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“In a battle you should focus on what's important. As mercenaries, we're regularly putting our lives on the line. Getting distracted with unnecessary things will land you in an early grave.”
—Jeralt talking to Byleth

Jeralt Reus Eisner is a character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. He is a legendary mercenary known as the Blade Breaker and the father of the main protagonist of Three Houses, Byleth. He possesses a Major Crest of Seiros.

Profile[]

Jeralt is a legendary knight, considered to be the strongest in history, and is also a former soldier of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. Several years ago, Jeralt was hired to escort Rhea. He took a fatal blow intended for her but Rhea healed Jeralt using her blood, giving him the Crest of Seiros. He was then hired by Rhea and brought into the Knights of Seiros. He quickly rose in ranks and became captain, eventually earning the title of Blade Breaker. During this time, he would start a family of his own with a woman named Sitri, having a child named Byleth, though his wife passed away shortly after their birth.

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Jeralt began developing mistrust towards Rhea after the sudden death of his wife on the 20th of the Horsebow Moon 1159 from childbirth as well as Byleth's strange behavior as a newborn. Byleth did not laugh or cry as a newborn, leading to Jeralt consulting a doctor to find a reason. The doctor noted that while Byleth seemed healthy and had a pulse, they mysteriously had no heartbeat. All of these unusual circumstances lead to Jeralt breaking away from the Church of Seiros by starting a fire in the Monastery in which he claimed that the blaze took the life of his child.

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Jeralt left the Knights of Seiros in order to start his own mercenary company where his reputation further spread across Fódlan. While many joined his band of mercenaries, one of his strongest members was Byleth. While Byleth was trained in combat, Jeralt provided very little information about Fódlan or the Church of Seiros.

During his mercenary work, a mission brought him to Sauin Village where he would meet a young Leonie. He would teach her combat, strategy, and tactics and gifted her a small wooden charm before leaving. This would inspire the young girl to become a mercenary herself in Jeralt's footsteps.

Three Houses[]

One night, after conversing with Byleth about a mysterious recurring dream, a band of bandits lead by Kostas attacks a nearby village and threatens the lives of three students from the Officers Academy; Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude. Jeralt and Byleth drive off Kostas and, after a reunion with Alois, they deliver the students safely back to the Monastery. Upon their arrival, Rhea offers the two jobs at the Monastery, with Jeralt regaining his old post as captain in the Knights of Seiros. Though reluctant, he agrees in order to keep a close eye on Byleth, and warns them to be wary of the Archbishop.

Academy Phase[]

Jeralt would spend several months doing missions in the Church of Seiros' name, but would occasionally help Byleth during their initial months as a teacher. He begins to notice that Byleth's time with the students have slowly begun to change them, being able to express their emotions visibly for the first time.

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The peace in Fódlan begins to unravel quickly due to the sudden appearance of the Flame Emperor, determined to conquer the continent. Additionally, a sinister group known as Those Who Slither in the Dark appear to be further spreading discord across the continent.

Flayn, Seteth's sister, is kidnapped by the Death Knight, but is eventually rescued by Byleth and their students. They also find Monica, a Black Eagles student who went missing a year prior. Feeling that something big is about to happen, Jeralt takes Byleth to their mother's grave and tells them that should something happen to him, they should search his office for something important he has hidden for them.

Near the end of the Ethereal Moon, several Academy students go missing when exploring a nearby abandoned chapel. Byleth and their class investigates the ruins only to find several students attacked by monsters. They are able to defeat the monsters, but it is revealed that the beasts were actually transformed students. Among the students rescued was Monica who thanks Jeralt. However, with his back turned, Monica takes out a dagger and plunges it into his back. Byleth desperately uses Divine Pulse in order to prevent his death, but Thales appears in the rewound time and deflects Byleth's attempt to stop Monica. Unable to stop his assassination, Jeralt apologizes to Byleth for being careless. As he expires, he notices Byleth tearing up and is touched that their first tears were for him.

Byleth would honor their father's request posthumously. They would uncover his diary, recounting his growing distrust in the Church and Rhea as well as Byleth's infancy. He also left behind his wife's ring, which he wanted Byleth to give to their lover when the time came for them to find their own happiness. He is laid to rest in the Garreg Mach Monastery Cemetery, next to his wife.

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Three Hopes[]

Jeralt remains as the leader of the Jeralt's Mercenaries rather than re-joining the Knights of Seiros. He and his mercenaries are known all across Fódlan and generally work for the faction opposing Shez's.

Jeralt is a playable character, although in order to unlock him, the player must complete Chapter 10 of their respective route without routing Byleth. Doing so will cause Jeralt to arrive after the mission is over, upon which he, Byleth and Alois join the player's army.

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If Shez decides to avoid Byleth, after their employer is killed and the enemy forces routed in Chapter 10 of any route, Byleth surrenders as they failed their mission. Jeralt then returns, expressing surprise at how he had left to handle a backup squad and returned to find the battle already over. Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude then suggests hiring him and his group for their side, which he agrees to since his group had been losing battles to them and thus his reputation dropping immensely.

If Shez decides to confront Byleth and defeats them, Jeralt arrives after handling the backup squad and fights Shez, only to be slain in the ensuing fight, causing Byleth to swear revenge on Shez and allowing Sothis to possess them.

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Personality[]

Jeralt is a man of honor, known in his days as a Knight of Seiros for his exceptional skill and courage in battle. He is highly respected and even idolized by many current and upcoming knights, but is modest about his title and renown. He is a capable instructor, having trained his child in the art of combat, becoming a fearsome warrior themselves. He also gave minor training to Leonie, whom he acknowledges as an apprentice of him of sorts and would later succeed him with the title of Blade Breaker.

He dearly loves his family, having spent his later years training his child and is one of the few people who are able to read Byleth's mood despite their limited externalization of emotions. His deceased wife Sitri is always on his mind, and in the instances he is at Garreg Mach Monastery, he will usually pay her grave a visit. After her passing, he took her wedding ring and would eventually pass it on to Byleth, telling them to give her ring to someone special when the time came.

Jeralt is also known to be a drinker, with many conversations about him mentioning his love of bars and Alois even revealing to Leonie that he has accrued a huge amount of debt due to unpaid tavern tabs across the land, causing the former to be unable to step foot in any tavern without being badgered for payment.

Despite being a former (and later re-recruited in Three Houses) Knight of Seiros, he is not a follower of the Church of Seiros. Jeralt has a complicated relationship with Rhea, as in the past he valiantly protected her from an attack and suffered a grievous wound, only for her to give him a blood transfusion with her own blood, saving his life as thanks. The mysterious circumstances of his wife's death and Byleth's condition sowed seeds of distrust within Jeralt, resulting in his departure from the Knights of Seiros. Nonetheless, he was willing to return to the Knights, albeit begrudgingly, after acting as a mercenary for nearly twenty years. While he holds no pure ill will towards Rhea, he openly cautions Byleth to be careful around her and to not fully trust her.

In-Game[]

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[]

Base Stats[]

A Skirmish at Dawn[]
Starting ClassCrest
FE16 Paladin Ally Jeralt IconPaladinMajor Crest of Seiros
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCha
3351581371014107
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
--Rivalry FE16Blade Breaker
Canto FE16Canto
Keen Intuition FE16Keen Intuition
Lance Prowess Lv 1Lance Prowess Lv 1
FE16 Lance Weapon IconIron Lance
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E E E E E E E E - E -
Start
The Remire Calamity[]
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E B E E E E E C - B -
Start
Salvation at the Chapel[]
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E B E E E E E C - B -
Start

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Blade Breaker
Famed former captain of the Knights of Seiros. Moved on to lead a band of mercenaries after the loss of his wife. Appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Base Stats[]

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Jeralt blade breaker Heroes spriteTitle
Blade Breaker
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
34/37/40
11/12/13
36/39/42
2/3/4
19/22/25
7/8/9
32/35/38
4/5/6
23/26/29
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Steel LanceFEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯
Jeralt blade breaker Heroes spriteTitle
Blade Breaker
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
35/38/41
12/13/14
38/41/45
2/3/4
20/23/26
8/9/10
34/37/41
4/5/6
24/27/30
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Silver Lance
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Lance Lance
✯✯✯✯✯
Jeralt blade breaker Heroes spriteTitle
Blade Breaker
Group
Heroes Cavalry Cavalry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
37/41/44
12/13/14
40/43/47
3/4/5
22/26/29
8/9/10
36/39/43
5/6/7
27/30/33
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense Breaker Lance
FEH skill special Dragon Gaze
FEH Lance Lance

Skills[]

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offenseIron Lance---
Steel Lance---
Silver Lance-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Breaker Lance-FEH Star Rarity 5FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 4FEH Star Rarity 3
Dragon FangDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 4
AFEH Atk Def Catch 1 Atk/Def Catch 1-FEH Star Rarity 3
FEH Atk Def Catch 2 Atk/Def Catch 2FEH Atk Def Catch 1 Atk/Def Catch 1FEH Star Rarity 4
FEH Atk Def Catch 3 Atk/Def Catch 3FEH Atk Def Catch 2 Atk/Def Catch 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Distant Guard 1 Distant Guard 1--
FEH Distant Guard 2 Distant Guard 2FEH Distant Guard 1 Distant Guard 1-
FEH Distant Guard 3 Distant Guard 3FEH Distant Guard 2 Distant Guard 2FEH Star Rarity 4

Overall[]

Secret Book (Artwork)
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Base Set[]
Counters[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Blade Breaker Jeralt
Jeralt blade breaker pop01 Jeralt once led a band of mercenaries during his travels throughout Fódlan. Before that, though, he was known as the Blade Breaker—the title he earned as the mighty captain of the Knights of Seiros!
Jeralt blade breaker pop02 Though considered the strongest knight to ever serve, Jeralt suddenly left the order, taking his child with him. From that day on, he avoided any contact with the Church.
Jeralt blade breaker pop03 However, a certain incident led to a reunion with one of his old subordinates, and not long after, he found himself back at Garreg Mach Monastery.
Jeralt blade breaker pop04 He may seem rather gruff, but Jeralt has always put his family and his allies first, and those who know him truly depend on him. I hope he won't mind the Order of Heroes counting on him too!
Closely Associated Characters
Byleth Child of the former captain of the Knights of Seiros, Jeralt. A stoic, capable professor at the Officers Academy.
Rhea Archbishop who guides the Church of Seiros. She calls Jeralt back to the Knights of Seiros.
Leonie From Sauin Village of the Leicester Alliance. She considers herself Jeralt's apprentice and wishes to become a mercenary herself.

Warriors: Three Hopes[]

Base Stats[]

Gift List[]

Gift Name Description Rank
Fishing Float Favorite A tool that tells you when a fish is on the line. Appreciated by those who enjoy fishing.
Smoked Meat Favorite Meat prepared in a smoker. The type of meat is unclear, but a meat lover would appreciate it.
Riding Boots Favorite Boots specially made for mastering the equestrian arts. Appreciated by those who enjoy horseback riding. ★★★
Whetstone Favorite A stone used to sharpen the blades of swords or lances. Appreciated by those who enjoy weapon maintenance. ★★★★
Owl Feather Favorite A feather from a messenger owl that can be used in a variety of ways. Appreciated by everyone. ★★★
Blue Cheese Favorite A pungent cheese with a very distinctive taste. Appreciated by lovers of food and drink. ★★★★
Book of Sheet Music Dislike An old collection of sheet music filled with hymns and pastoral songs. Appreciated by those who enjoy music. ★★★
Goddess Statuette Dislike A beautiful wood carving of the goddess. Appreciated by those who like art or carving, and by devout believers. ★★★

Share a Meal List[]

Meal Name Type of Meal Description
Grilled Herring Favorite Herring caught off the coast of Albinea, shredded and grilled in an earthenware pot with sliced turnips.
Derdriu-Style Fried Pheasant Favorite Pheasant meat is pounded flat and fried. Can be served as a sort of sandwich, with cheese between two strips of meat.
Grilled Beast Meat
(Beast Meat Teppanyaki in Three Houses)
Favorite A dish that tastes like the wilderness. Thick slices of meat covered with Noa fruit and grilled on a hotplate.
Sweet and Salty Whitefish Sauté Favorite Whitefish is coated in spices and sautéed with dried tomatoes to bring out an addictive salty-sweet flavor.
Fish and Bean Soup Favorite A soup made by simmering white trout and chickpeas. A simple yet wholesome dish.
Garreg Mach Meat Pie Favorite A crispy-brown pie packed with tomatoes, cheese, and tender chunks of meat.
Pickled Rabbit Skewers Favorite Hunks of rabbit meat are pickled in bacchus, skewered, and roasted over an open flame to create this flavorful dish.
Fisherman's Bounty Favorite Freshly-caught fish are cut into chunks and stewed together to make this hearty dish.
Sautéed Jerky Favorite Jerky aged in the monastery and sautéed for a delightfully salty flavor. A perfect snack to go with your favorite drink.
Daphnel Stew Favorite Minced poultry and onions boiled with salt. The simple recipe lets high-quality ingredients speak for themselves.
Sautéed Pheasant and Eggs Favorite Thin slices of bird meat and shredded cabbage, mixed with scrambled eggs and sautéed with spices. Invention of a certain noble.
Gronder Meat Skewers Favorite Fatty hunks of Gronder fox cooked slowly on skewers. The meat is magically aged for a full flavor.
Fish Sandwich Favorite A simple dish. Airmid pike is pickled in vinegar and served with cabbage between two slices of bread.
Bourgeois Pike Favorite A gourmet fish dish with Airmid pike, vegetables, and a sprinkle of expensive spices. Popular among nobles.
Saghert and Cream Dislike A baked confection coated with Noa fruit cream and a currant reduction, often enjoyed as a dessert at family gatherings.
Sweet Bun Trio Dislike Traditional pastries from Faerghus, known for their subtle sweetness. The dough is made with eggs and sugar.

Supports[]

See also: Jeralt/Supports

Recruitment[]

While both Byleth and Jeralt can be recruited in all routes of the game, they cannot be recruited via Persuasion Strategies, but by accomplishing certain tasks that require some amount of planning. In all instances, the final step is to defeat their employer (Rodrigue in Scarlet Blaze, Randolph in Azure Gleam, and Fleche in Golden Wildfire) before Byleth can rendezvous with them. During this point, Byleth will almost instantly take allied forts that are impeding their march. However, defeating Byleth mid transit is almost always a recruitment fail clause. Once this happens, Jeralt will ride to fight to his death, locking players out of the best version of their respective routes.

  • In Golden Wildfire, both Byleth and Jeralt can be recruited during Chapter 10's sole mission, "Assault on the Federation King", by ensuring Byleth does not reach Claude when he is doing his decoy mission objective (meaning dispatch the two enemy Swordmasters, Warriors, and Myson that appear to slow him down), otherwise Byleth and Jeralt will not join you. Once Claude reaches safety and block access with a boulder, Fleche will open the doors to her fort, allowing access to Fleche; Byleth will then try to rendezvous with Fleche.
    • This route is the only route where Byleth can be defeated while in rendezvous and doing so will not cost you the Eisners.
  • In Scarlet Blaze, both Byleth and Jeralt can be recruited during Chapter 10's main mission, "Subjugation of the Western Kingdom" by following these instructions:
    • Obtain the 30 Resource point-worth Resonant Lightning Strategy from the tent survey spot in western Duval territory and equip it during the Strategy portion of the fight.
    • Pressure Baron Mateus into surrendering by taking all the highlighted forts around him.
    • Rescue all three Sorcery Engineers from a Swordmaster ambush so the Resonant Lightning Strategy can be implemented.
    • Defeat Rodrigue before Byleth can rendezvous with the former Duke Fraldarius.
  • In Azure Gleam, both Byleth and Jeralt can be recruited during Chapter 12's main mission, "The Conquest of Hevring", by following these instructions:
    • Obtain the 30 Resource point-worth Locate Ambushers from the tent survey spot in Menja territory and equip it during the Strategy portion of the fight. This is more for first timers.
    • Use the strategy to make the strongholds containing ambushers will glow neon red. These strongholds are: Wooded Plateau, Decaying Ramparts, Crooked Highroad, Forest Byway and Forest Highroad. At the same time, a green arrow will trace a path to the X that avoids all of these strongholds. Do not take any of the strongholds containing ambushers or you will fail in recruiting the Eisners.
    • Defeat Fleche once you arrive at the X and the ambushers, who reveal themselves once Fleche appears. Do not let any of the ambushers reach the Allied Base or you will fail in recruiting the Eisners.
    • Defeat Randolph before Byleth can rendezvous with their soon to be former employer.

Quotes[]

Three Houses[]

Jeralt/Quotes

Heroes[]

Jeralt/Heroes Quotes

Warriors: Three Hopes[]

Jeralt/Warriors: Three Hopes Quotes

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[]

Jeralt 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 - CYL3 N/A
CYL4 142 CYL Jeralt Portrait
Three Houses
1,098
CYL5 131
↑11
CYL Jeralt Portrait
Three Houses
723
↓375
CYL6 97
↑34
CYL Jeralt Portrait
Three Houses
997
↑274

CYL7 253
↓156
CYL Jeralt Portrait
Three Houses
192
↓805

Etymology[]

Jeralt (/d͡ʒeɹɔlt/) is a derivative of the Germanic name Gerald. "Ger" means "spear" and "ald" means "rule".

Reus is the Dutch word for "a Giant"

Trivia[]

  • Jeralt shares his Japanese voice actor, Akio Ōtsuka, with Fates' King Garon.
    • His English voice actor, David Lodge, is also the narrator of both Three Houses and Three Hopes.
  • Jeralt shares similarities with Greil of Path of Radiance.
    • They are the fathers of the main protagonists of their respective games, Byleth and Ike.
    • They were previous high-ranking members of an order of knights. Jeralt being Captain of the Knights of Seiros and Greil being one of Daein's Four Riders.
    • They eventually left their knighthoods under dark circumstances and started their own mercenary companies.
    • Both of them are murdered in front of their children's eyes and die cradled in their arms.
  • Jeralt having a middle name may indicate he is a descendant of nobility, presumably from a minor Faerghus or Leicester noble house that didn't withstand the test of time.
  • Oddly, Jeralt has unused growth rates, his affection can be raised, has academy stats, and has victory quotes, differently from other NPCs, probably hinting that he would have been playable, but the idea was scrapped.
  • In Chapter 10, Anna reveals that she knew Jeralt for a long time.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Jeralt placed 16th for males and 31st overall with 180 votes in the character popularity poll for Three Houses.

Gallery[]

See main article: Jeralt/Gallery.
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