“Wh-What! The seal has been broken!? Ergh... Leif...always getting in the way of my plans... If I am to die, I shall take all of you down with me! I will crush you all with the Stone spell!”
Veld (ベルド Berudo, translated Berdo in fan translations) is the final boss in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is a bishop of the Loptyrian Cult that is in control of Northern Thracia. His position is just below that of Manfroy's, and he works alongside Raydrik. He and Manfroy are implied to have manipulated Travant into ambushing Quan and Ethlyn during the Yied Massacre, as seen in the opening of the Final Chapter when the two are talking. Leif, along with the rescued Eyvel (who was turned back to normal by Sara) and others charge in, evading the Stone spell, and bring down Veld.
Compared to all other final bosses, Veld is by far one of the easiest, but getting to him is the hard part. Use the Kia Staff to remove the Stone condition on your units, but if you do not have that, kill Veld as soon as possible, because if he manages to inflict Stone on Leif, you essentially lose. Galzus or Ced are characters that can take Veld down with fairly little effort.
Or, because the Throne he stands on does not grant +10 Magic, you could easily boost Tina's magic by having her stand on a magic floor and/or raise her magic power with a Barrier Staff and, with the Thief Staff, steal his Stone tome. You can either kill him without risk of Stone from there, or steal his other weapons and Capture him, instantly neutralizing him.
“Guh...I-Impossible...How could I...But...it isn't over yet...Even if I fall...Lopto will live on...No one can stop...the rebirth of the Lopto Empire...May you...writhe in pain until then...fools...Heh...heh...hahahahaha...ha...”
—Veld's death quote
“Bishop Manfroy...forgive me. Ugh!”
—Veld's release quote
- If hacked to be made playable, Veld's battle theme will still play, even though he is on the player side.
- Veld is one of the four final bosses whose defeat does not result in an instant victory, as the player still has to seize the throne afterwards. Others are Medeus (Mystery of the Emblem only) and Julius.
- Among the final bosses in the Fire Emblem series, Veld is unique in that he is a normal human acting under his own will, as opposed to a dragon, or a human that has been possessed or controlled by a dragon or other evil entity. Ashnard of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance is similar, though he becomes possessed by the power of Lehran's Medallion on the game's hardest difficulty setting.