The Rite of Blades

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.

This page has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.

Large-secret-book.png

It has been requested that image(s) be placed in this page or section. Please submit images to help improve this page and talk on this page's talk page about what images are needed. Remove this when this has been fixed.

The Rite of Blades

Banner feh intermission 2.png

Location

World of Zenith

Boss(es)

Eliwood, Merric, Linde, Seliph, Julia

I am Gunnthrá, eldest princess of Nifl, the Kingdom of Ice. [...] 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: 刃の儀式 Ritual of blades) 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.

Plot

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
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 {{{partner}}} 0 EliwoodMerricLindeSeliphJula {{{third}}}
Cm feh intermission 2.png

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Hero data

Eliwood
Main article: Eliwood

Normal Hard Lunatic

Merric
Main article: Merric

Normal Hard Lunatic

Linde
Main article: Linde

Normal Hard Lunatic

Seliph
Main article: Seliph

Normal Hard Lunatic

Julia
Main article: Julia

Normal Hard Lunatic

Strategy

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

Trivia

  • The weapon skills featured on the enemy units in this chapter are Heroes-originated advanced forms of 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.

Etymology and other languages

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

The Rite of Blades

Unlike the first intermission, the general chapter and the individual part share a name in all languages.

Japanese

刃の儀式

Ritual of blades

Spanish

Rito de espadas

Rite of blades

French

Le rituel des lames

The ritual of baldes

German

Das Ritual der Klingen

The Ritual of Blades; abbreviated as Das Ritual d. Klingen in chapter menu.

Italian

Il rito delle lame

The rite of the blades

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Ritual das lâminas

Ritual of the blades

Traditional Chinese

刃之儀式

Ceremony of blades

Gallery

A Power Awakens The Rite of Blades
Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoEirEitriFáfnirFehFehnixFjormFreyjaFreyrGunnthráGustavHelHelbindiHenrietteHrídLaegjarnLaevateinLífLokiMirabilisÓtrPeonyPlumeriaReginnSharenaSummonerSurtrThórrThrasirTriandraVeronicaYlgr
SDatBoL, MotE, NMotE AbelAstramAthenaBantuBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaClarisseDarrosDraugEliceEremiyaEstGharnefGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianKatarinaKrisLegionLenaLindeLukeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNagaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaPhinaRoderickSheenaSiriusTikiWrysXane
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveConradDeltheaDumaFayeForsythGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasMaeMathildaMilaPythonRineaRudolfSaberSilqueSonyaTobinValbar
Genealogy of the Holy War AltenaArdenAresArvisAyraBrigidCedDeirdreEldiganEthlynIshtarJamkeJuliaJuliusLachesisLarceiLeneLewynQuanSeliphShannanSigurdSilviaTailtiuTravant
Thracia 776 AsbelEyvelFinnKempfLeifMareetaMirandaNannaOlwenOsianReinhardtRonanSaiasSaraTanyaVeld
The Binding Blade BartreBrunnyaCeciliaChadClarineDieckEchidnaFaeFirGalleGeeseGuinivereGwendolynIdunnIgreneKleinLarumLilinaLughMeladyMerlinusNarcianPercevalRaighRoyRutgerShannaSophiaSueTheaWoltZephiel
The Blazing Blade BramimondCanasDorcasEliwoodFioraFlorinaHawkeyeHeathHectorJaffarKarelKarlaLegaultLeilaLinusLloydLouiseLuciusLynMatthewNilsNinianNinoPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaSerraUrsulaZephiel
The Sacred Stones AmeliaCaellachCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanGerikInnesJoshuaKnollL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMyrrhNatashaRossSelenaSethTanaTethysValter
Path of Radiance AshnardBlack KnightElinciaGatrieGreilIkeIlyanaJillMiaMistNepheneeOscarPetrineRolfSanakiSephiranShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn AltinaCaineghisDheginseaElinciaEnaHaarIkeJorgeLeanneLetheMiaMicaiahMordecaiNaesalaNailahOliverRafielRanulfReysonRhysSanakiSotheTibarnYuneZelgius
Awakening AnnaAversaBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeHenryInigoKjelleLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelle"Marth"MorganMustafaNagaNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPanneRobinSay'riStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVirionWalhartYarne
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGaronGunterHanaHinataHinokaIagoJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoLilithMidoriMikotoNilesNinaOboroOdinOpheliaPeriRhajatRinkahRyomaSakuraSaizoSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroSiegbertSilasSoleilSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
Three Houses AnnetteBernadettaBylethCatherineClaudeDeath KnightDimitriDorotheaEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynHildaHubertIngridKronyaLorenzLysitheaMercedesNemesisPetraRheaSetethShamirSothisSylvain
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore EleonoraItsukiKiriaMamoriTsubasa
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 • 11: Where It Began • 12: Lethal Swordsman • 13: Marvelous Dream
Book IV 1: The Dream • 2: Missing You • 3: Gullinkambi • 4: On Dark Wings • 5: Twisted Reality • 6: Dreaming Reality • 7: Steeped in Twilight • 8: Wallowing in Love • 9: Violent Fantasies • 10: Lack • 11: Plumeria's Dream • 12: Triandra's Dream • 13: Reality
Book V 1: Machine Dominion • 2: Kingsbrother • 3: Forest of the Sage
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 • 39: Treat Fiends • 40: Glorious Gifts • 41: Renewed Spirit • 42: A Star Is Born • 43: Lovely Gifts • 44: Familial Festivities • 45: The Start of It All • 46: Bridal Beloveds • 47: Summer Passing • 48: Overseas Memories • 49: Pirate's Pride • 50: To Stay Dreaming • 51: Dragons Harvest • 52: In the Moment • 53: A Festival Miracle • 54: Beyond Dreaming
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess • 2: The Brink of Chaos • 3: The People's Hero • 4: Whispers of Death • 5: Heavenly Witness
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 KingdomDökkálfheimrEmblian EmpireHelLjósálfheimrMúspellNiflNiðavellir)
Groups, objects, and concepts Aether RaidsBlessed GardensBreidablikChain ChallengeColiseum (Allegiance BattleArena AssaultArena DuelsResonant Battle) • Forging BondsFrontline PhalanxGrand ConquestsHall of FormsHeroic OrdealsLost LoreMjölnir's StrikeOrbOrder of HeroesPawns of LokiRarityRøkkr SiegesSummoning (summoning events) • Special Maps (Bound Hero BattlesEvent MapsGrand Hero BattlesHero BattlesLegendary Hero BattlesLimited 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 - A Day in the LifeFire Emblem Heroes: Mini Acrylic Figure CollectionList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Voting Jubilee