The Empire's Reach

The Empire's Reach
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Chapter five of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
objective Defeat Boss
units Allowed Nine
units Gained Two; Natasha and Joshua
boss Saar

An ominous wave of dark creatures washes over the continent... Eirika's journey to find her brother, Ephraim, grows ever more perilous. Still, she presses on despite the danger. Her will is strong. The town of Serafew, located on the border of Renais and Grado. The people of both countries have long used the town as a meeting place. It stands as testimony to the friendship the two nations have shared these many years. Now, however, Serafew is teeming with Grado troops.

Continuing her journey onward to Grado, Eirika encounters a town she knows well. While here, she meets Natasha, a grado priest who defected when seeing what had happened to her king, Vigarde. Natasha bears the secrets of his being taken over by the Demon King and flees from Grado troops to tell the world of his plans. Without Eirika and company arriving on site, Natasha may have never made it out alive.


[edit] Script

See: The Empire's Reach/Script

[edit] Items

The following are items attained in this chapter.

[edit] Villages

  • Dragonshield (village to the southeast)
  • Armourslayer (village to the east)
  • Secret Book (village to the northwest)
  • Torch (village to the north)

[edit] After

  • Guiding Ring (from after chapter event, if the villages are all safe)

[edit] Shops

[edit] Armory

Item Uses Cost
Slim Sword 30 480
Iron Sword 46 460
Steel Sword 30 600
Slim Lance 30 450
Iron Lance 45 360
Steel Lance 30 380
Iron Axe 45 270
Steel Axe 30 360
Iron Bow 45 540
Steel Bow 30 720

[edit] Shop

Item Uses Cost
Fire 40 560
Lightning 35 630
Heal 30 600
Vulnerary 3 300

[edit] Reinforcements

  • Turn 2: 2 Brigands from the southeast
  • Turn 6: 2 Brigands from the east
  • Turn 8: 2 Brigands from the northeast

[edit] New Units

[edit] Boss

Name: Saar
Class: Knight
HP: 30 
Strength: 11 
Skill: 7 
Speed: 3 
Luck: 4 
Defense: 11 
Resistance: 3  
Movement: 4 
Con: 13 
Affinity: Anima 

[edit] Strategy

This chapter is only particularly difficult if one is trying to get to every village.

Bandits will appear to the far right from where Eirika and company start, so having someone over their hastily to kill them off is useful. Advancing Eirika and Natasha north towards Joshua is also a clever move. Joshua will not attack Natasha, so kill off the enemies around him and have her recruit him.

Meanwhile, magic users like Lute and Artur should take the far left route towards the north villages. Gilliam, Garcia or Ross are good units to tank in front of them.

Slowly make your way north, being sure to keep an eye on the bandits that will appear and Joshua's killing edge. Once Joshua is recruited and the bandits are killed, this chapter should pose no threat. There is an arena that Seth or another unit can utilize for quick and easy money.

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