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Genealogy of the Holy War Treasure

FESK Edain 02.png
Artwork of Edain from Genealogy of the Holy War.





Lady of Yngvi

Starting class



Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

No, I'm staying. There's bound to be more injuries further along. I want to help others in the service of the Lord.
— Edain, to Sigurd

Edain (Japanese: エーディン Adean) is a nun and noblewoman from Grannvale's Yngvi dukedom, a descendant of the Crusader Ulir, the daughter of Lord Ring and the sister of Brigid and Andorey. While the bulk of Grannvale's army was off to war in Isaach, Verdane launched a small-scale invasion, successfully seizing Castle Yngvi and kidnapping Edain, with the kingdom's Prince Gandolf taking her back to Verdane. While her childhood friend Sigurd led his few remaining knights into Verdane to rescue her, she was released from their imprisonment by Prince Jamke to travel to meet up with Sigurd's forces, with which she remains throughout Sigurd's troubles with Grannvale until the Battle of Belhalla, which she survived.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Despite their determination to protect Edain when the forces of Verdane surrounded Castle Yngvi, Midayle and the other Yngvi knights fell to Prince Gandolf and his army. Gandolf took Edain with him back to Yngvi, mentioning to his subordinate Gerrard that he intended to marry her. Edain was imprisoned in Castle Marpha, Gandolf's castle, awaiting his attention following the suppression of the invading Chalphy forces; during her imprisonment, she met Deirdre and told her about Sigurd[1]. Prince Jamke came to Marpha to free her, along with the arrested thief Dew at her request; he instructed the two to flee while he returned to the capital to attempt to persuade his father, King Batou, to stop the conflict[2].

Upon reuniting with Sigurd, she refused his request to head back to Yngvi, determined to help others with her healing abilities. She mentioned that she was motivated to join the nunnery to help her find her lost twin sister Brigid and give her, the major-blooded descendant of Ulir, the Yewfelle to wield. The two did indeed eventually reunite during the fight with the pirates of Orgahil which Brigid had led until very recently; while Brigid initially disbelieved her, Edain confirmed her identity by giving her the Yewfelle and having her successfully attempt to use it[3].

Edain was one of the few known survivors of the Battle of Belhalla. At some point after the battle, she travelled to Tirnanog, a village in Isaach, and became an abbess at its convent[4]. There, she helped Oifey and Shannan raise Seliph, Larcei, Scáthach and Delmud, acting as a surrogate mother to the four; she also had her own children, Lana and Lester.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait edain fe04.png
Ma snes02 priest female playable.gif Priest
Level 3
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodUlir.png
Movement 5
Recruitment: Chapter 1, automatically from turn 2*

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
5000 Gold
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png B
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
High Priest +0 +0 +5 +3 +2 +0 +2 +1 -- +0 FE4RankStaff.png A FE4RankFire.png C FE4RankThunder.png C FE4RankWind.png C


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Edain is primarily for utility. She can provide healing, and through some of her events, some very useful teleportation staves. Staves provide a ton of experience in Genealogy, so it is not hard to get her to promotion level provided you have the money to keep repairing staves. As a healer, she cannot make much money on her own and will require payments from Dew. When promoted, she can fight in the arena to raise funds, but due to her lack of horse, it is unlikely she will see combat outside of that unless the player is going at a rather slow pace.

Edain's notable pairing options are Midayle, Jamke, Claud, and Azel. Midayle optimizes Lester, at the cost of weakening Lana. This is a worthwhile trade-off as Lester is far more likely to see combat than Lana. The downside is that Midayle's superior movement means he will have to stay away from combat for a bit to build love points with Edain. Jamke produces an inferior (but still viable) Lester without having this issue. Either way, this is the way to go for those who wish to make use of Lester.

Claud and Azel neuter Lester's combat potential, but in return provides much earlier access to Rescue, which is normally inaccessible until close to the game's end. Rescue can make traversing Genealogy's huge maps much faster, and on top of that there's a glitch involving Rescue that allows the player to have infinite turns. Azel provides the Rescue staff the earliest, but it cannot be inherited. Claud gets Rescue a little later than Azel, but a Lana fathered by Claud will have a high enough staff rank to inherit the Rescue staff right off the bat, provided that Edain is promoted. Lana's higher staff rank also enables her to spam higher-end staves for fast (but expensive) experience gain.

Personality and character

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Love growths and events

Portrait edain fe04.png
Ma snes02 cavalier playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 cavalier playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 armored sword playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 lance knight playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 arch knight playable.gif
Initial: 120
Per turn:1
Ma snes02 arch knight playable.gif
Initial: 120
Per turn:1
Ma snes02 bard playable.gif
Initial: 50
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 myrmidon playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 mage playable.gif
Initial: 120
Per turn:1
Ma snes02 bow fighter playable.gif
Initial: 250
Per turn:1
Ma snes02 high priest playable.gif
Initial: 150
Per turn:3
Ma snes02 free knight playable.gif
Initial: 100
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 axe knight playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Ma snes02 thief playable.gif
Initial: 0
Per turn:2
Click here for more details on the love system.

Death quote

...O lords above... Protect my comrades... in my stead...
— Edain
...O lords above... Protect my comrades... in my stead... <husband>... Forgive me... Please...
— Edain, if married at the time of death

Battle quotes

Andorey... you're so pathetic...
— Edain, when fighting Andorey in Chapter 5

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Edain is currently featured on four cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.

One of the below cards' epithets is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Edain
TCGCipher B06-021HN.png Holy Princess of Radiance, Edain



"I am a person who serves the gods, for the sake of helping the people."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: High Priest Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Holy Princess's Magic: [Activate] [ Is TCGCipher Tap.png, Is TCGCipher Flip 2.png ] Choose a card from your Retreat Area except "Edain" and add it to your hand.
Card #B06-021HNArtist: Mayo
TCGCipher B06-022N.png Noblewoman of Yngvi, Edain



"You people are brutes! ...O gods, Please give these people human hearts."
Attack: 20 Support: 20 Range: - Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Priest Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Heal: [Activate] [ Is TCGCipher Tap.png, Is TCGCipher Flip 2.png ] Choose a card from your Retreat Area except "Edain" and add it to your hand.
Beautiful Princess: [Always] During your turn, ally units "Azel", "Midayle", and "Jamke" gain 10 attack.
Defend Support Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this battle, your opponent’s attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
Card #B06-022NArtist: Mayo
TCGCipher B19-061R.png 悲劇に抗う聖女, Edain



"O gods above... I beg of you, watch over my companions."
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: High Priest Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
A Prayer to Heroes: [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 card with the same Unit Name as your Main Character from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand. Until the end of your opponent's next turn, your Main Character gains +10 attack.
Ward: [Activate] [Once per turn] Until the end of your opponent's next turn, all allies cannot be destroyed by attacks from enemies with a Deployment Cost of 1.
Card #B19-061RArtist: Tensha Might-O
TCGCipher B19-062N.png Noblewoman Who Serves God, Edain



"I took the cloth in the hope that the path of piety might reunite me with my sister. I had no loftier calling in mind, I fear."
Attack: 30 Support: 20 Range: - Deploy Cost: 1
Class: Priest Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Heal: [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 non-"Edain" card from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand.
Defend Support Miracle Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your opponent's attacking unit cannot perform a Critical Hit.
Card #B19-062NArtist: Tensha Might-O
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Edain .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Edain As of Fire Emblem Heroes. from Éadaoin, a heroine of Irish mythology whose name is sometimes alternatively rendered as Edain, Aideen, Aedín, or Adaon.
Alternate romanizations of her Japanese name, of varying levels of common usage among the fandom along with the official romanization.
Japanese エーディン Officially romanized as Adean. Romanized instead as Erdin in the Super Tactics Book.


Sprite Gallery
Portrait edain fe04.png Priest Ma snes02 priest female playable.gif High Priest Ma snes02 high priest female playable.gif
Bs fe04 edain priest staff.png
Bs fe04 edain high priest staff.png
Bs fe04 edain high priest magic.png


  1. "Sigurd: Er? You know who I am?
    Deirdre: Yes, I met a woman here in the castle a little while ago named Edain.
    Sigurd: Edain said something about me?
    Deirdre: She did. You're just how I imagined you to be.
    " — Sigurd and Deirdre, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Jamke: Edain, grab the kid and get out of here! Gandolf is going to find you guys. Now move it!
    Edain: Prince Jamke, you're not joining us?
    Jamke: No. I can't go against my father... even with all the mayhem my brothers are causing. I'm going to Verdane to see my father. I have to get him to see the wrong in all this.
    " — Jamke and Edain, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Edain: Hey, you're... Yes, I knew it! Brigid! I'm your sister, Edain! Please, try to remember!
    Brigid: How come you know my name? ...Wow, you look just like me. ...Edain, you say? Actually does sound kinda familiar...
    Edain: Yes! I'm your twin sister! You were taken by pirates when you were just 5 years old! I've been looking for you for such a long time.
    Brigid: I don't know. You're going to have to prove this to me somehow.
    Edain: Okay. Take this bow. Then draw.
    Brigid: Hm? Wow! Now that's a nice bow! Just draw it, right? Whoa! W, what is going on! Some strange power is bubbling up inside me. I... I have some recollection... Ah... my heart is burning... Edain. You are my sister, Edain!
    Edain: Wonderful! You remember! That bow is the holy Yewfelle... It's been handed down through our family for generations. It is said that only one direct descendant of a crusader is able to handle their divine weapon. And in our family, that appears to be you! Now is that enough proof for you?
    " — Edain and Brigid, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "Lester: ...So where is mother now?
    Lana: She's working at the convent in Tirnanog.
    Lester: I see. Lana, we need to do our best out here for mother and our missing father. Someday we'll be able to return with mother to her hometown of Yngvi.
    " — Lana and Lester, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBrigidClaudDeirdreDewErinysEthlynFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/RoddlevanSeliphShannanTeeny/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobiJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline