Maltet (マルテ Marute, translated Malte in the fan translations) is one of eight Legendary Weapons of Elibe, and is the pre-eminent Lance in Fire Emblem: Binding Blade. Forged during The Scouring for the purpose of fending against Manaketes, Maltet was first wielded by Barigan the Holy Knight, an individual who would later found the country of Ilia.
Also known as the "Spear of Snow and Ice", Maltet was sealed in a set of ancient ruins located in the outskirts of Edessa.
During the events of Binding Blade, completing Chapter 20A in 25 turns or less and ensuring the survival of Juno will lead to the emergence of reports that a portion of Bern's army has taken refuge in some ruins located nearby, alongside the existence of Maltet within its domains. Roy responds by directing his army towards these ruins, spurring the events of Chapter 20Ax, in which the stragglers of Bern's army are eradicated. Maltet is thereafter located by an unnamed Soldier, and employed alongside its other divine weapon counterparts to end Idenn's influence on Elibe.
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In the medieval epic poem The Song of Roland, which inspired most of the Eight Heroes' names or weapons, Maltet is the name of the spear of Baligant, the emir of the ambiguously described Muslim kingdoms from across the sea. As Baligant—and muslims in general—are portrayed negatively in this poem, 'Maltet' probably comes from the words 'mal' meaning 'bad' or 'evil,' and 'tete,' meaning 'head' in French.