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Assassination of the Hero-King

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Assassination of the Hero-King

File:Cm fe12 prologue 8.png



New units

Est, Cain, Marth



Previous chapter(s)
Next chapter(s)

The Grustian Expedition

Assassination of the Hero-King is the eighth chapter in the prologue of Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.


Main articles: Assassination of the Hero-King/Script and Assassination of the Hero-King/Conversations

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Chapter data

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth or Kris dies 8 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 11+4 {{{third}}}
File:Cm fe12 prologue 8.png

Character data

New Units
Portrait est fe12.png
Pegasus Knight
Steel Lance
Automatically from preparations
(If her version of Prologue 7 was played)
Portrait cain fe12.png
Steel Sword
Automatically from preparations
(If his version of Prologue 7 was played)
Portrait marth fe12.png
Steel Sword
Automatically from preparations
Returning Characters

Small portrait default male player's unit fe12.pngSmall portrait ryan fe12.pngSmall portrait luke fe12.pngSmall portrait roderick fe12.pngSmall portrait caeda fe12.pngSmall portrait wrys fe12.pngSmall portrait gordin fe12.pngSmall portrait athena fe12.pngSmall portrait merric fe12.pngSmall portrait cecil fe12.pngSmall portrait ogma fe12.pngSmall portrait draug fe12.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by a Barbarian

Enemy data

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif
Assassin Thief 3 2 Steel Sword --
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif
Assassin Thief 5 2 Steel Sword --
Ma ds02 barbarian enemy.gif
Assassin Barbarian 3 1 Steel Axe VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds02 barbarian enemy.gif
Assassin Barbarian 3 1 Steel Axe --
Ma ds02 hunter enemy.gif
Assassin Hunter 3 2 Steel Bow --
Ma ds02 mage enemy.gif
Assassin Mage 1 2 Fire --
Ma ds02 mage female enemy.gif
Katarina Mage 10 1 Elfire --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif
Assassin Thief 5 4 Steel Sword --


  • Turns 2 and 4
    • 2 Thieves from the southern border of the map
  • Turn 3 (Hard/Maniac/Lunatic only)

Boss data

Main article: Katarina

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait katarina fe12.png
Ma ds02 mage female enemy.gif Mage
Level 10
Movement 6
Max HP 24 Speed 7
Strength 0 Luck 0
Magic 7 Defense 3
Skill 6 Resistance 3
Weapon Levels
FE12RankSword.png -- FE12RankLance.png -- FE12RankAxe.png --
FE12RankBow.png -- FE12RankTome.png D FE12RankStaff.png --


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Etymology and other languages

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

Assassination of the Hero-King

Known by this name in the New Mystery of the Emblem patch.


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The Final Test (Est)
The Final Test (Cain)
Assassination of the Hero-King The Grustian Expedition
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelPhinaFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses ArlenAthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Bottom of the Deep Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea Saga 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemFire Emblem: Archanea SagaShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline