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Tempest of Swords and Shields

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Tempest of Swords and Shields

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Garreg Mach Monastery


Seteth, Flayn,
Shamir*/Knight of Seiros*,
Alois*/Knight of Seiros*

Another loss on my watch... As more blood wets my feet, they grow heavier with each step. Remorse, resentment, despair... I have dispensed with all such things to come this far.
— Edelgard

Tempest of Swords and Shields (Japanese: 剣と盾の螺旋 Spiral of Swords and Shields) is the fifteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in Crimson Flower.


Main article: Tempest of Swords and Shields/Script

With the former Leicester territories under Adrestian control, the Empire is now ready to face Faerghus. Hubert reports that Lord Arundel has headed to Derdriu and is collecting the Alliance's old Heroes' Relics, but Edelgard remains unconcerned. He further explains that the Kingdom will most likely surrender if Houses Blaiddyd, Fraldarius, Galatea, Gautier, and Charon are toppled. While House Rowe in the Fortress City of Arianrhod might be swayed to the Empire, Lord Rodrigue of House Fraldarius has already taken command of Arianrhod. Later that night, Byleth hears Edelgard scream. They find her in her room, and she sheepishly admits that she saw a rat and that she has feared rats ever since she was trapped in a rat-filled prison underneath the Imperial palace as a child. Byleth notices some papers on Edelgard's desk, and Edelgard panics and kicks them out of her room.

At the end of the month, Church soldiers personally commanded by Rhea march on Garreg Mach Monastery to recapture it. Edelgard orders Randolph and Ladislava to engage the enemy's main army while she personally defends the monastery from a detachment led by Seteth and Flayn. The Imperial forces emerge victorious on that front, and Seteth and Flayn are either driven off or killed. Afterwards, Catherine reports on the battle to Rhea. If Seteth and Flayn survived, she receives a letter from Seteth explaining that he is deserting to protect Flayn, and resolves to crush the thief who stole her mother with her bare hands; if Seteth and Flayn died, she blames Byleth for taking everything from her, declares that no amount of repentance will save their, and swears revenge on them in the name of the Nabateans. Meanwhile, a mortally wounded Randolph informs Edelgard that the forces that engaged Rhea were defeated and Ladislava is dead before perishing himself. Edelgard laments the amount of blood spilled in the name of her ambitions. Ferdinand reports that several lords of Faerghus have defected to the Empire as a result of the battle, much to his disgust. Edelgard, newly resolved, declares her intention to march through the Tailtean Plains to take Fhirdiad.

Character data

New Units
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth f 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hubert 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait petra 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait felix 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait annette 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.pngSmall portrait jeritza 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait constance 03 fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi 02 fe16.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 bow.png Silver Bow+ Tournament prize
Is ns01 gift.png Armored Bear Stuffy Quest reward: Undercover Commerce
Is ns01 tea.png Almyran Pine Needles (×2) Quest reward: Undercover Commerce
Is ns01 battalion infantry.png Almyra Mercenaries Quest reward: Undercover Commerce
Is ns01 tea.png Rose Petal Blend Quest reward: The Secret Shop
Is ns01 produce.png Morfis Plum (×2) Quest reward: The Secret Shop
Is ns01 gift.png Stylish Hair Clip Quest reward: The Secret Shop
Is ns01 axe.png Axe of Zoltan Dropped by Alois*/enemy Warrior* in Protecting Garreg Mach


Main article: Tempest of Swords and Shields/Protecting Garreg Mach


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Tempest of Swords and Shields --
Japanese 剣と盾の螺旋 Spiral of Swords and Shields
Spanish Tempestad de escudos y espadas Tempest of shields and swords
French Une tempête d'épées et de boucliers A tempest of swords and shields
German Sturm der Schwerter und Schilde Storm of Swords and Shields
Italian Tempesta di spade e scudi Tempest of sword and shield
Korean 검과 방패의 나선 Sword and shield spiral
Simplified Chinese 剑与盾的螺旋 Sword and shield spiral
Traditional Chinese 劍與盾的螺旋 Sword and shield spiral


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The Master Tactician Tempest of Swords and Shields Lady of Deceit

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
FETH Crest of Flames banner.png
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
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13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
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13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
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13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions Exclusive
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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