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Rumored Nuptials

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Rumored Nuptials

Cm fe16 rumored nuptials.png

Location

Ailell, the Valley of Torment

Boss(es)

None

The jerk's entire fortune is soaked in blood. Do you want to rebuild your own house using that kind of money? I mean, it's all just rumors, but I think it still might be worth investigating.
— Dorothea

Rumored Nuptials (Japanese: 王国貴族結婚余聞 Kingdom Noble Marriage) is a paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. It is available from Chapter 7 to Chapter 11. In order to attempt this paralogue, the player must have recruited Dorothea or Ingrid and neither one must have fallen in battle previously. In this chapter, Dorothea intervenes to prevent Ingrid from being married off to an unscrupulous noble.

Plot

Main article: Rumored Nuptials/Script

Byleth and Dorothea bump into Ingrid, who has received a letter from her father, Count Galatea. The letter explains that a noble has proposed marriage to Ingrid. However, Dorothea recognizes the noble's name from her days as an opera singer, explains that his entire fortune is nothing but blood money, and warns Ingrid to stay far away from him. At Dorothea's behest, Byleth sorties their students to investigate the noble and find proof of his misdeeds so they can call off the marriage.

The group discovers proof of the noble's crimes and prepare to return to Garreg Mach Monastery. However, rogues hired by the noble ambush them at Ailell with the intention of kidnapping Ingrid and killing her companions. Byleth, Dorothea, and Ingrid break through the rogues and escape to the monastery. Afterwards, Ingrid reveals that the marriage has been called off. If Ingrid is a member of Byleth's class, she also receives Lúin, the Heroes' Relic of House Galatea.

Beginning log

Ingrid receives an unexpected proposal of marriage from a noble of rising status. As soon as Dorothea hears the name, she is adamantly against any engagement between them...

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy or have Ingrid reach the target destination Player Enemy
Defeat: Byleth or Edelgard Black Eagles/Dimitri Blue Lions/Claude Golden Deer dies*, the player's army is routed*, or Dorothea or Ingrid dies 9 19+13+∞

Preparations Battle

Cm fe16 rumored nuptials.png

Character data

Black Eagles Blue Lions Golden Deer

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth f fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait hubert fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea fe16.pngSmall portrait petra fe16.pngSmall portrait felix fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes fe16.pngSmall portrait annette fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus fe16.pngSmall portrait constance 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi fe16.png

Other characters may be available if the paralogue is attempted later.

This paralogue only requires Dorothea or Ingrid to be in Byleth's class. If one of them is not a member of their class, they will be temporarily controllable for this map with the following stats.

Dorothea, Normal/Hard Dorothea, Maddening Ingrid, Normal/Hard Ingrid, Maddening

Small portrait dorothea fe16.png
Ma ns01 mage dorothea playable.gif Mage
Level 14/15
Movement 4
Crest --
Stats
Max HP 31 Luck 11
Strength 7 Defense 5
Magic 19 Resistance 17
Dexterity 13 Charm 14+3
Speed 13
Inventory Abilities
Vulnerary
Training Sword
Songstress
Fire
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- Thunder
Fire
Seiros Magic Corps Lv 3
Group Flames
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E E C E D -- -- -- FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 potion.png Antitoxin Dropped by the Merchant
Is ns01 ring.png Prayer Ring Dropped by enemy Brigand
Is ns01 axe.png Devil Axe Dropped by enemy Brigand
Is ns01 potion.png Antitoxin Steal from enemy Archer
Is ns01 axe.png Killer Axe Western chest
Is ns01 staff.png Healing Staff Eastern chest
Is ns01 battalion flying silver.png Galatea Pegasus Co. Automatically at the end of the chapter if Ingrid is a party member
Is ns01 ring.png Goddess Ring Automatically at the end of the chapter if Dorothea is a party member
Is ns01 lance relic.png Lúin Automatically at the end of the chapter if Ingrid is a party member

Enemy data

During preparations, only a single enemy is present on the map, a Brigand to the southeast. Upon leaving preparations and initiating the battle, the other enemies appear.

Note: The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this chapter during Chapter 7. On Maddening, their levels are 1 higher starting from Chapter 8.

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 priest enemy.gif
Merchant Priest 13 1 Nosferatu AntitoxinThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Heal Physic
Heal White Magic Heal +5
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
Immobile; stands on a heal tile +.
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 3 Iron Axe • The northern two both begin moving if either is provoked, or if the southwest reinforcements are triggered.
• The southern one begins moving if the nearby Brigand is provoked.
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 1 Venin Axe
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
Begins moving if the adjacent Brigand is provoked.
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 1 Steel Axe Begins moving if the adjacent Brigand is provoked.
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 1 Iron Axe
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
• Only one is present during preparations.
• The northern one begins moving if the nearby Brigand is provoked.
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 1 Venin Axe Prayer RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
• Starts on a heal tile +.
• Begins moving if the northeast reinforcements are triggered.
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 1 Devil AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Thieves Lv 3: Disturbance
• Starts on a heal tile +.
• Begins moving if an adjacent Thief is provoked, or if Ingrid nears the southeast corner of the map.
Ma ns01 thief enemy.gif
Rogue Thief 13 5 Iron Sword
Steal Locktouch
• The far northern two both begin moving if either is provoked, or if the southwest reinforcements are triggered.
• The southern two both begin moving if either of them or the adjacent Brigand is provoked, or if Ingrid nears the southern corner of the map.
Ma ns01 thief enemy.gif
Rogue Thief 13 1 Venin Edge
Steal Locktouch
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
--
Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif
Rogue Archer 13 1 Venin Bow
Bowrange +1
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
--
Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif
Rogue Archer 13 1 Iron Bow
Bowrange +1
Begins moving if the nearby Archer is provoked.
Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif
Rogue Archer 13 1 Iron Bow Antitoxin
Bowrange +1
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
Begins moving if the nearby Archer is provoked.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 thief enemy.gif
Rogue Thief 13 Iron Sword
Steal Locktouch
--
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 3 Iron Axe
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
--
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 3 Iron Axe --
Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif
Rogue Archer 13 1 Iron Bow
Bowrange +1
--
Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif
Rogue Archer 13 1 Iron Bow
Bowrange +1
Rogues Lv 3: Disturbance
--
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif
Rogue Brigand 13 1 Venin Axe --
Ma ns01 thief enemy.gif
Rogue Thief 13 4 Iron Axe
Steal Locktouch
--

Reinforcements

  • For the first three turns of five-turn cycles, repeating indefinitely until the Merchant is defeated
  • Upon Ingrid nearing the western heal tile +, before defeating the Merchant
  • After nearing the east chest, or nearing the large central crater after defeating the Merchant
  • After nearing the large central crater after defeating the Merchant
  • Upon nearing the southeast corner of the map

Strategy

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

Note the crater tiles covering the ground. These burn anyone dumb or unlucky enough to stand on them at the start of their turn, so watch out. They can't kill you, though; only bring you down to 1 HP. Your first move should be to clear out the four thugs just south of your starting location and claim the Killer Axe in the chest. Your best bet is to prioritize the Warrior, then rattle the Brigands with a well-placed gambit so you can clean up on turn 2. Afterwards, split your forces into two teams. The north group should make their way over to the Merchant summoning reinforcements at the northeast corner while the south group should head south and clean up the bandits down that way. The enemies are powerful, but Ingrid as a temporary companion is very fast and solidly bulky, allowing her to get beaten up quite a bit. Your top priority is to make your way over to the Merchant in the northeast corner and kill him before his reinforcements can overwhelm you. Once he's dead, you can take the rest of the map at your own pace; just don't forget to get the eastern chest, as Linhardt/Mercedes/Marianne/Flayn would really appreciate that Healing Staff.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Rumored Nuptials --
Japanese 王国貴族結婚余聞 Kingdom noble marriage
Spanish Campanas de boda Wedding bells
French Une demande incongrue An incongruous request
German Hochzeitsgerüchte Wedding rumors
Italian Voci di nozze Wedding rumors
Korean 왕국 귀족의 혼담 Kingdom noble marriage
Simplified Chinese 王国贵族结婚余闻 Rumors of a kingdom noble's marriage
Traditional Chinese 王國貴族結婚餘聞 Rumors of a kingdom noble's marriage

Gallery

References

Rumored Nupitals


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Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
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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
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Azure Moon
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Verdant Wind
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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
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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
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