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Band of Mercenaries

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Band of Mercenaries

Cm fe07 3.png

Location

Sacae-Bern Border town

New units

Florina, Wil

Boss(es)

Migal

I told them I was sorry many times over. They just wouldn't listen...
— Florina

Band of Mercenaries (Japanese: 小さな傭兵団 Small Group of Mercenaries) is the third chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. In this chapter, the player learns about ranged combat, flying units, weapon durability, and shops.

Plot

The formation of Lyndis's Legion.
Main article: Band of Mercenaries/Script

Ten days after leaving the plains, Lyn's group comes upon a village that has been ravaged by the Taliver Bandits. The destruction of the village reminds Lyn of the bandits' attack on her own people, the Lorca, prompting her to reaffirm her oath of vengeance against them. Sain, Kent, and the Tactician are moved by Lyn's resolve and promise to accompany her when she does exact her vengeance. After this, Lyn finds her old friend and Pegasus Knight, Florina. Florina is being harassed by two bandits because she accidentally landed on one of them with her pegasus. Lyn rushes to Florina's side to comfort her and attempts to placate the bandits, but they are too agitated to listen, and attack; saying that both Florina and her pegasus would fetch a good sum of gold.

During the battle, either on the third turn or by visiting the closest villiage, Wil, a Pheraean Archer, assists Lyn and the others in defeating the bandits. Once MIgal is defeated, he warns the group that the Ganelon Bandits will avenge him.

After the battle is over, Lyn asks why Florina followed her. Florina, in order to become a fully-fledged member Pegasus Knight of Ilia, was to set out to join a mercenary band but she wanted to see Lyn before she set out. Lyn points out that most mercenary bands are comprised of men, making Florina nervous as she is uncomfortable with men. Sain suddenly barges in on their conversation and encourages Florina to not give up on her dreams and invites her, as well as Wil, to join Lyn on her journey to Caelin. Florina and Wil accept Sain's invitation, and Lyn overlooks Sain inviting two members into her ever-growing party without her permission and accepts the new members. As they set out for Caelin, Wil coins the term Lyndis's Legion.

Beginning log

"The secrets of her past revealed in the words of two Knights of Lycia. Now to meet her grandfather, Lyn heads west, to Lycia and to her destiny. A mountain range separates the Sacae Plains from Bern. There are many bandits lurking here, the cruelest of which are then Taliver. They wreck havoc on both Sacae and Bern, and their savagery knows no bounds. On her tenth day away from the plains, Lyn witnesses their atrocities herself."

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 4+1 0 9
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Florina
Portrait florina fe07.png
Pegasus Knight
HP
17
Level
1
Automatically from the start
Wil
Portrait wil fe07.png
Archer
HP
20
Level
2
Automatically on turn 3, or upon visiting the southwestern village
Returning Characters

Small portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba gold.png 2,000G Visit the northern village

Armory data

Armory
Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba iron lance.png
Iron Lance 360

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 2 2 Iron Axe --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Bandit Mercenary 1 3 Iron Sword --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 1 2 Iron Bow --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 1 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Migal Brigand 6 1 Steel Axe Does not move.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Migal
Portrait migal fe07.png
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Brigand
Level 6
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 25 Luck 2
Strength 7 Defense 5
Skill 3 Resistance 0
Speed 5 Constitution 12
Movement 5 Aid 11
Inventory
Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe D GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Strategy

In normal mode, This chapter will teach the player about villages. Lyn will be forced to visit the southern village on the first turn, which recruits Wil. The player gets a small intro to archers and is then forced to attack the nearest mercenary with Wil and then kill that unit with Florina.

The game warns you against leaving Florina is range of archers, however this is not as big of a deal as the game makes it out to be. Bows only get weapon might x2 in the american release of this game, meaning archers will do 8-9 damage to Florina in this chapter, which is no more threatening than the axe-wielders on the map; however, she cannot retaliate against archers without a javelin, which she doesn’t have access to yet.

Form a choke point to the east of the southern village by placing one of the cavaliers on the forest tile and let Wil weaken the enemies on the other side of the wall. Eventually, you will be able to break through the enemies and reach the boss. Migal is carrying a Steel Axe, which is somewhat inaccurate and weighs him down to a speed stat of two. Everyone can double him with their base stats, except for Wil. Remember to visit the northern village before clearing the chapter as it gives you 2000 gold.

In hard mode, you no longer have to recruit Wil on the first turn and he will automatically join on turn 3, so there is no need to waste a unit's turn to recruit him. Since there are no forced tutorials in hard mode, you can move your units more efficiently before the enemy clogs up the choke point to the east. First, kill the archer closest to your units with one of the cavaliers. Then, rescue the cavalier that just attacked with the other and use canto to move adjacent to the wall. Move Florina to a tile north of the unit holding the other cavalier and drop them on the other side of the wall. Make sure to move Florina back behind the wall so that she does not get killed by the Brigands and Archers. The cavalier on the north side of the wall will likely end up surrounded by the enemy, however, this enables Lyn and the cavalier on the south side to break through the choke quicker as they have fewer enemies in their way.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Band of Mercenaries --
Japanese 小さな傭兵団 Small Group of Mercenaries
Spanish Banda de Mercenarios Band of Mercenaries
French Alliance de mercenaires Alliance of mercenaries
German Die Söldnerbande The Mercenary Band

Gallery

Prototype

Images from the Fire Emblem 0205 and 0219 prototypes.
Sword of Spirits Band of Mercenaries In Occupation's Shadow


Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of regional version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline