Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Prologue Chapter – An Inevitable Encounter Story Walkthrough

A story walkthrough for An Inevitable Encounter, the prologue chapter in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, including strategy guide for the mission battle, Skirmish at Dawn.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Walkthrough and Strategy Guide

Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter


BylethByleth SothisSothis
JeraltJeralt EdelgardEdelgard
DimitriDimitri ClaudeClaude
Alois Kostas

Character List

Walkthrough #1: Remire Village (Month of Great Tree Moon)

1 Wake up and talk to the mysterious girl watching over you.
2 Tell her your chosen gender, name, and birthday. Also tell her that you’re a mortal being.
3 Meet and talk your father, Captain Jeralt. Both of you will embark on mission for the Kingdom.
4 Pick: “Of Course” to gain a support boost from Jeralt.
5 Watch cutscene: Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude being chased by Kostas and his bandits.
6 Accomplish the Mission Battle: Skirmish at Dawn.
7 Watch cutscene: Byleth saves Edelgard and Sothis introduces herself.
8 Pick “I’m less than a child?” and “Turn back the hands of time” to gain a support boost from Sothis.
9 Watch cutscene: Alois arrives at Remire Village and reunites with Jeralt
10 Talk to Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude.
11 Pick “I didn’t know he was a captain.” to gain a support boost from Edelgard.
12 Pick your allegiance: “Adrestian Empire: Land of Ancient History”, “Holy Kindgom of Faerghus: Land of Noble Knights”, or “Leicester Alliance: Burgeoning League of Nobles.” Picking a faction will gain a support boost from either Edelgard, Dimitri, or Claude.

Mission Battle: Skirmish at Dawn

Battle Objectives

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

Player Units

Ally Unit Battalion Used
BylethByleth None
EdelgardEdelgard None
DimitriDimitri None
ClaudeClaude None

Ally Units

Ally Unit Battalion Used
JeraltJeralt None

Enemy Units

Enemy Unit Battalion Used
Kostas None
Bandit Thief x6 None

Obtainable Items

Item Location
Iron Axe x1 Drop from Kostas

Skirmish at Dawn Battle Strategy

1) Focus Nearby Enemy Units First

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Skirmish at Dawn

Attack the reachable enemy thief unit standing in front of Remire village.

2) Place your Units on Forest Tiles

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Skirmish at Dawn

After defeating the first enemy unit, move and position your units on the forest tiles. Forest tiles provide additional avoidance and defense.

List of Different Terrain Tiles

3) Have your Range Unit Positioned Behind

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Skirmish at Dawn

Place your bow unit behind your other melee units. In addition, avoid placing them on red tiles, also called Danger Areas, since they are areas that enemies can reach and attack.

List of Different Units

4) Use your Combat Arts

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Skirmish at Dawn

When available, make use of your character units’ unique attack called Combat Arts to finish off enemies. Press the ZL or ZR buttons to select the Combat Art. Be aware that using Combat Arts continuously will make the durability of the weapon used decrease.

More Information about Combat Arts

5) Choose Adjacent Units and Trigger Linked Attacks

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Skirmish at Dawn

Linked Attacks provide additional Avoidance (Avo) rate, Hit rate, and Might (Mt) to one or more adjacent units. To trigger a linked attack, a player must select one unit to attack an enemy while making sure that enemy is in range of your other units. You can identify there are linked attacks when another unit icon is shown on your selected unit. In addition, linked attacks can be activated by either normal attacks and Combat Arts.

For example, if an enemy unit lands in front of Byleth, you can see icons of Claude and Dimitri when you are about to target the enemy unit. Good use of linked attacks will aid the player in defeating powerful enemy units.  Also, linked attacks build support boosts among the adjacent units involved.

6) Defeat Kostas

Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Skirmish at Dawn

When Kostas is in range, defeat him immediately to end the battle as well as acquire his dropped equipment.

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Other Walkthroughs

Character, Classes, and Crests
Character Base Stats Character Base Skill Levels Class Base Stats
Character Stat Growth Rates Class Stat Growth Rates Skill Level Experience Bonuses
Tutoring Strengths Crests
Equipment and Items
Weapons Shields Accessories
Hero's Relic & Sacred Weapons Items Merchant Shop Items
Pagan Altar Items - -
Abilities, Arts, and Skills
Combat Arts Spells Class Combat Arts
Class Abilities Learned Combat Arts Learned Spells
Learned Authority Abilities Personal Abilities Gambits
Battles, Quests, and Locations
Monastery Map Abyss Map Mission Battles
Paralogue Battles Auxiliary Battles Quest Battles
Quests Terrains -
Enemy Units and Monsters
Enemy Units Monsters Maddening Enemy Unit Skills
Monster Attacks and Skills - -

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  1. Thanks ! Please release the rest of your great guide ! It’s annoying to always save and reload because I choose a wrong answer to some characters . . Especially since the game doesn’t have a “back to menu option”

    • We already have two story routes walkthroughs finished but we still need to get back to them and update dialogue choices and finish the rest of the story routes. Please be patient with us.

      We are thankful that you find our walkthroughs helpful 🙂