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Taking Leave

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Taking Leave

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New units

Eliwood, Lowen, Marcus, Rebecca, Dorcas, Bartre



Taking Leave (Japanese: 旅の始まり The Beginning of a Journey)is the eleventh chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, and the first of Eliwood's tale.


Main article: Taking Leave/Script

A year has passed since Lyn reclaimed Caelin from her granduncle Lundgren. In that time, Marquess Pherae has disappeared along with Pherae’s best knights. Eliwood believes his father is still alive and sets out to find him along with Marcus and Lowen. While Lowen is scouting the nearby village for extra soldiers to accompany Eliwood on his journey, a group of bandits led by Groznyi take over the village. Lowen manages to escape with the daughter of the village magistrate, Rebecca, who pleads with Eliwood to save her village. Eliwood agrees to lend his aid. Rebecca also insists that she help as well, given her skill with a bow. If the player completed Lyn’s Tale, the Tactician will also lend their aid to Eliwood. During the battle, Bartre and Dorcas also decide to join Eliwood in liberating Rebecca’s village.

After Groznyi is defeated, the village elder thanks Eliwood and his group for their gracious help. The elder also reveals that Darin, the Marquess of Laus, is making preparations for war. Marcus speculates that Darin’s war preparations might be related to Elbert’s disappearance. Though the connection is tenuous, Eliwood decides to head towards Laus to seek out any leads on his father’s whereabouts.

Beginning log

“Once, dragon fought man in a war called the Scouring... Mankind vanquished the dragons thanks to the efforts of eight heroes. These eight mighty generals brought peace to Elibe. The continent was divided into nations, and the people enjoyed an easy prosperity. The hero Hartmut settled in the east and founded Bern, famed for its military might. St. Elimine moved west, and her sacred name flourished among the artisans of Etruria. The horseman Hanon's legacy lived on with the nomads of his beloved plains of Sacae. The birthplace of the knight Barigan is now home to the renowned Knights of Ilia. The berserker Durban's final glory was to create a warrior's clan in the Western Isles. The archsage Athos is said to have retired to the barren wasteland of Nabata. The heirs of the champion Roland themselves became the lords of the Lycian League. Elibe has enjoyed a peace that spans 980 years... How much longer can this peace stand before its foundations begin to crumble? Deep within the Lycian League lies Pherae, a land that has known no conflict for many generations, but which now finds itself touched by a shadow of unease. Its beloved and benevolent ruler, Lord Elbert, has mysteriously vanished... as have a number of his sworn men, loyal knights who serve at his side. A month has passed without word from the marquess. Rumors of his death abound. However, the marquess's son believes his father lives, and he has vowed to find him. Marquess Pherae's son, Eliwood: A red-haired youth who will one day become the finest knight in all of Lycia. His long journey begins here.”

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the gate Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Eliwood dies 4+2 0 10
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Character data

New Units
Portrait eliwood fe07.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait lowen fe07.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait marcus fe07.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait rebecca fe07.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait dorcas fe07.png
Automatically on turn 2
Portrait bartre fe07.png
Automatically on turn 2
Returning Characters


Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba dragonshield.png Dragonshield Visit village

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 1 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Bandit Archer 2 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 1 4 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 2 2 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bandit Brigand 3 1 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Groznyi Brigand 5 1 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe Does not move; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

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Main article: Groznyi
Portrait groznyi fe07.png
Level 5
Affinity --
Max HP 25 Luck 1
Strength 7 Defense 4
Skill 4 Resistance 2
Speed 4 Constitution 12
Movement 5 Aid 11
Is gba iron axe.pngIron Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe D GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Taking Leave
Japanese 旅の始まり The Beginning of a Journey
Spanish Despedida
French Départ Departure
German Der Aufbruch The Departure


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The Distant Plains Taking Leave Birds of a Feather

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate •20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of regional version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline