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The Hierarch (Japanese: 神官 Priest) is a minor NPC appearing in Fire Emblem Awakening. He accompanies Chrom's Shepherds and Emmeryn during their retreat to the eastern palace in Ylisse to keep Emmeryn out of Plegia's hands.
Fire Emblem Awakening
The Hierarch appears in the opening scenes of Chapter 7: Incursion.
When Emmeryn was young he assisted her in becoming the leader of Ylisse after the death of the previous king. Upon entering Breakneck Pass, the Hierarch becomes nervous, constantly glancing at the nearby peaks. Robin voices their concern about the Hierarch, but admits that they cannot figure out exactly what the problem is.
Shortly later, a pack of Plegian brigands and Wyvern Riders appear; the Hierarch steps forward and speaks to the leader of the Plegian troop, Vasto, saying that Gangrel should have told them to take him under Plegian protection. Vasto says that he received such an order, but he also says he does not see such a man present, only a traitorous pig. One of Vasto's subordinates steps forward and delivers a fatal blow to the Hierarch.
He is never mentioned again after his introduction and subsequent death in chapter 7.
— The Hierarch
- The Hierarch's portrait is an edit of the generic priest portrait.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology, and notes|
His title; his actual name is unknown and never provided.
Priest. The Japanese name of the Priest class is different in Awakening, but the class is referred to by this name in other games.
The Hierarch's portrait from Awakening.
- ↑ "The hierarch? He's been a friend of House Ylisse for many years. He guided Emmeryn during the early years of her rule." — Chrom, Fire Emblem Awakening
- ↑ "Is something troubling you, Hierarch? You keep glancing up at the peaks." — Frederick, Fire Emblem Awakening