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The Pirates of Galder

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The Pirates of Galder

Location

Galder Harbor

Boss(es)

Gomer

The Pirates of Galder is the second chapter in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, the first book of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

Plot

Marth sets out for Galder Harbor, a sleepy port town that has been taken over by a pirate crew led by Gomer. As he reaches the port, he is joined by the mercenaries King Mostyn promised him: Ogma, Barst, Bord, and Cord. Ogma warns Marth that Grustian cavalry is heading this way to claim his head. Marth defeats Gomer and his pirate crew, much to the relief of the villagers. Upon learning that he intends to reach Aurelis, one of the villagers warns Marth that his route will take him into the Ghoul's Teeth, where the fearsome Soothsires make their hideout. The villager also warns him to beware Navarre, a skilled swordsman employed by the Soothsires.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Ally Other Enemy
Defeat: Marth dies 12+2 (FE1 and FE11)
11+1 (FE3)
n/a 17-2 (FE1 and FE11)
17-1 (FE3)


Character data

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Ogma
Portrait ogma fe01.png
Mercenary
HP
20
Level
2
Automatically from turn 1
Barst
Portrait barst fe01.png
Fighter
HP
24
Level
5
Automatically from turn 1
Bord
Portrait bord fe01.png
Fighter
HP
20
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Cord
Portrait cord fe01.png
Fighter
HP
20
Level
3
Automatically from turn 1
Darros
Portrait darros fe01.png
Pirate
HP
21
Level
3
Enemy, talk with Marth
Castor
Portrait castor fe01.png
Hunter
HP
21
Level
3
Enemy, talk with Caeda
Returning Characters

Portrait marth fe01.pngPortrait caeda fe01.pngPortrait jagen fe01.pngPortrait cain fe01.pngPortrait abel fe01.pngPortrait draug fe01.pngPortrait gordin fe01.pngPortrait wrys fe01.png

Item data

Shadow Dragon

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds bullion.png 5,000 G Visit the eastern village.
Is ds steel sword.png Steel Sword Dropped by Gomer.

Shop data

Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

Name Cost
Is ds iron sword.png
Iron Sword 400

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma ds01 thief enemy.gif
Pirate Thief 1 2 Is ds iron sword.png Iron Sword
Ma ds01 pirate enemy.gif
Pirate Pirate 1 8 Is ds iron axe.png Iron Axe
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif
Pirate Hunter 1 2 Is ds iron bow.png Iron Bow
Grust Cavalier 1 2 Is ds iron lance.png Iron Lance
Ma ds01 pirate enemy.gif
Darros Pirate 3 1 Is ds steel axe.png Steel Axe
Ma ds01 hunter enemy.gif
Castor Hunter 3 1 Is ds iron bow.png Iron Bow
Ma ds01 pirate enemy.gif
Gomer Pirate 7 1 Is ds hand axe.png Hand Axe
Is ds steel sword.png Steel SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory

Boss data

Main article: Gomer

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon Normal Shadow Dragon Hard-5

Strategy

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

If you reset until Gomer has 7 Skill and 11 Speed, you can make the fight a little safer for your units. Your new units are Ogma, a well-rounded Mercenary; Barst, the best axe wielder in the game; Bord, a slow Fighter with a high weapon level; Cord, a Fighter who is good for reclassing; Darros, a recruitable Pirate who has good Strength but poor Skill; and Castor, a harder-hitting, more mobile, and frailer alternative to Gordin.

At the beginning of the chapter, the 5 enemies on the north island and the 2 Grustian cavalry will attack your position. Plop Ogma on the north bridge; if the enemy pirate has 8 Speed, equip the Iron Sword, while if he has 9 Speed, equip the Steel Sword. Place Barst on the northwest bridge with his Steel Axe out. Make sure that Marth is outside of Darros' "attack" range, or else Darros can get himself killed before you even get to control him. On the second turn, use ranged attacks to kill both of the enemy pirates and place Draug on the north bridge so that he boxes the thieves in. Then you can kill them at your leisure and recruit Darros. When the Cavaliers reach you, use Marth to block the northwest bridge with his Rapier. Caeda can obliterate them with her Wing Spear on the Player Phase. Do not be afraid to heal with Wrys if you absolutely need to. Once everyone is dead, you can take the rest of the map on at your own pace. Moving a unit two spaces below the northern house will allow you to provoke the first enemy pirate to the west without endangering your own units. Moving one space to the left from there will provoke Castor, and one more space to the left will provoke the other Hunter.

Marth, Abel, and Cain need 8 Speed to avoid being doubled by 11 Speed Gomer, and Abel, Cain, and Ogma need 4 Luck to guarantee that 8 Skill Gomer cannot critical them. Barst and Cord fulfill both these marks with their base stats, and Ogma has 12 Speed and a weapon triangle advantage, making them safe choices for fighting Gomer. The safest strategy is to use the save point in the middle of the map when all of the enemies save Gomer have been dealt with, and have Ogma fight Gomer until you get a lucky break; either a critical hit or a couple of dodges for Ogma will do. Then have your fast sword users bum rush him and clobber him before he can recover. Give the Steel Sword he drops to Marth. On a minor note, your units need 3 Luck in order to guarantee that the Fighters in the next chapter cannot get critical hits.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Pirates of Galder --
Japanese ガルダのかいぞく
ガルダの海賊
Galder Pirates or Pirates of Galder, used in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, excludes kanji due to Famicom limitations.
• Same meaning, used in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.

References


Marth Embarks The Pirates of Galder A Brush in the Teeth
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusIoteMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Slave Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEllereanEstFeenaGordinJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLukeMalliesiaMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRaianRickardRoderickRosheaSamsonSamtoSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYubelloYumina
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 BoahCamusGotohJagenKing AurelisLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelMage DragonMedeusNehringRuckeSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire Emblem/Binding ShieldFortifyGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Slave Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Vice • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name charts (Book 1Book 2) • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenBS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Timeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisCartasCorneliusIoteKing of AurelisLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • E: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name chart • Other games (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline