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Cog of Destiny

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Cog of Destiny

Cm fe07 27.png

Location

Shrine of Seals

New units

Vaida

Boss(es)

Lloyd or Linus

Don't cry, Nino. You must live for the future. I am bound to this course. Kill me, and don't look back.
— Lloyd to Nino

Cog of Destiny (Japanese: 運命の歯車 Cog of Destiny) is chapter 27 of Eliwood's tale and chapter 29 of Hector's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Plot

Main article: Cog of Destiny/Script

If Chapter 26xE/28xH was not played, a brief scene will play depicting Sonia reporting to Nergal about the collapse of the Black Fang. Nergal is disappointed in Sonia as her failure to kill Zephiel prompted King Desmond to sever all ties with the Black Fang. Additionally, her failure in killing Eliwood, leading to the annihilation of the assassins, only deepens Nergal dissatisfaction. Sonia tries to placate Nergal with the quintessence she retrieved from Brendan Reed when she discovered he was investigating her past. Nergal is initially pleased to have such magnificent quintessence, but his mood sours once he notices Sonia has been injured. Nergal declares he has no need for a defective puppet and kills Sonia before she can insist she is human.

Eliwood, Hector, and Lyn are on the road to the Shrine of Seals. They note how empty the road to the shrine has been, likely due to Queen Hellene ordering her soldiers to leave the group alone; however, just as the Shrine of Seals comes into view, the group is suddenly approached by soldiers of the Black Fang. Depending on who was killed in the aftermath of Chapter 23E/24H, the soldiers will announce they fight under the command of the Mad Dog Linus or the White Wolf Lloyd and tell Eliwood that he will atone for his sins with his blood. If Nino and Jaffar are still alive, Nino will initially be overjoyed that some of the Black Fang members still live but Jaffar holds her back from greeting them. Jaffar notices that the soldiers have an abnormal lust for battle and will likely tear any enemy they encounter to pieces. Moreover, neither of them are Black Fang members any more, increasing the risk of the two being greeted with violence. Nino refuses to give up on a peaceful resolution to the battle and insists that if she can just speak with her brother, they will surely understand and stand down. At this point, battle preparations take place.

As the battle progresses, Vaida arrives on the battlefield, her mind abuzz with doubts over her mission to take out the Lycian lords, especially after they saved Zephiel from his assassination attempt. Vaida eventually catches up with Eliwood/Hector and calls out to them. She first attempts to confirm that the Lycian lords truly did rescue Zephiel. Vaida takes the lord’s bewilderment at her finding out as confirmation that she was indeed correct. Since the lords saved Zephiel, Vaida says she owes them and requests to join their ranks, though, Eliwood and Hector are unsure as to whether or not they can truly trust her. Vaida, acknowledging her word is of little value to the lords, decides to prove her loyalty by helping them rout the last of the Black Fang members, thus, making Vaida a member of Eliwood’s company - temporarily, at least.

Once the group reaches the last of the Four Fangs, Nino calls out to her brother and attempts to persuade them to stand down. Both brothers reject her pleas to end the violence and are deaf to her insistence that Eliwood is neither the evil man Sonia said he was nor the killer of the other Reed brother. Briefly after the conversation, her brother dies at the hands of her companions. Nino is beside herself with grief and finds a place to mourn her brother away from the others, Jaffar at her side to comfort her.

Meanwhile, Athos warps to the Shrine of Seals to greet the lords. After congratulating the group on proving their strength and their worthiness to wield a legendary item, he takes them to see another living legend who resides underneath the shrine, Bramimond. In order to obtain the power needed to defeat Nergal, the group must convince Bramimond to release the seals on the regalia. The lords make their request of Bramimond to release the seals; however, Bramimond quickly rebuffs their plea, believing they will be driven to madness by the power of the legendary weapons. Eliwood nevertheless persists in his request and simply asks that the ancient mage believe in them. Bramimond notes how much Eliwood reminds him of one of the heroes of legend that it once fought alongside.

Ninian transfers her power to Nils.

This connection as well as Eliwood’s apparent ability to resist the allure of power, convinces Bramimond to release the seals on the regalia sealed all across Elibe. Having succeeded in their task, the lords and Athos return to the surface near the Shrine of Seals, only for Nergal to finally restore his power and suddenly warp to the group. Nergal demands that Ninian and Nils accompany him to the Dragon's Gate lest he demonstrate his renewed power on their allies, prompting Ninian to decide to sacrifice herself to provide the others a chance to obtain the means to defeat Nergal. Seemingly unaware of Bramimond’s actions, Nergal says that Ninian alone should be sufficient. Before departing, Ninian entrusts Nils to protect and support Eliwood in her stead by transferring her power to him. As Nergal departs, he betrays his agreement with Ninian to leave the others alive and attempts to kill them with a powerful magic attack. Athos blocks the blast with a barrier and prevents any casualties. Athos then sends the group off to Ostia*, the resting place of the hero Roland and Durandal, or the Western Isles* where Durban and Armads rest. However, before they leave, Athos grants the party one more Heaven Seal to the main lord. To the surprise of the lords, the Heaven seal finally deems Eliwood/Hector worthy of its power and allows them to promote. Having now experienced the power of Nergal firsthand, the lords continue on with a strengthened resolve to retrieve the legendary weapons unsealed by Bramimond.

Beginning log

After receiving aid from Queen Hellene, Eliwood/Hector rushes to the sealed shrine. The secret road they follow is known only to the royal family... They pass Bern's soldiers unnoticed and unhindered. They approach the castle...

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat all enemies Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 15+1 0 45+48
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Vaida
Portrait vaida fe07.png
Wyvern Lord
HP
43
Level
9
Talk with main lord
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.pngSmall portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait guy fe07.pngSmall portrait erk fe07.pngSmall portrait priscilla fe07.pngSmall portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.pngSmall portrait raven fe07.pngSmall portrait lucius fe07.pngSmall portrait canas fe07.pngSmall portrait dart fe07.pngSmall portrait fiora fe07.pngSmall portrait legault fe07.pngSmall portrait ninian fe07.pngSmall portrait isadora fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait heath fe07.pngSmall portrait hawkeye fe07.pngSmall portrait wallace fe07.pngSmall portrait geitz fe07.pngSmall portrait farina fe07.pngSmall portrait pent fe07.pngSmall portrait louise fe07.pngSmall portrait karel fe07.pngSmall portrait harken fe07.pngSmall portrait nino fe07.pngSmall portrait jaffar fe07.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba antitoxin.png Antitoxin Steal from cavalier
Is gba blue gem.png Blue Gem Steal from general (normal mode only)
Is gba mine.png Mine Steal from hero (normal mode only)
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Steal from nomadic trooper (normal mode only)
Is gba guiding ring.png Guiding Ring Steal from sniper (normal mode only)
Is gba light rune.png Light Rune Steal from warrior (normal mode only)
Is gba orion's bolt.png Orion's Bolt Steal from sniper (hard mode only)
Is gba warp.png Warp Visit village
Is gba iron rune.png Iron Rune Dropped by Lloyd or Linus

Shop data

Shop data

Armory Vendor

Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba silver sword.png
Silver Sword 1,500
Is gba iron lance.png
Iron Lance 360
Is gba silver lance.png
Silver Lance 1,200
Is gba iron axe.png
Iron Axe 270
Is gba silver axe.png
Silver Axe 1,000
Is gba iron bow.png
Iron Bow 540
Is gba silver bow.png
Silver Bow 1,600

Enemy data


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Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba berserker fe7 enemy.gif
Black Fang Berserker 6 1 Is gba hand axe.png Hand Axe --
Ma gba berserker fe7 enemy.gif
Black Fang Berserker 6 1 Is gba swordslayer.png Swordslayer --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Black Fang Brigand 14 1 Is gba hand axe.png Hand Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Black Fang Brigand 14 2 Is gba steel axe.png Steel Axe --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Black Fang Cavalier 14 1 Is gba javelin.png Javelin --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Black Fang Cavalier 14 1 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Black Fang Cavalier 14 1 Is gba poison lance.png Poison LanceIs gba antitoxin.png Antitoxin --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Black Fang Fighter 14 1 Is gba steel axe.png Steel Axe --
Ma gba general enemy.gif
Black Fang General 8 1 Is gba swordslayer.png SwordslayerIs gba blue gem.png Blue Gem --
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Black Fang Hero 8 1 Is gba silver sword.png Silver SwordIs gba mine.png Mine --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 14 3 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 14 2 Is gba javelin.png Javelin --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 14 1 Is gba silver lance.png Silver Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 14 1 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 14 2 Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Black Fang Myrmidon 14 7 Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Black Fang Myrmidon 14 2 Is gba lancereaver.png Lancereaver --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Black Fang Myrmidon 14 2 Is gba killing edge.png Killing Edge --
Ma gba nomad enemy.gif
Black Fang Nomad 14 2 Is gba short bow.png Short Bow --
Ma gba nomadic trooper enemy.gif
Black Fang Nomadic Trooper 8 1 Is gba longbow.png LongbowIs gba elixir.png Elixir --
Ma gba nomadic trooper enemy.gif
Black Fang Nomadic Trooper 14 2 Is gba short bow.png Short BowIs gba steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma gba paladin enemy.gif
Black Fang Paladin 8 1 Is gba silver lance.png Silver Lance --
Ma gba sniper enemy.gif
Black Fang Sniper 6 5 Is gba steel bow.png Steel Bow --
Ma gba sniper enemy.gif
Black Fang Sniper 8 1 Is gba silver bow.png Silver BowIs gba guiding ring.png Guiding Ring --
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif
Black Fang Warrior 5 1 Is gba steel bow.png Steel BowIs gba steel axe.png Steel AxeIs gba light rune.png Light Rune --
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Linus Hero 18 1 Is gba light brand.png Light BrandIs gba iron rune.png Iron RuneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
(Appears if Lloyd was fought in chapter 23E/24H)
--
Ma gba swordmaster enemy.gif
Lloyd Swordmaster 18 1 Is gba light brand.png Light BrandIs gba iron rune.png Iron RuneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
(Appears if Linus was fought in chapter 23E/24H)
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba nomad enemy.gif
Black Fang Nomad 14 4 Is gba steel bow.png Steel Bow --
Ma gba paladin enemy.gif
Black Fang Paladin 8 4 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Black Fang Cavalier 14 4 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 14 4 Is gba silver lance.png Silver Lance --
Ma gba general enemy.gif
Black Fang General 8 4 Is gba steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 14 4 Is gba javelin.png Javelin --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 14 4 Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Black Fang Myrmidon 14 4 Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Black Fang Hero 8 4 Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 14 2 Is gba javelin.png Javelin --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 14 9 Is gba javelin.png JavelinIs gba steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma gba wyvern lord enemy.gif
Vaida Wyvern Lord 9 1 Is gba spear.png Spear --


Boss data

Main article: Lloyd
Portrait lloyd fe07.png
Swordmaster
Level 18
Affinity Is gba animaaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 52 Luck 16
Strength 20 Defense 15
Skill 23 Resistance 19
Speed 21 Constitution 9
Movement 6 Aid 8
Inventory
Is gba light brand.png Light Brand
Is gba iron rune.png Iron RuneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif S GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


Main article: Linus
Portrait linus fe07.png
Hero
Level 18
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 58 Luck 14
Strength 24 Defense 19
Skill 20 Resistance 15
Speed 15 Constitution 14
Movement 6 Aid 13
Inventory
Is gba light brand.png Light Brand
Is gba iron rune.png Iron RuneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif S GBARankLance.gif -- Axe A GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


  • Note: The boss that appears depends on who you fought in chapter 23E/24H - Four-Fanged Offense. If you fought Lloyd previously, then Linus will appear here. If you fought Linus previously then Lloyd will appear here.

Strategy

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


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Nino can talk to Lloyd or Linus, though this is not a recommended course of action unless the player simply wants to see supplementary dialogue. After Nino talks to the boss, he will no longer be stationary on the throne and will now move to attack anyone in his movement range except for Nino.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Cog of Destiny --
Japanese 運命の歯車 Cog of Destiny

Gallery

Prototype

References

Battle before Dawn Cog of Destiny Valorous Roland
Night of Farewells The Berserker


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