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Vortex of Strategy

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Vortex of Strategy

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Vortex of Strategy (Japanese: 謀略の渦 Vortex of Strategy) is a chapter in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade; it is the eighth chapter in Lyn's tale. In this chapter, Lyndis continues her march towards Caelin, but she is ambushed by a squad of Lundgren's troops commanded by Yogi. This chapter introduces the concepts of reaver weapons and ballistae.


Lyndis and her troop continue towards Caelin, and Kent reveals that they are about two days away if they hurry. However, Nils senses danger and instructs Lyndis to stay put - she barely avoids an attack from a ballista. Sain explains what ballistae are and warns Florina to stay aground lest she get caught. Lyndis asks Wil if he can use a ballista, and he responds that he should be able to figure it out. The group confronts and defeats Yogi, the commander of the enemy forces. After they are routed, Matthew returns from his investigation of a nearby village. He reveals that rumor has it that Marquess Hausen is being poisoned by Lundgren and that Lundgren has claimed Caelin for his own. Lundgren has declared Lyndis to be an imposter and Sain and Kent traitors to Caelin. Lyndis realizes she needs a plan and decides to visit Eliwood for help.

Beginning log

“Passing through Araphen and Khathelet, Lyn and her friends arrive in Caelin. However, Caelin is now under the rule of Lord Lundgren. Lundgren's henchmen lay in wait to assassinate Lyn. They wait for her approach and ready a special weapon.”

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout enemy Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Lyn dies 9 0 14+4
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Character data

New Units
Returning Characters

Small portrait lyn fe07.pngSmall portrait kent fe07.pngSmall portrait sain fe07.pngSmall portrait florina fe07.pngSmall portrait wil fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait erk fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait nils fe07.pngSmall portrait lucius fe07.png

  • Note: Although you can manage Matthew's inventory during this level, he cannot be deployed due to the plot.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba lancereaver.png Lancereaver Visit village

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Caelin Brigand 2 1 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --
Ma gba brigand enemy.gif
Caelin Brigand 1 1 Is gba swordreaver.png Swordreaver --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Caelin Soldier 2 2 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Caelin Soldier 1 1 Is gba axereaver.png Axereaver --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Caelin Mercenary 1 1 Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Caelin Mercenary 1 1 Is gba lancereaver.png Lancereaver --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Caelin Cavalier 2 2 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Caelin Archer 1 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Caelin Archer 2 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Caelin Mage 1 1 Is gba fire.png Fire --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Caelin Shaman 1 1 Is gba flux.png Flux --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Yogi Knight 6 1 Is gba axereaver.png Axereaver --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Caelin Soldier 2 4 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --

Boss data

Main article: Yogi
Portrait yogi fe07.png
Level 6
Affinity --
Max HP 25 Luck 2
Strength 9 Defense 11
Skill 7 Resistance 1
Speed 3 Constitution 12
Movement 4 Aid 11
Is gba axereaver.png Axereaver
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif C Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


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

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The ballista is the main source of problems in this chapter. One particularly gutsy strategy to defeat it and claim it for your own is to defy Sain's advice and use Nils and Florina to kill its operator. This will put Florina in the sights of the other archer, but if she is well trained, she can survive a hit from him and only lose about half of her health.

Yogi is an easy boss. His Axereaver, although unique, is a poor choice of weapon for an armored knight. He can quickly and easily be dispatched with Lyn's Mani Katti, or Erk or Lucius can use their magic and range advantage for an easy kill.


Etymology and other languages

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Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Vortex of Strategy
Japanese 謀略の渦 Vortex of Strategy
Spanish Vorágine estratégica
French Vortex stratégique Strategic Vortex
German Im Wirbel der Strategie In the Vortex of Strategy


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Siblings Abroad Vortex of Strategy A Grim Reunion
The Black Shadow

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelmanJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieRoySophiaUtherZephiel
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 regional version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Prototype build 0205Prototype build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline