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Shadows Behind the Scenes

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Joy and Sorrow

Location

Macedon

New units

Wrys

Boss(es)

Clarisse

Shadows Behind the Scenes (Japanese: 暗躍する影たち Shadows Operating Behind the Scenes) is the first sidequest in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. In order to reach this chapter, the player must either complete the previous chapter in 24/28/35/38/43 turns or complete the Prologue with one allied casualty or less.

Plot

Main article: Shadows Behind the Scenes/Script

A group of assassins led by Clarisse sets out to kill every one of Marth's former allies in the War of Shadows, starting with Wrys. As the Altean army approaches to save him, Katarina warns her not to underestimate Marth's forces. Marth and his allies successfully drive off the assassins and rescue Wrys, who offers to shave Kris's head bald.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Enemy
Defeat: Marth or Kris dies 6+1 10-1
File:Cm fe12 3x.png


Character data

Characters
New Units
Wrys
Portrait wrys fe12.png
Curate
HP
16
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Returning Characters

Small portrait default female player's unit fe12.pngSmall portrait raian fe12.pngSmall portrait luke fe12.pngSmall portrait roderick fe12.pngSmall portrait cecil fe12.pngSmall portrait marth fe12.pngSmall portrait gordin fe12.pngSmall portrait draug fe12.pngSmall portrait arran fe12.pngSmall portrait malliesia fe12.pngSmall portrait catria fe12.pngSmall portrait warren fe12.pngSmall portrait cord fe12.pngSmall portrait linde fe12.pngSmall portrait palla fe12.pngSmall portrait bord fe12.pngSmall portrait julian fe12.pngSmall portrait matthis fe12.png

Wrys retains any stat gains he acquired in the Prologue.

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds02 knight enemy.gif
Assassin Knight 3 6 Silver Lance --
Ma ds02 archer enemy.gif
Assassin Archer 3 3 Silver Bow --
Ma ds02 sniper female enemy.gif
Clarisse Sniper 5 1 Silver Bow • Immobile; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
• Leaves the map if a unit approaches her.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Clarisse

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait clarisse fe12.png
Sniper
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 32 Speed 15
Strength 11 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 12
Skill 14 Resistance 4
Inventory
Silver Bow
Weapon Levels
FE12RankSword.png -- FE12RankLance.png -- FE12RankAxe.png --
FE12RankBow.png B FE12RankTome.png -- FE12RankStaff.png --

Strategy

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

Wrys starts off dead smack in the middle of the map with a Knight and Archer driving him into a pincer. If you haven't killed or otherwise dealt with them by about turn 4, he's getting penned in the dead book. To avoid this, you need to butcher the five men closest to you on turn 1 and send in a Pegasus Knight to kill Wrys' pursuers on turn 2. Palla can easily pick off the northern Archer. If Marth has 13 Speed and a decently forged Rapier, he can take care of one of the Knights. Cavalier Kris can dart in and kill the southern Archer, and two solid units can tag team one more Knight. This leaves you in a pickle, as none of your other units are likely to be able to reliably deal with the last Knight. You can reclass Arran to a Sniper and bank on a 12% crit, or you can use the Master Seal to promote one of your units early for a significant power boost. Either way, once they are taken care of, Palla can go across the southern mountains to intercept the Knight while Kris can draw the Archer away, and you can take the east half of the map at your own pace.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Lurking Shadows Used in the Heroes of Shadow fan translation patch.
Japanese 暗躍する影たち Shadows Operating Behind the Scenes

Gallery

References

Abducted Princess Shadows Behind the Scenes Joy and Sorrow


Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEllereanEstEtzelFeenaFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJulianKatarinaKrisLeidenLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaRaianRaddRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaSamsonSamtoSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses AthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEllereanEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuckeRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Depths of the Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea War Chronicles 1: Fall of the Palace • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Thieves of Justice • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Blade, Shall be Undone By the Blade
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline