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Princess Minerva

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This article is about the chapter from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its remakes. For the chapter's namesake character, see Minerva. For the History Mode map in Warriors based on this chapter, see Princess Minerva (Warriors).

Princess Minerva

Cm fe11 10.png

Location

Castle Deil

New units

Maria, Minerva

Boss(es)

Zharov

Princess Minerva is the tenth chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the eighth chapter in book 1 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Despite the objections of some of his soldiers, Marth agrees to besiege Castle Deil on Minerva's behalf. The mission is a success; Maria is rescued, Minerva turns coat, and General Zharov is killed. Afterwards, Nyna lectures Marth about Pontifex Miloah, a powerful sage who was murdered by Gharnef. Nyna explains that his daughter Linde hasn't been seen since his death and asks Marth to find her.

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 14+2 0 20+16-2
Cm fe11 10.png

Character data

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

Characters
New Units
Maria
Portrait maria fe11.png
Cleric
HP
17
Level
3
Enemy, talk with Marth
Minerva
Portrait minerva fe11.png
Dracoknight
HP
24
Level
1
Enemy, talk with Marth after recruiting Maria*
Returning Characters

Small portrait marth fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.pngSmall portrait gordin fe11.pngSmall portrait draug fe11.pngSmall portrait norne fe11.pngSmall portrait caeda fe11.pngSmall portrait wrys fe11.pngSmall portrait ogma fe11.pngSmall portrait barst fe11.pngSmall portrait bord fe11.pngSmall portrait cord fe11.pngSmall portrait darros fe11.pngSmall portrait castor fe11.pngSmall portrait julian fe11.pngSmall portrait lena fe11.pngSmall portrait navarre fe11.pngSmall portrait matthis fe11.pngSmall portrait merric fe11.pngSmall portrait wolf fe11.pngSmall portrait sedgar fe11.pngSmall portrait roshea fe11.pngSmall portrait vyland fe11.pngSmall portrait hardin fe11.pngSmall portrait wendell fe11.pngSmall portrait rickard fe11.pngSmall portrait athena fe11.pngSmall portrait bantu fe11.pngSmall portrait caesar fe11.pngSmall portrait radd fe11.pngSmall portrait roger fe11.pngSmall portrait jeorge fe11.png

Item data

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

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds levin sword.png Levin Sword Left chest.
Is ds physic.png Physic Right chest.
Is ds silver bow.png Silver Bow Dropped by a Sniper.
Is ds master seal.png Master Seal Dropped by a Hero.
Is ds hauteclere.png Hauteclere Dropped by Minerva as an enemy.
Is ds speedwing.png Speedwing Dropped by Zharov.

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 steel sword.png
Steel Sword 875

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon Shadow Dragon (Hard-5)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Grust Thief 9 1 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Grust Knight 5 2 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Grust Knight 7 1 Is ds steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif
Grust Archer 7 2 Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow --
Ma ds01 sniper enemy.gif
Grust Sniper 1 1 Is ds silver bow.png Silver BowThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif
Grust Hero 1 1 Is ds armorslayer.png ArmorslayerIs ds master seal.png Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Grust Cavalier 5 2 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Grust Cavalier 5 1 Is ds steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Grust Cavalier 7 1 Is ds javelin.png Javelin --
Ma ds01 pegasus knight enemy.gif
Grust Pegasus Knight 5 1 Is ds steel lance.png Steel Lance --
Ma ds01 pegasus knight enemy.gif
Grust Pegasus Knight 5 1 Is ds javelin.png Javelin --
Ma ds01 dracoknight enemy.gif
Grust Dracoknight 1 2 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif
Grust Curate 5 1 Is ds heal.png Heal --
Ma ds01 cleric enemy.gif
Maria Cleric 3 1 Is ds heal.png Heal --
Ma ds01 dracoknight enemy.gif
Minerva Dracoknight 1 1 Is ds hauteclere.png HauteclereThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. If Marth is in range, Minerva will seek him out and, if Maria has been recruited, talk to him instead of attacking.
Ma ds01 general enemy.gif
Zharov General 3 1 Is ds javelin.png JavelinIs ds steel lance.png Steel LanceIs ds speedwing.png SpeedwingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 knight enemy.gif
Grust Knight 5 4 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Grust Cavalier 5 8 Is ds steel sword.png Steel Sword --
Ma ds01 horseman enemy.gif
Grust Horseman 1 2 Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow --
Ma ds01 horseman enemy.gif
Grust Horseman 5 2 Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow --

Reinforcements

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Mystery of the Emblem
  • On Turn 15, until 1 of each has appeared.
Shadow Dragon
  • Turns 6 and 10
  • Note: All reinforcements are halted when Zharov is defeated.

Boss data

Main article: Zharov
Boss data

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

Normal Hard-5

Small portrait zharov fe11.png
General
Level 3
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 31 Speed 5
Strength 10 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 15
Skill 2 Resistance 3
Inventory
Is ds javelin.png Javelin
Is ds steel lance.png Steel Lance
Is ds speedwing.png SpeedwingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
DSRankSword.png -- DSRankLance.png D DSRankAxe.png --
DSRankBow.png E DSRankTome.png -- DSRankStaff.png --

Strategy

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

The first thing you will notice on Shadow Dragon's H5 difficulty is that everyone is now packing Silver weaponry, and all of the specialized weapons are now forged for more power and accuracy. In addition, the enemy is starting to field promoted enemies more often, and their speed stats are typically in the mid-teens. Your weaker units are no longer going to have the ability to keep up with the power curve, so watch your back.

In this chapter, you recruit Maria and Minerva. Maria is a low level Cleric who serves as a solid healer for the next few chapters. Notably, she is one of four characters who can wield the Aum staff, and the most powerful healer of the lot. Minerva is a prepromote Dracoknight who has an immediate A-rank in axes, allowing her access to the powerful Hauteclere. She can hit very hard with it, but is still inferior to a promoted Barst.

You will receive the game's first Master Seal from an enemy Hero. There are three good candidates to receive it if you wish to promote someone immediately: Barst, who gains a ludicrous 5 speed after he goes from a Fighter to a Hero; Caeda, who gains 4 strength and 5 defense as a Dracoknight; and Lena, who gains the ability to fight and heal at the same time and is likely approaching or at level 20. Merric and Gordin are also somewhat considerable candidates since Merric also gains the ability to heal and Gordin gets 5 skill and speed and 2 movement; however, Merric gains about the same amount of power as Lena, who is almost certainly a higher level than he is, while if you want a Sniper at this point, you can just use Jeorge.

For the chapter itself, you start out facing four Cavaliers who shouldn't be too much trouble. Try to kill them all on turn 3 so that you can intercept and skewer the Thief who stole the Levin Sword on turn 4. You'll also be attacked by four fliers who might outflank you or join the cavalry, depending on their mood; leave behind a General to take the fort and beat back both them and the horde of reinforcements. Be very careful with the Dracoknights; 14 speed plus 12 strength plus Silver Lances equals a lot of pain. Once they're dead, make your way through the prison. Be very careful with the Sniper; other than him, it shouldn't be too much trouble to recruit Maria. Once she's with you, exit through the north, kill the Hero, recruit Minerva, and make your way to the boss. Zharov is very dangerous with his forged Javelin; have Barst Hammer him to death. Speaking of Hammers, this is the last opportunity you will have to buy them in bulk; take advantage now if you so desire.

Trivia

  • On H5 difficulty, this is the first chapter in the Fire Emblem series to have enemies with forged weaponry.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Princess Minerva --
Japanese プリンセス・ミネルバ Princess Minerba
Spanish La princesa Minerva The princess Minerva
French Princesse Minerva Princess Minerva
German Prinzessin Minerva Princess Minerva
Italian La principessa Minerva The princess Minerva

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References


Port Warren Princess Minerva Knorda Market
The Pyrathi Dragon


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