It’s been almost a month since the launch of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and by now I’m sure you’ve all chosen your houses and sworn your allegiances. What comes next? The inevitable wondering about what would life have been for you had you chosen the other houses. For those that are reading this just for fun the premise for Fire Emblem: Three Houses is pretty easy. Like the name suggests you are given the choice of choosing to side between three rival nations. The Golden Deer, The Blue Lions and The Black Eagles.
Your choice of houses will make a huge impact on how you experience the game and the story. Now let me put it out here, there isn’t a ‘right choice’ in this game. But your choice does indicate where your beliefs may lie. You know in case you ever find yourself in charge of a nation. Watch out for some minor spoilers as we get into it.
Golden Deer – Neutral Good
Aren’t you just the little Hufflepuff of the group? But just because you’re trying to remain neutral doesn’t mean that people should take you for a doormat. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
If you’ve chosen the House of the Golden Deer you’re a man of the people. You won’t let all those people in their Ivory Towers get you down. You’re there to protect your allies, be they a nobleman or a commoner. The Leicester Alliance is a relative newcomer to Fodlan, having broken off from Faerghus and replacing monarchs with an aristocratic council. Since its social structure isn’t quite as rigid as the other two regions of Fodlan, Golden Deer has a decent mix of commoners and nobility. It’s basically a ragtag bunch, with a wide range of personalities and backgrounds represented, and now you’re one of them.
But don’t count Golden Deer out as a bunch of socialists either. If their leader Claude is anything to go by. Despite Claude’s easygoing nature, he’s a cunning strategist that’s not above using dirty tactics to get what he wants. All in the name of the greater good of course and to protect his allies. This makes you a little bit of a wild card when those you have sworn to protect are being threatened.
Blue Lions – Lawful Neutral
Blue Lions are soldiers that always follows orders, following the rules of law and order to a fault. Chivalrous and by the book you know what you should be doing, even if you’re not completely convinced that it’s the right thing. Maintain the status quo my young lion.
Be careful though because the world may not be as black and white as the books would have you believe. And if you’re not prepared for that you could end up like Dimitri, Crown Prince of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus. When he discovers betrayal he becomes cold and brooding and cynical.
The Blue Lions House is connected to the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus, a relatively new nation in Fodlan. It was once part of the Adrestian Empire, but rebelled and achieved its independence thanks in part to assistance from the Church of Seiros. As one would expect from a country with a shaky claim to independence, its nobility and legitimacy to rule play an important role, though it’s not quite so aristocrat heavy as the Black Eagles house.
Black Eagles – Chaotic Good
Not content with the way things are being run a member of the Black Eagles House is not interested in remaining neutral or maintaining the status quo. They’re here to change it. Rebellion in the face of oppression. You have to have a great deal of confidence to be in this house. In fact, the Black Eagles House is the epitome of nobility, if only in name and heritage. Every character there is from a high-ranking noble house in the Adrestian Empire. Well, except Dorothea — but, being an internationally famous opera diva, even she isn’t your average commoner.
If you’ve chosen the Black Eagles you’re not afraid of confrontation. But that doesn’t mean that you’ll be rushing in axe swinging. You’re cool, calm and calculating waiting for the right moment to strike. Greece wasn’t conquered in a day after all. Not one to back down from a fight, you’d rather die than surrender. You’re all about that chaotic good.
Which personality did you end up being? Definitely play all the routes for a different perspective on the Three Houses war. To avoid playing through Part One again, it’s a good idea to make two save files when you start Chapter 11, so after finishing one route, you can start back at the branch again later. If you haven’t started playing or are looking for more tips on your game check out our Fire Emblem: Three Houses Beginner’s Guide here!