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Distant Blade

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Distant Blade

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Location

Carcino

New units

Tana, Amelia

Boss(es)

Binks

Previous chapter(s)

A New Journey

Next chapter(s)

Revolt at Carcino

Distant Blade (Japanese: 後背の刃 Blade of the Hinterlands) is the ninth chapter of Eirika's route in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Plot

Main article: Distant Blade/Script

As Eirika makes her way towards Rausten, Emperor Vigarde relays new orders to his generals in Grado Keep. Vigarde sends Glen to capture Eirika and Valter to Ephraim; Caellach to destroy the Sacred Stone of Jehanna and Riev to destroy Rausten's stone; and Duessel to fight Ephraim and Frelia. Vigarde tells Selena to await further orders in the capital.

Outside of Port Kiris in Carcino, Tana catches Eirika and asks to join her army. Eirika initially refuses, but acquiesces when Tana insists.

Once at Port Kiris, Seth ensures Eirika remembers the fake identity they agreed she would use to avoid enemies of Renais. Before they can seek a ship to their destination, Eirika notices L'Arachel nearby; Eirika approaches and greets her. L'arachel offers Eirika a pastry, but explains that ships are afraid to set sail for fear of a "giant ghost ship" in the waters. L'arachel suggests that Eirika instead pass through the longer overland route to reach Rausten, before departing for Rausten with Dozla and Rennac. After they leave, Eirika is approached by a mercenary by the name of Binks; he asks if she is Princess Eirika of Renais, and intends to capture her for a bounty.

During the battle, reinforcements from Grado appear on the battlefield; among their ranks is a fresh recruit named Amelia. Franz or Eirika can approach Amelia, and will assume she is a citizen and attempt to get her to safety; Amelia corrects them, but is persuaded to join them when she no longer believes what Grado has said about Eirika's character. Alternately, the Grado soldiers—with Amelia in tow—will leave the battle when the mercenaries are not winning definitively.

Once the mercenaries are routed, Seth corners one of the remaining mercenaries and interrogates him; the mercenary states that Pablo, one of the members of the Carcino Council of Elders, hired him. Eirika realizes that Innes is in danger as he was going to pass through Carcino to reach Jehanna. Then, a messenger arrives to inform Eirika that Innes has been trapped by Carcino's forces in a siege; Eirika sends the messenger to Frelia and assures them that she will save the prince herself. If the player visited each of the villages, Rennac—one of L'Arachel's attendants—approaches Eirika; he asks if L'Arachel and Dozla have left, and rejoices when Eirika confirms they have.

Beginning log

Eirika chooses to travel by sea to the theocracy of Rausten. Her search for a ship leads her to Port Kiris in Carcino. Carcino is a young nation ruled by a council of merchants, and it is an ally of Frelia. Carcino council leader Klimt, a staunch opponent of Grado's imperialistic actions, has pledged Carcino's support to Frelia in this conflict. Prince Innes also intends to pass through Carcino on his way to Jehanna. Eirika believes there is nothing to fear in Carcino, but she is wrong.

Chapter data

Easy/Normal Difficult

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat all enemies Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eirika dies 11+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 23+15 {{{third}}}
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Tana
Portrait tana fe08.png
Pegasus Knight
HP
20
Inventory
Heavy Spear
Javelin
Vulnerary
Level
4
Automatically at preparations
Amelia
Portrait amelia fe08.png
Recruit
HP
16
Inventory
Slim Lance
Speedwing
Level
1
Enemy, talk to with Franz or Eirika
Returning Characters

Small portrait eirika 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.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba ocean seal.png Ocean Seal Dropped by enemy Pirate
Is gba killing edge.png Killing Edge Dropped by enemy Myrmidon
Is gba axereaver.png Axereaver Dropped by enemy Soldier
Is gba elfire.png Elfire Dropped by enemy Mage (reinforcement)
Is gba dragonshield.png Dragonshield Visit western village
Is gba rapier.png Rapier Visit eastern village
Is gba speedwings.png Speedwing Steal from Amelia or recruit her (reinforcement)
Is gba angelic robe.png Angelic Robe At the end of the chapter if every village was visited

Shop data

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Anima Light Dark Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba steel sword.png
Steel Sword 600
Is gba iron blade.png
Iron Blade 980

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.

Easy Normal Difficult

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Mercenary Mercenary 9 4 20~22 5~6 9~10 9~10 1~2 4~5 0~1 9 5 Steel Sword
--
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Mercenary Soldier 8 3 22~23 4~5 0~2 1~2 0~1 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
--
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Mercenary Soldier 8 1 22~23 4~5 0~2 1~2 0~1 0~1 0~1 6 5 AxereaverThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma gba sniper enemy.gif Mercenary Sniper 2 1 21 7 6 5 0 5 2 8 6 Steel Bow
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Mercenary Mercenary 9 4 20~22 5~6 9~10 9~10 1~2 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif Mercenary Myrmidon 9 1 18~20 5~6 10~11 10~11 1~2 2~3 0~1 8 5 Killing EdgeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Mercenary Fighter 9 1 22~24 6~8 3~4 5~6 0~1 2~3 0~1 11 5 Iron Axe
--
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Mercenary Fighter 9 1 22~24 6~8 3~4 5~6 0~1 2~3 0~1 11 5 Hand Axe
--
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Mercenary Archer 8 3 19~21 4~6 4~5 3~5 0~2 3~4 0~1 7 5 Iron Bow
--
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif Mercenary Shaman 8 1 17~18 3~4 1~3 2~4 0~1 2~3 4~6 7 5 Flux
--
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif Mercenary Pirate 9 1 21~23 5~7 3~4 6~8 0~1 3~4 0~1 10 5 Iron Axe Ocean SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif Mercenary Pirate 9 1 21~23 5~7 3~4 6~8 0~1 3~4 0~1 10 5 Hand Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif Binks Warrior 5 1 42 16 10 8 3 12 8 13 6 Steel Axe Steel Bow
Does not move.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif Mercenary Pirate 9 1 21~23 5~7 3~4 6~8 0~1 3~4 0~1 10 5 Iron Axe
Prioritizes destroying villages.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Mercenary Mercenary 9 1 20~22 5~6 9~10 9~10 1~2 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Mercenary Mage 8 2 17~18 2~3 3~4 3~5 0~1 3~4 3~5 5 5 Fire
--
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Mercenary Archer 8 2 19~21 4~6 4~5 3~5 0~2 3~4 0~1 7 5 Iron Bow
--
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Mercenary Soldier 8 1 22~23 4~5 0~2 1~2 0~1 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Mercenary Mercenary 8 1 20~21 5~6 9~10 8~10 0~2 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Mercenary Fighter 9 1 22~24 6~8 3~4 5~6 0~1 2~3 0~1 11 5 Iron Axe
--
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Mercenary Fighter 9 1 22~24 6~8 3~4 5~6 0~1 2~3 0~1 11 5 Steel Axe
--
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Mercenary Mage 8 1 17~18 2~3 3~4 3~5 0~1 3~4 3~5 5 5 ElfireThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Soldier Soldier 9 3 22~24 4~6 1~2 1~2 0~2 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
Leaves the map on turn 12, if Amelia is alive and unrecruited.
Ma gba recruit enemy.gif Amelia Recruit 1 1 16 4 3 4 6 2 3 6 4 Slim Lance Speedwing
• Will not move until provoked.
• Leaves the map on turn 12.

Reinforcements

Boss 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.
Main article: Binks

Easy/Normal Difficult

Portrait binks fe08.png
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif Warrior
Level 5
Affinity Is gba darkaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 42 Luck 3
Strength 16 Defense 12
Skill 10 Resistance 8
Speed 8 Constitution 13
Movement 6 Aid 12
Inventory
Steel Axe
Steel Bow
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe B GBARankBow.gif C
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Strategy

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

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.


Note: Move Franz to the lower left-hand side of the map quickly in order to get Amelia. For this chapter, you will want to have trained a strong sword or axe user (a lance user is only useful if he switches to his bow) in order to defeat Binks.

First, push your units (mounted units are very useful in this chapter) through the enemies. Seth, Forde, Franz, and Kyle should all push through, with Gilliam, Joshua, or Ross close behind. Have Tana and/or Vanessa serve as backup units (if Vanessa is promoted, use her alongside Seth). Proceed to Amelia WITH CAUTION (she WILL attack anyone who comes too close-- this is bad for her because she is weak at the beginning). Let Franz handle her (or Eirika- Franz is easier to push with however). Afterward, head over to Binks and kill him with a well-trained unit. You'll want to kill him in one or two turns because: a. Magic units can be killed very easily by his bow. b. He has a Killer Axe, which can (and likely will) kill most units. Avoid using a lance-locked character unless he is switched to his bow. Note that Amelia can do nothing to him.

Trivia

  • Rennac makes a cameo appearance when visiting the eastern village.

Etymology and other languages

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

Distant Blade

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Japanese

後背の刃

Blade of the Hinterlands

Spanish

Mal puerto

Wrong Harbor

French

Lame distante

Distant Blade

German

Ferne Klinge

Distant Blade

Italian

Una lama lontana

Distant Blade

Gallery


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A New Journey Distant Blade Revolt at Carcino
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'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 ComicList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map