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The General's Hand

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The General's Hand

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Location

West of Soze Pass

New units

Ranulf, Lyre, Kyza

Boss(es)

Callum

That must be Zelgius. No, no, no! Skrimir can't win. He'll get slaughtered!
— Ranulf

The General's Hand (Japanese: 名将の一手 The Famous General's Single-Handed Action) is the fourth chapter of part 3 of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. In this chapter, the Laguz Alliance move up Soze Pass, but must rework their plan to rescue Skrimir from a duel with Zelgius.

Plot

Main article: The General's Hand/Script
See also: The General's Hand/Conversations

In Castle Gaddos, a senator chastises Zelgius for retreating instead of ordering an all-out attack, despite how unwise it would be. Levail attempts to rebuff the senator, but Zelgius ultimately accepts the senator's order. Back at the Laguz Alliance camp, Skrimir thanks Soren for his ingenuity in the previous battle. Soren plans for the Alliance to negotiate a peace treaty with Begnion, given that, despite their previous victory, Begnion's Central Army is still intact. Skrimir disagrees, and Ranulf clarifies that it is simply laguz nature for them to only see the enemy in front of them once they begin fighting. After thinking it over, Soren then discusses a new plan with them.

After they complete their preparations, the Alliance makes their way to Soze Pass. Lyre informs Ranulf that Tibarn's decoy caused the Begnion forces to move, allowing Ike to attack from the south and for Skrimir to attack from the west. Kyza, however, informs Tibarn that Skrimir and his forces are charging down a cliff, as Skrimir accepted a duel from Zelgius. Worried, Ranulf sends a message to Ike's group, urging them to help him rescue Skrimir from certain death. The two thusly charge up to Soze Pass to do so.

The two, however, are too late, and Skrimir is soundly defeated by Zelgius before their own eyes. Having defeated the commander of the Laguz Alliance, Zelgius commands them to cease fighting and leave. Though the laguz wish to keep fighting, Ranulf orders them not to. After the other Begnion soldiers leave, Zelgius reveals that he spared the Alliance under the wishes of the apostle. He suggests that the Alliance present a peace treaty to her, and gives them three days to do so. Later that night, Ranulf informs Tibarn of the situation. The Alliance worries about the notion of the peace treaty, believing that it will be difficult with the senators in control of Begnion. Reyson soon appears and also reveals that the apostle does not even meet with the Holy Guard as of late, hinting at something yet more sinister brewing in Begnion.

Beginning log

The Laguz Alliance, bolstered by the hawk tribe and by Soren's tactical genius, thunders across the Begnion-held river. Emboldened by their success, they move east with amazing speed and capture the northern stronghold, Castle Seliora. The Laguz Alliance has made a vital step in its march toward the Begnion capital, Sienne. Begnion has now lost a valuable defense line in the Ribahn River, and the Central Army has been forced to retreat east, taking refuge in Castle Gaddos. The morale of the Begnion soldiers is kept high by their faith in General Zelgius, while the Begnion nobles smolder with resentment at their defeat.

Chapter data

Easy Normal/Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Ike and Ranulf arrive together Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Ike or Ranulf dies 12 5 31+2
Bonus EXP
Requirement Easy Normal Hard
Clear the chapter
3,500
3,500
1,750
Clear the chapter in 10/12 turns or less 1,750/875 1,750/875 875/473.5
Other units survive 200 per unit 200 per unit 100 per unit
Experienced gained by other units Varies Varies Varies


This map's elemental affinity is Wind.

Character data

Characters
New Units
Ranulf
Small portrait ranulf fe10.png
Cat
HP
55
Level
26
Automatically from preparations
Kyza
Small portrait kyza fe10.png
Tiger
HP
55
Level
18
Automatically from preparations
Lyre
Small portrait lyre fe10.png
Cat
HP
47
Level
17
Automatically from preparations
Returning Characters

Small portrait ike hero fe10.pngSmall portrait titania fe10.pngSmall portrait soren fe10.pngSmall portrait mist fe10.pngSmall portrait rolf fe10.pngSmall portrait boyd fe10.pngSmall portrait oscar fe10.pngSmall portrait shinon fe10.pngSmall portrait gatrie fe10.pngSmall portrait rhys fe10.pngSmall portrait mia fe10.pngSmall portrait ilyana fe10.pngSmall portrait nephenee fe10.pngSmall portrait brom fe10.pngSmall portrait heather fe10.pngSmall portrait haar fe10.pngSmall portrait lethe fe10.pngSmall portrait mordecai fe10.png

Note: Lethe and Mordecai return to the party at the start of preparations.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is wii blue gem.png Blue Gem View base conversation "Shinon"
Is wii vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Sniper
Is wii vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Thunder Sage
Is wii coin.png Coin Steal from enemy Warrior
Is wii coin.png Coin Steal from enemy Halberdier
Is wii concoction.png Concoction Steal from Callum
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (below the ledge by the northwestern Iron Ballista, on the left)
Is wii coin.png Coin Hidden treasure (between the two ledges in the northeast, on the left)
Is wii ettard.png Ettard Hidden treasure (just north of the northeastern Iron Ballista)

Shop data

Armory and vendor

Swords Lances Axes Bows Knives Tomes Staves Items Bargains

Name Cost
Is wii bronze sword.png
Bronze Sword 350
Is wii iron sword.png
Iron Sword 500
Is wii steel sword.png
Steel Sword 800
Is wii iron blade.png
Iron Blade 800
Is wii steel blade.png
Steel Blade 1,400
Is wii wind edge.png
Wind Edge 700

Enemy data

Easy Normal/Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Begnion Sniper 5 1 Steel Bow VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Critical +10 Shove
Mans an Iron Ballista.
Begnion Sniper 5 3 Steel Bow
Critical +10 Shove
• One mans an Iron Ballista.
• The other two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Begnion Warrior 6 3 Steel Axe
Shove
--
Begnion Warrior 5 1 Crossbow
Shove
--
Begnion Lance General 5 1 Short Spear
Shove
--
Begnion Axe General 6 1 Steel Poleax
Shove
--
Begnion Halberdier 6 2 Steel Lance
Critical +5 Shove
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Swordmaster 5 3 Steel Sword
Critical +10 Shove
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Lance General 8 1 Short Spear
Shove
Does not move; stands on one of the chapter's arrive points.
Begnion Axe General 7 1 Steel Poleax
Shove
--
Begnion Swordmaster 7 1 Wyrmslayer
Critical +10 Shove
--
Begnion Fire Sage 4 1 Elfire
Shove
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Warrior 7 1 Steel Axe
Shove
--
Begnion Thunder Sage 5 1 Elthunder
Shove
--
Begnion Swordmaster 7 1 Steel Sword
Critical +10 Shove
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Halberdier 6 1 Short Spear
Critical +5 Shove
Begins moving if a unit reaches roughly halfway up the map.
Begnion Halberdier 7 1 Steel Greatlance
Critical +5 Shove
Begins moving if a unit reaches roughly halfway up the map.
Begnion Thunder Sage 5 1 Elthunder Vulnerary
Shove
--
Begnion Thunder Sage 4 1 Elthunder
Shove
--
Begnion Halberdier 7 1 Steel Lance
Critical +5 Shove
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Begnion Warrior 5 1 Steel Axe
Shove
--
Begnion Warrior 7 1 Steel Axe Coin
Shove
--
Begnion Halberdier 4 1 Steel Lance Coin
Critical +5 Shove
--
Callum Sword General 12 1 Killing Edge Storm Sword Concoction
Shove
Does not move; stands on one of the chapter's arrive points.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Begnion Dragonmaster 6 1 Steel Poleax
Canto
--
Begnion Dragonmaster 8 1 Steel Poleax
Canto
--

Reinforcements

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Gallia Tiger 19 1 Fang
Shove
--
Gallia Cat 20 1 Claw
Shove
--
Gallia Tiger 20 1 Fang
Shove
--
Gallia Tiger 21 1 Fang
Shove
--
Gallia Cat 21 1 Claw Vulnerary
Shove
--
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


Boss data

Main article: Callum
Small portrait callum fe10.png
Sword General
Level 12
Affinity Is wii windaffin.png
Constitution 13
Stats
Max HP 44 Speed 21
Strength 23 Luck 5
Magic 10 Defense 26
Skill 21 Resistance 17
Movement 6 Weight 23
Inventory Skills
Killing Edge
Storm Sword
Concoction
Shove
Weapon Levels
WiiRankSword.png B WiiRankLance.png C WiiRankAxe.png -- WiiRankBow.png -- WiiRankKnife.png -- WiiRankStrike.png --
WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --
Biorhythm
Best
Good
Normal
Bad
Worst

Strategy


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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The General's Hand --
Japanese 名将の一手 The Famous General's Single-Handed Action; 一手 literally means "one hand" but more idiomatically can mean a single-handed action.
Spanish Estrategia Strategy
French Face au général Facing a general
German Trumpf des Generals The general's trump card

Gallery


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River Crossing The General's Hand Retreat!


Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAltinaAmyAshuneraDanielElenaGreilJorgeLanvegaLargoLilliaLoraziehMustonNicoRajaionRamonSoanYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (part 1part 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One Survives • E: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's Charge • E: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood Contract • E: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable Sin • E: Rebirth (part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
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