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The Crux of Fate

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The Crux of Fate

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Location

Crossroads of Fate

Boss(es)

Corrin

The Crux of Fate (Japanese: 未来を選びし者 The person who chooses the future) is the seventh paralogue chapter of Fire Emblem Engage, unlocked upon the completion of Chapter 15. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. In this chapter, Alear takes on a challenge from Emblem Corrin in a place familiar to her in order to deepen their bonds.

Plot

Main article: The Crux of Fate/Script

Alear and Corrin find themselves in a river in Firene, which Corrin likens to the place where her fate branched into three options. Alear is confused, so she explains that in her home world, she was born in the kingdom of Hoshido, but raised in the opposing kingdom of Nohr. She tells Alear that the river was where the two countries fought, and she had to choose between siding with either of them, or fighting alone. Alear empathizes with her plight, and she challenges them to a battle, both to prove the convictions of their own choice to fight Sombron and to strengthen their bonds, which Alear accepts.

Alear manages to defeat Corrin, who commends them for giving her sword, Yato, a worthy fight. She tells them how the sword was forged to bring peace to the world, and that it chose her on the same day her mother died. Alear empathizes with her, having also lost their mother. Corrin expresses gratitude to both her friends and the Yato for giving her the strength to carry on after that event. She warns Alear that their future choices may bring them suffering, but that she will remain by their side, and Alear thanks her for this.

Beginning log

A place of significance to Emblem Corrin. Here, the Divine Dragon will face an important trial.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Maddening

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Emblem Corrin Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Alear dies 1–8 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 18+4

Initial Turn 5 onward

Map dimensions:
20 columns by 22 rows

Character data

Characters
New units

None

Required characters
Alear m ​
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 ​Hortensia ​Seadall ​

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started.

Emblem Ring data

Characters
New units

None

Available characters
Lucina ​Lyn ​Ike ​Byleth ​
Undeployable characters
Corrin ​

Note: The returning Emblems list only those obtained by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have obtained more Emblems than the above by the point the chapter is started.

Additionally, Emblem Energy appears in the following locations:

  • Column 3, row 4: Just south of the collapsed bridge
  • Column 3, row 10: Northwest of the western patch of woods
  • Column 10, row 1: North of ally starting positions
  • Column 11, row 12: In the center of the shoals
  • Column 12, row 1: North of ally starting positions
  • Column 15, row 13: Between the river and the eastern patch of woods
  • Column 19, row 3: On the edge of the shoals near the northeast corner of the map

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy Paladin
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy Wyvern Knight
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy Mage Knight
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy Royal Knight
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy Swordmaster
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy Griffin Knight
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy Sniper
Is ns02 gold.png 500G Dropped by enemy High Priest

Completing this chapter will also unlock Corrin's maximum bond level.

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 emblem corrin.png Corrin Emblem 32 1 41
Revival Stone
18 15 21 19−1 17 17 12 9 5 Wakizashi Dual Katana Yato
Dragon Vein Draconic Hex Pair Up Quality Time+ Dreadful Aura Torrential Roar
• Converts all shoal terrain on the map to ground terrain, and creates flames terrain on some of those spots at the start of turn 5.
• Begins moving unprovoked on turn 6.
• Uses Dragon Vein to create water terrain if she has not used it within the previous two turns, or if she has used Torrential Roar within the previous turn.
Ma ns02 paladin fabrication sword.png Fabrication Paladin 8 1 44 19 4 23 20−3 13 10 5 10 6 Silver Blade 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5, or if the southern Wyvern Knight, Mage Knight, Royal Knight, Swordmaster, Griffin Knight, Sniper, or High Priest is provoked.
Ma ns02 wyvern knight fabrication female axe.png Fabrication Wyvern Knight 8 1 46 19 8 21 21−5 13 9 3 10 6 Hurricane Axe 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5, or if the southern Paladin, Mage Knight, Royal Knight, Swordmaster, Griffin Knight, Sniper, or High Priest is provoked.
Ma ns02 mage knight fabrication tome.png Fabrication Mage Knight 8 1 30 12 15 15 18−3 9 16 2 8 6 Bolganone 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5, or if the southern Paladin, Wyvern Knight, Royal Knight, Swordmaster, Griffin Knight, Sniper, or High Priest is provoked.
Ma ns02 royal knight fabrication female staff.png Fabrication Royal Knight 8 1 40 17 13 23 21 11 13 7 8 6 Physic Recover 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
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Ma ns02 swordmaster fabrication.png Fabrication Swordmaster 8 1 38 15 5 22 27−3 10 9 8 8 5 Levin Sword 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
• Starts on woods.
• Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5, or if the southern Paladin, Wyvern Knight, Mage Knight, Royal Knight, Griffin Knight, Sniper, or High Priest is provoked.
Ma ns02 griffin knight fabrication female lance.png Fabrication Griffin Knight 8 1 39 16 12 24 27−5 10 16 8 8 6 Silver Lance 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5, or if the southern Paladin, Wyvern Knight, Mage Knight, Royal Knight, Swordmaster, Sniper, or High Priest is provoked.
Ma ns02 sniper fabrication.png Fabrication Sniper 8 1 39 19 3 26 17−2 10 7 4 8 5 Silver Bow 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 5, or if the southern Paladin, Wyvern Knight, Mage Knight, Royal Knight, Swordmaster, Griffin Knight, or High Priest is provoked.
Ma ns02 high priest fabrication female staff.png Fabrication High Priest 8 1 33 7 18 16 17 7 20 9 7 5 Physic Recover 500GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
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Ma ns02 halberdier fabrication.png Fabrication Halberdier 6 3 41 20 7 21 18−4 14 8 3 9 5 Silver Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 sniper fabrication female.png Fabrication Sniper 8 2 37 19 3 24 17−2 10 7 4 8 5 Silver Bow
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 swordmaster fabrication female.png Fabrication Swordmaster 6 1 36 15 5 20 25−3 10 9 8 8 5 Silver Sword
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 swordmaster fabrication female.png Fabrication Swordmaster 6 1 36 15 5 20 25−5 10 9 8 8 5 Brave Sword
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 paladin fabrication female axe.png Fabrication Paladin 6 1 42 19 4 21 19−5 13 10 5 10 6 Silver Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns02 sage fabrication female.png Fabrication Sage 6 1 28 5 17 17 17 7 18 5 7 5 Elwind
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Prf Wlv Def Res Cha Lck Bld Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns02 berserker fabrication.png Fabrication Berserker 6 1 51 23 2 12 16−3 7 4 0 14 5 Silver Greataxe
--
Ma ns02 sage fabrication female.png Fabrication Sage 6 1 28 5 17 17 17−9 7 18 5 7 5 Thoron
Cornered Beast
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Ma ns02 paladin fabrication female lance.png Fabrication Paladin 6 1 42 19 4 21 19−3 13 10 5 10 6 Silver Lance
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Ma ns02 sage fabrication female.png Fabrication Sage 6 1 28 5 17 17 17 7 18 5 7 5 Elwind
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Reinforcements

  • Turn 2
    • 1 Paladin with a Spear from southwest of the western patch of woods (Hard/Maddening only)
    • 1 Berserker from southwest of the western patch of woods
    • 1 Sage with Thoron from southwest of the western patch of woods
    • 1 Paladin with a Silver Lance from south of the eastern patch of woods
    • 1 Sage with Elwind from south of the eastern patch of woods
    • 1 Martial Master from south of the eastern patch of woods (Hard/Maddening only)

Boss data

Main article: Corrin

Normal Hard Maddening

Small portrait corrin fe17.png
Ma ns02 emblem corrin.png Emblem
Level 32
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 41
Revival Stone
Defense 17
Strength 18 Resistance 17
Magic 15 Luck 12
Dexterity 21 Build 9
Speed 19−1
Inventory Skills
Wakizashi
Dual Katana
Yato
Dragon Vein
Draconic Hex
Pair Up
Quality Time+
Dreadful Aura
Torrential Roar
Weapon Levels
Swords S Lances -- Axes -- Bows --
Knives -- Tomes -- Staves -- Arts -- Special --

Strategy

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

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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

The Crux of Fate

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Japanese

未来を選びし者

The person who chooses the future

Spanish

El Quid del Destino

The Crux of Fate

French

La Main du Destin

The Hand of Fate

German

Die Weltveränderin

The World-changer

Italian

La Mano del Fato

The Hand of Fate

Korean

미래를 선택하는 자

Person who chooses the future

Simplified Chinese

选择未来之人

Person who chooses the future

Traditional Chinese

選擇未來之人

Person who chooses the future

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