The Kingdom of Hoshido was founded by humans loyal to the Dawn Dragon, who granted them land and its blood so they could harness the Dragon's Vein. The Hoshidan capital encircles Castle Shirasagi, home of the royal family. Hoshido is located east of Nohr and the Bottomless Canyon, and north of Izumo and Mokushu. At least two tribes, the Wind Tribe and the Kitsune, make their homes within Hoshidan territory. Pegasi and Kinshi can only be found in Hoshido.
In contrast to the barren, blighted lands of Nohr, Hoshido benefits from fair, sunny weather, resulting in plentiful food supplies, to the point where there is more than enough to feed the the combined populations of both Hoshido and Nohr. This bounty means almost no one in Hoshido wants for anything, and crime is rare. The Hoshidan monarchs rule fairly and justly, and are loved by their people.
The line of succession seems to favor the men of the royal family, regardless of who is older sibling or not. In case of death or defection of the all male members, the crown goes to the oldest sister, and if either sibling is too young to rule, the queen-mother succeeds the king as the ruling monarch.
Relations between Hoshido and its rival Nohr were long fraught with tension, as Nohr envied Hoshido's bountiful lands. Mikoto arrived at Hoshido after escaping Valla with her newborn child, the Avatar. Mikoto met the king of Hoshido, Sumeragi, while she was secretly traveling to Hoshido before Valla's destruction, and soon after Ikona's death, married him. Sumeragi had four children from his first wife; Ryoma, Hinoka, Takumi, and Sakura. During a trip to Cheve with his first son and step-child, Sumeragi was killed by Nohrian soldiers and the Avatar was kidnapped. Without a king, Mikoto became the new Queen of Hoshido. Some time after, Hoshido kidnapped the adopted princess of Nohr, Azura, in order to trade her back for the Avatar. With Nohr unwilling to agree to the trade, Azura was then set to live in Hoshido, and the people were ordered to treat her like a Hoshidan princess by Mikoto, though most were still skeptical of her.
Over the following years, Nohr and Hoshido frequently skirmished, with all-out war prevented only by a magical barrier crafted by Queen Mikoto; the barrier caused any Nohrian soldiers who crossed it to lose their will to fight. To counter this, Nohr's mages created the Faceless, constructs of flesh who lacked souls and free will, allowing them to retain their aggression beyond the barrier and attack Hoshido. However, the Faceless lacked the intelligence and coordination of a human army, limiting the damage they could inflict. Unfortunately, the barrier began to wane over time, allowing them to get further and further into the capital. Once Mikoto died, the barrier was finally destroyed, letting war between Hoshido and Nohr break out.
During the war, Nohr and Mokushu make a combined attack on the border, putting pressure on their defense. In the aftermath, peace is made with Nohr, with Ryoma assuming the throne and a statue erected in Mikoto's honor.
The attacks of Nohr reach Hoshido all the way to the capital. Sakura and Hinoka are captured, while Takumi and Ryoma are killed. In the aftermath, Nohr relinquishes control of Hoshido, and Hinoka is crowned as the new queen.
During the war, both armies make a truce and enter Valla, with a treaty being made after by Ryoma and Xander.
- Castle Shirasagi
- Great Wall of Suzanoh
- Fort Jinya
- Igasato - The home of Saizo and Kaze located somewhere within the mountains of Hoshido.
Known people from HoshidoEdit
- Avatar - Prince/Princess of Hoshido and the third eldest child of the royal family. A sheltered royal kidnapped from Hoshido at a young age.
- Azura - Princess of Nohr and Garon's stepdaughter, kidnapped and raised by Hoshido.
- Ryoma - The eldest prince of Hoshido. An honorable and talented Swordmaster who wields the legendary katana Raijinto.
- Hinoka - The eldest princess of Hoshido. A protective and reckless Sky Knight.
- Takumi - The youngest prince of Hoshido. A moody Archer who seeks recognition and wields the legendary bow Fujin Yumi.
- Sakura - The youngest princess of Hoshido. A polite and shy Shrine Maiden.
- Mikoto - The queen of Hoshido, the Avatar's mother and second wife of King Sumeragi.
- Sumeragi - The late king of Hoshido.
- Ikona - King Sumeragi's first wife, late queen of Hoshido and mother of the Hoshidan siblings.
- Saizo - Ryoma's retainer, and the fifth Ninja to bear the Saizo name. Kaze's hotheaded twin brother.
- Kagero - Ryoma's retainer, a loyal and collected Ninja with a fondness for painting.
- Azama - Hinoka's retainer, a sardonic and philosophical Monk.
- Setsuna - Hinoka's retainer, an absentminded Archer who is prone to falling into traps.
- Hinata - Takumi's retainer, a coarse and passionate yet friendly Samurai.
- Oboro - Takumi's retainer, a fashion-loving and Nohr-hating Spear Fighter.
- Hana - Sakura's retainer and best friend, a tomboyish Samurai devoted to training.
- Subaki - Sakura's retainer, a perfectionistic Sky Knight.
- Kaze - Saizo's brother and the Avatar's eventual retainer, a calm and kind Ninja.
- Orochi - Mikoto's retainer, a mischevious and playful Diviner.
- Reina - Mikoto's retainer, a Kinshi Knight gentle off the battlefield yet bloodthirsty in battle.
- Mozu - A Villager from the country, meek but eager to improve.
- Yukimura - Hoshido's tactician working for Mikoto, an intellectual Mechanist.
- Shura - Former inhabitant of Kohga, currently an Adventurer living in Nohr.
- Rinkah - Heiress of the Flame Tribe, a proud and solitary Oni Savage.
- Fuga - Chieftain of the Wind Tribe and friend of Sumeragi.
- Hayato - Fuga's adopted son, a Diviner of the Wind Tribe who desires to be seen as an adult.
- Kaden - A narcissistic leader of the Kitsune who enjoys helping others.
- Kumagera - A soft-hearted assassin sent to kill King Garon.
- Haitaka - Proud general who occupied Fort Dragonfall.
- Kotaro - The ambitious and underhanded Daimyo of Mokushu.
- Emma - An inexperienced yet cheerful Sky Knight who debuted in Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher).
- Yuzu - A shy young Samurai who debuted in Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher).
Byakuya literally means white night in Japanese.
Hoshido is possibly a combination of Hoshi meaning star or Shiro meaning white in Japanese and bushido, the samurai code of chivalry, to match the Japan theme of the country.
- Hoshido is based on feudal Japan, most primarily the Sengoku and Edo Periods, evident in its aesthetic and cultural style. There are also trace elements of Hoshido deriving from China, as the Great Wall of Suzanoh shares its name with the real-life Great Wall of China, while the design of Fort Jinya is inspired by the Temple of Heaven in the Chinese capital, Beijing.
- In-game, cherry blossoms represent Hoshido.
- Hoshido appears to favor a patriarchal succession, as Hinoka states that she did not believe she would receive the crown as both her brothers were ahead of her in line for the throne.
- Hoshido is the smaller nation between itself and Nohr.