The Dark Pontifex
|“||The Temple of Thabes... He's here...somewhere...||”|
The Dark Pontifex (Japanese: 悪の司祭ガーネフ Evil Bishop Garnef) is a History Mode map in Fire Emblem Warriors. It is inspired by Chapter 18 and Chapter 15 of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. It is unlocked after clearing Chapter 15 of the main story.
- Main article: The Dark Pontifex/Script
Marth's army arrives at the Temple of Thabes in search of Gharnef and the Falchion which he currently holds. After some searching, Gharnef reveals himself along with several of his shadows. Leo tells Marth he can create Starlight with the Lightsphere and the Starsphere to defeat Gharnef, while Caeda suggests they look for a magical apparatus that is giving the pontifex his power. After some fighting Gharnef summons Tiki, who is under his mind control, and tells her to take out the "thieves". Robin approaches Tiki and is able to awaken her from the trance, to which Tiki in turns gives Marth the two orbs that Leo uses to make Starlight. The army is also able to successfully locate and shut down the magical apparatus. Finally Marth is able to corner and defeat the real Gharnef, who curses at the prince while handing over the Falchion.
The city of Thabes was once an advanced civilization. Somewhere within the walls of the temple at the city's heart, Gharnef was waiting, and now, it is up to Marth to wrest the Falchion from the fiend's grip.
Note: This list represents the minimum characters obtained upon unlocking this particular History Mode map. Any character the player has obtained can be used during any mission outside of Deploy Limits. This list also does not include any downloadable content characters the player may have.
Hover your mouse above the units to see their mission and level.
|Fort Siege Lv. 13
|Defeat 1,000 enemies.||SW Geyser Fort|
|Defeat 75 enemies with Dual Specials.||NE Geyser Fort|
|Targeted Elimination Lv. 30
|Defeat 1,000 enemies.||E Sandbar Fort|
|Take five enemy forts.||W Bridge Post|
|The Dark Pontifex Lv. 37
|Defeat 1,000 enemies.||N Tree Fort|
|Defeat 1,200 enemies.||Trident Ruins|
|Icon||Challenge||Lv||Restrictions||Deploy Limit||Stage||Reward||S-Rank Reward|
|Fort Siege||10||Fortified Citadel||Piked Dragonstone||Blessed Axe|
|Fort Siege||13||Ebony Volcano||Iron Axe|
|Timed Attack||14||Aytolis City||Concoction|
|Pincer Escape||15||Timed Constrained||Great Plain||Concoction||Master Seal|
|Pincer Escape||17||Tomes/Stones||Dusk Castle||Ironbanestone||Master Seal|
|Timed Onslaught||21||Great Plain||Concoction|
|Pincer Escape||23||Spears||Aytolis City||Steel Lance||Blessed Lance|
|Fort Defense||26||Reduced Healing||Desolate Gorge||Steel Bow||Blessed Bow|
|Ally Rescue||35||Triangle Amplification||Kingswood||Concoction||Silverstone|
|Fort Defense||50||Axes||Desert Arena||Risestone||Brave Axe|
|Pincer Escape||50||Castle Sol||Steelstone||Brave Tome|
|Pincer Escape||24||Dragon Valley||Concoction||Master Seal|
|Timed Onslaught||29||Fortified Citadel||Concoction|
|Targeted Elimination||30||Great Plain||Gharnef's Orb|
|Ally Rescue||30||Fortified Citadel||Steel Sword||Spirit Katana|
|Timed Attack||33||Great Plain||Concoction|
|Targeted Elimination||34||Fortified Citadel||Undragonstone||Blessedstone|
|The Dark Pontifex||37||Altean Heroes||The World Tree||Steel Tome
Exalted Falchion's Scroll
|A Princely Feud
|61||Ebony Volcano||Steel Tome||Brynhildr's Scroll|
|Face the Magic
|62||Awakening Heroes||Fortified Citadel||Caeda's Breastplate||Falchion's Scroll|
|Lissa vs. Xander
|62||Swords||Kingswood||Darios's Circlet||Siegfried's Scroll|
|60||Castle Sol||Marth's Tiara||Camilla's Axe's Scroll|
|Fight of the Hero-King||80||Fight of the Hero-King||Aytolis Castle||Anna's Purse
- Start of map:
- After clearing three missions:
- 4 Gharnefs will appear.
- After clearing five total missions (two from above):
- After clearing Gharnef The Dark Pontifex Lv. 37 and reopening the map:
- 4 Time-Space Distortions will appear.
- After collecting all the Anna's Mementos for the "Fight of the Hero-King" illustration:
- Anna will appear.
The map starts with no clear objective so start by doing some missions. After doing so, several Gharnefs will appear with the real one surrounded by an Imhullu barrier, along with a Wall of Darkness across the map. After clearing more missions, Tiki will appear. Clear Tiki's mission to remove the Imhullu barrier, and clear that Gharnef's mission to complete the map's story. Myrmidon Timed Onslaught Lv. 28 will remove the Wall of Darkness, and while this is not necessary for story completion, it will allow for easier navigation to certain missions on the map.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||The Dark Pontifex|
|Japanese||悪の司祭ガーネフ||Evil Bishop Garnef|
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