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The Frozen River

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The Frozen River

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Ilia Forest

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I order you. Use the spell book and create rainfall. Make it rain so that the rivers will overflow and push back the advancing Etrurian Army.
— Martel to Niime

The Frozen River (Japanese: 凍てつく河 Frozen River) is chapter 18A of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.



Main article: The Frozen River/Script

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Beginning log

After defeating Arcardo, Roy moved east deep into the frozen lands of Ilia. Soon, they entered the thick forests that characterize Ilia’s central land. However, a general of Bern, Bishop Martel, was waiting for them with an ancient spell that was said to have been lost centuries ago…

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the throne Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Roy dies 15 0 32+26

Character data

New Units
Returning Characters


Item data

Name Obtainment Method
  Secret Book Visit southeastern village
  Guiding Ring Visit northeastern village
  Goddess Icon Visit northwestern village

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ilia Archer 18 2   Iron Bow --
Ilia Falcoknight 6 2   Silver Lance --
Ilia Mercenary 16 3   Steel Sword --
Ilia Mercenary 17 2   Steel Sword --
Ilia Mercenary 17 1   Armorslayer --
Ilia Mercenary 17 1   Light Brand --
Ilia Pegasus Knight 17 1   Steel Lance --
Ilia Pegasus Knight 17 2   Steel Lance  Javelin --
Ilia Pegasus Knight 17 2   Killer Lance --
Ilia Pegasus Knight 17 3   Axereaver --
Ilia Priest 15 2   Physic --
Ilia Priest 15 1   Mend  Silence --
Ilia Priest 15 1   Mend  Berserk --
Ilia Shaman 18 3   Flux --
Ilia Shaman 18 1   Nosferatu --
Bern Wyvern Rider 16 1   Steel Lance  Javelin --
Bern Wyvern Rider 17 1   Steel Lance --
Bern Wyvern Rider 17 1   Steel Lance  Javelin --
Bern Wyvern Rider 17 1   Ridersbane --
Martel Bishop 10 1   Purge  Divine --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Brigand Brigand 18 5   Steel Axe --
Brigand Brigand 18 5   Hand Axe --
Ilia Pegasus Knight 17 8   Steel Lance --
Ilia Pegasus Knight 17 8   Steel Lance  Javelin --

Boss data

Main article: Martel

Normal Hard


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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Frozen River Used in leftover text from the data transfer menu in the English version of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
The Frozen River --
Japanese 凍てつく河 Frozen River


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Ocean's Parting The Frozen River Bitter Cold

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElphinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierSaint's Staff
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline