Yes, I saved after he died and I don't particularly care for Ewa either. Fire Emblem gives you so many characters, you can't possibly use the all. Dunno, but Black Magic seems to be worse than Light and Anima Magic. I can live without a Dark Magic user.
Is it possible to get a second whip, so I can promote Tala? She's level 18 or 19 now, so it won't take long for her to max out her level.