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Knight brigades of Grannvale

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The kingdom, later empire, of Grannvale commanded as part of its armies a series of elite knight brigades. Six of these brigades are known, associated with the capital and five of the six dukedoms. Most of the brigades were specifically associated with a weapon type in which they collectively specialized. While it is probable that the dukedom of Edda also had its own knight brigade in the vein of the others, it has never appeared.

Collective history

In the year 757, Grannvale declared war on the northern nation of Isaach after forces from Rivough attacked Darna. Under the command of Grannvale's Prince Kurth, the majority of Grannvale's army set out for Isaach; among them was Duke Byron's Grünritter, Duke Ring's Beige Ritter, and Duke Lombard's Grau Ritter. Following Isaach's defeat in the war, as part of a conspiracy with Dukes Reptor and (supposedly) Arvis, Lombard turned on Kurth and killed him, framing Byron and his son Sigurd for the crime, and obliterating the Grünritter in his efforts to arrest Byron; at this time, Ring's son Andrey killed his father and assumed the role of Duke of Yngvi and command of the Beige Ritter. When Lombard and Reptor led their forces to Agustria to arrest Sigurd, Sigurd instead fled to Silesse and remained in hiding there for a year, until Grannvale's forces overtook Silesse's Lubeck Castle in preparation to invade Silesse and capture him. In response, Sigurd led his army out of Silesse and defeated Lombard and Reptor's armies, but was soon after executed by Arvis' Rot Ritter of Velthomer, an event known as the Battle of Belhalla.

With the deaths of everyone opposing him, Arvis became the emperor of Grannvale, now an empire, and successfully subdued most of the Jugdral nations, placing them under Grannvalean rule under the administration of the Grannvale noble houses. Seventeen years later, Sigurd's son Seliph formed a liberation army in the Dozel-controlled Isaach, which stormed through Isaach, the Munster District and Miletos, and freed the countries from Grannvalean rule. From Miletos, he set his sights on Grannvale itself, crossing the Miletos Channel to defeat Arvis' Rot Ritter and reclaim Chalphy. With Chalphy secured, Seliph's army charged Grannvale, opposed by the Grau Ritter under Brian, the Gelb Ritter under Hilda, the Beige Ritter under Scipio and the Weissritter under Ishtar. All three brigades fell to Seliph's army, as did the Loptous-possessed Imperial Prince Julius, and Seliph successfully reclaimed Grannvale and freed Jugdral from its oppression.

Weissritter

Weissritter

No image available.

Leader
Headquarters

Belhalla

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale and defend its king

Appearance(s)

Genealogy of the Holy War

The Weissritter (Japanese: ヴァイスリッター Weiß Ritter) was the knight brigade of Belhalla, the capital of Grannvale and seat of its king/emperor. This brigade comprised the nation's royal guard, tasked with the defense of the capital and its king. Unlike the other brigades, it appears that the Weissritter was never directly led by the head of the respective house, with the task seemingly delegated to other members of the Grannvale nobility.

During the war with Isaach, Arvis of Velthomer had been entrusted with the command of the Weissritter, to protect King Azmur. Twenty years later, command of the Weissritter was in the hands of Ishtar of Friege, fiancée to Prince Julius. At the height of the final confrontation with Seliph's liberation army, following the downfall of Friege, Ishtar led the Weissritter from Belhalla to confront the enemy, but the Weissritter were defeated.

Members

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Arvis Ishtar

Etymology and other languages

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

Weissritter

As of Fire Emblem Heroes; from the German weiß "white" and Ritter "knight(s)".

English
(unofficial)

Weissenritter

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation. This adds the medial -(e)n- interfix often used in German compound words.

Japanese

ヴァイスリッター

Weiß Ritter

Grünritter

Grünritter

No image available.

Leader

Byron

Headquarters

Chalphy

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

Genealogy of the Holy War

The Grünritter (Japanese: グリューンリッター Grün Ritter) was the knight brigade of Chalphy, likely comprised of mounted sword-wielding knights. In the war with Isaach, they were deployed along with their leader, Duke Byron. When Lombard killed Prince Kurth and framed Byron for the crime, the Grünritter were attacked and eliminated by Lombard's forces, with only Byron known to have survived[1].

Members

Portrait byron fe04.png
Byron

Etymology and other languages

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

Grünritter

As of Fire Emblem Heroes; from the German grün "green" and Ritter "knight(s)".

English
(unofficial)

Grünenritter

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation. This adds the medial -(e)n- interfix often used in German compound words.

Japanese

グリューンリッター

Grün Ritter

Grau Ritter

Grau Ritter

No image available.

Leader
Headquarters

Dozel

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

The (Japanese: グラオリッター Grau Ritter) was the knight brigade of Dozel, comprised of mounted axe-wielding knights. Under the leadership of Duke Lombard during the Isaach war, the Grau Ritter were used to decimate the Chalphy Grünritter when Lombard turned on Kurth and Byron. After this, they were placed under the command of Lombard's son Danann to subdue an uprising in Isaach following its defeat in the war, and much to Lombard's frustration they were away too long to reinforce him against Sigurd's army at Lubeck[2].

At some point in the seventeen years afterward, the Grau Ritter were placed under the command of Danann's own son Brian, and were eventually stationed in Grannvale in preparation for Seliph's approaching liberation army. Brian led the Grau Ritter in a charge against Chalphy Castle following Seliph's reclamation of Edda, a charge which failed and resulted in the defeat of the Grau Ritter.

Members

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Lombard Danann Brian

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)

Grauenritter

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation. This adds the medial -(e)n- interfix often used in German compound words.

Japanese

グラオリッター

Grau Ritter; from the German grau "gray" and Ritter "knight(s)".

Gelb Ritter

Gelb Ritter

No image available.

Leader

Hilda

Headquarters

Friege

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

The (Japanese: ゲルプリッター Gelb Ritter) was the knight brigade of Friege, comprised of mages specialising in thunder magic, and personal guard of the Friege house.[3]

When the Grannvale Empire claimed the Munster District as its territory and placed the Friege family under Duke Bloom in control of the territory, some of the Gelb Ritter served in Friege's occupation army in the region, participating under the command of Reinhardt in the failed attempt to prevent Leif's liberation army from crossing the Great River of Thracia[4].

Later, during Seliph's march on Grannvale, the Gelb Ritter were assembled under Duchess Hilda to prevent further progress on Seliph's part after the fall of the Grau Ritter, working with Scipio's Beige Ritter to trap the liberation army.

Members

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Hilda Reinhardt Mueller

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)

Gelbenritter

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation. This adds the medial -(e)n- interfix often used in German compound words.

Japanese

ゲルプリッター

Gelb Ritter; from the German gelb "yellow" and Ritter "knight(s)".

Beige Ritter

Beige Ritter

No image available.

Leader
Headquarters

Yngvi

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

Genealogy of the Holy War

The (Japanese: バイゲリッター Beige Ritter) was the knight brigade of Yngvi, comprised of elite mounted archers. In the war with Isaach, the Beige Ritter were led by then-Duke Ring. Following Ring's murder, command of the Beige Ritter was assumed by his son Andrey, the murderer. Andrey led the Beige Ritter first to Silesse to assist Daccar in attempting to overthrow Queen Lahna, and the brigade was responsible for killing Annand of the Four Angelic Knights; once Silesse Castle had been seized for Daccar, the Beige Ritter pulled out of Silesse. Shortly afterward, the Beige Ritter assisted Lombard in defending Lubeck Castle from Sigurd's return to Grannvale, but were annihilated.

By eighteen years later, the Beige Ritter had been reformed, now serving Andrey's son Scipio. In the final confrontation with Seliph's revolution army, Scipio was tasked by Hilda with ambushing the army from its rear while it travelled to Friege. In this attempt, Seliph's army fought back and the Beige Ritter was again annihilated.

Members

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Ring Andrey Scipio

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)

Beigenritter

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation. This adds the medial -(e)n- interfix often used in German compound words.

Japanese

バイゲリッター

Beige Ritter; from the German beige "beige" and Ritter "knight(s)".

The katakana transcription of beige is inaccurate to the actual German pronunciation; the German word is pronounced irregularly (due to imitating the French pronunciation), but the Japanese name of this knight brigade transcribes beige into katakana as if it were pronounced as spelled.

Rot Ritter

Rot Ritter

No image available.

Leader

Arvis

Headquarters

Velthomer

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

Genealogy of the Holy War

The (Japanese: ロートリッター Rot Ritter) was the knight brigade of Velthomer, comprised of mages specialising in fire magic. As Sigurd's army marched on Grannvale following the end of the Isaach war, the Rot Ritter were stationed in Belhalla, as a last resort in case Lombard and Reptor failed to repel him[5]. When Sigurd reached Velthomer Castle, he was led by Aida to Belhalla, where the Rot Ritter executed his army with Meteor spells in what became known as the Battle of Belhalla. Seventeen years later, Arvis and the Rot Ritter were ordered by Julius to guard Chalphy Castle as Seliph's liberation army passed through Miletos, attempting to repel the army as it crossed the Miletos Channel into Grannvale, but they failed and were eliminated.

Members

Portrait aida fe04.png Portrait arvis 02 fe04.png
Aida Arvis

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)

Rotenritter

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation. This adds the medial -(e)n- interfix often used in German compound words.

Japanese

ロートリッター

Rot Ritter; from the German rot "red" and Ritter "knight(s)".

References

  1. "We must finish him off now! Otherwise our entire effort spent wiping out Chalphy's Grünritter will have been for nothing!" — Lombard, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Damn it. Danann still hasn't shown up with his reinforcements. The axe knights of the Grau Ritter are all elite warriors. With that much power on his side, Danann has no excuse for taking so long to quell some little uprising in Isaach." — Lombard, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Leif: “Gelb Ritter... The Friege family's personal guards.
    Dryas: Yes, they are a group of Mage Knights centering around elites of the Friege family." — Leif and Dryas, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  4. "They're coming! All right, charge! Show the enemy the wrath of the Gelb Ritter! Keep them away from the castle at all costs!" — Reinhardt, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
  5. "If Lord Lombard cannot successfully subdue the rebels, Velthomer's fire knights, the Rot Ritter, will stop Sigurd's rebel army in their tracks!" — Arvis, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

See also

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 GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNálNjörunOdThrudUlir
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 (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsbelBrightonCainCarrionCedConomorDagdarDalsinDeenDiarmuidEdaEyvelFergusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerIliosKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPerneRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelphinaShannamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTroudeXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaArionAugustCoirpreDryasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPernePorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo's SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLoptr SwordMareeta's SwordVougeRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Coastal Village • 2x: The Corsair Isles • 3: Kelbeth's Gate • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: Hero on the Wind • 5: Mother and Daughter • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mt. Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Mansion • 9: The Emblem of Njörun • 10: Noel Canyon • 11: Dandrum Fortress • 11x: Murder Hollace • 12: The Thieves of Dakia • 12x: Dandelion • 13: The Walled City • 14: Open Fire • 14x: Freedom • 15: The Two Paths • 16A: Nohrden Line • 17A: Leonster's Gate • 16B: The Dark Forest • 17B: The First Rain of May • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Counterattack • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The Liberation War • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Altar of Loptr • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralMunster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptr Church (BergrosenDeadlords) • Magi
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline