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Legend of the Lake

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Legend of the Lake

Cm fe16 legend of the lake.png

Location

Lake Teutates

Boss(es)

The Immovable

Weather

Fog of war

Legend of the Lake (Japanese: 湖水の伝説 Legend of the Lake) is a paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is available from Chapter 15 to Chapter 21 Silver Snow/Chapter 21 Azure Moon/Chapter 22 Verdant Wind. In order to attempt this paralogue, the player must have recruited both Linhardt and Leonie, and both must not have fallen in battle previously. In this chapter, Linhardt and Leonie seek out a sacred weapon hidden in Lake Teutates.

Plot

Main article: Legend of the Lake/Script

Byleth and Linhardt find Leonie repairing a damaged bag of hers, and she explains that she was forced to borrow a significant amount of money from her home village of Sauin in order to afford tuition at the Officers Academy and is currently deep in debt. Linhardt recounts a legend that states that a holy weapon that does not require a Crest to wield is hidden at Lake Teutates. Leonie, intrigued, browbeats Byleth and Linhardt into accompanying her on an expedition to Lake Teutates. Once they arrive at the lake, the group is confronted by a gargantuan turtle creature called The Immovable, who challenges them to overcome its trial in order to earn the holy weapon. Byleth and their companions battle their way through a platoon of illusionary soldiers and defeat The Immovable, who grants them the sacred bow The Inexhaustible as a reward. Afterwards, Leonie decides she is not yet worthy of the bow and gives it to Byleth for safekeeping. Linhardt suspects that The Immovable may actually be Saint Indech.

Beginning log

Without a Crest or a family treasure, Leonie has a difficult time getting her hands on quality gear. Linhardt offers her a hint about a sacred weapon anyone can wield.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat the Immovable Player Enemy
Defeat: Byleth or Dimitri Azure Moon/Claude Verdant Wind dies*, the player's army is routed*, or Linhardt or Leonie dies 11 18+∞

Initial No fog

Cm fe16 legend of the lake.png

Character data

Silver Snow Azure Moon Verdant Wind Crimson Flower

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m 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 anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait seteth fe16.pngSmall portrait catherine fe16.pngSmall portrait cyril 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait constance 03 fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi 02 fe16.png

Other characters may be available if the paralogue is attempted later.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 stat booster.png Spirit Dust Dropped by enemy Warlock
Is ns01 axe.png Short Axe Open center chest
Is ns01 bullion.png Extra Large Bullion Open northeastern chest
Is ns01 ore.png Umbral Steel Open far northeastern chest
Is ns01 battalion infantry silver.png Hevring Prayer Troops Automatically at the end of the chapter
Is ns01 battalion infantry silver.png Sauin Militia Automatically at the end of the chapter
Is ns01 bow silver.png The Inexhaustible Automatically at the end of the chapter

Enemy data

Note: The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this paralogue during Chapter 15. On Maddening, their levels are 3 higher starting from Chapter 16.

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 mercenary enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Mercenary 29 2 Silver Sword The northern one begins moving if the nearby Swordmaster is provoked.
Ma ns01 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Wyvern Rider 29 4 Iron Axe
Canto Axefaire
• The southern two both begin moving if either is provoked.
• The northeastern one begins moving if the nearby Sniper is provoked.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Sniper 29 3 Silver Bow
Bowfaire Bowrange +1
• The center two both begin moving if either is provoked.
• The northeastern one begins moving if the nearby Wyvern Rider is provoked.
Ma ns01 swordmaster enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Swordmaster 29 3 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Sword Crit +10
• The southeastern two both begin moving if either is provoked.
• The northern one begins moving if the nearby Mercenary is provoked.
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Warrior 29 2 Silver Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10
• The southeastern one begins moving if the nearby Warlock is provoked.
• The northern one begins moving if the nearby Brigand is provoked.
Ma ns01 warlock enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Warlock 29 1 Ragnarok Spirit DustThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Black Tomefaire Black Magic Uses x2
Begins moving if the nearby Warrior is provoked.
Ma ns01 brawler enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Brawler 29 1 Silver Gauntlets Unarmed
Unarmed Combat
--
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Brigand 29 1 Silver Axe Begins moving if the nearby Warrior is provoked.
Ma ns01 lord of the lake enemy.gif
The Immovable Lord of the Lake 31 1 Crest Stone of Indech
Monster Effect Null Ancient Dragonskin Armored Blow Counterattack Dragon-Scale Wall Pavise Aegis Renewal Latent; active starting from health bar 2 Miracle Latent; active starting from health bar 3 Quick Riposte Latent; active starting from health bar 4
Rapids
Immobile.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Brigand 23 Steel Axe --
Ma ns01 mercenary enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Mercenary 23 Steel Sword --
Ma ns01 cavalier enemy.gif
Phantom Soldier Cavalier 23 Steel Lance
Canto
--
Every enemy other than the Immovable begins moving after any unit fights the Immovable.

Reinforcements

  • Turn 2
  • Turn 3
  • Turn 4
  • The pattern above repeats infinitely.

Boss data

Main article: The Immovable
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken during Chapter 15, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from Chapter 16, the point where this boss hits gains three levels and stops scaling.

Normal Hard Maddening

Strategy

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

Fog of war is in play, so it's time to pull out your torches. There are three Wyvern Riders just north of your starting position; Linhardt's Excalibur makes mincemeat of them if he's got A Reason. Enemy reinforcements arrive every turn from turn 2; they cycle in a very predictable pattern. Send someone to the southeast corner and plant them on the reinforcement spot to prevent them from spawning. Your basic strategy is to push northeast, looting chests as you go. Once you make it to the third chest, leave behind someone to plug up the northeast reinforcement spot and cross the map to the west so you can plug up the northwest reinforcement spot. Once the reinforcements are neutralized, it's time to fight the Immovable.

If you are playing on the Verdant Wind route or have cleared Verdant Wind on a previous playthrough, the battle against the Immovable will be much easier. Claude's Immortal Corps has Ashes and Dust, which can not only hit all of the Immovable's barriers in one attack, but can be used twice per map, unlike other gambits of similar range. With just him and a Dancer, you can easily inflict a one-turn barrier break on the Immovable with a double Ashes and Dust. The Immovable, oddly enough, deals magic damage, so take that into account as you wear him down. He's got an utterly insane amount of health, so keep slugging away at him, using gambits to redirect his attacks towards bulky units, until he finally gives up the ghost.

On Maddening, the Immovable becomes much more dangerous due to the sheer amount of health he has on his final health bar. This, combined with his high defense, latent Quick Riposte, and high magic damage make him unsafe for almost any unit to initiate against, and it will take incredibly long to knock his HP down enough so that Quick Riposte is no longer active. The safest way to get him down to 95 HP and out of his Quick Riposte range is by using gambits, so be sure to save as many as you can for this final health bar. If Byleth has reached A rank in swords, then Windsweep is another useful option, as it similarly negates counterattacks. Good options for Windsweep use include the Levin Sword, as it hits the Immovable's much lower resistance, and the Cursed Ashiya Sword, which simply has high might and an incredible critical rate. Alternatively, you may want to consider waiting to inflict an armor break on the Immovable until he reaches his final health bar, so the paralysis it induces will eliminate the risk of him ORKOing your units for one turn.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Legend of the Lake --
Japanese 湖水の伝説 Legend of the Lake
Spanish La leyenda del lago The legend of the lake
French La légende du lac The legend of the lake
German Die Legend vom See The Legend of the Lake
Italian La leggenda del lago The legend of the lake
Korean 호수의 전설 Legend of the lake
Simplified Chinese 湖水的传说 Legend of the lake
Traditional Chinese 湖水的傳說 Legend of the lake

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References

Legend of the Lake


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
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 Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
FETH Crest of Flames banner.png
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
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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
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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
FETH Adrestia banner.png
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 A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions Exclusive
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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