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“I am Oswin, of the Ostian Knights. I fight in this army at the side of Lord Hector.”
—Oswin

Oswin is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a Knight of house Ostia and is sent by Lord Uther, Marquess Ostia, to accompany Hector and to keep an eye on him as he goes out to investigate the disappearance of Elbert, Eliwood's father.

ProfileEdit

Oswin was the one receiving all messages from house Ostia including the one that announced the death of Uther which he refrained from delivering to Hector in accord with Uther's dying wish. This was to prevent Hector from wanting to return home. Therefore, Oswin took Uther's dying wish above his duties, but it is noticed at many occasions throughout the game that Oswin's loyalty to house Ostia is unwavering.

In a support conversation between Oswin and Dorcas, Oswin tells Dorcas that he sees potential for a knight in him and encourages him to become a knight of house Ostia, though Dorcas kindly declines since he only fights for the sake of his wife Natalie. Additionally, this support chain reveals that despite his high position in the Ostian military, Oswin is not noble-born, so he worked his way to the top.

In his supports with Priscilla, it is revealed that he used to work as one of the vassals for House Cornwell, therefore he witnessed its decline and fall but was unable to do anything.

If he gets A level supports with Serra, it's shown that she looks up to him and craves for his praise, being completely devastated when he reprehends her and she mistakenly thinks he hates her. Their shared ending states that they got together after the war, despite the huge age difference and their clashing personalities.

It is unknown if Oswin participated in the War on Bern or even if he lived to see such a day.

In GameEdit

Description: A knight in service to House Ostia. Hector's sworn man.

Base StatsEdit

Starting Class Affinity
FE8 Knight Map SpriteKnight GBAAnimaAnima
Level HP Str Skl Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov
9 29 13 9 5 3 13 3 14 4
Weapon Starting Items

LanceLance - B

IronLanceIron Lance
JavelinJavelin

Growth RatesEdit

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
90% 40% 30% 30% 35% 55% 30%

Promotion GainsEdit

Item Required Promoted Class
Knightcrest Knight Crest or Earthseal Earth Seal FE8 General Map Sprite General
Level HP Str Skl Spd Def Res Con Mov
1 +4 +2 +2 +3 +2 +3 +2 +1
Weapon Levels
Lance+30 AxeE

SupportsEdit

See also: Oswin/Supports.

OverallEdit

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Oswin has great base stats and availability to offset his class being Armor Knight. His longterm usefulness becomes even greater with the first Knight Crest appearing in Chapter 16(E)/17(H). However, because of his low movement, he will gradually be outpaced as other units start promoting and being able to tank just as well as he can.

The first Knight Crest in Chapter 16(E)/17(H) has competition with one of the cavaliers as well, as it can be given to them instead of Oswin, and may be the generally smarter idea to get a powerful paladin earlier instead of a general that may fall off on later maps due to the non-knight player units outrunning him.

QuotesEdit

Death Quote

Oswin: "Gaaaah..."
Hector: "Oswin!!"
Oswin: "Lord Hector... I'm sorry but.. I must withdraw."
(End of chapter)
Hector: "Oswin, how are your wounds?"
Oswin: "I am most truly sorry, my lord. It was my duty to keep you safe from harm, and now..."
Hector: "Say no more. You still draw breath, don't you? I still need you by my side. You're my link to our spy network, after all. I need you to continue in that role. Understood?"
Oswin: "Yes, of course! I have no intention of shirking my duties."

“For the honor of the knights of Ostia.”
—Final Battle Quote
“Mark. If the goal is to defend, knights are your best hope. We can use our thick armor form a living shield. I await your orders, Mark.”
—Quote from Talons Alight

EpilogueEdit

  • Oswin - Impregnable Knight

Oswin served as a vassal to Marquess Ostia. His was a calm, reasonable voice in Lycia's ruling government.

  • Oswin and Serra

Oswin returned to Ostia, where his duties as minister to the new marquess kept him busy. Serra clung to him intensely, despite his protests. Finally, her innocent stubbornness won his heart and eased his weary mind.

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