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Castle Valla: Labyrinth
||Hahaha... Do you have any idea how amazing this feels? Not only have my own children come to fight me, but you've all grown so strong... There can be no greater challenge of my abilities than this.
Blades Drawn (Japanese: 魔剣士再び Demon Swordsman Again) is the twenty-fifth chapter of the Revelation campaign of Fire Emblem Fates. In this chapter, Corrin makes their way further into Castle Gyges, where they encounter their father, controlled by Anankos.
- Main article: Blades Drawn/Script
After Corrin finds himself/herself confused by the layout of the castle, Azura suggests having the group split up, with Corrin calling for them to regroup once they have found the stairs leading up. As Corrin finds the stairs, a strange voice speaks out and attacks him/her. When he/she regains consciousness, he/she is met with Gunter, who tells him/her to rest while he chases the attacker. Corrin refuses, and suggests that the attacker must have also been the one to kill Scarlet, recounting the same words he/she heard as the two were falling down the canyon. Gunter reaffirms his/her suspicion that the killer must be part of the group. He then mentions the flower that Scarlet pinned to her armor before she was killed. The two reunite with Azura, with Gunter being suspicious of her. Before Corrin can dwell on this, they are ambushed by Vallite forces. Soon after, the figure who killed Mikoto appears before them, revealing himself as Sumeragi, the father of Ryoma and the rest of the Hoshidan royal family. Sumeragi revels in the chance to fight with his children after they have grown strong.
When Sumeragi is defeated, he tells his children how proud he is of them. Sakura attempts to heal him, but to no avail. As he lays dying, Sumeragi consoles his children, and apologizes to Corrin for failing to protect him/her. Corrin recalls his/her scant childhood memories, saying that he/she knew that he loved him/her. Corrin also tells him that they found Mikoto prior, and Sumeragi tells him/her of how he and Mikoto first met, with her later escaping Valla for Hoshido taking the newborn Corrin with her. Sumeragi finally dies, and encourages Corrin that he/she can defeat Anankos.
After defeating Lady Mikoto, Corrin learns that Mikoto was originally Vallite royalty. The army then proceeds into the twisted maze leading to the castle.
|Victory: Defeat Sumeragi
|Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed*
Left Center Right Boss (north pos.) Boss (south pos.)
This chapter's map is 29 columns by 25 rows.
At the start of each turn, both of the small chambers will move either right or left depending on their position. The chambers will not move if there is a unit standing in the spots where their doors would close. After activating all three Dragon Veins, the boss's chamber will also begin changing positions each turn.
Note: The returning characters list does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues or xenologues, as the player may not have taken on any available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.
Dragon Veins in this chapter are stated to have the effect "Release one of the locks on the path". They are as follows:
- Upon nearing the northern Dragon Vein (reaching column 12 from the top)
- 2 Onmyojis from the northern border of the map
- 2 Merchants from the northern border of the map
- Upon nearing the southern Dragon Vein (reaching column 12 from the bottom)
- After activating all three Dragon Veins
- 2 Mechanists from the northeastern corner of the map
- 1 Basara from the northeastern corner of the map
- 1 turn after the previous reinforcements
- 2 Basaras from the southeastern corner of the map
- 1 Mechanist from the southeastern corner of the map
- Main article: Sumeragi
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
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Demon Swordsman Again
||À la pointe de l'épée
||At sword's point.