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A Distant Voice

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A Distant Voice


Bandit Lair

New units



Pain, Agony

A Distant Voice is the fourth chapter of part 1 of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. In this chapter, the Dawn Brigade blunders into the den of a pack of Laguz bandits.


The Dawn Brigade find some ruins in the desert. Micaiah and Sothe set out to explore them. Inside, Sothe's words show how he has overcome his prejudice against the Laguz, impressing Micaiah. However, when he attributes his growth to his time in Ike's company, Micaiah expresses anger at Ike for accidentally causing the situation with Begnion in the first place. The two arrive in a treasure vault belonging to a pack of Laguz bandits, who promptly attack; Micaiah calls in the other members of the Dawn Brigade and battle ensues.

Afterwards, Micaiah progresses into the heart of the ruins and meets the heron prince Rafiel, the wolf queen Nailah, and Nailah's vassal Volug. Rafiel is overjoyed to learn his siblings, Reyson and Leanne, and father Lorazieh are all alive. Wanting to meet them again, Rafiel learns he has to go to Gallia. Sothe recommends he hire Ike to escort him in after reaching Crimea, much to Micaiah's irritation.

Chapter data

Easy Normal/Hard

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Micaiah or Sothe dies 9 0 0 8
Bonus EXP
Requirement Easy Normal Hard
Clear the chapter
Clear the chapter in 10 turns or less 150 150 75

This map's elemental affinity is Heaven.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait meg fe10.png
Armored Sword
View base conversation "In Town"
Returning Characters

Small portrait micaiah light mage fe10.pngSmall portrait sothe rogue fe10.pngSmall portrait edward fe10.pngSmall portrait leonardo fe10.pngSmall portrait nolan fe10.pngSmall portrait laura fe10.pngSmall portrait ilyana fe10.pngSmall portrait aran fe10.png

Shop data

Normal Wares Special Wares

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is wii pure water.png Pure Water Bottom left chest
Nothing.png 3,000G Upper left chest
Is wii seraph robe.png Seraph Robe Upper right chest
Is wii chest key.png Chest Key Dropped by enemy Tiger
Is wii chest key.png Chest Key Steal from Agony
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (central treasure pile)
Is wii master seal.png Master Seal Hidden treasure (bottom right treasure pile)
Is wii beastfoe scroll.png Beastfoe Hidden treasure (upper left treasure pile)

Boss data

Main article: Pain (character)

Easy Normal/Hard

Small portrait pain fe10.png
Level 6
Affinity Is wii heavenaffin.png
Constitution 13»23
Max HP 44 Speed 5»10
Strength 8»16 Luck 5
Magic 0»0 Defense 6»12
Skill 8»16 Resistance 1»2
Movement 7»9 Weight 22»43
Inventory Skills
Fang Shove
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png A
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --

Main article: Agony

Easy Normal/Hard

Small portrait agony fe10.png
Level 6
Affinity Is wii earthaffin.png
Constitution 13»23
Max HP 43 Speed 6»12
Strength 7»14 Luck 3
Magic 0»0 Defense 5»10
Skill 9»18 Resistance 4»8
Movement 7»9 Weight 22»43
Inventory Skills
Chest Key
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png -- WiiRankLance.png -- WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png A
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --


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

You get a new character from a base conversation, an Armored Sword named Meg. Meg is rather odd; she is in a tank class, but her growths lean towards a speedster. Unfortunately for her, Gatrie does the fast armor role better than she does, and she is only level 3. Due to this, she is a redundant unit that is rarely used by most players.

You will unlock the home base and battle preparations starting with this chapter. The Discipline skill you obtained in the previous chapter is best given to Micaiah to help her poor weapon level. As for supports, you can leave Micaiah and Sothe together since they get an instant A support and they will never separate. You should pair up Aran and Laura to give Laura some bulk and Aran some accuracy, and Edward and Leonardo work decently together as your mid-card units. Nolan should be saved for Zihark. As for purchases, you should get an Iron Axe for Nolan, a Mend for Laura, and a Bronze Knife and a Beast Killer for Sothe.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English A Distant Voice --
Japanese 遠く呼ぶ声 A Distant Voice
A Faint Light A Distant Voice The Lost Heir

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAltinaAmyAshuneraDanielElenaGreilJorgeLanvegaLargoLilliaLoraziehMustonNicoRajaionRamonSoanYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (part 1part 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One Survives • E: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's Charge • E: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood Contract • E: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable Sin • E: Rebirth (part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Related topics List of regional version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Path of Radiance) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline