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Faerghus

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Not to be confused with Fargus, a non-playable character in The Blazing Blade.

Holy Kingdom of Faerghus

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Map of Fódlan from Three Houses c. 1180. Faerghus is marked in blue.
Capital

Fhirdiad

Government

Monarchy

Continent

Fódlan

The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus (pronounced /ˈfɑɹgəs/[key]), alternately referred to simply as Faerghus, is a kingdom spanning the northern half of Fódlan in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Geography


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The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus currently spans the northern half of Fódlan. To the east, its border with the Leicester Alliance lies along the Oghma Mountains. To the north, the Kingdom borders the Sreng peninsula; House Gautier has traditionally been tasked with keeping the border with Sreng secure.

History

Origins

The Holy Kingdom of Faerghus was founded in Imperial Year 747 by a man named Loog, who led the northern half of the Adrestian Empire in rebellion in a conflict known as the War of the Eagle and Lion. Loog emerged victorious, and with the support of the Church of Seiros was formally recognized as an independent nation in 751. The eastern Leicester region of Adrestia later revolted in 801, and Faerghus occupied and annexed it; 80 years later, Leicester would launch its own movement for independence, leading to the foundation of the Leicester Alliance in 901. In 1101, Faerghus contributed to an international effort to build a fortress on Leicester's eastern border known as Fódlan's Locket to defend it from incursions by the nation of Almyra.

Modern history and reunification of Fódlan

In 1176, King Lambert sought to institute major political reforms, earning the ire of many of the lords of the Kingdom. He traveled to the Duscur region to negotiate a peace treaty with them, accompanied by a retinue of his knights and his young son Dimitri, but was ambushed and assassinated in an event known as the Tragedy of Duscur. In response, the Kingdom invaded Duscur and genocided them. Late in 1180, Emperor Edelgard von Hresvelg of Adrestia, blaming the Church of Seiros for the societal problems she believed were plaguing Fódlan, declared war on the Church and won the opening conflict in the Battle of Garreg Mach. The ultimate outcome of the war would be determined by the actions of a mercenary turned professor named Byleth. On all routes other than Crimson Flower, Dimitri returned to Faerghus, but was overthrown in a coup by court mage Cornelia Arnim, forced into exile, and presumed dead. Cornelia allied with the Empire and helped subjugate western Faerghus, which she reformed as the Faerghus Dukedom. Houses Fraldarius and Gautier were left to spearhead the resistance as the primary opponents of the Dukedom.

On the Azure Moon route, where Byleth chose to teach the Blue Lions, they awoke from a coma late in 1185 and reunited with Dimitri at Garreg Mach Monastery, and the two led the Kingdom in battle against the Empire. After retaking the monastery to use as a base of operations, Dimitri and his allies launched a campaign against Adrestia by taking the Great Bridge of Myrddin on the Imperial-Alliance border to use as a foothold. After a brutal three-way battle between Adrestia, Faerghus, and Leicester known as the Battle at Gronder, Dimitri doubled back to Fhirdiad and liberated it from the Dukedom. He then helped Leicester drive Imperial forces out of the Alliance capital of Derdriu; Alliance leader Claude von Riegan disbanded the Alliance and ceded its territories back to the Kingdom. Dimitri conquered Fort Merceus and made an unsuccessful attempt to sue for peace with Edelgard. He then invaded Enbarr and slew Edelgard, bringing an end to the war and the Empire; Fódlan was finally reunited under the rule of Dimitri and the Kingdom.

On the Silver Snow route, where Byleth chose to teach the Black Eagles and sided with the Church upon learning of her desire to overthrow it, and the Verdant Wind route, where Byleth chose to teach the Golden Deer, Dimitri went into hiding in Fraldarius territory and raised an army to attack the Empire. He was defeated and slain in the Battle at Gronder, and Faerghus effectively ceased to exist as an independent state after his death; its territories were absorbed by the nascent United Kingdom of Fódlan after the war's end.

On the Crimson Flower route, where Byleth chose to teach the Black Eagles and sided with Edelgard, Dimitri returned to the Kingdom and was formally crowned king. He sided with the Church in their conflict with Adrestia and gave Archbishop Rhea and the Knights of Seiros asylum in Fhirdiad. Over the next five years, he remained locked in a bitter stalemate with Adrestia. When Byleth awoke from their coma, the war shifted decisively in Adrestia's favor. After defeating and annexing the Alliance, Edelgard and Byleth invaded Faerghus at the beginning of 1186. Dimitri intercepted them at the Tailtean Plains, but was defeated and killed. With his death, Rhea became the de facto head of state of Faerghus; she retreated to Fhirdiad and made a last stand against Imperial forces, but the Empire emerged victorious. Faerghus ended with her death, and its territories were annexed back into the Empire.

Characters from Faerghus

Character Description Appears in
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Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd
The crown prince of Faerghus. Three Houses
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Felix Hugo Fraldarius
Scion of House Fraldarius. Three Houses
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Ashe Ubert
Adopted scion of House Gaspard. Three Houses
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Sylvain Jose Gautier
Scion of House Gautier. Three Houses
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Annette Fantine Dominic
Niece of House Dominic. Three Houses
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Ingrid Brandl Galatea
Scion of House Galatea. Three Houses
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Catherine
Exiled daughter of House Charon and current member of the Knights of Seiros. Three Houses
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Gilbert Pronislav
Former knight of Faerghus and current member of the Knights of Seiros. Three Houses
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Lambert Egitte Blaiddyd
King of Faerghus until his assassination in 1176. Three Houses
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Rodrigue Achille Fraldarius
Head of House Fraldarius. Three Houses
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Cornelia Arnim
Court mage of Faerghus. Three Houses
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Gwendal
Knight of House Rowe. Three Houses
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Lonato Gildas Gaspard
Lord of House Gaspard. Three Houses
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Miklan Anschutz Gautier
Disowned son of House Gautier. Three Houses

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Gallery

References


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Non-playable characters Duke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronBiasBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisPallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsus
Chapters Part I Prologue: 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 StruggleBlack 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 Part I An Ocean ViewDeath TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Secret Merchant*The Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Locations FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerMonstersThose who slither in the dark
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