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“Damn, this is more than I bargained for. All right then, let's get this over with...”
—Rumei talking to Gomes

Rumei is a boss character encountered in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a Dragon Knight of Thracia who is hired by Gomes and the Mount Violdrake Bandits. He is fighting to feed his three children (Elaine, Mahal, and Min) and if captured by Leif he promises to support his children with a real job from now on.


Rumei is a family man forced to do evil by the harsh state of the Thracian peninsula. He admits that raiding villages is a morally abhorrent thing, but reasons with himself that it's a necessary evil to support his family. A former Thracian dracoknight, he holds his honor in high regard and refuses to beg for mercy, but is eventually persuaded to accept it by Leif after he reminds him of his family.

Ultimately, Rumei is a once honest father pushed to committing evil acts to support the ones he loves.



Starting Class
Dragon Knight
SkillsWeaponStarting Items
-FE5 Sword Icon.pngSword - C
FE5 Lance Icon.pngLance - A
FE5knightkiller.pngKnight Killer
FE5steellance.pngSteel Lance
FE5ironsword.gifIron Sword
Knight Proof (FE5).pngKnight Crest


Rumei's stats are profoundly poor for a boss, but this is balanced by the fact that the player is expected to capture him. Though his Defense is poor, the building on which he stands gives him the standard +10 defense that many of Thracia 776's bosses enjoy. This makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to capture him with iron weapons alone. On Turn 15, Rumei will mount his dragon, and it will no longer be possible for the player to capture him.

If Lifis has enough Build (and somehow hasn't run out of Stamina by this point), he can steal Rumei's Iron Sword, allowing the player to capture him without a fight. Otherwise, Finn's Brave Lance is a solid fallback. Once Rumei is captured, the player should remember to loot all of his valuables.

Whatever method the player chooses, they should not release Rumei. Thracia 776 treats enemies that the player released the same way it treats ones that the player killed. Chapter 8x can only be accessed if Rumei has been captured by the player, but not released.


Battle Quote

“Sorry for your luck, but I need the coin. I got no illusions--I know this is wrong.”
—Rumei's battle quote in Thracia 776

Release Quote

“Whether I like it or not, you've extended me a mercy-one I didn't offer you. As for this whole banditry business... I think the one time was enough. I'll find some other way to support my kids-somethin' honest.”
—Rumei's release quote in Thracia 776

Death Quote

“Elaine... Mahal... Min... I'm sorry... P-Papa isn't comin' home...”
—Rumei's death quote in Thracia 776