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Archanea (アカネイア translated Akaneia in the Japanese and Europeon versions Akanea in Super Smash Bros. Melee) is the largest country in the continent of the same name. Archanea is a prosperous nation with a large amount of merchant towns. The city was founded by Adrah by combining all of their city states under one monarchy. In addition to its royal family, Archanea also has five marches: Deil, Adria, Lefcandith, Menedy, and Samsooth, each with their own marquess.

In the War of Shadows, the capital city was invaded by the Dolhr Empire and its allies, and the royal family was executed, save for the princess Nyna who escaped with Camus. A few years later, Marth and his army liberated the kingdom from the forces of Grust that were positioned there. After the war, Hardin was crowned new emperor after marrying Nyna.

Places in Archanea Edit

Pales, the Millennium CourtEdit

Millennium Palace (Shadow Dragon Chapter Preamble)

Pales is the largest city and the capital of Archanea. It is a rich merchant city, and many characters settle there after the War of Heroes. Archanea Palace (パレス城 Paresu-shiro,), where the royal family resides, is also located there.

Deil Edit

Castle Deil (Shadow Dragon Chapter Preamble)

Deil (ディール Diiru, Deal in the Japanese version) is the southernmost of the five marches of Archanea. Its marquess was Charon, whose daughter is Midia. In the War of Shadows, it remained loyal to Archanea and fought the invading Dolhr Empire until Charon was killed.

It was in Deil Castle that Maria was held captive by the occupying Macedonian forces.

Adria Edit

Adria (アドリア Adoria) is a march of Archanea . Its marquess is Lang. In the War of Shadows, Lang betrayed Archanea and sided with Dolhr. After the war, however, Lang was reinstated.

Adria is just to the southwest of Lefcandith and northwest of the Millennium Court.

Lefcandith Edit

Fort Lefcandith (Shadow Dragon Chapter Preamble)

Lefcandith (レフカンディ Refukandi, Lefcandy in the Japanese version) is a march of Archanea located just south of Samsooth. Its marquess is named Cartas, though he is not to be confused with a more famous Cartas. In the War of Shadows, when Samsooth and Adria betrayed Archanea, Lefcandith was caught in the ensuing chaos and was unable to send soldiers to defend the Archanea Palace against Dolhr's invasion.

Menedy Edit

Menedy (メニディ Menidi) is a march of Archanea. Its duke was Noah, whose son is Jeorge. In the War of Shadows, it remained loyal to Archanea and fought the invading Dolhr Empire until Noah was killed.

Menedy is located to the west of Lefcandith, south of Samsooth, and north of Adria. It likely also has land on the same island as Gra, given that Fort Menedy is on that island.

Samsooth Edit

Samsooth (サムスーフ Samusuufu) is the northernmost march of Archanea. Its duke is Bent (ベント Bento). In the War of Shadows, Bent betrayed Archanea and sided with Dolhr.

Samsooth is home to the Soothsires, a bandit group who inhabit the Samsooth Mountains (also called the "Ghoul's Teeth").

Knorda Edit

Knorda (ノルダ Noruda) is a market town just south of the Millennium Court.

Warren Edit

Port Warren (Shadow Dragon Chapter Preamble)

Port Warren (港町ワーレン Minatomachi Waaren) is an autonomous port town far to the east of the Millennium Court.

Notable ResidentsEdit

  • Nyna - the princess of Archanea and the last remaining heir of the royal family after Dolhr executed most of them.
  • Hardin - Prince of Aurelis, who later marries Nyna and is crowned Emperor.
  • Horace - General that betrayed Archanea to protect its citizens.
  • Athena - Woman who protects villages on the outskirts of Archanea.
  • Jeorge - A Sniper. He's said to be one of the best snipers on the continent.
  • Midia - A Paladin who is the lover of Astram and one of the prisoners rescued in the akanein palace by Marth.
  • Astram - A Hero who is Midia's lover and was forced to join the Dolian forces after Archanea's fall.
  • Boah - a Bishop who consoles and guides Midia and Astram. He was also one of the prisoners rescued by Marth.
  • Macellan, Dolph, and Tomas - Prisoners who were rescued by Marth. Tomas is an Archer while Dolph and Macellan are Knights.
  • Roger - From Grust but joined after the War of Darkness. Later returned to Grust.
  • Beck - Ballistician who fought Grust at Castle Deil and later joined up with Marth in the War of Darkness.
  • Toras - A boss ballistician under Lang's Grust occupation.
  • Lang - Marquess who betrayed his nation to Dolhr. Later rejoined and became the cruel leader of the Grust occupation army.
  • Eibel - Boss who captured Est to blackmail Abel.
  • Willow - Elderly boss in Altea castle, uses Meteor magic.
  • Nehring - Knight boss who guards the entrance to Archanea palace.

Characters who settled in the Millenium CourtEdit

  • Marth - Eventually becomes Emperor of most of Archanea.
  • Caeda - Lived with Marth as his queen.
  • Merric - Lived there with Elice at the Magic academy.
  • Elice - Establishes a magic academy in the city.
  • Linde - Worked at Elice's magic academy.
  • Tiki - Spent her days happily with the humans of Archanea.
  • Samson - Settled here, implied to be with Sheema.
  • Sheema - Originally fled here during the War of Darkness. Permanently lived here after abdicating Gra to Marth.
  • Yumina - Studied at Elice's Magic academy.
  • Gordin - Became of member of the Jeorge's Free Knights.


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