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Death's Embrace


Location

Outrealms

New units

Est

Boss(es)

Algol

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

Death's Embrace (Japanese: 生と死の境に On the border between life and death) 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

Main article: Death's Embrace/Script

In an Outrealm, Chrom and the Shepherds find a village whose every resident has been killed. Frederick reports that, according to a neighboring village, this was done by an evil cult that has taken the strongest of the villagers to a nearby temple as captives. The Shepherds travel to the temple to discover Algol, who has crafted an army of Risen to serve him. Chrom resolves to destroy the Risen and kill Algol. During battle, the Risen express gratitude as they are defeated. At the start of turn 11, Algol flees, frustrating Chrom.

After battle, if Algol was defeated, Chrom laments that they could not prevent Algol from destroying villages, but Frederick assures him that they have done all the Outrealms allow them to; additionally, Lissa gives Chrom an Einherjar of Est that was found in the temple. If Algol escaped, the Shepherds are unable to find him in the temple, but Frederick suggests they destroy the temple to prevent him from using it again.

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 Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 1–12 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 37+31
Cm fe13 death's embrace.png
Difficulty rating: ★★★★★
Map 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 play.
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
Inventory
--
Level
5
Automatically at the end of the chapter if Algol was defeated and the player accepts the given offer
Required characters
Chrom l ​
Available characters
Robin f ​Lissa ​Frederick ​Sully ​Virion ​Stahl ​Vaike ​Miriel ​Sumia ​Kellam ​Lon'qu ​

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

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 berserker enemy.gif Algol Berserker 20 1 80 50+5 0 35 41 20 34 30 6 Brave Axe
Axefaire Swordbreaker Sol Vengeance Vantage
Leaves the map on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 assassin risen enemy.gif Risen Assassin 20 6 67~68 35~36 0 44 43 26~27 24~25 16~17 6+1 Silver Sword
Movement +1 Pass
Avoid +10
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif Risen Hero 20 2 72~73 37~38 1 42 39~40 31~32 29~30 22~23 6 Silver Axe
Patience Axebreaker Bowbreaker Sol
HP +5 Zeal
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif Risen Hero 20 3 72~73 37~38 1 42 39~40 31~32 29~30 22~23 6 Silver Sword
Patience Axebreaker Bowbreaker Sol
HP +5 Zeal
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif Risen Sniper 20 5 70~71 32~33+5 1 43+2 36~37 28~29 31~32 22~23 6 Silver Bow
Skill +2 Prescience Bowfaire Swordbreaker
Hit Rate +20
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif Risen Sniper 20 4 70~71 32~33+5 1 43+2 36~37 28~29 31~32 22~23 6 Longbow
Skill +2 Prescience Bowfaire Swordbreaker
Hit Rate +20
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
The far western one and the northeastern one immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif Risen Sorcerer 20 3 73~74 2 33~34 27~28 27~28 26~27 28~29 30~31 6+1 Nosferatu
Movement +1 Hex Anathema Bowbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster risen enemy.gif Risen Swordmaster 20 4 66~67 34~35 2 42 44 36 25~26 25~26 6 Silver Sword
Avoid +10 Swordbreaker Astra
The far northwestern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 berserker risen enemy.gif Risen Berserker 20 3 80 47~48+5 0 28~29 38~39 26~27 24~25 16~17 6 Silver Axe
Gamble Axefaire Swordbreaker
Wrath
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 warrior risen enemy.gif Risen Warrior 20 5 80 43+5 0 35~36 30~31 33~34 28~29 20~21 6 Silver Axe
Gamble Axefaire Swordbreaker
HP +5 Rally Strength
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
The northwestern one and the far eastern one immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif Risen Sorcerer 20 1 73~74 2 33~34 27~28 27~28 26~27 28~29 30~31 6+1 Mire
Movement +1 Hex Anathema Bowbreaker
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 soldier risen enemy.gif Risen Chief Soldier 20 1 80 45+5 10 43 43 20 43 30 5 Brave Lance
Lancefaire Axebreaker Luna Vengeance Counter
Will not move until provoked.
Ma 3ds01 berserker risen enemy.gif Risen Berserker 20 3 80 47~48+5 0 28~29 38~39 26~27 24~25 16~17 6 Silver Axe
Gamble Axefaire Swordbreaker
Wrath
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif Risen Sniper 20 3 70~71 32~33+5 1 43+2 36~37 28~29 31~32 22~23 6 Silver Bow
Skill +2 Prescience Bowfaire Swordbreaker
Hit Rate +20
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif Risen Hero 20 3 72~73 37~38 1 42 39~40 31~32 29~30 22~23 6 Silver Axe
Patience Axebreaker Bowbreaker Sol
HP +5 Zeal
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 assassin risen enemy.gif Risen Assassin 20 3 67~68 35~36 0 44 43 26~27 24~25 16~17 6+1 Silver Sword
Movement +1 Pass
Avoid +10
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster risen enemy.gif Risen Swordmaster 20 6 66~67 34~35 2 42 44 36 25~26 25~26 6 Silver Sword
Avoid +10 Swordbreaker Astra
--
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif Risen Sorcerer 20 7 73~74 2 33~34 27~28 27~28 26~27 28~29 30~31 6+1 Nosferatu
Movement +1 Hex Anathema Bowbreaker
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper risen enemy.gif Risen Sniper 20 3 70~71 32~33+5 1 43+2 36~37 28~29 31~32 22~23 6 Longbow
Skill +2 Prescience Bowfaire Swordbreaker
Hit Rate +20
Will always have top row's skills; can have 0-1 more skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer risen enemy.gif Risen Sorcerer 20 2 73~74 2 33~34 27~28 27~28 26~27 28~29 30~31 6+1 Mire
Movement +1 Hex Anathema Bowbreaker
--

Reinforcements

Boss data

Main article: Algol

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait algol fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 berserker enemy.gif 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
Brave Axe Axefaire
Swordbreaker
Sol
Vengeance
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.

The spike tiles reduce all units' HP to 1 before the player phase starts, making for a dangerous battlefield against foes attacking at ranges 3 and greater should your units not have Lifetaker and/or Vantage. The 3x3 square in the middle fully revitalizes every unit inside it after the spike tiles unleash their effect.


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Trivia

  • This is the only chapter in Awakening to include a Risen Chief where the Risen Chief is not the 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

On the border between life and death

Spanish

El abrazo de la muerte

Death's embrace

French

Étreinte fatale

Fatal embrace

German

Dunkle Umarmung

Lethal Embrace

Italian

Abbraccio letale

Lethal embrace

Gallery


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References

  1. Official Site - Fire Emblem Awakening - DLC - Death's Embrace, nintendo.com (archived by the Wayback Machine), Retrieved: November 9, 2014
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