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The Voice is safe, but Emperor Walhart himself is now hunting Say'ri and company down. They must hurry to Fort Steiger to weaken his army.”
—Opening Narration

Inexorable Death (Destiny of Death in the Japanese version) is Chapter 17 of Fire Emblem: Awakening.


The script for this chapter can be found here.


Secret Book (Artwork) The following part of this article contains strategy; therefore, it is subjective, and may not work for everyone.

In this chapter, your units start off in small groups of three outside the entrance of Fort Steiger. It is recommended that you bring along a unit or two with the Locktouch ability, noting the various treasures obtainable and the doors you can open, allowing for easier regrouping inside. There are two ways you can go through this chapter, either defeating Pheros as fast as possible and ending early, or ransacking the entire fortress and defeating all of the enemies. 

Players can choose between three entrances, but it is best to spearhead the middle if your units are not strong enough, as the left and right sides contain some moderately powerful units. However, if you can easily beat the units at the sides, spearhead the right side as a Thief will try to get the treasure at the same time.

After Say'ri informs the player of movement downstairs, if your units are not strong enough or you didn't take that much, block the four staircases on the right, as the allies will turn into enemies, and moving your units on the staircases will prevent the units from coming, similar to blocking a Fort. Once you have looted all the treasure from the fort, kill Pheros to finish the chapter.


  • After Say'ri informs the player about movement below the fortress, the next turn will result in four "allied" units coming out from the staircases to the right. Excellus will appear and the four "allies" will turn into enemies.
  • Various units will appear from the middle and eastern staircases for a short time.


Trivia Edit

  • There is a unique conversation, during which Excellus will speak with Pheros, while she will be less than pleased with him. This conversation can only be seen if the player blocks all staircases on the turn when reinforcements are supposed to arrive.

Previous chapter:
Naga's Voice
Inexorable Death Next chapter:
Sibling Blades

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