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Throne of Knowledge

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Throne of Knowledge

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Garreg Mach Monastery

New units



Flame Emperor

Those corrupt hypocrites cannot lead Fódlan to true peace. Their foul belief system must be torn asunder so that true wisdom may finally prevail! And so, I have decided... By order of the Adrestian Emperor, Edelgard von Hresvelg... The Empire hereby declares war on the Church of Seiros!
— Edelgard

Throne of Knowledge (Japanese: 深遠の玉座 The Throne of Profundity) is the eleventh chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and the final chapter before the Black Eagles storyline splits off from the other routes.


Main article: Throne of Knowledge/Script

Seteth confronts Rhea, reveals that he has read Jeralt's diary, and demands to know what she did to Byleth as a child. Their conversation is interrupted by Byleth themself, and Rhea explains that she and the students are to accompany Byleth to the Holy Tomb so they can receive a divine revelation in the footsteps of Saint Seiros. If Byleth is a member of the Golden Deer, Claude eavesdrops on this conversation and resolves to find out what they're hiding. If Byleth is a member of the Black Eagles, Edelgard asks them to spend a few days with her on a trip to the Imperial capital of Enbarr. If they agree, they witness Edelgard convince her father Emperor Ionius IX to abdicate the Adrestian throne and crown her as the new emperor. Afterwards, Duke Aegir, Ferdinand's father and one of the men responsible for forcing Edelgard through torturous experiments to imbue her with the Crest of Flames, appears, and Edelgard immediately dismisses him from his position as Prime Minister. At the conclusion of the month, Rhea, Byleth, and the students venture into the Holy Tomb. Rhea bids Byleth sit on Sothis's throne, but nothing happens. Just then, Adrestian soldiers loyal to the Flame Emperor appear to raid the Tomb of its Crest Stones.

If Byleth is a member of the Blue Lions or Golden Deer, the Flame Emperor personally appears in command of their troops. A battle ensues, Byleth emerges victorious, and the Flame Emperor's mask is knocked off, revealing her to be Edelgard. If Byleth is a member of the Blue Lions, Dimitri goes completely berserk, rampages through a squad of Adrestian soldiers, and accuses her of orchestrating the Tragedy of Duscur, which she denies. If Byleth is a member of the Black Eagles, Edelgard directly admits that she is the Flame Emperor before the fight even begins; Byleth defeats her and her troops.

If Byleth is a member of the Black Eagles, Rhea orders them to kill Edelgard. If they accompanied Edelgard to her coronation in Enbarr, they have the option of deciding to protect Edelgard. Rhea declares Byleth a traitor, vows to take back Sothis's power with her own hands, and transforms into a colossal dragon that Hubert and Edelgard identify as the "Immaculate One", the leader of a group of monsters that controls Fódlan in secret. Byleth flees with Edelgard and Hubert.

If Byleth is a Blue Lion or Golden Deer, or agrees to kill Edelgard or never accompanied her to Enbarr on the Black Eagles route, Edelgard escapes with Hubert. If Byleth is a Black Eagle, Seteth offers the Adrestian students the opportunity to return to the Empire and fight alongside her, but they all agree that she needs to be stopped. If Byleth is a Golden Deer, Claude resolves to find out from Edelgard what power the Crest Stones hold. In any case, Edelgard returns to Enbarr and formally declares war on the Church of Seiros and its allies.

Character data

Black Eagles Blue Lions Golden Deer

New Units
Small portrait alois fe16.png
Talk to him if Byleth's level is high enough
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m 02 fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait hubert fe16.pngSmall portrait ferdinand fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait caspar fe16.pngSmall portrait bernadetta fe16.pngSmall portrait dorothea fe16.pngSmall portrait petra fe16.pngSmall portrait felix fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait sylvain fe16.pngSmall portrait mercedes fe16.pngSmall portrait annette fe16.pngSmall portrait ingrid fe16.pngSmall portrait lorenz fe16.pngSmall portrait raphael fe16.pngSmall portrait ignatz fe16.pngSmall portrait lysithea fe16.pngSmall portrait marianne fe16.pngSmall portrait leonie fe16.pngSmall portrait constance fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri fe16.pngSmall portrait anna fe16.pngSmall portrait shamir fe16.pngSmall portrait flayn fe16.pngSmall portrait hanneman fe16.pngSmall portrait manuela fe16.png

Note: At the start of the chapter, Byleth will class change to Enlightened One automatically.

Hubert is unavailable for battles of instruction this month. If the player sides with the Church of Seiros at the end of the chapter, Edelgard and Hubert permanently leave the party. If the player sides with the Adrestian Empire at the end of the chapter, Flayn permanently leaves the party.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 bullion.png Gold Monthly stipend
Is ns01 seal.png Advanced Seal Tournament prize
Is ns01 potion.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Priest in Conflict in the Holy Tomb
Is ns01 potion.png Crest Stone Dropped by any enemy who steals one in Conflict in the Holy Tomb
Is ns01 bow.png Rusted Bow (Silver Bow) Protect all of the Crest Stones in Conflict in the Holy Tomb
Is ns01 gem.png Knowledge Gem Protect all of the Crest Stones in Conflict in the Holy Tomb
Is ns01 seal.png Advanced Seal Protect all of the Crest Stones in Conflict in the Holy Tomb


Main article: Throne of Knowledge/Conflict in the Holy Tomb

At the beginning of the chapter, Byleth automatically receives a certification in their unique personal class, the Enlightened One. Black Eagles will notice that Edelgard and Hubert cannot participate in monastery activities, and Hubert is unavailable for battles. Be warned that this is the last opportunity you will have to complete Part I paralogues other than Dividing the World. In addition, on the Crimson Flower route, this is the last opportunity you will have to spend time in the monastery and recruit students from other houses before the end of Part I. WHEN YOU TALK TO EDELGARD, REFUSING TO ACCOMPANY HER TO ENBARR IMMEDIATELY LOCKS YOU INTO THE SILVER SNOW ROUTE. Accompanying her to Enbarr ends the day and skips over the next instruction period, and unlocks the option to advance to the Crimson Flower route. At the end of the Black Eagles version of the monthly battle, you will be prompted to choose between protecting or killing Edelgard. Protecting her leads to the Crimson Flower route and sends the player to Outset of a Power Struggle. Deciding to kill her sends the player to the Silver Snow route, starting with To War.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Throne of Knowledge --
Japanese 深遠の玉座 The Throne of Profundity
Spanish Trono de sabiduría Throne of wisdom
French Le trône du savoir The throne of knowledge
German Thron des Wissens Throne of Knowledge
Italian Il trono della conoscenza The throne of knowledge
Korean 심원의 옥좌 Throne of knowledge
Simplified Chinese 别具意义的王位 The throne of meaning
Traditional Chinese 別具意義的王位 The throne of meaning


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Where the Goddess Dwells Throne of Knowledge To War
Outset of a Power Struggle

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Duke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronAelfric*BiasBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden Deer / Outset of a Power StruggleBlack Eagles, if Byleth sides with Edelgard
Part II Silver Snow
Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant*Sword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Secret Merchant*The Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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