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Of Sacred Blood

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Of Sacred Blood

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Carrion Isle

New units

Henry, Lucina


Risen Chief

That's the Brand of the Exalt... Lucina... You deserved better from me than one sword and a world of troubles. I'm sorry.
— Chrom, when Lucina reveals her true identity

Of Sacred Blood (Japanese: 古き血脈 Ancient Bloodline) is the thirteenth chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. In this chapter, while in Plegia as part of negotiations for warships to take on the Valmese forces, a disturbing fact about Robin is uncovered and the Shepherds are ambushed by Risen. Additionally, "Marth"'s true identity is finally discovered.

Clearing this chapter is the first requirement toward unlocking twelve different paralogue chapters in which the player can recruit the other children who hail from the future. To complete unlocking those chapters, the fixed parents of those children must be married; there is no set deadline for this requirement to be met. Some child paralogues require additional clearing additional chapters along the main storyline or unlocking additional child paralogues. As long as Chrom did not marry the Maiden, the player is guaranteed to unlock at least one of these paralogues upon first clearing the chapter.


Main article: Of Sacred Blood/Script

Aversa welcomes Chrom, Robin, and Frederick to Plegia as they arrive, and confirms the rumors that the new King Validar is Grimleal. Validar arrives and greets them; though he denies ever having met them, Chrom and Robin privately recognize Validar from the assassination attempt on Emmeryn. Aversa states that Plegia can offer no soldiers, but can provide 800 warships, 200 transports, and full funding for the campaign against Valm, an offer which is accepted. Before they can return to Port Ferox, Aversa introduces the most accomplished hierophant of Plegia, who looks identical to Robin and shares their name. Before such a coincidence can be clarified, Aversa and Validar depart to prepare Plegia's aid against Valm.

That night, Robin is troubled by thoughts of the hierophant before hearing the hierophant's voice calling out. Robin then hears Validar's voice, claiming he is Robin's father and requests Robin give in to Grima. Chrom arrives, having heard Robin's shouts, causing Validar to cease contact, dissipating Robin's apparent headache. Robin tells Chrom about Validar's voice and his claim that Robin is his child, and Chrom speculates that the hierophant may be Robin's twin, though Robin is unsure. Frederick then runs in and informs Chrom that they are under attack from Risen, in spite of the posted sentries. Chrom accuses Validar of enabling this, then orders the Shepherds to prepare to fight.

As the battle begins, a dark mage, Henry, arrives amongst a murder of crows, claiming the crows wished to inform Chrom that he is caught in a trap. Henry then joins the Shepherds, informing them further of reinforcements from the forts.

As the battle comes to an end, Chrom lets his guard down, only for a risen assassin to appear. Marth arrives and defends Chrom from the assassin, calling him "father" in the process. She asks to speak with Chrom privately, where she reveals the Brand of the Exalt in her right eye, confirming her identity as Chrom's daughter, Lucina. While the two reconnect, Robin interrupts, stating that they could start a rumor. Chrom and Lucina then reveal the truth to Chrom's wife, though she cannot quite belive it; if Chrom married the maiden, this is revealed to Robin. Lucina specifies that she comes from a ruined future where Chrom and the Shepherds were killed and Grima was resurrected. Chrom takes her bearing the wholly unique Falchion as proof enough, and Chrom's wife fully accepts Lucina as her daughter.


While meeting with Validar—now king of Plegia—Robin sees a [man/woman] who could be [his/her] twin. That night, [he/she] learns that [he/she] is Validar's [son/daughter].

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat the Risen Chief Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 12+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 26+13 {{{third}}}

The chapter's map is 16 columns by 26 rows.

Character data

New Units
Dark Mage
Automatically from turn 1
Automatically at the end of the chapter











Returning Characters


Note: The returning characters list does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
  Longbow Dropped by enemy Archer
  Silver Bow Dropped by enemy Sniper
  Silver Axe Dropped by enemy Warrior
  Secret Book Dropped by Risen Chief

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
  Elfire 980
  Elthunder 1,050
  Elwind 910
  Nosferatu 980
  Reeking Box 500

Event tiles

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
  Risen Fighter 16 6 32~33 15 0 11~12 9 9~10 6~7 1~2 5   Steel Axe
• The southern two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• The northwestern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
• The other three begin moving unprovoked on turn 8.
  Risen Myrmidon 16 8 27~28 11~12 1 15 16 10 7 4 5   Steel Sword
• The southern two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• The lower northwestern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
• The other five begin moving unprovoked on turn 8.
  Risen Fighter 16 4 32~33 15 0 11~12 9 9~10 6~7 1~2 5   Hand Axe
• The northwestern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
• The other three begin moving unprovoked on turn 8.
  Risen Archer 16 1 29 11~12 0 14 9~10 5~6 7~8 2~3 5   Longbow 
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 8.
  Risen Archer 16 3 29 11~12 0 14 9~10 5~6 7~8 2~3 5   Longbow
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 8.
  Risen Sniper 2 1 38 15 1 20 15 10 14 6 6   Silver Bow
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 8.
  Risen Sniper 2 1 38 15 1 20 15 10 14 6 6   Silver Bow 
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 8.
  Risen Warrior 2 1 42 20 0 15 12 14 11 5 6   Silver Axe 
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
  Risen Chief Warrior 6 1 48 23 0 17 14 16 13 6 -   Short Axe  Secret Book 
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
  Risen Myrmidon 16 6 27~28 11~12 1 15 16 10 7 4 5   Steel Sword
  Risen Fighter 16 1 32~33 15 0 11~12 9 9~10 6~7 1~2 5   Hand Axe
  Risen Fighter 16 4 32~33 15 0 11~12 9 9~10 6~7 1~2 5   Steel Axe
  Risen Warrior 2 2 42 20 0 15 12 14 11 5 6   Steel Axe


Boss data

Main article: Risen Chief

Normal Hard Lunatic

Level 6
Movement -
Max HP 48 Speed 14
Strength 23 Luck 16
Magic 0 Defense 13
Skill 17 Resistance 6
Inventory Skills
  Short Axe
  Secret Book 
Weapon Levels
  --   --   C
  E   --   --


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

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At the end of this chapter on Lunatic+, you will have a minimum of 400 Renown (even if you skipped the paralogues). This means you can claim the Beast Killer.


  • This chapter unlocks the most potential destinations upon being cleared of any chapter in the Fire Emblem series; should all of the potential fixed parents of all child characters be already married, thirteen new destinations will be unlocked (all twelve of the child paralogues in addition to the next chapter in the main path). The next-highest number is six, held over by Three Houses; if the requirements for all possible paralogues are met, clearing Chapter 6 in Part I and Chapter 15 of Crimson Flower will both unlock five paralogues and the next chapter. In Fates, it is possible to unlock up to seven destinations, six child paralogues and the next chapter, before starting Chapter 8, but it is impossible to accomplish this before clearing Chapter 7, as three fathers required to unlock the paralogues are recruited in that chapter.

Etymology and other languages

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

Of Sacred Blood



Ancient Bloodline


Lignée maudite

Cursed lineage


Legami di sangue

Blood ties


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The Seacomers Of Sacred Blood Flames on the Blue
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Ancient LettersDouble DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map