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The shrine's interior as shown in Chapter 24




The Binding Blade

It was the headquarters and lair of the dragons... That's what the legends say, anyway.
— Merlinus

The Dragon Sanctuary (Japanese: 竜殿 Dragon Sanctuary) is a shrine located in the Kingdom of Bern in Elibe, used as the headquarter of the dragons during the Scouring.


The Scouring

Prior to the Scouring, the dragons of Elibe primarily resided in Bern. When the war between humans and dragons began, they used the Dragon Sanctuary as their base of operations.[1] Here, the final clash between Hartmut and the Demon Dragon also took place. Hartmut sealed both the Demon Dragon and the sanctuary's power, ending in an overwhelming victory for humans.

During this battle, the dragon Jahn was gravely injured. He took refuge inside the sanctuary to recover and bide his time until the Demon Dragon's return.[2]

The Disturbance of Bern

Sometime before the Disturbance of Bern, King Zephiel of Bern ventured to the Dragon Sanctuary and unsealed the Demon Dragon within. With the Demon Dragon by his side, he launched an invasion on nearly all of Elibe. Because of this, Jahn left the sanctuary and sought Zephiel out for an alliance.

After Zephiel's death at the hands of Roy and the Etrurian Army, Wyvern General Brunnya took the Demon Dragon Idunn back to the sanctuary in order to fulfill Zephiel's dream of a world without humans. Roy discovered the sanctuary's location thanks to a light produced by the legendary weapons, and defeated Brunnya to enter.

Inside, Roy encounters Jahn's illusions. Across several battles, Roy ventures deeper into the sanctuary and learns the truth of the Demon Dragon from Jahn. Eventually, Roy reaches the sanctuary's innermost chamber with the Demon Dragon awaiting him.

Roy defeats her and seals her power using the Binding Blade, which causes the Dragon Sanctuary to collapse in on itself without Idunn's power to sustain it.


According to legend, the Dragon Sanctuary will rise out of the ground when all legendary weapons are assembled, leading to the conclusion that it, or at least its entrance, is usually underground.[3] It is located in the side of one of Bern's mountains, close to a large lake.

The entire structure consists of a series of ornate rooms, connected only by slim pathways. These end in a final large chamber, where the Demon Dragon resides.


The Dragon Sanctuary is said to have the power of dragons. It empowers the dragons within it, such as allowing Jahn to use illusions even in human form and improves the dragons' regenerative abilities.[4] These powers were seemingly suppressed by Hartmut's sealing of the Demon Dragon, and thus only unleashed when Zephiel freed her.[5]


Character Description Appears in
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The demon dragon that was feared by all mankind during the Scouring. She was sealed inside the Dragon Temple until Zephiel awoke her. The Binding Blade
Portrait jahn fe06.png
The final surviving true dragon of the Dragon Temple. He hid within to recover from the wounds he sustained during the Scouring. The Binding Blade

Etymology and other languages

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

Dragon Temple

Used in the "Far from Arcadia" Lost Lore event in Fire Emblem Heroes.


Dragon Sanctuary

Likely refers to how it serves as a base for dragons to retreat to and recover in.



Dragon sanctuary


Templo Dragón

Dragon Temple


Temple du dragon

Temple of the dragon



Dragon Temple


Tempio del drago

Temple of the dragon


Templo dragão

Dragon temple

Traditional Chinese


Dragon sanctuary



  1. "It was the headquarters and lair of the dragons... That's what the legends say, anyway." — Merlinus in Chapter 22, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "For one thousand years... Having survived the Scouring, I waited, healing my wounds. I waited for the resurrection of the demon dragon. For our chance of victory." — Jahn in Chapter 24, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. " Lord Roy, legend says that when all the legendary weapons come together, the Dragon Sanctuary will rise from the ground!" — Merlinus in Chapter 22, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "This sanctuary is the only place that dragons maintain some power in human form. I am also a relatively powerful dragon. Even in human form, as long as I am in this sanctuary, illusions are a simple task." — Jahn in Chapter24, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "The Dragon Sanctuary's power is intertwined with the demon dragon's. With the demon dragon sealed, the sanctuary, and myself, were crippled." — Jahn in Chapter 24, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

See also

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWardWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Bosses ArcardoBorsBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
Background characters AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and LiesF: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline