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A Long Grudge

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A Long Grudge



New units



Nohrian Faceless

Ayaaaah! This is where Father lives? Around m-m-monsters like this?! If only he were here! No. I have to fight my own battles. Starting now.
— Hisame

A Long Grudge (Japanese: 愛憎半ば Partway Between Love and Hate) is the eleventh paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem Fates. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. The chapter is unlocked after both clearing chapter 9 in Birthright or clearing chapter 10 in Revelation, and have Hinata married.

In this chapter, Hinata visits his son, Hisame, in his Deeprealm, only to find their relationship strained. In the aftermath, Hisame flees the Deeprealm only to run headfirst into a large number of Faceless.


Main article: A Long Grudge/Script

We cut to one of the Deeprealms, where Hinata calls out to his son, Hisame, then starts noting the peace in the area before calling out Hisame again; Hisame appears and tells Hinata not to yell, after which Hinata notices a change in Hisame's actions, to which Hisame notes this is due to him being older. During the ensuing conversation, it becomes apparent that Hinata and Hisame's relationship has become strained, and after Hinata makes some comments implying he forgot how time works in the Deeprealms, Hisame runs away from the scene; Hinata notices exactly which direction Hisame ran off in and, upon figuring out it's back toward his world, gives chase.

We cut to a wasteland in central Nohr, where Hisame appears and notes he didn't mean to run into Hinata's world; a Faceless appears on the scene and scares Hisame, causing him to think Hinata's world is full of monsters and wishes Hinata were in the area before declaring he needs to fight his own battles starting right then and there. Preparations take place at this point; the battle begins once preparations are complete.

Should Hinata speak with Hisame during the battle, Hinata asks Hisame if he's hurt, to which Hisame asks him if he came to rescue him despite everything that was said back in the Deeprealm; Hinata then tells Hisame not to worry, he's arrived a little late but the monsters don't stand a chance against him. Hinata attempts to talk Hisame into hiding out for safety, but when Hisame states that he wants to fight, Hinata reluctantly agrees to allow Hisame to join the fight. Once the conversation ends, the player can now control Hisame at this point.

Once the battle ends, Hisame thanks Hinata for his help and attempts to return to the Deeprealm, deducing that Hinata stuck him there because he couldn't make it in Hinata's world; at this point, Hinata manages to talk Hisame into staying in his world and even apologizes for not figuring out the time differences earlier. Once this happens, Hisame notes that Hinata really hasn't changed; Hinata, on the other hand, notices that Hisame is apparently now taller than him.


Hisame, who has complicated feelings over his mostly absent father, Hinata, flees after saying how he feels. But he runs directly into a large group of enemies.

Chapter data

Normal/Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed* 14+1 1-1 29+8
Cm fe14 11x.png

This chapter's map is 20 columns by 20 rows.

Character data

Birthright Revelation

New Units
Small portrait hisame fe14.png
NPC, speak to with Hinata
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar f-default fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait rinkah fe14.pngSmall portrait sakura fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.pngSmall portrait jakob fe14.pngSmall portrait hana fe14.pngSmall portrait subaki fe14.pngSmall portrait saizo fe14.pngSmall portrait orochi fe14.pngSmall portrait silas fe14.pngSmall portrait hinoka fe14.pngSmall portrait azama fe14.pngSmall portrait setsuna fe14.pngSmall portrait hayato fe14.pngSmall portrait oboro fe14.pngSmall portrait hinata fe14.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter can first be unlocked (after completing chapter 9 in Birthright or after completing chapter 10 in Revelation). Felicia is only a returning character if Corrin is male, while Jakob is only a returning character if Corrin is female. 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.

Item data

No items are obtained in this chapter.

Event tile data

There are no event tiles during the events of the chapter. When returning to the area for skirmishes, the following event tiles appear:

  • Column 3, row 7: On the westernmost stairs tile
  • Column 16, row 19: On the southernmost stairs tile

Dragon Vein data

There are no Dragon Veins in this chapter.

Level scaling data

This chapter's enemy and NPC units are subject to level scaling mechanisms that increase their levels as the player makes progress along the main story path. The tables below show the differences between the initial levels of the units and the levels of the units at each particular main story path chapter position.

Chapter Position 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Level Gain 0 0 +1 +1 +2 +1 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
To Date 0 0 +1 +2 +4 +5 +7 +8 +10 +12 +14 +16 +18 +20 +22 +24 +26 +28
Additional notes: Hisame stops visibly scaling upon hitting level 20 unpromoted at the chapter 18 position; from the chapter 19 position onward, Hisame will have an Offspring Seal in his inventory. As all enemies in this chapter are Faceless, subtract 20 from the Faceless' levels to reach the target level Hisame will attain upon usage of his Offspring Seal.

Enemy data

The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this chapter closer to chapter 10 than closer to the final chapter. Levels may be higher depending on progress along the main story path.

Normal/Hard Lunatic


  • Turn 6
    • 4 Faceless; 2 from the two northwestern stairs, 2 from the two northeastern stairs
  • Turn 7 (Lunatic only)
    • 4 Faceless; 2 from the two northwestern stairs, 2 from the two northeastern stairs
  • Turn 8
    • 4 Faceless; 2 from the two centermost stairs, 2 from the southeastern stairs
  • Turn 9 (Lunatic only)
    • 4 Faceless; 2 from the two centermost stairs, 2 from the southeastern stairs

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds02 samurai hisame other.gif
Hisame Samurai 10 1 Iron Katana
CalmIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Varies Vantage Duelist's BlowIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Varies
Immobile until recruited; stands on waste.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a chapter 9 playthrough, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken in the Birthright campaign; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a chapter 27 playthrough, the latest possible point a save file may be positioned at.

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Generic small portrait faceless fe14.png
Ma 3ds02 faceless enemy.gif Faceless
Level 10~38
Movement 5
Max HP 48~70 Speed 16~30
Strength 11~25 Luck 0
Magic 4 Defense 10~28
Skill 15~28 Resistance 7~21
Inventory Skills
Gauntlet Counter
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Fists B


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

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Despite the large amount of Faceless and the fact that Hisame is surrounded by them, he isn't in any immediate danger, due to the A.I. being docile (to an extent) and the wastelands slowing them down; but it wouldn't hurt to hurry an little bit. Since your army starts off in a corner and have to deal with Faceless approach from the west and south, it'll be sensible to split your army into two groups: One of which should be larger than the other in order to recruit Hisame. Afterwards, it's an matter of standing your ground to fight off the reinforcements and reuniting to ambush the boss. The monsters, themselves, aren't exactly threatening after you get rid of the ones with the "-breaker" skills, and the two on the western edge of the map should be taken out on your own terms, due to their Life and Death and Vengeance skills. The boss isn't exactly an cakewalk, due to Counter and it'll approach with 2 more Faceless due take advantage of Inspiration; but killing the henchmen first and fighting the boss with ranged attacks will even the odds. And the reinforcements are identical to the Faceless that were initially on the battlefield, except that they don't have any skills equipped.


  • This chapter is the only one in the Hoshidan group of child paralogues (paralogues 7-14, the ones not available in Conquest) whose boss has not stopped visibly scaling by the time the chapter 22 position is reached and continues to scale afterward; this is due to the boss Faceless having the same level as its underlings (initially 10; reaches 28 by chapter 22, 30 by chapter 23, all the way to 38 by the final position of chapter 27), and none have reached the level cap (in this case 40) at this point.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English A Long Grudge
Japanese 愛憎半ば Partway Between Love and Hate


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Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions BR: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3CQ: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3RV: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
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