(エッダ Edda) is one of the six noble houses of the Kingdom of Grannvale. It comprises the south-eastern corner of Grannvale, east of Chalphy and south of Velthomer. It was founded in the year 649, shortly after the fall of the Loptyr Empire, by Archbishop Blagi of the Twelve Crusaders alongside Grannvale itself and its other duchies; its ruling family are his descendants and possess his holy bloodline, permitting them to wield the Valkyrie Staff. It is also the home of the Church of Edda, a religion founded by Blagi which sought to restore the traditional beliefs of Jugdral and heal the damaged caused by the Loptyrian faith.
During the internal turmoil in Grannvale in Grann 757-760, the then-head of House Edda, Father Claud, sought to assist Sigurd of Chalphy by seeking the truth of the rumors alleged against him at Blagi Tower. When Claud learned the truth - that Reptor and Langobalt had assassinated Prince Kurth and framed House Chalphy - he was declared a traitor and forced into exile along with Sigurd. Following Claud's death in the Battle of Belhalla, House Edda had no known remaining heirs and so was occupied by Grannvale administrators. Nearly two decades later, in the final battle between Seliph's liberation army and the Grannvale Empire, Edda was his army's first target after reclaiming Chalphy, and its administrators Rodan and Juphiel were defeated in battle. Following the end of the war, rule of Edda was succeeded by Claud's children, allies of Seliph.
Characters from Edda
|The Archbishop of the Twelve Crusaders, and the founder of Edda.||N/A|
|The Duke of Edda as of Grann 757, and an ally of Sigurd.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|A dancer and distant cousin of House Edda.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Sylvia's daughter; raised in Darna.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|Sylvia's son and the adoptive son of General Hannibal of Thracia.||Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776|
|A Grannvale official and defender of Edda from Seliph's army.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
Edda Castle is present as a gameplay castle in the Endgame of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. Situated directly to Chalphy Castle's east, it is Seliph's first target in the course of the Endgame, controlled by Juphiel of the Loptyrians.
Genealogy of the Holy War castle data
|Dozel||Enemy||8||--||Eight Dozel Dark Mages are deployed at the chapter's start. The remainder of the Dozel army emerges after Edda has been seized.|
|Friege||Enemy||0||--||The Friege army emerges after Dozel has been seized.|
|Velthomer||Enemy||0||--||The Velthomer army emerges after Friege has been seized.|
|Belhalla||Enemy||0||--||The first group, the Dark Mages near Friege, are deployed after Dozel has been seized. The remainder, led by Julius, are deployed once Friege has been seized.|
Map of Grannvale with Edda's location marked from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
The coat of arms of Edda from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||エッダ||Officially romanized as Edda. From the Prose Edda and Poetic Edda, the two primary extant sources relating the stories of Norse mythology and legends.|
- "After the Empire was destroyed, Blagi went back to his Maerist home town that saved and nurtured him. However, that land was already destroyed by the Imperial army, and what struck his eyes was the dispersed corpses of priests. Suprised and terrified, he went on to save the ruined world, and in order to release the people from the aftereffects of the Loptyrian Church, strived to revive the old Earthen religion. This was because it was the one and only religion for the people who are put in a place against Loptyr, and the Maerist bishops were also wishing for it. At that point, Blagi constructed a new church with his homeland of Edda as the base location, and at the same time constructed a gigantic tower at the island that protected and nurtured him." - Designers' notes from Treasure, as translated by Serenes Forest