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Lost Woods

Ss fe02 lost woods.png
Celica in the Lost Woods in Gaiden.

Chapter 4: Dismal Nation





If you go north, look for a hamlet in the Lost Woods. The Great Sage Hark who lives there ought to help you somehow.
— A priestess at the Temple of Mila

(Japanese: まよいのもり Lost Woods) is a dense forest and dungeon found in the north-east of Rigel.


Celica, the princess of Zofia, visited the Lost Woods during her mission to find the missing Earth Mother Mila, entering them through a hidden passage in the sorcerer Dolk's fortress. Following the advice of a priestess at the Temple of Mila, she found the Sage's Hamlet and consulted with Hark, the Great Sage who lived there, who directed her to the Tower of Duma to find the sword that sealed Mila. At her request he also blessed her friend Alm with new power.[1] She also talked with a resident of the village who tried to tell her the way to fight Juda, but a curse laid on him killed him before he could tell her everything.[2]

Notable locations in the Lost Woods

Sage's Hamlet

The Sage's Hamlet (Japanese: 賢者の里 Sage's Village) is a hidden village which can be reached only through traveling through the Lost Woods. It is largely inhabited by Sages, including the Great Sage Hark, who fled there after being betrayed by Juda.[3]

The Sage's Hamlet still exists in the era of Ylisse and Valm, or at least there exists a village by the same name in roughly the same location. Chrom of Ylisse fought a battle here against the treasure-hunter Gecko, who was seeking a treasure said to be hidden in the Hamlet.


In Fire Emblem Gaiden

The Lost Woods appears as a major dungeon in Celica's part of Chapter 4, and is accessed after clearing Dolk's Fort and entering a pit in its back room. The primary goal is to navigate through it to exit into the north of Rigel to Duma's Gate, but several other goals are available for those who explore it. Three chests are found in the Lost Woods, each guarded by a skirmish, with these chests containing the only Silver Sword, Silver Lance and Silver Bow in the game; in addition, one of the skirmishes is full of Entombed, making it a decent place to grind for experience. There is also a Mila statue in the south-east, allowing units to promote.

Near the western exit to Duma's Gate, there is also a northern exit to the Sage's Hamlet. Visiting here is necessary in order to promote Alm, and the player also receives a hint for how to fight Juda later in the game.

Some parts of the Lost Woods contain exits that do not connect to any actual part of the path, and instead lead to what is called a "lost square". Lost squares all look the same, with four exits, do not go anywhere and continuing through them will only get Celica lost in more lost squares, meaning that Celica must go back the way she came to get back on the actual path. On the map below, any exit not noted as connecting to anything leads to a lost square.

Skirmish enemies and allied units fielded
# Units Skirmish enemies
Skirmish 1 10* HiKnight ×3
Skirmish 2 10* Sorcerer ×7
Skirmish 3 10* Entombed ×8

Map of the Lost Woods
Lost Woods Sage's Hamlet
Cm fe02 lost woods.png Cm fe02 sage's hamlet.png

In Fire Emblem Awakening

The Sage's Hamlet is the setting of Paralogue 5, where Chrom's army fights off a bandit raid and recruits Owain. After clearing the paralogue, its armory becomes accessible on the world map and skirmishes can be fought here.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds iron sword.png Iron Sword 520
Is 3ds steel sword.png Steel Sword 840
Is 3ds silver sword.png Silver Sword 1,410
Is 3ds killing edge.png Killing Edge 1,470



Etymology and other languages

Lost Woods

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Lost Woods Used in the Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese まよいのもり Lost Woods

Sage's Hamlet

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Sage's Hamlet As of Fire Emblem Awakening.
Sage Village In the Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese 賢者の里 Sage's Village
Spanish La aldea del sabio The village of the sage
French Hameau du sage Sage's hamlet
German Der Weisers Weiler The Sage's Hamlet
Italian Dimora del saggio Sage's residence


  1. "Hark: Hmm... You have come here seeking the missing Mila? The sword that sealed Mila lies under the Tower of Duma. However... Juda will not allow you to draw near. If there is anything I can do, I will lend you my power.
    Celica: I have nothing to ask of you. Although, Alm... I'd like to help him...
    Hark: I understand. I shall bless him with newly awakened powers.
    " - Hark and Celica, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  2. "Juda is a vile man. If you wish to fight him, there is only one way. On turn 4, 8, 12... Ugh... I... Juda's spell has..." - A resident of the Sage's Hamlet, Fire Emblem Gaiden
  3. "Master Hark was the High Priest of Lord Duma. However, he lost a dispute with the Shaman Juda and fled here." - A resident of the Sage's Hamlet, Fire Emblem Gaiden
Fire Emblem Gaiden
Playable characters AlmAtlasBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveDeenDyuteEstFolsGennyGrayJeseyKamuiLeonLukasLuthierMachildaMaeMycenNomahPaisonPallaQulyfSaberSilkSonyaTeetaTobinValbarZeak
Non-playable characters HarkLipricaMassenaMilaRima IV
Bosses BlyDahhaDeenDolkDozerDyuteDumaGahhaGanephGarcieGazelGriethHesteJamilJerowmJudaLosoMagnamMarlaMeularMichaelNuibabaRudlfSaizoShizasSlaydeSonyaTatraWolfZackZeak
Personal weapons FalchionRoyal Sword
Chapters 1: To Zofia! • 2: Celica's Leave • 3: Liberty War • 4: Dismal Nation • 5: Reunion, Yet...
Locations ValentiaMila ShrinesNovisRigel (Fear ShrineLost WoodsTower of Duma) • Zofia (Ram)
Groups, objects and concepts DeliveranceMonsters
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightAwakeningEchoes: Shadows of Valentia) • Sound Test ModeTimelineUnused contentWorld map