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In Occupation's Shadow

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In Occupation's Shadow

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Location

Abandoned fortress in the Sacae-Bern Border

New units

Dorcas

Boss(es)

Carjiga

In Occupation's Shadow (Japanese: 生業の影で In Occupation's Shadow) is the fourth chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Lyn and her allies decide to rest for the night and encounter Natalie, whom is injured. Unfortunately, the Ganelon bandits are close by.

Plot

Main article: In Occupation's Shadow/Script

After defeating the bandits led by Migal, Lyn and co. decide to rest for the night in an abandoned fortress. Inside the fortress Lyn encounters Natalie, a woman who, though injured from a childhood sickness, has traveled from her nearby village in search of her husband, Dorcas, who she fears has gotten himself involved in dangerous work for her sake. Natalie presents a sketch of Dorcas to Lyn but she tells Natalie that she has not seen Dorcas. Natalie requests that if Lyn does see him, that she tell Dorcas that "Natalie is looking for him." Lyn promises to deliver her message if she does encounter him.

Soon after, the Ganelon bandits, lead by Carjiga, gather outside and prepare to attack. Kent informs Lyn that they are under attack. Sain suggests they confront them head on; however, Lyn declines Sain’s idea as doing so would leave Natalie vulnerable. Lyn then decides that they should fight with their main goal being to protect Natalie. During the battle, Lyn recognizes Dorcas and reprimands him for enlisting in such underhanded work. Dorcas admits he did it so he could afford medicine for his wife. Lyn then mentions that they are protecting Natalie inside the fortress right now, instantly convincing him to fight on her side

After seven turns pass, the bandits give up and flee the battlefield, allowing Dorcas and Natalie to reunite. Dorcas tells Lyn that he will take Natalie home and return tomorrow as he has been invited by the Tactician to fight for Lyn. The group then returns to the fortress to rest for the night.

Beginning log

"After defeating the bandits, Lyn continues westward. She and her colleagues stop for the night at a ruined fortress. The Ganelon bandits are in a rage after their brethren fell to Lyn's sword. They race in pursuit of the companions. Their angry footsteps sound closer and closer..."

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Protect Natalie for 7 turns Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn or Natalie dies 5+1 0 14+10-1
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Dorcas
Portrait dorcas fe07.png
Fighter
HP
30
Level
3
Talk with Lyn
Returning Characters

Small portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe Dropped by an enemy Brigand
(Unavoidable on Normal)

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 2 3 Iron Axe --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 1 2 Iron Bow --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 1 3 Iron Axe --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Bandit Mercenary 1 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Bandit Mercenary 2 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 3 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 2 1 Iron AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Dorcas Fighter 3 1 Hand Axe Vulnerary --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Carjiga Brigand 8 1 Steel Axe Does not move.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Bandit Mercenary 1 5 Iron Sword --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 2 5 Iron Axe --


Reinforcements

  • Turns 2-6
    • 1 Mercenary from the northeastern corner of the map
    • 1 Brigand from the southwestern corner of the map

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba civilian female01 other.gif
Natalie Civilian 1 1 -- Does not move.
Death results in a Game Over.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Carjiga
Portrait carjiga fe07.png
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Brigand
Level 8
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 27 Luck 2
Strength 6 Defense 7
Skill 5 Resistance 0
Speed 4 Constitution 15
Movement 5 Aid 14
Inventory
Steel Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe C GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Strategy

In normal mode, You will be forced to move Lyn to cover the east entrance and recruit Dorcas on the following turn. You will also be prevented from moving any units outside the fortress on turn 1. After recruiting Dorcas, the game forces you to attack with the Hand Axe. After this tutorial, you are free to finish the chapter however you see fit.

Kent and Sain should be able to handle the axe-fighters approaching from the south and the reinforcements approaching from the same direction. After Dorcas is recruited and the fighter behind him has been defeated, leave Florina behind to guard the east entrance from the Mercenary reinforcements. Wil can be used anywhere to help weaken enemies for underleveled units or bait the archer near Cartija. The enemies on the west can be managed by one of the cavaliers and Wil.

You can send one of the cavaliers to handle the boss, however doing so will only give a large sum of exp and will not stem the flow of reinforcements or end the chapter early. Furthermore, Sain or Kent will have to spend an additional turn getting back to the fortress to take care of any remaining units. The cavalier that is sent to kill the boss will need to have eight speed and enough HP and defense to potentially survive two hits from the Cartija’s Steel Axe in order to secure a quick and easy kill.

The safest approach to beating this chapter is to line up the cavaliers in the hallway just south of Natalie, move the other units behind them, and wait out the rest of the time there, healing the cavalier in the front with Vulneraries as needed. This method is fast but will severely limit the amount of experience units can obtain.

In hard mode, You are no longer forced to recruit Dorcas but doing so is still a good idea as having access to a weapon with 1-2 range can be very helpful and it removes one unit from the enemy's ranks without using a weapon. Other than that, the strategy is essentially the same for clearing the chapter.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English In Occupation's Shadow
Japanese 生業の影で In Occupation's Shadow
Spanish Sombra de la ocupación
French Guet-apens Ambush
German Schatten d. Besatzung In Occupation's Shadow

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Band of Mercenaries In Occupation's Shadow Beyond the Borders


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Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
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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 (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
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