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Invisible Ties (premonition)

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Not to be confused with Invisible Ties, another Awakening chapter with the same title.

Invisible Ties

Cm fe13 prem.png

Location

Dragon's Table

New units

Chrom, Robin

Boss(es)

Validar

This is it! Our final battle! You're one of us, Robin, and no "destiny" can change that. Now let's kill this dastard and be done with it!
— Chrom, urging Robin to defeat Validar once and for all

Invisible Ties is the premonition chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. This chapter introduces two of the game's main characters as they take on a sorcerer. Basic mechanics are introduced in this chapter.

Plot

(Cutscene: "Fated Clash") From a first-person viewpoint, someone sees a nobleman charging toward a sorcerer, the pair engaged in battle. Neither appear to have the upper hand. As the nobleman and the sorcerer duel, the person whose eyes we're looking through charges yellow magic in their left hand. Leaving the first-person viewpoint, we then see the sorcerer jump out of the way, then lands a blow on the nobleman upon coming back down. The sorcerer then starts to charge his own magic and aims it at the nobleman. As the sorcerer's magic flies toward the nobleman, the person whose eyes were previously being seen through launches their own magic at the sorcerer's magic, nullifying the blow.

Once the cutscene ends, the nobleman (whose name is revealed to be Chrom) and the yellow mage (whose name is revealed to be the one inputted by the player for their Avatar) are preparing for what appears to be a final battle. Chrom tells Robin that he/she is one of "them", something no destiny can change, before vowing to kill the sorcerer and be done with it.

At this point, Chrom tells Robin that they should move closer to the sorcerer. The player gains control at this phase, and at this point can reveal the sorcerer's name to be Validar. Chrom and Robin eventually move close enough to Validar to engage in another battle. Once in battle, Validar claims that Chrom and Robin cannot unwrite what has already been written. Chrom and Robin eventually defeat Validar.

(Cutscene: "Fated Clash II") As another cutscene begins, we watch as Validar collapses in a dark aura. Afterwards, the viewpoint returns to first-person view, Robin and Chrom look at each other, before Validar swears that things aren't over. Validar takes one last magical shot at Chrom, the hit of which Robin takes. As Chrom congratulates Robin on a job well done, Robin suddenly starts seeing red flashes and having erratic movements. Within this daze, Robin attacks Chrom, dealing what appears to be a fatal blow. Robin comes back to his/her senses, surprised to see thunder coursing through his/her hand. Chrom states that his wound is not Robin's fault, and asks Robin to promise him that he/she will escape the area. Chrom asks Robin to leave before he collapses. Validar's evil laugh is heard as the chapter fades out.

Summary

In a vision that feels neither real nor dreamed, Robin and Chrom defeat the mage Validar. But in the vision's last moments, events take an unexpected turn.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin die. 2 0 1
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The chapter's map is 25 columns by 25 rows; a barrier, however, prevents the use of any area of the map below row 9 regardless of column (this includes two special tiles on row 17 as detailed below). It is unknown why this map is far larger than necessary.

Character data

The player will have access to two units in this chapter, Chrom and Robin. Both have setups used only in this chapter; they do not take on their default setups until the next chapter. The weapons used in this chapter are not retained afterward.

Chrom Robin

Small portrait chrom l fe13.png
Lord
Level 20
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 41 Speed 15
Strength 20 Luck 18
Magic 3 Defense 20
Skill 17 Resistance 24
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 falchion.png Falchion
Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword
--
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Item data

There are no items obtained in this chapter.

Shop data

There is no shop in this chapter.

Event tiles

  • Column 7, row 17: On a stairs tile within the left grouping of pillars.
  • Column 19, row 17: On a stairs tile within the right grouping of pillars.

As a barrier prohibits the player from moving either Chrom or Robin onto or below row 10 regardless of column, these two event tiles are inaccessible to the player.

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer validar enemy.gif
Validar Sorcerer 5 1 Is 3ds01 grima's truth.png Grima's Truth Immobile.
Will not initiate combat.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Validar
Small portrait validar fe13.png
Sorcerer
Level 5
Movement -
Stats
Max HP 39 Speed 13
Strength 5 Luck 12
Magic 21 Defense 15
Skill 15 Resistance 12
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds01 grima's truth.png Grima's Truth --
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes B/A Staves --

Strategy

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

Robin and Chrom should pair up, with Robin being the support unit. Then, Chrom should attack Validar with the silver sword, which will ORKO Validar.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Invisible Ties
Japanese 運命か、絆か Fate, or Bonds

Gallery

Invisible Ties The Verge of History


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