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Shepherds (chapter)

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The Northroad

New units

Stahl, Vaike, Miriel


Risen Chief

Previous chapter(s)

Unwelcome Change

Next chapter(s)

Warrior Realm

All right, listen, everyone: in the morning, we'll be marching to Regna Ferox. [...] Warriors are what they are, and we'll need their strength to quell this new menace. Typically, the exalt would request such aid in person. But given recent events... Well, the people might worry should my sister suddenly leave the capital. So the task has been passed to us.
— Chrom

Shepherds (Japanese: 小さな自警団 Little Vigilantes) is the second chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is another chapter against Risen as the Shepherds begin their trek toward Ferox.


Main article: Shepherds (chapter)/Script

The group finally arrives in Ylisstol, the capital of Ylisse. Exalt Emmeryn makes a public appearance, and Robin's companions explain that the first Exalt slew the fell dragon long ago and that Emmeryn is a symbol of the peace he fought so hard for. Chrom further explains that Emmeryn is the only thing keeping war from breaking out between Ylisse and Plegia. Lissa also reveals that Emmeryn is her and Chrom's older sister and that they are Ylissean royalty, much to Robin's shock. The four visit the palace and meet Emmeryn. Afterwards, Chrom, Frederick, Emmeryn, and Emmeryn's retainer Phila decide to hold a war council concerning the monsters, and Lissa takes her leave with Robin.

Lissa escorts Robin into the Shepherds' garrison and introduces them to most of the rest of the Shepherds. Chrom arrives shortly afterwards and explains that they have been ordered to march to the neighboring kingdom of Regna Ferox to seek a military alliance against the new threat. The group begins to head north, but along the road is ambushed by a group of the humanoid monsters, who have been named Risen by the Ylissean war council. The Shepherds destroy the Risen.


Lissa introduces the other Shepherds. They head north to Regna Ferox to seek military aid against the creatures from the woods, now named "Risen."

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 8+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 12
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Map dimensions:
15 columns by 20 rows

Character data

New units
Small portrait stahl fe13.png
Bronze Sword
Automatically from turn 1
Small portrait vaike fe13.png
Automatically from turn 1
Small portrait miriel fe13.png
Iron Axe
Automatically from turn 2
Required characters
Chrom l ​
Available characters
Robin m ​Lissa ​Frederick ​Sully ​Virion ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 iron sword.png Iron Sword Dropped by enemy Mercenary
Is 3ds01 iron lance.png Iron Lance Dropped by enemy Soldier

Shop data

After clearing chapter 3, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 fire.png Fire 540
Is 3ds01 thunder.png Thunder 630
Is 3ds01 wind.png Wind 450
Is 3ds01 flux.png Flux 540

Event tiles

  • Column 4, row 14: On the northeast side of a mountain formation
  • Column 10, row 7: Southwest of the northeast fort

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 Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 barbarian risen enemy.gif Risen Chief Barbarian 4 1 26 11 0 7 8 3 4 1 - Hand Axe
Ma 3ds01 mercenary risen enemy.gif Risen Mercenary 2 2 17~18 6~7 0 8~9 7~8 3~4 2~3 0 5 Iron Sword
Ma 3ds01 barbarian risen enemy.gif Risen Barbarian 2 4 18~19 7~8 0 3~4 5~6 2~3 2~3 0 5 Iron Axe
Ma 3ds01 soldier risen enemy.gif Risen Soldier 2 3 17~18 6~7 0 6~7 6~7 4~5 2~3 0 5 Iron Lance
Ma 3ds01 soldier risen enemy.gif Risen Soldier 2 1 17~18 6~7 0 6~7 6~7 4~5 2~3 0 5 Iron LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma 3ds01 mercenary risen enemy.gif Risen Mercenary 2 1 17~18 6~7 0 8~9 7~8 3~4 2~3 0 5 Iron SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.

Boss data

Main article: Risen Chief

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait risen chief fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 barbarian risen enemy.gif Barbarian
Level 4
Movement -
Max HP 26 Speed 8
Strength 11 Luck 3
Magic 0 Defense 4
Skill 7 Resistance 1
Inventory Skills
Hand Axe --
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes D
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --


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

On Normal and Hard difficulties, the enemies will start packing Iron weapons as standard issue, while on Lunatic and Lunatic+ they start packing Steel. Watch your back. There are a ton of enemies lurking about, so your first order of business is to pair up Frederick and Chrom and send Frederick to face them down. Have Frederick use his Bronze Sword on turn one to evade the Barbarians (incidentally, Hawkeye Barbarians make your life miserable on Lunatic+), pull out the Silver Lance to deal with the Soldiers and Mercenaries, and don't be afraid to chug Virion's Elixir if you need to. Between his base Speed and Chrom's class pair-up bonuses, Frederick can double the enemy Barbarians if two of the following things have happened: Chrom reached 10 Speed, Frederick and Chrom got a C-rank support, and Frederick grew a point of Speed. He can double the Soldiers too if all three have happened. Meanwhile, the other Shepherds should try to pull in the western Mercenary and dogpile him for some quick experience. Virion and the incoming Miriel's 2-range chip damage will be invaluable here. You also want Stahl and Sully to be on the left side of the small four-space safe zone you start in so you can beat a hasty retreat to the southwest corner of the map once he's dead. Once the initial wave is dealt with, heal up and grab the nearby event tile.

Once everyone's patched up, pair Frederick and Chrom again and send them to the northwest fort. There, Frederick can pull in the second wave of enemies and kill them. The boss of this map isn't much different from the last one, and can be dealt with using the same tactics as last time. It definitely helps if you can give this kill to Chrom or Robin.


Etymology and other languages

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





Little Vigilantes


Los Custodios de Ylisse

The Guardians of Ylisse








I Pastori

The Shepherds


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