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Beyond Darkness

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Beyond Darkness

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Location

Dragon Temple

Boss(es)

Idunn

Previous chapter(s)

Legends and Lies

I must lead this world... No matter how many days or nights pass, I must. I must...
— Idunn to Roy

Beyond Darkness (Japanese: 暗闇の向こう Beyond the Darkness) is the final chapter of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.

Plot

Main article: Beyond Darkness/Script

Roy comes face to face with Idunn, the Demon Dragon. He attempts to convince Idunn the two do not need to fight. His words ring familiar to her, like a warm breeze, yet she fights in Zephiel's name anyway. She transforms into her dragon form, and the battle commences. All of Roy's allies voice their support, and, if Fae is alive, Roy asks them to let him deal the final blow. If Fae is dead, he still swears to prove humanity's worth.

When Idunn is defeated, the Dragon Temple begins to collapse. If Roy did not deal the final blow, the entire group rushes outside. But if Roy used the Binding Blade on Idunn, he runs toward her after the others leave, and carries her out. Merlinus questions who the woman Roy has brought with him is, and Roy asks for a favor from him.

With the Demon Dragon defeated one way or another, the war now called the Disturbance of Bern finds an end. Bern surrenders, and its government is reestablished as the New Kingdom of Bern thanks to Etrurian help with Guinivere at the helm. Roy attends her ascension ceremony as new queen of Bern.

In case Roy and Lilina reached an A support, the two chat before the ceremony begins. The two muse on the many struggles Guinivere will still have to face, since, according to Roy, some may say she allied with the Etrurian Army in order to overthrow Zephiel and seize the throne for herself. Even so, Lilina believes Bern will prosper under Guinivere's rule. Then, the two discuss their plans once the ceremony is over.

Roy intends to return to Pherae out of concern for his father's health, and asks if Lilina will stay in Ostia. She is confused at the question, and Roy elaborates that if she stays in Ostia, he can visit her anytime. At that, Lilina struggles to confess her affections for him. She musters up the courage, yet before she can tell him, the ceremony begins and Roy leaves to see it.

Regardless of Roy and Lilina's bond, Roy visits Guinivere before the ceremony properly begins. She reiterates what Roy and Lilina talked about before, lamenting that some may consider her a traitor when she only has Bern's best interest at heart. Then, she asks Roy if he intends to stay in the Etrurian Army, since one of his ability could easily find a place in the Etrurian court. Roy reacts bashfully, and says again that he wishes to return home to his father.

A soldier arrives and tells Guinivere that the ceremony will soon begin. Together, Guinivere and Roy take a step forward to a new future for Bern, and to a new era.

If Roy rescued Idunn, he visits Arcadia. He meets with the Elder to see how Idunn is doing. The Elder reports that her soul has been restored, yet her recovery is slow. He hopes for Idunn to show emotion, for example by laughing. Nonetheless, Roy thanks the Elder for his effort.

Outside, Fae is playing, Idunn trailing behind her. The two walk up to a tree, and Fae shows Idunn the fruit growing on it. In her excitement, Fae knocks one of the fruits loose, and it hits her on the head. At Fae's whining, Idunn laughs. Fae becomes incredibly excited by Idunn's chuckle, and sprints off toward Arcadia's temple to tell Roy of this development.

Idunn is left alone. As she walks toward Arcadia, the wind picks up. She reminisces on the warm breeze.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat the demon dragon Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Roy dies 2–10 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 3+255
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Units deployed in the previous chapter carry over into this one, and are arranged on the map based on deployment order. Roy is placed in a fixed position; as Fae is forcibly deployed in the previous chapter, she will always be in the first position if she is alive.

All floor tiles with the appearance of Ss fe06 magic floor.png grant +10 resistance.

Character data

Characters
New units

None

Required characters
Roy ​Fae ​
Available characters
Marcus ​Alen ​Bors ​Wolt ​Lance ​Merlinus ​Elen ​Ward ​Lot ​Dieck ​Shanna ​Chad ​Lugh ​Clarine ​Rutger ​Saul ​Dorothy ​Sue ​Zelot ​Trec ​Noah ​Astolfo ​Lilina ​Gwendolyn ​Barthe ​Ogier ​Fir ​Sin ​Gonzalez ​Klein ​Thea ​Larum ​Echidna ​Elffin ​Bartre ​Geese ​Raigh ​Cath ​Melady ​Perceval ​Cecilia ​Sophia ​Igrene ​Garret ​Hugh ​Zeiss ​Douglas ​Niime ​Juno ​Dayan ​Yoder ​Karel ​

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Steal from enemy Manakete
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Steal from enemy Manakete
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Steal from enemy Manakete (reinforcement; up to 255)

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba manakete enemy.gif War Dragon Manakete 19 1 59~71 12~18+10 8~14+10 8~12 7~12 5+20 7~11+5 5 5 Firestone Elixir
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Ma gba manakete enemy.gif War Dragon Manakete 18 1 59~70 11~17+10 8~13+10 7~11 7~11 5+20 7~10+5 5 5 Firestone Elixir
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Ma gba demon dragon enemy.gif Idunn Demon Dragon 20 1 78 29 23 16 18 30 21 25 2 Dark Breath
Moves to attack units in range.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba manakete enemy.gif War Dragon Manakete 18 varies 59~70 11~17+10 8~13+10 7~11 7~11 5+20 7~10+5 5 5 Firestone Elixir
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Ma gba manakete enemy.gif War Dragon Manakete 17 varies 58~69 11~17+10 8~13+10 7~11 7~11 5+20 7~10+5 5 5 Firestone Elixir
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Ma gba manakete enemy.gif War Dragon Manakete 19 varies 59~71 12~18+10 8~14+10 8~12 7~12 5+20 7~11+5 5 5 Firestone Elixir
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Ma gba manakete enemy.gif War Dragon Manakete 18 varies 59~70 11~17+10 8~13+10 7~11 7~11 5+20 7~10+5 5 5 Firestone Elixir
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Reinforcements

  • On the enemy phase of each turn, starting when the one of the initial Manaketes is defeated and continuing until turn 255; one each turn, determined randomly
    • 1 level 18 Manakete from the northwest statue
    • 1 level 17 Manakete from the northeast statue
    • 1 level 19 Manakete from the southwest statue
    • 1 level 18 Manakete from the southeast statue

Boss data

Main article: Idunn
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.[1]

Normal Hard

Portrait idunn 03 fe06.png
Ma gba demon dragon enemy.gif Demon Dragon
Level 20
Stats
Max HP 78 Luck 18
Strength 29 Defense 30
Skill 23 Resistance 21+10
Speed 16 Constitution 25
Movement 2 Aid --
Inventory
Dark Breath
Weapon Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Anima magic Light magic Dark magic Staves

Strategy

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

This is a fairly easy chapter, especially if you've either trained Roy or given him stat boosters. If the player desires to get the true ending, Roy must deal the final blow to Idunn with the Binding Blade. Idunn is not a particularly scary boss as she is locked to 1-range attacks. You can safely attack her at a distance. Keep in mind that the Binding Blade and the Divinestone are the only weapons that are effective against her (wyrmslayers and legendary weapons are not). The reinforcements are not too strong and can be dealt with fairly easily if the player possesses effective weaponry, but because they spawn up to 255 turns, it is not a good idea to take too long, as the player will eventually run out. If Roy is not strong enough to deal with Idunn on his own, it is best to use other units to weaken her, then finish her off with Roy.

At base, with only his promotion gains and the Binding Blade, Roy can 3-hit KO Idunn with 64 displayed hit. Once he reaches 15 strength (16 in hard mode) through any combination of stat gains, stat-boosters, and supports, he will gain the ability to 2-hit KO Idunn. At 20 speed, he doubles Idunn, potentially one-round KO-ing if he also reached the strength benchmark.

Etymology and other languages

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

Beyond Darkness

Used in Fire Emblem Heroes. Also used in leftover text from the data transfer menu in the English version of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

English
(unofficial)

Beyond the Darkness

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Japanese

暗闇の向こう

Beyond the Darkness

Gallery

References

  1. Beyond Darkness, triangleattack.com, Retrieved: December 24, 2020
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