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“Heh heh heh... Humans will never conquer darkness. The guardian of light, Rausten, will drown in a never-ending night. Come, my pretties. It's time to go. The day of Rausten's destruction has at long last arrived!”
—Riev

Riev is an enemy character in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Profile

Once a revered priest of Rausten, he was cast out by Pontifex Mansel for heresy and for worshiping the Demon King, Fomortiis. The fallen heretic priest would then become one of the strongest warriors in Grado, where he was appointed the role of general and nicknamed the "Blood Beryl" because of his control of monsters.

During the events of Chapter 6, he tasks his aide Novala to capture Eirika, though he fails.

In Ephraim's route, it is shown that Riev created the "Phantom Ship" patrolling the waters west of Grado's capital. This ship had a large "crew" of monsters led by a Deathgoyle, and sunk any other ship they came across. Ephraim and his group encountered the ship and destroyed all of the crew with the assistance of L'Arachel and Dozla. Later on in Taizel, Riev arrives and tells Caellach that the emperor has recalled him to the castle, which annoys the latter, but he complies. Riev also leaves, but not before calling several monsters to assist Grado forces in the area.

With the strongest remnants of Grado's army he could find, Riev later launched a nighttime assault on Rausten Castle for two goals: destroy the Sacred Stone of Rausten, which would make the Demon King unstoppable, and to kill Mansel for personal revenge. However, he does not accomplish either of these goals, as he is either defeated (prompting the remnant forces to retreat) or the Rausten Knights arrive in time and drive them off. Riev makes his way to Darkling Woods, seemingly abandoning the rest of his army.

At Darkling Woods, Riev is next to the corrupted manakete Morva with a large horde of monsters outside Fomortiis' temple to prevent anyone from interrupting him. He is eventually killed in the ensuing battle.

Riev is unlocked by beating the seventh floor in the Tower of Valni.

In Game

The Sacred Stones

Base Stats

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gif BishopGBADark.gif Dark
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
16491421199161876
WeaponStarting Items
Light.gif Light - S
Staff.gif Staff - A
Aura.gifAura*
* Dropped when defeated (first time fought only)

Starting ClassAffinity
FE8 Male Bishop Map Sprite.gif BishopGBADark.gif Dark
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResConMov
165115**222011162076
WeaponStarting Items
Light.gif Light - S
Staff.gif Staff - A
Aura.gifAura*

* Dropped when defeated (first time fought only)

** 16 in Chapter 20

Growth Rates

HP S/M Skl Spd Lck Def Res
75% 45% 50% 40% 20% 30% 45%

Overall

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Riev can be reasonably useful, as he has fairly high Defense. His Magic is somewhat lacking, as by the time he is recruited, Artur, Moulder or Natasha (if they are promoted into a Bishop) will usually have much superior Magic. Fortunately, the Slayer skill allows him to deal considerable damage until his Magic increases. His constitution is reasonably low, but can be boosted with Body Rings. He is best with lightweight tomes until his constitution is increased.

As a boss in Chapters 19 and 20, he is quite dangerous as he possesses an Aura tome. Aura has a fairly decent critical chance, giving Riev a crit chance of about the mid-20s. Send units with very high HP or great resistance, as an Aura crit from Riev may put one of your units in an early grave.

Heroes

Blood Beryl
A heretical priest shrouded in mystery. As one of Grado's six generals, he is known by the name Blood Beryl. Appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Base Stats

Rarity:
✯✯✯
Riev Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Blood Beryl
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
36/39/42
9/10/11
32/35/38
4/5/6
19/22/25
2/3/4
17/20/23
8/9/10
33/36/39
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png EllightFEH Thunder Tome.png Tome
Rarity:
✯✯✯✯
Riev Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Blood Beryl
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
17/18/19
37/40/43
10/11/12
34/37/40
4/5/6
20/23/26
2/3/4
18/21/24
9/10/11
35/38/42
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Shine
FEH skill special.png Chilling Wind
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome
✯✯✯✯✯
Riev Heroes sprite.pngTitle
Blood Beryl
Group
Heroes Infantry.png Infantry
LevelHPAtkSpdDefRes
1
40
18/19/20
40/43/46
10/11/12
36/39/42
5/6/7
22/25/29
3/4/5
20/23/27
9/10/11
37/40/44
SkillsWeapon
FEH skill offense.png Argent Aura
FEH skill special.png Chilling Wind
FEH Thunder Tome.png Tome

Skills

TypeNamePrerequisiteDefaultUnlocked
FEH skill offense.pngLight---
Ellight---
Shine-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
Argent Aura-FEH Star Rarity 5.pngFEH Star Rarity 5.png
FEH skill special.pngChilling Wind-FEH Star Rarity 4.pngFEH Star Rarity 3.png
GlaciesChilling Wind --FEH Star Rarity 4.png
AFEH Atk Res Ideal 1.png Atk/Res Ideal 1-FEH Star Rarity 3.png
FEH Atk Res Ideal 2.png Atk/Res Ideal 2FEH Atk Res Ideal 1.png Atk/Res Ideal 1FEH Star Rarity 4.png
FEH Atk Res Ideal 3.png Atk/Res Ideal 3FEH Atk Res Ideal 2.png Atk/Res Ideal 2FEH Star Rarity 5.png
CFEH Savage Blow 1.png Savage Blow 1--
FEH Savage Blow 2.png Savage Blow 2FEH Savage Blow 1.png Savage Blow 1-
FEH Savage Blow 3.png Savage Blow 3FEH Savage Blow 2.png Savage Blow 2FEH Star Rarity 4.png

Overall

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Base Set

Counters

Skill Inheritance

Quotes

The Sacred Stones

“Heh heh heh... One Sacred Stone remains. Once it is destroyed, darkness will consume the world. What will you do? Will you cower in fear? Heh heh heh...”
—Battle Quote (Chapter 19)
“Heh heh heh... No! No! It's been so long. I got carried away. I'd best stop and withdraw for now. Follow me. Come to Darkling Woods... The Demon King awaits your pleasure...”
—Retreat Quote (Chapter 19)
“Grr... Your eyes annoy me... Why do you not despair? Why do you not surrender?”
—Battle Quote (Chapter 20)
“Heh heh heh... Even if you defeat me, you're too late to stop it. The one true demon... will rise...”
—Death Quote (Chapter 20)

Riev vs. L'Arachel

  • Riev: Heh heh heh. The young lady of Rausten... The more cruel and gruesome your death, the more that cur Mansel would weep, am I right? And that would make me so very, very happy.
  • L'Arachel: Do you think your words will frighten me? I am the princess L'Arachel! Slaying demons is my forte! You who have sold your soul to the soulless... I grant you release from your wretched existence.

Heroes

Riev/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL1 737
The Sacred Stones
48
CYL2 704
↑34
The Sacred Stones
58
↑10
CYL3 saw the transition to different counting mechanisms involving versions of characters and ties, so change measured between CYL2 and CYL3 shouldn't be taken at face value.
CYL3 539
↑165
The Sacred Stones
51
↓7
CYL4 559
↓20
The Sacred Stones
28
↓23

CYL5 472
↑87
The Sacred Stones
32
↑4

Etymology

Riev's Japanese name, Irv, is of Celtic origin. It means "green river".

Trivia

Riev's stats in Eirika Hard Mode, Japanese version

  • In the English version of the game, Riev's stats do not change between Chapter 19 and Chapter 20. In the Japanese version, however, Riev gains a massive boost in Chapter 20, reaching the stat caps for all but Luck and Defense, and has HP in the mid-60s, depending on the difficulty and the route (64 on Eirika Hard, 65 on Ephraim Hard).
  • In the Official Nintendo Power Guidebook for The Sacred Stones, Riev's base stats are mistakenly listed as those from the Japanese version of the game instead of the Western version.

Gallery

See main article: Riev/Gallery.
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