|“||Aum works but once, but I will use it to revive a lost comrade.||”|
Aum (Japanese: オム Om) is a powerful staff of Archanea, capable of restoring life to deceased warriors. It is usable only by women of royal lineage. Rumored by the world at large to have been lost as of the era of the War of Shadows, it had in fact located by Gharnef in the Resurrectory, a temple in Dolhr, and it was to the end of using it that Gharnef held hostage Princess Elice of Altea; she revealed this information to her brother Marth when he came to Thabes to free her. In the intervening years following the War, the staff ended up in the Dragon's Altar.
Depending on the game in question, there are between one and six candidates to wield Aum. Elice is the only one capable of using it in all appearances; Maria and Yumina can also use it in some games, after increasing their staff weapon level. Caeda, Minerva and Sheena can use it in the remakes, but must be reclassed to a staff-wielding class and gain the requisite weapon level first.
|Game||Icon||Level||Might||Weight||Hit||Crit||Range||Uses||Worth||Exp||Other effects and notes|
|Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light||--||Staff: 1*||--||--||--||--||0*||1||--||N/A||--|
|Mystery of the Emblem
|Mystery of the Emblem
|New Mystery of the Emblem||A*||--||N/A||--||--||0*||1||0||2||--|
|Game||Effect||Experience acquired by the healer|
|Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light||It revives a single dead allied unit. Usable only in Chapter 24.||0|
|Mystery of the Emblem||It revives a single dead allied unit.||58|
|Shadow Dragon||It revives a single dead allied unit. Cannot resurrect the character chosen as a decoy in the Prologue.||100|
|New Mystery of the Emblem||It revives a single dead allied unit.||100|
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, Shadow Dragon
|Treasure||Chapter 24*, chest|
Mystery of the Emblem Book 2, New Mystery of the Emblem
|Treasure||Endgame-2 Part 2/Chapter 23, chest|
- In Shadow Dragon, Aum cannot resurrect the character selected as a decoy in the Prologue; this may have been foreshadowing how, in New Mystery of the Emblem, the canon decoy (Frey) actually barely survived the decoy experience and eventually returned to serving Altea.
- Conversely, Aum can be used to revive Tiki in Shadow Dragon despite dialogue from Gotoh stating that she is not dead, only that she has returned to her slumber, if she falls in battle.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Aum||From Aum, an intonation of great importance in the practices of Hinduism and Buddhism.|
|Japanese||オム||Officially romanized as Om. An alternate transcription of "Aum".|
|Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem|
|Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon|
|Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow|