Fire Emblem story information
Linoan - Thracia 776
|Sister → Sage
|The Lone Flower
Linoan is the young mayor of the free city of Tahra. She is a brave
woman with a strong sense of responsibility
Linoan's father, the duke of Tahra, was one of many Thracian rulers who
harboured Prince Leaf and his close friends following the Fall of
Lenster. It was because of his actions that he was eventually executed
and Tahra was taken by the Grandbell Empire.
The Empire's rule over Tahra had always been terrible, but one day they
started the child hunts. The citizens of Tahra could stand it no more;
they elected Linoan as the new mayor and raised a rebellion. They hired
mercenaries to fight and bribed the most powerful of the imperial
nobles in order to win their freedom. However, King Blume, commander of
the imperial soldiers at Thracia, did not approve of their actions and
ordered the imperial army to surround Thracia. The mercenaries all left
in fear of the Empire's might, leaving Tahra in a dire situation. In
hope of saving Tahra, Linoan made the decision to send her closest
friend, Saphy, to search for help.
By chance, Saphy was able to meet Prince Leaf and explain to him about
Tahra's situation. Leaf is startled to hear how bad things are and
promises to hurry to Tahra's aid. When Leaf finally meets Linoan at
Tahra, he apologises to her for not coming sooner and for his part in
causing her father's death. Linoan is not at all angry, as she knew
that her father had made his resolve as soon as he let Leaf into
Tahra's walls. She was proud of her father for being unafraid to
sacrifice his life to forge a better world. Even though his death
pained her, as did the Empire's oppression, Linoan was able to continue
living, hoping to meet with Leaf once again. However, now that Tahra is
in grave danger, Linoan doesn't know what to do. Leaf tells her not to
worry and vows to protect her and the city.
Prior to the battle of Tahra, Linoan speaks to Eda about her past. She
explains that, after her father's death, their mansion was confiscated
and she was
forced to live under strict supervision for two years. At the time, the
acting ruler of Tahra constantly threatened her to reveal the
whereabouts of Prince Leaf. However, Dean came to watch over her.
He protected Linoan from the Empire's assassins and cheered her up
whenever she started breaking down. Linoan always thought Dean was some
well-known mercenary and it wasn't until later that she discovered he
was actually sent by Prince Areone of Thracia, her fiance.
After Leaf's army successfully drives away the imperial soldiers from
Tahra, Linoan is visited by Areone. He suggests that Tahra should
surrender, otherwise they will be defeated by his father's Thracian
army or, worse, the Loputo Cult's elite mages, the Schwarze Rosen. He
tells her that Thracia will occupy Tahra and protect it from the
Empire. Linoan accepts Areone's proposition, but says that she will
along with Leaf. She says that it is for the best and that she will
return once the Empire has been defeated. Hesitating for a moment,
Areone agrees with Linoan's idea and lets her go.
Later on, Linoan stumbles upon a church where she is met by an elderly
bishop, who happens to be an old friend of her father's. The bishop
mentions how Linoan resembles her mother. He then surprises Linoan,
explaining that she possesses holy blood, as the rulers of Tahra are
descended from Heim the Crusader. Linoan follows the bishop, who
awakens the blood of Narga within her, and she promotes to a Sage.
Once the Empire is defeated and the war comes to an end, Linoan returns
to Tahra and spends her life rebuilding her ruined hometown. Eventually
Tahra became an even more prosperous city than before and aided Leaf in
his development of the New Kingdom of Thracia. Despite her beauty,
Linoan never married.