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The Wellspring of Truth

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The Wellspring of Truth

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Wellspring of Truth

New units


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 (Japanese: 真実の泉 Fountain 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 2728, 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

At the Wellspring of Truth, Frederick informs Chrom that the wellspring is said to reflect one's "true self". Robin notices Aversa, who taunts them to "give chase", and Chrom decides to follow in case she poses a threat to the surrounding people.

As the battle begins, Aversa states that truth may be found by facing the spring. Chrom demands answers from her, but is interrupted by a being identical to Chrom emerging from the spring; Chrom resolves to put down the mirages to end the confusion.

After the battle, if Aversa survived, she sees a vision of her life before Validar, and of what Validar did to her—Aversa was a mostly normal girl with a natural gift for magic; when Validar found out, he took her, killed all who knew her, and erased her memories and replaced them with ones wherein he saved her and took her in. Aversa vows to kill Grima to spare others her fate, and the Shepherds agree to work with her. If Aversa did not survive, Chrom wonders aloud what the beings from the spring were, and states that it is up to oneself to decide who they truly are as a person.

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
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 1–15 {{{partner}}} 1 16
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Map dimensions:
18 columns by 25 rows

Character data

New units
Small portrait aversa fe13.png
Dark Flier
Automatically at the end of the chapter if she survived
Required characters
Chrom l ​
Available characters
Robin m ​Lissa ​Frederick ​Sully ​Virion ​Stahl ​Vaike ​Miriel ​Sumia ​Kellam ​Lon'qu ​Ricken ​Maribelle ​Panne ​Gaius ​Cordelia ​Gregor ​Nowi ​Libra ​Tharja ​Olivia ​Cherche ​Henry ​Lucina ​Say'ri ​Basilio ​Flavia ​

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 Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 mirage enemy.gif ??? Mirage 1 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --
• See Mirage (class) 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 Prf Def Res Cha Lck 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


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 Fuente de la Verdad

The Fountain of Truth


La source de vérité

The fountain of truth


Der Quell der Wahrheit

The Fountain of Truth


La fonte della verità

The fountain of truth


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  1. [1], Fire Emblem Awakening official site, archived by the Wayback Machine, Retrieved: September 21, 2014
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