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Birds of a Feather

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Birds of a Feather

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Somewhere between Pherae and Santaruz

Required units

Eliwood's tale: Eliwood
Plus any remaining recruited characters: Bartre, Dorcas, Lowen, Marcus, Rebecca

Hector's tale: Hector
Plus any remaining recruited characters: Matthew

New units

Eliwood's tale: Hector, Oswin

Hector's tale: Bartre, Dorcas, Eliwood, Lowen, Marcus, Oswin, Rebecca, Serra



I know young Eliwood well. His father, Elbert, and I are old friends. I’ve no children of my own, and I’ve always treasured Eliwood… I do not believe I could look him in the eye and… I could not lie to him. I could not.
— Helman to the hooded figure

Birds of a Feather (Japanese: 比翼の友 Closely-Winged Companions) is the twelfth chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.


Main article: Birds of a Feather/Script

Eliwood has arrived on the border of Santaruz and requests an audience with its marquess, Helman. Inside Castle Santaruz, Helman mulls over his options with a hooded figure. Helman cannot tell Eliwood the truth if he has come to inquire about his father nor can he bear to lie to Eliwood, someone he considers as precious as a son. The hooded figure suggests that Helman simply scare off Eliwood with an attack. Helman reluctantly agrees to the plan. Later, at Eliwood’s camp, a bandit by the name of Zagan approaches the group and announces that he has come to kill Eliwood, prompting a battle with Zagan and his fellow bandits.

As Hector makes out for Santaruz with Matthew by his side, Serra suddenly calls out to them. Hector tries to make Serra go home but Oswin catches up and informs him that they have been ordered to accompany him by Uther. Before Hector can protest too much, Matthew (or Serra if Matthew is dead) spots an ongoing battle in the distance. Suspecting Eliwood might be involved, Hector recklessly jumps into battle, a disapproving Oswin in tow.

After the last enemy has been defeated, Eliwood and Hector finally have a chance to properly speak. Hector inquires as to why Eliwood did not call him when he departed to look for his father Elbert. Eliwood admits that he thought Hector would be too busy with Uther having just recently become the Marquess of Ostia. After Hector introduces his companions, Eliwood and Marcus explain that the bandits they just dispatched were hired to kill Eliwood. Hector, in turn, shares that he observed a knight of Santaruz watching the battle as if he was planning on letting Eliwood die.

If the player did not skip Lyn’s Tale, the Tactician will be present and will advise Eliwood to check on Lord Helman to ensure that he is alright. The tactician will then be introduced to Hector and be reunited with Matthew, who the tactician now learns is actually an Ostian spy, and Serra. If the player did skip Lyn’s tale, Marcus will suggest Eliwood check on Lord Helman.

Beginning log

Eliwood's tale: “After speaking with the village magistrate, Eliwood and company set their sights on Laus. The road from Pherae to Laus passes through Santaruz. Eliwood suspects his missing father must have visited Santaruz en route to Ostia. Eliwood arranges a meeting with the local ruling lord to see what he can learn.”

Hector's tale: “Hector leaves Ostia. He moves towards Santaruz to meet up with Eliwood as quickly as possible. He encounters a mysterious group whose dark garb hide an even darker secret. Perhaps these same powers have turned their blades on Eliwood...Hector hurries south, praying for his friend's safety.”

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat all enemy units Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood or Hector dies 6+2 (Eliwood)
10 (Hector)
{{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 15 {{{third}}}
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Character data

Eliwood's tale Hector's tale

New Units
Portrait hector fe07.png
Wolf Beil
Automatically on turn 3
Portrait oswin fe07.png
Iron Lance
Automatically on turn 3
Returning Characters

Small portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba secret book.png Secret Book Visit village

Shop data

Shop data

Armory Vendor

Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba iron lance.png
Iron Lance 360
Is gba iron axe.png
Iron Axe 270
Is gba iron bow.png
Iron Bow 540

Enemy data

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Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
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Bandit Archer 2 2 Iron Bow --
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Bandit Brigand 1 2 Iron Axe --
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Bandit Brigand 3 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Bandit Fighter 1 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Bandit Fighter 2 1 Iron Axe --
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Bandit Mercenary 1 2 Iron Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Bandit Mercenary 2 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Bandit Soldier 1 2 Iron Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Bandit Soldier 2 2 Iron Lance --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Zagan Fighter 7 1 Steel Axe --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Zagan
Portrait zagan fe07.png
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Fighter
Level 9
Affinity --
Max HP 32 Luck 2
Strength 11 Defense 6
Skill 4 Resistance 5
Speed 6 Constitution 14
Movement 5 Aid 13
Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe D GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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.

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Etymology and other languages

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

Birds of a Feather



Closely-Winged Companions


De tal palo, tal astilla


L'ami retrouvé

The met up friend


Gleich und Gleich...

Birds of a Feather


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Taking Leave
Another Journey
Birds of a Feather In Search of Truth
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline