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Hartmut in Hasha no Tsurugi.






Desmond, Zephiel, Guinivere (descendants)



Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi

Hartmut posed a question when he bound the demon dragon. And I intend to answer it!
— Roy

Hartmut (Japanese: ハルトムート Hartmut) was the leader of the Eight Legends of Elibe and a hero of the Scouring. He was the original wielder of both Eckesachs and the Binding Blade, and went on to found the Kingdom of Bern.


Late in the Scouring, Hartmut was chosen as one of the eight mightiest warriors of mankind to wield the newly-forged legendary weapons against the dragonkin.[1] He was appointed the leader of this group of eight and given both Eckesachs and the Binding Blade, and led the Eight Legends in an attack on the Dragon Sanctuary in order to defeat Idunn, the demon dragon. During this battle, the sheer power of the legendary weapons caused the Ending Winter and forced the dragons to revert to weak, human-like forms.[2] Hartmut and the other Generals took the opportunity and easily slaughtered the manaketes.

Hartmut and the Generals pressed on into the Sanctuary, where they found Idunn in her manakete form. Confronted with what appeared to only be a human girl, the Generals hesitated; Hartmut, in particular, had come to pity her for the rumors of how she had been created.[3] When she transformed and attacked them, Hartmut fought back with the Binding Blade and dealt her a grievous wound, but the blade's power shifted to reflect how, deep down, Hartmut did not wish to kill and instead stunned her. He convinced the other Generals that there was no need to kill Idunn, then travelled deep into the remote mountains of what would later become Bern and constructed the Shrine of Seals, where he used the Binding Blade and Fire Emblem to safely seal Idunn away. He then built the Kingdom of Bern in the territory surrounding the Shrine of Seals and took its throne as its first king, and after his death his descendants, the Bern royal family, continued to guard the Shrine of Seals for a thousand years,[4] until his descendant Zephiel deliberately unsealed Idunn as part of his plan to return Elibe to dragon control.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi

Hartmut is revealed to be Al's true father late in Hasha no Tsurugi. When Al visited Niime, the two witnessed Hartmut's battle with Idunn and its aftermath through her crystal ball. Through this crystal ball, it was revealed that Hartmut had unknowingly fallen in love with a manakete, Milithia, and fathered a child with her. When she revealed that she was a dragon, Hartmut knew that he – the man who purged dragons from Elibe – could not be romatically involved with one and used the Binding Blade on her and the infant Al, sealing them away in a cavern.

Etymology and other languages

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


A German male given name which derives from Hartmout, a Norman prince from the 13th-century German epic Kudrun.



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  1. "Jahn: However, the humans soon found out about the demon dragon. They concluded that their numbers were not enough to defeat us. They focused their efforts into forging weapons that would pierce our scales. They are what you humans call the legendary weapons.
    Roy: That much I know...
    Jahn: The strongest human warriors were chosen to wield their newly crafted weapons.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Jahn: They came and attacked this sanctuary. However, the immense power of the weapons clashing with our own power... It caused something none of us had anticipated.
    Roy: What happened?
    Jahn: The laws of nature started to collapse. Snow began to fall in summer. Stars shone in the middle of day...
    Roy: You mean it caused the Ending Winter? I thought it occurred because the dragons released vast amounts of energy...
    Jahn: Is that how your legends go?
    Roy: The power of the legendary weapons were used to restore order to nature. That's what I learned.
    Jahn: So in other words, we were the cause of everything bad that happened. How typical of you humans. But the truth is as I said.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "He had apparently heard how the demon dragon was formed and felt pity for it. We dragons cannot understand that illogical feeling." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "After persuading the others that it should be spared, Hartmut built a shrine hidden deep in what you now call Bern. There, he bound the demon dragon away using the blade and the Fire Emblem. After the founding of Bern, the shrine was protected by the royal family for generations." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of version differencesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline