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Helena Castle

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Helena Castle

Cm fe11 17x.png

Location

Helena Castle

New units

Etzel

Boss(es)

Dactyl

Previous chapter(s)

Star and Savior

Next chapter(s)

The Sable Order

Helena Castle (Japanese: マクロニソスの城 Makronisos Castle) is the third sidequest in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. In order to reach this chapter, the player must have 15 or fewer units alive at the end of Chapter 17.

Plot

Main article: Helena Castle/Script

After the liberation of Altea, Marth and his companions travel to Helena Castle to seize Grustian supplies and root out the last of the invaders. Inside the castle, the Grustian general Dactyl forces a captive sorcerer named Etzel to fight for him in order to reclaim his stolen ring. Despite his efforts, Marth and co. wipe out the enemy and seize the castle. If Etzel survived the battle, he approaches Marth, thanks him for the rescue, explains that the ring was the last memento of his deceased wife, and offers his service in the coming conflicts.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 12 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 28+10 {{{third}}}
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Map dimensions:
26 columns by 26 rows

The throne room to the southeast is uncovered when a player unit acts in the corridor leading to it (columns 13–19, rows 21–22).

Character data

Characters
New Units
Etzel
Portrait etzel fe11.png
Sorcerer
HP
30
Inventory
Elfire
Level
6
Automatically at the end of the chapter if he survives
Returning Characters

Marth ​Frey ​Abel ​Cain ​Jagen ​Gordin ​Draug ​Norne ​Caeda ​Wrys ​Bord ​Cord ​Barst ​Ogma ​Darros ​Castor ​Julian ​Lena ​Navarre ​Matthis ​Merric ​Roshea ​Vyland ​Sedgar ​Wolf ​Hardin ​Wendell ​Rickard ​Athena ​Bantu ​Caesar ​Radd ​Roger ​Jeorge ​Maria ​Minerva ​Linde ​Jake ​Dolph ​Macellan ​Tomas ​Boah ​Midia ​Horace ​Astram ​Beck ​Catria ​Palla ​Arran ​Samson ​Xane ​

Item data

Shadow Dragon

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds warp eng.png Warp Open northeastern chest
Is ds longbow.png Longbow Open northwestern chest
Is ds wo dao.png Wo Dao Open southwestern chest
Is ds poleax.png Poleax Open middle-eastern chest
Is ds wing spear.png Wing Spear Open southeastern chest

Enemy data

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds01 manakete enemy.gif Dolhr Manakete 5 3 22 10 0.4 8 8.2 0 12 5.6 6 Firestone
• The southeast one will not act until revealed; attacks units in range if he, the nearby Sniper, the east northern-most Knight, or Etzel were provoked within one turn, and returns to his starting position if no one is in range or they have not been provoked.
• The northeast one will not act until revealed; he and southwest one move to attack units in range, and return to their starting positions if no one is in range.
Ma ds01 sniper enemy.gif Grust Sniper 4 1 28.4 8.6 1 10.9 11.9 0 7.6 3.6 7 Silver Bow
Will not act until revealed; attacks units in range if they, the nearby Manakete, the east northern-most Knight, or Etzel were provoked within one turn, and returns to his starting position if no one is in range or they have not been provoked.
Ma ds01 bishop enemy.gif Grust Bishop 4 1 25.2 1 3.9 5.9 5.9 0 3.6 9.5 6 Elfire
• Will not act until revealed.
• Moves to attack units in range.
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif Grust Mage 10 1 19.6 0 6.6 3.7 5.7 0 3.8 4.8 6 Blizzard
Will not act until revealed.
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Grust Cavalier 8 1 23.6 7.45 0 4.1 7.4 0 9.1 0.7 9 Steel Sword
Begins moving if he could attack a unit with twice his movement.
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Grust Cavalier 8 1 23.6 7.45 0 4.1 7.4 0 9.1 0.7 9 Steel Lance
Begins moving if he could attack a unit with twice his movement.
Ma ds01 bishop enemy.gif Grust Bishop 2 1 24.4 1 3.3 5.3 5.3 0 3.2 8.5 6 Bolganone
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif Grust Archer 10 2 21.4 6.8 0 5.7 6.7 1.8 7.8 1.8 5 Steel Bow
Attacks units in range if he was provoked within one turn, and returns to his starting position if no one is in range or he has not been provoked.
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif Grust Mage 8 1 18.8 0 5.8 3.1 5.1 0 3.4 4.4 6 Fire
Moves to attack units in range; returns to his starting position if no one is in range.
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif Grust Mage 8 1 18.8 0 5.8 3.1 5.1 0 3.4 4.4 6 Thunder
Moves to attack units in range; returns to his starting position if no one is in range.
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif Grust Hero 4 1 26.4 6.9 1 12.6 14.6 0 7.9 3.6 8 Steel Axe
Moves to attack units in range; returns to his starting position if no one is in range.
Ma ds01 sniper enemy.gif Grust Sniper 4 1 28.4 8.6 1 10.9 11.9 0 7.6 3.6 7 Killer Bow
Moves to attack units in range; returns to his starting position if no one is in range.
Ma ds01 bishop enemy.gif Grust Bishop 4 1 25.2 1 3.9 5.9 5.9 0 3.6 9.5 6 Fire Fortify
• Will not act until revealed.
• Moves to attack units in range.
Ma ds01 bishop enemy.gif Grust Bishop 4 1 25.2 1 3.9 5.9 5.9 0 3.6 9.5 -- Swarm
Will not act until revealed.
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif Grust Knight 10 1 26.1 8.7 0 4.7 1.8 0 12.8 0.9 5 Javelin
• Will not act until revealed.
• Attacks units in range if he was provoked within one turn, and returns to his starting position if no one is in range or he has not been provoked.
Ma ds01 mercenary enemy.gif Grust Mercenary 10 2 23.2 6.7 0 9.8 11.8 0 7.7 0.9 7 Steel Sword
• The western one moves to attack units in range; returns to his starting position if no one is in range.
• The eastern one will not act until he is revealed; immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 mercenary enemy.gif Grust Mercenary 10 2 23.2 6.7 0 9.8 11.8 0 7.7 0.9 7 Iron Sword
• The western one moves to attack units in range; returns to his starting position if no one is in range.
• The eastern one will not act until he is revealed; immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif Grust Knight 8 2 24.3 8.1 0 4.1 1.4 0 12.4 0.7 5 Steel Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif Grust Knight 8 2 24.3 8.1 0 4.1 1.4 0 12.4 0.7 5 Javelin
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 horseman enemy.gif Grust Horseman 4 1 23.8 6.3 1 7.9 10.9 0 4.3 3.3 9 Steel Bow
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 general enemy.gif Dactyl General 7 1 32 11 1 3 6 0 16 3 -- Silver Lance Javelin
• Stands on a throne, the chapter's seize point.
• Will not act until revealed.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds01 sorcerer enemy.gif Etzel Sorcerer 6 1 30 2 11 14 9 7 7 12 -- Elfire
Attacks units in range if he, the nearby Manakete or Sniper, or the east northern-most Knight were provoked within one turn.
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif Grust Paladin 10 3 31.2 10.15 1 9.7 10.8 0 10.7 7.8 10 Javelin
--
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif Grust Paladin 8 3 29.6 9.45 1 9.1 10.4 0 10.1 7.4 10 Killer Lance
--
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif Grust Paladin 8 3 29.6 9.45 1 9.1 10.4 0 10.1 7.4 10 Javelin
--
Reinforcements
  • Turn 2
    • Etzel appears just outside the boss's room, before the obscuring roof
  • Turns 10, 14 and 18

All reinforcements are halted when the throne room is uncovered.

Boss data

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or be otherwise truncated.
Main article: Dactyl

Normal Hard-1 Hard-2 Hard-3 Hard-4 Hard-5

Small portrait dactyl fe11.png
Ma ds01 general enemy.gif General
Level 7
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 32 Speed 6
Strength 11 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 16
Skill 3 Resistance 3
Inventory
Silver Lance
Javelin
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes --
Bows E Tomes -- Staves --

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

Etymology and other languages

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

Helena Castle

--

English
(PAL)

Prisoner of Helena

It appears to have been changed so that the chapter and locations that show up on the chapter splash screen are not the same; this trait is shared with Port Warren, The Lair of Fire, and The Alterspire.

Japanese

マクロニソスの城

Makronisos Castle

Spanish

Acorralar a Grust

Corner by Grust

French

Château d'Helena

Helena's Castle

German

Schloss Helena

Helena Castle

Italian

Il castello di Helena

Helena's Castle

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References

← Star and Savior • Helena Castle • The Sable Order →
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • Endgame: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
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