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How to Open Abyss and Make the Ashen Wolves Available in the Main Story
The Abyss and the Ashen Wolves are part of the Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ expansion pass wave 4 content. In order to access them, you to purchase the expansion pass first and update your game.
More information is written through this guide:
Playing the Cindered Shadow DLC Side Story
Unlocking the Abyss
After finishing the first chapter of the DLC Side Story, you can switch back your main story files to access the Abyss. This means the player is not required to finish the whole side story in order to unlock the hidden town.
To enter the Abyss, the player needs to find the “Shifty Merchant” NPC located within Garreg Mach Monastery. The NPC is located at a narrow corner between Byleth’s personal quarters and the Sauna.
However, to fully maximize the experience of the new content added to the main game, we suggest finishing the DLC side story first.
Cindered Shadows DLC Storyline Walkthroughs
Inside Abyss, there’s a whole new area for Byleth to explore. This includes the Ashen Wolves classroom and its students.
Also, the new areas and facilities that you can visit while at Abyss are the Pagan Altar, Wayseer, Mysterious Teacher, and the Scrap Heap.
|Abyss Facilities and Services||Abyss Map and Facility Locations|
Unlocking the Ashen Wolves Students
Apart from gaining access to the Abyss, you also have the chance of interacting with the Ashen Wolves students.
They can be visited once chapter one of Cindered Shadows is finished. Same with the other students, they also have their post-time skip versions. Make to recruit them prior to the post-time skip of your chosen main story route.
Information about the Ashen Wolves
Effectively Recruiting the Ashen Wolves
An effective way of recruiting the Ashen Wolves is by finishing the Cindered Shadows DLC Side Story completely.
After finishing the side story, open your main story file and visit the Abyss. Look for the Ashen Wolves and pick the “Recruit” option. After recruiting, each Ashen Wolf student has an Abyss Exam Pass in their respective inventories. The exam pass is not locked to them and it can be used to promote your students from other houses to the new special classes.
|Abyss Exam Pass||Information on New Classes|
Tutoring with the Ashen Wolves
Once you recruited a certain Ashen Wolves student, he/she still needs to undergo Byleth’s instruction.
Take note of their tutorial strengths of weakness in order to promote Constance and the rest of the Ashen Wolves to other classes.
All Character Tutorial Strengths and Weaknesses
Free Day Activities with the Ashen Wolves
As recruited students, the Ashen Wolves can also be a part of the academy’s free day activities. Among which are tea party events, choir practice, and dining.
Information on Free Day Activities
Tea Party Events
We can see Yuri engaging in a tea party event with the professor. Still, the same tea party mechanic applies to them. Also, Archbishop Rhea can be invited for a Tea Party Event
Here we have Balthus and Claude together at Choir Practice. Fire Emblem Japan shared that he came from the alliance and so he might have a support level with Claude. If Balthus is proficient with Faith, undergoing this activity will be helpful.
Lastly, we have Hapi dining with Sylvain. Hapi is described as a passive girl who doesn’t hide her apathy and so Sylvain’s moves might not work to her in the story.
Other Beginner Guides
|Game Modes||Game Menu||Game Controls|
|Online Features||Permanent Events||What to Do First|
|Which House to Choose||-||-|
|Tutoring||Free Day Activities||Professor Levels|
|Skill System||Support System||Motivation System|
|Budding Talents||Class Change and Exams||Group Tasks|
|Battle System||Battalions||Divine Pulse|
|Saint Statues||Amiibo Gazebo||Personal Abilities|
|Dining||Cooking Together||Tea Party|
|Fishing||Gardening||Locating Lost Items|
|Choir Practice||Advice Box||Giving Gifts|
How does the fortune teller thingy work? When I go to the wayseer room there is no one there
Hello! If you’re currently playing the Cindered Shadows DLC Side Story, the Wayseer NPC will not be there.
You can only access it in the main game by talking to the Influencer NPC. Spend 4,000 renown points to enable the Wayseer NPC. Remember that it is only accessible during post-time skip.
When it comes to the Wayseer, the NPC helps in ranking up the support level between two characters.
Thank you so much!! I was so confused lol I appreciate it!
Do you know if the Ashen Wolves have any A-supports between them?
Hello! As far as we know, there are support relationships between the Ashen Wolves students. When it comes to actual A-supports, we don’t have any information regarding that.
The “new motivation gauge” isn’t new. Thats what the Japanese motivation gauge for happy all ways looked like. It was changed in the NA version to an orange smilley.
Thanks for the correction, Xea. Already updated this page.