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The Baron in Black

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The Baron in Black

Cm fe05 24.png

Location

Munster

New units

Galzus

Boss(es)

Raydrik, Galzus

We don't have enough men... August, why did you divide our troops into three squads?
— Leif to August

The Baron in Black (Japanese: 黒衣の男爵 The Baron Clad in Black) is the twenty-fourth chapter of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. In order to play the sidequest after, the player must obtain the Kia Staff in this chapter and Sara must be alive.

Plot

Main article: The Baron in Black/Script

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Beginning log

After securing the city, Leif faced his final obstacle. Towering before him stood Castle Munster, the "Palace of Evil." Though in the past having to escape from this ominous castle, Leif now stood ready to breach its walls. To reclaim a long-lost treasure...and to cut open the path for a new age…

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the throne Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Leif dies 18+1 {{{partner}}} 8 40+reinforcements {{{third}}}
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Galzus
Portrait galzus fe05.png
Mercenary
HP
54
Level
20
Enemy, talk to with Mareeta
Returning Characters

Portrait leif fe05.pngPortrait lifis fe05.pngPortrait brighton fe05.pngPortrait machyua fe05.pngPortrait lara fe05.pngPortrait fergus fe05.pngPortrait karin fe05.pngPortrait dalsin fe05.pngPortrait asbel fe05.pngPortrait nanna fe05.pngPortrait hicks fe05.pngPortrait finn fe05.pngPortrait safy fe05.pngPortrait shiva fe05.pngPortrait osian fe05.pngPortrait halvan fe05.pngPortrait ronan fe05.pngPortrait carrion fe05.pngPortrait marty fe05.pngPortrait dagdar fe05.pngPortrait tanya fe05.pngPortrait selphina fe05.pngPortrait cain fe05.pngPortrait alva fe05.pngPortrait robert fe05.pngPortrait fred fe05.pngPortrait olwen fe05.pngPortrait mareeta fe05.pngPortrait salem fe05.pngPortrait perne fe05.pngPortrait troude fe05.pngPortrait tina fe05.pngPortrait glade fe05.pngPortrait deen fe05.pngPortrait eda fe05.pngPortrait homer fe05.pngPortrait linoan fe05.pngPortrait ralf fe05.pngPortrait ilios fe05.pngPortrait sleuf fe05.pngPortrait misha fe05.pngPortrait shannam fe05.pngPortrait miranda fe05.pngPortrait sara fe05.pngPortrait xavier fe05.pngPortrait amalda fe05.pngPortrait conomor fe05.pngPortrait diarmuid fe05.pngPortrait saias fe05.pngPortrait ced fe05.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is snes03 kia.png Kia Open lone chest

Shop data

Secret Shop
Name Cost
Is snes03 life ring.png
Life Ring 8,000
Is snes03 speed ring.png
Speed Ring 8,000
Is snes03 skill ring.png
Skill Ring 8,000
Is snes03 power ring.png
Power Ring 8,000
Is snes03 shield ring.png
Shield Ring 8,000

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes03 bishop enemy.gif
Munster Bishop 20 2 Restore Physic Pure Water --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 14 Jormungand --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Jormungand Door Key --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 4 Jormungand Hel --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Hel --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Fenrir --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Silence Heal --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Restore Heal --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Rescue Heal --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Magic Up Heal --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Fortify Heal --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Sleep Heal --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 18 1 Berserk Heal --
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 14 1 Sleep Sword --
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 15 1 Berserk Sword --
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 16 1 Flame Sword Armorslayer --
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 16 1 Meisterschwert Hammer --
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 16 1 Lightning Sword Poison Axe --
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 16 1 Master Axe Killing Edge --
Ma snes03 sniper enemy.gif
Sniper Sniper 18 2 Meisterbogen Poison Bow --
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif
Galzus Mercenary 20 1 Meisterschwert Flame Sword Vulnerary Vulnerary Master Axe
Luna Astra
--
Ma snes03 baron enemy.gif
Raydrik Baron 20 1 Loptr Sword
Pavise
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 16 22 Jormungand --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 20 1 Jormungand Unlock --
Ma snes03 dark mage enemy.gif
Loptrian Dark Mage 20 varies Jormungand Hel --
Ma snes03 soldier enemy.gif
Munster Soldier 20 8 Great Lance --
Ma snes03 thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 20 1 Killing Edge Lockpick
Steal
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Reinforcements


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  • Two Dark Mages will appear in the upper most room for every turn after the room is opened.

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes03 civilian boy other.gif
Civilian Civilian 1 4 -- --
Ma snes03 civilian girl other.gif
Civilian Civilian 1 4 -- --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Raydrik
Portrait raydrik fe05.png
Ma snes03 baron enemy.gif Baron
Level 20
Action
Authority ★★★★
Stats
Max HP 56 Speed 9
Strength 16 Luck 6
Magic 8+20 Defense 16
Skill 12 Constitution 20
Movement 6 FCM 0
Inventory Skills
Loptr Sword Pavise
Weapon Levels
FE5RankSword.png A FE5RankLance.png A FE5RankAxe.png A FE5RankBow.png A FE5RankStaff.png A
FE5RankFire.png A FE5RankThunder.png A FE5RankWind.png C FE5RankLight.png -- FE5RankDark.png --
Main article: Galzus
Portrait galzus fe05.png
Ma snes03 mercenary enemy.gif Mercenary
Level 20
Action ★★★★★
Stats
Max HP 54 Speed 20
Strength 20 Luck 17
Magic 9 Defense 14
Skill 20 Constitution 18
Movement 7 FCM 3
Inventory Skills
Meisterschwert
Flame Sword
Vulnerary
Vulnerary
Master Axe
Luna
Astra
Weapon Levels
FE5RankSword.png A FE5RankLance.png -- FE5RankAxe.png A FE5RankBow.png -- FE5RankStaff.png --
FE5RankFire.png -- FE5RankThunder.png -- FE5RankWind.png -- FE5RankLight.png -- FE5RankDark.png --

Strategy

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

The player's army is split into three groups for the chapter:

  • The middle group must defeat Raydrik and seize the throne
  • The left group can protect the 8 NPC units and obtain the Kia Staff
  • The right group can neutralize the group of Dark Mages in the bottom-right room

The middle group needs 1 Door Key. Galzus can only be recruited by the middle group, and only by Mareeta; if Mareeta was assigned to either the left or right groups, she will need to be warped or rescued to the middle squad to recruit Galzus. If Galzus is not recruited, he is dangerous to engage in combat – even with Ced and Forseti; he is best incapacitated with a Sleep staff. The Bragi Sword – which Leif can use – is incredibly useful for defeating Raydrik, as it deals bonus damage to him and negates the attack-halving effect of his Loptr Sword. The unarmed Bishops can be easily captured for staves.

The left group needs at least 3 Door Keys, ideally carried by different units as to ensure they can engage the enemies there as soon as possible to protect the NPC units. The enemies prioritize capturing NPCs, but if they cannot reach a tile adjacent to an NPC to capture one, they will instead attack at 2-range and kill them, so it is important to ensure that NPC units are somewhat spaced out and to kill any enemy holding an NPC as soon as possible. Once the Kia Staff room is open, two units from this group can block the staircases to stop reinforcements from appearing.

The door in the upper center of the map that leads to the room with the Kia Staff chest cannot be opened through conventional means. In order to open it, one of the child NPCs must be able to reach the door, after which they will open it on their turn in a short cut-scene. The NPC who is assigned to do this is randomly determined at the start of the map, and for this reason it is imperative to save every NPC, since there is no as there is no way to distinguish which NPC is required.

The right group can neutralize the Dark Mage congregation and should have some free inventory slots if able. However, a few of the Dark Mages are so dangerous that they are best put to sleep or silenced on turn 1 – specifically, the Dark Mages with Sleep, Silence, Berserk, and Restore, as well as the Dark Mage with Fenrir. The Mercenaries with status swords can be lured away with a decently fast unit and their conditioned restored; the reinforcements from the right 2-wide hallway can be prevented from appearing by occupying the tiles they appear from. No other threat exists apart from the enemy with Hel, who is incapable of killing anyone with more than 1 HP, meaning that the right squad can safely spend the rest of their time capturing the Dark Mages and taking their useful staves so long as the right hallway is blocked to stop reinforcements.

Trivia

  • This chapter holds the only secret shop in the entirety of Thracia 776.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Baron in Black

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Japanese

黒衣の男爵

The Baron Clad in Black (lit. "the black-clad baron")

Gallery


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Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsbelBrightonCainCarrionCedConomorDagdarDalsinDeenDiarmuidEdaEyvelFergusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerIliosKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPerneRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelphinaShannamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTroudeXavier
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