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Sidequest

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For an unrelated feature from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, see List of sidequests in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A sidequest (Japanese: 外伝 side-story) is a type of optional chapter which debuted in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Typically, a sidequest must be unlocked by completing certain objectives in the preceding chapter, is marginally more difficult than normal chapters from around the same point in the game, contains recruitable playable characters not otherwise available in the game, has fog of war in effect and/or expands on the main plot of the game in different areas.

In the English versions of some games, the naming structure for sidequests appends an "x" to the number of the immediately preceding chapter; for example, Chapter 2x would follow Chapter 2. The Japanese version instead appends the chapter number with 外伝 side-story. Awakening and Fates handle sidequest names somewhat differently: they have their own numbering scheme not interspersed with that of the main chapters.

Sidequests by game

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Sidequests in Thracia 776
Sidequest Base chapter Requirements Reward
2x: The Pirate Isles 2: The Village of Iss Complete Chapter 2 with all villages intact Safy
Lifis
4x: The Hero of the Winds 4: The Dungeon Complete Chapter 4 with all Civilians successfully escaped Asvel
8x: Dagdar's Mansion 8: Mt. Violdrake • Complete Chapter 8 with the boss captured
Dagdar and Tanya are still alive or were captured by the end of Chapter 3
Leg Ring
Wrath M
Neir Scroll
11x: Murder Hollace 11: Dandrum Fortress • Complete Chapter 11 within 30 turns
• Trigger Chapter 11's portcullis trap
Fred is still alive at the end of Chapter 11
Fred
Olwen
12x: Dandelion 12: The Thieves of Dakia Complete Chapter 12 within 19 turns Pirn
Trewd
Tina
• Promote Lara to Dancer
14x: Freedom 14: Open Fire By the end of Chapter 14, visit 3 or more of the villages in Tahra (excludes Homer's village) --
21x: The Detention Center 21: The Liberation Wars At least one playable character was captured at any point before the end of Chapter 21 Re-recruit any captured allies
24x: The Altar of Loptyr 24: The Baron in Black Sara is still alive by the end of Chapter 24
• Obtain the Kia
Eyvel

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

In The Binding Blade, each sidequest rewards one of the legendary weapons of Elibe; the weapon obtained in the Chapter 20x variant the player didn't visit is in the inventory of Jodel when he is recruited in Chapter 21. All sidequests must be completed as part of the criteria to proceed to Chapter 23 and beyond to achieve the game's true ending; additionally, none of the legendary weapons, including the Binding Blade, may be broken at that point.

Sidequests in The Binding Blade
Sidequest Base chapter Requirements Reward
8x: The Blazing Blade 8: Reunion Lilina is still alive by the end of Chapter 8 Durandal
12x: The Thunder Axe 12: The True Enemy Elphin is still alive by the end of Chapter 12, if the player entered Chapters 10B and 11B
• Complete Chapter 12 within 20 turns
Armads
14x: The Infernal Truth 14: Arcadia Sophia is still alive by the end of Chapter 14
• Complete Chapter 14 within 25 turns
Forblaze
16x: The Glorious Ascension 16: Storming the Capital Douglas is still alive (as an enemy unit) by the end of Chapter 16 Aureola
20Ax: The Blizzard Spear 20A: Ilia's Salvation Zelots and Juno are still alive by the end of Chapter 20A
• Complete Chapter 20A within 25 turns
Maltet
20Bx: The Tempest Bow 20B: The Silver Wolf Sue, Sin and Dayan are still alive by the end of Chapter 20B
• Complete Chapter 20B within 25 turns
Mulagir
21x: The Elder Revelation 21: The Binding Blade Milady and Zeiss are still alive by the end of Chapter 21
• Complete Chapter 21 within 30 turns
Apocalypse

Fire Emblem

Fire Emblem is the only game in which, if a sidequest is unlocked, the player is given the option as to whether or not to proceed to the sidequest; in all other games sans Awakening and Fates, once a sidequest is unlocked the player is automatically sent to it.

Sidequests in Fire Emblem
Sidequest Base chapter Requirements Reward
7x: The Black Shadow 7: Siblings Abroad Complete Chapter 7 within 15 turns --
13x: The Peddler Merlinus 13: In Search of Truth Visit the northwest village in Chapter 13 Merlinus*
16xE/17xH: The Port of Badon 16E/17H: Whereabouts Unknown At least one Caelin Soldier is still alive by the end of Chapter 16E/17H Canas
18xE/19xH: Imprisoner of Magic 18E/19H: The Dread Isle Complete Chapter 18E/19H within 15 turns --
19x pt. 2: A Glimpse in Time 19xH: Imprisoner of Magic Nils is at level 7 or higher by the end of Chapter 10
Kishuna is defeated in Chapter 19xH
Hector's story only
--
22xE/23xH: Genesis 22E/23H: Living Legend Hawkeye is recruited and is still alive
• Your party has gained at least 700 total experience during Chapter 22E/23H
--
26xE/28xH: Night of Farewells 26E/28H: Battle before Dawn Nino is recruited and is still alive
• Nino talked to Jaffar during Chapter 26E/28H
• Jaffar is still alive (as a neutral unit) by the end of Chapter 16
Fell Contract
Thor's Ire
29xE/31xH: Battle Preparations 29E/31H: Sands of Time Automatically available • Shopping
• 30,000G
Karla*
32x: The Value of Life 32H: Victory or Death • Complete Chapter 32H within 20 turns
Hector's story only
--

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Sidequests in The Sacred Stones
Sidequest Base chapter Requirements
5x: Unbroken Heart 5: The Empire's Reach Mandatory

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Shadow Dragon's use of sidequests is less conventional: here, sidequests are accessed by having a low number of units currently in the player's army, and are intended primarily to assist those struggling with the game by providing new playable characters, in the event that the player has already sustained severe casualties or has failed to recruit units. The final sidequest provides similar recourse in the event of failing to defeat Gharnef and obtain the Falchion, or in case Tiki died or was not recruited.

Sidequests in Shadow Dragon
Sidequest Base chapter Requirements Reward
6x: In War's Grip 6: Fire Emblem The player has 15 or fewer characters alive/recruited by the end of Chapter 6 Athena
12x: A Traitor's Worth 12: The Ageless Palace The player has 15 or fewer characters alive/recruited by the end of Chapter 12 Horace
17x: Helena Castle 17: Star and Savior The player has 15 or fewer characters alive/recruited by the end of Chapter 17 Etzel
20x: The Lair of Fire 20: Camus the Sable The player has 15 or fewer characters alive/recruited by the end of Chapter 20 Ymir
24x: The Alterspire 24: The Dragonkin Realm Tiki was not recruited or was killed by the end of Chapter 24
Falchion was not obtained or is currently not in Marth's inventory
Nagi
Falchion*

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

In New Mystery of the Emblem, there are two sets of criteria for unlocking sidequests: turn number objectives and a set of unrelated alternate criteria. To enter a sidequest, at least one of these criteria must be met (for example, to unlock Chapter 6x in Normal Mode, the player must complete Chapter 6 in 24 turns or less or recruit Rickard). It is possible, of course, to meet both criteria but it is not necessary; one will suffice to unlock sidequests.

Sidequests in New Mystery of the Emblem
Sidequest Base chapter Requirements Reward
Normal Mode Hard Mode Maniac Mode Lunatic Mode Lunatic Rev.
3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes 3: Abducted Princess The player had 1 or fewer ally deaths/retreats during the Prologue Wrys
24 28 35 38 43
6x: Mercenary Squad 6: The Nest of Vice Rickard was recruited and is still alive Caesar
Radd
20 24 28 32 36
10x: The Mask Laughs 10: Two Sorcerers 3 or more of the enemy Clerics survived Chapter 10 Dice
Malice
Horace
15 18 21 24 27
13x: Within the White Darkness 13: Frozen Land Neither of the enemy Thieves escaped the map Athena
20 24 28 32 36
16x: Reunion 16: Regaining the Capitol Kris is promoted and at least level 5 Katarina
18 21 25 28 32
20x: Depths of the Abyss 20: Dark Emperor • The Binding Shield was obtained
• Three or more out of Wolf, Sedgar, Vyland, Roshea, and Midia were recruited and are still alive
--
24 28 33 38 43

Fire Emblem Awakening

The US English version of Awakening refers to sidequests as "Paralogues", while the European English version instead calls them "Side Stories". The structure of Paralogues is non-linear; once unlocked, they remain open for the rest of the game until the player completes them, and can be played at any time and in any order.

Sidequests in Awakening
Sidequest Requirements Reward
Paralogue 1: Sickle to Sword Complete Chapter 3 Donnel
Paralogue 2: The Secret Seller Complete Chapter 5 --
Paralogue 3: A Strangled Peace Complete Chapter 7 --
Paralogue 4: Anna the Merchant Complete Chapter 9 Anna
Paralogue 5: Scion of Legend • Complete Chapter 14 or complete Chapter 13 and unlock Paralogues 9 and 10
Lissa has an S support and is married
Owain
Paralogue 6: A Man for Flowers • Complete Chapter 14 or complete Chapter 13 and unlock Paralogue 12
Olivia has an S support and is married
Inigo
Paralogue 7: Noble Lineage • Complete Chapter 15 or complete Chapter 14 and unlock Paralogue 6 or complete Chapter 13 and unlock Paralogues 6 and 12
Maribelle has an S support and is married
Brady
Paralogue 8: A Duel Disgraced • Complete Chapter 13
Sully has an S support and is married
Kjelle
Paralogue 9: Wings of Justice • Complete Chapter 18 or complete Chapter 14 and unlock Paralogue 5 or complete Chapter 13 and unlock Paralogue 10
Sumia has an S support and is married
Cynthia
Paralogue 10: Ambivalence • Complete Chapter 13
Cordelia has an S support and is married
Severa
Paralogue 11: Twin Wyverns • Complete Chapter 16 or complete Chapter 14 and unlock Paralogue 5 or complete Chapter 13 and unlock Paralogues 5, 9, and 10
Cherche has an S support and is married
Gerome
Paralogue 12: Disowned by Time • Complete Chapter 13
Robin has an S support and is married
Morgan
Naga's Tear
Paralogue 13: Rival Bands • Complete Chapter 13
Panne has an S support and is married
Yarne
Paralogue 14: Shadow in the Sands • Complete Chapter 13
Miriel has an S support and is married
Laurent
Goddess Staff
Paralogue 15: A Shot from the Dark • Complete Chapter 13
Tharja has an S support and is married
Noire
Paralogue 16: Daughter to Dragons • Complete Chapter 13
Nowi has an S support and is married
Nah
Paralogue 17: The Threat of Silence • Complete Chapter 18 Tiki
SpotPass distributions
Paralogue 18: The Dead King's Lament • Complete Chapter 25
• Receive SpotPass data from May 2nd, 2012JP/February 14th, 2013US/May 2nd, 2013EU
Gangrel
Paralogue 19: Irreconcilable Paths • Complete Chapter 25
• Receive SpotPass data from May 17th, 2012JP/February 28th, 2013US/May 16th, 2013EU
Walhart
Paralogue 20: A Hard Miracle • Complete Chapter 25
• Receive SpotPass data from May 31th, 2012JP/March 14th, 2013US/May 29th, 2013EU
Emmeryn
Paralogue 21: Ghost of a Blade • Complete Chapter 25
• Receive SpotPass data from June 14th, 2012JP/March 28th, 2013US/June 13th, 2013EU
Yen'fay
Sol Katti
Paralogue 22: The Wellspring of Truth • Complete Chapter 25
• Receive SpotPass data from June 28th, 2012JP/April 11th, 2013US/June 27th, 2013EU
Aversa
Paralogue 23: The Radiant Hero • Complete Chapter 25
• Receive SpotPass data from July 12th, 2012JP/April 25th, 2013US/July 11th, 2013EU
Priam
Ragnell

Fire Emblem Fates

The US English version of Fates, like Awakening, refers to sidequests as "Paralogues". The structure of Paralogues is non-linear; once unlocked, they remain open for the rest of the game until the player completes them, and can be played at any time and in any order.

With one exception specific to the Birthright campaign, all paralogues require, at minimum, completion of chapter 7 (regardless of campaign) in order to be unlocked.

Sidequests in Fates
Sidequest Requirements Reward
Paralogue 1: Tragic Start Complete Chapter 7 (all routes) Mozu
Paralogue 2: Dragon Blood Corrin has an S support and is married to someone of the opposite sex Kana
Paralogue 3: Surprise Duet Azura has an S support and is married Shigure
Paralogue 4: Fight or Flight Jakob has an S support and is married Dwyer
Paralogue 5: Bold Approach Silas has an S support and is married Sophie
Paralogue 6: Herbal Remedy • Complete Chapter 15 with Kaze having an A support or higher with Corrin*
Kaze has an S support and is married
Midori
Birthright/Revelation only
Paralogue 7: Father & Liege Ryoma has an S support and is married Shiro
Paralogue 8: A Great Hunt Takumi has an S support and is married Kiragi
Paralogue 9: Saizo vs. Saizo Saizo has an S support and is married Asugi
Paralogue 10: Hunter & Prey Kaden has an S support and is married Selkie
Paralogue 11: A Long Grudge Hinata has an S support and is married Hisame
Paralogue 12: Sweet Dreams Azama has an S support and is married Mitama
Paralogue 13: Truly Talented Subaki has an S support and is married Caeldori
Paralogue 14: After the End Hayato has an S support and is married Rhajat
Conquest/Revelation only
Paralogue 15: Hidden Bravery Xander has an S support and is married Siegbert
Paralogue 16: Abducted Leo has an S support and is married Forrest
Paralogue 17: Two Defenders Benny has an S support and is married Ignatius
Paralogue 18: Nutty Family Keaton has an S support and is married Velouria
Paralogue 19: Great Heroism Arthur has an S support and is married Percy
Paralogue 20: Ultimate Power Odin has an S support and is married Ophelia
Paralogue 21: Bright Smile Laslow has an S support and is married Soleil
Paralogue 22: Abrupt Clash Niles has an S support and is married to a female Nina

Fire Emblem Heroes

Both English versions of Heroes call sidequests paralogues. Like Awakening and Fates, they do not take place between two main chapters, and can be played at any time. Like all chapters in Heroes, paralogues can be replayed at any time.

Sidequests in Heroes
Sidequest Requirements Reward
Paralogue 1: Family Bonds Starting from 7AM UTC on February 15, 2017. 1 orb per part*
Paralogue 2: Sibling Bonds Starting from 7AM UTC on February 27, 2017. 1 orb per part*
Paralogue 3: Blazing Shadows Starting from 7AM UTC on March 14, 2017. 1 orb per part*
Paralogue 4: Spring Festival Starting from 7AM UTC on March 30, 2017. 1 orb per part*
Paralogue 5: World of Shadows Starting from 7AM UTC on April 14, 2017. 1 orb per part*

Xenologues

Xenologues are a subcategory of paralogues. The only one released thus far focuses on Veronica.

Sidequests in Heroes
Sidequest Requirements Reward
Xenologue 1: Detached Princess Starting from 7AM UTC on March 7, 2017. 1 orb per part*

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Sidequest
• Paralogue
• This name is used in The Blazing Blade.
• This name is used in Awakening, Fates, and Heroes. From the prefix para-, which comes from the Ancient Greek παρά pará, meaning "beside", and the suffix -logue, in words such as "prologue" and "epilogue", which comes from the Ancient Greek λόγος lógos, meaning "story".
English
(PAL)
Side Story This name is used in the PAL version of Awakening.
English
(unofficial)
Gaiden Coloquially known by this name among the fandom.
Japanese 外伝 Side story

References

See also

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