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Battle before Dawn

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Battle before Dawn

Cm fe07 26.png

Location

Bern

New units

Nino

Boss(es)

Maxime, Ursula

Weather

Fog of war

Battle before Dawn is chapter 26 of Eliwood's tale and chapter 28 of Hector's tale in Fire Emblem. To play the gaiden chapter after, the player must have Nino speak with Jaffar.

Plot


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Beginning Log

Two assassins in the employ of the Black Fang move in. They've been set loose in the palace to murder the crown prince, Zephiel. Eliwood/Hector hurries to prevent them from fulfilling their contract.


Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Protect Zephiel for 15 turns Ally Other Enemy
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, Lyn or Zephiel dies 14+1 3 33+22
Cm fe07 26.png


Character Data

Characters
New Units
Nino
Portrait nino fe07.png
Mage
HP
19
Level
5
Talk with main lord or Lyn
Returning Characters

Small portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.pngSmall portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait guy fe07.pngSmall portrait erk fe07.pngSmall portrait priscilla fe07.pngSmall portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.pngSmall portrait raven fe07.pngSmall portrait lucius fe07.pngSmall portrait canas fe07.pngSmall portrait dart fe07.pngSmall portrait fiora fe07.pngSmall portrait legault fe07.pngSmall portrait ninian fe07.pngSmall portrait isadora fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait heath fe07.pngSmall portrait hawkeye fe07.pngSmall portrait wallace fe07.pngSmall portrait geitz fe07.pngSmall portrait farina fe07.pngSmall portrait pent fe07.pngSmall portrait louise fe07.pngSmall portrait karel fe07.pngSmall portrait harken fe07.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba door key.png Door Key Dropped by knight
Is gba door key.png Door Key Dropped by knight
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Dropped by hero (normal mode only)
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from thief
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from thief
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from thief (hard mode only)
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from thief (hard mode only)
Is gba earth seal.png Earth Seal Steal from druid (hard mode only)
Is gba elysian whip.png Elysian Whip Dropped by bishop (normal mode only)
Is gba boots.png Boots Open left chest in western room
Is gba brave lance.png Brave Lance Open right chest in western room
Is gba rescue.png Rescue Open left chest in eastern room
Is gba delphi shield.png Delphi Shield Open right chest in eastern room
Is gba heaven seal.png Heaven Seal Automatic at end of chapter

Enemy Data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Black Fang Archer 13 2 Is gba steel bow.pngSteel Bow
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Black Fang Fighter 13 2 Is gba steel axe.pngSteel Axe
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Black Fang Fighter 13 1 Is gba swordslayer.pngSwordslayerIs gba door key.pngDoor Key
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Black Fang Hero 6 1 Is gba steel sword.pngSteel Sword
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Black Fang Hero 6 1 Is gba silver sword.pngSilver Sword
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Black Fang Hero 6 1 Is gba silver sword.pngSilver SwordIs gba lockpick.pngLockpickThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 13 3 Is gba steel lance.pngSteel Lance
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 13 2 Is gba steel lance.pngSteel LanceIs gba door key.pngDoor KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 13 7 Is gba thunder.pngThunder
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 13 7 Is gba steel sword.pngSteel Sword
Ma gba monk enemy.gif
Black Fang Monk 13 1 Is gba shine.pngShine
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Black Fang Thief 13 2 Is gba iron sword.pngIron SwordIs gba lockpick.pngLockpick
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif
Black Fang Bishop 6 1 Is gba shine.pngShineIs gba elysian whip.pngElysian WhipThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma gba paladin enemy.gif
Maxime Paladin 6 1 Is gba silver lance.pngSilver Lance
Ma gba valkyrie enemy.gif
Ursula Valkyrie 15 1 Is gba bolting.pngBoltingIs gba elfire.pngElfire
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Black Fang Fighter 13 1 Is gba steel axe.pngSteel Axe
Ma gba general enemy.gif
Black Fang General 5 1 Is gba steel lance.pngSteel Lance
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Black Fang Hero 5 1 Is gba steel sword.pngSteel Sword
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 13 1 Is gba steel lance.pngSteel Lance
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 13 8 Is gba thunder.pngThunder
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 13 1 Is gba steel sword.pngSteel Sword
Ma gba monk enemy.gif
Black Fang Monk 13 1 Is gba shine.pngShine
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Black Fang Shaman 13 8 Is gba flux.pngFlux


NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Nino Mage 5 1 Is gba elfire.pngElfireIs gba elixir.pngElixir
Jaffar Assassin 13 1 Is gba killing edge.pngKilling EdgeIs gba elixir.pngElixir
Ma gba prince other.gif
Zephiel Prince 11 1 Is gba silver sword.pngSilver SwordIs gba elixir.pngElixir
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory


Boss Data

Main article: Ursula

Eliwood/Hector Normal Mode Hector Hard Mode

Portrait ursula fe07.png
Valkyrie
Level 15
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 36 Luck 12
Magic 18 Defense 12
Skill 19 Resistance 28
Speed 22 Constitution 7
Movement 8 Aid 13
Inventory
Is gba bolting.png Bolting
Is gba elfire.png Elfire
Weapon Ranks
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif A GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif B
Main article: Maxime

Chapter 26E/28H, Normal/Eliwood Hard Chapter 28, Hector Hard

Portrait maxime fe07.png
Paladin
Level 6
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 40 Luck 5
Strength 14 Defense 9
Skill 12 Resistance 15
Speed 13 Constitution 11
Movement 8 Aid 14
Inventory
Is gba silver lance.png Silver Lance
Weapon Ranks
GBARankSword.gif D GBARankLance.gif A Axe E GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Strategy


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Trivia

Gallery


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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Battle before Dawn --
Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth) Battle before Dawn Cog of Destiny
Pale Flower of Darkness (Jerme) Night of Farewells


Fire Emblem
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt.2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of regional version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline