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The Fall of Renais

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The Fall of Renais

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...This is war, isn't it? It's not at all like the games I used to play with my brother or Lyon. I never thought-- I didn't know it would be this...savage. Are words useless? Is strength all that matters?
— Eirika

The Fall of Renais (Japanese: ルネス陥落 Renais's Fall) is the prologue chapter in The Sacred Stones. In this chapter, Eirika and Seth escape from Castle Renais as it is invaded by Grado soldiers.


Main article: The Fall of Renais/Script

As with other games, this game starts with a narration of the history of the game's continent, in this case the history of Magvel.

When troops from Grado invade Renais, King Fado sends Eirika, along with his loyal retainer Seth, to the neighboring country of Frelia for safety. As the two exit the castle, they are confronted by the Moonstone, Valter, who attacks Seth, dealing him a nasty blow. Seth quickly grabs Eirika and escapes, riding off into the mountains. Later, O'Neill and two of his underlings catch up with Eirika and Seth, and engage them in battle. Having defeated their oppressors, Eirika and Seth continue their journey to Frelia.

Chapter data

Easy Normal/Difficult

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat O'Neill Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Eirika dies 2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 3
Cm fe08 prologue.png

Character data

New units
Portrait eirika fe08.png
Automatically from turn 1
Portrait seth fe08.png
Steel Sword
Silver Lance
Automatically from turn 1
Available characters

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba rapier.png Rapier Before battle, from Seth

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.

Easy/Normal Difficult

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif O'Neill Fighter 4 1 23 6 4 7 0 2 0 11 5 Iron Axe
Begins moving after the other two Fighters are defeated.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Soldier Fighter 1 1 22 5 1 1 0 5 0 11 5 Iron Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Soldier Fighter 2 1 20 5 2 4 0 2 0 11 5 Iron Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.


  • Note: These reinforcements are on the map from the beginning on Normal and Difficult modes.
  • Upon moving Eirika to the space next to Seth

Boss data

Main article: O'Neill
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.

Easy/Normal Difficult

Portrait o'neill fe08.png
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Fighter
Level 4
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Max HP 23 Luck 0
Strength 6 Defense 2
Skill 4 Resistance 0
Speed 7 Constitution 11
Movement 5 Aid 10
Iron Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes C Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --


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

On easy mode the game provides a scripted tutorial to guide the player through this chapter; it is impossible to lose.

On normal and hard modes, a similar strategy to the scripted tutorial may be used. Together Eirika and Seth can take out the enemy Fighters with ease.

Depending on which units the player wishes to use later in the game it may be recommended to not use Seth at all to provide Eirika with more experience, though both Eirika or Seth are fully capable of defeating all the units by themselves. Regardless of the player's goals, Eirika can bait the fighters and dodge their attacks fairly consistently. If Eirika is hurt use a Vulnerary to keep her HP up.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Fall of Renais




Renais's Fall


La caída de Renais

The Fall of Renais


La chute de Renais

The Fall of Renais


Der Fall von Renais

The Fall of Renais


La caduta de Renais

The Fall of Renais

The Fall of Renais • Escape! →
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraKlimtMansel
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Background characters GradoLatonaMacGregorMonicaNada Kuya
Sacred Twins and personal weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling WoodsF: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
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