|“||If true, it changes the meaning behind this war... The treatment of Lillia is one thing but...The assassination of the former apostle? The framing and destruction of my nation? If it was all part of Daein's plan to steal the medallion and the song, then I...I... The reason I fight...||”|
— Reyson, on Lillia
Lillia (Japanese: リーリア Lilea) was a princess of the fallen Kingdom of Serenes, and the sister of Rafiel, Reyson, and Leanne. She was abducted by the Kingdom of Daein following the Serenes Massacre as part of its King Ashnard's plan to release the dark god.
Lillia was the third of at least four daughters born to King Lorazieh of Serenes. She was in Serenes at the time of the Serenes Massacre, during which she was eventually found passed out on a forest altar with Lehran's Medallion, the relic her family was charged with protecting. Both she and the medallion were taken by Lehran and given to King Ashnard of Daein, to help him pursue his plan to unleash the "dark god" inside it. Ashnard had Lillia imprisoned at the Palmeni Shrine, near the capital Nevassa, in a small room with no windows. Ashnard personally demanded that she release the dark god numerous times, ignoring her protests and her inability to do so.
Soon after her arrival, Lillia became severely ill from the conditions she was kept in. One of the shrine's priestesses, Elena, began to care for her and try to nurse her back to health. While neither could speak the other's language, Lillia could sense Elena's unusually order-aligned heart, and the two became trusted friends. In order to get it as far away from Ashnard as possible, Lillia chose to entrust Elena with the medallion and the galdr of release, and eventually succeeded in communicating this to Elena. Lillia taught the galdr to Elena and entrusted her with taking it and the medallion and run away from Daein, and to eventually ensure that both reached "a girl named Altina" (likely intended to generically refer to whoever the next apostle of Begnion was, since Lillia had no way of knowing at the time). Elena and her husband, Gawain, vanished from Daein soon after and went into hiding in Gallia to keep the medallion out of Daein's reach. Lillia died of illness soon after this.
Before her death, Lillia recorded her experiences in writing on the walls of her chamber in the Palmeni Shrine. During the Mad King's War, her writings were found by her younger brother, Reyson, and by Ike and Mist, the children of Elena and Gawain. Before this point, Reyson believed she had died in the massacre, and the story of her experiences protecting Lehran's Medallion had a profound impact on him and strengthened his resolve to ensure that Ashnard was defeated.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Short form of Lillian or an elaborated form of Lily.
Romanized as LILEA in the internal data of Radiant Dawn.
- In the Japanese version of Radiant Dawn, the Library states that Rafiel is the "first prince", Reyson is the "third prince", Lillia is the "third princess", and Leanne is the "fourth princess". This implies that they had at least three other siblings who have never been mentioned.
- "Sephiran: Lady Sanaki, your theory is half correct... and half incorrect. Sir Ike, I’m afraid your father’s death was an unfortunate result of Zelgius’s own personal agenda. I must admit that I did ask him to seize the medallion and hand it over to King Ashnard, but it was not to gain Ashnard’s trust.
Sanaki: Then why?
Sephiran: Because originally the medallion belonged with me. 23 years ago, I placed it with Princess Lillia of Serenes." — Sephiran and Sanaki (extended script), Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- "Reyson: I apologize. I took up much of your time.
Ike: Reyson, you don't look so good. Why don't you rest for a bit?
Reyson: No, I'm fine. It's more important that we talk.
Ike: About the owner of this feather?
Reyson: ...Was it in that room?
Ike: Soren found it. Whose was it?
Reyson: Lillia... My older sister. The writing on the walls is hers.
Elincia: ...You have an older sister, too?
Ike: Will you tell us about it?
Reyson: She was kidnapped twenty years ago, on the night of the Serenes Massacre. I...I thought that Lillia had been murdered along with my other brothers and sisters. I believed that until today...
Ike: Who took her?
Reyson: The walls say only that he was a large human. She probably never knew who it was. He thrust a clan treasure at her and demanded that she use her magic to revive the thing sealed inside it. He exhorted her again and again, but to no avail. Lillia refused his request every time...because she did not possess that power.
