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Death's Embrace

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Death's Embrace


Location

Outrealms

New units

Est

Boss(es)

Mini-boss:
Risen Chief
Main boss:
Algol

...Can you hear me? Answer me! Open your eyes! Damn. This one's dead as well...
— Chrom

Death's Embrace is a downloadable content xenologue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a xenologue chapter, it does not officially bear a chapter number; if all xenologues are purchased and its list is viewed at the Outrealm Gate, Death's Embrace is the sixteenth one from the top in the North American version of the game. Officially in Japan and unofficially in North America, Death's Embrace is part of the second series of DLC releases, a distinction that does not exist in the PAL regions.

This chapter was first made available on August 9, 2012 in Japan, April 11, 2013 in North America, and August 8-9 in the PAL regions.

In this chapter, the Shepherds take on a sick and twisted mastermind killing people and turning them into Risen in the name of art. En route to doing so, they free these Risen from the state the mastermind put them into, allowing them to embrace death.

Plot

In an Outrealm apparently devoid of life, we run upon the Shepherds scouring the area searching for survivors; Chrom finds a corpse, asks it if it hears him, asks it to answer him, and asks it to open his eyes, only after doing so to discover that this corpse is indeed a corpse and this isn't the first one he's come across. Lissa states that they've scoured the entire village and there are no survivors, to which Chrom notes this Outrealm is sick and twisted, asking who would do such a thing and what anyone would stand to gain from putting an entire village to the sword; Frederick arrives on the scene with Chrom asking him what he found, to which Frederick states he's found a lead--folk in the next village claim that the horror that swept through this village was wrought by an evil cult. Chrom asks Frederick if this lead about an evil cult is all they know, and asks what the evil cult were after in this area; Frederick states he cannot say, but he did hear something curious--it seems the perpetrators took care to spare those who resisted most fiercely, and those people are being held in a nearby temple. Frederick states he finds the perpetrators' method odd--he asks why would they not dispose of the threats and take the weaker villagers hostage, yet the perpetrators have done the opposite, something Frederick cannot find the sense in; Chrom states that, whatever the reason, it can't be good, and calls the Shepherds into heading to that temple quickly. Battle preparations take place at this point.

Once preparations finished, any unit regardless of affiliation standing on a spiked tile is heavily weakened by a surprise wide-range attack, while the two enemy units within a bright room are depicted being healed by a ranged glow. Chrom asks what devilry just went on, the entire temple is lined floor to ceiling with spikes; Frederick states he believes he sees some of the villagers, to which Chrom asks if they're still alive. The perpetrator of the plot, Algol, steps in and states that these villagers are not alive, this lot of them have long since passed, yet the Shepherds can take solace that they're now with a higher power--himself; Chrom asks Algol to identify himself, to which Algol states Chrom is the one who barged into his place uninvited, then asks the Shepherds to make themselves comfortable--as much as possible, as Algol guesses they'll be staying in the area for quite some time. Chrom states the Shepherds have no time for games and asks Algol what happened to the villagers; Algol states that what he's crafting aren't games, they're feats of skill--works of art, and the Shepherds are about to find out firsthand what happened to the villagers. Frederick deduces that Algol is the perpetrator, to which Chrom states Algol is responsible for the massacred village the Shepherds came across; Algol states he can't take all the credit, as it wasn't him directly--the cult creates assassins here, loyal implements by which they may kill, which has cyclical benefits since the cult uses the dead for their assassins. Chrom asks Algol why the cult would do such a thing, to which Algol notes as a naive question--living people hurt, feel pain, and fear pain, and the clink of coin or a single kiss is enough to buy their betrayal; the cult tried the living and tired of them failing them one fool after another, yet the dead brought back are another story entirely, to which Chrom notes Algol is mad. Algol states that with Risen, the cult can create the perfect killers--they don't question orders and don't stop until their targets are vanquished; crafting them isn't easy, as it requires genius of the highest order, and the assassins present in this area are the culmination of Algol's endeavors, asking Chrom if he's familiar with their work. Chrom deduces that these assassins were responsible for the village massacre, to which Algol confirms and also states that other villages have also suffered the same fate, so many Algol has lost count; Algol states that honing one's craft takes practice, he's had a lot of practice, and now he's ready to unveil his masterpiece--his ultimate creation, asking the Shepherds to behold. A Risen Chief appears on the field near Algol, speaking some illegibility and then a desire to kill as his master commands; Chrom states that Algol destroyed their village and asks why the villagers would serve him, to which Algol states there's magic he can work in a man's final moments--one meaningful whisper and he remains indebted to Algol beyond the grave. These Risen have no choice, no free will, only the need to serve their master, to which Chrom states it will be a mercy when the Shepherds destroy them; Algol states that it'll happen over his dead body, to which Chrom confirms. The battle begins at this point.

After the first player phase, Algol calls out to the Risen to make him proud--and do it quickly, as he is needed elsewhere; Algol states he does promise to linger long enough to see the Shepherds suffer. At this point, the game states that the best possible result will happen if Algol is defeated within ten turns.

Once the battle ends, with the Shepherds having left the temple, Chrom will state that it's the end of the cult and the Risen they created, to which Frederick states that no more innocents will die by Algol's hand; after a brief silence from Chrom, Frederick asks him what's up. Chrom notes that the Risen villagers sounded almost human as they fell--the Shepherds should have gotten to this area sooner and saved them; Frederick states he knows how Chrom feels, but it was the Outrealm that chose when the Shepherds arrived, not the Shepherds--the Shepherds must accept this as a tragedy and take heart that it might have been worse. Chrom states that the Shepherds could visit this Outrealm again and find a way to enter at an earlier time; Frederick states it's admirable how Chrom struggles so hard to save all he can, and in the sagas, King Marth was possessed of similar noble character, but not even Marth was able to save everyone. After a brief silence from Chrom, Frederick states that death is part of life--they can run, toil, and fight against it, but can never entirely avoid it; Chrom tells Frederick he's right every once in awhile, to which Frederick thanks him then expresses a shocked reaction.

Should the player have defeated Algol within ten turns, Lissa tells Chrom to look at what Robin found within the temple; Chrom notes it to be an Einherjar card, "Little Sister Est". Upon hearing Est being a little sister, Lissa asks if she had a big brother who always got her into trouble, with Chrom asking if Est ever minded her elders; Chrom states that, if the legends are true, Est should prove a worthy ally.

The scene shifts into the space between Outrealms where the player is prompted at this point if they want to add Est to their party; if the player accepts, Est asks the Avatar if her sisters are with him/her.

Website summary

American: Deep within the underground temple in the Outrealm, a wicked sorcerer has created a grotesque army of soldiers.[1]
European: Deep within the underground temple in the Outrealm, a wicked sorcerer has created a grotesque army of soldiers that Chrom and his army must defeat.

North American eShop summary

Break through the deadly traps in the ancient temple! Can you win in under ten turns?

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Ally Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or the Avatar die. 12 0 37+31
Difficulty rating: ★★★★★
Stage dimensions:
25 columns by 25 rows
Block sizes:
Japan:  ??
North America: 47
PAL region:  ??

Map phase music: "Murderous Puppets" from New Mystery of the Emblem
Battle phase music: "Tearing Shadows" from New Mystery of the Emblem
Note: Due to known flaws in how the game's downloadable content system handles music, the game may fail to load the music assigned to this chapter. If this happens, the music normally assigned to skirmishes in the base game will take over.
Pricing:
Japan: ¥250
United States: $3.00
Europe: €2.49
United Kingdom: £2.29
Australia: $3.25
New Zealand: $4.25
Also available in: Challenge Pack

United States: $6.50
Europe: €5.99
United Kingdom: £5.39
Australia: $7.80
New Zealand: $10.20


Character data

Characters
New Units
Est
Small portrait dlc est fe13.png
Pegasus Knight
HP
20
Level
5
Automatically at chapter's end if Algol was defeated within the chapter's first 10 turns and player accepts the given offer
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar m-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list represents the minimum characterbase recruitable by the point the player can first access the Outrealm Gate. If more chapters along the main story path are cleared, or if any paralogues are cleared, the player can have access to characters not listed here by the point the chapter is first started. As bonus units are recruitable at the player's discretion, the returning characters list does not list them either.

Item data

There are no items available in this chapter.

Event tiles

There are no event tiles in this chapter.

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 warrior risen enemy.gif
Risen Warrior 20 4 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 gamble.png GambleIs 3ds01 axefaire.png AxefaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 warrior risen enemy.gif
Risen Warrior 20 1 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 gamble.png GambleIs 3ds01 axefaire.png AxefaireIs 3ds01 rally strength.png Rally StrengthIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif
Risen Sniper 20 4 Is 3ds01 longbow.png Longbow
Is 3ds01 skill +2.png Skill +2Is 3ds01 prescience.png PrescienceIs 3ds01 bowfaire.png BowfaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif
Risen Sniper 20 5 Is 3ds01 silver bow.png Silver Bow
Is 3ds01 skill +2.png Skill +2Is 3ds01 prescience.png PrescienceIs 3ds01 bowfaire.png BowfaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 assassin risen enemy.gif
Risen Assassin 20 6 Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1Is 3ds01 pass.png Pass
--
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif
Risen Sorcerer 20 3 Is 3ds01 nosferatu.png Nosferatu
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1Is 3ds01 hex.png HexIs 3ds01 anathema.png AnathemaIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif
Risen Sorcerer 20 1 Is 3ds01 mire.png Mire
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1Is 3ds01 hex.png HexIs 3ds01 anathema.png AnathemaIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster risen enemy.gif
Risen Swordmaster 20 4 Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword
Is 3ds01 avoid +10.png Avoid +10Is 3ds01 swordbreaker.png SwordbreakerIs 3ds01 astra.png Astra
--
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif
Risen Hero 20 3 Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword
Is 3ds01 patience.png PatienceIs 3ds01 axebreaker.png AxebreakerIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png BowbreakerIs 3ds01 sol.png Sol
--
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif
Risen Hero 20 2 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 patience.png PatienceIs 3ds01 axebreaker.png AxebreakerIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png BowbreakerIs 3ds01 sol.png Sol
--
Ma 3ds01 berserker risen enemy.gif
Risen Berserker 20 1 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 gamble.png GambleIs 3ds01 wrath.png WrathIs 3ds01 axefaire.png AxefaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 berserker risen enemy.gif
Risen Berserker 20 2 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 gamble.png GambleIs 3ds01 axefaire.png AxefaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 berserker enemy.gif
Algol Berserker 20 1 Is 3ds01 brave axe.png Brave Axe
Is 3ds01 axefaire.png AxefaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png SwordbreakerIs 3ds01 sol.png SolIs 3ds01 vengeance.png VengeanceIs 3ds01 vantage.png Vantage
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 soldier risen enemy.gif
Risen Chief Soldier 20 1 Is 3ds01 brave lance.png Brave Lance
Is 3ds01 lancefaire.png LancefaireIs 3ds01 axebreaker.png AxebreakerIs 3ds01 luna.png LunaIs 3ds01 vengeance.png VengeanceIs 3ds01 counter.png Counter
--
Ma 3ds01 berserker risen enemy.gif
Risen Berserker 20 3 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 gamble.png GambleIs 3ds01 axefaire.png AxefaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif
Risen Sniper 20 3 Is 3ds01 silver bow.png Silver Bow
Is 3ds01 skill +2.png Skill +2Is 3ds01 prescience.png PrescienceIs 3ds01 bowfaire.png BowfaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster risen enemy.gif
Risen Swordmaster 20 6 Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword
Is 3ds01 avoid +10.png Avoid +10Is 3ds01 swordbreaker.png SwordbreakerIs 3ds01 astra.png Astra
--
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif
Risen Sorcerer 20 7 Is 3ds01 nosferatu.png Nosferatu
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1Is 3ds01 hex.png HexIs 3ds01 anathema.png AnathemaIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 assassin risen enemy.gif
Risen Assassin 20 3 Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1Is 3ds01 pass.png Pass
--
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif
Risen Hero 20 1 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 hp +5.png HP +5Is 3ds01 patience.png PatienceIs 3ds01 axebreaker.png AxebreakerIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png BowbreakerIs 3ds01 sol.png Sol
--
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif
Risen Hero 20 2 Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe
Is 3ds01 patience.png PatienceIs 3ds01 axebreaker.png AxebreakerIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png BowbreakerIs 3ds01 sol.png Sol
--
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif
Risen Sorcerer 20 2 Is 3ds01 mire.png Mire
Is 3ds01 movement +1.png Movement +1Is 3ds01 hex.png HexIs 3ds01 anathema.png AnathemaIs 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif
Risen Sniper 20 3 Is 3ds01 longbow.png Longbow
Is 3ds01 skill +2.png Skill +2Is 3ds01 prescience.png PrescienceIs 3ds01 bowfaire.png BowfaireIs 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
--


Boss data

Sub-boss

Main article: Risen Chief

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait risen chief fe13.png
Soldier
Level 20
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 80 Speed 43
Strength 45+5 Luck 20
Magic 10 Defense 43
Skill 43 Resistance 30
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 brave lance.png Brave Lance Is 3ds01 lancefaire.png Lancefaire
Is 3ds01 axebreaker.png Axebreaker
Is 3ds01 luna.png Luna
Is 3ds01 vengeance.png Vengeance
Is 3ds01 counter.png Counter
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Primary boss

Main article: Algol

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait algol fe13.png
Berserker
Level 20
Movement 6
Stats
Max HP 80 Speed 41
Strength 50+5 Luck 20
Magic 0 Defense 34
Skill 35 Resistance 30
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 brave axe.png Brave Axe Is 3ds01 axefaire.png Axefaire
Is 3ds01 swordbreaker.png Swordbreaker
Is 3ds01 sol.png Sol
Is 3ds01 vengeance.png Vengeance
Is 3ds01 vantage.png Vantage
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes A
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

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

  • This is the only chapter in Awakening to include a Risen Chief where the Risen Chief is not the primary boss of the chapter.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Death's Embrace
Japanese 生と死の境に Translates to "Border between Life and Death"

Gallery


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References


Rogues & Redeemers 3 Death's Embrace Five-Anna Firefight
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Ancient LettersDouble DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map