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“Now... You shall be in charge of one the Officer Academy's three classes. I'm opposed to leaving this up to a youngster with whose past we know nothing about, but this is the Archbishop's wish.”
—Seteth speaking to Byleth

Seteth is a character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is second-in-command to Archbishop Rhea of the Church of Seiros, as well as an instructor in the Officers Academy, where he offers lessons in Lances and Authority.

He has a Major Crest of Saint Cichol.

ProfileEdit

Seteth is the older brother of Flayn. He became the second-in-command and chief aide to Rhea, the Archbishop of the Church of Seiros, after being summoned to Garreg Mach Monastery in 1159. He respects Rhea's judgment of Byleth, who was unexpectedly offered a professorship at the Officers Academy, though he does not let his guard down around them.


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In reality, Seteth is Flayn's father. His wife is buried in the Rhodos Coast. While he claims to be a descendant of Cichol, he is Cichol himself. Though he wasn't present in Zanado during the massacre, he allied with Seiros during the War of Heroes. After the war, he and his daughter went into isolation. Though he shares Rhea's distrust of humans, he is not aware of the true depths of her misanthropic and obsessive motives.

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School PhaseEdit

During the Horsebow Moon, Flayn is suddenly kidnapped, putting the monastery and Seteth in high alert. After Flayn has been found safe and sound, Seteth initially wants to take her into hiding in order to prevent such a situation from happening again. Flayn rejects the idea, since it would at most delay an inevitable, and she would be much safer in the monastery, surrounded by capable knights and the growing students. By her suggestion, she joins Byleth's class as an unofficial student. Seteth begrudgingly agrees, as Byleth had proven their merit by rescuing his beloved sister.

War PhaseEdit

Crimson Flower (Black Eagles)Edit

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If Byleth sided with Edelgard, Seteth leads the defense of Garreg Mach's walls. If Flayn is defeated before him, he orders her to withdraw, which she complies with. He shows disgust at Byleth's decision to side with Edelgard. Despite his best efforts, he is eventually defeated and forced to retreat, as he needs to protect Flayn.

Following the five year timeskip after the attack, the Church reorganizes and attempts to retake the monastery, with Seteth leading the expeditionary force. Prior to the battle, Seteth privately speaks with Flayn outside the monastery. Flayn is reluctant to fight Byleth, who Seteth now refers to as a "wayward soul"; though he expresses his clear dislike of them, he still owes them for saving her from the Death Knight. Seteth is angered that Byleth would have decided to go against Rhea, and because of this he has seen Rhea change for the worst, knowing the Church will not be what it once was five years ago. He tells Flayn to stay away from the front lines for her own safety.

If Byleth battles Seteth, he cuts a deal with them; due to their involvement in saving Flayn, if they defeat him in battle, both he and Flayn will go into hiding and allow them to do whatever they want. If anyone else battles Seteth, he accuses them of defiling sacred ground. Byleth must land the finishing blow to cause Seteth to retreat; anyone else will result in his death instead.

If both Seteth and Flayn survive the battle, they are met by Catherine, with Seteth handing her a letter before going back into hiding. Seteth expresses his disgust for Byleth, but Flayn's life is more important than anything else and apologizes for leaving the Church. Rhea accepts the letter and does not make any attempt to force the two to rejoin her forces.

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Silver Snow (Church of Seiros)Edit

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If Byleth goes against Edelgard, signifying the start of the Silver Snow route, Seteth will serve as the retainer/advisor for Byleth for the rest of the story. Seteth is also the first person Byleth meets within the ruins of Garreg Mach Monastery, who searching for thieves who have stolen from the ruins.

Upon killing Edelgard, Seteth and the others receive a posthumous letter from Hubert, who reveals their true enemy and the location where Rhea is being kept. Seteth and Flayn accompany Byleth to Rhea's chambers, who reveals to her their true enemy and that they must stop hiding the truth. Rhea informs Byleth of those who slither in the dark. Seteth tells them about the story of Nemesis and how he massacred the children of the goddess.

After the battle at Shambhala, Rhea decides to inform Byleth of everything she has kept hidden from the others. Upon doing so, she goes berserk, transforming into her Immaculate One form before flying off. One of the Knights soon comes in and informs Seteth that several priests and knights are changing form. Seteth recognizes these as White Beasts, just as church soldier informs him that Demonic Beasts are converging towards the monastery. As Fódlan will be destroyed if the Immaculate One and her "children" rampage across the land, he reluctantly states that they must kill Rhea.

Prior to the battle, Seteth informs Byleth that all high-ranking church members are given Rhea's blood and a Crest stone fragment, and they are the White Beasts. He also informs Byleth and the others about incoming enemy reinforcements and how to successfully harm Rhea. Following the battle, he remained in the Church to implement numerous reforms.

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PersonalityEdit

Seteth is a man who values order and discipline. He is very loyal to Rhea and the Church of Seiros, and shares her hostility towards those that oppose the Church. While he accepts her judgement in making Byleth a new professor, he maintains firm skepticism of them until they rescue Flayn. After that incident, he expresses complete gratitude for them and trusts Byleth with Flayn's care. In the Crimson Flower route, Seteth begins to refer Byleth by other terms, refusing to use their name and shows complete disdain for them, though it is nowhere near as extreme as Rhea, though he admits that despite this transgression he still owes them one favor due to them rescuing Flayn.

As seen with many of his supports, Seteth often offers his wise advice to those younger than him despite his stern nature, such as encouraging Felix to interact more with those that care about him, and imploring Ingrid to consider herself an individual before thinking of herself as a Crest bearer.

He dotes on Flayn and constantly worries for her safety, as he knows others would try to use her blood for their purposes. He also views her as his only sole reason of living, and could not bear to live in a world without her. He generally goes far out of his way to ensure that no harm can reach her, much to Flayn's dismay. He incessantly meddles with her social life; in fact, he would intimidate any student that attempted to make romantic advances on her. This in turn makes Flayn hide any romantic interests she has from Seteth, as shown in her ending with Claude where their relationship is kept a secret from him.


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This protection stems from the fact that during the War of Heroes that he allowed Flayn to enter battle at a young age, and failed to watch both her and his wife, causing the former to fall into a deep restorative sleep and the latter to die. Upon learning how long it would take for her to recover, he vowed to protect her with whatever life he had.

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Seteth has a talent for writing children's stories and fables, having written some for Flayn when she was younger, and is an aspiring author. He is not a good artist, and as such his stories lack illustrations (which would compliment his books), though he may find an illustrator for his books through some supports.

He inherited a love of fishing from his late wife. However, he does it to primarily to enjoy the sound of the waves and other nostalgic sensations, and is not particularly skilled. In his supports with Leonie he tells her that his late wife was the one who prepared the bait, but regardless he does not mind fishing with or without it.


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Seteth is quite protective of his past as Cichol, having kept his true identity a secret along with Cethleann from others knowing the dangers of revealing his true identity. His past, like Cethleann, has generally been lost to history, which has caused scholars to look at them with moderate suspicion. In his supports with Hanneman, Hanneman wonders how Seteth has a major Crest of Cichol, having done so for 16 years (or 21 after the timeskip), since he is the only known person who carries such a Crest. Unlike Flayn, Seteth isn't quite as protective of his true identity, though he still maintains a cautious approach whenever his Crest is discussed. After Byleth accompanies Seteth and Flayn to the Rhodos Coast, Seteth admits to them that Flayn is actually his daughter, but continues to conceal their identities as Saints. He very rarely permits Flayn to call him by his true name or "Father."

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In-GameEdit

Base StatsEdit

As an EnemyEdit

Battle of Garreg MachEdit

Starting ClassCrest
Wyvern RiderCrest of Cichol
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
2647261218171021828
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
--PleadGuardian
Canto FE16Canto
Axefaire FE16Axefaire
Lance Prowess Lv 5Lance Prowess Lv 5
Defiant Str FE16Defiant Strength
Flying Effect Null FE16Flying Effect Null
Faith Lv 5Faith Lv 5
FE16 Sacred Lance Weapon IconSpear of Assal*
FE16 Lance Weapon IconSilver Lance**
FE16 Sacred Shield IconOchain Shield
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E B B E E E E A E E C
Start
FE16 strength icon
FE16 strength icon
FE16 strength icon
FE16 strength icon
FE16 weakness icon
FE16 strength icon

* - if An Ocean View was not completed.
** - if An Ocean View was completed.

Protecting Garreg MachEdit

Starting ClassCrest
Wyvern LordCrest of Cichol
LevelHPStrMagDexSpdLckDefResCharm
33533213202412281230
MagicCombat ArtsAbilitiesStarting Items
--PleadGuardian
Canto FE16Canto
Axefaire FE16Axefaire
Avoid +10Avoid +10
Faith Lv 5Faith Lv 5
Lance Prowess Lv 5Lance Prowess Lv 5
Defiant Str FE16Defiant Strength
Flying Effect Null FE16Flying Effect Null
FE16 Sacred Lance Weapon IconSpear of Assal*
FE16 Lance Weapon IconSilver Lance**
FE16 Sacred Shield IconOchain Shield
Skill FE16 sword icon FE16 lance icon FE16 axe icon FE16 bow icon FE16 brawl icon FE16 reason icon FE16 faith icon FE16 authority icon FE16 heavy armor icon FE16 riding icon FE16 flying icon
Level E B A E E E E A E E A
Start
FE16 strength icon
FE16 strength icon
FE16 strength icon
FE16 strength icon
FE16 weakness icon
FE16 strength icon

* - if An Ocean View was not completed.
** - if An Ocean View was completed.

Growth RatesEdit

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
50% 45% 35% 50% 50% 25% 30% 25% 45%

Maximum StatsEdit

HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Charm
92 65 51 70 67 49 43 41 65

Learnt MagicEdit

Skill Level Reason Faith
D Wind Heal
D+ - Nosferatu
C Cutting Gale Recover
C+ - -
B Bolganone -
B+ - -
A Excalibur -
A+ - -

Overall Edit

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Seteth is a powerful physical combatant once obtained, except in the Crimson Flower route where he cannot be used. He has solid Strength, HP, Dexterity, and Speed, as well as good Charm for using Gambits. However, he isn't nearly as impressive defensively (despite starting with a good Defense stat), and his Luck growth rate is below average. He also only joins you once you reach Chapter 12, so some of your other characters may surpass him at this point.

Seteth starts as a Wyvern Rider, and is ideal to class into Wyvern Lord, but it can be worthwhile to downgrade him to certain classes temporarily, such as Brigand or Armored Knight, to acquire certain abilities. It is recommended to equip him with a Knowledge Gem when doing so to speed up the process. Unfortunately, classing him into any cavalry-based classes is difficult due to his weakness in Riding.

SupportsEdit

See also: Seteth/Supports.

Quotes Edit

Seteth/Quotes

Possible Endings Edit

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Seteth - Heir of Purpose

Seteth remained at the monastery and worked to restore the authority of the Church of Seiros. Doing away with his old strictness, he adopted a tolerant stance toward all. His encouragement of believers to respect those of other faiths helped the people of Fódlan to find common ground with others.

Seteth and Byleth (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow)

After ascending the throne as the first queen of the United Kingdom of Fódlan, Byleth appointed Seteth as her prime minister. As they set about the grand task of restoring Fódlan, the prime minister’s strictness combined with the queen’s magnanimity won the people over easily. Their personalities complemented one another perfectly in dealings with obstinate lords. When their long work was done, they finally announced their marriage, to the shock and delight of their subjects. The people considered themselves truly blessed to be governed by such a union.

Seteth and Byleth (Azure Moon)

Byleth took on the role of archbishop of the Church of Seiros, and Seteth continued in his position of adviser. As they set about the grand task of restoring Fódlan and the church, Seteth’s strictness combined with the archbishop’s magnanimity won the faithful over easily. Their personalities complemented one another perfectly in keeping church operations smooth. When Fódlan returned to stability, they finally announced their marriage, to the shock and delight of the people. The faithful considered themselves truly blessed to be guided by such a pair.

Seteth and Bernadetta

After the war, Seteth remained at the monastery and dedicated himself to the restoration of the church. He was soon joined by Bernadetta, who abandoned her inheritance to House Varley and took up residence at Garreg Mach to commit to a life as a recluse. As the years wore on, Seteth wrote many fables, first in his spare time, and then later as his main preoccupation. His stories became famous among children throughout Fódlan. As he gained renown, many began to inquire about the wonderful illustrations that accompanied the writing. In response to these questions, Seteth was known to shrug and say, "Ask my wife... if you can find her."

Seteth and Ingrid (Azure Moon*)

Ingrid declined to rule House Galatea, choosing instead to serve House Blaiddyd as a knight. As Faerghus worked with the Church of Seiros to advance policy, Ingrid served as an envoy between the two. In this capacity, she met routinely with Seteth, whose complete trust in Ingrid resulted in fruitful negotiations. Together, Faerghus and the church coordinated extensive relief efforts to return prosperity to Fódlan. After they had accomplished what they set out to do, it is said that Ingrid and Seteth settled down together in a small village, where they spent their days in peace, farming and fishing.
*While Seteth and Ingrid can support in other routes, they only have a paired ending in Azure Moon route.

Seteth and Hilda

After the war, Seteth dedicated himself to the restoration of the church. He continued to write fables for children in his spare time, but became dissatisfied with the hobby due to a lack of quality illustrations for his work. When Hilda learned of this, she jumped at the chance to visit Garreg Mach and illustrate some of Seteth's newer stories for him. The completed fables were distributed far and wide, and the children who loved them eventually passed the famous and beloved works on to their own children and grandchildren.

Seteth and Leonie

While Seteth remained at the monastery after the war to restore the Church of Seiros, Leonie wandered the land in pursuit of her dream to become an elite mercenary. It seemed as if their paths would never cross again. Years later, after they had achieved their goals, both retired and disappeared from the public eye at the same time, as if it had been prearranged. Though no official records of their lives after that time exist, it is rumored that a happy couple resembling them was sighted in a small mountain village. The couple was known for their excellent fishing skills, and for cooking up their bountiful catches for all the local villagers and travelers.

Seteth and Flayn

While Flayn disappeared soon after the war, Seteth stayed at the monastery and worked to restore the authority of the Church of Seiros. Doing away with his old strictness, he adopted a tolerant stance toward all, and encouraged his followers to do the same. When he was satisfied that the message was received, he vanished from the monastery. Several centuries later, a man and a woman in ancient attire emerged to a Fódlan that had drastically changed. When she asked the man beside her if it would be all right in this new era to call him "Father," he said that perhaps it would be better to remain on the safe side.

Seteth and Manuela

After the war, Seteth remained at the monastery to rebuild the church. Several years of hard restorative work later, he received a letter from Manuela. She wrote that she had traveled to a small, war-torn town and opened up a school for children. Reminded of the beauty and compassion in Manuela’s heart, Seteth was moved to leave the monastery and join her there. As they worked together to manage the budding institution, the couple fell in love and eventually were married. It is said that their students were overjoyed.

Seteth and Catherine (Azure Moon / Silver Snow*)

After the war, Seteth fully confessed his love to Catherine and asked her to marry him. Intending to accompany Rhea to a life of seclusion, however, Catherine declined. Over the years, as Seteth worked to rebuild the church from the monastery, he continued to write love letters to Catherine. When the rebuilding effort was complete, he journeyed to the Red Canyon, where she and Rhea had been living, and delivered all of his letters by hand. Catherine was deeply moved, and with Rhea's blessing and no more reason to refuse him, she accepted his proposal. The two were wed and lived out their lives happily alongside Rhea.
* Requires Byleth to have an A Support or higher with Rhea.

Seteth and Catherine (Verdant Wind / Silver Snow*)

After the war, Seteth fully confessed his love to Catherine and asked her to marry him. Refusing to remain at the monastery, however, Catherine declined. Over the years, as Seteth worked to rebuild the church, he continued to write love letters to Catherine. Her answer was always the same. Finally, when the rebuilding effort was complete, Seteth left the church and went to see her, declaring his love anew. With no more reason to refuse him, she at last accepted his proposal. The two were wed, and swore to walk side by side together through the new age.
* Requires Byleth to not achieve an A Support or higher with Rhea.
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EtymologyEdit

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In Irish mythology, Cichol Gricenchos is one of the earliest leaders of the Fomorians.
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TriviaEdit

  • Seteth shares his English voice actor, Mark Whitten, with Hríd and Lyon (from The Sacred Stones) in Fire Emblem Heroes.
  • Seteth shares the Crest of Cichol with Ferdinand.
    • According to Hanneman, Seteth is the only person ever confirmed to bear the Major Crest of Cichol.
  • Seteth, Gilbert, Catherine and Cyril are the only characters that, depending on the house chosen, will join the army automatically.
  • Claude, Seteth, and Cyril have the most Subject Strengths, with a total of five.
  • Seteth is the only character who will always appear as an Other unit in his paralogue.
  • If Seteth is taken to the old Church in the Enbarr battle map, he will reminisce about the time before he was "Seteth."
  • Seteth is one of the few characters who will retreat, rather than die, if defeated on Classic mode in the War Phase. The other four are Hilda, Hubert, Gilbert, and Flayn.
    • However, he won't be playable anymore, and it is said in the ending screen that he'll die of his wounds soon after the war.
      • He will retreat if defeated only in the Silver Snow route, and will die normally in the Verdant Wind and Azure Moon routes.
  • Oddly, Seteth's unpaired ending doesn't have him vanish, even though Flayn disappears in her unpaired ending.
    • However, in their paired ending, Seteth does leave the monastery, although much later than Flayn.
  • Unlike Flayn, Seteth doesn't have an unpaired ending in case she dies.
    • This is most likely because Seteth is mentioned in Flayn's ending, but not the contrary.
  • Seteth is the only playable character from the Church of Seiros to not support any house leader.
    • With the 3rd DLC Wave released, Jeritza and Anna also take part in this category.
  • In a survey conducted by Famitsu Magazine, Seteth placed 14th for males and 27th overall with 280 votes in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
  • In the fourth survey conducted by Nintendo DREAM Magazine, Seteth placed 24th in the character popularity poll for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The male-female vote ratio was 1:4. He ranked 24th among those who completed the game with 17 points.

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