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Danger in the Dark/A Harrowing Escape

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A Harrowing Escape

Cm fe16cs 4.png

Location

Abyss Passageway

Boss(es)

None

A Harrowing Escape (Japanese: 地下道挟撃突破戦 Underpass Pincer Attack Breakthrough) is the main battle map of the fourth chapter in the Fire Emblem: Three Houses expansion Cindered Shadows. In this map, the group makes a desperate attempt to escape the phantom soldiers with the Chalice of Beginnings and their lives.

Unused beginning log

Fleeing the massive guardians that protect the Chalice of Beginnings, you hurry through the depths of Abyss—only to be assailed unexpectedly by thieves lying in wait.

Map data

Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Reach the target destination with all units Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Any player unit dies; ten turns pass before every player unit passes the next gate; or five turns pass after every player unit has passed the last gate, but before all of them have reached the escape zone 11 {{{partner}}} {{{other}}} 0+25 15+1+∞

Initial Gates

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This map features several gates that are not affected by Locktouch. In order to open the gates, a player unit must pull the appropriate lever. Once all player units are past the gate, the gate closes automatically and any enemy units trapped behind it disappear. The two levers are located as follows:

  • Column 15, row 14: Opens the northern Abyss gate
  • Column 2, row 25: Opens the southeastern Abyss gate

Character data

Characters
New Units

None

Returning Characters

Small portrait byleth f fe16.pngSmall portrait edelgard fe16.pngSmall portrait dimitri fe16.pngSmall portrait claude fe16.pngSmall portrait linhardt fe16.pngSmall portrait ashe fe16.pngSmall portrait hilda fe16.pngSmall portrait yuri fe16.pngSmall portrait balthus fe16.pngSmall portrait constance fe16.pngSmall portrait hapi fe16.png

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Grappler (reinforcement)
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Warrior (reinforcement)
Is ns01 potion.png Concoction Dropped by enemy Sniper (reinforcement)
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Brigand (reinforcement)
Is ns01 bullion.png Bullion Dropped by enemy Assassin (reinforcement)
Is ns01 potion.png Concoction Dropped by enemy Mercenary (reinforcement)
Is ns01 shield.png Steel Shield Steal from enemy Fortress Knight
Is ns01 shield.png Steel Shield Steal from enemy Fortress Knight
Is ns01 ring.png Critical Ring Steal from enemy Archer (reinforcement)
Is ns01 ore.png Smithing Stone (×10) Automatically at the end of the battle

Enemy data

Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif Bandit Grappler 28 1 44 18 8 15 22 10 15 6 11 6 Silver Gauntlets Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Brawling Prowess Lv 1 Tomebreaker
Will not move until he or the nearby Grappler is provoked.
Ma ns01 grappler enemy.gif Bandit Grappler 28 1 44 18 8 15 22 10 15 6 11 6 Silver Gauntlets BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Unarmed
Fistfaire Unarmed Combat Brawling Prowess Lv 1 Tomebreaker
Will not move until he or the nearby Grappler is provoked.
Ma ns01 fortress knight enemy.gif Bandit Fortress Knight 28 6 47 17 8 12 5 10 31 7 11 4 Silver Axe
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
• The initial southern two will not move until either is provoked.
• The initial northern two will not move until either of them or the nearby Sniper, Brigand, or Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 warlock enemy.gif Bandit Warlock 28 4 37 10 20 13 20 10 12 19 11 4 Ragnarok
Black Tomefaire Black Magic Uses x2 Reason Lv 1
• The initial southern one will not move until he or the nearby Warrior is provoked.
• The initial northern one will not move until he or a nearby Sniper, Brigand, or Fortress Knight is provoked.
Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif Bandit Warrior 28 1 45 22 8 12 20 11 15 8 11 5 Silver Axe BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Axefaire Axe Crit +10 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Will not move until he or the nearby Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 sniper enemy.gif Bandit Sniper 28 1 37 18 8 19 19 13 13 8 11 5 Silver Bow ConcoctionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Bowfaire Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
Will not move until he or a nearby Brigand, Fortress Knight, or Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 brigand enemy.gif Bandit Brigand 28 1 39 19 6 7 19 8 10 2 11 5 Silver Axe BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Will not move until he or a nearby Sniper, Fortress Knight, or Warlock is provoked.
Ma ns01 pegasus knight enemy.gif Bandit Pegasus Knight 28 2 37 17 8 15 26 10 14 13 13 7 Silver Lance
Canto Lancefaire Avo +10 Lance Prowess Lv 1 Swordbreaker+
Will not move until either is provoked.
Ma ns01 fortress knight female enemy.gif Bandit Fortress Knight 28 1 47 17 8 12 5 10 31 7 11 4 Silver Axe
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
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Ma ns01 assassin enemy.gif Bandit Assassin 28 1 37 17 8 15 32 11 14 8 10 6 Silver Sword BullionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
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Ma ns01 mercenary enemy.gif Bandit Mercenary 28 1 35 15 6 10 23 8 10 2 11 5 Silver Sword ConcoctionThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
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Ma ns01 mercenary enemy.gif Bandit Mercenary 28 1 35 15 6 10 23 8 10 2 11 5 Silver Sword
Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
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Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 28 1 31 14 6 11 19 10 8 2 11 5 Silver Bow Critical Ring
Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
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Ma ns01 archer enemy.gif Bandit Archer 28 1 31 14 6 11 19 10 8 2 11 5 Silver Bow
Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
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Ma ns01 warrior enemy.gif Bandit Warrior 28 2 45 22 8 12 20 11 15 8 11 5 Silver Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
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Reinforcements

  • After all player units reach the first checkpoint
    • 1 Grappler from the entrance of the winding corridor
    • 1 Grappler that drops a Bullion from the entrance of the winding corridor
    • 4 Fortress Knights; two from the southeast corner of the map, two from south of the second checkpoint
    • 2 Warlocks; one from near the end of the winding corridor, one from south of the second checkpoint
    • 1 Warrior that drops a Bullion from near the end of the winding corridor
    • 1 Sniper that drops a Concoction from south of the second checkpoint
    • 1 Brigand that drops a Bullion from south of the second checkpoint
  • Upon reaching the end of the winding corridor or passing the door left of it (reaching row 19 from the east)
  • Upon reaching the second checkpoint
  • Every subsequent time a player unit reaches the second checkpoint, another set of units will appear from near the escape zone. The order of which enemies appear is as follows:

Third army data

Normal Hard

Third Army Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns01 altered golem enemy.gif Golem Guardian Golem 28 1 75
75
90
13 49 62 4 0 37 6 0 4 Lance of Light
Commander Lance Prowess Lv 5 Renewal Barrier Vital Defense Anti-Magic Armor Lethality Latent; active starting from health bar 2 Quick Riposte Latent; active starting from health bar 3
Light-Lance Barrage
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma ns01 dark bishop third.gif Phantom Soldier Dark Bishop 28 3 36 10 21 14 14 10 12 21 12 4 Banshee Θ Miasma Δ Death Γ
Miasma Δ Fiendish Blow Heartseeker Reason Lv 1
• The northern one begins moving if the nearby Sniper is provoked, or if the first lever is pulled.
• The southern two both begin moving if either of them or a nearby Fortress Knight is provoked.
Ma ns01 sniper third.gif Phantom Soldier Sniper 28 1 36 18 9 25 14 13 12 8 13 5 Silver Bow
Bowfaire Bowrange +1 Bow Prowess Lv 1
Begins moving if the nearby Dark Bishop is provoked, or if the first lever is pulled.
Ma ns01 wyvern rider third.gif Phantom Soldier Wyvern Rider 28 1 40 21 8 13 17 10 18 8 13 7 Silver Axe
Canto Axefaire Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Begins moving if a nearby Assassin is provoked.
Ma ns01 assassin third.gif Phantom Soldier Assassin 28 4 36 17 9 20 27 11 13 8 12 6 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
• The northeastern two both begin moving if either of them or the nearby Wyvern Rider is provoked.
• The southwestern one begins moving if the nearby Warrior is provoked.
Ma ns01 warrior third.gif Phantom Soldier Warrior 28 1 44 22 9 12 15 11 14 8 13 5 Silver Axe
Axefaire Axe Crit +10 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Begins moving if the nearby Assassin is provoked.
Ma ns01 swordmaster third.gif Phantom Soldier Swordmaster 28 2 40 19 9 15 26 10 14 8 13 5 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Sword Crit +10 Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
Both begin moving if either is provoked.
Ma ns01 fortress knight third.gif Phantom Soldier Fortress Knight 28 2 46 17 9 12 2 10 30 7 13 4 Silver Axe Steel Shield
Axefaire Weight -5 Axe Prowess Lv 1 Lancebreaker+
Both begin moving if either of them or a nearby Dark Bishop is provoked.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Dex Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma ns01 altered golem enemy.gif Golem Guardian Golem 28 1 75
75
90
13 49 62 4 0 37 6 0 4 Lance of Light
Commander Lance Prowess Lv 5 Renewal Barrier Vital Defense Anti-Magic Armor Lethality Latent; active starting from health bar 2 Quick Riposte Latent; active starting from health bar 3
Light-Lance Barrage
Immobile until the second lever is pulled.
Ma ns01 warlock third.gif Phantom Soldier Warlock 28 36 10 20 13 15 10 12 22 13 4 Ragnarok
Black Tomefaire Black Magic Uses x2 Reason Lv 1
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Ma ns01 assassin third.gif Phantom Soldier Assassin 28 36 17 9 20 27 11 13 8 12 6 Silver Sword
Swordfaire Locktouch Stealth Sword Prowess Lv 1 Axebreaker+
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Reinforcements

  • Upon reaching the first checkpoint
  • Every turn after all player units reach the first checkpoint
    • 1 Warlock from north of the second lever
    • 1 Assassin from north of the second lever

Strategy

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

Run for your life! Throughout this map, you will be harassed by the Guardian Golem. This powerful monster has extremely durable armor, is immune to magical attacks while its barrier is up, takes miserable damage from gambits, and has enough raw damage to plaster your units across the ground. You can fight it if you're truly insane, but it's far more practical to run away. Mobility is absolutely paramount for an escape chapter, so make sure that Edelgard, Dimitri, Claude, and Ashe are a Warrior, Paladin, Wyvern Rider, and Assassin respectively. You might also want to consider moving Hilda to Pegasus Knight, although the downgrade from an advanced class to an intermediate one and loss of specialty in her trademark axes might give you pause.

At the start of the battle, make a mad rush towards the first gate. Someone has to detour to the lever and pull it to open the gate; Dimitri, Claude, and Constance are the best candidates due to their high movement. Make sure to save a couple of your best gambits, because you're going to need them when you get to the end of this gauntlet. You need to get everyone past the gate within 10 turns, or it's game over. Keep your distance from the Guardian Golem as you break past the first gate. Once you're through, it will close behind you and all of the enemies will disappear. Don't get too cocky, though, because there's more. There's another lever to be pulled to open the second gate - watch out for the reinforcements who will try to jump whoever gets too close. In addition, a group of red army enemies will appear to stand between you and victory. Fortunately, they and the phantoms will attack each other. Have Ashe pick the locked door, blow through anyone who looks at you funny, and rush through the third gate. Be careful, though - every time you have someone pass the third gate, an enemy will spawn. Use those gambits you saved to bring them down, then bring everyone home to freedom.

Etymology and other languages

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

A Harrowing Escape

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Japanese

地下道挟撃突破戦

Underpass Pincer Attack Breakthrough

Spanish

Entre dos fuegos

Between to fires

French

Entre deux feux

Between to fires

German

Hektische Flucht

Hectic Escape

Italian

Fuga dall'attacco a sorpresa

Escape from the surprise attack

Korean

지하도 협공 돌파전

Underpass pincer breakthrough

Simplified Chinese

地道夹击突破战

Tunnel pincer attack breakthrough battle

Traditional Chinese

地下道夾擊突破戰

Underpass pincer attack breakthrough battle

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