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Battle in the Lea

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Battle in the Lea

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Location

Lea of Aurelis

New units

Matthis, Merric

Boss(es)

Bentheon

Previous chapter(s)

A Brush in the Teeth

Next chapter(s)

Champions of Aurelis

Battle in the Lea (Japanese: 草原の戦い Battle of the Prairie) is the fourth chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & 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 & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 14+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 20-1 {{{third}}}
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Map dimensions:
30 columns by 20 rows

Character data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

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

Marth ​Abel ​Frey ​Jagen ​Cain ​Gordin ​Draug ​Norne ​Caeda ​Wrys ​Ogma ​Barst ​Bord ​Cord ​Darros ​Castor ​Julian ​Lena ​Navarre ​

Item data

Shadow Dragon & 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 & 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

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Macedon Cavalier 1 2 18 5 0 2 6 0 7 0 9 Iron Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif Macedon Knight 1 1 18 6 0 2 0 0 11 0 5 Iron Lance
Will not act until attacked.
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Macedon Cavalier 1 1 18 5 0 2 6 0 7 0 9 Armorslayer
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif Macedon Thief 1 1 16 2 0 1 7 0 1 0 7 Iron Sword
Prioritizes destroying the southern village.
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif Macedon Thief 3 1 17.2 2.4 0 1.8 8 0 1.6 0 7 Iron Sword
Prioritizes destroying the northern village.
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Matthis Cavalier 2 1 20 5 0 2 6 0 7 0 9 Iron Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Macedon Cavalier 1 1 18 5 0 2 6 0 7 0 9 Iron Sword
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif Macedon Archer 1 2 16 5 0 3 4 0 6 0 5 Steel Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif Macedon Curate 1 1 16 0 1 1 4 0 3 6 5 Heal
Moves to heal units within twice his movement.
Ma ds01 horseman enemy.gif Macedon Horseman 1 2 24 6 1 7 10 0 6 3 9 Iron Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif Macedon Fighter 1 4 20 5 0 1 7 0 3 0 6 Iron Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif Macedon Hunter 1 2 18 6 0 4 6 0 3 0 6 Iron Bow
Begin moving if they could attack a unit with twice their movement.
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Bentheon Cavalier 5 1 22 7 0 4 8 0 9 0 -- RidersbaneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.

Boss data

Main article: Bentheon
Boss data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Small portrait bentheon fe11.png
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Cavalier
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 22 Speed 8
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 9
Skill 4 Resistance 0
Inventory
RidersbaneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords E Lances B Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

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. You also gain access to the forges this chapter, allowing you to beef up your weapons. Caeda's Wing Spear utterly dominates the entire game due to being effective against cavalry and armor, which dominate the enemy composition of most levels. Giving it +4 Might enables her to one-shot nearly every enemy on this map with her base stats.

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

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Japanese

草原の戦い

Battle of the Prairie

Spanish

Batalla en las pradera

Battle in the prairie; abbreviated as Batalla en las prad.

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

Gallery


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References

← A Brush in the Teeth • Battle in the Lea • Champions of Aurelis →
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Maps 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: The Ghoul's 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 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 LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics 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 KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
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 ConversationsList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline