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Golden Deer

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Flag of the Golden Deer.





Group type

Academic House


Grouping students from the Leicester Alliance


The Golden Deer House (Japanese: 金鹿の学級ヒルシュクラッセ, Golden Deer Class, Hirschklasse) is one of the titular three houses at the Garreg Mach Monastery in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This house is comprised of students from the Leicester Alliance and is headed by Claude, a noble from the alliance. Students from Leicester typically favor the bow; some students are also of lower birth compared to the other houses.

History: Class of 1180

Since the beginning of the year, multiple students residing in the Leicester Alliance enroll into the monastery and join the Golden Deer House, studying and fighting along the way. Depending on the player's choices, Byleth can potentially become the house's teacher.

On the Verdant Wind route, all previous students of the house reunite with their teacher in 1185 on the day of the millennium festival and accompany them throughout the war against the Adrestian Empire. On the Silver Snow, Azure Moon, and Crimson Flower routes, save for Lorenz on Silver Snow and Azure Moon and Hilda on Crimson Flower, the recruited members join Byleth's chosen faction on the other routes if they were recruited during Part I.

If not recruited on the Silver Snow and Azure Moon routes, most members remain at Claude's side and fight alongside him in the Battle at Gronder sans Lorenz (who defects to the Empire after the timeskip) and Marianne; Hilda always survives the struggle on Azure Moon to protect Derdriu along with Claude and Judith from Imperial forces. On the Crimson Flower route, Ignatz, Leonie, Lysithea and Hilda remain on the Alliance Leader's side and protect Leicester from the Black Eagle Strike Force.


Previous Alumni

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Count Gloucester Balthus
(Class of 1172)
(Class of 1172)

Class of 1180

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Claude Lorenz Hilda Raphael
FETH Lysithea.png FETH Ignatz.png FETH Marianne.png FETH Leonie.png
Lysithea Ignatz Marianne Leonie


  • The Golden Deer are the only house whose members won't desert the party under any circumstances if the player chooses them at the beginning of the game.
  • The Golden Deer are the only house whose members can all survive the events of the game on a route outside their own (in this case, Azure Moon if Lorenz is recruited and Crimson Flower).

Etymology and other languages

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

Golden Deer

Also referred to as the "Golden Deer House".



Golden Deer Class; "Hirschklasse" is applied to it as furigana. Hirsch is German for "deer", and Klasse is German for "class".


Ciervo Dorado

Golden Deer


Cerfs d'or

Golden Deer


Goldene Hirsche

Golden Deer


Cervi Dorati

Golden Deer



Golden Deer Class

Simplified Chinese


Golden Deer Class

Traditional Chinese


Golden Deer Class



Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron DominicBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
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
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 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 A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* 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 Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
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 Fódlan (AbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicester) • AlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue 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
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