Tales of the Red Canyon is Sothis's Paralogue Chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This chapter takes place at Zanado, the Red Canyon, and is available on all routes during White Clouds after Chapter 7.
Sothis remembers Zanado bringing back fragments of her memory. She wants to return there to find some answers and Byleth agrees to check it out. As they leave, the house leader and their companion gather the class to follow them.
When Sothis remembers calling this place home, Byleth is attacked by monsters. Thankfully the rest of the class arrives to bail them out.
When the battle ends the house leader is thankful that Byleth is okay. Their companion decides to say to the church that they came for battle experience. Sothis is thankful for the class as well but is also disappointed that they didn't get anything out of this. However Byleth did get stronger and found an umbral steel cheering up Sothis.
Availability, Units and Suggested Level
Available until 1/25
Suggested Level: 15
1 Giant Bird (2 on Hard, 3 on Maddening) from the northeast the turn after the boss group is provoked or Byleth reaches the starting area
- 1 Giant Bird (2 on Maddening) and 1 Giant Wolf from the northwest instead if all Giant Wolves are defeated
An additional wave occurs three turns after the first.
- Chest: Knowledge Gem
- Divine Pulse maximum increase +3
- Completed-Umbral Steel
- Various metals from the enemies if their armor is broken prior to defeat
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
Byleth is initially alone, surrounded by 3 Giant Wolves and will likely die from a few attacks. It is therefore desirable to team up with the students and defeat the wolves in between Byleth and them. The monsters have to be hit once to break through a barrier space, whereas the Demonic Beast has complete armor and has to be hit twice. Beware of the reinforcement Giant Birds, they appear in the enemy phase when the Demonic Beast roars loudly.
This is one of the earlier Paralogue Chapters containing demonic beasts so this is a good exercise to refresh the knowledge obtained from Sothis' explanation in Chapter 5: Tower of Black Winds. Battallions and monster effective weapons prove to be very useful in this mission as all of the enemies are monsters. Bows will also be effective against the hawks since they count as fliers, and Bows are not penalized by the hawks' Giant Wings trait.
The two Giant Wolves immediately threatening Byleth will ignore all other units until they are attacked or attack Byleth once, even if they stand in their path. It is possible to exploit this behavior to buy time by not allowing them to reach Byleth if they are able to fly or get teleported to safety, though this is made more complicated by their innate Pass ability which makes it difficult to fully prevent their approach by body-blocking using other units.