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Artwork of Mansel from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

The pontifex of Rausten. He is a compassionate and pious ruler.







  • Pontifex
  • The Divine Emperor[1]
Starting class



The Sacred Stones

I know the law, L'Arachel. The relics must never leave the temple, with the sole exception of the occasional ascension ceremony, but I think that, when the world needs saving, we can make the odd exception.
— Mansel gifting Rausten's Sacred Twins to Eirika and Ephraim

Mansel (Japanese: マンセル Mansell) is a minor character appearing in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is the pious ruler of the theocracy of Rausten and the uncle of L'Arachel.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Mansel is mentioned in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones's prologue narration as the highest power in Rausten, though little other info is given on him.

Mansel appears in person as an NPC in Chapter 19: Last Hope. He welcomes L'Arachel the others into Rausten Court to rest before their travels to Darkling Woods.

Later that night Riev attacks the palace with Grado remnants, with a particular vendetta against Mansel, whom had excommunicated Riev from the clergy some time ago.[2] Mansel survives, being protected by Ephraim and Eirika's forces.

The next day Mansel bequeaths the Sacred Stone of Rausten to Eirika and Ephraim for their battle against the Demon King. He also gives Latona and Ivaldi to them to aid in their battles in Darkling Woods, mentioning that saving the world is worth breaking a few laws and removing the relics from the temple.

He is somewhat troubled to see his niece depart to Darkling Woods, though she reassures him that she is capable of banishing the forest's demons. He bids his niece and the others farewell.


See also: Last Hope
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Ma gba pontifex other.gif Pontifex
Level 17
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Max HP 21 Luck 17
Strength 11 Defense 5
Skill 3 Resistance 8
Speed 2 Constitution 6
Movement 5 Aid 5
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


Mansel appears to be a level-headed ruler. He cares for his niece, L'Arachel, though he doesn't seem to be able to control her when she sets her desire on doing something, in this case, wandering across the entirety of Magvel.


Death quote

The light... Will it drown in darkness?
— Mansel

Flavor text

Game Text
The Sacred Stones
The pontifex of Rausten. He is a
compassionate and pious ruler.
温厚な人柄で 信仰心に富む

Etymology and other languages

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


Spelling variant of "Mansell",[3] an English surname which originally referred to a person who came from the French city of Le Mans.[4]



Referred to in the internal files as "MANSELL".
















Traditional Chinese





  1. "The theocracy of Rausten, ruled by Mansel, The Divine Emperor." — Prologue narration, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. "Heh heh heh... The day is coming, and swiftly... The day of our triumph, our vengeance! Self-righteous fools of Rausten! Where are your miracles now?! March on! March, minions of the Demon King! Your time is upon you! Tonight, we claim not only Pontifex Mansel's sad life, but also Rausten's Sacred Stone! Heh heh heh... You cretin, Mansel... I will have my revenge. You should never have excommunicated me. The Demon King will be your new master!" — Riev, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  3. Mansel Name Meaning & Mansel Family History,, Retrieved: October 17, 2020
  4. Meaning, origin and history of the name Mansell, Behind the Name, Retrieved: October 17, 2020
  5. "Sobrinha do pontífice Mansel e princesa de Rausten." — Portuguese help text description of L'Arachel: Seeker of Justice, Fire Emblem Heroes
  6. "教皇曼賽爾的姪女,羅斯通聖教國的公主。" — Traditional Chinese help text description of L'Arachel: Seeker of Justice, Fire Emblem Heroes
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