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Ghost of a Blade

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Ghost of a Blade


Warriors' Tomb

New units



Risen Chief

......Yen'fay is dead, and I no better. Let me offer up this blade to his sister in the hope it buys peace for us all.
— Yen'fay

Ghost of a Blade is the twenty-first paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. It is one of a group often called the "SpotPass paralogues", as the chapter is unlocked via a SpotPass interaction and also requires beating chapter 25 in order to play. This chapter is unlockable via SpotPass starting June 14, 2012 in the Japanese version, March 28, 2013 in the North American version, and June 13-14, 2013 in the PAL version.

In this chapter, the Shepherds arrive at a Chon'sin burial site infested with Risen investigating reports of Yen'fay sightings in the area. The reports prove true, but in a roundabout sort of way...


Main article: Ghost of a Blade/Script

Having gathered inside a tomb in the far southwest of Valm, Robin tells Say'ri he/she sees some sort of ruins ahead; Say'ri reveals that the "ruins" are actually a tomb made to honor the spirits of Chon'sin's greatest warriors, wherein lie the warriors who built up Chon'sin from the earth--not with stone or mortar, but with steel. Say'ri reveals that any true child of Chon'sin knows their titles like family; she the goes on to reveal some of those titles as including "The Holy Sword", "The Demon's Edge", and "The Red Hilt", then revealing that the bearers of those titles struggled all their lives and found respite only in the grave. Say'ri reveals that the tomb is now a place overtaken by Risen, and neither living nor dead can know peace; Frederick reveals the Shepherds have heard ill rumors about this area as of late, as townsfolk are claiming they've seen Yen'fay roaming the grounds, to which Say'ri says she, of all people, know Yen'fay's death was certain--the dead do not return, and to dream otherwise is the provenance of fools. As Say'ri states Yen'fay is gone, Frederick tells Say'ri that she may say the dead do not return, yet asks about the Risen--if the Risen are possible, then Yen'fay might be as well; Say'ri cuts Frederick off and reveals it's cruelty to place such mad thoughts in her head, yet if Yen'fay did escape the reaper's clutch she'd dearly love to speak with him once more. Preparations take place at this point; during this phase, it is possible to find Yen'fay standing on the field as an NPC unit.

Once preparations are complete, the Yen'fay standing in the area will reveal that this world's Yen'fay is dead and he no better; he states that he hopes to offer his blade to this world's Say'ri in the hopes it buys peace for all. The chapter begins at this point. Should Say'ri speak to Yen'fay, she'll joyously react and reveals that what's going on cannot be happening, then asks Yen'fay how he's alive; Yen'fay asks Say'ri to forgive him as he's not the Yen'fay she knew, to which Say'ri asks how he can say such when she sees him stand before her, to which Yen'fay says it's the truth--he's Yen'fay, yet not the Yen'fay this Say'ri knew as her brother, as he does not belong in this world. Say'ri asks a question that most people can't understand, to which Yen'fay leaves while the question's being asked, to which Say'ri begs Yen'fay not to leave the area. The player may now control Yen'fay at this point.

Once the battle ends, Yen'fay gives a silent reaction, to which Say'ri asks him to explain himself--he died yet stands before her, with Say'ri asking him how he could be a different Yen'fay to the one she knew; Robin brings up the possibility this Yen'fay's from a different world or a different time, something the Shepherds have had their fair share of lately. Yen'fay reveals Robin is right, to which Say'ri asks Yen'fay if he's from the future, to which Yen'fay reveals he's from a different future with a different past--a past most terribly cruel; Yen'fay revealed that his life lost all meaning when he failed to protect that which he held most dear. Yen'fay says he did not desire to come to this world, yet fate seems to have a taste for irony; Say'ri asks Yen'fay about which he held most dear, to which Robin figures out Yen'fay is talking about his world's Say'ri, with Yen'fay confirming. Say'ri asks Yen'fay how he lived in place of her, to which Yen'fay says he was a weak fool and could not make the sacrifice required to keep his world's Say'ri safe, and says he's pleased to know this world's Yen'fay was made of sterner mettle. Say'ri curses out this world's Yen'fay and his mettle, saying he had no right to make that choice for her--she wishes this world's Yen'fay made the same choice Yen'fay did, that this world's Yen'fay was still happy and free; Yen'fay reveals that to be a sentiment he knows all too well. Yen'fay tells Say'ri he's not her brother nor is she his sister, but asks to atone for his mistakes of his own past by dedicating his blade to her.

Website summary

Yen'fay, the former Chon'sin dynast who offered his life to save his sister, Say'ri, in battle, lies dead and buried. However, rumors have reached Chrom's ear that a ghost has been seen near his tomb...[1]

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 15+1 1-1 30

The chapter's map is 17 columns by 28 rows.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait yen'fay fe13.png
NPC, speak to with Say'ri
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar f-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.pngSmall portrait ricken fe13.pngSmall portrait maribelle fe13.pngSmall portrait panne fe13.pngSmall portrait gaius fe13.pngSmall portrait cordelia fe13.pngSmall portrait gregor fe13.pngSmall portrait nowi fe13.pngSmall portrait libra fe13.pngSmall portrait tharja fe13.pngSmall portrait olivia fe13.pngSmall portrait cherche fe13.pngSmall portrait henry fe13.pngSmall portrait lucina fe13.pngSmall portrait say'ri fe13.pngSmall portrait basilio fe13.pngSmall portrait flavia fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. 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. The returning characters list also does not include any characters recruitable in other paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any other available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 sol katti.png Sol Katti Dropped by Risen Chief
Is 3ds01 speedwing.png Speedwing Dropped by Risen Chief

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword 1,410
Is 3ds01 brave sword.png Brave Sword 2,100
Is 3ds01 armorslayer.png Armorslayer 1,450
Is 3ds01 wyrmslayer.png Wyrmslayer 1,500
Is 3ds01 bolganone.png Bolganone 2,000

Event tiles

  • Column 13, row 17: One square west, five squares north from Yen'fay's starting position
  • Column 3, row 4: Three squares north, one square east from a Levin Sword/Physic Trickster

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster risen enemy.gif
Risen Swordmaster 20 13 Silver Sword
Avoid +10 Vantage
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 assassin risen enemy.gif
Risen Assassin 20 4 Silver Sword Silver Bow
Avoid +10 Vantage Movement +1
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif
Risen Hero 20 1 Silver Axe Silver Sword
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif
Risen Hero 20 4 Tomahawk Silver Sword
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 trickster risen enemy.gif
Risen Trickster 20 6 Levin Sword Physic
Movement +1 Lucky Seven
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 hero risen enemy.gif
Risen Hero 20 1 Silver Sword Silver Axe
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster risen enemy.gif
Risen Chief Swordmaster 20 1 Sol KattiThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. SpeedwingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• The southern enemies immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• He and his brigade will not move until he is provoked.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster yen'fay other.gif
Yen'fay Swordmaster 20 1 Killing Edge
Avoid +10 Swordfaire Astra Vantage
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Risen Chief

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait risen chief fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster risen enemy.gif Swordmaster
Level 20
Movement 6
Max HP 63 Speed 41
Strength 36 Luck 34
Magic 2 Defense 25
Skill 39 Resistance 24+5
Inventory Skills
Sol KattiThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
SpeedwingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords A Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --


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  • Warriors' Tomb is one of five locations on the world map that connects to only one other location (in this case, only to The Demon's Ingle), and as such is a dead end. The other four are the Outrealm Gate, Plegia Castle, Law's End, and Grima.
    • Warriors Tomb is in the same location as Ram Village in Gaiden.
  • The fact that Warriors' Tomb is a Chon'sin grave potentially implies that the Chon'sin homeland may be around the far southwestern region of the Valmese continent.
  • Of the five SpotPass paralogues centered around a character portrayed to have apparently died along the main story path, this is the only one where it is made clear that the version of the character belonging to the game's primary timeline did actually die at the time of said character's apparent death.
  • This is the only chapter in the vanilla Awakening game where Chrom is only required to appear as a character to be deployed in the chapter; Chrom only plays a role outside the main battle in the chapter's alternate ending where Yen'fay does not survive the chapter's events.
    • It is also one of only two chapters where Chrom potentially plays no story role even when factoring in DLC chapters, the other being Apotheosis.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Ghost of a Blade
Japanese 剣聖再び The Sword Saint Returns
Italian La spada del fantasma The ghost's sword


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