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Battle in the Lea

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Battle in the Lea

Cm fe11 4.jpg

Location

Lea of Aurelis

New units

Matthis, Merric

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

Main article: Battle in the Lea/Script

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

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Marth dies 14+2 0 20-1
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Character data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Matthis
Portrait matthis fe11.png
Cavalier
HP
20
Level
2
Enemy, talk with Lena
Merric
Portrait merric fe11.png
Mage
HP
20
Level
1
Visit the southern village
Returning Characters

Small portrait marth fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.pngSmall portrait gordin fe11.pngSmall portrait draug fe11.pngSmall portrait norne fe11.pngSmall portrait caeda fe11.pngSmall portrait wrys fe11.pngSmall portrait ogma fe11.pngSmall portrait barst fe11.pngSmall portrait bord fe11.pngSmall portrait cord fe11.pngSmall portrait darros fe11.pngSmall portrait castor fe11.pngSmall portrait julian fe11.pngSmall portrait lena fe11.pngSmall portrait navarre fe11.png

Item data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 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 and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Macedon Cavalier 1 2 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Macedon Knight 1 1 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Macedon Cavalier 1 1 Is ds armorslayer.png Armorslayer --
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 cavalier enemy.gif
Macedon Cavalier 1 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif
Macedon Archer 1 2 Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow --
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif
Macedon Curate 1 1 Is ds heal.png Heal --
Ma ds01 horseman enemy.gif
Macedon Horseman 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 --
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif
Macedon Hunter 1 2 Is ds iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Matthis Cavalier 2 1 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Bentheon Cavalier 5 1 Is ds ridersbane.png RidersbaneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immobile; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Bentheon
Boss data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Normal Hard-5

Small portrait bentheon fe11.png
Cavalier
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 22 Speed 8
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 9
Skill 4 Resistance 0
Inventory
Is ds ridersbane.png RidersbaneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
DSRankSword.png E DSRankLance.png B DSRankAxe.png --
DSRankBow.png -- DSRankTome.png -- DSRankStaff.png --

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.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Battle in the Lea --
Japanese 草原の戦い Battle of the Prairie
Spanish Batalla en las prad. Battle in the prairie
French Bataille dans la plaine Battle in the plain
German Schlacht im Gras Battle in the Grass
Italian La battaglia della piana The battle of the plain

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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 • Endgame: 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