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Glory Unwanted

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Glory Unwanted

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Shifu Swamp

New units

Nailah, Rafiel



Previous chapter(s)

A Gathering Hope

Next chapter(s)

One Survives

Look at her hair... Could it be the Silver-Haired Maiden? Our country's savior, come to rescue us?
— Youth

Glory Unwanted (Japanese: 望まぬ英名 Undesired Glory) is the eighth chapter of Part I of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. In this chapter, Micaiah and her army rush in to save Daein prisoners, only to be ambushed by Begnion soldiers.


Main articles: Glory Unwanted/Script and Glory Unwanted/Conversations

Numida summons Jarod to a chamber in Daein Keep, and informs him that the apostle has sent an inspection team to Daein. Numida plans to meet with Duke Gaddos ahead of time to ask him to hide evidence of their wrongdoings. Jarod later speaks with Alder, noting that the plan will be impossible if the Daein Liberation Army meets with the inspection team. He plans to lure the army to Shifu Swamp by spreading rumors of a mass execution.

Meanwhile, Micaiah uses her Sacrifice to heal a wounded Daein soldier. A prisoner then comes in, alerting her of the supposed mass execution. Izuka correctly surmises that it is a trap, though Micaiah still refuses to allow the possibility of it. To keep the rest of the army safe, she intends to bring only her old friends alongside her, rather than any Daein troops. Izuka urges her to stop, though Pelleas interjects, and asks him to allow her to act on her own.

At Shifu Swamp, the Begnion commander Radmin gives his minions the command to push several civilians into the swamp itself. Micaiah and Sothe soon arrive, announcing that she will save the prisoners. However, Radmin calls for reinforcements, who surround the two. Sothe then gives the call for Tormod, Muarim, and Vika to come out of the shadows, and Micaiah soon after gives the same command to Nailah and Volug. Rafiel appears as well to help the latter two with his galdr of vigor. The battle proper then begins.

After defeating the ambushers, the army makes their way back to camp. Before they reach it, they see a crowd cheering for their latest victory, proclaiming Micaiah as their savior and calling her the "Priestess of Dawn". Micaiah reluctantly waves to them, and they cheer even more fervently. After arriving at camp, Sothe meets Micaiah alone. Before they can converse, however, Tormod comes to bring them to Muarim, who appears to be turning into a Feral One. As the situation looks grim, Rafiel appears and sings the galdr of rebirth, restoring Muarim to his normal state. Micaiah, unfamiliar with the song, begins feeling strange. The topic of the Feral Ones is brought up to Pelleas, and Izuka reveals that they were his "brilliant" and "splendid" creations. Tormod and Micaiah begin protesting him, though Pelleas stops them and apologizes on Izuka's behalf. Enraged by Izuka, Tormod runs off.

Meanwhile in Begnion, Senator Lekain reveals the actions of Jarod's army to Sanaki, and Numida apologizes and asks her to aid in freeing Daein. Lekain volunteers to be part of her inspection team, but she refuses, stating she will instead appoint Sephiran, Duke Persis, to the task. After Sanaki leaves, Numida is seen flustered at her actions.

Beginning log

Laguz warriors led by Tormod join the escaped prisoners, and Daein's army grows ever larger. Its victories at Talrega and other key locations have strengthened its position. The army rides across the land, liberating prisoners from Begnion encampments. The Daein ranks swell with the influx of veteran soldiers, and the men begin to dream of the day when they may retake the capital. Like a fever, conflict grips the nation. The night will be long before this fever breaks. All eyes turn toward Daein's capital as the liberation begins what all believe will be a long and bloody march.

Chapter data

Easy Normal/Hard

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Micaiah, Sothe, or Nailah dies, or all prisoners die 8–12 {{{partner}}} 6 16+7
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Bonus EXP
Requirement Easy Normal Hard
Clear the chapter 1,500 1,500 750
Clear the chapter in 6/10 turns or less 750/375 750/375 375/187.5
Other units survive 200 per unit 200 per unit 100 per unit

This map's elemental affinity is Wind.

Character data

New units
Small portrait rafiel fe10.png
Seraph Robe
Automatically from preparations
Small portrait nailah fe10.png
Wolf Queen
Great Fang
Automatically from preparations
Required characters
Micaiah light mage ​Sothe rogue ​Volug ​Tormod ​Muarim ​Vika ​Rafiel ​Nailah ​
Available characters
Edward ​Leonardo ​Nolan ​Laura ​Ilyana ​Aran ​Meg ​Zihark ​
Undeployable characters
Tauroneo ​Jill ​Fiona ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is wii restore.png Restore View base conversation "Tauroneo"
Is wii ashera icon.png Ashera Icon View base conversation "Vika"
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (left of two southwestern Brigands)
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (southwestern swamp, left of a Brigand)
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (northeastern swamp, left of thickets)
Is wii arms scroll.png Arms Scroll Hidden treasure (north of northeastern thickets)

Shop data

Armory and vendor

Swords Lances Axes Bows Knives Tomes Staves Items Bargains

Name Cost
Is wii bronze sword.png Bronze Sword 350
Is wii iron sword.png Iron Sword 500
Is wii steel sword.png Steel Sword 800
Is wii iron blade.png Iron Blade 800

Enemy data

Easy Normal/Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Begnion Priest 11 1 Heal
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Bandit Bandit 10 2 Venin Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Bandit Bandit 11 2 Venin Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Soldier 14 1 Steel Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Soldier 11 1 Steel Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Fire Mage 13 1 Elfire
Begnion Wind Mage 10 1 Elwind
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Wind Mage 12 1 Elwind
Does not move.
Begnion Thunder Mage 12 2 Elthunder
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Bandit Bandit 12 1 Venin Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Bandit Bandit 12 1 Hand Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Soldier 12 1 Steel Lance
Radmin Thunder Sage 1 1 ElthunderThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
Does not move.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Begnion Dracoknight 11 1 Steel Axe
Bandit Bandit 12 1 Hand Axe
Bandit Bandit 13 1 Venin Axe
Begnion Fire Mage 12 1 Elfire
Begnion Thunder Mage 12 1 Elthunder
Begnion Dracoknight 12 1 Steel Axe
Begnion Dracoknight 12 1 Hand Axe


NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Prisoner Citizen 4 4 -- --
Prisoner Citizen 5 1 -- --
Prisoner Citizen 3 1 -- --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Radmin
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Thunder Sage
Level 1
Affinity Is wii windaffin.png
Constitution 11
Max HP 30 Speed 16
Strength 10 Luck 11
Magic 20 Defense 11
Skill 17 Resistance 15
Movement 6 Weight 11
Inventory Skills
ElthunderThis item or skill is locked to this unit. Shove
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Knives -- Strike weapons --
Fire magic E Thunder magic C Wind magic E Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


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Etymology and other languages

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

Glory Unwanted




Undesired Glory


Gloria inesperada

Unexpected glory


Victorieux malgré eux

Victorious in spite of them


Ungewollter Ruhm

Unwanted fame


Onori non richiesti

Honors unrequested


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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAmyAshuneraDanielJorgeLargoMustonNicoYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Background characters AltinaElenaGreilLanvegaLilliaLoraziehMisahaRajaionRamonSoan
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (stage 1stage 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One SurvivesE: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's ChargeE: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood ContractE: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable SinE: Rebirth (1)E: Rebirth (2)E: Rebirth (3)E: Rebirth (4)E: Rebirth (5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
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