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The Master Tactician

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The Master Tactician

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Mural used to introduce The Master Tactician.


Garreg Mach Monastery

New units




Previous chapter(s)

Beyond Escape

Next chapter(s)

Tempest of Swords and Shields

Confidence is one thing, Professor, but see to it that you do not underestimate Claude. The leader of the Alliance has had many things said about him... They say he is unbeatable in a battle of intellect. I hear they call him the Master Tactician.
— Hubert

The Master Tactician (Japanese: 卓上の鬼神 Fierce God of Stretegy) is the fourteenth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in Crimson Flower.


Main article: The Master Tactician/Script

With Myrddin under Imperial control, Adrestia turns its attention to the Alliance capital of Derdriu. Edelgard elaborates that Claude has kept the Empire out by acting as an intermediary between the pro-Empire and pro-Church factions of the Alliance and keeping them in a state of balanced power so that none may act against each other. Hubert explains that Claude has placed Derdriu on lockdown. As House Riegan is the center of the pro-Church faction of the Alliance, taking Derdriu will topple the pro-Church faction and bring the Alliance fully to Adrestia's side.

The week of the invasion of Derdriu, Edelgard recounts the story of the 10 Elites and the Relics. She explains that the Relics were created by mankind, only to be collected by Seiros after she manipulated the people of the world and killed the Liberation King Nemesis. She reveals that the age-old claim that Nemesis was corrupted by his power is a lie and that the true reason for the conflict was not to defeat Nemesis but to unify Fodlan. After conquering his Kingdom, the Immaculate One and her family then took control of Fódlan with the aid of Edelgard's distant ancestor, the first emperor of Adrestia. Meanwhile, Claude and the Almyran general Nader lament the current state of affairs and the incoming battle with the Empire. The Imperial forces engage Claude in battle, and emerge victorious; Nader is driven off, Derdriu is brought under Imperial control, and Claude is spared or executed at the player's discretion. If Claude is spared, he approaches Byleth and Edelgard to explain he is leaving Fódlan. He asks Edelgard to show mercy to the Alliance and his former classmates and reveals that he has arranged for control of Alliance territory and resources to transfer to Edelgard. If Claude is killed, Edelgard theorizes that he arranged the battle so that the war between Adrestia and Leicester would come to an end with a minimal amount of bloodshed no matter the outcome. Either way, the Empire celebrates their victory and returns to the monastery to prepare for battle against Faerghus.

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Character data

New Units
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Training Bow
Automatically at the end of Capturing Derdriu if she was not recruited in Part I, then was defeated and the "Persuade" option was chosen in this map
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait hubert 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait petra 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait felix 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait annette 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait constance 03 fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.pngSmall portrait alois fe16.pngSmall portrait jeritza 02 fe16.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 lance.png Silver Lance+ Tournament prize
Is ns01 bullion.png 2,000G Quest reward: Supply Run
Is ns01 gift.png Gemstone Beads Quest reward: A Piece of History
Is ns01 gift.png Ancient Coin Quest reward: A Piece of History
Is ns01 gift.png Blue Cheese Quest reward: Pirates in the North
Is ns01 battalion infantry.png Pirates Quest reward: Pirates in the North
Is ns01 battalion infantry.png Rogues Quest reward: Pirates in the North
Is ns01 gift.png Fishing Float Quest reward: Fishing for the Big One
Is ns01 bait.png Herring Bait (×2) Quest reward: Fishing for the Big One
Is ns01 fish.png Bullhead Quest reward: Fishing for the Big One
Is ns01 tea.png Bergamot Quest reward: Floral Tribute
Is ns01 gift.png Monarch Studies Book Quest reward: Floral Tribute
Is ns01 battalion infantry silver.png Morfis Magic Corps Quest reward: Floral Tribute
Is ns01 ore.png Agarthium Quest reward: Fighting Alongside Death*
Is ns01 battalion cavalry silver.png Reaper Knights Quest reward: Fighting Alongside Death*
Is ns01 shield.png Lampos Shield Dropped by enemy Paladin in Capturing Derdriu
Is ns01 shield.png Aurora Shield Dropped by Nader in Capturing Derdriu
Is ns01 stat booster.png Talisman Reward for defeating all three gate guardians in Capturing Derdriu


Main article: The Master Tactician/Capturing Derdriu

Etymology and other languages

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

The Master Tactician




Fierce God of Strategy; lit. "Fierce God on the Table".


El As de la Estrategia

The Ace of Strategy


Le Génie Tactique

Genius Tactics


Der Meister des Reißbretts

The Master of the Drawing Board


Lo stratega supremo

The supreme strategist


원탁의 귀신

Demon of the table

Simplified Chinese


Clever god on the strategy table

Traditional Chinese


Clever god on the strategy table


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Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
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Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
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Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
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White Clouds
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 Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power Struggle Black Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
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
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
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
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 Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
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Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
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
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