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The Dark Pontifex Lives

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The Dragon's Table
The Dark Pontifex Lives

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Location

Dragon's Table: Middle Level

Boss(es)

Gharnef

Previous chapter(s)

The Dragon's Table

Next chapter(s)

Light and Shadow

The Dark Pontifex Lives (Japanese: 魔王再び The Demon King Again) is the twenty-third chapter of Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. In Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem Book II, the same map is the second of three maps comprising The Dragon's Table, the second "endgame" chapter.

Plot

Main articles: The Dark Pontifex Lives/Script and The Dark Pontifex Lives/Conversations

The Altean Army arrives at the floor where the Dark Pontifex Gharnef resides. Marth demands to know where his sister and the other clerics have gone. Gharnef tells him they will serve as a sacrifice for Medeus's awakening, and that their souls have been broken.

After defeating Gharnef, Marth and his troops climb more stairs to get to Medeus.

Chapter data

Chapter data

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Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 12 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 28+10 {{{third}}}
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Map dimensions:
30 columns by 30 rows

In Mystery of the Emblem, no preparations menu appears before this part; the player's character selections and turn count carry over from the previous part and into the next. The game cannot be saved before this part.

Character data

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Characters
New Units

None

Returning Characters

Default female player's unit ​Ryan ​Luke ​Roderick ​Gordin ​Cecil ​Draug ​Marth ​Arran ​Marisha ​Catria ​Warren ​Cord ​Linde ​Palla ​Bord ​Julian ​Matthis ​Wrys ​Ogma ​Yuliya ​Jubelo ​Sirius ​Castor ​Caeda ​Barst ​Rickard ​Frey ​Norne ​Samuel ​Wendell ​Caesar ​Radd ​Navarre ​Phina ​Cain ​Bantu ​Roger ​Jeorge ​Minerva ​Etzel ​Merric ​Arlen ​Dice ​Malice ​Horace ​Jake ​Darros ​Roberto ​Belf ​Reiden ​Beck ​Athena ​Xane ​Tiki ​Est ​Dolph ​Abel ​Macellan ​Astram ​Katarina ​Tomas ​Sheena ​Samson ​Frost ​Roshea ​Vyland ​Sedgar ​Wolf ​Midia ​Ymir ​Michalis ​Nagi ​

Item data

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Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds aum.png Aum From the chest on the top left pillar (requires Warp to kill Sorcerer, cannot just use Thief staff).
Is ds hammerne.png Hammerne From the chest on the top right pillar (requires Warp to kill Sorcerer, cannot just use Thief staff).
Is ds falchion.png Falchion Dropped by Gharnef.

Enemy data

Enemy data

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Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 mage dragon enemy.gif Dragon Mage Dragon 17 6 36.6 10 7 17.8 11.6 0 19 14.2 6 Mage Breath
--
Ma ds02 fire dragon enemy.gif Dragon Fire Dragon 17 5 39.6 18 0 17.6 16.8 0 17 8.2 6 Fire Breath
--
Ma ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif Heretic Sorcerer 17 4 30.4 2 8.8 11.8 12.8 0 9.2 11.8 6 Thoron
--
Ma ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif Heretic Sorcerer 17 4 30.4 2 8.8 11.8 12.8 0 9.2 11.8 -- Meteor
--
Ma ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif Heretic Sorcerer 17 2 30.4 2 8.8 11.8 12.8 0 9.2 11.8 6 Glower
--
Ma ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif Heretic Sorcerer 17 2 30.4 2 8.8 11.8 12.8 0 9.2 11.8 -- Swarm
--
Ma ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif Heretic Sorcerer 17 4 30.4 2 8.8 11.8 12.8 0 9.2 11.8 6 Fortify
--
Ma ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif Gharnef Sorcerer 20 1 38 2 12 16 15 0 13 17 6 Imhullu FalchionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Starts on the throne, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 fire dragon enemy.gif Dragon Fire Dragon 17 6 39.6 18 0 17.6 16.8 0 17 8.2 6 Fire Breath
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Ma ds02 mage dragon enemy.gif Dragon Mage Dragon 17 4 36.6 10 7 17.8 11.6 0 19 14.2 6 Mage Breath
--

Reinforcements

Mystery of the Emblem
  • Starting twelve turns after the part starts, continuing until ten of each have appeared
    • Four Barbarians, two from either side of the south hall
    • Four Mage Dragons, two from the east and west corridors
New Mystery of the Emblem
  • Turns 9, 11, and 13 (Normal and Hard); turns 7, 9, and 11 (Maniac); or turns 7–11 (Lunatic)
    • One Fire Dragon each from the dark floor tiles to the southeast and southwest
    • One Sorcerer each from the dark floor tiles to the southeast and southwest (Hard and higher)
  • Turns 11 and 13 (Normal and Hard); turns 9 and 11 (Maniac); or turns 7–11 (Lunatic)

Boss data

Main article: Gharnef
Boss data

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Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait gharnef fe12.png
Ma ds02 sorcerer enemy.gif Sorcerer
Level 20
Movement 6
Stats
Max HP 38 Speed 15
Strength 2 Luck 0
Magic 12 Defense 13
Skill 16 Resistance 17
Inventory
Imhullu
FalchionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes A Staves E

Etymology and other languages

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

The Dragon's Table

Implied by the location's name in Fire Emblem Awakening.

English
(unofficial)

The Dragons' Altar

Used in the Mystery of the Emblem fan translation.[which?]

Japanese

竜の祭壇

The Dragon's/Dragons' Altar

New Mystery of the Emblem

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

The Dark Pontifex Lives

Used in the New Mystery of the Emblem fan translation.[which?]

Japanese

魔王再び

The Demon King Again

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References

← The Dragon's Table • The Dark Pontifex Lives • Light and Shadow →
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsHereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Anime AdaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarArchanea SagaNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaPhinaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses ArlenAthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
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: Bottom of the Deep Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea Saga 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword
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 & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemArchanea SagaShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline