“Prince Ephraim of Renais... The Obsidian Duessel... Two incredible trophies. Who could ask for more?”
—Beran's battle quote in The Sacred Stones.
Beran is an enemy boss character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is the boss of Chapter 10 in Ephraim's route, replacing Selena. After sending Selena back to Grado Keep, Valter entrusts Beran to hold the town against Ephraim. Valter seems to trust Beran, unlike the relationship between Caellach and Aias, where Caellach planned to kill Aias anyway. He is the Ranger class, and can be a formidable foe if one could get past his army in time. If the player defeats him, he dies and the chapter is cleared. If the turns expire, he sails away in cowardice and is never seen again. It is likely that Valter kills Beran, as suggested by a conversation between Beran and a soldier in his command after the ten turns are over.
With a solid mix of defensive stats and the added benefit of being the boss of a survival chapter, Beran will often emerge from battle unscathed. While he is nominally vulnerable to horse-slayer gear, the only horseslayers available in Ephraim's route (barring skirmishes) are lances. Thanks to his Lancereaver, he is essentially immune to effective weapons, but in turn suffers against powerful axe users with at least 11-12 attack speed, such as Duessel.
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