Laus (Japanese: ラウス Laus) is one of the marches of Lycia in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Known by its vast meadows and clear streams, it is located in the central zone of the country, next to Caelin.
In The Blazing Blade, Lord Darin allies himself with the Black Fang in an attempt to overthrow Ostia's rule and conquer Lycia. When Eliwood and Hector approach the castle in search of explanations, Darin orders his son, Erik, to launch a full attack on them, while he, on Ephidel's suggestion, leaves to invade Caelin. The people of Laus are not happy with their lord's decision, prompting one of the villages to even grant assylum to a young troubadour who is being pursued by Darin. Eventually, Erik is defeated and Darin is killed, but the Lycian League does not punish Erik and allows him to become Marquess Laus.
In The Binding Blade, Erik has betrayed the Lycian League again, this time to side with Bern. When Roy's army passes through Laus, Erik readily attacks them, but the Laus army proves to be no match, and Erik is finally killed.
All known characters from this march have military training and wield lances, swords or axes.
Characters from Laus
|Marquess of Laus and Erik's father.||Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade|
|Lord Darin's son, and later, Marquess of Laus.||The Blazing Blade, The Binding Blade|
|Commander of Laus' guard.||Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade|
|A general in charge of guarding Castle Caelin.||Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Laus||Laüs was a Greek colony on Lucania, Italy. There is little information on it, but it is known that Laus received the refugees from Sybaris after the latter was destroyed, and almost fifty years later, it took part on a battle to restore the lost city.|
|Lahus||Corruption of "Laus" likely intended to change it from sharing its name with the aforementioned location, one in proximity to European audiences.|
|Japanese||ラウス||Officially romanized as Laus.|
|Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade|