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Lord Arundel

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For the character impersonating him, see Thales.
Volkhard von Arundel

Portrait lord arundel fewa2.png
Artwork of Lord Arundel from Warriors: Three Hopes.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
  • Anselma (sister)
  • Edelgard (niece)
  • Dimitri (step-nephew)
  • Ionius IX (first brother-in-law)
  • Lambert (second brother-in-law)
  • Five unnamed nephews (all deceased)
  • Three unnamed nieces (all deceased)
  • Two unnamed niblings (both deceased)
Nationality

Adrestian

Title(s)

Lord Arundel

Voiced by

Appearance(s)

Lord Volkhard von Arundel[2] (pronounced /⁠ˈvoʊlkɑɹd vɒn ˈɑɹʌndɛl⁠/[key]; Japanese: フォルクハルト=フォン=アランデル Volkhard von Arundel) is a non-playable character mentioned in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. He was the maternal uncle of Edelgard.

Biography

Volkhard von Arundel was an Adrestian noble who was granted the title of Lord Arundel and rule of a region on the Adrestian border with Faerghus after his sister Anselma became one of Emperor Ionius IX's consorts. After the events of the Insurrection of the Seven, a soft coup in Imperial Year 1171 that rendered Ionius IX a politically impotent figurehead, took place, he and his niece Edelgard von Hresvelg fled to Faerghus where they lived for three years while concealing her niece's public presence, as he feared she could be used as a political pawn.[3] Despite this however, in 1174, Volkhard returned to the Empire alongside his niece and stopped donating money to the Church of Seiros, which caused his step-nephew, Dimitri, to speculate years later that he might have had a hand in orchestrating the Tragedy of Duscur. Afterwards, he allied himself with Duke Ludwig von Aegir in 1174 in a sudden move that led him to being credited as one of the chief instigators of the Insurrection of the Seven[4][5], and allowed her niece and her siblings in secret to be experimented by those who slither in the dark. Some time after, he was granted the title of regent, and supported Edelgard's war against the Church of Seiros and the rest of Fódlan in 1181.

Due to Lord Arundel's sudden shift in personality in 1174 and connections to those who slither in the dark, it is heavily implied in Three Houses and later confirmed in Warriors: Three Hopes that he was disposed of and later replaced by Thales, the leader of those who slither in the dark, for the sake of infiltrating the Adrestian Empire and abusing Volkhard's position in it.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Role

Lord Arundel (or rather, Thales impersonating him) is an NPC that appears briefly in Chapter 4, Chapter 8 in Blue Lions, Chapter 19 and 21 of Azure Moon (the latter in a flashback), Chapter 16 and 18 of Crimson Flower, and in the paralogue Darkness Beneath the Earth.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes

Role

Lord Arundel (or rather, Thales impersonating him) is an NPC that appears in Chapter 3 of the Black Eagles' route.

Personality and character

It is described Volkhard was a pious man in the past – to the point he donated his money to the Church of Seiros for many years – and even cared for Edelgard's actual wellbeing, being the reason he escaped to Faerghus in secret with her to secure her protection.

Etymology and other languages

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

• Lord Arundel
• Volkhard von Arundel

• Used in menus.
• Full name. Volkhard is a variant of a Germanic name which comes from *fulką "people group" (whence English "folk", German "Volk") and *harduz "hard, strong" (whence English "hard", German "hart").

Japanese

アランデル公
フォルクハルト=フォン=アランデル

• Lord Arundel, used in menus
• Volkhart von Arundel, full name.

Spanish

• Lord Arundel
• Volkhard von Arundel

• Used in menus.
• Full name.

French

• Seigneur Arundel
• Volkhard von Arundel

• Lord Arundel, used in menus.
• Full name.

German

• Herzog Arundel
• Volkhard von Arundel

• Duke Arundel, used in menus.
• Full name.

Italian

• Lord Arundel
• Volkhard von Arundel

• Used in menus.
• Full name.

Portuguese

Lorde Arundel

Lord Arundel; used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.

Korean

아룬델 공
폴크하르트 폰 아룬델

• Duke Arundel, used in menus
• Volkhart von Arundel, full name.

Simplified Chinese

亚兰德尔公
佛尔克哈特·冯·亚兰德尔

• Duke Arundel, used in menus
• Volkhart von Arundel, full name.

Traditional Chinese

亞蘭德爾公
佛爾克哈特‧馮‧亞蘭德爾

• Duke Arundel, used in menus
• Volkhart von Arundel, full name.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Credits
  2. "Their general is Lord Volkhard von Arundel. He serves as regent to the emperor" — Gilbert in Azure Moon Chapter 19, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  3. "As she was seeking asylum from the Empire in the Kingdom, Lord Arundel was obligated to hide the Imperial princess's whereabouts. If her location had gone public, the Empire would have demanded her return. She would undoubtedly have become a political pawn in the Kingdom as well." — Dimitri in his A-support with Hapi, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  4. "Having worked closely with House Aegir, House Arundel is seen as one of the chief instigators of the Insurrection of the Seven." — Register of Empire Nobles, Part II, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  5. "Many years ago, [Volkhard] took Her Majesty and fled to the Kingdom of Faerghus. Then, after a time, he returned to seize power. Joining forces with Prime Minister Aegir and my father, Lord Arundel rendered Emperor Ionius IX... politically impotent." — Hubert in his & Byleth's B-Support, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
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