“The rescue fails, and Chrom is forced to choose between the Fire Emblem and his sister. To spare him and the world further conflict, Emmeryn ends her life. She does this so the Fire Emblem and Chrom can be safe.”
Emmeryn (Holy Queen Emerina in the Japanese version) is Chapter 9 of Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Like the previous map, this chapter takes place on a heavily sand based map. You will need to pair up most of your units with either Sumia or Cordelia due to their huge movement range and freedom of terrain movement penalties. Ricken, Miriel, and Lissa also prove to be effective on this map because of their Mage status. Once your army can approach the turn on the southwestern portion of the map, they will have free movement for the souther strip of the map.
You will need to get to Libra as quickly as possible because he is surrounded by numerous enemies. Though he can dispatch most with his Killer Axe, it is a weapon worth preserving for better, more powerful axe users like Vaike. Also, caution should be expressed on Lunatic+ because enemies will pack skills that can kill him before Chrom's army can even reach him. Once Chrom moves into his range, Libra will automatically talk to him and will be recruited. Tharja will require a bit of planning as she attacks from a distance using her Nosferatu tome, though as long as Chrom hasn't promoted to learn to wield Javelins, Chrom's speed and skill by this chapter should suffice to dodge most of her attacks or take minimal damage. To recruit her, simply do not kill her and have Chrom speak with her. On harder dificulties, immediately pair her with someone with better stats.
- During the preparation phase, Gangrel is temporarily on-screen. Selecting his name on the lower screen lists his information as "The cruel and fatalistic former king of Plegia", his description from Paralogue 18. In Chapter 11, his information correctly displays as "The self-styled 'Mad King of Plegia'."
- Phila dies in this chapter. However Cordelia's supports with Frederick and Stahl cause a paradox because Philia is already confirmed to be dead in these supports.