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Forging Bonds/Defending Ylisse

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Are you certain, Sumia?! Unknown forces have set fire to a village and are marching to this tower next?!
— Libra

Defending Ylisse (Japanese: イーリス防衛戦 Iris's Defensive Battle) is the first edition of Fire Emblem Heroes's Forging Bonds. This event ran from July 23, 2018 through August 5, 2018. It was available in three difficulty options; Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.


Main article: Forging Bonds/Script § Defending Ylisse

During the scenario Sumia spots unknown hostile forces closing in on a nonspecific Ylissean village near the tower they are in. Sumia flies to warn Libra, Maribelle, and Olivia of the oncoming threat. Sumia laments that they lack sufficient numbers to repel the threat. Commander Anna steps in and reassures the group that she and the Order of Heroes will assist them in the endeavor until Chrom's reinforcements arrive.

The Order of Heroes and the four from Ylisse are successful for a time in repelling the enemy; however they soon notice that the defeated enemy soldiers are returning to the battlefield as if they were never injured at all. Libra is appalled and questions if they are Risen, though no one comes to a conclusion on what is causing the phenomena. Finding themselves at the end of their rope, Olivia heads to the front line and begins dancing, to the utter confusion of the enemy forces. After Olivia's short distraction Sumia happily declares that she can see Chrom's reinforcements on the horizon and Anna mobilizes the Order of Heroes to chase off the enemy with their assistance.

Prize table

For the list of general rewards, see Forging Bonds.

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Conversation Olivia's C Conversation Sumia's C Conversation Maribelle's C Conversation Libra's C Conversation
Olivia's B Conversation Sumia's B Conversation Maribelle's B Conversation Libra's B Conversation
Olivia's A Conversation Sumia's A Conversation Maribelle's A Conversation Libra's A Conversation
Olivia's S Conversation Sumia's S Conversation Maribelle's S Conversation Libra's S Conversation
Accessory Dancer's Mask Flower Fortune Pin Damsel's Ribbon Priest's Miter
Accessory EX Dancer's Mask EX Flower Fortune Pin EX Damsel's Ribbon EX Priest's Miter EX


Olivia: Sky-High Dancer

Character Conversation
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Olivia: Sky-High Dancer

C rank B rank A rank S rank

You never cease to impress me, <player>. You're always so confident in battle, the way you know just what orders to issue. You never miss a beat! Even outside of battle, everyone looks up to you. You always know just what to say to rally the troops. I've always been shy so I really admire people with your confidence... And I...I think that I want to become someone as confident as you. But for some's just so hard! Oh, I'm Sorry to bring this up out of nowhere. Please, just forget I said anything. I-I'll do my best in the next battle. I promise!

Sumia: Maid of Flowers

Character Conversation
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Sumia: Maid of Flowers

C rank B rank A rank S rank

Oh no, it happened again... How do I manage to lose such essential equipment mid-inspection? Oh, umm... Did you... happen to see that? I really wish you hadn't, <player>... Sometimes it feels like I fail at almost everything I try. Even basic tasks are often beyond my grasp. And when I do succeed... Well... I longed to be a pegasus knight, but I had no pegasus of my own. Until one day, I just happened to find her... And just like that, I was able to fulfill my dream. So sometimes I feel like I only succeed because I'm lucky. Though, I know I can't always rely on being lucky. If I don't try my very best, then... Then... W-well, anyway... I'll go look for the equipment I lost. I need to hurry before the next battle!

Maribelle: Dire Damsel

Character Conversation
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Maribelle: Dire Damsel

C rank B rank A rank S rank

I will simply not allow it! To march so brazenly into the land of Ylisse is the absolute height of inelegance! I care not that they're invaders from another world... Just that they get the thrashing they deserve as recompense for this indiscretion! They must think it their right to trample the weak and ruin what's already a mundane existence... And all in the name of some petty ambition! The nerve. I simply shall not forgive this gaggle of lowborn fools. Anyone who relies on such barbarism to thrive is naught but boorish oaf who must be punished. There is no reason for us to hold anything back against such rabble abusing their power. They must come to know their sins so that they might take a hard look at how properly live their lives! I shall rattle my parasol at them in utmost disapproval. And if they still refuse the message... Then a sound trouncing is in order. Now, let us move out at once!

Libra: Fetching Friar

Character Conversation
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Libra: Fetching Friar

C rank B rank A rank S rank

Ah, <player>. Allow me to offer you some words of gratitude, if I may. If you had not come to help us, our defensive line would surely have been crushed, along with the village. Truly. Thank you for your help. That said, however... We stand on the precipice of a most violent war. Harming and plundering the innocent is against the will of the gods, and yet... Even when fighting in the name of peace, war leads to suffering that reaches far beyond the battlefield. Friend and foe alike, willing to lay down their lives... And friend and foe alike, some will be lost. Everyone who falls to battle leaves a family behind. And that sort of loss, that sadness, casts a long shadow. There are victims on all sides of war... Each life taken claimed as payment for victory. We must never forget those who paid that price for us.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Defend Ylisse




Iris's Defensive Battle


La defensa de Ylisse

The Defense of Ylisse


Protéger Ylisse

Protect Ylisse


Verteidigung Ylisses

Ylisse's Defense


A difesa d'Ylisse

A Defense of Ylisse

Traditional Chinese


Iris's Defensive Battle