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This article is about the country from Fates. For the chapter, see Hoshido (chapter).

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Nohr (left) and Hoshido (right).


Castle Shirasagi







Hoshido (pronounced /⁠ˈhoʊʃidoʊ⁠/[key][1]; Japanese: 白夜王国 Kingdom of Byakuya) is a kingdom in Fire Emblem Fates, occupying the eastern half of an unnamed continent opposite of rival kingdom Nohr. Hoshido's peaceful nature contrasts the "glory-seeking" nature of Nohr. It seems to be aesthetically inspired by Japan, like Chon'sin. The primary colors in the kingdom's aesthetics are white and red, contrasting Nohr's black and blue.

All members of the Hoshidan royal family possess the power of Dragon Vein, the ability to alter the environment around them.


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According to Ryoma, the kingdom of Hoshido was founded by the Dawn Dragon, who left behind the Dragon Veins when it died. Hoshido's eternal rivalry with Nohr began when the Dawn Dragon came into conflict with the Dusk Dragon.

Notable locations in Hoshido

Main article: Dragon's Gate (location)

An ancient draconic ruin built long ago by the First Dragons. It grants access to other worlds across time and space.

Hoshido Capital

The capital of Hoshido which contains Castle Shirasagi, the home of the Hoshidan royal family. Corrin's forces and the Nohrian Army invade it during Conquest.

Great Wall of Suzanoh

A massive wall used for the defense of Castle Shirasagi against invaders, which is located in eastern Hoshido. Corrin's army seizes it in Conquest from Takumi.

Fort Jinya

A strategic fort used as a frontline defense for the Kingdom of Hoshido. In Birthright, it's attacked by Silas' Nohrian army. In Conquest, it's invaded by Corrin and the Nohrian Army as Yukimura defends it. And in Revelation, Corrin, Azura and Gunter make their way into the fort as they attempt to recruit the Hoshidans for their cause.

Eternal Starway

An underground passage made of stairs made of stone separating Fort Jinya from the Wind Tribe Village. In Conquest, Corrin's army is ambushed by a squad of Faceless and Stoneborns.

Wind Tribe Village

The Wind Tribe is a neutral nation located at the south of the Eternal Starway. Corrin's army visits it during Fates' three routes.

Kitsune Hamlet

The Kitsune Hamlet[2] is a small settlement where the Kitsune live. Corrin's army crosses through it in Conquest.


Main article: Izumo

Izumo is an independent kingdom ruled by archduke Izana located within Hoshido.


Main article: Mokushu

Mokushu is an independent state located within Hoshido known for their elite ninja. Their leader is the daimyo Kotaro.


The home of Saizo and Kaze located somewhere within the mountains of Hoshido.[3] Its exact location is unknown.

Characters from Hoshido

Character Description Appears in
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The Hoshidan queen who took the throne after her husband Sumeragi's death, and Corrin's mother. Fates
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The deceased former king of Hoshido, and the father of Ryoma, Hinoka, Takumi and Sakura. Fates
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A person of noble heritage born in Hoshido. Of some sort of dragon heritage. Fates, Heroes, Engage
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A Nohrian princess that was kidnapped by Hoshido, has singing talent. Fates, Heroes
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A Swordmaster, and Corrin's elder step-brother. Fates, Heroes
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A Sky Knight who serves Hoshido, Corrin's elder step-sister. Fates, Heroes
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An Archer who serves Hoshido, Corrin's step-brother. Fates, Heroes
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A Shrine Maiden. Corrin's step-sister. Fates, Heroes
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A Ninja with a calm and polite demeanor. Somewhat detached from serving anyone particular. Fates, Heroes
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Kaze's hot-blooded twin, also a Ninja. Works directly under Ryoma. Fates, Heroes
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A ninja serving Ryoma. Enjoys painting in her free time. Fates, Heroes
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An archer serving Hinoka who has a strange tendency to fall in traps. Fates, Heroes
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A calm and laid-back Monk working under Hinoka. Fates, Heroes
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A Spear Fighter with a strong fashion sense working under Takumi, seems to have a crush on him. Has a particularly strong hatred of Nohr. Fates, Heroes
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A Samurai who comes from a house serving Hoshido for generations. Thoughtful of his friends, but quick to argue. Fates, Heroes
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A Samurai who claims to be Sakura's best subordinate. Fates, Heroes
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A Sky Knight who strives to be perfect, serving Sakura. Fates, Heroes
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A member of the Flame Tribe and the chief's daughter; a bit hot-headed. Fates, Heroes
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A fortune teller serving Mikoto who is always cheerful. Fates
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A member of the Wind Tribe who hates being treated like a child. Fates
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A kind Kinshi Knight who loves to battle, serving Mikoto. Fates
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A Kitsune who is is eager to return favors. Fates, Heroes
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A studious tactician serving under Mikoto. Fates
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The chief of the Wind Tribe. Fates
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A villager and sole survivor to a Faceless attack. Fates
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The ruler of the principality of Mokushu. Fates
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A hoshidan general who takes over Fort Dragonfall in Conquest. Fates
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A hoshidan general who leads an assassination attempt against Garon in Conquest. Fates
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A Ninja guarding the fortress on the side of the northern area of the Bottomless Canyon. Fates
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A fledgling falcon knight who is striving to complete her training. Cipher, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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A warrior on a journey to perfect her military arts. Cipher, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Genealogy of Hoshido
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Ikona ══ Sumeragi
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An unbroken line indicates direct descent; a dashed line (╍) indicates descent across multiple undefined generations. A double line indicates marriage or had children together; italics indicates the spouse from outside the family. Important relatives not directly connected with Hoshido's royal family are marked in gray.

Etymology and other languages

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


May be a composite of several Japanese words: hoshi, "star"; shiro, "white"; or 武士道 bushidō, a samurai's code of honorable conduct.



Officially romanized as Byakuya; literally "white night".



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Mentioned in Heroes.[4]



Lit. "White Night"

Traditional Chinese


Lit. "white night"; mentioned in Heroes.[5]



  1. Takumi in Vs. Takumi cutscene
  2. Fire Emblem Fates - Birthright locations, Nintendo, Retrieved: April 26, 2020
  3. "Igasato, where I come from, was in the mountains. We had to be self-sufficient. In addition to our training, we were often called on to help with the crops." — Saizo, Fire Emblem Fates
  4. "Um príncipe de Hoshido criado em Nohr." — help text description of Corrin: Fateful Prince, Fire Emblem Heroes
  5. "生於白夜王國,長於暗夜王國的王子,神器【夜刀神】的主人。" — help text description of Corrin: Fateful Prince, Fire Emblem Heroes
Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright
DLC Anna
amiibo IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Non-playable characters CassitaLaylaLilithRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
Background characters CadrosIkonaKaterinaMoro
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue P: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King GaronE: Dawn Breaks
6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty KingE: Night Breaks Through
6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My CryE: Anankos
Paralogues 1: Tragic Start • 2: Dragon Blood • 3: Surprise Duet • 4: Fight or Flight • 5: Bold Approach • 6: Herbal Remedy • 7: Father & Liege • 8: A Great Hunt • 9: Saizo vs. Saizo • 10: Hunter & Prey • 11: A Long Grudge • 12: Sweet Dreams • 13: Truly Talented • 14: After the End • 15: Hidden Bravery • 16: Abducted • 17: Two Defenders • 18: Nutty Family • 19: Great Heroism • 20: Ultimate Power • 21: Bright Smile • 22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions Birthright: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Conquest: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Revelation: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Notre SagesseValla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Ancient TextsDragon VeinMy Castle
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • ItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics 4koma Comic & Character Guide BookCrown of NibelungDownloadable contentName chart • Other games (Awakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack