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The Ostian Revolt

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Rebellion at Ostia

Cm fe06 7.png

Location

Ostia

New units

Zelots, Trec, Noah

Boss(es)

Devias

Rebellion at Ostia is the seventh chapter in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. In this chapter, the Lycia Alliance Army must make its way through the city of Ostia to reach its castle, taken by the rebels.

Plot


Small portrait masked marth fe13.png SPOILERS! This section contains key plot or ending details. Read at your own risk!

Inside Castle Ostia, Leygance, the leader of the rebellion movement, asks his subordinate Devias for a report on the city's status. Devias tells him that everything is fine so far... except for a tiny detail: the Ilian mercenaries hired by Lord Hector. Although the rebels have offered them a hefty payment, the mercenaries have steadily refused. Devias quickly adds that this must be because they are from Ilia, which consider trust to be the foundation stone of its mercenary business.

Leygance angrily responds that he is pretty aware of that, but they must have completely subdued Ostia before General Nacien arrives. Luckily, they still have a wild card for dealing with the mercenaries: Lady Lilina. But that is their last option; preferably, they will defeat the Ilian mercenaries with the help of the wyvern knights from Bern. He then orders Devias to guard the castle gate and returns to the throne room.

At the entrance of the city, Roy and Merlinus are assessing the situation. Merlinus informs his lord that most Ostian troops have sided with the rebels and Bern, in a most shameful display of cowardice. However, there are still men true to their words: a band of Ilian mercenaries want to join Roy's army. They state to have been hired by Lord Hector to fight against Bern. Roy questions it, though. What will happen when the mercenaries learn of Lord Hector's death?

Merlinus comments that he had thought the same, but the mercenaries told him they already knew it and were still willing to fight alongside them. Guinevere does not understand it, though; she asks why they would do so, since as mercenaries, they have not pledged themselves to any lord. Merlinus tells her that Ilia, being a snowy country whose soil is too frozen to be arable, heavily relies on the mercenaries for income. Moreover, they are said to never betray their employers, as trust is important to them. He can see that this last bit was true, after all. There's bad news yet; one of Bern's Dragon Lords will arrive shortly with reinforcements, making the rebels a force to be reckoned with. Guinevere looks at Roy, unsure of what he will do.

Although unwillingly, Roy reveals his backup plan: joining forces with Etruria, which leaves Guinevere and Merlinus astonished. He explains that one of the Generals of Etruria, Lady Cecilia, taught him the war arts, and he feels that she could join his cause. Merlinus quickly objects; were they to ask for Etruria's help, they would not live it down.

Roy replies he knows that, but reminds Merlinus that what is at stake here is Lycia's welfare; if they do not something soon, their country will disappear. As his retainer does not answer to that, Roy urges him to move, saying he will write a letter to General Cecilia and asking Merlinus to make sure she receives it as soon as possible. After Merlinus regains his composture and agrees with him, the young leader of the Lycia Alliance Army addresses everyone and enters Ostia, ready to retake it.

The battle begins, and its sound draws the attention of some mercenaries. They are Zelots and Trec, members of the Ilian band hired by Lord Hector. Zelots tells Trec this is the moment they have been waiting for - they have to go outside and defeat the rebels. But then, Zelots realizes that Noah, the third member of their band, is nowhere to be seen. Trec comments that Noah is in the arena, training a young girl. Although a bit surprised, Zelots trusts Noah's judgment and that he will join them later.

At the same time, Noah has just finished his lesson with his unexpected student, Fir. He tells her that there is a battle outside and that he must go. Fir understands, and thanks him for his training. The mercenary acknowledges that he was quite surprised when she suddenly asked him to fight with her, and reminds her that she must assess her opponents before fighting; otherwise, she could lose her life. Fir assures him she has learned the lesson.

Before leaving, Noah makes a last question: he wants to know what Fir will do now. She tells him that she will travel to the Western Isles. Seeing the surprise in Noah's face, Fir explains that they are opening a new mine, and many people are going there looking for a job. She reckons that miners are strong people; therefore, she could continue her training in the islands. And besides... Fir pauses for a moment. Noah gently coaxes her to continue, and Fir confides to him that her parents met there. Her mother is dead now, but when she was Fir's age, she was already traveling the world to hone her skills.

Noah smiles at Fir's words, and states that he is happy to see that she wants to be like her mother. Embarrased, Fir leaves the arena first, and Noah, still laughing at Fir's blush, joins the battlefield shortly after.

After Roy, with the help of Bors, Zelots and his men, has defeated Devias, all that stands between him and Lilina is the castle's gates. Although Merlinus understands Roy's distress, he reminds him that their men are working as fast as possible, so he has to be patient. Then, he asks Roy what he thinks of Lord Hector's story.

Roy says he believes it, seeing as one of the greatest tacticians in Lycia was defeated in such a short time. When Merlinus comments that Bern's army is one of the strongest forces in Elibe, Roy agrees with him, adding that he cannot imagine how strong true dragons could be. Their hope lies now in the weapons that are effective against dragons... the Divine Weapons. However, Roy does wonder why one of these weapons would be here in Ostia. Merlinus nods, but then drops the topic as their men have finally knocked down the castle's gates.

Roy rallies his troops once more; they are to charge and rescue Lady Lilina, no matter the cost.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the throne. Ally Other Enemy
Defeat: Roy dies. 16* 3* 22*
Characters
New Units
Zelots
Portrait zelots fe06.png
Paladin
HP
35
Level
1
Talk to him with Roy, Trec or Noah*
Trec
Portrait trec fe06.png
Cavalier
HP
25
Level
4
Talk to him with Roy or Zelots*
Noah
Portrait noah fe06.png
Cavalier
HP
27
Level
7
Talk to him with Roy or Zelots*
Returning Characters

Small portrait roy fe06.pngSmall portrait marcus fe06.pngSmall portrait alen fe06.pngSmall portrait lance fe06.pngSmall portrait wolt fe06.pngSmall portrait bors fe06.pngSmall portrait merlinus fe06.pngSmall portrait elen fe06.pngFile:Small portrait dieck fe06.pngSmall portrait wade fe06.pngSmall portrait lot fe06.pngFile:Small portrait thany fe06.pngSmall portrait chad fe06.pngSmall portrait lugh fe06.pngSmall portrait clarine fe06.pngFile:Small portrait rutger fe06.pngSmall portrait saul fe06.pngSmall portrait dorothy fe06.pngSmall portrait sue fe06.png


Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba torch staff.png Torch Staff Visit the southern house on the left side.
Is gba killing edge.png Killing Edge Visit the only open house on the first row at the right side.
Is gba longbow.png Longbow Visit the northern house on the left side.
Is gba physic.png Physic Visit the first open house on the second row at the right side.
Is gba hero crest.png Hero Crest Visit the second open house on the second row at the right side.
Is gba red gem.png Red Gem Visit the only open house on the third row at the right side.
Is gba horseslayer.png Horseslayer Visit the second open house on the fourth row at the right side.
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Visit the first open house on the fourth row at the right side.
Is gba barrier.png Barrier From the right chest on the northeastern room.
Is gba rapier.png Rapier From the left chest on the northeastern room.
Is gba red gem.png Red Gem Steal from a wyvern rider.
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from a priest.
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from a priest.
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from a knight.
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from a knight.
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from a soldier.
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from a soldier.
Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Anima Light Dark Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is gba slim sword.png
Slim Sword 480
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba steel sword.png
Steel Sword 600
Is gba iron blade.png
Iron Blade 980
Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Bern Wyvern Rider 9 1 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Bern Wyvern Rider 10 1 Is gba steel lance.png Steel LanceIs gba red gem.png Red Gem
Ma gba priest enemy.gif
Rebel Priest 7 2 Is gba physic.png PhysicIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Rebel Mercenary 6 2 Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Rebel Knight 7 1 Is gba javelin.png Javelin
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Rebel Knight 6 1 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Rebel Knight 6 1 Is gba javelin.png JavelinIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Rebel Knight 6 1 Is gba steel lance.png Steel LanceIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Rebel Mage 6 1 Is gba elfire.png Elfire
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Rebel Mage 6 1 Is gba thunder.png Thunder
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Rebel Cavalier 9 2 Is gba steel sword.png Steel SwordIs gba javelin.png Javelin
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Rebel Cavalier 7 1 Is gba iron sword.png Iron SwordIs gba javelin.png Javelin
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Rebel Soldier 11 2 Is gba javelin.png JavelinIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Rebel Archer 7 1 Is gba steel bow.png Steel Bow
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Rebel Archer 8 1 Is gba steel bow.png Steel Bow
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Rebel Archer 10 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Rebel Archer 9 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Devias Knight 13 1 Is gba spear.png Spear
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Rebel Cavalier 15 1 Is gba silver lance.png Silver Lance
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Rebel Cavalier 7 1 Is gba iron lance.png Iron LanceIs gba javelin.png Javelin
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Rebel Cavalier 5 2 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Rebel Mage 7 1 Is gba elfire.png Elfire
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Rebel Archer 9 2 Is gba steel bow.png Steel Bow
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Rebel Soldier 11 2 Is gba steel lance.png Steel LanceIs gba javelin.png Javelin
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Rebel Soldier 11 2 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Rebel Mage 7 1 Is gba thunder.png Thunder


Boss data

Normal Mode Hard Mode

Devias
Knight
Level 13
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 33 Luck 4
Strength 11 Defense 12
Skill 6 Resistance 1
Speed 5 Constitution 14
Movement 4 Aid 13
Inventory
Is gba spear.png Spear
Weapon Ranks
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --
  • Note: Hard Mode stats can vary in one or two points.

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

Roy's army has finally reached Ostia, and the Lycia arc is about to end. The player should bring their best units to this chapter; mounted units will come in handy for visiting all eight houses. There's no need to hurry, though; there are no thieves who could destroy the houses, so it is recommended first to defeat the nearest enemies and then collect items.

The most challenging aspect of this chapter is to keep alive Zelots and Trec. Noah is not a problem, as he arrives after turn two, and Roy should be already there to recruit him. If the player is interested in the other two units, they should send two strong mounted units to rescue them, such as Marcus, Alen or Lance (the last two only if they have been trained.) Thany is not a good option due to the three archers who are surrounding the area.

The left side of the player's army should claim the trees there as soon as possible. The right party will face the biggest problems, as most enemies will come from this side. If needed, the player should advance slowly and take their time. The best strategy should be to rescue Zelots and Trec, and to bring them to Roy, instead of sending the lord to the fray. Given that most enemies use lances, the probabilities of Roy leaving the battlefield without a scratch are quite low.

The first arena of the game is located here; it is the big building that Noah leaves from. The player should keep in mind that units who are defeated here cannot be used any longer (in other words, they die) and all units will use iron weapons to fight. A way to measure how strong the enemies there can be is the amount of money the dealer asks to bet. If it is more than 800 gold, it is better to leave the arena.

After turn 10, four cavaliers will arrive from the south, so the player should either advance quickly or leave some units behind to deal with them. The most dangerous of them is at level fifteen and has a silver lance; the rest are quite similar to the original enemies. The other batch of reinforcements will arrive after any unit crosses either the doors or the small open square in the same wall, with eight enemy units appearing next to the boss. Most of them can attack from a distance, so the player should try to play the open spaces to their advantage, creating a choke point.

The boss is quite easy; Roy's rapier, the hammer, the armorslayer, or magic spells will make short work of him. By the way, Devias is the first boss with whom someone can have a special conversation - in this case, Bors. Once the boss has been defeated, Roy can seize the gate, and the chapter will end.

Gallery

Traps The Ostian Revolt Reunion