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Land of Sorrow (Shadow Dragon)

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This page is about the chapter from Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem Book 1, and Shadow Dragon. For the act from Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, see Land of Sorrow (Gaiden).

Land of Sorrow

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Location

Gra Bastion

New units

Palla, Catria, Astram*

Boss(es)

Jiol

Land of Sorrow (Japanese: 悲しみの大地・グラ Gra, Land of Sorrow) is the fourteenth chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the eleventh chapter in book 1 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Main article: Land of Sorrow (Shadow Dragon)/Script

As Marth and his men descend upon Gra Bastion, King Jiol requests reinforcements from Dolhr, but is disappointed and horrified to learn he is only receiving Macedonian pegasus knights. His fears prove to be well-founded, and Marth cuts down Jiol and avenges his father's death. In the aftermath, Marth cannot find Falchion. Malledus reports that Gharnef is currently in possession of the holy blade, and Marth reluctantly elects to pursue him to Khadein to retrieve it.

Chapter data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 14+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 22+18-2 {{{third}}}
 

Character data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Catria
 
Pegasus Knight
HP
20
Level
5
Enemy, talk to with Marth*
Palla
 
Pegasus Knight
HP
22
Level
8
Enemy, talk to with Marth*

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Returning Characters

                                              

Item data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Items
Name Obtainment Method
  Stonehoist Dropped by enemy Ballistician
  Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Thief
  Silver Sword Dropped by enemy Thief
  Bullion (S) Treasure room, left chest
  Silver Card Treasure room, right chest
  Thoron Visit the village
  Killer Bow Dropped by Jiol

Shop data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Armorslayer 1000

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon Shadow Dragon (Hard-5)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Gra Knight 7 1   Steel Lance --
Gra Knight 11 1   Silver Lance --
Gra Knight 7 1   Ridersbane --
Gra Knight 7 2   Javelin --
Gra Knight 7 1   Iron Lance --
Gra Thief 9 1   Iron Sword  Vulnerary  Prioritizes destroying the village.
Gra Thief 7 1   Iron Sword  Silver Sword  Prioritizes opening a chest, then escaping.
Gra Curate 7 1   Mend --
Gra Curate 12 1   Fortify --
Gra Ballistician 3 1   Stonehoist  --
Gra Archer 7 3   Steel Bow Two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Gra Archer 7 2   Longbow --
Gra Cavalier 7 2   Steel Lance --
Gra Cavalier 7 2   Iron Lance --
Gra Sniper 3 1   Silver Bow --
Jiol General 1 1   Silver Lance  Killer Bow  Immobile; stands on a throne, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Catria Pegasus Knight 5 1   Killer Lance Will move to Marth and initiate her recruitment instead of attacking.
Palla Pegasus Knight 8 1   Dragonpike Will move to Marth and initiate her recruitment instead of attacking.
Dragoon Pegasus Knight 7 8   Steel Lance --
Dragoon Pegasus Knight 7 8   Javelin --

Reinforcements

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Mystery of the Emblem
  • Starting Turn 5, continuing until 10 of each have appeared
Shadow Dragon

Boss data

Main article: Jiol
Boss data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Normal Hard-5

 
  General
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 34 Speed 6
Strength 11 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 16
Skill 3 Resistance 3
Inventory
  Silver Lance
  Killer Bow 
Weapon Levels
  --   B   --
  B   --   --

Strategy

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

In this chapter, you get the Pegasus Knights Palla and Catria. Their bases are rather questionable for their join time, but they both have pretty good growths and the next chapter is good for getting them up to snuff. When the chapter starts, your immediate priorities are picking off the enemy Ballistician near the starting point and killing the Fortify Curate over to the west with an artillery barrage. If you have a Thief or appropriate key, you can unlock the drawbridge and proceed directly south; if not, you're taking the long way west around the fort area. Marth and some bodyguards should take the long way anyway since there's a village with a Thoron tome that way. Your next big concern is the Thieves gunning for the treasure on the south side of the map; if you don't catch up to them by about turn 9, they'll make off with your precious Bullion. The real prize down there is the Silver Card, which gives you half off at any shop. The final issue is the Pegasus Knights who spawn on the west edge of the map. Fortunately, your Generals should make quick work of them. Jiol is a fairly standard General boss, and you shouldn't have too much trouble putting him down with mages, but if you really want to do it in style, have Marth gut the dirty father-killer.

Trivia

  • Despite enemies having their Killer weaponry forged as standard issue on H5 difficulty at this point of the game, Jiol wields an ordinary unforged Killer Bow.
  • This map is reused for Chapter 17 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Book II.

Etymology and other languages

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

Land of Sorrow

--

Japanese

悲しみの大地・グラ

Gra, Land of Sorrow

Spanish

Recuerdos de trag.

Memories of tragedy

French

Terres de tristesse

Lands of sadness

German

Land der Trauer

Land of Sorrow

Italian

La valle del dolore

The valley of sorrow

Gallery


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References

The Ageless Palace
The Wooden Cavalry
Land of Sorrow An Oasis of Magic
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: The Ghoul's Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire Emblem/Binding ShieldFortifyGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name charts (Book 1Book 2) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenFire Emblem: Archanea SagaShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • Endgame: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics ConversationsList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline