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The Wellspring of Truth

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The Wellspring of Truth

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Wellspring of Truth

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Now, let's have an answer. Just who am I?
— One of the two Aversas, should the NPC and boss Aversas fight each other

The Wellspring of Truth is the twenty-second paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. It is one of a group often called the "SpotPass paralogues", as the chapter is unlocked via a SpotPass interaction and also requires beating chapter 25 in order to play. This chapter is unlockable via SpotPass starting June 28, 2012 in the Japanese version, April 11, 2013 in the North American version, and June 27-28, 2013 in the PAL version.

In this chapter, the Shepherds arrive at the Wellspring of Truth, where they face what may be their toughest challenge ever...themselves!


Main article: The Wellspring of Truth/Script

Chrom and Frederick have gathered in a hallway in an area in west central Valm, where Chrom asks about the Wellspring of Truth, if it's a local superstition; Frederick reveals it's closer to a legend, that the nearby ruins apparently house an unusual spring, and many believe the waters of the spring reflect one's true self, to which Frederick reveals he doesn't get the meaning. The meaning is also lost on Chrom, who states he doesn't need some glorified puddle to tell him who he is; Robin asks himself/herself about his/her true self, to which Aversa silently appears but Robin noticing her presence. Aversa asks Robin if he/she is the real deal or the illusion, which stumps Robin; Aversa tells Robin if he/she would learn the answer to give chase. Robin wonders what just went on when Chrom asks him/her if something's wrong; Robin reveals he/she may have seen Aversa, and after a puzzled reaction from Chrom, reveals that Aversa somehow seemed odd--she said he/she should give chase to learn the truth. Chrom states that, if Aversa is alive, she could be spreading more of her venom across the land, and perhaps it's best they made certain. Preparations take place at this point; the phase reveals that 15 of the stage's 16 enemies are Mirages with apparently low stats, with the 16th enemy and the one NPC apparently both being Aversa.

Once preparations are complete, the NPC Aversa reveals that this spring reflects the truth, and if doubt hounds any of the Shepherds, they should have a look and drown that dog forever--they may just find new life in death--or perhaps the other way around. The player Chrom tells Aversa that he's had enough of her riddles and asks just who she is--he wants the truth and he wants it now; a second Chrom appears, to which the player Chrom asks if it really is another him standing in front of him. The Mirages seen in the battle preparations phase are revealed to have transformed into copies of the characters the player deployed into the chapter, to which the mirage Chrom reveals he is the reflection of the player Chrom's true self, and asks the player Chrom to face him--in one of their deaths may the truth prevail. The player Chrom states that, if killing the mirage Chrom stops this madness, then he's all for it, yet he doesn't relish the idea of fighting someone who knows his every move. The battle begins at this point. Special lines are said should the player Chrom fight a mirage Chrom, the player Robin fight a mirage Robin, or the NPC Aversa fight the boss Aversa.

Aversa gives a pained reaction once the battle ends; Chrom asks Aversa what she saw, to which Aversa says she saw herself--a girl enslaved mind, body, and soul by Validar, with Chrom reacting shockingly. Aversa states that truth is a bitter satisfaction, and she would have sooner died than know it, saying that she should have never came to this place; Chrom again asks Aversa what she saw, to which Aversa says she thought she was so clever the whole time yet in truth she was nothing but a fool--Validar stole her memory and filled her mind with a false past, saving her life and taking her in were all lies, an entire history invented just so he could use her like a puppet. Robin reveals he/she finds what Aversa just revealed to be horrible, to which Aversa states that she was a girl like any other before Validar met her--perhaps a bit gifted but otherwise led a normal life; fate alone led Validar to her village, where he first learned of her talent, and cruel design saw him kill all who knew her and strip away her past, and on top of that, Validar had the audacity to play the role of savior, to which Robin notes how Validar was depraved. After all that, Aversa says she became the woman the Shepherds know and love, and asks that they say what they will about Validar--he knew talent when he saw it, yet in the end she was another pawn in his game, a pawn working in the service of her parents' murderer. Aversa reveals she could not be more of a fool, to which Chrom asks her what she'll do now; Aversa reveals Validar is dead, but the one he served still lives--she'll bury Grima deep and perhaps her past life with him/her. Puppet or not, Aversa says she has wrought terrible atrocities, and slaying Grima will not unwork that evil--but perhaps it may spare others her fate; Chrom asks Aversa that if she would fight, she should join the Shepherds--they'll stand a better chance together than going it alone. Chrom tells Aversa he's seen her fight, and she'd be a most welcome ally; Aversa states that even after all they've been through, Chrom would still have her at his side, then says she'll join the Shepherds--politics make strange bedfellows, but this war trumps all.

