“So I guess my 20,000 gold wage really is the highest here... Well, who should be surprised? I am quite simply the finest mercenary that money can buy...”
—Farina in a support conversation with Dart

Farina (Freya in the Italian version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. She is a famed member of the 3rd Wing of Ilia's Pegasus Knights. She is the middle sister of Fiora and Florina. She only appears in Hector's Tale and joins in that version of the story.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Before the Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

When Farina was a pegasus esquire, her squad almost died in a practice maneuver. However, Fiora left her own mission and arrived to save them, which resulted in her being charged with a massive termination fee. While Farina says that Fiora should have left her to die to preserve her own honor, she is also grateful to her for her actions and wishes to help her pay off the loan.

Some time before the storyline, Farina got into an argument with Fiora that caused the two of them to separate.

Hector's Tale[edit | edit source]

She makes her first appearance in Chapter 25 of Hector's Tale and offers to be hired by Hector for the large sum of 20,000 gold. Whether or not she is paid and recruited is the choice of the player.

If she is recruited, she reveals that she asked this amount of money to pay Fiora's debt. Despite her older sister's protests of receiving the payment, the two make amends.

Epilogue[edit | edit source]

If she achieves an A support with Hector, she will marry him in the Epilogue, making her the marchioness of Ostia. In this scenario, Farina gives birth to his daughter, Lilina. She passes away for unknown reasons prior to the events of The Binding Blade.

In other routes, Farina can marry Kent or Dart. If she settles with Kent, she still lives as a mercenary and they are wed when Lyn abdicates Caelin. If she falls for Dart, she joins him as a pirate and accompanies him in his nautical adventures.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Farina is very greedy and seems to be obsessed with money. She also has a high opinion of herself, as she believes that she is the finest mercenary that can be bought with money. This demeanor results from the fact that she grew in poverty so she is aware that everything comes with a "pay".

Farina appears to be miserly and crude at times, but she does care deeply for her friends and family. She is the most spunky and energetic of the three pegasus sisters. Although Farina is on poor terms with Fiora due to their past, she gives her a portion of her 20,000 gold payment to pay off the termination fee in their support conversations. She is on better terms with Florina, but used to tease her younger sister until she cried. This is because she saw her as too weak and wants to test her limits. While she continues to tease her in their support conversations, Farina states that this is to make sure that Florina hasn't changed too much from her newfound strength.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Description: A member of the 3rd wing of Ilia's pegasus knights.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Pegasus Knight Map Sprite.gif Pegasus KnightGBAAnima.gif Anima
WeaponStarting Items
Lance.gif Lance - AKillerLance.gifKiller Lance

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 50% 40% 45% 45% 25% 30%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
Elysianwhip.gif Elysian Whip or Earthseal.gif Earth Seal FE8 Falconknight Map Sprite.gif Falcoknight
1 +5 +2 +0 +0 +2 +2 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Sword.gifE Lance.gif+40

Supports[edit | edit source]

See also: Farina/Supports

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

Farina has a very impressive strength growth, but her cap is very low and she will max it before long. Her Skill and Speed are lower than her sisters', but she has higher defense. Her Resistance is alright, but nothing special for her class. Her Luck is decent, as well as her HP. Her Con is too low to wield even most swords, so she may have trouble doubling Swordmasters when using lances, unless she uses a Body Ring. Her joining time is very late, but she is not of the Est archetype. However, this makes her an excellent candidate for the Afa's Drops, if the player chooses not to level Nino.

While her recruitment costs of 20,000 gold might look like a considerable drawback, her utility as 4th flying unit are without a doubt worth the price, especially since money shouldn't be much of a problem after the Dragon's Gate in a non-ranked scenario. It's easy to give her level-ups during her recruitment chapter, and she can promote at base, further increasing her movement and durability, making her an excellent choice for Night of Farewells and Cog of Destiny where land units might have trouble advancing fast enough to reach villages or threats such as status-staff-users or long-range tomes.

Farina's supports with Florina, Fiora, Dart, and Dorcas are very useful, as they will give her additional attack power to break down the opponent with. Florina, in particular, will boost both unit's attack and defenses, which is very handy for her, considering that Florina's growth rate in strength and defenses are very shaky and inconsistent.

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Speak to her in Chapter 25 of Hector's story mode and pay her. It should be noted that if the player talks to her a second time, even if its the turn after the first conversation, and the player refuses to pay her, she will leave and it will become impossible to recruit her. Oddly enough, talking to her with her two sisters Florina and Fiora will have no effect on her payment.

Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Oh...I've saved up so much money...Florina...I'm sorry...sister.....”
—Death Quote
“Hey! There's no doubt we'll win! Just don't forget my bonus”
—Final Chapter Quote

Possible Endings[edit | edit source]

Farina - The Great Wing

Farina far surpassed her duties as commander of the Pegasus knights of Ilia. Her skill earned her high fame, as well as high prices!

Farina and Hector

Hector succeeded the throne as the marquess of Ostia, but the pain of his brother’s death weighed heavily on him. His beloved Farina gave him comfort and helped him become an enlightened leader.

Farina and Dart

Farina’s love for Dart compelled her to stay in Lycia. She visited Badon often and flirted with Dart at every chance. He never knew how serious she was when she told him that a female pirate would be quite profitable!

Farina and Kent

Farina stayed in Caelin as a mercenary, hoping to stay close to Kent. When Lyn abdicated Caelin's rule to Ostia, Kent resigned his commission and served at Farina's side as a mercenary in Ilia.

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

Farina is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Farina's name is a pun with her sisters' names; while Florina and Fiora's names mean 'flower' as in a blossom, the name 'Farina' means 'flour' as in the principle ingredient for bread, in Latin and Italian. This could also refer to Farina's preoccupation with making money, by using the slang term 'dough.'

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Much like Hawkeye, Farina's name is largely changed in the Italian version.
  • Farina is the most expensive character in the Beowolf Archetype to recruit, asking for 20,000 gold instead of the usual 10,000 (or less).

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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