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The Fourth House

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The Fourth House

Cm fe16cs 1.png

Location

Abyss Passageway

New units

Byleth, Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, Linhardt, Ashe, Hilda

Boss(es)

Yuri, Balthus, Constance, Hapi,

Abyss is home to those who shun the light of day. It is the secret shadow of Garreg Mach, if you will.
— Constance

The Fourth House (Japanese: 第四の学級 Fourth Class) is the first chapter of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion Cindered Shadows. It consists solely of a mission, A Skirmish in Abyss (Japanese: アビス遭遇戦 Abyss Encounter).

Plot

Main article: The Fourth House/Script

Some time after the failed raid on the Holy Mausoleum, Alois delivers a report to Rhea and notices an unfamiliar historical chronicle in Rhea's hands. She explains that after Saint Seiros constructed Garreg Mach Monastery, she attempted to resurrect the goddess through the Rite of Rising along with the Four Apostles: Saints Noa, Chevalier, Timotheos, and Aubin. The Rite failed, the Apostles faded into obscurity, and their bloodlines were lost to history.

Claude notices a suspicious man skulking around the monastery. He recruits Byleth, Edelgard, and Dimitri to help him pursue the man; Linhardt, Ashe, and Hilda also happen upon them and are swiftly strongarmed into lending their aid. The group follows the man through a secret passageway to the hidden underground city Abyss. Meanwhile, the man reports that he was followed to his superiors: Constance, Balthus, Hapi, and Yuri. The four confront Byleth and their companions, accuse them of plotting to destroy Abyss, and attack. Byleth and co. manage to defeat the group. Afterwards, Balthus concludes that they have good intentions. The four explain that mercenaries have been attacking Abyss, and that some members of the Church want to see them purged. Byleth and their companions agree to help them discover who has been attacking them.

Chapter data

Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Yuri, Balthus, Constance, and Hapi Player Enemy
Defeat: Byleth dies* or the player's army is routed* 7 25+3
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Byleth
Small portrait byleth f fe16.png
Swordmaster
HP
44
Level
20
Automatically from the start
Edelgard
Small portrait edelgard fe16.png
Fortress Knight
HP
51
Level
20
Automatically from the start
Dimitri
Small portrait dimitri fe16.png
Paladin
HP
48
Level
20
Automatically from the start
Claude
Small portrait claude fe16.png
Wyvern Rider
HP
41
Level
20
Automatically from the start
Linhardt
Small portrait linhardt fe16.png
Bishop
HP
36+5
Level
20
Automatically from the start
Ashe
Small portrait ashe fe16.png
Sniper
HP
35+5
Level
20
Automatically from the start
Hilda
Small portrait hilda fe16.png
Warrior
HP
51+5
Level
20
Automatically from the start
Returning Characters

None

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 ore.png Umbral Steel (×6) Automatically from the start
Is ns01 potion.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Grappler
Is ns01 potion.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Grappler
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Assassin
Is ns01 key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Assassin
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Sniper
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Sniper
Is ns01 ore.png Smithing Stone (×10) Automatically at the end of the chapter

Enemy data

Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif
Rogue Grappler 22 2 Steel Gauntlets VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Brawling Prowess Lv 1 Tomebreaker
Both begin moving if either of them, Balthus, or the nearby Sniper is provoked.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Rogue Sniper 22 1 Steel Bow
Bowfaire Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
Begins moving if Balthus or a nearby Grappler is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Rogue Assassin 22 3 Steel Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
• The southwestern one begins moving if the nearby Assassin is provoked.
• The northeastern one begins moving if a nearby Sniper is provoked.
• The southeastern one begins moving if the nearby Assassin is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Rogue Assassin 22 1 Steel Sword BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
Begins moving if the nearby Assassin is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Rogue Assassin 22 1 Steel Sword Door KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
Begins moving if the nearby Assassin is provoked.
Ma ns01 fortress knight enemy.gif
Rogue Fortress Knight 22 1 Steel Axe Iron Shield
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Begins moving if the nearby Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 warlock enemy.gif
Rogue Warlock 22 2 Ragnarok
Black Tomefaire Black Magic Uses x2 Reason Lv 1
• The southern one begins moving if the nearby Fortress Knight is provoked.
• The northern one begins moving if Constance or the nearby Bishop is provoked.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif
Rogue Sniper 22 2 Steel Bow BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Bowfaire Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
Both begin moving if either of them or the nearby Assassin is provoked.
Ma ns01 bishop enemy.gif
Rogue Bishop 22 1 Abraxas Concoction Physic
White Magic Uses x2 White Magic Heal +10 Terrain Resistance Faith Lv 1
Begins moving if Constance or the nearby Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif
Rogue Grappler 22 2 Steel Gauntlets Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Brawling Prowess Lv 1 Tomebreaker
Begins moving if Constance is defeated.
Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif
Rogue Assassin 22 1 Steel Sword Concoction
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
Begins moving if Constance is defeated.
Ma ns01 paladin enemy.gif
Rogue Paladin 22 2 Steel Lance
Canto Lancefaire Terrain Resistance Lance Prowess Lv 1 Swordbreaker+
Both begin moving if either is provoked.
Ma ns01 pegasus knight enemy.gif
Rogue Pegasus Knight 22 2 Steel Lance
Canto Lancefaire Avo +10 Lance Prowess Lv 1 Swordbreaker+
Both begin moving if either is provoked.
Ma ns01 war monk balthus enemy.gif
Balthus War Monk 24 1 Vajra-Mushti Vulnerary Unarmed Heal
King of Grappling Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Heal Brawling Prowess Lv 3 Tomebreaker Faith Lv 3 HP +5
Eviscerate
Seiros Mercenaries Lv 3: Onslaught
Begins moving if a nearby Grappler or Sniper is provoked.
Ma ns01 dark flier constance enemy.gif
Constance Dark Flier 24 1 Fimbulvetr Vulnerary Fire Sagittae
Circadian Beat Canto Black Tomefaire Transmute Reason Lv 3 HP +5
Seiros Pegasus Co. Lv 3: Assembly
Begins moving if the nearby Bishop or Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 valkyrie hapi enemy.gif
Hapi Valkyrie 24 1 Banshee Θ Vulnerary Miasma Δ Swarm Ζ
Monstrous Appeal Canto Black Magic Range +1 Dark Magic Range +1 Reason Lv 3 HP +5
Seiros Magic Corps Lv 3: Group Flames
Immobile until the Giant Crawler reinforcement is triggered, at which point she moves to the heal tile + northwest of her and closes the door on the way.
Ma ns01 trickster yuri enemy.gif
Yuri Trickster 24 1 Silver Sword Fetters of Dromi Vulnerary Heal
Honorable Spirit Locktouch Stealth Lucky Seven Sword Prowess Lv 3 Axebreaker+ Faith Lv 3 HP +5
Knights of Seiros Lv 3: Blaze
Begins moving if Constance is defeated.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ns01 giant crawler enemy.gif
Giant Crawler Giant Crawler 22 1 Dark Stone (Crawler)
Seal Speed Seal Defense Enclosing Wall Keen Intuition Monster Effect Null Latent; active starting from health bar 2
Sandstorm
--
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif
Rogue Warrior 22 2 Steel Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
--

Reinforcements

  • Upon reaching the winding corridor (reaching columns 13-14, row 27)
  • Upon reaching the southeast corner of the map (reaching columns 21-24, row 27)
    • 2 Warriors from near the entrance of the winding corridor

Boss data

Main article: Yuri

Normal Hard


Main article: Balthus

Normal Hard


Main article: Constance

Normal Hard

Small portrait constance fe16.png
Ma ns01 dark flier constance enemy.gif Dark Flier
Level 24
Movement 7
Crest Crest of Noa
Stats
Max HP 31+5 Luck 8
Strength 10+3 Defense 9
Magic 21+3 Resistance 16
Dexterity 12 Charm 11+5
Speed 17
Inventory Abilities
Vulnerary Circadian Beat
Canto
Black Tomefaire
Transmute
Reason Lv 3
HP +5
Combat arts Spells Battalion
-- Fimbulvetr
Fire
Sagittae
Seiros Pegasus Co. Lv 3
Assembly
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
E E E E E B+ E D -- -- C FE16ClassMasteryEmpty.png


Main article: Hapi

Normal Hard

Strategy

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

Welcome to the Cindered Shadows expansion. Your first order of business is to get acquainted with your starting lineup and the gameplay quirks of the sidestory. Byleth is a Swordmaster with amazing Strength and Speed. Between the Sword of the Creator and the Silver Sword+ you find later on, they will be your main powerhouse throughout the story. Edelgard is a Fortress Knight who is set up to be the party's tank. You can switch her to Warrior if you need more mobility or offensive prowess out of her. Dimitri is a Paladin with excellent Strength and above-average Speed. He also has Hero available if you don't need the mobility and want better growths. Claude is a Wyvern Rider with good offensive stats and high mobility, making him good for hit-and-run tactics. Linhardt is your Bishop; he is bar-none the best healer in Cindered Shadows and absolutely essential to your survival. Ashe is a Sniper with questionable offensive stats, but his high range and Hit +20 skill allow him to chip safely and accurately. Hilda is a Warrior who serves as a simple melee bruiser, though she can also enhance your male units' combat through her personal ability, Advocate. Your lords all have C-supports with Byleth and their appropriate house mates. You gain experience and level up as usual, but you cannot improve your skill levels, take new class exams, or level up your battalions. To accommodate for this, whoever is the MVP of the map gets a sizable chunk of experience. Every time you go to Abyss during this story, the Sword of the Creator will regenerate 5 uses. Finally, you have 5 Divine Pulse charges per battle—make them count.

On to the battle. Before you begin, you may want to reclass Dimitri to Hero, since this is a slow-paced map and the Hero has a 20% advantage in Speed growth that Dimitri can make use of. In addition, make sure that at least one of your bowmen is a Sniper so you can outrange Hapi with Curved Shot later on. Take this map slow and steady, using Edelgard to lure in enemies and your other units to finish them off. As you push forward, Hapi will summon a Giant Crawler to attack you and retreat into a secluded room. Edelgard's Blaze gambit will armor break the Giant Crawler on the spot. Once he's dead, have your bowmen pick off Hapi before proceeding. Once your reach Constance and Yuri, aggroing one of the Pegasus Knights will aggro Constance's entire group, and Yuri won't be far behind. Use and abuse gambits to stun them so you can finish them all off safely.

Trivia

  • The events of the Cindered Shadows campaign must take place sometime between 8/12 and 1/14, as Yuri is already 20 years old but Hapi has not turned 21 yet.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Fourth House --
Japanese 第四の学級 Fourth Class
Spanish La cuarta casa The fourth house
French La quatrième maison The fourth house
German Das vierte Haus The fourth House
Italian La quarta casa The fourth house
Korean 제4의 반 Fourth class
Simplified Chinese 第四个学级 Fourth class
Traditional Chinese 第四個學級 Fourth class

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English A Skirmish in Abyss --
Japanese アビス遭遇戦 Abyss Encounter
Spanish Escaramuza en el Abismo Skirmish in the Abyss
French Escarmouche dans l'Abysse Skirmish in the Abysse
German Kampf in Abyssus Battle in Abyss
Italian Scaramuccia nell'Abisso Skirmish in the Abyss
Korean 어비스 조우전 Abyss encounter
Simplified Chinese 阿比斯遭遇战 Abyss encounter battle
Traditional Chinese 阿比斯遭遇戰 Abyss encounter battle

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References


The Fourth House What Lies Beneath


Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
White Clouds
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 Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
FETH Crest of Flames banner.png
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
FETH Faerghus banner.png
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
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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
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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 A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions Exclusive
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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