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Adrestia

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Adrestian Empire

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Map of Fódlan from Three Houses c. 1180. Adrestia is marked in red.

Capital

Enbarr

Demonym

Adrestian

Government
  • Monarchy (1 - 1171, 1180 - 1186)
  • Oligarchy (1171 - 1180)
  • Meritocracy (1186 onward) (Crimson Flower route only)
Continent

Fódlan

The Adrestian Empire (Japanese: アドラステア帝国 Empire of Adrastea), alternately referred to simply as Adrestia (pronounced: /əˈdɹɛstiə/[key]; Japanese: アドラステア Adrastea), is an empire spanning the southern half of Fódlan in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The Empire once held dominion over all of Fódlan, but has significantly decayed in influence over the millennium of its existence.

Geography


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The Adrestian Empire currently spans the southern half of Fódlan. To the east, its border with the Leicester Alliance lies along the Airmid River.

History

Origins

The Adrestian Empire was founded in Imperial Year 1 by Wilhelm Paul Hresvelg with the support of Saint Seiros. In 32, Emperor Wilhelm I raised an army to unite Fódlan under the Adrestian banner and oppose the King of Liberation, Nemesis, in a conflict known as the War of Heroes; the Empire emerged victorious in 91 with the death of Nemesis at Seiros' hands, and brought a formal end to the War of Heroes in 98 with the passing of Emperor Lycaon I.

Fragmentation of the Empire

In 721, the seabound nation of Dagda invaded Adrestia with support from the Brigid Archipelago. The Empire counterinvaded Brigid in 728, conquered it, and made it into a vassal state. Adrestia moved on to Dagda in 731, but was repelled. In 747, a man named Loog led the northern half of Adrestia in rebellion in the War of the Eagle and Lion. Loog emerged victorious, and with the support of the Church of Seiros founded the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus in 751. The eastern Leicester region of Adrestia later revolted in 801, and Faerghus occupied and annexed it; 80 years later, Leicester would launch its own movement for independence, leading to the foundation of the Leicester Alliance in 901. In 961, Adrestia supported Leicester in repelling an invasion from the eastern nation of Almyra; this led to the international effort to construct Fódlan's Locket in 1101 to defend Fódlan's eastern border.

Modern history and reunification of Fódlan

During his reign, Emperor Ionius IX attempted to consolidate power in the Empire. House Hrym responded by revolting and attempting to defect to the Alliance with the aid of House Ordelia, in what came to be known as the Hrym Rebellion. The Empire successfully suppressed the rebellion, but the damage was done. In 1171, six great noble families - Houses Bergliez, Hevring, Varley, Vestra, Gerth, and Aegir - plus House Hrym launched a soft coup known as the Insurrection of the Seven and reduced Ionius IX to a figurehead. By this point, a cult known as "those who slither in the dark" who were descended from a band of ancient humans who were wiped out by the goddess Sothis had infiltrated the Empire. They abducted the Imperial children to use for inhuman experimentation in order to implant someone with the Crest of Flames so they could wield the Sword of the Creator; Ionius IX's ninth child, Edelgard, was the sole survivor and successful test subject.

Late in 1180, Edelgard secretly traveled to Enbarr and convinced the aging and infirm Ionius IX to abdicate, and assumed the role of Emperor from that point onward. Having come to blame the Church of Seiros for propagating Crests as the be-all and end-all of determining worth in Fódlan, Edelgard declared war on the Church and won the opening conflict in the Battle of Garreg Mach. The ultimate outcome of the war would be determined by the actions of a mercenary turned professor named Byleth.

On non-Crimson Flower routes, where Byleth either taught the Blue Lions or Golden Deer, or taught the Black Eagles and sided with the Church, by 1185 the Empire had conquered western Faerghus and driven crown prince Dimitri into exile. Byleth's reawakening decisively tipped the war against the Empire. After retaking Garreg Mach Monastery to use as a base of operations, Byleth and their allies launched a campaign against Adrestia by taking the Great Bridge of Myrddin on the Imperial-Alliance border to use as a foothold. After a brutal three-way battle between Adrestia, Faerghus, and Leicester known as the Battle at Gronder, Byleth conquered Fort Merceus as the precursor to an invasion of Enbarr itself. Edelgard was defeated and slain in the battle, and the Adrestian Empire ended with her death; its territories were annexed by either the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus (on Azure Moon) or the nascent United Kingdom of Fódlan (on Verdant Wind and Silver Snow).

On the Crimson Flower route, where Byleth chose to teach the Black Eagles and sided with Edelgard upon learning of her desire to overthrow the Church, the Empire was locked in a bitter stalemate for five years with Faerghus and the Church, while Leicester remained nominally neutral. In 1185, Byleth awoke from a coma and led the Empire in battle against Leicester, defeating and annexing it within two months. After repelling a counterattack from the Church, Edelgard and Byleth launched their invasion of Faerghus and slew its king Dimitri at the Tailtean Plains at the beginning of 1186. Seiros, by this time having assumed the role of archbishop of the Church under the name Rhea, retreated to the Kingdom capital of Fhirdiad and made a last stand against Imperial forces, but Edelgard emerged victorious and reunited Fódlan under her rule. Edelgard finally reformed the Empire so that anyone with the talent and drive to succeed could ascend to power and launched a shadow war against "those who slither in the dark".

Characters from Adrestia

Character Description Appears in
 
Edelgard von Hresvelg
The princess of Adrestia, who ascends to the throne in 1180. Three Houses
 
Hubert von Vestra
Scion of House Vestra and Minister of the Imperial Household as of 1180. Three Houses
 
Ferdinand von Aegir
Scion of House Aegir. Three Houses
 
Linhardt von Hevring
Scion of House Hevring. Three Houses
 
Caspar von Bergliez
Second son of House Bergliez. Three Houses
 
Bernadetta von Varley
Scion of House Varley. Three Houses
 
Dorothea Arnault
A former songstress in the Mittelfrank Opera Company. Three Houses
 
Mercedes von Martritz
A former stepdaughter of House Bartels. Absconded to Faerghus in her youth. Three Houses
 
Hanneman von Essar
A Crest scholar who renounced his peerage and traveled to Garreg Mach to continue his studies. Three Houses
 
Manuela Casagranda
A former songstress in the Mittelfrank Opera Company and current teacher at the Officers Academy. Three Houses
 
Flayn
A mysterious girl residing at Garreg Mach Monastery, who was born in Enbarr. Three Houses
 
Jeritza von Hrym
The adopted scion of House Hrym and the fencing instructor at the Officers Academy. Three Houses
 
Constance von Nuvelle
A survivor of the fallen House Nuvelle. Currently lives in Abyss. Three Houses
 
Ludwig von Aegir
Prime Minister of Adrestia from 1171 - 1180. Three Houses
 
Fleche von Bergliez
A squire in the Imperial army. Three Houses
 
Ionius IX
Emperor of Adrestia until 1180. Three Houses
 
Ladislava
Captain of Edelgard's personal guard and general in the Imperial army. Three Houses
 
Volkhard von Arundel
Regent of the Empire and brother-in-law to Emperor Ionius IX. Three Houses
 
Cornelia Arnim
A former Imperial scholar and current court mage in Faerghus. Three Houses
 
Baron Ochs
Head of House Ochs. Three Houses
 
Monica von Ochs
Scion of House Ochs. Went missing in 1179 during her time at the Officers Academy. Three Houses
 
Randolph von Bergliez
A general in the Imperial army. Three Houses
 
Duke Gerth
Minister of Foreign Affairs. Three Houses

Etymology and other languages

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

Adrestia

From Adrestia, a Greek goddess of retribution who is often identified with Nemesis.

Japanese

アドラステア

Adrastea; from Adrasteia (or "Adrastea"), a nymph in Greek mythology who was ordered by Rhea to nurture Zeus in secret to protect him from his father Cronus. This name is related to the above.

Spanish

Adrestia

As above.

French

Adrestia

As above.

German

Adrestia

As above.

Italian

Adrestia

As above.

Korean

아드라스테아

Adrastea

Simplified Chinese

阿德剌斯忒亚

Adrastea

Traditional Chinese

阿德剌斯忒亞

Adrastea

Gallery

References

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
 
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War     / Outset of a Power Struggle  
Part II Silver Snow
 
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
 
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
 
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
 
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues   Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World    Falling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant*   Sword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak  
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth  Dividing the World    Eternal Guardian    The Face Beneath    Foreign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable  Legend of the LakeRetribution    The Secret Merchant*  The Silver Maiden  The Sleeping Sand Legend  Weathervanes of Fódlan  
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
 
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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