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Belhalla (Japanese: バーハラ Barhara) is the capital city and seat of power of the Kingdom of Grannvale in Jugdral, situated in the nation's north-east. It was founded by Saint Heim of the Twelve Crusaders in Grann 649, as was the rest of Grannvale and its six satellite duchies. Its royal family, the Belhalla dynasty, are the descendants of Heim and the inheritors of his holy weapon, the Book of Naga. Belhalla also houses the Weissritter, an elite knight brigade which comprises the Grannvale royal guard.
In Grann 757, when the army of Grannvale set out to war with Isaach, Grannvale's Prince Kurth accompanied the army, leaving his ailing father King Azmur in Belhalla under the care of Lord Arvis of Velthomer. Kurth's murder at the war's conclusion briefly led to worries of the end of the Belhalla dynasty given Azmur's poor health and advanced age; these fears were absolved with the reappearance of Deirdre, Kurth's daughter and heiress. Arvis and Deirdre were soon married, and as such Arvis succeeded the throne after Azmur's death. Around this time, Belhalla was the site of the Battle of Belhalla, in which Arvis executed Sigurd of Chalphy and his army.
As the years passed, control of Grannvale and Belhalla fell into the hands of Julius, Arvis and Deirdre's son and vessel of Loptous, twisting Grannvale into a brutal empire. After Arvis's death, Julius took direct control of Belhalla in the final confrontation with Seliph, Sigurd's son and revolutionary leader, and it was at Belhalla that Julius fell to Seliph and Julia. With the war concluded, Seliph assumed his rightful throne as Grannvale's king, ruling from Belhalla.
Notable locations in Belhalla
Belhalla military academy
Belhalla houses a military academy, presumably of great repute given it playing hosts to nobles from other nations; it was where Sigurd, Quan and Eldigan all originally met and became close friends.
Characters from Belhalla
|The leader of the Twelve Crusaders, and the founder of both the Belhalla dynasty and Grannvale as a whole.||N/A|
|King of Grannvale as of the year Grann 757.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Prince of Grannvale, son of Azmur.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Daughter of Kurth and later Empress of Grannvale.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Former duke of Velthomer, later Emperor of Grannvale through marriage to Deirdre.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Son of Arvis and Deirdre, prince of Grannvale, and host of Loptous.||Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776|
|Daughter of Arvis and Deirdre, and princess of Grannvale.||Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776|
|Deirdre's eldest son through her first marriage to Sigurd, and the rightful crown prince - later king - of Grannvale.||Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776|
|An envoy in the service of Azmur.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Genealogy of the House of Belhalla|
|An unbroken line indicates direct descent. A dashed line (╍) indicates descent across multiple undefined generations. A double line indicates marriage and/or had children together; italics indicates the spouse from outside the family. Important relatives not directly connected with the Belhalla family are marked in gray.|
Belhalla Castle is one of the castles present in Chapter 5 and the Endgame. In the former, it is neutral throughout the entire chapter and cannot be approached or accessed through legitimate means, with the final destination of Sigurd instead being Velthomer. In the latter, its capture is the final objective of the chapter, and it is controlled by Julius and protected by Ishtar and the Deadlords.
Genealogy of the Holy War castle data (Endgame)
|Dozel||Enemy||8||--||Eight Dozel Dark Mages are deployed at the chapter's start. The remainder of the Dozel army emerges after Edda has been seized.|
|Friege||Enemy||0||--||The Friege army emerges after Dozel has been seized.|
|Velthomer||Enemy||0||--||The Velthomer army emerges after Friege has been seized.|
|Belhalla||Enemy||0||--||The first group, the Dark Mages near Friege, are deployed after Dozel has been seized. The remainder, led by Julius, are deployed once Friege has been seized.|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Belhalla||Derived from Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife of Norse mythology. The "Bel" prefix may derive from bel, "white" in many Slavic languages, or from the French belle, "beautiful".|
|Barhara||Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.|
|Japanese||バーハラ||Officially romanized as Barhara. Corruption of Valhalla, as above; normally in Japanese, Valhalla is rendered as ヴァルハラ, indicating deliberate variation on the part of the developers.|
|Spanish||Barhara||As per the Japanese name.|
Artwork of Belhalla from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.