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Battle Preparations

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This page is about the chapter from The Blazing Blade. For the gameplay mechanic, see preparations.
Battle Preparations

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New units


Previous chapter(s)

Sands of Time

Next chapter(s)

Victory or Death

It would be best if we outfitted ourselves before setting out. We will need many supplies for a campaign on Valor.
— Marcus

Battle Preparations (Japanese: 戦支度 Battle Preparations) is the side quest of the twenty-ninth chapter of Eliwood's tale and thirty-first in Hector's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

This chapter is fairly nonstandard; there are no enemies to be fought and it automatically ends after 5 turns have passed. The player is free to do whatever they wish with their units during the chapter; the main goal is to purchase supplies, be they weapons or items, from the nearby shops and armories.


Main articles: Battle Preparations/Script (Eliwood) and Battle Preparations/Script (Hector)

In the group's final preparations for the confrontation with Nergal they opt to make several purchases of supplies in Ostia's castle town before meeting with Fargus in Badon to set sail to the Dread Isle. The group obtains 30,000 gold from Ostia's coffers with Hector's blessing after Oswin reminds Hector that they cannot completely empty Ostia's savings.

As the group disperses several idle topics of conversation come up, such as Ostia's historical philosophy on the ruling classes and the recent death of Marquess Uther.

After the allotted time passes the group sets out. If Hector's tale is being played there is an additional scene where Hector makes a quick return trip to the Ostian throne room to express some final thoughts on Uther's death; commenting on how small the empty throne looks.

Chapter data

Eliwood's tale Hector's tale

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Get Supplies Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 1–10 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 0
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Character data

Eliwood's tale Hector's tale

New units
Portrait karla fe07.png
Wo Dao
NPC, talk to with Bartre. Bartre must be a Warrior at level 5 or greater and have a weapon equipped; they must both survive a single round of unscripted combat.
(Hector's tale only)
Required characters
Hector ​
Available characters
Matthew ​Eliwood ​Marcus ​Rebecca ​Lowen ​Dorcas ​Bartre ​Oswin ​Serra ​Guy ​Merlinus ​Erk ​Priscilla ​Lyn ​Florina ​Wil ​Kent ​Sain ​Raven ​Lucius ​Canas ​Dart ​Fiora ​Legault ​Isadora ​Rath ​Heath ​Hawkeye ​Wallace ​Geitz ​Farina ​Pent ​Louise ​Karel ​Harken ​Nino ​Jaffar ​Vaida ​
Undeployable characters
Nils ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba gold.png 30,000G Automatically at the start

Shop data

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Anima Light Dark Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is gba slim sword.png Slim Sword 480
Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword 460
Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword 600
Is gba silver sword.png Silver Sword 1,500
Is gba killing edge.png Killing Edge 1,300
Is gba lancereaver.png Lancereaver 1,800

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba swordmaster female other.gif Karla Swordmaster 5 1 29 14 21 18 16 11 12 7 6 Wo Dao
• Only appears during Hector's tale, and only if Bartre is deployed and is a level 5 or greater Warrior.
• Leaves the map if Bartre talks to her without a weapon equipped.


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

There's no real strategy involved with this chapter—just buy what you need with the gold that you have. Feel free to use the arena for some easy experience and gold. Do remember that there will be a secret shop in the next chapter, so if you really want to buy an item offered later then don't spend all of your money here.

The easiest way to recruit Karla in Hector's tale is to equip Bartre with an Iron Bow and with the Iron Rune in his inventory, so that he will neither hit Karla nor risk getting critically hit by her; even if the only increases to his stats since joining are his promotion bonuses, Karla will deal 15 damage with each of her two attacks, and he will survive with 2 HP.


  • This is one of only three chapters in the Fire Emblem series where the player can engage green NPC units in combat, the others being Chapters 14 and 17 of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.
  • This is the only chapter in the game to lack a boss.
  • This chapter takes place in the same area as Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade's Chapter 7, and Karla makes an appearance at the same arena where her daughter Fir will be seen 20 years later.

Etymology and other languages

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

Battle Preparations




Battle Preparations


Bereit zum Kampf

Prepared for Battle


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Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
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