Artwork of Eldigan as he appears in DLC for Fire Emblem: Awakening
“...Sigurd, I've heard enough. It's just you and I on the battlefield now. Two knights fighting with grace and honour. But I'm not about to fall with the Mystletainn at my side... 'Til death!”
—Eldigan quote when Sigurd moves near him in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Eldigan (エルトシャン, Erutoshan, Eltshan in the Japanese version) is a character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
Eldigan is the Lord of Nordion in Agustria during the duration of the first generation of the game, and is the wielder of the Demon Sword Mystletainn. Eldigan is the older half-brother of Raquesis, and is a close friend of both Sigurd and Quan, both of whom he first met at Belhalla's military academy.
Eldigan is extremely loyal to the Agustrian royal family, as his ancestors were indirect descendants of Hezul who inadvertently inherited the Hezul major Holy Blood. They thus swore to utilize the powers of Mystletainn to protect the royal family.
During Verdane's invasion of Grannvale, Sigurd captures Evans castle and uses it as a base for his army's operations. Eldigan pays a visit to Sigurd, where he promises to watch over Evans while Sigurd marches deeper into Verdane. Moments later, Elliot, the prince of Heirhein, moves out to capture Evans, but is stopped in his tracks by Eldigan and his Cross Knights. Eldigan is held in custody as a result of his action, but is released shortly afterwards.
Once Verdane is subdued, Sigurd is forced to fight against Agustria, whereupon King Chagall orders Eldigan into the battlefield, who carries out the order due to his immense loyalty to his country. As the two armies clash swords, Raquesis pleads with Eldigan, attempting to convince him to stop the senseless fighting. Eldigan, moved by his sister's pleas, leaves the battlefield, attempting to reason with Chagall. However, the king refuses to listen to his request, and has Eldigan immediately executed for treason. In the Oosawa manga adaptation, Chagall further taunts Sigurd by sending Eldigan's head to his base camp.
Eldigan's wife, Grahnye, later leaves for her parents' house in Leonster with her son Ares in tow, in a bid to avoid being embroiled in the raging war within Agustria. Sadly, when Lenster is later captured by enemy forces, Grahnye and her parents are killed, resulting in Ares being raised by Jabarro and his mercenary troop.
Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
|-||Sword - |
Lance - B
Eldigan appears twice on the battlefield; Once during Chapter 1, and then later in Chapter 3. In Chapter 1, he is an ally of the player's, and alongside his troop of Cross Knights, makes short work of Elliot. In Chapter 3, however, Eldigan will be forced to turn against the player. Fitting the Camus archetype, he does not, however, harbor any ill will towards Sigurd's army, but is merely fighting due to the immense loyalty he has for his home country.
Despite not possessing any skills, Eldigan is extremely difficult to defeat nonetheless, a result of his 5-Star Leadership and the powerful Mystletainn. It is thus highly recommended to simply have Raquesis speak to him in order to receive the Earth Sword, and more importantly, get Eldigan to leave the battlefield.
Eldigan's appearance in Awakening makes him playable for the first time.
|Sword - B|
Lance - D
- Once Sigurd and Eldigan get near each other:
Sigurd: Eldigan, please! Put down your sword! I don't want to fight you! I still have every intention of handing over Agusty! Please, I just need a little more time!
Eldigan: ...Sigurd, I've heard enough. It's just you and I on the battlefield now. Two knights fighting with grace and honor. But I'm not about to fall with the Mystletainn at my side... 'Til death!
“This is the Demon Sword, Mystletainn. If you don’t wish to become its prey, then don’t come anywhere near me...”
—Eldigan's battle quote
Eldigan: Sigurd... I never expected to ever have to cross swords with you. As knights, however, this is our fate. There is nothing either of us can do about it.
Sigurd: W, wait! Eldigan!!
Eldigan: No, Raquesis! I don’t want to fight you!!
“Forgive me... Agustria...”
—Eldigan's death quote in Genealogy of the Holy War.
- Nanna's lover conversation with Ares in the Final Chapter reveals that Eldigan and Raquesis have different mothers. Furthermore, Raquesis fell in love with Eldigan, although Eldigan's feelings towards her are not made clear.
- Eldigan has a battle sprite slightly different to other male paladins in the game.
- Eldigan, Palla and Est are the only recruitable DLC characters in Awakening that do not have recruitable SpotPass versions.
- Eldigan is the only DLC character in Awakening to not have new character art.