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Crumbling League

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Crumbling League

Cm fe06 4.png

Location

Laus

New units

Clarine, Rutger

Boss(es)

Erik

You, blockade the highroad from Ostia. This Roy might just pass by. I want his head!
— Narcian

Crumbling League (Japanese: 同盟の崩壊 Collapse of the alliance) is the fourth chapter of Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. While traveling to Ostia, Roy's army is attacked by Laus' forces, which are lead by none other than Marquess Laus himself.

Plot

At Castle Laus, Narcian meets Lord Erik, the Marquess of Laus. The general is pleased with the lord's wise decision of betraying the Lycian League, and Erik comments there is nothing to be gained if they are bound to old traditions. Narcian agrees and then asks for his present. The marquess declares it is ready and orders to bring it to them.

The so called gift happens to be Clarine, a young maiden from Etruria. Erik met her while she was looking for her brother and had no problems deceiving her. When she is brought before the men, she first asks for her brother, to what Narcian responds he will play with her in her brother's place. However, Narcian's offer is met with laugh; Clarine declares it is not possible to compare her refined brother to him. Narcian loses his temper, and right then, a soldier arrives with a dark report: the Lycia Army was able to retake Castle Araphen. Narcian orders to lock Clarine away and to block the road to Ostia, as surely the leader of the Lycia Army will try and pass through it.

Some time after the battle begins, Clarine hears a voice from her cell. One of the mercenaries contracted by Lord Erik, Rutger, is to bring her to the lord. The girl refuses, but she is no match for Rutger and he manages to take her out the cell. When it becomes obvious that Clarine will not stop complaining, Rutger reveals that he has prepared a horse for her to escape.

She cannot understand why one of Lord Erik's men would help her, and he explains he hates Bern, but refuses to say more and sends her out of the castle... and directly into the battlefield, to Clarine's disbelief. After a brief moment of indignation, she pulls herself together and tries to come up with some plan to get out safely. Then she sees the leader of the army fighting Laus in the distance and decides to ask them for help.

In the meantime, pirates from the southern islands have decided to take advantage of the turmoil, setting off towards the mainland to ransack the villages.

After a while, the battle is clearly turning in favor of the Lycia Army; in consequence, Lord Erik calls for Rutger and orders him to take more troops and go to the battlefield. Rutger brusquely states he will go as soon as he is ready, much to Erik's disgust, who comments on Rutger's hostility and that, hopefully, the swordsman will live up to his reputation.

But it does not matter how many troops are sent, Roy and his army manage to conquer the castle, leaving the remaining forces of Laus to retreat. Roy orders Merlinus to tell everyone to rest.

Once the man goes away, Guinivere asks worriedly if he is fine, and Roy tells her he cannot believe how Laus betrayed them. He had grown up believing that Lycia's bonds were strong, but this war has proven him wrong. Roy curses Bern, but quickly apologizes to Guinivere; he had not taken her feelings into account. The princess replies he is right, after all.

After hearing her somber reply, Roy announces their next step: they will continue to travel to Ostia. However, they cannot trust the other marquesses any longer. What is worse, the probabilities of ending the war peacefully are almost non-existent now, as Lord Hector is dead. He asks Guinivere what she will do now; if she wants to return to Bern, he will assist her.

Guinivere, though, asks to stay. Zephiel had said this war is to liberate the world, and that the only way to do so was to conquer the whole continent; still, that is no excuse to kill innocent people. It is Guinivere's duty to stop her brother.

Beginning log

Respecting Hector’s last wishes, Roy made his way west toward Ostia. On the way, he passed through Laus, a Lycian territory governed by Lord Erik, Marquess Laus. With calm meadows and clear streams, Laus seemed peaceful at first glance. However, Roy was to discover a dark conspiracy that would shake the very foundation of the Lycia Alliance…

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Roy dies 14+2 1 16+10
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Character data

Characters
New Units
Clarine
Portrait clarine fe06.png
Troubadour
HP
15
Level
1
Talk with Roy
Rutger
Portrait rutger fe06.png
Myrmidon
HP
22
Level
4
Talk with Clarine
Returning Characters

Small portrait roy fe06.pngSmall portrait marcus fe06.pngSmall portrait alen fe06.pngSmall portrait lance fe06.pngSmall portrait wolt fe06.pngSmall portrait bors fe06.pngSmall portrait merlinus fe06.pngSmall portrait elen fe06.pngSmall portrait dieck fe06.pngSmall portrait wade fe06.pngSmall portrait lot fe06.pngSmall portrait shanna fe06.pngSmall portrait chad fe06.pngSmall portrait lugh fe06.png

Item Data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is gba door key.png Door Key Visiting the northeastern village
Is gba steel blade.png Steel Blade Visiting the northwestern village
Is gba angelic robe.png Angelic Robe Visiting the southern village.
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from archer*
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from fighter*
Is gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary Steal from fighter*

Shop data

Shop data

Armory Vendor

Name Cost
Is gba slim sword.png
Slim Sword 480
Is gba iron sword.png
Iron Sword 460
Is gba slim lance.png
Slim Lance 450
Is gba iron lance.png
Iron Lance 360
Is gba javelin.png
Javelin 400
Is gba iron axe.png
Iron Axe 270
Is gba hand axe.png
Hand Axe 300

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Laus Archer 4 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Laus Archer 5 2 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Laus Cavalier 2 1 Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Laus Cavalier 2 2 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Laus Cavalier 3 2 Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Laus Cavalier 3 3 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Laus Cavalier 4 1 Is gba iron sword.png Iron Sword --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Laus Cavalier 5 1 Is gba iron lance.png Iron Lance --
Ma gba nomad enemy.gif
Laus Nomad 1 2 Is gba iron bow.png Iron Bow --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Erik Cavalier 10 1 Is gba steel sword.png Steel SwordIs gba javelin.png Javelin --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Laus Archer 2 1 Is gba iron bow.png Iron BowIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Laus Fighter 2 1 Is gba iron axe.png Iron AxeIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Laus Fighter 3 1 Is gba iron axe.png Iron AxeIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary --
Ma gba myrmidon enemy.gif
Rutger Myrmidon 4 1 Is gba killing edge.png Killing Edge --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Pirate Pirate 3 3 Is gba hand axe.png Hand Axe --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Pirate Pirate 3 3 Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe --


NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba troubadour other.gif
Clarine Troubadour 1 1 Is gba heal.png HealIs gba vulnerary.png Vulnerary --
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
  • Note: Clarine will appear on turn 3.

Boss Data

Main article: Erik

Normal Hard

Strategy

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

This chapter presents four new classes and two recruitable characters. The new possible members are Clarine, a troubadour, and Rutger, a myrmidon. The troubadour girl will talk to Roy on her own, so the player does not have to send anyone to rescue or recruit her. In fact, Clarine can be used as a shield during this chapter, because most enemies will not attack her. The only exceptions to this are the pirates and Erik. The other new unit, Rutger, must be recruited with Clarine.

The four new classes are troubadour, myrmidon, nomad, and pirate. Troubadour is basically a cleric on a horse; they have great mobility, but sadly, they lack the Canto skill seen in the Jugdral and Tellius games. They must be treated carefully. Myrmidons are a somewhat frail, but very fast sword-wielding class. Once they gain some levels, their speed and skill will cover for their poor strength and defense. Nomads are quick and have a good avoid rate, but since they are locked to bows, they can be surrounded and defeated. The last class, pirate, uses axes and its main trait is being able to cross water bodies.

Now, onto the chapter at hand. This chapter's main difficulty is the high mobility of the enemies. They will reach Roy's party really soon, so it is recommended to put the units with the most defense on the first line. Elen and Shanna should not be on the second line, though, as the nomads can kill them in one or two hits. It is important to cover the three bridges near the party's starting point.

Reinforcements will come from the southern forts and from the castle: two pirates after turns 4, 6, and 8, while Rutger and his team leave the castle after turn 6. However, once the first wave of enemies has been cleared, the chapter becomes easier. The pirates do not pose any threat; any unit with good avoid (for example, Chad or Lance) can defeat them.

The player can send Marcus to the southern village and Merlinus to the nearest village; the northeastern village can wait until the first wave of enemies has been defeated and Shanna is free to go and visit it.

Erik is quite easy to defeat. Recommended weapons are Roy's rapier, the poleax obtained in Chapter 3, and Lugh's magic. Once Erik has been defeated, Roy can seize the castle and the chapter will end.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Federation Crumbling Used in leftover text from the data transfer menu in the English version of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
English
(unofficial)
Crumbling League
Collapse of the Alliance
--
Japanese 同盟の崩壊 Collapse of the alliance

Gallery


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Latecomer's Sorrow Crumbling League Fire Emblem


Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElphinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdennKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierSaint's Staff
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond the DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline