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Beyond the Borders

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Beyond the Borders

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LyciaBern Border

Required units

Dorcas, Florina, Kent, Lyn, Sain, Wil

New units

Serra, Erk



Previous chapter(s)

In Occupation's Shadow

Next chapter(s)

Blood of Pride

Hm? Something's happening over there. Let's take a look!... Wow! A fight! A fight! Erk! Take a look! Fighting those bandits... It's a young girl!
— Serra

Beyond the Borders (Japanese: 国境をこえて Across the Border) is the fifth chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Lyn continues her travels and encounters a certain pair of travelers.


Main article: Beyond the Borders/Script

As Lyn and her group passes along the Sacae–Bern border, she is again attacked by bandits. Serra and Erk happen to be passing by at the same time, which leads them getting involved in the battle, and Lyn may recruit them to.

After the bandits are defeated, Erk and Serra say goodbye to Lyn; if they were recruited and both did not fall in battle, they are soon stopped by Sain's attempts to flirt with Serra. While talking with Serra, Sain mentions that Lyn is the granddaughter of Marquess Hausen, and Serra senses an opportunity to have a member of an important family indebted to her. Serra requests that she and Erk—or, if she was defeated, Erk alone—be allowed join Lyn's army, all the while stringing a reluctant Erk into her little scheme. If Erk was defeated, however, he then informs Lyn that he is too injured to continue, and requests that she return the gold Serra paid to him on his behalf.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat all enemies Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 6+2 {{{partner}}} 2−2 7
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Character data

New units
Portrait serra fe07.png
NPC, talk to her or Erk with Lyn
Portrait erk fe07.png
NPC, talk to him or Serra with Lyn
Required characters
Lyn ​
Available characters
Kent ​Sain ​Wil ​Florina ​Dorcas ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword Dropped by an enemy Brigand

Armory data

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Anima Light Dark Staves Items Secret


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.
Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bug Brigand 9 1 29 8 4 6 1 8 0 15 5 Steel Axe
Does not move.
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 2 1 20~21 4~5 1~2 5~6 0 3~4 0~1 12 5 Iron Axe
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 1 1 20 5 1 5 0 3 0 12 5 Iron Axe Iron SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 1 1 20 3 3 4 0 3 1 7 5 Iron Bow
Starts with 2 HP in Normal Mode and 11 in Hard Mode.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 1 1 20 3 3 4 0 3 1 7 5 Iron Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Bandit Mercenary 2 2 18~19 3~4 8~9 8~9 0 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword
The southeast one moves to attack units in range.

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba mage other.gif Erk Mage 1 1 17 5 6 7 3 1 4 5 5 Fire
Starts with 10 HP.
Ma gba cleric serra other.gif Serra Cleric 1 1 17 2 5 8 6 2 5 4 5 Heal Vulnerary

Boss data

Main article: Bug
Portrait bug fe07.png
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Brigand
Level 9
Affinity --
Max HP 29 Luck 1
Strength 8 Defense 8
Skill 4 Resistance 0
Speed 6 Constitution 15
Movement 5 Aid 14
Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes C Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


This chapter has no augury. Hannah will offer her services beginning in Chapter 14.
This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

In normal mode, the player will be forced to recruit Serra and Erk with Lyn on the first turn, after which, the game will force the player to heal Erk with Serra as a tutorial on how healing works. After Serra heals Erk, the player will then be forced to kill the archer with Erk. After this tutorial on magic, the player is free to approach the chapter however they see fit.

The objective of the map is to rout the enemy, unfortunately, approaching this chapter in a straightforward manner will take a while due to the many forest and mountain tiles on the map; therefore, for a quicker clear, the player can use Florina to carry a unit across the map to take out the boss, preferably Lyn. Doing this will likely require Florina to face the mercenary near the boss while carrying a unit but she should face no danger of dying as long as she only fights that enemy. While Florina ferries a unit across the forest tiles, have Sain and Kent take out the enemies in the upper half of the map and move Erk to the east along with Florina. While moving your units, make sure to not bait enemy units onto mountain tiles as those tiles give enemy units +40 to their avoid, making them annoyingly difficult to hit, even with weapon triangle-advantage.

The boss is simple to take out. Once Lyn is on the east side of the map, move her onto the forest terrain north of Bug and she will become essentially impossible to hit. Chip Bug's HP with Lyn's Mani Katti and Erk's Fire tome, which deals a reliable ten damage with Erk's base stats, and Bug should be dead by the enemy phase of the same turn.

The only difference in hard mode for this chapter is that you do not have to recruit Erk and Serra on the first turn; however, it is still a good idea to do so. As mentioned earlier, Erk provides great chip damage against the boss and, if left to their own devices, the two could end up baiting enemy units onto mountain terrain. Additionally, you can just rescue Lyn with Florina after she recruits Erk and Serra.

This is your first opportunity to buy ranged weapons like the Javelin and the Hand Axe so make sure to buy at least one javelin from the shop before the chapter ends.


  • If Erk lands a critical hit on an enemy Archer before he is recruited, the Archer will remain on the map with 0 HP.

Etymology and other languages

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

Beyond the Borders




Across the Border


Allende las fronteras

Beyond the borders


Au-delà des frontières

Beyond the Borders


Jenseits der Grenze

Beyond the Border


Oltre i confini

Beyond the borders


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