“You're right... We must do all we can to end this war as soon as possible. Prince Jamke, I would sooner not burden you alone, but you are our only hope to persuade King Batou to end this.”
—Edain, in a conversation with Jamke.
Edain (エーディン Ēdin lit. Edin, translated as Aideen or Adean in the fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is one of the two daughters of Duke Ring of Jungby, the twin sister of Brigid, and the older half-sister of Andorey. If paired up, she will be the mother of Lester and Lana.
Despite initially training as a knight, Edain became a cleric in order to aid her chances of finding her long-lost sister, who was kidnapped by pirates at the age of five. The game's events begin with Edain's capture at the hands of Prince Munnir of Verdane after Jungby is conquered. Her childhood friend, Sigurd, embarks on a mission to rescue her that eventually escalates into an invasion of Verdane. In Chapter 1, she is freed alongside Dew by Prince Jamke, whom she later recruits to Sigurd's cause. In Chapter 3, she reunites with Brigid and gifts her with the Yewfelle, which she had been carrying since the war's beginning.
After the Battle of Belhalla, Edain flees to Isaach and becomes an abbess in Tirnanog. She raises her own children and acts as a mother figure to Seliph, Diarmuid/Tristan, Larcei/Creidne, and Ulster/Dalvin.
Edain is a kindhearted, friendly, and proper lady, much like her daughter later becomes. Her personality is fitting for a cleric, which Sigurd points out during their conversation in Chapter 1. She is shown to dislike fighting, and wishes for the war in Verdane to end peacefully. In contrast to Brigid, she does not appear to be willing to kill Andorey, although she condemns his immoral actions.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
Staff - B
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
|+1 C C C|
Being of the Lena Archetype, Edain makes an extremely competent healer unit. However, as a result of possessing no skills, she will, indefinitely, struggle with combat. It is recommended for her to purchase the Physic staff from Chapter 2 as soon as possible, which will enhance her effectiveness as a healer. This is due to the fact that her movement range is low, which will limit her usefulness to healing injured allies in time. Despite being of the Priest class, Edain has a decent Strength growth of 20%.
In Chapter 1, Sigurd may speak to Edain, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 1, either Midayle or Azelle may speak to Edain, resulting in her gaining 100 love points with the conversation initiator.
In Chapter 1, if Edain speaks to Ethlyn, Ethlyn will receive the Return Staff.
In Chapter 1, if Edain speaks to Jamke, he will be recruited.
In Chapter 3, if Edain speaks to Brigid, Brigid will gain the Yewfelle.
In Chapter 4, if Edain is in love with either Jamke or Midayle, she may speak to her lover, resulting in him receiving the Brave Bow.
In Chapter 4, if Edain is in love with Azelle, she may speak to him, resulting in her receiving the Rescue Staff.
In Chapter 5, Edain may speak to Brigid, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 5, if Claud is in love with Edain, he may speak to her, resulting in her receiving the Rescue Staff.
- Sigurd: N/A
- Quan: N/A
- Finn: 0+2
- Naoise: 0+2
- Alec: 0+2
- Arden: 0+2
- Lex: 0+2
- Azelle: 120+1
- Midayle: 120+1
- Dew: 0+2
- Jamke: 250+1
- Chulainn: 0+2
- Lewyn: 50+2
- Beowolf: 100+2
- Claud: 150+3
Marriage & Inheritance Edit
If the player decides to pair Edain with a possible suitor (strongly recommended), he will have to bear in mind that while Lana will be relatively good and a solid healer regardless of the identity of her father, Lester can be easily ruined, should he be unable to wield any decent weapons in the beginning.
- In order to ensure that Lester will start out well, it is highly recommended to pair Edain with either Midayle or Jamke and use the event which grants one of those two a Brave Bow from her, a weapon which will eventually be passed on to Lester. Of the two, Midayle passes down the invaluable Pursuit Skill while Jamke passes down superior stat growths, save in Skill.
- If the player prefers to ensure the stability of Lana's usability, Edain should thus be paired with either Azelle or Claud, as this will result in her receiving the highly-acclaimed Rescue Staff. Furthermore, Lana will benefit from the high Magic if fathered by Azelle, or the ability to wield a wider range of staves, should her dad be Claud. However, these pairings should be considered as sacrficing Lester to maximise Lana.
- For other potential fathers, Finn has the most to offer, granting solid physical stats and the Pursuit & Prayer skills. If he is the father, then he has a conversation with Lana which grants her an impressive 5 point boost to her Magic. He can be considered a middle ground between the pairings which maximise Lester and those which maximise Lana. Other first generation men can be generally be dismissed as husbands for Edain save in novelty pairings.
Edain is illustrated in the trading card game Fire Emblem Cipher with the following cards:
Aideen was a goddess from Irish mythology.