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The Imprisoned Prince

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The Imprisoned Prince


Fortified Citadel


Main boss
Outrealm Fiend

All they've been through...and they still trust their friend. Not a doubt in their mind. No power in this world or any other will shake their faith in him.
— Caeda

The Imprisoned Prince (Japanese: 囚われの王子 Captive Prince) is the sixteenth chapter of Fire Emblem Warriors. During this chapter, the Aytolisian forces return to the Fortified Citadel to rescue Darios and the Shield of Flames.


Main article: The Imprisoned Prince/Script

Rowan and Lianna are amazed at the power of their newly obtained swords Enliron and Facinna. Tiki adds that it has the same power as the Shield of Flames and thus is more than a mere tool. Marth suggests it would be a good opportunity to strike the Citadel while Caeda adds the new swords could perhaps seal the Outrealm Portals. With spirits renewed, the twins lead a charge to rescue Darios and reclaim the Shield of Flames.

During the battle, the Aytolisian army is able to claim many of the forts within the Citadel until finally an enemy commander reveals Darios is being held in a jail cell in the rear. Marth, Rowan, and Lianna are able to easily free Darios from the cell, with the twin being relieved that he is alright. Darios thanks Marth for offering Rowan and Lianna guidance during his capture, to which Marth replies it was entirely their doing to see him free. The two then shake hands, agree to both help the twins reclaim the Shield of Flames.

After defeating the monsters guarding the shield, Darios tells Marth they can now complete the Shield of Flames. Marth calls forth the yellow and final Gleamstone, which places itself within the shield in a bright light. Before Rowan and Lianna can claim it, Darios attacks them and takes the shield for himself while glowing in a purple aura and revealing a personality shift. Rowan and Lianna are in disbelief about the sudden change of their best friend, unable to accept his betrayal even after Leo points it out. Darios tell the party he was actually never on their side to begin with as a loyal prince of Gristonne, and only joined them to claim the Shield of Flames with all the Gleamstones. Navarre points out his apparent personality change while Marth asks what Darios plans to do with the shield. Darios reveals he plans to take the power of the Chaos Dragon for himself and claims the party will never be able to defeat him. He then leaves with the Citadel beginning to collapse, forcing everyone to flee the building.

Once outside, Leo, Navarre, and Xander all declare how Darios betrayed them, but Rowan and Lianna argue that he is still their friend and must have a reason for his apparent betrayal. After a brief silence, Caeda, Robin, and Corrin all voice how they agree with the twins. Newly motivated, the twins ask for their friends' help to continue fighting and find Darios.


With the swords Enliron and Facinna in hand, the twins' determination to rescue Darios and retrieve the Shield of Flames is renewed. The party again makes its way to the Fortified Citadel.

Chapter data

Story Free Play

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat the Monster and Manaketes past Castle Tower. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Rowan or Lianna falls. 8 0+1 49+24+∞

Character data

New Units
Returning Characters

Portrait rowan fewa.pngPortrait lianna fewa.pngPortrait chrom fewa.pngPortrait lissa fewa.pngPortrait frederick fewa.pngPortrait cordelia fewa.pngPortrait robin f fewa.pngPortrait lucina fewa.pngPortrait hinoka fewa.pngPortrait sakura fewa.pngPortrait takumi fewa.pngPortrait camilla fewa.pngPortrait elise fewa.pngPortrait leo fewa.pngPortrait corrin m fewa.pngPortrait ryoma fewa.pngPortrait xander fewa.pngPortrait marth fewa.pngPortrait caeda fewa.pngPortrait tiki fewa.png

Note: This list does not represent Free Play mode, as it can be used with any unit the player has obtained at that point. This list also does not include any downloadable content characters the player may have.

Item data

There are no formally set items to obtain in this chapter outside of normal drops.


Mission Objective Rewards
Seize the Castle Tower! Seize Castle Tower
Seize the South Jail Fort! Seize South Jail Fort
Defeat the Manaketes and the Monster! Defeat 3 Manaketes and 1 Monster
Sub Missions
Defeat the flanking faction! Defeat 2 Fighters and 2 Pegasus Knights Support points with Lucina.
Defeat the reinforcements! Defeat 2 Swordmasters, 2 Halberdiers, 1 Sniper, and 3 Warriors Support points with Corrin.
Seize all forts! Seize every fort Raised morale for Aytolisian Forces.

Anna's Mementos

Anna's Mementos
Objective Location Notes
Defeat 1,000 enemies. Hallway between Castle Tower and South Jail Fort
Rescue Darios while in control of eight or more allied forts. South-east corner of the map Must complete story once and play on either Hard or Lunatic difficulty. Seize almost all accessible forts before South Jail Fort.

Fort data

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Name Initial state Level Fort Captain Notes
North Jail Fort Gristonne 17 Mage North and west entrances are initially locked.
N Hold Entry Gristonne 17 Fighter East entrance is initially locked.
North Battery Gristonne 17 Soldier Ballista targeting area left of it. East and south entrances are initially locked. Seize to have it firing at enemy forces.
Upper Fort Gristonne 17 Fighter North and south entrances are initially locked
Vanguard Fort Gristonne 17 Soldier Locked at the start.
Castle Tower Gristonne 7 Sage East and west entrances are initially locked.
South Jail Fort Gristonne 7 Sniper Locked at the start.
S Hold Entry Gristonne 17 Fighter Ballista targeting area left of it. East entrance is initially locked. Seize to have it firing at enemy forces.
South Battery Gristonne 17 Myrmidon Ballista targeting area left of it. North and east entrances are initially locked. Seize to have it firing at enemy forces.
Lower Fort Gristonne 17 Myrmidon North entrance is initially locked.

Enemy data

This list only covers commanding units.

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa mage enemy.gif
Fort Captain Mage 17 1 Steel Tome Captain of North Jail Fort
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fort Captain Fighter 17 3 Steel Axe Captains of N Hold Entry, Upper Fort, and S Hold Entry
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Fort Captain Soldier 17 2 Steel Lance Captains of North Battery and Vanguard Fort
Ma fewa sage enemy.gif
Fort Captain Sage 7 1 Steel Tome Captain of Castle Tower
Ma fewa sniper enemy.gif
Fort Captain Sniper 7 1 Steel Bow Captain of South Jail Fort
Ma fewa myrmidon enemy.gif
Fort Captain Myrmidon 17 2 Steel Sword Captains of South Battery and Lower Fort
Ma fewa outrealm fiend enemy.gif
Outrealm Sentry Outrealm Fiend 17 5 Steel Claw Guard Outrealm Portals
Ma fewa pegasus knight enemy.gif
Pegasus Knight Pegasus Knight 17 5 Steel Lance --
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 17 7 Steel Axe --
Ma fewa wyvern rider enemy.gif
Wyvern Rider Wyvern Rider 17 3 Steel Axe --
Ma fewa sage enemy.gif
Sage Sage 12 1 Steel Tome --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 17 5 Steel Lance --
Ma fewa myrmidon enemy.gif
Myrmidon Myrmidon 17 8 Steel Sword --
Ma fewa sniper enemy.gif
Sniper Sniper 17 2 Steel Bow --
Ma fewa sniper enemy.gif
Sniper Sniper 12 1 Steel Bow --
Ma fewa outrealm fiend enemy.gif
Monster Outrealm Fiend 17 7 Steel Claw --
Ma fewa soldier enemy.gif
Gatekeeper Soldier 17 1 Steel Lance Guards entrance to South Jail Fort
Ma fewa manakete enemy.gif
Manakete Manakete 29 3 Steelstone --
Ma fewa outrealm fiend yellow enemy.gif
Monster Outrealm Fiend 27 1 Steel Claw Has a yellow aura
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa outrealm fiend enemy.gif
Monster Outrealm Fiend 17 4 Steel Claw --
Ma fewa outrealm fiend enemy.gif
Monster Outrealm Fiend 17 Steel Claw Spawn indefinitely while Outrealm Portals are around; up to five can exist at once
Ma fewa swordmaster enemy.gif
Swordmaster Swordmaster 12 2 Steel Sword --
Ma fewa halberdier enemy.gif
Halberdier Halberdier 12 2 Steel Lance --
Ma fewa sniper enemy.gif
Sniper Sniper 12 1 Steel Bow --
Ma fewa warrior enemy.gif
Warrior Warrior 12 3 Steel Axe --
Ma fewa fighter enemy.gif
Fighter Fighter 17 6 Steel Axe --
Ma fewa myrmidon enemy.gif
Myrmidon Myrmidon 17 6 Steel Sword --


  • After seizing North Battery or South Battery:
    • The gates to Vanguard Fort will open.
  • Upon reaching Castle Tower:
  • After seizing Castle Tower:
    • The 2 gates directly east of North Battery and South Battery will open.
  • About a minute after seizing Castle Tower:
    • Outrealm Fiends will indefinitely spawn at each Outrealm Portal. After an Outrealm Fiend is defeated, another will spawn about a minute later. Up to five can exist at once, one per portal.
  • After seizing Upper Fort or Lower Fort:
  • After Darios appears on the map:
    • 4 Fighters will appear in the upper area of the citadel.
    • 4 Myrmidons will appear in the lower area of the citadel.
    • 2 Fighters will appear in Upper Fort if under Gristonne control.
    • 2 Myrmidons will appear in Lower Fort if under Gristonne control.

