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Falling Short of Heaven

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Falling Short of Heaven

Cm fe16 falling short of heaven.png

Location

Brionac Plateau

Boss(es)

Bishop

Weather

Fog of war

Your adoptive father, Lord Lonato, had connections to the Western Church. I understand that you want answers. But our objective is to punish, not to investigate. We can't let you jeopardize the mission.
— Catherine

Falling Short of Heaven (Japanese: ともに天を戴かず Neither Side submits to Heaven’s Rule) is a paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is available from Chapter 9 to Chapter 11. In order to attempt this paralogue, the player must have recruited Ashe or Catherine and neither one must have fallen in battle previously. In this chapter, Rhea and Catherine set out to subdue the Western Church, and Ashe accompanies them to avenge Lonato.

Plot

Main article: Falling Short of Heaven/Script

Catherine asks Byleth and their students to accompany Rhea and the Knights of Seiros to subdue the Western Church and execute their bishop. Ashe overhears the conversation and begs to accompany them, bent on getting revenge for their role in Lonato's death. Byleth agrees, and the group sets out for the Western Church's territory. However, the Western Church ambushes them using a fog as cover. The Knights of Seiros and Byleth's class manages to drive off the enemies and slay the bishop. Afterwards, Catherine sends Byleth back to Garreg Mach Monastery while she and Rhea handle the cleanup and install a new bishop. Ashe reveals he has been given some papers regarding his family.

Beginning log

When Catherine and the Knights of Seiros ride out to seek retribution against the Western Church for their attack on the archbishop, Ashe is eager to accompany them.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy or survive for 10 turns Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Byleth or Edelgard Black Eagles/Dimitri Blue Lions/Claude Golden Deer dies*, the player's army is routed*, or Ashe, Catherine, or Rhea die 11 1 26+5

Initial No fog

Cm fe16 falling short of heaven.png

Character data

Black Eagles Blue Lions Golden Deer

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth f fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait hubert fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea fe16.pngSmall portrait petra fe16.pngSmall portrait felix fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes fe16.pngSmall portrait annette fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus fe16.pngSmall portrait constance fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi fe16.png

This paralogue only requires Ashe or Catherine to be in Byleth's class. If one of them is not a member of their class, they will be temporarily controllable for this map with the following stats.

Ashe, Normal Ashe, Hard Ashe, Maddening Catherine, Normal Catherine, Hard Catherine, Maddening

Small portrait ashe fe16.png
Ma ns01 archer ashe playable.gif Archer
Level 18
Movement 5
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 31 Luck 17
Strength 17 Defense 8
Magic 9 Resistance 12
Dexterity 21 Charm 10+1
Speed 18
Inventory Abilities
Steel Bow
Vulnerary
Lockpick
Bowrange +1
Bow Prowess Lv 2
Close Counter
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Church of Seiros Soldiers Lv 3
Disturbance
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E C E E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 torch.png Torch Dropped by enemy Mage
Is ns01 stat booster.png Secret Book Dropped by Vice Bishop
Is ns01 shield.png Steel Shield Dropped by Bishop
Is ns01 stat booster.png Shoes of the Wind Automatically at the end of the chapter
Is ns01 ring.png Critical Ring Automatically at the end of the chapter
Is ns01 ore.png Umbral Steel Automatically at the end of the chapter
Is ns01 battalion armored silver.png Gaspard Knights Automatically at the end of the chapter if Ashe is a party member

Enemy data

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 pegasus knight enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Pegasus Knight 17 4 Steel Lance
Canto Lancefaire Avo +10
The eastern two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 mage enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Mage 17 1 Fire TorchThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Fire
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 mage enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Mage 17 5 Fire
Fire
• The western two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• The southwestern three begin moving unprovoked on turn 8, or if any of them are provoked.
Ma ns01 armored knight enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Armored Knight 17 3 Steel Axe Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Assassin 17 3 Steel Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5, or if any of them are provoked.
Ma ns01 cavalier enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Cavalier 17 6 Steel Lance
Canto
• The southeast three immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• The southernmost three all begin moving if any of them are provoked.
Ma ns01 dark bishop enemy.gif
Vice Bishop Dark Bishop 17 1 Banshee Θ Secret BookThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Miasma Δ Death Γ
Miasma Δ Fiendish Blow Heartseeker Reason Lv 2
West Church Sages Lv 3: Group Lightning
Immobile.
Ma ns01 bishop enemy.gif
Priest Bishop 17 2 Seraphim Nosferatu
White Magic Uses x2 White Magic Heal +10 Terrain Resistance Faith Lv 2
West Church Sages Lv 3: Group Lightning
Immobile.
Ma ns01 dark bishop enemy.gif
Bishop Dark Bishop 19 1 Banshee Θ Steel ShieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Miasma Δ Death Γ
Miasma Δ Fiendish Blow Heartseeker Reason Lv 2
West Church Sages Lv 3: Group Lightning
Immobile.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 pegasus knight enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Pegasus Knight 17 3 Steel Lance
Canto Lancefaire Avo +10
--
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Western Church Soldier Assassin 17 2 Steel Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth
--

Reinforcements

  • Turns 3, 6, and 9; stops if the eastern Bishop is defeated
  • Turns 5 and 8; stops if the western Bishop is defeated
    • 1/2/3 Assassins from the west, near the Bishop

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 archbishop other.gif
Rhea Archbishop 10 1 Agnea's Arrow Seiros Shield Fire Bolganone Heal Recover Nosferatu
Sacred Power Charm Commander Terrain Resistance Faith Lv 3
Indech Sword Fighters Lv 3: Retribution
• Immobile.
• Death results in a Game Over.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Normal Hard Maddening

Generic small portrait dark bishop fe16.png
Ma ns01 dark bishop enemy.gif Dark Bishop
Level 19
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 34 Luck 10
Strength 8 Defense 12
Magic 21 Resistance 21
Dexterity 14 Charm 10+1
Speed 14
Inventory Abilities
Steel ShieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Miasma Δ
Fiendish Blow
Heartseeker
Reason Lv 2
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- Banshee Θ
Miasma Δ
Death Γ
West Church Sages Lv 3
Group Lightning
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E E A E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Strategy

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

Rhea is basically capable of sitting still and taking care of herself, so set out into the fog and take the fight to the Western Church. Split your forces into hunter-killer pairs - one guy goes into the fog to scout out the enemy, and the other darts in and kills them. Buying Torches or using the one dropped by an enemy Mage makes your life much easier. Be very careful when dealing with the Assassins in the northwest corner, as they are extremely fast and can rip you apart if you are too reckless. You can always use Divine Pulse to undo problems that arise from you getting hit from the fog.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Falling Short of Heaven --
Japanese ともに天を戴かず Neither side submits to heaven’s rule
Spanish El obispo díscolo The disobediant bishop
French Aux portes du paradis At the gates of paradise
German An der Himmelspforte At the Heavenly Gate
Italian Il paradiso mancato The missed paradise
Korean 공존할 수 없는 하늘 Neither can coexist under heaven
Simplified Chinese 不共戴天 Cannot live under the same sky
Traditional Chinese 不共戴天 Cannot live under the same sky

Gallery

References

Falling Short of Heaven


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
FETH Crest of Flames banner.png
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
FETH Faerghus banner.png
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
FETH Leicester banner.png
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
FETH Adrestia banner.png
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions Exclusive
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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