|Passing the Desert|
“Word spread of the liberation army under Imperial Prince Seliph, instilling a sense of courage in those still suffering under the empire's tyrannical rule. As a result uprisings broke out in almost every corner of the continent. However, many lacked solid leadership and were easily crushed by the empire. Casualities at the hands of the imperial troops were enormous. In the Kingdom of Leonster in the Thracia Peninsula, Quan's son, Prince Leif, assembled a resistance force with Finn's assistance. But they suffered a crushing defeat before King Bloom's massive army and found themselves stranded in enemy territory. The Yied Desert was administered by a Lopt Sectarian named Ctuzov from Yied Shrine. Stationed in the oasis town of Darna was Bramsel, a former merchant, and Jabarro, commander of a mercenary squad. Prince Ishtor and the highly revered General Liza protected Melgen Castle, while Duke Reptor's son, King Bloom, was at the captal in Alster with his niece, a young mage named Tinny. Seliph was all set to depart Rivough and lead the warriors of Isaach's liberation army on a rescue mission to distant Leonster. Each warrior put aside his and her individual concerns as they embraced the new challenge before them.”
Passing the Desert is Chapter 7 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.