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Champions of Aurelis

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Champions of Aurelis

Cm fe11 5.png

Location

Aurelis Castle

New units

Wolf, Sedgar, Roshea, Vyland, Hardin, Wendell*, Matthis*, Merric*

Boss(es)

Merach

Champions of Aurelis is the fifth chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the fourth chapter in book 1 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Marth reaches Aurelis Castle, where the king's younger brother Hardin and the Archanean princess Nyna have been doggedly resisting Macedon's attempts to conquer it. Marth's arrival brings much relief to the beleaguered Hardin, who immediately sets out with his four trusted retainers to meet him. When the two meet, Hardin cedes command of the group to Marth, and the two break the Macedonian hold on the castle entrance. The king of Aurelis congratulates Marth, but warns him to be wary as Macedon continues to hold the castle interior.

Chapter data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Marth dies 10+6 0 18+12-1
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Character data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Wolf
Portrait wolf fe11.png
Horseman
HP
22
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Sedgar
Portrait sedgar fe11.png
Horseman
HP
20
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Roshea
Portrait roshea fe11.png
Cavalier
HP
22
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Vyland
Portrait vyland fe11.png
Cavalier
HP
20
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Hardin
Portrait hardin fe11.png
Cavalier
HP
24
Level
6
Automatically from turn 1
Wendell
Portrait wendell fe11.png
Sage
HP
22
Level
1
Enemy, talk with Marth or Merric
Returning Characters

Small portrait marth fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.pngSmall portrait gordin fe11.pngSmall portrait draug fe11.pngSmall portrait norne fe11.pngSmall portrait caeda fe11.pngSmall portrait wrys fe11.pngSmall portrait ogma fe11.pngSmall portrait barst fe11.pngSmall portrait bord fe11.pngSmall portrait cord fe11.pngSmall portrait darros fe11.pngSmall portrait castor fe11.pngSmall portrait julian fe11.pngSmall portrait lena fe11.pngSmall portrait navarre fe11.pngSmall portrait matthis fe11.pngSmall portrait merric fe11.png

Item data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds barrier.png Barrier Dropped by Wendell as an enemy.
Is ds firestone.png Firestone Visit the village.
Is ds door key.png Door Key Dropped by a Knight.
Is ds silver lance.png Silver Lance Dropped by Merach.

Shop data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds iron sword.png
Iron Sword 400
Is ds steel sword.png
Steel Sword 875

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon Shadow Dragon (Hard-5)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Macedon Thief 3 2 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Macedon Cavalier 1 4 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Macedon Cavalier 3 1 Is ds javelin.png Javelin --
Ma ds01 pegasus knight enemy.gif
Macedon Pegasus Knight 1 2 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif
Macedon Archer 1 3 Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow --
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif
Macedon Archer 3 1 Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow --
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Macedon Knight 1 1 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Macedon Knight 3 1 Is ds steel lance.png Steel LanceIs ds door key.png Door KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif
Macedon Curate 1 1 Is ds heal.png Heal --
Ma ds01 sage enemy.gif
Wendell Sage 1 1 Is ds thunder.png ThunderIs ds barrier.png BarrierThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Merach Knight 5 1 Is ds silver lance.png Silver LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Macedon Cavalier 1 6 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 pegasus knight enemy.gif
Macedon Pegasus Knight 3 6 Is ds javelin.png Javelin --

Reinforcements

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Mystery of the Emblem
  • Starting Turn 14, until 17 of each have appeared.
  • Note: All reinforcements are halted when Merach is defeated.
Shadow Dragon
  • Turns 10-15
  • Turns 12-17
  • Note: All reinforcements are halted when Merach is defeated.

Boss data

Main article: Merach
Boss data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Normal Hard-5

Small portrait merach fe11.png
Knight
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 22 Speed 5
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 13
Skill 3 Resistance 0
Inventory
Is ds silver lance.png Silver LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
DSRankSword.png -- DSRankLance.png B DSRankAxe.png --
DSRankBow.png -- DSRankTome.png -- DSRankStaff.png --

Strategy

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

You are allowed only 10 units in battle preparations, so it's time to start seriously culling your units. Marth (the main character), Caeda (Wing Spear access, supports Marth, and almost immune to the RNG), Barst (best axe user), Julian (best Thief), Lena (best medic), and Merric (best Mage) are all irreplaceable. Beyond that, pick your four favorite units. Bear in mind that for the rest of the game, swords are the weakest weapon type due to the fact that only a handful of chapters deploy axe users in any significant number and the only ranged option for swords is the rather rare Levin Sword, which runs off of a Magic stat that none of your sword users will have. Also beware that in Shadow Dragon's H5 difficulty, the enemy starts using Steel weapons on a regular basis.

Your new units are Hardin, a powerful Cavalier with weapon ranks equal to Jagen (incidentally, his arrival spells the end of Jagen's tenure as a valuable team member); Roshea and Vyland, two more wimpy Cavaliers who pale in comparison to Abel and Hardin; Wolf and Sedgar, two Horsemen with terrible base stats but monstrously high growth rates; and Wendell, a Sage who serves as another Jagen-type character due to his high speed, good tome rank, and ability to function as a healer.

At the beginning of the chapter, your biggest problem is saving Hardin and his companions, who are cut off from your forces and about to be attacked by a group of enemies who will carve them to pieces. Stuff Hardin's group in the southeast corner of their area as tight as you can. Caeda should immediately join Hardin's group. Send a cavalry unit up to the north to protect the village from the approaching Thieves. Make sure to provoke the northeast Pegasus Knight on turn 2, or else your Cavalier could get overrun. If everything goes right, nobody should come after Hardin's group (or at the worst, maybe a stray archer). Have Marth's group lure the incoming cavalry rush away on turn 3, or your Cavalier is going to get ripped a new butthole. If you can defeat the cavalry rush without losing a unit, you've beaten the hardest part of the chapter.

After the aggressive units are dead, have Hardin regroup with Marth, heal, and save. Moving anywhere 13 spaces or closer away from the western Pegasus Knight will provoke the two Knights and the Pegasus Knight without endangering your units. The spot left of the second save point and the spot two spaces below the southwestern fortress are good places to trigger this. Pull them in, take them out, and shred Merach with Merric's magic. If you choose to fight the reinforcements, bunker down with your meat shields in the northern mountain pass and have your archers fight the Pegasus Knights. You should have little trouble at this point.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Champions of Aurelis
Japanese オレルアンの戦士たち Warriors of Orleans; written as オルレアンのせんしたち in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and the data menu of Mystery of the Emblem, and as オルレアンの戦士達 in most other parts of Mystery of the Emblem.
Spanish Campeones de Aurelis Champions of Aurelis
French Champions d'Aurelis Champions of Aurelis
German Krieger von Aurelis Warriors of Aurelis
Italian I campioni di Aurelis The champions of Aurelis

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References


A Brush in the Teeth Champions of Aurelis Fire Emblem
Battle in the Lea


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEllereanEstFeenaGordinJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLukeMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRaianRickardRoderickRosheaSamsonSamtoSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelMage DragonMedeusNehringRuckeSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire Emblem/Binding ShieldFortifyGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Slave Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Vice • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name charts (Book 1Book 2) • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCartasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • Endgame: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline