|“||His army passed through the Miletos District, a independent region which had built up a sizable fortune through trade. However, all that remained was a region dying out under the empire and Loptyrians' rule.||”|
— Opening narration of Chapter 10
(Japanese: ミレトス Miletos) is an independent nation of Jugdral located in the continent's south, bordered to the east by Thracia, the Manster District and the Yied Desert, and separated from Grannvale to the north by the Miletos Channel. Along with Verdane, it is one of two nations of Jugdral to not be founded by any of the Twelve Crusaders.
During the era of the Lopt Empire, in the year Grann 452, an event known as the "Sorrow of Miletos" occurred in which children were sacrificed in droves to the Empire's dark lord, Loptous; this event may have been the origin of the wider child hunt practice of the Loptyrian religion.
Little is otherwise known of the history of Miletos prior to Grannvale's occupation of it following the Battle of Belhalla, other than that the nation was once wealthy, prosperous and a prominent center of Jugdrali commerce. Following Arvis's ascension to the Grannvale throne and reorganization of the nation into the Grannvale Empire, Miletos was annexed by the Grannvale army and placed under the rule of Duchess Hilda of Friege, who was appointed "Queen of Miletos". Under her reign, Miletos was one of the regions of Jugdral worst afflicted by the child hunts, with the occupation army also being forced to participate despite their wishes. Their fortunes changed with the arrival of Seliph and his liberation army in Grann 777, who drove the Grannvale and Loptyrian occupations out of Miletos en route to his homeland, Chalphy.
Notable locations in Miletos
Peruluke Castle is the north-easternmost castle of Miletos, near the borders with the Thracian Peninsula. When Seliph's army first arrived in Miletos, it was the subject of a fierce unseen liberation battle, and was subsequently used by Seliph as a base of operations for the rest of his invasion of the country.
Chronos Castle is located in the central-south of Miletos. Hilda ruled over the rest of Miletos from here.
Rados Castle is located in the south-west of Miletos, ruled by Bishop Morrigan of the Loptyrians with the assistance of General Riddell. Under Morrigan's rule, the castle town's population severely dwindled as all resistance was met with death.
Characters from Miletos
|The wife of Duke Bloom of Friege, and the "Queen of Miletos" during its Grannvale occupation.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|A Grannvale general serving the occupation of Miletos. Objects to the child hunts.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|A Loptyrian bishop presiding over Rados Castle.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
|A Loptyrian bishop presiding over Miletos Castle.||Genealogy of the Holy War|
Miletos is the subject of Chapter 10 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War; the player's starting point is Peruluke Castle, with the final target being to cross the Miletos Channel into Grannvale and seize Chalphy from Arvis.
Genealogy of the Holy War castle data (Chapter 10)
|Miletos||Enemy||5||--||The Miletos army initially consists only of five Brigands roaming the map. The rest of the army emerges after both Chronos and Rados have been seized.|
|Chalphy||Enemy||0||--||The first wave of the Chalphy army - consisting only of Julius and Ishtar - emerges outside Miletos after Chronos and Rados have both been seized. The rest of the army, under Arvis's command, emerges after Miletos has been seized.|
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Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Miletos||Used in the Genealogy and Thracia fan translation patches.|
|Japanese||ミレトス||Officially romanized as Miletos. From Μί̄λητος Mīlētos, an Ancient Greek city.|
Map of Miletos from Genealogy of the Holy War.