Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Social media: Get in touch with Fire Emblem Wiki on Twitter, Facebook, or Discord!
MediaWiki update: Fire Emblem Wiki has been updated to MediaWiki 1.32.0! If you notice any errors, please report them to a member of our tech support team.

Smoldering Resistance

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.

It has been requested that image(s) be placed in this page or section. Please submit images to help improve this page and talk on this page's talk page about what images are needed. Remove this when this has been fixed.

Smoldering Resistance


Valm Harbor

New units




There's no standing against the emperor! All who question him are slain on the spot. I am a refugee here...The dastard razed my entire village just for sport!
— A maiden in the village second-closest to Say'ri's starting position

Smoldering Resistance is the fifteenth chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. In this chapter, the Shepherds finally reach Valm, only to run into a skirmish in the harbor and their target being the princess of a fallen kingdom--who also happens to be attempting to gather resistance against Walhart.


Main article: Smoldering Resistance/Script

Newly arrived at Valm Harbor, Chrom, Frederick, and Robin have gathered on the shore. Chrom notes the harbor to be well fortified, then asks to prepare the troops; he cuts himself off before revealing any specifics upon noticing something. Frederick also notices the altercation Chrom saw, specifically Valmese troops running a woman down; Chrom declares any enemy of Valm's is a friend of the Shepherds, and calls the group into motion. Preparations happen at this point; it is during this phrase the player can learn the woman's name is Say'ri.

As preparations finish, two Valmese knights chase Say'ri toward a corner. Say'ri, out of breath, notices the Shepherds have arrived; a Valmese soldier notices Say'ri's position and reveals they have her cornered. Say'ri curses out the "wretched imperials" (what she refers to the Valmese forces as) as the soldier asks his fellow troops not to let her get away. The knights complete their cornering of Say'ri as the battle begins. Chrom declares that saving Say'ri should be the Shepherds' first priority; if possible, they should also visit the four villages to see how the people fare.

Should Chrom speak with Say'ri, she'll reveal that he has her gratitude; Chrom asks Say'ri how she knows of his cause, with Say'ri confirming and saying she'd speak with him more, but that can wait until the fight is finished. The player may now control Say'ri at this point.

Once the battle ends, Say'ri tells the Shepherds that the tales of their strength were no exaggeration; she then introduces herself and reveals herself to be fighting with the Resistance. Chrom asks Say'ri if there is indeed an organized resistance, to which Say'ri reveals several groups have formed to seek liberty for the states of Valm; Chrom appears surprised to hear this, revealing he heard Walhart had stamped out all dissenters, with Say'ri stating that Walhart does try but the Resistance is a slippery lot--the Resistance strikes hard and then vanishes again into the dark of night. Even as she speaks, rebels ride to the banner of dynasts across the continent and, if united, could pose a veritable threat to Walhart; Say'ri states that, for some time, she has struggled to bring the groups together. Flavia asks Say'ri what's stopping her; Say'ri says it's greed, jealousy, sloth, all of the old weaknesses of man--the dynasts would all have freedom but on their own terms. Some refuse to take up arms unless their territory is threatened, others thrive under Walhart's heel and won't join unless there's profit in it; liberty may be a fine word, but it is not always enough to rouse men from foolishness. Flavia asks Say'ri if she's looking for a more convincing argument; Say'ri confirms this but reveals her efforts have met with meager success to this point, fearing that many distrust her since her brother fights with Walhart. Basilio asks why Say'ri's brother supports Walhart, but Say'ri reveals she doesn't know; Yen'fay might have been a good man once, but Say'ri states he's her brother no more--if they meet on the battlefield, Say'ri would cut him down like any other imperial. Say'ri reveals that Walhart is said to command at least a million men, and he'll stamp out the Resistance entirely if they don't unite. Lissa asks Chrom if she heard Say'ri right, specifically the "million soldiers" bit; Say'ri wonders what one million men are against Ylissean dogs of war, given the Shepherds did stop a thousand Valmese ships, a daring strategy that has awoken and inspired people across the Valmese continent. Say'ri says she knows that she and the Shepherds together can bring together the Resistance and break Walhart's grip, then asks Chrom for his help; after Frederick relays, Chrom reveals Say'ri's task isn't easy, that he has his own causes--saving Ylisse and winning their future. After a brief comment from Lucina, Chrom says he knows a great battle has been foretold, but wonders if this is that battle and asks how would he know; after Chrom reveals he admires Say'ri's courage, he says her mission may be the best way to achieve his, and accepts Say'ri's request--if he's wrong, it's his life on the line as it should be. Chrom then asks Say'ri what it'll take to unite the Resistance; Say'ri states she does have one idea. The player may save their game at this point.

Say'ri reveals that, since ancient times, many of her people have worshipped Naga--or more precisely, her "oracle", Lady Tiki, although most only know her as the Voice. Tiki is currently trapped in her temple as Walhart's prisoner; Say'ri and Robin combine to reveal that if Tiki were freed, the Resistance could unite around her, with Robin asking where Tiki is being held. Say'ri reveals there is a shrine built in the branches of the divine Mila Tree, and Tiki is currently confined there. Chrom states the Shepherds have their plan, and asks that they get to it.


In Valm Harbor, the Ylisseans rescue Say'ri, a resistance leader. They set out to free Naga's "Voice," hoping to inspire others to their cause.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 13+1 1-1 31
Cm fe13 15.png

The chapter's map is 20 columns by 16 rows.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait say'ri fe13.png
NPC, speak to with Chrom
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 does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 hammer.png Hammer Dropped by enemy General
Is 3ds01 steel sword.png Steel Sword Dropped by enemy Cavalier
Is 3ds01 steel lance.png Steel Lance Dropped by enemy Knight
Is 3ds01 arcthunder.png Arcthunder Dropped by enemy Dark Knight
Is 3ds01 master seal.png Master Seal Dropped by Farber
Is 3ds01 bullion large.png Bullion (L) Visit eastern village
Is 3ds01 physic.png Physic Visit middle-eastern village
Is 3ds01 arms scroll.png Arms Scroll Visit middle-western village
Is 3ds01 second seal.png Second Seal Visit western village

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 steel sword.png Steel Sword 840
Is 3ds01 silver sword.png Silver Sword 1,410
Is 3ds01 steel axe.png Steel Axe 980
Is 3ds01 silver axe.png Silver Axe 1,740
Is 3ds01 hand axe.png Hand Axe 750

Event tiles

  • Column 16, row 14: One square east, three squares south of Chrom's starting position
  • Column 7, row 6: Two squares east of a Short Spear Cavalier

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Valmese Cavalier 19 6 Steel Sword The southwestern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Valmese Cavalier 19 3 Short Spear The southwestern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 knight enemy.gif
Valmese Knight 19 1 Steel LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 knight enemy.gif
Valmese Knight 19 2 Short Spear The southwestern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif
Valmese General 3 1 Silver Axe Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 dark knight enemy.gif
Valmese Dark Knight 3 1 ArcthunderThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif
Valmese General 3 1 HammerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma 3ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Valmese Cavalier 19 2 Steel Lance --
Ma 3ds01 mage enemy.gif
Valmese Mage 19 3 Elfire --
Ma 3ds01 knight enemy.gif
Valmese Knight 19 2 Iron Lance Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 knight enemy.gif
Valmese Knight 19 3 Steel Lance --
Ma 3ds01 mage enemy.gif
Valmese Mage 19 1 Elthunder --
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif
Valmese General 3 1 Silver Lance --
Ma 3ds01 dark knight enemy.gif
Valmese Dark Knight 3 1 Arcthunder --
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif
Valmese General 3 1 Short Axe --
Ma 3ds01 cavalier enemy.gif
Valmese Cavalier 19 1 Steel SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma 3ds01 dark knight enemy.gif
Farber Dark Knight 8 1 Arcfire Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immobile.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster say'ri other.gif
Say'ri Swordmaster 1 1 Concoction
Avoid +10 Vantage
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Farber

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait farber fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 dark knight enemy.gif Dark Knight
Level 8
Movement -
Max HP 47 Speed 15
Strength 17 Luck 12
Magic 18 Defense 19
Skill 20 Resistance 15
Inventory Skills
Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords E Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes C Staves --


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.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Smoldering Resistance
Smouldering Resistance Same as the USA name, adjusted for Commonwealth spelling norms.
Japanese 解放の狼煙 Beacons of Liberation
French Résistance Resistance
Italian Una strenua resistenza A strenuous resistance


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

Flames on the Blue Smoldering Resistance Naga's Voice

Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
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
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Ancient LettersDouble DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map