Khadein (Japanese:カダイン Khadein) is a desert city in the north-western part of the continent of Archanea, bordering Altea to the south, Gra to the south-east and Aurelis to the east. This country is renowned for its skilled mages, notably Gotoh the White Sage and his two best pupils Gharnef and Miloah.
Khadein was founded by Gotoh the White Sage, originally a member of the Divine Dragon clan. Eventually, he took some students as his personal pupils; Gharnef and Miloah who were among the best under his teachings. Despite his considerable talents, Gotoh grew wary of Gharnef's wrathful and compassion-less nature, and instead chose to appoint Miloah as his heir. Gharnef was outraged and overcome by jealousy on hearing this decision, and as an act of vengeance he stole the Darksphere from Gotoh's safe-keeping and fled Khadein.
Soon after the War of Shadows began, Gharnef engaged Miloah in a battle and murdered him, seizing control of Khadein. Gharnef's leadership dragged Khadein into the thick of the war, putting its magical prowess to brutal use, while Gharnef himself effortlessly suppressed countless attempts to stage coups against him.
In Chapter 15, Marth and the Archanean League approached Khadein and fought against the mages under Gharnef's rule and Dragoons forces in the desert nearby the city.
By the time the war ended, Gharnef's rule had caused immense damage to the city and wiped out all of its other ruling pontifices. Wendell became its Archmage and started rebuilding the city.
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- ↑ "Wendell: You still don't understand my decision, do you? Indeed, as a mage, your power surpasses mine. But you lack compassion. That is why I did not grant you Excalibur.
Ellerean: ... Compassion...?
Wendell: I had decided that you were to be my successor when the time came. To think you would harbor a grudge towards me... Does that not make you the same as Gharnef?
Ellerean: The same as Gharnef...? Teacher! What are you saying?
Wendell: Ellerean, listen to me... Gharnef, along with Pontifex Miloah, were Lord Gotoh's best pupils. But Lord Gotoh saw Gharnef's weakness, and so he left Khadein and the Aura tome to Pontifex Miloah. Gharnef, overcome by jealousy, stole the Darksphere from Lord Gotoh, and created the Imhullu tome. As a result... His heart was trapped within the Darksphere for all eternity. Wrath and envy led him to ruin. Do you understand now, Ellerean...?" — Wendell and Ellerean, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
- ↑ "Nyna: Marth, have you ever heard of Pontifex Miloah?
Marth: The one who defended Akaneia with the power of Aura? Of course; he and his magic are famous! But... I read Miloah died in a battle with Gharnef, soon after the fiend sold his soul to Dolhr..." — Nyna and Marth, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
- ↑ "Khadein, city of magic. Ever since Gharnef named himself ruler of this mecca for the magically inclined, the sands surrounding it had run red. Many knights had tried to oust Gharnef, but what defense did they have against the mages the fiend had bent to his purpose? One by one the heroes fell to blades unseen and fires within their armor; and it was not long at all before Khadein's wickedness outstripped its wisdom." — Opening narration of Chapter 15, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
- ↑ "In the previous war, Pontifex Gharnef allied with Dolhr and dragged Khadein into war, and the city suffered great damage as result. As Khadein had lost all of its pontifices, Wendell became its Archmage and started rebuilding the city." — Opening narration of Chapter 10, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem