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Regaining the Capital

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Not to be confused with Reclaiming the Capital, the mission of the eighteenth chapter on the Azure Moon route of Three Houses.

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Regaining the Capital

Cm fe12 16.png

Location

Altea Castle

New units

Macellan,[Note 1] Astram

Boss(es)

Willow

Previous chapter(s)

Return of the Prince

Next chapter(s)

Regaining the Capital (Japanese: 王都奪回 Capital Recovery) is the sixteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Book II and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Main articles: Regaining the Capital/Script and Regaining the Capital/Conversations

Marth's army enters Altea Castle's interior to find a group of thieves looting it, with one thief in particular carrying the Geosphere. Marth plans to intercept the thief, and the battle begins. Among the enemy forces is Astram, but Jeorge can convince him to switch sides by arguing that Nyna gave Marth the Fire Emblem and therefore denoted him as being in the right.

Once the battle ends and the enemy commander, Willow, is defeated, Marth's troops realize that Elice has been taken away by Gharnef. Gharnef has ordered a search for clerics of noble birth, and so far he has taken Lena, Elice, and Maria. His next target is assumed to be Nyna, who is at the Millennium Court in Archanea. Marth vows to defeat Hardin, free him from the Darksphere's influence, and rescue the captured clerics.

Chapter data

Chapter data

Mystery of the Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem

Normal Hard Maniac/Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 11+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 26+4-1 {{{third}}}
Cm fe12 16.png
Map dimensions:
30 columns by 30 rows

Opening any chest (with the exception of the lower-left one containing Cutting Gale in Mystery of the Emblem) will open the east door, revealing the covered area and—in New Mystery of the Emblem—triggering reinforcements; it does not matter if the chest is opened by a player or enemy unit.

Character data

Mystery of the Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem

Characters
New Units
Macellan
Portrait macellan fe12.png
General
HP
35
Inventory
Silver Lance
Silver Bow
Vulnerary
Level
1
Automatically from turn 1
Astram
Portrait astram fe12.png
Hero
HP
34
Inventory
Mercurius
Level
5
Enemy, talk with Jeorge
(Must not have been defeated in Chapters 7, 8, or 9)
Returning Characters

Default male player's unit ​Ryan ​Luke ​Roderick ​Gordin ​Cecil ​Draug ​Marth ​Arran ​Marisha ​Catria ​Warren ​Cord ​Linde ​Palla ​Bord ​Julian ​Matthis ​Wrys ​Ogma ​Yuliya ​Jubelo ​Sirius ​Castor ​Caeda ​Barst ​Rickard ​Frey ​Norne ​Samuel ​Wendell ​Caesar ​Radd ​Navarre ​Phina ​Cain ​Bantu ​Roger ​Jeorge ​Minerva ​Etzel ​Merric ​Arlen ​Dice ​Malice ​Horace ​Jake ​Darros ​Roberto ​Belf ​Reiden ​Beck ​Athena ​Xane ​Tiki ​Est ​Dolph ​Abel ​

Item data

Mystery of the Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds speedwing.png Speedwing Treasure room, uppermost chest
Is ds master seal.png Master Seal Treasure room, upper-left chest
Is ds bullion.png Bullion (L) Treasure room, upper-right chest
Is ds cutting gale.png Cutting Gale Treasure room, lower-left chest
Is ds rescue.png Rescue Treasure room, lower-center chest
Is ds elysian whip.png Elysian Whip Treasure room, rightmost chest
Is ds goddess icon.png Goddess Icon Treasure room, lowermost chest
Is ds fortify.png Fortify Dropped by a Bishop
Is ds physic.png Physic Dropped by a Bishop
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary • Dropped by Warrior
• Dropped by a Hero
Is ds silver sword.png Silver Sword Dropped by a Hero
Is ds silver axe.png Silver Axe Dropped by a Hero
Is ds geosphere.png Geosphere Dropped by a Thief
Is ds pure water.png Pure Water Dropped by a Thief (Maniac and Lunatic)
Is ds mercurius.png Mercurius Dropped by Astram
Is ds recover.png Recover Dropped by Willow
Is ds hammer.png Hammer Dropped by a Warrior (reinforcement)

Enemy data

Enemy data

Mystery of the Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 bishop enemy.gif Archanea Bishop 7 2 24.4 1 6.8 5.8 6.8 0 5.2 11 -- Swarm
Will not act until revealed.
Ma ds02 bishop enemy.gif Archanea Bishop 5 1 23.6 1 6.2 5.2 6.2 0 4.8 10 -- PhysicThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Will not act until revealed.
Ma ds02 bishop enemy.gif Archanea Bishop 5 1 23.6 1 6.2 5.2 6.2 0 4.8 10 -- FortifyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Will not act until revealed.
Ma ds02 general enemy.gif Archanea General 7 1 32.4 12.8 1 9.8 9.2 0 16.2 5.2 6 Silver Lance
Will not act until revealed.
Ma ds02 sniper enemy.gif Archanea Sniper 5 1 29.2 10.8 1 13.2 14.2 0 11.8 3.8 7 Silver Bow
Will not act until revealed.
Ma ds02 soldier enemy.gif Archanea Soldier 15 2 27.2 10.3 0 10.3 10.3 0 8.3 0 6 Silver Lance
• Will not act until revealed.
• Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif Archanea Warrior 5 1 32.6 14 0 10.2 12.8 0 10 1.4 7 Killer Axe
• Will not act until revealed.
• Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif Archanea Warrior 5 1 32.6 14 0 10.2 12.8 0 10 1.4 7 Killer Axe VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• Will not act until revealed.
• Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds02 mage enemy.gif Archanea Mage 13 2 21.8 0 6.8 7.6 8.6 0 4.4 5.4 6 Elfire
• Will not act until revealed.
• Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds02 hero enemy.gif Archanea Hero 5 1 30.2 11.2 1 14.8 15.8 0 13.2 3.8 8 Silver SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ds02 hero enemy.gif Archanea Hero 5 1 30.2 11.2 1 14.8 15.8 0 13.2 3.8 8 Silver Axe VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ds02 hero enemy.gif Archanea Hero 5 2 30.2 11.2 1 14.8 15.8 0 13.2 3.8 8 Silver Sword
--
Ma ds02 hero enemy.gif Archanea Hero 5 1 30.2 11.2 1 14.8 15.8 0 13.2 3.8 8 Silver AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ds02 sniper enemy.gif Archanea Sniper 5 2 29.2 10.8 1 13.2 14.2 0 11.8 3.8 7 Killer Bow
Moves to attack units in range; returns to his starting position if no one is in range.
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif Ruffian Thief 13 4 22.2 7.4 0 10.8 13 0 5.6 0 7 Silver Sword
Moves to open a specific chest, then moves to escape via the northwest stairs; ignores combat, except to attack player units blocking the escape point.
• The southern one moves to open the upper-left chest (containing a Master Seal).
• The left-north one moves to open the central chest (containing a Bullion (L)).
• The right-north one moves to open the uppermost chest (containing a Speedwing).
• The middle one moves to open the right-most chest (containing an Elysian Whip).
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif Ruffian Thief 17 1 23.6 9.2 4 15.4 17 0 6.8 0 7 Levin Sword GeosphereThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to escape via the northwest stairs; ignores combat, except to attack player units blocking the escape point.
Ma ds02 hero enemy.gif Astram Hero 5 1 34 14 1 16 16 5 15 3 8 MercuriusThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Replaced by a generic Hero if he was defeated in a prior chapter.
Ma ds02 hero enemy.gif Archanea Hero 5 1 30.2 11.2 1 14.8 15.8 0 13.2 3.8 8 Silver Sword
Replaces Astram if he was defeated in a prior chapter.
Ma ds02 bishop enemy.gif Willow Bishop 10 1 30 1 9 8 8 0 6 15 -- Meteor RecoverThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Stands on a throne, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif Archanea Warrior 5 1 32.6 14 0 10.2 12.8 0 10 1.4 7 HammerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ds02 warrior enemy.gif Archanea Warrior 5 1 32.6 14 0 10.2 12.8 0 10 1.4 7 Silver Axe
--
Ma ds02 soldier enemy.gif Archanea Soldier 15 1 27.2 10.3 0 10.3 10.3 0 8.3 0 6 Silver Lance
--
Ma ds02 mage enemy.gif Archanea Mage 13 1 21.8 0 6.8 7.6 8.6 0 4.4 5.4 6 Bolganone
--

Reinforcements

New Mystery of the Emblem
  • After the door has been opened (manually or after a chest is opened), and again one (Maniac and Lunatic) and two (Hard and higher) turns afterward


Boss data

Main article: Willow
Boss data

Mystery of the Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Small portrait willow fe12.png
Ma ds02 bishop enemy.gif Bishop
Level 10
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 30 Speed 8
Strength 1 Luck 0
Magic 9 Defense 6
Skill 8 Resistance 15
Inventory
Meteor
RecoverThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes B Staves B

Strategy

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

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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

• Regain the Capital
• Reclaim the Capital

• Used in the Mystery of the Emblem fan translation.[which?]
• Used in the New Mystery of the Emblem fan translation.[which?]

Japanese

王都奪回

Regaining the Captial

Gallery

Notes

References

← Return of the Prince • Regaining the Capital • Gra's Sun Sets →
• Reunion (New Mystery only) →
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
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 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 Evil • 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) • DragoonsHereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Anime AdaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarArchanea SagaNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaPhinaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses ArlenAthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Bottom of the Deep Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea Saga 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemArchanea SagaShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline