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“Ah. You see it now. That's the sad irony of the battlefield. I ride a wyvern and use my spear to bring low men who should be my allies. We each joined this cause in hopes of bringing Grado to its senses. Our country has set the world on its ear, and it's up to us to right things.”
—Cormag, talking to Natasha in a support conversation

Cormag is a playable character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is a gentle, compassionate commander serving in the Grado military and who loves both his country and his Emperor. He also harbors a love for kittens, woodworking and possesses a strong sense of justice, which will eventually lead him to defect and join Eirika or Ephraim following the invasion and conquest of Renais. Cormag can be recruited by Eirika in Chapter 13 of Eirika's path or by Duessel or Tana in Chapter 10 of Ephraim's path.


Cormag was raised with his older brother Glen in the countryside of Grado. As children, the brothers would labor in the fields of their parents, often having to chase birds and animals from their crops, and therefore becoming quite adept at throwing stones. Sometime later, an imperial procession would make its way through Cormag's village, both he and his brother watched while situated on top of a tree.

When the boys spotted a dog troubling the horses pulling the Emperor's carriage, they threw objects to drive it away, as they would have done in the fields. In doing so, the brothers accidentally hit some of the Emperor's men, and were themselves arrested for what appeared to be an attack upon them.

Emperor Vigarde, however, personally rescued the boys from imprisonment, and invited them accordingly to a feast. Upon taking note of Cormag's strength of arm, the emperor offers both the chance to join the military.

Alongside his brother, Cormag would eventually rise in fame as a Wyvern Knight. In a conversation with Artur, he reveals that his wyvern's name is Genarog and that it took him three years to tame him. Their exploits were told and made famous even in other countries like Renais. Before the events of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Glen becomes Vigarde's Sunstone general, and Cormag follows in his brother's stead.

Both Cormag and Glen harbor dislike for General Valter, who was once stripped of his rank and exiled for his mistreatment of Grado civilians.

In Eirika's storyline, Glen confronts Eirika, and finds himself unable to kill her. Valter, who had been following him, accuses him of being a traitor and battles him. The two men duel each other, with Valter winning and killing Glen. Valter then brings Glen's mangled corpse to Cormag, who becomes enraged and sets out to Hamill Canyon to avenge his brother. Upon arriving and confronting Eirika, Cormag realizes that she is not the person Valter portrayed her as, and realizes that Valter was responsible for killing Glen. He then allies with Eirika's army, so that he can exact revenge on him.

Alternatively, in Prince Ephraim's storyline, Cormag follows General Selena in executing General Duessel, who has already betrayed his country. However, Selena is later recalled to the capital upon arriving, and Beran takes her place. Cormag relates how Duessel had always treated him and his brother like his children, and is vexed at which path he should next pursue. In the heated battle, he either meets Princess Tana of Frelia, who persuades him to aid Duessel, or confronts Duessel himself, after which he joins him after finding himself unable to kill him.

In either situation, Cormag can, at the player's discretion, fight with Valter during Chapter 15. If the player took Eirika's route, Cormag asks Valter whether or not he was responsible for Glen's death. Valter, confident in his ability to kill Cormag, replies in the positive. Cormag laughs at the idea of having his revenge and promises Valter a slow and painful death. If Ephraim's route is taken, Valter's murder of Glen is not mentioned, and Valter instead just accuses Cormag of being a traitor.


Base Stats

Growth Rates

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
85% 55% 40% 45% 35% 25% 15%

Promotion Gains

Item Required Promoted Class
Elysianwhip.gif Elysian Whip or Master seal.gif Master Seal FE8 Wyvern Knight Map Sprite.gif Wyvern Knight
1 +3 +1 +2 +3 +0 +1 +0 +1
Skills Weapon Levels
Pierce Lance.gif +40

Item Required Promoted Class
Elysianwhip.gif Elysian Whip or Master seal.gif Master Seal FE8 Wyvern Lord Map Sprite.gif Wyvern Lord
1 +4 +2 +2 +0 +2 +0 +1 +1
Weapon Levels
Sword.gif D


See also: Cormag/Supports


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Cormag joins as a third flier, but is a Wyvern Rider as opposed to a Pegasus Knight like Tana and Vanessa. As a result, his HP, Strength, and Defense are much higher than theirs, but his other stats, particularly Luck and Resistance are noticeably lower. His Speed is also quite a bit lower, but it's still good. His constitution is significantly higher than theirs as well, letting him wield all but the heaviest lances utterly unimpeded, and the heaviest lances only make him lose 2-3 attack speed. His bases are high, and more so in Ephraim's route when considering the difference in level and join time. His growths are pretty much exactly what the player would want them to be, with solid HP, Strength, and Speed, decent Skill, and passable Defense. In the end, every stat of his except Luck and Resistance turns out above average. He can promote with the Elysian Whip he joins with, but will have to level up once to do so in Ephraim's route. Cormag's performance is likely to be better in Ephraim's route due to an earlier join time and lack of danger in the map that he's recruited in.

In most cases, Wyvern Knight is the ideal choice for promotion. If the player intends to promote him as soon as possible, he can't afford to miss that +3 speed boost. Wyvern Lord's lack of a boost to his speed will often defeat the purpose of promoting early because he'll gain EXP so much more slowly, thereby reducing his ability to boost his speed via his solid 45% growth. While swords are handy, especially immediate Steel Swords, being lance-locked is perfectly fine. Cormag's not even slowed down by Axereavers and Javelins. Wyvern Knight also gives him Pierce. He won't be relying on it often, but it's a powerful skill nonetheless and probably ends up being more useful than swords. Wyvern Lord gives him one more point of constitution, but because 11 is sufficient for pretty much any lance he'd want to use (he's not even slowed down by Vidofnir), the extra con could hurt him by reducing his aid. While the border between 13 aid and 14 aid isn't significant, there are a few characters with 14 con that he'd lose the ability to rescue if he becomes a Wyvern Lord. The only advantage Wyvern Lord possesses is better durability. He gets 2 more points of defense and 1 more point of HP than he would as a Wyvern Knight, but more often than not, the difference doesn't change much in practice.  

Regardless of what class he becomes, Cormag's flier utility is invaluable. He doesn't fear bows as much as Tana and Vanessa do given his higher Defense. Giving him the Fili Shield wouldn't hurt though. His offensive capabilities are always good, and he's pretty physically durable. Overall, Cormag is a very useful unit whose capabilities should be taken advantage of by the player. 

Fire Emblem Heroes

Aloof Lanceman
A wyvern knight of Grado and younger brother of the Sunstone, Glen. Although he left his army behind, he fights with love and pride for his homeland. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Base Stats

Cormag Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Aloof Lanceman
Heroes Flying.png Flying
FEH skill offense.png Steel LanceFEH Lance.png Lance
Cormag Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Aloof Lanceman
Heroes Flying.png Flying
FEH skill offense.png Slaying Lance
FEH skill special.png Glowing Ember
FEH Lance.png Lance
Cormag Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Aloof Lanceman
Heroes Flying.png Flying
FEH skill offense.png Slaying Lance+
FEH skill special.png Glowing Ember
FEH Lance.png Lance


FEH skill offense.pngIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Slaying Lance---
Slaying Lance+-FEH Star Rarity 5.png-
FEH skill special.pngGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
IgnisGlowing Ember-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
BFEH Dull Close 1.png Dull Close 1--
FEH Dull Close 2.png Dull Close 2FEH Dull Close 1.png Dull Close 1-
FEH Dull Close 3.png Dull Close 3FEH Dull Close 2.png Dull Close 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Def Opening 1.png Def Opening 1--
FEH Def Opening 2.png Def Opening 2FEH Def Opening 1.png Def Opening 1-
FEH Def Opening 3.png Def Opening 3FEH Def Opening 2.png Def Opening 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png


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Base Set
Skill Inheritance


Recruitment Conversation:

Eirika's Route:

Cormag: You're Eirika, aren't you?

Eirika: And you're...

Cormag: You don't know me, but you know my brother well enough. I'm Cormag. I'm the brother of Glen, general of the Grado army, whom you killed.

Eirika: What?

Cormag: This is no longer war, and this is not a battlefield. This is a duel, and I fight to avenge my brother. He died in combat, and I'll not foul his name by murdering you unarmed. But I will have vengeance.

Eirika: Hold! What is the meaning of this? Glen... Are you telling me General Glen is dead?

Cormag: Do not play me for a fool! You will not...Your lies do nothing but stain your honor. Nothing more.

Eirika: You've got it wrong! You're making a mistake. Your brother and I never fought. He lowered his lance and left the battlefield to confront your emperor.

Cormag: ...My brother? You lie! Where is your proof?

Eirika: I've no proof. But... Here are the words he spoke to me. He told me he believed I possessed a gentle heart when we met before. He said I had not lost that quality...

Cormag: ...... I see... Those are indeed my brother's words. But then who? Who benefits from-- ...Ah! ...Valter!

Eirika: What is it?

Cormag: ...Princess Eirika of Renais. I would be your ally.

Eirika: What?

Cormag: I don't care why you're fighting. I've no interest in your goals. I want nothing but revenge, and I will have it. If I can kill Valter with these two hands, what care I if Grado brands me traitor?

Ephiram's Route:

(If you talk to Cormag with Tana)

  • Tana: Wait. Please stop fighting. I’m sure we can reach an agreement if we just talk.
  • Cormag: You are…?
  • Tana: My name is Tana. You’re from Grado, aren’t you? Why are you fighting against General Duessel?
  • Cormag: That’s none of your–
  • Tana: Do you hate him?
  • Cormag: …Do I hate him? This isn’t some petty schoolyard squabble, girl. I’m a soldier of the empire, and I have my orders. I’ve been sent to punish a traitor, and that’s what I aim to do.
  • Tana: Are you telling me that General Duessel’s a traitor? Don’t you know him? Do you think that’s really true?
  • Cormag: What I think isn’t at question. Faith does not dictate my actions. I have my orders.
  • Tana: Ephraim trusts your General Duessel. He’s given him the benefit of the doubt. Have you chosen not to believe the reasons for his actions?
  • Cormag: Get out of my way! I’ll waste no more time with this duel of words!
  • Tana: Wait! Please… Protect General Duessel. It would be tragic if he died before his motives became clear.
  • Cormag: … Move, please. If you won’t get out of the way, I’ll have to move you by force.
  • Tana: Very well. If you must. But in exchange, I’m asking you to believe General Duessel.
  • Cormag: …… …You’re an odd bird. To think I’d lose a fight not to a man’s sword but to a woman’s words…
  • Tana: What?
  • Cormag: You will. I will protect General Duessel. But I plan on sorting this whole mess out with the general himself.
  • Tana: Do you mean that?
  • Cormag: I don’t know if this is the right thing to do or not. But I think this is what my brother would have done.

(If you talk to Cormag with Duessel)

  • Duessel: Is that you, Cormag?
  • Cormag: Sir Duessel… You have abandoned your country and your lord. I must take your life.
  • Duessel: I know. I’m ready now. I have no duty anymore. But you, Cormag. You’re a soldier of the empire. Follow your orders and fulfill your mission. I’m ready.
  • Cormag: ……
  • Duessel: Cormag!
  • Cormag: To be honesty, I’m confused. Must you truly die? Is your crime really deserving of death? I know my brother could have settled this, but… I’ve come here to stop you, and yet I find that I cannot.
  • Duessel: ……
  • Cormag: You see, I couldn’t believe you would ever truly turn traitor. And now I stand here, looking at you, Duessel of the Imperial Three. And you do not have the eyes of a traitor.
  • Duessel: ……
  • Cormag: No. I cannot turn my lance on you, the empire’s faithful son. General Duessel… Until this matter is sorted, you travel under my protection.
  • Duessel: Cormag… Forgive me…

Battle Quotes

Vs. Valter (Eirika's Route)

Valter: What now, Cormag? Have you betrayed your oaths and your emperor?
Cormag: I have. I can no longer serve Grado. But I must know the truth, Valter, and you will tell me. You're the one who murdered my brother aren't you?
Valter: ...Hmph. No reason for lies, seeing as you're nothing but a traitor. You're right, Cormag! I was the one who cut your brother down. He was just like you, a weak, pitiful fool.
Cormag: ...... Ha...Ha ha ha...
Valter: Why do you laugh, dolt?
Cormag: How can I not? I've dreamt of revenge, chased it for days... And now it's here before me. Oh, Valter... Your death will be slow and agonizing.

Vs. Duessel (Ephraim's Route)

Duessel: Cormag... So, you've been sent to bring me in as well?
Cormag: ......
Duessel: There's no point in hesitating. You must stop me. After all, those are His Majesty's orders.

Vs. Valter (Ephraim's Route)

Valter: Is that you, Cormag? Even you have turned your back on your emperor?
Cormag: ......
Valter: Don't tell me you stand there thinking you can beat me. You're not strong enough. You know this to be true.
Cormag: ......
Valter: If you swear fealty to Grado again, I may let you live. You don't want to die an oath breaker, do you? Well? Will you crawl before me and beg for forgiveness?
Cormag: ...Yes, I have broken my vows, Valter. And yes, it may be I who falls when we tilt lances... But a dog like you will never see me crawl.
Valter: Brave words from a traitor. Let's see if your lance is as sharp as your tongue.

Death Quote

“Blast! My brother would never have gone out like this...”

Final Chapter Quote

“Defeat the foe. Nothing else matters.”


Cormag/Heroes Quotes

Possible Endings

Cormag, Aloof Lanceman (孤高の槍 Kokō no yari)
"Cormag returned to Grado to assist in the reconstruction of his country. Shortly after, he left to wander on his own. When he reappeared, he rejoined the army not as a knight but as a common soldier."
A Support with Tana
"Cormag returned to Grado to assist in the reconstruction of his country. Shortly after, he left to wander on his own. Tana spent years looking for him. In time, she found him and knighted him in Frelia's service."

Non-Canon Appearances

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Cormag is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 197
The Sacred Stones
CYL2 100
The Sacred Stones
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 92
The Sacred Stones
CYL4 365
The Sacred Stones
CYL5 322
The Sacred Stones

CYL6 293
The Sacred Stones


His name is the Scottish form of the Irish name 'Cormac'. 'Mac' means "son of", but 'cor' or 'corb' is unclear, possibly meaning "wheel" (or "charioteer") or "raven".


  • If Neimi reaches an A support with Gilliam, she mentions that her eyesight practice scares Cormag. This is a translation error, as Neimi was referring to Colm in the Japanese version.
  • In the prototype version, Cormag was a Mercenary in Joshua's place, retaining all the dialogue that would come to be Joshua's. By the time of the retail version, he replaced Nate's role as the playable Wyvern Rider.
  • Cormag's growth rates are identical to Raven's from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
  • It is possible, in Eirika's route, to essentially erase Cormag from the story. If Chapter 13 is completed before turn 5 by defeating Aias, Cormag will not even have the opportunity to arrive on the battlefield. In that event, he is never mentioned again. (If Cormag arrives on the battlefield, but Aias is defeated before he is recruited or killed, he will likewise disappear from the story.)
  • In the Japanese version of Sacred Stones, Cormag's bases when recruited in Eirika's route are significantly inflated and increased immensely for unknown reasons. This change is not present in Ephraim's route.
  • In Cormag's English A support with Artur, Artur explains that wyvern stones are rarer than dragonstones (of which there are only two in Magvel, as Lyon tells Selena). This is a mistranslation: in the Japanese script, dragonstones (竜石) are never mentioned, only wyvern stones (竜曜石).
  • In his ending with Tana in the Japanese version, there is an additional line that states that he quickly became her closest aide.
    • In the Japanese version of their A support, rather than saying he'll "give up this soldiering nonsense and go into woodworking," he tells Tana that he "might disappear" and so he may never have the opportunity to take her up on her offer to join Frelia's army.
  • In the Official Nintendo Power Guidebook for The Sacred Stones, Cormag's base stats from Ephraim's route are mistakenly listed as those from the Japanese version of the game instead of the Western version.
  • Cormag shares his english voice actor, the late Brad Venable with The Binding Blade's, Merlinus, and Three Houses' Kostas, and Nader.


See main article: Cormag/Gallery.