“As long as I live, as long as I am able to walk, and as long as I draw breath, I shall fight. It is my duty.”
—Renning, decided to join the fight.
Renning is a member of the Crimean Royal family, and is the younger brother of King Ramon, making him Elincia's uncle. Bastian is loyal to him and Geoffrey is his disciple. He was successor to the throne of Crimea, held by his older brother King Ramon, and was the founder and commander of the Crimean Royal Knights, but he was defeated along with the king by Daein in The Mad King's War. However, instead of being killed like Ramon, Daein turned him into their own knight, by experimenting on him with Izuka's feral elixir. He then became Bertram (ベウフォレス Beufore, Beufforres in Japanese version), one of the Four Riders of Daein. After the Crimean Liberation Army defeated him, Bastian realized Bertram was in fact Renning.
During most of Radiant Dawn, Bastian had Renning in Castle Fayre, the former desperating trying to find a cure for the latter but to no avail. Some time after Daein's liberation Bastian hired Volke to seek a cure for Renning, which lead to the eventual capture of Izuka and his detainment at Castle Fayre. Once Ashera cast her judgement upon Tellius, Bastian and Geoffrey set off with the still-crazed Renning and the fugitive Izuka to search for Reyson. After Izuka is slain, Reyson will heal Renning with the Galdr of Rebirth, and the latter can join the party in an Base Conversation at the beginning of Chapter 4-E. Geoffrey did mention that he now held Renning's old title and that he "wouldn't give it up easily". Renning then said that he "would remind him why he once held that position".
At the end of Radiant Dawn, instead of becoming king, he decided to help Queen Elincia, his niece, govern Crimea.
- Chapter 26
Stats (Easy, Normal)Edit
*Drops when defeated
Hard Mode or higherEdit
*Drops when defeated
Bertram: ...Perissssh... ...Perissssh....
- Vs. Ike
Bertram: ...Perissssh... Perissssh...
Ike: So you're Bertram, are you? Sorry, but I can't perish right now.
Bertram: ...Me... Kill...
Bertram: Kill...me... ...KILL...M-ME...
Ike: What's going on? Are you mad?
Bertram: ...Gu, gu... GUAAAA!
- Vs. Elincia
Bertram: ... ...Gu...guuoo...
- Vs. Anyone else
Bertram: ...I will eat...your ssssoul...
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- Elincia: 10%
Possessing high base stats and an SS-Rank in Swords, Renning is a more than capable Gold Knight. However, compared to other Gold Knights that the player would have trained up to the point where Renning is recruited, he is simply outshined. Titania and Kieran would outdo him in Strength, while Makalov would outspeed him easily. For these reasons, it is recommended to take one of these over Renning, though he is not an awful choice and can hold his own.
- Grim Cavalier (黒騎将 Kurokishō lit. Black Cavalry Commander)
All Crimea rejoiced at Renning's return. He chose to forego the limelight, helping the queen to keep the peace.
"Bertram" is the name of a warrior from Canto 28 of Dante Alighieri's Inferno. He is described as mad, explained by the feral potion, and serpent-like, which explains Renning's hissing when he is Bertram. Bertram is also a variation of the English name "Bartram," which means "glorious raven," likely referencing his black armor.