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The Empty King

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The Empty King


Shirasagi: Throne Room



So... you've seen my true form...
— Garon

The Empty King (Japanese: 虚ろなる王 The Hollow King) is the twenty-seventh chapter of the Conquest campaign in Fire Emblem Fates. In this chapter, Corrin finally reveals to the Nohrian siblings what has become of their father, King Garon, and they mount an attack on him.

Although the game can be saved during battle preparations, it is not possible to save the game, read supports, or return to My Castle during the next; both chapters must be completed consecutively.


Main article: The Empty King/Script
The below plot corresponds to the use of a female Corrin. If you refresh this page, it is possible to get an alternate reading using a male variation instead.

Corrin prepares to enter the throne room with Azura and her siblings to expose Garon's true form and kill him, but the siblings remain skeptical of how she and Azura even know about Garon's state and why they didn't tell them sooner. After pleading her case to them, Xander places his trust in her, though not blindly. Upon opening the door, Azura's words proves to be true as the throne reveals Garon's true form. The siblings are utterly horrified to see their father's monster form. Garon, angered and shocked, curses Corrin for tricking him and retaliates by swinging against Camilla, Elise, and Leo all at once. When Corrin tries to return an attack, the Yato is unable to hurt him.

After Garon attacks again, despite Azura's words, Camilla expresses how difficult they find it to attack the creature they once knew as their father. Corrin attempts to get them to get over their disbelief and help them fight Garon and that what they see before them is not their father at all, but a monster. Garon mocks Corrin about turning his children against them and attacks Corrin again, only for Xander to defend her. Xander affirms that the monster is no longer his father, referring to his real father as stern, but fair, not using his strength against his children or starting a needless conquest of another kingdom.

When Xander tells Corrin that he will lend her his strength, Siegfried reacts, and the Yato transforms into the Shadow Yato, unlocking the Seal of Flames. The Yato is finally able to damage Garon, who begins to break down and speak strangely and decides to kill Corrin and his own children as Xander convinces the siblings to put aside their disbelief and fight alongside Corrin. The Nohrian siblings all declare they will fight Garon alongside Corrin, and the fight proper begins.

Upon defeating Garon, he dissipates into water. Corrin expresses regret at not being able to know Garon's true self. When she begins to celebrate and attempt to free the remaining Hoshidians, Takumi appears from the entrance and shoots at her with an otherworldly bow. Corrin is shocked both at Takumi's survival and his possession by an unseen force. She tries to tell Takumi that the war is over, only for him to repeat the words "betrayal" and "death". Azura tells Corrin they have to kill Takumi as he is possessed just like Garon was. Takumi expresses his anger to Corrin, with her accepting responsibility for his suffering as she blame herself for letting Takumi die and betraying him and with no other choices, Corrin walks towards Takumi with the intent of letting him kill her, hoping his hatred will go away, Takumi shoots her, destroying the Yato and seemingly killing her.


Corrin opens the door to the throne room, discovering the true enemy that waits for them. The creature within the room is unlike anything she's ever seen.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Garon. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed*. 16 0 17
Cm fe14c 27.png

This chapter's map is 29 columns by 30 rows.

This chapter features stairs that act as warp points between the rooms; by using the "Stairs" command while standing on them, a unit will be transported to the endpoint, and will be left with a movement stat = their base movement - the movement it took to reach the stairs. They are located as follows:

  • Column 1, row 20–Column 13, row 10: Links the southwest room and the main hall
  • Column 30, row 20–Column 17, row 10: Links the southeast room and the main hall
  • Column 2, row 14–Column 13, row 9: Links the western room and the main hall
  • Column 29, row 14–Column 17, row 9: Links the eastern room and the main hall
  • Column 3, row 8–Column 13, row 8: Links the northwest room and the main hall
  • Column 28, row 8–Column 17, row 8: Links the northeast room and the main hall

Character data

New Units
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar f-default fe14.pngSmall portrait jakob fe14.pngSmall portrait silas fe14.pngSmall portrait elise fe14.pngSmall portrait effie fe14.pngSmall portrait arthur fe14.pngSmall portrait odin fe14.pngSmall portrait niles fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.pngSmall portrait nyx fe14.pngSmall portrait camilla fe14.pngSmall portrait selena fe14.pngSmall portrait beruka fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait laslow fe14.pngSmall portrait peri fe14.pngSmall portrait benny fe14.pngSmall portrait charlotte fe14.pngSmall portrait leo fe14.pngSmall portrait keaton fe14.pngSmall portrait gunter fe14.pngSmall portrait felicia fe14.pngSmall portrait xander fe14.pngSmall portrait shura fe14.pngSmall portrait flora fe14.pngSmall portrait izana fe14.png

Note: The returning characters list does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues or xenologues, as the player may not have taken on any available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds02 katana.png Shadow Yato Corrin's Grim Yato transforms into this prior to battle preparations

Dragon Vein data

There are no Dragon Veins in this chapter.

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Boss data

Main article: Garon

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait slime garon fe14.png
Is 3ds02 dragon vein icon.png Empty Vessel
Level 40
Movement -
Max HP 65 Speed 26
Strength 31 Luck 10
Magic 19 Defense 27
Skill 26 Resistance 22
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 axe.png Bölverk Is 3ds02 armored blow.png Armored Blow
Is 3ds02 warding blow.png Warding Blow
Is 3ds02 dragonskin.png Dragonskin
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png S FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png -- FE14RankStaff.png -- FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --


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

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.

On Hard and Lunatic, the Shrine Maidens in the four southern rooms each has a single-use, infinite range Entrap staff, which they will use on the first turn to pluck your units into their rooms, each with a dangerous enemy. The exact mechanism which determines what unit a Shrine Maiden will target is unclear, though there is some consistency to it. However, the order they act in is random. Thankfully, the other enemy in the rooms with them will not move until turn 2. It is advisable to kill the Shrine Maidens first so they cannot heal their partners. Unlike the enemies in the four southern rooms, all enemies in the two northern rooms will begin moving on turn 1, as will the Spendthrift squad.


  • This chapter is one of few chapters in the game where the preparations theme doesn't play during that phase of setup. In this case, the music from the preceding cutscene continues onto the battle preparations screen.
  • This is the only chapter in the main game of Fates to change ally starting positions depending on the difficulty.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Empty King --
Japanese 虚ろなる王 The Hollow King
Spanish Rey vacuo Empty King
French Trahison Betrayal



Treason The Empty King Night Breaks Through

Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions BR: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3CQ: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3RV: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
Related topics Ancient TextsDownloadable contentFire Emblem Fates: Crown of NibelungName chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack