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The Grimleal

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This article is about the chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. For the cult that this chapter is named after, see Grimleal.

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The Grimleal

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Border Sands

New units

Gregor, Nowi



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What in blazes?! The girl is a dragon!
— Robin, after witnessing Nowi's transformation

The Grimleal (Japanese: 邪竜のしもべ Servants of the Evil Dragon) is the eighth chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. In this chapter, the Shepherds run into Gregor and Nowi—a mercenary and a manakete, respectively—who are being pursued by the Grimleal cult.


Main article: The Grimleal/Script

Having arrived in Plegia, Chrom remarks on how little they've seen of the Plegian Guard. Frederick reports that some of their scouts spotted an engagement downfield, and Chrom prepares everyone to intervene. The Shepherds discover that a group of hostiles are attacking a manakete named Nowi and her self-appointed protector, the mercenary Gregor. The Shepherds step in and eliminate the enemies. After the battle, the Shepherds take Nowi into their care; if Gregor survived the battle, they hire him as well. Frederick explains that the attackers were likely members of the Grimleal, a fanatical cult dedicated to the worship and resurrection of the fell dragon Grima.


Chrom and Lissa learn their sister is to be put to death, and launch a rescue mission. On the way, they battle the Grimleal: the fell dragon's loyal followers.

Chapter data

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 1–10+2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 20
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Map dimensions:
16 columns by 22 rows

Character data

New units
Small portrait gregor fe13.png
Steel Sword
Automatically from turn 1
Small portrait nowi fe13.png
Automatically from turn 1
Required characters
Chrom l ​
Available characters
Robin f ​Lissa ​Frederick ​Sully ​Virion ​Stahl ​Vaike ​Miriel ​Sumia ​Kellam ​Lon'qu ​Ricken ​Maribelle ​Panne ​Gaius ​Cordelia ​

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 energy drop.png Energy Drop Dropped by Chalard
Is 3ds01 killing edge.png Killing Edge Dropped by enemy Myrmidon
Is 3ds01 steel lance.png Steel Lance Dropped by enemy Cavalier
Is 3ds01 rescue.png Rescue Visit the northern village
Is 3ds01 master seal.png Master Seal Visit the western village
Is 3ds01 second seal.png Second Seal Visit the southern village

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 mend.png Mend 1000
Is 3ds01 concoction.png Concoction 600
Is 3ds01 skill tonic.png Skill Tonic 150
Is 3ds01 speed tonic.png Speed Tonic 150
Is 3ds01 luck tonic.png Luck Tonic 150

Event tiles

  • Column 16, row 11: On a plain tile six squares east of an Iron Lance Cavalier
  • Column 6, row 19: Near the oasis, north of another Iron Lance Cavalier

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 Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 dark mage enemy.gif Chalard Dark Mage 12 1 31 2 10 8 9 5 7 10 - Nosferatu Energy DropThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma 3ds01 fighter enemy.gif Unknown Fighter 8 2 25~26 10~11 0 9~10 7~8 6~7 4~5 0~1 5 Steel Axe
Ma 3ds01 myrmidon enemy.gif Unknown Myrmidon 8 1 21~22 8~9 1 11~12 12~13 6~7 4~5 2~3 5 Killing EdgeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma 3ds01 dark mage enemy.gif Unknown Dark Mage 8 4 23~24 1 6~7 5~6 5~6 3~4 4~5 3~4 5 Flux
The northern three immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 fighter enemy.gif Unknown Fighter 8 3 25~26 10~11 0 9~10 7~8 6~7 4~5 0~1 5 Iron Axe
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 dark mage enemy.gif Unknown Dark Mage 8 1 23~24 1 6~7 5~6 5~6 3~4 4~5 3~4 5 Fire
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 myrmidon enemy.gif Unknown Myrmidon 8 3 21~22 8~9 1 11~12 12~13 6~7 4~5 2~3 5 Iron Sword
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Unknown Cavalier 8 1 23~24 9~10 0 8~9 8~9 5~6 6~7 1~2 7 Steel LanceThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 cavalier enemy.gif Unknown Cavalier 8 3 23~24 9~10 0 8~9 8~9 5~6 6~7 1~2 7 Iron Lance
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 dark mage enemy.gif Unknown Dark Mage 8 1 23~24 1 6~7 5~6 5~6 3~4 4~5 3~4 5 Thunder
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.

Boss data

Main article: Chalard

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait chalard fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 dark mage enemy.gif Dark Mage
Level 12
Movement -
Max HP 31 Speed 9
Strength 2 Luck 5
Magic 10 Defense 7
Skill 8 Resistance 10
Inventory Skills
Energy DropThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes A Staves --


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

On Lunatic difficulty, this is the first chapter in the game to give enemies forged weaponry (tied with A Strangled Peace, unlocked at the same time).

This map is a very good map to be a Pegasus Knight. The enemy forces are comprised of Fighters and Cavaliers who are impeded by the desert terrain, and Dark Mages who are poor in combat and countered by Pegasus Knights. Cordelia, who joined in the previous chapter with good bases, should have no trouble acquiring a few levels. If you can get her to level 10 by Chapter 10, you can promote her to Falcon Knight and have the utility of a flying healer.

At the start of the map, send Robin south to clear a path so Nowi and Gregor can escape. Note that Nowi has six movement, so keeping Gregor as her pair-up partner is wise. Once they're safe, give Robin as many kills as she needs to hit level 20 and give the rest to Cordelia. Have Robin unequip her weapons and hit the southwest village to claim the first Master Seal. Promote her immediately to make her borderline unstoppable, claim the other two villages, and obliterate Chalard and his goons.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Grimleal




Servants of the Evil Dragon


La Orden de Grima

The Order of Grima


Disciples des ténèbres

Disciples of darkness


Die Grimleal

The Grimleal


I Seguaci di Grima

Grima's Followers


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