Despite the maps in Genealogy being gigantic, the territories of nations seem tiny, especially in maps where castles are relatively closely placed together. But Jugdral in general is supposed to be a The Dung Ages look on Fire Emblem. Territories really were relatively small compared to today's world; nation-building hasn't taken place yet! At least, at the start of the game...
The Nattsu Fujimori manga's interpretation of the Silence staff is that if the victim tries to cast magic, he can only shout random words. That makes sense, since using the Silence staff on bosses doesn't stop them from talking.
It also makes sense when compared with the Oosawa manga, where Deirdre uses Silence on Clement and completely renders him mute. The Fujimori manga is Lighter and Softer and plays lots of Jugdralian tropes for laughs, so it can get away with a more random interpretation; the Oosawa manga, on the other hand, is Darker and Edgier and plays these same tropes for massive drama, so it chooses a more literal depiction.
The first Holy War was actually only about a hundred years ago. This would explain why the Loptous Sect survived the years after the war (wasn't too long for them to die off), why some characters (Scipio) don't have Holy Blood despite being nobility, and why the power of the Crusader Weapons faded in later games (they weren't meant to last, and only still work in the game because they're not that old).
Selfina says that Finn was always cold to women, even his own wife. In-game, Finn has three predestined pairings (Lachesis, Adean, and Ayra), but he never talks to them. He is the only first generation male who never gets a conversation with a girl. He only gets predestined pairings because he can talk to his daughters.
The King of Northern Thracia and the Queen of Miletos are married. Their names are Blume and Hilda. Blume can also be translated as Broom. Together, they make up the name Broomhilda, Brynhildr, or Brumhilde.
Brigid and Edain are amongst the small few that survive the entire game, it can't be a concidence that both of them have the highest luck growth of Sigurd's army.
Also in gen 2 both of them become a mother figure to Leif and Seliph respectively.
Prince Kurth's assassination makes sense from more than just a tactical standpoint. Not only does it make it easier for Arvis to take the throne once he marries Deirdre, but if Kurth were to live, he'd be able to reveal that the mother of his child is Arvis's mother, which would ruin Manfroy's plan.
Even in The Dung Ages setting of this game, incest is still highly taboo. That being said, you can do it too, but as some conversations imply, many pairings don't end with marriage or are the result of someone being cheated on.
It might seem a bit strange at first that enemies in the second generation use fire and thunder magic almost exclusively, since wind magic is objectively better in this game. However, this actually makes sense; wind magic is the signature weapon type of Silesse, while fire and thunder magic are the signature weapons of Velthomer and Freege, respectively. Since Velthomer and Freege are territories of Grannvale, which is, of course, the main enemy in the second generation. Of course the Grannvalian army would be getting their weapons from there instead of Silesse! This is further supported by the fact that Musar (a boss in chapter 9, and the only enemy character in the second generation to use wind magic) has minor Sety holy blood, and therefore must've been born in Silesse.
How come Seliph is specialized in killing mages? Given how the cult has taken over Jugdral, he figures the best way to solve the problem is to focus on those responsible for the misery of everyone.
It's important to note that amongst the Legendary Weapon users, Seliph and Ares are essentially Paladins with Swords as their preferred weapon. Gae Bolg and Gugnir are wielded by Dragon Riders, while the Helswath is a thrown Axe. It makes tons of sense that the only close range weapons that are wielded by non-airborne units are given the strongest anti magical capabilities.
Deirdre is forbidden from meeting men for fear that she will give birth to a kid with major Lopt blood. But the fact of her existence means that either she is the first one to be given this restriction, or people in her family just cannot avoid getting married despite sequestering themselves in the Spirit Forest for generations.
In the Oosawa manga, the elder of the group wasn't too happy to see her with Sigurd but accepted Deirdre's decision to leave. Perhaps she believed that it was Deirdre's destiny and she can't go against it, or that the other Lopt blood people had been extinguished after several generations of them being hunted down. (And indeed, Manfroy tells Arvis that the persecution against Lopts is still on, and that if people learned he had Lopt blood he'd be burned at the stake.)
Also it's likely that the former people of her lineage married persons that were from the Spirit Forest village and were guaranteed to not be Lopts; Manfroy took care to make sure that, for Julius to be born, two people with minor Lopt had kids. (Them being Deirdre and Arvis, obviously.) Deirdre's mom was a sort-of special case: Cigyun's hinted to have escaped from the Spirit Forest to see the outside world, which led to her marrying Viktor/having Arvis/being cheated on/cheating with Kurth/getting preggers with Deirdre/running back to the Forest when everything blew up in her face/giving birth to Deirdre and dying.
Indeed. The specific rule is that people with Lopt blood are forbidden to have more than one child to prevent people like Manfroy from trying to use them to make a child with major Lopt blood. Cigyun ended up giving birth to two children with minor Lopt blood. She presumably told the people in the forest that she had another child, but died before she could reveal who he was, hence the specific prohibition on Deirdre's part.
How old are Azel and Arvis? Arvis is confirmed to be seven years older at the most, since he was seven when their father died. And then there's Deirdre.... Given the timeline... When Arvis was seven, his father Viktor committed suicide because he found out about Cigyun having an affair that resulted in Deirdre. Deirdre is eighteen at the start of the game. If Cigyun ran away right before or after Viktor committed suicide... then Azel would have to be older than Deirdre.
I think Azel and Deirdre are about the same age, give or take a few months.
In regards to the aftermath of Chapter 5, how did most of the female characters survive the Battle of Belhalla without being captured and enslaved by The Empire? They seem to have enough time to do their own thing in between the time skip, some survive to appear in the next game (Brigid), while others, like Lachesis, died sometime after the battle. Even then, the massive meteor strikes in a small setting should kill all of them already.
I know it sounds like a cop out, but keep in mind all that A) meteor has a pretty low hit rate, and B) the units surrounding everyone are mages with low defence. The army likely put up a fight to escape, but had to split up to avoid being caught. They never regrouped because they no longer had a leader to rally under.
There's quite the speculation about Anguilla from the Twelve Deadlords actually being a forcibly revived Tailtiu (or her little sister Ethnia, if Tailtiu was left unmarried). The lead hints are them having the same class (Tailtiu can promote into Mage Fighter, Anguilla already is one, nothing is said about Ethnia's supposed class but she probably was a Mage Fighter too), both having minor Thrud blood, andAnguilla possessing a Thoron spellbook, just like Tailtiu did when recruited. Sure, it's just speculation at the moment, but if it is true... then HOT DAMN.
In fact, going even deeper into this, what's to say all TWELVE of the Deadlords aren't the same?! Julius is not above using puppets of the past, so it could be that the player is facing the likes of Arden or Jamke or Deirdre since their all dead. Really the only one who wouldn't count would be Gallus, the Dark Bishop.
Holy Blood and abilities are taken into consideration, which was why only Tailtiu enters the possible speculation, with her only missing the Pursuit skill. Mus is a Baron and has affinity with magic AND Adept AND Pursuit, all of which Arden lacked (you can give him Pursuit with Pursuit Ring, but he misses out on other aspects). Canis did not have any Holy Blood and Nihil unlike Deirdre, who in turn did not have Pursuit and Critical. Though scarily... Jamke as Draco might look very likely, as they were probably very spot-on... even moreso than Tailtiu as Anguilla.
That last one is a bit less likely, since Thracia 776 confirms that Brigid/Eyvel becomes Draco if she isn't recruited or she dies in that game. Of course, if she doesn't, then it's entirely possible that it's really Jamke.
The Oosawa manga raises some fridge horror regarding the replacement children characters. The only way you can get them is if the mothers of the regular children go unmarried, therefore they (the regular children) don't exist in part 2. The reverse isn't necessarily true, however. Only two pairs of siblings have at least one established parent (Amid and Linda for Ethnia and Tristan and Jeanne for Eve), and even they could still theoretically exist even if the regular children are born. The question is, why are they never seen at any point? The worst part is, Larcei and Lana flat out state that they've lost friends to the Empire. Granted, this fridge horror might be lessened by the fact that some of them were supposed to appear in Thracia 776, but not by much.
Remember the Battle of Belhalla? How tragic that was? Yeah, we can make it even worse. Since Azelle was in Sigurd's army, that means Arvis almost certainlykilled his own half-brother.
If Manfroy hadn't manipulated Arvis into killing Sigurd, Julia would've never been born. Think about that: for Seliph to meet his friend/potential love interest/half-sister, his father had to die.