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Righteous Thieves

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Righteous Thieves

Cm fe12 sas3.png


Millennium Court

New units

Rickard, Castor, Navarre, Lena, Malice, Dice



Previous chapter(s)

Red Dragoon

Next chapter(s)

The Beginning

Righteous Thieves (Japanese: 正義の盗賊団 Thief Band of Justice) is the third episode of Fire Emblem: Archanea Saga and the New Archanea Saga bonus chapters of Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. In this episode, Rickard leads a group of thieves in stealing gold from Millennium Court in order to aid the poor of the nation, but must compete with another group.

The broadcast lasted 1 hour, 40 minutes of which were dedicated to gameplay and the opening 13 and closing 7 dedicated to story.

Original airing October 12, 1997 – October 18, 1997
Second airing December 14, 1997 – December 20, 1997
Final airing April/May ??, 1999


Main article: Righteous Thieves/Script

After the fall of Archanea, Rickard and Lena meet in Pales, where they decide to raid the castle and steal its treasure for the poor of the nation. The two split up to search for others to hire as protection for their heist; they meet up again, Rickard having recruited Castor and Navarre. As the heist is underway, the group is surprised to discover another collection of thieves in the castle, though Rickard is able to convince two of their mercenaries, Malice and Dice, to join in their more noble effort in exchange for money. The heist is generally successful until the arrival of Camus; Lena confronts Camus on Grust's role in the war, and he is ultimately convinced by Nyna to allow the group to go free, so long as they use their acquired wealth for the betterment of Archanea's people.

Chapter data

Archanea Saga New Archanea Saga

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Rickard dies 4+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 29−2
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Map dimensions:
22 columns by 22 rows

Character data

Archanea Saga New Archanea Saga

New units
Portrait rickard fe12.png
Iron Sword
Automatically from the start
Portrait navarre fe12.png
Iron Sword
Automatically from the start
Portrait lena fe12.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait castor fe12.png
Iron Bow
Automatically from the start
Portrait malice fe12.png
Levin Sword
Enemy, talk to Rickard with 600 G
Portrait dice fe12.png
Devil Axe
Hand Axe
Enemy, talk to with Malice
Available characters

Item data

Archanea Saga New Archanea Saga

Name Obtainment Method
Is ds armorslayer.png Armorslayer Dropped by Vaam
Is ds steel bow.png Steel Bow Open southeastern chest
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Open southwestern chest
Is ds master key.png Master Key Open center-western chest
Is ds energy drop.png Energy Drop Open second-lowest northwestern chest
Is ds thief.png Thief Open uppermost northwestern chest
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Open lowest northeastern chest
Is ds physic.png Physic Open second-uppermost northeastern chest
All other chests contain 200 G.

Enemy data

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.

Archanea Saga New Archanea Saga

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif Ruffian Thief 3 8 17.2 4.4 0 3.8 10 0 1 0 7 Iron Sword
Moves to open chests and escape via the northeast, fighting any enemies along the way.
Ma ds02 knight enemy.gif Dolhr Knight 3 18 20.8 8.6 0 2.6 2.4 0 11 0.2 5 Iron Lance
Ma ds02 fighter enemy.gif Dice Fighter 10 1 30 13 0 7 10 5 7 0 6 Devil Axe Hand Axe
Ma ds02 myrmidon female enemy.gif Malice Myrmidon 8 1 24 8 0 11 14 7 9 0 7 Ladyblade Levin Sword
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif Vaam Thief 10 1 22 5 0 10 12 0 3 0 7 ArmorslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to open chests and escape via the northeast, fighting any enemies along the way.


Archanea Saga
  • Starting after 23 minutes and repeating indefinitely, appearing at random
  • Starting after 40 minutes and repeating indefinitely, appearing at random

Boss data

Main article: Vaam

Archanea Saga New Archanea Saga

Small portrait vaam fe12.png
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif Thief
Level 10
Movement 7
Max HP 22 Speed 12
Strength 5 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 3
Skill 10 Resistance 0
ArmorslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords C Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --


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

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Archanea Saga

Navarre is fast enough to double every enemy at base with an Iron Sword except the reinforcement Thieves, for which he needs a single point of speed, and Vaam, for which he needs two. He lacks the strength to do significant damage to the Knights without an Armorslayer, but he can one-round them with one. Rickard avoids being doubled by faster enemies, but he fails to do significant damage to them. As the only Thief, and thus the only one capable of opening chests, he can contribute outside of combat; the most important chest is likely the one to the southwest, containing a Killing Edge. Lena carries a Heal and a Warp, allowing her to send other units across long distances; sending Navarre to fight Vaam and acquire the Armorslayer or Rickard to the Killing Edge chest early may be desirable. Castor gets doubled by the Thieves, but he can survive three rounds of combat with them without avoiding any hits. He can deal enough damage to the Thieves to defeat them in two hits or allow Rickard to finish them off; Castor requires one point of speed to double the Knights, but will likely not do more than a point or two of damage to them. Malice serves a similar function to Navarre, with slightly more defense and the ability to double every enemy at base, while Dice is capable of one-shotting the Knights with the Devil Axe and has enough HP to survive multiple rounds of combat with every enemy type on the map.

The Vulneraries will likely only be useful to units too far from Lena to get healing, but they require Rickard to open the chest or an enemy to drop it; one or two may be useful towards the beginning if Navarre or Rickard is warped to the west of the map, but the Vulnerary in the northeast will only see use if more than two units are critically injured and in danger. Likewise, by the time that Mend could be safely obtained, the map will nearly be over, and it is unlikely that anyone will be in need of so much healing.

Etymology and other languages

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

Righteous Thieves

From Legacy of Archanea.


Thieves of Justice

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



Thief Band of Justice


Des voleurs épris de justice

Justice-Loving Thieves; from Legacy of Archanea.


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