Tears of a Dragon

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Tears of a Dragon

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Castle: Training Grounds



Stupid bird! I'd have had her...Never mind. I won't miss again. I'll have your head off with the next swing—count on it!
— Hans

Tears of a Dragon (Japanese: 星竜の涙 Star Dragon's Tears) is twenty-fourth chapter of the Birthright campaign in Fire Emblem Fates. In this chapter, Corrin and his/her army finally enter Castle Krakenberg, only to find themelves in the middle of a training session led by one of Garon's retainers; as Nohrian soldiers descend on Corrin's army, a longtime loyal companion of Corrin's makes the ultimate sacrifice, prompting Corrin into avenging her.


Main article: Tears of a Dragon/Script

As Corrin and Azura tread along the underground passage, Corrin notes the passage's sheer length and wonders if they made a wrong turn somewhere, to which Azura states that she remembers the part of the tunnel they're in and believes them to be getting close to their destination; a reassured Corrin states that they appear to be approaching a dead end, to which Azura states that there are stairs on one side that can't be easily seen from Corrin's angle and deduces that the exit must be at the top. Corrin deduces that the heart of Nohrian power is right above them and suggests that only a few of them take a quick look, suggesting it to be reckless for the entire army to enter Castle Krakenberg all at once, to which Azura agrees; Corrin, Azura, and Ryoma proceed to emerge onto a training ground for Nohrian soldiers, bewildering Corrin and with Ryoma noting that the soldiers in the area are being put through their paces. As Corrin states that they've at least entered the castle, Ryoma notes that the soldiers in the area are Nohr's most elite, to which Corrin suggests that the group keep quiet before Ryoma notices someone coming; Hans arrives on the scene and tells the soldiers that they're supposed to be in a full contact exercise and that he wants to see blood, prompting a Nohrian soldier to address him in military style. Corrin, noticing Hans, deduces that Garon must have given him a promotion, to which Ryoma deduces that Hans is in charge of this group of soldiers; Corrin states that he/she is not a vengeful person but reveals that Hans is the one who killed Gunter in front of him/her and expresses his/her desire to avenge his death, which causes Nohrian soldiers to notice Corrin's group and prompting Hans to suggest the group be used for target practice before noticing Corrin.

Hans asks Corrin how he/she got into the training ground, to which Corrin states that he/she has nothing to say to a coward like him and would rather let his/her Noble Yato do the talking; Hans, feeling threatened in front of his own battalion, calls his soldiers into action to fight Corrin's group, with the soldiers proceeding to take on Corrin's group who have upper hand. As the skirmish continues, Corrin asks Hans if all of his soldiers are poorly trained and what Garon would think of it, to which Hans states that Corrin's all talk and demands that the soldiers sacrifice themselves if they need to for Garon's glory; a Nohrian soldier attempts to question Hans, to which Hans offers the soldier an opportunity to have his words relayed to Garon who would be sympathetic to the soldier and his family before reiterating his command to have the soldiers quiet down and kill Corrin's group. As the skirmish continues and one of the Generals is defeated, a breathless Corrin prompts Hans to state that Corrin's how Hans remembers him/her and tells his soldiers to not let up as they have Corrin right where they want him/her; Corrin states that he'll/she'll show Hans who's pathetic, to which Hans states that Corrin's not the only one who's gotten stronger and reveals that he's Garon's newest captain and states that he'll show how he got his promotion, moving next to Corrin and engaging him/her himself, prompting Ryoma to call out toward Corrin. As Hans is about to attack Corrin, Lilith appears and takes the hit meant for Corrin; Corrin cries out toward Lilith and asks that she speak to him/her, to which Hans curses out Lilith and vows not to miss again and will have Corrin's head off with his next swing, prompting Corrin to state that Hans will pay for what he's done and that he/she will kill him with his/her own two hands. Preparations take place at this point; the battle begins once preparations are finished.

Once the battle ends, Ryoma and Takumi look over the area, to which Ryoma asks the Nohrian soldiers to stand down as Hans has been defeated, and that their lives will be spared if they drop their weapons, to which two Nohrian soldiers mull over Hans's death and Ryoma's request before agreeing to surrender; Takumi relays the Nohrian soldiers' surrender to Ryoma, to which Ryoma states that they're done in this area before Hinoka reveals that they've got a problem of their own--Lilith took quite a shot from Hans earlier. Cutting over to Corrin holding Lilith with Sakura and Elise at their sides as snow begins to fall, Corrin asks Lilith to open her eyes and reveals that Hans has been killed, begging for her to be OK; Sakura states that Lilith is too far gone for her rod to work and states that she doesn't think she can save her, and after a shocked reaction from Corrin, Elise states that her staff also isn't helping, prompting Corrin to state that what's going on can't be happening.

Lilith transforms back into her human state, surprising Corrin; Lilith states that she's only got a moment left, that the Astral Dragon Moro has taken pity on her and let her resume her human form for her last few breaths; as Corrin begs Lilith to not die, Lilith asks Corrin to not cry and states that she decided to give her life for him/her and is happy that she succeeded, revealing that Corrin saved her life once and that they're now even and she can die with no regrets. Corrin states that they could end the war before the day is up and that Lilith could live in a peaceful world, asking her not to give up, to which Lilith states that she knows how far they've come and knows Corrin will succeed; Lilith states that she can die happy, remembering their time together and the progress they've made, then with her last breath, asks Corrin to be brave and go on without her. As Ryoma is seen walking toward the scene, Corrin and Elise break into tears while Sakura apologizes for not being able to save Lilith; as Corrin continues to grieve over Lilith, Ryoma asks Corrin to look up and dry his/her tears and think about Lilith's sacrifice--Lilith gave her life so Corrin could continue fighting for peace, Mikoto, and the whole world, and asks Corrin if Lilith would want him/her to give up in this fashion, prompting a downtrodden reaction from Corrin. Ryoma states that it's time Corrin rises to the occasion, and that now's the time for action if they want to end the war, to which Corrin states that he/she is tired of loss and death; Ryoma states that there'll be a time for rest but it's not that moment, then states that the Yato chose Corrin and that everyone's counting on him/her, to which Corrin states that Ryoma's right and that he/she will not stop until Garon's reign of terror is over, calling the army back into action. Elise points Corrin toward Garon's room, and asks Corrin to promise to at least try talking things over first, to which Corrin agrees; Corrin then thanks Lilith and bids her farewell.


The group makes it through the labyrinth and enters the castle, but they're surprised by where they emerge and by the enemy that is waiting for them there.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Hans Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed* 15 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 21+33 {{{third}}}
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This chapter's map is 25 columns by 30 rows.

This chapter features Fire Orbs. They are located as follows:

  • Column 9, row 9: Fire Orb with 3-10 Rng, 25 Mt, 120 Hit, used from its north side
  • Column 13, row 27: Fire Orb with 3-10 Rng, 25 Mt, 120 Hit, used from its south side
  • Column 17, row 9: Fire Orb with 3-10 Rng, 25 Mt, 120 Hit, used from its north side

Character data

New Units












Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar m-default fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait rinkah fe14.pngSmall portrait sakura fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.pngSmall portrait felicia fe14.pngSmall portrait hana fe14.pngSmall portrait subaki fe14.pngSmall portrait saizo fe14.pngSmall portrait orochi fe14.pngSmall portrait silas fe14.pngSmall portrait hinoka fe14.pngSmall portrait azama fe14.pngSmall portrait setsuna fe14.pngSmall portrait hayato fe14.pngSmall portrait oboro fe14.pngSmall portrait hinata fe14.pngSmall portrait takumi fe14.pngSmall portrait kagero fe14.pngSmall portrait reina fe14.pngSmall portrait kaden fe14.pngSmall portrait ryoma fe14.pngSmall portrait scarlet fe14.pngSmall portrait jakob fe14.pngSmall portrait izana fe14.pngSmall portrait shura fe14.pngSmall portrait yukimura fe14.png

Note: The returning characters list does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues or xenologues, 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 3ds02 naginata.png Venge Naginata Dropped by enemy General
Is 3ds02 stat booster.png Arms Scroll Dropped by enemy Great Knight
(Normal only)
Is 3ds02 gold.png 10000G Dropped by enemy Sorcerer
Is 3ds02 sword.png Wyrmslayer Dropped by enemy Hero
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Chakram Dropped by Hans

Event tile data

There are no event tiles during the events of the chapter. When returning to the area for skirmishes, the following event tiles appear:

  • Column 7, row 9: Two squares west of the northwestern Fire Orb
  • Column 20, row 20: Eight squares east, two squares south of the tile including the door in the statue's center

Dragon Vein data

The Dragon Vein in this chapter are stated to have the effect "Create a storm that slows fliers within". They are located as follows:

  • Column 7, row 21: Three squares west, one square south of the westernmost player deployment position
  • Column 10, row 15: Two squares east, one square south of a Silver Axe Berserker
  • Column 16, row 15: Two squares south, one square west of a Silver Axe Berserker
  • Column 19, row 21: Three squares east, one square south of the easternmost player deployment position

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
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Nohrian Berserker 10 6 Silver Axe The furthest western and eastern ones immediately begin moving unprovoked.
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Nohrian General 9 1 Silver Lance Venge NaginataThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Cannot use the Venge Naginata as his lance rank is Lances/Naginata B, too low to use it.
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Nohrian General 9 2 Silver Lance --
Ma 3ds02 great knight enemy.gif
Nohrian Great Knight 10 1 Silver Sword Silver Axe Silver Lance Arms ScrollThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
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Nohrian Sorcerer 9 1 Fimbulvetr 10000GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma 3ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif
Nohrian Sorcerer 9 5 Fimbulvetr The furthest eastern and western ones immediately begin moving unprovoked.
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Nohrian Hero 9 3 Silver Sword The western two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
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Nohrian Hero 9 1 WyrmslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma 3ds02 berserker hans enemy.gif
Hans Berserker 13 1 Brave Axe Silver Star Axe ChakramThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Pavise Gamble
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds02 hero enemy.gif
Nohrian Hero 9 2 Silver Sword --
Ma 3ds02 wyvern lord enemy.gif
Nohrian Wyvern Lord 10 16 Silver Axe --
Ma 3ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif
Nohrian Sorcerer 9 1 Fimbulvetr --
Ma 3ds02 malig knight enemy.gif
Nohrian Malig Knight 9 14 Fimbulvetr --


  • Turns 3 and 5
    • 1/2 Berserker(s) from the northern bridge (Hard/Lunatic only)
    • 1/3 Hero(es) from the western bridge
    • 2/4 Wyvern Lords from the southwest corner of the map
  • Turn 4
    • 1/3 Sorcerer(s) from the eastern bridge
    • 1/3 Great Knight(s) from the southern bridge (Hard/Lunatic only)
  • Turn 7
  • Turn 8 (Hard/Lunatic only)
    • 1/3 Hero(es) from the western bridge
    • 1/3 Sorcerer(s) from the eastern bridge
  • Turns 9 and 11
    • 1/2 Berserker(s) from the northern bridge (Hard/Lunatic only)
    • 2/4 Malig Knights from the southeast corner of the map
  • Turns 10 and 12
    • 1/3 Hero(es) from the western bridge (Hard/Lunatic only)
    • 1/3 Sorcerer(s) from the eastern bridge (Hard/Lunatic only)
    • 2/4 Wyvern Lords from the northeast corner of the map
  • Turns 13, 15, 17, and 19
  • Turn 14, 16, 18, and 20

Boss data

Main article: Hans

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait hans fe14.png
Ma 3ds02 berserker hans enemy.gif Berserker
Level 13
Movement -
Max HP 69 Speed 24
Strength 26 Luck 1
Magic 0 Defense 15-4
Skill 23 Resistance 10-4
Inventory Skills
Brave Axe
Silver Star Axe
ChakramThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs A Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --


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Etymology and other languages

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

Tears of a Dragon



Star Dragon's Tears


Les larmes du dragon

The tears of the dragon


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Playable characters Birthright
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6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
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Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
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