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Retribution (paralogue)

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Retribution

Cm fe16 retribution.png

Location

Empire Territory

Boss(es)

Rogue Grappler, Swordmaster, Sniper

Your father was by no means a great ruler. But it was Lord Arundel who stoked the fury of the people and directed that fury at your father. Duke Aegir is not perfect, but he's not the villain in this.
— Lysithea, to Ferdinand

Retribution (Japanese: 因果応報 Retribution) is a paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is available from Chapter 17 Silver Snow/Chapter 17 Azure MoonVerdant Wind to Chapter 20 Silver Snow/Chapter 21 Azure Moon/Chapter 21 Verdant Wind and is unavailable on the Crimson Flower route. In order to attempt this paralogue, the player must have recruited both Ferdinand and Lysithea, and both must not have fallen in battle previously. In this chapter, Ferdinand tracks down the whereabouts of his disgraced father, Duke Aegir.

Plot

Main article: Retribution (paralogue)/Script

Duke Aegir is captured by rogues who want revenge on him for his previous abuses of power during his time as the Prime Minister of Adrestia. A soldier reports this turn of events to Ferdinand and explains that after escaping from house arrest in Enbarr, he was last seen fleeing through Hrym territory; the territory has erupted in rioting. Accompanied by Lysithea, Ferdinand sets out to rescue his father. The group arrives in Hrym territory and puts down the revolt, but learns from its leader that Duke Aegir is already dead, much to Ferdinand's shock and horror.

After the group returns from Hrym, Lysithea recounts the events that led up to the riot. When Emperor Ionius IX tried to consolidate power during his reign, the Hrym family tried to defect from Adrestia to Leicester with the support of House Ordelia of the Alliance. The Empire suppressed the rebellion and installed Duke Aegir as a puppet leader. Fearing that the emperor would seize total control of power in Adrestia, the six great noble families—Houses Bergliez, Hevring, Varley, Vestra, Gerth, and Aegir—plus House Hrym launched the Insurrection of the Seven and reduced Ionius IX to a figurehead. Duke Aegir harshly taxed the people of Hrym during his reign, until he was eventually removed from power and replaced by Lord Arundel. Arundel proved to be an even worse governor; he taxed the people even more heavily and conscripted them for military duty on pain of execution, and claimed to be acting in the name of Duke Aegir. Lamenting the late Duke's fate, Ferdinand vows to atone for his father's sins.

Beginning log

Amid riots in Hrym territory, Ferdinand learns that his missing father, Duke Aegir, has been found. Lysithea, who knows the area well, goes with him to investigate.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Enemy
Defeat: Byleth or Dimitri Azure Moon/Claude Verdant Wind dies*, the player's army is routed*, or Ferdinand or Lysithea dies 11 41+∞
Cm fe16 retribution.png

Character data

Silver Snow Azure Moon Verdant Wind

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth f 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait petra 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait felix 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait annette 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait seteth fe16.pngSmall portrait catherine fe16.pngSmall portrait cyril 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait constance 04 fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi 02 fe16.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 ring.png Evasion Ring Open northwest chest
Is ns01 stat booster.png Secret Book Open northeast chest
Is ns01 bow.png Silver Bow Open southwest chest
Is ns01 stat booster.png Talisman Open southeast chest
Is ns01 lance.png Lance of Zoltan Automatically at the end of the chapter if all of the villages were saved
Is ns01 shield silver.png Ochain Shield Automatically at the end of the chapter if all of the villages were saved
Is ns01 battalion cavalry silver.png Aegir Astral Knights Automatically at the end of the chapter
Is ns01 battalion infantry silver.png Ordelia Sorcery Co. Automatically at the end of the chapter

Enemy data

Note: The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this paralogue during Chapter 17 on Azure Moon or Verdant Wind. On Maddening, their levels are 2 higher starting from Chapter 18 in those routes or from Chapter 17 of Silver Snow.

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 fortress knight enemy.gif
Rogue Fortress Knight 33 2 Tomahawk Silver Axe
Axefaire Weight -5
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
• The western one leaves the map if the boss Grappler is defeated.
• The eastern one leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 dark bishop enemy.gif
Rogue Dark Bishop 33 2 Banshee Θ Miasma Δ Death Γ
Miasma Δ Fiendish Blow Heartseeker
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
• The northern one begins moving if the nearby Warrior is provoked.
• The southern one begins moving if the nearby Sniper is provoked.
Ma ns01 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Rogue Wyvern Rider 33 1 Steel Axe
Canto Axefaire
Mysterious Wyvern Co. Lv 5: Disturbance
Begins moving if the nearby Wyvern Rider is provoked.
Ma ns01 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Rogue Wyvern Rider 33 4 Steel Axe
Canto Axefaire
• The northwestern one begins moving if the nearby Wyvern Rider is provoked.
• The northeastern two both begin moving if either is provoked.
• The southeastern one begins moving if the nearby Grappler is provoked.
• The southeastern one leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Rogue Assassin 33 4 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth
• The southwestern two both begin moving if either is provoked.
• The southwestern two leave the map if the boss Grappler is defeated.
• The eastern two prioritize destroying villages; they begin moving if the boss Grappler is fought.
• The eastern two leave the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 swordmaster enemy.gif
Rogue Swordmaster 33 1 Brave Sword
Swordfaire Sword Crit +10
Leaves the map if the boss Grappler is defeated.
Ma ns01 swordmaster enemy.gif
Rogue Swordmaster 33 3 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Sword Crit +10
• The upper southwestern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 3.
• The lower southwestern one prioritizes destroying villages.
• The western two leave the map if the boss Grappler is defeated.
• The northeastern one begins moving if the nearby Swordmaster is provoked.
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif
Rogue Grappler 33 3 Silver Gauntlets Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat
• The southwestern one leaves the map if the boss Grappler is defeated.
• The northern two both begin moving if either is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Rogue Assassin 33 1 Venin Edge
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth
• Prioritizes destroying villages.
• Leaves the map if the boss Grappler is defeated.
Ma ns01 swordmaster enemy.gif
Rogue Swordmaster 33 3 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Sword Crit +10
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
• The western one leaves the map if the boss Grappler is defeated.
• The eastern one begins moving if the nearby Warrior is provoked.
• The eastern one leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
• The northeastern one begins moving if the nearby Swordmaster is provoked.
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif
Rogue Warrior 33 1 Hammer
Axefaire Axe Crit +10
• Begins moving if the nearby Swordmaster is provoked.
• Leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Rogue Sniper 33 3 Silver Bow
Bowfaire Bowrange +1
The southeastern two leave the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif
Rogue Grappler 33 1 Silver Gauntlets Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
• Begins moving if the nearby Wyvern Rider is provoked.
• Leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 swordmaster enemy.gif
Rogue Swordmaster 33 1 Armorslayer
Swordfaire Sword Crit +10
Leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif
Rogue Warrior 33 2 Silver Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
The southeastern one leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif
Rogue Warrior 33 1 Tomahawk
Axefaire Axe Crit +10
Leaves the map if the boss Swordmaster is defeated.
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif
Rogue Warrior 33 3 Silver Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10
• The upper northwestern one begins moving if the nearest Dark Bishop is provoked.
• The northeastern one begins moving if the nearby Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Rogue Sniper 33 1 Longbow
Bowfaire Bowrange +1
Begins moving if the nearest Dark Bishop is provoked.
Ma ns01 warlock enemy.gif
Rogue Warlock 33 1 Ragnarok
Black Tomefaire Black Magic Uses x2
Begins moving if the nearby Warrior is provoked.
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif
Rogue Grappler 35 1 Killer Knuckles Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Brawling Prowess Lv 4 Seal Defense
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
• Immobile.
• Defeat saves the two western villages.
Ma ns01 swordmaster enemy.gif
Rogue Swordmaster 35 1 Killing Edge
Swordfaire Sword Crit +10 Sword Prowess Lv 4 Seal Strength
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
• Immobile.
• Defeat saves the two eastern villages.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Rogue Sniper 35 1 Killer Bow Silver Shield
Bowfaire Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 4 Seal Speed
Rogues Lv 5: Disturbance
Immobile.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Rogue Assassin 33 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth
--
Ma ns01 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Rogue Wyvern Rider 33 Silver Axe
Canto Axefaire
--

Reinforcements

  • On odd-numbered turns
    • 1 Assassin from near the northern border of the map
  • Note: These reinforcements are halted upon defeating the boss Grappler and Swordmaster.
  • On even-numbered turns
  • Note: On Hard/Maddening, these reinforcements are halted upon defeating the boss Grappler and Swordmaster.

Boss data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a Chapter 17 playthrough on Azure Moon or Verdant Wind, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a Chapter 18 playthrough on AM or VW or a Chapter 17 playthrough on Silver Snow, the point where this boss gains two levels and stops scaling.

Normal Hard Maddening

Generic small portrait grappler 01 fe16.png
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif Grappler
Level 35
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 47 Luck 10
Strength 18 Defense 18
Magic 8 Resistance 6
Dexterity 15 Charm 11+1
Speed 17
Inventory Abilities
Killer Knuckles
Unarmed
Fistfaire
Unarmed Combat
Brawling Prowess Lv 4
Seal Defense
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Rogues Lv 5
Disturbance
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E A E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png


Normal Hard Maddening

Generic small portrait swordmaster 02 fe16.png
Ma ns01 swordmaster enemy.gif Swordmaster
Level 35
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 43 Luck 10
Strength 19 Defense 18
Magic 8 Resistance 8
Dexterity 13 Charm 11+1
Speed 26
Inventory Abilities
Killing Edge Swordfaire
Sword Crit +10
Sword Prowess Lv 4
Seal Strength
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Rogues Lv 5
Disturbance
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
A E E E E E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png


Normal Hard Maddening

Generic small portrait sniper 02 fe16.png
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif Sniper
Level 35
Movement -
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 39 Luck 13
Strength 18 Defense 15
Magic 8 Resistance 8
Dexterity 22 Charm 11+1
Speed 14
Inventory Abilities
Killer Bow
Silver Shield
Bowfaire
Bowrange +1
Bow Prowess Lv 4
Seal Speed
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- -- Rogues Lv 5
Disturbance
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E A E E E E -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Strategy

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

At the beginning of the map, Ferdinand and Lysithea advise you to leave the north side be for now and focus on clearing out the south. Smart thinking! Your top priority is to kill off the four guys who are making for the villages with the intention of burning them down. Leave a couple of decent units on the north side to pick off the Assassin and Wyvern Rider reinforcements as they come—even on Maddening, they aren't too much trouble. Once you've taken out the guys who want to burn the town down (the villagers will thank you when you kill the right guys), focus on taking out the two bosses on the south side to stop the reinforcements. Once you've killed them, the battle becomes a straightforward rout. Make sure to loot the chests, take the rest of the battle nice and slow, and you'll come out on top.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Retribution --
Japanese 因果応報 Retribution
Spanish Justicia poética Poetic justice
French Qui sème le vent... "Who sows the wind..." A portion of the phrase "for they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind", originating from Hosea 8:7 of the Tanakh, meaning "every decision has consequences"; similar to the expression "you reap what you sow".
German Vergeltung Retribution
Italian Castigo Punishment
Korean 인과응보 Retribution
Simplified Chinese 因果报应 "Retribution" or "karma".
Traditional Chinese 因果報應 "Retribution" or "karma".

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References

Retribution


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
FETH Crest of Flames banner.png
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
FETH Faerghus banner.png
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
FETH Leicester banner.png
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
FETH Adrestia banner.png
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions Exclusive
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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