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|“||Merely serving me must be the greatest pleasure man can know.||”|
— L'Arachel to Rennac in a support conversation.
L'Arachel (pronounced /ˈlɑɹəˌʃɛl/[key]; Japanese: ラーチェル Larchel) is a character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. She is the princess of Rausten and Pontifex Mansel's niece. She longs to be famous throughout Magvel, and to do this, she sets out with her vassal Dozla and her hired hand Rennac to rid the continent of monsters.
L'Arachel first appears in Chapter 4, where she, Dozla, and Rennac witness Eirika and company as they fight off the monsters in the Za'ha Woods. Seeing the action, L'Arachel wishes to engage in battle with the monsters herself, but Rennac stops her from running down the mountain. The three take a different path, and by the time they arrive on the scene, Eirika has defeated all the monsters. L'Arachel is disappointed that she was unable to show off her monster-felling capabilities, but glad that the monsters were defeated anyway. Eirika asks L'Arachel who she is, and L'Arachel begins to introduce herself when Dozla stops her, reminding her to remain anonymous (though addressing her by name). The three then ride off, with L'Arachel leading the way.
L'Arachel appears again in Chapter 9 of Eirika's route, where she and her companions are in Port Kiris. L'Arachel is occupied enjoying a sugar pastry when Eirika approaches her about a ship that would take them to Rausten. L'Arachel reports that sadly no ship will leave port for fear of being destroyed by a supposed ghost ship ruling the waters north of Magvel. Instead, she and her companions planned to head to their home through the overland route, and she suggests that Eirika do the same. L'Arachel and her companions then leave the port, though Rennac escapes from her and hides in a nearby village.
L'Arachel and Dozla are next seen in Chapter 11, where they arrive at the same building in which Eirika and her companions fight more monsters. L'Arachel was intending to spend the night in this building, but upon discovering the monsters populating it, she and Dozla take the opportunity to fight the monsters as well. If Eirika talks to L'Arachel during the battle, she will suggest that L'Arachel find a save place elsewhere, but L'Arachel insists on showing Eirika her skills in battle, and joins the party. L'Arachel can then recruit Dozla by talking to him, informing him of their company. After the battle, Eirika finally introduces herself to L'Arachel and explains her situation. L'Arachel, thinking it must be destiny, joins Eirika for the rest of the game, and rides of to share her news with Dozla.
As the journey continues and the party heads toward Jehanna, L'Arachel claims that the Knights of Rausten are on their way to aid the party. Eirika is at first confused as to how L'Arachel knows this, and L'Arachel, still hiding her identity as Rausten's Princess, claims the wind told her. Once the Knights of Rausten arrive, they address their princess by her title, and L'Arachel explains to Eirika that she traveled anonymously to seek a path of justice. Having brought troops and funds, L'Arachel continues to be a supportive influence of Eirika on her way.
In Chapter 14, L'Arachel can recruit Rennac if she talks to him during the battle. Though Rennac had been hired by the Grado Empire, L'Arachel's strong personality brings Rennac back into her company, and therefore also Eirika's. L'Arachel then participates in the search for Ismaire and Jehanna's Sacred Stone, as well as the four-nation alliance formed at the end of the chapter between Eirika of Renais, Innes of Frelia, Joshua of Jehanna and L'Arachel herself of Rausten.
After Eirika and Ephraim reunite, L'Arachel participates in the sharing of information between the twins and their companions. She comes to the conclusion that the Sacred Stones are their best option for defeating the Dark Stone, and accompanies the party to retrieve Renais's Sacred Stone. With one stone in hand, L'Arachel leads the party to Rausten, to retrieve the other remaining stone, held in the palace reliquary. Along the way, Eirika asks L'Arachel if the legends of Rausten tell of any way to shake the Demon King out of a person. L'Arachel explains that the only person to ever do so was Saint Latona, whose strong will drove the demon out of him, and that Lyon was long lost to the Demon King. After Lyon destroys the Sacred Stone of Renais, L'Arachel leads the party on to Rausten, to retrieve the last remaining stone.
L'Arachel arrives in Rausten with the rest of the party, and her uncle greets her with open arms. The group takes a night to recover from the stresses of travel, and L'Arachel invites Eirika to stay in her private quarters. That night, L'Arachel consoles Eirika about the loss of her friend, Lyon, and asks her what Lyon would want her to do if he were still alive. L'Arachel tells Eirika to think about things, and not to rush to any conclusions too quickly. The palace then falls under attack, and Eirika and her companions drive the attacking Grado army away. L'Arachel then retrieves the Sacred Stone from the palace, and bids her uncle farewell as he gives Eirika the Sacred Twins Ivaldi and Latona. The party heads out to Darkling Woods to confront the Demon King.
During the final battle, L'Arachel explains to Eirika that in order to seal the Demon King inside Rausten's Sacred Stone, they need the power of human will and desire for peace. After they successfully seal the fiend's soul away, L'Arachel tells that in order to fully defeat him, they must defeat the soulless body he left behind. Once the party is successful, L'Arachel remarks at how the actions of their ancestors have been reflected in their own, and she rides off once again with Dozla and Rennac. In the Epilogue, L'Arachel invites Eirika to join her tea club.
L'Arachel's role in Ephraim's route is very similar to her role in Eirika's, with a few changes:
- L'Arachel first appears in Ephraim's route in Chapter 10, where she warns Ephraim not to board a ship because of the phantom ship ruling the waters. She herself though, is intent on purging the seas of the ship, and runs off with Dozla and Rennac to do so.
- In the next chapter, L'Arachel and Dozla are aboard a ship without Rennac, fighting monsters. Ephraim can recruit L'Arachel, who is offended by the fact that Ephraim hasn't heard of her efforts in monster-fighting. L'Arachel can recruit Dozla. L'Arachel and Ephraim converse after the battle, and L'Arachel introduces herself as the Princess of Rausten, allying herself with Ephraim for the rest of the game.
- In Chapter 14, L'Arachel can recruit Rennac using the same tactics as in Eirika's route.
- L'Arachel converses about Lyon's fate with Ephraim instead of Eirika.
- Ephraim converses with Tana once the party reaches Rausten, rather than L'Arachel.
- In the Epilogue, L'Arachel wonders aloud what would happen if she and Ephraim were to be betrothed.
Starting stats and growth rates
Eirika's route Ephraim's route
Promotion stat gains
No matter how charming or funny her supports may be, L'Arachel is one of the worst units in the game. To put it simply, L'Arachel is simply outclassed by every magic-wielder in the game besides Ewan. Natasha joining in Chapter 5 at level 1 is already late for a staff-locked unit with low stats to join the team and L'Arachel joins even later in Chapter 11 for both routes at level 3 with very low stats for such a late recruitment. By this point in the game, characters like Artur and Moulder, and even Natasha, have been available for far longer and have likely promoted by now, meaning that they can contribute outside of support contexts and healing. Additionally, Saleh joins the next chapter in Eirika's route and four chapters after in Ephraim's one, with far better stats, weapon levels, and healing utility. Taking the time to grind L'Arachel to level 10 for promotion is pointless when you are so spoiled for choice when it comes to staff-wielders and mages.
To get from level 3 to level 10, L'Arachel needs 700 experience, which translates into at most 64 uses of Heal or 59 uses of Mend or 50 and 46 respectively if you spam L'Arachel's Torch staff on her recruitment chapter. Your reward for grinding L'Arachel to promotion is either a Mage Knight or Valkyrie. Promoting into the light magic wielding, mounted Valkyrie would be L'Arachel's best option if doing so provided the Slayer skill that Bishops automatically get upon promotion and if Valkyries did not start out with a D-rank in Light magic—though the lack of the Slayer skill, and the accompanying lack of bonus damage against the many monsters in the game, is what truly makes the Valkyrie class sub-average in terms of damage output. One may think that Ivaldi is the solution to this weakness of the Valkyrie; however, since L'Arachel takes so long to get to an S-rank with Light magic (220 uses of Lightning or 110 uses of Shine), you pose the risk of achieving an S-rank in Staves first—thus locking yourself out of an S-rank in light magic—unless you grind L'Arachel's Light magic rank and handicap yourself by not using staves with her, all while tackling the lategame chapters. The Mage Knight promotion path is essentially the same as the Valkyrie, the only difference being the type of magic each uses and the C-rank in Anima that the Mage Knight gets upon promotion. It should also be noted that neither of these promotions are exclusive to L'Arachel; If you so desire, Lute can promote into a Mage Knight and Natasha into a Valkyrie, rendering L'Arachel's promotion options potentially redundant and not worth the pain of grinding via staff spamming during the mid to lategame.
L'Arachel's best utility lies in her ability to heal and rescue drop her allies on her recruitment chapter since she does not take up a deployment slot yet, and in her ability to recruit Rennac for free. Aside from these two points, L'Arachel is better off dispensing justice from the bench.
Starting stats and growth rates
Growth rates when reclassed
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Promotion stat gains
Archer Cavalier Cleric Dark Mage Wyvern Rider Knight Mage Mercenary Myrmidon Pegasus Knight Tactician Thief Troubadour
Like all female bonus units in Awakening, L'Arachel has access to all base class and advanced class skills available to standard female units.
There are three different variations of L'Arachel available to Heroes, all of which are tied to her storyline appearance in The Sacred Stones. The normal variation of L'Arachel is one of the characters added to the game in the Fiery Resolve update, and became available for summoning by players on January 25, 2018. A Halloween variation of L'Arachel was made available on October 9, 2019 as part of the summoning event surrounding the launch of the Treat Fiends update. A young variation of L'Arachel was made available between the period of April 19, 2021 to May 19, 2021 as part of the summoning event surrounding the launch of the Childhood Encounter update, the update where this variation was added to the game.
L'Arachel: Princess of Light
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|Rising Light||★★★||150 SP|
|Growing Light||★★★★||300 SP|
|B||Renewal 1||★★★||50 SP|
|B||Renewal 2||★★★||120 SP|
|B||Renewal 3||★★★★||240 SP|
|C||Res Tactic 1||★★★||60 SP|
|C||Res Tactic 2||★★★★||120 SP|
|C||Res Tactic 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
L'Arachel: Harvest Princess
- L'Arachel: Harvest Princess is only available at 5★ rarity.
|Rally Atk/Spd||★★★★★||300 SP|
|Rally Atk/Spd+||★★★★★||400 SP|
|A||Death Blow 1||★★★★★||50 SP|
|A||Swift Sparrow 1||★★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Swift Sparrow 2||★★★★★||240 SP|
|B||Spd/Res Ruse 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|B||Spd/Res Ruse 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|B||Spd/Res Ruse 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
L'Arachel: Seeker of Justice
- L'Arachel: Seeker of Justice is only available at 5★ rarity.
|Staff of Rausten||★★★★★||400 SP|
|Windfire Balm||★★★★★||200 SP|
|Windfire Balm+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|A||Atk/Spd Push 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|A||Atk/Spd Push 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Atk/Spd Push 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
|A||Atk/Spd Push 4||★★★★★||300 SP|
|B||S/R Far Trace 1||★★★★★||60 SP|
|B||S/R Far Trace 2||★★★★★||120 SP|
|B||S/R Far Trace 3||★★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
L'Arachel is a very optimistic, energetic princess who is always trying to save anyone she sees from evil. She is very self-confident to the point of being self-centered, even labeled so by the game script in two endings. Still, she is never mean-spirited; only slightly arrogant. She strongly believes in divine forces, asserting that they bring people together on several occasions. Very strong-willed and enthusiastic, she is always ready to heal and help allies on the battlefield. As royalty, she acts very high-class and is always wary of manners, expecting great respect from others.
The princess of Rausten, L'Arachel journeys around Magvel helping out anyone she comes across and gathering fame, along with Dozla and Rennac. Her uncle Mansel is the current pontifex of Rausten, effectively its leader. Her parents died when she was at a young age fighting monsters from Darkling Woods, causing her obsession with fighting monsters. However, she remains lively despite this.
After the game's ending, L'Arachel becomes queen of Rausten.
- Main article: L'Arachel/Supports
L'Arachel, Queen of Light
She succeeded her uncle as ruler of the Rausten Theocracy several years after the war ended. She never lost her...unique perspective on life. She spent much of her rule visiting the neighboring countries.
Ephraim and L'Arachel
Ephraim and L'Arachel each returned home after the war, but L'Arachel visited Renais often. Over time, the two were wed. Their marriage threw Rausten into turmoil, but L'Arachel's self-centeredness carried the day.
L'Arachel and Innes
Stories tell of the sparks that flew between L'Arachel and Innes when they first met. As the love between them flourished, so too did the bond that united their two nations.
L'Arachel and Dozla
L'Arachel was, in time, made queen of Rausten, with Dozla at her side, as always. Later, Dozla wept like a baby when L'Arachel was wed. His emotional outburst is remembered as much as, if not more than, the ceremony itself.
Riev: "Heh heh heh. The young lady of Rausten... The more cruel and gruesome your death, the more that cur Mansel would weep, am I right? And that would make me so very, very happy."
L'Arachel: "Do you think your words will frighten me? I am the princess L’Arachel! Slaying demons is my forte! You who have sold your soul to the soulless... I grant you release from your wretched existence."
|“||I serve the powers above!||”|
— L'Arachel's SpotPass parley quote
|“||We were brought here to win!||”|
— SpotPass battle
|“||Clearly, I must accompany you.||”|
— SpotPass recruitment
|“||This will never do! I find it hard to say, but I must beg your leave...||”|
— L'Arachel's retreat quote
- Main article: L'Arachel/Quotes (Heroes)
Fire Emblem Cipher
L'Arachel is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Two of these cards' quotes and one further card's epithet are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for L'Arachel|
|Princess of Light, L'Arachel|
|"As long as the righteousness of justice fills our hearts, how can we lose?"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Valkyrie||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Identity Revealed: [Always] If this unit is in the same area as your Main Character, this unit gains +10 attack.|
"Evil must be struck down!": [Trigger] [Once per turn] When this unit's attack destroys a enemy, untap this unit.
Princess's Blessed Staff: [Support]  You may pay this skill's cost, and if you do: Choose up to two cards in your Retreat Area with the same name as your Main Character, and add them to your hand.
|Card #B11-036R(+) • Artist: daigoman|
|Beauteous Maiden of Justice, L'Arachel|
|Attack: 20||Support: 20||Range: -||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Troubadour||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Heal: [Activate]   Choose a card in your Retreat Area except "L'Arachel" and add that card to your hand.|
Latona's Protection: [Always] While any ally is battling a , that ally gains +10 attack.
Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your opponent’s attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
|Card #B11-037N • Artist: Mayo|
|"I, L'Arachel, strike in the name of righteousness, order, and Rausten!"|
|Attack: 60||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Valkyrie||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Stormcalling Pious Princess: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Draw 3 cards. Choose 2 cards from your hand, reveal them, and add them to your Deck. Once you do, shuffle your Deck.|
Glorious Ivaldi: [Activate] [Tap all other allies] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack per ally tapped as the cost of this skill.
|Card #B18-085SR(+) • Artist: Mayo|
|Princess of Rausten, L'Arachel|
|"Now, I shall purge the seas of this vile vessel of villainy!"|
|Attack: 20||Support: 20||Range: -||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Troubadour||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Heal [Activate]   Choose 1 non-"L'Arachel" card from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.|
Miracle Emblem [Support] Until the end of this combat, your opponent’s attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
|Card #B18-086N • Artist: Mayo|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on L'Arachel .
L'Arachel appears as a support spirit.
- Though L'Arachel often talks about how her mission is to smite all of the evil monsters plaguing Magvel, she can only use staves when recruited, and therefore cannot attack any monsters (or enemies at all, for that matter), until she is promoted.
- L'Arachel is the only character to have a support with Eirika but not have a paired ending with her.
- Carrie Keranen, L'Arachel's English voice actress in Heroes, also voices Gunnthrá in the same game as well as Irma in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
- Hitomi Nabatame, L'Arachel's Japanese voice actress in Heroes, also voices Catria in both Heroes and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Potentially from Rachel, derived from the Hebrew רָחֵל rakhél, meaning "ewe".
Officially romanized as Larchel.
Used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Larashel; used in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Lachel; used in Heroes and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Artwork of L'Arachel from The Sacred Stones.
Beta portrait of L'Arachel from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
L'Arachel's portrait from Fire Emblem Awakening.
Artwork of L'Arachel from Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Voice Of L'Arachel - Fire Emblem Heroes | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 25 January, 2018
- Heroes voice line
- "[Rennac] was never able to escape his service to the self-centered princess who became queen." — Rennac's normal ending, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "[Ephraim and L'Arachel's] marriage threw Rausten into turmoil, but L'Arachel's self-centeredness carried the day." — Ephraim and L'Arachel's paired ending, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Eirika: I've been curious about something, L'Arachel... Why are you so obsessed with fighting monsters?
L'Arachel: ...My parents were kind people. I would be like them if I am able. My home of Rausten is so near to Darkling Woods. We experienced many sudden raids. My parents took it upon themselves to defend our people against the monsters." — Eirika and L'Arachel's B support, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- Carrie Keranen | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 25 January, 2018
- Hitomi Nabatame | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 25 January, 2018
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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