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Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth)

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Pale Flower of Darkness

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Location

Bern

Weather

Snowstorm

New units

Karel or Harken

Boss(es)

Kenneth

Previous chapter(s)

Unfulfilled Heart

Next chapter(s)

Battle before Dawn

Pale Flower of Darkness (Japanese: 闇の白い花 White Flower of Darkness) is the twenty-fifth chapter of Eliwood's tale and twenty-seventh of Hector's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. To play Kenneth's version of the chapter, the combined experience earned by Serra, Erk, Lucius, and Priscilla must be higher than that earned by Dorcas, Bartre, Guy, and Raven.

Plot

Main articles: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth)/Script (Eliwood) and Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth)/Script (Hector)

If Vaida was not defeated in the previous chapter, she is chastised by Sonia for failing to kill Eliwood; she begs for a second chance, but is rebuffed. As Vaida leaves, Sonia lectures Ursula; Sonia considers herself a "perfect specimen", while Vaida is "human refuse". Eliwood and company arrive at the Black Fang's hideout, as Lyn has tracked them there; they then sneak into the fortress; Eliwood leaves Ninian and Nils in the care of Marcus before they leave.

The lords happen across Sonia, and eavesdrop on her giving Nino the mission she received from King Desmond. Brendan protests giving such a dangerous mission to Nino; Sonia states that, as Lloyd and Linus have not been heard from since they went to kill Eliwood, Nino is the only option. Brendan relents and leaves as Sonia calls Jaffar; she tells him that Nino will accompany him to assassinate Prince Zephiel. Jaffar protests, but Sonia refuses to listen and insists the mission will succeed as long as Jaffar is there. Sonia leaves Kenneth to guard the fortress as she, Jaffar, and Nino leave for the royal manse. The lords regroup with Marcus and begin to follow the assassins; however, Kenneth notices them, and prevents them from leaving by erecting a barrier. When Eliwood questions why a holy man is cooperating with assassins, Kenneth responds that the only true god is Nergal. Kenneth warps inside a nearby building, and Nils tells the group they must defeat Kenneth to leave. Eliwood and company prepare themselves and begin to battle their way to Kenneth.

During the battle, either Karel or Harken may appear. If one of the lords talks to Karel, he informs them that he came to "hone [his] blade" against the Black Fang, as they hava gathered new; Karel notices that the lords will become powerful warriors, and he decides to join them to see them fulfill that potential. If Harken appears, Eliwood, Hector, Marcus, Lowen, Oswin, or Isadora may speak to him; Harken reveals that he intends to atone for his failure to protect Elbert or his comrades by killing as many of the Black Fang as he can. Harken is hesitant to join Eliwood's group, but is convinced to join when he is remind of his knightly duty, of what Elbert would want him to do, or of how many people his absence would hurt.

After Kenneth has been defeated, the lords discover that Kenneth was carrying the Fire Emblem with him and recover it from his corpse. Though they have fulfilled Hellene's request, they know that they must hurry to prevent Zephiel's assassination.

Near Zephiel's abode, Sonia reviews the assassination with Nino one last time. Nino requests to hold her mother's hand; Sonia promises to Nino that, if she succeeds and kills the prince, she will hold her hand as often as she wishes. Nino is satisfied with Sonia's answer and runs ahead. Once Nino is out of earshot, Sonia orders Jaffar to kill Nino once Zephiel is dead; she explains that a scapegoat is needed to quell the chaos that will erupt once Zephiel has been assassinated. Jaffar protests, but Sonia reminds him that "Nergal does not give second chances", convincing Jaffar to silently obey her orders.

In Hector's tale, Hector asks Oswin about news on Uther's illness. Oswin informs him that there is no news; however, Oswin did receive word from Uther advising Hector to not trouble Eliwood. Hector is frustrated by his brother's apparent insistence of treating him like a child.

Beginning log

They follow the Black Fang due south. Although the trail vanishes, Lyn uses her tracking skills, and the pursuit continues. The path leads up into Bern's impassable mountains. The peaks know no seasons, and the snow covers all in a bright blanket. In this land of blinding reflections, an ancient castle appears.

