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In Search of Truth

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In Search of Truth

Cm fe07 13.png

Location

Castle Santaruz and its surroundings

Required units

All living units

New units
Boss(es)

Boies

Previous chapter(s)

Birds of a Feather

Next chapter(s)
Sidequest conditions

Visit the northern village to unlock Chapter 13x.

Ha! The cub thinks he's a wolf! Does your bite match your bark? Tell you what: If you make it to the castle alive, we'll find out, eh? Geh heh heh hehhh!
— Boies to Hector and Eliwood

In Search of Truth (Japanese: 真実を求めて Seeking the Truth) is the thirteenth chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. In order to unlock Chapter 13x, the player must visit the northern village in this chapter.

Plot

Main articles: In Search of Truth/Script (Eliwood) and In Search of Truth/Script (Hector)

Helman has received news of the fight between Zagan and Eliwood. Although Helman agreed to Ephidel's plan to dissuade Eliwood, it is clear that Ephidel sent in the bandits with the intention to kill him. Helman announces his intent to receive Eliwood's party and explain everything. Ephidel calmly attempts to discourage Helman from betraying the Black Fang, who refuses to listen; Ephidel announces that he has no use for the marquess anymore and stabs him, leaving him to bleed out. Meanwhile, Eliwood and Hector approach Castle Santaruz, but are stopped by Boies who challenges them to make it to the castle alive and summons his underlings.

After Eliwood and Hector defeat Boise, they enter the castle and find Helman on the floor, dying. In his final moments, Helman apologizes to Eliwood for the trouble he has caused; he tells Eliwood that Darin, the marquess of Laus, knows all, and to beware of the Black Fang. Eliwood and Hector decide to heed Helman's final words and continue on towards Laus to seek answers from its marquess.

Beginning log

Eliwood's tale: "Eliwood enters Santaruz, only to be attacked by a strange group. In a desperate moment, he is rescued by a childhood friend, Marquess Ostia's younger brother, Hector. The assailants' leader reveals that an unknown party seeks Eliwood's head...Eliwood cannot help but think this is related to his father's disappearance. In search of more traces of his father's footsteps, Eliwood sets out for the castle of Lord Helman, the marquess of Santaruz."

Hector's tale: "Hector rescues Eliwood and the two friends are reunited. The paladin Marcus reveals news: Someone has called for Eliwood's death. Pherae's problems must be connected to the attempt on Eliwood's life. Searching for more clues, Hector and friends depart for the castle of Marquess Santaruz."

Chapter data

Eliwood Normal Eliwood Hard Hector Normal Hector Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize gate Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood or Hector dies 10+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 12+7-1 {{{third}}}
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Units are arranged based on their position in deployment order. The non-main lord will be moved from their initial position to a fixed tile.

  • In Eliwood's tale, deployment order if everyone is alive is: Eliwood, Marcus, Lowen, Rebecca, Dorcas, Bartre, Hector, Matthew, Oswin, Serra
  • In Hector's tale, deployment order if everyone is alive is: Hector, Matthew, Eliwood, Marcus, Rebecca, Lowen, Dorcas, Bartre, Oswin, Serra

Character data

Eliwood's tale Hector's tale

Characters
New Units
Matthew
Portrait matthew fe07.png
Thief
HP
18
Inventory
Iron Sword
Lockpick
Level
2
Automatically from turn 1
Serra
Portrait serra fe07.png
Cleric
HP
17
Inventory
Heal
Vulnerary
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Guy
Portrait guy fe07.png
Myrmidon
HP
21
Inventory
Killing Edge
Vulnerary
Level
3
Enemy, talk to with Matthew
Returning Characters

Small portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.pngSmall portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba mine.png Mine Visit southern village
Is gba torch.png Torch Visit northern village
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Archer
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from Guy or recruit him
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Soldier
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Brigand (Eliwood Hard Mode only)
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Brigand (Eliwood Hard Mode only)
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Archer (Eliwood Hard Mode only)

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

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 Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 3 1 19~20 4~5 3~4 3~4 0 3~4 0~1 7 5 Iron Bow Vulnerary
Begins moving unprovoked if he can attack within two turns.
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Bandit Soldier 2 3 21~22 3~5 0~1 1~2 0 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Bandit Mercenary 2 1 18~19 4~5 8~9 8~9 0 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 4 1 19~21 4~6 4~5 3~5 0 3~4 0~1 7 5 Steel Bow
--
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 1 1 20 5 1 5 0 3 0 12 5 Iron Axe
--
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif Guy Myrmidon 3 1 21 6 11 11 5 5 0 5 5 Killing Edge Vulnerary
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Bandit Soldier 2 1 20~21 3~4 0~1 1~2 0 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance Vulnerary
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 2 2 18~19 4~5 3~4 3~4 0 3~4 0~1 7 5 Iron Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba knight enemy.gif Boies Knight 13 1 27 12 8 4 1 13 7 13 4 Steel Lance
Does not move; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 2 2 20~21 5~6 1~2 5~6 0 3~4 0~1 12 5 Hand Axe
Moves to raid the villages, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Bandit Soldier 2 2 20~21 3~4 0~1 1~2 0 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
--
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 2 2 18~19 4~5 3~4 3~4 0 3~4 0~1 7 5 Iron Bow
--
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Bandit Soldier 6 1 23~25 5~6 1~2 1~3 0 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
--

Reinforcements

  • Turns 2 (Hard Mode), 3, and 4
    • 1 Brigand from the fort west of the south bridge
  • Turns 5 and 6
    • 1 level 1 Soldier from the left southernmost fort
    • 1 Archer from the right southernmost fort
  • Turns 6 (Hard Mode), 7, and 8 (Hard Mode) (Eliwood's tale)
    • 1 level 6 Soldier from the western fort
  • Turns 6 and 8 (Hector Hard Mode)
  • Turn 7 (Hector's tale)

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: Boies

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait boies fe07.png
Ma gba knight enemy.gif Knight
Level 13
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 27 Luck 1
Strength 12 Defense 13
Skill 8 Resistance 7
Speed 4 Constitution 13
Movement 4 Aid 12
Inventory
Steel Lance
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif D Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Strategy

Augury
This chapter has no augury. Hannah will offer her services beginning in Chapter 14.
This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

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Trivia

Hannah's portrait
  • Hannah, or a character using her portrait, first appears in the southern village of this chapter. She gives the units who visits a mine, one of her new inventions.[1]

Etymology and other languages

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

In Search of Truth

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Japanese

真実を求めて

Seeking the Truth

Spanish

En busca de la verdad

In Search of the Truth

French

En quête de la vérité

In Search of Truth

German

Suche nach Wahrheit

Search for Truth

Gallery


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References

  1. "Would you try this for me? It's an invention of a great witch! Me! It's a mine. It contains some very explosive magic. Hide it on the ground, and when an enemy steps on it... KA-BOOOOM!!! Hee hee hee..." — Hannah, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Birds of a Feather In Search of Truth False Friends
The Peddler Merlinus
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Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
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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
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