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Dark Pontifex

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This article is about the chapter from Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, and Shadow Dragon; for the History Mode map from Fire Emblem Warriors based on this chapter, see The Dark Pontifex.

Dark Pontifex

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Location

The Temple of Thabes

New units

Elice*

Boss(es)

Gharnef

Dark Pontifex (Japanese: 悪の司祭ガーネフ Evil Bishop Garnef) is the twenty-third chapter of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the eighteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Main article: Dark Pontifex/Script

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Chapter data

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

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 12 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 21+12 {{{third}}}
 

Character data

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

Characters
New Units
Elice
 
Cleric
HP
18
Level
10
Automatically at the end of the chapter
Returning Characters

                                                        

Item data

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

Items
Name Obtainment Method
  Bullion (S) Open left chest
  Talisman Open right chest
  Door Key Dropped by enemy Thief
  Pure Water Dropped by enemy Curate
  Barrier Dropped by enemy Curate
  Fortify Dropped by enemy Curate
  Master Seal Dropped by enemy Bishop
  Master Seal Dropped by enemy Bishop
  Steel Sword Dropped by a false Gharnef
  Steel Sword Dropped by a false Gharnef
  Falchion Dropped by Gharnef

Shop data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

None

  • x3 Maximum
The secret shop is located in the door directly north of the throne.

Enemy data

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

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Khadein Bishop 10 1   Swarm  Master Seal  Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Khadein Bishop 8 2   Swarm --
Khadein Bishop 8 2   Bolganone One immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Khadein Curate 14 1   Fortify  Starts on a pillar.
Khadein Curate 11 1   Physic --
Khadein Curate 14 1   Fortify  Barrier  --
Khadein Curate 11 1   Physic  Pure Water  --
Dolhr Hero 8 2   Silver Sword --
Dolhr Sniper 10 2   Silver Bow --
Dolhr Thief 10 1   Iron Sword  Door Key  Prioritizes opening a chest, then escaping.
Dolhr Thief 15 1   Devil Sword Prioritizes opening a chest, then escaping.
Khadein Mage 12 1   Blizzard --
Khadein Mage 15 1   Elfire --
Khadein Bishop 10 1   Bolganone  Master Seal  Immobile; stands on a throne, the chapter's seize point.
Gharnef Sorcerer 15 3   Imhullu  Falchion  Two false Gharnefs and one real; which is which is determined at random.
Real inventory of the False Gharnefs:
  Elfire  Steel Sword 
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Khadein Bishop 8 2   Thoron --
Khadein Mage 10 4   Thunder --
Khadein Mage 13 4   Blizzard --
Khadein Bishop 8 2   Swarm --

Reinforcements

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Mystery of the Emblem
  • Starting Turn 7, continuing until 11 of each have appeared; which ones appear per turn is random
  • Note: All reinforcements are halted when Gharnef is defeated.
Shadow Dragon

Boss data

Main article: Gharnef
Boss data

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

Normal Hard-5

 
  Sorcerer
Level 15
Movement 6
Stats
Max HP 34 Speed 18
Strength 2 Luck 0
Magic 5 Defense 11
Skill 5 Resistance 10
Inventory
  Imhullu
  Falchion 
Weapon Levels
  --   --   --
  --   A   E

Strategy

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

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In Shadow Dragon, one of the three Gharnefs is the real one, with the other two being fakes; which one is real and which are fakes is determined at random. The fakes can be damaged without Starlight, but only drop a Steel Sword instead of the Falchion, making them simply red herrings. The real one will have the full effects of Imhullu, blocking all damage, period. This fact can be used to your advantage in regards to identifying him—the Geosphere, which deals 13 damage to all units on the map, will not damage the real Gharnef, making it an easy way of distinguishing him from his fakes early on. Should one wish to use the Geosphere to identify him, it is advisable to keep a unit that can use Fortify ready, as the Geosphere will damage playable units as well as enemy units. Should the player not want to use the Geosphere, or not own it, a Ballistician can easily take a potshot at one of the Gharnefs from afar—again, the one that does not take damage from it is the real one.

Etymology and other languages

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

Dark Pontifex

Japanese

悪の司祭ガーネフ

Evil Bishop Garnef

Spanish

El Pontifice Oscuro

The Dark Pontifex

French

Le Pontife maléfique

The Dark Pontifex

German

Dunkler Curateer

Dark Curate

Italian

Il Pontefice oscuro

The Dark Pontifex

Gallery


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References

A Knight-Filled Sky Dark Pontifex The Dragonkin Realm
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: The Ghoul's 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 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 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
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 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 Evil • 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 & the Blade of LightGaidenFire Emblem: Archanea SagaShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
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 ConversationsList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline