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Prologue I

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Prologue I

Cm fe11 prologue 1.png


Altea Castle

New units




Prologue I is the first chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon on Normal difficulty.


Main article: Prologue I/Script

Long ago, Medeus founded the empire of Dolhr and conquered the continent of Archanea. He was deposed and defeated by Anri, a young hero who wielded the sacred blade Falchion. Archanea enjoyed a century of peace, until Medeus returned. He allied with the evil sorcerer Gharnef, and the two laid waste to the realm. King Cornelius of Altea set out to defeat Medeus, while his son Marth, daughter Elice, and wife Liza remained behind with a garrison manned by Altea's ally Gra.

Elice summons Marth to discuss an incident with their forces in Gra. As he heads to the throne to meet her, he is attacked by Gra soldiers. Confused but undaunted, Marth fights his way to the throne room. After Marth clears out his would-be assassins, Elice arrives and explains that Cornelius was defeated by Dolhr and Grust after Gra betrayed him; his status remains unknown. Gra is attacking the castle, and Elice and Liza have been separated. Elice orders Marth to find Jagen and flee, promising that she will find Liza and follow.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 0+4 {{{third}}}
Cm fe11 prologue 1.png

Character data

New Units
Portrait marth prologue fe11.png
Automatically from turn 1
Returning Characters


Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif
Gra Fighter 1 2 Iron Axe --
Ma ds01 soldier enemy.gif
Gra Soldier 2 1 Iron Lance --
Ma ds01 soldier enemy.gif
Gra Soldier 1 1 Iron Lance Immobile, but will move onto the throne after Marth moves through the door.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Generic portrait soldier fe11.png
Ma ds01 soldier enemy.gif Soldier
Level 1
Movement --
Max HP 16 Speed 3
Strength 3 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 3
Skill 3 Resistance 0
Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
FE11RankSword.png -- FE11RankLance.png E FE11RankAxe.png --
FE11RankBow.png -- FE11RankTome.png -- FE11RankStaff.png --


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

As the first tutorial level, this chapter is very straightforward. Once you pass the bottleneck at the bottom of the map, the enemies will arrive, but none of them are a match for Marth. It is mathematically nearly impossible for Marth to die, which will only realistically be achieved by disarming Marth and intentionally dying. Once you pass the bottleneck at the top of the map, the last Soldier will move onto the throne, but he will pose no threat to you. The only relevant tip to provide is to use Marth's Iron Sword for combat in the early levels and save his Rapier for more powerful foes, particularly bosses in later chapters such as Camus.


  • While the chapter is called "Prologue I" in most parts of the game, the chapter intro image says "Prologue 1".

Etymology and other languages

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

Prologue I



Prólogo I

Prologue I


Prologue I

As above.


Prolog I

Prologue I


Prologo I

Prologue I


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Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
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
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