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The Grustian Expedition

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The Grustian Expedition

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Location

Grustian Rebel Army Fort

Boss(es)

Lorenz

Previous chapter(s)

Assassination of the Hero-King

Next chapter(s)

Rebellion at Macedon

Your highness, I understand your feelings. However, Lorenz's rebellion is a fact. First, we must see how we can help him. Basically we should listen to what the citizens have to say, so we can affirm what has happened to this country. Then your highness can talk to General Lorenz personally.
— Jagen

The Grustian Expedition (Japanese: グルニア遠征 Grunia Expedition) is the first chapter in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem.

Plot

Main articles: The Grustian Expedition/Script and The Grustian Expedition/Conversations

Marth is sent a letter by Emperor Hardin of Archanea telling him that a large rebellion has broken out in Grust and Marth has to quell it. Since Archanea is the suzerain state over Altea, Marth is compelled to comply. Marth leaves Cain in charge of Altea and leaves for Grust.

Upon arriving, the corrupt General Lang informs Marth that they have defeated most of the rebels; the last holdout is Lorenz, who has been hiding Prince Jubelo and Princess Yuliya in order to help restore Grust. Jagen advises Marth to talk to the villagers and Lorenz in order to find out what has really been going on.

Lorenz commands Jubelo and Yuliya to flee with Ogma, who had come on the orders of King Mostyn of Talys. However, they refuse to abandon him due to his grievous wounds. Ogma decides to find another way to help, and leaves in order to kill Lang. Marth talks to Lorenz, who tells Marth that Hardin has become evil, and then commits suicide. After Marth seizes the fort, Lang arrives and informs Marth that a rebellion has erupted in Macedon and that Hardin has ordered him to rescue Minerva. He arrests Jubelo and Yuliya, despite Marth's pleas.

Chapter data

Chapter data

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Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth or Kris dies 9+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 11+1 {{{third}}}
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Map dimensions:
20 columns by 20 rows

Character data

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Characters
New Units
Arran
Portrait arran fe12.png
Paladin
HP
26
Inventory
Silver Lance
Iron Sword
Level
3
Automatically from preparations
Gordin
Portrait gordin fe12.png
Archer
HP
21
Inventory
Steel Bow
Level
5
Automatically from preparations
(If Athena's version of Prologue 4 was played)
Draug
Portrait draug fe12.png
Knight
HP
22
Inventory
Steel Lance
Level
6
Automatically from preparations
(If Ogma's version of Prologue 6 was played)
Marisha
Portrait marisha fe12.png
Cleric
HP
16
Inventory
Heal
Level
1
Visit the village
Returning Characters

Default female player's unit ​Ryan ​Luke ​Roderick ​Gordin ​Cecil ​Draug ​Marth ​

Units will return even if they were defeated in the prologues, and will retain their stats and inventories.

Item data

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Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by Barbarian
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by Barbarian
Is ds bullion.png Bullion Hidden in the cave
Is ds mend.png Mend End of chapter if Lorenz was talked to

Shop data

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Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword 400

Enemy data

Enemy data

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Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 1 5 18 7 0 5 4 0 2 0 6 Iron Axe
The eastern two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
Ma ds02 barbarian enemy.gif Ruffian Barbarian 1 2 18 7 0 5 4 0 2 0 6 Iron Axe VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
The eastern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds02 hunter enemy.gif Ruffian Hunter 1 3 18 6 0 4 6 0 2 0 6 Iron Bow
--
Ma ds02 general enemy.gif Lorenz General 1 1 28 10 1 5 6 0 11 3 -- Iron Lance
• Stands on a gate, the chapter's seize point.
• Dies if Marth talks to him.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 thief enemy.gif Ruffian Thief 1 1 16 4 0 2 5 0 1 0 7 Iron Sword
Prioritizes destroying villages.

Reinforcements

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  • Starting turn 1, continuing until 5 have appeared; whether one appears each turn is random
    • One Thief from the western cave
New Mystery of the Emblem
  • The first turn of turns 2–4 when the cave is not blocked
    • One Thief from the western cave

All reinforcements are halted upon the village being visited.

Boss data

Main article: Lorenz
Boss data

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Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait lorenz fe12.png
Ma ds02 general enemy.gif General
Level 1
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 28 Speed 6
Strength 10 Luck 0
Magic 1 Defense 11
Skill 5 Resistance 3
Inventory
Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes --
Bows B Tomes -- Staves --

Strategy

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

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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)

• Grunia Expedition
• Grustian Expedition

• Known by this name in the original Mystery of the Emblem patch.
• Known by this name in the New Mystery of the Emblem patch and the 2014 revision of the Mystery of the Emblem patch.

Japanese

グルニア遠征

Grunia expedition

Gallery

References

  1. "[Yes,] the map we used was actually the first stage from Fire Emblem: Monsho no Nazo. We needed something to experiment with things like different terrain types and geography before the designers started working on the new maps [for Awakening]. It wasn't used in the main story of Fire Emblem Awakening but it was used in the side story." — Genki Yokota, Official Site - Fire Emblem Awakening for Nintendo 3DS - Developer Interview - Page 2, Nintendo.com (archived by the Wayback Machine), Retrieved: June 29, 2022 (archived February 12, 2016)
←  Assassination of the Hero-King (New Mystery of the Emblem only) • The Grustian Expedition • Rebellion at Macedon →
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsHereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Anime AdaptationName chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarArchanea SagaNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaPhinaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
Non-playable characters Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenz
Bosses ArlenAthenaCaedaCainClarisseDallDark BishopDraugEibelEremiyaEstFire DragonGailGharnefHardinIce DragonJagenJeorgeKatarinaLangLegionLorenzLumelLukeLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringOgmaRoderickRuffianSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionGradivusHauteclereImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters Main story P1: Meeting • P2: Young Squires • P3: Training Begins • P4: New Companions (Jeorge, Athena) • P5: March Duty • P6: Bonds (Ogma, Draug) • P7: The Final Test (Est, Cain) • P8: Assassination of the Hero-King • 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 3x: Shadows Behind the Scenes • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 6x: Mercenary Squad • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 10x: The Mask Laughs • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 13x: Within the White Darkness • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 16x: Reunion • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • 20x: Bottom of the Deep Abyss • 21: The Wyvern's Dale • 22: The Dragon's Table • 23: The Dark Pontifex Lives • Endgame: Light and Shadow
New Archanea Saga 1: The Capital Falls • 2: Red Dragoon • 3: Righteous Thieves • 4: The Beginning
DLC bonus chapters 1: Wind and Thunder • 2: Three Assassins • 3: That Which Was Done by the Sword Shall Be Undone by the Sword
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Dragon (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderFire Emblem/Binding ShieldWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenMystery of the EmblemFire Emblem: Archanea SagaShadow DragonAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline