|“||Mm. Everything's in place. This Princess Eirika supposedly defeated General Glen. I wonder... If it's true, then she's a foe to be reckoned with, and no doubt. Still, there's no reason to worry. I can best her. I know it||”|
Aias appears as the primary boss of chapter 13 of Eirika's route; he makes no appearances during Ephraim's route. While Eirika makes her way to Jehanna, Caellach tasks Aias with the interception of Renais's army. Caellach warns Aias that Rausten is sending reinforcements from the north, but reassures Aias that he will take care of them. Caellach also warns that Eirika supposedly killed Glen and that she is an opponent to be reckoned with.
Despite the later assistance of the chapter's secondary boss, Pablo, Aias is unsuccessful in defeating Eirika. He is either defeated by her forces or forced to flee from reinforcements from Rausten that Caellach apparently failed to stop.
If Aias flees at the end of the chapter, Caellach implies that he had never planned on distracting Rausten's reinforcements to any effective degree. Aias appears unsurprised as Caellach then tells him he wants no connections to his past as a Jehannan mercenary. Caellach then finishes Aias off and leaves to rejoin the Grado army.
Chapter 13 (Eirika), Easy/Normal Chapter 13 (Eirika), Hard
Personality and character
Aias joined the Grado Empire at the behest of Caellach; though he has little personal investment in climbing the army's ranks. Aias appears to have heard Caellach's desire to become a king several times, but, like his lack of desire for Grado titles, does not appear to share Caellach's ambition of becoming a king. Aias's own lack of ambition may be why Caellach thought he was being held back by him and felt the need to eliminate him.
Aias is famous for apparently never losing a battle during his career as a mercenary. Because of this he is very confident on the field of battle. He is surprised if he is defeated by Eirika's forces and commends Renais's tactician.
|“||It's not over yet. Victory still hands in the balance. They key is defeated the enemy commander, but...||”|
— Aias, in The Sacred Stones.
|“||Aias: Ah... So here you are. The princess Eirika.
Aias: You're not at all what I had expected... I would test the arm that bested Glen.
— Against Eirika.
|“||Very...impressive. You've pierced the battle formations I'd perfected... No one's ever done that. Renais's tactician has earned my highest regard.||”|
— Aias, in The Sacred Stones.
|“||Rausten knights?! That means Caellach's– Curses... All troops! Retreat at once!||”|
— Aias, in The Sacred Stones, should Aias still be alive at the end of the final turn of chapter 13 (Eirika's route).
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Aias||Aias, also spelled Ajax, was a mythological Greek hero.|
|Japanese||アイアス||Aias, as above.|
- "Don't say that. You're glad you came with me, right? You know we were both sick to death of living like desert rats." — Caellach to Aias, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "The Rausten knights arrived far more quickly than I'd anticipated. But it doesn't matter, does it? Whether I won or lost? You were planning on abandoning me from the start, weren't you?" — Aias to Caellach, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "I'm honored to hear you say that. But I've no interest in the titles and trappings of Grado's Imperial Army." — Aias to Caellach, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Caellach: You're glad you came
with me, right? You know we were both sick to death of living like desert rats. I'm going to be a king one day. This war is just the beginning.
Aias: Ah... It starts again." — Caellach to Aias, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "You remember what they called me when we were mercenaries, don't you? I was never once wounded on the field of battle. Not once... My skill is not garish and loud like yours, but I've never known defeat." — Aias to Caellach, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones