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A Brush in the Teeth

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This article is about the chapter from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its remakes. For the History Mode map in Warriors based on this chapter, see A Brush in the Teeth (Warriors).

A Brush in the Teeth

Cm fe11 3.jpg

Location

Samsooth Mountains

New units

Julian, Lena, Navarre

Boss(es)

Hyman

A Brush in the Teeth is the third chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, the first book of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

Plot

Marth makes his way into the Samsooth Mountains, where a cleric named Lena had recently gone in order to tend to the sick. The Soothsires discover and attempt to kill her, but one of their thieves, Julian, falls in love with her, betrays his comrades, and helps her escape. The two discover that Marth is in the area and decide to join his forces. Meanwhile, the fearsome swordsman Navarre attempts to pursue them, but Caeda stops him and gambles her life to recruit him. Navarre, unwilling to turn his sword against a woman, agrees to lend Marth his aid. Marth clears the mountains out and makes off with a stash of gold they were hiding.

Chapter data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Marth dies 16+1 0 15-1
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Character data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Julian
Portrait julian fe11.png
Thief
HP
17
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Lena
Portrait lena fe11.png
Cleric
HP
16
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Navarre
Portrait navarre fe11.png
Myrmidon
HP
19
Level
3
Enemy, talk with Caeda
Returning Characters

Small portrait marth fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.pngSmall portrait gordin fe11.pngSmall portrait draug fe11.pngSmall portrait norne fe11.pngSmall portrait caeda fe11.pngSmall portrait wrys fe11.pngSmall portrait ogma fe11.pngSmall portrait barst fe11.pngSmall portrait bord fe11.pngSmall portrait cord fe11.pngSmall portrait darros fe11.pngSmall portrait castor fe11.png

Item data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds devil axe.png Devil Axe Visit the village
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by an enemy Fighter
Is ds mend.png Mend Dropped by Hyman
Is ds bullion.png 15,000 G End of chapter

Shop data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds iron sword.png
Iron Sword 400

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif
Soothsire Fighter 3 1 Is ds steel axe.png Steel AxeIs ds vulnerary.png VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif
Soothsire Fighter 1 7 Is ds iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif
Soothsire Hunter 1 3 Is ds iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Soothsire Thief 1 2 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma ds01 myrmidon enemy.gif
Navarre Myrmidon 3 1 Is ds killing edge.png Killing Edge --
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif
Hyman Fighter 8 1 Is ds hand axe.png Hand AxeIs ds mend.png MendThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immobile; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Hyman
Boss data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Normal Hard-5

Small portrait hyman fe11.png
Fighter
Level 8
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 27 Speed 14
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 5
Skill 5 Resistance 0
Inventory
Is ds hand axe.png Hand Axe
Is ds mend.png MendThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
DSRankSword.png -- DSRankLance.png -- DSRankAxe.png D
DSRankBow.png -- DSRankTome.png -- DSRankStaff.png --

Strategy

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

Resetting until Hyman has 9 Skill will be mildly beneficial. In this chapter, you get Julian, your basic Thief with good Speed and poor combat ability; Lena, a very good Cleric who will become your primary medic; and Navarre, a speedy yet frail swordsman. From now on, all maps in Shadow Dragon will have two save points. It is good practice to use one after the initial wave of enemies has been defeated and the other when only the boss remains.

By this point, you should have the hang of the basic strategy for the first few chapters. Immediately send Julian and Lena to join your main forces and focus on dealing with Navarre and his 5 cronies. Navarre's Killing Edge makes him very dangerous as both an enemy and an ally, so make sure to recruit him. Fortunately, the north mountains make an excellent chokepoint that your swordsmen can take advantage of. Once they are all dead, you can round on the three fighters approaching from the west. If you are having trouble with them, consider making a vertical wall of units such that each unit can only be attacked once. This can help keep your middling units alive. Once the enemies have been dealt with, heal up, save, and make your way to the boss.

Hyman is an animal. His 15 Strength and 14 Speed ensure that the only units who stand a realistic chance against him are Ogma and Navarre. Navarre needs +1 Strength or Speed to avoid getting doubled with the Killing Edge, Ogma needs +1 Strength or Speed to avoid getting doubled with the Steel Sword, and Ogma wants to have 4 Luck to avoid critical hits from 9 Skill Hyman. Put one of the two in front of him with the Killing Edge equipped, wait until you get a critical hit of your own, and then run him down with Navarre, Ogma, and a third swordsman.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English A Brush in the Teeth Pun on the nickname given to the Samsooth Mountains, "The Ghoul's Teeth", by villagers
Japanese デビルマウンテン Devil Mountain; the colloquial name of the Samsooth Mountains (Japanese: サムスーフ山 Mount Samsoof).
Spanish Dientes afilados Sharp teeth
French L'assaut des sommets The assault of the summit
German Teufelsgebirge Devil's mountains
Italian Un ghigno feroce A fierce sneer

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References


The Pirates of Galder A Brush in the Teeth Battle in the Lea
Champions of Aurelis


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEllereanEstFeenaGordinJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLukeMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRaianRickardRoderickRosheaSamsonSamtoSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelMage DragonMedeusNehringRuckeSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire Emblem/Binding ShieldFortifyGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Slave Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Vice • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name charts (Book 1Book 2) • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCartasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • Endgame: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline