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Lady of the Forest

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Lady of the Forest

Cm fe04 1.png

Location

Verdane

New units

Edain, Dew, Ayra, Jamke, Deirdre

Boss(es)

Kinbois, Gandolf, Jamke, Sandima

Lady of the Forest (Japanese: 精霊の森の少女 Girl of the Spirit Forest) is the first chapter of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War following its Prologue. It depicts Sigurd's invasion of Verdane to rescue the captured Lady Edain, his first meeting with Deirdre and his first encounter with the Loptr Church as it manipulates Verdane into war.

Plot

Main article: Lady of the Forest/Script

Having taken Evans Castle past the Grannvale/Verdane border, Sigurd is visited by his old friend Eldigan of Nordion, who pledges his support in protecting Evans from the warmongering lords of Agustria. Meanwhile, at Verdane's Genoa Castle, the errant Princess Ayra of Isaach is forced by Kinbois to fight under his command with her ward, Crown Prince Shannan, held hostage by him. Elsewhere at Marpha Castle, Edain is released from imprisonment by Prince Jamke, who disagrees with Verdane's actions and seeks a peaceful resolution, along with the thief Dew; Jamke returns to the Verdane capital to attempt to dissuade his father again. After killing Kinbois and seizing Genoa, Sigurd learns of Ayra's plight from Shannan and convinces Ayra to stand down and ally with him, despite their status as scions of mutual enemy nations.

While Sigurd's army is out in the depths of Verdane, the malicious Lord Elliot of Heirhein in Agustria seizes upon the opportunity to assault Evans behind Sigurd's back, but is stopped by Eldigan and his Cross Knights. Edain and Dew rejoin Sigurd's army, which assaults Marpha Castle and kills Prince Gandolf. Inside Marpha, Sigurd rescues Deirdre from harassment by a ruffian, but she flees Marpha to return to the Spirit Forest.

At the Verdane capital, Jamke's efforts to dissuade King Batu from the conflict fall on deaf ears, such is the sway of his advisor, Sandima of the Loptrians. Jamke is forced to lead a troupe of warriors into the field to stop Sigurd, but Batu begins to question Sandima's hold on him, for which he is mortally wounded. As Sigurd's army passes through the Spirit Forest, Deirdre approaches them again, telling them of Sandima's power and her ability to stop it with a Silence staff, and she and Sigurd confess their mutual attraction. Edain talks to Jamke and convinces him to ally with Sigurd to put an end to Sandima's hold on Verdane.

Upon killing Sandima and seizing Verdane Castle, Sigurd finds a dying Batu, who with his last words warns Sigurd of the rise of the Loptr Church and its hold on his and other nations.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions Unit Data
Victory: Seize Verdane Castle
Defeat: Sigurd dies or Evans Castle is seized
Player:
10+5
Partner:
0+9
Other:
1-1
Enemy:
20+66-2+∞
Chapter Map
Cm fe04 1.png.
Combatants and Castles
Army Commander Affiliation Units Castles Guardian Notes
Sigurd's Sigurd Player 10 Evans -- Home castle
Genoa Kinbois Enemy 17+∞ Genoa Commander Kinbois will retreat to Genoa Castle, returning a turn later with 12 additional units; this will continue indefinitely.
Marpha Gandolf Enemy 21+10 Marpha Gandolf • The Marpha army emerges at the end of turn 1.
• An additional 10 units appear to replace those killed sent after Edain.
Verdane Ayra* Enemy 3 Verdane -- • The Verdane army appears once Genoa and Marpha have been seized.
• A small portion of the Spirit Forest leading to the castle becomes traversable once Genoa and Marpha have been seized.
Sandima 23 Sandima
Nordion -- Other 1 Nordion -- • The Nordion army does not emerge until Heirhein has arrived; once Heirhein has been routed, they return to Nordion castle.
• Enemies will not attempt to capture Nordion Castle
Eldigan Partner 9
Heirhein Elliot Enemy 12 -- -- Appears once a castle has been seized.

Character data

Characters
New Units
Edain
Portrait edain fe04.png
Priest
HP
28
Level
3
Automatically from turn 2
Dew
Portrait dew fe04.png
Thief
HP
28
Level
1
Automatically from turn 2
Ayra
Portrait ayra fe04.png
Myrmidon
HP
32
Level
4
Enemy, talk with Sigurd after seizing Genoa
Jamke
Portrait jamke fe04.png
Bow Fighter
HP
36
Level
6
Enemy, talk with Edain
Deirdre
Portrait deirdre fe04.png
Light Priestess
HP
26
Level
3
Automatically after entering the Spirit Forest
Returning Characters

Portrait sigurd fe04.pngPortrait noish fe04.pngPortrait alec fe04.pngPortrait arden fe04.pngPortrait azel fe04.pngPortrait lex fe04.pngPortrait quan fe04.pngPortrait finn 01 fe04.pngPortrait ethlyn fe04.pngPortrait midayle fe04.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is snes02 hand axe.png Hand Axe Dropped by Kinbois
Is snes02 skill ring.png Skill Ring Dropped by Gandolf
Is snes02 magic ring.png Magic Ring Dropped by Sandima
Is snes02 return staff.png Return Event: Edain talks to Ethlyn
Is snes02 warp.png Warp Event: Dew talks to Edain after seizing Genoa Castle
Is snes02 brave axe.png Brave Axe Event: Lex waits on the peninsula south-east of Verdane Castle.

Castle data

Castle facilities

Vendor Arena enemies

Name Cost
Is snes02 slim sword.png
Slim Sword 3,000
Is snes02 iron lance.png
Iron Lance 1,000
Is snes02 javelin.png
Javelin 3,000
Is snes02 steel axe.png
Steel Axe 3,000

Event data

Events
Initiator Recipient Criteria Reward
Quan Finn -- +1 to Str, Skl, and Def for Finn
Anyone Neutral Nordion Cavalier Neither Genoa nor Marpha seized --
Sigurd Edain Edain recruited --
Azel or Midayle Edain Edain recruited 100 love points between the pair
Dew Edain Genoa or Marpha seized Warp staff for Edain, 50 love points between the pair
Sigurd Ayra Genoa seized Ayra joins
Quan Ayra Ayra recruited --
Edain Jamke Genoa and Marpha seized Jamke joins
Lex -- Lex waits at the end of the central peninsula with the Iron Axe in his inventory Brave Axe for Lex

Unit data

Genoa

The Genoa army is present at the start of the chapter.

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 1 5 Iron Axe Authority: Kinbois
Ma snes02 hunter enemy.gif
Verdane Hunter 1 4 Iron Bow Authority: Kinbois
Ma snes02 fighter enemy.gif
Verdane Fighter 1 3 Iron Axe Hand Axe Authority: Kinbois
Ma snes02 fighter enemy.gif
Verdane Fighter 1 3 Iron Axe Hand Axe Authority: Commander
Moves to attack any player unit that enters the range of any unit under the Warrior Commander's authority; moves to Genoa castle if no one is in range.
Ma snes02 warrior enemy.gif
Commander Warrior 10 1 Hand Axe Authority:
Does not move; guards Verdane Castle.
Ma snes02 warrior enemy.gif
Kinbois Warrior 10 1 Silver Axe Hand AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Authority: ★★
Begins retreating to Genoa Castle upon reducing the number of units under his authority to 2 or less or receiving severe damage; upon reaching the castle, returns healed the next turn with reinforcements.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 1 Iron Axe Authority: Kinbois
Ma snes02 hunter enemy.gif
Verdane Hunter 1 Iron Bow Authority: Kinbois
Ma snes02 fighter enemy.gif
Verdane Fighter 1 Iron Axe Hand Axe Authority: Kinbois
Reinforcements

Marpha

The Marpha army appears at the start of turn 2; additional forces appear to replace the commander and his subordinates if any of them are killed in a region northeast of where Edain and Dew appear.

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 5 9 Iron Axe Authority: Commander
Ma snes02 fighter enemy.gif
Commander Fighter 10 1 Steel Axe Authority:
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 5 7 Iron Axe Authority: Gandolf
Begins to move if any player unit enters the range of any unit under Gandolf's authority.
Ma snes02 hunter enemy.gif
Verdane Hunter 5 3 Iron Bow Authority: Gandolf
Begins to move if any player unit enters the range of any unit under Gandolf's authority.
Ma snes02 warrior enemy.gif
Gandolf Warrior 20 1 Hand Axe Skill RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Authority: ★★
Does not move; guards Marpha Castle.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 5 9 Iron Axe Authority: Commander
Ma snes02 fighter enemy.gif
Commander Fighter 10 1 Steel Axe Authority:
Reinforcements
  • Upon killing the Marpha commander or any of his subordinates in the region northeast of where Edain and Dew first appear
    • A number of Barbarians and a Fighter commander to replace each of those killed in the previous squad; up to 9 and 1 respectively.

Verdane

The Verdane force commanded by Ayra is present at the start of the chapter. The army under Sandima appears once Marpha has been seized.

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 brigand enemy.gif
Ruffian Brigand 1 2 Iron Axe Prioritizes raiding villages
Ma snes02 myrmidon female enemy.gif
Ayra Myrmidon 4 1 Iron Blade
Follow-Up Nihil Astra
Moves to attack any player unit within range of the nearby Fighters; prioritizes seizing Genoa Castle once Sigurd seizes it, then prioritizes attacking Sigurd.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 10 11 Iron Axe Authority: Jamke
Ma snes02 barbarian enemy.gif
Verdane Barbarian 10 2 Iron Axe Authority: Sandima
Begins to move if any player unit enters the range of any unit under Sandima's authority.
Ma snes02 hunter enemy.gif
Verdane Hunter 5 8 Iron Bow Authority: Sandima
Begins to move if any player unit enters the range of any unit under Sandima's authority.
Ma snes02 bow fighter enemy.gif
Jamke Bow Fighter 6 1 Killer Bow
Follow-Up Adept Accost
Authority:
Will not attack Edain.
Ma snes02 dark mage enemy.gif
Sandima Dark Mage 10 1 Fenrir Jormungand Magic RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Authority: ★★
Immobile; guards Verdane Castle.

