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Hoshido Capital: Plaza

New units

Sakura, Azura



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The Path Is Yours

You were not hurt? Tell me you're OK.
— Mikoto, to her child

Mother (Japanese: 母と子 Mother and Child) is the fifth chapter of Fire Emblem Fates, and the last full chapter before the game splits into its multiple campaigns. In this chapter, a celebration of Corrin's return to Hoshido is attacked by a mysterious invader who steals Corrin's sword and uses its power to kill Mikoto, causing Corrin to lose control of themselves in grief and transforming into a feral dragon. Once Corrin gets restored to their normal self, a legendary katana gets discovered in the rubble and chooses Corrin as its wielder.


Main article: Mother/Script

Mikoto, the Queen of Hoshido, shows Corrin the Shirasagi Castle throne, which can restore Corrin's memories of Hoshidan siblings by purifying the body and mind. Corrin then meets Yukimura and spends some time with their Hoshidan family, while Mikoto prepares a ceremony of announcing Corrin's presence in Hoshido.

Corrin and their siblings enter the city plaza after the ceremony begins, only for a mysterious figure to seize Ganglari and send its shards at Corrin. Mikoto blocks the shards with her body and dies, prompting Corrin to transform into a dragon in a fit of rage. A battle with mysterious figures begins, and once it ends, Azura calms Corrin down with her song, making them untransform. Azura offers Corrin a Dragonstone to control their dragon form more easily, then Ryoma notes the town has been destroyed by Nohrians and Mikoto's death had been planned by Garon.

Kaze informs Ryoma of new Nohrian troop movements and Ryoma decides to meet them on the battlefield. Azura then pledges that she will join Corrin and their siblings in the fight.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies 5 {{{partner}}} 1 7
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Map dimensions:
15 columns by 18 rows

Character data

New units
Small portrait sakura fe14.png
Shrine Maiden
Bloom Festal
Automatically from turn 1
Small portrait azura fe14.png
Brass Naginata
Automatically from turn 1
Required characters
Corrin f ​
Available characters
Rinkah ​Kaze ​

Note: At the start of the chapter, Corrin will class change into a Feral Dragon automatically, gaining access to Draconic Rage. Corrin will return to being a Nohr Prince/Nohr Princess and lose access to Draconic Rage at the end of the chapter.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds02 stat booster.png HP Tonic Dropped by enemy Mercenary
Is 3ds02 katana.png Yato Automatically at end of chapter
Is 3ds02 dragonstone.png Dragonstone Automatically at end of chapter

If the HP Tonic is in the inventory of anyone other than Corrin by the end of this chapter and the player does not go on to the Birthright campaign, the HP Tonic will be placed into the convoy for access after the conclusion of chapter 6. Additionally, the Ganglari will be removed from Corrin's inventory automatically at the start of the chapter.

Event tile data

There are no event tiles during the events of the chapter. When returning to the area for skirmishes in Birthright and Revelation, the following event tiles appear:

  • Column 8, row 2: Six squares north of the row with the skirmish player deployment points
  • Column 12, row 12: Surrounded by rubble tiles on three sides

Dragon Vein data

There are no Dragon Veins in this chapter.

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds02 swordmaster hooded man enemy.gif ??? Swordmaster 10 1 38 24 2 27 29+1 0 25−1 18−1 - Kodachi
Ma 3ds02 mercenary vallite enemy.gif Invader Mercenary 7 1 21 11 0 10 9 5 7 4 5 Iron Sword
Begins moving if a northern Mercenary or Dark Mage is provoked.
Ma 3ds02 mercenary vallite enemy.gif Invader Mercenary 7 1 21 11 0 10 9 5 7 4 5 Iron Sword HP TonicThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving if a northern Mercenary or Dark Mage is provoked.
Ma 3ds02 mercenary vallite enemy.gif Invader Mercenary 7 2 21 11 0 10 9 5 7 4 5 Wyrmslayer
• The northern one begins moving if a northern Mercenary or Dark Mage is provoked.
• The southern one begins moving if a nearby Dark Mage is provoked.
Ma 3ds02 dark mage vallite enemy.gif Invader Dark Mage 7 2 19 0 10 8 5 2 5 8 5 Thunder
Both begin moving if either of them or the nearby Mercenary is provoked.


  • After entering the southern enemy group's attack range (Hard/Lunatic only)
    • 2 Dark Mages; one from the southwestern and southeastern corners of the map each
    • 2 Dark Mages; one from the northwestern and northeastern corners of the map each (Lunatic only)

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds02 swordmaster ryoma other.gif Ryoma Swordmaster 1 1 26 13+4 2 15 16+1 15 12−1 9−1 6 Raijinto
Bushido Vantage Duelist's Blow
• Duels with ???. Ignored by others.
• Will dodge ???'s first three attacks.

Boss data

Main article: ???
Note: This boss's stats are the same across all difficulties.
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Ma 3ds02 outrealm class enemy.gif Swordmaster
Level 10
Movement -
Max HP 38 Speed 29+1
Strength 24 Luck 0
Magic 2 Defense 25−1
Skill 27 Resistance 18−1
Inventory Skills
Kodachi --
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas A Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --


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Etymology and other languages

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





Mother and Child





Une mère

A mother





La madre

The mother


어머니와 자식

Mother and Child


← Hoshido • Mother • The Path Is Yours →
Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright
DLC Anna
amiibo IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Non-playable characters CassitaLaylaLilithRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
Background characters CadrosIkonaKaterinaMoro
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue P: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King GaronE: Dawn Breaks
6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty KingE: Night Breaks Through
6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My CryE: Anankos
Paralogues 1: Tragic Start • 2: Dragon Blood • 3: Surprise Duet • 4: Fight or Flight • 5: Bold Approach • 6: Herbal Remedy • 7: Father & Liege • 8: A Great Hunt • 9: Saizo vs. Saizo • 10: Hunter & Prey • 11: A Long Grudge • 12: Sweet Dreams • 13: Truly Talented • 14: After the End • 15: Hidden Bravery • 16: Abducted • 17: Two Defenders • 18: Nutty Family • 19: Great Heroism • 20: Ultimate Power • 21: Bright Smile • 22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions Birthright: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Conquest: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Revelation: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Notre SagesseValla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Ancient TextsDragon VeinMy Castle
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • ItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics 4koma Comic & Character Guide BookCrown of NibelungDownloadable contentName chart • Other games (Awakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack