So um... I've always wanted to try playing a FE game differently, but I'm too much of a chicken to try drafts. That's when the challenge thread in FEF showed up on my guilds page. This is my very first attempt at something like this so bear with me.
1. Only Chrom and the ladies he can marry are allowed to be in combat. That means no children, including Lucina.
2. The avatar can only be female as she is a marriage option for Chrom.
3. The ladies can only support Chrom and each other. (Note: Sully and Sumia can support each other. Maribelle and Olivia can support each other too.)
4. For Chapter 5 Ricken can pair up with Maribelle to get her out of trouble.
5. No DLC maps or map skirmishes allowed.
That being said let's get on with introductions.
I'm playing Classic Normal Mode because I've got 3 days to complete this challenge and I'm testing the waters. My Unit is named Ilene. Her birthday will be today, January 29th. Skill is her asset and HP just so happens to be her flaw.
Starting with the prologue, Chrom and Ilene get to be the only combatants this chapter. Frederick and Lissa parked in the bottom left corner while Chrom ran for the closest event tile in which he gets some exp! Ilene takes the next event tile and is rewarded with exp as well.
Heroes: Ilene & Chrom
--- Level 2 - HP, Skill, Speed
--- Level 2 - HP, Strength, Speed, Luck, and Defense
Chrom - Lvl 2 - 21 HP - 7 Str - 1 Mag - 9 Skill - 9 Spd - 5 Lck - 7 Def - 1 Res --- E Swords
Ilene --- Lvl 2 - 17 HP - 7 Str - 5 Mag - 7 Skill - 7 Spd - 5 Lck - 7 Def - 4 Res --- E Swords - E Tomes
Chapter one started with Ilene snagging the first event tile in the upper portion of the map. She gets Innes' Bow for her troubles. Chrom stuck nearby to help her take down enemies. A new romantic rival showed up to take the last the remaining event tile. Sully gained a shiny new Glass Lance. Meanwhile, Chrom improved his swordsmanship. The cavalier and tactician took down the Risen boss together.
Heroes: Ilene & Chrom
--- Level 3 - HP, Strength, Skill, Speed, Luck
--- Level 3 - Strength, Magic, Luck, and Defense
Chrom - Lvl 3 - 22 HP - 8 Str - 1 Mag - 10 Skill - 10 Spd - 6 Lck - 7 Def - 1 Res --- D Swords
Ilene --- Lvl 3 - 17 HP - 8 Str - 6 Mag -.- 7 Skill -- 7 Spd - 6 Lck - 8 Def - 4 Res --- E Swords - E Tomes
Sully ---. Lvl 2 - 20 HP - 7 Str - 1 Mag --. 8 Skill -. 8 Spd - 6 Lck - 7 Def - 2 Res --- E Swords - D Lances
Supports: Chrom and Ilene - C
So the first time I attempted this map Ilene missed her very first attack and Sully got gang banged from almost all sides causing her to die. The second time around had a few close calls with Sully, which forced her to steal Lissa's Vulnerary. While that's going on, Chrom and Ilene got exp from the sparkle spots. More weapon levels and an unnecessary crit from Chrom later, Sully skewers the boss with her Glass Lance from the last chapter.
Heroes: Ilene & Sully
--- Level 4 - HP, Strength, Speed, Luck
--- Level 5 - Strength, Skill, Speed, Defense
--- Level 4 - Strength, Skill, Speed, Luck, and Defense, Resistance
--- Level 5 - HP, Strength, Magic, Skill, Speed, Luck
--- Level 3 - HP, Skill, Speed
--- Level 4 - HP, Strength, Magic, Skill, Speed
Chrom - Lvl 5 - 23 HP - 10 Str - 1 Mag - 11 Skill - 12 Spd - 7 Lck - 8 Def - 1 Res --- D Swords
Ilene --- Lvl 5 - 18 HP - 10 Str - 7 Mag -.- 9 Skill -- 9 Spd - 8 Lck - 9 Def - 5 Res --- D Swords - D Tomes
Sully ---. Lvl 4 - 22 HP -.. 8 Str - 2 Mag - 10 Skill - 10 Spd - 6 Lck - 7 Def - 2 Res --- E Swords - C Lances
Supports: Ilene and Sully - C