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Former leader of Jehanna's army. He lost himself for love of his queen.







Starting class



The Sacred Stones

Your pale beauty far surpassed that of any flower. I was in the grips of an unforgivable desire. You were the wife of my king, to whom I'd sworn life and loyalty. I told myself a grand lie that day. I told myself I could be happy simply serving you as your most loyal knight.
— Carlyle to Ismaire

Carlyle (Japanese: カーライル Carlyle) is a character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and the boss of Chapter 14 in Eirika's route. He is Queen Ismaire's right hand man, as well as her admirer. His love for the queen leads him to betray his country in an effort to win her love in return.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Carlyle only makes an in-person appearance in Eirika's route, though he is indirectly referenced by Caellach in Ephraim's route.[1]

Despite his twenty years of loyal service, Carlyle betrays Jehanna to Grado to have Ismaire to himself. Carlyle stands against Eirika's forces in Jehanna Hall during the events of Chapter 14. Unbeknownst to him, Caellach has already killed Ismaire due to her lack of cooperation, Carlyle is killed by Eirika's forces.


See also: Queen of White Dunes
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Easy/Normal Difficult

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Level 11
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Max HP 41 Luck 8
Strength 12 Defense 9
Skill 17 Resistance 10
Speed 18 Constitution 9
Movement 6 Aid 8
Wind Sword
Weapon Levels
Swords A Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


Battle Quotes

I... I just wanted the two of us...
— Carlyle as the boss of Chapter 14
Carlyle: You... Could it be?
Joshua: Carlyle. How did this happen? You taught me how to wield a blade. You of all people...
Carlyle: You've returned. But now... It's too late. It's far too late...

— Joshua fighting Carlyle in Chapter 14

Death Quote

Queen Ismaire. I'm--
— Carlyle

Flavor text

Game Text
The Sacred Stones
Former leader of Jehanna's army. He
lost himself for love of his queen.
女王を愛するあまり 自分を見失う

Etymology and other languages

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


An Old English name meaning "fort at Luguvalium";[2] an old Roman town now known as Carlisle, located in Cumbria.[3]



Referred to as CARLYLE in internal data.















Used in the "Sacered, Dark, And..." Lost Lore event in Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Carlyle; used in the "Sacered, Dark, And..." Lost Lore event in Heroes.


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Battle animations


  1. "All we need do now is wait. You see, Jehanna is an overripe fruit. It's being devoured by worms from within." — Caellach referring to the traitorous Carlyle in Chapter 12 of Ephraim's route, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraKlimtMansel
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Background characters GradoLatonaMacGregorMonicaNada Kuya
Sacred Twins and personal weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling WoodsF: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Creature CampaignThe Sacred Stones ComicNovelizationList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map