Nordion

The neutral Nordion army is present at the start of the chapter. The partner army appears once the Heirhein army has.

Neutral Partner

Other Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 cavalier other.gif
Cross Knight Cavalier 20 1 Steel Sword Javelin Does not move; retreats upon the arrival of Heirhein.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Heirhein

The Heirhein army appears once Genoa has been seized.

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes02 lance knight enemy.gif
Heirhein Lance Knight 1 11 Steel Lance Authority: Elliot
Ma snes02 duke knight enemy.gif
Elliot Duke Knight 1 1 Silver Lance Javelin Authority:
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Major units

Genoa

Main article: Kinbois
Portrait kinbois fe04.png
Ma snes02 warrior enemy.gif Warrior
Level 10
Holy Blood --
Movement 6
Authority
Stats
Max HP 50 Speed 15
Strength 14 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 13
Skill 8 Resistance 4
Inventory Skills
Silver Axe
Hand AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
3,000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png A FE4RankBow.png B FE4RankStaff.png --
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --
  • Kinbois is the boss of Genoa.

Marpha

Main article: Gandolf
Portrait gandolf fe04.png
Ma snes02 warrior enemy.gif Warrior
Level 20
Holy Blood --
Movement 6
Authority ★★
Stats
Max HP 60 Speed 18
Strength 17 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 16
Skill 11+5 Resistance 5
Inventory Skills
Hand Axe
Skill RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
3,000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png A FE4RankBow.png B FE4RankStaff.png --
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --
  • Gandolf is the guardian of Marpha Castle and the boss of Marpha. He and the Marpha army emerge at the start of the second turn.

Verdane

Main article: Jamke
Portrait jamke fe04.png
Ma snes02 bow fighter enemy.gif Bow Fighter
Level 6
Holy Blood --
Movement 6
Authority
Stats
Max HP 36 Speed 14
Strength 11 Luck 4
Magic 0 Defense 9
Skill 14 Resistance 0
Inventory Skills
Killer Bow
5,000 Gold
Follow-Up
Adept
Accost
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png A FE4RankStaff.png --
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --
  • Jamke is a sub-boss affiliated with Verdane. He and the Verdane army appear after Marpha is seized.


Main article: Sandima
Portrait sandima fe04.png
Ma snes02 dark mage enemy.gif Dark Mage
Level 10
Holy Blood --
Movement 5
Authority ★★
Stats
Max HP 40 Speed 11
Strength 1 Luck 0
Magic 13+5 Defense 8
Skill 11 Resistance 13
Inventory Skills
Fenrir
Jormungand
Magic RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
3,000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png -- FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png B
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png B
  • Sandima is the guardian of Verdane Castle, and boss of Verdane. He and the Verdane army appear after Marpha is seized.

Nordion

Main article: Eldigan
Portrait eldigan fe04.png
Ma snes02 paladin partner.gif Paladin
Level 20
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodHezul.gif
Movement 9
Authority ★★★★★
Stats
Max HP 60 Speed 15
Strength 15 Luck 0
Magic 7 Defense 15
Skill 15+10 Resistance 15+20
Inventory Skills
Mystletainn
Steel Lance
3,000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png FE4RankLance.png B FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png --
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --
  • Eldigan is the boss of Nordion. He and the Cross Knights emerge after Heirhein does, and retreat upon its defeat.

Heirhein

Main article: Elliot
Portrait elliot fe04.png
Ma snes02 duke knight enemy.gif Duke Knight
Level 1
Holy Blood --
Movement 9
Authority
Stats
Max HP 41 Speed 7
Strength 12 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 8
Skill 7 Resistance 3
Inventory Skills
Silver Lance
Javelin
3,000 Gold
--
Weapon Levels
FE4RankSword.png -- FE4RankLance.png A FE4RankAxe.png -- FE4RankBow.png -- FE4RankStaff.png --
FE4RankFire.png -- FE4RankThunder.png -- FE4RankWind.png -- FE4RankLight.png -- FE4RankDark.png --
  • Elliot is the boss of Heirhein. He and the Heirhein army appear after Genoa Castle is seized.

Strategy


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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lady of the Forest Though Genealogy of the Holy War has yet to receive an official English localization, this chapter's title appears as Deirdre's epithet in Fire Emblem Heroes.
English
(unofficial)
The Spirit Forest's Maiden Used in the Project Naga fan translation.
Japanese 精霊の森の少女 Girl of the Spirit Forest

Gallery


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Birth of a Holy Knight Lady of the Forest Crisis in Agustria
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBrigidClaudDeirdreDewErinysEthlynFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/RoddlevanSeliphShannanTeeny/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShannanTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobiJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
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 Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Darna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterMunster) • 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