Fire Emblem: The Mad King's Conquest, Part 1
...and so, having come so far, our dashing prince of Ylisse drew on the strength of the bonds he had formed with his comrades along the way and fought the Mad King Gangrel in single combat, striking him down in glorious vengeance for his so wrongfully murdered sister.
Bwaa ha ha! Wouldn't that have been a sickeningly sweet little ending to this story? Too bad the fairy-tale authors were all too busy blowing pixie dust out their ears to learn that momentum is everything in a war - if you hit hard enough, he who strikes the first blow strikes the last one, my friend!
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Atop the castle balcony in the heart of Ylisstol, Princess Lissa looked out upon the city with a sinking feeling in her stomach as she watched the red banners borne by battalions of Plegian soldiers march ever closer through the streets. The path before them was nearly deserted; the townsfolk who hadn't been scared into their homes by the barrage of the Plegian catapults had