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Victims of War

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Adlas Plains




Fog of war

Don't worry. Everything is under control. I've brought along a certain something from Renais. It will negate whatever futile resistance they offer.
— Novala to Riev

Victims of War (Japanese: 憎悪の泥濘 Mire of Hatred) is the sixth chapter of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Eirika continues her journey south. She witnesses one of the horrors of war inflicted on the innocent and a secret held closely by the royal bloodline of Renais.


Main article: Victims of War/Script

After the game's short narrative detour to Ephraim's exploits, Eirika continues her southward journey to Grado in search of answers. She is spurred further by the dark news she received from Natasha regarding the Sacred Stones and Grado's intent to destroy them.

Wishing to avoid more conflict with Grado, Eirika opts for a more remote region to travel through. However, this proves unfruitful, and she is located by a small Grado force regardless, having been followed after the clash at Serafew.

Away from the beaten path, Riev and Novala discuss their course of action; they must capture Eirika and her bracelet. Novala reassures Riev that he has a certain something from Renais that will guarantee his victory. Riev is placated with this news, and departs, saying he has a mountain of tasks to attend to. Novala is off-put by so plainly being called a servant, and, after Riev's departure, expresses that he will take Riev's place at their master's side after his successful capture of the Princess of Renais.

A few moments later, Novala appears before Eirika and her companions, startling them. Novala quickly demands Eirika's bracelet and for her and her group to discard their weapons. Novala tells Erika that her brother Ephraim was defeated and rots in Renvall's dungeons. Eirika refuses to believe Novala's words. Novala, seeing that the conversation is going nowhere, displays a prisoner, a child from Renais, and demands Eirika's bracelet for the child's life. Eirika then surrenders her bracelet to Novala, despite Seth's protests. Novala then demands, again, that they surrender their weapons as well, however Seth steps in and directly refuses this request. Novala commends Seth for not being a complete fool, and announces his hostages have no further use. After a moment he decides to have them transported to a nearby valley, where bael are said to live, to Eirika's and the villagers's horror.

Novala is positively amused by everyone's reactions, though Eirika steels her will and confronts Novala, calling him the heartless craven he is. Novala brushes off her words, saying all is fair in war, and that her words mean nothing. Novala then warps himself to the far side of the valley, laughing, and sets his troops on Eirika's force.

Eirika is successful in defeating Novala's underlings and Novala himself. Seth then approaches Eirika, having recovered her bracelet from Novala, and tells Eirika the significance of the bracelet; it is half of the key used to unlock the chamber that Renais' Sacred Stone is hidden in. Seth is deeply concerned by Grado desiring Eirikia's bracelet, as this information is supposed to only be known to the Royal family of Renais. Eirika, feeling that time is of the essence, immediately resumes her journey south to rescue Ephraim.

If the three villagers survived the chapter, they will gift Eirika an Orion's Bolt at the conclusion of the battle.

Beginning Log

Eirika suppresses her feelings of unease and continues to search for her brother. Passing through Serafew, the group crosses into the Grado Empire. From here forward, there is no doubt that they are walking through hostile territory. In hopes of avoiding unnecessary trouble, Eirika and company head for a sparsely populated region of Grado. However, it is too late. Their movements are already being tracked.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Novala Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Eirika dies 10 3 24
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Character Data

New Units
Returning Characters

Small portrait eirika 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.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba antitoxin.png Antitoxin Visit village
Is gba orion's bolt.png Orion's Bolt Automatically at end of chapter if all civilians survive
Is gba halberd.png Halberd Dropped by fighter (cannot get at the same time as the Iron Axe)
Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe Dropped by fighter (cannot get at the same time as the Halberd)
Is gba iron blade.png Iron Blade Dropped by mercenary
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by troubadour

Enemy Data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Soldier Archer 6 1 Is gba iron bow.pngIron Bow
Ma gba bael enemy.gif
Monster Bael 1 1 Is gba poison claw.pngPoison Claw
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 6 1 Is gba iron sword.pngIron Sword
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 6 1 Is gba iron lance.pngIron Lance
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 7 1 Is gba iron blade.pngIron Blade
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Soldier Fighter 5 1 Is gba iron axe.pngIron AxeIs gba halberd.pngHalberdThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Soldier Fighter 6 1 Is gba steel axe.pngSteel Axe
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Soldier Fighter 6 1 Is gba poison axe.pngPoison Axe
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 6 2 Is gba iron lance.pngIron Lance
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 6 1 Is gba horseslayer.pngHorseslayerIs gba javelin.pngJavelin
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Soldier Mage 6 1 Is gba thunder.pngThunder
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Soldier Mercenary 6 1 Is gba iron sword.pngIron Sword
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Soldier Mercenary 6 1 Is gba iron blade.pngIron BladeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma gba priest enemy.gif
Soldier Priest 6 1 Is gba mend.pngMend
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Soldier Shaman 6 1 Is gba flux.pngFlux
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 6 1 Is gba iron lance.pngIron Lance
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 7 1 Is gba iron lance.pngIron LanceIs gba javelin.pngJavelin
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 7 4 Is gba iron lance.pngIron Lance
Ma gba troubadour enemy.gif
Soldier Troubadour 6 1 Is gba mend.pngMendIs gba elixir.pngElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Novala Shaman 10 1 Is gba flux.pngFlux
Name Class Lv # Inventory

NPC Data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory
Ma gba civilian male01 other.gif
Renais Cit. Civilian 1 1 Nothing
Ma gba civilian female01 other.gif
Renais Cit. Civilian 1 1 Nothing
Ma gba civilian female02 other.gif
Renais Cit. Civilian 1 1 Nothing
Name Class Lv # Inventory

Boss Data

Main article: Novala

Easy/Normal Mode Hard Mode

Portrait novala fe08.png
Level 10
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Max HP 28 Luck 7
Magic 10 Defense 5
Skill 8 Resistance 9
Speed 6 Constitution 7
Movement 5 Aid 6
Is gba flux.png Flux
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif C GBARankStaff.gif --


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Send Vanessa to the east as fast as possible to guard the civilians; they will die without intervention. It is also possible to kill Novala before the Bael is close enough to kill the villagers; this generally would involve ignoring most of the enemies and making a beeline for Novala with Seth.

The soldier with the Halberd will always drop the last weapon in his inventory, and he will most commonly attack with the Halberd so you only get a rather common Iron Axe. To counter this and get the valuable Halberd, have Franz and/or Seth bum rush him before he can attack.


Ephraim, Kyle and Forde regrouping at Adlas Plains during chapter 5x.
  • A cutscene in chapter 5x shows that Eirika had only barely missed encountering Ephraim at Adlas Plains.
  • Even if the player manages to save all three civilians, only two of the civilians (the girl and the woman) are shown thanking Eirika for saving them in the chapter's ending scenes.
  • In the prototype Novala simply kills the child and other villagers after Eirika surrenders her bracelet; the player has no opportunity to save them.
  • During the ending scenes Seth refers to Novala by name despite Novala never disclosing it to anyone in Eirika's group.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Victms of War Presumably refers to the civilians who are taken hostage and possibly die during the events of the chapter.
Japanese 憎悪の泥濘 Mire of Hatred


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Unbroken Heart Victims of War Waterside Renvall

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'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!
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 ComicName chartPre-release information (Prototype buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimeline