Concept art of Gáe Bolg in Awakening
The only people who actually wield the Gáe Bolg in game are Quan during the end of Chapter 3 and when Quan is a NPC in Chapter 5 when he is being attacked by Travant, and Altena from when she is first seen in Chapter 8 till the end.
Curse of the Gáe BolgEdit
This curse is mentioned in Chapter 3 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War when Ethlyn is afraid to give her husband Quan the Gáe Bolg. The story of the curse started with the brother and sister Crusaders Noba and Dain, who were envied for having such a close relationship, and this allowed the siblings to jointly rule the Thracian Peninsula as one country, where both the Manster District and Thracia Peninsula are located during the beginning of the game.
At some point, Noba married a knight who was a good friend of her brother's, and the two lived happily for a good while. However, at some point, Noba's husband and Dain got into an argument, and they started fighting. Noba tried to break up the fighting, but ended up impaling her husband on the Gáe Bolg by accident. Noba committed suicide, and Dain died a mysterious death, and this started a series of unfortunate events that happened within the Lenster royal family, which ended up with Thracia splitting into north and south districts.
After these events, it became known that the Gungnir and the Gáe Bolg are somehow linked, and that the Gáe Bolg is the lance that has caused both love and sorrow. For that reason, Ethlyn was hesitant to give Quan Noba's lance, as she believed it would end up in their happiness being ruined by Quan's possible death. Both the Yied Massacre, where Quan (who possessed the Gáe Bolg at the time) and Ethlyn were killed by Travant (who possessed the Gungnir at the time), and the conflict that separates the stepsiblings Areone and Altena, are both derived to be due to the Curse of the Gáe Bolg, although the curse may have ended by the stepsiblings' reunion in Grannvale.
The Gáe Bolg also has a different appearance than the artwork depicts. In game it has a brownish reddish handle and has one oddly shaped tip. There is a red jewel in the middle along with a yellow swirl around it.
|Gáe Bolg||Lance||*||50||30||70%||1||15||50,000||Strength +10, Skill +10, Defense +10|
*Holy Blood Requirement: Major Noba
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (Unused)Edit
|Gáe Bolg||Lance||B||90||20||100%||50||1-2||2||1||200||Str +10, grants the Charm, Ambush, Awareness, and Wrath skills.|
|Gáe Bolg||Lance||A||25||15||75%||10||1||?||0||Def +5|
Gáe Bolg is the spear of the Irish folk hero, Cu Chulainn.
|Bronze Lance - Iron Lance - Steel Lance - Silver Lance - Slim Lance - Broken Lance - Spear - Javelin - Short Spear - Heavy Spear - Iron Greatlance - Steel Greatlance - Silver Greatlance - Master Lance - Great Lance - Short Lance - Long Lance|
|Gradivus - Horseslayer - Blessed Lance - Astra - Luna - Sol - Killer Lance - Gungnir - Gáe Bolg - Brave Lance - Dragonpike - Hand Lance - Piluim - Needle Spear - Devil Spear - ☆Canaan Lance - ☆Salia Lance - ☆Leda Lance - Gant's Lance - Axereaver - Maltet - Emblem Lance - Rex Hasta - Reginleif - Bright Lance - Vidofnir - Siegmund - Flame Lance - Venin Lance - Laguz Lance - Wishblade - Wing Spear - Laundry Pole - Flycatcher - Glass Lance - Quick Lance - Rody's Lance - Draug's Lance - Camus's Lance - Log - Beast Killer - Miniature Lance - Shockstick - Superior Lance - Finn's Lance - Ephraim's Lance - Sigurd's Lance|