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Prologue III

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Prologue III

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Altea Countryside

New units

Jagen, Cain



Previous chapter(s)

Prologue II

Next chapter(s)

Prologue IV

Prologue III is the third chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon on Normal difficulty.


Main article: Prologue III/Script

Marth and his entourage take a moment to rest after escaping the castle. Cain confirms that King Cornelius was killed in Gra, and reveals that Falchion was stolen and their troops massacred. Cornelius's last request was for Marth to take up his sword, save Archanea, and lead Altea to prosperity. Marth and Cain, the latter of whom is suffering from survivor's guilt, vow to exact revenge on Dolhr and particularly Gra.

After defeating a regiment of Gra troops stationed outside the castle, Malledus arrives. When he reveals that Elice is remaining in Altea, Marth attempts to return to the castle to rescue her, but Malledus stops him. He reminds Marth that he is the sole hope for Archanea and that he must live to return and reclaim his nation. Marth begrudgingly relents.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 5 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 10 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units


Returning Characters

Small portrait marth prologue fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.png

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif Gra Mage 1 1 16 0 3 1 3 0 2 3 6 Fire
Ma ds01 soldier enemy.gif Gra Soldier 1 4 16 3 0 3 4 0 3 0 6 Iron Lance
The center-southern two both begin moving if either of them or the nearby Archer is provoked.
Ma ds01 archer enemy.gif Gra Archer 1 2 16 5 0 3 4 0 4 0 5 Iron Bow
• The southern one begins moving if a nearby Soldier is provoked.
• The northern one begins moving if a Fighter is provoked.
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif Gra Fighter 1 1 20 5 0 1 7 0 2 0 6 Iron Axe
Begins moving if the nearby Fighter or Archer is provoked.
Ma ds01 fighter enemy.gif Gra Fighter 1 1 20 5 0 1 7 0 2 0 6 Hand Axe
Begins moving if the nearby Fighter or Archer is provoked.
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif Gra Mage 1 1 16 0 3 1 3 0 2 3 -- Fire
Stands on a fort, the chapter's seize point.

Boss data

Generic portrait mage fe11.png
Ma ds01 mage enemy.gif Mage
Level 1
Movement --
Max HP 16 Speed 3
Strength 0 Luck 0
Magic 3 Defense 2
Skill 1 Resistance 3
Weapon Levels
FE11RankSword.png -- FE11RankLance.png -- FE11RankAxe.png --
FE11RankBow.png -- FE11RankTome.png E FE11RankStaff.png --


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

Your new units are Cain, another good Cavalier, and Jagen, a Paladin. While Jagen may seem strong due to his Silver Lance, his non-existent growths ensure he will not be contributing much outside the first few chapters beyond emergencies. The houses provide gameplay tips that are useful for novices, but can be safely ignored by veterans. This chapter is where things start to get somewhat interesting; your units can be overwhelmed and die in humiliating fashion if you are too reckless, and the Mages at the end can take serious chunks out of your HP. Try to take on the enemies one at a time if at all possible, and you should have little trouble. Remember to avoid giving kills to whoever you wish to make the Decoy in Prologue IV.

Etymology and other languages

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

Prologue III



Prólogo III

Prologue III


Prologue III

As above.


Prolog III

Prologue III


Prologo III

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Prologue II Prologue III Prologue IV
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
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
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