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Shepherds (group)

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Shepherds (group)

FEA Shepherds.png
Artwork of the Shepherds from Awakening.




Unknown (49 named)

Group type



To defend Ylisse and protect its borders from Plegian incursion



And so we are [shepherds] a manner of speaking. We just have a LOT of sheep.
— Chrom

The Shepherds (Japanese: クロム自警団 Chrom's vigilantes) are a militia based in the Halidom of Ylisse. The group is convened and led by Prince Chrom, with the assistance of his lieutenant Frederick, and are tasked primarily with the self-defense of the realm.


In response to increasing aggression and border encroachments from neighboring Plegia, the Shepherds were convened to assist with the defense of Ylisse,[1] as following the reign of Chrom and Emmeryn's father Ylisse was left without much of a military of its own.[2] Their duties expanded quickly to incorporate more general protection of the people of Ylisse from other threats such as bandits and Risen; the Shepherds were the first to encounter the Risen when they first started appearing in the world. In the lead-up to and during the war with King Gangrel of Plegia, Chrom and the Shepherds spearheaded Ylissean diplomacy efforts with Ferox and, in conjunction with the Feroxi army under Khans Basilio and Flavia, led the Ylissean war effort against both Plegia and, two years later, the Valmese Empire.


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Small portrait chrom l fe13.png Small portrait frederick fe13.png Small portrait robin m fe13.png Small portrait lissa fe13.png Small portrait sully fe13.png Small portrait stahl fe13.png Small portrait vaike fe13.png Small portrait miriel fe13.png
Deputy Captain
Lissa Sully Stahl Vaike Miriel
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Sumia Kellam Ricken Maribelle Virion Donnel Lon'qu Panne
Small portrait gaius fe13.png Small portrait cordelia fe13.png Small portrait gregor fe13.png Small portrait nowi fe13.png Small portrait libra fe13.png Small portrait tharja fe13.png Small portrait anna fe13.png Small portrait olivia fe13.png
Gaius Cordelia Gregor Nowi Libra Tharja Anna Olivia
Small portrait cherche fe13.png Small portrait henry fe13.png Small portrait lucina fe13.png Small portrait owain fe13.png Small portrait inigo fe13.png Small portrait brady fe13.png Small portrait kjelle fe13.png Small portrait cynthia fe13.png
Cherche Henry Lucina Owain Inigo Brady Kjelle Cynthia
Small portrait severa fe13.png Small portrait gerome fe13.png Small portrait morgan f fe13.png Small portrait yarne fe13.png Small portrait laurent fe13.png Small portrait noire fe13.png Small portrait nah fe13.png Small portrait say'ri fe13.png
Severa Gerome Morgan Yarne Laurent Noire Nah Say'ri
Small portrait tiki fe13.png Small portrait basilio fe13.png Small portrait flavia fe13.png Small portrait gangrel fe13.png Small portrait walhart fe13.png Small portrait emmeryn fe13.png Small portrait yen'fay fe13.png Small portrait aversa fe13.png
Tiki Basilio Flavia Gangrel Walhart Emmeryn Yen'fay Aversa
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Etymology and other languages

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





Chrom's vigilantes


Custodios de Ylisse

Guardians of Ylisse












Guardians; mentioned in "The Verge of History" Lost Lore event in Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Self-defense regiment; mentioned in "The Verge of History" Lost Lore event in Heroes.


  1. "Chrom: Plegia is Ylisse's westerly neighbor. They send small bands into our territory, hoping to instigate a war.
    Lissa: And it's the poor townsfolk who suffer! Totally innocent, and totally helpless...
    Frederick: They do have us, milady: Shepherds to protect the sheep.
    " — Chrom, Lissa and Frederick, Fire Emblem Awakening
  2. "Tomorrow we march to Regna Ferox to request additional soldiers. But there's something you should know first. ...Not everything Gangrel said was a lie. The last exalt, my father, waged war on Plegia for many years. The violence... It was a brutal campaign, ending only with his death 15 years ago. Plegia rightfully remembers their suffering, but his war was no kinder to his own people. As the fighting dragged on, our army became more and more diminished. Farmers who could barely wield a pitchfork were conscripted and sent to their deaths. Soon there was no food at all, and the kingdom began to collapse. I was young, but I remember those dark times. ...I know how they affected Emmeryn." — Chrom, Fire Emblem Awakening
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Chapters Main story Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a GodE: Grima
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