No opening narration is given for this chapter.

Chapter InformationEdit

Battle Preparations (29x Eliwood's Story, 31x Hector's Story) is a 5-turn chapter just to prepare for the last 2 chapters (last 3 chapters if Chapter 32x of Hector's Story is included), but there are other things to do. At the start of the chapter you will receive 30,000 gold from Ostia's treasury for supplies. On the map there are 4 armories, 2 shops, an Arena and a house. It is the only chapter that does not have enemies (unless you count the arena duelists) so it is impossible for Merlinus to be defeated (unless you spend 4 of your 5 turns laying Mines in front of Merlinus and have him walk over them).

The 4 armories are for the 4 types of weapons (Swords, Axes, Lances and Bows). Each of the armories sell almost all types of weapons such as iron, steel, slim, silver, swordreaver, swordslayer, axereaver, lancereaver and killer. There are no weapons sold that are good against certain classes, for example: horseslayer. No legendary weapons are sold either.

One of the shops sells Vulneraries, Door Keys, staves, etc. and the other sells all Magic Tomes. A good thing is that the shop sells Elixirs.

There is an arena available to train in, but if you have Bartre as a Level 5 Warrior, Karla will appear in the arena as an Other Unit. To recruit her, Bartre must talk to her. After a short conversation about revenge, Bartre and Karla will fight each other. If both of them survive then Karla will join the team with the sword Wo Dao. This can only happen in Hector's story.


Items sold at the armories (there are 4 armories each with its own weapon type).

Upper Left Armory

Upper Armory

Upper Right Armory

Bottom Right Armory

Eastern Vendor

Western Vendor


  • If Hector and Lyndis have an A support there will be a Talk command between them where they engage in a conversation where she will ask him to forgive her because at first she considered him "selfish, oblivious to others' needs" and asks him to hit her because it will make her feel better; Hector replies that he can't "smack a woman he has lost his heart to". This conversation is only attainable in this chapter, and reading it also unlocks the often elusive song "Respite in Battle" in the Sound Room.
  • Hector can talk to Serra at this chapter (no need for supports, but only in Hector's Story), and you will find out that Serra does not know about Lord Uther's death. Hector decides to keep it a secret from her.
  • If Matthew speaks to Hector in this chapter (only in Hector's Story), it will be revealed that unlike Serra, Matthew knows about Uther's demise. He will also shed tears while recalling Uther's kindness.
  • If Eliwood and Lyndis have at least a B support they will have a short conversation before the preparations.