“Yeah, but I heard you only had a few soldiers in Chalphy. And I know you, Sigurd. You are always jumping into this kind of stuff without thinking. Especially with Father being away... I knew I had to come.”
—Ethlyn, to Sigurd in Genealogy of the Holy War
Ethlyn (エスリン Esurin, translated Ethlin in the Fire Emblem Museum and Eslin in the Super Tactics Book) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. She is Sigurd's younger sister, the wife of Prince Quan of Leonster, the mother of Altena and Leif, and the aunt of Seliph. Despite being the younger sibling, Ethlyn became Sigurd's parent figure after the death of their mother. She is said to be greatly admired by Finn's compatriot Selfina, who looked up to her motherly, elegant and kind character.
Ethlyn is killed alongside Quan while protecting her daughter Altena during Travant's ambush during the Yied Massacre in Chapter 5. Quan is killed shortly afterwards, with Travant subsequently kidnapping Altena.
According to unofficial manga-based statistics, Ethlyn was born in Gran 739. She stands at 164 centimeters in height, weighs 47.1 kilograms, and her blood type is A.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit
|Starting Class||Holy Blood|
(With Holy Blood Bonuses)
As a mounted unit, Ethlyn has much greater movement than Adean, but Baldur blood does not support to being a magic unit, so her healing powers are only average. Giving her the Magic Ring will boost her healing abilities significantly, as well as her ability to strike at range with the Light Sword. She can, however, be used as a combat unit, which Baldur blood does support due to giving Ethlyn a good strength growth. After obtaining the Light Sword from Deirdre in Chapter 2, Ethlyn can attack or defend from a distance with the sword's magic, meaning she does not have to take the risk of damage. Adean will give Ethlyn a Return Staff in Chapter 1 when they speak.
In the Prologue, Ethlyn may speak to Sigurd, but nothing will result of it.
In Chapter 1, if Adean speaks to Ethlyn, Ethlyn will receive the Return Staff.
In Chapter 2, if Deirdre speaks to Ethlyn, Ethlyn will receive the Light Sword.
In Chapter 3, if Ethlyn speaks to Quan, he will receive the Gáe Bolg.
Ethlyn is lovers with Quan by default, and thus does not possess any love growths with any other character in the game.
Unlike most mothers, her son Leif is her primary child, and he will inherit her inventory and his stats and growths will come primarily from her rather than Quan. The player should have Ethlyn sell her staves before the end of Chapter 3, as Leif will not inherit them and they will disappear from the game. He begins with rank A in swords and thus will inherit all her swords (and rings). Consider giving her the Pursuit Ring before the end of Chapter 3, as this item is Leif's only access to this key skill, which will make scoring kills much easier for him.
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
“Quan: Ethlyn! Hang in there! I hate to run out on Sigurd, but we must get you home to recover.
Ethlyn: Quan, I'm sorry...”
—Ethlyn's retreat quote
“Ahh, Altena... forgive me... Quan, I'm sorry...”
—Ethlyn's death quote in Chapter 5