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Birth of the Holy Knight

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Birth of the Holy Knight

Cm fe04 P.png

Location

South-eastern Grannvale (Chalphy, Jungby)

New units

Sigurd, Arden, Alec, Noish, Azel, Lex, Quan, Ethlyn, Finn, Midayle

Boss(es)

DiMaggio, Gerrard

Birth of the Holy Knight (Japanese: 聖騎士誕生 Birth of the Holy Knight) is the prologue chapter of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. The chapter chronicles the short-lived Verdane invasion of a relatively defenseless Grannvale, Sigurd's movement to defend Jungby and rescue its Lady Adean, his rise as a Holy Knight of Grannvale, and the beginning of his slow descent into a grave predicament.

Plot

While the bulk of the armies of Grannvale are off to war in Isaach, the country itself is largely undefended. Grannvale's former ally Verdane takes advantage of this in a surprise assault led by Prince Gandolf, storming the country and assaulting the dukedom of Jungby. In response to this news and the threat facing Jungby's Lady Adean, neighboring Chalphy's Lord Sigurd convenes what few knights remain in Chalphy to depart to aid Adean. As the fight passes, others arrive to support him - first Azel of Velthomer and Lex of Dozel, both against the wishes of their family, then Quan, Ethlyn and Finn of Leonster. Meanwhile, at Jungby, Midayle of the Jungby knights is gravely wounded by Gandolf in attempting to protect Adean, allowing the Verdane forces to seize the castle. Gandolf takes Adean back with him to Jungby, leaving DiMaggio in charge of the Grannvale effort.

Upon reclaiming Jungby, Sigurd finds Midayle, who informs him of Adean's capture and volunteers to assist despite his injury. Meanwhile, at Evans Castle on the other side of the border, Gerrard of the Verdane army learns of Dimaggio's failure and orders that the bridge across the Jun River be restored, and that the remaining forces move in. At this time, Duke Arvis of Velthomer arrives from the north to observe the situation; he finds Sigurd and entrusts him with a Silver Sword, a gift from King Azmur, then departs. Sigurd eventually seizes Evans Castle; finding Adean was not there, he establishes a headquarters there and prepares to sortie directly into Verdane to find her. Filat arrives as a messenger arrives from Belhalla, delivering the news that Sigurd had been appointed a Holy Knight of Grannvale for his efforts and commissioning him to guard the Verdane border.

Chapter Data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Evans Ally Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Sigurd dies or Chalphy Castle is seized 10 0 1 32
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Characters
New Units
Sigurd
Portrait sigurd fe04.png
Knight Lord
HP
33
Level
5
Automatically from the start
Arden
Portrait arden fe04.png
Armored Sword
HP
36
Level
3
Automatically from the start
Alec
Portrait alec fe04.png
Cavalier
HP
32
Level
2
Automatically from the start
Noish
Portrait noish fe04.png
Cavalier
HP
33
Level
3
Automatically from the start
Azel
Portrait azel fe04.png
Mage
HP
30
Level
1
Automatically from turn 2
Lex
Portrait lex fe04.png
Axe Knight
HP
33
Level
4
Automatically from turn 2
Quan
Portrait quan fe04.png
Duke Knight
HP
34
Level
4
Automatically from turn 3
Ethlyn
Portrait ethlyn fe04.png
Troubadour
HP
28
Level
1
Automatically from turn 3
Finn
Portrait finn 01 fe04.png
Lance Knight
HP
32
Level
1
Automatically from turn 3
Midayle
Portrait midayle fe04.png
Arch Knight
HP
32
Level
2
Automatically when Jungby is seized
Returning Characters

None

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is snes02 speed ring.png Speed Ring Village, south of Jungby Castle
Is snes02 silver sword.png Silver Sword Talk to Arvis with Sigurd
Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 1 13 Is snes02 iron axe.pngIron Axe
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 5 12 Is snes02 iron axe.pngIron Axe
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 10 6 Is snes02 hand axe.pngHand Axe
Ma snes02 hunter enemy.gif
Verdane Hunter 1 3 Is snes02 iron bow.pngIron Bow
Ma snes02 brigand enemy.gif
Verdane Brigand 1 5 Is snes02 iron axe.pngIron Axe
Ma snes02 hunter enemy.gif
Verdane Hunter 5 5 Is snes02 iron bow.pngIron Bow
Ma snes02 warrior enemy.gif
Gandolf Warrior 20 1 Is snes02 hand axe.pngHand AxeIs snes02 skill ring.pngSkill Ring
Ma snes02 fighter enemy.gif
DiMaggio Fighter 10 1 Is snes02 steel axe.pngSteel Axe
Ma snes02 fighter enemy.gif
Gerrard Fighter 20 1 Is snes02 steel axe.pngSteel AxeIs snes02 hand axe.pngHand Axe
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory


Boss data

Gandolf

Gandolf is only present in the chapter for the first turn. He departs after a cutscene where he defeats Midayle at Jungby, and as such is unfought.

Gandolf
Warrior
Level 20
Holy Blood --
Movement 6
Authority ★★
Stats
Max HP 60 Speed 18
Strength 17 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 16
Skill 11 Resistance 5
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 hand axe.png Hand Axe
Is snes02 skill ring.png Skill Ring
3000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png A SNESRankBow.png B SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

DiMaggio

DiMaggio is the boss of Jungby Castle.

DiMaggio
Fighter
Level 10
Holy Blood --
Movement 6
Authority
Stats
Max HP 45 Speed 13
Strength 11 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 11
Skill 6 Resistance 1
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 steel axe.png Steel Axe
2000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png A SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Gerrard

Gerrard is the boss of Evans Castle, and the chapter's final boss.

Gerrard
Fighter
Level 20
Holy Blood --
Movement 6
Authority ★★
Stats
Max HP 55 Speed 16
Strength 14 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 14
Skill 9 Resistance 2
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 steel axe.png Steel Axe
Is snes02 hand axe.png Hand Axe
2000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png A SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Neutral data

Arvis

Arvis appears on the next turn after Jungby Castle has been seized, and departs after Sigurd talks to him, giving him a Silver Sword. He will actively seek out Sigurd and will only attack enemies which get in his way.

Arvis
Sage
Level 25
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodFjalar.gifSNESHolyBloodLoptyr.png
Movement 6
Authority ★★★★★
Stats
Max HP 60 Speed 30
Strength 15 Luck 0
Magic 30 Defense 8
Skill 27 Resistance 22
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 valflame.png Valflame
Is snes02 recover ring.png Recover Ring
5000 Gold
Is snes02 adept.png Adept
Is snes02 nihil.png Nihil
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png B
SNESRankFire.png SNESRankThunder.png B SNESRankWind.png B SNESRankLight.png B SNESRankDark.png --

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
• Birth of the Holy Knight
• Birth of a Crusader
• Used in earlier fan translations; "Holy Knight" also features as Sigurd's epithet in Fire Emblem Heroes, with the Japanese version using the same kanji as is used in this chapter's title.
• Used in the Project Naga fan translation.
Japanese 聖騎士誕生 Birth of the Holy Knight
Birth of the Holy Knight Lady of the Forest


Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSylviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeen/LayleaLeifLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatorCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptyrMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJabarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBlagiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNobaOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptyrMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of the Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Threshold of Fate
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Final: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Blagi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLoptyr Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline