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“Um... excuse me. Are you people heading to town by any chance? Our abbot is ill. He needs medicine, but Begnion soldiers are hoarding our provisions in the manor house.”
—Laura, to the Dawn Brigade
Laura (ローラ Rōra) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. She is a priestess who joins the Dawn Brigade because the Begnion Occupational Army's soldiers have stolen her Abbot's medicine, which she must get back.
As a citizen of Kisca, a town in Daein, Laura is a young priestess who lends Micaiah's group as a healer. She is the childhood friend of Aran, who can be recruited with Laura. Aran seems to care for Laura as he is always trying to help her. She is a girl of purity and devotion to the goddess Ashera. She is recruited in the beginning of Chapter 1-2. She begins as a priest. After Daein is revived, she remains in the army with Aran until Ashera delivers her judgment.
Laura is a very positive person. She also is very kind and gentle and goes to great lengths to help others wherever she can. However, Laura can become very misled, particularly when she refers to the Dawn Brigade as "bandits".
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Part 4||Endgame|
◎=Forced ○=Available □=Available for selected △=Reinforcement
Staff - D
|Item Required||Promoted Class|
|( Master Seal)||Bishop|
* Only if Staff mastery rank is at D.
Despite having one of the lowest Resistance growths for Saints, Laura has very high Magic, Skill, and Speed growths, easily capping it before she reaches her max promotion level if one put time in her, making her the more offensive counterpart to Rhys.
In the early game, Laura serves only as the Dawn Brigade's healer. If she is attacked, she will usually die in one shot. Keep her behind units just like Micaiah. You do not have much of a choice of using her—buying healing items is quite expensive, and having the ability to heal at the start of a turn and having the healed unit then go out attacking is very useful. Once she reaches her final class, Laura is competent offensively, and her growths are quite outstanding for a priest. If trained, she will turn out very powerful with a Light tome. She can also SS rank both staves and tomes as a Saint.
“To die here... If this is the will of the goddess... So be it... Farewell...everyone... F-Father...”
“Goddess... I beg thee... protect...the abbot...”
—Death quote in Part 1, Chapter 2
- Carefree Saint - Laura
Laura returned to her home's church and became a mother to many orphans, all of whom loved her gentleness.
Laura is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Laura's name is the female form of the name Laurus, which means 'Laurel'. In ancient Rome, leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name 'Laura' found its roots in the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. The name has been used since the 13th century. A famous bearer was Laura Secord (1775-1868), a Canadian heroine during the War of 1812.
- Laura, Elise, Sakura, and Azama are the only named characters who are staff-locked and cannot be recruited in chapters they appear as enemies. Laura is unique, as she is only staff-locked if the player does not promote her before when playing as Dawn Brigade.