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The Battle for Solm

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The Battle for Solm

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Location

Solm Palace

New units

Hortensia

Boss(es)

Hortensia, Zephia, Marni, Mauvier

Previous chapter(s)

Heroes of the Oasis

Next chapter(s)

Dancer in the Ruins

The Battle for Solm (Japanese: ソルム攻防戦 The Battle of Solm) is the fourteenth chapter of Fire Emblem Engage. In this chapter, Hortensia and the Four Hounds assault Solm's palace.

In addition to the next main chapter completing this chapter will also unlock the sixth paralogue chapter.

Plot

Main article: The Battle for Solm/Script

Alear, Timerra, and Ivy arrive in Solm Palace, where they find Hortensia taking Queen Seforia hostage. Hortensia tells them that she was able to enter the palace easily by simply telling the guards she was separated from Ivy. Hortensia offers the group an ultimatum: give her the Emblem Rings, or she kills the queen. Ivy urges her to reconsider, but Hortensia berates her in response, calling her a traitor. Alear refuses to hand over the rings, and Timerra stands by them, refusing to let the hostage situation affect her. Hortensia breaks down, begging for her situation to return to how it was before Hyacinth was killed. Alear and Seforia even challenge Hortensia to kill her, showing that she lacks the conviction to do so. Ivy consoles her sister.

Zephia then arrives, chastises Hortensia for taking one of the Emblem Rings from her, and informs her that her retainers could not hold her back. Following this, Marni and Mauvier arrive, with the former taking Seforia away so she can be kept as a sacrifice for Sombron. Zephia brainwashes Hortensia into fighting for her, then aids her, as well as a battalion of Elusian soldiers, against Alear's army. Alear and company manage to fend off their forces.

Hortensia comes to her senses and notices that all the Elusian soldiers have left. She considers returning to Elusia to ensure that it has somebody to lead it, but Ivy makes her reconsider, stating that Elusia is now under Sombron's and the Four Hounds' control. Ivy tells Hortensia that she understands her pain, but that returning is no longer an option. Dejected at having left everyone else behind, Hortensia joins with Ivy and Alear, and hands over the Ring of the Instructor. Alear then invokes the ring's Emblem, Byleth.

Timerra brings out Seforia, who was saved from her hostage situation by the Solm royal guard. Seforia thanks Alear for their aid, likening them to their mother Lumera. Hortensia and Ivy apologize to Seforia, with Alear vouching for them, though Seforia is unconvinced. Despite this, she chooses not to punish them, reasoning that Hortensia had only followed along the true invaders, i.e. the Fell Dragon's forces. Seforia urges the two to make amends by defeating Sombron and restoring Elusia. Timerra then begins lead Alear's army to the Northern Fortress, where Solm's second Emblem Ring is held.

Out in the desert, Veyle takes note that Alear has obtained another Emblem Ring, and suddenly convulses from exhaustion. She then wakes up with the purple eyes she had when she had first met Alear, and finds herself confused at being in the desert instead of the snow-laden Elusia.

Beginning log

Receiving word of Hortensia's attack, the Divine Dragon's army hastens back to Solm Palace.

Chapter data

Normal/Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Hortensia, Zephia, Marni, and Mauvier Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Alear dies 1–12 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 35+13
File:Cm fe17 14.png
Map dimensions:
29 columns by 27 rows

Character data

Characters
New units
Hortensia
Small portrait hortensia fe17.png
Wing Tamer
HP
27
Inventory
Fracture
Level
19
Automatically at the end of the chapter
Required characters
Alear f ​
Available characters
Vander ​Clanne ​Framme ​Alfred ​Etie ​Boucheron ​Céline ​Louis ​Chloé ​Yunaka ​Alcryst ​Citrinne ​Lapis ​Diamant ​Amber ​Jade ​Ivy ​Zelkov ​Kagetsu ​Fogado ​Pandreo ​Bunet ​Timerra ​Merrin ​Panette ​

Emblem Ring data

Characters
New units
Byleth
Small portrait byleth fe17.png
Emblem
HP
N/A
Inventory
Aymr
Blutgang
Areadbhar
Failnaught
Aegis Shield
Lúin
Thyrsus
Rafail Gem
Divine Pulse
Instruct
Goddess Dance
Level
N/A
Automatically at the end of the chapter
Available characters
Lucina ​Lyn ​Ike ​

Additionally, Emblem Energy appears in the following locations:

  • Column 10, row 14: Left of the western beacon
  • Column 10, row 15: Left of the western heal tile
  • Column 12, row 14: Right of the western beacon
  • Column 12, row 15: Right of the western heal tile
  • Column 18, row 14: Left of the eastern beacon
  • Column 18, row 15: Left of the eastern heal tile
  • Column 20, row 14: Right of the eastern beacon
  • Column 20, row 15: Right of the eastern heal tike

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns02 silver sword.png Silver Sword Dropped by enemy Hero
Is ns02 steel blade.png Steel Blade Dropped by enemy Swordmaster
Is ns02 hurricane axe.png Hurricane Axe Dropped by Marni
Is ns02 silver-spirit art.png Silver-Spirit Art Open left western chest
Is ns02 wyrmslayer.png Wyrmslayer Open right western chest
Is ns02 boots.png Boots Open left eastern chest
Is ns02 radiant bow.png Radiant Bow Open right eastern chest
Is ns02 gold 02.png 40,000G Automatically at the end of the chapter

Marketplace data

Marketplace

Armory Item Shop Flea Market

Name Stock Price
Is ns02 slim sword.png Slim Sword 500
Is ns02 iron sword.png Iron Sword 1,000
Is ns02 steel sword.png Steel Sword 3 2,000
Is ns02 armorslayer.png Armorslayer 2 2,500
Is ns02 killing edge.png Killing Edge 1 2,500
Is ns02 iron blade.png Iron Blade 3 1,500
Is ns02 slim lance.png Slim Lance 500
Is ns02 iron lance.png Iron Lance 1,000
Is ns02 steel lance.png Steel Lance 3 2,000
Is ns02 javelin.png Javelin 6 1,800
Is ns02 ridersbane.png Ridersbane 2 2,500
Is ns02 killer lance.png Killer Lance 1 3,000
Is ns02 iron greatlance.png Iron Greatlance 3 1,500
Is ns02 compact axe.png Compact Axe 500
Is ns02 iron axe.png Iron Axe 1,000
Is ns02 steel axe.png Steel Axe 3 2,000
Is ns02 hand axe.png Hand Axe 6 1,800
Is ns02 hammer.png Hammer 2 2,500
Is ns02 poleaxe.png Poleaxe 2 2,500
Is ns02 killer axe.png Killer Axe 1 3,000
Is ns02 iron greataxe.png Iron Greataxe 3 1,500
Is ns02 mini bow.png Mini Bow 500
Is ns02 iron bow.png Iron Bow 1,000
Is ns02 steel bow.png Steel Bow 3 2,000
Is ns02 longbow.png Longbow 2 2,000
Is ns02 killer bow.png Killer Bow 1 3,000
Is ns02 short knife.png Short Knife 500
Is ns02 iron dagger.png Iron Dagger 1,000
Is ns02 steel dagger.png Steel Dagger 2 2,000
Is ns02 kard.png Kard 2 1,000
Is ns02 surge.png Surge 1,500
Is ns02 fire.png Fire 1,000
Is ns02 thunder.png Thunder 3 1,000
Is ns02 wind.png Wind 3 1,000
Is ns02 elsurge.png Elsurge 1 2,500
Is ns02 elfire.png Elfire 1 2,000
Is ns02 initiate art.png Initiate Art 500
Is ns02 iron-body art.png Iron-Body Art 1,000
Is ns02 steel-hand art.png Steel-Hand Art 2 2,000
Is ns02 shielding art.png Shielding Art 2 2,500

Enemy data

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 wing tamer hortensia staff.png Hortensia & ??? Wing Tamer 20 1 37
Revival StoneRevival Stone
6 16+2 20 22−2 7 14 12+6 5 5 Lúin Fracture
Big Personality Divine Pulse+ Instruct Diabolical Dance
• Starts on a protection tile.
• Immobile and will not act until a unit reaches the southern large pillars within the throne room, at which point she begins moving.
• Obtains the Sword of the Creator after using one of her Revival Stones.
Ma ns02 melusine zephia tome.png Zephia Melusine 24 1 39 12 13 16 22−8 10 14 8 8 6 Thoron
Will not act until attacked, or until a unit reaches the southern large pillars within the throne room.
Ma ns02 general marni axe.png Marni General 5 1 49 20 7 9 7−2 20 5 10 13 4 Hurricane AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• Starts on pillars.
• Will not act until attacked, or until a unit reaches the southern large pillars within the throne room.
Ma ns02 royal knight mauvier.png Mauvier Royal Knight 5 1 43 15 14 21 18−5 14 12 10 11 6 Flame Lance Steel Lance Physic
Contemplative
• Starts on pillars.
• Will not act until attacked, or until a unit reaches the southern large pillars within the throne room.
Ma ns02 hero elusia sword.png Elusian Soldier Hero 2 1 41 16 0 18 20−1 11 5 10 10 5 Silver SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ns02 sword fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Sword Fighter 15 1 31 7 0 15 16−2 6 5 6 6 4 Steel Sword
--
Ma ns02 high priest elusia female art.png Elusian Soldier High Priest 1 1 31 5 16 16 15 5 18 13 7 5 Steel-Hand Art Wind
--
Ma ns02 martial monk elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Martial Monk 16 1 28 7 10 11 11−3 5+5 12 6 5 4 Shielding Art Physic
--
Ma ns02 swordmaster elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Swordmaster 1 1 36 13 3 20 23−2 8 7 12 8 5 Steel BladeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma ns02 wyvern knight elusia lance.png Elusian Soldier Wyvern Knight 1 1 44 17 6 19 17 8 7 7 10 6 Steel Lance
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 wyvern knight elusia axe.png Elusian Soldier Wyvern Knight 1 1 44 17 6 19 17−2 8 7 7 10 6 Steel Axe
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 halberdier elusia.png Elusian Soldier Halberdier 1 1 41 14 5 21 16−1 6 6 7 8 5 Javelin
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 sword flier elusia.png Elusian Soldier Sword Flier 15 1 32 9 6 15 17−3 6 10 7 5 5 Steel Sword
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 axe flier elusia.png Elusian Soldier Axe Flier 15 1 32 9 6 15 17−10 6 10 7 5 5 Hammer
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 lance cavalier elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Lance Cavalier 16 1 36 11 1 16 14−2 8 5 6 8 5 Steel Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 paladin elusia lance.png Elusian Soldier Paladin 1 1 42 17 2 21 16 11 8 9 10 6 Javelin
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 lance cavalier elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Lance Cavalier 16 1 36 11 1 16 14−1 8 5 6 8 5 Killer Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 lance fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Lance Fighter 15 3 35 10 4 16 12−4 8 4 4 6 4 Steel Lance
The southern two begin moving unprovoked on turn 3.
Ma ns02 lance fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Lance Fighter 15 1 35 10 4 16 12−3 8 4 4 6 4 Javelin
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 3.
Ma ns02 lance armor elusia.png Elusian Soldier Lance Armor 16 2 39 14 0 14 5 15 0 4 10 4 Steel Lance
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5.
Ma ns02 mage elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Mage 15 1 23 2 11 12 12−5 2 11 4 5 4 Thunder
• Starts in pillars.
• Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5.
Ma ns02 halberdier elusia.png Elusian Soldier Halberdier 1 1 41 14 5 21 16−2 6 6 7 8 5 Steel Lance
--
Ma ns02 axe fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Axe Fighter 15 2 41 11 0 9 10−3 4 1 2 9 4 Hand Axe
• The southern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 3.
• The northern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 axe armor elusia.png Elusian Soldier Axe Armor 16 1 39 13 0 14 5−2 15 0 4 10 4 Steel Axe
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 3.
Ma ns02 axe fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Axe Fighter 15 3 41 11 0 9 10−3 4 1 2 9 4 Steel Axe
• The southern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 3.
• The center one begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 archer elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Archer 15 1 30 9 0 17 11−4 4 3 5 6 4 Longbow
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5.
Ma ns02 mage elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Mage 15 1 23 2 11 12 12 2 11 4 5 4 Fire
• Starts in pillars.
• Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5.
Ma ns02 wolf knight elusia female knife.png Elusian Soldier Wolf Knight 1 1 38 13 5 19 21 8 10 11 8 6 Stiletto
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 10.
Ma ns02 berserker elusia.png Elusian Soldier Berserker 1 1 52 21 0 12 14 5 2 4 14 5 Steel Axe
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Bld Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns02 thief elusia.png Elusian Soldier Thief 12 2 29 9 1 18 16 9 4 5 6 5 Steel Dagger
Prioritizes opening the nearest two chests, then escaping via the nearest border of the map.
Ma ns02 sword fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Sword Fighter 15 3 31 7 0 15 16−2 6 5 6 6 4 Steel Sword
--
Ma ns02 lance cavalier elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Lance Cavalier 16 1 36 11 1 16 14−1 8 5 6 8 5 Javelin
--
Ma ns02 lance cavalier elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Lance Cavalier 16 1 36 11 1 16 14−2 8 5 6 8 5 Steel Lance
--
Ma ns02 sword flier elusia.png Elusian Soldier Sword Flier 15 1 32 9 6 15 17−3 6 10 7 5 5 Steel Sword
--
Ma ns02 wyvern knight elusia axe.png Elusian Soldier Wyvern Knight 1 1 44 17 6 19 17−2 8 7 7 10 6 Steel Axe
--
Ma ns02 axe flier elusia.png Elusian Soldier Axe Flier 15 1 32 9 6 15 17−10 6 10 7 5 5 Hammer
--
Ma ns02 axe fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Axe Fighter 15 1 41 11 0 9 10−3 4 1 2 9 4 Steel Axe
--
Ma ns02 lance fighter elusia.png Elusian Soldier Lance Fighter 15 1 35 10 4 16 12−4 8 4 4 6 4 Steel Lance
--
Ma ns02 archer elusia female.png Elusian Soldier Archer 15 1 30 9 0 17 11−1 4 3 5 6 4 Steel Bow
--

Reinforcements

  • Turn 2 (Hard/Maddening)/3 (Normal)
    • 1 Thief from the southeast corner of the map
  • Turn 2 (Maddening)/3 (Hard)/4 (Normal)
    • 1 Thief from the southwest corner of the map
  • Turn 7 (Hard/Maddening)/8 (Normal)
  • Turn 12 (Hard/Maddening only)
  • Turn 13 (Normal/Maddening only)
  • Upon Hortensia using one of her Revival Stones
    • 1 Sword Fighter from the westernmost stairs within the throne room
    • 1 Axe Fighter from the easternmost stairs within the throne room
    • 1 Lance Fighter from the northwestern stairs within the throne room
    • 1 Archer from the northeastern stairs within the throne room

Boss data

Main article: Hortensia

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 wing tamer hortensia staff.png Wing Tamer
Level 20
Movement 5
Emblem Byleth
Stats
Max HP 37
Revival StoneRevival Stone
Defense 7
Strength 6 Resistance 14
Magic 16+2 Luck 12+6
Dexterity 20 Build 5
Speed 22−2
Inventory Skills
Lúin
Fracture
Big Personality
Divine Pulse+
Instruct
Diabolical Dance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes B Staves B Arts -- Special --
Note: Hortensia gets the Sword of the Creator after using one of her Revival Stones.
Main article: Zephia

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 melusine zephia tome.png Melusine
Level 24
Movement 6
Stats
Max HP 39 Defense 10
Strength 12 Resistance 14
Magic 13 Luck 8
Dexterity 16 Build 8
Speed 22−8
Inventory Skills
Thoron --
Weapon Levels
Swords S Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes A Staves -- Arts -- Special --
Main article: Marni

Normal Hard Maddening

Ma ns02 general marni axe.png General
Level 5
Movement 4
Stats
Max HP 49 Defense 20
Strength 20 Resistance 5
Magic 7 Luck 10
Dexterity 9 Build 13
Speed 7−2
Inventory Skills
Hurricane AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes S Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --
Main article: Mauvier

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait mauvier fe17.png
Ma ns02 royal knight mauvier.png Royal Knight
Level 5
Movement 6
Stats
Max HP 43 Defense 14
Strength 15 Resistance 12
Magic 14 Luck 10
Dexterity 21 Build 11
Speed 18−5
Inventory Skills
Flame Lance
Steel Lance
Physic
Contemplative
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves B Arts -- Special --

Strategy

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

The limited enemy reinforcements and vulnerable starting position of the two Thieves make this one of the easiest missions in the game. The player can choose to only bring as many units as they have Emblem Rings and Bracelets, and deploy a low-level unit that will appreciate a chance to catch up in experience. Turn 1 should see the player split their army and simultaneously attack towards the east and west with maximum force; this is the only part of the mission where worrying about who gets the experience from kills is ill-advised. At the end of turn 1, two thieves will spawn, a player who did a strong initial push will find themselves in an excellent position to eliminate the thieves before they make any headway.

Once the thieves are destroyed, the next few turns can be spent fighting a few more enemies near where the thieves spawned, but the player's army should regroup in the initial deployment zone (southern entrance to the map) by turn 11.

At end of turn 11, a somewhat dangerous wave of 3 fliers will spawn, with the player's army in a perfect position to destroy them before they move. An identical, final reinforcement wave will spawn 1 turn later. By this time, the two earlier reinforcement waves (infantry and cavalry) from the north may be closing in on the player's position, along with any non-reinforcement enemies who were provoked into moving. The numerous nearby pillars can be used to stall these attackers until the duck shoot at the main entrance is concluded. If the player's army is very small or otherwise struggling to destroy the enemies faster than they arrive, it's possible to form a strong defensive formation in the pillars and fight at a slower pace.

Once the reinforcements are destroyed, the enemy will be completely passive and the player can clear the rest of the map at their leisure. There are 4 chests with valuable treasure and 8 gauge-recharging powerups that can optionally be converted into experience by Tiki. Attacking the lone enemy unit on the throne room's stairs is safe, it will not provoke Hortensia's party. The throne room itself poses little challenge, with Hortensia preferring dancing over reaching for her moderately dangerous weapons.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Battle for Solm

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Japanese

ソルム攻防戦

The Battle of Solm

Spanish

La batalla de Solm

The battle of Solm

French

Bataille pour Solm

Battle for Solm

German

Der Kampf um Solm

The Battle at Solm

Italian

La battaglia del Solm

The battle of Solm

Korean

솔룸 공방전

Solm battle

Simplified Chinese

索尔姆攻防战

Solm battle

Traditional Chinese

索爾姆攻防戰

Solm battle

References

← Heroes of the Oasis • The Battle for Solm • Dancer in the Ruins →
Fire Emblem Engage
Playable characters AlcrystAlearAlfredAmberAnnaBoucheronBunetCélineChloéCitrinneClanneDiamantEtieFogadoFrammeGoldmaryGregoryHortensiaIvyJadeJeanKagetsuLapisLindonLouisMadelineMauvierMerrinNelNilPandreoPanetteRafalRosadoSaphirSeadallTimerraVanderVeyleYunakaZelestiaZelkov
Non-playable characters AnisseAnjeCalneyDurthonÈvePinetSeanSeforiaSommie
Bosses AlcrystAlfredAbymeBylethCamillaCelicaCélineChromCorrinDiamantEirikaFogadoGrissHectorHortensiaHyacinthIkeIvyLeifLucinaLumeraLynMarniMarthMauvierMicaiahMitanMorionNelucceNilPast AlearRobinRodineRoySigurdSombronSorenTerondaTetchieTikiTimerraTotchieVeronicaVeyleZephia
Background characters Nil
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