“May...the flag of Noba...fly high and strong...!”
Alva (アルバ Aruba, Alba in some of the fan translation) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a twenty-year old knight of Leonster, and is best friends with Kain. As with Robert and Kain, he has no speaking lines in the game, but he is described as a bright and cheerful character according to his description on the official website of Thracia 776 , and in contrast to his friend Kain, who is more brooding and taciturn. This is supported by his ending, which states that when he went to Southern Thracia to restore public order, he eventually won over the people there, who had initially viewed him with distrust, by his good-will and affability.
- Chapter 9: Automatically from the start.
Lance - E (+40)
- Promotes to Duke Knight
- Strength: +2
- Magic: +1
- Skill: +3
- Speed: +2
- Defense: +2
- Build: +1
- Move: +1
- +1 for Lance Mastery Rank
Alva grows much like a standard Cain archetype unit, while Kain grows much like a standard Abel archetype unit. A strange oddity about Alva is that he has a higher weapon rank in Swords when Lance Knights can only use that weapon type dismounted.
Unfortunately, Lance Knights are not very effective when dismounted in this game, and Cavaliers can do the same things without the penalties. Alva's lack of skills further hurt him as a unit. However, Alva is still usable, despite his many flaws.
“May...the flag of Nova...fly high and strong...!”
—Alva's death quote
“We'll do better next time!”
—Alva's escape quote
Alva - Lance Knight of Leonster (レンスターの槍騎士 Rensutā no yari kishi)
Alva requested a post in Southern Thracia, and under Altena's leadership, worked to restore the area's public order. At first he was looked down upon by the people as a "northerner," but his good-willed nature soon earned him trust and respect.
Alva is a variant of the Hebrew Alvah, meaning "evil" or "inequity".