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| Greil Mercenaries
| The twelve members of the Greil Mercenaries|
||We have Father's legacy to look after, as well: the Greil Mercenaries.
The Greil Mercenaries (Japanese: グレイル傭兵団 Greil's Mercenaries) are a mercenary force based in Crimea.
The band was founded by Greil at some point after the year 626, following his departure from the Daein army and after spending some time as a mercenary in Gallia under King Caineghis; his deputy was Titania, a former Crimean knight whom he met in Gallia. Following Greil's death, his son Ike succeeded him as the band's leader, with Titania continuing as his deputy and Soren now as their tactician. For most of their existence, they devoted themselves to serving Crimea.
In the year 645, the Greil Mercenaries rose to prominence in their role in the Mad King's War. While on a scouting mission to observe the onset of the war, the Mercenaries encountered Elincia, the errant Crimean princess, as she fled Melior pursued by Daein soldiers. They entered her service to escort her to refuge in Gallia, during which Greil was slain by the Black Knight in a duel. After consulting with Caineghis, the Mercenaries and Elincia departed to Begnion to attempt to raise support from Apostle Sanaki for opposing Daein, and in order to do so were tasked with investigating Senator Oliver of Tanas. Once this task was accomplished, the Mercenaries - now with the support of Begnion's army under General Zelgius - travelled back to Daein and conquered it, before pressing on to reclaim Crimea and defeat King Ashnard.
In the War's aftermath, the Mercenaries disbanded temporarily while Ike served as a Crimean noble, but reformed them after departing the Crimean court 2 1/2 years later. From there, the Mercenaries spent most of their time taking on smaller jobs which didn't pay particularly well, until they were hired by Bastian to act as a failsafe to stop Ludveck's civil war, intervening only at the last moment when Lucia was about to be executed.
Their next job was with the Laguz Alliance, assisting Gallia, Phoenicis and Kilvas in their war on Begnion. Late in this war, the Mercenaries were assimilated into the Apostle's Army when Empress Sanaki allied with them in opposition to her nation's treacherous senators, with Ike again serving as the army's general. Following Ashera's judgement upon the world, the Greil Mercenaries, along with other members of the united forces, temporarily formed the Greil Army while travelling to the Tower of Guidance. After the restoration of the world, the Greil Mercenaries continued their work, serving under an unspecified leader following Ike's departure; some members, like Oscar and Mia, also departed.
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|| Greil Mercenaries
|| Officially romanized as Greil's Mercenaries in the Sound Room of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.