Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Chapter 1 – Three Houses Story Walkthrough

A story walkthrough for Three Houses, the first chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, including strategy guide for the mission battle, Rivalry of the Houses.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Chapter 1: Three Houses

Storyline Characters

Characters
BylethByleth SothisSothis
JeraltJeralt RheaRhea
Seteth ManuelaManuela
HannemanHanneman Flayn
EdelgardEdelgard DimitriDimitri
ClaudeClaude Emperor of FlameFlame Emperor
Kostas

Character List

Walkthrough: Garreg Mach Monastery (Month of Great Tree Moon)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Part 1 Chapter 1

1 Watch the Fodlan Continent, Three Factions, and Garreg Mach Monastery Introduction.
2 Watch Captain Jeralt and Byleth meet Archbishop Rhea.
3 Pick: “My name is…” to gain a support boost from Archbishop Rhea.
4 Watch Byleth meet and talk to Manuela and Hanneman.
5 Pick: “You’re a songstress?” to gain a support boost from Manuela.
6 Watch Rhea and Seteth’s backdoor conversation.
7 Read tutorial: Exploring.
8 Accept quest: Informal Introduction.
9 Look for the house leaders by visiting the reception hall on the first floor and the Officers Academy.
10 Read tutorial: Quests and Mini-Map.
11 Talk to Edelgard at the reception hall.
12 Talk to Claude at the front door of the Officers Academy.
13 Talk to Dimitri in the farthest corridor of the Officers Academy.
14 Return to Rhea and choose between one of the houses that Byleth will teach.
15 Meet the students from your chosen house.
16 Talk to Hanneman and learn about crests.
17 Pick: “Do what you can to find out.” to gain a support boost from Hanneman.
18 Read Calendar tutorial and make sure to celebrate your students birthday if listed on the calendar. Choose Explore as your free-day activity.
19 Check the Bulletin Board and view quests:

  • Fresh Catch (Look for Sylvain)
  • Green Thumb Beginnings (Look for Dedue)
  • Share a Bite (Look for Flayn)
20 Leave your personal quarters and talk to your house leader. You will be given one activity point to spend for the day. Also, inquire on the following:

21 Look for the following characters through the map. Pick the right response to gain support boosts:

  • Caspar – “Not a chance.”
  • Lindhardt – “Now I’m feeling sleepy too.”
  • Felix – “I was hoping to spar with you.”
  • Ashe – “You seemed well-informed on the subject.”
  • Lysithea “You like reading?”
  • Annette – “Looking for someone?”
  • Flayn – “That’s a shame.”
  • Cyril – “Can’t we talk just a little?”
  • Manuela (visit and talk to her at the Infirmary)
22 Look for a crate and a sandbag at the garden between the personal quarters and dining hall. Pick the two random items there.
23 Optional: Visit Tomas at the library and read the archives.
24 Day 4/30: Buy flowers to celebrate Ferdinand’s birthday to gain a support boost from him.

Edelgard Story Route Walkthrough

1 Talk to Edelgard at the Training Grounds.
2 Pick: “Leave it to me.” and “I don’t intend to lose.” to gain a support boost from Edelgard.
3 Complete the Mission Battle: Rivalry of the Houses.
4 Watch the post-battle discussion with Rhea, Seteth, and Sothis.
5 Watch Kostas speak with the Flame Emperor.

Dimitri Story Route Walkthrough

1 Talk to Dimitri at the Training Grounds.
2 Pick: “I’m looking forward to it” and “I don’t intend to lose.” to gain a support boost from Dimitri.
3 Complete the Mission Battle: Rivalry of the Houses.
4 Watch the post-battle discussion with Rhea, Seteth, and Sothis.
5 Watch Kostas speak with the Flame Emperor.

Claude Story Route Walkthrough

1 Talk to Claude at the Training Grounds
2 Pick the right dialogue option to gain a support boost from Claude.
3 Complete the Mission Battle: Rivalry of the Houses.
4 Watch the post-battle discussion with Rhea, Seteth, and Sothis.
5 Watch Kostas speaking with the Flame Emperor.

Mission Battle: Rivalry of the Houses

Battle Objectives

Victory Condition Rout the enemy.
Defeat Condition All your units fall in battle.

Edelgard Story Route Default Units

Unit Battalion Used
BylethByleth None
EdelgardEdelgard None
HubertHubert None
FerdinandFerdinand None
LinhardtLinhardt None

Dimitri Story Route Default Units

Unit Battalion Used
BylethByleth None
DimitriDimitri None
DedueDedue None
MercedesMercedes None
AsheAshe None

Claude Story Route Default Units

Unit Battalion Used
BylethByleth None
ClaudeClaude None
LorenzLorenz None
HildaHilda None
IgnaceIgnace None

Manuela Enemy Units

 Unit Battalion Used
ManuelaManuela None
Opposing Student House None

Hanneman Enemy Units

Unit Battalion Used
HannemanHanneman None
Opposing Student House None

Obtainable Items

Item Location
Vulnenary x1 Drop from Manuela
Intermediate Seal x1 Drop from Hanneman

Rivalry of the Houses Battle Strategy

1) Identify the Enemy Unit Types

Before proceeding through the battle, explore the map and check the types of enemy units present. This will guide you in defeating them.

List of Different Units

2) Immediately Move your Units on Forest Tiles

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Rivalry of the Houses

Place all of your units on Forest tiles to gain an advantage such as additional avoidance and defense.

List of Different Terrain Tiles

3) Place your Units Near Each Other

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Rivalry of the Houses

Make it a point to place your units beside each other even if they’re not on Forest tiles. Place melee units in front and range units, including support units, in the back.

4) Target Nearby Enemy Units First

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Enemies will send out single units in the middle of the battlefield. Take them out one by one while still placing your units near each other.

5) Choose between Singling Out One Enemy Faction or Taking Both Factions at the Same Time

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Rivalry of the Houses

You have the option to target one enemy faction first or takedown both Hanneman and Manuela’s enemy units at the same time. If you choose to engage both, divide your units into two groups evenly by having at least one melee unit and one ranged unit on each side. In terms of your support unit, make sure he/she is placed in one group and is well protected.

6) Capitalize on Combat Arts and Linked Attacks

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Rivalry of the Houses

While proceeding through the battle, don’t forget to use your unit’s Combat Arts or take advantage of Linked Attacks.

7 Defeat Manuela and Hanneman

When in range, defeat Manuela and Hanneman to end the battle as well as acquire their dropped items.

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Other Walkthroughs

Part 1: White Clouds (All Story Routes)
Prologue: Inevitable Encounter Chapter 1: Three Houses
Chapter 2: Familiar Scenery Chapter 3: Mutiny in the Mist
Chapter 4: The Goddess’ Rite of Rebirth Chapter 5: Tower of Black Winds
Chapter 6: Rumors of a Reaper Chapter 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion
Chapter 8: The Flame in the Darkness Chapter 9: The Cause of Sorrow
Chapter 10: Where the Goddess Dwells Chapter 11: Throne of Knowledge
Part 2: Silver Snow (Church of Seiros - Garreg Mach Monastery/Rhea Route)
Chapter 12: To War Chapter 13: Reunion at Dawn
Chapter 14: A King without a Kingdom Chapter 15: Valley of Torment
Chapter 16: The Rose-Colored River Chapter 17: The Impregnable Fortress
Chapter 18: The Chaos of War Chapter 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads
Chapter 20: The City Without Light Chapter 21: Following a Dream
Part 2: Crimson Flower (Black Eagles - Edelgard Route)
Chapter 12: Outset of a Power Struggle Chapter 13: Beyond Escape
Chapter 14: The Master Tactician Chapter 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields
Mission Chapter: A King without a Kingdom Chapter 16: Lady of Deceit
Chapter 17: Field of Revenge Chapter 18: To the End of a Dream
Part 2: Azure Moon (Blue Lions - Dimitri Route)
Chapter 12: To War  Chapter 13: Reunion at Dawn
Chapter 14: The Delusional Prince Chapter 15: Valley of Torment
Chapter 16: The Rose-Colored River Chapter 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion
Chapter 18: The King’s Triumphant Return Chapter 19: Golden Deer’s Plea
Chapter 20: The Impregnable Fortress Chapter 21: Our Chosen Paths
Chapter 22: Oath of the Dagger -
Part 2: Verdant Wind (Golden Deer - Claude Route)
Chapter 12: To War  Chapter 13: Reunion at Dawn
Chapter 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambition Chapter 15: Valley of Torment
Chapter 16: The Rose-Colored River Chapter 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion
Chapter 18: The Golden Scheme Chapter 19: The Chaos of War
Chapter 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads Chapter 21: The City Without Light
Chapter 22: Fodlan's New Dawn -

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