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Jeralt Reus Eisner (pronounced /'d͡ʒɛɹɑlt 'aɪznɝ/[key]; Japanese: ジェラルト Jeralt) is a character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He was once a legendary knight of Seiros, but is now captain of a mercenary troop and the father of Byleth.
Jeralt was originally an ordinary mercenary fighting alongside the Knights of Seiros, who were escorting Rhea. Jeralt was mortally wounded protecting Rhea from an attack, but Rhea saved his life by giving him a transfusion of her Crest-bearing blood. The transfusion granted him the Crest of Seiros and a significantly enhanced lifespan. Afterwards, Jeralt accepted a post as a Knight of Seiros, eventually rising to the rank of captain. During this period, an unnamed squire of his was killed by a plague, and Jeralt chose a monastery orphan named Alois to become his new squire due to his physical resemblance to the old squire. Eventually, Jeralt met and married an unnamed woman, and she became pregnant with a child. However, his wife died in childbirth, and Rhea claimed she was forced to sacrifice his wife to save the child. The newborn, Byleth, never cried or laughed and had no heartbeat, leading Jeralt to believe Rhea did something to them, although he never found out exactly what she did in his lifetime. Now deeply fearing Rhea, Jeralt took advantage of a fire to fake Byleth's death and flee the monastery. Jeralt spent the next 20 years wandering Fódlan as a mercenary and raising Byleth. During this period, he also encountered a villager from Leicester named Leonie and took her as an apprentice.
Shortly before a mission to Faerghus, Jeralt and his mercenaries are approached by the nobles Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude, who enlist his aid in driving off a group of bandits who attacked them. Afterwards, Alois discovers him and browbeats him into returning to Garreg Mach Monastery. He reunites with Rhea and reluctantly agrees to rejoin the Knights of Seiros in an advisory capacity. Over the next eight months, Jeralt goes on missions for the Knights of Seiros while Byleth accepts a post as a teacher at the Officer's Academy at the monastery. Jeralt directly accompanies Byleth on a mission to Remire Village and aids them in subduing the villagers, who have been driven homicidally insane by the dark bishop Solon. Afterwards, he and Byleth are confronted by the Flame Emperor, a masked individual who has been launching attacks on the Church; the Flame Emperor denies involvement in the Remire massacre, but Jeralt does not believe them and unsuccessfully attempts to arrest them. The following month, Jeralt and Byleth are forced to slay several students who have been transformed into Demonic Beasts. In the aftermath, the assassin Kronya, disguised as a student named Monica, stabs and mortally wounds him. Byleth attempts to use Divine Pulse to save him, but is sabotaged by Kronya and Solon's master Thales, and Jeralt dies in their arms.
Jeralt serves as an NPC ally for three battles in Part I. From Chapters 3 to 8, he can also tutor Byleth in lances, riding, and authority.
Prologue Chapter 8, Normal Chapter 8, Hard Chapter 8, Maddening Chapter 9, Normal/Hard Chapter 9, Maddening
Personality and character
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|“||Kostas: What the?! Aren't you Jeralt the Blade Breaker? What's a renowned mercenary like you doing here?
Jeralt: I'm the one who should be complaining. I'm caught up in the mess you started!
— Jeralt, fighting Kostas in the Prologue.
|“||Damn... Am I losing my edge?||”|
— Jeralt's retreat quote as an NPC.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Jeralt is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- The below card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; this needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Jeralt|
|"Risking your life is part of the job for mercenaries like us. Letting your mind wander is a sure way to get yourself killed."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 5|
|Class: Paladin||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 4|
|Superlative Mercenary: [Trigger]  When this unit attacks or is being attacked, you may pay the cost and if you do: Until the end of this combat, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Instruction Toward Victory: [Activate]  Choose 1 other ally, and move them.
Unaging Body: [Always] This unit is immune to destruction as the cost or effect of skills.
|Card #B18-048R • Artist: Niko Komori|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Jeralt .
- Jeralt is the narrator of the post-release trailers of Three Houses.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Jeralt||Possibly a derivative of Gerald, a German name meaning "rule of the spear".|
Artwork of Jeralt from Three Houses.
- "Alois: We spoke before about how Jeralt never seemed to age, right? Once, when he was drunk, he let the secret slip. He said he'd had an infusion of Crest-bearing blood, and it had greatly extended his life.
Byleth: Crests can make people live longer?
Alois: Well, we'd both been drinking. I figured he was joking, so I laughed it off. Then I asked him his age. He said he'd stopped counting after he hit one hundred. And he was telling the truth! In those 20 years he was away, he didn't age a bit." — Alois to Byleth, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Jeralt Voice - Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Game) | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 25 April 2019
- Twitter, David Lodge on Twitter,
- (SPOILERS) Three Houses General Spoiler Thread, forums.serenesforest.net, Retrieved: 23 July 2019
- "[Byleth's] mother passed away and they lived with [Byleth's] father, who once served as the leader of the Knights of Seiros." — VincentASM, Three Houses: Story, Character & Gameplay Info from Famitsu (16th May Issue), Serenesforest.net, Published: April 24 2019, Retrieved: April 25 2019
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|