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Rumors of a Reaper

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Rumors of a Reaper

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Mural used to introduce the Horsebow Moon.

New units

Shamir, Flayn

Previous chapter(s)

Tower of Black Winds

Next chapter(s)

Field of the Eagle and Lion

We will cross paths again. I am the Flame Emperor... It is I who will reforge the world.
— Flame Emperor

Rumors of a Reaper (Japanese: 死神の噂 Rumors of the God of Death) is the sixth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.


Main articles: Rumors of a Reaper/Script (Black Eagles), Rumors of a Reaper/Script (Blue Lions), and Rumors of a Reaper/Script (Golden Deer)

Rhea and Seteth recount rumors of a mysterious Death Knight abducting innocent civilians in the dead of night. Fearing he may have taken Flayn, the two order Byleth and their students to scour the monastery for clues to her whereabouts. If Byleth is a member of the Blue Lions, they and Dedue discover Dimitri reading late at night in the library. When he leaves, Byleth discovers he was researching a former patron of the Church of Seiros named Lord Arundel who mysteriously stopped donating in 1174. Byleth investigates the residents of the monastery and discovers that both Manuela and the fencing instructor Jeritza's whereabouts are unknown. Eventually, one of the students hears a scream from Jeritza's room. Byleth investigates and discovers Manuela injured and a secret passage behind a shelf. The lord character and Hanneman take Manuela to the infirmary while Byleth and the students enter the secret passage. There, they discover Flayn and another student unconscious, and are confronted by the Death Knight. Byleth engages in battle with the Death Knight, until the latter is ordered to withdraw by the masked individual. They introduce themselves as the Flame Emperor before fleeing as well.

Byleth and the students return to the monastery with Flayn and the student and regroup with the lord. Seteth is extremely grateful for Flayn's rescue. Given the events of the month, Seteth presumes that Jeritza is the Death Knight. He conjectures that the enemy wanted Flayn for the rare power in her blood. Seteth considers fleeing the monastery with Flayn for her protection, but Flayn appears and convinces him to allow her to enroll in the Officers Academy as a member of Byleth's class. Byleth meets Rhea, who thanks Byleth and explains that the other unidentified student is Monica, a student from last year's class who vanished shortly before graduation. Hanneman explains that the traditional Battle of the Eagle and Lion will be held in Gronder Field next month, and Rhea bids Byleth continue to train their students. Later, Byleth meets up with Jeralt, who explains that he has been tasked with investigating the mysterious goings-on around the monastery. He tells Byleth to search his room if something happens to him, as he intends to leave something important behind.

Calendar - Horsebow Moon

Horsebow Moon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Chapter starts here
2 3 4 5 6
Story Event Is ns01 story event.png
Free Day (Forced Explore) Is ns01 free day.png
Petra's Birthday Is ns01 birthday yellow.png
Hunting Festival Is ns01 meals.png
Choir Festival Is ns01 choir.png
Leicester Alliance Founding Day Is ns01 special day.png
9 10 11 12 13 14
Free Day Is ns01 free day.png
Rare Monster Sighting Is ns01 rare monster sighting.png
Instruct Is ns01 instruct.png
Catherine's Birthday Is ns01 birthday yellow.png
16 17 18 19 20 21
Free Day Is ns01 free day.png
Instruct Is ns01 instruct.png
23 24 25 26 27 28
Free Day Is ns01 free day.png
Founding of the Alliance Celebration Is ns01 meals.png
Dorothea's Birthday Is ns01 birthday yellow.png
Search for Flayn Is ns01 story battle.png

The first free day is forced to be exploration. Completing the No Stone Unturned quest will allow the player to inspect Jeritza's quarters, which will end the exploration session and start the chapter's mission, skipping the rest of the activities for the month upon completion. If the mission is attempted through visiting Jeritza's quarters, students will automatically receive 2 sessions worth of automatic instruction at the next free day, the fifth day of the next month; additionally, if Byleth's birthday was skipped, it will be celebrated on the first of the next month.

Character data

Black Eagles Black Eagles Blue Lions Blue Lions Golden Deer Golden Deer

New units
Small portrait shamir fe16.png
Iron Bow
Intermediate Seal
Talk to her if Byleth is at least level 15
Small portrait flayn fe16.png
Training Lance
Intermediate Seal
Automatically at the end of the chapter
Available characters
Byleth f ​Edelgard ​Hubert ​Ferdinand ​Linhardt ​Caspar ​Bernadetta ​Dorothea ​Petra ​Felix ​Ashe ​Sylvain ​Mercedes ​Annette ​Ingrid ​Lorenz ​Raphael ​Ignatz ​Lysithea ​Marianne ​Leonie ​Constance ​Balthus ​Hapi ​Yuri ​Anna ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 bullion.png Gold Monthly stipend
Is ns01 axe.png Steel Axe+ Tournament prize
Is ns01 axe.png Steel Axe Quest reward: No Stone Unturned
Is ns01 seed.png Mixed Herb Seeds (×5) Quest reward: Special Delivery
Is ns01 seed.png Vegetable Seeds (×5) Quest reward: Special Delivery
Is ns01 gift.png Watering Can Quest reward: Special Delivery
Is ns01 seed.png Root Vegetable Seeds (×4) Quest reward: Herbs Fit for a Horse
Is ns01 tea.png Angelica Tea (×2) Quest reward: Herbs Fit for a Horse
Is ns01 gift.png Riding Boots Quest reward: Herbs Fit for a Horse
Is ns01 seal.png Dark Seal Dropped by the Death Knight in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Archer in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Archer in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Soldier in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 potion.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Archer in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Mage in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 key.png Chest Key Dropped by enemy Armored Knight in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Archer in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 sword.png Levin Sword Southern chest in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 ring.png March Ring Northern chest in The Underground Chamber
Is ns01 ring.png White Dragon Scarf Gifted at end of Rumors of a Reaper if Flayn was rescued during the first week of Horsebow Moon


Main article: Rumors of a Reaper/The Underground Chamber

You are forced to explore the monastery on Sunday the 7th. Notably, the No Stone Unturned quest is available; there are many characters to speak to related to the quest, but completing it only requires talking to Dorothea then talking to Jeralt and responding with "Jeritza's mask?". After completing the quest, you will be able to visit Jeritza's quarters—doing so ends the month prematurely, and you can play the month as normal as long as you ignore it. You will also find an Antique Clasp lying around; this lost item belongs to Flayn, who is incapacitated this month, and it cannot be returned until the next month. On the 14th, you will have your first Rare Monster Sighting. These are valuable sources of experience, weapons, and rare crafting materials, and the only way to get the Archanean regalia. Always take advantage of them whenever the opportunity presents itself. It's worth noting that if you are a Black Eagle, getting a C+ support with Edelgard gives her access to the Crest of Flames just like Byleth. It's also probably a good idea to try to push Byleth to level 15 so you can recruit Shamir and (if you're not a Black Eagle) Catherine. Blue Lions players will unlock Dedue's paralogue, War for the Weak. Complete it as soon as the opportunity presents itself, or there's going to be problems down the line for you. Finally, note that students from other houses will start joining in intermediate classes and are able to benefit from increased enemy class growths, making this chapter a good time to start poaching. The services of a speedy Thief are particularly useful going forward since you can steal useful equipment from enemies. Blue Lions and Golden Deer can poach Petra from the Black Eagles while players with the DLC can recruit Yuri. (Anna is also a Thief, but lacks the Speed necessary to steal from this chapter's foes on Maddening.)

Etymology and other languages

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

Rumors of a Reaper




Rumors of the God of Death


Rumores de muerte

Rumors of death


Échos funèbres

Funeral rumors


Gerüchte eines Todesgottes

Rumors of a god of Death


Voci su di un assassino

Rumors of a murderer


사신의 소문

Rumors of a reaper

Simplified Chinese


Rumors of a god of death

Traditional Chinese


Rumors of a god of death


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← Tower of Black Winds • Rumors of a Reaper • Field of the Eagle and Lion →
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnnaDLCBylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritzaManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen WolvesDLC BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters AbysskeeperDLCDuke AegirFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSothis
Bosses AcheronAelfricDLCAloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron OchsDLCOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Background characters Lord ArundelCount BergliezCorneliaMargrave GautierGlennCount GloucesterCount HevringHolstLambertMonicaPatriciaRufusSeirosSitriTomasTianaCount Varley
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
P: 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
Silver Snow
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
Azure Moon
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
Verdant Wind
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
Crimson Flower
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 Paralogues Part I Black Market SchemeDLCA Cursed RelicDLCDeath TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerAn Ocean ViewOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret MerchantDLC Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
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 MerchantDLC Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
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 FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach Monastery (Abyss) • LeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSrengZahras
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack Eagles (Black Eagle Strike Force) • Blue 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
Lists AbilitiesChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItems (Monastery items) • QuestsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Music LibraryName chart • Other games (Warriors: Three Hopes) • Pre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentClass mastery