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The Beginning

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The Beginning

Cm febs 4.png

Location

Archanea-Aurelis border

New units

Nyna, Camus, Leiden, Belf, Roberto

Boss(es)

Brzak

The Beginning (Japanese: 始まりのとき The Time of Beginning) is the fourth and final episode of BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles and the New Archanea War Chronicles bonus chapters in New Mystery of the Emblem. In this episode, Camus and a number of knights must escort Nyna to the Aurelian border in order to avoid her execution by Dolhr.

The broadcast lasted 1 hour, 39 of which were dedicated to gameplay and the opening 12 and closing 9 dedicated to story.

Airdates
Original airing 10/19/1997 - 10/25/1997,
19:00-20:00
Second airing 12/21/1997 - 12/27/1997,
18:00-19:00
Final airing May ??, 1999,
??:??-??:??

Plot

Main article: The Beginning/Script
See also: Video footage

Two years after the fall of Archanea, as Camus was protecting Nyna and refused to submit her to Dolhr, Medeus ordered Brzak to take an army to Millennium Court to kill Nyna and anyone who attempted resistance. Upon learning of this, Camus and his men fled the palace, escorting Nyna to Aurelis where she would be under the protection of its prince, Hardin. Brzak and his army gave chase, though they were unable to stop Nyna from reaching Aurelis; they were, however, able to capture Camus and his knights. Camus surrendered and submitted himself to Brzak's punishment in exchange for the lives of his three knights, to which Brzak agreed. Camus was tortured on the march back to Dolhr and imprisoned in Dolhr Keep.

Chapter data

BS Archanea War Chronicles New Archanea War Chronicles

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Nyna arrives at the Fort Player Enemy
Defeat: Nyna or Camus die 5 29
Cmm fe12 sas4.png

Character data

BS Archanea War Chronicles New Archanea War Chronicles

Characters
New Units
Nyna
Portrait nyna fe12.png
Bishop
HP
18
Level
1
Automatically from the start
Camus
Portrait camus fe12.png
Paladin
HP
42
Level
10
Automatically from the start
Leiden
Portrait leiden fe12.png
Cavalier
HP
31
Level
10
Automatically from the start
Belf
Portrait belf fe12.png
Cavalier
HP
32
Level
10
Automatically from the start
Roberto
Portrait roberto fe12.png
Horseman
HP
30
Level
1
Automatically from the start
Returning Characters

None

Item data

BS Archanea War Chronicles New Archanea War Chronicles

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds ridersbane.png Ridersbane Dropped by a Thief
Is ds mend.png Mend Dropped by a Thief
Is ds speedwing.png Speedwing Dropped by a Thief
Is ds seraph robe.png Seraph Robe Dropped by a Thief
Is ds energy drop.png Energy Drop Dropped by a Thief
Is ds dracoshield.png Dracoshield Dropped by a Thief
Is ds boots.png Boots Visit the village

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes01 brigand enemy.gif
Brigand Brigand 10 5 Steel Axe Moves to attack any player unit in range.
Ma snes01 brigand enemy.gif
Brigand Brigand 20 1 Devil Axe Moves to attack any player unit in range.
Ma snes01 hunter enemy.gif
Brigand Hunter 10 3 Steel Bow Moves to attack any player unit in range.
Ma snes01 thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 5 1 Iron Sword Silver LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Prioritizes escaping northeast.
Ma snes01 thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 5 1 Iron Sword MendThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Prioritizes escaping northeast.
Ma snes01 thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 5 1 Iron Sword Speed RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Prioritizes escaping northeast.
Ma snes01 thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 5 1 Iron Sword Goddess IconThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Prioritizes escaping northeast.
Ma snes01 thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 5 1 Iron Sword Power RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Prioritizes escaping northeast.
Ma snes01 thief enemy.gif
Thief Thief 5 1 Iron Sword DracoshieldThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Prioritizes escaping northeast.
Ma snes01 cavalier enemy.gif
Dolhr Cavalier 10 2 Iron Lance --
Ma snes01 cavalier enemy.gif
Dolhr Cavalier 10 4 Steel Lance --
Ma snes01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 10 1 Silver Lance --
Ma snes01 horseman enemy.gif
Dolhr Horseman 10 2 Steel Bow --
Ma snes01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 5 4 Silver Lance Moves to attack any player unit in range; begins moving unprovoked after 40 minutes.
Ma snes01 manakete enemy.gif
Brzak Manakete 10 1 Firestone • Transforms on turn 1 and does not revert back.
• Moves to attack any player unit in range; begins moving unprovoked after 40 minutes.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma snes01 horseman enemy.gif
Dolhr Horseman 5 Steel Bow --
Ma snes01 cavalier enemy.gif
Dolhr Cavalier 5 Steel Lance --
Ma snes01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 1 Silver Lance --
Ma snes01 brigand enemy.gif
Brigand Brigand 10 Hand Axe --


Reinforcements

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Boss data

Main article: Brzak
Boss data

BS Archanea War Chronicles New Archanea War Chronicles

Portrait brzak fe12.png
Manakete
Level 10
Movement 6
Stats
Max HP 52 Speed 10+4
Strength 6+8 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 7+9
Skill 11+4 Resistance 2+4
Inventory
Firestone
Weapon Levels
FE12RankSword.png -- FE12RankLance.png -- FE12RankAxe.png --
FE12RankBow.png -- FE12RankTome.png -- FE12RankStaff.png --

Strategy

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


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In BS Archanea War Chronicles, Camus with the Gradivus has enough Strength to one-shot most enemies on the field and one-round all but two he doesn't. The only enemies he can't one-round at base are the level 10 Paladin, for whom he needs a single point of Strength, and Brzak, for whom he needs seven; given the Power Ring carried by a nearby Thief, the Gradivus doubling Experience gain, and Camus' 60% Strength growth, this is a reasonable number to reach. Brzak deals 21 damage to everyone, so if one wishes to kill Brzak, it is recommended to give the Dracoshield to Camus to mitigate damage from the enemies around him. Nyna is fairly vulnerable, possessing little HP or Defense and no ability to defend herself, but on advantageous terrain, she has enough avoid to survive limited rounds of combat. Leiden and Belf are fairly similar, both possessing the speed to double every enemy when equipped with a lighter weapon, though they both lack the Strength to one-round bulkier enemies; either one will be a good candidate for the Power Ring if fighting Brzak is not a priority or Camus has already gained seven Strength. Roberto is the slowest of the Sable Knights, but between his light Killer Bow and the enemies' low speed and heavy weapons, he still manages to double most enemies, though he will need to rely on critical hits to one-round most enemies; after 31 minutes, there is a boost to critical hit rates, so this will be less of a problem later in the map.

Brzak and the level 5 Paladins begin moving toward the player units if they enter within range or 40 minutes pass, by which time everyone could be well away and never engage in combat. The other Dolhrian forces move from the start, but they will be slowed down by forests on the way to the player, granting ample time to prepare for them. The Thieves are out of reach of everyone on the first turn, though they will be slowed down by the forests and can be in reach turn 2; the Thief with the Dracoshield will likely be the hardest to reach, as the forest and other Thieves will be obstructing the way to him, and he may reach the Brigands before the player can reach him. The Brigands are all axe-users with low skill surrounded by forest, and will struggle to do damage at a threatening speed; the biggest threat of the Brigands is the one with the Devil Axe, who can one-shot Nyna, Leiden, and Belf if he does hit. The Hunters nearby have higher hit rates, but lower damage and significantly weaker defenses, and are just as manageable a threat.

As mention before, if killing Brzak is desirable, then giving the Power Ring and Dracoshield to Camus is best way to do so; if fighting Brzak is not a priority, then Camus will likely not need any of the stat-boosters, as he already has enough Strength, Speed, and Defense. Any of the Sable Knights could make good use of the Power Ring, though Roberto may still struggle to one-round even with it. Giving Leiden or Belf the Dracoshield would allow them to take a few more hits, as they will probably be seeing the most combat next to Camus, though giving it to Nyna would be advisable if one is not confident in her survivability. Likewise, giving her the Speed Ring and Goddess Icon would increase her avoid, and no one else is in much threat of doubled or hit by a stray crit. The Vulnerary in the village is by no means required, as Nyna provides enough healing with Mend, but if it is desired, then there is little rush, as there are no enemies moving to raid the village.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
The Beginning Used in the New Mystery of the Emblem fan translation
Japanese 始まりのとき The Time of Beginning

Gallery


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References

Thieves of Justice The Beginning


Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEllereanEstEtzelFeenaFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJulianKatarinaKrisLeidenLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaRaianRaddRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaSamsonSamtoSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses AthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEllereanEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuckeRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Depths of the Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea War Chronicles 1: Fall of the Palace • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Thieves of Justice • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Blade, Shall be Undone By the Blade
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War Chronicles
Playable characters Episode 1 BoahDolphMacellanMidiaNynaTomas
Episode 2 CatriaEstFrostHardinMinervaRosheaWolf
Episode 3 CastorDiceLenaMaliceNavarreRickard
Episode 4 BelfCamusLeidenNynaRoberto
Non-playable characters King of ArchaneaMedeusPalla
Bosses BrzakGouberRubenVaam
Regalia Gradivus
Episodes 1: Fall of the Palace • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Thieves of Justice • 4: The Beginning
Locations ArchaneaAurelisEmpire of ArchaneaMacedon
Groups, objects and concepts Sable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemNew Mystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Timeline