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The Protected

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The Protected

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New units

Vanessa, Moulder, Ross, Garcia



Don't risk yourself so foolishly... We need to get you some help. Please! Someone help my son!
— Garcia

The Protected (Japanese: 守るべきもの Something to Protect) is the second chapter of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Eirika and company begin their journey toward Grado to meet with her brother, Ephraim. As they pass through the village of Ide, they encounter a group of bandits harassing the villagers, and agree to put a stop to them.

This chapter features tutorials about rescuing units to move them out of harms way, as well as a tutorial on healing units.


Main article: The Protected/Script

Eirika begins her travel south using Seth's planned route. Moulder find their plan sensible, though he hopes for quick travels and no run-ins with Grado's troops. Vanessa volunteers to scout ahead on her Pegasus. Eirika has no objections to this.

Ahead of Eirika's group, two bandits, Bazba and Bone, are planning to attack the local villages, Grado's invasion having left them vulnerable. Ross alerts his father, Garcia, that bandits are approaching the village. Garcia tells Ross that they must leave immediately. The two escape during the attack, though Ross has suffered an injury. Garcia calls out for someone to help his son, though the only person that seems to have witnessed this is Vanessa, whom flys back to Eirika to alert her to the situation.

Eirika immediately wishes to help the villagers in need, as well as the villages that have yet to be attacked. Eirika forms a plan; Vanessa will bring the boy to their side of the mountain range and Moulder will aid the injured boy with his heal staff. If easy mode is being played, this will occur through tutorials, in any other mode it is up to the player's discretion to actually follow through with Eirika's plan.

After routing the bandits Seth approaches Garcia, if Garcia and Ross survived the battle, recognizing Garcia from Renais' military. Seth mentions that Garcia, known as "The Great Garcia", served Renais ten years prior. Before the conversation can proceed Garcia quickly mentions that he is retired, and that he made a promise to his deceased wife that he would protect Ross at all costs. For a moment no one objects to this, until Ross speaks up, claiming that he is no longer a child that needs to be protected and that Garcia can never be happy living in peace when being a warrior is part of who he is. Garcia, feeling his son can handle himself now, joins Eirika's forces to serve Renais once again.

Shortly before departing, a villager approaches Eirika and offers her group food and beds to sleep in for the night. Eirika, though thankful, rejects the offer, saying she is in a hurry and her group must continue their travels. The villager notices Eirika's bracelet and warns her not to wear valuable items so openly, as groups like Bazba's Bandits will make her a target.

Later that night, having left Ide, Eirika reminisces on her first round of sparring with her brother Ephraim three years prior. Having distracted herself, a man bumps into her, apologizes, and runs off. Eirika is confused for a moment, then she realizes her bracelet is missing. Eirika is willing to let the valuable trinket go, but Seth is incredibly worried about the bracelet and chases after the man.

Beginning log

King Hayden apologizes for being unable to spare soldiers. However, he does provide Eirika with a small but trusted party of vassals. Eirika is grateful for the king’s aid. Chasing rumors of her brother, she sets out for Grado. The group's first stop is the remote village of Ide, which was, until very recently, a part of Renais. Here, Eirika sees the devastation of Renais with her own eyes.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat all bandits Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eirika dies 6+2 {{{partner}}} 2-2 6+2 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units
Portrait vanessa fe08.png
Pegasus Knight
Automatically from the start
Portrait moulder fe08.png
Automatically from the start
Portrait ross fe08.png
NPC, talk to with Eirika
(or automatically at the end of the chapter if both he and Garcia survived)
Portrait garcia fe08.png
NPC, talk to with Ross
(or automatically at the end of the chapter if both he and Ross survived)
Returning Characters

Small portrait eirika fe08.pngSmall portrait seth fe08.pngSmall portrait franz fe08.pngSmall portrait gilliam fe08.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Brigand
Is gba red gem.png Red Gem Visit northwestern village
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Visit northeastern village
Is gba pure water.png Pure Water Visit southern village

Shop data

Name Cost
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba slim sword.png
Slim Sword 480
Is gba iron lance.png
Iron Lance 360
Is gba slim lance.png
Slim Lance 450
Is gba iron axe.png
Iron Axe 270

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Cutthroat Brigand 3 1 Iron Axe VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Cutthroat Brigand 3 2 Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Cutthroat Brigand 2 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Cutthroat Archer 1 1 Iron Bow Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Bone Brigand 4 1 Iron Axe • Starts on a peak.
• Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Cutthroat Brigand 3 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Cutthroat Brigand 2 1 Iron Axe --


NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba fighter other.gif
Garcia Fighter 4 1 Iron Axe Hand Axe Hatchet Starts on a forest.
Ma gba journeyman other.gif
Ross Journeyman 1 1 Vulnerary Hatchet Starts with 5 HP on a fort.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Bone

Easy/Normal Hard

Portrait bone fe08.png
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif Brigand
Level 4
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Max HP 23 Luck 0
Strength 6 Defense 4
Skill 4 Resistance 0
Speed 5 Constitution 12
Movement 5 Aid 11
Iron Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe D GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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

You'll need to keep Ross and Garcia safe if you want to recruit them. A good way of doing this is to rescue Ross with Vanessa and then fly back left towards the rest of you units. Then, you can have another unit take and drop Ross down so that Eirika can talk to and recruit him. This process can be repeated with Garcia, with the difference being than you must talk to him with Ross and not Eirika in order to recruit him.

Besides that, the chapter itself is very straight forward - just kill all the units on the map. Feel free to visit all the villages and obtain some free items.

Ross is the first trainee unit you recruit, making him the quickest to raise. He may seem weak at first, but after his promotions he has the potential to become one of the best axe users in the game. Keep him safe while he's still feeble, but remember that raising him is well worth it.


  • This chapter is the only possible instance of Eirika (if Eirika visits the upper left village) and Selena meeting face-to-face.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Protected



Something to Protect


En el camino

On the path





Die Beschützten

The Protected


Il Salvataggio



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Escape! The Protected The Bandits of Borgo
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map