Embla (エンブラ帝国 Enbura Teikoku, Embla Empire in the Japanese version) is an empire in the continent of Zenith, from Fire Emblem Heroes. It is ruled by Princess Veronica who plans to bring the Kingdom of Askr under Emblian control.
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Founded by the god-dragon of the same name and Thrasir, Embla once worked with the Askran kingdom to open and close the gates to other worlds. However, that changed when the Emblians let the gates open for their own ambitions.
The emperor of Embla sought to bring prosperity to his country by summoning and enslaving Heroes and waged war with Askr to his death, when the country declared the end of the war, as the crown passed to his second wife, the empress. This did not end amicably, as some people of that land took their lives as well, due to his renown. Peace went, until his daughter, Veronica, declared her intention to follow in her father's footsteps and reignited the war once again.
Notable Emblians[edit | edit source]
- Thrasir – The first empress of Embla.
- Bruno – Eldest prince of Embla.
- Veronica – The younger imperial princess of the Emblian Empire who uses Heroes against the Askran Kingdom.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
The Japanese name for Askr, "Ask", and "Embla" are derived from Old Norse mythology. Ask representing a male form, whereas Embla represents a female respectively—were the first two humans, created by the gods. In Poetic Edda and Prose Edda, both sources, three gods, one of whom is Odin, find Ask and Embla and bestow upon them various corporeal and spiritual gifts.
In Old Norse, Embla theoretically means "elm tree" or "vine". The crest of Embla resembles a vine or tree.