“Dobarl, enough! I won't allow any such nonsense! I've got a creed to uphold, and pilfering is no part of it. We Orgahill Pirates are known for giving to the poor, not taking from them!”
—Briggid in Genealogy of the Holy War
Briggid (ブリギッド Burigiddo, also known as Bridget or Brigid in fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. She is Adean's twin sister, the older half-sister of Andorey, and a direct descendant of Ulir. She is the first female in the Fire Emblem series to be able to use bows.
In Thracia 776, she is known as the swordmaster Eyvel (エーヴェル Ēveru, Evayle in some fan translations).
Prior to the events of Genealogy of the Holy War, Briggid was abducted by pirates at the age of five and raised as the daughter of their captain in Orgahil, north of Agustria. She grew up into a rough individual, but unlike most of her pirate comrades, sports a kind personality by nature. As a result of being made the leader after her adoptive father passed on, some of Briggid's comrades became jealous of her, and convinced her men to initiate a mutiny. This resulted in Briggid joining Claud and Tailto, later pledging herself to Sigurd's cause. It is during this time that she meets her long lost sister Adean and regain her memories upon laying hands on the Yewfelle. Briggid later learns that her father Lord Ring was killed by the ambitious Andorey and will later avenge him by slaying Andorey. If Briggid is paired up, her children will be Patty and Faval.
Briggid somehow manages to survive the Battle of Belhalla, but suffers a severe bout of amnesia as a result, hinted to be the result of divine draconic influence.
In the events of Thracia 776, Briggid is later washed up on the shores of the village of Fiana, and assumes the identity of Eyvel. She is soon made the leader of this village and its militia, the Fiana Freeblades as she proves her worth amongst the villagers. Eyvel plays the role of a maternal figure to Leif, Nanna, Orsin, Halvan, Tanya and Mareeta. In a cruel twist of fate, she is later kidnapped by Veld and turned to stone early on in Leif's journey. Eyvel is eventually restored by Sara and the Kia Staff and rescued by Leif's army in Chapter 24x of the game. If Eyvel is not saved in this chapter or the chapter is not accessed, she will become the Deadlord Draco. Draco is revealed to wield a bow in the final chapter, further proving Eyvel's true identity as Briggid.
Years after the holy war ends, Eyvel will eventually regain her memory and reunite with her children, as revealed by her ending in Thracia 776.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|Pursuit||Bow -||Steel Bow|
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
Briggid is the only character who is capable of wielding the Yewfelle holy bow in the first generation. This weapon will raise her strength, essentially resulting in her being able to inflict 60 base damage when she first joins. However, Briggid's high base stats are offset by her unsatisfactory growth rates, but even then, this will not adversely affect her by a very large margin.
Some possible options for pairings are:
- Dew: This pairing will result in the Bargain skill being passed on to Patty and Faval, which is especially useful when Faval needs to repair the expensive Yewfelle. Additionally, the Sun Sword skill will also be passed on to Patty, allowing her to recover HP in battle.
- Holyn: This pairing will result in Patty possessing high Skill and decent Defense, alongside inheriting the Moonlight Sword skill, allowing her to become a competent combat unit.
- Jamke: This pairing will result in Briggid's children having high Strength and HP, alongside inheriting the Charge skill. However, Faval may have difficulty inflicting critical hits on enemy units as a result of his low Skill, while the Charge skill may adversely affect Patty's offense.
- Midayle: This pairing will provide well-rounded stats for both children, apart from Patty's resultant horrendous HP. However, the Charge skill is not the best option for Patty.
- Finn: This pairing results in average stats all around for Faval, but gives Patty the Prayer skill, making her an extremely difficult target to kill.
NOTE: Faval will inherit Briggid's weapons and Patty will inherit her father's weapons.
In Chapter 3, Sigurd may speak to Briggid, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 3, Adean may speak to Briggid, resulting in Briggid receiving the Yewfelle bow.
In Chapter 3, if Midayle speaks to Briggid, she will gain 100 love points with him.
In Chapter 5, Adean may speak to Briggid, but nothing will result of it.
- Sigurd: N/A
- Quan: N/A
- Finn: 180+10
- Noish: 50+4
- Alec: 50+4
- Arden: 50+4
- Lex: 50+4
- Azel: 150+3
- Midayle: 100+3
- Dew: 50+4
- Jamke: 150+3
- Holyn: 150+3
- Lewyn: 50+4
- Beowolf: 50+4
- Claud: 50+4
|Continue||Sword - A|| Iron Blade|
Unlike in Genealogy of the Holy War, Eyvel, as Briggid is now called, is of the Jeigan Archetype, and mainly serves as a bodyguard for Nanna in Chapter 5, until she is petrified by Veld. She is playable for only 7 chapters in the story, and even then, she will not be able to grow as well as many of the other playable characters available in the game. The player will be able to rescue Eyvel in Chapter 24x, but she is practically unusable by then.
Her maxed out speed, closely followed by her skill, can be useful, but her low HP and strength offset them. The fire sword that she starts out with can be well implemented with her decent starting magic.
Eyvel - The Goddess of Fiana (フィアナの女神 Fiana no megami)
Eyvel returned to Fiana and lived quietly for a while. With the end of the pact with the Dragons known as the Gesh, her memory recovered seven years after the Holy War. The story of her reunion with her children has been a favorite of many bards ever since...
|Sword - B||Silver Sword*|
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“...Everyone...don't...give up... Some day...we'll...”
—Eyvel's death quote in Thracia 776.
Brigid is the name of a goddess in Celtic mythology, as well as an Irish patron saintess's.