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Rival Bands

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Rival Bands


Location

Law's End

New units

Yarne

Boss(es)

Gyral, Dalen

Greetings, traveler. We're backers of the Stonewall Knights. Try this lance out. It'll put those dastard riders in their place!
— A backer of the Stonewall Knights in the northwestern village
Welcome, friend. We're supporters of the Riders of Dawn here. Take this hammer. It'll send those pesky knights running for the hills!
— A backer of the Riders of Dawn in the southeastern village

Rival Bands is the thirteenth paralogue chapter in Fire Emblem Awakening. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. The chapter is unlocked after both clearing chapter 13 and have Panne married. There are no additional requirements to reach the chapter, as the chapter connects to the area chapter 10 took place at.

Two rival mercenary bands are fighting over one piece of real estate in this chapter, and it's up to the player to decide which band to support en route to ending a needless skirmish--if they even wish to support one of the mercenary bands. One of the mercenary bands has recruited a taguel boy into their ranks; as it turns out, the taguel happens to be the son of a Shepherd of like species.

Plot

Main article: Rival Bands/Script

Near villages in Plegia, two mercenaries leading opposing groups—Gyral leading the Stonewall Knights, and Dalen leading the Riders of Dawn—argue over territory as the Shepherds arrive. Frederick notes that any fighting will be harmful to the villages, and that, as the groups are too hostile to negotiate, it would be best if they backed one side to expedite the fighting. As the battle starts, the player may chose to back the Stonewall Knights, the Riders of Dawn, or to fight both at once.

During the battle, if Chrom talks to Yarne, Chrom startles Yarne, and Yarne eagerly surrenders when prompted. If Panne talks to Yarne, Panne identifies Yarne as a taguel, and Yarne identifies her as his mother. Panne concludes he came from the future with Lucina, but is upset that her son has no "taguel pride" and is "consort[ing] with common thugs".

After the battle, Chrom wonders why the two mercenary groups fought, and Frederick informs him that they fight to dominate the limited sources of gold, and they become mercenaries as farmers' and merchants' profits are limited by banditry. If the player supported either group, the group will send thanks and a reward; if the player supported neither group, a villager will thank the Shepherds for driving off the mercenaries and give them a reward. If Yarne survived, Panne confronts him, asking his name; Panne states that Yarne is "living proof that man and taguel can coexist", but Yarne insists that Panne is the one who proved that by marrying a human.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Chrom or Robin dies 13+1 {{{partner}}} 11 11+(12/24) {{{third}}}
Cm fe13 13x.png

The chapter's map is 24 columns by 20 rows.

Character data

Characters
New Units
Yarne
Small portrait yarne fe13.png
Taguel
HP
Varies
Level
10
Enemy or NPC, talk to with Chrom or Panne
(Enemy/NPC status depends on whether or not the player is backing the Stonewall Knights)
Returning Characters

Small portrait chrom l fe13.pngSmall portrait avatar m-default fe13.pngSmall portrait lissa fe13.pngSmall portrait frederick fe13.pngSmall portrait sully fe13.pngSmall portrait virion fe13.pngSmall portrait stahl fe13.pngSmall portrait vaike fe13.pngSmall portrait miriel fe13.pngSmall portrait sumia fe13.pngSmall portrait kellam fe13.pngSmall portrait lon'qu fe13.pngSmall portrait ricken fe13.pngSmall portrait maribelle fe13.pngSmall portrait panne fe13.pngSmall portrait gaius fe13.pngSmall portrait cordelia fe13.pngSmall portrait gregor fe13.pngSmall portrait nowi fe13.pngSmall portrait libra fe13.pngSmall portrait tharja fe13.pngSmall portrait olivia fe13.pngSmall portrait cherche fe13.pngSmall portrait henry fe13.pngSmall portrait lucina fe13.png

Note: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter is unlocked. As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started. The returning characters list also does not include any characters recruitable in other paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any other available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Items
Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds01 bullion medium.png Bullion (M) Dropped by Gyral
(Not obtainable if Gyral is allied)
Is 3ds01 bullion medium.png Bullion (M) Dropped by Dalen
(Not obtainable if Dalen is allied)
Is 3ds01 beast killer.png Beast Killer Visit northwest village
(Not obtainable if backing the Riders of Dawn)
Is 3ds01 dracoshield.png Dracoshield Visit northeast village
(Not obtainable if backing the Riders of Dawn)
Is 3ds01 energy drop.png Energy Drop Visit southwest village
(Not obtainable if backing the Stonewall Knights)
Is 3ds01 hammer.png Hammer Visit southeast village
(Not obtainable if backing the Stonewall Knights)
Is 3ds01 bullion small.png 500G Automatically at end of chapter for each NPC that survived
Is 3ds01 bullion small.png 10,000G Automatically at end of chapter if player backed neither side

Shop data

After clearing this chapter, the shop at this location will become available.

Armory contents

Normal stock Possible merchant items

Item Price
Is 3ds01 beaststone.png Beaststone 2,000
Is 3ds01 concoction.png Concoction 600
Is 3ds01 skill tonic.png Skill Tonic 150
Is 3ds01 speed tonic.png Speed Tonic 150
Is 3ds01 master seal.png Master Seal 2,500

Event tiles

  • Column 8, row 7: In Stonewall Knights territory; adjacent to the northernmost initial Swordmaster
  • Column 21, row 8: In Riders of Dawn territory; two squares north of the northernmost initial Bow Knight

Stonewall Knights data

The Stonewall Knights are by default shown as a red enemy faction. They become a green NPC faction should the player choose to back them. Stonewall Knights reinforcements emerge only if the player chooses to oppose them.
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif Mercenary General 6 2 52 24 0 16~17 10 13~14 23~24 8~9 5 Silver Axe
Defense +2 Indoor Fighter Rally Defense
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif Mercenary General 6 3 52 24 0 16~17 10 13~14 23~24 8~9 5 Silver Lance
Defense +2 Indoor Fighter Rally Defense
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
• The western one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
• The eastern two begin moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster enemy.gif Mercenary Swordmaster 6 2 39~40 16~17 2 22 24 17 12 11~12 6 Silver Sword
Avoid +10 Vantage
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 sage enemy.gif Mercenary Sage 6 1 36~37 1 17~18 14~15 16~17 13~14 8~9 13~14 6 Arcfire
Magic +2 Focus Rally Magic
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 sage enemy.gif Mercenary Sage 6 1 36~37 1 17~18 14~15 16~17 13~14 8~9 13~14 6 Arcthunder
Magic +2 Focus Rally Magic
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 taguel yarne enemy.gif Yarne Taguel 10 1 Varies Varies+3 Varies Varies+5 Varies+5 Varies+4 Varies+1 Varies 6 Beaststone Elixir
Even RhythmIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png VariesIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Varies
• See here for more information on Yarne's stats.
• Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif Gyral General 13 1 58 28 0 21 15 20 30 13 5 Tomahawk Bullion (M)This item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Indoor Fighter
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 4.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 swordmaster enemy.gif Mercenary Swordmaster 6 3 39~40 16~17 2 22 24 17 12 11~12 6 Silver Sword
Avoid +10 Vantage
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif Mercenary General 6 2 52 24 0 16~17 10 13~14 23~24 8~9 5 Silver Axe
Defense +2 Indoor Fighter Rally Defense
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif Mercenary General 6 2 52 24 0 16~17 10 13~14 23~24 8~9 5 Spear
Defense +2 Indoor Fighter Rally Defense
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif Mercenary General 6 1 52 24 0 16~17 10 13~14 23~24 8~9 5 Tomahawk
Defense +2 Indoor Fighter Rally Defense
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif Mercenary General 6 1 52 24 0 16~17 10 13~14 23~24 8~9 5 Silver Lance
Defense +2 Indoor Fighter Rally Defense
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sage enemy.gif Mercenary Sage 6 1 36~37 1 17~18 14~15 16~17 13~14 8~9 13~14 6 Arcwind
Magic +2 Focus Rally Magic
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sage enemy.gif Mercenary Sage 6 1 36~37 1 17~18 14~15 16~17 13~14 8~9 13~14 6 Arcfire
Magic +2 Focus Rally Magic
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 sage enemy.gif Mercenary Sage 6 1 36~37 1 17~18 14~15 16~17 13~14 8~9 13~14 6 Arcthunder
Magic +2 Focus Rally Magic
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--

Riders of Dawn data

The Riders of Dawn are by default shown as a green NPC faction. They become a red enemy faction should the player choose not to back them. Riders of Dawn reinforcements emerge only if the player chooses to oppose them.
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Normal Hard Lunatic(+)

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 paladin other.gif Mercenary Paladin 6 2 45~46 19~20 1 16~17 17~18 14~15 17~18 12~13 8 Silver Sword
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 paladin other.gif Mercenary Paladin 6 2 45~46 19~20 1 16~17 17~18 14~15 17~18 12~13 8 Silver Lance
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie other.gif Mercenary Valkyrie 6 1 35~36 0 15~16 11~12 21 17 7~8 17~18 8 Arcfire
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 bow knight other.gif Mercenary Bow Knight 6 3 45~46 16~17 0 19~20 18~19 11~12 12 5~6 8 Steel Bow Steel Sword
Patience Skill +2 Prescience Rally Skill
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie other.gif Mercenary Valkyrie 6 1 35~36 0 15~16 11~12 21 17 7~8 17~18 8 Arcwind
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 paladin other.gif Mercenary Paladin 6 1 45~46 19~20 1 16~17 17~18 14~15 17~18 12~13 8 Spear
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
Immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma 3ds01 paladin other.gif Dalen Paladin 13 1 52 25 1 23 24 21 23 18 8 Spear Bullion (M)This item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Outdoor Fighter
Begins moving unprovoked on turn 4.
Reinforcements
Name Class Lv # HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Cha Con Mov Inventory and Skills
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie other.gif Mercenary Valkyrie 6 2 35~36 0 15~16 11~12 21 17 7~8 17~18 8 Arcthunder
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie other.gif Mercenary Valkyrie 6 1 35~36 0 15~16 11~12 21 17 7~8 17~18 8 Arcwind
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 valkyrie other.gif Mercenary Valkyrie 6 1 35~36 0 15~16 11~12 21 17 7~8 17~18 8 Arcfire
Resistance +2 Demoiselle Rally Resistance
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 bow knight other.gif Mercenary Bow Knight 6 3 45~46 16~17 0 19~20 18~19 11~12 12 5~6 8 Steel Bow Steel Sword
Patience Skill +2 Prescience Rally Skill
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 paladin other.gif Mercenary Paladin 6 4 45~46 19~20 1 16~17 17~18 14~15 17~18 12~13 8 Silver Lance
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--
Ma 3ds01 paladin other.gif Mercenary Paladin 6 1 45~46 19~20 1 16~17 17~18 14~15 17~18 12~13 8 Silver Sword
Outdoor Fighter
Can have 0-1 skill(s) at random
--

Boss data

Main articles: Gyral and Dalen

Gyral

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait campari fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 general enemy.gif General
Level 13
Movement 5
Stats
Max HP 58 Speed 15
Strength 28 Luck 20
Magic 0 Defense 30
Skill 21 Resistance 13
Inventory Skills
Tomahawk
Bullion (M)This item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Indoor Fighter
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances E Axes B
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Dalen

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait dalton fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 paladin enemy.gif Paladin
Level 13
Movement 8
Stats
Max HP 52 Speed 24
Strength 25 Luck 21
Magic 1 Defense 23
Skill 23 Resistance 18
Inventory Skills
Spear
Bullion (M)This item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Outdoor Fighter
Weapon Levels
Swords E Lances B Axes --
Bows -- Tomes -- Staves --

Strategy

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

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Trivia

  • Law's End is one of five locations on the world map that connects to only one other location (in this case, only to The Midmire), and as such is a dead end. The other four are the Outrealm Gate, Plegia Castle, Warriors' Tomb, and Grima.
  • This chapter's premise of two warring factions, with the player being allowed to pick a side or choosing not to pick either one, may have served as a precursor to the three split storylines of Fire Emblem Fates.

Etymology and other languages

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

Rival Bands

Japanese

傭兵戦争

Mercenary War

French

Pris dans l'étau

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