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The Dread Gate

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The Dread Gate

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Location

Unknown

Boss(es)

Thrasir

All I could do to close off Hel was encircle the tomb with our strongest barrier...For 20 years, it has held them off. None have made it past. But now...that defense has fallen. The army of the dead has surged into Askr...
— Gustav

The Dread Gate (Japanese: 禁忌の扉 Taboo gate) is Chapter 2 of Book III of Fire Emblem Heroes.

This chapter was added to the game as part of the Book III launch update released on December 10, 2018, alongside featured character Eir, and a number of related quests, which were available until December 28.

Plot

Main article: The Dread Gate/Script

King Gustav explains that 20 years ago, he erected a barrier over a tomb that serves as a portal to the realm of the dead. The barrier has fallen, and Hel's armies now surge into Askr. He orders Alfonse to stop them at any cost. Meanwhile, Loki approaches Veronica, the latter still furious over the former's betrayal. Veronica is initially indifferent to Askr's plight, but begins to reconsider when Loki reminds her that Bruno has not returned from his quest and warns her that Hel will inevitably turn on Embla after it is through with Askr.

The Order of Heroes reaches the tomb and discovers thousands of soldiers marching on a small town only a day away. Alfonse and Anna decide to bait the enemy out and either evade or outlast them until Gustav arrives with the Royal Knights. Hel's forces catch them before they can fully prepare, and they are forced into a desperate last stand. Fortunately, Gustav and his knights arrive to relieve the Order and drive off the invaders. Afterwards, Gustav berates Alfonse for taking such a foolish risk and reminds him that he has a responsibility towards more people than those in front of him. He further reminds him that he will die someday, leaving Alfonse to become king, and that the kingdom would be thrown into disarray if he were to die prematurely. After he leaves, Queen Henriette patches up Alfonse's wounds and recalls that Gustav was once hot-headed like Alfonse before a certain incident turned him into the cautious man he is today.

Chapter data

Part 1: The King's Order

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 {{{partner}}} 0 Red FlierThiefAxe FighterLance Cavalier {{{third}}}
Cm feh 3-2-1.png

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
50px Red Flier flying Is feh red tome.png 3 Is feh skill weapon.png Fire
Portrait thief feh.png Thief infantry Is feh colorless dagger.png 3 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Dagger
Portrait axe fighter feh.png Axe Fighter infantry Is feh axe.png 3 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Axe
Portrait lance cavalier feh.png Lance Cavalier cavalry Is feh lance.png 3 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Lance
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 2: The Tomb Exhales

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 {{{partner}}} 0 Lance DragonSword FighterClericGreen Manakete {{{third}}}
Cm feh 3-2-2.png

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait lance dragon feh.png Lance Dragon flying Is feh lance.png 4 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Lance
Portrait sword fighter feh.png Sword Fighter infantry Is feh sword.png 4 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Sword
Portrait cleric feh.png Cleric infantry Is feh staff.png 4 Is feh skill assist.png Heal
Is feh fortress res 1.pngA Fortress Res 1
Portrait green manakete feh.png Green Manakete infantry Is feh green breath.png 4 Is feh skill weapon.png Fire Breath
Is feh fierce stance 1.pngA Fierce Stance 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 3: Path of the Dead

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 {{{partner}}} 0 Bow CavalierAxe CavalierLance CavalierSword Cavalier {{{third}}}
Cm feh 3-2-3.png

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait bow cavalier feh.png Bow Cavalier cavalry Is feh colorless bow.png 5 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Bow
Is feh savage blow 1.pngC Savage Blow 1
Portrait axe cavalier feh.png Axe Cavalier cavalry Is feh axe.png 5 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Axe
Portrait lance cavalier feh.png Lance Cavalier cavalry Is feh lance.png 5 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Lance
Portrait sword cavalier feh.png Sword Cavalier cavalry Is feh sword.png 5 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Sword
Is feh fire boost 1.pngA Fire Boost 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 4: Courting Danger

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 {{{partner}}} 0 ClericBlue ThiefRed MageAxe Fighter {{{third}}}
Cm feh 3-2-4.png

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait cleric feh.png Cleric infantry Is feh staff.png 6 Is feh skill assist.png Heal
50px Blue Thief infantry Is feh blue dagger.png 6 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Dagger
Is feh poison strike 1.pngB Poison Strike 1
Portrait red mage feh.png Red Mage infantry Is feh red tome.png 6 Is feh skill weapon.png Fire
Is feh darting blow 1.pngA Darting Blow 1
Portrait axe fighter feh.png Axe Fighter infantry Is feh axe.png 6 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Axe
Is feh fury 1.pngA Fury 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills

Part 5: The Makings of a King

Chapter Data
Conditions
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy. Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: All player units are defeated. 4 {{{partner}}} 0 Red FáfnirLance CavalierLance KnightThrasir
(+Sword Cavalier (reinforcement)Blue Flier (reinforcement))
{{{third}}}
Cm feh 3-2-5.png

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait red fáfnir feh.png Red Fáfnir flying Is feh red breath.png 7 Is feh skill weapon.png Fire Breath
Is feh life and death 3.pngA Life and Death 3
Portrait lance cavalier feh.png Lance Cavalier cavalry Is feh lance.png 7 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Lance
Is feh death blow 1.pngA Death Blow 1
Portrait lance knight feh.png Lance Knight armor Is feh lance.png 7 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Lance
Is feh wary fighter 1.pngB Wary Fighter 1
Portrait thrasir omnicidal witch feh.png Thrasir infantry Is feh green tome.png 7 Is feh skill weapon.png WindIs feh skill special.png Dragon Gaze
Is feh death blow 1.pngA Death Blow 1Is feh desperation 1.pngB Desperation 1
Reinforcements
Name Type Weapon Lv Skills
Portrait sword cavalier feh.png Sword Cavalier cavalry Is feh sword.png 7 Is feh skill weapon.png Iron Sword
Is feh poison strike 1.pngB Poison Strike 1
50px Blue Flier flying Is feh blue tome.png 7 Is feh skill weapon.png ThunderIs feh skill assist.png Rally Attack
Is feh savage blow 1.pngC Savage Blow 1

Enemy Hero data

Thrasir
Main article: Thrasir

Normal Hard Lunatic

Strategy

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

Part 1: The King's Order

Part 2: The Tomb Exhales

Part 3: Path of the Dead

Part 4: Courting Danger

Part 5: The Makings of a King

Etymology and other languages

Chapter 2: The Dread Gate

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

The Dread Gate

--

Japanese

禁忌の扉

Taboo gate

Spanish

Portal al averno

Portal to hell

French

La porte de l'enfer

The gate of hell

German

Pforte des Bösen

Gate of Evil

Italian

L'atroce portale

The dreadful gate

Portuguese
(Brazil)

O portal do medo

The portal of fear

Traditional Chinese

禁忌之門

Taboo gate

Part 1: The King's Order

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

The King's Order

--

Japanese

王命

Royal order

Spanish

La orden del rey

The order of the king

French

L'ordre du roi

The order of the king

German

Königlicher Befehl

Royal Order

Italian

La guardia reale

The royal guard

Portuguese
(Brazil)

A ordem do rei

The order of the king

Traditional Chinese

王命

Royal decree

Part 2: The Tomb Exhales

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

The Tomb Exhales

--

Japanese

冥府より吹く風

Wind blowing from the underworld

Spanish

El hálito de la tumba

The breath of the grave

French

Relents d'outre-tombe

Stench of the afterlife

German

Hauch der Verwesung

Breath of Decomposition

Italian

Venti di morte

Wind of death

Portuguese
(Brazil)

O túmulo espira

The grave breaths

Traditional Chinese

自冥界吹拂之風

Wind blowing from the underworld

Part 3: Path of the Dead

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

Path of the Dead

--

Japanese

死者の道

Path of the dead

Spanish

La senda de los muertos

The path of the dead

French

La route des morts

The road of the dead

German

Pfad der Toten

Path of the dead

Italian

La via dei defunti

The path of the dead

Portuguese
(Brazil)

O caminho dos mortos

The path of the dead

Traditional Chinese

死者之路

Road of the dead

Part 4: Courting Danger

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

Courting Danger

--

Japanese

先行偵察

Leading reconnaissance

Spanish

El peligro acecha

The lurking danger

French

Prise de risques

Taking risks

German

Gefahr im Verzug

Risk in Delay

Italian

Incontro al pericolo

Encounter in peril

Portuguese
(Brazil)

À beira do perigo

On the brink of danger

Traditional Chinese

偵查前鋒

Scouting forward

Part 5: The Makings of a King

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

The Makings of a King

--

Japanese

王の姿

Figure of a king

Spanish

Así nace un rey

How a king is born

French

L'étoffe d'un roi

The makings of a king

German

Werdegang eines Königs

Development of a King

Italian

La stoffa del re

The makings of the king

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Qualidades de um rei

Qualities of a king

Traditional Chinese

王的姿態

Attitude of a king

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