- No skills.
- 23 total chapters (no gaidens).
- 33 playable characters (32 in one playthrough).
- Full set of support conversations that build based on deployment.
- Support bonuses are based on class rather than affinity.
- No branching promotions and fe6 promotion bonuses.
- Staff and dance animations can be toggled on or off from the options menu.
- General QOL features. Visible growth rates, global danger area, stationary danger area, hp bars, Thracia trading, battle stats with anims off, etc.
- The game is also available in Chinese. Note that the Chinese translation is based on a very old version of the hack (v2.06), and is thus of a much lower quality.
Chapter 2: If all 3 green units have escaped at the end of the chapter, you will receive a dracoshield.
Chapter 6: If you fail to protect Harvey in time and he dies, you will receive gold as compensation. 2000 on hard, 3000 on normal and 4000 on easy.
Chapter 10: There is a secret shop on the top left plain tile behind the pillar.
Chapter 12: Desert item treasures can be found near the bones. They include: zanbato, silence staff, talisman and lancereaver. You can also visit the bottom left house with a specific item for a reward.
At the end of the chapter, you will be asked if you want to donate gold. You will be rewarded the following depending on how much you give:
2500 gold - sleep staff
5000 gold - sleep staff + warp staff
10,000 golf - sleep staff + warp staff + silver card
Chapter 14: There is a secret shop on the top right tile of the map.
Chapter 18: A secret shop is located on the top left tile of the map.
Chapter 21: A secret shop is located behind the temple. You can also obtain the Valkyrie Staff if you kill Harold with Wesley.
Final chapter: Wesley will receive his personal weapon if you speak to him with Osborn.
Triangle attack: the 3 warriors (Gregory, Grant and Gunvald) can perform a triangle attack.
John and Nicholas have a paired death similar to Pent and Louise in fe7. If one dies, the other will also leave. If john dies before Nicholas is recruited, Nicholas will not join the party.
Chapter 1: talk to Gregory with Osborn.
Chapter 2: talk to Shelly with Osborn.
Chapter 3: talk to Truman with Madison.
Chapter 6: talk to Harvey with Lyanna or keep him alive until the end of the chapter. If he dies, you will be compensated with gold. 2000 on hard, 3000 on normal, 4000 on easy.
Chapter 8: talk to Harley with Marshal.
Chapter 9: talk to Linda with Royce or Osborn.
Chapter 10: talk to Starla with Monty or Osborn.
Chapter 11: talk to Augustus with Osborn. After the conversation, he will remain an enemy unit but will not move or attack you. If he survives, he will join at the end of the chapter.
Chapter 12: talk to Grant with Harper.
Chapter 14: You may pick only 1 of either Renley or John. Talk to the one you want to recruit with Osborn.
Chapter 15: Hit Nixon with light magic, and he will turn to a green unit. He can then be talked to with Osborn to be recruited. Alternatively, if you keep him alive, he will join at the end of the chapter.
Chapter 16: Visit the house below the mountain with Gunvald (the unit that joins on turn 2 of that chapter).
Chapter 17: If Trisha survived chapter 16, she will appear on turn 8. Talk to her with Osborn. You must pay her 11,000 gold for her to join your team.
Chapter 18: Gavyn will appear on turn 2 if he survived chapter 12. Talk to Gavyn with Trisha or talk to him with Osborn followed by a unit with a higher strength stat than him to recruit him.
The rest of the cast will automatically join your party.
Easy mode: Weaker enemies, doubled experience and gold is plentiful. Recommended for casual players.
Normal mode: A middling difficulty that is less punishing of mistakes. Recommended for a first playthrough.
Hard mode: Stronger enemies, harsher time limits, and gold is scarce. Recommended for a second playthrough.
Growths mode: You can choose between random growths, fixed growths and 0% growths at the start of the game.
Depending on how many turns you complete the game in, you can expect to receive the following rewards in subsequent playthroughs:
240 turns or less: Boots
230 turns or less: Set’s Litany
220 turns or less: Thor’s Ire
210 turns or less: Nini’s Grace
200 turns or less: Filla’s Might
Note that the rewards are cumulative. So, for example, if you completed the game in under 200 turns, you would receive all 5 rewards.
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