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A Reeking Box (Scented Box in the Japanese version) is an item in Fire Emblem: Awakening which summons Risen onto the world map. They appear on the same location that the player is currently standing on. The item cannot be used when a merchant is present on the location the player is on, possibly to avoid the player attempting to earn extra rewards from a protected merchant during skirmish battles. It cannot be used on the location the player is on if there is another group, a merchant or a travelling party there. The item works similarly to a Rift Door, although instead of summoning a merchant, it summons Risen. It can be used on any location that is already cleared and only allows for the same number of units as the original playthrough.

With the exception of lunatic and lunatic+, the difficulty of the Risen will also be affected by where the player used it. In areas that the player faces promoted units (this does not include Thieves in those fights), players will only face promoted Risen, and vice-versa for unpromoted units. Starting from Chapter 12, players will always get a promoted Risen boss, with a slew of other units. The Risen that appear will determine what type of units will be the majority of their forces. For promoted units, the type of enemies that appear will be what that base class can promote into. An Assassin that appears on the World Map results in the enemy facing Swordmasters and Assassins, as Myrmidons can promote into either class. The amount of Risen depend on the location, with 6-10 on small maps, 8-13 on moderate maps, 12-19 on large maps, and 20-22 on DLC maps.

In every skirmish, players always get a small Bullion. The number of Bullion in each map depend on the location the box was used in, so fighting a skirmish in Mount Prism will give more than a skirmish in The Longfort. The player will also get the commander's weapon (excluding Thieves and Tricksters, who give stat-boosting items or different weapons). Although this may be profitable in Normal Mode, it will always result in a loss in Hard, Lunatic and Lunatic+ as the cost of the box increases by 4,300G. Players can increase their profit by completing a chapter/prologue as it may have another Risen group or Merchant spawn with them, but is not recommended as they may disappear before that happens.


Name Uses Worth Effect(s) / Note(s)
Reeking BoxReeking Box 1 500* Summons Risen to the world map (costs 4,800G on Hard Mode and above)

*Sells for 1/4 of its worth instead of 1/2.

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