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Roleplay / Clark Kallen And His Merry Band

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"A reason not to kill me? That you need one shows that you're a heartless monster too. I wonder how many lives you've taken, and how many more were ruined by the taking. If you're set on murdering me, I can't really stop you. But listen to your allies. Maybe one of them has a conscience."

Clark Kallen and his Merry Band is the name of a clan and role-play located here on the Fire Emblem Arena Battle League, a Fire Emblem fan site. The story takes place on the continent of Elibe from Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, specifically in Etruria not too far from the border of the Nabata Desert. The leader of this Ragtag Bunch of Misfits is the eponymous Clark Kallen, a Crazy-Prepared mercenary whose origins are unknown. Some characters fade in and out of the story due to the nature of the RP, but most of the characters fit into one of the following categories:


  • Clark's group: the titular merry band.
    • Langras Crusaders: a small group from a world parallel to Elibe.
  • Byron's Fury: a rival band headed by Byron, Clark's former employer.
  • Etrurian Nobility: various dukes and earls that provide jobs for the mercenaries.
  • Thieves and bandits: the cause for the first few low-brow jobs.
  • Villagers: pretty much the rest of the cast.

The story picked up quite a bit of momentum as it progressed, and an expanding character base has led to the decision to grant a larger portion of the plot to Byron's group to offer a wider perspective on the story.


This role-play provides examples of:

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome:
    • Evelyn, Derran, and Jabin. There are several others, but Evelyn and Derran were notable fighters while they were involved, and Jabin was the party's main healer and had a fair bit of dialogue with Brianna.
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    • Brannan and Serena have vanished. This is particularly jarring because both were very involved in the plot at the time of their disappearance.
  • Clear My Name: Chapter Three revolves around Brannan being blamed for a rape he didn't commit.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The rationale behind Chapter Eight; Jane's answer to Clark and co wounding Byron and Brannan (for all of a day and after she'd nearly killed Clark anyway)? Burn down an entire town. Even Byron thought that she'd gone a bit overboard.
  • Genki Girl: Serena is positively brimming with energy.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Valtair is quite possibly the only person in Elibe who prefers to use his fists to any form of weaponry or magic.
  • Kid Hero: Myke, one of the strongest people in the group, is also one of the youngest, tying with Tookie at sixteen.
  • No Name Given: Myke, Lilane and Emysia are only ever referred to by first name (or nickname in Myke's case), like everyone else from Langras; their surnames are purely Word of God. Tookie has a last name, but would rather use his alias than his real name. XEQ also applies, though for other reasons.
  • Only Sane Man: Jael is the first person to call Clark out on some of his actions, though Streak shows signs of dissent.
  • Perfect Poison: Balas dies from accidentally touching a small cut on his body with a thin coating of Clark's poison on his finger.


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