Eliwood is one of the three main characters in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and the father of Roy, the main character of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Because he is a descendant of Roland, he is distantly related to the nobility of houses Caelin, Ostia, and Laus in Lycia. Eliwood is born to the noble house of Pherae. His father is Lord Elbert and his mother is Lady Eleanora. His childhood best friend is Hector, the younger brother of Uther, the Marquess Ostia. Eliwood met Hector at a young age when the two attended school together during a meeting between the lords of Lycia. In accordance to a warrior's tradition, the children of the lords were ordered by Erik of Laus to cut their hands and shake them with one other child of their choosing. Eliwood and Hector chose each other, and, as they grew older, their friendship developed as well, with them sparring since the age of twelve once every two months. Eliwood is first introduced in Chapter 7, where he is passing through Khathelet to meet with Hector for their monthly spar. Here, he stumble upon a group of bandits who had captured a young girl named Ninian. After he set about rescuing the girl, he meets Lyn and decides to help her in her quest to free Caelin from Lord Lundgren. While Lyn refuses his offer at first, she later requests his aid after she and her partners are branded as traitors and pretenders to the throne. Eliwood agrees to her request, convincing Caelin's neighbors to remain neutral during the course of Lyn's dispute with Lundgren.