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“Someone murdered Prince Kurth while he was returning from the Isaach campaign.”
Claud

Kurth is a non-playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He was the Prince of Grannvale and the son of Emperor Azmur. Kurth was also the lover of Cigyun and the father of Deirdre. He is the grandfather of Seliph, Julius and Julia.

After the death of Duke Victor of Velthomer, who committed suicide upon learning of Cigyun's tryst with Kurth, Kurth began secretly aiding Arvis, Cigyun's son from Victor. Furthermore, he did not forget his affections for Cigyun for about 17 years, where the events of Genealogy of the Holy War approximately begin. This resulted in Kurth refusing to marry, despite court officials trying to get him to do so in order to preserve the Naga lineage.

Kurth later led the Grannvale army against Isaach, but was assassinated by Duke Lombard alongside his advisor Lord Ring, killed by his son Andorey. This is quickly followed up by Dukes Reptor and Lombard pinning Kurth's murder onto his loyal aide Byron. Sigurd, alongside many others, were named to be conspirators in the crime.

Manga Edit

Genealogy of the Holy War (Mitsuki Oosawa) Edit

Kurth has a small apparition in the manga itself, featuring his thoughts on Cigyun and Deirdre. He has apparently known of Deirdre's existence for a short while and is planning to organize a search party to locate her, meet her personally, and bring her to Grannvale. This is cut short when he's is ambushed alongside Byron and Ring, with him dying before ever meeting Deirdre.

EtymologyEdit

'Kurth' is a possible romanization of 'Kurt', a name which means "full of wisdom". This is befitting of a descendant of Heim.

TriviaEdit

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