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Blood of the Eagle and Lion

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Blood of the Eagle and Lion

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Mural used to introduce Blood of the Eagle and Lion.


Garreg Mach Monastery


Edelgard, Claude Azure Moon/Dimitri Verdant Wind

Previous chapter(s)

The Rose-Colored River

Next chapter(s)
Years ago, we fought here as classmates. But not today. And so we fight on.
— Edelgard

Blood of the Eagle and Lion (Japanese: 鉄血の鷲獅子 Iron-Blooded Eagle and Lion) is the seventeenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind routes.


Main article: Blood of the Eagle and Lion/Script (Azure Moon)
Main article: Blood of the Eagle and Lion/Script (Verdant Wind)

Azure Moon

Gilbert reports that Imperial forces are gathering at Fort Merceus, commanded personally by Edelgard. The group decides to request reinforcements from House Charon and attempt to ally with Leicester. As the Faerghus army prepares to confront Adrestia at Gronder Field, Rodrigue discusses the Tragedy of Duscur with Gilbert and reveals that there was no evidence that Dimitri's stepmother Patricia was killed in the event. While Gilbert believes she was captured alive, Rodrigue speculates she may have had a hand in orchestrating the massacre. An allied soldier reports that the Kingdom messenger to Leicester was brutally murdered, and Byleth and Dimitri speculate that the Empire may have sabotaged their request for aid.

The next day, the Kingdom army marches to Gronder Field and confronts the Imperial and Alliance forces. A massive three-way battle ensues that will eventually come to be known as the Battle at Gronder, and Faerghus emerges victorious. As Edelgard escapes, Fleche appears and attempts to attack Dimitri. Rodrigue jumps in the way of her attack and is mortally wounded, giving Byleth the opening they need to kill her. Rodrigue asks Dimitri to find a reason to live before dying in his arms, much to the latter's horror. Afterwards, a broken Dimitri attempts to set off for Enbarr on his lonesome, but is stopped by Byleth. Byleth asks Dimitri to forgive himself for his actions up to this point.

Verdant Wind

Claude and Byleth successfully raise support from the other lords of the Alliance, and make plans to march for Enbarr in the coming month. Judith also reports that an unidentified army flying House Blaiddyd's banner is moving through Alliance territory and is heading east around Myrddin. At the end of the month, the Alliance army moves out and confronts the Imperial army at Gronder field, commanded personally by Edelgard; the Blaiddyd army also arrives under the command of a surviving, deranged, and vengeful Dimitri. A massive three-way battle ensues that will eventually come to be known as the Battle at Gronder, and Leicester emerges victorious.

After the battle, Hilda reports that Dimitri was killed by Imperial forces in a mad attempt to pursue the retreating Edelgard. She and Claude lament his death and wonder what happened to turn him into the madman he became. Elsewhere, a distraught and enraged Dedue swears to kill Edelgard in Dimitri's name. The Leicester army retreats to Myrddin, where Lysithea explains that she noticed strange mages dressed in black among the Imperial army. She recounts that House Ordelia was involved in a failed rebellion in the Empire 18 years ago; everyone involved was put to the sword, and those same mages in black took control of House Ordelia. They performed inhumane experiments on the children of House Ordelia, of which Lysithea was the only survivor; Claude connects this to Flayn's kidnapping five years prior. Claude resolves to find out the truth of these mages in black and begins preparations to push forward to Enbarr.

Calendar - Great Tree Moon

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Character data

Azure Moon Azure Moon Verdant Wind Verdant Wind

New Units


Returning Characters

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Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 staff.png Magic Staff Tournament prize Azure Moon
Is ns01 axe.png Silver Axe+ Tournament prize Verdant Wind
Is ns01 gift.png Legends of Chivalry Quest reward: Worried Warrior
Is ns01 bait.png Herring Bait (×2) Quest reward: Worried Warrior
Is ns01 bait.png Earthworm (×5) Quest reward: Worried Warrior
Is ns01 shield.png Lampos Shield Dropped by enemy Paladin in To War at Gronder
Is ns01 bow.png Brave Bow Dropped by Bernadetta*/enemy Sniper* in To War at Gronder
Is ns01 ore.png Umbral Steel Chest in To War at Gronder Azure Moon
Is ns01 shield.png Lampos Shield Chest in To War at Gronder Verdant Wind


Main article: Blood of the Eagle and Lion/To War at Gronder (Azure Moon)
Main article: Blood of the Eagle and Lion/To War at Gronder (Verdant Wind)

On the Azure Moon route, Fleche (disguised as a Maiden) appears as a NPC for the month. Likewise, Catherine (if she was recruited) will be gone for the first two free days and instruction days; she will return on the 19th.

On the Verdant Wind route, Claude's paralogue is unlocked this month, so get that done. In addition, Claude unlocks his ultimate class, Barbarossa, and reclasses there automatically. Lastly, this is the last month the paralogue The Face Beneath can be done on this route, so be wary of that if it's still undone by this point.


Etymology and other languages

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

Blood of the Eagle and Lion




Iron-Blooded Eagle and Lion


Sangre de leones y águilas

Blood of lions and eagles


Le sang de l'Aigle et du Lion

The blood of the Eagle and Lion


Blut der Adler und Löwen

Blood of Eagles and Lions


Il sangue dell'Aquila e del Leone

The blood of the Eagle and the Lion


철혈의 그리핀

Iron-blooded griffon

Simplified Chinese


Lion and eagle of iron blood

Traditional Chinese


Lion and eagle of iron blood


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The Rose-Colored River Blood of the Eagle and Lion The King's Triumphant Return (Azure Moon)
The Golden Scheme (Verdant Wind)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron DominicBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations Fódlan (AbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicester) • AlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
Related topics Music LibraryName chartPre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentList of questsClass mastery