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Crimea Marches

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Crimea Marches

Cm fe09 18.png


Tor Garen

New units

Reyson, Ulki, Janaff, Tanith, Shinon



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Day Breaks

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I can't lose my very first battle as a snooty noble, now can I?
— Ike

Crimea Marches (Japanese: クリミア軍進撃 Crimean army advances) is the eighteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.


Main articles: Crimea Marches/Script and Crimea Marches/Conversations

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Beginning log

Western Begnion is home to a great forest. As the first snow of the season falls, the newly commissioned General Ike takes control of the Crimean Liberation Army. He leads it toward the knife-edged mountains that mark the border between Begnion and Daein. At one time these woods were home to the kingdom of Serenes and ruled by the heron clan of the bird tribes. Following the Serenes Massacre, the forest lost its color and vitality. Some said it was the sorrow of the goddess made real. For twenty long years, the devout citizens of Begnion trembled in shame and loathing over the crime they had committed. The Begnion Empress, Apostle Sanaki, stepped forward as representative of her countrymen. Kneeling before the surviving heron prince and princess, she gave voice to the apology of her people. She spoke not as one nation to another but as neighbors on the same continent. The massacre was unforgivable. However, hatred breeds hatred, and if the cycle of grief and anger is not broken, it will continue for time without end. It was with this in mind that the herons accepted the apostle's apology. And so it was that Serenes Forest was returned to its former glory. Afterward as payment for Ike's service, Princess Elincia gained the services of a regiment of Begnion army regulars. Though of common birth Ike receives peerage from the princess and is given command of the army.

Chapter data

Easy Normal Difficult Maniac

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Ike dies 1–13 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 20+10
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Bonus EXP
Requirement Easy Normal/Difficult Maniac
Clear the chapter in 10 turns or less
(-penalty per # of turns after)
450 (-45) 300 (-30) 150 (-15)
Clear bonus 225 150/-- --

Character data

New units
Medium portrait reyson fe09.png
Automatically from preparations if his request is accepted
Medium portrait ulki fe09.png
Automatically from preparations if Reyson's request is accepted
Medium portrait janaff fe09.png
Automatically from preparations if Reyson's request is accepted
Medium portrait tanith fe09.png
Falcon Knight
Sonic Sword
Short Spear
Automatically from preparations
Medium portrait shinon fe09.png
Automatically at the end if Rolf spoke to him and Ike defeated him
Required characters
Ike lord ​
Available characters
Titania ​Oscar ​Boyd ​Rhys ​Soren ​Mia ​Ilyana ​Mist ​Rolf ​Marcia ​Lethe ​Mordecai ​Volke ​Brom ​Kieran ​Nephenee ​Zihark ​Sothe ​Jill ​Astrid ​Gatrie ​Makalov ​Stefan ​Muarim ​Tormod ​Devdan ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gcn renewal scroll.png Renewal Automatically at preparations if you refuse Reyson's request
Is gcn knight killer.png Knight Killer Dropped by enemy Knight
Is gcn shade scroll.png Shade Dropped by enemy Sage
(Difficult/Maniac only)
Is gcn brave bow.png Brave Bow Dropped by Shinon
Is gcn tornado.png Tornado Dropped by Kayachey
Is gcn recover.png Recover Open lone western chest
Is gcn silence.png Silence Open left eastern chest
Is gcn wrath scroll.png Wrath Open rightmost eastern chest
Is gcn blizzard.png Blizzard Steal from enemy Sage
Is gcn steel axe.png Steel Axe Steal from enemy Warrior
Is gcn iron bow.png Iron Bow Steal from enemy Warrior
Is gcn mend.png Mend Steal from enemy Bishop
Is gcn mend.png Mend Steal from enemy Bishop
Is gcn steel lance.png Steel Lance Steal from enemy Wyvern Rider
Is gcn javelin.png Javelin Steal from enemy Wyvern Rider
Is gcn steel axe.png Steel Axe Steal from enemy Axe Knight (reinforcement)
Is gcn hand axe.png Hand Axe Steal from enemy Axe Knight (reinforcement)
Is gcn steel lance.png Steel Lance Steal from enemy Paladin (reinforcement)
Is gcn iron bow.png Iron Bow Steal from enemy Paladin (reinforcement)
Is gcn bolting.png Bolting Steal from enemy Sage
(Difficult only)
Is gcn vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy General
(Difficult only)
Is gcn vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Fighter
(Difficult only)
Is gcn steel axe.png Steel Axe Steal from enemy Fighter
(Difficult only)
Is gcn hand axe.png Hand Axe Steal from enemy Fighter
(Difficult only)
Is gcn vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Raven (reinforcement)
(Difficult only)
Is gcn coin.png Coin Steal from enemy Raven (reinforcement)
(Difficult only)

Enemy data

Normal Difficult Maniac

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Shinon Sniper Varies 1 Brave BowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Vulnerary
• Retains his level and stats from the end of Chapter 7.
• Will not attack Rolf, Mist, or Rhys during Enemy Phase.
Soldier Sage 1 1 Bolting --
Soldier Sage 1 1 Blizzard Wind --
Soldier General 1 1 Laguz Lance --
Soldier Soldier 18 1 Steel Lance --
Soldier Warrior 1 1 Steel Axe Iron Bow --
Soldier Knight 16 1 Knight KillerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Soldier Halberdier 1 1 Short Spear --
Soldier Archer 19 1 Steel Bow --
Soldier Soldier 16 1 Steel Lance --
Soldier Soldier 17 2 Steel Lance --
Soldier Bishop 1 2 Light Mend
Soldier Sword Knight 19 2 Steel Sword Vulnerary --
Soldier Wyvern Rider 15 1 Steel Lance --
Soldier Wyvern Rider 14 1 Steel Lance --
Soldier Wyvern Rider 15 1 Steel Lance Javelin --
Kayachey Sage 8 1 TornadoThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Elixir
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Soldier Bird Tribe 6 1 Beak Vulnerary --
Soldier Bird Tribe 6 2 Beak --
Soldier Bird Tribe 8 1 Beak --
Soldier Bird Tribe 7 1 Beak --
Soldier Lance Knight 17 1 Steel Lance --
Soldier Lance Knight 16 1 Steel Lance --
Soldier Lance Knight 20 1 Steel Lance Javelin --
Soldier Axe Knight 20 1 Steel Axe Hand Axe --
Soldier Paladin 1 1 Steel Lance Iron Bow Vulnerary --

Boss data

Main article: Kayachey
Medium portrait kayachey fe09.png
Level 8
Attribute Is gcn earthaffin.png
Build 10
Max HP 32 Speed 15
Strength 6 Luck 17
Magic 18 Defense 10
Skill 15 Resistance 16
Movement 6 Weight 10
Inventory Skills
TornadoThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Fire magic C Thunder magic C Wind magic A Staves C


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

Before the battle preparations menu, the player will be presented with a selectable option whether or not to allow Reyson to accompany Ike and the rest of the army. Should the player refuse his request, they would be rewarded with the Renewal skill scroll (which is useless in the Japanese version since in that version the Renewal skill scroll can only be used by Ena and Elincia, both of whom already start out with the Renewal skill). However, doing so will deny the player of three versatile units and will prevent the player from obtaining the Knight Ring in the next chapter. Since Reyson's utility is extremely valuable and the two hawk laguz, Janaff and Ulki, are strong units in their own right, it is not recommended to refuse and pass up Reyson's request.

This chapter introduces a unit who will be filling in as the Dancer unit in Path of Radiance: the heron laguz, Reyson. While he is incapable of performing any offense against enemy units, he can instead provide support for his allies with his galdrar abilities, allowing him to refresh allied units, which grants them another action during the current turn. However, his defensive stats (barring an acceptable resistance) are very low. Since Reyson is both a flying unit and a laguz, this means he is also vulnerable to bows, wind magic, and anti-laguz weapons (such as the Laguzslayer), further worsening his frail defense. As such, this necessitates the need to keep him out of range of enemy units whenever possible.

To have Shinon join the player's army starting the next chapter, the player must have Rolf talk to Shinon (thus requiring Rolf be deployed), then have Ike defeat him in combat (as in, reduce his HP to zero), which is generally contrary to how enemy units are recruited in the Fire Emblem series; it is not necessary for Ike to defeat Shinon immediately after Rolf talks to him, nor for Ike to be the sole combatant against Shinon at any point. Should the player fulfill both conditions, a cutscene will play after all enemy units on the map have been routed, showing Shinon's survival and subsequent recruitment into Ike's forces.


  • In the Japanese version of this map, Shinon will not drop the Brave Bow if the player saves at the preparations screen; if the player resets the game, then Shinon will drop the Brave Bow as usual. This glitch was fixed in the international versions.

Etymology and other languages

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

Crimea Marches




Crimean army advances


¡A la carga!



Crimea avance

Crimean advance


Crimeas Einfall

Crimea's Invasion


La marcia

The march


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Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
Trial Map characters AshnardBryceOliverPetrineShiharam
Non-playable characters AimeeCaineghisDanielDeghinseaGarethGreilHetzelIzukaJorgeKurthnagaLeanneLekainLotzMustonNealuchiRajaionSanakiSephiranSigrunZelgius
Bosses AshnardBalmerBertramBlack KnightBoydBryceDakovaDanomillEmilEnaGashilamaGreilGromellHafeddHavettiHeddwynHomasaIkanauKamuraKasataiKayacheyKimaarsiKotaffMackoyaMaijinMuarimNaesalaNedataNorrisOliverPetrineRikardSchaefferSeekerShiharamTomenamiZawana
Background characters AltinaAsheraElenaLilliaLoraziehRamonRenning
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffDouble BowGurgurantRagnellRegal SwordRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameRolf's BowUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters P: Mercenaries • 1: The Battle Begins • 2: Rescue • 3: Pirates Aground • 4: Roadside Battle • 5: Flight! • 6: A Brief Diversion • 7: Shades of Evil • 8: Despair and Hope • 9: Gallia • 10: Prisoner Release • 11: Blood Runs Red • 12: A Strange Land • 13: A Guiding Wind • 14: Training • 15: The Feral Frontier • 16: The Atonement • 17: Day Breaks (stage 1stage 2stage 3stage 4) • 18: Crimea Marches • 19: Entrusted • 20: Defending Talrega • 21: Without a King • 22: Solo • 23: The Great Bridge • 24: Battle Reunion • 25: Strange Lands • 26: Clash! • 27: Moment of Fate (stage 1stage 2) • 28: Twisted TowerE: Repatriation
Trial Maps Hillside BattleLonely IsleStrange TurnDesperationEscapeTrapped
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaein (NevassaTalrega) • GalliaGoldoaGrann DesertGritnea TowerKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguz) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Lists Base conversationsChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Data transferList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Radiant Dawn) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline