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The Distant Plains

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The Distant Plains

Cm fe07 10.png

Location

Castle Caelin and its surroundings

New units

None

Boss(es)

Lundgren

Weather

Rain

I’ve come too far to let anyone stand in my way. This is it, Mark. This is our final test. My friends, for one last time, lend me your strength!
— Lyn

The Distant Plains (Japanese: 遙かなる草原 Distant Plains) is the tenth chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, and the final chapter of Lyn's tale.

Plot

Main article: The Distant Plains/Script
Lyn reunites with her grandfather, Hausen.

Lyn has at last arrived at Castle Caelin. After battling her way through the last of Lundgren's forces and Lundgren himself, Lyn enters the castle. Inside, she encounters Reissman, the chancellor of the Caelin Royal Family. He reveals that he received notice of Kent and Sain’s success in locating Lyn but was imprisoned by Lundgren to prevent the Marquess from finding out that he had a living heir in Lyndis. Reissman leads Lyn to her bedridden grandfather, and the two finally meet. Hausen apologizes to Lyn for being too prideful to accept the love of her parents, ultimately keeping them apart and, in his view, leading to Hassar and Madelyn’s death at the hands of bandits. Lyn eases her grandfather’s regrets by telling him that although her parents end was indeed tragic, they lived a life full of happiness, peace, and love. Hausen is comforted by Lyn's words and tells her he can now die in peace. Despite her grandfather’s poor health, Lyn encourages Hausen to not give into despair and to continue living so that they can make up for lost time.

After an unspecified amount of time passes, It is revealed that Hausen is making a good recovery from his illness. Lyn tells Sain and Kent that she plans on ensuring that her grandfather lives a long life and, thus, plans to stay in Caelin. Florina and Wil both reveal that they too plan to stay in Caelin in service of Lyn herself and House Caelin. Later that evening, the Tactician says their goodbyes to Lyn. Although she is sad to her trusted friend depart, Lyn does not request for the tactician to stay. Rather, she wishes them success on their journey to become a master tactician and says that they will surely meet again.

Beginning log

General Eagler has been defeated. Lyn and her band draw ever nearer to Castle Caelin. Within the castle walls, Lyn's bitter enemy, Lundgren, awaits... A man who would kill his own kin for a throne. He is the source of all her troubles. He must be stopped.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the gate Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 13 0 11+5
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Character data

Characters
New Units
None
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.pngSmall portrait wallace fe07.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba energy ring.png Energy Ring Visit southern village

Weather data

  • The rain will start and end at the beginning of the following turns:
    • Turn 3: Rain
    • Turn 5: Clear
    • Turn 9: Rain
    • Turn 10: Clear
    • Turn 15: Rain
    • Turn 16: Clear
    • Turn 20: Rain
    • Turn 21: Clear
    • Turn 25: Rain
    • Turn 27: Clear
    • Turn 31: Rain

Shop data

Shop data

Armory Vendor

Name Cost
Is gba steel bow.png
Steel Bow 720
Is gba armorslayer.png
Armorslayer 1260
Is gba heavy spear.png
Heavy Spear 1200
Is gba hammer.png
Hammer 800

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Caelin Archer 3 3 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Caelin Brigand 2 1 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Caelin Knight 3 1 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Caelin Mage 1 1 Is gba fire.png Fire --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Caelin Mercenary 2 2 Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Caelin Shaman 3 1 Is gba flux.png Flux --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Caelin Soldier 3 1 Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma gba general enemy.gif
Lundgren General 5 1 Is gba silver lance.png Silver LanceIs gba javelin.png Javelin Does not move; stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Caelin Cavalier 1 5 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --


Reinforcements

  • Turns 5-9

Boss data

Main article: Lundgren
Portrait lundgren fe07.png
General
Level 5
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 35 Luck 6
Strength 12 Defense 14
Skill 8 Resistance 7
Speed 5 Constitution 15
Movement 5 Aid 14
Inventory
Is gba silver lance.png Silver Lance
Is gba javelin.png Javelin
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif A Axe A GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Strategy

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

There are no forced actions in this chapter so you may approach it however you see fit. You are also allowed to bring all thirteen units available in Lyn’s Tale for this chapter, though you are also free to undeploy anyone you feel will not be helpful.

On the third turn, it will start to rain, increasing the movement cost for plains terrain to two for all units including Nomads. In the case of Pegasus Knights, their movement cost is increased to two for all terrain. Cavaliers will now have a movement cost of 3 on plains terrain. There are tiles that have no increase in their movement cost, which include the house tiles and the bridge tiles. Even though Lyn will warn you a turn before the weather changes, this can make the chapter take very long to clear if you decide to get Lyn to the throne without rescue dropping. To get around this setback, you can rescue drop a unit like Wallace, Kent, or Sain (preferably promoted) on the south side of the mountains and manage the enemy units or weaken Lundgren while Florina retrieves Lyn for a quick seize. However, such a strategy can cause you to miss out on the Energy Ring, which is the only one available if you decide to follow Hector’s Tale. Also, make sure to use the Energy Ring before the chapter ends or it will disappear.

There is an Armory available that sells weapons effective against Lundgren, however the only weapons you cannot obtain by other means are the Steel Bow and the Heavy Spear neither of which are necessary to take out Lundgren. If Erk or Lucius are low on tomes, hey can restock at the Vendor.

As for taking down Lundgren, a promoted Wallace will serve you well against him. With the Iron Axe, Wallace does about nine damage per round and takes eight damage from Lundgren’s Silver Lance. After Wallace has whittled Lundgren’s HP down, Lucius or Erk can finish the job, enabling Lyn to seize the gate. If Lucius misses, rescue him. Lucius at base gets one-shot by Lundgren’s Javelin. If you do not have a promoted axe user, you could use Erk and Lucius to attack at range to secure the kill. Make rescue drop them out of the way before Lundgren attacks them with his Javelin if you are doing this method as Serra will likely be unable to heal them for a few turns due to the weather. Getting the boss kill with Lyn is significant in terms of the story but not recommended as she has a very low hit rate, except with the Lancereaver, and will get one-shot by Lundgren’s Silver Lance unless she used the Angelic Robe obtained in Chapter 6 which is also not recommended.

This chapter of Lyn's tale is the last opportunity to meet one of the requirements for chapter 19x pt 2. Nils must be level 7 by the end of this chapter. If the player is particularly desperate to reach this goal they can clear most enemies from the map then have Nils play for a unit over and over again, as this will always give him experience. Though this does have the downside of massively inflating the player's turn count.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Distant Plains
Japanese 遙かなる草原 Distant Plains
Spanish Las llanuras distantes
French Loin des plaines Far from the plains
German Die fernen Ebenen

Gallery

Prototype

Images from the Fire Emblem 0205 and 0219 prototypes.
A Grim Reunion The Distant Plains Taking Leave
Another Journey


Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieRoySophiaUtherZephiel
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 regional version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline