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Sickle to Sword

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Sickle to Sword


The Farfort

New units




Fight and get stronger, he says... Guess it can't hurt to try. I sure hope I don't get in the way! Gosh, that would be just awful...
— Donnel

Sickle to Sword is the first 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. In this chapter, the Shepherds assist a young boy in rescuing his fellow villagers from a swarm of bandits.


Main article: Sickle to Sword/Script

The Shepherds arrive on an island off the southeast coast of Ylisse. They are immediately approached by a village boy named Donnel, who informs them that bandits have raided his village and are abducting the citizens to take to their camp. Chrom immediately agrees to help him, and encourages Donnel to fight alongside them to protect his loved ones.

The Shepherds storm the bandit camp, defeat their leader, rescue the villagers, and reunite Donnel with his mother. If Donnel gained a level and was not incapacitated during the fight, Chrom praises his valor. With Chrom's blessing, Donnel joins the Shepherds. If Donnel did not gain a level or was incapacitated, Chrom encourages him to continue honing his strength, although Donnel is regretful that he couldn't contribute more.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Roddick Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 8+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 16 {{{third}}}
Cm fe13 1x.png

The chapter's map is 18 columns by 16 rows.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait donnel fe13.png
Automatically from turn 1
To keep at chapter's end, he must gain at least 1 level within the chapter
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.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.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 chest key.png Chest Key Dropped by enemy Thief
Is 3ds01 chest key.png Chest Key Dropped by enemy Archer
Is 3ds01 door key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Barbarian
Is 3ds01 killer lance.png Killer Lance Open northern chest in the treasure room
Is 3ds01 rescue.png Rescue Open southern chest in the treasure room

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 iron sword.png Iron Sword 520
Is 3ds01 iron lance.png Iron Lance 560
Is 3ds01 iron axe.png Iron Axe 600
Is 3ds01 iron bow.png Iron Bow 560

Event tiles

  • Column 12, row 9: In a dead-end nook two squares east of a floor tile that is itself adjacent to a plain tile.
  • Column 3, row 10: Two squares east of a one-tile wall.

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 thief enemy.gif Ruffian Thief 4 1 18~19 5~6 0 8~9 12~13 3~4 1~2 0~1 5 Iron Sword
Prioritizes opening the upper chest, then escaping via the south.
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 4 6 22~23 9~10 0 4~5 5~6 2~3 3~4 0~1 5 Iron Axe
• The eastern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The center-southern two both begin moving if either of them or the nearby Archer is provoked.
• The western one begins moving if the nearby Archer is provoked.
• The center one will not move until a unit is in range of both him and the nearest Barbarian, or until either of them is fought; in either case, he begins moving.
Ma 3ds01 archer enemy.gif Ruffian Archer 4 5 19~20 6~7 0 9~10 6~7 2~3 2~3 0~1 5 Iron Bow
• The eastern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The center-southern one begins moving if a nearby Barbarian is provoked.
• The southwestern one begins moving if the nearby Barbarian is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 thief enemy.gif Ruffian Thief 4 1 18~19 5~6 0 8~9 12~13 3~4 1~2 0~1 5 Iron Sword Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 4 1 22~23 9~10 0 4~5 5~6 2~3 3~4 0~1 5 Iron Axe Door KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Will not move until a unit is in range of both him and the nearest Barbarian; or until either of them is fought; in either case, he begins moving.
Ma 3ds01 archer enemy.gif Ruffian Archer 4 1 19~20 6~7 0 9~10 6~7 2~3 2~3 0~1 5 Iron Bow Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Roddick Barbarian 7 1 29 13 0 8 10 4 5 1 - Steel Axe Hand Axe

Boss data

Main article: Roddick

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait garrick fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Barbarian
Level 7
Movement -
Max HP 29 Speed 10
Strength 13 Luck 4
Magic 0 Defense 5
Skill 8 Resistance 1
Inventory Skills
Steel Axe
Hand Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes C
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --


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

As Donnel is a rather weak unit, it may be wise to give him a forged E-rank lance to grant him a slight advantage in this paralogue.

On Lunatic+, it is wise to play this paralogue after completing Chapter 4 in order to maximize your experience while still earning the Rescue staff in time for Chapter 5. Make sure the Barbarian two spaces south of the central sparkly point doesn't have Hawkeye and the northeastern Thief doesn't have Pavise+. Pair up Lon'qu/Vaike and Chrom/Robin. Have Lon'qu/Vaike attack the north Barbarian (a crit really helps), Frederick kill the Thief, and Chrom/Robin attack the south Barbarian. On the enemy phase, an Archer and the Barbarian who can't have Hawkeye will attack Lon'qu while another barbarian attacks Chrom. On turn 2, have Chrom/Robin run north and kill that Barbarian. Lon'qu and Frederick should wipe out the other Barbarian, leaving only a couple of Archers alive.

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  • 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 14. 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

Sickle to Sword



I am a Weakling


Die Schutzlosen

The defenseless Ones


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Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
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