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“Sandima, you know as well as I what we've been through. We've spent the last hundred years in hiding deep within the Aed Desert, suffering extreme hardships, dreaming the day would come for us to rebuild the Empire. Well, that day is now upon us!”
Manfroy, to Sandima

The Loptr Church (ロプト教団, Roputo Kyōdan lit. Loptr Sect in the Japanese version and Loptyrian Cult in Fire Emblem Awakening) is a cult led by Archbishop Manfroy in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, made up of the descendants of the followers of the Loptrian Empire who are dedicated to the resurrection of the dark god Loptous and the complete subjugation of Jugdral.


Its members, the Loptrian Mages, the more powerful Dark Mages, and the Dark Bishops, are all capable of using Dark magic. The twelve Deadlords serve the Loptr Church as well.

In Thracia 776, it is revealed that the Schwarze Rosen, a division of the Loptr Church, also exists. They are an elite dark mage corps that operate in the Thracian peninsula, and are seemingly under the command of Veld, who was put in charge of the region by Archbishop Manfroy.


During the reign of the Loptrian Empire, they were led by the dynasty of Gair, before their rule was ended by the Twelve Crusaders. Before the events of Genealogy of the Holy War, they were forced to hide beneath the Aed Shrine to avoid persecution from the countries of Jugdral. As Lewyn tells Seliph in Chapter 7, the inability of the children of the original Loptrians to leave the cult and live normal lives, due to the governments burning all Loptrians at the stake, resulted in the descendants of the Empire also becoming warped and radicalised and sustaining the cult for generations as they had no way of leaving. After the creation of the Grannvale Empire and the start of Julius' rule, they were able to reemerge and take positions of power in the Empire. Driven by the malice created from generations of oppression, they quickly resumed cruel practices like the Child Hunts, which were also performed in the past at the height of the Loptrian Empire.

Notable Members

*Defects during the events of Thracia 776


  • The Grimleal, a cult that strives to resurrect the Fell Dragon Grima in Fire Emblem Awakening, shares a number of similarities with the Loptr Church, including the employment of the Deadlords.
  • The Loptr Church bears numerous parallels to Those Who Slither in the Dark from Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
    • Both organizations are descendants of people from ancient times who were condemned and exiled.
    • Both groups orchestrate heinous crimes behind the scenes using people in power as their puppets.
    • Their respective leaders, Manfroy and Thales, are motivated by a desire for revenge, and aim to bring ruin to the respective lands of Jugdral and Fodlan to achieve it.