The horrors of the Ishbalan campaign occurred years before Ed became a state alchemist, and had serious repercussions, which set the tone for the complicated dealings of present-day state politics. Lieutenant Hawkeye reluctantly tells Ed all the dread details of the role Colonel Mustang and the other state alchemists played in this tragic event.
- Chapter 58 - The Footsteps of Ruin
- Chapter 59 - The Immoral Alchemist
- Chapter 60 - In the Absence of God
- Chapter 61 - The Hero of Ishbal