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The Impregnable Fortress (Silver Snow)

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The Impregnable Fortress

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Mural used to introduce The Impregnable Fortress.

Location

Garreg Mach Monastery

Boss(es)

Death Knight

Will death's scythe claim you... Or will I fall to that sword of yours...
— Death Knight

The Impregnable Fortress (Japanese: 鉄壁の要塞 Impregnable Fortress) is the seventeenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses on the Silver Snow route.

Plot

Main article: The Impregnable Fortress (Silver Snow)/Script

A Church soldier reports that Imperial, Kingdom, and Alliance forces had a massive battle at Gronder Field; Edelgard was badly injured and forced to retreat to Enbarr, Dimitri is dead, and Claude is missing. Despite his shock at these events, Seteth elects to take advantage of the damage done to the Imperial army to launch the Resistance's own invasion of Adrestia, using Fort Merceus as a foothold. Flayn also notes that Faerghus and Leicester are likely in disarray due to the loss of their leaders, and Seteth notes that Byleth will have to unite them under one union. Afterwards, Byleth wanders outside the monastery and seemingly encounters Dimitri, who laments his own actions up to this point. Seteth appears, berates Byleth for falling asleep in such a place, and denies seeing Dimitri.

At the end of the month, the Resistance infiltrates Fort Merceus using stolen Imperial uniforms. They conquer the fortress and defeat the fortress' commander, the Death Knight, who beckons them to pursue him as he escapes. He warns the Resistance to flee before they are all killed and escapes just as modern-day ballistic missiles obliterate Fort Merceus. The shocked and demoralized Resistance forces retreat to Myrddin, where Byleth and Seteth decide to infiltrate Enbarr and gamble everything on an all-or-nothing attack on the palace.

Calendar - Harpstring Moon

Harpstring Moon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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2
Story Event  
3
Free Day  
Golden Fish  
Choir Festival  
4
Instruct  
5 6 7 8 9
Annette's Birthday  
10
Free Day  
Rare Monster Sighting  
Head Chef Challenge  
11
Instruct  
12 13 14 15 16 17
Free Day  
Fish of Mystery  
18
Instruct  
Raphael's Birthday  
19 20 21
Saint Macuil Day  
22 23 24
Free Day  
Rare Monster Sighting  
Spice Festival  
25 26 27
Mercedes's Birthday  
28 29 30
Story Event
 
31
Attack Fort Merceus  

Note that the Great Tree Moon was skipped between the previous chapter and this one, and events that take place during that month, such as Ferdinand's birthday, are not interacted with.

Character data

Characters
New Units

None

Returning Characters

                                 

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
  Magic Staff Tournament prize
  3,000G Quest reward: Supply Run
  Legends of Chivalry Quest reward: Worried Warrior
  Herring Bait (×2) Quest reward: Worried Warrior
  Earthworm (×5) Quest reward: Worried Warrior
  Aurora Shield Northeastern chest in Taking Fort Merceus
  Speedwing Southeastern chest in Taking Fort Merceus
  Evasion Ring Dropped by enemy Swordmaster in Taking Fort Merceus
  Brave Axe Dropped by enemy Warrior in Taking Fort Merceus
  Dark Seal Dropped by the Death Knight in Taking Fort Merceus

Strategy

Main article: The Impregnable Fortress (Silver Snow)/Taking Fort Merceus

This is the last month the paralogue Foreign Land and Sky can be done, so get working on it if it's available and hasn't been done.

Trivia

  • The story event "The Death Knight" has a trigger to add Caspar and Linhardt next to the Death Knight if they are unrecruited, similar to how the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind counterpart of this event works. As this scenario is impossible without hacking, this variation of the event goes unused.[1]
  • In the cutscene at the end of this chapter, Byleth's troops wear armor with a unique black and pink palette only seen in this cutsecne that is not explicitly affiliated with any of the factions. This is possibly due to the fact that this scene is present in both the Silver Snow and Verdant Wind routes.
    • At the end of the same cutscene, there is an animation error where Byleth's eyes are their original blue color instead of green.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Impregnable Fortress

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Japanese

鉄壁の要塞

Impregnable Fortress

Spanish

La fortaleza inexpugnable

The impregnable fortress

French

La forteresse inexpugnable

The impregnable fortress

German

Die uneinnehmbare Festung

The impregnable Fortress

Italian

La fortezza inespugnabile

The impregnable fortress

Korean

철벽의 요새

Iron-walled fortress

Simplified Chinese

铜墙铁壁般的要塞

Impenetrable fortress; lit. "fortress with walls like iron"

Traditional Chinese

銅牆鐵壁般的要塞

Impenetrable fortress; lit. "fortress with walls like iron"

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References

  1. Silver Snow. Event 28 - The Death Knight, fedatamine.com, Retrieved: July 4, 2020
The Rose-Colored River The Impregnable Fortress The Chaos of War
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 Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
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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     / Outset of a Power Struggle  
Part II 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
 
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
 
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
 
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    Falling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant*   Sword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak  
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth  Dividing the World    Eternal Guardian    The Face Beneath    Foreign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable  Legend of the LakeRetribution    The Secret Merchant*  The Silver Maiden  The Sleeping Sand Legend  Weathervanes of Fódlan  
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
 
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
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