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Father & Liege

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Father & Liege


White Sands

New units




Hmm... So THIS is the world that has been kept a secret from me? Pretty dull if you ask me. Maybe if I can find this Hoshido place, then it'll all make sense. From what I overheard back home, my dad is a bigger deal here than I thought. What's he called again? Big Cheese of Hoshido? Which would make me... I dunno. Little Cheese? I must be some kind of royalty though. I always knew Dad was a major deal. But, royalty?! I still can't believe it.
— Shiro

Father & Liege (Japanese: 父の背を追って Chasing After Father's Back) is the seventh paralogue chapter of Fire Emblem Fates. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. The chapter is unlocked after either chapter 13 in Birthright or chapter 17 in Revelation is cleared, and Ryoma is married.

In this chapter, Shiro, tired of his father Ryoma's neglect, flees his Deeprealm and runs into trouble with a group of wandering bandits.


Main article: Father & Liege/Script

The Hoshidan princes Ryoma and Takumi discover that Ryoma's son Shiro has gone missing from his Deeprealm. The two incredibly worried brothers immediately form a search party to locate him. Meanwhile, Shiro arrives in Ryoma's world. He resolves to seek out Hoshido and find out if his father truly is the crown prince. However, he is accosted by bandits led by Tarba, who demand his weapons and armor or his life. Shiro prepares to fight them just as Ryoma and Takumi arrive to rescue him.

When Ryoma reaches Shiro, he demands that Shiro flee and leave the bandits to him. However, Shiro remains confident that he can take them on, although he agrees to follow his commands. After a fierce battle, Ryoma rebukes Shiro, stating that he has not been maturing into the role of a prince of Hoshido. However, Shiro calls Ryoma out for his failure to spend time with him and be his father and points out that if he had simply been honest with him, he would have taken himself more seriously. He admits to being shaken by the battle, and Ryoma explains that the power they wield comes with great responsibility. Realizing Shiro cannot continue his development in the Deeprealms, Ryoma allows Shiro to leave and travel with their group.


Ryoma's son, Shiro, disappears from his Deeprealm, having doubts about his bloodline. After Ryoma receives word, he takes a group out in search of Shiro.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed*. 12+1 1-1 33

Initial All DVs active

Cm fe14 7x.png

The chapter's map is 25 columns by 20 rows.

Character data

Birthright Revelation

New Units
Small portrait shiro fe14.png
Spear Fighter
NPC, talk with Ryoma
Small portrait tarba fe14.png
Capture with Orochi and persuade in the prison
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar m-default fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait rinkah fe14.pngSmall portrait sakura fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.pngSmall portrait felicia fe14.pngSmall portrait hana fe14.pngSmall portrait subaki fe14.pngSmall portrait saizo fe14.pngSmall portrait orochi fe14.pngSmall portrait silas fe14.pngSmall portrait hinoka fe14.pngSmall portrait azama fe14.pngSmall portrait setsuna fe14.pngSmall portrait hayato fe14.pngSmall portrait hinata fe14.pngSmall portrait oboro fe14.pngSmall portrait takumi fe14.pngSmall portrait kagero fe14.pngSmall portrait reina fe14.pngSmall portrait kaden fe14.pngSmall portrait ryoma fe14.pngSmall portrait scarlet fe14.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter can first be unlocked (after completing chapter 8 in Birthright or after completing chapter 17 in Revelation). In Birthright, Felicia is only a returning character if Corrin is male, while Jakob is only a returning character if Corrin is female; in Revelation, both Felicia and Jakob are available regardless of Corrin's gender. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started.

Event tile data

There are no event tiles during the events of the chapter. When returning to the area for skirmishes, the following event tiles appear:

  • Column 4, row 7: Three squares east, six squares south of the northwestern corner of the map
  • Column 18, row 15: Adjacent to the southwest corner of a group of rubble tiles

Dragon Vein data

Dragon Veins in this chapter are stated to have the effect "Turn desert spaces into plains." They are located as follows:

  • Column 6, row 18: Adjacent to Ryoma's initial deployment position in preparations
  • Column 8, row 19: Two squares east of the deployment position southeast of Ryoma's initial position
  • Column 16, row 18: A Steel Axe Fighter is on this tile initially
  • Column 22, row 16: A Steel Yumi Archer is on this tile initially
  • Column 22, row 8: Adjacent to a Steel Bow Outlaw
  • Column 16, row 4: Adjacent to the northwest corner of a group of rubble tiles
  • Column 11, row 7: Adjacent to a Steel Shuriken Ninja
  • Column 5, row 6: Adjacent to a Steel Club Oni Savage
  • Column 7, row 12: One square north, one square west of a Steel Yumi Archer
  • Column 11, row 13: A Steel Shuriken Ninja is on this tile initially
  • Column 15, row 11: One square south, one square east of Shiro's initial position

Enemy data

Note: The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this chapter closer to chapter 14 than closer to the final chapter. Levels may be higher depending on progress along the main story path.

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds02 mercenary enemy.gif
Ruffian Mercenary 14 4 Steel Sword --
Ma 3ds02 outlaw enemy.gif
Ruffian Outlaw 14 4 Steel Bow --
Ma 3ds02 dark mage enemy.gif
Ruffian Dark Mage 14 4 Thunder --
Ma 3ds02 ninja enemy.gif
Ruffian Ninja 14 4 Steel Shuriken --
Ma 3ds02 diviner enemy.gif
Ruffian Diviner 14 4 Ox Spirit --
Ma 3ds02 archer enemy.gif
Ruffian Archer 14 4 Steel Yumi --
Ma 3ds02 fighter enemy.gif
Ruffian Fighter 14 4 Steel Axe --
Ma 3ds02 oni savage enemy.gif
Ruffian Oni Savage 14 4 Steel Club --
Ma 3ds02 berserker tarba enemy.gif
Tarba Berserker 6 1 Killer Axe --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds02 spear fighter shiro other.gif
Shiro Spear Fighter 14 1 Iron Naginata Vulnerary
Noble Cause Seal DefenseIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Varies SwapIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Varies
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Tarba
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a chapter 14 playthrough, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken in the Birthright campaign; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a chapter 27 playthrough, the latest possible point a save file may be positioned at.

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Small portrait tarba fe14.png
Level 6~20
Movement 6
Max HP 53~67 Speed 14~22
Strength 21~31 Luck 6~8
Magic 0 Defense 12~17
Skill 19~27 Resistance 7~11
Inventory Skills
Killer Axe --
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png B FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png -- FE14RankStaff.png -- FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --


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

When playing this chapter late in the game, for the love of all that is holy, bring a Rescue rod. If you don't, Shiro will be chopped to pieces before you can blink.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Father & Liege
Japanese 父の背を追って Chasing After Father's Back


Herbal Remedy Father & Liege A Great Hunt

Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions BR: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3CQ: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3RV: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
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Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
Related topics Ancient TextsDownloadable contentFire Emblem Fates: Crown of NibelungName chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack