Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Discord and Twitter: If you would like, please join our Discord server, and/or follow us on Twitter at @FEWikiOfficial!

The Mask Laughs

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
The Mask Laughs

Cm fe12 10x.png



New units

Dice, Malice, Horace



Previous chapter(s)

Two Sorcerers

Next chapter(s)

Anri's Way

The Mask Laughs is the third sidequest in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. In order to reach this chapter, the player must have completed the previous chapter within a set number of turns, or without hurting any clerics.


Main articles: The Mask Laughs/Script and The Mask Laughs/Conversations

After receiving a call from Gotoh to come to the Ice Dragon Temple to claim the Lightsphere, Marth is informed by Jagen that Horace, an ally from the War of Shadows, has been cornered by the assassin Legion. Marth and his companions thus beat back the seemingly endless waves of Legions by killing the main Legion, rendering them all inert, and save Horace in the process. Having saved their comrade, Marth and co. go further north into the desert to answer Gotoh's call. Meanwhile, the leader of the assassins, Eremiya, orders Clarisse to pursue Marth and Katarina to get rid of all of the inert Legions.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat the real Legion Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth or Kris dies 7 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 7+∞ {{{third}}}
Cm fe12 10x.png

Character data

New Units
Portrait dice fe12.png
Devil Axe
Hand Axe
Automatically from preparations
Portrait malice fe12.png
Levin Sword
Automatically from preparations
Portrait horace fe12.png
Steel Lance
Automatically from turn 1
Returning Characters

Small portrait default male player's unit fe12.pngSmall portrait ryan fe12.pngSmall portrait luke fe12.pngSmall portrait roderick fe12.pngSmall portrait cecil fe12.pngSmall portrait marth fe12.pngSmall portrait gordin fe12.pngSmall portrait draug fe12.pngSmall portrait arran fe12.pngSmall portrait marisha fe12.pngSmall portrait catria fe12.pngSmall portrait warren fe12.pngSmall portrait cord fe12.pngSmall portrait linde fe12.pngSmall portrait palla fe12.pngSmall portrait bord fe12.pngSmall portrait julian fe12.pngSmall portrait matthis fe12.pngSmall portrait wrys fe12.pngSmall portrait ogma fe12.pngSmall portrait yuliya fe12.pngSmall portrait jubelo fe12.pngSmall portrait sirius fe12.pngSmall portrait castor fe12.pngSmall portrait caeda fe12.pngSmall portrait barst fe12.pngSmall portrait rickard fe12.pngSmall portrait frey fe12.pngSmall portrait norne fe12.pngSmall portrait samuel fe12.pngSmall portrait wendell fe12.pngSmall portrait caesar fe12.pngSmall portrait radd fe12.pngSmall portrait navarre fe12.pngSmall portrait phina fe12.pngSmall portrait cain fe12.pngSmall portrait bantu fe12.pngSmall portrait roger fe12.pngSmall portrait jeorge fe12.pngSmall portrait minerva fe12.pngSmall portrait etzel fe12.pngSmall portrait merric fe12.pngSmall portrait arlen fe12.png

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif
Legion Berserker 1 4 Hammer --
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif
Legion Berserker 5 3 Killer Axe Hand Axe • Immobile.
• Two false Legions and one real; which is which is determined at random.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif
Legion Berserker 1 Devil Axe --
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif
Legion Berserker 1 3 Hand Axe --
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif
Legion Berserker 1 1 Poleax --
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif
Legion Berserker 1 2 Hammer --
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif
Legion Berserker 1 2 Tomahawk --


  • Starting Turn 3
    • 2 Legion, 1 from the left side and 1 from the right side of the map
  • Turn 8, 9 and 10
  • Turn 11
  • Turn 12

Boss data

Main article: Legion

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait legion fe12.png
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Berserker
Level 5
Movement --
Max HP 36 Speed 12
Strength 13 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 9
Skill 10 Resistance 0
Killer Axe
Hand Axe
Weapon Levels
FE12RankSword.png -- FE12RankLance.png -- FE12RankAxe.png C
FE12RankBow.png -- FE12RankTome.png -- FE12RankStaff.png --


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

The goal of the chapter is to defeat the real Legion. The boss will always be one of three Legions at the northernmost point of the map and is randomly determined each attempt. Thankfully there is an easy way to determine who the real Legion is. First, place your cursor on on the four Legions to the south of the top three. Next, tap the L button until your cursor lands on one of the three Legions in the north. The first your cursor lands on is the real Legion. Once you've determined the real Legion it merely becomes a manner of reaching him with your strongest unit and killing him. Units like Palla and Catria are good for reaching Legion quickly, you can even temporarily reclass them to Swordmasters to use the E-rank Ladyblade that Malice came with to potentially pull off a one-round kill. Barring that, Malice can also make good use of the Ladyblade especially when promoted. As you make your way towards Legion beware of the Legion reinforcements that come from the south as they have Devil Axes and can unexpectedly kill units that are left exposed

Etymology and other languages

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

The Mask Laughs


Two Sorcerers The Mask Laughs Anri's Way
Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow
Playable characters AbelArlenArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBelfBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCecilCordDarrosDiceDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelPhinaFreyFrostGordinHoraceJakeJeorgeJubeloJulianKatarinaKrisLenaLindeLukeMacellanMaliceMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMichalisMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneNynaOgmaPallaRaddReidenRickardRobertoRoderickRogerRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSedgarSheenaSiriusTikiTomasVylandWarrenWendellWolfWrysXaneYmirYuliya
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