“So, are we gonna help them, or are we just going to stand here all day and twiddle our thumbs?”
— Vika, of the Laguz Emancipation Army.
The Laguz Emancipation Army is an army based in the Grann Desert in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is led by Tormod, a mage, and its goal, as its name suggests, is to liberate all Laguz from slavery under Beorc masters. Other notable members include Muarim and Vika. It is fought by Ike and his friends in Path of Radiance, though Ike is somewhat unwilling. At the end, Muarim and Tormod join their former enemies in Begnion. The Laguz Emancipation Army consists of ravens, tigers, cats, and hawks. Also, though having excellent tracking abilities, they don't seem to notice Stefan or any of the treasures in the desert.
Chapter 15: The Feral Frontier
Muarim: Haah...haa...ha...We lose...
Ike: You! You're the leader of this band, aren't you?
Muarim: Yes...I am. I'll resist you no further. Take me and execute me here...I care not. But my companions...would you let them go? ...Please?
Unknown: No! I won't allow it!
Tormod: I won't let you take Muarim!
Muarim: Grr...Stay back, little one! You weren't supposed to expose-
Tormod: If you want Muarim, you'll have to kill me first!
Muarim: Yes, he is a beorc child. I claimed him when he was little more than an infant. He has nothing to do with us...sub-humans...
Tormod: Stop lying! I'm here because I want to be! Who's the leader of the Laguz Emancipation Army? I am! You're a big jerk, Muarim! Trying to cover for everyone and get yourself killed? I won't allow it!
Muarim: Little one...
Ike: Hey! I don't care who the real leader is. A laguz who calls himself a sub-human is protecting a kidnapped beorc who claims to lead a laguz emancipation army? Do I have that right? Because if I do, I have absolutely no idea what any of you are talking about. Would someone please tell me what is going on here?
Ike: All right...please go over that again. It's been customary throughout Begnion's history to keep laguz as slaves?
Tormod: That's right.
Titania: But that's past now! Twenty years ago, all slavery was outlawed, and all laguz were freed!
Nasir: And as far as the general public is concerned, that's exactly what happened.
Ike: So there's a portion of society that willingly breaks the law?
Tormod: The commoners obey, but there are still many laguz slaves in the homes of nobles. Muarim and I brought this to the attention of the senators, but they would not listen. That's why we gathered our fighters. We break into homes where slaves are kept and help them escape. Of course, the nobles can't let this be known publicly, so they brand us as thieves and turn us into wanted outlaws.
Ike: All right. I think I understand your motives, but you're not going to solve the basic problem this way.
Tormod: We know that. But we can't just give up and leave them in chains. We can't and we won't!
Ike: Do you mind if I try to help?
Ike: This sort of beorc behavior is something that's been bothering me. I think there may be something I can do...