Veld is the final boss in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a dark bishop of the Loptr Church, the administrator of all of the cult's activities in the Munster District, and the wielder of Stone, a rare form of dark magic capable of petrifying its victims. He was responsible for the Aed Massacre by informing King Travant of the movements and vulnerability of Quan and Ethlyn as they travelled through the Aed Desert, using the assassination of Quan as a means to turn North and South Thracia against each other. During the Grannvale occupation of the Munster District, Veld acts as a benefactor to Duke Raydrik of Munster, providing him with the Loptous Sword and the support of the Loptyrian forces.
Shortly after Raydrik's arrest of Leif, Veld is present in the Munster Castle arena with Raydrik, watching Eyvel and Nanna fight against gladiators set upon them by Raydrik. When Eyvel is able to defeat most of the enemies and resist Mareeta's attempts to kill her, Veld casts Stone upon her and petrifies her, then leaves with Raydrik, allowing Leif to escape.
Later, when Leif's army returns to Munster for their final battle with Raydrik, Veld expresses his disgust with Raydrik's failures and threatens to cut his support, but nonetheless gives Raydrik a small unit of the Bergrosen to use against Leif. Following Raydrik's defeat, Veld turns him into the Deadlord Mus and sets him up to guard the Munster Loptyrian temple against Leif's assault. To assist him in battle, Manfroy entrusts Veld with five more Deadlords. Ultimately, Leif's army defeats the Deadlords, unlocks Veld's chamber, and defeats Veld.
Amoral and manipulative, Veld holds his reverence and fear for his god above all else. He lives with a Machiavellian philosophy that any act, no matter how cruel — child hunts, burning entire villages to the ground in displays of power — is justified so long as it is in service to Loptous. All of existence belongs to his beloved god, and his life's work reflects this. The people he commands are mere pawns, as shown when he spares no sympathy for Raydrick's demise. He carries his mad obsession to his god to his very dying breath, confident that Loptous and his empire will thrive once more.
| Fire - A |
Staff - A
| Jormungand |
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
Compared to all other final bosses, Veld is by far one of the easiest, but getting to him is the hard part. Use the Kia Staff to remove the Stone condition on your units, but if you do not have that, kill Veld as soon as possible, because if he manages to inflict Stone on Leif, you essentially lose. Galzus or Ced are characters that can take Veld down with fairly little effort.
Or, because the Throne he stands on does not grant +10 Magic, you could easily boost Tina's magic by having her stand on a magic floor and/or raise her magic power with a Barrier Staff and, with the Thief Staff, steal his Stone tome. You can either kill him without risk of Stone from there, or steal his other weapons and Capture him, instantly neutralizing him.
Fighting Veld Edit
—Veld's battle quote
Defeating Veld Edit
—Veld's death quote
Releasing Veld Edit
—Veld's release quote
- Veld is one of the three final bosses whose defeat does not result in an instant victory, as the player still has to seize the throne afterwards. Others are Medeus (Mystery of the Emblem only) and Julius.
- Among the final bosses in the Fire Emblem series, Veld is unique in that he is a normal human acting under his own will, as opposed to a dragon, or a human that has been possessed or controlled by a dragon or other evil entity. Ashnard of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is similar, though he becomes possessed by the power of Lehran's Medallion on the game's hardest difficulty setting.