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A Glimpse in Time

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A Glimpse in Time

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Dread Isle


Fog of war



...You're good children. Both of you. I'll come for you. I'll be back...
— A man.

A Glimpse in Time (Japanese: 時の垣間 A Glimpse in Time) is chapter 19x pt 2 of Hector's tale and is the second chapter exclusive to his tale. This chapter reveals a bit about the past.

The requirements to access this chapter, while not particularly difficult, are somewhat obscure. Nils must have reached level 7 during his time in Lyn's tale and Kishuna must have been defeated in chapter 19x. Nils' level requirement is generally what prevents most players from accessing this chapter without knowing the requirements beforehand.


Main article: A Glimpse in Time/Script

The chapter opens with a flashback featuring three people, an older man, a young boy, and a young girl. The older man is a shaman. The man tells his children that he is going in search of someone named Aenir, and that they have enough food for ten days. The man tells them that if he does not return in ten days that they should leave through the Dragon's Gate.

The man leaves, while the two children beg for him to stay.

Hector, Eliwood, and Lyn follow Ninian into the forest. Eventually, Ninian arrives at some ruins resembling those appearing in the opening flashback. Lyn finally catches up with Ninian, and asks her what is wrong. Ninian is enthralled by the ruins, finding them incredibly familiar. Hector and Eliwood are very confused as to why Ninian would be familiar with anything on the Dread Isle.

Hector is still focused on traveling to the Dragon's Gate, though Lyn calls him insensitive, she thinks they should give Ninian some time here, as it may help her recover her memories. Hector insists that they are in a hurry, but Eliwood agrees with Lyn, leaving Hector in a bit of a huff.

After a while, a druid approaches from a nearby hallway, greeting them. He introduces himself as a weary traveler. The druid and Hector's group agree that resting in the ruins together is alright for the time being. Hector asks the druid if he knows anything about these ruins, and the druid is quite enthusiastic to tell them.

The ruins date back from the time of the Scouring, 1000 years ago. During that time an incredibly powerful sorcerer lived there. The ruins caught his interest due to several tomes from the time period remaining within the ruins, providing a wealth of knowledge for his craft. The druid explains some of the requirements to become powerful with dark magic, sacrificing one's self, and mentions the hero and master of dark magic Bramimond.

The druid ends their conversation by stating Eliwood's name, which immediately puts the group on edge, as only members of the Black Fang after them would know their names. The man-Teodor-is happy to have the weakened company of his targets.

Teodor warps further into the ruins, and a black fog shrouds the ruins. Ninian seems to have also wandered off again in the confusion. Battle preparations occurs at this point.

Nothing of particular note occurs during the battle, Teodor and his Black Fang subordinates are routed.

The picture Ninian finds in the library and intently stares at

Hector and the others continue their search for Ninian. Lyn finds Ninian deeper in the ruins, in what seems to be a library, though Lyn did not bring Ninian out with her. Hector questions this, and Lyn asserts that Ninian refuses to budge from a picture in the library. Eliwood wonders what the picture is of, and Lyn describes it of being about a single dragon and a single human. Hector thinks it is an image of a battle from the scouring, though Lyn states it is not, and finds the picture eerie. Eliwood thinks the picture belonged to the former resident of the ruins, and Lyn wonders who they were.

Ninian steps out from the library, and is ready to leave. Disappointingly, she claims to have recalled nothing, Eliwood assures her that her memory will return in time. Hector is happy to return their travels to the Dragon's Gate.

Shortly after the group leaves, the image of the ruins lingers. Suddenly, Nergal appears, having warped in. He is disoriented, as he had intended to be in the Dragon's Gate. After a moment of musing, Nergal realizes that that this is a place he studied magic during the Scouring.[1] Nergal also somewhat remembers leaving something valuable in these ruins, but cannot place exactly what. Nergal seems to have trouble recounting his past, experiencing physical pain at this. He discards the thoughts and decides that if he forgot it, whatever he had left here must have not been particularly valuble in the first place.[2] Nergal reaffirms his desire for power, power to defeat anyone, to himself, and leaves.[3]

Beginning log

All of their battles have led them here. Now, at long last, they've finally reached the Dragon's Gate. Hector gains a brief respite before the decisive battle. Shortly thereafter, he noticed something... Ninian has gone missing. There! Her pale figure vanishes into the dark woods, her gait is unsteady, as though she were possessed. Hector quickly gives chase.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the throne Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Hector, Eliwood, or Lyn dies 12 {{{partner}}} 0 23 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units


Returning Characters

Small portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait serra fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas 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.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba chest key.png Chest Key Steal from thief
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from thief
Is gba door key.png Door Key Steal from thief
Is gba antitoxin.png Antitoxin Steal from knight
Is gba talisman.png Talisman Open lone northern chest
Is gba eclipse.png Eclipse Open left southern chest
Is gba dragonshield.png Dragonshield Open right southern chest

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Black Fang Thief 20 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Black Fang Thief 15 1 Iron Sword Lockpick --
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Black Fang Thief 15 1 Iron Sword Door Key --
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Black Fang Thief 15 1 Iron Sword Chest Key --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 7 1 Poison Lance Antitoxin --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 7 2 Steel Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 7 1 Poison Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 7 1 Javelin --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 7 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Knight 7 1 Horseslayer --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Black Fang Archer 7 2 Steel Bow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Black Fang Archer 7 1 Longbow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Black Fang Archer 7 1 Iron Bow --
Ma gba troubadour enemy.gif
Black Fang Troubadour 15 1 Silence Physic --
Ma gba troubadour enemy.gif
Black Fang Troubadour 15 1 Sleep Mend --
Ma gba pegasus knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Pegasus Knight 7 1 Steel Lance --
Ma gba pegasus knight enemy.gif
Black Fang Pegasus Knight 7 1 Javelin --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 7 2 Thunder --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 7 1 Fire --
Ma gba druid enemy.gif
Teodor Druid 17 1 Eclipse Nosferatu --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Teodor

Hector Normal Hector Hard

Portrait teodor fe07.png
Ma gba druid enemy.gif Druid
Level 17
Affinity --
Max HP 30 Luck 3
Magic 16 Defense 9
Skill 15 Resistance 18
Speed 12 Constitution 8
Movement 6 Aid 7
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif A GBARankStaff.gif E


Hannah's Augury
Portrait hannah fe07.png
Price: Is gba gold.png60
Intro: This place...It is filled with a dreadful air. Ah...Thick with menace... Hm? Oh, yes. The augury.

Augury: Strong allies, strong weapons. If you don't have these... yours will be a difficult battle. ... Watch for enemy thieves. You may take damage in ways you couldn't imagine. Magic attacks from nowhere will stop eventually. So will ballista attacks. No need to take risks. Proceed slowly and cautiously. ...That's it.
This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

This chapter is yet another Fog of War map so make sure to bring Matthew some torches and the Torch staff. The primary enemy type you will encounter in this map are Knights so deploy a unit that can easily take them out like Hector or a Mage. This map enemies also have the ability to inflict your units with sleep or poison so the Restore staff is recommended. Since there are no reinforcements, Merlinus will not need to be protected if he is deployed.

All Thieves in this chapter have capped speed, meaning that if they steal something, Matthew cannot steal it back. Matthew also cannot steal the tools they will use to steal the treasure. There is a thief in the corridor to the immediate right. He will move to steal the Talisman in the northern chest. Killing him early will allow you to open the northern chest at your leisure. Since this thief is specifically programmed to proceed down the corridor, if you block his path, he will attack your units or steal an item. There is another thief to the north of the eastern chests. He will steal the Dracoshield on turn 2 and then the Eclipse tome. Since he steals these items in this specific order and it is impossible to steal them back, if the thief manages to steal the eclipse tome, he will only drop that instead of the shield. If you cannot take him out before turn 3, place your units on the chests to prevent him from stealing, then take him out on the next turn to retrieve the Dracoshield.

There is an archer next to the eastern ballista at the beginning of the map. He will ride the ballista on the first turn, so make sure to not use Fiora or Florina to push towards the throne. Furthermore, by the second turn, two Mages and two Knights will be positioned near the ballista. Their presence makes taking out the ballista quite dangerous especially for Cavaliers and Paladins due to the Knight with a Horseslayer. Therefore, the best unit to push towards the throne while clearing out the many Knights and Mages in the way is Hector with a Hand Axe. You will just need to bait the Troubadour with the Sleep (staff) to target a unit with lower resistance so Hector faces no risk of falling asleep.

Once you come within ten tiles of the throne, Teodor will start to use Eclipse, which halves a unit's remaining HP or kills them if they 1 HP remaining. Fortunately, Eclipse has a very low hit rate of 50, meaning it will frequently miss.

Teodor is a fairly difficult boss to kill due to his Nosferatu tome which heals him for 100% of the damage it inflicts on your unit and due to his fairly high avoid. Luckily the Nosferatu tome is very heavy and will halve Teodor's speed. The easiest way to take Teodor out is by baiting him to attack you units with Eclipse by placing units exclusively within its 3-10 range. Then, attack Teodor with 1-2 range weapons. He won't be able to counterattack which also means he also cannot heal. If Teodor breaks Eclipse before you reach him, you will have to deal with him using his Nosferatu tome. Pure Water is helpful here to mitigate damage and reduce Teodor's healing potential. Since Nosferatu will likely heal any damage done by an attacking unit, it is recommended that you place a unit with 10-11 speed, high strength, and the ability to survive a 26-29 strength magic attack in front of the boss and allow him to attack that unit on the enemy phase. Teodor will receive two consecutive hits on the enemy phase after he attacks and be left with low HP, hopefully enabling your units to land the final blow and seize with Hector on the same turn.


  • While "19xx" is an extremely common fan designation for this chapter, it is actually labeled "19x pt 2" in-game.
  • In the Japanese release, this chapter is not a 外伝 side story, chapter. Its designation is instead 異伝 another story.
  • There is an unused enemy layout for this chapter in the game's data that is set to be used in Eliwood mode. As the chapter can only be loaded in Hector mode through legitimate means, it is impossible to see without hacking.

Etymology and other languages

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

A Glimpse in Time




A Glimpse in Time.


Blick in die Zeit

Glimpse in Time




  1. "Ah... Now I remember. I was here a long, long time ago.... During the Scouring... I studied dark magic here." — Nergal, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  2. "This... I left something here. Something valuable... Urrgg... My head... The pain... Bah. It must not be worth much if I never bothered returning for it." — Nergal, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  3. "I have power now. Nothing else matters. I will open the Dragon’s Gate and get even more power... The power to defeat anyone. Power..." — Nergal, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Imprisoner of Magic A Glimpse in Time Dragon's Gate
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