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FESK Ishtore 01.png
Artwork of Ishtore from Genealogy of the Holy War.






Grannvalean (Friege)


Nobleman of Friege

Starting class

Mage Fighter


Anything to keep them out of Ulster.
— Ishtore, on Seliph's army's approach

Ishtore (Japanese: イシュトー Ishtore) was the eldest son of Duke Bloom and Hilda of Friege, the brother of Ishtar, and a commander of the Grannvale Empire's occupation forces in "North Thracia".


Ishtore was stationed by his father at Fort Melgen, a frontier outpost near the Aed Desert and Miletos, aided by his confidante and romantic partner,[1] General Liza. Upon receiving word of the activities of Seliph's rebel army in the north, Ishtore and Liza deployed their army to prevent Seliph's army from entering the Munster District and reinforcing his cousin Leif. Their efforts failed, and both were killed.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Ishtore is the second boss of Chapter 7, and the leader of the Fort Melgen army. He and his army deploy after the Aed Shrine has been seized.

Liza departs the castle with some troops while Ishtore stays at the castle gate to make long range attacks with his Bolting tome.

Much later in the game Ishtar cites his and her mother's deaths as her primary motivators for marching against Seliph's liberation army during the Endgame.[2]


See also: Beyond the Desert
Portrait ishtore fe04.png
Ma snes02 mage fighter enemy.gif Mage Fighter
Level 20
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodThrud.png
Movement 6
Authority ★★★
Max HP 50 Speed 18
Strength 12 Luck 9
Magic 19 Defense 14
Skill 18 Resistance 14
Inventory Skills
ThoronThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
3,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
Swords C Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Staves --
Fire magic B Thunder magic A FE4RankWind.png B Light magic -- Dark magic --

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776


While Ishtore does not appear in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 his death is mentioned by Reinhardt during Chapter 20; it appears to have greatly affected Bloom's, his father, mood for the worse.

Personality and character

Unlike his father, Ishtore was a decent and kind person, but nonetheless loyally served the empire and was complicit in aiding its atrocities in Munster.[3] He strongly opposed the Loptrian child hunts, but nonetheless is not known to have actively done anything to stop them, unlike Ishtar.[4] He cared deeply for Liza, considering her the only subordinate he could truly trust in spite of his wish to keep her safe,[5] and was enraged by her death to Seliph's army.


Battle quotes

Hmph. So, you made it this far. Congratulations.
— Ishtore, if Liza is still alive, in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
You...! You killed Liza... I'll never forgive you!
— Ishtore, if Liza is already dead, in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Liza... It's in your hands now...
— Ishtore, if Liza is still alive, in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Liza... I...
— Ishtore, if Liza is already dead, in Chapter 7 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Ishtore was featured on one TCG card.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Ishtore
TCG 1-089.jpg Class: Mage Fighter Level 1 Infantry Magic Attack
Energy: 5 Atk.: 2 / Counter: 2 WLv.: Swords C Fire magic B Thunder magic A FE4RankWind.png B
Equip: Elthunder Skills: Adept
Card #089Rarity: ★★ • Artist: Koya Katsuyoshi
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Etymology and other languages

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


Mentioned in Fire Emblem Heroes.[6]



Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.[which?]



Officially romanized as Ishtore.
















Traditional Chinese




Sprite Gallery
Portrait ishtore fe04.png Mage Fighter Ma snes02 mage fighter enemy.gif
Bs fe04 ishtore mage fighter anima.png


  1. "Those horrible people killed both my son and his sweetheart Liza." — Bloom, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "I mean no disrespect... but do understand I take great pride in being a warlock of Friege. With the murder of my parents and my brother... it pains me to sit here doing nothing. Please allow me to fight!" — Ishtar to Julius, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Seliph: Lewyn, is this war ever going to end? I have a hard time believing Prince Ishtore or his general were bad people...
    Lewyn: Yeah, but don't forget that they both supported a ruthless tyrannical leader. They were without a doubt the enemy in this scenario.
    " — Seliph and Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "My brother is also strongly against this act. Bishop Manfroy, please stop the child hunting." — Ishtar, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "Forgive me, Liza. I'd keep you from danger if I could, but you're the only one I can trust." — Ishtore, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  6. "I don't think my uncle, Bloom, or my cousins, Ishtar and Ishtore, were ever truly bad people..." — Tine: Rumbling Thunder at the Home Castle, Fire Emblem Heroes
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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
Other GairForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamander
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The 12 crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
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: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: 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
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline