—Chrom explaining about Plegia to the Avatar.
Plegia (ペレジア, Perezia in the Japanese version) is a country controlled by a theocracy devoted to the Fell Dragon Grima.
Unlike its easterly neighbor, Ylisse, Plegia worships the Fell Dragon Grima as the god of annihilation. This leads to a conflict between the two nations for their worship of different dragons which lasted for nearly 1000 years. Plegia is ruled by their king, Gangrel, but his power affects only some of the nation. The other portion is ruled by a religious sect, the Grimleal, a cult that worships the Fell Dragon. Despite being a theocracy, only a minority of citizens worship Grima, although everyone, even the rulers such as Gangrel, are forced to pay lip service to the Grimleal.
Despite its desert landscape, Plegia has a bountiful navy, and has a large treasury, which Chrom borrowed from after the defeat of Gangrel.
Like all countries of the realm, Plegia was founded during a period known as "the Schism", a somewhat vague event in the time between Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~ and Awakening. After the defeat of the Fell Dragon, Grima, Plegia was tasked with safeguarding a gemstone of the Fire Emblem, the black gem Sable. However, this was ironic as the Fire Emblem was a part of the downfall of the Fell Dragon. A short time after the fall of Grima, the Grimleal was formed, and took control of Plegia. Because of the Grimleal working for Grima's resurrection, their Naga worshiping neighbors of Ylisse began a war with the Grimleal in Plegia.
Though the effect of the war on Plegia isn't fully known, it is said war was particularly more brutal, the realm of Ylisse was nearly destroyed as a result, but the war was abruptly ended when the previous Exalt of Ylisse suddenly died. With the daughter of the Exalt, Emmeryn, in power, all Ylisseans were withdrawn from Plegia, thus ending the war with the Grimleal. Ylisse eventually recovered and moved on from the war, while the Grimleal seemed to have been undamaged.
Later Plegia, led by Gangrel, desired to take over the continent as part of his plan to fight against Walhart's Valm empire. Gangrel authorized raids on the Ylisse and Ferox to instigate a war between the three nations. This led to Chrom's Shepherds fighting back.
After Gangrel is taken out of power after his defeat at the Border Wastes, Validar replaces him as the new ruler. Validar attempts to resurrect Grima at the Dragon's Table, but fails and is killed in battle. However the Grima of the Future manages to resurrect the Grima of the present by sacrificing many citizens to Grima. However both Grimas are killed by the Shepherds along with the remaining Grimleal.
It is unknown who becomes the new ruler after Grima's banishment/death, and the destruction of the Grimleal. However, if Gangrel S-Supports the female Avatar, their conversation suggests that he becomes their leader again.
- Plegia Castle
- Border Pass
- The Midmire
- Border Sands
- Border Wastes
- Carrion Isle
- Dragon's Table
- Sea-King's Throne
Known People from Plegia
- Gangrel - The Mad King of Plegia prior to Chapter 11.
- The Avatar - the amnesiac Tactician found on the wayside and the new Tactician for the Shepherds.
- Aversa - A seductive Dark Flier brainwashed by Vaildar, whose cold and manipulative traits have lead many men to ruin.
- Validar - The leader of the mysterious Grimleal cult and King after Chapter 11.
- Chalard - A Grimleal priest that gathers sacrifices for Grima.
- Algol - A thuggish Grimleal priest.
- Tharja - A moody Dark Mage who develops a strong attraction to the Avatar upon recruitment.
- Henry - A Dark Mage whose enthusiastic and happy nature is offset by his strong bloodlust.
- Mustafa - A noble Plegian general moved by Emmeryn's sacrifice.
- Vasto - An ambitious Plegian general who ambushes Chrom and Emmeryn.
- Campari - A Plegian General who guards the Castle Courtyard.
- Orton - A Plegian Wyvern Rider sent after Chrom.
- Plegia controls the territory held by these former countries: Dolhr, Macedon, Altea, Gra, and Grust.