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The Kingdom of Bern (Japanese: ベルン王国 Kingdom of Bern) is one of the countries of Elibe in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Located in the east side of Elibe, and sharing borders with Sacae and Lycia, Bern is one of the two most powerful countries in the continent. It was founded by Hartmut, one of the Eight Legends, and is a monarchy. Its capital city is also called Bern.

According to the maps, Bern's most prominent geographical feature are its mountains, which surround the coast of the country. The Shrine of Seals and the Dragon Sanctuary are located there. The Shrine of Seals is where two of the Divine Weapons, Apocalypse and the Binding Blade, rest, and was also the home of Bramimond until his death, where he maintained the seal upon all the Divine Weapons.

Wyverns are native to Bern, and as such are ridden by a substantial quantity of Bern's military force. As such, all wyvern riders in the two games, recruitable or otherwise, are of Bern origin, and the majority of Bernese recruitable units are wyvern riders.

Known rulers of Bern are Desmond as of the year 980, his son Zephiel as of the year 999, and his daughter Guinivere thereafter.

Characters from Bern

The members of the Black Fang are listed in the article of the band.

Character Description Appears in
The leader of the Eight Legends, and founder of Bern. N/A
Portrait bramimond fe07.png
Guardian of the Shrine of Seals and one of the two surviving Divine Generals. The Blazing Blade
Portrait desmond fe07.png
King of Bern, and father of Zephiel and Guinivere. The Blazing Blade
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Prince of Bern, and later, king. Son of Desmond and Hellene, and half brother of Guinivere. The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade
Portrait guinivere fe06.png
Daughter of Desmond and his mistress, and half sister of Zephiel. The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade
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Noblewoman of Etruria, Desmond's wife, and mother of Zephiel. The Blazing Blade
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Prince Zephiel's bodyguard, and later, one of the three Dragon Lords of Bern. The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade
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One of the three Dragon Lords of Bern. The Binding Blade
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One of the three Dragon Lords of Bern. The Binding Blade
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A deserter from Bern's wyvern riders, and Heath's former commander. Now works for the Black Fang. The Blazing Blade
Portrait heath fe07.png
A deserter from Bern's wyvern riders, now works as a mercenary. The Blazing Blade
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A wyvern rider of Bern. Melady's lover and Zeiss' commander. The Binding Blade
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Guinivere's main bodyguard. Galle's lover and Zeiss' sister. The Binding Blade
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A wyvern rider of Bern. Melady's brother and Galle's subordinate. The Binding Blade
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Guinivere's lady-in-waiting. The Binding Blade
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A knight in charge of a fort between Lycia and Bern. The Binding Blade
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One of Narcian's subordinates. The Binding Blade
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One of Narcian's subordinates. In charge of corrupting Etrurian lords. The Binding Blade
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Leads the attack on Nabata. In charge of looking for Forblaze. The Binding Blade
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A general in charge of a fort in the Etrurian border. The Binding Blade
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One of Murdock's subordinates. In charge of protecting Apocalypse. The Binding Blade
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Brendan Reed
The founder of the Black Fang. The Blazing Blade
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Lloyd Reed
Eldest son of Brendan Reed, and White Wolf of the Black Fang. The Blazing Blade
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Linus Reed
Younger son of Brendan Reed, and Mad Dog of the Black Fang. The Blazing Blade
Portrait kenneth fe07.png
The Shrike of the Black Fang, fanatically devoted to Nergal. The Blazing Blade
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The Death Kite of the Black Fang, his skill as an assassin is rivaled only by Jaffar. The Blazing Blade
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An axeman from a small village of Bern. The Blazing Blade
Portrait natalie fe07.png
Dorcas' wife. The Blazing Blade

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


The de facto capital city of Switzerland; the name is of unclear etymology, but is generally accepted to derive from a Celtic toponym meaning "cleft".



Corruption of "Bern" likely intended to change it from sharing its name with the aforementioned city.



Officially romanized as Bern.



As above.



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Used in Heroes as an option for the player's location in their profile card.



Bern; Used in Fates and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, among the choices for the player's country in their profile card.

Traditional Chinese


Bern; used in Heroes as an option for the player's location in their profile card.



Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWardWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Bosses ArcardoBorsBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
Background characters AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and LiesF: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters BramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMarkMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Background characters AenirAeshaAthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutHassarKellesMadelynRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale P: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or DeathF: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of LifeF: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics List of version differencesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline