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In Search of Truth

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In Search of Truth

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Castle Santaruz and its surroundings

Required units

Eliwood's tale: Eliwood, Hector
Plus any remaining recruited characters: Bartre, Dorcas, Lowen, Marcus, Oswin, Rebecca

Hector's tale: Eliwood, Hector
Plus any remaining recruited characters: Bartre, Dorcas, Lowen, Marcus, Matthew, Oswin, Rebecca, Serra

New units

Eliwood's tale: Guy, Matthew, Serra

Hector's tale: Guy



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.


Main article: In Search of Truth/Script

Helman has received news of the fight between Zagan and Eliwood. Although Helman agreed to Epidel’s plan, it is clear that Ephidel sent in the bandits with the intention to kill Eliwood. For Helman, this is the last straw. He chastises Ephidel for not being forthcoming with his true intentions and begins to make preparations to receive Eliwood’s party and explain everything. Ephidel calmly attempts to dissuade Helman from betraying the Black Fang. When Helman refuses to listen Ephidel announces that he has no use for the Marquess anymore and stabs him, leaving him to bleed out on the floor of his castle. Meanwhile, Eliwood and Hector approach Castle Santaruz only to be stopped by Boies who, with the intention of delaying them from saving Helman[1], 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, slowly dying from the wound Ephidel inflicted upon him. In his final moments, Helman apologizes to Eliwood for the trouble he has caused and tells him 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

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize gate Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood or Hector dies 10+1 {{{partner}}} 0 11+8 {{{third}}}
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Character data

Eliwood's tale Hector's tale

New Units
Portrait serra fe07.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait matthew fe07.png
Iron Sword
Automatically from the start
Portrait guy fe07.png
Killing Edge
Talk with Matthew
Returning Characters

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

Item data

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 Archer
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from Soldier

Shop data

Shop data

Armory Vendor

Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba javelin.png
Javelin 400
Is gba hand axe.png
Hand Axe 300
Is gba iron bow.png
Iron Bow 540

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 2 2 Iron Bow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 3 1 Iron Bow Vulnerary --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 4 1 Steel Bow --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 1 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Bandit Mercenary 2 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Guy Myrmidon 3 1 Killing Edge Vulnerary --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Bandit Soldier 2 3 Iron Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Bandit Soldier 2 1 Iron Lance Vulnerary --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Boies Knight 13 1 Steel Lance Does not move; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 2 2 Iron Bow --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 2 2 Hand Axe --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Bandit Soldier 2 2 Iron Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Bandit Soldier 6 1 Iron Lance --

Boss data

Main article: Boies

Chapter 13, Normal/Eliwood Hard Chapter 13, Hector Hard

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


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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Hannah's portrait
  • Hannah, or at the very least, 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.[2]

Etymology and other languages

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

In Search of Truth




Seeking the Truth


En busca de la verdad

In Search of the Truth


En quête de la vérité

In Search of Truth


Suche nach Wahrheit

Search for Truth


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  1. "You’ve beaten me…but you’re too late to save him… Too…too bad, eh, laddie? Geha ha…geha!" — Boies upon being defeated, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  2. "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
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
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
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
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