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A Power Awakens

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A Power Awakens

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World of Zenith (Eternal Sanctum)


Niles, Julia, Alm, Nephenee

I hope you're all ready to go. We've got a mission in the western part of the kingdom. We're headed to an ancient ruin known as the Eternal Sanctum. The power that sleeps there will serve as an aid to the Order of Heroes-I'm sure of it!
— Anna

A Power Awakens (Japanese: いにしえより目覚めし Awakening from Ancient Times) is the first intermission chapter in Book I of Fire Emblem Heroes, taking place after Chapter 13. This chapter, although not numbered as such, is part of the game's main story path; despite this, it is structured more along the lines of a xenologue in that it has only one part, although the chapter gives this one part its own name. This chapter serves as a backstory to the Sacred Seal Forge mechanic, and must be cleared in order to access said mechanic.

This chapter was added to the game as part of an update released on October 9, 2017, alongside the Sacred Seal Forge mechanic to which it serves as backstory for.


Main article: A Power Awakens/Script

The Order of Heroes are heading on a mission toward an ancient ruin called the Eternal Sanctum in western Askr, Anna having been told that the temple holds a power inside by Zacharias, though she is not sure what kind of power it is. As they arrive at the temple, however, the group finds that there are Heroes guarding it, and must battle them.

Reaching the bottom of the sanctum, the Order comes across a stone with ancient Askran writing on it. Alfonse reads the stone, telling that the sanctum contains a part of the dragon Askr's "Rite of Awakening" to unlock the power of Sacred Seals, and describing how to perform the rite. With this knowledge, the Order of Heroes returns to the castle.

Chapter data

Intermission 1: Awakening Ancient Power

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 NilesJuliaAlmNephenee
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Enemy data

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Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait niles feh.png
Niles infantry Is feh colorless bow.png 29 Is feh skill offense.png Steel BowIs feh skill special.png Chilling Wind
Is feh warding blow 1.pngA Warding Blow 1Is feh spur res 1.pngC Spur Res 1Is feh atk ploy 1.pngS Atk Ploy 1
Portrait julia feh.png
Julia infantry Is feh green tome.png 29 Is feh skill offense.png ElwindIs feh skill special.png Dragon Gaze
Is feh resistance +1.pngA Resistance +1Is feh breath of life 1.pngC Breath of Life 1Is feh breath of life 1.pngS Breath of Life 1
Portrait alm feh.png
Alm infantry Is feh sword.png 29 Is feh skill offense.png Steel SwordIs feh skill special.png Dragon Gaze
Is feh attack +1.pngA Attack +1Is feh windsweep 1.pngB Windsweep 1Is feh phantom spd 1.pngS Phantom Spd 1
Portrait nephenee feh.png
Nephenee infantry Is feh lance.png 29 Is feh skill offense.png Steel LanceIs feh skill special.png New Moon
Is feh atk spd 1.pngA Atk/Spd 1Is feh wrath 1.pngB Wrath 1Is feh distant def 1.pngS Distant Def 1
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

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Main article: Niles

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Main article: Julia

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Main article: Alm

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Main article: Nephenee

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In other languages

Intermission: A Power Awakens

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English A Power Awakens
Japanese いにしえより目覚めし Awakening from ancient times

Intermission 1: Awakening Ancient Power

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Awakening Ancient Power
Japanese 刃の儀式 Rite of blades
Spanish Rito de espadas Rite of swords


Diabolical Bloodline A Power Awakens The Rite of Blades

Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoEirFehFjormGunnthráGustavHelHelbindiHenrietteHrídLaegjarnLaevateinLífLokiSharenaSummonerSurtrThórrThrasirVeronicaYlgr
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Wrys
Mystery of the Emblem AbelAstramBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaDraugEstGharnefGordinHardinJagenJeorgeLindeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNagaNavarreOgmaPallaPhinaSheenaSiriusTiki
Genealogy of the Holy War ArdenAresArvisAyraDeirdreEldiganEthlynIshtarJamkeJuliaJuliusLachesisLeneLewynQuanSeliphSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Thracia 776 FinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenReinhardtSaias
The Binding Blade BartreCeciliaClarineFaeFirGwendolynIdunnKleinLilinaLughNarcianRaighRoyRutgerShannaSophiaSueTheaWoltZephiel
The Blazing Blade CanasDorcasEliwoodFioraFlorinaHawkeyeHectorJaffarKarelKarlaLegaultLinusLloydLouiseLuciusLynMatthewNinianNinoPentPriscillaRavenRebeccaSerraUrsula
The Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesJoshuaL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMyrrhSethTanaValter
Path of Radiance Black KnightElinciaGreilIkeMiaMistNepheneeOscarSanakiSigrunSorenTanithTitania
Radiant Dawn CaineghisElinciaHaarIkeLeanneLetheMiaMicaiahMordecaiNaesalaNailahOliverRanulfReysonSanakiSotheTibarnYuneZelgius
New Mystery of the Emblem AthenaClarisseKatarinaLegionLukeNagiNorneRoderick
Awakening AversaBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelFrederickGaiusGeromeHenryInigoKjelleLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelle"Marth"MorganNagaNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPanneRobinStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVirionWalhartYarne
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaFloraGaronGunterHanaHinataHinokaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMikotoNilesNinaOboroOdinOpheliaPeriRhajatRyomaSakuraSaizoSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroSiegbertSilasSoleilSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeltheaDumaFayeGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasMaeMathildaRineaSaberSonyaTobin
Three Houses BylethClaudeDeath KnightDimitriEdelgardHildaHubertKronyaMercedesPetraSothis
Story Maps Book I PrefaceP: World of Zenith • 1: World of Mystery • 2: World of Conquest • 3: World of Binding • 4: World of Awakening • 5: Back to Mystery • 6: World of Birthright • 7: World of Blazing • 8: Back to Awakening • 9: Heroes Invade • 10: World of Radiance • 11: Rite of Shadows • 12: Bitter Enemies • 13: Diabolical BloodlineI: A Power AwakensI: The Rite of Blades
Book II 1: The Flame • 2: Princess of Ice • 3: Guided by a Dream • 4: Fiery Resolve • 5: Blood and Snow • 6: The True Quarry • 7: Snow and Ash • 8: Rite of Frost • 9: Hellfire • 10: The King's Demise • 11: Prince of Ice • 12: Seeping Poison • 13: A Way Home
Book III 1: Death • 2: The Dread Gate • 3: Countdown • 4: A King's Worth • 5: A Father's Legacy • 6: Realm of the Dead • 7: A Home Unknown • 8: Truth of a Name • 9: Cohort of the Dead • 10: Omnicidal Witch • 11: Where It Began
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • 7: Echoes of Mystery • 8: Ylissean Summer • 9: Nohrian Summer • 10: The Sacred World • 11: Brave Heroes • 12: Performing Arts • 13: World of Holy War • 14: Trick or Defeat! • 15: Farfetched Heroes • 16: Winter's Envoy • 17: Happy New Year! • 18: Love Abounds • 19: Hares at the Fair • 20: Bridal Bloom • 21: Summer's Arrival • 22: A Sketchy Summer • 23: Festival in Hoshido • 24: Arrival of the Brave • 25: The Land's Bounty • 26: Brave Redux • 27: Adrift • 28: Gifts of Winter • 29: New Year's Wish • 30: Hostile Springs • 31: Greil's Devoted • 32: Regal Rabbits • 33: A Season for Picnics • 34: Bridal Belonging • 35: Summer Returns • 36: Summer Refreshes • 37: Brave Echoes • 38: A Splendid Soiree
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death
Locations The Sacred WorldWorld of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of DawnWorld of Holy WarWorld of MysteryWorld of RadianceWorld of ShadowsWorld of ThraciaWorld of Zenith (Askran KingdomEmblian EmpireHelMúspellNifl)
Groups, objects, and concepts Aether RaidsBlessed GardensBreidablikChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena Duels) • Forging BondsGrand ConquestsHeroic OrdealsLost LoreOrbOrder of HeroesRarityRøkkr SiegesSummoning (summoning events) • Special Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesMythic Hero BattlesRelay DefenseRival DomainsSpecial Training MapsTrial Maps) • Squad AssaultTactics DrillsTap BattleTempest TrialsVoting Gauntlet
Related topics A Hero RisesAncient LettersArtistsCalendarsChoose Your LegendsEvent calendarsFind & Vote Heroes!Fire Emblem Heroes: Heroes' Everyday LivesFire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure CollectionList of regional version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content)