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The Mask Laughs

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The Mask Laughs

Cm fe12 10x.png

Location

Khadein

New units

Horace

Boss(es)

Legion

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.

Plot

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
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat the real Legion Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth or Kris dies 7+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 7+∞ {{{third}}}
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Map dimensions:
9 columns by 15 rows

Character data

Characters
New Units
Horace
Portrait horace fe12.png
General
HP
34
Inventory
Steel Lance
Vulnerary
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Returning Characters

Default male player's unit ​Ryan ​Luke ​Roderick ​Gordin ​Cecil ​Draug ​Marth ​Arran ​Marisha ​Catria ​Warren ​Cord ​Linde ​Palla ​Bord ​Julian ​Matthis ​Wrys ​Ogma ​Yuliya ​Jubelo ​Sirius ​Castor ​Caeda ​Barst ​Rickard ​Frey ​Norne ​Samuel ​Wendell ​Caesar ​Radd ​Navarre ​Phina ​Cain ​Bantu ​Roger ​Jeorge ​Minerva ​Etzel ​Merric ​Arlen ​Dice ​Malice ​

Enemy data

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 berserker enemy.gif Legion Berserker 1 4 32 10 0 7 9 0 6 0 7 Hammer
--
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Legion Berserker 5 3 36 13 0 10 12 0 9 0 -- Killer Axe Hand Axe
Two false Legions and one real; which is which is determined at random.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Legion Berserker 1 32 10 0 7 9 0 6 0 7 Devil Axe
--
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Legion Berserker 1 2 32 10 0 7 9 0 6 0 7 Hand Axe
--
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Legion Berserker 1 32 10 0 7 9 0 6 0 7 Poleax
--
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Legion Berserker 1 32 10 0 7 9 0 6 0 7 Hammer
--
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Legion Berserker 1 32 10 0 7 9 0 6 0 7 Tomahawk
--

Reinforcements

  • Two (Normal)/One (higher difficulties) turns after an initial Legion with a Hammer or a reinforcement with a Devil Axe is defeated; on Normal mode, begins appearing one turn rather than two starting six turns after twelve of such reinforcements appear
    • One Legion with a Devil Axe to replace each defeated initial Legion with a Hammer or reinforcement with a Devil Axe
  • One and two turns after twelve (Normal)/twenty (higher difficulties) Devil Axe reinforcements appear
  • One turn after the above reinforcements appear
    • Two Legions—one with a Hammer, one a Poleax—below Horace's starting position
  • One turn after the above reinforcements appear
    • Three Legions—two with Tomahawks, one a Hammer—below Horace's starting position
  • Each turn starting one turn after the above reinforcements appear
    • Four Legions—two with Tomahawks, one a Hammer, one a Poleax—below Horace's starting position

Boss data

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.
Main article: Legion

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait legion fe12.png
Ma ds02 berserker enemy.gif Berserker
Level 5
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 36 Speed 12
Strength 13 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 9
Skill 10 Resistance 0
Inventory
Killer Axe
Hand Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes C
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Strategy

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
English
(unofficial)

The Mask Laughs

References

← Two Sorcerers • The Mask Laughs • Anri's Way →
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