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What Lies Beneath

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What Lies Beneath

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Location

Abyss

New units

Yuri, Balthus, Constance, Hapi

Boss(es)

Death Knight

I was just heading off to ambush our attackers. You'll help with that, won't you?
— Yuri

What Lies Beneath is the second chapter of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion Cindered Shadows.

Plot

Main article: What Lies Beneath/Script

Byleth and their companions make their way to the main residential district of Abyss and speak with the residents there. Afterwards, Yuri approaches them, explains that he has lured the invading mercenaries into an ambush, and asks them to aid in defeating them. The group travels to the ambush point, an underground arena, and engage the mercenaries in battle. During the fight, the Death Knight appears and begins attacking both sides indiscriminately, but the heroes nevertheless prevail.

After the battle, a lone straggler makes a final attempt to kill Yuri, but he is rescued by Aelfric, overseer of Abyss. Aelfric introduces himself to the surface-dwellers and explains that Abyss is a refuge for those who have nowhere else to go, such as persecuted minorities and the sick and elderly. He asks Byleth to take the Ashen Wolves under their wing, reveals that he was once acquainted with Byleth's parents, and offers to share stories of them later on.

Character data

Characters
New Units
Yuri
Small portrait yuri fe16.png
Trickster
HP
35
Level
20
Automatically from battle preparations
Balthus
Small portrait balthus fe16.png
War Monk
HP
50
Level
20
Automatically from battle preparations
Constance
Small portrait constance fe16.png
Dark Flier
HP
33
Level
20
Automatically from battle preparations
Hapi
Small portrait hapi fe16.png
Valkyrie
HP
37
Level
20
Automatically from battle preparations
Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth m fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait dimitri fe16.pngSmall portrait claude fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda fe16.png

Item data

At the beginning of the chapter, the Sword of the Creator automatically has 5 uses restored.

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 sword.png Rusted Sword (Iron Sword) Scrap Heap
Is ns01 lance.png Rusted Lance (Iron Lance) Scrap Heap
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Holy Knight in Ambush in the Arena
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Assassin in Ambush in the Arena
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by reinforcement enemy Assassin in Ambush in the Arena
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by reinforcement enemy Valkyrie in Ambush in the Arena
Is ns01 lance.png Crescent Sickle Dropped by the Death Knight
Is ns01 ore.png Smithing Stone (×10) Automatically at the end of the chapter

Strategy

Main article: What Lies Beneath/Ambush in the Arena

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English What Lies Beneath --

Gallery


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References


The Fourth House What Lies Beneath The Rite of Rising


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 Duke AegirFlecheIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderRandolphRheaRodrigueSeirosSothisTomas
Bosses AcheronAelfric*BiasBlaiddydCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFlame EmperorFerdinandFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSolonThalesWandering 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 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 StruggleBlack 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 Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the WorldFalling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsSword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak
Part II Darkness Beneath the EarthEternal GuardianThe Face BeneathForeign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountableLegend of the LakeRetributionThe Secret Merchant*The Silver MaidenThe Sleeping Sand LegendWeathervanes of Fódlan
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
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 FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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