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The Dread Gate

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The Dread Gate

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Location

Unknown

Boss(es)

Thrasir

As you well know, we Askrans cannot close gates--only open them. All I could do to close off Hel was encircle the tomb with our strongest barrier...For 20 years, it has held them off. None have made it past. But now...that defense has fallen. The army of the dead has surged into Askr...
— Gustav

The Dread Gate is Chapter 2 of Book III of Fire Emblem Heroes.

This chapter was added to the game as part of the Book III launch update released on December 10, 2018, alongside featured character Eir, and a number of related quests, which were available until December 28.

Plot

Main article: The Dread Gate/Script

King Gustav explains that 20 years ago, he erected a barrier over a tomb that serves as a portal to the realm of the dead. The barrier has fallen, and Hel's armies now surge into Askr. He orders Alfonse to stop them at any cost. Meanwhile, Loki approaches Veronica, the latter still furious over the former's betrayal. Veronica is initially indifferent to Askr's plight, but begins to reconsider when Loki reminds her that Bruno has not returned from his quest and warns her that Hel will inevitably turn on Embla after it is through with Askr.

The Order of Heroes reaches the tomb and discovers thousands of soldiers marching on a small town only a day away. Alfonse and Anna decide to bait the enemy out and either evade or outlast them until Gustav arrives with the Royal Knights. Hel's forces catch them before they can fully prepare, and they are forced into a desperate last stand. Fortunately, Gustav and his knights arrive to relieve the Order and drive off the invaders. Afterwards, Gustav berates Alfonse for taking such a foolish risk and reminds him that he has a responsibility towards more people than those in front of him. He further reminds him that he will die someday, leaving Alfonse to become king, and that the kingdom would be thrown into disarray if he were to die prematurely. After he leaves, Queen Henriette patches up Alfonse's wounds and recalls that Gustav was once hot-headed like Alfonse before a certain incident turned him into the cautious man he is today.

Chapter data

Part 1: The King's Order

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Red FlierThiefAxe FighterLance Cavalier
Cm feh 3-2-1.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Red Flier flying Is feh red tome.png 3 Is feh skill offense.png Fire
Thief infantry Is feh colorless dagger.png 3 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Dagger
Axe Fighter infantry Is feh axe.png 3 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Axe
Lance Cavalier cavalry Is feh lance.png 3 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 2: The Tomb Exhales

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Lance DragonSword FighterClericGreen Manakete
Cm feh 3-2-2.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Lance Dragon flying Is feh lance.png 4 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance
Sword Fighter infantry Is feh sword.png 4 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword
Cleric infantry Is feh staff.png 4 Is feh skill support.png Heal
Is feh fortress res 1.pngA Fortress Res 1
Green Manakete infantry Is feh green breath.png 4 Is feh skill offense.png Fire Breath
Is feh fierce stance 1.pngA Fierce Stance 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 3: Path of the Dead

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Bow CavalierAxe CavalierLance CavalierSword Cavalier
Cm feh 3-2-3.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Bow Cavalier cavalry Is feh colorless bow.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Bow
Is feh savage blow 1.pngC Savage Blow 1
Axe Cavalier cavalry Is feh axe.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Axe
Lance Cavalier cavalry Is feh lance.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance
Sword Cavalier cavalry Is feh sword.png 5 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword
Is feh fire boost 1.pngA Fire Boost 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 4: Courting Danger

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 ClericBlue ThiefRed MageAxe Fighter
Cm feh 3-2-4.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Cleric infantry Is feh staff.png 6 Is feh skill support.png Heal
Blue Thief infantry Is feh blue dagger.png 6 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Dagger
Is feh poison strike 1.pngB Poison Strike 1
Red Mage infantry Is feh red tome.png 6 Is feh skill offense.png Fire
Is feh darting blow 1.pngA Darting Blow 1
Axe Fighter infantry Is feh axe.png 6 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Axe
Is feh fury 1.pngA Fury 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 5: The Makings of a King

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 Red FáfnirLance CavalierLance KnightThrasir
(+Sword Cavalier (reinforcement)Blue Flier (reinforcement))
Cm feh 3-2-5.png


Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Red Fáfnir flying Is feh red breath.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Fire Breath
Is feh life and death 3.pngA Life and Death 3
Lance Cavalier cavalry Is feh lance.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance
Is feh death blow 1.pngA Death Blow 1
Lance Knight armor Is feh lance.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Lance
Is feh wary fighter 1.pngB Wary Fighter 1
Thrasir infantry Is feh green tome.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png WindIs feh skill special.png Dragon Gaze
Is feh death blow 1.pngA Death Blow 1Is feh desperation 1.pngB Desperation 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Sword Cavalier cavalry Is feh sword.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png Iron Sword
Is feh poison strike 1.pngB Poison Strike 1
Blue Flier flying Is feh blue tome.png 7 Is feh skill offense.png ThunderIs feh skill support.png Rally Attack
Is feh savage blow 1.pngC Savage Blow 1

Enemy Hero data

Thrasir
Main article: Thrasir

Normal Hard Lunatic

Strategy

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

Part 1: The King's Order

Part 2: The Tomb Exhales

Part 3: Path of the Dead

Part 4: Courting Danger

Part 5: The Makings of a King

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Chapter 2: The Dread Gate

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

Part 1: The King's Order

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The King's Order

Part 2: The Tomb Exhales

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

Part 3: Path of the Dead

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Path of the Dead

Part 4: Courting Danger

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

Part 5: The Makings of a King

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Makings of a King

Gallery

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Book II 1: The Flame • 2: Princess of Ice • 3: Guided by a Dream • 4: Fiery Resolve • 5: Blood and Snow • 6: The True Quarry • 7: Snow and Ash • 8: Rite of Frost • 9: Hellfire • 10: The King's Demise • 11: Prince of Ice • 12: Seeping Poison • 13: A Way Home
Book III 1: Death • 2: The Dread Gate • 3: Countdown • 4: A King's Worth • 5: A Father's Legacy • 6: Realm of the Dead • 7: A Home Unknown
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • 7: Echoes of Mystery • 8: Ylissean Summer • 9: Nohrian Summer • 10: The Sacred World • 11: Brave Heroes • 12: Performing Arts • 13: World of Holy War • 14: Trick or Defeat! • 15: Farfetched Heroes • 16: Winter's Envoy • 17: Happy New Year! • 18: Love Abounds • 19: Hares at the Fair • 20: Bridal Bloom • 21: Summer's Arrival • 22: A Sketchy Summer • 23: Festival in Hoshido • 24: Arrival of the Brave • 25: The Land's Bounty • 26: Brave Redux • 27: Adrift • 28: Gifts of Winter • 29: New Year's Wish • 30: Hostile Springs • 31: Greil's Devoted • 32: Regal Rabbits • 33: A Season for Picnics • 34: Bridal Belonging
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death
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