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This page is about the country. For character the country is named after, see Grado (character).

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Grado (pronounced /⁠ˈɡɹeɪdoʊ⁠/[key][1]; Japanese グラド Grado) is one of the countries in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. It is located in the center-south of Magvel. The countries that border Grado are Frelia to the northwest, Renais to the north, and Jehanna to the northeast. The country is named after its founder, Grado. Earthquakes are also a common occurrence in Grado.



Grado as an empire was formed after Fomortiis was killed, about 800 years ago. As mentioned, it was named after the leader of the Five Heroes, Grado.

Like the other countries formed after the war with Fomortiis Grado possesses a Sacred Stone. Grado's sacred stone is unique among the others, as it houses the soul of the Demon King, Fomortiis. Grado's Sacred Stone is known as the Fire Emblem. The Sacred Twin weapons wielded by Grado himself, Garm and Gleipnir, were also sealed in the same chamber as the Fire Emblem.

Modern day

Lyon's experiments with the Dark Stone that would lead to his possession.

Grado was peaceful in the centuries after the death of the demon king. This peace was unfortunately broken after 800 years when Fomortiis was able to possess the imperial prince of the age and used Grado's military might to lay waste to Renais and the rest of Magvel in the War of the Stones.

Grado suffered a great many casualties during and after the war, all known members of the royal family are dead, and only the aged Duessel remains of the legendary Imperial Three. Not to help matters was the massive earthquake that destroyed half of Grado, though Ephraim, Lyon's old friend and king of Renais organizes extensive aid for Grado's remaining citizens. Among this Grado also lost its housed Sacred Stone.

Notable locations in Grado

Grado Keep

Grado Keep is the home of the royal family as well as Grado's Sacred stone and pair of Sacred Twins.


Serafew is a town on the border of Renais and Grado, housing people from both countries. It is often cited as a symbol of the close alliance that Renais and Grado shared before the War or the Stones.


Main article: Renvall

Renvall is a significant fortress located on the Renais-Grado border. It is particularly famous for its fortifications and advantageous landscape.


Another famous fortress, During the War of the Stones it was one of Ephraim's first major victories backed by Frelia.


A port-town located on one of Grado's two peninsula. During the war Duessel of the Imperial Three aligned with Ephraim in hopes of restoring Vigarde to sanity.


Taizel is another port, located the opposite of Bethroen.

Za'albul Marsh

Za'albul Marsh is located west of the capital. While not a particularly important location is was here that Selena of the Imperial Three died at the hands of Ephraim's troops.

Characters from Grado

Character Description Appears in
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The "Silent Emperor", actually died a year prior to the events of the game. The Sacred Stones
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Crown prince of Grado, son of Vigarde, and friends with Eirika and Ephraim. Physically fragile. The Sacred Stones
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A cleric that knows something about Grado's Sacred Stone. The Sacred Stones
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An orphan who joined the ranks of Grado's army to do something with her life. The Sacred Stones
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A wyvern rider who serves Grado. His elder brother is Glen. The Sacred Stones
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A Grado general, known as the Obsidian, trained Ephraim in spear-play, and is suspicious of the actions of Vigarde. The Sacred Stones
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A shaman who worked closely with Lyon in the experiments on Grado's Sacred Stone and the resulting Dark Stone. The Sacred Stones
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Incredibly dedicated general of Grado, known as the Fluorspar. The Sacred Stones
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Cormag's elder brother, a wyvern lord, and general in Grado's army. Known as the Sunstone. The Sacred Stones
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The vicious Grado general known as the Moonstone. Suffers madness induced by a curse from Duessel's family lance.[2] The Sacred Stones
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A low ranking fighter in the service of Grado. The Sacred Stones
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A Grado knight who attempted to capture Border Mulan. The Sacred Stones
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A knight tasked with keeping Serafew under occupation. The Sacred Stones
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A shaman who appears to be doing the bidding of Riev and Fomortiis. The Sacred Stones
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A cavalier defending the entrance to Renvall. The Sacred Stones
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An underling of Valter, set a trap for Eirika in Renvall. The Sacred Stones
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An obese and disgusting man in charge of Fort Rigwald. The Sacred Stones
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A Ranger under Valter's command, if he survives he flees and is never seen again. The Sacred Stones

Etymology and other languages

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


A municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias in Spain.[3]



Officially romanized as Grado.












Potentially changed as grado is an Italian word, meaning "grade" or "satisfaction".



Used in Heroes.



Grad; Used in Fates and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, among the choices for the player's country in their profile card.

Traditional Chinese


Used in Heroes.



  1. Valter in Fire Emblem Heroes
  2. "This lance… It can drive its wielder to madness. [...] I… I made a grave error… I allowed Valter to use this lance." — Duessel, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraKlimtMansel
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Background characters GradoLatonaMacGregorMonicaNada Kuya
Sacred Twins and personal weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling WoodsF: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Creature CampaignThe Sacred Stones ComicNovelizationList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map