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Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth)

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Pale Flower of Darkness

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New units

Karel or Harken



Pale Flower of Darkness (Japanese: 闇の白い花 White Flower of Darkness) is chapter 25 of Eliwood's tale and chapter 27 of Hector's tale in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. To play Kenneth's version of the chapter, the combined experience of Serra, Erk, Lucius, and Priscilla must be higher than the combined experience of Dorcas, Bartre, Guy, and Raven.


Main article: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth)/Script

The scene opens with Sonia reprimanding Vaida for failing in her mission to kill Eliwood. Vaida begs for Sonia to be merciful and give her one more chance as without the good word of the Black Fang she may never fly as a royal knight of Bern again. Sonia flatly rejects Vaida’s pleas and tell her to be grateful she will not be executed for her failure. After Vaida leaves, Sonia calls Ursula into the room to lecture her about what caused Vaida to fail. In Sonia’s view, Vaida treated her subordinates as humans instead of trash, making her imperfect and her failure inevitable. Sonia tells Ursula to learn from Vaida’s mistakes and become a perfect being, like herself. Eliwood, Hector, and Lyn have been eavesdropping on Sonia and take Vaida's presence as proof that they have successfully found the Black Fang’s fortress and the location of the Fire Emblem. The Lycian lords then decide to covertly sneak about the grounds to see what other information they can gather. Eliwood leaves Ninian and Nils in the care of Marcus and follows Hector and Lyn’s lead.

The lords eventually happen across Sonia giving her daughter Nino the mission she received from King Desmond himself. Nino is overjoyed to get the chance to finally prove herself, however, Brendan Reed protests giving such a dangerous mission to Nino. Sonia admits that she would prefer to send Lloyd and Linus but they have not been heard from since they went to kill Eliwood, leaving Nino as the only option. Brendan relents and leaves to discuss a matter with one of the original Black Fang member, Jan. Sonia does not even notice Brendan's absence and calls Jaffar. She tells him that Nino will be accompanying him on his mission to assassinate Prince Zephiel. Jaffar protests Sonia’s decision but she refuses to listen and insists the mission will succeed as long as Jaffar is there as well. Before the three leave to investigate the Prince’s manse, Sonia leaves Kenneth to guard the fortress in her stead. The lords, having overheard the conversation, immediately try to follow the assassins to their destination before they undermine their goal of ensuring Zephiel is named heir to the throne; however, Kenneth notices them and prevents them from leaving. Eliwood is shocked to see a holy man among the ranks of the Black Fang and asks why him why he cooperates with assassins. Kenneth responds that he considers the gods to be a lie born of the weakness of mankind and that the only god he considers to be real is Nergal. The group tries to force their way out of the fortress but find a barrier erected by Kenneth to be blocking their way. Kenneth warps inside a nearby building and Nils tells the group they must defeat Kenneth or they will never be able to leave. Eliwood and company prepare themselves and begin to battle their way to Kenneth.

At the end of turn 9, either Karel or Harken will appear. If Karel appears and one of the lords talks to him, he will inform them that the Black Fang has gathered new recruits and he has come to their fortress to use his blade on them. When pressed as to his reason why, Karel responds that his blade is his life and reason. Karel then addresses the lord and tells them that are fated to be a powerful warrior and that it would be a shame to see them fall before he would try to challenge them at their prime. The lord is understandably disquieted by Karel’s odd words and demeanor but, nonetheless, still accepts Karel’s offer of assistance. If Harken appears and one of the knights/lords of Pherae and Ostia call out to him, he will initially attempt to pretend he did not hear them. They persist, forcing Harken to confirm his identity as one of Elbert’s retainers who was thought to have died along with his liege. Harken has been disguising himself as a member of the Black Fang ever since he left Valor and has come to the Black Fang’s fortress on this day to seek revenge for his fallen brethren and his liege. Harken knows his failure is all but certain but views this as his only means of atoning for his failure of Elbert and his comrades. Given that he intends to defeat the Black Fang, his conversation partner invites him to join Eliwood. Although Harken initially refuses their offer, he eventually agrees to join Eliwood when they remind him of his knightly duties, of what Elbert would want him to do, or of how many people his absence would hurt.

After Kenneth has been defeated, the lords discover that Kenneth was carrying the Fire Emblem with him and recover it from his corpse. Though they have fulfilled Hellene's request, the group knows that they cannot afford to relax yet and begin to follow Sonia and Nino to Zephiel's manse.

Meanwhile, near Zephiel's abode, Sonia is reviewing the details of the assassination with Nino one last time. Nino, afraid of failure and disappointing the only family she has ever known, requests to hold her mother’s hand, just once. Sonia promises to Nino that if she succeeds and kills the prince, she will hold her hand as often as she wishes. Nino is satisfied with Sonia's answer and runs ahead. Sonia asks that Jaffar stay behind a moment. Once Nino is out of earshot, Sonia orders Jaffar to kill Nino once the prince is dead. Noticing Jaffar's shock at her statement, Sonia explains that a scapegoat is needed to quell the chaos that will surely erupt once Zephiel has been assassinated. Jaffar attempts to reason with Sonia by tersely reminding her that Nino is her daughter. Sonia is completely unfazed and without hesitation admits that Nino’s death will please her far more than her living ever did. Sonia then reminds Jaffar that Nergal gives no second chances, convincing Jaffar to stow his contempt for Sonia and silently obey her orders.

If Hector's tale is being played, an extra scene will play afterwards where Hector asks Oswin how his brother fares. Oswin informs him that no news of Uther being in poor health has reached them. Oswin did, however, receive word from Uther advising Hector to not trouble Eliwood. Hector is frustrated by his brother’s apparent insistence of treating him like a child but is still worried about him as he has noticed similarities between Uther and their father right before he died.

Beginning log

They follow the Black Fang due south. Although the trail vanishes, Lyn uses her tracking skills, and the pursuit continues. The path leads up into Bern's impassable mountains. The peaks know no seasons, and the snow covers all in a bright blanket. In this land of blinding reflections, an ancient castle appears.

Chapter data

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize the throne Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn dies 13+1 {{{partner}}} 1 25+13 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units
Portrait karel fe07.png
Talk with main lord or Lyn
Portrait harken fe07.png
Talk with Eliwood, Marcus, Lowen, Hector, Oswin, or Isadora
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.pngSmall portrait wallace fe07.pngSmall portrait geitz fe07.pngSmall portrait farina fe07.pngSmall portrait pent fe07.pngSmall portrait louise fe07.png

  • Note: Karel only appears if the player kills 3 or more promoted units before the end of turn 9; Harken appears otherwise.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba bolting.png Bolting Dropped by mage (normal mode only)
Is gba chest key.png Chest Key Dropped by sage (normal mode only)
Is gba speedwings.png Speedwings Dropped by sage (hard mode only)
Is gba thunder.png Thunder Dropped by mage (hard mode only)
Is gba flux.png Flux Dropped by shaman (hard mode only)
Is gba lockpick.png Lockpick Steal from thief
Is gba guiding ring.png Guiding Ring Unlock upper left chest
Is gba blue gem.png Blue Gem Unlock center chest
Is gba talisman.png Talisman Unlock bottom right chest
Is gba aura.png Aura Dropped by Kenneth (mutually exclusive with Purge in hard mode)
Is gba purge.png Purge Dropped by Kenneth (hard mode only if he did not use Purge first; mutually exclusive with Aura)

Enemy data

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif
Black Fang Bishop 5 1 Purge Lightning One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10
Ma gba druid enemy.gif
Black Fang Druid 5 1 Eclipse Nosferatu Eliwood only. One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10
Ma gba general enemy.gif
Black Fang General 3 1 Short Spear One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10
Ma gba sniper enemy.gif
Black Fang Sniper ?? 1 ?? Hector only. One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 12 1 BoltingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 12 9 Thunder --
Ma gba monk enemy.gif
Black Fang Monk 12 2 Shine --
Ma gba sage enemy.gif
Black Fang Sage 8 1 Elfire Chest KeyThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Eliwood only. One of three enemies that decide whether Karel or Harken appears on turn 10
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Black Fang Shaman 12 3 Flux --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 12 5 Steel Lance --
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif
Kenneth Bishop 13 1 AuraThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Does not move; stands on a throne, the chapter's seize point.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Black Fang Mage 12 3 Thunder --
Ma gba monk enemy.gif
Black Fang Monk 12 1 Lightning --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Black Fang Shaman 12 2 Flux --
Ma gba thief enemy.gif
Black Fang Thief 12 1 Iron Sword Lockpick --
Ma gba wyvern rider enemy.gif
Black Fang Wyvern Rider 12 6 Steel Lance --
Ma gba hero enemy.gif
Harken Hero 8 1 Brave Sword --


  • Turns 2 and 3
  • Turn 4
  • Turn 6
  • Turn 8
    • 1 Thief from north-west, 1 Mage from northern stairs.
  • Turn 9, if the player defeated 2 or fewer promoted enemies before the end of turn 9 player phase

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba swordmaster other.gif
Karel Swordmaster 8 1 Wo Dao --


  • Turn 9, if the player defeated 3 or more promoted enemies before the end of turn 9 player phase
    • Karel from the north-west.

Boss data

Main article: Kenneth

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait kenneth fe07.png
Ma gba bishop enemy.gif Bishop
Level 13
Affinity --
Max HP 41 Luck 6
Magic 19 Defense 9
Skill 16 Resistance 21
Speed 13 Constitution 10
Movement 6 Aid 9
Normal difficulty:
AuraThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Eliwood Hard:
PurgeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif A GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif A
  • Note: On the Hard difficulties, Kenneth will drop whichever weapon is in his last inventory slot, and as such will drop Aura instead if he is made to equip Purge.


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Both versions of Pale Flower of Darkness combined.
  • Harken wields the only obtainable Brave Sword in the entire game.
  • Karel wields one of two obtainable Wo Daos in the entire game, the other belonging to his sister Karla.
  • The Wo Dao can only be wielded by Myrmidons, Swordmasters, and Blade Lords, meaning that only four units in the entire game can wield one: Guy, Karel, Karla, and Lyn.
  • The maps for both versions of this chapter fit together near-seamlessly.
  • The second version of Nino from Fire Emblem Heroes has the title of "Pale Flower", which is named after this chapter. In Japanese, her title is the full "Pale Flower of Darkness", but this could not fit in English.

Etymology and other languages

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

Pale Flower of Darkness



White Flower of Darkness


Blüte der Finsternis

Flower of Darkness


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Unfulfilled Heart Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth) Battle before Dawn

See also

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
Related topics List of version differencesName chart • Other games (The Binding Blade) • Pre-release information (Pre-release build 0206Pre-release build 0219Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline