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Marth Embarks

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Marth Embarks

Cm fe11 1.jpg

Location

Isle of Talys

New units

Marth*, Caeda, Jagen*, Cain*, Abel*, Draug, Gordin*, Wrys*, Norne*

Boss(es)

Gazzak

Marth Embarks is the first chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, the first book of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. It is set two years after the prologue of Shadow Dragon.

Plot

Main article: Marth Embarks/Script

Marth, having narrowly survived the downfall of Altea, reaches the island kingdom of Talys, where its king Mostyn allows him to reside in the eastern fortress. Marth spends two years in hiding, training to become strong enough to challenge Medeus. One day, pirates from the town of Galder storm the island and begin pillaging the local villages. Princess Caeda races to the eastern fortress to enlist Marth's aid, and he promptly engages the pirates.

Starting from the east side of the island, Marth leads the army to the western castle, where he defeats Gazzak, the leader of the pirates. He meets King Mostyn, who deems him worthy to battle Dolhr and supplies him with a group of soldiers, most notably Ogma, to help him reclaim Altea. King Mostyn advises Marth to recruit more fighters who can help, whether they are hiding in villages or being forced to fight by the enemy.

Chapter data

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

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Marth dies 7+1 0 14
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Character data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon Normal Mode Shadow Dragon Hard Modes

Characters
New Units
Marth
Portrait marth fe11.png
Lord
HP
18
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Caeda
Portrait caeda fe11.png
Pegasus Knight
HP
16
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Jagen
Portrait jagen fe11.png
Paladin
HP
22
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Cain
Portrait cain fe11.png
Cavalier
HP
20
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Abel
Portrait abel fe11.png
Cavalier
HP
20
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Draug
Portrait draug fe11.png
Knight
HP
20
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Gordin
Portrait gordin fe11.png
Archer
HP
18
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Wrys
Portrait wrys fe11.png
Curate
HP
16
Level
1
Visit western village
Returning Characters

None

Item data

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

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds bullion.png 10,000 G Visit the eastern village.
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by Gazzak.

Shop data

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

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds iron sword.png
Iron Sword 400

Enemy data

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

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 pirate enemy.gif
Pirate Pirate 1 11 Is ds iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Pirate Thief 1 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif
Pirate Hunter 1 1 Is ds iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma ds01 pirate enemy.gif
Gazzak Pirate 5 1 Is ds steel axe.png Steel AxeIs ds vulnerary.png VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immobile, but will move onto the gate on turn 1.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Gazzak
Boss data

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

Normal Hard-5

Small portrait gazzak fe11.png
Pirate
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 24 Speed 8
Strength 7 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 6
Skill 3 Resistance 0
Inventory
Is ds steel axe.png Steel Axe
Is ds vulnerary.png VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
DSRankSword.png -- DSRankLance.png -- DSRankAxe.png D
DSRankBow.png -- DSRankTome.png -- DSRankStaff.png --

Strategy

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

On Shadow Dragon's H5 difficulty, resetting until Gazzak has 10 Speed can make your life marginally easier. At the beginning of the game, your initial units are: Marth, the main character; Caeda, a hard-hitting but frail Pegasus Knight; Cain and Abel, two Cavaliers with solid stats all-around; Draug, a solid early-game tank; Jagen, a Paladin who can provide some early support with his Silver Lance; and Gordin, an Archer with sub-par stats and growths across the board. Marth should visit the village immediately to get 10,000 gold; you should then buy Javelins for Draug, Caeda, and Jagen and Iron Lances for Abel and Caeda. Have Abel weaken the nearby Thief with his Javelin twice so Marth can finish him on turn 2.

From the beginning of the chapter, 6 of the enemy Pirates will immediately assault your position. Have Draug place himself on the eastern fortress to take the enemy attacks and retaliate with some of his own. Don't be afraid to let Jagen take a few shots with his Silver Lance if things go south, and never EVER let Gordin end a turn in the enemy's attack range with his Steel Bow equipped; he will be doubled and ORKOed.

Once the six aggressive pirates are dead, the battle is won. Don't be afraid to use the forts to heal your units if they are wounded, and continue to use Draug to lure in the enemies one at a time so you can take them out at your leisure. Try to get all of your units except Jagen to level 2. If Cain gets +1 Speed, he can avoid being doubled by 10 Speed Gazzak. If Draug gets +1 HP or Defense and +1 Luck, he cannot be ORKOed by the pirates in the next chapter under any circumstances. If Marth and Abel get +1 Speed, they cannot be doubled by 11 Speed Gazzak, and if Abel gets +1 Luck, he cannot be critically hit by Gazzak. The western village contains Wrys, a curate who is only really useful in Chapter 2. Gazzak is very easy to defeat; just pick away at him with Javelins and the Iron Bow until he drops. Never let Jagen attack him if he can kill him with a critical hit; you cannot afford to let him soak up the badly needed experience Gazzak yields.

Trivia

  • Wrys was removed from Mystery of the Emblem Book I and replaced by Gazzak's vulnerary, which was removed from his inventory and placed in the village. This has been referenced several times in relation to Wrys in recent years, with the most blatant reference being the fact that Wrys's primary ability on his default Fire Emblem Cipher card is to be discarded for a Vulnerary equivalent.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Marth Embarks
Japanese マルスの旅立ち Marth's Departure
Spanish El viaje de Marth Marth's journey
French La quête de Marth Marth's quest
German Marth bricht auf Lit. "Marth breaks on"
Italian Marth approda a Talys Marth arrives at Talys

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References


Prologue IV Marth Embarks The Pirates of Galder


Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 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 • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave 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 AbelArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEllereanEstFeenaGordinJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLukeMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRaianRickardRoderickRosheaSamsonSamtoSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelMage DragonMedeusNehringRuckeSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
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 Slave 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 Vice • 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 and the Blade of LightGaidenBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCartasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
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 Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline