Land of the Golden Deer
Land of the Golden Deer (Japanese: 金鹿の守る地 Protecting the Land of the Golden Deer) is a paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is available from Chapter 7 to Chapter 11. In order to attempt this paralogue, the player must have recruited Lorenz, and he must not have fallen in battle previously. In this chapter, Lorenz is called back to House Gloucester territory to suppress an uprising by an ambitious noble.
- Main article: Land of the Golden Deer/Script
Lorenz receives a letter from his father Count Gloucester explaining that Acheron, a noble of the Leicester Alliance, has deployed military forces to Gloucester lands to prosecute an old border dispute, and that he has been ordered to head home to deal with it. He further explains that internal conflict is the norm within the Alliance, House Riegan doesn't have the manpower to settle the dispute, and Count Gloucester can't deal with it since he must maintain relations with the other members of the Alliance. Lorenz invites Byleth and his classmates to tag along with him.
Byleth and Lorenz successfully defend Gloucester territory from Acheron and force him to surrender. In the aftermath, Lorenz thanks Byleth for their assistance and reveals that Acheron has sworn never to stir up trouble again, although he doubts the veracity of this claim. Lorenz also reveals that he has received the Heroes' Relic of House Gloucester, Thyrsus.
Lorenz receives a letter from his father, Count Gloucester, who wishes for his son to resolve a territorial dispute that is about to escalate to violence.
Normal Hard Maddening
This chapter features drawbridges; if a unit moves adjacent to one and uses the "Bridge" command, the drawbridge will be lowered, opening a new path to travel.
Black Eagles Blue Lions Golden Deer
- Other characters may be available if the paralogue is attempted later.
- Note: The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this chapter during Chapter 7. On Maddening, their levels are 1 higher starting from Chapter 8.
Normal Hard Maddening
- Main article: Acheron
- Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken during Chapter 7, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from Chapter 8, the point where this boss gains a level and stops scaling.
Normal Hard Maddening
12 turns is more than enough to annihilate the entire enemy cohort and knock Acheron's teeth out. Make sure to bring a couple of good cavalry units so you can pick off the Thieves with the loot; they will make a break for Acheron and try to escape when you get too close. You also need to be wary of enemy Pegasus Knights slipping past your defenses and seizing the defend point; make sure to leave an archer as a rearguard. Finally, note the drawbridges; you can only lower them from the side they are attached to.
If you do not want to play the level out, Acheron can be attacked on the first turn with the help of Stride or Warp. Any decently strong flier can take him down, and beforehand other units can also kill one or both of the thieves.
The enemies in this map deal heavy damage and should not be taken lightly. Like many other Maddening paralogues, it may be a good idea to wait at least a month before attempting this paralogue outside of New Game+.
The most hassle free method of tackling this chapter is to send a powerful flier directly to Acheron with the help of Stride, but otherwise with a decent team you should be able to hold off the enemies with the help of gambits. Take advantage of the forest terrain for extra Avoid, especially if things get hairy. Prioritize killing Pegasus Knights when they approach, as they have can one round your weaker units and seize the defense point. Killing the thieves can be difficult, but with Warp and Stride at your disposal you should be able to kill them before killing Acheron to end the map.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Land of the Golden Deer||--|
|Japanese||金鹿の守る地||Protecting the Land of the Golden Deer|
|Spanish||La tierra del Ciervo Dorado||The land of the Golden Deer|
|French||La terre du Cerf d'or||The land of the Golden deer|
|German||Land der Goldenen Hirsche||Land of the Golden Deer|
|Italian||La terra dei Cervi Dorati||The land of the Golden Deer|
|Korean||금사슴이 지키는 땅||Land guarded by the golden deer|
|Simplified Chinese||金鹿的守护之地||Land guarded by the golden deer|
|Traditional Chinese||金鹿的守護之地||Land guarded by the golden deer|
|Land of the Golden Deer|