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Novala's portrait in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

An underling serving General Riev. He is a cowardly and ambitious schemer.





Starting class


Well then, my hostage has no more use to me, does she? Ah, such a waste. Wait a moment... I’ve just had a delicious idea. Have you heard of the giant spiders prowling about this region? They'd appreciate a nice, hot meal, wouldn’t you agree?
— Novala

Novala, (Japanese: ノベラ Novela) is a minor boss appearing in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is an underling of Riev seeking Eirika's bracelet.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones


Novala is the boss of Chapter 6: Victims of War.

During the chapter he appears with Riev, discussing the best course of action to capture Eirika and her bracelet. Riev leaves after being assured that Novala will be successful.

Once Eirika's forces draw near, he attempts to convince them to surrender; he is successful in obtaining her bracelet after using some Renais citizens as bargaining chips but is unable to convince the group to lay down their weapons. Unperturbed, Novala then sends the citizens to their possible deaths at the hands of a Bael, to Eirika's horror, and commands his accompanying troops to capture the princess and kill the rest of her party.

Novala ends up killed by Eirika's forces regardless of his efforts.


Chapter 6, Easy/Normal Chapter 6, Hard

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Ma gba shaman enemy.gif Shaman
Level 10
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Max HP 28 Luck 7
Magic 10 Defense 5
Skill 8 Resistance 9
Speed 6 Constitution 7
Movement 5 Aid 6
Weapon Levels
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GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif C GBARankStaff.gif --

Personality and character

While Novala puts on a face of respect when Riev is present, he appears to resent him in private and is eager to take his place. The way Novala and Riev discuss their "master" may imply that he is loyal to someone other than Grado, but he is killed before this can be elaborated. One of Novala's primary goals was to garner fame and glory.

Novala is shown to take delight in the suffering of others and is remorseless when he sends the Renais citizens away to be eaten by a Bael lurking in the nearby mountains. He also asserts that he may do as he likes during war and continues to express no remorse for his actions when confronted by Eirika.


Battle quotes

No! It can't be... They've made it this far?! Grrr... Must I do everything myself!?
— Novala

Death quotes

Aah... Is this... the end? No fame? No... glory–
— Novala


  • During the ending scenes of Chapter 6 Seth refers to Novala by name despite Novala never disclosing it to anyone in Eirika's group.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Novala
Japanese ノベラ Novela
Spanish Novala As above.
French Novala As above.
German Novala As above.
Italian Novala As above.


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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: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicName chartPre-release information (Prototype buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map