Amalda first appears in Chapter 15, where she thanks the local village Bishop for looking after the children she had rescued from the Empire. She expresses the dilemma she is caught up in at this point, feeling shame for not being able to properly help the children and also embarking on a mission she does not agree with. It is then that a local priest, Sleuf emerges and advises her not to be rash, and Amalda, promising to heed his words, departs from the village to help fend off an impending bandit invasion. When Leif's army enters the scene to help bolster the defense, Amalda quietly slips away.
If Leif's army chooses to pass through Melfiye Forest, they will encounter Amalda again in Chapter 17B, where she is assigned to guard the southern gate of Leonster. At the start of the chapter, it is revealed that her position here is the result of her angering Count Gustav by questioning him about the child hunting. Amalda is eventually defeated and forced to retreat.
Amalda later appears in Chapter 19, where she, despite being filled with self-doubt and confusion over the righteousness of her actions, follows orders to prevent Leif's army from charging towards Alster. Sleuf can speak to her in this chapter, where he convinces her that betraying her country and standing on the side of Leif's liberation army is the righteous thing to do.
Amalda then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. She returns to Friege thereafter, where she plays a pivotal role in its reconstruction.
Though portrayed as strongly patriotic, Amalda is not blinded to her country's misdeeds. Upon learning of its involvement in the inhumane child hunts, she does not hesitate to question their morality, risking her position as general in order to do so.
It is in learning of her country's moral bankruptcy that causes Amalda to be torn between doing what is just and continuing to be loyal to her country. Though struck by a deep fear of being branded a traitor, she is simultaneously wracked with guilt over being complicit in the child hunts - her death quote sees her referring to herself as a "blood-covered murderer".
Amalda ultimately proves to be courageous enough to turn away from her country, taking up arms against it to fight for her morals on Sleuf's advice.
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Amalda is a versatile unit who requires virtually no investment to be a decent addition to your army. She has decent stats across the board, an A rank in Swords to compensate for her fairly poor Strength, alongside access to Staves. As she joins with a C rank in Staves late in the game, she will likely never be able to use Warp, but will, with enough investment, be able to wield status staves by the endgame. Additionally, her Movement is unusually high as compared to most other units, allowing her to keep up both outdoors and indoors.
Unlike most Pre-Promoted units, Amalda will not fall by the wayside even if the player's strongest mainstays have vastly surpassed her stats. She comes with a Leadership Star, which, along with her access to Staves, is one of her main selling points.
Amalda can patch up her poor Strength using the Njorun and Hezul scrolls. This will have the added effect of giving her a 100% HP growth and a slight boost to Speed and Defense, though at the cost of her Luck and Magic, two stats she does not need much improvement in. Also, as with virtually any unit, she could benefit significantly from the Dain scroll.
—Amalda's death quote in Thracia 776
—Amalda's escape quote in Thracia 776
—Amalda's quote after Ralf is recruited by Leif, Chapter 15
—Amalda's quote when a playable unit passes the gate in Chapter 17B
—Amalda's battle quote, Chapter 17B
—Amalda's quote if she is captured and released, Chapter 17B
—Amalda's battle quote, Chapter 19
—Amalda's quote if she is captured and released, Chapter 19
Amalda: Thank you for taking care of the children.
Bishop: Of course. The Empire wouldn't bother sending troops to a small village like this tucked away in the mountains. I will protect the children with my life. But what about you, Lady Amalda? If the Empire finds out about this, you will be in danger...
Amalda: I am ashamed... I am ashamed that I cannot properly help the children, despite being a knight of Friege. Hundreds of children are being captured and sent to the Imperial capital daily, but all I can do is rescue a handful of them. I keep trying to convince his Majesty to reconsider, but to no avail... And here I am, leading my troops on a mission that I disagree with. I simply don't know what I should do...
Sleuf: Lady Amalda, I understand your hardship. However, you mustn't be rash.
Amalda: But, Father Sleuf... I...
Sleuf: If we lose you, that would mean losing the children who could be saved otherwise.
Amalda: Yes...I know. Thank you... I must be off now.
Palman: General Amalda, what is an individual like you doing defending the rear gate? Did something happen?
Amalda: My opinions seem to have angered Count Gustav...
Palman: Ah, the child hunting. Have you argued with him again?
Amalda: Count Gustav is kidnapping children from this area to sacrifice to Loptyr, even without the king's orders. Do you think that is forgivable?
Palman: Now, now, Lady Amalda... I understand how you feel, but Emperor Arvis himself has approved of the child hunting. Sooner or later, all the children in this area will be sent to the Imperial capital. Just you protesting on your own won't make a difference.
Amalda: Why is this happening! I had faith in Lord Arvis... I became a general to be able to serve him. What has happened to him...?
—Amalda's quote at the beginning of Chapter 19
Talk with SleufEdit
- Sleuf: Lady Amalda, please withdraw your blade. It is me, Sleuf.
- Amalda: Father Sleuf... What are you doing here?
- Sleuf: I have come for you, my lady. The Liberation Army is waiting for you.
- Amalda: Are you telling me to betray my country? I can't do that, Father Sleuf... I wouldn't be suffering like this if I could.
- Sleuf: Lady Amalda, a nation isn't the personal property of the king and nobility. If they have been misled, it is the knight's duty to see to it that their paths be corrected. Are you going to let your country do wrong for fear of being labeled a traitor?
- Amalda: No... But when I think about what will happen to my troops...
- Sleuf: ...You are a kind lady. However, what they do is up to them. You should follow your own heart more freely.
- Amalda: ...Very well, Father Sleuf. I will join the Liberation Army. I will rescue the kidnapped children! That is my only wish!
Amalda - The Despairing Knight (なやめる女騎士 Na yameru on'na kishi)
"Amalda returned to Friege and helped rebuild their land. With most of the Frieges defeated in Northern Thracia, they had lost much of their power as a nation. However, with Amalda and other people's hard work, Friege slowly began to regain their former glory."
"Amalda" is a German name meaning "Eagle" or "strong".