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A Brush in the Teeth

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

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Location

Samsooth Mountains

New units

Julian, Lena, Navarre

Boss(es)

Hyman

Previous chapter(s)

The Pirates of Galder

Next chapter(s)

A Brush in the Teeth (Japanese: デビルマウンテン Devil Mountain), known as The Ghoul's Teeth in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, is the third chapter in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Book 1 of Mystery of the Emblem, and Shadow Dragon.

Plot

Main article: A Brush in the Teeth/Script

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 & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 16+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 15-1 {{{third}}}
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Map dimensions:
30 columns by 20 rows

Units are arranged based on their position in deployment order. If every unit is alive and recruited, the deployment order is:

  • In Normal mode: Marth, Abel, Frey, Jagen, Cain, Gordin, Draug, Norne, Caeda, Wrys, Ogma, Barst, Bord, Cord, then Darros and Castor in the order they were recruited
  • In Hard mode: Marth, Caeda, Cain, Abel, Draug, Jagen, Gordin, Wrys, Ogma, Barst, Bord, Cord, then Darros and Castor in the order they were recruited

Character data

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

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

Marth ​Abel ​Frey ​Jagen ​Cain ​Gordin ​Draug ​Norne ​Caeda ​Wrys ​Ogma ​Barst ​Bord ​Cord ​Darros ​Castor ​

Item data

Shadow Dragon & 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 enemy Fighter
Is ds mend.png Mend Dropped by Hyman
Is ds bullion.png 15,000 G Automatically at the end of the chapter

Shop data

Shadow Dragon & 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

Enemy data

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

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif Soothsire Fighter 3 1 25.8 6 0 1.6 7.4 0 4 0.1 6 Steel Axe VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to attack units he could attack with 1.5 times his movement.
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif Soothsire Fighter 1 7 24 5 0 1 7 0 3 0 6 Iron Axe
• All except the furthest northwestern one immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• The furthest northwestern one moves to attack units they could attack with twice their movement.
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif Soothsire Hunter 1 3 18 6 0 4 6 0 3 0 6 Iron Bow
Only moves to attack units they can reach within two turns.
Ma ds01 myrmidon enemy.gif Navarre Myrmidon 3 1 19 5 0 9 11 8 6 0 7 Killing Edge
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif Soothsire Thief 1 2 16 2 0 1 7 0 1 0 7 Iron Sword
Prioritizes destroying the village.
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif Hyman Fighter 8 1 27 7 0 5 14 0 5 0 -- Hand Axe MendThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.

Boss data

Main article: Hyman
Boss data

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

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Portrait hyman fe11.png
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif Fighter
Level 8
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 27 Speed 14
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 5
Skill 5 Resistance 0
Inventory
Hand Axe
MendThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes D
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

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 Cleric packing a Warp Staff; and Navarre, a speedy yet frail swordsman. Lena is always a direct upgrade over Wrys, but on the Famicom she is crippled by the inability of staff wielders to gain experience outside of surviving combat, while on the DS she is actually extremely good due to her immediate ability to use Warp and decent growths all around. 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.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

• A Brush in the Teeth
• The Ghoul's Teeth

• Pun on the nickname given to the Samsooth Mountains, "The Ghoul's Teeth", by villagers. Used in Shadow Dragon.
• Used in Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light.

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 summits

German

• Teufelsgebirge
• Teufelsberg

• Devil's mountain range; used in the menus.
• Devil's mountain; used in the chapter title card.

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 (Mystery of the Emblem) →
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: The Ghoul's 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 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 LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics 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 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
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 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 Evil • 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) • DragoonsHereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Anime AdaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarArchanea SagaNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
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 ConversationsList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline