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Footsteps of Fate

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Footsteps of Fate

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Plains outside of Bulgar

New units

Sain, Kent



And now for these knights of Lycia. You were going to share your story with me?
— Lyn to Kent and Sain.

Footsteps of Fate (Japanese: 運命の足音 Footsteps of Fate) is the first chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. In this chapter, Lyn learns of her heritage and the player learns about the Weapon Triangle, and terrain advantages.


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Main article: Footsteps of Fate/Script

Stopping by Bulgar for supplies, Lyn and her tactician friend are met by Sain and Kent, two knights of Lycia. After leaving, they are confronted by bandits. Curiously, the bandits know Lyn by the name Lyndis. The two knights assist Lyn in defeating them.

After the battle, Sain and Kent reveal they were searching for Lyn in the first place, to take her back to Lycia at the request of Hausen. They reveal that the bandits were sent by lord Lundgren to kill Lyn and prevent her continued progress towards Caelin. Lyn reminisces about her parents, and how they died shortly after contacting Hausen. She mentions that only her parents called her "Lyndis", a name she shares with her deceased grandmother. She is glad to have some family left. Lyn decides to go and joins with Kent and Sain to return to Caelin.

Beginning log

The apprentice tactician Mark and the young swordfighter Lyn. A strange pair on an even stranger journey. To prepare for the long road ahead, they go to Bulgar, the commercial center of Sacae. Unbeknownst to Lyn, she will discover something that will alter her life forever.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 3 0 5
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Character data

New Units
Portrait sain fe07.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait kent fe07.png
Automatically from the start
Returning Characters

Small portrait lyn fe07.png

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 1 2 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 2 2 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Zugu Brigand 4 1 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe Does not move.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Zugu
Portrait zugu fe07.png
Level 4
Affinity --
Max HP 23 Luck 1
Strength 6 Defense 4
Skill 2 Resistance 0
Speed 4 Constitution 11
Movement 5 Aid 10
Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe D GBARankBow.gif --
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.

In normal mode, this chapter will be partially scripted - guiding the player through the first few turns while explaining more mechanics of the game. On the first turn, Sain will attack the nearest brigand with an iron lance, miss his attack, and then get hit. Then Sain will recieve and iron sword, Kent will attack the brigand, the game will explain the weapon triangle, and Lyn will kill the brigand. On the second turn Sain will attack another brigand using an iron sword and miss again - the game will then explain how terrain affects combat and that units in a forest are harder to hit. Kent will then attack the brigand, leaving it wounded but alive, and Lyn will move forward on to a forest tile. On the third turn, the game will introduce the player to trading by having Sain move next to Lyn, trade a vulnerary, and consuming it to regain health points. After this point, the tutorial ends and the player is given control of the game.

This chapter is relatively simple to beat at this stage. Have Kent finish off the weakened brigand to the south and Lyn attack the brigand to the north - if Lyn gets hit, use a vulnerary next turn. For the few next turns, just keep moving your units east towards the enemy to finish them off. Depending on your random-number generation Lyn can kill the boss by herself, but if you want to be safe then attack with Lyn and either Kent or Sain.

In hard mode, this chapter is no longer scripted and Sain will not receive an iron sword. The level is still simple enough to beat, but you will primarily be using Kent and Lyn to attack. There will be the same number of enemy units, but the chapter may take longer to beat.


In other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Footsteps of Fate --
Japanese 運命の足音 Footsteps of Fate
Spanish Pasos del destino Steps of destiny
French L'empreinte du destin The imprint of destiny
German Spuren des Schicksals Trails of Fate



Images from the Fire Emblem 0205 and 0219 prototypes.

A Girl from the Plains Footsteps of Fate Sword of Spirits

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of regional version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline