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Road to the Empire

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Road to the Empire

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Location

Seliora

Boss(es)

Catalena

Weather

Fog of war

Fanatics that appear out of nowhere and attack from darkness... This'll be tough.
— Ike

Road to the Empire (Japanese: 帝都への道 Road to the Imperial Capital) is the first chapter of part 4 of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. In this chapter, Ike and his army are attacked in the dead of night on their way to Begnion.

Plot

Main article: Road to the Empire/Script
See also: Road to the Empire/Conversations

As Ike and his army travel to Begnion, they find that there hasn't been a single person moving person on their way. Rafiel relays a warning from Leanne that the Disciples of Order may come to attack them. To prepare, Soren starts working on contingency plans while everyone else rests for the night.

In the night, Ena informs Ike that Kurthnaga has been feeling very off as of late. Before Ike can ask him questions, Soren warns him that they enemy has surrounded them. As Nailah did not smell them coming, she begins thinking that they simply materialized here. At any rate, the army defends themselves against their assailants.

Once all the disciples have been taken care of, Ike finally speaks with Kurthnaga. Kurthnaga is initially nauseated by the blood on his Ike's sword, so he places it down away from him. Kurthnaga then recalls when the two met in Goldoa. Ike asks him why he initially sided with Daein before the Yune's awakening, and Kurthnaga explains that he did it of his own volition, completely ignoring the laws and neutrality of Goldoa, and that he fought solely to protect his sister. He also exposits about Ashnard, and how he used his and Almedha's child as a hostage and warped the mind of Rajaion, Kurthnaga's brother, to be used as a mount. Ike consoles Kurthnaga, saying that he saw Rajaion die peacefully, and promises him that he will not repeat any of what was said in the conversation to anyone else. Later on, all alone, Ike ponders on how he is always being drawn to Daein somehow.

Beginning log

Ike's route leads his group to the west. He is accompanied by his old comrades, deputy commander Titania and master tactician Soren. Also with him are Nailah, Queen of Hatari, the heron prince Rafiel, Prince Kurthnaga of Goldoa, and his loyal subject Ena. Having received a warning from Micaiah about the Disciples of Order, Ike and company stay alert and wary as they cross into Seliora.

Chapter data

Easy Normal/Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Ike dies 15 1 35+14
Bonus EXP
Requirement Easy Normal Hard
Clear the chapter
2,500
2,500
1,250
Clear the chapter in 10/15 turns or less 1,250/625 1,250/625 625/312.5
Experience gained by other units Varies Varies Varies


This map's elemental affinity is Thunder.

Character data

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait ike vanguard fe10.pngSmall portrait mist fe10.pngSmall portrait nailah fe10.pngSmall portrait rafiel fe10.pngSmall portrait titania fe10.pngSmall portrait soren fe10.pngSmall portrait edward fe10.pngSmall portrait leonardo fe10.pngSmall portrait nolan fe10.pngSmall portrait laura fe10.pngSmall portrait ilyana fe10.pngSmall portrait aran fe10.pngSmall portrait meg fe10.pngSmall portrait volug fe10.pngSmall portrait jill fe10.pngSmall portrait zihark fe10.pngSmall portrait fiona fe10.pngSmall portrait marcia fe10.pngSmall portrait nealuchi fe10.pngSmall portrait haar fe10.pngSmall portrait brom fe10.pngSmall portrait nephenee fe10.pngSmall portrait heather fe10.pngSmall portrait lethe fe10.pngSmall portrait mordecai fe10.pngSmall portrait kieran fe10.pngSmall portrait astrid fe10.pngSmall portrait makalov fe10.pngSmall portrait danved fe10.pngSmall portrait calill fe10.pngSmall portrait rolf fe10.pngSmall portrait boyd fe10.pngSmall portrait oscar fe10.pngSmall portrait shinon fe10.pngSmall portrait gatrie fe10.pngSmall portrait rhys fe10.pngSmall portrait mia fe10.pngSmall portrait kyza fe10.pngSmall portrait lyre fe10.pngSmall portrait janaff fe10.pngSmall portrait ulki fe10.pngSmall portrait tanith fe10.png

This chapter follows the Greil Army; Ike, Mist, Nailah, Rafiel, Titania, and Soren are all available regardless of player choice. Any other returning units shown above are available only if they were allocated to the Greil Army at the beginning of Part 4.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is wii holy crown.png Holy Crown View base conversation "Visions"
(Mist must still be alive)
Is wii rexcalibur.png Rexcalibur View base conversation "Aimee"
Is wii elixir.png Elixir Steal from enemy Bishop
(Normal/Hard only)
Is wii pure water.png Pure Water Steal from enemy Bishop
(Normal/Hard only)
Is wii concoction.png Concoction Steal from enemy Bishop
(Normal/Hard only)
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (northwest corner of the ally camp)
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (right of the northeastern sandbags)
Is wii arms scroll.png Arms Scroll Hidden treasure (southwest corner of the ally camp, past the sandbags)
Is wii satori sign.png Satori Sign Hidden treasure (to the left of the furthest northwestern sandbag)

Shop data

Armory and vendor

Swords Lances Axes Bows Knives Tomes Staves Items Bargains

Name Cost
Is wii iron sword.png
Iron Sword 500
Is wii steel sword.png
Steel Sword 800
Is wii silver sword.png
Silver Sword 1,800
Is wii iron blade.png
Iron Blade 800
Is wii steel blade.png
Steel Blade 1,400
Is wii silver blade.png
Silver Blade 3,600
Is wii killing edge.png
Killing Edge 3,600
Is wii wind edge.png
Wind Edge 700

Enemy data

Easy Normal/Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Order Falconknight 6 2 Steel Lance
Canto
Authority: Catalena
Order Axe General 6 3 Short Axe
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Does not move.
Order Fire Sage 2 2 Elfire
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Does not move.
Order Warrior 3 3 Steel Axe
Critical +5 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Lance General 3 1 Steel Lance
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Halberdier 3 4 Steel Lance
Critical +10 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Swordmaster 3 2 Steel Blade
Critical +20 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Sword General 3 1 Steel Blade
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Warrior 3 2 Steel Poleax
Critical +5 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Sniper 3 2 Steel Bow
Critical +15 Shove
Authority: Catalena
The southeastern one does not move.
Order Swordmaster 3 2 Steel Sword
Critical +20 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Wind Sage 3 1 Elwind
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Thunder Sage 3 1 Elthunder
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Sword General 3 3 Steel Sword
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Axe General 3 1 Steel Poleax
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Axe General 3 1 Short Axe
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Halberdier 3 1 Steel Greatlance
Critical +10 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Swordmaster 3 1 Wind Edge
Critical +20 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Sword General 3 1 Iron Blade
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Catalena Falconknight 12 1 Spear
Canto
Authority:
Does not move.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Order Halberdier 3 2 Steel Greatlance
Critical +10 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Warrior 3 2 Steel Poleax
Critical +5 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Halberdier 2 1 Steel Greatlance
Critical +10 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Thunder Sage 2 1 Elthunder
Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Swordmaster 2 1 Steel Blade
Critical +20 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Halberdier 4 1 Steel Lance
Critical +10 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Halberdier 4 1 Silver Lance
Critical +10 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Halberdier 4 1 Steel Greatlance
Critical +10 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Swordmaster 5 2 Steel Sword
Critical +20 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Warrior 5 1 Killer Axe
Critical +5 Shove
Authority: Catalena
Order Sniper 5 1 Steel Bow
Critical +15 Shove
Authority: Catalena

Reinforcements

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ena Red Dragon 22 1 Breath
Boon Blood Tide Miracle Renewal Shove
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Catalena
Small portrait catalena fe10.png
Falconknight
Level 12
Affinity Is wii thunderaffin.png
Constitution 11
Authority
Stats
Max HP 44 Speed 29
Strength 25 Luck 22
Magic 13 Defense 22
Skill 29 Resistance 28
Movement 9 Weight 27
Inventory Skills
Spear Canto
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png A WiiRankLance.png S WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
Biorhythm
Best
Good
Normal
Bad
Worst

Strategy


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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Road to the Empire
• Road to Empire
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Japanese 帝都への道 Road to the Imperial Capital
Spanish Camino al imperio Road to the empire
French Route vers l'empire Road to the empire
German Der Weg zum Ziel Road to the destination

Gallery


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Chaos Named Road to the Empire Silent World


Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAltinaAmyAshuneraDanielElenaGreilJorgeLanvegaLargoLilliaLoraziehMustonNicoRajaionRamonSoanYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (part 1part 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One Survives • E: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's Charge • E: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood Contract • E: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable Sin • E: Rebirth (part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Related topics List of regional version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Path of Radiance) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline