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The Halidom of Ylisse (Sacred Kingdom of Iris in the Japanese version) is a peaceful, tranquil nation that was ruled by Emmeryn, the Exalt.

In the XP4 fics, the Halidom of Ylisse is allied with the Heroes Coalitions.

In the AWA fics, the Halidom of Ylisse is allied with the AWA.


Ylisse is led by its ruler, the Exalt. The first Exalt defeated the Fell Dragon thanks to the aid of the Holy Dragon, Naga. All Exalts since then have been descendants of this man and bear the Brand of the Exalt (also called the Mark of Naga) on their bodies, a symbol of the pact between Naga and the first Exalt.

The citizens of Ylisse worship Naga as their god, and because of their disdain for fighting, only a minimal amount of soldiers defend the country. However, Ylisse does have an army of its own, mostly comprising Cavaliers, Mages, Clerics, Priests, and Pegasus Knights. The knighthood in particular consists of highborn males.

The rulers have a tradition of having their children wet-nursed.

Family Tree

The genealogy of the Exalts of the Halidom goes as far as the first Exalt, with its origins predating even further, to the time of the Hero-King Marth.

Known People from Ylisse


  • First Exalt - A nameless man who founded the Kingdom of Ylisse after defeating Grima.
  • Emmeryn - The pacifistic Exalt of Ylisse and older sister of Chrom and Lissa (prior to Chapter 9).
  • Chrom - The just Ylissean prince, brother of Emmeryn and Lissa, captain of the Shepherds, and Exalt.
  • Sumia - A clumsy but dedicated Shepherd Pegasus Knight and the wife of Chrom.
  • Lissa - The sprightly Ylissean princess and younger sister of Emmeryn and Chrom.
  • Lucina - The future daughter of Chrom and princess of Ylisse.
  • Owain  - The future son of Lissa and cousin of Lucina.


  • Frederick - The royal retainer for Emmeryn, Chrom, and Lissa and lieutenant of the Shepherds.
  • Sully - A brash, tomboyish Shepherd Cavalier deemed a "woman to end all men."
  • Vaike - A thick-headed Shepherd Fighter and Chrom's self-proclaimed rival.
  • Stahl - A well-meaning Shepherd Cavalier with a voracious appetite.
  • Miriel - A studious Shepherd Mage who wishes to research all that interests her.
  • Kellam - A Shepherd Knight with a lack of presence in front of other people.
  • Maribelle - A noblewoman Troubadour Shepherd who wishes to create equal rights for all citizens.
  • Ricken - A young Shepherd Mage who desires to be treated like an adult rather than a child.

Pegasus Knights

  • Phila - The captain of the Ylissean Pegasus Knights and Emmeryn's bodyguard.
  • Cordelia - A prodigious Pegasus Knight with hidden feelings for a certain individual.

Other Ylisseans

  • Donnel - A farmland-raised Villager who journeys with the Shepherds to make himself better.
  • Gaius - A Thief who will work for the right price, especially if it involves sugar.
  • Libra - A War Monk whose appearance often causes people to mistake him for a woman.
  • Kjelle  - the future daughter of Sully.
  • Cynthia  - the future daughter of Sumia.
  • Brady  - the future son of Maribelle.
  • Hierarch  - The Hierarch who guided Emmeryn during her young and vulnerable years.



  • The descendant of the United Kingdom of Archanea formed by King Marth, Ylisse is made up of the territories belonging to the former countries of Archanea, Talys, and Pyrathi.
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