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Rigel

FESoV Rigel castle.png

Capital

Rigel Castle

Government

Empire

Continent

Valentia

Zofia's forces can't compare to the might of the knights of Rigel.
— Forsyth

The Rigelian Empire (pronounced /ɹɪˈɡɛl/?[1]; Japanese: リゲル帝国‎ Rigel Empire) is a nation occupying the northern half of the continent Valentia. It was founded under the guidance of its patron deity, the Evil God Duma, and its militaristic climate reflects Duma's strict beliefs in power above all.

History

Rigel was founded in antiquity as a result of the schism between Mila and Duma, each of whom set out to found their own nation in half of Valentia to embody their ideals and philosophies. As a believer in power above all else, Duma enshrined a harsh militant philosophy in Rigel, and the people of Rigel came to forget about leisure and kindness in their search for strength.[2] Despite the mutual distrust between the two nations, they were bound by a pact between the gods to ensure peace between them;[3] at some point in their history, Rigel sent to Zofia the Royal Sword as a symbolic gift of national friendship.[4]

In time, the Rigelian throne was ascended by Emperor Rudolf, who sought to put an end to the corruption of the gods. He entrusted his infant son Albyne to General Mycen of Zofia, imprisoned Mila within the Falchion with Duma's insistence, then launched an invasion of Zofia: thus, he positioned himself as an antagonist, seeking to incite the rise of heroes capable of unifying Valentia.[5] These heroes were Alm and Celica, and both staged separate invasions of Rigel - Alm sought to conquer the capital, while Celica traveled to the Duma Tower in search of Mila. In the climax of the war, Alm slew Rudolf and conquered Rigel, learning of his true identity as Rigel's prince. Following the defeat of Duma, Alm and Celica reunified Rigel and Zofia into a single nation, the Kingdom of Valentia, with Alm as its first king.

Notable locations in Rigel

Rigel Castle

Rigel Castle is the nation's capital and the emperor's seat of power, situated in the northwestern reaches of the continent. It also features a passage allowing access to Duma's Tower in the east. In Fire Emblem Awakening, Valm Castle is in the same location, meaning they are possibly the same.

Duma Tower

Main article: Duma Tower

This monument to Duma is situated in the north-eastern reaches of Rigel, beyond a series of bogs. Here, Jedah leads the worship of Duma, who himself resides within its bowels.

Rigel Plains and Rigel Village

A village situated in a vast stretch of plains. The region was guarded by General Jerome, who terrorized the village and was kept in check only by Zeak.

Lost Treescape

Main article: Lost Treescape

The Lost Treescape are a dense forest infamous for travelers losing their way. Deep within it lies the Sage's Hamlet, home of the great sage Halcyon.

Duma's Gate

Duma's Gate is a structure located on the road to Duma's Tower; in later eons, it came to be called the Great Gate.

Characters from Rigel

Character Description Appears in
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Rudolf
The Emperor of Rigel. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Alm
The hero leading the Zofian liberation army; actually Rudolf's son and Prince of Rigel. Gaiden, Awakening, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Zeke
A Rigelian knight and trusted vassal to Rudolf. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Tatiana
A Rigelian priestess; betrothed to Zeke. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Silque
A cleric of Mila's faith who was born in Rigel and later left at the Novis priory by her mother. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Saber
A former Rigelian soldier; currently works as a mercenary for hire at Novis. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Berkut
Nephew of emperor Rudolf and a potential heir to the Rigelian throne. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Rinea
Berkut's fiancée; from the lower Rigelian nobility. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Portrait halcyon fe15.png
Halcyon
The former High Priest of Duma that was ousted by Jedah. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Jedah
The current High Priest of Duma. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Marla
A daughter of Jedah that was transformed into a witch. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Portrait hestia fe15.png
Hestia
A daughter of Jedah that was transformed into a witch. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Sonya
The youngest daughter of Jedah. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Nuibaba
A sorcerer who ensures Zeke's loyalty by holding Tatiana hostage. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Magnus
A Rigelian commander. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Portrait mueller fe15.png
Mueller
A Rigelian commander. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Jerome
A Rigelian commander known for abusing his power. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Massena
Captain of the Rigelian royal guard. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Portrait zakson fe15.png
Zakson
A Rigel General sent to battle the Zofian resistance. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Gazelle
-- Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Dolth
A Duma priest who controls Necrodragons. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Portrait gharn fe15.png
Gharn
-- Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Jamil
-- Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Mikhail
-- Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Portrait xaizor fe15.png
Xaizor
-- Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Lawson
-- Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Portrait tatarrah fe15.png
Tatarrah
An arcanist guarding the east floodgate; he has brainwashed Delthea. Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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Shizas
Rigelian guarding the country's border. Gaiden

Gameplay

Rigel is the subject of Chapter 4 of Fire Emblem Gaiden for both Alm and Celica; Alm's travels take him through the country's west on the march to Rigel Castle, while Celica travels through the eastern bogs and Lost Treescape to arrive at Duma's Tower.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Rigel As of Fire Emblem Awakening.
Japanese リゲル Officially romanized as Rigel; as above.
Spanish Rigel As above.
French Rigel As above.
German Rigel As above.
Italian Rigel As above.

Gallery

References

  1. "Two Armies" trailer for Shadows of Valentia
  2. "It was due to the gods that this land Valentia came to be divided into North and South. And in doing so they mistakenly involved themselves too deeply with the concerns of mankind. As a result, the people of Zofia forgot the meaning of toil, and the people of Rigel forgot the meaning of leisure. As things were, we would all certainly come to ruin." - Mycen, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  3. "But the "Pact of the Gods" upheld by Zofia and Rigel means we shouldn't come to blows, right? Our guardian, the Lady Mila, would never permit such a thing." - Alm, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  4. "Dozer escaped with the valuable "Royal Sword." That was a gift sent by the Rigelian Empire as a sign of friendship in the past. No normal person can use it. It's a special sword." - A man, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  5. "It was due to the gods that this land Valentia came to be divided into North and South. And in doing so they mistakenly involved themselves too deeply with the concerns of mankind. As a result, the people of Zofia forgot the meaning of toil, and the people of Rigel forgot the meaning of leisure. As things were, we would all certainly come to ruin. It was due to such considerations that Rudolf took it upon himself to become a destroyer, to instigate the appearance of true heroes in the land. For the sake of creating a new era, he decided to become a sacrificial piece. And to meet the hero who would bring about his defeat, even if it were his own child, he could not have been happier..." - Mycen, Fire Emblem Gaiden
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDeltheaEstForsythGennyGrayJesseKamuiKliffLeonLukasLuthierMathildaMaeMycenNomahPallaPythonSaberSilqueSonyaTatianaTobinValbarZeke
Non-playable characters HalcyonLima IVLipricaMassenaMila
Bosses BarthBlakeDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaGarciaGarthGazelleGharnGriethHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNuibabaRudolfShizasSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Acts 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the End
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Fire Emblem Gaiden (manga)Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Playable characters Alm's
Party
AlmClairCliveDeltheaFayeForsythGrayKliffLukasLuthierMathildaMycenPythonSilqueTatianaTobinZeke
Celica's
Party
AtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaConradDeenEstFayeGennyJesseKamuiKliffLeonMaeNomahPallaSaberSonyaValbar
DLC EmmaLandoShadeYuzu
Non-playable characters ForneusHalcyonIrmaLipricaMassenaMilaLima IV (TBA)
Bosses ArgentumAurumBarthBerkutBlakeCerberusThe CreationDeenDeltheaDesaixDolthDumaFernandGarthGarciaGazelleGharnGriethHadesHestiaJamilJedahJeromeLawsonMagnusMarlaMikhailMuellerNaberiusNuibabaRineaRudolfSlaydeSonyaTatarrahWolffXaizorZaksonZeke
Regalia and personal weapons Beloved ZofiaFalchionGradivusMercuriusParthiaRoyal Sword
Acts P: Alm and Celica • 1: Zofia's Call • 2: The Pilgrimage • 3: War of Deliverance • 4: Land of Sorrow • 5: Together to the EndAct 6
Locations ValentiaDuma's OrdealsMila's OrdealsRigel (Fear Mountain ShrineSecret ShrineLost TreescapeDuma Tower) • Zofia (Deliverance HideoutDragon ShrineSylvan ShrineTemple of MilaSeabound ShrineThieves' Shrine) • ArchaneaThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Book of Valentian RevelationsDeliveranceMila's TurnwheelTerrors (TBA)
Related topics Name chartDownloadable content • Other games (GaidenShadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakening) • TimelineUnused contentWorld map