“The first time I met you, twenty years ago now... I saw you in the garden of this very palace... and I was bewitched. Your pale beauty far surpassed that of any flower. I was in the grips of an unforgivable desire. You were the wife of my king, to whom I'd sworn life and loyalty. I told myself a grand lie that day. I told myself I could be happy simply serving you as your most loyal knight.”
—Carlyle to Ismaire
Carlyle was the leader of Jehanna's army. However during the events of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones he betrays Jehanna and helps the Grado Empire take over Jehanna Hall. However, Carlyle is not an evil man; he had been deeply in love with the Queen of Jehanna, Ismaire, but because she was the king's wife he didn't do anything to pursue her. He taught her son, Joshua, how to wield a sword. Carlyle was told by Caellach that if he helped Grado take Jehanna Hall he could have Queen Ismaire for himself.
After Grado has captured Jehanna Hall. Caellach is told that Princess Eirika and her forces are approaching. He then tells Carlyle to defend Jehanna Hall if he wants to see Queen Ismaire again. So Carlyle leads the Grado forces in defending Jehanna Hall. He is killed during the battle. If the player makes Joshua confront Carlyle, Joshua will ask Carlyle why he has taken his path, unable to fully comprehend why his mentor did such a deed. Carlyle believes he cannot turn back, and will fight Joshua with all his might.
Ironically, during the battle to defend Jehanna Hall, Caellach (who had noted that he didn't kill or harass women like Valter) kills Queen Ismaire in order to take the Sacred Stone of Jehanna.
|Starting Class||Aff||Level||HP||Str/Mag||Skill||Spd||Lck||Def||Res||Con||Move||Weapon||Starting Items|
|Swordmaster||Fire||11||41||12||17||18||9||9||11||9||6||Sword - A||Wind Sword|
He shouldn't be much of a threat to anyone as the Wind Sword can be countered by anyone with high enough resistance attacking from ranged, such as Lute or Artur. But the player should be noted that his sword will affect flying units
“I...I just wanted the two of us...”
—Carlyle's battle quote in The Sacred Stones.
“Queen Ismaire. I-.”
—Carlyle's death quote in The Sacred Stones.
“Carlyle: You...Could it be?
Joshua: Carlyle. How did this happen? You taught me how to wield a blade. You of all people...
Carlyle: You've returned. But now...It's too late. It's far too late.”
—Battle quote versus Joshua in The Sacred Stones.