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Inexorable Death

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Inexorable Death


Location

Fort Steiger

Boss(es)

Pheros

"Please," yourself! Not another word. I fully intend to outlive all you sprogs—just see if I don't. And as for your "future," it can kiss my big brown Feroxi arse!
— Basilio

Inexorable Death is the seventeenth chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. In this chapter, the Shepherds make their assault against Fort Steiger in an effort to try to find cracks in the overall Valmese defenses. A turn of events during the battle, disturbing to both the Shepherds and the enemy commander, threatens to shift the overall balance of the war in favor of Walhart.

Plot

Main article: Inexorable Death/Script

Once they arrive at Fort Steiger, Flavia and the Feroxi army engage the Valmese forces outside the fort to allow the Shepherds a path inside. During the battle, Say'ri hears the sound of troops and warns Chrom of reinforcements; once the reinforcements arrive, they are revealed to be members of the Resistance. Excellus then appears and reminds the Resistance soldiers of "their promise", and they begin to attack the Shepherds. Excellus then converses with the fort's general, Pheros, who accuses Excellus of threatening the Resistance and their families before he leaves.

Once Pheros is dead, Say'ri discovers that the fort is surrounded by the former Resistance. A soldier then reports that the Feroxi forces were defeated by Yen'fay and Walhart, and that their armies are marching towards the fort. Robin surmises that they must escape immediately; when Yen'fay and Walhart arrive, they will be completely trapped, but the Resistance will offer only meager effort to stop them. Robin further plans to defeat Yen'fay before his army can meet Walhart's by sending a small force to distract Walhart while the stronger army fights Yen'fay. Basilio offers to lead the force against Walhart but Lucina objects, stating that in her future, Basilio died fighting Walhart, though Flavia states that she will protect him and they will both return alive.

Flavia and Basilio lead their soldiers against Walhart's in the rain; they are personally confronted by Walhart who attacks Basilio, nearly killing him. Flavia intervenes and Basilio manages to strike Walhart, but Walhart strikes Basilio back, and defeats him. Basilio, in pain, gives Flavia the Gules Gemstone and demands she flee.

Summary

The dynasts' betrayal forces the Ylissean League to retreat and divide. Their main force marches on Yen'fay, while Basilio takes on Walhart despite the dangers.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Pheros Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 14 0 30+12
Cm fe13 17.png

The chapter's map is 25 columns by 25 rows.

Character data

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar f-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.pngSmall portrait ricken fe13.pngSmall portrait maribelle fe13.pngSmall portrait panne fe13.pngSmall portrait gaius fe13.pngSmall portrait cordelia fe13.pngSmall portrait gregor fe13.pngSmall portrait nowi fe13.pngSmall portrait libra fe13.pngSmall portrait tharja fe13.pngSmall portrait olivia fe13.pngSmall portrait cherche fe13.pngSmall portrait henry fe13.pngSmall portrait lucina fe13.pngSmall portrait say'ri fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 killer bow.png Killer Bow Dropped by enemy Sniper
Is 3ds01 mend.png Mend Dropped by enemy Valkyrie
Is 3ds01 concoction.png Concoction Dropped by enemy War Monk
Is 3ds01 chest key.png Chest Key Dropped by enemy Hero
Is 3ds01 fortify.png Fortify Dropped by Pheros
Is 3ds01 boots.png Boots Open western chest in northwest room
Is 3ds01 seraph robe.png Seraph Robe Open eastern chest in northwest room
Is 3ds01 master seal.png Master Seal Open northern chest in northeast room
Is 3ds01 bullion large.png Bullion (L) Open southern chest in northeast room

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword 1,410
Is 3ds01 silver lance.png Silver Lance 1,560
Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe 1,740
Is 3ds01 silver bow.png Silver Bow 1,560
Is 3ds01 arcfire.png Arcfire 1,440

Event tiles

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 hero enemy.gif
Valmese Hero 3 6 Silver Sword
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The southern four immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• The center one begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 3 Silver Axe
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The left southwestern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The right southwestern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif
Valmese Valkyrie 3 1 Arcfire MendThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 1 Silver Axe ConcoctionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 1 Short Axe
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 sniper enemy.gif
Valmese Sniper 3 4 Silver Bow
Skill +2 Prescience Hit Rate +20
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The southeastern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The other three begin moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif
Valmese Valkyrie 3 2 Arcthunder
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
The southern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 1 Hammer
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 1 Short Axe Mend
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif
Valmese Valkyrie 3 2 Arcfire
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
The southern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 sniper enemy.gif
Valmese Sniper 3 1 Killer BowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Skill +2 Prescience Hit Rate +20
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 1 Short Axe Physic
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 hero enemy.gif
Valmese Hero 3 1 Silver Axe Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif
Valmese Valkyrie 3 1 Arcwind
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma 3ds01 thief enemy.gif
Ruffian Thief 15 1 Steel Sword
Locktouch
Prioritizes opening the right northwestern chest, then escaping via the west.
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif
Pheros Valkyrie 12 1 Bolganone FortifyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Demoiselle
Immobile; stands on a throne.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 hero enemy.gif
Valmese Hero 3 2 Silver Sword
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Both arrive as NPCs, but become enemies in a scripted event.
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 1 Silver Axe
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Arrives as an NPC, but becomes an enemy in a scripted event.
Ma 3ds01 sniper enemy.gif
Valmese Sniper 3 1 Silver Bow
Skill +2 Prescience Hit Rate +20
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Arrives as an NPC, but becomes an enemy in a scripted event.
Ma 3ds01 hero enemy.gif
Valmese Hero 3 2 Silver Sword
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sniper enemy.gif
Valmese Sniper 3 1 Silver Bow
Skill +2 Prescience Hit Rate +20
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 war monk enemy.gif
Valmese War Monk 3 2 Silver Axe
Resistance +2 Healtouch Rally Luck Renewal
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 hero enemy.gif
Valmese Hero 3 1 Silver Axe
HP +5 Zeal Patience
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif
Valmese Valkyrie 3 1 Arcwind
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif
Valmese Valkyrie 3 1 Arcthunder
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--

Reinforcements

Boss data

Main article: Pheros

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait pheros fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie enemy.gif Valkyrie
Level 12
Movement -
Stats
Max HP 45 Speed 24
Strength 0 Luck 25
Magic 21 Defense 13
Skill 18 Resistance 23
Inventory Skills
Bolganone
FortifyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Demoiselle
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes B Staves A

Strategy

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

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.


From now on, all enemies you face will be promoted. On Hard difficulty, this is the first chapter in the game to give enemies forged weaponry. On Lunatic difficulty, this is the first chapter in the game where specialized weapons such as Killer weapons and weapons that deal effective damage are forged to +8 Might and +20 Hit instead of +4 Might and +10 Hit; it is also the last chapter where enemies will field unforged weaponry against the player other than unforgeable weapons and weapons meant to be dropped.

Trivia

  • Neither Basilio nor Walhart should have been able to land critical hits in their second round of combat. The statistics show both Basilio and Walhart having 0% critical rates and thus should have landed regular hits with their blows. This only really affects Basilio's strike, which should have left Walhart with 46 HP remaining instead of 20; Basilio was already at 1 HP and would have still went down even against a regular hit.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Inexorable Death "Inexorable" means "inevitable", referencing how Basilio's death was (seemingly) not prevented despite Lucina's warnings.
Japanese 死の運命 The Fate of Death
French Mort annoncée Announced death
Italian Un destino ineluttabile An inescapable destiny

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Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
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