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Falling Short of Heaven

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Falling Short of Heaven


Brionac Plateau


Bishop, Vice Bishop


Fog of war

Falling Short of Heaven 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.


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

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy or survive for 10 turns Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Byleth or Edelgard*/Dimitri*/Claude* dies*, the player's army is routed*, or Ashe, Catherine, or Rhea die 10 1 21+?

Character data

Black Eagles Blue Lions Golden Deer

New Units
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m 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 shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.png

Item data

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

Enemy data

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Boss data

Bishop, Normal Bishop, Hard Vice Bishop, Normal Vice Bishop, Hard

Generic small portrait dark bishop fe16.png
Dark Bishop
Level 20
Movement -
Crest --
Max HP 37 Luck 10
Strength 8 Defense 12
Magic 21 Resistance 21
Dexterity 14 Charm 13+1
Speed 14
Inventory Abilities
Steel ShieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Miasma Δ
Fiendish Blow
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 Ma
E E E E E A E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png


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.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Falling Short of Heaven



Falling Short of Heaven

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisBylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanManuelaSetethShamir
Non-playable characters AnnaDuke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJeritzaJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisPallardóRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableThe Wind CallerWandering Beast
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFreikugelLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleThunderbrandThyrsus
Chapters Part I 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 StruggleBlack Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
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
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
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
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
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
Verdant Wind
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
Paralogues Part I An Ocean ViewDeath TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Locations (TBA) FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts (TBA) 10 ElitesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerMonstersThose who slither in the dark
Related topics (TBA) Music LibraryName chartPre-release informationUnused content