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Chosen by Fate

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Chosen by Fate

Cm fe11 25.png

Location

Dolhr Keep

New units

Gotoh, Nagi*

Boss(es)

Medeus

Come, my friends! We have a dragon to tame! Help me confine Medeus to the shadows for all eternity and bring light back into the world!
— Marth

Chosen by Fate (Japanese: 選ばれし者たち The Chosen Ones) is chapter 25 of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, chapter 20 of Book 1 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and the endgame of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. It is the final chapter in the game. The Archanean League storms Dolhr Keep to defeat Medeus and end the War of Shadows.

Plot

Main article: Chosen by Fate/Script

Joined by either Gotoh or Nagi, Marth and his companions engage Dolhr in a harrowing final battle and finally slay Medeus, bringing an end to the War of Shadows. Peace finally returns to the land. If Caeda survived the war, Marth (with a little helpful prodding from Nyna) asks her to accompany him back to Altea, and she happily agrees. If Caeda is dead, Marth laments his inability to protect her, and Nyna attributes it to a curse on the Fire Emblem.

Chapter data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Medeus Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Marth dies 15+1 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 27+49 {{{third}}}
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Character data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Characters
New Units
Gotoh
Portrait gotoh fe11.png
Sage
HP
37
Level
18
Automatically from turn 1, if the player did not visit Chapter 24x
Nagi
Portrait nagi fe11.png
Manakete
HP
32
Level
15
Automatically from turn 1, if the player visited Chapter 24x
Returning Characters

Small portrait marth fe11.pngSmall portrait frey fe11.pngSmall portrait abel fe11.pngSmall portrait cain fe11.pngSmall portrait jagen fe11.pngSmall portrait gordin fe11.pngSmall portrait draug fe11.pngSmall portrait norne fe11.pngSmall portrait caeda fe11.pngSmall portrait wrys fe11.pngSmall portrait bord fe11.pngSmall portrait cord fe11.pngSmall portrait barst fe11.pngSmall portrait ogma fe11.pngSmall portrait darros fe11.pngSmall portrait castor fe11.pngSmall portrait julian fe11.pngSmall portrait lena fe11.pngSmall portrait navarre fe11.pngSmall portrait matthis fe11.pngSmall portrait merric fe11.pngSmall portrait roshea fe11.pngSmall portrait vyland fe11.pngSmall portrait sedgar fe11.pngSmall portrait wolf fe11.pngSmall portrait hardin fe11.pngSmall portrait wendell fe11.pngSmall portrait rickard fe11.pngSmall portrait athena fe11.pngSmall portrait bantu fe11.pngSmall portrait caesar fe11.pngSmall portrait radd fe11.pngSmall portrait roger fe11.pngSmall portrait jeorge fe11.pngSmall portrait maria fe11.pngSmall portrait minerva fe11.pngSmall portrait linde fe11.pngSmall portrait jake fe11.pngSmall portrait dolph fe11.pngSmall portrait macellan fe11.pngSmall portrait tomas fe11.pngSmall portrait boah fe11.pngSmall portrait midia fe11.pngSmall portrait horace fe11.pngSmall portrait astram fe11.pngSmall portrait beck fe11.pngSmall portrait catria fe11.pngSmall portrait palla fe11.pngSmall portrait arran fe11.pngSmall portrait samson fe11.pngSmall portrait xane fe11.pngSmall portrait etzel fe11.pngSmall portrait est fe11.pngSmall portrait tiki fe11.pngSmall portrait lorenz fe11.pngSmall portrait ymir fe11.pngSmall portrait elice fe11.png

Item data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ds wyrmslayer.png Wyrmslayer Dropped by enemy Paladin
Is ds silver sword.png Silver Sword Dropped by enemy Hero
Is ds levin sword.png Levin Sword Dropped by enemy Hero
Is ds door key.png Door Key Dropped by enemy Bishop
Is ds vulnerary.png Vulnerary Dropped by enemy Manakete
Is ds dragonpike.png Dragonpike Dropped by enemy Dracoknight

Shop data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Shadow Dragon

Armories and vendors

Swords Lances Axes Bows Tomes Staves Items Secret

None

Enemy data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon Shadow Dragon (Hard-5)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 13 1 Silver Lance Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 13 1 Javelin Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 13 1 WyrmslayerThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif
Dolhr Hero 13 1 Silver SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif
Dolhr Hero 13 1 Levin SwordThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif
Dolhr Curate 15 1 Fortify --
Ma ds01 curate enemy.gif
Dolhr Curate 15 1 Physic --
Ma ds01 sniper enemy.gif
Dolhr Sniper 13 2 Silver Bow --
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Dolhr Ballistician 13 2 Pachyderm --
Ma ds01 manakete enemy.gif
Dolhr Manakete 20 1 Magestone VulneraryThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 manakete enemy.gif
Dolhr Manakete 20 2 Firestone --
Ma ds01 manakete enemy.gif
Dolhr Manakete 20 1 Magestone --
Ma ds01 bishop enemy.gif
Dolhr Bishop 13 1 Bolganone Door KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma ds01 bishop enemy.gif
Dolhr Bishop 13 1 Swarm --
Ma ds01 dracoknight enemy.gif
Dolhr Dracoknight 13 1 DragonpikeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 general enemy.gif
Dolhr General 13 3 Silver Lance Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif
Dolhr Hero 13 1 Silver Sword Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 dracoknight enemy.gif
Dolhr Dracoknight 13 2 Silver Axe Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 13 2 Silver Sword Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ds01 earth dragon enemy.gif
Medeus Earth Dragon 25 1 Earthstone • Immobile; stands on a throne.
• Appears as a Manakete during preparations.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma ds01 ballistician enemy.gif
Dolhr Ballistician 13 6 Pachyderm --
Ma ds01 bishop enemy.gif
Dolhr Bishop 13 6 Thoron --
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif
Dolhr Hero 13 6 Silver Axe --
Ma ds01 manakete enemy.gif
Dolhr Manakete 20 6 Magestone --
Ma ds01 dracoknight enemy.gif
Dolhr Dracoknight 13 10 Javelin --
Ma ds01 paladin enemy.gif
Dolhr Paladin 13 5 Dragonpike --
Ma ds01 manakete enemy.gif
Dolhr Manakete 20 5 Firestone --
Ma ds01 hero enemy.gif
Dolhr Hero 13 5 Silver Sword --

Reinforcements

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Mystery of the Emblem
  • On turn 6, continuing until 1 of each has appeared
  • Note: All reinforcements are halted when Medeus is defeated
Shadow Dragon

Boss data

Main article: Medeus
Boss data

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Mystery of the Emblem Shadow Dragon

Normal Hard-5 Manakete, Normal Manakete, Hard-5

Portrait medeus fe11.png
Ma ds01 earth dragon enemy.gif Earth Dragon
Level 25
Movement --
Stats
Max HP 60 Speed 21
Strength 24 Luck 0
Magic 0 Defense 25
Skill 26 Resistance 23
Inventory
Earthstone
Weapon Levels
FE11RankSword.png -- FE11RankLance.png -- FE11RankAxe.png --
FE11RankBow.png -- FE11RankTome.png -- FE11RankStaff.png --

Strategy

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

Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light

Throughout the chapter, doors will close at the start of certain player phases:

  • The northeast and northwest doors close on turn 3
  • The southwest door closes on turn 4
  • The center-west door closes on turn 5
  • The center-east door closes on turn 6
  • The northernmost door, near the convoy, closes on turn 9
  • The center-most door, at the top of the stairs into Medeus' chamber, closes on turn 11

Note that, so long as you move your units into the center in a timely manner, these doors will prevent most of the enemy reinforcements from being able to reach you.

Due to his Earthstone, Medeus is immune to both ranged and magical attacks (including the Levin Sword), and he has a massive 35 Defense. With the maximum Strength being only 20, very few weapons are at all capable of harming him. If you lack the Falchion, your highest damage options are Gradivus or a Devil Axe, each dealing a maximum of 5 damage per attack at 20 Strength. The other remaining options are Mercurius at 3 damage, Devil Sword at 2, or Bantu's Firestone at 1.

Shadow Dragon

Throughout the chapter, doors will close on various predetermined player phases:

  • The northeast and northwest doors close on turn 3
  • The southwest door closes on turn 4
  • The center-west door closes on turn 5
  • The center-east door closes on turn 6
  • The northernmost door closes on turn 9
  • The center-most door closes on turn 10

The fastest way of dealing with this chapter is to use Warp staves to send your best units to assassinate Medeus on turn 1. A Speed-capped Swordmaster, Horseman, or possibly Thief with 50 attack obtained from a forged Wyrmslayer can one-round the Manakete standing in front of Medeus. If you're using a Manakete incapable of surviving combat with Medeus, warp her to Medeus, attack and let her get killed, revive her with the Aum staff, and warp her back to Medeus to finish him off. If your Manakete does survive Medeus' retaliation, warp in another powerful unit or two to soften him up with the Gradivus and Parthia before sending in your Manakete to finish him off.

If you plan to tackle this chapter with conventional strategy, there are several notable stat benchmarks you should consider. 57 Might allows you to two-shot Medeus; Tiki and Nagi reach this benchmark with a Divinestone under all circumstances, while Marth can do so with the true Falchion and 18-21 Strength depending on his sword rank. Since Marth and Tiki cannot accumulate enough Speed to avoid being doubled by Medeus on H5 mode, they need HP and Defense such that (50 - Def) × 2 < HP in order to survive combat with him; a level 30 Tiki can comfortably reach this mark with a couple of Seraph Robes, while Marth's Defense is poor enough that he will typically need several Dracoshields and a few Seraph Robes to make it. Nagi's join time and base stats make surviving Medeus a pipe dream for her. If neither Marth nor Tiki is capable of going toe-to-toe with Medeus, you need to be a Swordmaster, Sniper, Horseman, or Berserker to have the 27 Speed needed to survive two rounds with Medeus and still have enough power to one-shot him with a critical hit. A Swordmaster, Sniper, or Horseman with 24 Strength and A weapon rank can reach the 47 Might needed to one-shot him with a critical hit by the skin of their teeth with a +10 Might Silver weapon (and have a point or two to spare), while the Berserker's 30 Strength cap gives them plenty of breathing room to forge a powerful axe or, with 29 Strength, just grab Hauteclere. Regarding the generic goons, 23 Speed allows you to double enemy Bishops, Generals, and Paladins while protecting you from being doubled by everything other than Medeus himself, and is a good general benchmark to aim for. As far as bulk is concerned, most enemies have 34 attack and Brave weapons, so aim to have (34 - Def) x 2 < HP. Sell off all of your surplus weapons and items and use the money to forge one last ultimate uber-weapon for use in this chapter.

The enemy wields forged brave weapons and Thoron tomes, and all specialist weapons are now forged to have +8 Might, so watch out. If you have a Speed-capped Paladin, you might want to reset until the Levin Sword Hero in the northwest room has 21 Speed so you can double him. You start off split into four groups - Marth is in the southeast, and you have groups in the northeast, northwest, and southwest. Your immediate objective is to kill everyone in the west and east rooms, plug up the staircases in said rooms to stop the reinforcements, and have everyone regroup in the south hallway near the first save point. The northeast group has it relatively easy - if you have a Horseman who has either 19 Strength and the Parthia or 27 Speed to one-round the Dracoknight and can survive combat with the General, you should be fine. The Swarm Bishop is easy. Marth's group needs a door key, but only has to fight one measly Paladin. The southwest group is well-positioned to immediately neutralize both enemy Ballisticians with an 18-Might Thunderbolt, but is under extreme pressure from several enemies who can corner them in a chokepoint. If Marth's group can spare some cavalry to reinforce them, so much the better. The northwest group wants to quickly take out the Hero and Manakete and fight their way out of their room. They might be able to draw some fire away from the southwest if they're fast enough. Leave three men to stop the enemy reinforcements and regroup.

The hard part is behind you - it's time to end this. Push north towards the entrance to Medeus' chambers. Reinforcements will come from the far southeast and inside Medeus' room, but are removed enough from the front lines that they can be handled safely. Hammer your way to the throne and send your strongest units to slay the Shadow Dragon and bring peace back to Archanea.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Chosen by Fate

--

Japanese

選ばれし者たち

The Chosen Ones

Spanish

Los elegidos

The Chosen Ones

French

Les élus

The Chosen Ones

German

Auserwählte

Chosen One

Italian

Il prescelto dal destino

The Chosen One by Fate

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References

The Dragonkin Realm
The Alterspire
Chosen by Fate
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light
Playable characters AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstGordinGotohHardinJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXane
Non-playable characters AnriCorneliusMalledusMostynNyna
Bosses BentheonCamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: The Ghoul's Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 25: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonsEarth Dragons) • DragoonsFire EmblemSable OrderWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Maki Hakoda manga adaptationName chart • Other games (GaidenMystery of the EmblemShadow DragonAwakening) • Sound Test ModeTimeline
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Playable characters Book 1 AbelArranAstramBantuBarstBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDolphDraugEliceEstGordinHardinJagenJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaRaddRickardRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfXane
Book 2 AbelArlenArranAstramBantuCaedaCainCastorCatriaCecilDraugEliceEstPhinaGordinJeorgeJubeloJulianLenaLindeLukeMariaMarishaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPallaRickardRoderickRosheaRyanSamsonSamuelSheenaSiriusTikiVylandWarrenWendellXaneYuliya
Non-playable characters Book 1 AnriCorneliusGotohIoteLizaMalledusNynaMostyn
Book 2 Aurelis KingBoahCamusGotohJagenLangLorenzMichalis
Bosses Book 1 CamusEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerHarmeinHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Book 2 DallEibelEllereanFire DragonGailGharnefHardinHereticIce DragonJeorgeLangLorenzLumelLykkeMage DragonMedeusNehringSheenaTorusWillowWyvernYodel
Regalia and personal weapons AumAuraExcaliburFalchionFire Emblem/Binding ShieldFortifyGradivusImhulluMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlight
Chapters Book 1 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Champions of Aurelis • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 7: Port Warren • 8: Princess Minerva • 9: Knorda Market • 10: The Ageless Palace • 11: Land of Sorrow • 12: An Oasis of Magic • 13: The Battle for Altea • 14: Star and Savior • 15: Manakete Princess • 16: Camus the Sable • 17: A Knight-Filled Sky • 18: Dark Pontifex • 19: The Dragonkin Realm • 20: Chosen by Fate
Book 2 1: The Grustian Expedition • 2: Rebellion at Macedon • 3: Abducted Princess • 4: Joy and Sorrow • 5: Liberation of Grust • 6: The Nest of Evil • 7: The Scarlet Sword • 8: Soulful Bridge • 9: Sanctuary of Sorcery • 10: Two Sorcerers • 11: Anri's Way • 12: Graveyard of Fire Dragons • 13: Frozen Land • 14: A Mystery Revealed • 15: Return of the Prince • 16: Regaining the Capital • 17: Gra's Sun Sets • 18: Battle of the Pass • 19: The Last Decisive Battle • 20: Dark Emperor • E1: The Wyvern's Dale • E2: The Dragon's Table (part 1part 2part 3)
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAnri's WayAurelisDolhr (Dragon's Table) • Empire of ArchaneaGraGrustKhadeinMacedonTalys
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • HereticsSable OrderWar of HeroesWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics Name charts (Book 1Book 2) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenFire Emblem: Archanea SagaShadow DragonNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound MuseumTimeline
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Playable characters AbelArranAstramAthenaBantuBarstBeckBoahBordCaedaCaesarCainCastorCatriaCordDarrosDolphDraugEliceEstEtzelFreyGordinGotohHardinHoraceJagenJakeJeorgeJulianLenaLindeLorenzMacellanMariaMarthMatthisMerricMidiaMinervaNagiNavarreNorneOgmaPallaRaddRickardRogerRosheaSamsonSedgarTikiTomasVylandWendellWolfWrysXaneYmir
Non-playable characters AnriArtemisAurelis KingCaldasCorneliusIoteLizaMalledusMostynNynaOrdwin
Bosses BathysBentheonCamusCaptainDactylDejaniraEmereusGazzakGharnefGomerGrigasHarmeinHeimlerHollstadtHymanJiolKannivalKhozenLarissaMannuMedeusMerachMichalisMorzasOrridyonSternlinTikiVolzhinXemcelZharov
Regalia and personal weapons AumFalchionFire EmblemGradivusImhulluHauteclereMercuriusParthiaRapierStarlightWing Spear
Chapters P: Prologue I • P: Prologue II • P: Prologue III • P: Prologue IV • 1: Marth Embarks • 2: The Pirates of Galder • 3: A Brush in the Teeth • 4: Battle in the Lea • 5: Champions of Aurelis • 6: Fire Emblem • 6x: In War's Grip • 7: Lefcandith Gauntlet • 8: Port Warren • 9: The Pyrathi Dragon • 10: Princess Minerva • 11: Knorda Market • 12: The Ageless Palace • 12x: A Traitor's Worth • 13: The Wooden Cavalry • 14: Land of Sorrow • 15: An Oasis of Magic • 16: The Battle for Altea • 17: Star and Savior • 17x: Helena Castle • 18: The Sable Order • 19: Manakete Princess • 20: Camus the Sable • 20x: The Lair of Fire • 21: Clash in Macedon • 22: A Knight-Filled Sky • 23: Dark Pontifex • 24: The Dragonkin Realm • 24x: The Alterspire • Endgame: Chosen by Fate
Locations ArchaneaAlteaAurelisDolhrGraGrustKhadeinKingdom of ArchaneaMacedonPyrathiTalysThabes
Groups, objects and concepts Archanean LeagueDragons (Divine DragonEarth DragonManakete) • DragoonsSable OrderWar of LiberationWar of ShadowsWhitewinged Order
Related topics ConversationsList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Shadow Dragon & the Blade of LightGaidenNew Mystery of the EmblemAwakening) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline