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Lycia


Capital

Ostia*

Demonym

Lycian

Government

Federation
Monarchy*

Continent

Elibe

The Lycian League, commonly known as Lycia (Japanese: リキア Lycia), is one of the countries of Elibe appearing in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem. Located in the center of Elibe, it shares borders with Etruria, Ilia, Sacae and Bern. Lycia was founded by Roland, one of the Eight Legends.

Known leaders of Lycia are Roland, after The Scouring; Uther, in Blazing Sword; Hector, after Blazing Sword; Eliwood, in The Binding Blade, and Lilina, after the events of The Binding Blade.

History

For more context see the timeline of Elibe.

Founding

Lycia was founded after the Scouring by the hero Roland. Eventually, Lycia became the third most prominent country on Elibe, behind the second, Etruria, and the most powerful, Bern.

Lycia's makeup of many houses has led to many imbalances of power over the years.

Darin's Lycian rebellion plot

One of the more prominent plots, though this one did not break out into a full blown rebellion.

In 980, or possibly somewhat earlier, Nergal set his sights on Lycia as a possible source of quintessence. Nergal, using his Black Fang and other political infiltrations, contacts several Lycian lords with the idea of a rebellion to overthrow Ostia.

Ephidel, one of Nergal's morph servants, contacts Darin, the marquess of Laus at the time, whom takes the offer readily. Darin and the Laus forces at his disposal become a valuable piece to instigating a rebellion in the region. Helman is also known to have agreed to the plot, and was also in contact with Ephidel. Elbert also involves himself, though it is likely he involved himself to nip the rebellion plot at the bud, rather than join it. Helman is killed by Ephidel after expressing doubts about the rebellion, and Elbert ends up kidnapped and confined on Valor.

Elbert's son, Eliwood, is concerned by the disappearance of his father. Eliwood leaves Pherae in search of his father, which eventually leads him to Valor. At Valor Eliwood and his friends Hector and Lyn kill Darin, ending the Lycian rebellion plot. Unfortunately, Elbert is killed by Nergal, whom flees after being injured. With the death of Darin the rebellion is over, and Nergal moves on to other endeavors.

It is unknown how the rest of Lycia takes Darin's disappearance, as the rebellion plot had not yet erupted into widespread armed conflict, but this short-lived rebellion resulted in the death of at least three marquesses.

Disturbance of Bern

Main article: Disturbance of Bern

Lycians played a key role during the Disturbance of Bern. Lycia as a country was also heavily affected by the conflict. During the war Lycia lost many of its lords, to Bern in an ambush. The massive loss of leadership caused instability in Lycia, with Ostia being forced to deal with yet another rebellion. This leads to the remaining Lycian leaders contacting Etruria for assistance.

After Bern is defeated, Lady Lilina of House Ostia becomes the queen of a unified Lycian League and changes its name to Kingdom of Lycia. The only explicitly named marquesses known to be alive when this happens are Eliwood[1] and Roy of House Pherae. If Roy has an A support with Lilina, he becomes King of Lycia.

Marches of Lycia

Lycia is composed of several small territories knows as marches. Each march is ruled by a house. House Ostia is the most powerful march, and its lord acts as a head figure for Lycia.

As mentioned above, after the Disturbance of Bern, many of the houses of Lycia lost prominent leaders and were unified under queen Lilina.

Araphen

Main article: Araphen

Araphen is the second most powerful march of Lycia, second to only Ostia. Only one ruler is known, and, frustratingly, his name is never given. Said ruler was alive in the year 979, though his status in the year 1000, during the Disturbance of Bern, is unknown.

Caelin

Main article: Caelin

Caelin is the homeland of Lyn. It ceased to exist as a march in the year 980, when Ostia assimilated Caelin. It's last true marquess was Hausen, Lyn's grandfather, as Lyn herself refused the throne. In 979 there was a murder plot against Hausen instigated by Lundgren for the throne, though it resulted in failure.

Cornwell

Main article: Cornwell

Cornwell is a march that lost its standing after stealing funds from the Lycian alliance. The marquess and his wife committed suicide shortly after abandoning their children as orphans so they would not face charges related to the theft.

Kathalet

Kathalet is a little featured march, Lyn passes through here in 979 and encounters the Black Fang attacking Ninian and Nils. Little is known of this march.

Laus

Main article: Laus

Laus features two known marquesses. Lundgren died in the year 980 at the hands of Eliwood's group in retaliation for the Lycian rebellion. His son, Erik, succeed the throne, and is marquess until the year 1000, where he is killed by Roy after siding with Bern.

Laus' two known leaders were not particularly liked by the populace.

Ostia

Main article: Ostia

Ostia is the head march of Lycia, and has three known leaders. Uther, Hector's elder brother, ascended the throne sometime in 979 or 980, but unfortunately died from illness very soon after his ascention, being marquess for possibly less than a year. Hector takes up the title in 980, and rules as marquess until his death in 1000. He is succeed by his daughter Lilina whom then unifies the marches into the kingdom of Lycia.

Ostia, alongside Pherae, plays a prominent role in both Darin's rebellion and the disturbance of Bern.

Pherae

Main article: Pherae

Pherae is is a prominent march plotwise, Eliwood hails from here. The oldest known marquess is lord Elbert, father of Eliwood. The duration of his reign is unknown, though his reign ended in the year 980 when he was killed by the madman Nergal. Eliwood takes the throne the same year, and his reign extends into the Disturbance of Bern, being one of the few Lycian marquesses not killed by the conflict.

Pherae, alongside Ostia, plays a prominent role in both Darin's rebellion and the disturbance of Bern.

Ryerde

Ryerde only appears on the Elibe's map, nothing is known about it.

Santaruz

Main article: Santaruz

Santaruz is one of the marches that participated in Darin's failed rebellion. It's marquess, lord Helman, died at the hands of Ephidel in 980. Hausen had his doubts, and wished to back out of the rebellion, but Ephidel thought him too deep in the plot to leave alive.

Helman is stated to have had no heirs.

Tania

A march with very little story presence in any game and little information, the Hasha no Tsurugi character Tiena is from this march. Tania is one of the marches that agreed not to interfere with Caelin during the inheritance issues involving Lundgren and Hausen.[2]

Thria

Main article: Thria

Thria is a fairly, plot wise, minor march. It is somewhat notable as being ruled by a relative of Hector named Orun. Unfortunately, Orun is killed by his advisor Wagner in 1000.

Tsucana

A very little-known march, mentioned by Eliwood. Tuscana's only known action is refraining from interfering with Caelin's inheritance issues when Lyn appeared.[2]

Worde

Another, storywise, minor march that makes an appearance in Hasha no Tsurugi.

Characters from Lycia

Character Description Appears in
Portrait roland fe07.png
Roland
One of the Eight Legends. Founder of Lycia and the original wielder of Durandal. Blazing Sword
Portrait uther fe07.png
Uther
Marquess of Ostia and Hector's brother. Blazing Sword
Portrait hector fe07.png
Hector
Lord Uther's brother, and later, Marquess of Ostia and Lilina's father. The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword
Portrait lilina fe06.png
Lilina
Lord Hector's daughter and heir to Ostia's throne. The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword
Portrait elbert fe07.png
Elbert
Marquess of Pherae and Eliwood's father. Blazing Sword
Portrait eliwood fe07.png
Eliwood
Lord Elbert's son, and later, Marquess of Pherae and Roy's father. The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword
Portrait roy fe06.png
Roy
Lord Eliwood's son and heir to Pherae's throne. The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword
Portrait hausen fe07.png
Hausen
Marquess of Caelin and Lyn's grandfather. Blazing Sword
N/A
Madelyn
Lord Hausen's daughter and Lyn's mother. N/A*
Portrait lundgren fe07.png
Lundgren
Lord Hausen's brother. Tries to take Caelin's throne. Blazing Sword
Portrait lyn fe07.png
Lyn
Lord Hausen's granddaughter. Raised in the plains of Sacae. Blazing Sword
Portrait marquess araphen fe07.png
Marquess of Araphen*
Marquess of Araphen. Hates Sacaean people. Blazing Sword
Portrait darin fe07.png
Darin
Marquess of Laus and Erik's father. Blazing Sword
Portrait erik fe07.png
Erik
Lord Darin's son, and later, Marquess of Laus. The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword
N/A
Orun
Marquess of Thria and Lord Hector's cousin. The Binding Blade*
Portrait helman fe07.png
Helman
Marquess of Santaruz. A good friend of Lord Elbert. Blazing Sword
Portrait eleanora fe07.png
Eleanora
Lord Elbert's wife and Eliwood's mother. Blazing Sword
Portrait priscilla fe07.png
Priscilla
A lady from Cornwell, adopted by Etrurian nobles. Blazing Sword
Portrait marcus fe07.png
Marcus
Head of the knights of Pherae. The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword
Portrait harken fe07.png
Harken
A knight of Pherae. Escorts Lord Elbert. Blazing Sword
Portrait isadora fe07.png
Isadora
A knight of Pherae. Lady Eleanora's steward. Blazing Sword
Portrait oswin fe07.png
Oswin
A knight of Ostia. In charge of protecting Hector. Blazing Sword
Portrait matthew fe07.png
Matthew
A spy of Ostia. Behind his cheery smile there is a ruthless man. Blazing Sword
Portrait leila fe07.png
Leila
A spy of Ostia and Matthew's girlfriend. Blazing Sword
Portrait astore fe06.png
Astore
A spy of Ostia. The Binding Blade
Portrait bath fe06.png
Bath
A knight of Ostia. The Binding Blade
Portrait merlinus fe06.png
Merlinus
A traveling merchant, and later, Lord Eliwood's retainer and Roy's adviser. The Binding Blade, Blazing Sword
Portrait lowen fe07.png
Lowen
A fresh recruit from Pherae. Blazing Sword
Portrait kent fe07.png
Kent
A young knight of Caelin. Extremely serious. Blazing Sword
Portrait sain fe07.png
Sain
A young knight of Caelin. Somewhat of a flirt. Blazing Sword
Portrait alen fe06.png
Alen
A young knight of Pherae. The Binding Blade
Portrait lance fe06.png
Lance
A young knight of Pherae and a former mercenary. The Binding Blade
Portrait wolt fe06.png
Wolt
A young knight of Pherae. Roy's milk brother and Rebecca's son. The Binding Blade
Portrait bors fe06.png
Bors
A knight of Ostia and Lilina's escort. Gwendolyn's brother. The Binding Blade
Portrait gwendolyn fe06.png
Gwendolyn
A knight of Ostia. Bors' sister. The Binding Blade
Portrait ogier fe06.png
Ogier
A mercenary hired by Ostia's army. Humble to a fault. The Binding Blade
Portrait serra fe07.png
Serra
A stubborn cleric working for Ostia. Blazing Sword
Portrait wil fe07.png
Wil
A wandering archer from Pherae. Left his town years ago to become a mercenary. Blazing Sword
Portrait rebecca fe07.png
Rebecca
A young archer from Pherae, and later, Lord Eliwood's retainer and Wolt's mother. Blazing Sword
Portrait raven fe07.png
Raven
A mercenary of noble blood. Blazing Sword
Portrait lucius fe07.png
Lucius
An Eliminean monk following Raven. Blazing Sword
N/A
Dan
Rebecca's long-lost brother. Blazing Sword
Portrait dart fe07.png
Dart
One of Captain Fargus's men. Blazing Sword
Portrait dorcas fe07.png
Dorcas
An axeman from Bern. After Lundgren's defeat, he moves to Pherae with his wife. Blazing Sword
Portrait natalie fe07.png
Natalie
Dorcas' wife. Blazing Sword
Portrait chad fe06.png
Chad
An orphan from Araphen. Serious and focused on revenge. Blazing Sword
Portrait lugh fe06.png
Lugh
An orphan from Araphen and Raigh's twin brother. Lighthearted and kind. Blazing Sword
Portrait raigh fe06.png
Raigh
A wandering shaman and Lugh's twin brother. The Binding Blade

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lycia Lycia was a provincial region of the Roman Empire located in Anatolia, Turkey. It was conformed by several city-states, which had their own federal-like government.[3] The first waymarked long-distance footpath in Turkey is located there.[4]
Japanese リキア Officially romanized as Lycia.
Spanish Lycia
French Lycia
German Lycia
Italian Lycia

Gallery

References

  1. "With Hector gone, Eliwood was now the only lasting power in Lycia. Eliwood summoned the various marquesses to Pherae to discuss their further actions. It was decided that Eliwood was to become the next leader of the Lycia Alliance and that a new Lycia Alliance Army would be established." - Introduction to Chapter 9, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I've received word from Caelin's neighbors, Laus, Tuscana, Kathelet, Tania, and Santaruz. They will not interfere in Caelin’s affairs. This they have promised." - Eliwood, Fire Emblem
  3. http://people.usd.edu/~clehmann/erp/Lycia/lycia.html
  4. http://www.lycianway.com/
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Chapters 1: Dawn of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Blizzard Spear • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Law of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Tempest Bow • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond the DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
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Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
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Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
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