“I'm currently on my way to Blaggi Tower. It's on the island just northwest of here. I'm of Blaggi descent. If I pray at our holy tower, the truth will be revealed to me. I plan to tell His Majesty all my findings. Sir Sigurd, you've nothing to worry about.”
Claud (クロード Kurōdo, translated Claude in fan translations) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. He is the duke of Edda Castle and a priest of the Blaggi Church. Being the direct descendant of Blaggi, he is the inheritor of the Valkyrie Staff.
Claud is introduced alongside his admirer Tailtiu when they meet Sigurd while they are traveling to Blaggi Tower to discover the truth behind Kurth's death. In his first scene with Sigurd, he informs him that he and Byron have been accused of murdering Kurth and thus have been branded as traitors. Later, Claud arrives at the tower and reclaims the Valkyrie Staff. He also learns that Lombard and Reptor are the people behind Kurth's death. After leaving, he encounters Sigurd on in a battle against the Orgahill Pirates and enlists in his army alongside Tailtiu.
After Sigurd flees to Silesse, Claud returns to Grannvale in an attempt to inform King Azmur of the truth behind Kurth's death, but he is silenced by Reptor and Lombard, whom of whom declare him to be a traitor. Following this, he is forced to flee to Silesse, where he reunites with Sigurd.
Claud is presumed to have perished at the Battle of Belhalla. This is supported by the events of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, in which Father Sleuf of the Blaggi Church claims to have communicated with his spirit in the Blaggi Tower.
He is believed to be Sylvia's older brother, although they could merely be distant cousins instead. Both of them possess Blaggi blood, and if he marries her, both of her children will inherit major blood.
Claude is a very kindhearted and soft-spoken man who is also rather wise and refined in his manner of speech. He is well-known for advising and comforting those in need, earning him admiration and respect from all who know him. He also appears to be rather innocent, as seen in his first conversation with Sylvia, in which he expresses polite offense towards her flashy dancer garb.
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
If the player wishes for a magic-user son of Claud's to be able to utilize the Valkyrie Staff, he must be paired up with either Erinys (Ced) or Sylvia (Coirpre). Do note that the Reserve Staff is not lost if it is not passed down, as it is possible to kill an enemy in Chapter 9 to obtain it.
Pairing Claud with Edain essentially means that Lana has access to A rank staves and the Rescue Staff from the beginning of the second generation. However, Lester will suffer as a result, as he will wind up inheriting no skills, weapons, or even Strength.
In Chapter 3, Claud may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 4, Sigurd may speak to Claud, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 4, after Thove Castle is captured, Sylvia may speak to Claud, resulting in her gaining 100 love points with him.
In Chapter 5, if Claud and Edain are lovers, he may speak to her, resulting in her gaining the Rescue Staff.
In Chapter 5, after Phinora Castle is captured, if Tailtiu/Sylvia and Claud are lovers, his lover may speak to him, but nothing will result of it.
- Deirdre: N/A
- Ethlyn: N/A
- Edain: 150+3
- Ayra: 200+2
- Raquesis: 50+3
- Erinys: 100+3
- Sylvia: 190+1
- Brigid: 50+4
- Tailtiu: 120+3
- Claud is clairvoyant. In Chapter 5, if he is paired with Edain, he will accurately predict the outcome of the Battle of Belhalla, in which everyone will be wiped out. He decides to join the battle anyway, as there is apparently no way this outcome can be changed.
- In the Oosawa manga, Claud performs the ceremony in which Raquesis is promoted into a Master Knight.