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Vigarde as he appears in
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
|Game||Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones|
|Known Relations||Lyon (son)|
Vigarde is the "Silent Emperor" of Grado. He was a benevolent and well-liked ruler who was a very good ally of the kingdom of Renais. Vigarde became terminally ill, and in order to find a way to cure Vigarde of the unexplainable disease, Lyon started experimenting with the Fire Emblem, the sacred stone of Grado.
After many failures, Lyon succeeded in creating the Dark Stone, which he used to resurrect his now dead father. However, the Dark Stone harbored the spirit of the Demon King, and he took control of Lyon and Vigarde. As a puppet of the Demon King, Vigarde appointed Valter, Caellach, and the Demon King's priest, Riev, to generals of Grado's army. Shortly afterward, he gave the orders to invade his longtime ally, Renais.
Vigarde is the boss of chapter 14 of Ephraim's story, in which Ephraim's party kills him. When he dies, his body becomes nothing more than a pile of ashes; Ephraim sees this and realizes that he was already dead. Shortly after this, they find Lyon's former assistant Knoll who tells the story of Lyon and the dark stone.