||As for the army, that’s not a concern. All they need to know is the king has fallen ill. They’ve no reason to doubt my word. To them, I am still the king’s loyal aide.
Sandima (Japanese: サンディマ Sandima) was a dark priest of the Loptr Church, entrusted by Archbishop Manfroy with executing the cult's will in Verdane and with capturing Deirdre.
Unaware of his true allegience, Verdane's King Batu appointed Sandima as his advisor shortly prior to Grann 757. Sandima quickly gained influence over Batu and his elder two sons, Gandolf and Kinbois, though the youngest son Jamke remained skeptical of him, and easily commanded the and three the army of Verdane into performing his bidding. During this time, Sandima led an effort to find Deirdre, Cigyun's daughter, and capture her for use in Manfroy's schemes to revive Loptous, though without success.
In Grann 757, Sandima falsely informed Batu that Grannvale intended to launch an invasion of Verdane, prompting Batu to launch his own invasion first to protect Verdane, taking advantage of Grannvale's lack of defense in light of the war with Isaach. This invasion backfired, however, with the intervention of Sigurd and Quan, and even as their forces closed in on the Verdane capital, Sandima defied Jamke's attempts to sway his father and ordered him to fight back. Jamke's words still reached Batu, who for the first time questioned Sandima's honesty, for which Sandima killed him and seized control of the Verdane army. He was unable to defeat Sigurd's army in battle and was slain.
Sandima is the final boss of Chapter 1, guarding Verdane Castle.
Personality and character
Sandima was a skilled manipulator, capable of convincing almost anyone to trust him and follow his bidding by way of carefully-placed smooth-talking.
Sandima was featured on one TCG card.
|Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Sandima
||Class: Dark Mage
||Level 1 Infantry
||Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1
||WLv.: B B
|Card #061 • Rarity: ★ • Artist: Koya Katsuyoshi
|Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
||Officially romanized as Sandima.
- ↑ "Mark me words: this is all the doing of that sorcerer, Sandima, his advisor. I can just feel it. Ever since that... man arrived, it’s been one mess after another. The king, his sons, the army... Save for the youngest son, Jamke, both king and country are at his every whim. Please, I beg you... save our country! Bring back the Verdane that once was!" — A Verdane villager, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- ↑ "Manfroy: Hm... In that case, what about the search for the Loptrian scion? Have you found Cigyun's daughter yet?
Sandima: Er... not yet, sir...
Manfroy: Imbecile! After all this time I spent locating the boy..." — Manfroy and Sandima, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
||This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.