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It's a Trap!

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It's a Trap!

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New units

Ephraim, Forde, Kyle



It's a Trap (Japanese: 陥穽そして Trap and) is the eighth chapter of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

It is not possible to not return to the world map during this chapter.


Main article: It's a Trap!/Script

Orson continues to lead Eirika and Seth into Renvall to find Ephraim. Just before they reach the cell Orson claims Ephraim is being held in, Seth asks Orson about the nature of his captivity. Orson informs Seth that they have been in captivity for two weeks and have heard nothing of how the war fares. Seth and Eirika inform Orson of King Fado’s death as well as the reason why the imperial army of Grado pursues them: Eirika’s bracelet. Orson abruptly suggests that Eirika entrust the bracelet to him or Seth for her own safety and the safety of the sacred stone. Seth immediately responds to Orson’s suggestion by demanding him to turn over his weapons. Orson attempts to deny he has any weapons, though Seth is not fooled. Seth noticed that no reinforcements came from the castle when they assaulted it. Orson escaping without Ephraim is also suspect, but Orson’s knowledge of the relation between the sacred stone and the twins' bracelets clearly revealed to Seth that Orson is working for Grado. When Seth presses Orson as to why he betrayed Renais, he admits that the empire promised to fulfill his fondest wish: to be with his wife again.

Tirado then approaches the group and sends Orson away. Eirika demands to know where her brother is and Tirado tells her the truth. Ephraim and his two knights managed to escape Valter and fled to an unknown location; the narrative that Ephraim was in Renvall’s dungeons was purely a rumor started by Tirado and his men. Despite his and Valter’s failure to capture Ephraim and seize his bracelet, they still have the chance to take Eirika’s and intend to do so by any means. Tirado’s men destroy the bridge, forcing Eirika and her allies into a battle with no hope of retreat.

After Eirika's allies begin to engage the enemy, Ephraim suddenly arrives at the site of the battle, Forde and Kyle in tow. He quickly establishes their goals of rescuing Eirika and vanquishing the enemy and immediately joins the fight. When Ephraim and Eirika finally reunite, Ephraim admits that his original plan was to attack the Emperor of Grado but he abandoned this plan when he heard that Eirika was in trouble and came to assist her. Eirika apologizes for being a burden, however, Ephraim claims there is no need for her to apologize as her efforts are enough to inspire him. Having successfully reunited, the twins resume fighting Tirado’s forces.

Once Eirika has seized the throne, Seth asked if Ephraim knew Orson was a traitor. The prince admits he learned of Orson’s treachery before this battle, during his assault own on Renvall after he has was surrounded by Valter’s forces. As Ephraim laments over his inability to prevent this outcome, Myrrh walks up to him and warns him that something dark and big is coming and that they should leave before it arrives. Eirika notices the girl’s hair is indigo and asks Ephraim who she is. He declines to give a full answer, merely stating that Emperor Vigarde has been enlisting otherworldly powers.

Chapter data

Easy/Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the throne Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eirika or Ephraim dies 9+3 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 27+6 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units
Portrait ephraim fe08.png
Automatically on turn 2
Portrait forde fe08.png
Automatically on turn 2
Portrait kyle fe08.png
Automatically on turn 2
Returning Characters

Small portrait eirika fe08.pngSmall portrait seth fe08.pngSmall portrait franz fe08.pngSmall portrait gilliam fe08.pngSmall portrait vanessa fe08.pngSmall portrait moulder fe08.pngSmall portrait ross fe08.pngSmall portrait garcia fe08.pngSmall portrait neimi fe08.pngSmall portrait colm fe08.pngSmall portrait artur fe08.pngSmall portrait lute fe08.pngSmall portrait natasha fe08.pngSmall portrait joshua fe08.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba door key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Knight
Is gba angelic robe.png Angelic Robe Open lone eastern chest
Is gba silver sword.png Silver Sword Open left western chest
Is gba elysian whip.png Elysian Whip Open right western chest
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from enemy Thief

Enemy data

Easy/Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 6 1 Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 8 3 Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 8 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 7 2 Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 6 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 8 4 Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 8 1 Steel Lance Door KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Soldier Myrmidon 6 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Soldier Mercenary 8 1 Steel Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Soldier Mercenary 7 1 Steel Sword --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Soldier Shaman 6 1 Flux --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Soldier Archer 7 1 Steel Bow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Soldier Archer 6 1 Iron Bow Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Soldier Archer 8 2 Longbow --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Soldier Mage 6 1 Thunder Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Soldier Archer 6 1 Longbow --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Soldier Shaman 8 1 Flux --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 7 1 Steel Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 6 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba general enemy.gif
Tirado General 1 1 Silver Lance Javelin Does not move; stands on a throne, the chapter's seize point.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 8 1 Steel Sword --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 8 1 Steel Lance Javelin --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 8 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Soldier Mage 7 2 Thunder --
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Soldier Thief 10 1 Iron Sword Lockpick Prioritizes opening chests, then escaping.


  • Turn 5
  • After entering the hall surrounding the throne room (columns 6-16, rows 1-11)
    • 2 Mages; one from each side of the northern border of the map
    • 1 Thief from the stairs

Boss data

Main article: Tirado

Easy/Normal Hard

Portrait tirado fe08.png
Ma gba general enemy.gif General
Level 1
Affinity Is gba animaaffin.png
Max HP 40 Luck 2
Strength 13 Defense 14
Skill 8 Resistance 8
Speed 5 Constitution 15
Movement 5 Aid 14
Silver Lance
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif B GBARankLance.gif A Axe B GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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.

This chapter holds some very useful items, along with conversations between characters. If the player wishes to rush the chapter, it is more difficult to obtain these items and conversations.

To counter the units at the front, use Franz and Gilliam to kill the knights and mercenaries. Use Ross, Lute, and Artur to take out the soldiers and shamans (through the wall). Have Eirika gradually move to the left side of Renvall (if you want to unlock her conversation with Ephraim—if not, have Franz or Gilliam continue to the left). From there, Ephraim, Forde, and Kyle will appear. Have them move north, with the two parties converging at the treasure room (use Seth, Gilliam, Artur, Ross, and Lute to take out the armored knights and any other enemies along the way). Use Colm to get two useful items: a Silver Sword and an Elysian Whip (used to promote Vanessa or Tana later in the game—Cormag comes with his own).

The boss has mediocre stats, and Ephraim can ORKO (or OHKO with a critical hit) him. Alternatively, you can use a combination of units (The Sacred Stones does not penalize for EXP distribution).

Etymology and other languages

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

It's a Trap!



Trap and





C'est un piège!

It's a Trap!


Eine Falle!

A Trap!


É una trappola!

It's a Trap!


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Waterside Renvall It's a Trap! A New Journey
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map