam
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Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
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Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarn
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Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp powder
Related topics List of regional version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Path of Radiance) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline