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The Hero(ine) or "Main Character" is, depending on the chosen backstory, either one of the Remnants of Atlantis, currently Walking the Earth to stop the spread of Oriharukon energy, halt the plans of Riederan's minions and generally gather clues on the whereabouts of their homeland, or an Atlantian, cruising back from a Bad Future where the whole world except for a last city is tainted by Oriharukon, rallying up the Remnants to stop Riederan's conquest.
Sword mercenaries are pretty reliable: most of them couple their sword with a shield, which gives them a good boost in HP and defense. Some can wield two swords instead. They can attack a single enemy, and thanks to swords having a passive Magic Level bonus they have the most powerful magic attack out of all melee classes.
Swordsman GyebaekOne of the first soldiers that enlist as mercenaries when the Hero sets out for their journey.
Exorcist MichaelNone other than the Archangel Michael, who was banished to Earth for disobeying his divine orders to let Lucifer live. His former companion Iris, together with the Hero, tricks the demon Citratus, the warden of his prison, into breaking his seal, letting him escape albeit turned into a human being.
Lady Knight Joan of ArcA sacred shield-maiden whose master Janet entrusted to the Hero after he helped her track down the sacred artifacts of the Knights of the Round and avenge the death of her brother Percival.
Pirate Anne BonnyA companion of the pirate captain Mary Read, whose ship was marooned on the coast of the Caribbean and whose treasure was stolen by the ruthless pirate Davy Jones, who framed her with the help of the treacherous bandit Jack. The Hero and Mary Read unravel Davy and Jack's plot, recover the treasure and bust Anne Bonny out of prison.
Warlord Khun PhaenA swordsman with enhanced magic power that can inflict pretty decent damage with both physical and magical attacks, and tips the scales of the battle where Heroes and Bosses are concerned.
Valkyrie MorrighanA wise spirit, the Golden Mimir, warns the Hero of the impending Ragnarok, upon which the armies of Riederan will ravage the earth. In exchange for his oath to fight by the Guardians' side, he awakens and gives to them a Valkyrie.
Champion OdysseusThe mastermind behind the Achaeans' brilliant tactics that brought Troy to its knees, he was surprised by the Trojans suddenly counterattacking with monsterous reinforcements sent by Riederan. He joins forces with the Hero to resist the Trojan onslaught and turn the tables to the Achaeans' favor again.
Those who prefer a Spear can hit harder than swordsmen, are faster and pierce two enemies with their regular attack, but are less resilient.
Spearman Zhan YuA basic mercenary. He has more offensive and supporting potential than the Swordsman, but his magic is weaker and he's less durable.
Spartan LeonidasThe restless spirit of one of the 300 Spartan heroes who fought at the Thermopylae asks the Hero to defeat the Bronze Giant who annihilated he and his companions. As a reward, he has one of them swear allegiance to his cause.
Taoist Jen Woo ChiA spiritual warrior who bends souls to his will to smite his enemies, and can be summoned by the Hero with a special scroll which is conveniently in stock on the Item Mall.
General Guan YuOne of the highest officers of the Wu army, he is ready to start the offensive to win the war of the Three Kingdoms, but he lacks a trustworthy field officer to lead his men on the field. Luckily, the Hero just happens by...
Mercenaries with an Axe are bulky and have high Defense and HP ratings in addition to their powerful axes who can hit a whole row in a single sweep. However, they are slower than most mercenaries of their same respective grades, and tend to be vulnerable to magic.
Viking BluetoothA burly axeman from the frigid scandinavian peninsula that can take a lot of hits and hit enemies hard with his physical attack and freezing magic.
Beast Trainer Zhu RongThe Hero gets mixed up in a fight between the Beast Trainers of the South, led by Princess Hwa Man, and the Mohenjodaro devils, commanded by Naraka.In exchange for his aid, they allow him to enroll a Beast Trainer in his ranks.
Tarkan AttilaThe leader of the feared barbarian Huns, Attila is one of the most powerful physical fighters in the whole game.She can be bought on the item mall.
Druid NarukA Druid-in-training, formerly named Raging Wind, who asks the Hero for magical items needed to perform a ritual in order to summon the soul of a Druid and become a full-fledged one himself. The ritual goes awry, but Naruk recognizes the Hero's valor and agrees to aid him in battle if they help Raging Wind go on with his training.
Power Saw Mercenaries
Mercenaries that wield power saws have an array of useful support skills, and can still deal good physical damage thanks to their brutal weapons.They however have low natural defense and are easy prey to magic.
Punisher Frank ReadeOnce an employee in Detroit, he was suspected for the murder of local sheriff Enrique Mas. The victim's daughter, Christine Mas, is however reluctant to jump to conclusions, and asks the Hero to investigate on the case. After learning of local underground criminal Leather Face and meeting the spirits of his previous victims, they find out that Enrique was abducted and mind-controlled by Leather Face.After having him return, Christine gives Frank the OK to stay, but he prefers to travel with the Hero to find a place to start anew.
Puppeteer RinThe youngest of a family of puppeteers, Rin gained infamy among the Iga Ninja when she opened a Gate of Torment and lured her companions to their death in order to summon armies of demons from it. By finding her precious Puppet in their travels, the Hero can convince her to use her powers for good as she accompanies them on their journey.
Characters with a bow are weaker than melee fighters, but have the distinct advantage of being able to target any enemy in range, regardless of cover or whether it's flying.Combined with other ranged mercenaries, they can easily pick off high-priority targets from behind their allies. Although not required, they can also equip arrows to increase their attack power.
Archer Robin HoodThe most basic ranged mercenary. She has a Silence spell that slightly debuffs and prevents low-level enemies from using magic. Chatting with her when she's employed in a home reveals that she's looking up to the Hero and dreams, one day, of becoming a Heroine herself.
Prophet CassandraA ranged mercenary specialized in supporting melee characters and weakening enemy melee.
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Gun-users wear medium armor and can attack three characters in a column with an average attack. They can aim for high priority targets as well, but pierces reduce attack. They're average in HP and defense, but are for the most part fast. Like archers, they can equip bullets for more attack, but they don't have to.
Gunner OichiOne of the first characters the hero can recruit, straight from the tutorial.
Inventor Da VinciThe husband of an innkeeper and father of one, after he disappears while exploring the Machine Shrine, his wife is wooed by the wealthy enterpreneur Francesco, which, upon realizing she is still thinking about him, organizes a search party to rescue him.
Patriot WashingtonAn American war hero fighting off the Red Shirt confederate army. The enemy has recently and mysteriously strengthened their ranks, so there is a supply crysis at the camp, which the Hero is asked to solve.
Cannon mercenaries are used mostly for support, using their wide-area attacks to chip away at enemy's HP, and casting weakening magic to soften them. In TBS they take on a special role, having a very short movement range, but a huge attack radius and a bonus to damage when attacking buildings and large enemies.
Artilleryman NapoleonA supporting mercenary who has a debuff which weakens the enemy's defenses. It is the only mercenary that cannot be bought or obtained from a quest: instead, you have to find one while wandering around on the world map or in cities.
Instrument wielders are an oddball kind: while their stats go near those of staff users, their weapons and attacks are considered Ranged gear.They attack with piercing music notes which hit ground and flying enemies alike, and can equip special music sheets to make their attacks more powerful or inflict a status debuff. They are used mostly for support, and have some unique abilities to help.
Minstrel PaganiniThe last descendant of a famous family of instrument crafters. She used her musical prowess and mind-afflicting power to rise in ranks among the Detroit Mafia, until chaos forced her to come back to Dallas, where local sheriff Colins informs her of her parents' murder, and offers her a pardon for her crimes in exchange for cooperation in apprehending the criminal Ben, who also was the committee for the murder.
All of your magic characters are dumped into this one section - for characters who wield various staves. They're the squishiest characters of all and can only hit one character, not even doing all that much damage. Their focus is in their skills.
Shaman OkuniOne of the first characters the hero will recruit.) She comes with the Blessing of Life skill, which heals an ally, or a row of them at later upgrades. However, that's not all.
Monk DharmaA supporting character with very low offensive potential, but that possesses a wide array of skills that help keep the team alive.
Witch Morgan Le FayA young witch-in-training who is studying magic under Vivian. To become a witch proper, she has to undergo several trials involving Dracula's Castle, once a jail and torture ground for witches. Vivian asks the Hero to help out with the trials and give moral support, and by the end of the quest line, the Witch decides to tag along.
Princess IsabelA Spanish princess who is still waiting for her fiancč, Enrique, to come back from the trial of the Minotaur Labirynth, in spite of there being a lot of evidence that he is dead. In an attempt to make her move on, her nanny Eva asks the Hero to complete the trial in Enrique's stead. In order to escape being coaxed into marriage with the Hero, she asks him/her to settle for having her under their employ instead.
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Goddess Roro KidulThe divinity who watches over the Indian Sea, she recently lost most of her power to several swarms of monsters shattering the jewels that contained her power and making off with the pieces. She tantalizes the Hero with the chance of granting him the limitless power of the ocean if he can recover them for her.