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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.

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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 chapter 29x of Eliwood's tale and chapter 31x 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 article: Battle Preparations/Script

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 Third
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 10 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 0 {{{third}}}
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Character data

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)
Returning Characters

Small portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.pngSmall portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait guy fe07.pngSmall portrait merlinus fe07.pngSmall portrait erk fe07.pngSmall portrait priscilla fe07.pngSmall portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait raven fe07.pngSmall portrait lucius fe07.pngSmall portrait canas fe07.pngSmall portrait dart fe07.pngSmall portrait fiora fe07.pngSmall portrait legault fe07.pngSmall portrait isadora fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait heath fe07.pngSmall portrait hawkeye fe07.pngSmall portrait wallace fe07.pngSmall portrait geitz fe07.pngSmall portrait farina fe07.pngSmall portrait pent fe07.pngSmall portrait louise fe07.pngSmall portrait karel fe07.pngSmall portrait harken fe07.pngSmall portrait nino fe07.pngSmall portrait jaffar fe07.pngSmall portrait vaida fe07.png

Nils's inventory can be managed during this chapter, but he cannot be deployed due to the plot.

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 Def Res Cha 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 exp 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.


  • Karla is arguably the most difficult character to recruit in the entire game. Despite this, she is widely considered to be inferior to her brother Karel, and is not a particularly impressive unit in general.
  • 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 Open Fire and Leonster's Gate, both from Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.
  • This is the only chapter in the game to lack a boss.

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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Sands of Time Battle Preparations Victory or Death
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
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Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
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