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Altea

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Altea

Ss fe12 guidealtea.png

Capital

Altea

Demonym

Altean

Government

Monarchy

Continent

Archanea

The Kingdom of Altea (pronounced /ɑlˈteɪə/?[1][2]; Japanese: アリティア Aritia) is a small island nation of the Archanea continent. It is situated in Archanea's central-western region, lying between Khadein on the mainland to the north and Dolhr on the large landmass to the south, and bordering Gra to the east.

Originally Altea was a minor province of Archanea, but after the War of Liberation, the hero Anri forged his own kingdom there after his defeat of Medeus. For a hundred years and through five successive kings, Altea was the home of the divine blade Falchion and revered as a force for good to protect the land from the threat of dragons. Its final king was Marth.

History

Altea's landscape, with the capital palace across the lake.

Originally little more than a rural region of Archanea with a few villages, the Altea region was the birthplace of Anri, a peasant turned hero. The errant Princess Artemis of Archanea fled to the region to take refuge from her country's domination at the hands of the Dolhr empire, where she and Anri met. Guided by the White Sage Gotoh, Anri departed for the Ice Dragon Temple to claim the Falchion and use it to slay Medeus and end the war. Afterward, he founded the Kingdom of Altea in the year 500 and became its first king.

After Anri's death, an inheritance dispute caused the kingdom to split in two: the eastern half of the island was formed into the separate Kingdom of Gra, which later became a close ally of Altea. Anri's successor was his brother Marcelus, from whom all subsequent Altean kings are descended; Marcelus's heir was his son Marius, who in turn was succeeded by his own son, Cornelius.

One hundred years passed before the onset of the War of Shadows in the year 600, marked by the revival of Medeus and the restoration of the Dolhr Empire several years previously. The then king of Altea, Cornelius, departed with the Falchion to fulfill his destiny as Anri's heir, but was killed upon the sudden betrayal of Gra. From there, Dolhr and Gra forces laid siege to Altea itself, killing Queen Liza, capturing Princess Elice and forcing Prince Marth into exile in Talys. Three years later, Marth departed for Aurelis with a retinue of knights, allying with it and the remnants of Archanea to form a resistance army which eventually reclaimed Altea and toppled Dolhr's grip on the world.

Three years later, while Marth was deployed in Grust and Macedon to investigate and dispel alleged uprisings, the Archanean army under the command of Emperor Hardin invaded and conquered Altea, sparking the War of Heroes. After a lengthy detour to the Ice Dragon Temple as his ancestor did, Marth returned to Altea and reclaimed it for the second time.

After the War of Heroes, Marth briefly became the king of Altea, but with the heirs of the other kingdoms surrendering their nations to his rule, Altea was merged with all of them into the United Kingdom of Archanea. Altea itself came under the protection of a newly-formed elite brigade of Temple Knights.[3]

Notable locations in Altea

Sera

A small Altean village, where Kris hails from. It is located near a mountain, and across this mountain Sera is neighbored by another village, where Norne came from.[4]

Characters from Altea

Character Description Appears in
N/A
Anri
Founder of the Kingdom of Altea, wielder of Falchion and slayer of Medeus. N/A
N/A
Cornelius
King of Altea at the onset of the War of Shadows, who died in its earliest battles. N/A
N/A
Liza
Cornelius's wife. Died at the hands of Morzas in the fall of the Altea castle. N/A
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Marth
Prince of Altea; prides his friends. He led the League's army to defeat Medeus in the last war. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait elice fe12.png
Elice
Princess of Altea and Marth's elder sister. Kind and strong. She was kidnapped in the last war. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Malledus
Advisor and tactician in the service of Altea. Guides Marth in the War of Shadows. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon
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Jagen
Marth's trusted advisor; very strict. He served as knight commander in the War of Shadows. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait frey fe12.png
Frey
Knight of Altea; willing to sacrifice himself. He aided Marth's escape in the last war. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait abel fe12.png
Abel
Former Altean knight, nicknamed "Black Panther". Cain's partner in the previous war. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Cain
Knight of Altea, nicknamed "Great Bull". Abel's partner during the War of Shadows. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Draug
Knight of Altea, known for his rigid defense. He served as Altea's shield in the last war. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Gordin
Archer of Altea; a little timid. In the last war, he escaped to Talys along with Marth. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait norne fe12.png
Norne
A volunteer soldier from Altea. Despite only being a villager, she aided Marth in the previous war. Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait arran fe12.png
Arran
Commander of the Altean knights, afflicted by illness. Originally a wandering paladin. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait samson fe12.png
Samson
A wandering hero who acts according to his own beliefs. Protected a village in the last war. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem
Portrait katarina fe12.png
Katarina
Member of the 7th platoon of Altean knights. An aspiring tactician who assists her platoon. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Kris
A youth from Sera village in Altea. Knocked on Altea's gate to become a knight. New Mystery of the Emblem
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Roderick
Member of the 7th platoon of Altean knights. Usually calm, but lately bothered by Luke. Mystery of the Emblem, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Luke
Member of the 7th platoon of Altean knights. Rash and stubborn, he is a nuisance to Roderick. Mystery of the Emblem, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Cecil
Member of Altea's 7th Platoon. Hates losing and often gets into fights. Mystery of the Emblem, New Mystery of the Emblem
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Raian
Archer in the 7th platoon of Altean knights. Timid, just like his elder brother Gordin. Mystery of the Emblem, New Mystery of the Emblem

Trivia

  • Altea's coat of arms is present on Marth's cape in Fire Emblem Warriors, similarly to how the Archanean coat of arms is on Marth's cape in the Super Smash Bros. series.
  • Altea's pronunciation was /ɑlˈtiə/? in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but its pronunciation was changed to /ɑlˈteɪə/? from Heroes onward.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Altea
• Aritia
• This name is used from Shadow Dragon onward, as well as the Super Smash Bros. series. Possibly derived from althaea, a flower genus which includes the flower alcea, or hollyhock, which was part of the official seal of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
• Used exclusively in the Mystery of the Emblem anime's English dub. A straight romanization of the Japanese name.
Japanese アリティア Officially romanized as Aritia.
Spanish Altea As above.
French Altea As above.
German Altea As above.
Italian Altea As above.

References

  1. Gordin in Fire Emblem Heroes
  2. Fire Emblem Warriors dialogue
  3. "Ryan stayed in Altea and joined the Temple Knights. Though young, he did his absolute best as a knight." - Ryan's ending, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
  4. "Kris: So that's what happened. At that time, I was still studying day and night back in my village...
    Norne: What village might that be, Kris?
    Kris: Sera. It's fairly small.
    Norne: Huh, Sera village? You mean the one just over the mountain from my own village?
    " - Kris and Norne, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEllereanEstFeenaGordinJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLukeMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRaianRickardRoderickRosheaSamsonSamtoSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 BoahCamusGotohJagenKing AurelisLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelMage DragonMedeusNehringRuckeSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire Emblem/Binding ShieldFortifyGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Slave Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Vice • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name charts (Book 1Book 2) • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisCartasCorneliusIoteKing of AurelisLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • E: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEllereanEstEtzelFeenaFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJulianKatarinaKrisLeidenLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaRaianRaddRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaSamsonSamtoSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters BoahCamusGotohJagenKing AurelisLangLorenz
Bosses AthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEllereanEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuckeSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds • P7: The Final Test • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Vice • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Depths of the Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Final: Light and ShadowBonus chapters
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline