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FESK Noba.png
Artwork of Noba from Treasure.





Dain (elder brother)
Unnamed husband
Calf, Quan, Altena, Leif (descendants)


Lance Knight

Supposedly the founder of the Leonster Kingdom, Crusader Noba, was Dain's younger sister.
— A North Thracian villager

(ノヴァ Noba), dubbed the "Lance Knight", was a member of the Twelve Crusaders, the original wielder of the lance Gáe Bolg, and the co-founder of the Kingdom of Thracia alongside her elder brother and fellow Crusader Dain. Her descendants comprise the royal family of the small Kingdom of Leonster, in the Manster District.


As with the other Crusaders, Noba was a warrior fighting in a revolution against the tyranny of the Loptyr Empire, and was one of the survivors barricaded in Darna Fortress when the tide turned against their movement. It was at this fortress that the Miracle of Darna occurred, changing the tide of the war: Noba was chosen by an unidentified member of the twelve dragon "gods" who descended upon the fortress, to undergo a blood-bond with said dragon, transforming her into one of the Crusaders. She was granted Gáe Bolg, sealed to her new holy lineage, by this dragon.

With the other Crusaders, Noba fought in the rest of the Holy War and contributed to the downfall of the Loptyr Empire. At the war's conclusion, Noba and Dain settled in the Thracian Peninsula and founded the Kingdom of Thracia, then encompassing the entire peninsula. Some time afterward, Noba was married to one of Dain's friends, a fellow knight, and the two aided Dain in governing their new kingdom. Ten years after Thracia's foundation, an event known in Leonster mythology as the "Tragedy of the Gáe Bolg" occurred: Dain and the husband entered a dispute over an unknown subject and resorted to combat in a bid to settle the matter. Noba attempted to break them up, but instead she inadvertently killed her husband with the Gáe Bolg. Noba committed suicide shortly afterward, and following Dain's own mysterious death, this led to the secession of the Manster District from Thracia, under the leadership of Noba's son in opposition of the tyranny of Dain's son.[1]

Other appearances



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
• Noba
• Nova
• Used in older versions of the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
• Used in the Thracia 776 fan translation and the "Project Naga" patch.
Japanese ノヴァ Officially romanized as Noba. May come from Latin nova, the feminine form of novum, new.


  1. "A: Noba married a knight who was friends with her brother Dain and lived a happy life with him. One day, her husband and King Dain fought each other over some dispute. Noba tried to stop the two fighting, but accidentally killed her beloved husband (the weapon that took his life was her lance). That was the beginning of events, Later, Noba committed suicide and King Dain died a mysterious death." - Designers' notes from a Genealogy of the Holy War playing guide, as translated by Serenes Forest
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSylviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeen/LayleaLeifLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatorCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptyrMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJabarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBlagiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNobaOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptyrMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of the Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Threshold of Fate
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Final: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Blagi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLoptyr Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline