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The Exalt and the King

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The Exalt and the King

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Border Pass

New units

Ricken, Maribelle



Unhand me, you gutter-born troglodyte!
— Maribelle

The Exalt and the King is the fifth chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. In this chapter, relations between Ylisse and Plegia have soured, and the Plegian king is out for blood. The Shepherds have to protect themselves in order to escape the area. This chapter is where the titular object of the Fire Emblem series first becomes a part of this game's storyline.

In addition to next chapter in the storyline, completing this chapter will also unlock the second paralogue chapter.


Main article: The Exalt and the King/Script

Emmeryn and Chrom approach the Ylisse-Plegia border, where its King Gangrel and Aversa await. Emmeryn asks Gangrel if Maribelle is unharmed, and Gangrel reveals Maribelle being held hostage by a Plegian brigand. Aversa claims that Maribelle crossed the Plegian border without Plegian consent and wounded Plegian soldiers who intended to escort her back to Ylisse, though Maribelle asserts Aversa's claim is a lie; Maribelle reveals that Gangrel and Aversa invaded Ylisse and razed an entire village, as well as captured Maribelle and dragged her across the border when she tried to intervene, pointing to the damaged village as proof. After hearing Maribelle's appeal, Emmeryn believes her and requests Gangrel to release Maribelle. Gangrel proposes a trade: the Fire Emblem for Maribelle. Gangrel reveals that with it, he intends to wage war against Ylisse in retribution for the atrocities done unto the Plegians by the previous exalt, Emmeryn's father. Maribelle protests to serving as a bargaining tool, and Gangrel ceases negotiations and sends Plegian brigands to take the Fire Emblem by force. Aversa approaches Maribelle to taunt her before a wind spell fells Maribelle's captor; Ricken arrives to rescue Maribelle, casting his wind spell at Aversa before fleeing with Maribelle.

Gangrel, satisfied with the war that has started, tells the troop captain in the area, Orton, to kill as many Ylisseans as he can before leaving.

Once the battle ends, Lissa and Maribelle reunite. Chrom and Emmeryn reconvene to discuss the events that transpired. Frederick points out that Gangrel will be rallying his forces if they have not mobilized already, and suggests that the group return to Ylisstol to discuss their strategy. Emmeryn agrees, fearing a war and prioritizing the safety of the Ylissean.


Emmeryn confronts King Gangrel of Plegia, who demands the Fire Emblem, an item vital to the world's future. The parley ends with a declaration of war.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 9+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 15+5 {{{third}}}
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The chapter's map is 16 columns by 20 rows.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait ricken fe13.png
Automatically from turn 1
Small portrait maribelle fe13.png
Automatically from turn 1
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar m-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues, 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 3ds01 bullion medium.png Bullion (M) Dropped by Orton
Is 3ds01 hand axe.png Hand Axe Dropped by enemy Barbarian (reinforcement)

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 iron sword.png Iron Sword 520
Is 3ds01 iron axe.png Iron Axe 600
Is 3ds01 wind.png Wind 450

Event tiles

  • Column 16, row 14: Three squares south of Maribelle's starting position
  • Column 7, row 7: On a fort tile one row above a plain tile with two cliff tiles to its sides

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 wyvern rider enemy.gif Plegian Wyvern Rider 7 2 21~22 9~10 0 7~8 6~7 4~5 7~8 0~1 7 Iron Axe
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Plegian Barbarian 5 5 23~24 9~10 0 4~5 6~7 2~3 3~4 0~1 5 Iron Axe
All except the one by the northern center fort immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 dark mage enemy.gif Plegian Dark Mage 5 3 21~22 1 5 2~3 3~4 2~3 4 3 5 Flux
All except the one by the northern center fort immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 myrmidon enemy.gif Plegian Myrmidon 5 3 19~20 7~8 1 9~10 10~11 5~6 3~4 1~2 5 Iron Sword
All except the one by the northern center fort immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 mage enemy.gif Plegian Mage 5 1 18~19 0 6~7 5~6 5~6 4~5 1~2 3 5 Fire
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 wyvern rider enemy.gif Orton Wyvern Rider 9 1 29 12 0 9 8 6 11 1 7 Short Axe Bullion (M)This item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Plegian Barbarian 5 1 23~24 9~10 0 4~5 6~7 2~3 3~4 0~1 5 Hand AxeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma 3ds01 myrmidon enemy.gif Plegian Myrmidon 5 2 19~20 7~8 1 9~10 10~11 5~6 3~4 1~2 5 Iron Sword
Ma 3ds01 dark mage enemy.gif Plegian Dark Mage 5 1 21~22 1 5 2~3 3~4 2~3 4 3 5 Flux
Ma 3ds01 barbarian enemy.gif Plegian Barbarian 5 1 23~24 9~10 0 4~5 6~7 2~3 3~4 0~1 5 Iron Axe


Boss data

Main article: Orton

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait orton fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 wyvern rider enemy.gif Wyvern Rider
Level 9
Movement 7
Max HP 29 Speed 8
Strength 12 Luck 6
Magic 0 Defense 11
Skill 9 Resistance 1
Inventory Skills
Short Axe
Bullion (M)This item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes C
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --


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.

If the player is playing on Hard or above and wants to bring Maribelle and Ricken to safety, it is best to clear the first paralogue first in order to obtain the Rescue staff. Luckily, even if your only staff user up to this point, Lissa, has somehow not leveled her magic stat at all up to this point, she can still easily rescue both of them at once. On the first turn, Ricken should pair up with Maribelle, who should move as far south as she possibly can. With pair up bonuses from Miriel, even a level 1 Lissa will have just enough magic to rescue the two across the southeast cliff.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Exalt and the King



The Holy Queen and the Foolish King


Raison et démence

Reason and madness


Die Erhabene und der König

The Exalt and the King


L'Eletta e il Folle

The Exalt and the Madman


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Two Falchions The Exalt and the King Foreseer
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Ancient LettersDouble DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map