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“Ninian is dead. Now, only Nergal's echoing laughter remains… On Hector's advice, the group heads toward Ostia. They are weary to the bone, and they need time to regroup. Ostia is the most heavily guarded fortress city in all of Lycia. No enemy should have been able to breach its walls.”
—Opening Narration

Sands of Time is Chapter 29E/31H of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. To complete this chapter, you must survive for 11 turns. Along with the boss, Denning, there are many enemy Archers, Snipers, Knights, and Generals, Shamans, Druids with Sleep and Silence Staves and a couple of Myrmidons and Swordmasters. Many of the enemies also have poison weapons.

  • There is a Secret Shop in this chapter that is only reachable by using a Warp to get to a small patch of grass in the southern part of the map.
  • Although the next map is a gaiden chapter, it is obtained automatically.
  • Nils is not available for this chapter.

Eliwood Mode

Initial Enemy

Total: 28


Total: 18

Hector Mode

Initial Enemy


  • Turn 2 (from bottom of map):
  • Turn 3-8:
    • 1 Shaman L15 (from left staircase)
    • 1 Archer L15 (from right staircase)
  • Turn 3 (from bottom of map):
  • Turn 5 (from bottom of map):
  • Turn 6:
    • 3 Knight L15 (from bottom of map)
    • 2 Knight L15 (from right side of map)
  • Turn 7:
    • 1 Druid L15 (from cul-de-sac on right side of map)
  • Turn 8 (from bottom of map):
  • Turn 7, 10 & 11 (from bottom of map):
  • Note: Killing Denning halts any further reinforcements in Eliwood and Hector's normal mode. If you want to kill as many reinforcements as possible for exp, make sure you don't enter his range as he will attack you.


Secret Shop