“The young archbishop and genius tactician of Velthomer... Bishop Saias is aiding the enemy. As long as he is against us, we have no hope of victory.”
—Dorias in a conversation with Leif in Thracia 776
Saias is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is the illegitimate son of Arvis and Aida, as well as the grandson of Cowen, Victor and Cigyun. He is the paternal half-brother of Julius and Julia.
Saias is a bishop of the Bragi Church with a high position in the court of Velthomer and one of the greatest tacticians in the history of Jugdral. He is kind and friendly to everyone he meets. As revealed in Chapter 22 of Thracia 776, Aida died protecting Saias from Manfroy, who sees him as a potential threat because of his Fjalar blood.
Some time after Mareeta falls victim to the Shadow Sword, Saias removes its curse and convinces her to get over fighting against Brigid, since she was possessed. He also convinces her to accept the Shadow Sword because she must love all blades to be a true swordmaster, and it becomes Mareeta's Sword, a personal weapon for her. In Chapter 23, Ced gives the Bragi Sword to Saias, who in turn passes it to Leif.
He appears twice as an enemy prior to his recruitment and his presence greatly boosts the fighting abilities of his allies, since he is very charismatic. If Ced is recruited during Chapter 23, Saias will leave Leif's army to travel to Bragi Tower without giving his reasons as to why.
*(5 in Chapter 23, 10 in Chapter 17A and 22)
As an enemy, Saias makes Chapter 17A and Chapter 22 very difficult for the player due to his leadership stars. However, when he joins at the beginning of Chapter 23, he has only about half of the stars that he had before. The player must choose between him and Ced, who outclasses him to a great degree, although Saias also has utility with staves. If the player decides to use Ced instead of him, remember to take his three staves (a Heal Staff, a Warp, and a Silence Staff) off of him before the end of Chapter 23.
*Enemy only, joins unequipped
- Bishop of Flame
- A priest of Velthomer; known as one of the greatest tacticians. The brand of the crusader Fjalar resides in his body. Appears in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.
Bishop of Flame
Bishop of Flame
|Wargod's Tome||Shine||14||2||At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Atk/Res -4 until end of foe's next action.||400||-|
|Name||Prerequisite||Effects||Charge Cost||SP Cost||Default||Unlocked|
|Chilling Wind||-||Boosts damage delt by 50% of unit's Res.||4||100|
|Glacies||Chilling Wind||Boosts damage dealt by 80% of unit's Res.||4||200||-|
|Escape Route 1||-||Enables unit whose own HP <30% to warp adjacent to any ally.||60||B|
|Escape Route 2||Escape Route 1||Enables unit whose own HP <40% to warp adjacent to any ally.||120||B|
|Escape Route 3||Escape Route 2||Enables unit whose own HP <50% to warp adjacent to any ally.||240||B|
|Spd Ploy 1||-||At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Spd -3 until end of foe's next action.||60||-||C|
|Spd Ploy 2||Spd Ploy 1||At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Spd -4 until end of foe's next action.||120||C|
|Spd Ploy 3||Spd Ploy 2||At start of turn, all foes in cardinal directions with Res 1 or more lower than unit suffer Spd -5 until end of foe's next action.||240||C|
“I cannot fight with these wounds... I shall retreat for now.”
—Saias' retreat quote in Thracia 776.
Saias - The Bishop of Crimson Flame (赤き炎の司祭 Akaki honoo no shisai)
Saias returned to Velthomer and helped restore the trampled land. His talent was later recognized by Seliph, and he went into the service of the New Kingdom of Grannvale, where he contributed greatly to its reconstruction.
- Saias is the only playable character in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 to retreat if he was defeated.
- Saias has a lot of similarities with his father, Arvis, in Fire Emblem Heroes. They share the same unique battle animations, their personal weapons (Saias' Wargod's Tome and Arvis' Valflame ) share the exact same effect, and perhaps the most notable fact is that they share a nearly identical max-level statline.