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“After liberating Grust, Marth accepted Wendel's request to find the lost Orbs, and headed to Raman Temple. However the ancient temple, built to worship Naga, was wrecked by constant warring and has now become a thieves' hideout. "They're escaping with the temple's valuable treasures. We mustn't let them take them away. We must recover them!!" "We mustn't attract the attention of the soldiers guarding Cashmere Bridge. We don't stand a chance of winning, so don't appoach at all costs." "Also it seems there's a travelling child dancer who's lost her way in the forests. We must rescue her before she gets ambushed by the thieves!" After the troops received their orders, they surrounded Raman Temple. The flame of a new battle was about to ignite.”
—Opening Narration, Mystery of the Emblem

The Scarlet Swordsman is chapter 7 in book 2 of Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem.

Astram and the heroes will not attack unless approached or anyone steps on the bridge.


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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.

Navarre and Phina can retreat to the left with more ease than other directions. Because it can be expected Navarre will fight twice at the beginning of the first player turn, it is easy to reset until both encounters result in Navarre performing critical hits.

It is best to avoid combat with Astram if the player wishes to recruit him later.


  • There is a Physic in the cave after the dragon has been felled.

Enemy Reinforcements[]

  • Upon approaching the cave towards the west, a dragon appears that drops a Firestone.
  • Reinforcements appear from the forts at the start of turn 4.


Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[]

Items Price
Iron Sword 420
Steel Sword 760
Iron Lance 380
Steel Lance 560
Iron Bow 330
Steel Bow 560

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Items Price
Steel Sword 875
Steel Lance 980
Javelin 750
Steel Axe 700
Hand Axe 540
Steel Bow 770