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Four-Fanged Offense (Linus)

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Four-Fanged Offense

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Required units

Eliwood's tale: Eliwood
Hector's tale: Hector

New units




Four-Fanged Offense is chapter 23 of Eliwood's tale and chapter 24 of Hector's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. To play Linus's version of this chapter, the combined levels of all lords must be 50 or higher.


Main article: Four-Fanged Offense (Linus)/Script

The group arrives in a village in Bern close to the border. They find the village in the midst of preparations for the coming-of-age ceremony of Prince Zephiel. Eliwood asks Hawkeye and Pent if they know the location of the Shrine of Seals. Neither know of its true location as the royal family is likely the only ones who know and the route is guarded well by Bern's soldiers. The lords acknowledge that their task is quite tricky as they need to learn about the Shrine of Seals’ location without revealing their identity, motives, or presence in Bern lest they give King Desmond reason to invade Lycia. Pent assures the group that there will be no need to expose themselves to such a danger as he and Louise will greet Queen Hellene before her son’s coming-of-age ceremony as she and Louise are distantly related. They promise to return with any relevant information and depart to attend to their duties as Etrurian representatives. Before they leave, however, Hawkeye gives the couple a Heaven Seal. Athos wanted Hawkeye to give the Lycian lords the seal at his discretion but feels Pent and Louise will be better judges of when the timing is best. Pent and Louise accept the seal, and promise to return.

Meanwhile, in the village Lloyd and Linus come across a fellow member of the Black Fang, Nino. The brothers greet her and ask her is she’s on a mission for the Black Fang. She cheerfully tells them that she is delivering a message on behalf of her mother and requests that the brothers do something with her once they have all finished their jobs. Nino quickly departs afterwards, eager to finish her mission. Once she’s out of earshot, Lloyd and Linus wonder how such a pleasant child can possibly come from a woman such as her mother.

The Lycian lords have grown tired of waiting for Pent and Louise to return. Legault - if he is alive - suggests that the group gather intel on the Black Fang from the villagers. After consulting with the Tactician, the lords decide intel gathering would be their best course of action. Hector and Lyn depart together, leaving Eliwood and Ninian alone. Ninian teases Eliwood about his apparent need to chaperone the others and Eliwood responds by saying that he likes her laugh. Despite attempting to keep a low profile, the group is quickly spotted by Linus and Lloyd. Linus insists that he and Lloyd combine their power and finish their target now. Lloyd is unsure of the timing and claims attacking them while in town violates their creed; therefore, Lloyd opts to inform his father of Eliwood’s presence and tells Linus to track their movements. Linus decides to ignore Lloyd’s plan and orders Igor to prepare for battle. Igor attempts to protest Linus flagrant disobedience of Lloyd’s orders but Linus retorts that it will be fine as long no villagers are harmed. Igor capitulates and taunts Eliwood’s group into the town, thus, beginning the battle.

During the fight, Geitz appears on the battlefield. Geitz, although unaffiliated with the Black Fang, decides to discreetly join Linus’s side. Dart recognizes Geitz during the fight and strikes up a conversation with him. Dart asks how Geitz arrived on the battlefield and came to fight alongside the Black Fang. Geitz bluntly admits he was wandering and bored and wanted to get involved in the fight because it looked fun. Geitz then requests to join Dart’s group since he has nothing better to do and wants to raise some trouble alongside a pirate. Dart grants his request and Geitz joins Eliwood’s company. Meanwhile, Nino is waiting for her contact to arrive. Nino is idly wishing that she could join the rest of the Black Fang in taking down evildoers when Jaffar suddenly appears. As Nino begins to relay her message, she notices Jaffar has been seriously wounded. Jaffar tries to get Nino to ignore his wound but faints mid-sentence, leaving Nino unsure of what she should do.

Once Linus has been defeated, he lulls Eliwood into letting his guard down and grabs him from behind; However, just before Linus can kill his captive, Eliwood tells him to do what he must. Eliwood has concluded that the Black Fang are not filled with black-hearted fiends like Nergal and asks Linus why they must fight considering the honor with which both sides fight. Linus is confused by Eliwood’s actions as they do not match how Sonia and his father characterized him. Linus then leaves to clarify the situation with the other Black Fang members. After Linus departs, Eliwood and Lyn hope that Linus’s actions reflect a glimmer of hope to pacify the Black Fang without fighting. Hector, with the death of Leila still fresh in his mind, asserts that Eliwood and Lyn are misguided to have faith in the Black Fang and storms back to camp.

The scene changes back to the house where Nino is treating Jaffar, who has awoken after Nino took care of his wounds. Jaffar is initially ungrateful for Nino’s help as her actions have defied the law of the Fang: “Sacrifice the wounded to salvage the strong.” He chastises her for not killing him causing Nino to respond that she could not possibly allow a comrade to die. Jaffar’s wound starts to bleed again and Nino begs him to allow her to help. Jaffar eventually relents. Outside the village, Linus is making his way back to Lloyd, his heart awash with uncertainty about the Black Fang’s righteousness. Suddenly, Limstella appears and drains his quintessence, killing him. Limstella leaves Linus’s body behind for Lloyd to find. Later on, Lloyd encounters his brother’s dead body and assumes that he was killed by Eliwood. The death of Linus goads Lloyd's resolve to kill Eliwood and his companions.

At the Bern Manse, King Desmond has arrived to speak with his son, Zephiel. Hellene meets the king in his stead as Zephiel is in the middle of his lessons. Desmond decides that it is acceptable to speak with Queen Hellene instead of Zephiel on the matter of the upcoming coming-of-age ceremony. Hellene relishes in this moment as her son will soon be recognized as the true heir to the Bernese throne as opposed to the child of Desmond’s mistress, Guinivere. As Hellene gloats over her victory over her husband, Desmond interrupts and reveals that the Fire Emblem was stolen last night. Without the Fire Emblem, the coming-of-age ceremony is impossible to conduct and must be cancelled. Hellene accuses Desmond of arranging the theft of the Fire Emblem and asks why he despises Zephiel so despite their blood relation. Desmond admits that he is jealous of Zephiel’s burgeoning talents as a leader and the adoration he has earned from the public despite not being king. Desmond leaves after laying waste to Hellene’s ambitions, leaving the queen in a state of desperation. Pent and Louise come to speak with Hellene almost immediately after Desmond’s departure. Hellene confides her worries in the couple and they return to Eliwood. Once they return, Pent tells Eliwood that Hellene has asked him to find the missing Fire Emblem within ten days and in return will likely grant any request Pent may have, including knowledge of the location of the Shrine of Seals.

Beginning log

Heeding the archsage Athos's advice, Eliwood/Hector sets out for Bern. Bern: the greatest military force on the continent. The Lycian League has always enjoyed close relations with the kingdom of Bern. Recently, however, King Desmond has begun to flaunt his military strength. Lycian nobles can no longer move freely within Bern's borders. Eliwood/Hector and his group enter the country in the guise of simple travelers.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Linus Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 12+1 {{{partner}}} 0 26+20 {{{third}}}

Map Secret Shop

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Character data

New Units
Portrait geitz fe07.png
Talk with Dart
Returning Characters

Small portrait eliwood fe07.pngSmall portrait lowen fe07.pngSmall portrait marcus fe07.pngSmall portrait rebecca fe07.pngSmall portrait dorcas fe07.pngSmall portrait bartre fe07.pngSmall portrait hector fe07.pngSmall portrait oswin fe07.pngSmall portrait matthew fe07.pngSmall portrait serra 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.pngSmall portrait legault fe07.pngSmall portrait ninian fe07.pngSmall portrait isadora fe07.pngSmall portrait rath fe07.pngSmall portrait heath fe07.pngSmall portrait hawkeye fe07.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba orion's bolt.png Orion's Bolt Visit north western most village
Is gba silence.png Silence Visit north western village
Is gba earth seal.png Earth Seal Visit south eastern village
Is gba red gem.png Red Gem Steal from Wyvern Rider
Is gba bolting.png Bolting Dropped by Sage (hard mode only)
Is gba silver sword.png Silver Sword Dropped by Mercenary (hard mode only)

Shop data

Shop data

Northern armory Southern armory Northern vendor Southern vendor Secret shop

Name Cost
Is gba steel sword.png
Steel Sword 600
Is gba lancereaver.png
Lancereaver 1,800
Is gba steel lance.png
Steel Lance 480
Is gba axereaver.png
Axereaver 1,950
Is gba steel axe.png
Steel Axe 360
Is gba swordreaver.png
Swordreaver 2,100
Is gba steel bow.png
Steel Bow 720

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Black Fang Archer 10 1 Steel Bow --
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Black Fang Archer 12 1 Iron Bow --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Black Fang Cavalier 10 1 Steel Lance --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Black Fang Cavalier 10 1 Steel Sword --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Black Fang Corsair 10 2 Hand Axe --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Black Fang Corsair 10 1 Halberd --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Black Fang Corsair 10 1 Hammer --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Black Fang Corsair 10 1 Steel Axe --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 10 2 Thunder --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 Slim Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 Armorslayer --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 Lancereaver --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 4 Steel Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 1 Silver Sword --
Ma gba nomad enemy.gif
Black Fang Nomad 10 1 Short Bow --
Ma gba nomad enemy.gif
Black Fang Nomad 10 1 Steel Bow --
Ma gba sage enemy.gif
Black Fang Sage 1 1 Elfire Bolting --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 1 Steel Lance Red Gem --
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Linus Hero 12 1 Silver Blade Hand Axe --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba warrior enemy.gif
Geitz Warrior 3 1 Killer Axe Steel Bow --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Black Fang Corsair 10 2 Hand Axe --
Ma gba pirate enemy.gif
Black Fang Corsair 10 1 Iron Axe --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 2 Iron Sword --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Black Fang Mercenary 10 2 Iron Axe --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 6 Steel Lance --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 3 Javelin --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 10 3 Iron Lance --

Boss data

Main article: Linus
Portrait linus fe07.png
Ma gba hero enemy.gif Hero
Level 12
Affinity Is gba thunderaffin.png
Max HP 45 Luck 14
Strength 21 Defense 14
Skill 18 Resistance 12
Speed 12 Constitution 14
Movement 6 Aid 13
Silver Blade
Hand Axe
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif A GBARankLance.gif -- Axe A GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --


Nils's Augury
Portrait nils fe07.png
Price: Is gba gold.pngFree
Intro: I see... shades of the battle yet to come...

Augury: A moment, please... ... ... ... Oh... I'm not sure what to do. The enemy is so very strong. One, a fallen hero... A potent adversary. You must be careful. To survive this trial, you will need lances, bows, and...strong magical attacks. As for items...take pure water and a Barrier staff. Swordreavers should come in handy, too. Something else... You'll meet someone. Very powerful...with an axe. He may aid you. Send an envoy who smells of the sea to treat with him. ...That's it.
This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

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The chapter ends as soon as Linus is defeated, so the main task is to reach him. Move your main party upwards, and keep some of your stronger units on the right side, since a large number of wyvern riders and pirates will come from that side. Geitz has more movement than an unpromoted Dart, so baiting him out with a unit with high avoidance or bulk is recommended. The bottom village has an Earth Seal and the secret shop on the lone island is the last possible place to purchase weapons that deal bonus damage, but caution is due when considering the prevalence of ballistae. Linus himself is rather strong, but his relatively low resistance can be exploited by magic attacks.


Etymology and other languages

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

Four-Fanged Offense


Les Quatres Fangs

The Four Fangs


Mit Zähnen und Klauen

With Tooth and Claws. "Tooth" was likely meant to be "Fangs", as there are multiple german words for "Fang" that have "Zahn" as part of them.


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Living Legend
Four-Fanged Offense (Linus) Unfulfilled Heart
Crazed Beast
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
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