The Kingdom of Medon (translated Macedonia in the Japanese versions and Macedon in the North American version) is one of the many nations of Akaneia, appearing in Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, and Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~. It is a quiet and prosperous kingdom famed for its fleet of Pegasus Knights and Dracoknights in particular, the knightly order of the Whitewings and the Dragoons. House Medon consists of King Osmond, Prince Michalis, Princess Minerva, and Princess Maria.
War of ShadowsEdit
Medon was founded by the hero Iote in the year 503, approximately a hundred years before the War of Shadows, and Iote's Shield is the nation's treasure. Medon is one of the many suzerains of Akaneia, and has an allegiance with them. Medon shares a border with Doluna, and when Doluna begins to revive itself in the beginning of the War of Shadows, it requests Medon's allegiance. The father of Michalis, Minerva, and Maria - King Osmond, bluntly denies the allegiance, and request that Akaneia send reinforcements so that Medon may defend itself from Doluna. The reinforcements do not come, however, and Prince Michalis approaches his father with the notion of allying with Doluna. Michalis proposes that Doluna will help Medon reach greater heights, and once they have conquered the countinent Medon can become the mightiest nation. Osmond refuses, but as Medon's situation grows worse, Michalis and his father clash. Gharnef takes advantage of this situation and spreads rumors throughout Medon that Minerva will be the next heir to the throne. Michalis then kills his father and announces that it was the work of an Akaneian assassin, so he can advocate allying with Doluna. Minerva and Maria are unaware of the true nature of their father's death, but Minerva is skeptical, as she knows of her father's support of Akaneia. Michalis seizes control of Medon, becoming the next King, and allies Medon with Doluna. He then approaches Maria and tells her that Medon will face a crisis if Doluna does not believe that Medon is truly loyal to them, and if Doluna invades Medon tens of thousands of citizens would die. Michalis's solution to this is for Maria to become Doluna's hostage. Maria agrees, trying to protect the citizens of Medon and please her brother. Michalis has lied to Maria. Knowing his ruse will soon fall through, he imprisons Maria to keep Minerva from rebelling against Medon once she learns that Michalis has killed their father. Upon hearing that Maria has been imprisoned, however, Minerva realizes what Michalis has done, but as Maria will now be executed if she rebels, she has no choice but to serve Medon.
Medon, as part of Doluna's alliance, is in charge of the attack on Aurelis. As Michalis is now King, Minerva becomes the main general of Medon, and leads its forces on Aurelis and successfully takes the Castle. Before the Medonians could finish off the Aurelian resistance, however, the Altean army led by Marth successfully joins forces with the Aurelain resistance led by Hardin, and routs the Medonian soldiers from Aurelis.
Medon's general Minerva is then demoted and put under the Grustian general Harmein. Minerva can not bear servitude much longer, and she withdraws from the battle and sends her subordinate Catria to request that Marth rescue Maria from Doluna's imprisonment. Maria is rescued, and both Minerva and Maria deflect from Medon's cause and join Marth's Akaneian League. However, Minerva's Whitewings have been separated from her, and Medon later sends them as reinforcements for King Jiol in Gra (who had requested Michalis' Dragoons instead) where the Whitewings Catria and Palla defect from Medon as well and join the League. Medon's Pegasus Knights still assist in King Jiol's defense, but are defeated by the League. Est, the final Whitewing, infiltrates Grust, and returns to present Marth with the sword Mercurius. Eventually, Medon is invaded by the League, as it is still an ally to Doluna. Minerva is determined to set things right in Medon, and she, her Whitewings, and the League defeat Michalis' Dragoons and take Medon's Aerie. Minerva and Michalis meet in battle, and Minerva triumphs. Michalis is very nearly killed, but Maria houses him away in Medon's Aerie to be healed. Minerva, Maria, and the Whitewings follow Marth until the War's end, and return to Medon.
War of HeroesEdit
“What's going to happen to Medon now? First they said Prince Michalis died, then Princess Maria went missing... And now Princess Minerva has been captured, and her life is in danger. Ah... This country won't become like Grust, right...?”
—Villager, in Chapter 3 of Mystery of the Emblem Book 2
Following the war's end, Minerva became Queen of Medon by popular acclaim, albeit against her will. Michalis was nursed back to health by Maria after her return from Khadein. However, Minerva lacked Michalis' charisma or leadership ability, and inadvertently provoked a Medonian rebellion. Maria, meanwhile, was captured by Gharnef, to be sacrificed to Medeus. Michalis sought to rescue Maria, and rescued Minerva, who traveled to Khadein to aid Marth again. Michalis then retrieved Starlight from Gharnef, and delivered it to Marth before perishing as a result of his wounds. Afterwards, Minerva was able to help free Maria from Gharnef's control.
By the end of the conflict, Minerva chose to renounce the throne of Medon, and both she and Maria joined Lena's orphanage. Marth then takes over ruling Medon. In Shin Monshō no Nazo Michalis abandons Medon and becomes king on another continent after a conquest.
- Iote - Founder of Medon and namesake of Iote's Shield.
- Osmond - The previous king of Medon, Michalis, Minerva and Maria's father. He had an antagonistic relationship with Michalis.
- Michalis - King of Medon and brother of Minerva and Maria. He sided with Doluna in order to gain power, but planned to eventually betray them to make Medon the most powerful country.
- Minerva - Princess of Medon and leader of the Whitewings.
- Maria - Princess of Medon and younger sister of Minerva and Michalis. She is also the only member of the royal family who is not a Dracoknight, as she is a Cleric. She is a taken hostage to secure Medon's alligiance with Doluna.
- Palla - The oldest of the Whitewings. Appears to have a crush on Abel.
- Catria - The middle child of the Whitewings. Appears to have a crush on Marth.
- Est - The youngest of the Whitewings. Later marries Abel and moves to Altea.
- Lena - A Cleric who had an arranged marriage with Michalis but denied him and fled to Akaneia instead.
- Matthis - Lena's brother who was forced to join the Medonian army.
- Ymir - A giant of a man who moved to Grust because of ill treatment.
- Bentheon- Cavalier boss stationed in Aurelis and boss of Matthis.
- Merach - Boss that Guards Aurelis castle.
- Emereus- General boss residing in Aurelis castle.
- Orridyon - Paladin boss