“Yeah, but I heard you only had a few soldiers in Chalphy. And I know you, Sigurd. You are always jumping into this kind of stuff without thinking. Especially with Father being away... I knew I had to come.”
—Ethlyn to Sigurd, in Genealogy of the Holy War

Ethlyn (romanized as Eslin in the Super Tactics Book) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is the daughter of Duke Byron of Chalphy, the younger sister of Sigurd, and the wife of Prince Quan of Leonster. She is also the mother of Altena and Leif, as well as the aunt of Seliph. On her father's side, she is a descendant of Crusader Baldr and a distant relative to Oifey.

According to unofficial manga-based statistics, Ethlyn was born in Gran 739. She stands at 164 centimeters in height, weighs 47.1 kilograms, and her blood type is A.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

After their mother's death, Ethlyn took it upon herself to look after Sigurd and Byron since the two were quite slovenly men. She later married Quan and moved to Leonster to live with him. During their time there, she gave birth to their daughter and first child, Altena. Upon hearing about Verdane's invasion of Grannvale, she and Quan leave Leonster with Finn in tow and rush to Sigurd's aid, thereafter assisting his army in the rescue of her childhood friend, Edain.

In Chapter 2, Ethlyn mentions how fortunate Sigurd is to marry a kind person like Deirdre. Deirdre then gifts Ethlyn with the Light Brand, which is eventually passed on to her son, Leif, and serves as his personal sword in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Later, in Chapter 3, Ethlyn grieves for Deirdre after the latter's sudden disappearance and asks Quan if the two of them will ever be separated. She also gives the Gáe Bolg to Quan, which she has carried since they left Leonster, but hesitated to hand over due to hearing about the Curse of the Gáe Bolg from his father, Calf. After taking refuge in Silesse with Sigurd for one year, she and Quan decide to leave along with Finn in order to bring back reinforcements.

Ethlyn and Quan appear again in Chapter 5, in which they arrive in the Aed Desert with the powerful knights of the Lance Ritter. She brings along a three-year-old Altena, despite Quan's discomfort, and convinces him to accept it. Once they discover that they are being followed by King Travant of Thracia and his Dragon Knights, Quan orders Ethlyn to escape with their daughter, but she refuses and instead gives him courage by saying that they can win if they fight together. But Ethlyn and Quan perish in the resulting battle, leaving Altena to fall into Travant's captivity.

According to Thracia 776, Ethlyn was an older sister figure to a girl from Leonster named Selphina, who was deeply affected by her death.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ethlyn in her early years was a tomboy, but she lost her rougher traits, transitioning into a proper noble lady after she married Quan. [1] She is a kindhearted and motherly individual with a cheerful personality.

She shows concern for all of her family members, including her sister-in-law, Deirdre. She also expresses frustration with the sloppiness of Sigurd and Byron.

Like her brother, Ethlyn is determined and never backs down once she has her mind set on something. This trait ultimately becomes her fatal flaw, as she stubbornly refuses to retreat from a dire battle to protect herself and her daughter.

In-Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Minor Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Minor Holy Blood
  • Major Holy Blood Indicator.gif - Major Holy Blood
Starting ClassHoly Blood
FE4 Troubadour Sprite.gifTroubadourBaldo Holy Blood.pngMinor Holy Blood Indicator.gif Baldr
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMovLeadGold
128581112846804,000
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Critical.gif CriticalFE4 Sword.pngSword - A
FE4 Staff.pngStaff - C
FE4Slimsword.gifSlim Sword
FE4live.gifHeal

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

(With Holy Blood Bonuses)

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 30% 5% 30% 30% 20% 20% 10%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Promoted Class
FE4 Paladin Sprite (F).gif Paladin
+6 +2 +3 +3 +6 +2 +1
Weapon Levels
FE4 Lance.png C

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Ethlyn joins you in the Prologue, and she will act as a healer for Sigurd's army mostly since she is both the first unit to join you that is capable of healing as well as the most mobile healing unit in Sigurd's army until Erinys promotes.

