Falcom has released a new set of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III information and screenshots detailing returning characters Sara Valestein, Sharon Kreuger, Victor S. Arseid, Angelica Rogner, and George Nome.
Get the details below.
Sara Valestein (voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi)
- Age: 27
A former member of the “Northern Jaegers” jaeger corps known by the name “Purple Lightning,” and go-getter and A-rank Bracer whose beauty is ruined by her remarks.
After the Bracer Guild was forced to shutdown due to pressure from the Iron and Blood Chancellor, she became an instructor at Thors Military Academy through a personal connection, and took on the responsibility of leading students as the instructor of the special Class VII, which consisted of ARCUS Test Members such as Towa and Crow, as well as Rean and company.
After the Civil War, she retired from Thors Military Academy and returned to the Bracers. While training Fie, one of her students with whom she ties up with, she works with other Bracers such as Toval Randonneur while sounding out the unrest within the Empire.
Sharon Kreuger (voiced by Yukana)
- Age: 25
An employee of Reinford Group chairman Irina Reinford, and a super maid with lovely conduct and the ability to perfectly execute tasks.
During the Civil War, while supporting the activities of the special Class VII, of which Rean and company were students, she watched over chairman Irina’s only daughter Alisa by always staying at her side.
Her true identity is Enforcer No. IX of the secret society Ouroboros, who is also known by the name “Severing Chains Kreuger.”
Even after revealing her true identiy to the members of the special Class VII, she served as an employee of the Reinford family, and from behind the scenes supported the duties of Alisa, who became the Group’s senior manager. She spent her days productively, but…
Victor S. Arseid (voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto)
- Age: 45
Founder of the Arseid School of Swordsmanship, which can be matched against the Vander School, the viscount of Legram in the southeastern part of the Empire, and head of the Arseid family.
He is known as the best swordsman in the Empire, also called by the name “Radiant Blademaster,” and it is rumored that the only one that could surpass him in swordsmanship is the “Golden Rakshasa,” one of his disciples.
During the Civil War, in order to clear the path forward for Rean and company, he fought a fierce battle against the strongest Enforcer, the “Blazing Demon” Macburn.
After Laura, his only daughter, graduated from Thors Military Academy, he took her on a journey of training in order to teach her the secret traditions of the Arseid style.
There is an impatient feeling of sorts for some reason in the appearance of that Arseid, but…
Angelica Rogner (voiced by Naomi Shindo)
- Age: 21
The daughter of the Rogner Marquis family, one of the Four Great Houses, user of the eastern martial art known as the “Taito Style,” and a beauty with an unprecedented fondness for women.
As a friend of Towa during their time at Thors Military Academy, and as a senior at the academy, she helped Rean and the other members of the special Class VII. And as the chief pilot of the high-speed cruiser “Courageous” during the Civil War, she supported captain substitute Towa.
After the Civil War ended, she went on a long-planned journey to tour the entire continent on her orbal motorcycle.
On that journey, Angelica, who noticed a “certain sense of discomfort,” gets in touch with her former master in the Calvard Republic, but…
George Nome (voiced by Takeshi Mori)
- Age: 21
A young man and engineer with an imposing build who was once a student at Thors Military Academy.
At Thors Military Academy, he formed a test team with Towa, Angelica, and Crow in order to make practical use of the Combat Orbment “ARCUS.” He fostered friendships beyond social status and position, and built the foundation of the special Class VII, of which Rean and company are students.
He has the distinguished engineering strength to be recognized as the “third disciple” of Professor G. Schmidt, and demonstrates his abilities in every aspect, from the creation of the orbal motorcycle to being the mechanic of the cruiser Courageous.
After graduating from Thors Military Academy, he goes on a journey touring engineering factories all over the continent in order to expand his knowledge as an engineer.
While visiting Zeiss Central Factory, Epstein Foundation Headquarters, and so on, and deepening exchanges in places all over, he is absorbing various knowledge.
Instructors of Thors Military Academy
When Rean was a student at Thors Military Academy, the best of the best in the Empire served as instructors under Principal Vandyke.
Neithardt, who was in training with Sara, was transferred to the school as a temporary instructor while being the ace of the Imperial Army.
Beatrix, the infirmary head, who was once a military doctor known the “Reviver,” was former jaeger Sara’s connection who created her chance for becoming a Bracer.
Additionally, elite names such as the Septian Church-connected Thomas Lysander and Professor G. Schmidt’s disciple Makarov were also among the academy’s instructors.
As long as there are societies on Rean and company’s path forward, confrontation between them is unavoidable.
At this rate, a decisive confrontation between Sharon, who helps them, and society members should be approaching.
However, in the images that have already been released, Sharon has been confirmed as someone with the society.
As the end of Empire approaches, could it be that her choice will have a significant effect on the story?
Masters of the Sword
In the Trails series, the following styles of swordsmanship appear: the “Eight Leaves One Blade” style founded by Yun Ka-fai; the “Vander School” that has been passed down by the Vander family, a noble military family in the Erebonian Empire; and the “Arseid School,” which has been passed down in the noble Arseid family and can be matched against the Vander School.
Among the styles, the experts who mastered each are crowned a nickname of the sword, and Victor, the “Radiant Bladmaster,” is one of them. Leonhardt died during the Liberl incident, but the future trends of other master swordsman will also draw attention.
- Yun Ka-fai – Founder of the “Eight Leaves One Blade” style. He also taught Rean. In the series, he only appears by name. Further information about Yun is unknown.
- Leonhardt – A swordsman who made a name for himself in the Enforcers. He wielded the Golden Demon Sword “Kernviter.”
- Cassius Bright – Yun’s disciple and a user of the Eight Leaves One Blade style. He has abandoned the use of swords and now uses Bojutsu.
- Arios Maclaine – Crossbell’s A-rank Bracer. He was initiated into the secrets of the Eight Leaves One Blade style’s Second Form “Gale.”
A style of martial arts that uses “chi” and originated in the Calvard Republic.
It is a style which fights by strengthening one’s own body, without the use of weapons.
Users of the style include Zin Vathek, a Bracer in The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky; the receptionist Kilika Rouran; Ouroboros’s Walter; and Lynne, a Bracer in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Zero.
Angelica has previously said, “I learned the Taito Style from a certain woman who was traveling.” Given that there are masters of the style in the Calvard Republic, could her master be Kilika?
ARCUS Test Team
A team formed in order to test the new model Combat Orbments to be used by the former special Class VII.
Its four members were Towa, Angelica, George, and Crow, who did various things during their first year as students.
Making use of that experience, the team supported the former special Class VII.
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.