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Valorous Roland

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Valorous Roland

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...I am one of... Sir Roland's... warriors...Georg......You trespass here... I down...
— Georg

Valorous Roland (Japanese: 勇者ローラン The Hero Roland) is chapter 28 of Eliwood's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.


Main article: Valorous Roland/Script

At the Dragon’s Gate, Nergal demands that Ninian open the gate, though she says nor does anything in response. Nergal clarifies that he was not asking for her consent and attempts to force her to do as he wills; however, Ninian resists Nergal’s power and suddenly transforms into a large figure that overshadows her captor. Ninian seizes her opportunity and escapes. Nergal taunts the girl as she flees towards Eliwood’s location, warning that her true form will deny her the affections of her beloved as well as any place she could call home.

A dragon appears before Eliwood and Hector.

Meanwhile, Eliwood, Hector, and Lyn have entered the shrine of the legendary Roland in pursuit of his famed regalia, Durandal. The cave is lined with lava and pillars of flame, leading the lords to doubt that a shrine could truly exist in a place so inhospitable to life. Athos plainly explains that the legendary weapons needed to be protected from those with evil hearts, meriting the extreme security measures. Athos then warns Eliwood that the sword is guarded by those who fought in The Scouring and that due to the danger inherent to the trial, Eliwood cannot bring very many allies though he must approach the altar alone regardless of who accompanies him. Eliwood boldly takes to the battlefield with his chosen allies, thus, beginning the trial.

Nils finds out what happened.

Once Eliwood manages to bypass Georg and approach the altar, Athos calls out the spirit of the hero Roland. Athos informs him of the group’s need for the legendary weapons used in The Scouring and asks that he bless Eliwood, one of his descendants, with strength enough to see their task through. Roland grants Athos’ request and bestows his blessing onto Eliwood in the form of Durandal.

Eliwood steps outside of the shrine, Durandal in hand and prepared to set out for the Dragon’s Gate when suddenly, Durandal begins to glow and an Ice Dragon appears in front of the group. Without hesitation, Eliwood, guided by Durandal, strikes the dragon down in a single blow. As the dragon lay dying on the ground, Athos notices something is wrong but is prevented from telling the rest of the group by Nergal’s sudden appearance. Nergal claims Ninian proved to be useless to him and has come to take Nils as a substitute. Before anyone can act, Nergal teleports Nils to his side and puts him to sleep so he cannot resist. Eliwood demands to know what Nergal did with Ninian. To the surprise of the lords, Nergal responds that he did nothing; in fact, Eliwood disposed of Ninian for him as he, moments before his arrival, killed her with Durandal. When Ninian returned to her true form as an ice dragon, she lost her memories and wandered lost, though she still managed to retain her affections for Eliwood and sought him out to be reunited with him only to die at his hands. Fatally wounded, Ninian uses the last of her power to take her human form once again. Eliwood rushes to her side and Ninian with her dying breath tells Eliwood that she is glad he remains unharmed and to protect Elibe from Nergal. Eliwood is beside himself with grief and regret and can do nothing but cry over Ninian's body. Nergal, seemingly satisfied with shattering Eliwood’s spirit, attempts to depart with Nils, however, Athos delays his departure by attacking him with Forblaze. Nergal takes barely any damage from the powerful tome and boldly proclaims that his power has become so great that no legendary weapon can do him harm. Nergal then leaves without Nils, claiming he does so out of respect for the man Athos used to be and their long-since deceased friendship. Soon after, Nils awakens from his induced slumber only to see the dead body of his sister and fall into a similar state of grief to Eliwood.

Beginning log

A mountain cave on the outskirts of Ostia. Here, a sacred weapon lies waiting, the seal guarding it broken. However, to retrieve the weapon, one must pass a trial. A long, seemingly uncrossable distance... Eliwood must overcome the challenge with the help of his friends. Eliwood's true strength will soon be sorely tested.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Claim a space Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 5 {{{partner}}} 0 27 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units
Portrait nils fe07.png
Automatically at the start
Returning Characters

Small portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.pngSmall portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait guy fe07.pngSmall portrait erk fe07.pngSmall portrait priscilla fe07.pngSmall portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.pngSmall portrait raven fe07.pngSmall portrait lucius fe07.pngSmall portrait canas fe07.pngSmall portrait dart fe07.pngSmall portrait fiora fe07.pngSmall portrait legault fe07.pngSmall portrait isadora fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait heath fe07.pngSmall portrait hawkeye fe07.pngSmall portrait wallace fe07.pngSmall portrait geitz fe07.pngSmall portrait pent fe07.pngSmall portrait louise fe07.pngSmall portrait karel fe07.pngSmall portrait harken fe07.pngSmall portrait nino fe07.pngSmall portrait jaffar fe07.pngSmall portrait vaida fe07.png

  • Note: Nils will inherit Ninian's items and stats.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by warrior
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by warrior (normal mode only)
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by druid (normal mode only)
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by shaman (hard mode only)
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by knight
Is gba rapier.png Rapier Dropped by myrmidon
Is gba pure water.png Pure Water Steal from mage
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from fighter
Is gba tomahawk.png Tomahawk Dropped by Georg

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Guardian Archer 10 1 Longbow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Guardian Archer 10 4 Steel Bow --
Ma gba druid enemy.gif
Guardian Druid 2 1 Flux ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Guardian Fighter 10 2 Steel Axe --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Guardian Fighter 10 1 Steel Axe Vulnerary --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Guardian Fighter 10 1 Hand Axe --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Guardian Knight 10 1 Javelin ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Guardian Knight 10 1 Steel Lance --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Guardian Mage 10 2 Elfire --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Guardian Mage 10 2 Thunder --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Guardian Mage 10 1 Thunder Pure Water --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Guardian Mercenary 10 1 Steel Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Guardian Mercenary 10 2 Steel Blade --
Ma gba monk enemy.gif
Guardian Monk 10 1 Lightning --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Guardian Myrmidon 10 1 Steel Sword RapierThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba sage enemy.gif
Guardian Sage 3 1 Elfire Bolting --
Ma gba sniper female enemy.gif
Guardian Sniper 3 1 Longbow Silver Bow --
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif
Guardian Warrior 1 2 Hand Axe ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba berserker fe7 enemy.gif
Georg Berserker 15 1 TomahawkThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Georg
Portrait georg fe07.png
Ma gba berserker fe7 enemy.gif Berserker
Level 15
Affinity --
Max HP 60 Luck 0
Strength 27 Defense 18
Skill 17 Resistance 21
Speed 13 Constitution 15
Movement 6 Aid 14
TomahawkThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe S GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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Etymology and other languages

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

Valorous Roland

Refers to one of the heroes that fought in the Scouring, Roland.



The Hero Roland


Heldenmütiger Roland

Heroic Roland



Images from the Fire Emblem 0206 and 0219 prototypes.
Cog of Destiny Valorous Roland Sands of Time
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline