Anri (アンリ) is a legendary figure in the background of the Archanea Series.
Profile[edit | edit source]
When Medeus and his Dolhr Empire of Manaketes began their conquest of the continent, Anri, then just a peasant on the island town of Altea living with his brother Marcelus, met the fleeing Princess Artemis of Archanea, who was hiding from the Dolhrian forces in Altea. Anri and Artemis fell in love and Anri went on a long journey to find the Falchion in order to protect her, eventually finding it in the Ice Dragon Temple guarded there by Gotoh who entrusted the sword to Anri.
Five years later, while the legendary heroes of the Archanean army, Cartas wielding the Fire Emblem, Iote, Ordwin and Marlon had managed to bring the fight to Dolhr, all hope seemed lost for them once the unstoppable Medeus stepped onto the battlefield. However Anri finally returned from his long journey and slew Medeus using the Falchion after a long battle.
After the wars end, Anri found out he could not marry Artemis and succeed Archanea as King due to the class difference, instead the Princess married Duke Cartas. However Archanea allowed Anri to turn his former town and the territory around it into a kingdom of Altea, and Anri was crowned the first King of Altea, however he never married as he loved only Artemis even after she died giving birth to the next heir of Archanea. Because of this, after his death an issue of inheritance split his kingdom in two: Altea, ruled by Marcelus, and Gra.
Sixty-eight years later, in the War of Shadows and War of Heroes, Anri's descendant Marth would come to repeat the feats of Anri by twice slaying Medeus and making a journey to the Ice Dragon Temple. The people of Archanea saw Marth as a "second coming" of Anri.
Ylisse[edit | edit source]
In Awakening, he is referenced in a support between Kjelle and Lucina as an ancestor of the hero-king who fought back a great evil single-handedly, which would imply that while his deeds and relation to Marth carried on throughout history, his name was all but forgotten.
Non Canon[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The name "Anri" may be the Irish Gaelic variation of the English name "Henry".
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Anri's deeds were recorded in a literary work called the Anri Saga.