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A Traitor's Worth

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A Traitor's Worth

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Western Archanea

New units




Previous chapter(s)

The Ageless Palace

Next chapter(s)

The Wooden Cavalry

A Traitor's Worth (Japanese: 裏切りの持つ価値は The Worth of Betrayal) is the second sidequest in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. In order to reach this chapter, the player must have 15 or fewer units alive at the end of chapter 12.


Main article: A Traitor's Worth/Script

After the liberation of Archanea Palace, Marth and his men ride across the country to drive out Dolhr's forces. The last holdout is Horace, a former Archanean knight who unexpectedly betrayed Archanea for Dolhr. Nyna gives in to her knights' desires and orders Marth to subdue him. As he approaches, the Dohlrian knight Dejanira threatens Horace with the deaths of the people living on his land should he attempt to return to Archanea. Marth defeats Dejanira, and Horace surrenders. In the aftermath, Horace requests to be executed as a traitor. However, his people plea on his behalf and explain Dejanira's blackmail, and Nyna opts to force him back into service as an Archanean knight.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 12 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 19+14 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units
Portrait horace fe11.png
Steel Lance
Automatically at the end of the chapter if he survives
Returning Characters

Small portrait marth fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait gordin fe11.pngSmall portrait draug fe11.pngSmall portrait norne fe11.pngSmall portrait caeda fe11.pngSmall portrait wrys fe11.pngSmall portrait bord fe11.pngSmall portrait cord fe11.pngSmall portrait barst fe11.pngSmall portrait ogma fe11.pngSmall portrait darros fe11.pngSmall portrait castor fe11.pngSmall portrait julian fe11.pngSmall portrait lena fe11.pngSmall portrait navarre fe11.pngSmall portrait matthis fe11.pngSmall portrait merric fe11.pngSmall portrait roshea fe11.pngSmall portrait vyland fe11.pngSmall portrait sedgar fe11.pngSmall portrait wolf fe11.pngSmall portrait hardin fe11.pngSmall portrait wendell fe11.pngSmall portrait rickard fe11.pngSmall portrait athena fe11.pngSmall portrait bantu fe11.pngSmall portrait caesar fe11.pngSmall portrait radd fe11.pngSmall portrait roger fe11.pngSmall portrait jeorge fe11.pngSmall portrait maria fe11.pngSmall portrait minerva fe11.pngSmall portrait linde fe11.pngSmall portrait jake fe11.pngSmall portrait dolph fe11.pngSmall portrait macellan fe11.pngSmall portrait tomas fe11.pngSmall portrait boah fe11.pngSmall portrait midia fe11.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ds killer lance.png Killer Lance Visit the southern village
Is ds blizzard.png Blizzard Visit the northern village

Enemy data

Normal Hard-5

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
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Archanea Cavalier 7 2 Iron Lance Will not move until a unit is in range of all four mobile Archanea units.
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Archanea Knight 7 2 Steel Lance Will not move until a unit is in range of all four mobile Archanea units.
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Archanea Knight 7 2 Javelin Immobile.
Ma ds01 sniper enemy.gif
Grust Sniper 3 1 Silver Bow --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Grust Cavalier 7 3 Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif
Grust Archer 7 2 Steel Bow --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Grust Cavalier 5 1 Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif
Grust Mage 5 1 Thunder Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif
Grust Mage 7 1 Elfire Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif
Grust Mage 3 1 Fire Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 manakete enemy.gif
Grust Manakete 5 1 Firestone --
Ma ds01 general enemy.gif
Horace General 3 1 Steel Lance Will not move until a unit is in range of all four mobile Archanea units.
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif
Dejanira Paladin 1 1 Steel Lance Immobile; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 pirate enemy.gif
Ruffian Pirate 7 5 Iron Axe --
Ma ds01 pirate enemy.gif
Ruffian Pirate 7 6 Steel Axe --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Grust Cavalier 7 3 Steel Lance --


Boss data

Main article: Dejanira

Normal Hard-5

Small portrait dejanira fe11.png
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif Paladin
Level 1
Movement --
Max HP 24 Speed 11
Strength 9 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 9
Skill 7 Resistance 6
Steel Lance
Weapon Levels
FE11RankSword.png E FE11RankLance.png B FE11RankAxe.png --
FE11RankBow.png -- FE11RankTome.png -- FE11RankStaff.png --


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

This chapter is another relatively simple gaiden chapter. Horace and his six men have set up shop on the left half of the map, Pirates are waiting to come out of the fortresses on the western sea, and there are a couple of villages to visit on the right half. The sensible strategy is to make your way up the right side of the map, wiping out all opposition. Dejanira is no threat since he lacks range, so the only real problem is the Manakete near the northern village. Pull him in with a fast unit (at least 17 Speed) and wipe him out. Make sure to leave Horace alive so you can recruit him. He has good base Strength, acceptable stats all around, and decent growths, making him a decent substitute for Draug. He will never be able to compete with a trained Wolf or Sedgar, however.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

A Traitor's Worth




The Worth of Betrayal


Purgar al traidor

Expiate the traitor


Le prix du traître

The price of the traitor


Der Verräter

The Traitor


Un tradimento motivato

A justified Betrayal


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