Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Social media: If you would like, please join our Discord server, and/or follow us on Twitter (X) or Tumblr!

Band of Mercenaries

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
Band of Mercenaries

Cm fe07 3.png


SacaeBern Border town

Required units

Florina, Kent, Lyn, Sain, Wil

New units

Florina, Wil



Previous chapter(s)

Sword of Spirits

Next chapter(s)

In Occupation's Shadow

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.


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 Mark 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, an 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.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 4+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 9
Cm fe07 3.png

Character data

New units
Portrait florina fe07.png
Pegasus Knight
Slim Lance
Automatically from turn 1
Portrait wil fe07.png
Iron Bow
Automatically on turn 3, or upon visiting the southwestern village
Required characters
Lyn ​
Available characters
Kent ​Sain ​

Item data

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

Armory data

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Anima Light Dark Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword 460

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.
Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Migal Brigand 6 1 25 7 3 5 2 5 0 12 5 Steel Axe
Does not move.
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 2 2 20~21 3~4 1~2 5~6 0 3~4 0~1 12 5 Iron Axe
• The central one moves to attack units in range.
• The northeast one moves to raid villages, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Bandit Mercenary 1 3 16 4 7 5 0 3 0 9 5 Iron Sword
The eastern one moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 1 2 18 1 3 3 0 3 0 7 5 Iron Bow
The northeast one moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 1 1 20 3 1 5 0 3 0 12 5 Iron Axe

Boss data

Main article: Migal
Portrait migal fe07.png
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Brigand
Level 6
Affinity --
Max HP 25 Luck 2
Strength 7 Defense 5
Skill 3 Resistance 0
Speed 5 Constitution 12
Movement 5 Aid 11
Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes D Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


This chapter has no augury. Hannah will offer her services beginning in Chapter 14.
This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

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 double weapon might against fliers 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.

Etymology and other languages

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

Band of Mercenaries




Small Group of Mercenaries


Banda de Mercenarios

Band of Mercenaries


Alliance de mercenaires

Alliance of mercenaries


Die Söldnerbande

The Mercenary Band


Una banda di mercenari

A band of mercenaries



Images from the Fire Emblem 0206 and 0219 prototypes.
← Sword of Spirits • Band of Mercenaries • In Occupation's Shadow →
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters BramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMarkMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Background characters AenirAeshaAthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutHassarKellesMadelynRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale P: 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 DeathF: 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 LifeF: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics List of version differencesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline