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Shadow in the Sands

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Shadow in the Sands


Location

Desert Oasis

New units

Laurent

Boss(es)

Nombry

Not many make it out this far. You must be near exhausted from the sands. Here, then. Take this as a reward for your efforts. ...A mirage village? No, I'm afraid we're quite the ordinary one! Ha ha ha! Perhaps you'll find what you seek further west...
— An elder at the first mirage village in a sequence

Shadow in the Sands is the fourteenth paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. The chapter is unlocked after both clearing chapter 13 and Miriel being married. There are no additional requirements to reach the chapter, as the chapter connects to the areas chapter 6 and paralogue 1 took place at.

In this chapter, the Shepherds are in search of a legendary treasure of Tellius origin around a desert oasis filled with mirage villages, all while having to compete with a pack of brigands led by another treasure hunter to do so. Within one of those villages happens to be the son of a very intellectual Shepherd.

Plot

Main article: Shadow in the Sands/Script

In a village, a villager tells Chrom a rumor of a mirage village and a Goddess Staff located in a nearby desert, and Chrom decides to investigate; the villager warns him that many barbarians reside in the desert. As the battle starts, Nombry orders his men to begin raiding the villages.

If Chrom visits the southwest village, Laurent recognizes him, introduces himself, and states that he is Miriel's son; he explains that he came to the desert to search for his mother and the Goddess Staff but found neither, and offers to join the Shepherds. If Miriel visits the village, Laurent recognizes her, and explains that he is looking for the mirage village, offering to help her in her own search.

After visiting a village, it will disappear, and a new one will appear at the end of the turn. The last one will offer a hint as to where the hidden mirage village is, where the Goddess Staff can be obtained.

After the battle, if the hidden village was found, Chrom will mark it as a reward for faith, and remark on his own faith in a better future; if it was not found, Chrom will dismiss the village as a simple rumor. If Laurent was recruited and survived, he reveals to Miriel that he is her future son. Miriel asks for proof, to which Laurent presents his duplicate of her ring; Miriel considers this inconclusive evidence and states she will launch a full investigation later, but will accept Laurent as her son until then.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Nombry Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 13+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 17+29 {{{third}}}
Cm fe13 14x.png

The chapter's map is 20 columns by 20 rows.

Character data

Characters
New Units
Laurent
Small portrait laurent fe13.png
Mage
HP
Varies
Level
10
Visit the southwestern of the two mirage villages available at the start of the chapter with either Chrom or Miriel
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar m-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.pngSmall portrait ricken fe13.pngSmall portrait maribelle fe13.pngSmall portrait panne fe13.pngSmall portrait gaius fe13.pngSmall portrait cordelia fe13.pngSmall portrait gregor fe13.pngSmall portrait nowi fe13.pngSmall portrait libra fe13.pngSmall portrait tharja fe13.pngSmall portrait olivia fe13.pngSmall portrait cherche fe13.pngSmall portrait henry fe13.pngSmall portrait lucina fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started. The returning characters list also does not include any characters recruitable in other paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any other available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 master seal.png Master Seal Dropped by Nombry
Is 3ds01 strength tonic.png Strength Tonic Visit northeastern mirage village
Is 3ds01 speedwing.png Speedwing Visit northwestern mirage village
(requires visiting the previous village)
Is 3ds01 bullion large.png Bullion (L) Visit southeastern mirage village
(requires visiting the previous village)
Is 3ds01 goddess staff.png Goddess Staff Hidden treasure
(requires visiting all mirage villages)

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 elfire.png Elfire 980
Is 3ds01 elthunder.png Elthunder 1,050
Is 3ds01 elwind.png Elwind 910
Is 3ds01 flux.png Flux 540
Is 3ds01 nosferatu.png Nosferatu 980

Event tiles

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 berserker enemy.gif Ruffian Berserker 3 1 49 25~26 0 10~11 18~19 9~10 10~11 3~4 6 Tomahawk
Gamble Wrath
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 berserker enemy.gif Ruffian Berserker 3 1 49 25~26 0 10~11 18~19 9~10 10~11 3~4 6 Silver Axe
Gamble Wrath
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 20 2 37~38 16~17 0 8~9 13~14 5~6 5~6 0~1 5 Steel Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 20 1 37~38 16~17 0 8~9 13~14 5~6 5~6 0~1 5 Short Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 fighter enemy.gif Ruffian Fighter 20 2 36~37 16~17 0 12~13 9~10 10~11 7~8 1~2 5 Steel Axe
The southern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 warrior enemy.gif Ruffian Warrior 3 2 44~45 22~23 0 16~17 13~14 14~15 12~13 6~7 6 Silver Axe
Gamble HP +5 Zeal Rally Strength
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
The southern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 mage enemy.gif Ruffian Mage 20 1 28~29 0 12~13 10~11 10~11 8~9 4~5 8~9 5 Elwind
--
Ma 3ds01 falcon knight enemy.gif Ruffian Falcon Knight 3 2 36~37 15~16 9~10 20~21 20~21 18~19 10~11 16~17 8 Silver Lance
Speed +2 Relief Rally Speed
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 mage enemy.gif Ruffian Mage 20 1 28~29 0 12~13 10~11 10~11 8~9 4~5 8~9 5 Elfire
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 mage enemy.gif Ruffian Mage 20 1 28~29 0 12~13 10~11 10~11 8~9 4~5 8~9 5 Elthunder
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 pegasus knight enemy.gif Ruffian Pegasus Knight 20 2 29~30 10~11 2 16~17 17~18 14~15 7~8 14~15 7 Steel Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 warrior enemy.gif Nombry Warrior 10 1 51 26 0 21 17 18 15 8 - Silver Axe Silver Bow Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Zeal
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 berserker enemy.gif Ruffian Berserker 3 4 49 25~26 0 10~11 18~19 9~10 10~11 3~4 6 Silver Axe
Gamble Wrath
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 20 5 37~38 16~17 0 8~9 13~14 5~6 5~6 0~1 5 Short Axe
--
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 20 5 37~38 16~17 0 8~9 13~14 5~6 5~6 0~1 5 Steel Axe
--
Ma 3ds01 berserker enemy.gif Ruffian Berserker 3 2 49 25~26 0 10~11 18~19 9~10 10~11 3~4 6 Tomahawk
Gamble Wrath
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 falcon knight enemy.gif Ruffian Falcon Knight 3 4 36~37 15~16 9~10 20~21 20~21 18~19 10~11 16~17 8 Spear
Speed +2 Relief Rally Speed
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 pegasus knight enemy.gif Ruffian Pegasus Knight 20 1 29~30 10~11 2 16~17 17~18 14~15 7~8 14~15 7 Short Spear
--
Ma 3ds01 pegasus knight enemy.gif Ruffian Pegasus Knight 20 2 29~30 10~11 2 16~17 17~18 14~15 7~8 14~15 7 Steel Lance
--
Ma 3ds01 warrior enemy.gif Ruffian Warrior 3 1 44~45 22~23 0 16~17 13~14 14~15 12~13 6~7 6 Silver Axe Silver Bow
Gamble HP +5 Zeal Rally Strength
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 warrior enemy.gif Ruffian Warrior 3 1 44~45 22~23 0 16~17 13~14 14~15 12~13 6~7 6 Silver Axe
Gamble HP +5 Zeal Rally Strength
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 warrior enemy.gif Ruffian Warrior 3 1 44~45 22~23 0 16~17 13~14 14~15 12~13 6~7 6 Tomahawk
Gamble HP +5 Zeal Rally Strength
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 falcon knight enemy.gif Ruffian Falcon Knight 3 3 36~37 15~16 9~10 20~21 20~21 18~19 10~11 16~17 8 Silver Lance
Speed +2 Relief Rally Speed
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--

Reinforcements

Boss data

Main article: Nombry

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait garrick fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 warrior enemy.gif Warrior
Level 10
Movement -
Stats
Max HP 51 Speed 17
Strength 26 Luck 18
Magic 0 Defense 15
Skill 21 Resistance 8
Inventory Skills
Silver Axe
Silver Bow
Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Zeal
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes B
Bows B Tomes -- Staves --

Strategy

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

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.


Trivia

  • This chapter is home to the only hidden treasure in the game.
  • This chapter is one of only two non-SpotPass paralogues to not include a green NPC faction at any point in the chapter including the preparations phase; the other such non-SpotPass paralogue is paralogue 1. These two paralogues also happen to be the only paralogues that take place in Ylisse.

Etymology and other languages

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

Shadow in the Sands

Japanese

砂塵舞う地で

In the Land of Dancing Sand

French

Une quête illusoire

An illusory quest

Gallery


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