NPC data

Unlike enemies, NPCs do not scale with difficulty.

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma fewa lord darios other.gif
Darios Lord 22 1 Steel Sword Appears after seizing South Jail Fort.

Boss data

Main boss

Main article: Outrealm Fiend

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Generic portrait outrealm fiend 03 fewa.png
Outrealm Fiend
Level 27
Weapon Item
Steel Claw --
Swords/Katanas X mark.png Lances/Naginata X mark.png Axes/Clubs X mark.png Bows/Yumi X mark.png
Tomes/Scrolls X mark.png Dragonstones X mark.png Staves/Rods X mark.png Claws Yes check.png FE14RankBreath.png X mark.png


Main article: Manakete

There are three of these with identical stats.

Easy Normal Hard Lunatic

Generic portrait manakete (red) fewa.png
Level 29
Weapon Item
Steelstone --
Swords/Katanas X mark.png Lances/Naginata X mark.png Axes/Clubs X mark.png Bows/Yumi X mark.png
Tomes/Scrolls X mark.png Dragonstones Yes check.png Staves/Rods X mark.png Claws X mark.png FE14RankBreath.png X mark.png


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


  • This is the last chapter in the game to have Darios as an NPC ally.
  • The Gatekeeper uses a Knight portrait when he rallies the troops after Upper Fort or Lower Fort is seized, despite him being a Soldier.
  • There is a glitch during this chapter where immediately after South Jail Fort is seized, some of the previous reinforcements for the completed mission "Defeat the reinforcements!" will respawn without any warning. The number of them can range from all eight of them reappearing to none at all.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Imprisoned Prince
Japanese 囚われの王子 Captive Prince
Spanish El príncipe cautivo Captive Prince
French Le prince emprisonné The Imprisoned Prince
German Ein Prinz, ein Gefangener One Prince, one Captive
Italian Il principe imprigionato The Imprisoned Prince


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Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable characters Original characters AnnaLiannaRowan
Shadow Dragon CaedaLindeDLCMarthMinervaDLCNavarreDLCTiki
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Celica
The Blazing Blade Lyn
Awakening ChromCordeliaFrederickLissaLucinaOliviaDLCOwainDLCRobinTharjaDLC
Fates AzuraDLCCamillaCorrinEliseHinokaLeoNilesDLCOboroDLCRyomaSakuraTakumiXander
Non-playable characters OskarYelena
Bosses DariosGharnefIagoValidarVelezark
Personal weapons Anna's BowAuraBlessed LanceBrynhildrCamilla's AxeCordelia's LanceDivinestoneEnlironExpirationFacinnaFalchionFrederick's AxeFujin YumiGrima's TruthHauteclereHinoka's SpearIago's TomeImhulluLady SwordLissa's AxeMissiletainnMoonlightNiles's BowOboro's SpearOlivia's BladeParallel FalchionRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiSpellbane YumiTharja's HexThoronWing SpearWo DaoYato
Chapters Pm: Interwoven DestiniesP: Crumbling Peace • 1: Home in Ruins • 2: Woodlands Encounter • 3: Dragon Valley Temple • 4: Hero-King of the Desert • 5: The Dragon's Table • 6: Hoshidan Princess • 7: Hoshidan Prince • 8: High Prince Ryoma • 9: Nohrian Princess • 10: Nohrian Prince • 11: Crown Prince Xander • 12: An Orchestrated Battle • 13: What Happened to Corrin • 14: Sieging the Citadel • 15: Taking the World Tree • 16: The Imprisoned Prince • 17: Royal Blood • 18: Chaos Dragon's Might • 19: Reclaiming Home • 20: Clash at the World Tree • Endgame: Chaos Dragon Velezark
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Locations AytolisGristonne
Groups, objects and concepts Anna's MementosBlessingsCostumeCrestsMaterialsGleamstonesShield of FlamesWeapon Attributes
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