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To War

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This article is about the chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. For the chapters in Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, see To War! (Azure Gleam) and To War! (Golden Wildfire).
To War

Ss fe16 chapter 12 mural.png
Mural used to introduce the Lone Moon.

New units

Seteth; Catherine, Cyril, Hilda Black Eagles, if siding with the church

Previous chapter(s)

Throne of Knowledge

Next chapter(s)

Reunion at Dawn

Everybody here, young and old, is in your hands.
— Rhea

To War (Japanese: 戦乱の幕開け Opening of a War) is the twelfth chapter of Fire Emblem: Three Houses if Byleth was not a Black Eagle who sided with Edelgard in the previous chapter, and the final chapter of Part I.

Plot

Main articles: To War/Script (Church of Seiros), To War/Script (Blue Lions), and To War/Script (Golden Deer)

Shamir reports that Edelgard's forces are going to meet up with the main Imperial army and invade Garreg Mach Monastery in two week's time. Rhea orders Byleth to assume her duties if something should happen to her in the upcoming battle. Afterwards, Seteth demands that Rhea explain just what Byleth is, and Rhea reveals that Byleth is the vessel for the progenitor god and that they will eventually become one with the power within and resurrect said god. Two weeks pass, and the Adrestian army arrives with Edelgard at its head. A climatic battle ensues, and Byleth seemingly gets the upper hand against Edelgard, but she calls in reinforcements led by Lord Arundel. Rhea entrusts the safety of the Garreg Mach citizens to Byleth, declares that she will not allow a repeat of the Red Canyon tragedy, transforms into a colossal dragon, and decimates the Imperial forces. Several Demonic Beasts attack and put Rhea on the back foot, but Byleth reinforces her after they evacuate the Officers Academy students. Suddenly, Thales appears and knocks Byleth into a deep ravine. As narrated by Jeralt, Adrestia wins the Battle of Garreg Mach and forces the Knights of Seiros to surrender, and Rhea goes missing. The Empire then begins a full-scale war with Faerghus and Leicester.

Calendar - Lone Moon

Lone Moon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 2
Saint Indech Day Is ns01 special day.png
3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Ignatz's Birthday Is ns01 birthday yellow.png
15
Chapter starts here
16 17
Story Event Is ns01 story event.png
18 19 20
Constance's Birthday Is ns01 birthday yellow.png
21
Free Day Is ns01 free day.png
Choir Festival Is ns01 choir.png
22
Instruct Is ns01 instruct.png
23 24 25 26 27
Shamir's Birthday Is ns01 birthday yellow.png
28
Free Day Is ns01 free day.png
Rare Monster Sighting Is ns01 rare monster sighting.png
29
Story Event Is ns01 story event.png
30 31
Imperial Invasion Is ns01 story battle.png

Character data

Black Eagles Black Eagles, if siding with the church Blue Lions Blue Lions Golden Deer Golden Deer

Characters
New Units
Seteth
Small portrait seteth fe16.png
Wyvern Rider
HP
48
Inventory
Iron Lance
Intermediate Seal
Level
23
Automatically from the start
Catherine
Small portrait catherine fe16.png
Swordmaster
HP
46
Inventory
Iron Sword
Intermediate Seal
Level
21
Automatically from the start
Shamir
Small portrait shamir fe16.png
Sniper
HP
39
Inventory
Iron Bow
Intermediate Seal
Level
21
Automatically from the start if she was not recruited previously
Cyril
Small portrait cyril fe16.png
Commoner
HP
35
Inventory
Iron Axe
Intermediate Seal
Level
21
Automatically from the start
Hilda
Small portrait hilda fe16.png
Brigand
HP
49
Inventory
Iron Axe
Vulnerary
Bullion
Level
23
Talk to her with high enough Charm and Axe stats
Returning Characters

Byleth f 02 ​Ferdinand ​Linhardt ​Caspar ​Bernadetta ​Dorothea ​Petra ​Felix ​Ashe ​Sylvain ​Mercedes ​Annette ​Ingrid ​Lorenz ​Raphael ​Ignatz ​Lysithea ​Marianne ​Leonie ​Constance ​Balthus ​Hapi ​Yuri ​Anna ​Shamir ​Flayn ​Hanneman ​Manuela ​Alois ​

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 bullion.png Gold Monthly stipend
Is ns01 lance.png Silver Lance Tournament prize
Is ns01 shield.png Steel Shield Quest reward: Eagle Eye
Is ns01 potion.png Elixir Quest reward: Eagle Eye
Is ns01 lance.png Crescent Sickle Dropped by enemy Cavalier in The Battle of Garreg Mach
Is ns01 seal.png Dark Seal Dropped by the Death Knight in The Battle of Garreg Mach

Strategy

Main article: To War/The Battle of Garreg Mach

Be warned that 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. Also note that at the end of the chapter, all of your inventory items will be automatically fully repaired, so feel free to cut loose during the final battle.

On the Azure Moon and Verdant Wind route, note that when Dimitri or Claude return in the next chapter, they will be automatically reclassed to their respective advanced class, and there will not be an opportunity to change their class again until Chapter 14. If they were using a magic-wielding class beforehand, they will lose access to their spells for the entirety of the next chapter, as their advanced classes—High Lord and Wyvern Master—are incapable of wielding magic. Lastly, it is suggested to avoid training Dimitri's or Claude's authority levels during the chapter unless they can surpass their current rank before the end of the month; at the start of Chapter 13, their authority will be increased to C if it is below that, but due to an oversight, any skill points they have gathered toward their next authority level will be lost at the start of the next chapter, even if they have higher than C authority.

Trivia

  • The route split at the end of this chapter is the first one in the franchise to be determined by a decision made in a previous chapter, in this case the choice of which house to lead at the beginning of Chapter 1.

Etymology and other languages

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

To War

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Japanese

戦乱の幕開け

Opening of a War; this parallels the Japanese name of Outset of a Power Struggle, the corresponding chapter if the player sides with Edelgard.

Spanish

¡Es la guerra!

It is war!

French

La guerre est déclarée

War is declared

German

In den Krieg

In the War

Italian

Guerra!

War!

Korean

전란의 개막

Start of a war

Simplified Chinese

揭开战乱序幕

Prelude to the chaos of war

Traditional Chinese

揭開戰亂序幕

Prelude to the chaos of war

Gallery


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References

← Throne of Knowledge • To War • Reunion at Dawn →
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 Abysskeeper*Duke AegirLord ArundelCount BergliezCount HevringCount GloucesterCount VarleyFlecheGatekeeperDuke GerthGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertMargrave GautierMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisLord ArundelBiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicBaron DominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisBaron Ochs*OdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering 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
White Clouds
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 Struggle Black 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 Paralogues Part I Black Market Scheme*A Cursed Relic*Death TollDividing the World Black Eagles, if Byleth sides against EdelgardBlue LionsGolden DeerFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerAn Ocean ViewOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant* Blue LionsGolden DeerSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak Blue Lions
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth Crimson FlowerDividing the World Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindEternal Guardian Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Face Beneath Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable Crimson FlowerLegend of the LakeRetribution Silver SnowAzure MoonVerdant WindThe Secret Merchant* Crimson FlowerThe Silver Maiden Azure MoonThe Sleeping Sand Legend Verdant WindWeathervanes of Fódlan Azure Moon
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
Cindered Shadows
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 Fódlan (AbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicester) • AlmyraBrigidDagdaSrengZahras
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
Related topics Music LibraryName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes) • Pre-release informationUnused contentDownloadable contentList of questsClass mastery