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Turning Traitor

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Turning Traitor

Cm fe08 10B.png

Location

Bethroen

New units

Duessel, Cormag

Boss(es)

Beran, Selena

Previous chapter(s)

Fort Rigwald

Next chapter(s)

Phantom Ship

Turning Traitor (Japanese: 不忠の徒 The Disloyal One) is the tenth chapter of Ephraim's route in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.

Plot

Main article: Turning Traitor/Script

As Ephraim marches to the capital of Grado, a messenger comes bearing news of Eirika; an uprising in Carcino put Innes in danger, and Eirika traveled to assist him. Ephraim reasons that the best way to help Eirika is to end the war by defeating Grado. Then, a minor earthquake occurs; Seth informs Ephraim that such quakes are common in Grado, and Ephraim remembers a similar quake when he first visited Grado.

At Bethroen, Selena catches up to Duessel; when he expresses reluctance to fight Ephraim, she informs him that he has been accused of treason and prepares to execute him. Duessel resists, and Selena instructs Cormag to drive them into the sea, though Cormag is reluctant to Fight Duessel.

As the battle starts, Valter arrives and relieves Selena of duty; he tells her Emperor Vigarde no longer finds her trustworthy enough to deal with Duessel. Selena departs for the capital to verify his claims, and Valter instates Beran to defeat Duessel and Ephraim. Cormag considers whether or not to attack Duessel, but eventually convinces himself to move out and fight.

During the Battle, Ephraim can talk to Duessel. Ephraim asks Duessel to go with him, but Duessel is reluctant, having served Grado his whole life, now branded a traitor; Ephraim convinces Duessel that living as a traitor will do Grado more good than accepting death, and Duessel agrees to go with him. Addtionally, Duessel or Tana can speak with Cormag. Duessel accepts Cormag's judgement as a knight sent to kill him, but Cormag cannot believe Duessel is a traitor at heart and joins him. Alternately, Tana gets Cormag to stop fighting, and attempts to understand why he is fighting Duessel; Cormag is frustrated by her refusal to leave him, but is convinced to speak with Duessel by her continued insistence.

If Beran is not defeated, after some time passes, he decides to flee, fearing Valter's anger at his failure to defeat Duessel or Ephraim. Duessel and Ephraim then reconvene, and Ephraim asks why Vigarde started the war. Duessel states that Vigarde changed significantly when Lyon created something he called the "Dark Stone", which he claimed to be more powerful than the Sacred Stones. Myrrh states that the dark power she felt may be able to corrupt people, and Duessel states that Lyon has the Dark Stone in the capital. Duessel insists on accompanying Ephraim to the capital, in spite of fighting his countryman. If Duessel's ally NPCs survived, they ask to accompany the Frelian Army to aid Duessel.

Seth informs Ephraim that a ship is being readied for them, and Ephraim orders his men to rest while they wait. Then, L'Arachel approaches Ephraim; L'Arachel informs him that a "phantom ship" is roaming the waters, scaring off sailors. L'Arachel then leaves with her retainers to find and defeat the phantom ship. Once she leaves, Ephraim's ship arrives, and his army prepares to set sail.

Beginning log

A former lance instructor to Ephraim, Grado's General Duessel often came to Renais as an emissary of his empire. Despite their stations, the two men share similar dispositions and a warm relationship. Why has Grado started this war? What is the miasma of evil emanating from the country? Ephraim believes that Duessel can answer these questions. It is this belief that propels Ephraim forward into Grado territory.

Chapter data

Easy/Normal Difficult

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Protect Duessel for 10 turns or defeat Beran Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Ephraim or Duessel dies 11+2 {{{partner}}} 4-1 24+19-1 {{{third}}}
Cm fe08 10B.png

Character data

Characters
New Units
Duessel
Portrait duessel fe08.png
Great Knight
HP
41
Inventory
Silver Axe
Steel Lance
Vulnerary
Level
8
NPC, talk to with Ephraim, or automatically at the end of the chapter if he survived
Cormag
Portrait cormag fe08.png
Wyvern Rider
HP
30
Inventory
Iron Lance
Killer Lance
Elysian Whip
Level
9
Enemy, talk to with Duessel or Tana
Returning Characters

Small portrait ephraim fe08.pngSmall portrait seth fe08.pngSmall portrait franz fe08.pngSmall portrait gilliam fe08.pngSmall portrait vanessa fe08.pngSmall portrait moulder fe08.pngSmall portrait ross fe08.pngSmall portrait garcia fe08.pngSmall portrait neimi fe08.pngSmall portrait colm fe08.pngSmall portrait artur fe08.pngSmall portrait lute fe08.pngSmall portrait natasha fe08.pngSmall portrait joshua fe08.pngSmall portrait forde fe08.pngSmall portrait kyle fe08.pngSmall portrait tana fe08.pngSmall portrait amelia fe08.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba lancereaver.png Lancereaver Dropped by enemy Myrmidon
Is gba horseslayer.png Horseslayer Dropped by enemy Cavalier (drops unequipped item)
Is gba javelin.png Javelin Dropped by enemy Cavalier (drops unequipped item)
Is gba killing edge.png Killing Edge Dropped by enemy Cavalier (drops unequipped item)
Is gba javelin.png Javelin Dropped by enemy Cavalier (drops unequipped item)
Is gba secret book.png Secret Book Dropped by enemy Fleet
Is gba torch staff.png Torch Visit northern village
Is gba hero crest.png Hero Crest Visit southern village
Is gba elysian whip.png Elysian Whip Dropped by Cormag or recruit him
Is gba knight crest.png Knight Crest Automatically at end of chapter if all NPCs survive

Shop data

Shop data

Armory Vendor

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Easy Normal Difficult

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Soldier Mercenary 7 1 19~20 4~5 8~9 8~9 0~1 4~5 0~1 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif Soldier Myrmidon 10 1 19~20 5~6 10~12 10~12 1~2 2~3 0~2 8 5 LancereaverThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Soldier Archer 9 1 20~22 5~6 4~5 4~5 1~2 3~4 0~1 7 5 Killer Bow
Does not move.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Soldier Fighter 10 2 23~25 7~9 3~4 5~6 0~1 2~3 0~1 11 5 Iron Axe
--
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Soldier Fighter 10 1 23~25 7~9 3~4 5~6 0~1 2~3 0~1 11 5 Hand Axe
--
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Soldier Wyvern Rider 8 2 22~23 8~9 3~5 5~7 0~1 8~9 0~1 10 7 Steel Lance
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 4.
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif Soldier Soldier 10 2 23~25 5~6 1~2 1~3 1~2 0~1 0~1 6 5 Iron Lance
--
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Soldier Archer 9 1 20~22 5~6 4~5 4~5 1~2 3~4 0~1 7 5 Iron Bow
Will not move until provoked.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Soldier Mercenary 10 3 21~23 5~7 9~11 9~10 1~2 4~6 0~2 9 5 Iron Sword
One will not move until provoked.
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif Soldier Pirate 9 2 21~23 5~7 3~4 6~8 0~1 3~4 0~1 10 5 Iron Axe
--
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif Soldier Pirate 9 1 21~23 5~7 3~4 6~8 0~1 3~4 0~1 10 5 Hand Axe
--
Ma gba fleet enemy.gif Soldier Fleet 10 1 22~24 2~3 2~4 3~4 0~1 5~6 0~1 25 3 Ballista
--
Ma gba fleet enemy.gif Soldier Fleet 10 1 22~24 2~3 2~4 3~4 0~1 5~6 0~1 25 3 Ballista Secret BookThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
--
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Soldier Cavalier 11 1 23~26 6~8 4~5 6~7 1~3 6~8 0~2 9 7 Javelin HorseslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Does not move.
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Soldier Cavalier 11 1 23~26 6~8 4~5 6~7 1~3 6~8 0~2 9 7 Javelin Killing EdgeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Does not move.
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif Soldier Shaman 10 1 23~25 6~7 3~5 6~7 1~2 6~7 0~1 9 7 Luna
Will not move until provoked.
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif Cormag Wyvern Rider 9 1 30 14 9 10 4 12 2 11 7 Iron Lance Killer Lance Elysian WhipThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 4.
Ma gba mage knight female enemy.gif Selena Mage Knight 8 1 38 13 13 16 10 11 17 6 7 Bolting Elfire
• Starts on a gate.
• Leaves the map on turn 1.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba ranger enemy.gif Beran Ranger 7 1 43 15 13 14 6 14 12 9 7 Lancereaver Killer Bow Longbow
Does not move; stands on a gate.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Soldier Mercenary 10 12 21~23 5~7 9~11 9~10 1~2 4~6 0~2 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Soldier Cavalier 10 2 21~23 5~7 9~11 9~10 1~2 4~6 0~2 9 5 Iron Lance
--
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Soldier Cavalier 10 2 21~23 5~7 9~11 9~10 1~2 4~6 0~2 9 5 Iron Sword
--
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif Soldier Cavalier 10 1 21~23 5~7 9~11 9~10 1~2 4~6 0~2 9 5 Steel Lance Javelin
--
Ma gba troubadour enemy.gif Soldier Troubadour 9 1 16~18 1~3 2~3 4~6 1~3 2~3 6~7 5 6 Physic Mend
--

Reinforcements

  • At the start of enemy phase 1
  • Turns 3–8
  • Turn 6
    • 5 (Easy/Normal)/7 (Difficult) Cavaliers from near ally starting positions
    • 1 Troubadour from near ally starting positions

NPC data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.
NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba great knight other.gif Duessel Great Knight 8 1 41 17 12 12 8 17 9 6 15 Silver Axe Steel Lance Vulnerary
• Will not move except to heal.
• Death results in a Game Over.
Ma gba cavalier other.gif Soldier Cavalier 10 2 25~28 7~9 5~7 7~8 2~4 7~8 1~2 9 7 Iron Lance Vulnerary
Will not move except to heal.
Ma gba cavalier other.gif Soldier Cavalier 11 1 26~29 8~9 5~7 7~9 2~4 7~8 1~2 9 7 Iron Sword Vulnerary
Will not move except to heal.

Boss data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.
Main article: Beran

Easy/Normal Difficult

Portrait beran fe08.png
Ma gba ranger enemy.gif Ranger
Level 7
Affinity Is gba iceaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 43 Luck 6
Strength 15 Defense 14
Skill 13 Resistance 12
Speed 14 Constitution 9
Movement 7 Aid 16
Inventory
Lancereaver
Killer Bow
Longbow
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif B GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif A
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --
Main article: Selena

Easy/Normal Difficult

Portrait selena fe08.png
Ma gba mage knight female enemy.gif Mage Knight
Level 8
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Stats
Max HP 38 Luck 10
Magic 13 Defense 11
Skill 13 Resistance 17
Speed 16 Constitution 6
Movement 7 Aid 14
Inventory
Bolting
Elfire
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif A GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif B
  • Note: Selena leaves after turn 1.

Strategy

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

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


Obtaining the Knight Crest at the end of the chapter requires that all of Duessel's units survive. As such, deploying mounted units to handle the pirates southward is highly recommended. Being a survival chapter, it is not required to kill Beran, and one may want to obtain the horseslayer, killing edge, and even the secret book before doing so if they wish. Cormag will stay away from the battle until turn 4, so speaking with Duessel or even deploying Tana is key to recruiting him.

While it is improbable for Duessel to fall unless poor decisions are made, his defeat will result in a Game Over.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Turning Traitor

--

Japanese

不忠の徒

The Disloyal One

Spanish

Alta traición

High Treason

French

Trahison

Treason

German

Verrat

Treason

Italian

Un traditore

A traitor

Gallery


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Fort Rigwald Turning Traitor Phantom Ship
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map