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Victims of War

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Victims of War

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Adlas Plains


Fog of war



Don't worry. Everything is under control. I've brought along a certain something from Renais. It will negate whatever futile resistance they offer.
— Novala to Riev

Victims of War (Japanese: 憎悪の泥濘 Mire of Hatred) is the sixth chapter of Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Eirika continues her journey south. She witnesses one of the horrors of war inflicted on the innocent and a secret held closely by the royal bloodline of Renais.


Main article: Victims of War/Script

After the game's short narrative detour to Ephraim's exploits, Eirika continues her southward journey to Grado in search of answers. She is spurred further by the dark news she received from Natasha regarding the Sacred Stones and Grado's intent to destroy them.

Wishing to avoid more conflict with Grado, Eirika opts for a more remote region to travel through. However, this proves unfruitful, and she is located by a small Grado force regardless, having been followed after the clash at Serafew.

Away from the beaten path, Riev and Novala discuss their course of action; they must capture Eirika and her bracelet. Novala reassures Riev that he has a certain something from Renais that will guarantee his victory. Riev is placated with this news, and departs, saying he has a mountain of tasks to attend to. Novala is off-put by so plainly being called a servant, and, after Riev's departure, expresses that he will take Riev's place at their master's side after his successful capture of the Princess of Renais.

A few moments later, Novala appears before Eirika and her companions, startling them. Novala quickly demands Eirika's bracelet and for her and her group to discard their weapons. Novala tells Erika that her brother Ephraim was defeated and rots in Renvall's dungeons. Eirika refuses to believe Novala's words. Novala, seeing that the conversation is going nowhere, displays a prisoner, a child from Renais, and demands Eirika's bracelet for the child's life. Eirika then surrenders her bracelet to Novala, despite Seth's protests. Novala then demands, again, that they surrender their weapons as well, however Seth steps in and directly refuses this request. Novala commends Seth for not being a complete fool, and announces his hostages have no further use. After a moment he decides to have them transported to a nearby valley, where bael are said to live, to Eirika's and the villagers's horror.

Novala is positively amused by everyone's reactions, though Eirika steels her will and confronts Novala, calling him the heartless craven he is. Novala brushes off her words, saying all is fair in war, and that her words mean nothing. Novala then warps himself to the far side of the valley, laughing, and sets his troops on Eirika's force.

Eirika is successful in defeating Novala's underlings and Novala himself. Seth then approaches Eirika, having recovered her bracelet from Novala, and tells Eirika the significance of the bracelet; it is half of the key used to unlock the chamber that Renais' Sacred Stone is hidden in. Seth is deeply concerned by Grado desiring Eirikia's bracelet, as this information is supposed to only be known to the Royal family of Renais. Eirika, feeling that time is of the essence, immediately resumes her journey south to rescue Ephraim.

If the three villagers survived the chapter, they will gift Eirika an Orion's Bolt at the conclusion of the battle.

Beginning log

Eirika suppresses her feelings of unease and continues to search for her brother. Passing through Serafew, the group crosses into the Grado Empire. From here forward, there is no doubt that they are walking through hostile territory. In hopes of avoiding unnecessary trouble, Eirika and company head for a sparsely populated region of Grado. However, it is too late. Their movements are already being tracked.

Chapter data

Easy/Normal Hard

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Defeat Novala Player Partner Other Enemy Third
Defeat: Eirika dies 10 {{{partner}}} 3 24 {{{third}}}
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Character data

New Units


Returning Characters

Small portrait eirika fe08.pngSmall portrait seth fe08.pngSmall portrait franz fe08.pngSmall portrait gilliam fe08.pngSmall portrait vanessa fe08.pngSmall portrait moulder fe08.pngSmall portrait ross fe08.pngSmall portrait garcia fe08.pngSmall portrait neimi fe08.pngSmall portrait colm fe08.pngSmall portrait artur fe08.pngSmall portrait lute fe08.pngSmall portrait natasha fe08.pngSmall portrait joshua fe08.png

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is gba halberd.png Halberd Dropped by enemy Fighter (drops unequipped item)
Is gba iron axe.png Iron Axe Dropped by enemy Fighter (drops unequipped item)
Is gba iron blade.png Iron Blade Dropped by enemy Mercenary
Is gba elixir.png Elixir Dropped by enemy Troubadour
Is gba antitoxin.png Antitoxin Visit village
Is gba orion's bolt.png Orion's Bolt Automatically at end of chapter if all civilians survive

Enemy data

Easy/Normal Hard

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba archer enemy.gif
Soldier Archer 6 1 Iron Bow --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 7 4 Iron Lance The southern one immediately begins moving unprovoked.
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 6 1 Horseslayer Javelin --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Soldier Fighter 5 1 Iron Axe HalberdThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 7 1 Javelin Iron Lance --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Soldier Fighter 6 1 Poison Axe --
Ma gba mage enemy.gif
Soldier Mage 6 1 Thunder --
Ma gba soldier enemy.gif
Soldier Soldier 6 1 Iron Lance --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Soldier Mercenary 6 1 Iron Sword --
Ma gba knight enemy.gif
Soldier Knight 6 2 Iron Lance --
Ma gba priest enemy.gif
Soldier Priest 6 1 Mend --
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Soldier Shaman 6 1 Flux --
Ma gba fighter enemy.gif
Soldier Fighter 6 1 Steel Axe --
Ma gba mercenary enemy.gif
Soldier Mercenary 6 1 Iron BladeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. --
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 7 1 Iron Blade Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 6 1 Iron Sword Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba cavalier enemy.gif
Soldier Cavalier 6 1 Iron Lance Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba troubadour enemy.gif
Soldier Troubadour 6 1 Mend ElixirThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Begins moving unprovoked on turn 2.
Ma gba bael enemy.gif
Monster Bael 1 1 Poison Claw Prioritizes attacking the civilians; will likely reach them on turn 8.
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif
Novala Shaman 10 1 Flux Does not move.
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes


  • Turn 4 (Hard only)
    • 3 Cavaliers from near ally starting positions

NPC data

NPC Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma gba civilian male01 other.gif
Renais Cit. Civilian 1 1 -- --
Ma gba civilian female01 other.gif
Renais Cit. Civilian 1 1 -- --
Ma gba civilian female02 other.gif
Renais Cit. Civilian 1 1 -- --
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Novala

Easy/Normal Hard

Portrait novala fe08.png
Ma gba shaman enemy.gif Shaman
Level 10
Affinity Is gba fireaffin.png
Max HP 28 Luck 7
Magic 10 Defense 5
Skill 8 Resistance 9
Speed 6 Constitution 7
Movement 5 Aid 6
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif -- Axe -- GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif C GBARankStaff.gif --


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

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.

Send Vanessa to the east as fast as possible to guard the civilians; they will die without intervention. It is also possible to kill Novala before the Bael is close enough to kill the villagers; this generally would involve ignoring most of the enemies and making a beeline for Novala with Seth.

The soldier with the Halberd will always drop the last weapon in his inventory, and he will most commonly attack with the Halberd so you only get a rather common Iron Axe. To counter this and get the valuable Halberd, have Franz and/or Seth bum rush him before he can attack.


Ephraim, Kyle and Forde regrouping at Adlas Plains during chapter 5x.
  • A cutscene in chapter 5x shows that Eirika had only barely missed encountering Ephraim at Adlas Plains.
  • Even if the player manages to save all three civilians, only two of the civilians (the girl and the woman) are shown thanking Eirika for saving them in the chapter's ending scenes.
  • In the prototype Novala simply kills the child and other villagers after Eirika surrenders her bracelet; the player has no opportunity to save them.
  • During the ending scenes Seth refers to Novala by name despite Novala never disclosing it to anyone in Eirika's group.

Etymology and other languages

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

Victms of War

Presumably refers to the civilians who are taken hostage and possibly die during the events of the chapter.



Mire of Hatred


Víctimas de la guerra

Victms of War


Victimes de guerre

Victims of War


Opfer des Krieges

Victms of the War


Vittime di guerra

Victms of War


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Unbroken Heart Victims of War Waterside Renvall
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Playable characters AmeliaArturColmCormagDozlaDuesselEirikaEphraimEwanFordeFranzGarciaGerikGilliamInnesJoshuaKnollKyleL'ArachelLuteMarisaMoulderMyrrhNatashaNeimiRennacRossSalehSethSyreneTanaTethysVanessa
Creature Campaign characters CaellachFadoGlenHaydenIsmaireLyonOrsonRievSelenaValter
Non-playable characters DaraGradoKlimtLatonaMacGregorManselMonicaNada Kuya
Bosses AiasBanditBazbaBeranBinksBoneBreguetCaellachCarlyleFomortiisGhebLyonMorvaMurrayNovalaO'NeillOrsonPabloRievSaarSelenaTiradoValterVigardeZonta
Sacred Twins and Personal Weapons AudhulmaExcaliburGarmGleipnirIvaldiLatonaNidhoggRapierReginleifSieglindeSiegmundVidofnir
Chapters Pre-split P: The Fall of Renais • 1: Escape! • 2: The Protected • 3: The Bandits of Borgo • 4: Ancient Horrors • 5: The Empire's Reach • 5x: Unbroken Heart • 6: Victims of War • 7: Waterside Renvall • 8: It's a Trap!A New Journey
Eirika's Route 9: Distant Blade • 10: Revolt at Carcino • 11: Creeping Darkness • 12: Village of Silence • 13: Hamill Canyon • 14: Queen of White Dunes
Ephraim's Route 9: Fort Rigwald • 10: Turning Traitor • 11: Phantom Ship • 12: Landing at Taizel • 13: Fluorspar's Oath • 14: Father and Son
Post-split 15: Scorched Sand • 16: Ruled by Madness • 17: River of Regrets • 18: Two Faces of Evil • 19: Last Hope • 20: Darkling Woods • Final: Sacred Stone (part 1part 2)
Locations MagvelCarcino (Caer Pelyn) • Darkling WoodsFrelia (Tower of Valni) • Grado (Renvall) • Jehanna (Jehanna HallLagdou Ruins) • Rausten (Melkaen Coast) • Renais (Za'ha Woods)
Groups, objects and concepts Five heroesGerik's MercenariesImperial ThreeLegend of the Sacred StonesMonstersSacred StonesSacred TwinsWar of the Stones
Related topics Creature CampaignFire Emblem: The Sacred Stones ComicList of version differences (Name chart) • Pre-release information (Pre-release buildUnused content) • Sound RoomTimelineWorld map