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Battle in the Lea

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Battle in the Lea

Location

Lea of Aurelis

Boss(es)

Bentheon

Battle in the Lea is the fourth chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. It is one of the five chapters that were cut from book 1 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Marth arrives in Aurelis, but his attempt to reinforce the Aurelian forces is interrupted by a troop of Macedonian soldiers led by Bentheon. Before the battle, Malledus advises Marth to begin taking some time to choose his best soldiers for a situation and outfit them accordingly. During the battle, Marth adds two new comrades to his growing forces: Matthis, Lena's brother who was conscripted into the Macedonian army, and Merric, an old friend of Marth who has been studying magic in Khadein. Marth's forces overwhelm Bentheon and kill him. A village elder thanks him, informs him that Captain Hardin is protecting Princess Nyna in a fortress to the north, and presents him with a Silver Sword.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Ally Other Enemy
Defeat: Marth dies 14+2 n/a 20-1


Character data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Matthis
Portrait matthis fe01.png
Cavalier
HP
16
Level
2
Enemy, talk with Lena
Merric
Portrait merric fe01.png
Mage
HP
20
Level
1
Visit the southern village
Returning Characters

Portrait marth fe01.pngPortrait caeda fe01.pngPortrait jagen fe01.pngPortrait cain fe01.pngPortrait abel fe01.pngPortrait draug fe01.pngPortrait gordin fe01.pngPortrait wrys fe01.pngPortrait ogma fe01.pngPortrait barst fe01.pngPortrait bord fe01.pngPortrait cord fe01.pngPortrait darros fe01.pngPortrait castor fe01.pngPortrait julian fe01.pngPortrait lena fe01.pngPortrait navarre fe01.png

Item data

Shadow Dragon

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds bullion.png 5,000 G Visit the northern village.
Is ds ridersbane.png Ridersbane Dropped by Bentheon.
Is ds silver sword.png Silver Sword End of chapter.

Shop data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds iron sword.png
Iron Sword 400
Is ds steel sword.png
Steel Sword 875

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Shadow Dragon

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Macedon Thief 1 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Macedon Thief 3 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif
Macedon Hunter 1 2 Is ds iron bow.png Iron Bow
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif
Macedon Fighter 1 4 Is ds iron axe.png Iron Axe
Macedon Archer 1 2 Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow
Macedon Knight 1 1 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance
Macedon Horseman 1 2 Is ds iron bow.png Iron Bow
Macedon Curate 1 1 Is ds heal.png Heal
Macedon Cavalier 1 2 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance
Macedon Cavalier 1 1 Is ds armorslayer.png Armorslayer
Macedon Cavalier 1 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword
Matthis Cavalier 2 1 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance
Bentheon Cavalier 5 1 Is ds ridersbane.png RidersbaneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory


Boss data

Main article: Bentheon

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon Normal Shadow Dragon Hard-5

Strategy

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

In this chapter, you gain Merric, a highly effective Mage, and Matthis, a Cavalier who fights very poorly and is vastly inferior to a properly trained Abel. For the first time, you will have to bench units, so start thinking about who you find to be useless. Make sure to buy an Iron Sword for Navarre (or give him one from a unit you decide to bench) and a Fire tome for the incoming Merric. If Cain still has his base 6 Speed, he needs to be reclassed into a Myrmidon to avoid being doubled by the Fighters in this chapter.

At the start, send some cavalry to quickly dispatch the Thief near the armory and send everyone else to defend the northeast chokepoint. Stock up on Steel weapons while you have the chance. Have your cavalry move north to intercept the Hunter and the Thief. Try to have all of the enemies dealt with by the time the enemy cavalry reaches you. Make sure to keep Draug (or any other Knights you have) away from the Armorslayer.

When you've finished off the first wave, it's time to recruit Merric. His village is currently in the range of two Archers (and a Knight, but he won't start a fight unless you attack him first). Use a bulky unit to lure out the two Archers, waste them, and visit the village. To kill the Knight without provoking the Horsemen up north, move a unit two spaces to the south of the Knight so that it blocks the bridge and attack. The Knight will be provoked, allowing you to lure him out and finish him off. Then lure out and kill the Horsemen. Bentheon is a massive step down from the threat level of the last two bosses, owing to the fact that he can only fight from close range. Have your ranged units shred him. Give the Ridersbane to either Abel or Draug.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Battle in the Lea --

References


A Brush in the Teeth Battle in the Lea Champions of Aurelis
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCartasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • E: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline