Crossword Puzzle from Cipher Festival

Here’s something a little different. Last month, Fire Emblem Cipher Festival 2018 took place in Japan. Among the various activities, there was a quiz area for fans to test their Fire Emblem knowledge.

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For those unable to attend, we’ve recreated the quiz for your amusement! The answers to each question can be placed in the crossword above. Please refer to the icon(s) in the top-left corner for where the answers should go.

After filling in the crossword (or most of it anyway), the boxes in grey should spell out a 6-letter word.



By the way, 7 Across may be difficult for those who don’t really keep up with Cipher events. If you need a clue, please check this page.

For 11 Down, if the card images are too small, the characters are Midia (top row), Camus and Jeorge (bottom row).

Update: The clue image for 4 Across has been revised to better reflect the Japanese version.

Finally, some of you may notice the crossword is actually different to the one from the event. Obviously, this is because Japanese and English don’t match up 100%. If you know Japanese, here’s the original crossword and clue images.

Update 2: Here are the answers for the English version and Japanese version (although note that the Japanese secret word may not be 100% accurate). Special thanks to Chrom/@theprinceofiris for helping me test the English crossword!

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  • speedster

    I know everything except one. What’s 4 right?

    • Aveyn Knight

      The hierarchy is important. Also, it’s from a recent game.

      • speedster

        does it have to something with archetypes and supports?

        • Aveyn Knight

          Supports, perhaps. Although, I just realise the image might be too hard. I’ve changed it so it has two letters in each box like the Japanese version.

          • speedster

            AAA. Now I get it. Thanks

  • Shenai

    That’s a very cool thing of you to do, thanks^^

  • mrkisukes

    I’m 99% sure I know what the solution at the end of it all is. 7 and 4 are just confusing as to what they are trying to convey, though I used process of elimination to figure out 7…4 is still a no go. Everything else was very easy to figure out.

    • Aveyn Knight

      Oops, I accidentally made 4 too hard. I’ve fixed it now : )

  • 100%B-Type

    Beautiful~ If the solution has something to do with future announcements? Either
    way was it fun to puzzle and searching through this Forest of
    Information while listening to the music, which given from the link for the 7
    Across hint~

    Thank you very much!

    • Aveyn Knight

      Oh yeah, I made up the English solution. It was impossible to use the original one. I don’t think the original solution was a hint, but just a fun reference.

      • 100%B-Type

        I appreciate your efforts and praise you with headpats and good RNG in all Fire Emblem games!

      • Afference

        Out of curiosity, what was the original solution?

        • Aveyn Knight

          I think it’s Aqua no Ura or “Azura’s Fortune”. It may not correct, but it makes the most sense to me. Or perhaps it’s Aqua no Rau (but I can’t think of what this could be).

  • Kneekicker

    1. Lukas
    2. Askr
    3. Owain
    4. Subaki
    5. Killing Edge
    6. Lyn
    7. Cavalier
    8. Thracian Peninsula
    9. Shinon
    10. Lance
    11R. Alfonse
    11D. Astram
    12. Ashera
    13. Noah
    14. hand
    15. Ephraim
    16. Caineghis

    • . (Omega)

      Yay, I guessed right!

  • Gregory Prytyka Jr.

    In my opinion…Junior Jumble is EASILY the hardest.

  • Sentinel

    I’m going to be honest, I copied this on to a Word document to do the puzzle, and right when I discovered what the hidden word was, I immediately crumpled the paper and tossed it out. 😀

    Ended up not completing the puzzle in the end.

    • Aveyn Knight

      Ahaha. Maybe I should have made “Sakura” the hidden word as I originally planned.

  • Diovani Estivalet

    I never pay attention about any Cipher thing, but… why Corrin?
    Can this means something for Heroes? I mean… Legendary Hero Corrin?

    • Aveyn Knight

      Sorry, I should have made it clear. I made up the secret word for the English crossword. I think the Japanese one is just a fun reference, not a hint of anything.