Reyson is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the third prince of the fallen kingdom of Serenes, and one of the few Herons who survived the Serenes Massacre. Reyson is the brother of Rafiel, Leanne and the deceased Lillia, and the son of the ailing Heron King Lorazieh. As a result of the Begnion citizenry being directly responsible for the Serenes Massacre, he thus bore an antipathy for the Beorc race before encountering Ike's company.
Prior to the events of both games, Reyson has been residing in Phoenicis with his bedridden father for twenty years, after the occurrence of the Serenes Massacre.
Path of Radiance
Reyson makes his first appearance in this game after the events of Chapter 14, where he attends the assembly of the Laguz kings with Tibarn. When questioned to share his thoughts on Tibarn's acts of piracy on Begnion, he heatedly responds with the utmost abhorrence, as he expresses a desire to exact revenge on them for desecrating Serenes Forest and its inhabitants. Reyson then holds his silence as Dheginsea lectures him on vengeance being able to spark off a chain reaction of endless hatred.
Before the start of the preceding chapter, Reyson pays a visit to Naesala in Kilvas in order to demand an explanation for his recent spate of hostility towards Tibarn. Choosing to evade his questions, Naesala then attempts to appeal to his conscience by reminding him that it was him, and not Tibarn, who had watched over Reyson and Leanne in their adolescence and after the fire. After the events of the chapter reach their conclusion, Reyson is led to the area that was once the Serenes Forest by Naesala, where he expresses shock and distress over its ghastly state. Sensing that he has successfully broken through the prince's strong willpower, Naesala then seizes the opportunity to convince him into resting for the night in Duke Tanas's mansion, which is conveniently located nearby.
Reyson is greeted by Duke Tanas the following morning, where he learns, to his immense horror, that he has been sold to the duke by Naesala. Boiling with rage at Naesala's act of treachery, he then delivers a punch to Duke Tanas's nose. At the end of this chapter, Reyson escapes from the room he is held captive in, bumping into Ike by accident. Ike then offers assistance to him, to which he angrily rejects before rushing out of the mansion into the cover of Serenes Forest.
Reyson next appears in the second part of Chapter 17, where he vows to activate a certain forbidden magic to "destroy the humans utterly". He is joined by Tibarn, Janaff and Ulki in the fourth part of this chapter, where he is talked out of singing the "dirge of ruin". Reyson then spots Ike carrying someone familiar on his back, and follows his companions' lead into taking a closer look. In the resolution of this chapter, Reyson realizes that his juncture is correct, as he reunites with his long-lost sister. Apostle Sanaki later arrives in their presence, where she kneels at their feet and begs their forgiveness for her people's actions. On Leanne's urging, Reyson decides to forgive Begnion, thereafter singing the Galdr of Rebirth with Leanne to restore Serenes Forest to its former glory.
Reyson later meets Naesala in Chapter 19, where he decides to forgive him for his actions, as Naesala's actions indirectly led to the discovery and subsequent rescue of Leanne. Naesala then promptly leaves the battlefield with his troop of Ravens.
If Reyson is either not recruited or has fallen in battle, he will then visit Palmeni Temple in Chapter 22, where he discovers the room where Lillia was held captive in by Daein forces. Absolved by grief, he then convinces Ike to allow him to accompany his forces into Daein to uncover the truth behind his sister's death.
Reyson then receives news of Leanne having been kidnapped by the Black Knight in Chapter 25, and is once again reunited with her in Chapter 28, where it is revealed that Naesala has rescued her from Gritnea Tower as an act of repentance for his crimes.
After the final showdown with the Mad King Ashnard ends, it is revealed that his steed is, in actuality, a Black Dragon Laguz, Rajaion. Together with Leanne, he will then sing the Galdr of Rebirth to Rajaion, granting him some reprieve with his wife Ena in his final moments.
Reyson makes his return in this game in Chapter 3-3, where he expresses concern for Tibarn's safety after learning of Naesala's betrayal of the Laguz Alliance. He later re-appears in Chapter 3-5, where he convinces Ike into allowing him to join the Greil Mercenaries in the preceding battles.
As the Laguz Alliance later flees towards the safe confines of Gallia, they pass through the Kauku Caves in Chapter 3-8, and are stalled from further progress by Dheginsea when they accidentally trespass into the lands of Goldoa. He later grants them safe passage through his country begrudgingly when he spots Reyson in their midst, as the latter has done him an enormous favor by saving Rajaion's soul in Path of Radiance.
During the events of Chapter 3-F, Reyson collapses as the chaotic energies of Lehran's Medallion become increasingly uncontrollable. He later awakens after Yune awakens from her slumber within the medallion, and is assigned to accompany Tibarn's group on the path to the Tower of Guidance.
After the battle in Chapter 4-5 concludes, Reyson sings a dirge to appease the tormented souls of the Feral Ones, enveloping the immediate surroundings in a faint white glow. Later, on Elincia's plea, he sings the Galdr of Rebirth for Renning, whose soul has been corrupted by Izuka's Feral Drug. Upon carrying out this feat on his own, Reyson will fall "asleep with a big, contented smile on his face".
After Ashera is finally defeated, a new Laguz nation will be born, with Reyson being appointed a leader in its political arena.
|Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Characters|
|Main||Ike • Titania • Boyd • Oscar • Rhys • Shinon • Gatrie • Soren • Mia • Ilyana • Mist • Rolf • Marcia • Lethe • Mordecai • Volke • Kieran • Brom • Nephenee • Zihark • Sothe • Jill • Astrid • Makalov • Stefan • Tormod • Muarim • Devdan • Tanith • Reyson • Janaff • Ulki • Calill • Tauroneo • Ranulf • Haar • Bastian • Lucia • Geoffrey • Largo • Elincia • Ena • Nasir • Naesala • Tibarn • Giffca|
|Trial Maps||Oliver • Shiharam • Petrine • Bryce • Ashnard|
|Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Characters|
|Micaiah • Edward • Leonardo • Nolan • Laura • Sothe • Ilyana • Aran • Meg • Volug • Zihark • Tauroneo • Jill • Fiona • Tormod • Muarim • Vika • Nailah • Rafiel • Black Knight • Elincia • Marcia • Leanne • Nealuchi • Haar • Brom • Nephenee • Heather • Lucia • Lethe • Mordecai • Geoffrey • Kieran • Astrid • Makalov • Danved • Calill • Ike • Titania • Soren • Mist • Rolf • Boyd • Oscar • Shinon • Gatrie • Rhys • Mia • Ranulf • Lyre • Kyza • Reyson • Janaff • Ulki • Sigrun • Tanith • Sanaki • Skrimir • Naesala • Tibarn • Pelleas • Stefan • Oliver • Bastian • Volke • Ena • Kurthnaga • Caineghis • Giffca • Renning • Nasir • Gareth • Lehran|