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Four-Fanged Offense (Linus)

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Four-Fanged Offense

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Location

Bern

Required units
New units

Geitz

Boss(es)

Linus

Previous chapter(s)
Next chapter(s)

Four-Fanged Offense (Japanese: 四牙襲来 Four Fang Attack) is the twenty-third chapter of Eliwood's tale and twenty-fourth of Hector's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. To play Linus's version of this chapter, the combined levels of all lords must be 50 or higher.

Plot

Main articles: Four-Fanged Offense (Linus)/Script (Eliwood) and Four-Fanged Offense (Linus)/Script (Hector)

The group arrives at a border village in Bern preparing for the coming-of-age ceremony of Prince Zephiel. Pent states that he does not know the location of the Shrine of Seals, but that Lycian lords searching for it may instigate a war between Lycia and Bern; however, as Louise is distantly related to Queen Hellene, they can arrange a meeting where they will attempt to learn as much as they can. Pent and Louise then leave; if Hawkeye is alive, he stops them—Athos gave Hawkeye a Heaven Seal to give to the Lycian lords "when the time is right", but feels Pent and Louise to be better judges of when that time will be and gives it to them.

In the village, Lloyd and Linus encounter a fellow member of the Black Fang, Nino. Nino tells them that she is delivering a message on behalf of her mother and requests that they all do something together once they have all finished their jobs, then departs. Lloyd and Linus wonder how Nino could be Sonia's daughter.

The lords tire of waiting for Pent and Louise to return; Legault – if he is alive – or Hector suggests that the group gather information on the Black Fang, which they begin to undertake. Hector and Lyn depart together, leaving Eliwood and Ninian alone. Ninian teases Eliwood about his apparent need to chaperone the others and Eliwood responds by saying that he likes her laugh. Despite attempting to keep a low profile, Eliwood is spotted by Linus and Lloyd. Linus insists that they finish their target now, but Lloyd is against attacking them in town; Lloyd opts to inform his father of Eliwood's presence and tells Linus to track their movements. Once Lloyd is gone, Linus decides to ignore Lloyd's plan and orders the Black Fang to prepare for battle, and orders them to be sure no villagers are harmed. Igor, a Black Fange member, taunts Eliwood's group into the town, thus beginning the battle.

During the fight, Geitz appears on the battlefield, and decides to discreetly join Linus's side. Dart can talk with Geitz; Dart and Geitz recognize each other, and Geitz joins Eliwood's company. Meanwhile, Nino is waiting for her contact to arrive; as she wishes she could aid the Black Fang, Jaffar suddenly arrives. Nino notices Jaffar has been seriously wounded; Jaffar tries to get her to ignore the wound but faints, leaving Nino unsure of what she should do.

Once Linus has been defeated, he lulls Eliwood into letting his guard down and grabs him from behind. Eliwood tells him to "do as [he] must", and asks Linus why they must fight considering the honor the Black Fang demonstrate. Linus is confused by Eliwood's actions, as they do not match how Sonia and his father characterized him; Linus then leaves to clarify the situation with the other Black Fang members. After Linus departs, Eliwood and Lyn hope that there might be no need to fight the Black Fang, though Hector asserts they are misguided to have such faith and storms back to camp.

Jaffar awakes after Nino has taken care of his wounds; he is ungrateful for Nino's help, stating she should have simply killed him and left. Nino responds that she could not allow a comrade to die, and begins to treat Jaffar's wound when resumes bleeding, which Jaffar does not prevent. Outside the village, Linus is uncertain about the Black Fang's righteousness; suddenly, Limstella appears and drains his quintessence, killing him. Limstella leaves Linus's body behind for Lloyd to find. Lloyd encounters his brother's dead body and assumes that he was killed by Eliwood; Lloyd resolves to kill Eliwood and his companions in revenge.

At the Bern Manse, King Desmond arrives to speak with Zephiel on his coming-of-age ceremony; Queen Hellene meets the king in Zephiel's stead. Hellene relishes in the fact that her son will soon be recognized as the true heir to the throne of Bern. As Hellene gloats about her victory over her husband's illegitimated daughter, Desmond reveals that the Fire Emblem was stolen last night; without it, the coming-of-age ceremony is impossible to conduct and must be cancelled. Hellene accuses Desmond of arranging the theft of the Fire Emblem and asks why he despises Zephiel; Desmond admits that he is jealous of Zephiel's talents and the adoration he has earned from the public. Desmond leaves, leaving Hellene desperate. Pent and Louise then come to speak with Hellene; Hellene confides her worries in the couple and they return to Eliwood. Pent informs Eliwood that Hellene has asked him to find the missing Fire Emblem within ten days, and in return will likely grant any request Pent may have; the group agree to undertake the request.

Beginning log

Heeding the archsage Athos's advice, Eliwood/Hector sets out for Bern. Bern: the greatest military force on the continent. The Lycian League has always enjoyed close relations with the kingdom of Bern. Recently, however, King Desmond has begun to flaunt his military strength. Lycian nobles can no longer move freely within Bern's borders. Eliwood/Hector and his group enter the country in the guise of simple travelers.

Chapter data

Eliwood Normal Eliwood Hard Hector Normal Hector Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Linus Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 12+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 27+19 {{{third}}}

Map Secret Shop

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Character data

Characters
New Units
Geitz
Portrait geitz fe07.png
Warrior
HP
40
Inventory
Killer Axe
Steel Bow
Level
3
Enemy, talk to with Dart
Returning Characters

Eliwood ​Marcus ​Lowen ​Rebecca ​Dorcas ​Bartre ​Hector ​Oswin ​Matthew ​Serra ​Guy ​Merlinus ​Erk ​Priscilla ​Lyn ​Florina ​Wil ​Kent ​Sain ​Raven ​Lucius ​Canas ​Dart ​Fiora ​Legault ​Ninian ​Isadora ​Rath ​Heath ​Hawkeye ​

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba bolting.png Bolting Dropped by enemy Sage (mutually exclusive with Elfire; drops last item) (Hard Mode only)
Is gba elfire.png Elfire Dropped by enemy Sage (mutually exclusive with Bolting; drops last item) (Hard Mode only)
Is gba silver sword.png Silver Sword Dropped by enemy Mercenary (Hard Mode only)
Is gba red gem.png Red Gem Steal from enemy Wyvern Rider (Normal Mode and Eliwood Hard Mode)
Is gba orion's bolt.png Orion's Bolt Visit northwestern-most village
Is gba silence.png Silence Visit northwestern village
Is gba earth seal.png Earth Seal Visit southeastern village

Shop data

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Anima Light Dark Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword 460
Is gba steel sword.png Steel Sword 600
Is gba lancereaver.png Lancereaver 1,800
The secret shop is located in the sole forest tile on the right-most island in the lake.

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Eliwood Normal Eliwood Hard Hector Normal Hector Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Black Fang Archer 10 1 23~26 6~8 6~8 5~7 0 4~5 1~2 7 5 Steel Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Black Fang Archer 10 1 23~26 6~8 6~8 5~7 0 4~5 1~2 7 5 Iron Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba sage enemy.gif Black Fang Sage 1 1 23~25 8~10 6~8 5~7 0 5~7 8~10 7 6 Elfire Bolting
Does not move.
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 1 26~29 10~12 5~7 7~9 0 9~11 1~2 10 7 Steel Lance Red Gem
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Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 1 26~29 10~12 5~7 7~9 0 9~11 1~2 10 7 Iron Lance
--
Ma gba corsair enemy.gif Black Fang Corsair 10 1 24~27 7~10 4~6 7~9 0 3~5 1~2 10 5 Steel Axe
Moves to attack units in range on turn 1. On turn 2, begins moving to raid villages, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba corsair enemy.gif Black Fang Corsair 10 2 24~27 7~10 4~6 7~9 0 3~5 1~2 10 5 Hand Axe
The western one moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba corsair enemy.gif Black Fang Corsair 10 1 24~27 7~10 4~6 7~9 0 3~5 1~2 10 5 Hammer
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Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 4 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Steel Sword
The northernmost two move to attack units in range.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Silver Sword
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba corsair enemy.gif Black Fang Corsair 10 1 24~27 7~10 4~6 7~9 0 3~5 1~2 10 5 Halberd
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Armorslayer
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Black Fang Cavalier 10 1 25~28 7~9 5~7 7~8 0 7~8 1~2 9 7 Steel Sword
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Black Fang Cavalier 10 1 25~28 7~9 5~7 7~8 0 7~8 1~2 9 7 Steel Lance
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba nomad enemy.gif Black Fang Nomad 10 1 21~23 7~9 7~9 8~10 0 4~6 1~2 7 7 Short Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba nomad enemy.gif Black Fang Nomad 10 1 21~23 7~9 7~9 8~10 0 4~6 1~2 7 7 Steel Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Black Fang Mage 10 2 20~22 5~7 5~7 5~7 0 3~4 5~7 6 5 Thunder
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Lancereaver
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Slim Sword
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif Geitz Warrior 3 1 40 17 12 13 10 11 3 13 6 Killer Axe Steel Bow
• Not present during preparations.
• Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba hero enemy.gif Linus Hero 12 1 45 21 18 12 14 14 12 14 6 Silver Blade Hand Axe
• Does not move.
• Has an A support with Lloyd.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba corsair enemy.gif Black Fang Corsair 10 1 24~27 7~10 4~6 7~9 0 3~5 1~2 10 5 Hand Axe
Moves to raid villages, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba corsair enemy.gif Black Fang Corsair 10 1 24~27 7~10 4~6 7~9 0 3~5 1~2 10 5 Iron Axe
Moves to raid villages, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba corsair enemy.gif Black Fang Corsair 10 1 24~27 7~10 4~6 7~9 0 3~5 1~2 10 5 Poison Axe
Moves to raid villages, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 6 26~29 10~12 5~7 7~9 0 9~11 1~2 10 7 Steel Lance
--
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 3 26~29 10~12 5~7 7~9 0 9~11 1~2 10 7 Javelin
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 2 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 10 2 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Iron Axe
--
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 3 26~29 10~12 5~7 7~9 0 9~11 1~2 10 7 Iron Lance
--

Reinforcements

Boss data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.
Main article: Linus

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait linus fe07.png
Ma gba hero enemy.gif Hero
Level 12
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 45 Luck 14
Strength 21 Defense 14
Skill 18 Resistance 12
Speed 12 Constitution 14
Movement 6 Aid 13
Inventory
Silver Blade
Hand Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords A Lances -- Axes A Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --

Strategy

Nils's Augury
Portrait nils fe07.png
Price: Is gba gold.pngFree
Intro: I see... shades of the battle yet to come...
Augury: A moment, please... ... ... ... Oh... I'm not sure what to do. The enemy is so very strong. One, a fallen hero... A potent adversary. You must be careful. To survive this trial, you will need lances, bows, and...strong magical attacks. As for items...take pure water and a Barrier staff. Swordreavers should come in handy, too. Something else... You'll meet someone. Very powerful...with an axe. He may aid you. Send an envoy who smells of the sea to treat with him. ...That's it.
This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

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The chapter ends as soon as Linus is defeated, so the main task is to reach him. Move your main party upwards, and keep some of your stronger units on the right side, since a large number of wyvern riders and pirates will come from that side. Geitz has more movement than an unpromoted Dart, so baiting him out with a unit with high avoidance or bulk is recommended. The bottom village has an Earth Seal and the secret shop on the lone island is the last possible place to purchase weapons that deal bonus damage, but caution is due when considering the prevalence of ballistae. Linus himself is rather strong, but his relatively low resistance can be exploited by magic attacks.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Four-Fanged Offense

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Japanese

四牙襲来

Four Fang Attack

French

Les Quatres Fangs

The Four Fangs

German

Mit Zähnen und Klauen

With Tooth and Claws. "Tooth" was likely meant to be "Fangs", as there are multiple German words for "Fang" that have Zahn as part of them.

Gallery


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References

← Living Legend •
← Genesis •
Four-Fanged Offense • Unfulfilled Heart →
• Crazed Beast →
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
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 (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • 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 version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline