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Overview of Chapters

A quick description of how chapters work in Fire Emblem: Three Houses.

Main Chapters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The chapters in Fire Emblem: Three Houses are divided into two parts, as well as across four different possible storylines. The first part is the same for all the storylines, described as the academy phase. During the academy phase, the player will take on the role of professor and teach their choice of class. Depending on the choice of class (and other factors for Black Eagles), the storyline will differ in the second part.

The second part of the story is known as the war phase. Depending on the house you chose in part 1, the war phase will be different. The Blue Lions house will continue onto the Azure Moon route, and the Golden Deer house will play the Verdant Wind route. The Black Eagles will continue to either Crimson Flower or Silver Snow, depending on a critical decision made during the academy phase. All of the different routes show snippets of the overall story from different parties' perspectives, so to get a complete view of the history of Fódlan and full plot context, it is recommended to try playing every route. Unfortunately, in order to do this the player will have to repeat the academy phase four times, only differing in house.

To make this a bit more bearable, the game has a New Game+ feature, allowing players who have completed one route to get through the other ones a bit faster. Note that this makes the game significantly easier, and removes most of the challenge from the game even when played in maddening mode. It is a great option for those looking to experience the Three Houses story, but should be avoided for hardcore players seeking a challenge.

Cindered Shadows DLC

If the player purchased the expansion pass, then a side story called Cindered Shadows becomes available. Cindered Shadows has a total of 7 chapters. The plot of the DLC side story takes place during the academy phase, and allows the player to explore the depths below Garreg Mach along with a handful of students.

Upon completing each chapter of the DLC, the player will unlock content in the main story. If the player finishes all 7 chapters in the DLC, all of the Abyss units will become open for recruitment in the main story, and their special classes will be available as well.

NG+ is not available for the DLC chapters, hence it is sure to provide a decent challenge when played on hard mode.


Part 1

The first few chapters that make up the academy phase.

List of Chapters in Part 1

#
Title
VictoryDefeat
PAn Inevitable EncounterDefeat KostasAny player unit dies or the player's army is routed
1Three HousesRout the enemyByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude are defeated or the player's army is routed
2Familiar SceneryDefeat KostasByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude are defeated or the player's army is routed
3Mutiny in the MistDefeat LonatoByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude dies or the player's army is routed
4The Goddess's Rite of RebirthDefeat the boss Dark MageByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude dies, the player's army is routed, or 25 turns pass
5Tower of Black WindsDefeat Miklan/the Black BeastByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude dies or the player's army is routed
6Rumors of a ReaperDefeat the Death Knight or rout all other enemiesByleth dies, the player's army is routed, or 25 turns pass
7Field of the Eagle and LionRout the enemyByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude are defeated or the player's army is routed
8The Flame in the DarknessDefeat SolonByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude dies, the player's army is routed, or Jeralt dies
9The Cause of SorrowRout the enemyByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude dies, the player's army is routed, or Jeralt dies
10Where the Goddess DwellsDefeat SolonByleth or Edelgard/Dimitri/Claude dies or the player's army is routed
11Throne of KnowledgeDefeat the Flame EmperorByleth or Dimitri/Claude dies or the player's army is routed
12Outset of a Power Struggle
SPOILER
Byleth/Edelgard dies or the player's army is routed
12To War (Silver Snow)
SPOILER
Byleth dies or the player's army is routed or an enemy seizes a defended location
12To War (Azure Moon)
SPOILER
Byleth/Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed or an enemy seizes a defended location
12To War (Verdant Wind)
SPOILER
Byleth/Claude dies or the player's army is routed or an enemy seizes a defended location

Silver Snow

The war phase for players who chose the Black Eagles and met certain conditions.

List of Chapters in Silver Snow

#
Title
VictoryDefeat
13Reunion at DawnDefeat PallardóByleth or Seteth dies or the player's army is routed
14A King Without a KingdomInitially rout the enemy, becomes defeat Randolph when the Swordmaster NPC reaches the right Onager tileByleth dies, the player's army is routed, or an enemy seizes a defended location
15Valley of TormentDefeat GwendalByleth dies or the player's army is routed
16The Rose-Colored RiverDefeat all enemy commandersByleth dies or the player's army is routed
17The Impregnable FortressDefeat the Death Knight, or rout the enemy if the Death Knight escapesByleth dies or the player's army is routed
18The Chaos of WarDefeat all enemy commandersByleth dies or the player's army is routed
19Conclusion of the Crossing RoadsDefeat EdelgardByleth dies or the player's army is routed
20The City Without LightDefeat ThalesByleth dies or the player's army is routed
21Following a DreamDefeat the Immaculate OneByleth dies or the player's army is routed

Crimson Flower

The war phase for players who chose the Black Eagles and met certain conditions.

List of Chapters in Crimson Flower

#
Title
VictoryDefeat
13Beyond EscapeDefeat JudithByleth or Edelgard dies, the player's army is routed, or Judith escapes
14The Master TacticianDefeat ClaudeByleth or Edelgard dies or the player's army is routed
15Tempest of Swords and ShieldsDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Edelgard dies, the player's army is routed, or an enemy seizes a defended location
16Lady of DeceitDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Edelgard dies or the player's army is routed
17Field of RevengeDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Edelgard dies or the player's army is routed
18To the End of a DreamDefeat The Immaculate OneByleth or Edelgard dies or the player's army is routed

Azure Moon

The war phase for players who chose the Blue Lions.

List of Chapters in Azure Moon

#
Title
VictoryDefeat
13Reunion at DawnDefeat PallardóByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed
14The Delusional PrinceInitially rout the enemy, becomes defeat Randolph when the Swordmaster NPC reaches the right Onager tileByleth or Dimitri dies, the player's army is routed, or an enemy seizes a defended location
15Valley of TormentDefeat GwendalByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed
16The Rose-Colored RiverDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed
17Blood of the Eagle and LionDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed
18The King's Triumphant ReturnDefeat CorneliaByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed
19The Golden Deer's PleaDefeat Lord ArundelByleth or Dimitri dies, the player's army is routed, or Claude dies
20The Impregnable FortressDefeat the Death KnightByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed
21Our Chosen PathsDefeat HubertByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed
22Oath of the DaggerDefeat EdelgardByleth or Dimitri dies or the player's army is routed

Verdant Wind

The war phase for players who chose the Golden Deer.

List of Chapters in Verdant Wind

#
Title
VictoryDefeat
13Reunion at DawnDefeat PallardóByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
14The Alliance Leader's AmbitionsInitially rout the enemy, becomes defeat Randolph when the Swordmaster NPC reaches the right Onager tileByleth or Claude dies, the player's army is routed, or an enemy seizes a defended location
15Valley of TormentDefeat GwendalByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
16The Rose-Colored RiverDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
17Blood of the Eagle and LionDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
18The Golden SchemeDefeat the Death KnightByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
19The Chaos of WarDefeat all enemy commandersByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
20Conclusion of the Crossing RoadsDefeat EdelgardByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
21The City Without LightDefeat ThalesByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed
22Fódlan's New DawnDefeat NemesisByleth or Claude dies or the player's army is routed

Cindered Shadows

The DLC side story about the Abyss.

List of Chapters in Cindered Shadows

#
Title
VictoryDefeat
1The Fourth HouseDefeat Balthus, Hapi, Constance, and YuriByleth dies or the player's army is routed
2What Lies BeneathRout all the enemies except the Death KnightByleth, Yuri, Balthus, Constance, or Hapi dies or the player's army is routed
3The Rite of RisingUse the Spellbreak Key on the eastern Magic SealByleth, Yuri, Balthus, Constance, or Hapi dies or the player's army is routed
4Danger in the DarkReach the target destination with all unitsAny player unit dies; ten turns pass before every player unit passes the next gate; or five turns pass after every player unit has passed the last gate, but before all of them have reached the escape zone
5BetrayalRout the enemyByleth, Yuri, Balthus, Constance, Hapi, or Aelfric dies or the player's army is routed
6Return to Me
SPOILER
Byleth, Yuri, Balthus, Constance, or Hapi dies, the player's army is routed, or 20 turns pass before the vortices are disabled
7Wolf PackDefeat the Umbral BeastByleth, Yuri, Balthus, Constance, or Hapi dies or the player's army is routed