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Young Squires

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Young Squires

Cm fe12 prologue 2.png



New units



Luke, Roderick

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It's a challenge, man-to-man! Kris, you're not afraid to fight me, are you?
— Luke, to Kris

Young Squires is the second chapter in the prologue of Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.


Main article: Young Squires/Script

Kris and Katarina are placed together in the 7th Platoon along with the cavalrymen Luke and Roderick and the archer Ryan. Jagen orders the group to designate a leader; Luke volunteers himself, and Katarina suggests Kris. To settle the debate, the two engage in mock combat, with Luke taking Roderick as an ally and Kris taking Ryan. Luke and Roderick's poor teamwork spells their swift downfall, and Kris is named commander of the 7th Platoon.

Chapter data

Normal Hard/Maniac/Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy
Defeat: Kris dies 2 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 1+1
Cm fe12 prologue 2.png
Map dimensions:
9 columns by 6 rows

Character data

New units
Portrait ryan fe12.png
Iron Bow
Automatically from turn 1
Required characters
Kris f ​
Available characters

Enemy data

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 cavalier enemy.gif Luke Cavalier 1 1 20 7 0 5 7 4 5 0 9 Iron Sword
Will not initiate combat.
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Prf Def Res Cha Lck Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ds02 cavalier enemy.gif Roderick Cavalier 1 1 20 5 0 5 6 5 4 0 9 Iron Lance
Will not initiate combat until the player does so.


  • Note: These reinforcements are on the map from the beginning on Hard mode and up.
  • End of the turn Luke is defeated
    • Roderick appears in the southwest fort of the map

Boss data

Stats with a decimal can vary randomly; the decimal represents the chance for the stat to increase to the nearest integer, or otherwise be truncated.
Main article: Luke

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait luke fe12.png
Ma ds02 cavalier enemy.gif Cavalier
Level 1
Movement 9
Max HP 20 Speed 7
Strength 7 Luck 4
Magic 0 Defense 5
Skill 5 Resistance 0
Iron Sword
Weapon Levels
Swords E Lances D Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --
Main article: Roderick

Normal Hard Maniac Lunatic

Portrait roderick fe12.png
Ma ds02 cavalier enemy.gif Cavalier
Level 1
Movement 9
Max HP 20 Speed 6
Strength 5 Luck 5
Magic 0 Defense 4
Skill 5 Resistance 0
Iron Lance
Weapon Levels
Swords D Lances E Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --


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

Your new unit is Ryan the Archer. His stats are a bit below average, but his ability to attack from two range without retaliation is invaluable on Lunatic Reverse and he also supports Kris, which is good.

Your biggest advantage in this map is that Luke is a glory-hungry idiot who charges in ahead of Roderick. On turn 1, move Ryan onto a nearby fort and move Kris nearby. Luke will overextend himself attacking Ryan, who is just tanky enough to survive two attacks from Luke with a round of fort healing. On turn 2, have Ryan and Kris tag-team Luke. Make sure to have Kris take the fort - you don't want Luke to get its healing. Finish Luke on turn 3, and use the forts to patch yourself up. If things go sideways, you can always heal with a Vulnerary. Then use Kris to pull Roderick and waste him. He's noticeably weaker than Luke, so you shouldn't have trouble. Once again, due to the ease of this map, you can probably get away with resetting to get a good level up for Kris.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
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Young Squires

Known by this name in the New Mystery of the Emblem patch.



Young Squires



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