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The Flame in the Darkness

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The Flame in the Darkness

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Location

Garreg Mach Monastery

New units

Hanneman, Manuela

Boss(es)

Solon

What's the matter? So shocked you can't even speak? You were so easily fooled by my disguise...
— Solon

The Flame in the Darkness (Japanese: 炎と闇の蠢動 Wriggling of Flame and Darkness) is the eighth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Plot

Main article: The Flame in the Darkness/Script

Byleth and Jeralt approach Manuela, who explains that the incident in Remire Village was likely caused by dark magic. Afterwards, if Byleth is a member of the Black Eagles, they interrupt a secretive conversation between Edelgard and Hubert about an unidentified previous incident and her plans to ascend the Imperial throne. If Byleth is a member of the Blue Lions, they walk in on a conversation between Dimitri and the previously unidentified accomplice of the Flame Emperor, now revealed to be Lord Arundel. Dimitri explains that Arundel is the regent of the Adrestian Empire, Edelgard's uncle, and his stepmother's older brother, making him and Edelgard stepsiblings. Afterwards, Sothis recalls that Dimitri was investigating Arundel's finances during the incident where Flayn was abducted. If Byleth is a member of the Golden Deer, Claude reveals he has been doing further research on the Heroes' Relics. He finds the Sword of the Creator's lack of a Crest Stone odd, speculates that it had one previously and that the Crest Stones are the source of the Relics' power, shows Byleth a picture of a creature called the Immaculate One, who was supposedly sent by the goddess to save the followers of Seiros, and finishes by postulating that the Crest Stones allow people to transform into forms like that of the Immaculate One. Seteth approaches them, asks if either of them have seen Tomas, identifies the picture of the Immaculate One as part of Tomas' personal collection, and takes the picture away. Claude concludes that the Church really is covering something up.

At the end of the month, Jeralt appears and informs Byleth that the situation in Remire has suddenly deteriorated. Byleth, Jeralt, and the students arrive at Remire to discover that the villagers have been driven berserk and have started slaughtering each other, much to their horror. They spot several figures observing the carnage from on high and decide to neutralize them immediately. As they start to make their way through the village, the group recognizes the commander as Tomas. After saving the survivors, Tomas reveals himself to be the dark mage Solon and admits he was responsible for Flayn's prior kidnapping. The Death Knight appears to reinforce Solon, but he is driven off and Solon is defeated. Solon reveals that the day's events were part of an experiment of his before fleeing. Afterwards, the lord character leaves to survey the village for survivors. The Flame Emperor approaches Byleth and Jeralt, disavows Solon's actions, claims that they are only working together to accomplish separate objectives and that they would have stopped him if they knew what he was planning, and disappears. Afterwards, Jeralt notes how much more expressive Byleth has become since becoming a teacher and wonders if there was ever any reason to leave the monastery. Byleth points out that they were under the belief that they were born after Jeralt left the monastery, and Jeralt tells them to meet up with him later so he can explain.

If Byleth is a member of the Black Eagles, Edelgard wonders what the Flame Emperor's objectives are and surmises that once Byleth figures them out, the Flame Emperor will be able to look them in the face unmasked and Byleth will know what the right thing to do is. She is then called away by Monica. If Byleth is a member of the Blue Lions, Dimitri has a particularly violent reaction to witnessing the calamity in Remire, and orders the perpetrators to be brutally slaughtered. Afterwards, he apologizes to Byleth for his behavior and declares Solon and the Flame Emperor to be unforgivable monsters who must be slain for the good of all. He recounts the horrific deaths of his friends and family in the Tragedy of Duscur and admits that he came to the Officers Academy for revenge against the perpetrators.

Byleth reports the day's events to Rhea and Seteth. Seteth explains that Tomas came to the monastery 40 years ago at the recommendation of House Ordelia, left for Ordelia 8 years ago, and returned last year. He also recounts that Jeritza, still presumed to be the Death Knight, came to the monastery with a recommendation from the Empire and realizes how dangerous the enemy is if they have roots in at least two countries. As Byleth departs, Rhea informs them that she has great expectations for them and bids the goddess Sothis watch over them. Sothis is shocked at this statement, and wonders just who she is.

Character data

Black Eagles Blue Lions Golden Deer

Characters
New Units
Hanneman
Small portrait hanneman fe16.png
Mage
HP
32
Level
15
Talk to him if Byleth's level is high enough
Manuela
Small portrait manuela fe16.png
Priest
HP
34
Level
15
Talk to her if Byleth's level is high enough
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait hubert fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea fe16.pngSmall portrait petra fe16.pngSmall portrait felix fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes fe16.pngSmall portrait annette fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 bullion.png Gold Monthly stipend
Is ns01 brawling.png Steel Gauntlets+ Tournament prize
Is ns01 sword.png Silver Sword Quest reward: Catherine's Request (cannot get along with the Silver Bow)
Is ns01 bow.png Silver Bow Quest reward: Shamir's Request (cannot get along with the Silver Sword)
Is ns01 ore.png Black-Sand Steel (×2) Quest reward: Catherine's Request or Shamir's Request
Is ns01 gift.png Whetstone Quest reward: Catherine's Request or Shamir's Request
Is ns01 shield.png Iron Shield Quest reward: Missing Students
Is ns01 potion.png Concoction Quest reward: Missing Students
Is ns01 tea.png Crescent Moon Tea (×2) Quest reward: Secret Messenger
Is ns01 bait.png Blowfly (×2) Quest reward: Secret Messenger
Is ns01 gift.png Landscape Painting Quest reward: Secret Messenger
Is ns01 gift.png Hunting Dagger Quest Reward: Something to Prove
Is ns01 ore.png Wootz Steel Quest Reward: Something to Prove
Is ns01 gift.png Riding Boots Quest reward: A Question of Conduct*
Is ns01 gift.png Landscape Painting Quest Reward: A Question of Conduct*
Is ns01 gift.png Exotic Spices Quest Reward: A Question of Conduct*
Is ns01 stat booster.png Giant Shell Northern chest, The Remire Calamity
Is ns01 lance.png Horseslayer Southern chest, The Remire Calamity
Is ns01 lance.png Crescent Sickle Dropped by enemy Cavalier in The Remire Calamity
Is ns01 lance.png Crescent Sickle Dropped by enemy Cavalier in The Remire Calamity
Is ns01 seal.png Dark Seal Dropped by the Death Knight in The Remire Calamity
Is ns01 bullion.png Large Bullion Save at least half of, but not all of, the NPC Commoners in The Remire Calamity
Is ns01 bullion.png Extra Large Bullion Save all of the NPC Commoners in The Remire Calamity
Is ns01 seal.png Advanced Seal Save at least half of the NPC Commoners in The Remire Calamity

Strategy

Main article: The Flame in the Darkness/The Remire Calamity

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Flame in the Darkness --
Japanese 炎と闇の蠢動 Wriggling of Flame and Darkness; in Japanese, those who slither in the dark are called "those who wriggle in the dark".
French Une flamme dans l'obscurité A flamme in the darkness

Gallery


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References


Field of the Eagle and Lion The Flame in the Darkness The Cause of Sorrow


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Non-playable characters Duke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronBiasBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisPallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsus
Chapters Part I Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power StruggleBlack Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Part I An Ocean ViewDeath TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Secret Merchant*The Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Locations FódlanAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerMonstersThose who slither in the darkWar of Heroes
Related topics Music LibraryName chartPre-release informationUnused content