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A Shot from the Dark

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A Shot from the Dark


Location

Kidnapper's Keep

New units

Noire

Boss(es)

Ezra

It's over...My life is over...Mother, I'll be by your side soon...
— Noire

A Shot from the Dark is the fifteenth paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. The chapter is unlocked after both clearing chapter 13 and have Tharja married. There are no additional requirements to reach the chapter, as the chapter connects to the area paralogue 4 took place at.

In this chapter, a group of slavers manage to kidnap a young girl, making the mistake of having their leader being within earshot of the Shepherds, who pursue a rescue. It turns out that the young girl happens to be the daughter of a creepy and vengeful Shepherd.

Plot

Main article: A Shot from the Dark/Script

Near some ruins, Ezra notices Noire and attempts to catch and sell her as the Shepherds arrive; Tharja offers to curse the slavers, but Chrom orders the Shepherds to move and save her immediately.

As the battle starts, Noire laments her fate; soon after, however, she notices a useable bow nearby, and uses her talisman to alter her personality, at which point she becomes controllable.

After the battle, if Noire survived, she thanks Chrom for helping her, then talks to Tharja; Noire presents Tharja's ring, but cannot summon the courage to say she is Tharja's daughter until she utilizes her talisman. Noire explains that Tharja designed the talisman to allow Noire to alter her personality and become "an avatar of retribution". Tharja takes the talisman and inspects it, but does not believe Noire needs it. If Noire did not survive, Chrom laments that he could not save her.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 13+1 {{{partner}}} 1-1 27 {{{third}}}
Cm fe13 15x.png

The chapter's map is 25 columns by 30 rows.

Character data

Characters
New Units
Noire
Small portrait noire fe13.png
Archer
HP
Varies
Level
10
NPC, automatically becomes playable on turn 2
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar m-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.pngSmall portrait ricken fe13.pngSmall portrait maribelle fe13.pngSmall portrait panne fe13.pngSmall portrait gaius fe13.pngSmall portrait cordelia fe13.pngSmall portrait gregor fe13.pngSmall portrait nowi fe13.pngSmall portrait libra fe13.pngSmall portrait tharja fe13.pngSmall portrait olivia fe13.pngSmall portrait cherche fe13.pngSmall portrait henry fe13.pngSmall portrait lucina fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started. The returning characters list also does not include any characters recruitable in other paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any other available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 steel bow.png Steel Bow Added to Noire's inventory when she joins
Is 3ds01 bullion medium.png Bullion (M) Dropped by enemy Falcon Knight
Is 3ds01 master seal.png Master Seal Dropped by enemy Bow Knight
Is 3ds01 energy drop.png Energy Drop Dropped by Ezra

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 iron bow.png Iron Bow 560
Is 3ds01 steel bow.png Steel Bow 910
Is 3ds01 silver bow.png Silver Bow 1,560
Is 3ds01 killer bow.png Killer Bow 1,680

Event tiles

  • Column 22, row 8: Two squares east, one square south of Noire's initial position
  • Column 5, row 17: Southeast of Ezra's initial position

Enemy data

Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 paladin enemy.gif Ruffian Paladin 7 3 46~47 20~21 1 17 18 15~16 17~18 12~13 8 Silver Lance
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The western two immediately begin moving unprovoked.
• The eastern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 3, or if the nearby Paladin or Bow Knight is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 paladin enemy.gif Ruffian Paladin 7 3 46~47 20~21 1 17 18 15~16 17~18 12~13 8 Silver Sword
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 bow knight enemy.gif Ruffian Bow Knight 7 1 46~47 16~17 0 20 19 11~12 12~13 5~6 8 Silver Bow Silver Sword Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Patience Skill +2 Prescience Rally Skill
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 bow knight enemy.gif Ruffian Bow Knight 7 2 46~47 16~17 0 20 19 11~12 12~13 5~6 8 Silver Bow Silver Sword
Patience Skill +2 Prescience Rally Skill
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The western one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The eastern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 3, or if a nearby Paladin is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 paladin enemy.gif Ruffian Paladin 7 2 46~47 20~21 1 17 18 15~16 17~18 12~13 8 Spear
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The western one immediately begins moving unprovoked..
• The eastern one begins moving unprovoked on turn 3, or if the nearby Paladin or Bow Knight is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 falcon knight enemy.gif Ruffian Falcon Knight 7 4 40 16~17 10~11 22~23 22~23 21 12~13 19~20 8 Silver Lance
Speed +2 Relief Rally Speed
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The center one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The northern two begin moving unprovoked on turn 6.
• The western one begins moving if a nearby Griffon Rider or Falcon Knight is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 griffon rider enemy.gif Ruffian Griffon Rider 7 7 44~45 19 0 20 19 15 15~16 6~7 8 Silver Axe
Strength +2 Tantivy
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The center one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The northern five begin moving unprovoked on turn 6.
• The western one begins moving if a nearby Griffon Rider or Falcon Knight is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 falcon knight enemy.gif Ruffian Falcon Knight 7 1 ? 16~17 10~11 22~23 22~23 21 12~13 19~20 8 Silver Lance Bullion (M)This item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Speed +2 Relief Rally Speed
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 6.
Ma 3ds01 griffon rider enemy.gif Ruffian Griffon Rider 7 2 44~45 19 0 20 19 15 15~16 6~7 8 Tomahawk
Strength +2 Tantivy
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Both begin moving if either of them or a nearby Falcon Knight or Griffon Rider is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 falcon knight enemy.gif Ruffian Falcon Knight 7 1 ? 16~17 10~11 22~23 22~23 21 12~13 19~20 8 Spear
Speed +2 Relief Rally Speed
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving if a nearby Griffon Rider or Falcon Knight is provoked.
Ma 3ds01 bow knight enemy.gif Ezra Bow Knight 14 1 50 22 0 25 24 15 16 8 8 Silver Bow Silver Sword Energy DropThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Prescience
--

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 archer noire other.gif Noire Archer 10 1 Varies Varies Varies Varies+2 Varies Varies Varies Varies 5 --
Skill +2 PrescienceIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png VariesIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Varies
• See here for more information on Noire's stats.
• Obtains a Steel Bow on turn 2.

Boss data

Main article: Ezra

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait gecko fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 bow knight enemy.gif Bow Knight
Level 14
Movement 8
Stats
Max HP 50 Speed 24
Strength 22 Luck 15
Magic 0 Defense 16
Skill 25 Resistance 8
Inventory Skills
Silver Bow
Silver Sword
Energy DropThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Prescience
Weapon Levels
Swords B Lances -- Axes --
Bows B Tomes -- Staves --

Strategy

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

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Trivia

  • This chapter is one of four paralogue chapters in Awakening that connect only to other paralogue chapters on the world map. The others are paralogues 4, 9, and 20.
  • This chapter is one of two paralogue chapters in Awakening, along with Ambivalence, where the child character is not recruited by talking with either Chrom or their fixed parent (in this case, Tharja) in the chapter they are recruited in.

Etymology and other languages

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

A Shot from the Dark

Japanese

秘められた一矢

Hidden Single-shot

Italian

L'arciere oscuro

The dark archer

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