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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 specialised. While it is probable that the dukedom of Edda also had its own knight brigade in the vein of the others, it 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 Vylon's Grünritter, Duke Ring's Beige Ritter, and Duke Langobalt's Grau Ritter. Following Isaach's defeat in the war, as part of a conspiracy with Dukes Reptor and (supposedly) Arvis, Langobalt turned on Kurth and killed him, framing Vylon and his son Sigurd for the crime, and obliterating the Grünritter in his efforts to arrest Vylon; at this time, Ring's son Andorey killed his father and assumed the role of Duke of Jungby and command of the Beige Ritter. When Langobalt 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 Langobalt 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 Grannvaleian 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 Manster District and Miletos, and freed the countries from the Grannvale 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 Scopio, the Gelb Ritter under Hilda, the Beige Ritter under Scopio 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 the world from its oppression.

Weissritter

Weissritter

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Leader
Headquarters

Belhalla

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale and defend its king

Appearance(s)

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

Portrait arvis 01 fe04.png Portrait ishtar fe05.png
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 die weißen Ritter, "white knights".
English
(unofficial)
Weissenritter Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese ヴァイスリッター Weiß Ritter

Grünritter

Grünritter

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Leader
Headquarters

Chalphy

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

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 Vylon. When Langobalt killed Prince Kurth and framed Vylon for the crime, the Grünritter were attacked and eliminated by Langobalt's forces, with only Vylon known to have survived[1].

Members

Portrait vylon fe04.png
Vylon

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 die grünen Ritter, "green knights".
English
(unofficial)
Grünenritter Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
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 Langobalt during the Isaach war, the Grau Ritter were used to decimate the Chalphy Grünritter when Langobalt turned on Kurth and Vylon. After this, they were placed under the command of Langobalt's son Danan to subdue an uprising in Isaach following its defeat in the war, and much to Langobalt'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 Danan's own son Burian, and were eventually stationed in Grannvale in preparation for Seliph's approaching liberation army. Burian 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

Portrait langobalt fe04.png Portrait danan fe04.png Portrait burian fe04.png
Langobalt Danan Burian

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.
Japanese グラオリッター Grau Ritter; from the German die grauen Ritter, "gray knights".


Gelb Ritter

Gelb Ritter

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Leader
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 Manster 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 Scopio'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.
Japanese ゲルプリッター Gelb Ritter; from the German die gelben Ritter, "yellow knights".

Beige Ritter

Beige Ritter

No image available.

Leader
Headquarters

Jungby

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

The (Japanese: バイゲリッター Beige Ritter) was the knight brigade of Jungby, 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 Andorey, the murderer. Andorey led the Beige Ritter first to Silesse to assist Daccar in attempting to overthrow Queen Rahna, and the brigade was responsible for killing Mahnya 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 Langobalt 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 Andorey's son Scopio. In the final confrontation with Seliph's revolution army, Scopio 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

Portrait ring fe04.png Portrait andorey fe04.png Portrait scopio fe04.png
Ring Andorey Scopio

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.
Japanese バイゲリッター Beige Ritter; from the German die beigen Ritter, "beige knights".

Rot Ritter

Rot Ritter

No image available.

Leader
Headquarters

Velthomer

Group type

Order of knights

Purpose

To serve Grannvale

Appearance(s)

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 Langobalt 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.
Japanese ロートリッター Rot Ritter; from the German die roten Ritter, "red knights".


References

  1. "We must finish him off now! Otherwise our entire effort spent wiping out Chalphy's Grünritter will have been for nothing!" — Langobalt, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Damn it. Dannan 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, Danan has no excuse for taking so long to quell some little uprising in Isaach." — Langobalt, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Leif: “Gelb Ritter... The Friege family's personal guards.
    Dorias: Yes, they are a group of Mage Knights centering around elites of the Friege family.
    " — Leif and Dorias, 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 Langobalt 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. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
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 Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Endgame: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLopt Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsvelBrightonCarrionCedConomoolDagdarDalsinDeanDelmudEdaEyriosEyvelFelgusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerKainKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOrsinPirnRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelfinaShanamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTrewdXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaAreoneAugustCorpulDoriasEthlynHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynQuanSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaraatBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenColhoCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPirnPorcusRaydrikReinhardtRobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeissmannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Personal Weapons Beo SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragonpikeEarth SwordForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLight BrandLopt SwordMareeta's SwordPugiRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Village of Iss • 2x: The Pirate Isles • 3: The Gate of Kelbeth • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: The Hero of the Winds • 5: Mother and Child • 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 Stronghold • 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 Wars • 21x: The Detention Center • 22: Across the River • 23: The Palace of Evil • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Lopt Altar • Endgame: An Undying Oath
Locations JugdralManster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • Thracia (FianaTahra)
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLoptyrians (BergrosenDeadlords) • MagiYied Massacre
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline