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The Ancestor

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The Ancestor

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Boss(es)

Tiki

Next chapter(s)

The Brash General

The Ancestor (Japanese: 祖たる神竜 The ancestor Divine Dragon) is a divine paralogue in Fire Emblem Engage. It is unlocked upon the completion of Chapter 6.

Plot

Main article: The Ancestor/Script

Alear and Vander arrive at a temple on an island south of Firene to search for an Emblem. The two discover and awaken Emblem Tiki, who explains that she and her friends fought in many battles in another world before being sealed away. Alear asks Tiki to join them in protecting Elyos, and she agrees on the condition that they battle her to show what drives them. Alear and their cohort defeat Tiki, who agrees to join them. Tiki also reveals that other Emblems are present nearby and would likely join Alear if asked. If Emblem Marth is present in the party, he reunites with Tiki, and the two vow to protect Elyos together.

Beginning log

A bracelet has been sighted in the icy temple of a mystical dragon.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Emblem Tiki Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Alear dies 1–8 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 34+8+19~20
File:Cm fe17 1 dx.png
Map dimensions:
30 columns by 30 rows

Note: Divine paralogues are subject to dynamic difficulty in which the number of enemies, along with their stats and weapons, change depending on the internal level of Alear and the other player units set to the deployment slots before the chapter begins.

Character data

Characters
New units

None

Required characters
Alear m ​
Available characters
Vander ​Framme ​Clanne ​Etie ​Alfred ​Boucheron ​Céline ​Chloé ​Louis ​Yunaka ​

Emblem Ring data

Characters
New units
Tiki
Small portrait tiki fe17.png
Emblem
HP
N/A
Inventory
--
Level
N/A
Automatically at end of chapter
Available characters
Marth ​Sigurd ​Celica ​Micaiah ​Edelgard ​

Note: The returning Emblems list only those obtained by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have obtained more Emblems than the above by the point the chapter is started.

Additionally, Emblem Energy appears in the following locations:

  • Column 3, row 17
  • Column 13, row 14
  • Column 17, row 5
  • Column 21, row 14
  • Column 26, row 6
  • Column 28, row 17

Two triggers called Sigils, which disable the magic preventing entry into the rooms and turn additional terrain to Frost, appear in the following locations:

  • Column 17, row 27 dispels the Magic Door (located at Column 3, row 22) and Ice Barrier
  • Column 3, row 27 dispels the Magic Door (located at Column 26, row 22) and Ice Barrier

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns02 antitoxin.png Antitoxin Dropped by Lance Fighter
Is ns02 physic.png Physic Dropped by Martial Monk (Normal and Hard difficulty only)
Is ns02 rewarp.png Rewarp Dropped by Martial Monk
Is ns02 gold.png 2,000 Gold Open chest in top center room
Is ns02 rescue.png Rescue Open left chest in top left room
Is ns02 warp.png Warp Open right chest in top left room
Is ns02 silver card.png Silver Card Have a unit end their turn on the shining tile in the north of the map.

Completing this chapter will unlock Tiki's Emblem Bracelet with the maximum bond level.

Level scaling data

This chapter's enemy units are subject to level scaling mechanisms that increase their levels as the player makes progress along the main story path. Initial unpromoted units who reach an effective level of 21 will become promoted units of level (effective level -20) unless otherwise stated.

When enemies become promoted, they become the following classes:

Enemy weapons also change depending on their wielder's internal level from 1–15 → 16–30 → 31–40:

On Maddening mode, the following weapons further change when their wielder's internal level exceeds 41:

Lastly, all enemies on Maddening mode gain their class-based enemy-only skills when their internal level exceeds 41.

Enemy data

Some stats are separated by a '~'. The stats to the left of the ~ are taken immediately after chapter 6, the earliest possible point where this paralogue may be undertaken.

Normal Hard Maddening

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Bld Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns02 emblem tiki.png Tiki Emblem 5~40 1 21~48+10
Revival Stone*
6~37+5 6~36+5 7~37+5 8~34+5 3~24+5 7~28+5 12~54+5 3~13+5 5 Eternal Claw Tail Smash Fire Breath
Lightsphere Lifesphere Geosphere Draconic Form Divine Blessing
• Transforms and begins moving once the northwest Ice Barrier Sigil has been activated.
• Gains Eternal Claw, Tail Smash, and Fire Breath after transforming.
• Can use Divine Blessing again if she has not used it within the previous turn.
Ma ns02 sword fighter fabrication.png Fabrication Sword Fighter 1~20 1~3 22~67 5~40 0~25 7~44 8~49 3~27 2~26 2~37 5~10 4~5 Iron Sword
• Promotes to Swordmaster
Ma ns02 sword fighter fabrication.png Fabrication Sword Fighter 1~20 1 22~75 5~45 0~20 7~37 6~41 3~34 2~22 2~33 5~10 4~5 Iron Sword
• Promotes to Hero
• Gains the Hand Axe when they are promoted
Ma ns02 lance fighter fabrication.png Fabrication Lance Fighter 1~20 2 23~76 7~46 2~29 8~47 6~36 4~35 2~25 2~25 5~9 4~5 Iron Lance
• Gains the Javelin when their internal level reaches 16
Ma ns02 lance fighter fabrication.png Fabrication Lance Fighter 1~20 1 23~76 7~46 2~29 8~47 6~36 4~35 2~25 2~25 5~9 4~5 Javelin AntitoxinThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• Gains the Steel Lance when they are promoted
Ma ns02 axe fighter fabrication.png Fabrication Axe Fighter 1~20 2 26~96 9~49 0~17 5~23 5~29 3~20 1~11 1~23 7~14 4~5 Iron Axe
• Promotes to Berserker
Ma ns02 axe fighter fabrication.png Fabrication Axe Fighter 1~20 3 26~94 9~46 0~20 5~30 5~33 3~27 1~18 1~23 7~12 4~5 Iron Axe
• Promotes to Warrior
• Gains the Steel Bow when they are promoted
Ma ns02 mage fabrication.png Fabrication Mage 1~20 2 18~43 1~26 7~48 6~34 6~30 1~20 7~44 2~30 4~7 4~5 Fire
• Promotes to Sage
• Gains Thoron when their internal level reaches 31
Ma ns02 mage fabrication.png Fabrication Mage 1~20 0~1 18~43 1~26 7~48 6~34 6~30 1~20 7~44 2~30 4~7 4~5 Fire
• Promotes to Sage
Ma ns02 mage fabrication.png Fabrication Mage 1~20 1~2 18~43 1~26 7~48 6~34 6~30 1~20 7~44 2~30 4~7 4~5 Fire
• Promotes to Mage Knight
• Gains Thoron when their internal level reaches 31
• Gains the Steel Lance when they are promoted
File:Ma ns02 martial monk fabrication.png Fabrication Martial Monk 1~20 1 18~66 3~38 5~41 6~26 5~28 3~27 8~39 3~29 3~9 4~5 Silence
• Promotes to Martial Master
File:Ma ns02 martial monk fabrication.png Fabrication Martial Monk 1~20 1 18~66 3~38 5~41 6~26 5~28 3~27 8~39 3~29 3~9 4~5 Silence PhysicThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• Promotes to Martial Master
File:Ma ns02 martial monk fabrication.png Fabrication Martial Monk 1~20 1 18~66 3~38 5~41 6~26 5~28 3~27 8~39 3~29 3~9 4~5 Silence Physic
• Promotes to Martial Master
File:Ma ns02 martial monk fabrication.png Fabrication Martial Monk 1~20 1 18~66 3~38 5~41 6~26 5~28 3~27 8~39 3~29 3~9 4~5 Shielding Art Physic RewarpThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• Promotes to Martial Master
• Replaces Shielding Art with Flashing Fist Art Physic with Fortify when their internal level reaches 31
Ma ns02 sword armor fabrication.png Fabrication Sword Armor 1~20 2 25~86 8~47 0~16 6~39 1~17 12~55 0~16 2~25 7~15 4 Iron Sword
• Promotes to General
• Gains the Levin Sword when their internal level reaches 31
Ma ns02 axe armor fabrication.png Fabrication Axe Armor 1~20 1 25~86 8~47 0~16 6~39 1~17 12~55 0~16 2~25 7~15 4 Iron Axe Hand Axe
• Promotes to General
Ma ns02 lance cavalier fabrication.png Fabrication Lance Cavalier 1~20 2 23~69 6~40 1~26 8~41 7~45 4~27 1~33 2~34 6~8 5~6 Iron Lance
• Promotes to Wolf Knight
• Gains the Steel Dagger when they are promoted
Ma ns02 axe cavalier fabrication.png Fabrication Axe Cavalier 1~20 2 23~77 6~45 1~21 8~45 7~37 4~35 1~29 2~30 6~10 5~6 Iron Axe Hand Axe
• Promotes to Paladin
Ma ns02 thief fabrication.png Fabrication Thief 1~40 1~3 22~60 5~43 0~22 10~51 10~42 6~33 2~23 2~30 4 5 Iron Dagger
--
Ma ns02 phantom wyvern fabrication.png Fabrication Phantom Wyvern 1~40 6~8 30~70 2~14 2~38 1~30 2~27 5~32 7~34 3~23 8 5 Freezing Breath
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Bld Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns02 axe fighter fabrication.png Fabrication Axe Fighter 1~20 2 26~96 9~49 0~17 5~23 5~29 3~20 1~11 1~23 7~14 4~5 Iron Axe
• Promotes to Berserker
Ma ns02 axe armor fabrication.png Fabrication Axe Armor 1~20 2 25~86 8~47 0~16 6~39 1~17 12~55 0~16 2~25 7~15 4 Iron Axe Hand Axe
• Promotes to General
Ma ns02 mage fabrication.png Fabrication Mage 1~20 2 18~43 1~26 7~48 6~34 6~30 1~20 7~44 2~30 4~7 4~5 Fire
• Promotes to Sage
• Gains Thoron when their internal level reaches 31
Ma ns02 thief fabrication.png Fabrication Thief 1~40 2 22~60 5~43 0~22 10~51 10~42 6~33 2~23 2~30 4 5 Iron Dagger
Ma ns02 axe cavalier fabrication.png Fabrication Axe Cavalier 1~20 2 23~77 6~45 1~21 8~45 7~37 4~35 1~29 2~30 6~10 5~6 Iron Axe Hand Axe
• Promotes to Paladin
File:Ma ns02 sword cavalier fabrication.png Fabrication Sword Cavalier 1~20 2 23~77 6~45 1~21 8~45 7~37 4~35 1~29 2~30 6~10 5~6 Iron Sword
• Promotes to Wolf Knight
• Gains the Steel Dagger when they are promoted
Ma ns02 lance cavalier fabrication.png Fabrication Lance Cavalier 1~20 2 23~69 6~40 1~26 8~41 7~45 4~27 1~33 2~34 6~8 5~6 Iron Lance Javelin
• Promotes to Paladin
Ma ns02 phantom wyvern fabrication.png Fabrication Phantom Wyvern 1~40 5~6 30~70 2~14 2~38 1~30 2~27 5~32 7~34 3~23 8 5 Freezing Breath


Reinforcements

Either formation A or B will appear depending on the dynamic difficulty

Formation A
Formation B

Boss data

Main article: Tiki

Normal Hard Maddening

Portrait tiki fe17.png
Ma ns02 emblem tiki.png Emblem
Level 5~40
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 21~48+10
Revival Stone
Defense 3~24+5
Strength 6~37+5 Resistance 7~28+5
Magic 6~36+5 Luck 12~54+5
Dexterity 7~37+5 Build 3~13+5
Speed 8~34+5
Inventory Skills
Eternal Claw
Tail Smash
Fire Breath
Lightsphere
Lifesphere
Geosphere
Draconic Form
Divine Blessing
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special S
  • Tiki's stats and weapons vary depending on the dynamic difficulty
  • Once the northwest Ice Barrier Sigil is activated, Tiki will transform into a dragon and gain her weapons and stat boosts from Draconic Form

Strategy

This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

There are two big concerns on this map. The first is the sparkly tile in the northern section of the map containing the Silver Card. Fortunately, you don't need Warp to get it; unfortunately, if you don't have Warp, you're going to need to take a long hike around the perimeter of the map. The second is the nasty Phantom Wyverns littering the temple. These guys can hit from 1-3 range and freeze you upon landing a hit. Fortunately, they're considered fliers. It is highly recommended to bring at least two bow-wielders capable of one-shotting them. If you're bringing a tank along, make sure that they can avoid being doubled since the Phantom Wyverns can ignore Defense and anything that takes two hits from them is likely to be obliterated. In addition, Sigurd's Headlong Rush ability confers immunity to freezing to the wielder. It is recommended that you assign Sigurd to a flier so that they can pick off the Martial Monks with Freeze staves on the elevated platform and then collect the Silver Card in something resembling a reasonable timeframe.

At the start of the map, immediately send your flier to pick off the first Martial Monk. He's also inside Longbow range if you so desire. The Thief has absurd avoid on the protection tile, so it's better to lure him off with a tank on enemy phase first. Once the immediately aggressive enemies are dead, start making your way eastward to the temple entrance. Your goal is to secure the area by the end of turn 13, an admittedly generous timeframe. Once that's taken care of, you can either send your flier out immediately to kill off the second Freeze Martial Monk and set out to collect the Silver Card or wait until the reinforcements are routed. The safest way to proceed is to bunker down at the temple entrance and come down on the reinforcements as soon as they spawn. They appear in seven waves of two Phantom Wyverns and two regular enemies, plus an eighth and final wave consisting of three Phantom Wyverns. If you brought two bowmen who can one-shot the Phantom Wyverns, you shouldn't have too much trouble killing them. Also note that the enemies in the northeast part of the temple will aggro on turn 24, and the ones in the central part will aggro on turn 33. Engage attacks can help with the onslaught.

Once all eight waves of reinforcements are dead, it's time to enter the temple. You should have no trouble mopping up the survivors and looting the three chests. Stepping on the sigil will turn several of the floor tiles into frost tiles, so keep that in mind. Stepping on the second sigil opens Tiki's room, causes her to assume her dragon form, and causes her and all of her flunkies to aggro. Tiki also has the ability to give a Revival Stone to one of her flunkies, so keep that in mind. Tiki's stats are impressive, but she's locked to one range. Unload your Engage attacks on her to end the battle.

Completing this battle rewards you with Tiki's Emblem Bracelet. Her most notable ability is Starsphere, which provides +15% growths to its bearer and can be inherited. You also unlock the ability to challenge all of the other Divine Paralogues.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Ancestor

Japanese

祖たる神竜

The ancestor Divine Dragon

References

The Ancestor
Fire Emblem Engage
Playable characters AlcrystAlearAlfredAmberAnnaBoucheronBunetCélineChloéCitrinneClanneDiamantEtieFogadoFrammeGoldmaryGregoryHortensiaIvyJadeJeanKagetsuLapisLindonLouisMadelineMauvierMerrinNelNilPandreoPanetteRafalRosadoSaphirSeadallTimerraVanderVeyleYunakaZelestiaZelkov
Non-playable characters AnisseAnjeCalneyDurthonÈvePinetSeanSeforiaSommie
Bosses AlcrystAlfredAbymeBylethCamillaCelicaCélineChromCorrinDiamantEirikaFogadoGrissHectorHortensiaHyacinthIkeIvyLeifLucinaLumeraLynMarniMarthMauvierMicaiahMitanMorionNelucceNilPast AlearRobinRodineRoySigurdSombronSorenTerondaTetchieTikiTimerraTotchieVeronicaVeyleZephia
Background characters Nil
Emblems AlearBylethCamillaCelicaChromClaudeCorrinDimitriEdelgardEirikaEphraimHectorIkeLeifLucinaLynMarthMicaiahRobinRoySigurdSorenTikiVeronica
Regalia and personal weapons LibérationMisericordeObscuritéWille Glanz
Chapters Main story P: The Emblems • 1: Awake at Last • 2: Queen Lumera • 3: Hostilities • 4: A Land in Bloom • 5: Retaking the Castle • 6: The Stolen Ring • 7: Dark Emblem • 8: The Kingdom of Might • 9: A Clash of Forces • 10: The Fell Dragon Sombron • 11: Retreat • 12: The Sentinels • 13: Heroes of the Oasis • 14: The Battle for Solm • 15: Dancer in the Ruins • 16: Seashore Travels • 17: Serenity in Ruin • 18: The Cold Voyage • 19: The Dead Town • 20: The Kingless Castle • 21: The Return • 22: The Fell & the Divine • 23: The Four Hounds • 24: Recollections • 25: The Final Guardian • 26: The Last Engage
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Divine Paralogues The AncestorThe Brash GeneralThe Lonely HeirThe Radiant StrategistThe Doting SisterThe Shepherd Exalt
Fell Xenologue 1: Dragons from Afar • 2: Seeds of Unrest • 3: Path to War • 4: Clash of Queens • 5: The Fell Heir • 6: Seven Bracelets
Locations ElyosBrodiaElusiaFireneGradlonLythosSolmSomniel
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