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Insurmountable

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Insurmountable

Cm fe16 insurmountable.png

Location

Fódlan's Throat

Boss(es)

Nader

Insurmountable (Japanese: 天山いまだ越えず That Which is not yet Crossed) is a paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is available from Chapter 15 to Chapter 17 of the Crimson Flower route. In this chapter, Edelgard and Byleth defend Fódlan's Throat from Almyran invaders.

Plot

Main article: Insurmountable/Script

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Beginning log

As Edelgard works to reorganize the army after merging with Alliance troops, she receives an urgent message from Duke Goneril, whose forces guard Fódlan's Locket.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Nader Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Byleth dies*, the player's army is routed*, Edelgard dies, or a defended location is captured 12 4 26+∞
Cm fe16 insurmountable.png

Character data

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth f 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hubert 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait petra 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait felix 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait annette 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.pngSmall portrait jeritza 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait constance 04 fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi 02 fe16.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 shield.png Silver Shield Dropped by enemy Sniper
Is ns01 stat booster.png Goddess Icon Steal from enemy Bow Knight
Is ns01 stat booster.png Energy Drop Steal from enemy Wyvern Lord
Is ns01 stat booster.png Seraph Robe Steal from enemy Wyvern Lord
Is ns01 shield.png Aurora Shield Steal from Nader
Is ns01 battalion infantry silver.png Holst's Chosen Automatically at the end of the chapter

Enemy data

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Warrior 29 3 Steel Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Sniper 29 1 Killer Bow Silver ShieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Bowfaire Bowrange +1
Almyra Mercenaries Lv 5: Fusillade
--
Ma ns01 bow knight enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Bow Knight 29 4 Steel Bow
Canto Bowfaire Bowrange +2
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Sniper 29 2 Silver Bow
Bowfaire Bowrange +2
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 bow knight enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Bow Knight 29 1 Silver Bow Goddess Icon
Canto Bowfaire Bowrange +2
Almyra Cavalry Lv 5: Assault Troop
--
Ma ns01 mortal savant enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Mortal Savant 29 2 Bolganone Steel Sword
Swordfaire Black Tomefaire
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 bow knight enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Bow Knight 29 1 Steel Bow
Canto Bowfaire Bowrange +2
Almyra Cavalry Lv 5: Assault Troop
--
Ma ns01 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Wyvern Rider 29 4 Silver Axe
Canto Axefaire
Begins moving if a nearby Wyvern Lord is provoked.
Ma ns01 wyvern lord enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Wyvern Lord 29 1 Silver Axe Energy Drop
Canto Axefaire Avo +10
Almyra Wyvern Co. Lv 5: Assault Troop
--
Ma ns01 wyvern lord enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Wyvern Lord 29 2 Silver Axe
Canto Axefaire Avo +10
--
Ma ns01 wyvern lord enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Wyvern Lord 29 1 Silver Axe Seraph Robe
Canto Axefaire Avo +10
Almyra Wyvern Co. Lv 5: Assault Troop
--
Ma ns01 giant bird enemy.gif
Giant Bird Giant Bird 29 1 Dark Stone (Bird)
Avo +10 Defiant Spd Enclosing Wall Giant Wings Darting Blow Latent; active starting from health bar 2
Sky Fissure
Is ns01 weakness axe.png Weak to Axes.
Ma ns01 giant bird enemy.gif
Giant Bird Giant Bird 29 1 Dark Stone (Bird)
Avo +10 Defiant Spd Enclosing Wall Giant Wings Darting Blow Latent; active starting from health bar 2
Sky Fissure
Is ns01 weakness lance.png Weak to Lances.
Ma ns01 giant bird enemy.gif
Giant Bird Giant Bird 29 1 Dark Stone (Bird)
Avo +10 Defiant Spd Enclosing Wall Giant Wings Darting Blow Latent; active starting from health bar 2
Sky Fissure
Is ns01 weakness sword.png Weak to Swords.
Ma ns01 wyvern lord enemy.gif
Nader Wyvern Lord 31 1 Brave Axe Aurora Shield Tomahawk
General Canto Axefaire Avo +10 Axe Prowess Lv 4 Desperation Pavise Defiant Avo
Almyra Wyvern Co. Lv 5: Assault Troop
Immobile; stands on a heal tile +.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Almyran Soldier Wyvern Rider 29 Silver Axe
Canto Axefaire
--

Reinforcements

  • Every odd-numbered turn (Normal)/Every turn (Hard/Maddening)

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 paladin other.gif
Goneril Soldier Paladin 30/31/37 2 Silver Lance
Canto Lancefaire Terrain Resistance
Alliance Knights Lv 4: Blaze
• Immobile.
• Leaves the map at the start of turn 1.
Ma ns01 armored knight other.gif
Goneril Soldier Armored Knight 30/31/37 2 Silver Axe
Alliance Armored Co. Lv 4: Disturbance
• Immobile.
• Leaves the map at the start of turn 1.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Nader

Normal Hard Maddening

Strategy

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

This is one of the most difficult paralogues to defeat using "normal" strategies, especially on the higher difficulties. Almyra has read the strategy guide that Wyvern Lords and Bow Knights are very good, so if you hold back and defend, you'll have to deal with an onslaught of units with absolutely massive threat range, making it very difficult to safely position your units. As usual, fliers are very useful for maneuvering quickly around this gap and forest filled map if you choose to try to defeat everything, but be ready with the "Dismount" command if there's a Bow Knight in range of where the flier ends up. Which there probably will be.

If you're okay with missing out on the items to steal, a more sanity-preserving way to win is just to immediately try to complete the objective of defeating Nader rather than withstanding the onslaught. Nader is a physical defense tank, but his magic defense is very bad. The safest and easiest way is to move up to the center of the map using Stride on turn 1, then go for a turn 2 victory with a long-range magic user and another Stride use. Warlock Dorothea with 2 Meteors and a Dancer to let her Meteor twice on turn 2 is probably the safest way. Hanneman also packs Meteor if you've built him but not Dorothea. If you want to get up-close and personal, Linhardt's Warp spell on turn 2 can help a Stride'd mage also get in range of Nader (Lysithea as well, if you recruited her). If you're set on stealing the Aurora Shield, Warp can also be used on a thief to set up that steal before raining magical flaming rocks on Nader.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Insurmountable --
Japanese 天山いまだ越えず That Which is not yet Crossed
Spanish Infranqueable Impassable
French L'infranchissable The impassable
German Unüberwindbar Insurmountable
Italian Insormontabile Insurmountable
Korean 넘지 못할 태산 Something which cannot be crossed
Simplified Chinese 仍未跨越天山 Remains to be crossed
Traditional Chinese 仍未跨越天山 Remains to be crossed

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References

Insurmountable


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Duke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
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Chapters Part I Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power StruggleBlack Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
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13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
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Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
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