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Kayachey's portrait in Path of Radiance.







Starting class



There's no way we can expect to understand the supreme thoughts of the king. All we can do is perform the tasks set before us by His Highness. That is everything.
— Kayachey

Kayachey (Japanese: カヤッチェ Kayacche) is a commander in the Daein army who fought in the Mad King's War. He led the defense of the Tor Garen fortress wall, on the mountainous border between Daein and Begnion, against an attack by Ike and the Crimean army.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


Kayachey is the boss of Chapter 18. The chapter's objective is to defeat all enemy units, including Kayachey.


See also: Crimea Marches
Medium portrait kayachey fe09.png
Level 8
Attribute Is gcn earthaffin.png
Build 10
Max HP 32 Speed 15
Strength 6 Luck 17
Magic 18 Defense 10
Skill 15 Resistance 16
Movement 6 Weight 10
Inventory Skills
TornadoThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Fire magic C Thunder magic C Wind magic A Staves C


Kayachey was an arrogant commander who believed Daein's forces to be unquestionably superior and more trained than the mercenaries who comprised the Crimean army. He was a fervent believer in the superiority of Daein's King Ashnard, and even though he failed to understand his decision to ally with Kilvas, he trusted that Ashnard's judgement was sound, no matter how repulsive it seemed.[1] He desired to win fame and glory for himself for his exploits in the war, and to achieve this he was willing to accept just about any beorc soldier under his command in battle, even ones as temperamental as Shinon.[2] He shared the usual intense racism toward laguz which was commonly held by Daein citizens and was perfectly willing to sacrifice them in battle to protect beorc soldiers.[1]


Battle quotes

And now you will realize the true power of Daein!
— Kayachey, as the boss of Chapter 18 in Path of Radiance.
You vexsome beasts! Our country has a long history of conflict with your homeland of Gallia. The moment when we put an end to you once and for all rapidly draws near.
— Kayachey, when fighting any beast tribe laguz in Chapter 18 in Path of Radiance.
Hawks of Phoenicis! Your beastly cousins are said to outstrip you. Do you think flying can save you?
— Kayachey, when fighting any bird tribe laguz in Chapter 18 in Path of Radiance.
You fools... It must be good fortune that has brought you this far... But you'll need more than luck to get over this wall.
— Kayachey, when fighting Ike in Chapter 18 in Path of Radiance.
A white...feather? Could it be? Do the extinct Serenes herons fly still? They're said to have special abilities... but if they try to oppose us, they'll wish they'd stayed dead!
— Kayachey, when fighting Reyson in Chapter 18 in Path of Radiance.

Death quotes

I let them get...too close...
— Kayachey, as the boss of Chapter 18 in Path of Radiance.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
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Romanized as KAYACCHE in his internal file name.



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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Soldier: What could His Majesty be thinking? Why does Daein ally herself with some backwater sub-human nation?
    Kayachey: ...I don't know. There's no way we can expect to understand the supreme thoughts of the king. All we can do is perform the tasks set before us by His Highness. That is everything.
    Soldier: Yes, of course!
    Kayachey: The Crimean army has no idea we're aware of their every move. Bah! What vermin... What does that untrained group of vagabonds think they can do? I don't care how talented he is. Their commander is nothing more than a young mercenary with delusions of grandeur. We've nothing to fear.
    Soldier: We'll show them what real war is like! And...the Kilvas ravens? How should we deal with them?
    Kayachey: Those sub-human freaks! Let's use them as bait. We can sacrifice them and reduce our own human casualties.
    Soldier: A fantastic idea!
    Kayachey: Make sure that the men are thoroughly instructed.
    Soldier: Yes, sir!
    " — Kayachey and a Daein soldier, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
  2. "Kayachey: You there! Halt!'re an unfamiliar face.
    Shinon: You'll know it soon enough.
    Soldier: Y-you filthy piece of offal! You will bow your head to a superior officer!
    Shinon: ...
    Kayachey: He's got a lot of nerve, hasn't he? Is he one of yours?
    Soldier: Yes, sir! He's a new recruit who was only assigned to me today. Please accept my apologies for his lack of any training or manners whatsoever.
    Kayachey: If he's good, I can overlook almost any character flaw. Go and kill as many Crimeans as you can! Help my name be remembered with honor and glory.
    " — Kayachey, Shinon, and a soldier, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
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