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|“||And House Friege commands the power of thunder as bestowed by Thrud, the God of Thunder.||”|
— A Silessean villager
As with the other Crusaders, Thrud was a warrior fighting in a revolution against the tyranny of the Lopt Empire, and was one of the survivors barricaded in Darna Fortress when the tide turned against their movement. It was at this fortress that the Miracle of Darna occurred, changing the tide of the war: Thrud was chosen by an unidentified member of the twelve dragon "gods" who descended upon the fortress, to undergo a blood-bond with said dragon, transforming him into one of the Crusaders. He was granted Mjölnir, sealed to his new holy lineage, by this dragon.
With the other Crusaders, Thrud fought in the rest of the Holy War and contributed to the downfall of the Lopt Empire. At the war's conclusion, Thrud and five other Crusaders founded the six states of Grannvale, the kingdom founded by their leader Saint Heim, with Thrud founding Friege.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Thrud||An anglicized form of Þrúðr, one of the daughters of the storm god Thor in Norse mythology.|
|Tordo||Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.|
|Japanese||トード||Officially romanized as Tordo. From Þórr Thor, the storm god of Norse mythology who wielded the hammer Mjölnir.|
Artwork of Thrud from Treasure.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|