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Portrait of the Abysskeeper in Three Houses.









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Three Houses

Hey, you. Listen up. I've got something to report.
— Abysskeeper's normal greeting to Byleth

Only known by his occupation, the Abysskeeper (Japanese: 番人 watchman) is a resident of the Abyss that diligently guards its entrance.


The Abysskeeper grew up in Derdriu, the capital of the Leicester Alliance.[1] At an unknown point, he left for Garreg Mach Monastery and took up a post as a sentry guarding the underground city Abyss, eventually coming to be known as the "Abysskeeper". He maintains his guard throughout Byleth's time as a teacher, and befriends a Knight of Seiros who he nicknames "Mr. Backup". The Abysskeeper continues to maintain his post throughout the war between Adrestia, Faerghus, and Leicester. On the Silver Snow and Verdant Wind routes, he discovers that Mr. Backup was killed in action during the siege of Garreg Mach, much to his sorrow, and meets Mr. Backup's older sister.[3] At the end of the war, he declares his intention to depart Abyss to get married.[4] On the Azure Moon and Crimson Flower routes, at the end of the war he declares his intention to travel the world.[5]

Fire Emblem: Three Houses


The Abysskeeper is an NPC ally found while exploring the DLC location Abyss.


The Abysskeeper during his interactions is shown to have a high opinion of himself and of his position, which he relishes doing. Despite his abrasive behavior against potential competition—in the form of "Mr. Backup", a Knight of Seiros sent by Seteth to support his job—he secretly grows to enjoy his company, enough to the point where he eventually considers him a friend and mourns his untimely demise.

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Three Houses (Academy arc)
Total results This character has 4 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 2,618

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes







Centinela del Abismo

Guard of the Abyss

(Latin America)

Guarda del abismo

Guard of the abyss; used only in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.


Garde de l'Abysse

Guard of the Abyss



Abyss Guard


Guardia dell'Abisso

Guard of the Abyss



Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Heroes.




Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese


• Guard; used in Three Houses.
• Guard; used in Choose Your Legends.



  1. 1.0 1.1 "I hear Derdriu is our next objective. Small world. That's actually where I grew up. It's a great place..." — Abysskeeper, during exploration in Azure Moon Chapter 19, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  2. RESUME | vernondew, Vernon Dew, Retrieved: December 10, 2020
  3. "Remember that battle six years ago? Oh... Um, I'm guessing you do. Anyway, remember that knight who watched over Abyss with me for a while? I've been on the hunt for his whereabouts and... I finally found out what happened to him. My no longer with us. Dead. Figured as much, but now I know for sure. I did get to meet his big sister, at least." — Abysskeeper, during exploration in Silver Snow Chapter 18/Verdant Wind Chapter 19, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  4. "On a personal note... I'm, uh, chewing on an idea. Marriage. I'm thinking of getting hitched! If I do... I may have to move up top." — Abysskeeper, during exploration in Silver Snow Chapter 21 and Verdant Wind Chapter 22, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  5. "After the dust settles, maybe I'll go on to guard other entrances in other parts of the world. I'm a dreamer, my friend. Always have been." — Abysskeeper, during exploration in Azure Moon Chapter 21 and Crimson Flower Chapter 17, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
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