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Distant Blade

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Distant Blade

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New units

Tana, Amelia



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.


Main article: Distant Blade/Script

As Eirika makes her way towards Rausten, Emperor Vigarde relays new orders to his generals in Grado Keep. The emperor sends Glen to capture Eirika and Valter, to Ephraim. He then orders Caellach to destroy the Sacred Stone of Jehanna and Riev, to destroy Rausten’s stone. At last, the emperor orders Duessel to meet Ephraim and the army provided to him by Frelia and tells Selena to await further orders in the capital.

Meanwhile, outside of Port Kiris in Carcino, Tana suddenly calls out to Eirika. When Tana reaches the princess she explains that she could not just let Eirika charge into danger without accompanying her. Eirika tries to make Tana return to the castle as King Hayden likely did not grant her permission to leave. Tana continues to insist, refusing to be left out of her noble cause. Eirika eventually relents and welcomes her into her company.

Once Eirika arrives in Port Kiris, Seth ensures Eirika remembers the fake identity they agreed she would use to avoid enemies of Renais’ throne. Eirika automatically responds that her name is Erina and that they are going to Rausten to receive commission. Just as they are about to seek a ship to their destination, Eirika notices L'Arachel nearby. Eirika approaches the energetic Troubadour and greets her. L’arachel offers Eirika a pastry, though she refuses it and asks L’arachel if she knows of any ships sailing for Rausten. L’arachel responds that she too has been attempting to return to Rausten to no avail as no ships will set sail in the waters due to the recent appearance of the ghost ship in Magvel’s waters. Due to this development, L’arachel suggests that Eirika pass through the significantly longer overland route to reach Rausten. L’arachel waxes poetically about the opportunities the road provides to build one’s resolve and strength and promptly departs for Rausten with Dozla and a reluctant Rennac in tow. After they leave, Eirika notes that L’arachel went the wrong way and is actually headed towards Frelia, though Seth insists that they focus on their own issues for the time being. Suddenly, Eirika is approached by another colorful character by the name of Binks. The sellsword asks if she is Princess Eirika of Renais instantly signalling to the group that he has been sent to capture Eirika, prompting the group to prepare themselves for battle.

During the battle, Soldier reinforcements appear on the battlefield. Among their ranks is a fresh recruit by the name of Amelia. Eventually, Franz or Eirika happen across the amateur soldier and assume she is a citizen. Amelia manages to correct their assumption and clarify that she is a soldier of Grado. Faced with her first enemy, Amelia seemingly surrenders, asking Franz if he plans to take her prisoner. Franz promises that he is not taking her prisoner and tries to take her to Eirika to see if they can have her join their army. Amelia initially resists as she has been told Eirika is cruel and heartless by her commander, though Franz assures her those accusations are false. If she is speaking with Eirika, Amelia will immediately surrender and clarify that she joined the army because she admired Duessel; however, the generals are clearly opposed to the war, which leaves Amelia confused and wanting the understand the truth for herself. Amelia can also clearly see Eirika does not fit the description of her commander, prompting her to join Eirika’s army.

Once the group manages to rout Binks and his subordinates, Seth corners one of the remaining mercenaries and forces him to reveal who his employer is. The mercenary refuses at first but eventually gives up the name of Pablo, one of the members of the Carcino Council of Elders. After Seth lets the man go, Eirika realizes that Innes is in danger as he was going to pass through Carcino to reach Jehanna. Immediately after realizing this, a messenger arrives to inform Eirika that Innes has been trapped by Carcino’s forces in a siege. Eirika sends the messenger on their way to Frelia and assures them that she will save the prince herself. Before they leave the port to save Innes however, one of L’arachel’s attendants, Rennac, comes out of his hiding spot and asks if his former employer has left. Eirika confirms that the two he was traveling with have departed, prompting Rennac to rejoice and announce that he plans to just wander around now that he is free of his stingy employer. Eirika briefly remarks on the strange relationships L’arachel has with her attendants and quickly departs to fight as the side of the Prince of Frelia.

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 Hard

Chapter Data
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

New Units
Portrait tana fe08.png
Pegasus Knight
Automatically at preparations
Portrait amelia fe08.png
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

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 angelic robe.png Angelic Robe Automatically at end of chapter if no villages were destroyed

Shop data

Shop data

Armory Vendor

Enemy data

Easy/Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 9 4 Steel Sword --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Mercenary Soldier 8 3 Iron Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Mercenary Soldier 8 1 AxereaverThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba sniper enemy.gif
Mercenary Sniper 2 1 Steel Bow --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 9 4 Iron Sword --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Mercenary Myrmidon 9 1 Killing EdgeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Mercenary Fighter 9 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Mercenary Fighter 9 1 Hand Axe --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Mercenary Archer 8 3 Iron Bow --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Mercenary Shaman 8 1 Flux --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Mercenary Pirate 9 1 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 Hand Axe Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif
Binks Warrior 5 1 Steel Axe Steel Bow Does not move.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Mercenary Pirate 9 1 Iron Axe Prioritizes destroying villages.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 9 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Mercenary Mage 8 2 Fire --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Mercenary Archer 8 2 Iron Bow --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Mercenary Soldier 8 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 8 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Mercenary Fighter 9 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Mercenary Fighter 9 1 Steel Axe --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Mercenary Mage 8 1 ElfireThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Mercenary Soldier 9 3 Iron Lance --
Ma gba recruit enemy.gif
Amelia Recruit 1 1 Slim Lance Speedwing • Will not move until provoked.
• Leaves the map on turn 11.


Boss data

Main article: Binks

Easy/Normal Hard

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


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.


  • 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

Distant Blade



Blade of the Hinterlands


Mal puerto

Wrong Harbor


Lame distante

Distant Blade


Ferne Klinge

Distant Blade


Una lama lontana

Distant Blade


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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