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The Black Shadow

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The Black Shadow

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Black Fang fortress in Khathelet

Required units




Previous chapter(s)

Siblings Abroad

Next chapter(s)

Vortex of Strategy

Mark's agreed to attempt this...recovery. I wouldn't be here if not for that. Mark believes we can do this. I'm sure that decision was not made lightly. With Mark at my side, I'm confident we can win. Let's get your ring back, Ninian.
— Lyn

The Black Shadow (Japanese: 黒い影 Black Shadow) is a side quest chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade; it is the first side quest chapter available, and the only one available in Lyn's tale.

In order to unlock this chapter, Chapter 7 must have been finished in 15 turns or fewer.


Main article: The Black Shadow/Script

While Lyn is in pursuit of the Black Fang who stole Ninis's Grace, Ursula—one of the Four Fangs—chastises Beyard for failing to capture Nils and Ninian. Beyard promises Ursula that he will capture the siblings once they arrive at their stronghold in pursuit of their stolen ring. This convinces Ursula to give him one last chance. Before she leaves, Ursula promises to give Beyard the "fang's punishment" should he fail to capture the siblings again.

Meanwhile, Lyn and company arrive at the fortress. Ninian tries to convince Lyn to abandon the ring and not take such an unnecessary risk but Lyn expresses confidence in Mark's decision, and assures Ninian that they are more than capable of pulling off this recovery.

Once the enemy has been routed, Lyn corners Beyard and attempts to make him return the ring and promise to leave Ninian and Nils alone. Beyard, knowing Ursula will execute him when she returns, chooses to take his own life with poison. Lyn wonders why such a well-organized group is after the siblings and promises the duo that as long as she is around, she will protect them. Lyn then returns Ninis's Grace to Ninian.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 1–10 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 12+3
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Character data

New units


Required characters
Lyn ​
Available characters
Kent ​Sain ​Florina ​Wil ​Dorcas ​Erk ​Serra ​Rath ​Matthew ​Nils ​Lucius ​

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by soldier
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from thief
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from mercenary
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from archer
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from cavalier
Is gba door key.png Door Key Steal from mage
Is gba hammer.png Hammer Open lone chest
  • Note: Ninis's Grace is recovered at the end of this chapter as a plot point; however, it is not obtained as a usable item at this point in time.

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.
Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Beyard Mercenary 7 1 24 6 8 7 4 5 1 10 5 Steel Sword
Does not move.
Ma gba thief enemy.gif Black Fang Thief 1 1 16 3 1 9 0 2 0 6 6 Iron Sword Lockpick
Ignores combat; moves to open the chest, then escape to the northwest.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Black Fang Archer 2 1 18~19 3~4 3~4 3~4 0 3~4 0~1 7 5 Iron Bow Vulnerary
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Black Fang Soldier 1 2 20 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 5 Iron Lance
The eastern one moves to attack destructible terrain, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Black Fang Cavalier 1 1 20 5 2 5 0 6 0 9 7 Iron Lance Iron Sword Vulnerary
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Black Fang Soldier 2 1 20~21 3~4 0~1 1~2 0 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Black Fang Mage 1 1 16 1 2 3 0 5 2 6 5 Thunder Door Key
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 2 1 18~19 3~4 8~9 8~9 0 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Black Fang Brigand 2 2 20~21 4~5 1~2 5~6 0 3~4 0~1 12 5 Iron Axe
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Black Fang Mercenary 2 1 18~19 3~4 8~9 8~9 0 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword Vulnerary
Moves to attack units in range.
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Black Fang Soldier 1 1 20 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 5 Iron Lance
Moves to attack destructible terrain, then moves to attack units unprovoked.
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Black Fang Mage 1 1 16 1 2 3 0 5 2 6 5 Fire
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif Black Fang Shaman 1 1 16 2 1 2 0 5 2 7 5 Flux


  • Turn 3
    • 1 Soldier from the stairs north of ally starting positions
  • Turn 4
    • 1 Shaman from the stairs next to the boss
    • 1 Mage from the stairs next to the boss

Boss data

Main article: Beyard
Portrait beyard fe07.png
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Mercenary
Level 7
Affinity --
Max HP 24 Luck 4
Strength 6 Defense 5
Skill 8 Resistance 1
Speed 7 Constitution 10
Movement 5 Aid 9
Steel Sword
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


This chapter has no augury. Hannah will offer her services beginning in Chapter 14.
This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

This is the first chapter in Lyn's Tale to not have any tutorials or actions that the player is forced to make.

The goal is to rout the enemy so you need to kill as many enemies as you can on both the player and enemy phase. In the western room, take out the soldier with Erk or Lucius and they will take out the Mage on the enemy phase. Form a choke point with a sword-wielder to the south of the Brigand closest to your initial position. Take out the soldier guarding the cracked wall with a Javelin so that you can kill the Archer on the enemy phase, and move Rath towards the wall so that he can break it and Matthew can steal the treasure on the second turn, before the enemy thief does. Take note of where the reinforcements appear and plan ahead for their arrival so that you can take them out with ease.

Beyard has no 1–2 range weapons, does not move, and receives no bonuses to his avoid or defense from the terrain he is on making him easy to pick off with Javelins, bows, and magic users.


  • This is the only chapter in Lyn mode that has stealable items.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Black Shadow




Black Shadow


La sombra negra

The black shadow


Un combat obscur

A dark fight


Schwarzer Schatten

Black Shadow


Ombra oscura

Dark shadow


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