“Five Anna sisters are mining ore in a lava cave when they are surrounded by enemies and end up falling into a life-threatening predicament.”
This map tasks you with dealing with several waves of enemy units that will swarm the map in large numbers each turn. The walkable terrain is limited and a vast majority of the map is nothing but flowing lava and some walkable cool lava. Much of the walkable terrain is hazardous and standing on one will result in 10 HP of damage at the start of the player's turn.
You are also tasked to protect five Annas separated from you by a distance. The Annas are weak and cannot withstand many enemy attacks, so you will need to plan well to prevent the Annas from being attacked by the enemy. Because they do not move and for the fact that all 5 stand on hazard tiles, each Anna will take 10 HP each turn.
If all 5 Annas survive the map, you will receive a Catria Einherjar card.
The script for this chapter can be found here.
|The following part of this article contains strategy; therefore, it is subjective, and may not work for everyone.|
First and foremost, bring your most potent healer who can use Fortify. All 5 Annas have 65 hitpoints, though they will lose most of their health by turn 7 (the hazard tiles will never kill). Despite their high health, their stats are very poor; almost any enemy can double them (and most likely kill them in the process), so clearing this chapter quickly is a must if you want to recruit Catria.
Rescue CANNOT be used in this Xenologue; Anna will inform you of this at the start of the Xenologue, claiming that thieves kept coming to steal ore from them. Therefore, you cannot use Rescue to transfer units into the west/east isles or move the Annas out of the hazard tiles.
There are three large isles inside; two on the sides, and one in the middle. There is a mix of Wyvern Lords and Griffon Riders on the west, while Dark Fliers and Falcon Knights are on the east. In the middle (where you start), there are only Generals and Snipers, all placed away from the hazard tiles. It is important to note that the lava separating each isle can be flown over, but a flier cannot stand above them. This means they will have to move to a ground tile and cannot immediately rush towards the Annas.
Enemy reinforcements will also arrive in the form of Mire-using Sorcerers and Tricksters with Pass. These reinforcements only seem to trigger while the enemy commander is alive, so killing him as soon as possible will stop these reinforcements from coming. The boss comes with equipped with an Hauteclere, so killing him in one turn is required or he will use the axe to recover all lost health. A Rexcalibur using unit should decimate him in one turn.
The first wave of aerial reinforcements will arrive at the earliest on turn 3 (even on Lunatic). Killing the boss on turn 1 (with Galeforce) and then all remaining enemies on turn 2 and 3 will allow you to pass the level in just these three turns, without having to to worry about the Anna's at all. Do keep in mind that some of the enemy flyers (the South-west and South-Eastern ones) will not attack your units, even when they are within attacking range. At least 2 Galeforce flyers are needed to clear out all of these units within the first 3 turns.
“Things go bad for Anna and her sisters as they venture out to a lava cave in search of rare ore”
—Website Opening Narration “Rescue Anna and her four sisters from the lava caves!”
—North America eShop Opening Narration
- When selected in the purchase maps menu the word difficulty is misspelled, instead saying "diffculty".