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The Rite of Blades

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The Rite of Blades

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World of Zenith


Eliwood, Merric, Linde, Seliph, Julia

I am Gunnthrá, eldest princess of Nifl, the Kingdom of Ice. Do you know my younger sister, Fjorm? She has a gentle soul, but she...Well...She has an unfortunate tendency to agonize over things. But I must apologize once again. My sister in not the reason I wished to speak with you this evening...No, I have some useful information for you. In the west of Askr, there is a shrine for the Rite of Awakening. And further west of that...
— Gunnthrá

The Rite of Blades (Japanese: 羽の儀式 ???) is the second intermission chapter of Book I in Fire Emblem Heroes, the first chapter chronologically released in the game's Book II era, and the last chapter along Book I's main story path, although it is not numbered as such. Despite being a main story chapter, it is structured more along the lines of a xenologue in that it has only one part, at least in English named the same as the chapter itself. This chapter serves as a backstory to the Weapon Refinery mechanic, and must be cleared in order to access said mechanic; it also serves as a bridge into Book II's story by introducing the player to names signature to the Book II story.

This chapter was added to the game as part of the Book II launch update released on November 28, 2017, alongside the Weapon Refinery mechanic to which it serves as backstory for.


Main article: The Rite of Blades/Script

As the Summoner is sleeping, they are spoken to by a woman named, Gunnthrá, the eldest princess of the Kingdom of Ice, Nifl. After asking if the Summoner knows of her sister Fjorm, Gunnthrá tells them about a shrine in Askr further west of the one previously visited.

The next day, the Order of Heroes find the shrine, as was told in the Summoner's dream. Inside the shrine, the Order finds another stone slab with ancient text engraved on it, like the one in the previous shrine. Alfonse once again reads the text, telling of the Rite of Awakening for Embla which will empower weapons. Anna gives the order to return to base so that the rite may be put to use.

Chapter data

Intermission 1: The Rite of Blades

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 0 EliwoodMerricLindeSeliphJula
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Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Hero data

Main article: Eliwood

Normal Hard Lunatic

Main article: Merric

Normal Hard Lunatic

Main article: Linde

Normal Hard Lunatic

Main article: Seliph

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Main article: Julia

Normal Hard Lunatic


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


  • The weapon skills featured on the enemy units in this chapter are Heroes-originated advanced forms of main Fire Emblem series regalia that originally debuted on other characters (Roy: Brave Lion for Blazing Durandal, Sonya for Dark Excalibur, Delthea for Dark Aura, Sigurd for Divine Tyrfing, and Deirdre for Divine Naga), accessible to the characters wielding them in this chapter via the Weapon Refinery mechanic.

In other languages

Intermission: The Rite of Blades

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Rite of Blades

Intermission 1: The Rite of Blades

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English The Rite of Blades Unlike the first Intermission's one part, this one part shares its name in English with the chapter it's part of. It is also the first chapter part in Heroes to share its name with the chapter it's part of.
Japanese 羽の儀式 ???


A Power Awakens The Rite of Blades

Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoEirFehFjormGunnthráGustavHelHelbindiHenrietteHrídLaegjarnLaevateinLífLokiSharenaSummonerSurtrThórrThrasirVeronicaYlgr
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Wrys
Mystery of the Emblem AbelBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaDraugEstGharnefGordinHardinJagenJeorgeLindeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNagaNavarreOgmaPallaSheenaTiki
Genealogy of the Holy War ArdenAresArvisAyraDeirdreEldiganEthlynIshtarJamkeJuliaJuliusLachesisLeneLewynQuanSeliphSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Thracia 776 FinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenReinhardtSaias
The Binding Blade BartreCeciliaClarineFaeFirGwendolynIdunnKleinLilinaLughNarcianRaighRoyRutgerShannaSophiaSueTheaWoltZephiel
The Blazing Blade CanasDorcasEliwoodFioraFlorinaHawkeyeHectorJaffarKarelKarlaLegaultLinusLloydLouiseLuciusLynMatthewNinianNinoPentPriscillaRavenRebeccaSerraUrsula
The Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesJoshuaL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMyrrhSethTanaValter
Path of Radiance Black KnightElinciaGreilIkeMiaMistNepheneeOscarSanakiSigrunSorenTanithTitania
Radiant Dawn CaineghisElinciaHaarIkeLeanneLetheMiaMicaiahMordecaiNaesalaNailahOliverRanulfReysonSanakiSotheTibarnYuneZelgius
New Mystery of the Emblem AthenaClarisseKatarinaLegionLukeRoderick
Awakening AversaBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelFrederickGaiusGeromeHenryInigoKjelleLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelle"Marth"MorganNagaNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPanneRobinStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVirionWalhartYarne
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaFloraGaronGunterHanaHinataHinokaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMikotoNilesNinaOboroOdinOpheliaPeriRhajatRyomaSakuraSaizoSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroSiegbertSilasSoleilSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeltheaDumaFayeGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasMaeMathildaRineaSaberSonyaTobin
Three Houses BylethClaudeDeath KnightDimitriEdelgardHildaHubertKronyaMercedesPetraSothis
Story Maps Book I PrefaceP: World of Zenith • 1: World of Mystery • 2: World of Conquest • 3: World of Binding • 4: World of Awakening • 5: Back to Mystery • 6: World of Birthright • 7: World of Blazing • 8: Back to Awakening • 9: Heroes Invade • 10: World of Radiance • 11: Rite of Shadows • 12: Bitter Enemies • 13: Diabolical BloodlineI: A Power AwakensI: The Rite of Blades
Book II 1: The Flame • 2: Princess of Ice • 3: Guided by a Dream • 4: Fiery Resolve • 5: Blood and Snow • 6: The True Quarry • 7: Snow and Ash • 8: Rite of Frost • 9: Hellfire • 10: The King's Demise • 11: Prince of Ice • 12: Seeping Poison • 13: A Way Home
Book III 1: Death • 2: The Dread Gate • 3: Countdown • 4: A King's Worth • 5: A Father's Legacy • 6: Realm of the Dead • 7: A Home Unknown • 8: Truth of a Name • 9: Cohort of the Dead • 10: Omnicidal Witch
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds • 2: Sibling Bonds • 3: Blazing Shadows • 4: Spring Festival • 5: World of Shadows • 6: Bridal Blessings • 7: Echoes of Mystery • 8: Ylissean Summer • 9: Nohrian Summer • 10: The Sacred World • 11: Brave Heroes • 12: Performing Arts • 13: World of Holy War • 14: Trick or Defeat! • 15: Farfetched Heroes • 16: Winter's Envoy • 17: Happy New Year! • 18: Love Abounds • 19: Hares at the Fair • 20: Bridal Bloom • 21: Summer's Arrival • 22: A Sketchy Summer • 23: Festival in Hoshido • 24: Arrival of the Brave • 25: The Land's Bounty • 26: Brave Redux • 27: Adrift • 28: Gifts of Winter • 29: New Year's Wish • 30: Hostile Springs • 31: Greil's Devoted • 32: Regal Rabbits • 33: A Season for Picnics • 34: Bridal Belonging • 35: Summer Returns • 36: Summer Refreshes • 37: Brave Echoes • 38: A Splendid Soiree
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death
Locations The Sacred WorldWorld of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of DawnWorld of Holy WarWorld of MysteryWorld of RadianceWorld of ShadowsWorld of ThraciaWorld of Zenith (Askran KingdomEmblian EmpireHelMúspellNifl)
Groups, objects, and concepts Aether RaidsBlessed GardensBreidablikChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena Duels) • Forging BondsGrand ConquestsHeroic OrdealsLost LoreOrbOrder of HeroesRarityRøkkr SiegesSummoning (summoning events) • Special Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesMythic Hero BattlesRelay DefenseRival DomainsSpecial Training MapsTrial Maps) • Squad AssaultTactics DrillsTap BattleTempest TrialsVoting Gauntlet
Related topics A Hero RisesAncient LettersArtistsCalendarsChoose Your LegendsEvent calendarsFind & Vote Heroes!Fire Emblem Heroes: Heroes' Everyday LivesFire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure CollectionList of regional version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content)