Elincia: Someone wanted to revive the dark god...
Reyson: Shortly after she was brought here, Lillia fell ill and collapsed. I'm not surprised...it was a terrible time... She was imprisoned in that tiny room with no view of earth or sky...
Mist: Oh, that's awf...sniff.........sniff...
Mist: I'm sorry...I just feel...so sad for Lillia...and for...for Reyson, too...
Reyson: I beg your pardon. Let me continue. A young beorc began coming to the room to care for Lillia. She had bluish hair and blue eyes...And her heart was unusually pure for a beorc. In time, Lillia and she came to be friends, and shared a mutual trust.
Reyson: Lillia decided to entrust her hopes to the woman. They shared no common language, so it took some time. But eventually, the beorc woman understood what it was Lillia wanted... Which was to take the treasure and the song...and flee this temple.
Ike: Was there anything else written about this beorc woman? A name, perhaps...
Reyson: (Elena....) Translated into our language, it was probably Elena.
Mist: I knew it! Mother! It was our mother!
Elincia: Are, are you sure?
Ike: Our mother's name was Elena. Like me, her hair was blue...as were her eyes. Reyson, the object you refer to as your clan treasure was an aged, bronze medallion, wasn't it?
Reyson: How... How did you know that?
Ike: The medallion became my mother's keepsake. The song, too... My parents both gave their lives to protect it.
Reyson: Ike! You and Mist are Elena's children? Then Lehran's Medallion is here?
Ike: The medallion was stolen. Probably by Daein.
Reyson: It can't... This is...unbelievable. Can a thing like this be chance?
Ike: To be honest, I don't fully understand all that's happened. But...it all makes sense. It all comes together...
Elincia: Mist...That's the song that... But...the melody's a little different, isn't it?
Ike: It's similar to the song Reyson and Leanne sang in the forest. My mother used to sing it as a lullaby.
Reyson: It is the song of release. The one Lillia entrusted to Elena.
Mist: B-but...I wore the medallion and sang that song almost every single night! And nothing ever happened.
Reyson: The magical effect of the song is awakened by the power of the singer. ...It can't be unleashed by just anyone. The true song of release can only be sung by a girl named Altina...Lillia wanted your mother to take the melody to Altina and return the medallion to its rightful place in Serenes Forest.
Ike: The story's becoming clearer and clearer. My father fled Daein to protect my mother, who was carrying the amulet.
Titania: Ike? How did you know--
Ike: Volke told me. He told me about my father's past, and the amulet, and the dark god, too.
Titania: So you know everything...
Reyson: King Ashnard took Lillia, didn't he?
Ike: That would be the final piece of the puzzle. After all, the man who found my father was the king's henchman.
Titania: Ike! Are you saying you know who killed Commander Greil? You never said anything about that! We all thought his murderer was unknown... Why didn't you say anything?
Ike: ...I don't know. I never felt like talking about it.
Titania: He was a Daein soldier, wasn't he? Who was it? Who was the man who killed Commander Greil?
Titania: IKE!! TELL ME!!
Soren: Can we discuss this later?
Titania: ...Oh... Yes... Yes. Of course.
Soren: Up to this point, we've all been fighting for the liberation of Crimea. Even if we now add to that stopping the dark god from being released and punishing Commander Greil's killer... Our enemy remains unchanged. King Daein and his henchman are the ones we must defeat.
Elincia: It's mysterious, isn't it? I mean, Reyson said the same thing earlier, but... Could all of this really be mere coincidence? The fall of Crimea... Ike's parents... The death of Reyson's sister... The fact that everything leads back to Daein...
Reyson: If true, it changes the meaning behind this war... The treatment of Lillia is one thing but...The assassination of the former apostle? The framing and destruction of my nation? If it was all part of Daein's plan to steal the medallion and the song, then I...I... The reason I fight...
Ike: ..." — Reyson, Ike, Elincia, Mist, Titania, and Soren, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- "Yes, I tried to get her to free the dark god from the medallion, but all she did was get sick and die. Pah! They're ridiculously frail creatures. I should have just killed her in the first place and saved some time." — Ashnard, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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