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Artwork of Soan from Radiant Dawn.




Laguz (lion)


Stefan (descendant)


Radiant Dawn

So pledge Altina of the beorc, Dheginsea of the dragon tribes, Soan of the beast tribes, and I, Lehran, of the bird tribes.
— Lehran mentioning Soan

Soan (pronounced /⁠ˈsoʊən⁠/[key][1]; Japanese: ソーン Soan) was one of the Three Heroes of ancient Tellius, and a direct ancestor of the Branded warrior Stefan.


Soan was one of the strongest warriors in the service of the goddess Ashera, and in the aftermath of the Great Flood, he was chosen along with Altina and Dheginsea to defeat Yune after she was stripped from Ashera's being. To help her fight Yune, Ashera empowered Soan with a potent blessing, giving him the ability to pierce divine protection and harm Yune.[2] However, after subduing Yune, Soan joined Altina and Lehran in convincing Ashera to enter a covenant where, if humanity upheld a promise to not war for a millennium while the two goddesses slept, then Yune and Ashera would reunite. Soan pledged to achieve this on behalf of all beast tribe laguz.[3]

In the first years of the era of the sleeping goddesses, Soan joined his friends Altina and Lehran in the new Kingdom of Begnion, founded as a place where both laguz and beorc could co-exist in the year -131. When Altina and Lehran conceived a child together, Soan and Dheginsea believed that the child would become a symbol of peace between the two races, until the pregnancy resulted in Lehran losing all of his laguz powers and retreating from society. Soan later succeeded Altina as the ruler of Begnion,[4] and at some point had a child, whose lineage eventually resulted in the Branded Stefan, who became the leader of a Branded settlement in the Grann Desert.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Soan appears in the background of the default title screen of Radiant Dawn, along with Altina and Dheginsea. While he does not have a speaking role, he is stated by other characters as being present in the flashback scenes in the the fourth and the fifth parts of the Part IV, Endgame.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Soan is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

The below card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Soan
TCGCipher B20-095HN.png 無双なる獅子戦士, Soan



"When Ashera set out to defeat me, she gathered her strongest warriors: the swordswoman Altina, the laguz warrior Soan, and Dheginsea, king of the dragon tribe. I failed then..."
Attack: 100 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 6
Class: Beast tribe Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
Paw of the Divine Charge: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move this unit. This skill is only usable if this unit is untapped.
Level Skill 2 Jade Mane: [Activate] [Once per turn] Choose up to 2 other allies. Until the end of the turn, the chosen allies gain +30 attack. (Level Skill 2 becomes usable if a total of 2 or more cards are stacked with this unit.)
Card #B20-095HN • Artist: Daisuke Izuka
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Soan .


  • In the English version of Radiant Dawn, the Three Heroes's Introduction page erroneously states that Soan became the second king of the beast tribe laguz. In actuality, Soan became the second king of Begnion. This error was not present in the Japanese version.

Etymology and other languages

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


From the Soan River (Urdu: سواں‬‎), also referred to as the Swan, Sawan, or Sohan, which is a river in Punjab, Pakistan.






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Mentioned in Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Soan; mentioned in Heroes.


Official artwork

Cipher artwork


  1. Lehran in a Radiant Dawn cutscene
  2. "When Ashera set out to defeat me, she gathered her strongest warriors and bestowed on them some of her power. This is called the Goddess's Blessing... She empowered the dual swords of the beorc swordswoman, Altina. The laguz warrior, Soan, and Dheginsea, the leader of the dragon tribe, were also blessed." — Yune, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  3. "Ashera: Lehran, you have ever been a wise and kind- hearted child. In deference to you, I will place my faith in your kind one last time. For the next thousand years, I shall sleep as well. When I wake again, I hope it is to a world of peace and order, where all prosper as equals. If I do, then I will know that you have advised me well. I will reward your counsel. I will also allow Yune to return to me. I will once again be the goddess of creation, whole and complete. Ashunera, the Dawn Goddess... The name your ancestors gave me so long ago. I should like to hear it again. However, during this thousand years, if the chaos of war should arise and awaken Yune from her slumber in the medallion... I will know that you have strayed from your path, and I will punish your failure as I would reward your success. And then you will know my judgment. You will pay for your sins, each of you to the last.
    Lehran: In the names of our people, we vow to keep this covenant. There will be no great war between laguz and beorc for a thousand years. So pledge Altina of the beorc, Dheginsea of the dragon tribes, Soan of the beast tribes, and I, Lehran, of the bird tribes.
    " — Ashera and Lehran, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  4. In the Japanese version of Radiant Dawn, the entry on the Three Heroes in the Library says that Soan became the second king of Begnion. (後にベグニオン初代国王となった ベオクの女性オルティナ、二代国王となった獣牙族のソーン、ゴルドア王デギンハンザーの3人。) The localization changed this to say that he became the "second king of the beast tribe laguz".
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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAmyAshuneraDanielJorgeLargoMustonNicoYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
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Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Background characters AltinaElenaGreilLanvegaLilliaLoraziehMisahaRajaionRamonSoan
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (stage 1stage 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One SurvivesE: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's ChargeE: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood ContractE: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable SinE: Rebirth (1)E: Rebirth (2)E: Rebirth (3)E: Rebirth (4)E: Rebirth (5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
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