Falcom has released a new set of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III information and screenshots detailing returning, former Class VII characters Alisa Reinford, Elliot Craig, Laura S. Arseid, Jusis Albarea, and Machias Regnitz.
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Alisa Reinford (voiced by Yui Horie)
- Age: 20
Heiress to the Reinford Group, the Erebonian Empire’s largest heavy industrial maker.
She was one of Rean’s classmates in the special Class VII at Thors Military Academy. When she was a student, she and Rean deepened their friendship while working with each other through a variety of events.
After graduating from Thors Military Academy, she chose to help manage the Reinford Group.
While being supported by her grandfather Gwyn Reinford and maid Sharon Kreuger, who returned as advisers, she took a practical approach to studying and gained the qualifications of a senior manager.
After that, she was put in charge of the new style Combat Orbment “ARCUS II” and Orbal Staff departments. While thinking of her friends and Rean, who she vowed to reunite with, Alisa strives in her work each day as a negotiator with military academies from all over and the Epstein Foundation.
Elliot Craig (voiced by Ryoko Shiraishi)
- Age: 19
The eldest son of the “Craig the Red,” the Imperial Army of Erebonia’s bravest general, and a young man with a gifted sense for music.
He originally aspired to become a musician, but abandoned that goal at his father’s strong opposition.
He enrolled at Thors Military Academy, and as a member of the special Class VII, had a fated meeting with Rean and the others.
After graduating from Thors Military Academy, Elliot once again entered the Imperial music academy with the permission of his father, and with a concentration on professional lessons, graduated in the short period of one year.
While touring around the Empire as a professional musician, Elliot, who made his dream professional debut, is seeking a way to lead people to peace using music’s power of healing.
Laura S. Arseid (voiced by Mariya Ise)
- Age: 20
The daughter of the Arseid viscount family, a well-known military family in the Erebonian Empire.
She learned the Arseid style of swordsmanship at a young age, and when she was a student of the special Class VII at Thors Military Academy, she worked hard with Rean as someone also pursuing the way of the sword while deepening their friendship.
After graduating from Thors Military Academy, she entered training with her father Victor in order to learn the secret traditions of the Arseid style, and mastered the style at the young age of 19.
Afterwards, Laura, who gained the qualifications of an “assistant instructor,” decided to travel to training grounds all over in order to gain skill in combat.
While she polishes her craft, military preparations are accelerating all over, and she is looking for signs that The Society is beginning to move within the Empire.
Jusis Albarea (voiced by Shinnosuke Tachibana)
- Age: 20
The second son of the Albarea Dukedom, one of the Four Great Houses, and the half-brother (from his mother) of Rufus Albarea, who resides in the old Crossbell State.
He suffered from the fact that he was a child born between a noble and a commoner, but after meeting Rean, who was in a similar situation, he developed a strong bond with the members of the special Class VII of Thors Military Academy.
After graduating from Thors Military Academy, he takes up the job of acting lord of Kreuzen Province, and plans to rebuild the Bareahard region.
Meanwhile, Jusis, who felt the turbulent atmosphere that pressure from the nobles, such as the treatment of the Vander family and enforcement of the tax reform, is strengthening at an accelerated rate, keeps in contact with the other Four Great Houses such as Patrick T. Hyarms and Gerhart Rogner behind the scenes, but…
Machias Regnitz (voiced by Takuya Satou)
- Age: 20
The son of Imperial Governor Carl Regnitz, and a hard worker who is strict with himself as well as others.
Due to past events, he had a strong hatred of nobles, but after connecting with Rean, Jusis, and the others as a student of the special Class VII at Thors Military Academy, they built a solid relationship of mutual trust unbound by social status.
After graduating from Thors Military Academy, Machias, who considered going on a different path from his father and the Blood and Iron Chancellor Giliath Osborne, moved on to the Imperial political science academy, and working the seriousness and excellence he inherited from his father at full operation, acquired the credits he needed in just one year.
At the unprecedented age of 19, Machias entered the “Judicial Inspection Institute,” and in carrying out observation work all over, noticed a “certain policy” being planned by the Blood and Iron Chancellor, but…
A heavy industry maker giant, which manufactured the luxury airship Lusitania and government-use train Eisengraf.
It started in the middle ages as a weapons workshop, and grew rapidly after the Orbal Revolution half a century ago.
It monopolizes an overwhelming market share in areas such as the iron and steel railroad, firearms, and tanks.
Alisa previously rebelled against her mother, Irina Reinford, who stole power from her grandfather and took office as chairman, but their relationship has gradually repaired.
In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, Alisa is helping manage the Reinford Group and steadily building up her career.
The reason that Elliot aspired to become a musician is because he grew up listening to the performances of his mother, a famous pianist who passed away.
At his father’s opposition, he once gave up on that path, but grew significantly during his time at Thors Military Academy, and was able to make his dream come true.
In The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, Elliot is trying to go even further as a musician, and his efforts are drawing attention.
A traditional style of swordsmanship known as one of the great military arts in the Empire alongside the Vander style used by the protectors of the Imperial family.
It is said that if the Vander style specializes in “protection,” then the Arseid style specializes in “assault.”
For that reason, Arseid style users mainly tend to use two-handed swords.
The current top practitioner of the Arseid style is Victor S. Arseid, Laura’s father. He is one of the top three swordsman in the Empire.
The Four Great Houses
There are Four Great Houses among the Empire’s nobility which are said to be of the highest family status.
The Houses possess large territory in the west, east, north, and south of the Empire, including the Lamarre Province in the west governed by the Cayenne family, Kreuzen Province in the east governed by the Albarea family, Nortia Province in the north governed by the Rogner family, and the Sutherland Province in the south governed by the Hyarms family.
During the Civil War, they established the core of the Noble Alliance, but because the Reformist Faction won, their current level of influence in the Empire seems to be weakening.
Commoners and Nobles
When he was first admitted to Thors Military Academy, Machias hated nobles and the aristocracy.
The reason for that is because the cousin that he loved like an older sister committed suicide as a result of her engagement to a noble.
For the commoners of the Empire who experienced the Civil War, it is possible that the current nobility has become an enemy to hate in the same way Machias once did in the past.
Machias lightened up towards nobles while spending his days with Rean, Jusis, Laura, and others born of noble status in Class VII, but what about the current Imperial commoners?
Please pay attention to the relationship between commoners and nobles in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III is due out for PlayStation 4 on September 28 in Japan.
View the screenshots at the gallery.