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Darkling Woods (location)

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Darkling Woods

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The world map location of the Black Temple, located within Darkling Woods.




The Sacred Stones

Darkling Woods (Japanese: 闇の樹海 Dark Sea of Trees) is a location in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones and is located on the continent of Magvel. Darkling woods is not located within the borders of any country, though Carcino is to the west and Rausten is to the east of the forest.

Darkling Woods is the resting place of the Demon King's corpse. Legends say that his body is not actually dead, but waiting for the return of its soul.[2] The Demon King's corpse rested within the Black Temple until it was destroyed[3] in the events of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

When the Demon King fell 803 years ago, his blood and flesh corrupted the earth and plants of the forest.[4] This corruption is what creates countless hordes of monsters that arise from the region.[5] There are no human settlements in the region, the only creatures that live there are monsters and a few manakete.


Darkling Woods, as its name suggests, consists mostly of thick forests. The region is incredibly dense in plant matter and there are many swamps. The area is also mountainous, with many cave systems where monsters, like gargoyles, manifest. The volcanic Mt. Neleras is also located within the borders of Darkling Woods.

The mountains on the Carcino border suggest that the forest is easier to enter from the coast or Rausten.

Characters from Darkling Woods

Character Description Appears in
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Myrrh's adoptive father[6] and a manakete. Fought the Demon King in the name of humanity 800 years ago. The Sacred Stones
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A young manakete, her parents were killed in the original conflict with the Demon King.[7] The Sacred Stones
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The Demon King of ages past, his body was interred in the Black Temple while his soul was sealed within the Sacred Stone of Grado. The Sacred Stones

Etymology and other languages

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

Darkling Woods




Dark Sea of Trees


Bosque Oscuro

Dark Forest


Bois de Lombres

Forest of Shadows





Bosco di Darklin

Darklin woods


Bosque Sombrio[8]

Dark wood

Traditional Chinese


Sea of dark trees



  1. "The group's search for Lyon leads them to Mt. Neleras, in the heart of Darkling Woods." — Chapter narration, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  2. "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." — Chapter Narration, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  3. "No, we've done far more than the legends ever told. We've destroyed the Demon King's body. He can never come back." — Innes, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  4. "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." — Chapter Narration, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  5. "No... Those things come from Darkling Woods. It's been a long time since they've wandered this far afield." — Saleh, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  6. "Morva took me in and raised me as though I were his own child." — Myrrh, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  7. "In the last great war... both of my true parents were killed." — Myrrh, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  8. "No leste de Magvel, há uma vasta floresta chamada Bosque Sombrio."Conheça alguns dos heróis,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
  9. "闇之樹海位於麥格維爾陸地的東部,守護著其深處——波卡拉之鄉的塞勒夫殿下參戰春祭了!"Conheça alguns dos heróis,, Retrieved: April 3, 2022
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraKlimtMansel
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Background characters GradoLatonaMacGregorMonicaNada Kuya
Sacred Twins and personal weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
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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 WoodsF: 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)
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