“I understand why you’d feel that way, but I’ve been in hiding ever since. For me, memories of you from the villa are some of my only happy ones.”
—Conrad to Celica
Conrad, also called the Masked Knight, is a playable character who appears exclusively in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. He is 21 years old.
Conrad is a Zofian prince whose mother was a Rigelian noble forced to marry Lima IV in order to secure food for her homeland. Because of his Rigelian heritage, he was despised by the Zofian queen and much of his half-siblings. Conrad was very attached to Anthiese and her mother Liprica, his only two family members who treated him with kindness during their time in the royal villa. Tragedy soon struck the Villa when a great fire erupted killing many of the Zofian royal family. Mycen, a great knight, was unable to find Conrad amidst the chaos. Anthiese was presumed to be the sole survivor of the fire.
Conrad is a very sensitive and gentle person, a trait he has had since his childhood due to being despised heavily by most of his family. Anthiese, Liprica, and his mother remain the only family he has ever had that he remembers fondly, thus being the main motivation for him to fight for her cause. Even after 10 years of separation, Conrad dearly loves his sister and her safety remains his top priority before and after joining her army.
Under his Masked Knight persona, he is much more confident and mysterious, maintaining his promise to Halcyon that he would keep his identity hidden while he assists his sister. However, after joining Celica's army, Celica feels that he is cooler and more dashing in his mask persona, causing him to wear it as a means to impress her.
After Dolth has been defeated, Conrad will join automatically after the map ends.
Personal Max StatsEdit
- See also: Conrad/Supports
Conrad is a late-joining Paladin with strong base stats, including a large 12 Resistance that not many units compare to at a base. While Conrad's 30% strength growth can be a little problematic at times at getting kills, his good 50% HP and Defense growths can help him survive the plethora of Terrors on Celica's route. Conrad is also the only base Paladin Celica acquires in her entire campaign, and comes with the Blessed Lance which makes him effective at fighting the many Terrors Celica will be fighting from his join time onward. However, due to the abundance of potential Dread Fighters in Celica's path by the time Conrad is recruited who will handle magic damage better, as well as the three potential Falcon Knights who have built in anti-Terrors effect without needing a specific weapon for such things in addition to flight, Conrad can sometimes struggle to stand out among the crowd. Despite that however, Conrad is still a very solid unit who will serve the player well in the final stretch of the game.
Echoes: Shadows of ValentiaEdit
- Post-war, Conrad put down his lance and took up a quill, beginning a long career as a civil servant. Following Mycen's retirement, he became chancellor, shepherding Valentia's prosperity for years. Despite an endless chain of suitors, he remained single all his life.
Conrad is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
The name Conrad is derived from the Proto-Germanic name Konrad, from conja meaning "bold" and rad "counsel". It was the name of a 10th-century bishop of Constance.
- Conrad addresses Celica by her real name, Anthiese.
- Conrad shares the same spell list as Nomah.
- Conrad continues wearing his mask even after his recruitment.
- According to the Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Memorial Book Valentia Accordion, Conrad is the one who gives Zeke the mask he uses when returning to Archanea as Sirius; this mask being his own, which he no longer has need for.