The Earth Sword (Japanese: だいちの剣 Earth Sword) a sword introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is a magic sword which casts the Nosferatu spell, draining the health of the enemy to heal its wielder; when used at range, it is fuelled by the wielder's Magic and targets the enemy's Resistance. In Thracia 776, it is Nanna's personal weapon.
In the climax of the conflict between Agustria and its Grannvale occupation in Grann 759, the Earth Sword was entrusted as a final memento to Lachesis of Nordion by her elder brother, Eldigan, before he departed the battlefield to make his ill-fated attempt to dissuade Agustria's king Chagall from continuing the conflict; Lachesis's surprise and familiarity with the sword suggests it is a significant artefact in the Nordion family. Following Lachesis's disappearance, it was inherited by her daughter, Nanna.
Genealogy of the Holy War
As in the game, the Earth Sword was entrusted to Lachesis by Eldigan, as a final memento prior to his death. Distraught over Eldigan's demise, while in exile in Silesse Lachesis attempted suicide with it numerous times, with these efforts never working owing to it merely healing her again. In an effort to overcome her depression, Finn impaled himself on it while it was in her hands and reminded her of its symbolic meaning as a gift: that Eldigan wished for nothing more than for her to continue to live. In this adaptation, the Earth Sword is the size of a knife.
- The Earth Sword does not appear in Fire Emblem Heroes, as Lachesis is unable to wield swords in that game; however, it is referenced by one of her offensive staff skills, Absorb, which has the same effect as the Earth Sword of healing her by 50% of the total damage dealt.
- The Earth Sword is the only weapon in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War that does not have 50 uses.
Etymology and other languages
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Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.
- ↑ "Lachesis: Isn't this the Earth Sword!? Eldigan, I can't take this from you!
Eldigan: Lachesis, keep it as a memento from me... just in case. Now you be careful!" — Lachesis and Eldigan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- ↑ "Finn: If he didn't care, he... wouldn't have entrusted you with this sword. The other day, didn't you say...? That this Earth Sword can steal the life force of the person it pierces.
Lachesis: That's right!! It's a worthless sword that I can't even use to take my own life!!
Finn: You still don't get it? If you absorb the life of another person like this, you can live... By giving you this he was telling you he wanted you to survive." — Finn and Lachesis, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Ōsawa manga)