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The Black Shadow

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The Black Shadow

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Black Fang fortress in Lycia



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 sidequest chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade; it is the first sidequest 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 less.


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, is chastising 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 yet again.

Meanwhile, Lyn and co. 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 the Tactician’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 full well that with the next sunrise comes an execution at the hands of Ursula, 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 its rightful owner.

Beginning log

A mysterious group seems hell-bent on capturing Nils and Ninian... Having failed, this group, the Black Fang, flees. Rumor has them traveling southwest. Lyn and her colleagues follow in hopes of recovering a lost heirloom. The Black Fang have made a stronghold of an abandoned castle in Khathelet. Its dark halls are alive with shadowy figures...

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 10 0 12+3
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Character data

New Units
Returning Characters

Small portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait erk fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait nils fe07.pngSmall portrait lucius fe07.png

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

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Black Fang Thief 1 1 Iron Sword Lockpick --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Black Fang Soldier 1 2 Iron Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Black Fang Soldier 2 1 Iron Lance VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Black Fang Brigand 2 2 Iron Axe --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 2 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 2 1 Iron Sword Vulnerary --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Black Fang Archer 2 1 Iron Bow Vulnerary --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Black Fang Cavalier 1 1 Iron Lance Iron Sword Vulnerary --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 1 1 Thunder Door Key --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Beyard Mercenary 7 1 Steel Sword Does not move.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Black Fang Soldier 1 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 1 1 Fire --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Black Fang Shaman 1 1 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
GBARankSword.gif B GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Black Shadow
Japanese 黒い影 Black Shadow
Spanish La sombra negra
French Un combat obscur A dark fight
German Schwarzer Schatten Black Shadow


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Siblings Abroad The Black Shadow Vortex of Strategy

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline