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A map of Fódlan with labeled locations.

Fódlan (pronounced /⁠ˈfoʊdlən⁠/[key];[1] Japanese: フォドラ Fodra) is the continent upon which Fire Emblem: Three Houses takes place.


A map of Fódlan with the three primary powers highlighted.

In the ages before the foundation of the Adrestian Empire, there took place a legend involving ten heroes that fought against a man known as the Liberation King Nemesis. Afterwards, the Church of Seiros is said to have aided in establishing the Adrestian Empire.[2] At its founding, the Empire held dominion across the entire continent.

Adrestia's grip on the land did not last. At some point, the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus and the Leicester Alliance split into their own domains, severing themselves from Adrestia; this plunged continent into war and bloodshed.[3]

Now, dominion of Fódlan remains split by those three powers. The Church of Seiros continues to be the primary faith of Fódlan, and exercises great power over the continent and its people.[4] The Church uses its great influence to maintain peace between the powers.[3][5]


Garreg Mach Monastery

Main article: Garreg Mach Monastery

Located in the neutral mountain range at the center of the continent is the Garreg Mach Monastery, which houses the Church of Seiros and the Officers Academy. At the Officers Academy there are three houses, the Black Eagles, Blue Lions, and Golden Deer. Students from all three powers attend the academy.


Main article: Adrestia

The Adrestian Empire in the modern day comprises the southern half of Fódlan and has endured for the past 1,000 years;[6] it once held dominion of the entire continent.[3] The imperial bloodline in Adrestia carries the crest of Seiros in its veins. While Adrestia has lost its absolute dominion of the mainlaind, the kingdom of Brigid, situated on the archipelago to the west of Adrestia, is subservient to it.

Edelgard von Hresvelg, heiress to the empire, and the members of the Black Eagles house hail from here.


Main article: Faerghus

The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus is located in the north and is ruled by the royal family and its loyal knights.[7]

Prince Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd and the members of the Blue Lions house hail from this frigid region.


Main article: Leicester

The Leicester Alliance is a league of nobles located in the east that bend their knee to neither king nor emperor.[8]

Claude von Riegan, leader-to-be of the alliance, and members of the Golden Deer house hail from this region.


Etymology and other languages

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


Derived from Fódla, an old Irish goddess whose name is used as a poetic name for Ireland.[9]



Officially romanized as Fódlan. From Fódla, as above. The version of the world map appearing in E3 2018 materials instead romanized the continent's name as Fodra.



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Used in Fire Emblem Heroes.[10][11] An alteration of the name used in other languages, possibly used to avoid resembling the swear word foda.



A potential rendering of "Fódla".

Simplified Chinese


A potential rendering of "Fódla".

Traditional Chinese


A potential rendering of "Fódla".



  1. Nintendo, Fire Emblem Three Houses - Official Game Trailer - Nintendo E3 2018, YouTube, Published: June 12 2018, Retrieved: June 12 2018
  2. "The Church of Seiros, which is deeply rooted in Fódlan, was founded by the Divine Seiros. In the distant past, they fought against the Liberation King Nemesis during the War of Heroes, to restore order to Fódlan. It’s said they helped to establish the Adrestian Empire as well." — VincentASM, Three Houses: Second Famitsu Article (Skills, Crests, Battalions and Academy),, Published: May 15th 2019, Retrieved: May 16th 2019
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "As time passed, the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus became independent, and later the Leciester Alliance split off as well. A long war was fought over supremacy. However, in the present era, the nations exist in equilibrium and it’s largely thanks to the Church of Seiros." — VincentASM, Three Houses: Second Famitsu Article (Skills, Crests, Battalions and Academy),, Published: May 15th 2019, Retrieved: May 16th 2019
  4. "The game takes place on Fódlan, where the Church of Seiros exercises great power over the land and its people."Fire Emblem: Three Houses revealed for Nintendo Switch,, Published: June 12 2018, Retrieved: June 12 2018
  5. "Once consumed by a tempest of war and turmoil, Fódlan and these three mighty powers now exist in relative harmorny."Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019 - Nintendo Switch,
  6. "In the south lies a region long held by a more than 1,000-year-old dynasty, the Adrestrian Empire."Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019 - Nintendo Switch,
  7. "Beyond its borders, to the fridgid north, is the home of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus, ruled by the royal family and its knights."Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019 - Nintendo Switch,
  8. "To the east, a league of nobles that heeds no king nor emperor rules what is called the Leicester Alliance."Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019 - Nintendo Switch,
  9. Fódla - Oxford Reference,, Retrieved: 17 May 2019
  10. "Eu sou Claude von Riegan. Como rei de Almyra, eu forjei a paz com Fóblan." — Claude: Almyra's King when being summoned, Fire Emblem Heroes
  11. "Vento de Fóblan (Versão com arranjos)" — Portuguese title of "Fódlan Winds (Arranged)", Fire Emblem Heroes
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnnaDLCBylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritzaManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen WolvesDLC BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters AbysskeeperDLCDuke AegirFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSothis
Bosses AcheronAelfricDLCAloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron OchsDLCOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Background characters Lord ArundelCount BergliezCorneliaMargrave GautierGlennCount GloucesterCount HevringHolstLambertMonicaPatriciaRufusSeirosSitriTomasTianaCount Varley
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
P: 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 Black Market SchemeDLCA Cursed RelicDLCDeath TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerAn Ocean ViewOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret MerchantDLC 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 MerchantDLC Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
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 FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach Monastery (Abyss) • LeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSrengZahras
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack Eagles (Black Eagle Strike Force) • Blue 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
Lists AbilitiesChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItems (Monastery items) • QuestsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Music LibraryName chart • Other games (Warriors: Three Hopes) • Pre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentClass mastery