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Artwork of Almedha from Radiant Dawn.

The mother of King Pelleas, and former concubine of Ashnard. She was separated from her son when he was an infant, and spent her life searching for him. She is a very doting mother.




Laguz (black dragon)



  • Princess of Goldoa
  • Queen Mother of Daein


But...Mother will always protect you, Pelleas. I will never leave you, not for one moment. When you seek kind words or good advice, you must come to me, and no one else.
— Almedha

Almedha (Japanese: アムリタ Amrita) is a former concubine to King Ashnard of Daein, and the mother of his only child. Though their relationship was brief, her involvement with Ashnard was responsible for a series of tragedies which played a key role in the Mad King's War. Three years after that war's end, she was part of the war to liberate Daein from Begnion control, as the queen mother and a close confidante to Ashnard's successor, Prince Pelleas.


The Mad King's wife

Almedha was born as one of the three known children of Dheginsea, the long-lived black dragon king of Goldoa. She did not agree with her father's strict policy against any Goldoan using their dragon powers for the purposes of war, so she left Goldoa alone.[2] Her journey eventually took her to Daein, where she met the young prince Ashnard. Although the two never actually felt love for each other, there was nonetheless a very strong, passionate attraction between the two, and while the two never formalized their relationship with a marriage, Almedha later reflected that she felt that Ashnard had relations with no other woman and that she was the only one he would ever call his wife.[3] She was privy to Ashnard's plan to seize control of Daein through a blood pact, and was present in the final moments of the plan when Ashnard killed his father and ended the pact's curse.[4]

The relationship between Ashnard and Almedha revolved entirely around Ashnard's hunger for power: Ashnard desired Almedha for her sheer power as a black dragon, but after getting her pregnant, she lost her powers and became completely useless to Ashnard. Following the birth of their child, Ashnard became obsessed with the boy out of hope that he possessed great power, but he soon proved to have no special abilities to speak of. Ashnard used his son to bait Almedha's brother, Rajaion, to Daein, who he turned into a Feral One and forced into service as his "wyvern" steed. Ashnard then abandoned the child entirely, denying Almedha the opportunity to raise him, and resulting in the end of their relationship. After this, the two never met each other again.[3] For over twenty years after this, Almedha searched for her son but never found him.

With Pelleas

Using a sending stone, Almedha begs Kurthnaga to help her save Pelleas from the blood pact.

Three years after the Mad King's War, Almedha was drawn into Izuka's plots to install a puppet ruler as the king of Daein for the purposes of the Begnion senate. Izuka introduced her to Pelleas, her alleged son with Ashnard, and through her sheer desperation to see her son again she instantly believed in Izuka's claims and became heavily attached to him as his mother.[5] Along with Izuka, Almedha became a close confidant to Pelleas as he worked to raise a liberation army to take back Daein from the control of the Begnion garrison, and hid away with him in the ruins of the Desert of Death as they withstood a Begnion siege under the protection of Tauroneo, Jill, and Zihark. She was present when Micaiah and the Dawn Brigade arrived, defeated the Begnion forces, and met with Pelleas for the first time, and during this time she was also briefly reunited with her brother, Kurthnaga, who had been traveling with Micaiah in the guise of a simple pilgrim. Although Kurth left the party shortly after to return to Goldoa, owing to his discomfort with war, he left Almedha a sending stone to use to contact him if she ever needed his help.[6]

Almedha continued to travel with and advise her son through the war with Begnion, and continued to stay by his side after his coronation, insisting that both Izuka and the Black Knight had been abducted to harm Pelleas and that she would protect him from his enemies.[7] She was present with Pelleas when he commanded Micaiah to lead the Daein army to assist Begnion in their war with the Laguz Alliance, and after the Daein army failed to win one of its battles with them, she inadvertently witnessed Lekain threatening Pelleas over this failure; although she could tell that Pelleas was terrified, he rebuffed her attempts to help him.[8] She realized that Pelleas had been tricked into signing a blood pact with the Begnion senate, which Lekain used to force him into the war. The following night, she used her sending stone to contact Kurthnaga, begging him to help save his son.[9]

After the battle of Castle Nox, Micaiah realized that Almedha had knowledge of blood pacts, and attempted to convince her to reveal what she knew about them. Although she refused, Pelleas convinced her to share her knowledge by telling her the only way out was to kill himself. She told them the story of how Ashnard had seized control of Daein with a blood pact, and then destroyed both the pact and his father to ensure he was not cursed himself.[4] Both Pelleas and Almedha still believed that the only way out was to kill Pelleas, to her distress, but the arrival of Kurthnaga and his reminder that Lekain could be killed instead to end it changed their outlook. Kurthnaga promised to protect Almedha and Pelleas and give them time to find Lekain to end the pact.[10]


Soon after this meeting, Micaiah led the Daein army in a final battle against the Apostle's Army to buy themselves time to save Daein. This battle resulted in the awakening of the goddesses Ashera and Yune, and in Ashera judging the world and petrifying most of the inhabitants of Tellius. Almedha survived the petrification and, after Yune recruited Ike and Micaiah's forces to help her stop Ashera, she and Pelleas accompanied Elincia and Tibarn's party, the Hawk Army, on their journey to the Tower of Guidance. However, her presence in the party caused them serious problems as she kept slowing them down.[11] Furthermore, her relationship with Pelleas became strained as he started to feel uncomfortable with her coddling him.[12] She began to feel disliked and unwanted by everyone in the army as a result, leading to a conversation between her and Elincia about her history with Ashnard.[13] She continued to keep to herself for the rest of the journey, but Reyson used a galdr to help her calm down.[14]

When the three armies reached the Tower of Guidance, they learned that Dheginsea and all of Goldoa, save for Kurthnaga, Ena, and Almedha, had sided with Ashera. Soon after this, the three were approached by Nasir, who accused Almedha of being the cause of everything that had happened, and saying that her decision to leave Goldoa had brought Tellius to the brink of destruction once before by risking dragging Goldoa into the Mad King's War, a risk only narrowly averted by Ike's victory over Ashnard.[2] As she was unable to fight, Almedha did not accompany Ike, Micaiah, and Kurthnaga into the Tower of Guidance.

During his travels to and battles inside the Tower of Guidance, Pelleas had begun to doubt that he was Almedha's real son, and his suspicions were confirmed by Izuka when they fought him. After their victory over Ashera and the reversal of her judgement, Pelleas revealed this to Almedha and, despite her insistence, apologized to her for deceiving her, and thanked her for showing him what it was like to have a mother.[15] Pelleas gave Almedha a hint to the identity of the man he believed to be her true son: Soren, Ike's tactician. Almedha had a brief meeting with Soren as the various allies of Ike and Micaiah parted ways, and while she did not reveal herself to be his mother, she was proud to see what he had become.[16]

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Although she is a major character, Almedha never appears in gameplay.


Although Kurthnaga describes Almedha as having been brave and resilient in her youth,[17] her experiences of loss and powerlessness over the decades had dramatically changed her into an unstable and even paranoid woman by the time Micaiah and Pelleas met her, a fact actively mocked and exploited by Izuka.[5] Having been separated from her son for decades since her parting with Ashnard, Almedha was obsessively doting and protective of Pelleas, and was willing to do anything to protect him. Even when she learned of the blood pact, Almedha was reluctant to help Pelleas and Micaiah with what she knew about their workings, since she believed it could result in Pelleas dying in an attempt to break the pact.[4]

Almedha was disrespectful and distrusting toward everybody outside of her own family out of her desire to protect Pelleas, even if Pelleas himself vouched for them, and believed that enemy forces constantly conspired to put an end to Pelleas and his reign. She insisted that she was the only person Pelleas could rely upon for anything.[7] This may reflect how Almedha believes that nobody truly likes or cares about her,[13] a result of her experiences ever since leaving Goldoa and how they slowly took away everything and everyone that ever mattered to her.[18] She was desperate to hang onto Pelleas above all else, having nothing else left in the world for her, and tried to deny his revelation that he was not her son.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Almedha is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Almedha
TCGCipher B20-093HN.png Queen of the Mad King, Almedha

"I was the only one he could ever call his wife. And I’m the only one who can be called the mother of his child..."
Attack: 40 Support: 20 Range: - Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Queen Mother Daein Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
My Dearest Son: [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip one bond card] Choose 1 "Pelleas" from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand. If the chosen card has a Deployment Cost of 1, you may deploy it rather than adding it to your hand.
Love of the Black Mother: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Send 1 non-"Pelleas" card from your hand to the Retreat Area] Draw 1 card.
Card #B20-093HN • Artist: Moyataro
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Almedha .

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The mother of King Pelleas, and
former concubine of Ashnard. She
was separated from her son when
he was an infant, and spent her
life searching for him. She is
a very doting mother.

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Etymology and other languages

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Officially romanized as Amrita on the Background website.
















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  1. "王の幼い甥御の侍従に任命される。ラジャイオンと名付けられたその子に 厳しさとそれ以上の優しさをもって接した。" — Gareth's epilogue (Japanese), Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kurthnaga: Nasir, I need to know something. Why has Goldoa sided with Goddess Ashera!? What is Father thinking? The laguz and beorc have joined together to save the petrified. Why hasn't Goldoa joined the effort?
    Nasir: As you wish. Lady Almedha... Are you aware of the fact that everything that's happening is due to your decision to leave Goldoa?
    Almedha: ...What?
    Kurthnaga: Explain, Nasir.
    Nasir: King Dheginsea forbade the dragon tribe to use our transformation for the purpose of war. Almedha, you left because you did not agree with this policy, did you not?
    Almedha: That's right.
    Nasir: Shortly after you left Goldoa, you met Ashnard in Daein and were united with him. However, your union begat a chain of tragedies. Did you know that the red dragon platoon which went in search of you was captured and turned into Feral Ones by King Ashnard?
    Almedha: I-I had no idea.
    Nasir: Ashnard needed Goldoa to get involved in his war. That's why he did everything in his power to provoke King Dheginsea. Most of you have never fought in a war, but even more than other laguz, the dragon tribe loses control once they taste battle.
    Kurthnaga: Oh...
    Nasir: Near the end of the war, we found out that Prince Rajaion could not be saved. I thought the king would surely go on a rampage. At the time, we had no idea that Lady Almedha was still alive. The king thought he'd lost not only dragon soldiers but also his children.
    Ena: ...
    Nasir: If the war had ended any later... Had Ike not killed Ashnard... Goldoa would have joined the war. And we would have started killing. We would have destroyed the Daein army, its coconspirators, everyone. We would not have stopped until the continent was ashes. Then the spirit of chaos would have spread across Tellius, awakening the goddess and destroying the dragon tribe. That was the danger we faced in the Mad King's War.
    Kurthnaga: ...
    Ena: But Ashnard was defeated. And Rajaion regained his sanity thanks to the songs of the heron clan.
    Almedha: ...Sniff... Bwuah... Sniff...
    Nasir: We escaped annihilation once. We took Prince Rajaion's body back to Goldoa. And the king did not shed a tear, nor fly into a rage. He endured his loss by himself. He endured for the sake of his last child, and for the sake of his people. Goldoa remained neutral.
    Kurthnaga: Father...
    Nasir: But now... All that effort has been wasted. The war between the Laguz Alliance and Begnion has spread through Daein and Crimea. And to top it all off, Goldoa can no longer stay neutral because of what Prince Kurthnaga has done!
    " — Kurthnaga, Nasir, Almedha, and Ena, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Elincia: Lady Almedha, you were King Ashnard's wife, correct?
    Almedha: There was never a formal wedding ceremony, so I suppose some would call me a mistress... But I was the only one he could ever call his wife. And I'm the only one who can be called the mother of his child...
    Elincia: King Pelleas.
    Almedha: Yes, Pelleas. We were separated so long... Finally having him back is the greatest gift imaginable.
    Elincia: ...Forgive me for asking, but why did King Ashnard suddenly decide to invade Crimea? I want to know why my parents died.
    Almedha: Truthfully, I don't know.
    Elincia: You were closer to him than anyone. Didn't he say anything? Did he never explain his reasons?
    Almedha: The last time I saw Ashnard was long ago, more than twenty years. I'm afraid I don't know many state secrets from after that point.
    Elincia: But, why...
    Almedha: You look so surprised. We had a falling out and ended up living separately... It happens rather a lot, I'm afraid.
    Elincia: No, it's just that... Well, you said that King Ashnard had no other wives or children... I just assumed that you had always been by his side.
    Almedha: Ha ha... There was always gossip, of course, and I hated it. But I know with absolute certainty... Ashnard had relations with no other woman. And so I said as much.
    Elincia: So he did love you, in his own way?
    Almedha: Love? Love?! Ha ha... Seriously... Ha ha ha...ha ha haa!
    Elincia: Wh-what's so funny?
    Almedha: There was no love between Ashnard and me. There was a strong mutual attraction between us, eventually resulting in a child... But all I ever was to him was a source of power. Once I became pregnant, I was useless to him. Bereft of my strength, he found my presence nothing more than an irritating distraction. After Pelleas was born, Ashnard became obsessed with the boy... But, once he realized Pelleas had no special powers... Ashnard rejected him, and used him as bait in a cruel trap for my brother...
    " — Elincia and Almedha, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Micaiah: Queen Almedha! Queen Almedha... What do you know about the blood pact? You know something, don't you? I saw the look on your face... You noticed something even before Pelleas told us about the pact. If there's something you know that we don't, please tell us!
    Almedha: I... I know nothing...
    Pelleas: Mother... Please tell the truth.
    Almedha: ...
    Pelleas: Mother, if you can't help us, then there's no hope for Daein. I guess we were right... We have no choice but to wager my life.
    Almedha: Pe-Pelleas! Wait! Just wait! I'm going to tell you something... But you mustn't tell the others. In the Begnion era, year 626, a terrible plague swept through Daein, killing over a thousand people.
    Pelleas: Yes, including nearly the entire royal family. Those who had ruled and those destined to do so–none were spared except Ashnard, who ascended the throne in the wake of it all. I've heard that tragic story for as long as I can remember.
    Almedha: That was no disease. It was the curse of a blood pact.
    Pelleas: What?!
    Almedha: It was all plotted by my husband in a bid to claim the throne of Daein. Ashnard tricked his father into signing a blood pact with a traveling wise man. Ashnard convinced the king that he was signing a contract to procure the services of the wise man, which was true, in a fashion. With the pact signed, Ashnard had the wise man invoke the curse. My husband looked on in triumph as the royal family began to wither. The power of the curse killed every royal in line for the throne. It was brilliant. With no one to block his way to the throne, Ashnard executed his master stroke. He killed his father and took the crown from his head. What's important is that, after killing his father, Ashnard was not cursed himself.
    Micaiah: He broke the pact's curse?
    Almedha: In order to break the curse of the blood pact, two conditions must be met. The destruction of the document itself, and the death of the one bound to it. Either condition by itself is not enough. I watched it happen. Ashnard killed his father, then tore apart the pact. And before my eyes, the mark of the pact faded from the dead king's arm.
    Pelleas: The destruction of the document, and the death of the one bound...
    Micaiah: How could you, Almedha? How could you not tell us? You knew all along–
    Almedha: Because I was terrified! I knew that once you found out the truth, you would butcher my dear son to save your doomed country! I would rather watch all of Daein perish than lose my Pelleas...
    Pelleas: Mother... Thank you. Thank you for telling us. It makes my decision much easier. I will save Daein...
    Almedha: No! I won't let you die! You are all I have left in this world, Pelleas! If you only knew how much I've sacrificed for you... I never should have said anything. I can't bear to lose you again, Pelleas... Please don't die.
    Pelleas: I'm sorry, Mother. My mind is made up. This has to happen.
    Almedha: Then I shall die as well! I will take my own life, if necessary!
    " — Almedha, Pelleas, and Micaiah, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Izuka: Oh, princeling boy, how completely I've fooled you... You are not King Ashnard's son. All I did was look for a boy that could pass for the king's son.
    Pelleas: But... Mother said... She said she was certain that I was her child!
    Izuka: Ah yes, Lady Almedha, paragon of sanity! She is certainly fit to identify a boy she hasn't seen in fifteen years. She was so desperate to have her son again that she would have believed anything I told her.
    Pelleas: No... No! Stop it! Stop talking!
    " — Izuka and Pelleas, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  6. "Kurth: So, you're staying, then?
    Almedha: I appreciate your concern. However, I–
    Kurth: You can't leave Prince Pelleas's side. Is that not so?
    Almedha: That's right.
    Kurth: Then take this, at least.
    Almedha: A sending stone?
    Kurth: Do you remember how to use one?
    Almedha: Of course I remember how to use one. But it's such a precious gift... Are you sure about this? Thank you, Kurth.
    ???: Kurth! Where are you?
    Almedha: I must go now.
    Kurth: Please, remain safe.
    Almedha: You as well.
    " — Kurth, Almedha, and Micaiah, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Micaiah: You called for me, Your Majesty?
    Pelleas: It is nice to see you, Micaiah. You remain Daein's goddess of victory. But I never see your face around here anymore. Are you busy in town?
    Micaiah: Your Majesty. My room in the castle is much too lavish for my taste. I'd rather be in town helping with the reconstruction. It's good work, and it makes me happy to help our people.
    Almedha: How precious. Still obsessed with garnering the adoration of peasants, are we? Aren't you past that yet, my dear?
    Pelleas: Mother, please stop. Micaiah is my dear friend. She is the only person I have to turn to for a kind word now that Izuka and the Black Knight have both left Daein. They mysteriously disappeared on the day of my coronation... Do you think they'll ever return?
    Almedha: I'm quite sure that they were both kidnapped by those who wish harm upon you, my beloved son! Those mongrels intend to throw the country into chaos by holding Daein's leaders hostage. But...Mother will always protect you, Pelleas. I will never leave you, not for one moment. When you seek kind words or good advice, you must come to me, and no one else.
    Pelleas: I understand, Mother.
    Almedha: The royal blood of Daein runs through your veins. Do not be afraid of your heritage. Reign over your people as a king. Whatever popularity that girl might garner from the peasants is of little consequence. She is your obedient subject, after all. Now, give her your orders.
    " — Micaiah, Pelleas, and Almedha, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  8. "Pelleas: What? Micaiah failed to eradicate the Laguz Alliance?! No!
    Lekain: Hmm, this looks bad, King Pelleas. Is this how the people of Daein repay Begnion for all the kindness it has offered them? I'm afraid Daein and the senate's friendly relationship stops here.
    Pelleas: P-please, wait! Give me one more chance, I beg of you!
    Lekain: Well, well... Since you begged, I suppose... I will consider it.
    Pelleas: Please, just listen... Daein remains loyal to the senate. We will carry out any task given to us. Your whim is our command. Just, please give us another chance!
    Lekain: Very well. We shall overlook your failure this one time. But only once. Farewell, young king of Daein.
    Almedha: Pelleas...
    Pelleas: ...Mother!
    Almedha: That man you were speaking with... He is a senator from Begnion, correct? Duke Lekain of Gaddos, I believe? He was here before as part of the empire's inspection team. He came in Duke Persis's stead.
    Pelleas: Yes. You are quite right, Mother. That was Vice-Minister Lekain of Begnion. So you saw us together...
    Almedha: Tell Mother what happened. You look absolutely terrified. Does that man have something on you? Is he trying to hurt you? It's all right to tell your mother th--
    Pelleas: No. It's quite all right, Mother. We were talking about the future of our two countries, and how we our relations.
    Almedha: But--
    Pelleas: Please go back to your room. I shall go rest as well. I find myself very tired of late.
    Almedha: Pelleas... Wait! Oh, my son...
    " — Pelleas, Lekain, and Almedha, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  9. "Please... Please save him. Please save my son. Come save my Pelleas, I beg of you..." — Almedha, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  10. "Kurthnaga: Stop! Please, Sister. You must calm down.
    Pelleas: Sister?
    Almedha: Oh, Kurth... Don't you understand? I can't feel this way any longer!
    Kurthnaga: I do understand, Almedha... more than you realize. Everyone, as you've heard, there are two conditions to breaking the blood pact: the destruction of the physical document and the death of the pact-maker. However, it takes two parties to make a pact.
    Micaiah: Oh... I see.
    Almedha: Yes! Ashnard once told me he'd considered killing the man who created his father's blood pact instead! I didn't know why until now... This means that we could kill the senator who signed the pact instead of Pelleas!
    Micaiah: It's possible, but very difficult. We'll need not only to hunt down the senator, but find the document, with no idea where to start. Daein could be annihilated in the time it would take to look.
    Almedha: Oh, Kurth! Please, please save my Pelleas! I need your help! Help me protect Daein until we get our chance to break the blood pact! I no longer have any power of my own. You're my only hope now, little brother. Please, Kurth...
    Kurthnaga: Of course, my dear sister. That is why I came when you called me. I shall protect Daein for you and for Pelleas. So please. Put your mind at ease.
    Almedha: Oh, Kurth, thank you! I'm so sorry for everything I put you and Father through... I'm so sorry...
    " — Kurthnaga, Pelleas, Almedha, and Micaiah, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  11. "Ranulf: We have some stragglers lagging behind.
    Tibarn: You mean Almedha is slowing us down again. We have to reach the Tower of Guidance as soon as possible. We can't have her always hampering our progress.
    " — Ranulf and Tibarn, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  12. "Almedha: Pelleas, dear, how are you feeling?
    Pelleas: Mother, I'm fine. Please stop asking after my health.
    Almedha: But you're so pale, darling. You were always such a sickly little boy... You should rest a while. We can't have you exhausting yourself.
    Pelleas: No, Mother... If we stop walking now, we would slow the others.
    Almedha: Never mind them, sweetheart, they can wait. You should take a nice rest under that tree. Son, remember that you are a scion of both Daein's and Goldoa's royal families! You are more important than any of these peasants! The others can certainly wait for you; don't spare a single thought for them.
    Pelleas: L-let go of me! Leave me alone! Haah! Mother!
    Almedha: Pelleas...
    Pelleas: I'm sorry, Mother. I...
    Almedha: Pelleas, wait! Pelleas!
    " — Almedha and Pelleas, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Elincia: Queen Almedha... You shouldn't be out here all by yourself. It's dangerous.
    Almedha: Queen Elincia.
    Elincia: I was worried when I didn't see you at supper, so I came looking for you.
    Almedha: Hmph. I didn't think anyone in this merry band cared about me. After all, my own son is trying to avoid me.
    Elincia: Don't say that. A lot of things have just happened... I'm sure Pelleas is just confused. He'll come around.
    " — Elincia and Pelleas, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  14. "Elincia: I hope Lady Almedha is all right. How is she doing?
    Tibarn: Reyson's song seems to have calmed her for now.
    Elincia: I see... What about her son? How's he feeling?
    Tibarn: He is sleeping right now. He's quite exhausted, understandably. We've been fighting one battle after another.
    Elincia: Pelleas is so fragile compared to his mother. Actually, they don't seem anything alike. That Almedha is a formidable woman.
    Tibarn: At first I doubted her claim that she was the daughter of that useless old lizard. But even I had trouble holding her down. Me! She's no ordinary beorc woman, that's for sure.
    Elincia: I agree. Lady Almedha and Prince Kurthnaga share a striking resemblance, as well. Not just their faces, but their mannerisms, too.
    Tibarn: Is that how beorc spot blood relations? We laguz use scent, mainly. Speaking of which, something has been bothering me about Almedha. She has no distinct scent. It's as if she is neither beorc nor laguz.
    Elincia: She actually told me something that I wanted to ask you about. She said that she lost her power when she became pregnant with King Pelleas.
    Tibarn: So the ancient songs are true...
    " — Elincia and Tibarn, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  15. "Pelleas: I'm sorry.
    Almedha: But that's... I don't believe you! Because, see, my dear, you have the mark! Wait. Don't you have a mark?
    Pelleas: No, Mother. Lady Almedha, is that the reason you thought me to be your son?
    Almedha: I...