Chapter data

Eliwood Normal Eliwood Hard Hector Normal Hector Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the throne Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 13+1 {{{partner}}} 0+1-1 25+14-1 {{{third}}}
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This chapter features a snowstorm. The snowstorm is active at the start of the chapter, and stops or starts every fifth turn, until turn 30 when the snowstorm resumes and continues until the chapter ends. On Normal Mode, Nils will give a warning that the weather will change one turn before it does for the first two changes.

Character data

Characters
New Units
Karel
Portrait karel fe07.png
Swordmaster
HP
31
Inventory
Wo Dao
Level
1
NPC, Talk to with main lord or Lyn*
Harken
Portrait harken fe07.png
Hero
HP
38
Inventory
Brave Sword
Level
8
Enemy, Talk to with Eliwood, Marcus, Lowen, Hector, Oswin, or Isadora*
Returning Characters

Eliwood ​Marcus ​Lowen ​Rebecca ​Dorcas ​Bartre ​Hector ​Oswin ​Matthew ​Serra ​Guy ​Merlinus ​Erk ​Priscilla ​Lyn ​Florina ​Wil ​Kent ​Sain ​Raven ​Lucius ​Canas ​Dart ​Fiora ​Legault ​Ninian ​Isadora ​Rath ​Heath ​Hawkeye ​Wallace ​Geitz ​Farina ​Pent ​Louise ​

Karel only appears if at least two specific promoted units (the Sage, Bishop, and Druid in Eliwood's tale; and the General, Bishop, and northwest Sniper in Hector's tale) are defeated before the end of turn 9; Harken appears otherwise.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba bolting.png Bolting Dropped by enemy Mage (Normal Mode only)
Is gba thunder.png Thunder Dropped by enemy Mage (Hard Mode only)
Is gba chest key.png Chest Key Dropped by enemy Sage (Eliwood's tale) or General (Hector's tale) (Normal Mode only)
Is gba speedwings.png Speedwings Dropped by enemy Sage (Eliwood's tale) or General (Hector's tale) (Hard Mode only)
Is gba flux.png Flux Dropped by enemy Shaman (Eliwood Hard Mode only)
Is gba aura.png Aura Dropped by Kenneth (drops last item; mutually exclusive with Purge in Hard Mode)
Is gba purge.png Purge Dropped by Kenneth (Hard Mode only; drops last item; mutually exclusive with Aura)
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from enemy Thief (reinforcement; up to four)
Is gba guiding ring.png Guiding Ring Open upper left chest
Is gba blue gem.png Blue Gem Open center chest
Is gba talisman.png Talisman Open bottom right chest

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.

Eliwood Normal Eliwood Hard Hector Normal Hector Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Black Fang Mage 12 9 21~23 6~8 5~7 6~8 0 3~4 5~7 6 5 Thunder
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif Black Fang Shaman 12 3 20~23 6~9 4~5 4~6 0 2~4 6~8 7 5 Flux
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Black Fang Wyvern Rider 12 5 27~30 11~13 6~8 7~9 0 10~12 1~2 10 7 Steel Lance
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Ma gba general enemy.gif Black Fang General 3 1 27~31 10~13 5~8 3~6 0 14~17 4~7 15 5 Short Spear
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Ma gba sage enemy.gif Black Fang Sage 8 1 25~29 10~14 7~11 6~9 0 5~8 10~14 7 6 Elfire Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10.
• Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba monk enemy.gif Black Fang Monk 12 2 22~25 3~5 4~6 5~6 0 1~2 8~10 6 5 Shine
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif Black Fang Bishop 5 1 25~29 7~10 5~9 5~8 0 3~5 12~15 7 6 Shine Purge
• One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10.
• Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba druid enemy.gif Black Fang Druid 5 1 23~27 11~15 6~9 5~9 0 4~7 9~12 8 6 Nosferatu Eclipse
• One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10.
• Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Black Fang Mage 12 1 21~23 6~8 5~7 6~8 0 3~4 5~7 6 5 BoltingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif Kenneth Bishop 13 1 41 19 16 13 6 9 21 10 6 AuraThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Does not move; stands on a throne, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Black Fang Wyvern Rider 12 6 27~30 11~13 6~8 7~9 0 10~12 1~2 10 7 Steel Lance
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Ma gba mage enemy.gif Black Fang Mage 12 3 21~23 6~8 5~7 6~8 0 3~4 5~7 6 5 Thunder
The ones that appear from the eastern stairs immediately begin moving unprovoked, even when blocked by terrain.
Ma gba monk enemy.gif Black Fang Monk 12 1 22~25 3~5 4~6 5~6 0 1~2 8~10 6 5 Lightning
Immediately begins moving unprovoked, even when blocked by terrain.
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif Black Fang Shaman 12 2 20~23 6~9 4~5 4~6 0 2~4 6~8 7 5 Flux
The one that appears from the eastern stairs immediately begins moving unprovoked, even when blocked by terrain.
Ma gba thief enemy.gif Black Fang Thief 12 1 20~23 3~4 5~7 12~14 0 2~3 1~3 6 6 Iron Sword Lockpick
Ignores combat; moves to open doors and chests, and moves to escape to the northern stairs once all doors and chests are open or his inventory is filled.
Ma gba hero enemy.gif Harken Hero 8 1 38 21 20 17 12 15 10 11 6 Brave Sword
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Reinforcements

All enemy reinforcements except Harken are halted when Kenneth is defeated.

Eliwood's tale

  • Turns 2 (Hard Mode), 3, and 4
  • Turn 4 (Hard Mode) and 5
    • 1 Mage and 1 Monk from left two east stairs
  • Turns 6 (Hard Mode) and 7
  • Turns 8 (Hard Mode) and 9
    • 1 Thief from northwest edge of the map
    • 1 Mage from northern stairs
  • Turn 10, if fewer than two specific promoted units (the Sage, Bishop, and Druid) were defeated before the end of turn 9

Hector's tale

  • Turns 2 (Hard Mode), 3, 4, and 5 (Hard Mode)
  • Turns 4 (Hard Mode), 5, 8 (Hard Mode), and 9
    • 1 Thief from northwest edge of the map
  • Turn 4 (Hard Mode) and 5
  • Turns 6 (Hard Mode) and 7
  • Turns 6 (Hard Mode), 7, and 8 (Hard Mode)
  • Turns 8 (Hard Mode) and 9
  • Turn 10, if fewer than two specific promoted units (the General, Bishop, and northwest Sniper) were defeated before the end of turn 9

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba swordmaster other.gif Karel Swordmaster 8 1 31 16 23 20 15 13 12 9 6 Wo Dao
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Reinforcements

  • Turn 10, if at least two specific promoted units (the Sage, Bishop, and Druid in Eliwood's tale; and the General, Bishop, and northwest Sniper in Hector's tale) were defeated before the end of turn 9
    • Karel from the northwest.

Boss 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.
Main article: Kenneth

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait kenneth fe07.png
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif Bishop
Level 13
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 41 Luck 6
Magic 19 Defense 9
Skill 16 Resistance 21
Speed 13 Constitution 10
Movement 6 Aid 9
Inventory
Normal Mode:
AuraThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Eliwood Hard Mode:
Aura
PurgeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif A GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif A
In Hard Mode, Kenneth will drop whichever weapon is in his last inventory slot, and as such will drop Aura if he is made to equip Purge.

Strategy


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Trivia

Both versions of Pale Flower of Darkness combined.
  • Harken wields the only obtainable Brave Sword in the entire game.
  • Karel wields one of two obtainable Wo Daos in the entire game, the other belonging to his sister Karla.
  • The Wo Dao can only be wielded by Myrmidons, Swordmasters, and Blade Lords, meaning that only four units in the entire game can wield one: Guy, Karel, Karla, and Lyn.
  • The maps for both versions of this chapter fit together near-seamlessly.
  • The second version of Nino from Fire Emblem Heroes has the title of "Pale Flower", which is named after this chapter. In Japanese, her title is the full "Pale Flower of Darkness", but this could not fit in English.

Etymology and other languages

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

Pale Flower of Darkness

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Japanese

闇の白い花

White Flower of Darkness

German

Blüte der Finsternis

Flower of Darkness

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See also

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline