“You're right... We must do all we can to end this war as soon as possible. Prince Jamke, I would sooner not burden you alone, but you are our only hope to persuade King Batou to end this.”
—Edain, in a conversation with Jamke.
Edain is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is one of the two daughters of Duke Ring of Jungby, the twin sister of Brigid, and the older half-sister of Andorey. If paired up, she will be the mother of Lester and Lana.
Despite initially training as a knight, Edain became a cleric in order to aid her chances of finding her long-lost sister, who was kidnapped by pirates at the age of five. The game's events begin with Edain's capture at the hands of Prince Munnir of Verdane after Jungby is conquered. Her childhood friend, Sigurd, embarks on a mission to rescue her that eventually escalates into an invasion of Verdane. In Chapter 1, she is freed alongside Dew by Prince Jamke, whom she later recruits to Sigurd's cause. In Chapter 3, she reunites with Brigid and gifts her with the Yewfelle, which she had been carrying since the war's beginning.
After the Battle of Belhalla, Edain flees to Isaach and becomes an abbess in Tirnanog. She raises her own children and acts as a mother figure to Seliph, Diarmuid/Tristan, Larcei/Creidne, and Ulster/Dalvin.
Edain is a kindhearted, friendly, and proper lady, much like her daughter later becomes. Her personality is fitting for a cleric, which Sigurd points out during their conversation in Chapter 1. She is shown to dislike fighting, and wishes for the war in Verdane to end peacefully. In contrast to Brigid, she does not appear to be willing to kill Andorey, although she condemns his immoral actions.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
Staff - B
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
|+1 C C C|
Being of the Lena Archetype, Edain fills the role of the dedicated healer. Her base stats are quite solid, and combined with her Mend Staff, she will immediately be able to heal a whopping 46HP as soon as you get her, allowing her to restore any character to full health no matter how badly they're hurt. While she is a significantly more capable healer than Ethlyn, she unfortunately suffers from very low Movement, making it so that she will have trouble getting to wounded mounted units unless they slow down or come to her. Luckily, in Chapter 2, Edain can obtain the Physic Staff to alleviate this issue so that she can act as a healer from a longer range.
While Edain is an excellent healer, her combat capability is unimpressive due to her complete lack of skills, access to only C-level Tomes, mediocre Speed and low overall durability. Even though she does gain the ability to wield tomes after Promotion, she will likely do best maintaining her role strictly as a healer.
Edain can have a bit of an awkward time finding a suitable husband, as one of her children is a physically-oriented Bow Knight (Lester), while the other is a magic-oriented Priest (Lana). On top of this, Lester can only wield Bows, which narrows down the options she can choose if she wants Lester to inherit a decent weapon. To further complicate things, Edain has no skills, and in particular does not have Pursuit, which means if the father does not have it either, Lester will have trouble doing respectable damage.
All of these things taken into account, Edain is best paired with Midir or Jamke. Azelle, Claud, Beowolf, Alec, and Finn are decent choices that have flaws to them. The rest of the males should be avoided as they cannot pass on any weaponry, do not have Pursuit, do not offer notable skills, or are a bad fit statistically for her children.
- Midir/Jamke: Either of these two will make a great overall pairing for Edain, as Lester will receive well-rounded stats, inherit great weapons(including the Brave Bow that Edain can give either of them after they become married), and skills perfectly suited to his class, while Lana will still be a capable healing unit even though she will have slightly low Magic. Midir gives his children Pursuit while Jamke gives them both Adept. Thus if Edain picks Jamke as a husband, it is recommended that you give him Arden's Pursuit Ring to pass on to Lester.
- Azelle/Claud: Either of these two as a father will ensure that Lana is a great unit, but Lester will suffer. Azelle passes on no weapons and has somewhat poor growths for Lester. Claud will be downright terrible for him because he inherits no skills, no weapons, and poor growths. If Claud is Lana's father, she can immediately use A-level staves, including the highly acclaimed Rescue Staff, immediately in the second generation. Azelle, on the other hand, gives Lana not only great growths for a healer, but she will also be a respectable damage dealer with high Speed and Pursuit.
- Beowolf/Alec/Finn: Any of these 3 as a father will ensure that Lester turns out fairly well (although he will not inherit any weapons), while Lana will suffer poor Magic growth and be a little less useful(though not terrible). All 3 ensure the children have Pursuit. Beowolf gives Lester Charge, which is useful for ranged units. Alec gives Nihil, which is of pretty marginal use. Finn gives Prayer, which can save the children in a pinch. Finn also has a conversation he can have with Lana if he is her father, boosting her Magic by 5, which makes up for her poor Magic growth with him. All 3 of these will provide the children with well-rounded stats and ensure they turn out decently, but they are also not particularly exceptional pairings, and will mostly make Lester and Lana average instead of bad.
In Chapter 1, Sigurd may speak to Edain, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 1, either Midir or Azelle may speak to Edain, resulting in her gaining 100 love points with the conversation initiator.
In Chapter 1, if Edain speaks to Ethlyn, Ethlyn will receive the Return staff.
In Chapter 1, if Edain speaks to Jamke, he will be recruited.
In Chapter 3, if Edain speaks to Brigid, Brigid will gain the Yewfelle.
In Chapter 4, if Edain is in love with either Jamke or Midir, she may speak to her lover, resulting in him receiving the Brave Bow.
In Chapter 4, if Edain is in love with Azelle, she may speak to him, resulting in her receiving the Rescue Staff.
In Chapter 5, Edain may speak to Brigid, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 5, if Claud is in love with Edain, he may speak to her, resulting in her receiving the Rescue Staff.
- Sigurd: N/A
- Quan: N/A
- Finn: 0+2
- Naoise: 0+2
- Alec: 0+2
- Arden: 0+2
- Lex: 0+2
- Azelle: 120+1
- Midir: 120+1
- Dew: 0+2
- Jamke: 250+1
- Chulainn: 0+2
- Lewyn: 50+2
- Beowolf: 100+2
- Claud: 150+3
Edain's part in the manga is similar to her canon appearances, albeit somewhat more active than in the game. She also is extremely plucky and resourceful, if not downright fearless: she risks herself greatly to heal an almost dying Azelle right after being released from captivity, then recruits her future husband Jamke via calmly standing between the Verdane army and Sigurd's own to face him, and actively seeks out Brigid to recruit her and give her the Yewfelle.
Edain is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Aideen was a goddess from Irish mythology.