Ethlyn acts as a bit of a jack of all trades, master of none. While she can heal, she only has access to C-level Staves and her Magic growth is very low, so her heals will be rather weak. In fact, her growths across the board are quite weak despite her Baldur Holy Blood, with her having the third worst overall growths in the first generation. Regardless, her heals should be sufficient to patch up your mounted units on the go, even if she is a clearly inferior healer to the likes of Edain. Ethlyn will not be dealing too much damage, as her access to decent weapons is limited, she has no Adept or Pursuit, and her Slim Sword will not be doing too much, though her sibling bonus with Sigurd and lover bonus with Quan can be of use if properly set up. However, once she obtains the Light Sword from Deirdre at the beginning of Chapter 2, her offense should begin to pick up. You can further give her the Magic Ring to increase the ranged damage from her Light Sword as well as her potential as a healer.

What Ethlyn truly depends upon is her promotion, which nets her a whopping +20 to her stats and +1 Movement. At that point, her capability to both heal and deal respectable damage increases substantially, and her Critical skill will become much more relevant. All in all, Ethlyn is very important in keeping your highly mobile units healthy as she is the only unit capable of keeping up and topping them off, but she is not particularly impressive at fighting.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

In the Prologue, Ethlyn may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.

In Chapter 1, if Edain speaks to Ethlyn, Ethlyn will receive the Return Staff.

In Chapter 2, if Deirdre speaks to Ethlyn, Ethlyn will receive the Light Sword.

In Chapter 3, if Ethlyn speaks to Quan, he will receive the Gáe Bolg.

Love[edit | edit source]

Ethlyn is lovers with Quan by default, and thus does not possess any love growths with any other character in the game.

Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Unlike most mothers, her son Leif is her primary child, and he will inherit her inventory and his stats and growths will come primarily from her rather than Quan. The player should have Ethlyn sell her staves before the end of Chapter 3, as Leif will not inherit them and they will disappear from the game. He begins with rank A in swords and thus will inherit all her swords (and rings). Consider giving her the Pursuit Ring before the end of Chapter 3, as this item is Leif's only access to this key skill before promotion, which will make scoring kills much easier for him.

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

SpotPass[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE13 NPC Generic Valkyrie Map Sprite.gifValkyrie
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
5394192324181116+28
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
Resistance+2.pngResistance +2
Secludedladyicon.pngDemoiselle
ResistanceCry.pngRally Resistance
Concentration.pngFocus
TomeIconFE13.pngTome - C
StaffIconFE13.pngStaff - B
Arcthunder icon.pngArcthunder*
Physic FE13 Icon.pngPhysic*

*Enemy only, joins unequipped

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Spirited Princess
The younger sister of Lord Sigurd of Chalphy with an adventurous spirit. She cares deeply for her family. After she marries Prince Quan of Leonster, the pair have a girl and a boy. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity:
✯✯✯✯
Heroes Ethlyn Sprite.pngTitle
Spirited Princess
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
15
35
5
25
10
32
3
23
7
19
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Physic
FEH skill special.png Imbue
FEH Staff.png Staff
✯✯✯✯✯
Heroes Ethlyn Sprite.pngTitle
Spirited Princess
Group
Heroes Cavalry.png Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
16
38
6
28
10
34
4
26
7
20
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill support.png Physic+
FEH skill special.png Heavenly Light
FEH Staff.png Staff

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngAssault---
FearAssault-FEH Star Rarity 4.png
Fear+Fear-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngHeal---
Mend---
PhysicHealFEH Star Rarity 4.png-
Physic+PhysicFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngImbue-FEH Star Rarity 4.png-
Heavenly LightImbue-FEH Star Rarity 5.png
AFEH Spd Def Bond 1.png Spd/Def Bond 1--
FEH Spd Def Bond 2.png Spd/Def Bond 2FEH Spd Def Bond 1.png Spd/Def Bond 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Spd Def Bond 3.png Spd/Def Bond 3FEH Spd Def Bond 2.png Spd/Def Bond 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Live to Serve 1.png Live to Serve 1--
FEH Live to Serve 2.png Live to Serve 2FEH Live to Serve 1.png Live to Serve 1-
FEH Live to Serve 3.png Live to Serve 3FEH Live to Serve 2.png Live to Serve 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]
Counters[edit | edit source]
Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Glimmering Lady
Noblewoman of Chalphy, attending the dance festival with her husband, Quan. As always, she supports him every step of the way. Appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Ethlyn Glimmering Lady Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Glimmering Lady
Group
Heroes Flying.png Flying
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40





SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Courtly Fan+
FEH skill support.png Dance
FEH Dagger.png Dagger

Skills[edit | edit source]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngIron Dagger---
Steel Dagger-FEH Star Rarity 3.png-
Courtly FanSteel DaggerFEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Courtly Fan+Courtly FanFEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill support.pngDance--FEH Star Rarity 5.png
AFEH AR-D Atk Spd 1.png AR-D Atk/Spd 1--
FEH AR-D Atk Spd 2.png AR-D Atk/Spd 2FEH AR-D Atk Spd 1.png AR-D Atk/Spd 1-
FEH AR-D Atk Spd 3.png AR-D Atk/Spd 3FEH AR-D Atk Spd 2.png AR-D Atk/Spd 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
BFEH Windsweep 1.png Windsweep 1--
FEH Windsweep 2.png Windsweep 2FEH Windsweep 1.png Windsweep 1-
FEH Windsweep 3.png Windsweep 3FEH Windsweep 2.png Windsweep 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Spur Spd 1.png Spur Spd 1--
FEH Drive Spd 1.png Drive Spd 1FEH Spur Spd 1.png Spur Spd 1-
FEH Drive Spd 2.png Drive Spd 2FEH Drive Spd 1.png Drive Spd 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Joint Drive Spd.png Joint Drive SpdFEH Drive Spd 2.png Drive Spd 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Overall[edit | edit source]

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Base Set[edit | edit source]
Counters[edit | edit source]
Skill Inheritance[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Genealogy of the Holy War[edit | edit source]

“I'll protect you, Altena!”
—Ethlyn's battle quote, as a NPC when fighting Travant's troops in the Aed Massacre
Quan: Ethlyn! Hang in there! I hate to run out on Sigurd, but we must get you home to recover.
Ethlyn: Quan, I'm sorry...”
—Ethlyn's retreat quote
“Ahh, Altena... forgive me... Quan, I'm sorry...”
—Ethlyn's death quote as a NPC during the Aed Massacre

Awakening[edit | edit source]

“I'm Ethlyn, wife to Quan.”
—Ethlyn's SpotPass parley quote
“I feared it might come to this.”
—Ethlyn's SpotPass battle quote
“My staff is yours.”
—Ethlyn's SpotPass recruitment quote
“For my husband, my brother, and my children, I must stand my ground!”
—Ethlyn's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“Please, my lady, stand down. This battlefield is no place for you.”
—Ethlyn's battle quote versus Lissa in Lost Bloodlines 1
“I will stand strong as long as my brother and the others need me!”
—Ethlyn's battle quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3
“I am sorry, Quan... I should have been stronger...”
—Ethlyn's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 1
“My family still needs me... I have to get away...”
—Ethlyn's death quote as a NPC, in Lost Bloodlines 2
“As long as my defeat...brings my brother victory...”
—Ethlyn's death quote as an enemy, in Lost Bloodlines 3

Heroes[edit | edit source]

Ethlyn/Heroes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

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

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Ethlinn or Ethniu is a Celtic mythical princess. Her partner was Cian (Quan). The name is of Old English origin, and might also be a variation of Ethel, meaning "noble".

References[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See main article: Ethlyn/Gallery.
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