“As long as we're here, we won't let you get to Pales. If you don't want to die, run back to your country!”
—Vyland's boss quote in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Vyland is a playable character in the Archanea Series (with the exception of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, where he is only a boss).

Profile[edit | edit source]

He is a member of the Aurelian Knights under Hardin. His starting class is Cavalier.

He is not recruitable in the original Mystery of the Emblem even if the player avoids killing him. However, in the remake, Roshea can convince Vyland to join Marth's army. In comparison to his fellow members, he handles Hardin's death the best and even maintains good relations with Altea.

In Game[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Automatically recruited at the start of Chapter 5

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE1 Cavalier Map Sprite.gif Cavalier
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
11653627049
WeaponStarting Items
Sword
Lance
Iron Lance
Iron Sword

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
50% 30% 10% 20% 10% 70% 10% 0%

Promotion[edit | edit source]

Item Required Promoted Class
Knight Crest FE1 Paladin Map Sprite.gif Paladin


Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Recruitment[edit | edit source]

Book 1: Automatically recruited at the start of Chapter 4

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
Paladin
LevelHPStrSklSpdLckDefResWlvMov
83612810-136-10
WeaponStarting Items
Sword(Dismount)
Lance(Mount)
Steel lance icon.pngSteel Lance

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Skl Spd Lck Wlv Def Res
50% 30% 10% 20% 10% 70% 10% 3%

Promotion Gains[edit | edit source]

Note: Relevant to Book 1 only

Item Required Promoted Class
Knight Crest (FE3).pngKnight Crest FE3 Paladin Map Sprite.gif Paladin
1 +2 +3 +3 +2 +6 Varies +1


Overall[edit | edit source]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

In both the original Shadow Dragon and its remake as Book 1, Vyland is a very unimpressive unit - by far the worst of any of the game's cavaliers. He has very low stats overall, and his growths are some of the worst in the game, with his only standout being Weapon Level (compensated for handily by his base Weapon Level being terrible). The cavalier class's strong natural parameters mean that Vyland can at least function (barring Book 1's indoor maps), but he requires heavy investment and will likely not become good unless promoted early, something better spent on any of the other cavaliers.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FE11 Cavalier Map Sprite.gifCavalier
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
12050362709
WeaponStarting Items
Sword - E
Lance - D
FE11steellance.pngSteel Lance

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
60% 30% 0% 25% 40% 30% 15% 0%

Overall[edit | edit source]

Secret Book (Artwork).png
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.

Vyland's growths have been slightly buffed in Shadow Dragon, but this is his only real bright spot. He has some of the worst personal stats in the game, especially for his join time, and his main niche of being a cavalier is no longer unique. His growths remain very poor, meaning he will not improve much over his base performance. His lance rank of D is his only mild niche, as it allows him to use javelins to chip enemies at range and potentially use a Ridersbane eventually, but this is a niche filled by most of the other lance units in the game.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Base Stats[edit | edit source]

Starting Class
FEDS Paladin Map Sprite.gifPaladin
LevelHPStrMagSklSpdLckDefResMov
8371411312715610
WeaponStarting Items
FE12 Sword.pngSword - B
FE12 Lance.pngLance - B
FE11silverlance.pngSilver Lance

Growth Rates[edit | edit source]

HP Str Mag Skl Spd Lck Def Res
80% 60% 0% 45% 60% 50% 50% 0%

Support Relationships[edit | edit source]

Supports

Supported by

Overall[edit | edit source]

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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.

Vyland carries many of the traits of a late-joining unit in New Mystery: very low base stats, growths that, while high, fail to compensate for his bases, and a lackluster performance even on the lowest difficulty of his joining chapter. On any form of Hard difficulty, he becomes a near-liability, with his base Speed being so low that he can be doubled easily by many enemies - in fact, there are unpromoted units that boast similar or better Speed. He does boast a somewhat high B-rank in Swords, which can be turned into an A-rank if he is reclassed into Swordmaster, but this is the most he can manage.

Ending[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Book 1[edit | edit source]

Aurelian Soldier

He remained with the Aurelis Knights, and worked tirelessly to restore the nation.

Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Aurelian Son

Vyland remained a knight of Aurelis and helped rebuild. Always, he put the friends with whom he had grown to manhood first.

New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Aurelian Son

"Vyland returned to Aurelis after the war. He was finally able to discard his resentment towards Altea, and soon became their trusted ally."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Recruit conversation[edit | edit source]

New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Roshea: Vyland! Why are you here? The king told us not to interfere. Aha! Have you decided to join the Altean army like me?
Vyland: Roshea, I came to bring you back. Why have you turned to the Alteans? We are Coyote's subordinates. Open your eyes! You're being deceived!
Roshea: You're wrong, Vyland. The time I spent with the Alteans was short, but I know one thing for sure. It's not as Coyote says. They're not evil people.
Vyland: Roshea...
Roshea: Vyland, please. I don't want to fight all of you. Especially you, Vyland...
Vyland: ............ Well, Roshea... You were always the kindest out of us in the Wolfguard.. You've always been able to tell which were the good guys, and which were the bad. I can't fight you, Roshea. If you, our brother-in-arms, are this sure, then I believe you. I am your ally from now on.
Roshea: Vyland...!

Death Quotes[edit | edit source]

“Lord Hardin…”
—Vyland's death quote in FE3
“Rrgh! Coyote...”
—Vyland's death quote in Shadow Dragon
“...Coyote...”
—Vyland's death quote in New Mystery of the Emblem
“Damn it... I'll have to withdraw... Sorry, but I leave the rest to you...”
— Vyland's retreat quote in New Mystery of the Emblem's casual mode

Non-Canon Appearances[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)[edit | edit source]

Vyland is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Vyland is a surname first found in Devon and Cornwall. "The dutchy manor of Moresk [in St. Clements, Cornwall] was given by Edward the Black Prince to Walter de Woodland, usher of the chamber, who died without male issue."

In Japanese materials, his name is romanized as Biraku. The name might be a corruption/mistranslation of one of the Slavic family names meaning wolf (as with other members of Wolfguard); with potential matches being Vlk (vi-la-ku), Wilk and Biryuk.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Vyland shares his portrait with Matthis.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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