“Stay beside me, Louise. We mustn’t get separated.”
—Pent talking to his wife.
Pent (パント Panto) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is a sage living in the Nabata Desert with his wife Louise and his teacher Athos. He is actually Count Reglay of Etruria, and a legendary Mage General of Etruria, as well as Erk's magic teacher. He is an avid scholar similar to the shaman Canas. He and Louise, his wife, are the parents of the sniper Klein and the troubadour Clarine of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. In the game, if he falls in battle, he and his wife Louise will both leave the party.
Throughout Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, Pent is portrayed as an odd noble. For most of the game he is, in fact, completely absent from his post in Etruria, absorbed in his studies and his role as Athos's student. Even more odd is his choice of wife in the sniper Louise, a woman who is neither of a high noble origin or skilled in courtly pursuits. In Louise's supports with Rebecca, it is explained that he chose her among many other women because she admitted not being a skilled dancer or singer, but she then boldly offered to protect him with her bow and arrows instead.
Pent joins the player's side after encountering Eliwood and friends in the desert whilst he searched for lost tomes and artifacts. The bandits Paul and Jasmine ambush him in an attempt to rob him, therefore Eliwood's mission becomes to protect Pent. After the chapter ends, Pent and Hawkeye lead the others to Athos. He appears in the story scenes in every subsequent chapter until he and Louise officially join in Chapter 24. In part two of the final chapter, Louise reveals to him that she is pregnant with Klein, their first child. Some time later they have a second child, Clarine. After Athos's passing, Pent takes over his teacher's research and resigns as Mage General of Etruria, which sends the local nobility into a frenzy.
While he does not appear in person, Pent is mentioned by name in Klein and Dieck's supports in The Binding Blade. Before the events of the game, he hired Dieck after he saved Klein from a lion and treated him as his own son, despite the complaints of the other nobles. It is also revealed that he and Louise are alive and well during the events of the story, apparently not concerned about Arcard and Roartz's uprising, presumably due to Pent being retired for decades already.
“Marquess of Reglay. Sole student of Archsage Athos.”
- See also: Pent/Supports
Pent is an excellent unit. As a pre-promoted Sage, he possesses superb base stats in Magic, Skill, and Speed. Though his growth rates are relatively low, typical of a pre-promote, his high bases and access to perpetual 1-2 range in conjunction with Blazing Blade's generally weak enemies make him a fantastic combatant. In addition, his high weapon ranks give him the ability to wield almost any Anima tome (with the exception of the S-rank tome Excalibur, which he can easily attain the required weapon rank for) and any Staff in the game at base; in combination with his high Magic, he makes for one of the best staff users in the game. Possessing an 11 base and 30% growth rate in Defense, his physical resilience is also surprisingly high for an offensive magic user.
Pent's main weakness comes in his relative lack of availability. By the time he joins, Erk has already had nearly a dozen chapters to contribute, and Lucius and Canas aren't far behind in terms of availability (the former two also have easy opportunity to gain experience in Lyn's tale). With that said, Pent still makes a very good addition to any team, even an already magic-heavy one.
Pent starts with an automatic A support with Louise. Their support conversations are available for viewing in Cog of Destiny, Victory or Death, and Part 2 of Light, respectively. (It should be noted that if Louise falls in battle, Pent will also leave the party, and vice-versa.)
Louise: Lord Pent!
Pent: I let my guard down... I'm sorry...
Louise: Oh, no! Lord Pent! Lord Pent!
Pent: Calm yourself, Louise...
Louise: But... But...
Pent: This is no time for tears, is it? Unless... Do you plan on the two of us dying here together?
Louise: Never! That I would never allow! You must not die, milord...
Pent: And neither should you, my wife. Lend me your shoulder, would you?
Louise: Yes, of course.
(End of chapter)
Eliwood: How is Lord Pent's condition?
Lyn: Lady Louise is escorting him home to Etruria.
Hector: I see...
Lyn: He said he would be fine and that we shouldn't worry. He's more concerned for our safety than his own.
Eliwood: Lord Pent...
Final Chapter: Light QuoteEdit
“If he has power to rival Athos, then I must test that power myself.”
—Pent's quote in the final chapter.
- Pent - Mage General and Louise - Lady of Violets
- When Athos died, Pent took over his research. To focus on his studies, Pent resigned as Mage General of Etruria. This action set the palace in an uproar, but Pent and Louise endured.
"Pent" is Greek for "five".