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Map of Grannvale, with Belhalla marked, from Genealogy of the Holy War.


Endgame: End of the Holy War




Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Belhalla (Japanese: バーハラ Barhara) is the capital city and seat of power of the Kingdom of Grannvale in Jugdral, situated in the nation's north-east. It was founded by Saint Heim of the Twelve Crusaders in Grann 649, as was the rest of Grannvale and its six satellite duchies. Its royal family, the Belhalla dynasty, are the descendants of Heim and the inheritors of his holy weapon, the Book of Naga. Belhalla also houses the Weissritter, an elite knight brigade which comprises the Grannvale royal guard.


In Grann 757, when the army of Grannvale set out to war with Isaach, Grannvale's Prince Kurth accompanied the army, leaving his ailing father King Azmur in Belhalla under the care of Lord Arvis of Velthomer. Kurth's murder at the war's conclusion briefly led to worries of the end of the Belhalla dynasty given Azmur's poor health and advanced age; these fears were absolved with the reappearance of Deirdre, Kurth's daughter and heiress. Arvis and Deirdre were soon married, and as such Arvis succeeded the throne after Azmur's death. Around this time, Belhalla was the site of the Battle of Belhalla, in which Arvis executed Sigurd of Chalphy and his army.

As the years passed, control of Grannvale and Belhalla fell into the hands of Julius, Arvis and Deirdre's son and vessel of Loptous, twisting Grannvale into a brutal empire. After Arvis's death, Julius took direct control of Belhalla in the final confrontation with Seliph, Sigurd's son and revolutionary leader, and it was at Belhalla that Julius fell to Seliph and Julia. With the war concluded, Seliph assumed his rightful throne as Grannvale's king, ruling from Belhalla.

Notable locations in Belhalla

Belhalla military academy

Belhalla houses a military academy, presumably of great repute given it playing hosts to nobles from other nations; it was where Sigurd, Quan and Eldigan all originally met and became close friends.[1]

Characters from Belhalla

Character Description Appears in
The leader of the Twelve Crusaders, and the founder of both the Belhalla dynasty and Grannvale as a whole. N/A
Portrait azmur fe04.png
King of Grannvale as of the year Grann 757. Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait kurth fe04.png
Prince of Grannvale, son of Azmur. Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait deirdre fe04.png
Daughter of Kurth and later Empress of Grannvale. Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait arvis 02 fe04.png
Former duke of Velthomer, later Emperor of Grannvale through marriage to Deirdre. Genealogy of the Holy War
Portrait julius fe05.png
Son of Arvis and Deirdre, prince of Grannvale, and host of Loptous. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Portrait julia fe05.png
Daughter of Arvis and Deirdre, and princess of Grannvale. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Portrait seliph fe05.png
Deirdre's eldest son through her first marriage to Sigurd, and the rightful crown prince - later king - of Grannvale. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Portrait filat fe04.png
An envoy in the service of Azmur. Genealogy of the Holy War


Genealogy of the House of Belhalla


══ Cigyun
══ Kurth
══ Deirdre
══ Sigurd
An unbroken line indicates direct descent. A dashed line (╍) indicates descent across multiple undefined generations. A double line indicates marriage or had children together; italics indicates the spouse from outside the family. Important relatives not directly connected with the Belhalla family are marked in gray.


Belhalla Castle in the Endgame.

Belhalla Castle is one of the castles present in Chapter 5 and the Endgame. In the former, it is neutral throughout the entire chapter and cannot be approached or accessed through legitimate means, with the final destination of Sigurd instead being Velthomer. In the latter, its capture is the final objective of the chapter, and it is controlled by Julius and protected by Ishtar and the Deadlords.

Genealogy of the Holy War castle data (Endgame)

Combatants and castles
Army Commander Affiliation Units Castles Guardian Notes
Seliph's Seliph Player 23+1 Chalphy -- Home castle
Edda Juphiel Enemy 39+∞ Edda Juphiel The ramparts northwest of Chalphy and Edda castles are lowered upon seizing Edda.
Dozel Brian Enemy 8+29 +∞ Dozel Dagon • The Dozel army appears once Edda has been seized.
• The rampart south of Friege is lowered upon seizing Dozel
Friege Hilda Enemy 19 Friege Baran • The Friege army appears once Dozel has been seized.
• The two ramparts east of Friege Castle are lowered once Friege is seized.
Yngvi Scipio Enemy 18 -- -- • The Yngvi army emerges once a unit crosses the pass to Friege enters the range of a Friege unit.
• The Yngvi army is tied to the Friege castle, and will disappear when it is siezed.
Thracia Arion Enemy 6 -- -- • The Thracian army arrives one turn after Friege is seized.
• The Thracian army becomes a partner once Altena talks to Arion.
Velthomer Manfroy Enemy 7 Velthomer Manfroy The Velthomer army emerges once Friege is seized.
Belhalla Julius Enemy 6+30+∞ Belhalla Julis The Loptrians emerge once Dozel has been seized; the Belhalla army emerges once Friege is seized.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes


Used in Awakening as a possible location for the player's profile card. Derived from Valhalla, the warrior's afterlife of Norse mythology. The "Bel" prefix may derive from bel, "white" in many Slavic languages, or from the French belle, "beautiful".



Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.



Officially romanized as Barhara. Corruption of Valhalla, as above; normally in Japanese, Valhalla is rendered as ヴァルハラ, indicating deliberate variation on the part of the developers.



Used in Awakening, and the American Spanish localization of Heroes.[2]



Used in the European Spanish localization of Heroes.[3]



As above.



As above.



As above.



Used on the Heroes website.[4]

Traditional Chinese


Barhara; used on the Heroes website.[5]



  1. "Remember the academy? We all met at the military academy back in Belhalla. It was the three of us. You, me, and Eldigan. We were talking late that one night. And we took a vow to help each other out if one of us was ever in a bind." — Quan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "El reino de Grannvale se conformaba por seis ducados que rendían cuentas al trono, situado en Barhara, la capital." — The American Spanish version of the Prologue of the "A Knight, A Friend" Lost Lore event, Fire Emblem Heroes
  3. "El reino de Grannvale se conformaba por seis ducados que rendían cuentas al trono, situado en Belhalla, la capital." — The European Spanish version of the Prologue of the "A Knight, A Friend" Lost Lore event, Fire Emblem Heroes
  4. "Durante a batalha de Belhalla, caiu na armadilha de Arvis e morreu."Meet some of the Heroes FE Heroes (Arvis, Portuguese language setting),, Retrieved: December 6, 2020
  5. "在「巴哈拉之戰」中命喪於阿爾維斯手下。"Meet some of the Heroes FE Heroes (Arvis, Chinese language setting),
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline