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The City Without Light

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The City Without Light

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Location

Shambhala

Boss(es)

Thales

For thousands of years, we have existed underground, living on only that we might someday see our vengeance realized. Here and now, that vengeance is finally within our grasp. There is but one thing left to do. Destroy them! Damn those who stand with that arrogant goddess to oblivion, away from the world of the living!
— Thales

The City Without Light (Japanese: 光の届かぬ都 The City that Light Doesn't Reach) is the twentieth chapter of the Silver Snow route and the twenty-first chapter of the Verdant Wind route in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Plot

Main article: The City Without Light/Script (Silver Snow)
Main article: The City Without Light/Script (Verdant Wind)

Silver Snow

As the Resistance prepares to assault Shambhala, Rhea decides to personally accompany them to find out the truth behind those who slither in the dark. The Resistance forces storm Shambhala and defeat Thales, leader of those who slither in the dark. As a final act of defiance, Thales bombards Shambhala with javelins of light, forcing Rhea to transform into her dragon form and repel them; she is gravely injured in the process.

Verdant Wind

Claude questions why those who slither in the dark didn't blow up Garreg Mach Monastery with their javelins of light. The recovered Rhea explains that a long time ago, a massive ball of light fell upon the monastery, but was redirected to Ailell; the monastery houses a sacred power that can repel the javelins of light. Judith realizes that they have been restrained in their usage of the javelins of light because Hubert managed to use their attack on Fort Merceus to pinpoint their location. Rhea decides to personally accompany the Alliance to Shambhala to find out the truth behind those who slither in the dark.

The Alliance forces storm Shambhala and defeat Thales, leader of those who slither in the dark. As a final act of defiance, Thales bombards Shambhala with javelins of light, forcing Rhea to transform into her dragon form and repel them. Deep within Shambhala, the resurrected Nemesis emerges from a coffin and swears to kill Seiros. The Alliance retreats to Garreg Mach with a badly injured Rhea, where Claude realizes that she is The Immaculate One and a child of the goddess. He and Byleth decide to get the full truth out of her.

Character data

Silver Snow Verdant Wind

Characters
New Units
None
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait petra 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait felix 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait annette 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.pngSmall portrait seteth fe16.pngSmall portrait catherine fe16.pngSmall portrait cyril 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait constance 03 fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi 02 fe16.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 seal.png Master Seal Tournament prize
Is ns01 bullion.png 3,000G Quest reward: Supply Run
Is ns01 sword.png Sword of Zoltan Northern chest in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 bow.png Bow of Zoltan Southern chest in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Bishop in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Paladin in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Grappler in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Warrior in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Swordmaster in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Dark Bishop in Stand Strong at Shambhala
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by Chilon in Stand Strong at Shambhala

Strategy

Main article: The City Without Light/Stand Strong at Shambhala

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The City Without Light --
Japanese 光の届かぬ都 The City that Light Doesn't Reach
Spanish La ciudad de las sombras The city of shadows
French La cité des ténèbres The city of darkness
German Die Stadt ohne Licht The City without Light
Italian La città delle tenebre The city of darkness
Korean 빛이 없는 도시 The city without light
Simplified Chinese 无光之都 The city without light
Traditional Chinese 無光之都 The city without light

Gallery


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References


Conclusion of the Crossing Roads The City Without Light Following a Dream (Silver Snow)
Fódlan's New Dawn (Verdant Wind)


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
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13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
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13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
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13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
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13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions Exclusive
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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