|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.
You get many new characters in this chapter the first 4 being Patty, Shanan, Leif, Nanna, and Finn also returns on this map if he was paired up then he will come with an Iron Lance but if left unpaired he will keep his first generation equipment. Up where Seliph starts you should have him and Rana or Julia start heading up to where Shanan and Patty are they are being chased by Dark Mages and Sword Fighters and they will not last long, make sure to have Shanan speak to Patty to get the Balmung. Down below Leif, Nanna, and Finn should hold back the enemies. Have Leif visit the village down toward the right so he can get a Speed Ring. If Leaf has the Armor Cutter through inheritance use it on the approaching Armor Knights. Fee should also go down there too to help. The armor knights never stop spawning until the General is killed so a good way to get Leif and Nanna many level ups is to weaken the general by using the Earth Sword from range and letting him run away. After Seliph reaches Shanan and takes the castle hurry down to the village on the far left. The village contains a Shield Ring. When Ishtore comes out along with Liza have sturdy units lure some of the enemies out while staying out of range of Liza and Ishtore, who has Bolting. Make sure to take advantage of Seliphs leadership star bonus. Once Liza is close enough have your units kill her. Clear the rest of the enemies then have your fastest characters move down toward Ishtore. Be sure to take out the ballista. Have Arthur move down to where the two neutral Sword fighters are but not in front of them as the next turn they will attack. Tinny will arrive on the field as an enemy. She may go for Leif's group and she can end up getting herself into trouble. Along with Tinny, the mage trio Vampa, Eliu, Fetra will arrive have Leif and everyone sit in a village for extra evasion. Take out the mage trio as they approach, avoid letting them surround a single unit as they have the Triangle Attack. Ares would have come out from his castle along with Jabarro, Ares will betray him and join you. Move Ares out of the way but keep him in range of one enemy so he can wipe out most of them with Mystletainn. After Bramsel is killed make sure to have Ares visit the castle he came out of to get Leen. The last step should be getting rid of Bloom have a strong unit deal with him.
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