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Lady of Deceit

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Lady of Deceit

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Garreg Mach Monastery


Cornelia, Rodrigue

How could they deceive me and close in on Arianrhod?! But it's not like I'm going to just stand by and watch... I will slaughter them all. Titanus, my lovely dolls... Seek out the enemy and destroy them! And if the chance presents itself, I wouldn't mind being rid of those unsightly Kingdom forces too!
— Cornelia

Lady of Deceit is the sixteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in Crimson Flower.


Main article: Lady of Deceit/Script

Edelgard and Hubert reveal to Byleth that while the general army is under the impression that they will immediately invade Fhirdiad, the Black Eagle Strike Force will launch a secret attack on Arianrhod as a preliminary step. At the end of the month, the Adrestians make for Arianrhod, much to its commander Cornelia's shock; she concludes that they are coming after her personally rather than the fort. She deploys mechanical weapons called Titanus to stop the Adrestians and even kill some of her own Faerghus troops. The Adrestians defeat Cornelia, who ominously proclaims that what has just transpired is all part of her script before expiring. With the total unification of Fódlan in reach, Edelgard announces that the Black Eagle Strike Force will lead all of Adrestia's military might to Fhirdiad.

When the group returns to Garreg Mach Monastery, they find Lord Arundel waiting for them. Arundel explains that he has concluded his business in the former Alliance territories and wanted to drop in on his niece. He further reveals that Cornelia was planning to betray the Kingdom, but that Edelgard's forces killed her before she could get the chance. Arundel chides Edelgard for her imprudence, but she remains confident. Arundel ominously warns her that the Empire may become another Arianrhod before taking his leave. Hubert arrives and reveals that pillars of light have disintegrated Arianrhod, House Rowe has been wiped out to the last, and approximately a third of the Imperial occupation force is unaccounted for, and Edelgard presumes this to be Arundel's work. Hubert explains legend has it that Ailell, the Valley of Torment, was destroyed under similar circumstances, and connects it to the current incident and figures that those who slither in the dark were responsible. The group scapegoats the Church of Seiros for the incident and makes plans to invade Fhirdiad by the end of next month.

Character data

New Units
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 shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.png

Note: At the start of the chapter, Edelgard will class change to Emperor automatically.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 axe.png Silver Axe+ Tournament prize
Is ns01 gift.png Albinean Moose Quest reward: Taking Care of Business
Is ns01 battalion infantry.png Brigid Mercenaries Quest reward: Taking Care of Business
Is ns01 battalion infantry.png Thieves Quest reward: Taking Care of Business
Is ns01 axe.png Brave Axe Dropped by Gwendal in The Siege of Arianrhod
Is ns01 stat booster.png Speedwing Chest in The Siege of Arianrhod


Main article: Lady of Deceit/The Siege of Arianrhod

At the beginning of the chapter, Edelgard is automatically certified for her personal Emperor class and immediately reclasses there.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Lady of Deceit --


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Tempest of Swords and Shields Lady of Deceit Field of Revenge

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisBylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanManuelaSetethShamir
Non-playable characters AnnaDuke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJeritzaJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisPallardóRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableThe Wind CallerWandering Beast
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFreikugelLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleThunderbrandThyrsus
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
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
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
Paralogues Part I An Ocean ViewDeath TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Locations FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerMonstersThose who slither in the dark
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