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|“||You see, Gerik's Mercenaries takes its name from me, Gerik. I'm the chief here. If I quit while our employer still fought on, they'd want a new name, you follow me?||”|
— Gerik to Innes
Gerik's Mercenaries was founded some time around the death of Gerik's friend, with Gerik reluctantly staying in the mercenary business because of the other friends he had made.
Gerik's Mercenaries was once a guild of great renown, with Gerik's name being known from one shore of Magvel to the other, and even among some of Frelia's royalty. This time of prosperity for the group seems to have passed, with the group's numbers seemingly dwindled.
In 803 after the start of the War of the Stones Gerik's Mercenaries is hired by Hayden to serve Frelia. The exact assignments of Gerik and his guildmates vary by the path chosen by the player. In Eirika's path Gerik and Tethys travel with Innes to Jehanna, while Ephraim's features them being sent to Grado to help fight.
During the events of both routes Marisa is mistakenly sent to work within Grado's troops, though the matter is cleared up by either Gerik or Ewan.
Gerik's Mercenaries serves Frelia and its allies until the conclusion of the War of the Stones.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
- "I heard you once commanded a band of over a hundred mercenaries." — Innes to Gerik, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "He tells me your name was once known from shore to shore on this continent." — Innes recounting comments from Hayden, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "My father told me before I left that I should watch you and learn from you." — Innes to Gerik, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones