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A Hard Miracle

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A Hard Miracle


Mountain Village

New units




— Emmeryn, trying to say her brother's name

A Hard Miracle is the twentieth paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. It is one of a group often called the "SpotPass paralogues", as the chapter is unlocked via a SpotPass interaction and also requires beating chapter 25 in order to play. This chapter is unlockable via SpotPass starting May 31, 2012 in the Japanese version, March 14, 2013 in the North American version, and May 29-30, 2013 in the PAL version.

In this chapter, the Shepherds investigate the goings-on on an island where the Grimleal are killing girls via sacrificial rites and are tasked with protecting a girl the Grimleal have their eyes on--who turns out to be Emmeryn, the amnesiac former exalt of Ylisse.


Main article: A Hard Miracle/Script

We cut to an area on an island off the Valmese southern and eastern coasts, where an elder says he can't believe Frederick came to their aid, thanking Frederick; Frederick reveals that the Shepherds have heard rumors of girls being snatched by the Grimleal for use in sacrificial rites, to which the elder reveals are true--his own village has already lost three girls to this practice. The elder asks Frederick to see that no more girls are to be allowed to suffer such a cruel fate; Chrom cuts into the conversation and promises that the Grimleal have stolen their last victim. Frederick asks where the Grimleal gather, to which the elder reveals that one of the village girls escaped and made her way to this area and that perhaps she could tell Frederick more; the elder tries to explain the girl's traits, but gives up and states he'll just bring her.

We then cut to Robin coming face-to-face with Emmeryn, who gives a silent reaction, to which Robin gives a shocked reaction in return; Chrom also gives a shocked reaction and asks Emmeryn if she's really her, with Lissa also giving a shocked reaction afterward. Emmeryn struggles to recognize Lissa as her sister, to which Lissa reintroduces herself; Chrom asks what kind of magic is going on and why Emmeryn doesn't recognize them, with Emmeryn struggling to attempt a response. The elder reveals the group is upsetting Emmeryn (also confirming Emmeryn as the girl the elder was talking about in the previous scene), as she doesn't comprehend the way he or Chrom does; Chrom demands an explaination, to which the elder reveals he himself doesn't know much about the situation as Emmeryn doesn't hail from this area and has been like this since the night she first arrived in his village; when Emmeryn speaks, it's with the words of a small child, and the elder says it pains his heart to imagine the horrors that drove her to such a state. Emmeryn again struggles to form a response, to which Lissa cries over the situation and Chrom also has trouble responding; a villager arrives on the scene and says he bears ill news--the Grimleal are making for his village! The elder tells the villager they can't allow any more innocent girls to be hurt, to which Chrom says the same is true of the Shepherds and asks them to prepare for battle. Battle preparations take place at this point; Emmeryn is shown on the battlefield.

It appears that Emmeryn escaped the village during the battle preparations phase, as once preparations are complete, Chrom asks the elder what he means about her not being in the area; the elder apologizes, revealing he looked away for one moment and she disappeared--she thought the Grimleal had come to take her back and wanted to spare the villagers, to which Chrom reveals sounds like something Emmeryn would do. Chrom states that Emmeryn can't have gotten far and asks the Shepherds to move. We cut over to Emmeryn, who struggles to recognize Chrom; the battle begins at this point. Emmeryn triggers special conversations should Chrom, Lissa, or Frederick talk to her; however, these conversations have no impact on the outcome of the chapter.

Once the battle ends, Emmeryn struggles to thank Chrom, to which Chrom tells Robin he's torn--if Emmeryn somehow regains her memory, it may mean greater pain for her; Robin says that could be true, to which Chrom states he wants his sister back--he wants Emmeryn to remember him and Lissa, to simply talk to her again. Chrom asks Robin if what he's saying is selfish, as he knows he'd be returning Emmeryn to a world that nearly killed her once already; Emmeryn would remember all the taunts, guilt, and pressure she lived under, to which Robin says it's a difficult situation and he/she doesn't know what to say. Chrom says Emmeryn's alive and free, and for that he should be doubly grateful, yet it's not enough for her to be alive in her current state. Emmeryn asks Chrom not to cry, to which Chrom shockingly reacts to that phrase and Lissa also joins in on the celebration--Emmeryn always used to say that phrase when she was younger, with Lissa saying she knew Emmeryn would come back to them. Chrom tells the Shepherds that there is to be no more crying for any of them--Emmeryn was strong for Chrom once, now it's his turn to keep her safe from now on.

Website summary

The Grimleal have kidnapped villagers to offer up as sacrifices to Grima, the Fell Dragon. En route to battle them, Chrom and his allies are reunited with Chrom's sister, Emmeryn, whom Chrom had thought dead. However, she is no longer the sister Chrom remembers...[1]

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Ardri. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin die. 15 1 36

The chapter's map is 26 columns by 26 rows.

Contrary to some popular belief, which states this chapter (and all of the other SpotPass paralogues) to be part of a free DLC model, this chapter is part of the vanilla Awakening game--it is not considered to be DLC, and should never be confused as being part of any DLC model. This chapter is a full-fledged chapter whose full data, including that for the featured character Emmeryn, is larger than a SpotPass transmission can accomodate, if not larger than chapters that fall into Awakening's actual DLC model. SpotPass originates no data related to this chapter other than the signal that allows the chapter to be unlocked. Once the chapter is added to the world map, it stays on the world map and can be accessed if the requirements are met even if the SpotPass data related to this chapter is not currently accessible to the game, something that would not be possible were it part of a DLC model.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait emmeryn fe13.png
Automatically at chapter's end if she survives the chapter as an NPC
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar m-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.pngSmall portrait ricken fe13.pngSmall portrait maribelle fe13.pngSmall portrait panne fe13.pngSmall portrait gaius fe13.pngSmall portrait cordelia fe13.pngSmall portrait gregor fe13.pngSmall portrait nowi fe13.pngSmall portrait libra fe13.pngSmall portrait tharja fe13.pngSmall portrait olivia fe13.pngSmall portrait cherche fe13.pngSmall portrait henry fe13.pngSmall portrait lucina fe13.pngSmall portrait say'ri fe13.pngSmall portrait basilio fe13.pngSmall portrait flavia fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started. The returning characters list also does not include any characters recruitable in other paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any other available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 rescue.png Rescue Village
Is 3ds01 bullion medium.png Bullion (M) Dropped by an enemy Dark Flier
Is 3ds01 talisman.png Talisman Dropped by Ardri
Is 3ds01 fortify.png Fortify Automatically at chapter's end

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 silver bow.png Silver Bow 1,560
Is 3ds01 brave bow.png Brave Bow 2,220
Is 3ds01 blessed bow.png Blessed Bow 1,540
Is 3ds01 rexcalibur.png Rexcalibur 1,900
Is 3ds01 waste.png Waste 2,160

Event tiles

  • Column 6, row 13: One square north, one square east from a Ruin Sorcerer
  • Column 22, row 12: Two squares east, one square north from a Ruin/Mire Sorcerer

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer enemy.gif
Grimleal Sorcerer 20 2 Ruin Mire
Hex Anathema
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 assassin enemy.gif
Grimleal Assassin 20 6 Silver Sword Silver Bow
Avoid +10 Vantage Movement +1
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer enemy.gif
Grimleal Sorcerer 20 2 Waste
Hex Anathema
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer enemy.gif
Grimleal Sorcerer 20 2 Ruin
Hex Anathema
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 dark knight enemy.gif
Grimleal Dark Knight 20 3 Bolganone Silver Sword
Focus Hex Anathema Slow Burn
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 dark knight enemy.gif
Grimleal Dark Knight 20 3 Thoron Silver Sword
Focus Hex Anathema Slow Burn
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 dark knight enemy.gif
Grimleal Dark Knight 20 3 Rexcalibur Silver Sword
Focus Hex Anathema Slow Burn
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 dark flier enemy.gif
Grimleal Dark Flier 20 3 Thoron Silver Lance
Speed +2 Relief
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 dark flier enemy.gif
Grimleal Dark Flier 20 5 Bolganone Silver Lance
Speed +2 Relief
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 dark flier enemy.gif
Grimleal Dark Flier 20 5 Rexcalibur Silver Lance
Speed +2 Relief
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 dark flier enemy.gif
Grimleal Dark Flier 20 1 Thoron Silver Lance Speed +2 Relief
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer enemy.gif
Ardri Sorcerer 20 1 Waste Mire Hex Immobile; stands on a fort.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 sage emmeryn other.gif
Emmeryn Sage 10 1 --
Magic +2 Focus Rally Magic
Does not move.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Ardri

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait chalard fe13.png
Level 20
Movement -
Max HP 65 Speed 24
Strength 2 Luck 22
Magic 32 Defense 28
Skill 25 Resistance 28
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 talisman.png TalismanThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes B Staves --


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  • This chapter is one of four paralogue chapters in Awakening that connect only to other paralogue chapters on the world map. The others are paralogues 4, 9, and 15.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English A Hard Miracle
Japanese 幸福な少女 The Happy Girl


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Irreconcilable Paths A Hard Miracle Ghost of a Blade

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Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
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DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
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Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
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Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
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Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
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Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
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