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Falchion (Valentia)

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This article is about the Valentian weapon wielded by Alm. For the Archanean weapon wielded by Marth and Chrom, see Falchion. For the time-displaced duplicate wielded by Lucina, see Parallel Falchion.

Falchion

FESoV Falchion concept.png
Concept artwork of Falchion from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A sword with the power to destroy gods.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)
First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Thus it was that Naga bestowed Falchion upon Duma. She did so to prepare for the day our madness would drive the land to ruin, that the people might have a means to destroy us. That Falchion might become the fangs they lack... and the hope they deserve.
— Mila

Falchion (Japanese: ファルシオン Falchion), often referred to in dialogue as the Divine Falchion (Japanese: 聖剣ファルシオン Holy Sword Falchion), and also known as the Kingsfang, is a regalia sword introduced in Fire Emblem Gaiden. It was originally given to Duma by Naga upon his departure from Archanea, so that the people of Valentia would have a means to lay Duma and Mila to rest once they degenerated into madness, a fate faced by all dragons. Duma would later give the sword to Emperor Rudolf of Rigel in order to seal Mila away, setting into motion Rudolf's plan to free Valentia from the grip of the sibling gods once and for all.

History

In the ancient past, Duma, a member of the Divine Dragon clan of Archanea, fought with the clan's ruler, Naga. Duma was defeated, and, alongside his sister Mila, chose to depart Archanea. Naga knew that Mila and Duma would one day fall victim to the process of degeneration and become but mindless shadows of their true selves, a fate shared by all dragons, and so she chose to bestow one of her fangs upon Duma, in the form of Falchion, so that Duma and Mila's people would have a means to lay them to rest once they had degenerated.[1] Duma and Mila left Archanea, eventually settling in Valentia. The two fought over how the people of Valentia should be treated, with Duma believing in forcing them to become strong through hardship, and Mila believing that they should be free to pursue lives of pleasure and comfort. Mila and Duma's long dispute ended with the formation of the Divine Accord, which split Valentia into Rigel, ruled by Duma, and Zofia, ruled by Mila, with Duma retaining possession of Falchion.

Centuries later, Rudolf, the emperor of Rigel, sought to end Mila and Duma's control over Valentia, having witnessed the descent of the Zofian people into hedonism, while his own people in Rigel knew only hardship and toil. He obtained Falchion from Duma, and used it to seal Mila away. Mila's corpse, with Falchion embedded in her skull, was brought to the Duma Temple, which lay deep beneath Rigel Castle. Mila, knowing that the end was near for her and Duma, chose to seal Falchion away along with herself, hoping to prevent her brother from meeting the same fate.[2] Rudolf then launched an invasion of Zofia, the next stage of his scheme.

Seeking to end the war with Rigel, the Deliverance of Zofia, led by Alm, invaded Rigel, finally clashing with Emperor Rudolf at Rigel Castle. Rudolf was defeated, and as he lay dying, he revealed the truth to Alm—that Alm was, in fact, his own son—and implored Alm to find Falchion, and use it to lay Duma, who had by then degenerated into total madness, to rest once and for all.

Deep within Duma Temple, in a room which could only be accessed by Rigelian royalty, Alm came across the petrified skull of Mila, with Falchion protruding from her forehead. However, he was confronted by Celica, who had been forced by Jedah to surrender her soul to Duma and become a witch, and, now under Jedah's control, she attacked Alm. Mila spoke to Alm, and told him to grasp Falchion. As soon as Alm laid hands on the sacred blade, it freed itself from Mila's skull. Mila told Alm to trust in Falchion, and Alm thrust the blade into Celica's soulless body, seemingly killing her. Mila, however, used the last of her power to revive Celica, and spoke to the two brand-bearers, telling them to use Falchion to free Duma from his madness, and to take the future of Valentia into their own hands.

At the end of Duma Temple lay the Altar of Duma, where the fell god awaited Alm with his army of followers. Alm used the sacred blade to defeat Duma, fulfilling Rudolf's final request. Duma entrusted Valentia to the care of its people, and entered into eternal rest.

It is unknown what became of the Valentian Falchion in the millennia that followed, as it does not feature in any form, nor is it mentioned at any point, in Fire Emblem Awakening.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Gaiden Is nes02 sword.png Sword: --* 10 0 80 0 1 -- -- -- Deals bonus damage to monster classes. Restores 5 HP to the user per turn. When Duma is at 52 HP or less, it is the only weapon capable of damaging him.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 falchion.png FE15RankSword.png* 10 1 80 0 1 -- -- -- Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds03 terror.png Terror units. Restores 5 HP to the user per turn. Capable of killing Is 3ds03 god.png god units. Allows user to damage Duma when he is using Oculus.
Skills: Scendscale

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(★)
Is 3ds03 falchion.png FE15RankSword.png 12 1 100 0 1 -- -- -- Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds03 terror.png Terror units. Restores 5 HP to the user per turn. Capable of killing Is 3ds03 god.png god units. Allows user to damage Duma when he is using Oculus.
Skills: Scendscale

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Unrefined)
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP -- Effective against Is feh red breath.pngIs feh blue breath.pngIs feh green breath.pngIs feh colorless breath.pngdragon units. At start of every third turn, unit recovers 10 HP.
Heroes
(Refined: +Effect)
Is feh wpn double attack exhaustion refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Effective against Is feh red breath.pngIs feh blue breath.pngIs feh green breath.pngIs feh colorless breath.pngdragon units. At start of every second turn, unit recovers 10 HP.
Grants +3 HP.
If user's HP is full when initiating combat, this weapon's strike is a brave strike, but takes 5 damage at the end of combat.
Heroes
(Refined: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 18 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Effective against Is feh red breath.pngIs feh blue breath.pngIs feh green breath.pngIs feh colorless breath.pngdragon units. At start of every second turn, unit recovers 10 HP.
Grants +5 HP.
Heroes
(Refined: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Effective against Is feh red breath.pngIs feh blue breath.pngIs feh green breath.pngIs feh colorless breath.pngdragon units. At start of every second turn, unit recovers 10 HP.
Grants +5 HP and +3 Speed.
Heroes
(Refined: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Effective against Is feh red breath.pngIs feh blue breath.pngIs feh green breath.pngIs feh colorless breath.pngdragon units. At start of every second turn, unit recovers 10 HP.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Defense.
Heroes
(Refined: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 400 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
200 Is feh divine dew.png
-- Effective against Is feh red breath.pngIs feh blue breath.pngIs feh green breath.pngIs feh colorless breath.pngdragon units. At start of every second turn, unit recovers 10 HP.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Resistance.

Locations

Gaiden

Treasure Act 5, chest in Duma Temple, Basement 1

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Event Act 5: Duma Temple, Area 11

Heroes

Units Alm

Other appearances

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Falchion Presumably borrowed directly from the Falchion of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light; as this Falchion's origin story was added in the remake, and did not feature in the original, it is unknown if its shared origin with the Archanean Falchion is the reason why the two weapons share a name.
Japanese ファルシオン Officially romanized as Falchion in the files of Shadows of Valentia.
Spanish Falchion As above.
French Falchion As above.
German Falchion As above.
Italian Falchion As above.
Dutch Falchion As above.
Simplified Chinese 法尔西昂 Falchion
Traditional Chinese 法爾西昂 Falchion

Gallery


References

  1. "See well Falchion, which you now hold. It was carved from the fang of Naga, ruler of dragons, to sever the gods. For Naga knew there was but a creeping madness waiting at eternity's end. It is a ruin all dragons share. And the only end is one of total destruction. Thus it was that Naga bestowed Falchion upon Duma. She did so to prepare for the day our madness would drive the land to ruin, that the people might have a means to destroy us. That Falchion might become the fangs they lack... and the hope they deserve." — Mila, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
  2. "And yet, in my foolishness, I sealed the blade away. I did it to protect my brother... I loved my brother, even as we loved mankind." — Mila, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

See also

Swords
Basic swords Al's SwordAlm's BladeBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBottleBroken SwordBronze SwordCecil's SwordEliwood's BladeEmblem BladeGlass SwordGreat SwordIke's BackupIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLong SwordLucina's EstocLuke's SwordMarth's SpathaMeisterschwertNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordTrainerTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLopt SwordMeisterschwertMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSafeguardSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerSilence SwordSleep SwordSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLight BrandLightning SwordRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague KattiYato
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling Edge / Slaying EdgeSilver SwordSteel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects Armorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBrave SwordFiresweep SwordKadomatsuRuby SwordSafeguardWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiAudhulmaAyra's BladeBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeDark GreatswordDurandalEckesachsFalchion (AlmLucina) • FólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerLaevateinLight BrandMeisterschwertMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuRagnellRaijintoRegal BladeResolute BladeRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSolitary BladeTyrfingVassal's BladeWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMaeMathildaMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonIrmaLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
Party
AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's
Party
AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaRandalShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLipricaMassenaMilaLima IV
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeBrigand BossCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJarth*JedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma TowerDuma Temple) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineNovisRamSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Death MasksBook of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors
Related topics Ancient LettersName chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • SidequestsSound TestTimelineWorld map