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Valorous Roland

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Valorous Roland

Cm fe07 28.png

Location

Ostia

New units

Nils

Boss(es)

Georg

...I am one of... Sir Roland's... warriors...Georg......You trespass here... I will...cut...you down...
— Georg

Valorous Roland (Japanese: 勇者ローラン The Hero Roland) is chapter 28 of Eliwood's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Plot

Main article: Valorous Roland/Script

At the Dragon’s Gate, Nergal demands that Ninian open the gate, though she says nor does anything in response. Nergal clarifies that he was not asking for her consent and attempts to force her to do as he wills; however, Ninian resists Nergal’s power and suddenly transforms into a large figure that overshadows her captor. Ninian seizes her opportunity and escapes. Nergal taunts the girl as she flees towards Eliwood’s location, warning that her true form will deny her the affections of her beloved as well as any place she could call home.

A dragon appears before Eliwood and Hector.

Meanwhile, Eliwood, Hector, and Lyn have entered the shrine of the legendary Roland in pursuit of his famed regalia, Durandal. The cave is lined with lava and pillars of flame, leading the lords to doubt that a shrine could truly exist in a place so inhospitable to life. Athos plainly explains that the legendary weapons needed to be protected from those with evil hearts, meriting the extreme security measures. Athos then warns Eliwood that the sword is guarded by those who fought in The Scouring and that due to the danger inherent to the trial, Eliwood cannot bring very many allies though he must approach the altar alone regardless of who accompanies him. Eliwood boldly takes to the battlefield with his chosen allies, thus, beginning the trial.

Nils finds out what happened.

Once Eliwood manages to bypass Georg and approach the altar, Athos calls out the spirit of the hero Roland. Athos informs him of the group’s need for the legendary weapons used in The Scouring and asks that he bless Eliwood, one of his descendants, with strength enough to see their task through. Roland grants Athos’ request and bestows his blessing onto Eliwood in the form of Durandal.

Eliwood steps outside of the shrine, Durandal in hand and prepared to set out for the Dragon’s Gate when suddenly, Durandal begins to glow and an Ice Dragon appears in front of the group. Without hesitation, Eliwood, guided by Durandal, strikes the dragon down in a single blow. As the dragon lay dying on the ground, Athos notices something is wrong but is prevented from telling the rest of the group by Nergal’s sudden appearance. Nergal claims Ninian proved to be useless to him and has come to take Nils as a substitute. Before anyone can act, Nergal teleports Nils to his side and puts him to sleep so he cannot resist. Eliwood demands to know what Nergal did with Ninian. To the surprise of the lords, Nergal responds that he did nothing; in fact, Eliwood disposed of Ninian for him as he, moments before his arrival, killed her with Durandal. When Ninian returned to her true form as an ice dragon, she lost her memories and wandered lost, though she still managed to retain her affections for Eliwood and sought him out to be reunited with him only to die at his hands. Fatally wounded, Ninian uses the last of her power to take her human form once again. Eliwood rushes to her side and Ninian with her dying breath tells Eliwood that she is glad he remains unharmed and to protect Elibe from Nergal. Eliwood is beside himself with grief and regret and can do nothing but cry over Ninian's body. Nergal, seemingly satisfied with shattering Eliwood’s spirit, attempts to depart with Nils, however, Athos delays his departure by attacking him with Forblaze. Nergal takes barely any damage from the powerful tome and boldly proclaims that his power has become so great that no legendary weapon can do him harm. Nergal then leaves without Nils, claiming he does so out of respect for the man Athos used to be and their long-since deceased friendship. Soon after, Nils awakens from his induced slumber only to see the dead body of his sister and fall into a similar state of grief to Eliwood.

Beginning log

A mountain cave on the outskirts of Ostia. Here, a sacred weapon lies waiting, the seal guarding it broken. However, to retrieve the weapon, one must pass a trial. A long, seemingly uncrossable distance... Eliwood must overcome the challenge with the help of his friends. Eliwood's true strength will soon be sorely tested.

Chapter data

Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Claim a space Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 5 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 26 {{{third}}}
Cm fe07 28.png

Character data

Characters
New Units
Nils
Portrait nils fe07.png
Bard
HP
14
Level
1
Automatically before preparations
Returning Characters

Small portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.pngSmall portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait guy fe07.pngSmall portrait erk fe07.pngSmall portrait priscilla fe07.pngSmall portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.pngSmall portrait raven fe07.pngSmall portrait lucius fe07.pngSmall portrait canas fe07.pngSmall portrait dart fe07.pngSmall portrait fiora fe07.pngSmall portrait legault fe07.pngSmall portrait isadora fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait heath fe07.pngSmall portrait hawkeye fe07.pngSmall portrait wallace fe07.pngSmall portrait geitz fe07.pngSmall portrait pent fe07.pngSmall portrait louise fe07.pngSmall portrait karel fe07.pngSmall portrait harken fe07.pngSmall portrait nino fe07.pngSmall portrait jaffar fe07.pngSmall portrait vaida fe07.png

Nils will inherit Ninian's items and stats.
Merlinus cannot be deployed in this chapter.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by enemy Warrior
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by enemy Warrior (Normal Mode only)
Is gba rapier.png Rapier Dropped by enemy Myrmidon
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by enemy Knight
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by enemy Druid (Normal Mode only)
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Shaman (Hard Mode only)
Is gba tomahawk.png Tomahawk Dropped by Georg
Is gba pure water.png Pure Water Steal from enemy Mage
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from enemy Fighter

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.

Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str/Mag Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif Guardian Warrior 3 1 35~39 11~15 6~9 7~10 0 6~8 1~3 13 6 Hand Axe ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif Guardian Warrior 1 1 34~37 11~13 6~8 7~9 0 6~7 1~2 13 6 Hand Axe ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Does not move.
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif Guardian Myrmidon 10 1 21~24 6~8 12~14 12~14 0 3~4 1~3 8 5 Steel Sword RapierThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba knight enemy.gif Guardian Knight 10 1 23~26 8~10 4~6 1~2 0 11~12 1~3 13 4 Javelin ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Does not move.
Ma gba druid enemy.gif Guardian Druid 2 1 22~25 10~13 5~8 5~8 0 4~7 8~11 8 6 Flux ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Guardian Mage 10 1 20~22 5~7 5~7 5~7 0 3~4 5~7 6 5 Thunder Pure Water
--
Ma gba knight enemy.gif Guardian Knight 10 1 23~26 8~10 4~6 1~2 0 11~12 1~3 13 4 Steel Lance
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Guardian Archer 10 4 23~26 6~8 6~8 5~7 0 4~5 1~2 7 5 Steel Bow
The westernmost one moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba sniper female enemy.gif Guardian Sniper 3 1 25~28 8~11 8~11 8~11 0 6~8 4~7 6 6 Longbow Silver Bow
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Guardian Mage 10 2 20~22 5~7 5~7 5~7 0 3~4 5~7 6 5 Elfire
--
Ma gba mage enemy.gif Guardian Mage 10 2 20~22 5~7 5~7 5~7 0 3~4 5~7 6 5 Thunder
The central one moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba monk enemy.gif Guardian Monk 10 1 21~24 3~5 3~5 4~6 0 1~2 8~10 6 5 Lightning
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Guardian Fighter 10 2 26~29 9~11 4~6 6~8 0 3~4 1~2 11 5 Steel Axe
--
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Guardian Mercenary 10 1 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Steel Blade
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Guardian Fighter 10 1 26~29 9~11 4~6 6~8 0 3~4 1~2 11 5 Steel Axe Vulnerary
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba archer enemy.gif Guardian Archer 10 1 23~26 6~8 6~8 5~7 0 4~5 1~2 7 5 Longbow
--
Ma gba sage enemy.gif Guardian Sage 3 1 23~27 8~12 6~9 5~8 0 5~8 8~11 7 6 Elfire Bolting
Moves to attack units in range.
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif Guardian Mercenary 10 1 24~27 7~9 11~13 10~12 0 5~6 1~3 9 5 Steel Sword
--
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif Guardian Fighter 10 1 26~29 9~11 4~6 6~8 0 3~4 1~2 11 5 Hand Axe
Does not move.
Ma gba berserker fe7 enemy.gif Georg Berserker 15 1 60 27 17 13 0 18 21 15 6 TomahawkThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Moves to attack units in range; starts on the tile Eliwood must reach to end the chapter.

Boss data

Main article: Georg
Portrait georg fe07.png
Ma gba berserker fe7 enemy.gif Berserker
Level 15
Affinity --
Stats
Max HP 60 Luck 0
Strength 27 Defense 18
Skill 17 Resistance 21
Speed 13 Constitution 15
Movement 6 Aid 14
Inventory
TomahawkThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe S GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Strategy

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

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Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Valorous Roland

Refers to one of the heroes that fought in the Scouring, Roland.

Japanese

勇者ローラン

The Hero Roland

German

Heldenmütiger Roland

Heroic Roland

Gallery

Prototype

Images from the Fire Emblem 0206 and 0219 prototypes.
Cog of Destiny Valorous Roland Sands of Time
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPherae) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Black Fang (Four Fangs) • Fire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaMorphsQuintessenceThe Scouring
Related topics List of version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline