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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
Defeat: Marth dies 16+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 15−1
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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
Required characters
Marth ​
Available characters
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 mend.png Mend Dropped by Hyman
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Fighter
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 Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
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.
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.

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.

New Unit Overview:

In this chapter, you will acquire three new characters:

  • Julian: A standard Thief, boasting impressive speed but lacking in combat prowess.
  • Lena: A Cleric equipped with a Warp staff. While she is an improvement over Wrys, her effectiveness varies based on the platform. On the Famicom, her growth is hindered as staff users cannot gain experience unless they survive combat. However, on the DS, her Warp ability and well-rounded growth make her exceptional.
  • Navarre: A swift but fragile Myrmidon. His weapon, the Killing Edge, is potent, making him a double-edged sword—threatening as an enemy and invaluable as an ally.

Initial Strategy:

  1. Immediately move Julian and Lena towards your main group for protection against enemy attacks.
  2. Refrain from using Lena's Warp Staff right away. It is especially useful in larger maps with numerous enemies. Although you can eventually get three more, it is best to use it judiciously.
  3. Position your units at the entrance of the road where Julian and Lena emerge. This aids in their protection once they have moved to safer ground.
  4. Prepare Caeda to recruit Navarre, who is aligned with several Fighters and thieves at the map's northern end.
  5. Send a group of characters, including Marth, to the map's southern region.

Advanced Strategy:

  • From this point on, all Shadow Dragon maps will feature two save points. It is advisable to utilize the first after neutralizing the initial wave of enemies and the second once only the boss remains.
  • Use the north mountains as a chokepoint to contain Navarre and his accompanying units. Once you have neutralized Navarre's squad, pivot your attention to the trio of Fighters advancing from the west. If they prove challenging, arrange your units in a vertical line, ensuring each unit can only be confronted once. This tactic helps safeguard your more vulnerable units.
  • Once adversaries are defeated, heal your units, save your progress, and advance towards the boss.

Boss Battle Tips:

On hard mode, Hyman is formidable with a strength of 15 and speed of 14. Only Ogma and Navarre have a plausible chance against him. For optimal outcomes:

  • Navarre requires an additional point in either strength or speed to prevent being overpowered by the Killing Edge.
  • Similarly, Ogma needs an extra point in strength or speed to withstand attacks from the Steel Sword. Moreover, a Luck of 4 ensures he evades critical hits from Hyman with a skill of 9.

For the showdown, position either Navarre or Ogma, equipped with the Killing Edge, in front of Hyman. Anticipate a critical hit, and once achieved, press the attack with Navarre, Ogma, and another swordsman to finish him off.

Strategy for Merciless difficulty

Understanding Double Attacks:

Enemies are likely to double attack most of your characters unless they are equipped with lightweight weapons. Calculate double attacks using this formula: speed − (Weapon weight − strength) If the outcome is more than 4 above the enemy's speed, a double attack will occur. This rule applies to both your characters and enemies.

Defensive Approach:

  1. March towards the castle with characters that are not vulnerable to double attacks.
  2. Play defensively, luring in Archers to eliminate them on the following turn. If possible, try to pull in just the Fighters. But, if Archers move in, take them out first.

Charging to the Left:

  1. If plan to move westward first, make sure to leave several strong units behind, including Caeda.
  2. Use Caeda to recruit Navarre and then eliminate the thieves. The enemies might trap Navarre, preventing his movement. This position allows you to freely engage the Fighters above.
  3. Without support, Navarre will not withstand two adversaries, especially if you eliminate one during your turn.

Engaging the Boss:

The boss in this chapter is comparatively easier than the prior two. Ogma alone can tackle him effectively.

Village Visit & Item Management:

  1. Do not forget to visit the village. You will get a Devil Axe which can be useful later on.
  2. Although this axe has a chance to hurt its user, it can be incredibly effective, especially in harder modes. Fighters like Barst can make good use of it.
  3. It is recommended to use this axe after saving, so you can reset if things go poorly.

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). Officially romanized as The Devilmountain in the Mystery of the Emblem guide.

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 →
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Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingMalledusNynaTalys King
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Background characters AnriArtemisCorneliusLizaLudwik
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
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Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 GotohMalledusNynaTalys King
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
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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
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Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingMalledusNynaTalys King
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Background characters AdrahAnriArtemisCaldasIoteLizaLudwikMarlonMarcelusNagaOrdwin
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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 AlterspireE: Chosen by Fate
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