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We have abducted Cardinal Aelfric. We can guarantee his safety, for now. If you want to help him, meet us tomorrow evening in the ruins of the old chapel. Bring the chalice. Know that if you alert the knights, the cardinal's life will be forfeit.
— Ransom note, as related by Hapi

Betrayal (Japanese: 裏切りの刻 Hour of Betrayal) is the fifth chapter of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion Cindered Shadows.


Main article: Betrayal/Script

The party reports to Rhea, explains all that has transpired, and convinces her to allow them to head to the chapel ruins with the Chalice of Beginnings to rescue Aelfric. When a knight protests, she expresses her confidence that nobody can replicate the Rite of Rising. The party returns to Abyss and asks Yuri how he ended up there in the first place. He admits that during his time as a member of the Officers Academy, he was ordered to kill members of his own gang; when he protested, the ensuing argument escalated into him murdering the members of the church, and only Aelfric's intervention prevented him from being executed. Linhardt remembers the names of the Four Apostles who performed the original Rite of Rising, and the Ashen Wolves admit to possessing the Crests of the Apostles: Aubin for Yuri, Chevalier for Balthus, Timotheos for Hapi, and Noa for Constance. The group prepares to depart for the chapel.

Shortly before moving out, Yuri asks Byleth to meet him at the Holy Mausoleum at midnight tomorrow night. Meanwhile, Rhea is explaining that the Chalice of Beginnings uses the Four Apostles' blood to trigger the Rite of Rising to a priest when she suddenly has an epiphany and orders him to investigate the origins of the Ashen Wolves and summon Alois. Byleth and their companions head to the chapel ruins and confront the marauders and their leader, Metodey. Hapi uses her sigh to summon giant monsters to distract the marauders while they rescue Aelfric, and the party slays the marauders and forces Metodey to retreat. However, Aelfric and Yuri betray the group, steal the Chalice, and abduct the rest of the Ashen Wolves. The unharmed Byleth regroups with the other students, and Rhea arrives. She explains that Aelfric's goal is almost certainly to use the blood of the Ashen Wolves to trigger the Rite of Rising; the Chalice can restore life to a body, but cannot bring back a deceased soul. Alois appears and reports that thieves have breached Garreg Mach Monastery and are pillaging everything in sight, forcing Rhea to deploy the Knights of Seiros to deter them. Byleth informs their students about Yuri's request to meet them at the Holy Mausoleum, and the group decides to go.

Character data

New Units


Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait dimitri fe16.pngSmall portrait claude fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus fe16.pngSmall portrait constance fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi fe16.png

Item data

At the beginning of the chapter, the Sword of the Creator automatically has 5 uses restored.

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 potion.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Fortress Knight in Besieged at the Chapel Ruins
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Assassin in Besieged at the Chapel Ruins
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Sniper in Besieged at the Chapel Ruins
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Fortress Knight in Besieged at the Chapel Ruins
Is ns01 bullion.png Large Bullion Dropped by Metodey in Besieged at the Chapel Ruins
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by reinforcement enemy Sniper in Besieged at the Chapel Ruins
Is ns01 sword+.png Silver Sword+ Open the chest in Besieged at the Chapel Ruins
Is ns01 ore.png Smithing Stone (×10) Automatically at the end of the battle


Main article: Betrayal/Besieged in the Chapel Ruins

Note that this is your last opportunity to visit Abyss during Cindered Shadows. Also note that completing this chapter for the first time allows you to recruit Hapi in the main story.

Etymology and other languages

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





Hour of Betrayal











Il tradimento

The betrayal


배신의 시간

Hour of betrayal

Simplified Chinese


Moment of betrayal

Traditional Chinese


Moment of betrayal


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Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
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Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
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Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations Fódlan (AbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicester) • AlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
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