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|“||That roster contains details on every soldier in our entire army! Names, birth dates, backgrounds, and...dare I say it... Slightly embarrassing personal tidbits!||”|
Roster Rescue is a downloadable content xenologue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a xenologue chapter, it does not officially bear a chapter number; if all xenologues are purchased and its list is viewed at the Outrealm Gate, Roster Rescue is the eighteenth one from the top in the North American version of the game. Officially in Japan and unofficially in North America, Roster Rescue is part of the second series of DLC releases, a distinction that does not exist in the PAL regions.
This chapter was first made available on September 13, 2012 in Japan, April 25, 2013 in North America, and August 22-23 in the PAL regions. PAL region players who purchased the Challenge Pack prior to Roster Rescue's offical release were able to play the chapter up to two weeks early.
In this chapter, seven Revenants have managed to steal the Shepherds' roster. It is up to the Shepherds to defeat them, as well as other Risen the Revenants are hiding amongst, in order to keep their most embarassing secrets secret.
- Main article: Roster Rescue/Script
At the base camp, which has been set up in a new Outrealm as is revealed later, Lissa tells Chrom something terrible has happened; Chrom asks Lissa what's the matter, to which Lissa reports having seen huge, horrible, ugly, smelly, rotting monsters. Chrom deduces that the rotting monsters are Risen, to which Lissa states that these were not ordinary Risen--these Risen had shackles and arrows stuck all over them, their bodies glowed blood red, and they were terrifying; Chrom asks Lissa where she saw the Risen, to which Lissa states she saw them right in the camp, in the barracks--a bunch of them barged in, to which Frederick comes onto the scene and reveals the Risen stole the army's roster. Frederick asks Chrom to forgive him, as he was napping and the Risen caught him with his pants down, with Chrom stating he hopes Frederick's pants weren't literally down; Lissa asks Frederick if he saw the Risen as well, to which Chrom asks if the others are all right and if the Shepherds are still in danger, with Frederick revealing the Shepherds are safe for now--but these were no ordinary revenants that invaded the camp, as Frederick managed to strike one as they withdrew. These revenants made a sound that chilled Frederick's blood and sounded almost like a laugh, deducing some new dark art is at work here--someone made these revenants bigger and stronger, and Frederick shudders to think what such a foe could be planning to do with the Shepherds' roster. Chrom states that all the revenants took was a single rooster, to which Frederick states they took the roster; Lissa chimes in asking if it's something that won't shut up every sunrise, and if it is, the revenants can have that one, to which Frederick confirms the revenants didn't take a rooster, they took the roster. The roster is stated to be the book Robin is always reading, to which Chrom finally recognizes the stolen object and tells Frederick to remind Lissa why they should care it's gone missing; Frederick states the roster contains details on every soldier in their entire army--names, birth dates, backgrounds, and (Frederick has to dare himself to say) slightly embarassing personal tidbits, to which Chrom asks about the last detail. Frederick reveals that the one for Chrom is "the most likely to break things", to which Chrom asks who would know and write such a thing; Frederick states they're not certain, not even the Avatar understands how it works--new entries simply appear somehow whenever the Shepherds take on a new recruit, to which Chrom states that this diabolical book must be recovered and protected (after first implying he wanted it destroyed). Frederick states that, in the Shepherds' hands, the roster is a useful tool, then asks what it would be in enemy hands--who knows what fiendish designs it could enable, leading to scandal and ignominy; Chrom says it's agreed and asks Frederick to ready the troops, to which Lissa asks to hold on a minute--she asks if Chrom wants the Shepherds to actually fight the revenants, to which Frederick states they either face them or face a lifetime of shame, the latter a point Frederick has to convey to Lissa twice; Frederick states that, at that very moment, some monster could be reading about how Lissa snorts. After a horrified reaction, Lissa asks when the Shepherds leave, to which Frederick states they leave at once--he tracked the revenants into a set of ruins just ahead, they can catch them there if they hurry; Chrom states there's no time to waste and calls the Shepherds to move. Preparations take place at this point as the scene shifts into the ruins.
Once preparations are finished, Chrom asks what this place is, that it's teeming with Risen of all kinds; Frederick states that the revenant thieves thought they would lose the Shepherds among this crowd of other Risen, and if so, they're as dumb as they're ugly--the revenants are twice the size of the other Risen. Frederick then counts out five revenants, then surprisingly sees just those five, saying that figure can't be right; Chrom asks why that figure can't be right, to which Frederick states he counted seven revenants when the roster theft occured, and he's certain of that figure, and he saw all seven slip into these ruins, asking if two of the revenants have somehow slipped away, something Chrom can neither confirm nor deny. At the moment, Chrom states they should focus on the threats they can see, to which Frederick confirms, then states that one of the mutant Risen must still have the roster yet any of the others could know the Shepherds' secrets by now--revenants do love to gossip, at least as far as Frederick's hairdresser told him; Frederick states that, in any case, the Shepherds had best crush all of them, their dignity is on the line. At this point, the game states that the best possible result will happen if the enemy is routed without letting any of the revenants escape. The battle begins at this point.
After six full turns of combat, the sixth and seventh revenants will emerge; Frederick will notice this and states the last two targets may already be privy to the Shepherds' secrets and they mustn't let either of them escape.
Once the battle ends, should all seven revenants have been killed, Chrom and Lissa will have emerged from the ruins, where Chrom expresses relief that the battle's over; Lissa states that, if word had gotten out concerning the contents of the roster, the Shepherds would have been the laughingstock of the entire realm. Chrom states that one thing's for sure, it's high time he reads the roster from cover to cover, with Lissa stating she should do the same--she wants to know all of the Avatar's and Frederick's juicy secrets, especially since they knew theirs and didn't even tell them; Frederick asks if he heard his name, to which Lissa states he's just the guy they're looking for, asking what he did with the roster. Frederick states he returned the roster to the Avatar, then asks Lissa why she asked; Lissa doesn't answer and instead says good-bye and leaves the scene. Frederick wonders why Lissa said good-bye, to which Chrom states Lissa's plan of reading up on Frederick--apparently revenants aren't the only ones who love to gossip; Frederick states Lissa can do as she pleases as he has nothing to hide--then realizes he does and asks Lissa to wait up.
A short time later, Chrom notes that the Avatar's task of keeping the roster from Frederick and Lissa won't be much fun; the Avatar states he doesn't know the half of it, to which Chrom notices bite marks on the Avatar and asks him/her what happened. The Avatar states it's the roster and people won't leave him/her alone about it--the ones who aren't demanding revisions are trying to peek at the others' entries, and he/she has to keep the thing everywhere he/she goes just to keep it safe; the Avatar asks how this task fell on him/her, he/she didn't even write the roster, to which Chrom states he/she is the Shepherds' tactician--people just assume he/she is in charge of that sort of thing, and they'll get over the initial wave of curiosity soon enough. In the meantime, Chrom tells the Avatar he/she might want to keep a low profile, and he means Kellam low, to which the Avatar sees as sound advice; the Avatar also states he/she found something pressed in the roster once they got it back. Chrom notes the object found in the roster as an Einherjar card, the Avatar states it reads "Elder Sister Palla", and she could be a useful ally; Chrom notes Palla is a flier and suggests the Avatar hide the roster in her saddlebag, to which the Avatar states the card makes the nonsense that went on worth it. The Avatar states he/she had best keep moving, and tells Chrom he'll/she'll catch up with him later; Chrom calls the Avatar back and asks to check the roster for a moment before he/she leaves, it seems there's a mistake about him breaking things he'd like to correct, to which the Avatar gives an exasperated reaction.
The scene shifts into the space between Outrealms where the player is prompted at this point if they want to add Palla to their party; if the player accepts, Palla states she is at the player's bidding.
Conversely, should any of seven Revenants successfully escape, Chrom states that they've recovered the roster, but they weren't able to contain all of the revenants, meaning the Shepherds couldn't keep the lid on their secrets; Lissa states she doesn't want people talking about her snorting--if she did snort. Chrom asks Lissa to cheer up, it could be much worse--at least they're still alive, and sometimes humility could be a great teacher as the Shepherds are about to find out.
Your precious secrets have been stolen! Chrom and his team must pursue the perpetrators to retrieve the information.
North American eShop summary
Hunt down the zombies before they escape the labyrinth! Can you catch them all?
|Victory: Rout the enemy||Player||Enemy|
|Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies||14||48+26|
|Difficulty rating: ★★★★★
28 columns by 30 rows
North America: 40
PAL region: ??
Map phase music: "Scars of the Scouring" from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Battle phase music: "Softly with Grace" from Fire Emblem
Note: Due to known flaws in how the game's downloadable content system handles music, the game may fail to load the music assigned to this chapter. If this happens, the music normally assigned to skirmishes in the base game will take over.
United States: $3.00
United Kingdom: £2.29
New Zealand: $4.25
|Also available in: Challenge Pack|
United States: $6.50
United Kingdom: £5.39
New Zealand: $10.20
Note: The returning characters list represents the minimum characterbase recruitable by the point the player can first access the Outrealm Gate. If more chapters along the main story path are cleared, or if any paralogues are cleared, the player can have access to characters not listed here by the point the chapter is first started. As bonus units are recruitable at the player's discretion, the returning characters list does not list them either.
- The items obtainable from both chests are subject to restrictions.
There are no event tiles in this chapter.
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- A minor glitch triggers in the North American version of the chapter when triggering Inigo's battle-entry line, calling up the wrong type of message display (full portrait and the text box style from Chrom's wedding scene at bottom, as opposed to the correct small portrait to the side of a normal text box at the top) and thus failing to display the text properly. Bringing up the script with the R button still works properly. This glitch does not trigger in the Japanese version.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||迷宮の追跡戦||Translates to "Labyrinth Pursuit"|
|Italian||Scova la lista||Find the list|
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The unique design of the Revenants in this chapter.
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