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Jehanna

Presentation of Jehanna in the prologue

Jehanna (ジャハナ Jahana) is a nation on the continent of Magvel, in the game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. It is a desert nation located in the east, south of its sister nation of Rausten. The Lagdou Ruins are also located on the coast of Jehanna.

Jehanna is ruled by Ismaire, the 'Queen of the White Dunes.' The queen's son disappeared many years earlier, though is later revealed to be the myrmidon Joshua. As a desert nation, the country is well known for its mercenary guilds, of which the queen is the highest guildmaster. Jehanna's most powerful mercenaries include a group led by Gerik and a group that Caellach and Joshua fought in at one point.

Jehanna is one of the nations with a Sacred Stone and, as such, is targeted by Grado for invasion. In Eirika's path, the player witnesses the invasion of Jehanna Hall by Grado General Caellach. Eirika fights to retake the castle and ultimately succeeds, but is unable to save the life of Ismaire, who is fatally wounded by Caellach after he destroys the Sacred Stone. In her last moments, she is finally reunited with her estranged son, and manages to uncover the Sacred Twins of Jehanna, the Anima tome Excalibur and the Ice Blade Audhulma, which she presents to Joshua and Eirika and her army. With the queen assassinated, Joshua inherits the throne.

The retreating Grado forces set fire to the castle, forcing Eirika and company out into the desert. Eirika and Ephraim's forces unite in Jehanna and are forced to battle the armies of Caellach and Valter.

After the game is finished, Joshua returns to Jehanna to rebuild it. He is joined in his efforts by either Natasha, Gerik or Marisa, if he reaches A support level with them. In the event that Joshua dies, the country's fate is left unknown.

Notable People from JehannaEdit

EtymologyEdit

The name 'Jehanna' might refer to Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc), whose name in Medieval French was spelled Jehanne. This would correlate with Ismaire's being a female sword-user, even though Joan of Arc, although she did carry a sword and was armed, did not fight.

It also may refer to the word Gehenna, another name for Judeo-Christian hell, or more likely, Jahannam, the Arabic word for Hell found in Islam. This would correlate with Jehanna being mostly desert, and the Abrahamic hell interpreted as being filled with flames.



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