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Portrait ruud fe06.png
Portrait of Ruud in The Binding Blade.

A knight put in charge of a castle on the border between Bern and Lycia.







Starting class



The Binding Blade

Loyalty to one's king. Bah. What a worthless notion. The world is ruled by neither king nor queen. It's ruled by gold!
— Ruud

Ruud (Japanese: ルード) is a knight of Bern during the Disturbance of Bern who, blinded by his greed, imprisoned Guinivere when she stopped on the castle he was guarding.

Ruud planned to sell Guinivere to Bern's enemies during the war; however, his plans were foiled when Elen, Guinivere's vassal, escaped and informed about Ruud's schemes to Roy of Pherae, who was traveling in the nearby area. Roy promptly attacked the castle and defeated Ruud, rescuing Guinivere.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade


Ruud is the boss of Chapter 2.


See also: Princess of Bern
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.[1]

Normal Hard

Portrait ruud fe06.png
Ma gba knight enemy.gif Knight
Level 5
Max HP 24 Luck 0
Strength 10 Defense 10
Skill 2 Resistance 0
Speed 2 Constitution 13
Movement 4 Aid 12
Weapon Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Anima magic Light magic Dark magic Staves


Ruud shows no remorse on lying to Melady, Guinivere's bodyguard, when she comes to the frontier looking for her liege, and even berates one of his subordinates after being questioned on his actions.


Battle quote

Curse it all! Just when I thought things had finally turned my way...
— Ruud.

Death quote

Oof...Greed can only.. bring ill fate...
— Ruud.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade
A knight in control of a castle
on the Bern-Lycia border.*


  • Ruud has an unused color scheme for his battle sprites that is never seen in normal gameplay, as it is incorrectly assigned as the color value for General.[2]

Etymology and other languages

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

Ruud, Rude

Unofficial romanizations; see the Japanese name. The former is the one used in the most up-to-date fan translation patch.



Ruud is both a Dutch diminutive for Rudolf, which means "famous wolf",[3] and a Norwegian surname, meaning "clearing".[4]


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  1. The Princess of Bern,, Retrieved: December 24, 2020
  2. Fire Emblem: Fuuin no Tsurugi – Battle Palettes,, Retrieved: August 18, 2022
  3. Meaning, origin, and history of the name Ruud,, Retrieved: March 24, 2012
  4. Ruud,, Retrieved: March 24, 2012
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