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Nordion, at the start of Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War, protected by Lachesis, Eva, Eve and Alva.
King Eldigan of Nordion draws lineage from Hoðr the Brave, one of the legendary Twelve Crusaders.
— An Agustrian villager

Nordion (Japanese: ノディオン Nodion) is a state of the Kingdom of Agustria, comprising the southern region of the country near the border with Verdane. Its ruling noble family are the bearers of the holy lineage of Hoðr of the Twelve Crusaders, rather than the kingdom's royal family at Agusti.


Following the foundation of Agustria as a whole, Hoðr bore numerous children, but of his children only his youngest daughter inherited his Brand and major Holy Blood. This daughter married a member of House Nordion, inadvertently permanently transferring his Holy Blood to House Nordion. As a result, while the Agusti royal family were Hoðr's direct descendants, the Nordion family were the sole possessors of the holy blood; scions of Nordion were granted access to the Mystletainn, Hoðr's weapon, only if they swore fealty to the Agusti crown.[1] In the intervening years, Nordion became something of a military powerhouse among the Agustrian states, housing the famous Cross Knight cavalry brigade.

By Grann 757, House Nordion was under the rule of Eldigan, the Lionheart, a close friend of Sigurd of Chalphy. Under Eldigan, Nordion opposed the actions of King Chagall in his military build-up and heated anti-Grannvale sentiment, but Eldigan was imprisoned for trying to advise him on the matter, and later nonetheless entered Chagall's service despite his best intentions, clashing with Sigurd on the battlefield during the Agustrian war with Grannvale. In the war's aftermath, House Nordion was left deserted, as Eldigan's sister Lachesis, wife Grahnye and son Ares all fled Agustria in escape of the Grannvale occupation. Twenty-one years later in Grann 778, Ares returned to Agustria following the defeat of the Grannvale Empire by Seliph and assumed the Agustrian throne for himself.

Characters from Nordion

Character Description Appears in
Portrait eldigan fe04.png
The "Lionheart" of Nordion, and successor to the Mystletainn. Loyal to Chagall to a fault. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Portrait lachesis fe04.png
A noblewoman of Nordion and Eldigan's younger sister. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Eldigan's wife, of Leonster heritage. N/A
Portrait ares fe04.png
Son of Eldigan and Grahnye, later king of Agustria. Raised as a mercenary following his parents' deaths. Genealogy of the Holy War, Awakening
Portrait diarmuid fe05.png
Son of Lachesis. Raised in Tirnanog with Seliph. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Portrait nanna fe05.png
Daughter of Lachesis and Finn; later queen of the reunited Thracia and the wife of Leif. Raised on the run in Thracia with Leif. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, Awakening
Portrait tristan fe04.png
Orphaned son of a Cross Knight and brother of Jeanne; a member of the Tirnanog resistance.
(Substitute character for Diarmuid)
Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait jeanne fe04.png
Orphaned daughter of a Cross Knight and sister of Tristan; adopted and raised by Finn in Thracia.
(Substitute character for Nanna)
Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait eva fe04.png
A knight of Nordion, tasked with the protection of Lachesis. Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait eve fe04.png
A knight of Nordion, tasked with the protection of Lachesis. Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait alva fe04.png
A knight of Nordion, tasked with the protection of Lachesis. Genealogy of the Holy War


Nordion Castle is present as a castle in Chapters 1 and 2 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, as a partner castle. It is inaccessible in the former owing to a neutral guard blocking the path to it; partway through the chapter, the Nordion army under Eldigan emerges to fight Elliot. In Chapter 2, Sigurd's army's first task is to help Lachesis and her knights defend Nordion from an impending assault from Heirhein.

Etymology and other languages

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


As of Fire Emblem Awakening.[2]



Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation and widely used in the fandom.



Officially romanized as Nodion.















From Nobre de Nordion "Noble of Nordion", the Portuguese translation of Nanna: Nordion Princess's epithet in Heroes.



Nodion; used in Engage.

Simplified Chinese


Nodion; used in Engage.

Traditional Chinese


Nodion; used in Heroes and Engage.



  1. "Black Knight Hoðr founded the Agusti Royal Family. He had many children and one of them, his youngest daughter who possessed the Brand, was married off to the Nordion family. From then on, the successor of the Brand appeared within the Nordion Royal Family and they were allowed to take the Demon Sword Mystletainn if they swore an oath of loyalty to the Agusti Royal Family. In terms of bloodline, the rulers of Agusti were Hoðr's direct descendants."Designers' notes from a Genealogy of the Holy War playing guide, translated by Serenes Forest, Retrieved: August 8, 2013
  2. "In the name of House Nordion, I will prevail!" — Raquesis in Lost Bloodlines 1, Fire Emblem Awakening
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
Background characters BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarGairHeimHoðrForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaNálNjörunOdSalamanderThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and DarkE: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConnachtLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events 12 crusadersAed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsFall of LeonsterFinal Holy WarHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessence
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden map eventsItemsScriptsSkillsWeapons
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline