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Black Eagles

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Flag of the Black Eagles.





Group type

• Academic House (Black Eagles)
• Military Force (Black Eagle Strike Force)


• Grouping students from the Adrestian Empire (Black Eagles)
• Topple down the Church of Seiros and reunify Fódlan (Black Eagle Strike Force)


The Black Eagle House (Japanese: 黒鷲の学級アドラークラッセ, Black Eagle Class, Adlerklasse) is one of the titular three houses at the Garreg Mach Monastery in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This house is comprised of students from the Adrestian Empire and is headed by the imperial princess Edelgard. Students from Adrestia typically favor axes and magic.

Meanwhile, the Black Eagle Strike Force (Japanese: 黒鷲遊撃軍シュヴァルツァアドラーヴェーア, Black Eagle Strike Force, Schwarze Adlerwehr) is an elite military force of the Adrestian Empire formed by ex-students from 1180's Black Eagle House and its teacher during the Crimson Flower branch of the Black Eagles route.

History: Class of 1180

Since the beginning of the year, multiple students residing in the Adrestian Empire enroll into the monastery and join the Black Eagle House, studying and fighting along the way. Depending on the player's choices, Byleth can potentially become the house's teacher.

On Silver Snow and if recruited on the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind routes, the previous students of the house sans Edelgard and Hubert —who abandon the monastery in 1181— reunite with Byleth in 1185 on the day of the millennium festival, join their chosen faction and accompany them throughout the war against Adrestia, with most members renouncing their noble titles in the process. On the Crimson Flower route, Byleth defects to the Empire after siding with Edelgard in 1181 and all members of the house escape the monastery. In an Imperial fort, the new Emperor creates the Black Eagle Strike Force which, while acting as the Empire's elite military squad in their endeavors against the Church of Seiros, the Leicester Alliance and the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus from that point onward, is not officially founded up until their teacher's return in 1185 by Edelgard and Hubert.

If not recruited on the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind routes, all members will remain at Edelgard's side during the war, protect Adrestian-occupied locations and fight in the Battle at Gronder against Byleth's chosen faction. Edelgard, Hubert, and Ferdinand are always slain in the war; Petra, Bernadetta, and Dorothea can die or survive depending on the player's choices; Caspar and Linhardt can die or survive on the Azure Moon route, but are almost certainly killed regardless of the player's decisions on the Verdant Wind route.


Previous alumni

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Ionius IX Anselma Monica
(Class of 1179)

Class of 1180

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Edelgard Hubert Dorothea Ferdinand
FETH Bernadetta.png FETH Caspar.png FETH Petra.png FETH Linhardt.png
Bernadetta Caspar Petra Linhardt


  • The Black Eagles are the only house whose members cannot be recruited or spared when fought in Part II.
  • Unlike the other houses, none of the Black Eagles are descendants of the 10 Elites.

Etymology and other languages

Black Eagles

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

Black Eagles

Also referred to as the "Black Eagle House".



Black Eagle Class; "Adlerklasse" is applied to it as furigana. Adler is German for "eagle", and Klasse is German for "class".


Águila Negra

Black Eagles


Aigles de jais

Black Eagles


Schwarze Adler

Black Eagles


Aquile Nere

Black Eagles


Casa Águia negra

Black eagle house



Black Eagle Class

Simplified Chinese


Black Eagle Class

Traditional Chinese


Black Eagle Class

Black Eagle Strike Force

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

Black Eagle Strike Force




Black Eagle Strike Force; "Schwarze Adlerwehr" is applied to it as furigana. Schwarze is the feminine form of schwarz, German for "black", Adler is German for "eagle", and Wehr is a German word for "defense" that is used in the names of German military organizations (such as the Bundeswehr, the German army).



Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirLord ArundelCount BergliezFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron Ochs*OdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations Fódlan (AbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicester) • AlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
Related topics Music LibraryName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes) • Pre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentList of questsClass mastery