—Rinea, to Berkut
Rinea is a non-playable character who appears exclusively in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Rinea is a noblewoman from an impoverished Rigelian house and is engaged to Berkut. Even within the Empire, she is renowned for her beauty, and is the one person whom Berkut trusts without reserve. Rinea met Berkut at a royal ball. Despite the lesser nature of her noble house, Berkut was charmed by her beauty and offered to dance with her, thus beginning their romance.
During the events of Shadows of Valentia, Rinea is first introduced when Alm's forces storm Zofia Castle where Berkut was stationed. Rinea showed no interest in the battle as she detested violence. Berkut was content to sitting back and watching the battle unfold with her at his side.
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While uncomfortable around most strangers, Rinea still tries to put up a pleasant and polite front. She seems to feel a lot of pressure to be an "acceptable" fiancee to Berkut, even though she dislikes public life. She often frets a lot about her choice of words and being what is considered appropriate in her department.
Being the daughter of a minor Rigelian noble family that is not well-off, financially or in social standing, her discomfort with court life is exacerbated. She does, however, love to dance, and also enjoys nature and being outdoors. While typically fairly soft-spoken, if Rinea has an opportunity to talk about something she likes, she will become much more animated and verbose, a trait she is rather ashamed of. The whole ordeal of war is as uncomfortable and alien to her as court life, but she sticks it out to stay by Berkut's side. He's the only person she opens up to, and conversely, Rinea is the only person Berkut opens up to.
- Reminiscent Belle
- Berkut's betrothed. Typically on the reserved side, she loves to dance. She moves to the beat of any music playing in earshot. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
| Silver Goblet|
|A||Warding Blow 1||-||-|
|Bracing Blow 1||Armored Blow 1||-|
|Bracing Blow 2||Bracing Blow 1|
|B||Torrent Dance 1||-||-|
|Fireflood Dance 1||Torrent Dance 1||-|
|Fireflood Dance 2||Fireflood Dance 1|
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Soiree Rinea is a Tempest Trial Blue Tome Infantry unit that has the powerful utility of being a Dancer unit. As a standalone unit, her offensive stats are decent for a dancer with base 30 Atk and 33 Spd and her bulk is just enough to take a hit when needed, but nothing particularly spectacular. Her main downsides pertain to her Dancer status as she cannot obtain IVs to better distribute her stats and that there are many powerful dancers such as Legendary Azura, Peony, and Summer Festival Micaiah. While she shares this type combination with Performing Arts Shigure as well, overall, Soiree Rinea is an excellent budget dancer. Her Silver Goblet has a Distant Guard 3 effect, granting a bonus +4 Def/Res when they are attacked by a ranged unit and is within two spaces of Rinea. On top of the effect, the weapon stat forged to give her additional points to one of her stats, giving the player one method to better manipulate her stats in a meaningful way. As a dancer, she had Dance for her assist skill. Bracing Blow increases her Def/Res by 4 when initiating combat. and Fireflood Dance increases the Atk/Res of the ally she dances for by 3/4 respectively
Soiree Rinea's middling stats mostly results in mediocre damage dealt and received. Units with high bulk can easily absorb her attacks while high offense units can not only double on her, but also penetrate through her passing bulk. Both her HP and Def are low enough that both Mila and Bridal Fjorm can inflict the【Isolation】effect on her.
Skill InheritanceKeeping her in her core Dancer build is advisable as the utility alone makes her an acceptable unit. Moonbow is a fast charging special that helps boost her damage output by ignoring part of the enemy's Res. Fury or Fortress Defense Resistance boosts her core stats to make her overall stronger or exponentially increases her overall bulk to the point that she can take hits even better. Wings of Mercy allows her to teleport across the map to help get an injured ally out of the range of danger by dancing them out. Inheriting Distant Guard doubles its effect on top of the Silver Goblet while inheriting Close Guard allows her to run both skills simultaneously, giving her allies onmibulk so long as she is close enough to them.
Rinea is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Choose Your Legends Placement History
|CYL2||76||Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||3,206|
|CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.|
|CYL3||56||Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||4,699|
|CYL4||223||Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||660|
|CYL5||224||Echoes: Shadows of Valentia||396|
Rinea's name may be based on Linea, a feminine name of Scandinavian derivation, and its meaning is "lime" or "linden tree". It may also be based on the Scandinavian female name "Linnea" which is a flower.
- Despite being classed as a Witch Rinea's battle model bears more resemblance to the Vestal class.
- Rinea's Prayer Ring only truly grants her the Recovery skill. In order to activate the Miracle skill, she needs to have an actual Luck stat.
- Rinea placed 76th on Choose Your Legends Round 2 and was the 6th most popular Echoes character.
- Rinea placed 56th on Choose Your Legends Round 3 and was the 2nd most popular Echoes character.
- In both CYL polls, she was the most popular character not to be in Heroes at that point.
- Rinea is the first character to appear as an auxiliary character in Heroes, appearing in both Fallen Berkut's Special Attack still and during a Special Attack in her witch form.
- Rinea shares her English voice actress, Dorothy Elias Fahn, with Three Houses' Mercedes.
- Rinea is one of only two enemies in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia to have a Bond Support, the other being her fiancé Berkut.
- See main article: Rinea/Gallery.