||They...They're crushing us...They're nothing but a pack of rats, but they fight like demons! Har har! But no matter how tough they are, there's no way they can stand up to a real monster!
Gashilama (Japanese: ガシラマ Gasirama) is a Tellian slave trader who specializes in the capture and sale of laguz. His trade was connected to the secret laguz slavery ring among the nobles fo Begnion. During the Mad King's War, he fought against Ike and the Greil Mercenaries on their mission from Sanaki to retake his cargo of laguz slaves.
Gashilama is the boss of Chapter 14. The chapter's objective is to defeat him.
Personality and character
Gashilama spent at least 25 years working as a slave trader, and developed a knowledge of the selling prices of laguz slaves based on their race, gender, and physical abilities.He sees laguz as nothing more than a source of money and insists that there is nothing morally wrong with forcing laguz into slavery because he views them as inferior "half-breeds", comparing it with beorc usage of animals for meat and beasts of burden. He believes that losing his laguz cargo will put an end to his career. He also appears to have access to the Feral One drug created by Izuka, which he likely used to create the feral tigers that guard him.
||You... You're just like us! You eat meat, you ride horses... I mean, come on! We're not hurting any humans here! What's wrong with buying and selling a few half-breeds?
— Gashilama, as the boss of Chapter 14 in Path of Radiance.
Against Ike in Chapter 14
Gashilama: Trying to steal our cargo... You're no better than us!! Some of our customers are nobles! You won't get away with this unscathed, let me tell you!
Ike: What? Nobles? Don't play dumb with me! Take this!
Against Lethe in Chapter 14
Gashilama: A female... Females are good. You'll fetch a high price to the right buyer.
Lethe: ...I hate humans. But you are beyond that word. Simply killing you won't be enough. The pain, the suffering of my brethren... I will carve payment for that from your flesh!
Against Mordecai in Chapter 14
Gashilama: Gulp! Tiger! Tigers are dangerous! I've got to trick it into drinking the medicine...
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Romanized as GASIRAMA in his internal file name.
- ↑ "Gashilama: A poor crop this time around. Cats, tigers, and a few crows...All we've got are laborers. We're not going to get rich with this.
Bandit: Aw, and we worked hard to catch'em! Is it as bad as all that?
Gashilama: I've been selling half-breeds for twenty- five years. The ones that fetch the highest price are the trophy herons. And if they're white-winged royals, the fanatics will empty their purses of every last coin.
Bandit: Well, if that's the case, why don't we hit Serenes Forest next time? There might be a few of 'em left.
Gashilama: You've the brains of a dead wyvern! Why do you think herons are so expensive? It's because they're rare! It's been twenty years since that mob burned Serenes. The herons were all roasted like chickens! No matter how you look at it, that was utter lunacy. All that gold, up in smoke.
Bandit: Oh... If they're so valuable, I'd like to see one with my own eyes. I'd catch it and put it in a cage...
...Idiot...Bandit: Think what you could buy with all that gold. A new axe...Oh, and some furry boots, too!
Gashilama: Shut up, fool! Stop your daydreaming, and look over there!
Bandit: Wh-what? Who are they?
Gashilama: Bah! Look alive, lads! They're not common travelers!" — Gashilama and a bandit, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- ↑ "Gulp! Tiger! Tigers are dangerous! I've got to trick it into drinking the medicine..." — Gashilama, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
||This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.