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Aelinore is an NPC in Dragon's Dogma.

Description

"A young princess from another land who came to wed Duke Edmun Dragonsbane. Fragile and naive, she seems to be suffering greatly under the weight of something."

Aelinore is the niece of the descendant of Leonart and the wife of Duke Edmun Dragonsbane. She is of the House of Biquard, a descendant of Godking Leonart, and is originally from Meloire.

Personality: Brave, good, kind, generous, trusting and merciful. Though a lady born into the House of Lords, Aelinore does not exhibit the overbearing pride of her peers. Instead she embodies the noble ideals to which her class should aspire.


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"Born to the House of Biquard, Aelinore can trace her family line from a cousin of Godking Leonart, the great man who once defeated the dragon and united the entire continent. Lord Biquard currently governs the lands around peaceful Meloire as mesne lord. Sharing the same bloodline as the military genius Leonart, those from the House of Biquard are blessed with a similar gift and their Meloirean soldiers are widely known as excellent fighters.

Duke Edmun, the Wyrmking and ruler of all Gransys, defeated a dragon in the same way as Godking Leonart before him. He sought to marry into the House of Biquard, yet the closest woman to Leonart in their bloodline was Aelinore. So Aelinore was sent to be Edmun’s bride though not of her own desire. She had not even seen the face of her future husband prior to the day of their wedding ceremony. The hero’s marriage was heartily welcomed by the people of Gransys. Everyone believed that it meant the birth of a successor would follow quickly after carrying on their hero’s bloodline. But there would be no reports of an impending heir to hearten the people of Gransys. Even after the exchange of their marriage vows Aelinore remained as pure and untouched as she was the day that she was delivered to Edmun. But behind the duke’s frigid demeanor a dark secret is hidden within his heart...
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―Aelinore's Tale.[1]

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Notes

  • After speaking to her two to three times in the castle garden after the player's introduction to the Duke (Come to Court), she will remove the Jester's hat from the Arisen's head as a keepsake. Players can also max out her Affinity if she is continued to be spoken to another two to four times. The proof is when speaking to her the fifth time, a charm jingle can be heard and a glowing pink aura surrounds her head.
  • If her quest line is done correctly, players can max out her Affinity after the quest Duchess In Distress without giving her any gifts or completing her escort quest.

Trivia

  • When the player first meets Aelinore, she wears a coronet and a short cape that covers her shoulders. She wears them every time she's in her garden, otherwise her hair is down and she wears no cape.
  • Aelinore's pink damask overgown is cut in a style called a sideless surcote. When this garment was popular in the 14th Century, its large side openings were nicknamed the 'Gates of Hell" by disapproving clergy. 
  • Pink and lavender are the colors of Meloire. The soldiers from Meloire who will escort Aelinore home at the end of Duchess in Distress wear pink and lavender livery.
  • It is mentioned that her marriage took place three days ago. This is the same amount of time the marriages of Romeo and Juliet and Othello and Desdemona lasted, thus a literary trope.
  • Unlike the other adult NPCs in the game, she has a unique jogging animation, where she throws her arms from side to side. This animation is also used by female children, such as Symone.
  • When the player changes the version of their game from Dragon's Dogma to Dark Arisen, the player can acquire Aelinore's outfit, the Set of Queen's Clothing, as part of a set of transfer bonuses.  It is otherwise unavailable.
  • Aelinore's theme song is "Love and Corruption ~Aelinore~" from the Dragon's Dogma: Original Soundtrack.

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Sources

  1. Dragon's Dogma characters (Capcom)