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|“||I am proud of my father, and I stand by his decision—despite the grief it brought me personally. Long have I endured the Empire's tyranny, comforted by the belief that we would meet again—and now that day has come.||”|
Linoan (Japanese: リノアン Linoan) is the Duchess governing the Free City of Tahra in the Munster District, a distant relative of Grannvale's House Belhalla and a bearer of Naga Holy Blood. A friend and ally of the fugitive Prince Leif of Leonster, she governed Tahra following her father's death, withstanding years of Grannvale oppression toward the city and assassination attempts against her culminating in a final bid to invade in Grann 776. She was long betrothed to Prince Arion of Thracia, who sent Deen to aid her and act as a bodyguard.
When Leif's rebel army arrived in Tahra in Grann 776, during an attempted invasion of the city by the Friege army, Linoan was there to greet him and implored his assistance in repelling the siege. Near the end, she arranged a deal with Arion to surrender Tahra to Thracian control in order to protect it from Grannvale and the Bergrosen, and fled the city along with Leif's army and her citizens.
Starting stats and growth rates
Promotion stat gains
|Sage||+0||+0||+6||+5||+5||+0||+3||+1||+2||+Adept||+50 WEXP+50 WEXP+50 WEXP+50 WEXP+50 WEXP|
- Note: Linoan cannot promote through the use of a Knight Proof. Instead, she can only promote by visiting the church in Chapter 21.
Linoan joins around the mid-game, under-leveled with low bases but good growths. She also joins with a notable C rank in staves, B rank in light magic, and a plethora of useful staves in her inventory. Due to the power of staves in Thracia 776, Linoan's staff level is highly valued. The most important stat—besides magic—that Linoan needs to raise is her skill, as she can miss with staves; the Od Scroll can help to get her skill to 10 faster, which will maximize her hit rate with staves. Linoan cannot promote with a Knight Proof and instead needs to promote at the church in Chapter 21.
Linoan is easy to level up with staves. While she does not need to reach level 10 to promote, if she reaches B rank in staves before promotion, she will be granted A rank upon promotion. Because of the promotion bonuses she gets, along with Adept, a high tome rank, and her FCM of 5, Linoan can serve as a good combat unit as well. She has poor durability and cannot safely engage with multiple enemies at 1-range, but because of the low quality of most enemies in Thracia 776, she can one-round a good number of enemies upon promotion.
Personality and character
Linoan is devoted to the people of Tahra and views their well-being as paramount, above even her own life, and thus regrets any action which leaves her safe while they remain in peril. Following her father's death, she lost the family manse and was subject to two years of abusive treatment from a Grannvale administrator who restricted her movements and regularly demanded information on Leif's whereabouts from her. Dean's support, both moral and defensive, helped her maintain her composure throughout this time.
Linoan, Blossoming Flower of Tahra
Linoan returned to Tahra and set about rebuilding the war-torn city. She guided Tahra into an unprecedented era of prosperity, secretly using her wealth to support Leif's reign. Despite being praised for her beauty throughout her life, she never married. Her marital status—or lack thereof—became the subject of constant gossip.
— Linoan, in Thracia 776.
|“||I wonder how the people of Tahra are faring right now...||”|
— Linoan, in Thracia 776.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Linoan is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Linoan|
|Blooming Flower of Tahra, Linoan|
|"The lords of Tara are blood relatives of Grannvale's royal family. Like them, we are heirs to the blood of the crusader Heim... and thus, to Naga's own blood."|
|Attack: 50||Support: 30||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Sage||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Light of Resistance: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Draw 2 cards. Choose 1 card from your hand, and send it to the Retreat Area.|
Awakened Blood of Naga: [Trigger] At the end of your turn, if you have 6 or more bond cards, you may choose 1 face-down bond card and flip it face-up.
|Card #B15-093R • Artist: Sakura Miwabe|
|Noblewoman of Tahra, Linoan|
|"Oh, you've come for us! The rumors were true, then... O Lord in the heavens above, I offer you my humble gratitude for your mercy."|
|Attack: 20||Support: 20||Range: -||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Cleric||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Saint of the City-State: [Activate]   Choose 1 card from your Retreat Area with the same unit name as your lord, and add it to your hand.|
Her Father's Bequeathed Tome: [Always] If you have 3 or more bond cards, this unit gains and range 1-2.
Holy Blood Emblem: [Support] If you have fewer bond cards than your opponent, you may choose 1 card from your hand and play it in the Bond Area.
|Card #B15-094N • Artist: Sakura Miwabe|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Linoan .
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes; has yet to be corroborated by other sources.
Officially romanized as Linoan.
Artwork of Linoan from Thracia 776.
- Character ～登場人物の紹介～, ファイアーエムブレム トラキア７７６, Retrieved: 18 March, 2017
- "Eda: His Highness Prince Arion was worried sick about the crisis unfolding in Tahra, and secretly arranged for Dean to rescue you. I remember Brother being so honored by the trust His Highness had placed in him... I've never seen him happier. But it wasn't without its cost. To preserve the secrecy of his mission, Brother had to make it look like he'd simply deserted from the army.
Linoan: Lord Arion really went to such lengths...?
Eda: His Highness was caught between a rock and a hard place. He couldn't leave Thracia, but he couldn't sit back and let his own fiancee die." — Eda and Linoan, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
- "But I won't be staying here, myself. I shall accompany Lord Leif. It pains me to abandon the citizens who've stood by me for so long during our rebellion, but I believe this would be best for everyone. Once the Empire lies destroyed at the hands of Lord Leif and myself, I'll return home." — Linoan, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|