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'''Volke''' (フォルカ ''Foruka'', '''Volker''' in the Japanese and German version) is a playable character in ''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''.
 
'''Volke''' (フォルカ ''Foruka'', '''Volker''' in the Japanese and German version) is a playable character in ''[[Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'' and ''[[Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]''.
   
He is an assassin who has worked for multiple people, including [[Greil]], [[Ike]], [[Bastian]], and [[Izuka]]. He demands gold for whatever job he takes on, regardless of how large or small, though his reasons for amassing so much gold are unknown. ([[Elincia]] goes so far as to ask him about this in an optional conversation in ''Radiant Dawn'', but he demands an exorbitant amount of gold for an answer.) He even demands Ike to pay him when asked to show up to dinner with the group. He can apparently be reached by going to a bar and asking for a "fireman". As an assassin, Volke is willing to take any job, no matter how "dirty" it is, and once he takes a mission, he devotes himself to completing it, regardless of how long it would take. He only takes one job at a time, as shown in his support conversation with Bastian and attack conversation with [[Izuka]] in ''Radiant Dawn''.
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==Profile==
 
==Character History==
 
 
===Path of Radiance===
 
===Path of Radiance===
Volke is an assassin throughout the events of the game, but this is not revealed until late into the storyline, after he is paid the 50,000 gold that he demands of Ike upon their initial encounter. When this has happened, he reveals the truth about Ike's parents, [[Lehran's Medallion]], and the fact that he is an assassin hired by Greil to kill Greil if ever he was to go berserk again. Afterwards, Ike pays him from the 50,000 to renew Greil's contract with Ike. (But in the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', he pays Ike back 20,000 of his 50,000 gold upon encountering him.) Upon hiring Volke (upon the second time the two options: Hire or Don't Hire) for renewing Greil's contract to Ike, if the player chooses "Hire", Volke automatically [[Class change]]s into an [[assassin]].
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Volke introduces himself as an informant throughout the events of the game, witholding a report from Greil until he is paid for it, demanding of Ike 50,000 gold, while informing he be reached by going to a bar and asking for a "fireman". After he is paid the amount, he reveals that while the report was a hoax and the money was a way to see how resourceful and responsible he was, he had a secret to tell that was too great to be written down: He revealed that he was hired by Greil to kill him in case he ever went berserk again and revealing his secret to Ike when he became mature enough to hear it, as [[Lehran's Medallion|the medallion]] was responsible for his wife's death. He initially turned Greil down, recognizing it was impossible for him to accomplish the task, however, once he crippled himself, he took the job, as he had become someone his skill could handle. Afterwards, Ike pays him from the 50,000 to renew Greil's contract with Ike. (But in the sequel, ''Radiant Dawn'', he pays Ike back 20,000 of his 50,000 gold upon encountering him.) Upon hiring Volke (upon the second time the two options: Hire or Don't Hire) for renewing Greil's contract to Ike, if the player chooses "Hire", Volke automatically [[Class change]]s into an [[assassin]], as he reveals his true profession.
   
 
===Radiant Dawn===
 
===Radiant Dawn===
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==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Volke is very much a secretive and somewhat amoral character, and with a grand total of one [[support]] not much is known about him. He does not seem to have many visible loyalties, seeing as he will do anything and everything for money, even if it involves switching sides immediately after a contract is completed. However, he does show some modesty after Ike thanks him for working for him, although that could be just because Volke is not used to being thanked. He also claims to be uneasy in crowded places, preferring to be alone and in hiding. He shows no open hostility towards the laguz. For a unknown reason, he seems to hold grudge against Izuka, as he openly stated his dislike to Bastian. Furthermore he had Queen Elincia or Bastian only pay him 3000 Gold for his services, a personal discount to kill Izuka. Seeing his possible bond support in the game, it is implied that Bastian is the only person he trusts - or at least respects enough to converse with.
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An assassin who has worked for multiple people, Volke demands gold for whatever job he takes on, regardless of how large or small, though he refuses to tell his reasons for amassing so much gold, going so far as to demand an exorbitant amount of it for the answer, when asked by [[Elincia]]. Willing to take any job no matter how "dirty" it is, once he takes a mission, he devotes himself to completing it, regardless of how long it would take, though he only takes one job at a time, as shown in his support conversation with Bastian and attack conversation with [[Izuka]] in ''Radiant Dawn''. However, he does seem to hold some morals, as he seems to have a grudge against Izuka, as he openly stated his dislike to Bastian, and even charges only 3000 Gold for his services as a personal discount to kill Izuka.
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A secretive and somewhat amoral character, and with a grand total of one [[support]] not much is known about him, save that he shows no open hostility towards the laguz. He does not seem to have many visible loyalties, seeing as he will do anything and everything for money, even if it involves switching sides immediately after a contract is completed. Seeing his possible bond support in the game, it is implied that Bastian is the only person he trusts - or at least respects enough to converse with.
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However, he does show some modesty after Ike thanks him for working for him, although that could be just because Volke is not used to being thanked. He also claims to be uneasy in crowded places, preferring to be alone and in hiding, even demanding Ike to pay him when asked to show up to dinner with the group.
   
 
==In-Game==
 
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<u>After finishing his contract, Volke went back to the shadows he knew so well. He was a man of mystery to the end.</u>
 
<u>After finishing his contract, Volke went back to the shadows he knew so well. He was a man of mystery to the end.</u>
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===[[Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)|Fire Emblem Ø (Cipher)]]===
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Volke is illustrated in the trading card game ''Fire Emblem Cipher'' with the following cards:
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*{{CardLink|B03-029N}}
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*{{CardLink|B12-019R}}
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*{{CardLink|B12-020N}}
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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“You there, in the bushes. You have until the count of five to show yourself before I start throwing sharp objects. One...two...four...”
—Volke, in a C support conversation with Bastian

Volke (フォルカ Foruka, Volker in the Japanese and German version) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

Profile

Path of Radiance

Volke introduces himself as an informant throughout the events of the game, witholding a report from Greil until he is paid for it, demanding of Ike 50,000 gold, while informing he be reached by going to a bar and asking for a "fireman". After he is paid the amount, he reveals that while the report was a hoax and the money was a way to see how resourceful and responsible he was, he had a secret to tell that was too great to be written down: He revealed that he was hired by Greil to kill him in case he ever went berserk again and revealing his secret to Ike when he became mature enough to hear it, as the medallion was responsible for his wife's death. He initially turned Greil down, recognizing it was impossible for him to accomplish the task, however, once he crippled himself, he took the job, as he had become someone his skill could handle. Afterwards, Ike pays him from the 50,000 to renew Greil's contract with Ike. (But in the sequel, Radiant Dawn, he pays Ike back 20,000 of his 50,000 gold upon encountering him.) Upon hiring Volke (upon the second time the two options: Hire or Don't Hire) for renewing Greil's contract to Ike, if the player chooses "Hire", Volke automatically Class changes into an assassin, as he reveals his true profession.

Radiant Dawn

Volke appears late in the events of the game, hired by Bastian to capture Izuka. You can recruit him with Bastian or Elincia, by paying him a certain amount of gold. Most of it can be reclaimed in his Info Conversation on the next chapter. As in the end of Path of Radiance, he is an assassin. In his battle conversation with Izuka, it is revealed Volke once worked for him. He also shows some slight modesty and humility when he flusters after Ike thanks him for his services. He is, unlike in the previous game, not an important part of the overall plot.

Personality

An assassin who has worked for multiple people, Volke demands gold for whatever job he takes on, regardless of how large or small, though he refuses to tell his reasons for amassing so much gold, going so far as to demand an exorbitant amount of it for the answer, when asked by Elincia. Willing to take any job no matter how "dirty" it is, once he takes a mission, he devotes himself to completing it, regardless of how long it would take, though he only takes one job at a time, as shown in his support conversation with Bastian and attack conversation with Izuka in Radiant Dawn. However, he does seem to hold some morals, as he seems to have a grudge against Izuka, as he openly stated his dislike to Bastian, and even charges only 3000 Gold for his services as a personal discount to kill Izuka.

A secretive and somewhat amoral character, and with a grand total of one support not much is known about him, save that he shows no open hostility towards the laguz. He does not seem to have many visible loyalties, seeing as he will do anything and everything for money, even if it involves switching sides immediately after a contract is completed. Seeing his possible bond support in the game, it is implied that Bastian is the only person he trusts - or at least respects enough to converse with.

However, he does show some modesty after Ike thanks him for working for him, although that could be just because Volke is not used to being thanked. He also claims to be uneasy in crowded places, preferring to be alone and in hiding, even demanding Ike to pay him when asked to show up to dinner with the group.

In-Game

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

Recruitment

  • Chapter 10: Agree to hire him during a base conversation.

Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE9 Volke Thief Sprite ThiefFE9Wind Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
1025120131377311117
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
FE9 Steal Steal
FE9 Knife Skill Knife
Shade (FE9) Shade
-FE9knife Knife
FE9Vulnerary Vulnerary

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
65% 50% 5% 55% 65% 35% 20% 10%

Support Conversations

See also: Volke/Supports

Promotion Gains

Promotion event happens at the end of Chapter 19 (if the player selects to hire him)

Promoted Class
FE9 Volke Assassin Sprite Assassin
1 +2 +2 +1 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 +0

Death Quotes

  • Chapter 19 and before

Volke: My...apologies... It appears I can no longer accompany you. When my payment is ready, contact me. You know how to reach me, do you not?

  • Chapter 20 and after

Volke: .................. I cannot end my life in this war. It would be a useless end... My apologies... This is where our relationship ends.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Recruitment

  • Part 4: Chapter 5: Pay him 3,000G with Bastian or Elincia; Available in Chapter 5 and Endgame.

Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE10 Volke Assassin Sprite AssassinFE10Wind Wind
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResConWtMov
1352305363519262211117
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Stillness Stillness
Critical 25 Critical +25
Shove Shove
Lethality Lethality
FE10 Knife Knife - SSPeshkatz Peshkatz
Stiletto Stiletto
Silverknife Silver Knife

Growth Rates

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
50% 50% 5% 60% 65% 20% 45% 15%

Biorhythm

RD Biorhythm G

Overall

In Path of Radiance, Volke charges 50 gold per pick (which isn't bad as gold is abundant in this game). His combat is decent at best even when trained as knives are very weak so he should rarely see combat.

In Radiant Dawn, Volke joins near endgame with many different buffs to enjoy. Knives were buffed from the previous game, and with the introduction of Baselard, Volke now has a great weapon to utilize. Furthermore, he has great base stats and two good skills in Critical +25 and Lethality which make him able to consistently kill enemies in one round. In all, while many units are competing for a spot in the endgame, Volke is there to fulfill his contract if the player wishes to do so as a filler combat unit.

Quotes

Recruit Quote

Bastian recruit
Bastian: Ah, my partner in crime. How shall I convince you to move those leaden feet of yours into action? How much "convincing" will it cost?
Volke: Three thousand.
Bastian: I thought I was the jester. Considering your usual schedule of services, three thousand is negligible!
Volke: I don't like that guy. Call it a personal discount. Do you want it or not?
Bastian: Of course I shall take your discount! Do as you wish when you see him. Now get to work.
Volke: Understood.
Bastian: I almost pity old Izuka...

Elincia recruit
Elincia: Excuse me... Volke?
Volke: ...
Elincia: Um... Sir Fireman?
Volke: ...What is it?
Elincia: You seem to have some time on your hands... Would you mind helping us?
Volke: Three thousand.
Elincia: Three thousand?
Volke: ...That's what the job will cost you in gold.
Elincia: Fine. I shall pay you that amount after the battle.
Volke: Agreed. I await your order.
Elincia: Thank you. And, if I may ask...
Volke: What?
Elincia: Why do you need so much money?
Volke: One hundred thousand.
Elincia: Excuse me?
Volke: That's what it will cost you for me to answer that question. Are you prepared to pay?
Elincia: ...No.
Volke: Then let's get to work. What shall I do first?

Death Quote

“...Stupid. I wouldn't be caught dead on a worthless battlefield like this. Sorry, but this is as far as I go...”
—Volke's death quote in Radiant Dawn.

Epilogue

Man of Many Mysteries

After finishing his contract, Volke went back to the shadows he knew so well. He was a man of mystery to the end.

Fire Emblem Ø (Cipher)

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

Etymology

'Volk' means 'people' in both German and Dutch, and 'wolf' in Russian. Both meanings are possible references to his career as an assassin, as he is hired by individuals ("people"), and prefers to work alone, like a lone wolf. The Russian translation of his name could also support the theory that he is a Branded child of the Wolf Laguz that grew up in Hatari. Volke could also be a misspelling of the German word "wolke" meaning "cloud", this making sense when compared to the mysterious cloud surrounding him. It is also likely that it could be from the French word 'voler,' meaning 'steal,' which is fitting to his starting class.

Trivia

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