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Blazing Shadows

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Blazing Shadows

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Location

World of Blazing

Boss(es)

Jaffar

But know this for now... Veronica is not our enemy. The true villain is Bruno.
— Zacharias, in a letter to Alfonse

Blazing Shadows (Japanese: 烈火の暗影 Blazing Shadows) is the third available paralogue chapter of Fire Emblem Heroes. In this chapter, the Order of Heroes return to the World of Blazing, where a number of new Heroes have been forced into a contract with the Emblian Empire.

This chapter was added to the game as part of an update released on March 14th, 2017, alongside its featured characters, and a number of related quests, which were available until the Spring Festival update was released on March 30th.

Plot

Main article: Blazing Shadows/Script

The Mysterious Man returns to the World of Blazing, where he comes into possession of the tome of Bramimond of the Eight Legends. In this tome, he reads a passage on a "wicked god" which, despite having perished, lived on through the bloodline of the royal family of Embla, unknown to them. Powerless to resist the wicked god's influence, several generations of Emblian royals had become mere puppets of the god. The tome lists various epithets of the god—"Devourer of Royals, Ruin Borne upon Wings, The Original Demon"—but, frustratingly for its reader, stops short of revealing the god's true name. The Mysterious Man remarks that the Dragon's Gate on the isle of Valor, acts as a gate to other worlds, and so certain inhabitants of the World of Blazing may also have witnessed the events in Embla. He sets off once more to continue hs search.

Elsewhere in the World of Blazing, a number of Heroes have fallen under the control of Embla, forcing the Order of Heroes into action once more. First, they face the mercenary Raven, his retainer Lucius, and sister Priscilla. According to the contract, if Raven fights off the Order, Embla will give him the power he needs to take his "revenge". Lucius pleads with him to reconsider, but Raven refuses. The Order defeats him, and he leaves, vowing to one day get his revenge.

The next group faced by the Order includes Ninian, Rebecca, and the Sword Demon, Karel. Rebecca is hopeful that the Order will be strong enough to break the contract, while Karel simply wishes to fight, and win. They are defeated, and Ninian thanks the Order for freeing them.

The final group includes two members of the Black Fang—the young mage Nino, and the feared Angel of Death, Jaffar. Jaffar vows to defend Nino, by eliminating their enemies, despite Nino's pleas to reach a peaceful arrangement. The battle is again won by the Order, freeing the two from Embla's grasp.

After the battle, the Order prepares to return to Askr, but before they can depart, Nino follows them, and gives Alfonse a letter from his missing friend, Zacharias. In the letter, Zacharias explains that he happened upon a secret regarding the Emblian royal family, and that he had to depart in secret to learn more. Though his investigation is ongoing, he has a message for Alfonse: Veronica is not the true villain, but rather an individual named Bruno—a relatively unknown prince of Embla, according to Anna. Anna comments that Zacharias would be the best suited among the Order to infiltrate Embla, and regrets that he left without telling anyone, but assumes that he must have had good reason not to do so. Alfonse worries about what has become of Zacharias since he sent the letter, but is now more hopeful than before that Zacharias will return eventually.

Chapter data

Part 1: Vengeful Mercenary

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Lance FighterRavenLuciusPriscilla
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Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait raven feh.png
Raven infantry Is feh axe.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Axe
Portrait lucius feh.png
Lucius infantry Is feh staff.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png AssaultIs feh skill support.png Heal
Portrait priscilla feh.png
Priscilla cavalry Is feh staff.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png AssaultIs feh skill support.png Heal
Lance Fighter infantry Is feh lance.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Raven
Main article: Raven (character)

Normal Hard Lunatic

Lucius
Main article: Lucius

Normal Hard Lunatic

Priscilla
Main article: Priscilla

Normal Hard Lunatic

Part 2: Sword Demon

Sword Demon redirects here. For the character bearing this title in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, see Karel.
Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 KarelRebeccaRed MageNinian
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Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait karel feh.png
Karel infantry Is feh sword.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword
Portrait rebecca feh.png
Rebecca infantry Is feh colorless bow.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Bow
Portrait ninian feh.png
Ninian infantry Is feh blue breath.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Fire BreathIs feh skill support.png Dance
Red Mage infantry Is feh red tome.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Fire
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Karel
Main article: Karel

Normal Hard Lunatic

Rebecca
Main article: Rebecca

Normal Hard Lunatic

Ninian
Main article: Ninian

Normal Hard Lunatic

Part 3: Death and the Child

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Sword CavalierJaffarBlue CavalierNino
Cm feh p3-3.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait jaffar feh.png
Jaffar infantry Is feh colorless dagger.png 10 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Dagger
Portrait nino feh.png
Nino infantry Is feh green tome.png 10 Is feh skill offense.png Wind
Sword Cavalier cavalry Is feh sword.png 10 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword
Blue Cavalier infantry Is feh blue tome.png 10 Is feh skill offense.png Thunder
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Enemy Hero data

Jaffar
Main article: Jaffar

Normal Hard Lunatic

Nino
Main article: Nino

Normal Hard Lunatic

Strategy

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

Part 1: Vengeful Mercenary

Part 2: Sword Demon

Part 3: Death and the Child

Trivia

  • Each map of this chapter is based on the map of a chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade:
  • This chapter is the first Heroes paralogue to include non-generic characters other than ones introduced to the game alongside the chapter, in this case Raven and Nino (both of which were in the game at its initial launch); it would be the only one until seventeen months and twenty paralogues later.

In other languages

Paralogue 3: Blazing Shadows

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Blazing Shadows Refers to the game in which this chapter's featured characters originate, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Japanese 烈火の暗影 Blazing shadows
Spanish Sombra en llamas Shadow in flames
French Ombre et flamme Shadow and flame
German Blazings Schatten Blazing's Shadow
Italian Ombre di Blazing Shadows of Blazing

Part 1: Vengeful Mercenary

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Vengeful Mercenary Refers to Raven, who bears a grudge against the rulers of Ostia, who he blames for the death of his family.
Japanese 復讐の傭兵 Mercenary's revenge
Spanish Mercenario vengativo Vengeful mercenary
French Le mercenaire vengeur The vengeful mercenary
German Rachsüchtiger Söldner Vindictive Mercenary
Italian Mercenario vendicativo Vindictive mercenary

Part 2: Sword Demon

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sword Demon Refers to Karel.
Japanese 剣魔 Sword demon
Spanish Diablo del acero Devil of the sword
French Le démon de la lame The demon of the blade
German Schwertdämon Sword demon
Italian Il diavolo di spada The demon of the sword

Part 3: Death and the Child

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Death and the Child Refers respectively to Jaffar, the Black Fang's "Angel of Death", and Nino.
Japanese 死神と少女 The God of Death and the young girl
Spanish La muerte y la niña Death and the young girl
French L'ange de la mort repenti The angel of death repents
German Der Tod und das Kind Death and the Child
Italian La morte e la bambina Death and the young girl

Gallery

Sibling Bonds Blazing Shadows Spring Festival


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