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  • Kingdom (prior to and after Arvis's reign)
  • Empire (under Arvis's reign)


Grannvale rests in the centre of the Jugdral continent and was founded by Saint Heim, one of the 12 Crusaders.
— Opening of the Prologue

The Kingdom of Grannvale (Japanese: グランベル王国 Kingdom of Grandbell), known as the Empire of Grannvale (Japanese: グランベル帝国 Empire of Grandbell) during the reign of Arvis, is one of the nations of Jugdral, occupying approximately the center of the continent. It is bordered by Agustria to the northwest, Verdane to the southwest, Miletos to the south, the Munster District to the east and the Aed Desert to the northeast. Grannvale is a kingdom comprised of six satellite duchies surrounding the center of power, the capital Belhalla.


Belhalla, the capital city of Grannvale.

Grannvale itself was founded by Saint Heim of the Twelve Crusaders in Grann 649 following the downfall of the Loptrian Empire, with six other Crusaders – Baldr, Bragi, Ullr, Fjalar, Thrud and Nál – founding its six duchies. The descendants of each Crusader continued to rule their duchies in the following centuries.

In the year 757, Grannvale initiated a war against Isaach in retaliation for a perceived assault by the nation upon the sacred site of Dahna. Grannvale ultimately won the war, but between it and the internal strife it faced with the actions of Sigurd of Chalphy and the machinations of the dukes Reptor and Lombard, it emerged a thoroughly changed nation. The crown prince Kurth was assassinated by Lombard, who framed Sigurd for the crime, and so following the death of King Azmur, the throne was succeeded by Lord Arvis of Velthomer through his marriage to Azmur's newly-rediscovered granddaughter Deirdre.

With the continent unified under his leadership, Arvis reorganized Grannvale into an empire with himself as its first emperor, by popular demand of the people of Grannvale.[1] At first, the Grannvale Empire was a peaceful, if constraining, nation,[2] until rule of Grannvale was seized from Arvis by his son Julius, the human host of Loptous. Julius twisted Grannvale into a malevolent dictatorial force and entrusted the Loptr Church with important roles in its governance, seeking to restore the Loptrian Empire. In response to the tyranny, in Grann 777, Sigurd's son Seliph emerged from exile in Isaach and led a liberation army across Jugdral, culminating in the deaths of Arvis and Julius and the end of the Empire's control of the continent. In the aftermath of the war, Seliph assumed the title of King of Grannvale, as the eldest child of Deirdre.

Notable locations in Grannvale


Main article: Belhalla

The capital of Grannvale and its seat of power, for most of its history Belhalla – and in turn, Grannvale – has been ruled by the descendants of Saint Heim. Following the Battle of Belhalla, the throne was ascended by Arvis of Velthomer, who in turn ultimately lost power to his son Julius.


Main article: Chalphy

The duchy founded by the Crusader Baldr. The fates of many nations were shaped by the actions of two generations of its lords, Sigurd and Seliph.


Main article: Velthomer

The duchy founded by the Crusader Fjalar. Its duke as of the year 757, Arvis, led the rise of the Grannvale Empire and the rebirth of the Loptr Church despite his best intentions.


Main article: Yngvi

The duchy founded by the Crusader Ullr. Throughout the decades of conflict, it was plagued by resentment and infighting among its scions, starting with the murder of Lord Ring at the hands of his son Andrey.


Main article: Friege

The duchy founded by the Crusader Thrud. The schemes of its Duke Reptor served as a partial catalyst for much of the misfortune which befell Jugdral.


Main article: Dozel

The duchy founded by the Crusader Nál. Dozel's Duke Lombard was a co-conspirator against Chalphy along with Reptor.


Main article: Edda

The duchy founded by Saint Bragi of the Crusaders.


Grannvale is the subject of the Prologue and Endgame of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. The Prologue is set in the southern region of Grannvale, featuring Chalphy and Yngvi as allied castles, and the Endgame encompasses the entirety of Grannvale save for Yngvi Castle.

Etymology and other languages

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


Mentioned in dialogue in Fire Emblem Awakening.[3]






Officially romanized as Grandbell.



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From the title of the song "Glória a Grannvale" ("Glory to Grannvale") in Heroes.



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

Traditional Chinese


From the title of the song "格蘭貝魯的榮耀" ("Glory to Grannvale") in Heroes.



  1. "The intense battle over control of the capital sent most of the powerful lords to their grave. Only Lord Arvis's plan went without a hitch as he successfully gained full control of the kingdom. After overthrowing the two opposing kingdoms, Silesse and Leonster, Lord Arvis unified the continent. And with the overwhelming support of the people, he became the first emperor of the Grannvale Empire." — Opening narration of Chapter 6, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "15 years have passed since Lord Arvis unified the continent. The early days of the empire weren't actually all that bad. Initially, Emperor Arvis applied constitutional law to govern the people. It was a bit constraining, but it was a peaceful time in Jugdral's history." — Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "I am a knight of Grannvale." — Sigurd's Spotpass parley quote, Fire Emblem Awakening
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
Background characters BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarGairHeimHoðrForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaNálNjörunOdSalamanderThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Inheritors of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and DarkE: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConnachtLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events 12 crusadersAed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsFall of LeonsterFinal Holy WarHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessence
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden map eventsItemsScriptsSkillsWeapons
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline