For those unaware, The Sable Swords
To combat the theft and violence prevalent during the Fifty Years' War, the Sal Ghidos Council created an elite guard made of fifteen knights who had proven their worth on the battlefield. This group of black-clad warriors was known as the Sable Swords. It is said they perished after falling prey to a bandit's trap in Death's Gorge, but even today people report sightings of ghostly figures in black.
So as far as using The Sable Swords in story, perhaps one or more members of it did not die to the trap, and could be party members?
And as other party members go, an obvious, if perhaps too cliche, character addition is Balbanes
(Ramza's father; If he is included, I'd suggest not
as a primary character. Also, wherever Barbaneth goes, Thunder God Cid
as a young mage trained in Magic City Gariland, and ally, yet progressing towards villain as he delves deeper into his ancient tomes?Zerro
, the legendary thief of propositions? Though, his age is unknown...
And even vaguer, how about the mother or father or other relative of Rapha
, giving clues to the origin of their powers?
Something involving Simon
? Based from this snippet:
Elder of Orbonne Monaster and renowned theologian, Elder Simon is a devout member of the Church of Glabados. Although he once served as a Church inquisitor, a certain incident led to his retirement, whereupon he withdrew to the remote sanctuary of Orbonne Monastery.
Simon so eager to help Alma. Honest goodness, or something else
entirely? (What about an unforgivable act against her father in secret?
) Yay, mysteries!
Something involving Gaffgarion
He once served as a division commander in the Order of the Eastern Sky in the Fifty Years' War. But at war's end, Gaffgarion was expelled from the Order as a result of the barbarism of the methods he employed to ensure victory.
Additional villains can spring forth from the Khamja and The Church, among others.
If none of these suffice, it is not hard to imagine new characters. But, as far as the main hero of the story goes, it should be one who possesses skill in both physical and magical schools, much like Ramza. (His ample PA & MA; as well as Wish, Scream, Ultima.
And on topic of Ultima and other learn-on-hit skills, what if the main character was sort of a Blue Mage, but learns human foe skills instead? That character would be in every story battle and thus able to learn these abilities, anyway.
I hereby propose a female lead with a Blue Mage-esque skillset. (Trending with the recent upsurge of mighty heroines.
) She can even get freaky with Balbanes and give seed as to why Ramza can learn-on-hit Ultima.
Kidding! Or is it a good idea? Speak your mind, and give your own suggestions, eh?Edit
: As it turns out, Ramza and Alma's mother was a commoner.. hmm..
Zalbaag: What have you ever done to inspire my trust? The mistake was my own. Until today I had looked on you as a true brother. But your mother's common blood forever stains you common. You are not fit to bear the Beoulve name!