    Pelleas: And that is the reason why Izuka chose me out of all the children at that orphanage.
    Almedha: Stop! This is impossible! You are my son. I am your mother, and I say so!
    Pelleas: Lady Almedha, your only memories of your son were of him as a baby. You yourself said so. In other words, he already had a mark, even as a child.
    Almedha: Yes, that's so. What of it?
    Pelleas: This mark–my mark, here–is called the ‘Spirits' Protection.' When I was thirteen, I chose to make a pact with the spirits.
    Almedha: What?!
    Pelleas: When I learned that you were one of the dragon clan, I began to doubt. And slowly my doubt turned to certainty. I'm sorry, Lady Almedha. I'm sorry that, though it was never my intent, I ended up deceiving you. I'm sorry, but I am not your son.
    Almedha: P-Pelleas...
    Pelleas: But still... I was happy. It was fleeting, but... I knew the feeling of a mother's love. You have my thanks.
    Almedha: I... Ah...sniff...
    " — Pelleas and Almedha, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  16. "Almedha: You are Ike, of the Greil Mercenaries?
    Ike: And you're the dowager Queen of Daein. I've heard some of what you've gone through. I'm glad you're safe.
    Almedha: Ah, indeed.
    Ike: In light of that...Can I do anything for you?
    Almedha: I think not. I think I have seen enough.
    Ike: As you wish. Well then, Lady Almedha, Prince Kurthnaga. Take care of yourselves.
    Kurthnaga: Yes. And you as well. I know we shall meet again. Are you satisfied, my sister? You wished so strongly to meet with General Ike.
    Almedha: I only did so because Pelleas said...He said that it would be wise if I were to meet with him.
    Kurthnaga: Did he say why?
    Almedha: That child, he said. It was the last gift he gave to me. He wouldn't say anything more.
    Kurthnaga: A gift? By meeting General Ike?
    Almedha: What about that beorc could possibly be...wait... Ah! Wait! Wait, stop a moment!
    Kurthnaga: Sister!
    Soren: Yes? You needed something?
    Almedha: You are...What is your name?
    Soren: Soren.
    Almedha: I-I see. That...that is a fine name.
    Soren: Thank you...?
    Almedha: You're welcome.
    Soren: Is that all?
    Almedha: Ah, yes, yes. Pardon me, calling out to you like that... I was confused.
    Soren: Don't let it trouble you. If you'll excuse me.
    Almedha: I don't believe it.
    Kurthnaga: That boy is the staff officer for the Greil Mercenaries. What made you call out to him like that?
    Almedha: I...
    Kurthnaga: Sister?
    Almedha: Because I have lost the power of my birthright, I thought... Maybe I wouldn't be able to...That I might not be able to recognize my own child. But when her own true son stands before her, no mother could fail to know. Oh, my son, you've lived and grown strong.
    Kurthnaga: You can't mean...Soren is your son?
    " — Almedha, Ike, Kurthnaga, and Soren, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  17. "Almedha, you are stronger than this. You were always the brave one when we were young." — Kurthnaga, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  18. "Almedha: My Pelleas... How could you leave me? I am nothing now... Nothing... Leave me alone now. Just leave me alone...
    Elincia: I'm sorry, Lady Almedha. I didn't mean to upset you.
    Almedha: Oh, Rajaion... I'm so sorry. Please forgive me...
    " — Almedha and Elincia, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  19. FE RD: Almedha Character Profile (P. 57) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 2 March 2022
  20. "Foi apenas quando ele conheceu sua mãe, Almedha, que ele descobriu a verdade!"Conheça alguns dos heróis,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
  21. "但他在和母親阿爾米達殿下相遇後,得知了自己的身世!"英雄介紹,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAmyAshuneraDanielJorgeLargoMustonNicoYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Background characters AltinaElenaGreilLanvegaLilliaLoraziehMisahaRajaionRamonSoan
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (stage 1stage 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One SurvivesE: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's ChargeE: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood ContractE: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable SinE: Rebirth (1)E: Rebirth (2)E: Rebirth (3)E: Rebirth (4)E: Rebirth (5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
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