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Manster District

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Manster District

FE776 Thracian Peninsula.png

Capital

Leonster
(head of the coalition)

Government

Coalition of kingdoms

Continent

Jugdral

The Thracia Peninsula has two very distinct faces. The northern half is an enormous fertile savannah home to several small kingdoms.
— Opening of Chapter 8

(マンスター地方 Manster District) is the territory occupying the northern half of the Thracian Peninsula of Jugdral, to the north of Thracia and connected to Grannvale and Miletos in the east by a thin strip of land. Formerly part of the territory of Thracia itself, it is a coalition of four small allied kingdoms - Manster, Leonster, Alster and Conote - in addition to a small number of free cities. Its holdings occupy great swaths of lush and fertile land, a stark contrast to the peninsula's south; for this reason, the District's territory has been long sought by Thracia.

History

The territory comprising the Masnter District was originally part of Thracia following its foundation by the Crusaders Dain and Noba in Grann 648. Following the Tragedy of the Gáe Bolg, the Thracian throne was succeeded by Dain's son, a cruel and ill-tempered man who terrorized and suppressed the nation's people. In response, Noba's son led a coalition of Thracian dukes in revolt against Dain's son, claiming the northern half of the peninsula as their own individual nations; with Grannvale's mediatory intervention and the eventual assent of Dain's son, the territory formally seceded from Thracia and became the independent Manster District, with Noba's son founding Leonster as the coalition's leading kingdom.[1]

In the subsequent century of cold war between the Manster District and Thracia, Leonster's elite Lanze Ritter knight legion was the primary deterrent obstructing Thracia's wish to reclaim the lush northern lands of the peninsula; no matter what they tried, Thracia was incapable of advancing past them. This precarious balance shifted in Thracia's favor in 761, when under the direction of Veld of the Loptyrian Order,[2] Leonster's Prince Quan, his wife Ethlyn and half of the Lanze Ritter were assaulted and murdered by Thracia's King Travant and his Dragon Knights while attempting to cross the Yied Desert, an event known as the Yied Massacre. With the defenses of the District depleted and vulnerable, Thracia launched a full assault on the north, assaulting the city of Manster; the forces of Conote and Alster, along with what remained of Leonster, attempted to aid Manster, but the Conote army under General Raydrik turned on Leonster at the Great River of Thracia, slaying King Calf, obliterating its army and ensuring the fall of the Manster District to Thracia. Travant's hold on the peninsula's north did not last long, as the newly-christened Grannvale Empire responded to a plea for reinforcements from Alster, soundly defeating Thracia's army and forcing it to retreat.[3] The Manster District came under the rule of the Freege family, was renamed the North Kingdom of Thracia, and Duke Bloom of Freege was instated as its king; in the face of Grannvale's might, Thracia was left largely powerless.

Grannvale held power in the Manster District for thirteen years, during which time it increasingly became more brutal under the influence of Prince Julius and the Loptyrian Order, for which the District suffered. As with in other Grannvale holdings, the practice of child hunting came into practice by the allies of Grannvale in the region. Shades of rebellion flickered over the years, coming to a head when Leif, Quan's son, led a revolution army against Thracia and Freege in the year 776, uniting the scattered forces from the four kingdoms to depose Raydrik and destabilize the Grannvale hold on the District. The arrival of the rebellion led by Seliph of Chalphy, and its subsequent union with Leif's army, marked the end of the Grannvale occupation and the death of Bloom. Following the fall of Grannvale to Seliph's forces, Leif and his sister Altena unified the Manster District and Thracia into the New Kingdom of Thracia.

Notable locations in the Manster District

Leonster

Leonster as depicted in the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game
Main article: Leonster

The royal family of Leonster, one of the four kingdoms, are the bearers of the divine bloodline of Noba and the inheritors of her Gáe Bolg lance. The might of the Lanze Ritter, the elite lance knights of Leonster, was for an age the sole defense of the District against invasion from Thracia. Though the District fell partly out of the foolishness of its Prince Quan, it was the house of Leonster under its sole surviving scions, Leif and Altena, which led the revolution against Grannvaleian and Thracian oppression and assisted Seliph in the defeat of Grannvale.

Manster

Main article: Manster

One of the four kingdoms and sharing its name with the District as a whole, Manster is the southernmost kingdom and the closest to the Thracian border. Following the Conote betrayal of the other District nations, its General Raydrik was appointed Duke of Manster by Grannvale and occupied the Manster castle, until it was freed by the efforts of Leif and Ced's Magi.

Alster

Main article: Alster

Alster is one of the four kingdoms. Some time into the Grannvale occupation, its king was executed for harboring the fugitive Leif, and his daughter Miranda was taken hostage by the Loptyrian Order. Alster eventually became the Grannvale occupation's seat of power, with King Bloom ruling from its palace until assaulted by Seliph's army.

Conote

Main article: Conote

Conote is one of the four kingdoms. Under its General Raydrik, Conote betrayed the Manster District to Thracia and was a major player in the District's fall. Years later, following his defeat at Alster, Bloom retreated to Conote and launched a final stand against Seliph and Leif's united forces.

Tahra

Main article: Tahra

Tahra is a "free city" of the Manster District. During his years on the run from Grannvale and Thracia, Leif was given refuge by the ruler of Tahra, an act which would draw the ire of Grannvale and bring the city into conflict with its forces. Despite its best efforts to defend itself under the protection of Dean of Thracia and, eventually, Leif's army, in time it fell to Freege, Thracia and the Bergrosen, forcing its ruler Linoan to flee with Leif; at the behest of Prince Areone, Thracia took control of the city in an effort to protect it from the Bergrosen.

Melgln

Melgln is a fortress located on the border of the Manster District, to the south of Darna and the Yied Desert, situated in a valley of the same name. When Grannvale came to the Thracian Peninsula, Melgln Valley was the site of the battle which resulted in the defeat of Thracia and the Grannvale claim to the Manster District.[4] In the early days of Seliph's liberation army, Bloom's son Ishtore used it as a defense point to attempt to end Seliph's army before it entered Manster.

Great River of Thracia

The Great River of Thracia is the largest river of the Thracian Peninsula, running through the Manster District between Leonster and Manster and acting as a crucial resource for the north,[5] as well as a valuable strategic defense point for any army. It was at the Great River of Thracia that Conote turned on its former allies, and that King Calf and much of the Leonster army was slain in 762.[6] Over a decade later, following his reclamation of Leonster, Leif fought the Gelb Ritter at the river as his army marched toward Manster.

Gameplay

The Manster District is the subject of the second half of Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, and is almost the entire focus of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Genealogy of the Holy War castle data (Chapter 8)

Castle Data
Castle Initial state Units* Boss/guardian Notes
Alster Player (Home) 19 -- --
Leonster Leif Leif, Finn and Nanna/Janne are deployed here at the chapter's beginning.
Conote Enemy 41 Bloom Two more units are deployed in later turns: Faval/Asaello in turn 3, and Ishtar in turn 5.
Manster Enemy 0 -- The turn after Conote has been seized, Manster becomes a partner castle, Ced/Hawk set up to guard it, and six partner Civilians emerge.
Partner 7 Ced/Hawk
Meace Enemy 0 -- The Meace army is deployed after Conote has been seized.
37 Maykov


Castle facilities

Item shop Arena enemies

Name Cost
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Iron Sword 1,000
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Iron Sword 1,000
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Steel Sword 3,000
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Steel Sword 3,000
Is snes02 iron blade.png
Iron Blade 2,000
Is snes02 iron lance.png
Iron Lance 1,000
Is snes02 iron lance.png
Iron Lance 1,000
Is snes02 iron lance.png
Iron Lance 1,000
Is snes02 steel lance.png
Steel Lance 3,000
Is snes02 steel lance.png
Steel Lance 3,000
Is snes02 steel lance.png
Steel Lance 3,000
Is snes02 iron axe.png
Iron Axe 1,000
Is snes02 steel axe.png
Steel Axe 3,000
Is snes02 silver axe.png
Silver Axe 5,000
Is snes02 iron bow.png
Iron Bow 1,000
Is snes02 steel bow.png
Steel Bow 3,000
Is snes02 steel bow.png
Steel Bow 3,000
Is snes02 fire.png
Fire 3,000
Is snes02 thunder.png
Thunder 3,000
Is snes02 heal.png
Heal 5,000
Is snes02 mend.png
Mend 10,000
Is snes02 silence.png
Silence 30,000

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Manster District Widely known by this name, and used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.
Japanese マンスター地方 Officially romanized as Manster District. From Munster, one of the four traditional provinces of Ireland; the four kingdoms of the Manster District are all named for Ireland's traditional provinces, and many other prominent locations in the District are also named for Irish locations.

References

  1. "Afterwards, the one who would succeed the Thracian throne was Dain's son, but he wasn't the type of person who would make a good king. After ascending the throne, he implemented a terror policy, operated by his trusted subordinates, to suppress the masses. This resulted in Noba's son leading the marquesses to rebel, and in the end they successfully subdued the northern, fertile lands. Later, by Grannvale's mediation, the small countries to the north pushed Leonster to become the leader of the alliance, and with Thracia's permission they officially obtained independence." - Designers' notes from a Genealogy of the Holy War playing guide, as translated by Serenes Forest
  2. "Manfroy: Make sure that you kill him. If you don't, our efforts of assassinating Quan would be for nought.
    Veld: ...They still think Travant is the man responsible for Quan's death...
    Manfroy: Hahaha...pathetic fools. Thracia doesn't have the means of getting accurate information on Leonster... Taking advantage of Travant's ambitions to make Northern and Southern Thracia kill each other... Your plan has been a marvelous success.
    " - Manfroy and Veld, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  3. "However, anticipating an attack, the Kingdom of Alster had requested reinforcements from House Freege of the Grannvale Empire, and after a long time they arrived to the Thracian peninsula. However, terror came with them; namely, a group of mercenaries linked to the Loptyrians. The Thracian army had the momentum, but had to retreat in the face of House Freege’s prized Mage Knight squad’s and the mercenary squad’s offensive. Noticing he was at a terrible disadvantage, King Travant reluctantly withdrew from the Manster District. House Freege stationed itself at the north of the district, effectively turning it into a territory of the Grannvale Empire." - "Leonster's Fall"
  4. "Do you remember the battle at Melgln Valley? We lost to the Empire even with the help of both Northern and Southern Thracia." - Travant, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "With its mineral-rich water, this river was the source of prosperity for the cities in Northern Thracia." - Opening narration of Chapter 22, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  6. "August: To me, it looks like a crimson river of blood. This river has led us to prosperity, but it has also been the target of greed and selfishness. Many fierce battles have been fought here. Your grandfather, the former king of Leonster, fought and died at this river, Lord Leif.
    Leif: That's right... My grandfather died here...
    August: To be specific, he fought further downstream at the Thracian Bridge. The Leonster army collapsed after Conote's sudden betrayal, and the king fell... Lord Leif, this river has traditionally been easy to defend and difficult to conquer. The Empire will be sending in its strongest forces to maintain this defense point.
    " - August and Leif, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanRaquesisSigurdSylviaTailto
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeen/LayleaLeifLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatorCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptyrMairaNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJabarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldurBlagiCedDainFalaHeimHezulNeirNobaOdoTordoUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungBook of NagaForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptyrMjölnirMystletainnTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters P: Birth of a Crusader • 1: The Spirit Forest's Maiden • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Threshold of Fate • 6: Heirs to the Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Final: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Blagi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFreegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanze RitterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLoptyr Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOrsinPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaAreoneAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AihimanAizenauAlphanBachusBaldackBandolBaraatBluckBovisCanisCoddaCoenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakFardenFrausGomesGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMakroyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulsPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBlagi SwordBrave LanceDime ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburHoly SwordKiaLight BrandLoptyr SwordMareeta's SwordPugiRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: The Hero of the Winds • 5: Mother and Child • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Purple Dragon Mountain • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Noba • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Stronghold • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Norden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Child of Light • 21: The Liberation Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Altar of Loptyr • Final: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralManster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCaptureFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptyrians (BergrosenDeadlords) • MagiYied Massacre
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline