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Darkling Woods (chapter)

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This page is about the chapter from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. For the location, see Darkling Woods (location).


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Darkling Woods

Cm fe08 20.png

Location

Darkling Woods

New units

None

Boss(es)

Morva, Riev

This is Darkling Woods... It was here the heroes met the Demon King and with the Sacred Stones defeated him. I've heard the lingering energies of that battle are the source of the monsters.
— Seth

Darkling Woods (Japanese: 闇の樹海 Dark Forest) is the twentieth chapter of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Plot

Main article: Darkling Woods (chapter)/Script

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Beginning log

Eirika's Route: According to legend, the Sacred Stones have sealed evil away from the world. Four of the fives stones have been destroyed, leaving only the last stone intact. The last stone must be protected to stave off the Demon King's restoration. Eirika and company challenge the demons of Darkling Woods. According to legend. the original possessors of the Sacred Stones defeated the Demon King in Darkling Woods. His foul blood seeped into the land, corrupting every seed and every root. The once-pristine forest was transformed by the flood of disease and venom. Legend says the Darkling Woods's corpse lies there still, not dead but dreaming. Dreaming of when the last stone is crushed, and he will rise from his bed of rocks and worms and return to the surface. Within Darkling Woods, hideous fiends roam in increasing numbers, as if responding to some unheard call...

Ephraim's Route: According to legend, the Sacred Stones have sealed evil away from the world. Four of the five stones have been destroyed, leaving only the last stone intact. The last stone must be protected to stave off the Demon King's restoration. Ephraim and company challenge the demons of Darkling Woods. According to legend, the original possessors of the Sacred Stones defeated the Demon King in Darkling Woods. His foul blood seeped into the land, corrupting every seed and every root. The once-pristine forest was transformed by the flood of disease and venom. Legend says the Demon King's corpse lies there still, not dead but dreaming. Dreaming of when the last stone is crushed, and he will rise from his bed of rocks and worms and return to the surface. Deep within Darkling Woods, misshapen beasts roam in ever-growing numbers... as if answering some unheard call.

Chapter data

Easy/Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the gate Player Enemy
Defeat: Eirika or Ephraim dies 18 47+75
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Character data

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait eirika fe08.pngSmall portrait ephraim fe08.pngSmall portrait seth fe08.pngSmall portrait franz fe08.pngSmall portrait gilliam fe08.pngSmall portrait vanessa fe08.pngSmall portrait moulder fe08.pngSmall portrait ross fe08.pngSmall portrait garcia fe08.pngSmall portrait neimi fe08.pngSmall portrait colm fe08.pngSmall portrait artur fe08.pngSmall portrait lute fe08.pngSmall portrait natasha fe08.pngSmall portrait joshua fe08.pngSmall portrait forde fe08.pngSmall portrait kyle fe08.pngSmall portrait tana fe08.pngSmall portrait amelia fe08.pngSmall portrait innes fe08.pngSmall portrait gerik fe08.pngSmall portrait tethys fe08.pngSmall portrait marisa fe08.pngSmall portrait l'arachel fe08.pngSmall portrait dozla fe08.pngSmall portrait saleh fe08.pngSmall portrait ewan fe08.pngSmall portrait cormag fe08.pngSmall portrait duessel fe08.pngSmall portrait knoll fe08.pngSmall portrait myrrh fe08.pngSmall portrait syrene fe08.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Maelduin
Is gba antitoxin.png Antitoxin Dropped by enemy Cyclops
Is gba antitoxin.png Antitoxin Dropped by enemy Gargoyle
Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword Dropped by enemy Wight
Is gba axereaver.png Axereaver Dropped by enemy Wight
Is gba lancereaver.png Lancereaver Dropped by enemy Wight
Is gba killing edge.png Killing Edge Dropped by enemy Wight
Is gba swordslayer.png Swordslayer Dropped by enemy Maelduin
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by enemy Maelduin
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by enemy Cyclops
Is gba steel blade.png Steel Blade Dropped by enemy Wight
Is gba spear.png Spear Dropped by enemy Wight
Is gba longbow.png Longbow Dropped by enemy Wight

Enemy data

Easy/Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif
Monster Maelduin 4 5 Steel Axe • Two from the east and one from the west immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• Another from the east begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
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Monster Maelduin 4 1 Poison Axe VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif
Monster Maelduin 4 1 Swordslayer Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif
Monster Cyclops 4 1 Steel Axe AntitoxinThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif
Monster Cyclops 4 1 Halberd --
Ma gba mogall enemy.gif
Monster Mogall 14 2 Evil Eye --
Ma gba gargoyle enemy.gif
Monster Gargoyle 15 1 Javelin AntitoxinThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba gargoyle enemy.gif
Monster Gargoyle 15 1 Toxin Lance Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba gargoyle enemy.gif
Monster Gargoyle 15 2 Steel Lance Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 4 Steel Lance The eastern two and the southern one immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Steel SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba wight 02 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 4 Steel Bow The eastern two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Steel Sword Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Javelin --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 LancereaverThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Steel Blade --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 AxereaverThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Killing EdgeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba wight 02 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Longbow --
Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif
Monster Maelduin 4 1 SwordslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif
Monster Maelduin 4 1 Short Bow ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif
Monster Maelduin 4 1 Halberd --
Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif
Monster Cyclops 6 1 Tomahawk ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Steel BladeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Armorslayer --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 SpearThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Axereaver --
Ma gba wight 01 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 Lancereaver --
Ma gba wight 02 enemy.gif
Monster Wight 3 1 LongbowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba gorgon enemy.gif
Monster Gorgon 6 1 Stone Demon Surge --
Ma gba gorgon enemy.gif
Monster Gorgon 7 2 Stone Demon Surge --
Ma gba arch mogall enemy.gif
Monster Arch Mogall 5 1 Shadowshot Crimson Eye Does not move.
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif
Riev Bishop 17 1 Aura --
Ma gba manakete 02 enemy.gif
Morva Manakete 18 1 Wretched Air Does not move; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba cyclops enemy.gif
Monster Cyclops 5 6 Steel Axe --
Ma gba deathgoyle enemy.gif
Monster Deathgoyle 3 18 Steel Lance --
Ma gba deathgoyle enemy.gif
Monster Deathgoyle 3 8 Steel Lance Javelin --
Ma gba deathgoyle enemy.gif
Monster Deathgoyle 3 4 Axereaver --
Ma gba mogall enemy.gif
Monster Mogall 15 18 Evil Eye --
Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif
Monster Maelduin 5 3 Steel Axe --
Ma gba maelduin enemy.gif
Monster Maelduin 5 3 Steel Bow --
Ma gba elder bael enemy.gif
Monster Elder Bael 5 10 Sharp Claw --
Ma gba elder bael enemy.gif
Monster Elder Bael 5 5 Lethal Talon --

Reinforcements

Boss data

Main article: Morva

Easy/Normal Hard

Generic portrait draco zombie fe08.gif
Manakete
Level 18
Affinity Is gba windaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 62 Luck 7
Strength 16+10 Defense 4+20
Skill 10+10 Resistance 8+10
Speed 13 Constitution 25
Movement 3 Aid 24
Inventory
Is gba dark breath.png Wretched Air
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --
  • Note: While Morva's class is called "Manakete", it essentially functions as if it were a Draco Zombie.


Main article: Riev

Easy/Normal Hard

Portrait riev fe08.png
Bishop
Level 17
Affinity Is gba darkaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 49 Luck 9
Magic 14 Defense 16
Skill 21 Resistance 18
Speed 19 Constitution 7
Movement 6 Aid 6
Inventory
Is gba aura.png Aura
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif S GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif A
  • Note: Riev is granted one auto-level in between chapters 19 and 20 on the Normal difficulty, hence each individual stat in chapter 20 may be either the same or one higher than in chapter 19.

Strategy

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


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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Darkling Woods
Japanese 闇の樹海 Dark Forest
Spanish Bosque Oscuro Dark Forest
French Bois de Lombres Forest of Shadows

Gallery


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References

  1. "Ten days from now... When the moon is swallowed by shadow... In Darkling Woods, I will perform a ceremony... Through this ceremony, I will gain immense power. Power not change not only Grado, but the entire world." — Lyon to Ephraim, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Last Hope Darkling Woods Sacred Stone


Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicName chartPre-release information (Prototype buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map