Website summary

It is said that one who visits the wellspring will witness the truth about one's self. While pursuing Aversa, Chrom and his allies arrive at the legendary Wellspring of Truth, where they must face the most challenging enemies of all[1]

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 15 {{{partner}}} 1 16 {{{third}}}
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The chapter's map is 18 columns by 25 rows. Columns 1 and 18 consist entirely of wall tiles.

Character data

New Units
Small portrait aversa fe13.png
Dark Flier
Automatically at the end of the chapter if she survived
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar f-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.pngSmall portrait ricken fe13.pngSmall portrait maribelle fe13.pngSmall portrait panne fe13.pngSmall portrait gaius fe13.pngSmall portrait cordelia fe13.pngSmall portrait gregor fe13.pngSmall portrait nowi fe13.pngSmall portrait libra fe13.pngSmall portrait tharja fe13.pngSmall portrait olivia fe13.pngSmall portrait cherche fe13.pngSmall portrait henry fe13.pngSmall portrait lucina fe13.pngSmall portrait say'ri fe13.pngSmall portrait basilio fe13.pngSmall portrait flavia fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started. The returning characters list also does not include any characters recruitable in other paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any other available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 spirit dust.png Spirit Dust Automatically at end of chapter
Is 3ds01 bullion large.png Bullion (L) Automatically at end of chapter

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 physic.png Physic 1,800
Is 3ds01 recover.png Recover 1,950
Is 3ds01 rescue.png Rescue 1,280
Is 3ds01 ward.png Ward 2,100
Is 3ds01 elixir.png Elixir 900

Event tiles

  • Column 7, row 15: Six squares south of the southwesternmost Mirage
  • Column 13, row 15: Six square south, one square east of the southeasternmost Mirage

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 mirage enemy.gif ??? Mirage 1 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
• See here to learn how these enemies work.
• Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 dark flier aversa enemy.gif Aversa Dark Flier 20 1 55 24 31 29 32+2 26 21 28 8 Bolganone Nosferatu
Speed +2 Relief Rally Movement Galeforce Shadowgift
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.

NPC data

Normal Hard Lunatic

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 dark flier aversa other.gif Aversa Dark Flier 20 1 55 24 31 29 32+2 26 21 26 8 Bolganone Nosferatu
Speed +2 Relief Rally Movement Galeforce Shadowgift

Boss data

Main article: Aversa

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait aversa fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 dark flier aversa enemy.gif Dark Flier
Level 20
Movement 8
Max HP 55 Speed 32+2
Strength 24 Luck 26
Magic 31 Defense 21
Skill 29 Resistance 28
Inventory Skills
Speed +2
Rally Movement
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances B Axes --
Bows -- Tomes A Staves --


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

This paralogue is a mirror boss chapter, which could very well be one of the easiest or hardest maps in Fire Emblem Awakening depending on character stats. The mirages copy your deployed units' skills and usable weapons, and always carry Silver variants of all weapon categories.

One cheat is to demote your characters using a Second Seal, then give all of them Master Seals to use during battle. This works especially well for classes incapable of attacking, as Lissa and Maribelle become unable to participate in fights. Another trick is to recruit legacy SpotPass characters in case your roster has too many strong units, which can make this paralogue much harder than imaginable.

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Etymology and other languages

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

The Wellspring of Truth



Fountain of Truth


La fonte della verità

The wellspring of truth


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Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Endgame: Grima
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