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The Bracer Guild
A peace-keeping non-governmental organization based in Leman whose main purpose is to protect civilians all around Zemuria. Their members, the Bracers, are investigative and combat specialists who help people in numerous ways, be it finding lost items, escorting people or eliminating monsters.They often act as a neutral faction in conflicts around Zemuria, but are limited by the Bracer Code which prevents them to intervene in political affairs.
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S-Rank Bracers

    Cassius Bright 

The first, and for the longest time only, Bracer seen with the Guild's highest rank. As he rejoined the Liberl army at the end of FC, his entry will be listed here.


A-Rank Bracers

    Arios MacLaine
Arios as seen in Zero and Ao
Secretary of Defence Arios 
Arios as depicted in Hajimari 
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Hajimari

The top-ranked Bracer of the Crossbell Branch of the Guild, known by moniker "Divine Blade of Wind" and someone believed to be worthy of promotion to S-Rank. As the games begin, he is considered the hero of Crossbell, able to succeed wherever the ineffective police fail.

  • Actually a Doombot: There are at least three robot versions of him with no shine in their eyes running around in Hajimari. One is fought in Chapter 3 of Rean's route, and the other two double-team C's group in Chapter 4. The real Arios ends up having to save the latter by destroying his fakes in one go.
  • Adult Fear: An explosion that occured due to the intelligence war between Erebonia and Calvard resulted in his wife Saya dying and their daughter Shizuku blinded. The grief from this and a desire to prevent other tragedies like it was how he was roped into helping the Azure Zero Project.
  • Anti-Villain: In a similar manner as Loewe. He helps Dieter Crois with his Azure-Zero Project, but only because he thinks its the only way for Crossbell to become independent and be free of the shackles of Erebonia and Calvard, whose information war resulted in the death of his wife and his daughter being blinded. That KeA has the power to restore his daughter's sight is a bonus. When the SSS prove that Crossbell doesn't have to resort to such lengths, he concedes.
  • The Atoner: Why he really looks after the SSS, his guilt over (indrectly) causing Guy's death. Of course, this only lasts until looking after Lloyd and completing the Azure-Zero Plan come into conflict...
  • Armor-Piercing Attack: When you face him as a boss, he uses the craft "Arcane Gale," which hits twice and nullifies your buffs.
  • Badass Longcoat: Seems to be a trend among Master Swordsman in this series.
  • BFS: His tachi is rather long, though not absurdly so.
  • Blow You Away: As his title would suggest, his style most utilizes the wind element. It's even the primary slot in his Orbment.
  • The Bus Came Back: He's back as a playable character in Hajimari.
  • Commonality Connection: With Ian, as both lost loved ones because of Calvard & Erebonia's interventions in Crossbell.
  • Dual Boss: Twice in Hajimari:
    • Rufus' party has to battle two robotic copies of Arios in Chapter 4. Once one of their HP bars go down far enough, the real Arios comes in and destroys the fakes.
    • In the tournament Episode, he and Victor serve as the final opponents
  • Face–Heel Turn: Reveal himself as one of the conspirators of the Azure-Zero Project during the Wham Episode.
    • Heel–Face Turn: After Ao's story is completed, he is back to being an ally to the SSS.
  • First-Name Basis: One way you can tell whether an Arios in Hajimari is the genuine article or a robotic copy is in how they refer to Rean; the real one calls him by his first name, while the fake will call him by his last name.
  • Flash Step: He isn't called the Divine Blade of Wind for nothing.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In Ao. Before he becomes an antagonist, that is.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Was best friends with Guy when the latter was still alive.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: A non-lethal example prior to the story. When Guy confronted him at the construction site, they fought, and Guy was on the verge of convincing him to walk away from the Azure-Zero Plan...then Ian killed Guy, causing Arios to lose the will to resist.
  • Hero of Another Story: He is mentioned in Cold Steel IV having helped the SSS and the Bracers to pass a blockade established by Walter to prevent them from interfering with Erebonia.
  • Hope Bringer: As the strongest bracer of Crossbell, he serves as this during Zero and Ao.
  • Knight Templar Parent: Among other things, he also assisted in the Azure-Zero Project in order for his daughter to get her eyesight back.
  • Know When to Fold Them: At the prospect of facing Arianrhod, he immediately tells everyone to leave. When the SSS face her later on, we learn exactly why...
  • Limit Break: For S-Crafts, he has "Aeolus's Fury" as both a party member. As a boss, he also gains "Termination Slash: Black Emperor."
  • Literal Disarming: Does this towards Emperor Dogma at the climax of Rufus' chapter 4 in Hajimari to separate the Heavenly Regalia artifact from his body.
  • Master Swordsman: He is a Divine Blade of the Eight Leaves One Blade, specializing in the Second Form, "Hayate" (Gale).
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: During the tournament Episode of Hajimari, the scene cuts to show him and Victor having narrowly defeated Zechs and Cassius.
  • Promoted to Playable: He's fully playable in Hajimari the moment he joins in the story.
  • Sempai/Kohai: He's the junior apprentice to Cassius, and the senior apprentice to Rean.
  • Stealth Mentor: To the SSS, Lloyd in particular. This reaches its crux in the Azure Tree with a duel between him and Lloyd.
  • Taking the Heat: When Lloyd confronts him about Guy's death, he tells him that he is the one who killed Guy when it is later revealed it was Ian.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's a little difficult to go in-depth about his character without spoiling Ao's endgame twists.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Assisted in the Azure-Zero Project in order to rewrite the reality, making Crossbell a better place in the process.

    Scherazard Harvey 

An experienced Bracer at Liberl's Rolent region and an older sister figure to Estelle and Joshua. See her entry in Trails Series Estelle's Party

    Agate Crosner 

A grumpy Bracer from Liberl's Bose region with a very big sword. See his entry in Trails Series Estelle's Party

    Zin Vathek 

A calm and reliable Bracer from the Republic of Calvard. An expert in martial arts. See his entry in Trails Series Estelle's Party


    Kurt Nardin
Voiced by: Hidehiko Kaneto (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

He's one of only twenty or so A-Rank Bracers and the only one permanently stationed in Liberl.

  • Bad "Bad Acting": He disguises himself as a Jaeger for a surprise training drill, but he's so over-the-top about it and he still uses his signature crafts, making the disguise fairly obvious. Despite that, he's never found out until after the drill is over because Estelle and Anelace are the only ones taking the drill.
  • Badass Crew: 'Team Kurt' is a powerful Wolfpack Boss in FC. In SC, they take on Ouroboros mooks in the Ruan region.
  • Blade on a Stick: His long spear Fuujin Raijin.
  • Bolt of Divine Retribution: The ultimate effect of his S-Craft Summon Lightning is to invoke this.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Weissmann brainwashes him to remove his memory of the incident where he obtained the Gospel and later to lure Estelle and company into a trap
  • Guest-Star Party Member: He's playable only once in the series, in a hidden quest in SC where he helps liberate Jenis from Ouroboros' control.
  • Hero of Another Story: In SC, he and his Bracer group protect civilians from Ouroboros's mooks offscreen.
  • Interface Spoiler: In the English translation only. Kurt is one of the few Non Player Characters in FC to have voice acting, even when two of his fellow bracers did not; this is an early tipoff that he's going to be Promoted to Playable in the SC.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Lost his memory of the mission involving the Black Orbment.
  • The Leader: He leads an unofficial team of four Bracers, first in the Grancel Tournament and later in SC.
  • Limit Break: In SC, his S-Craft is "Summon Lightning."
  • Magic by Any Other Name: His Fangshu techniques are the result of a great deal of study and some of them produce effects very similar to Orbal Arts. That said, he has high ATS and a good Orbment setup in the brief time that he's playable, making him no slouch in the more common form of magic.
  • Spear Plant His S-Craft has him perform one of these before calling lightning down on the spear.
  • You Gotta Have Green Hair

    Toval Randonneur
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese), Ian Sinclair (English)

A member of the Erebonian Branch of the Bracer Guild, recruited by Olivert to be a part of the Crimson Wings. Formerly a co-worker of Sara's from her Bracer days, he looks out for Class VII whenever he can at her request. In Cold Steel II, he accompanies Rean in his search for his classmates. It's also revealed that the book series, Carnelia, is based on the life of Toval himself.

  • The Ace: When it comes to using arts, at least, Toval tends to be acknowledged as frighteningly good with them. Translates into gameplay by having a unique accessory that he permanently has equipped that halves his casting time, allowing him to pump them out far faster than anybody else. Ein makes fun of him for this, calling him "a hack of a bracer" though she just does it in jest.
  • Ace Custom: His Orbment.
  • Ascended Extra: First mentioned all the way back in FC, first appears in person in Ring of Judgment and finally shows up in the games in Cold Steel I. He then ends up becoming a playable character in the second game too.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Estelle and Joshua in Ring of Judgment, and later towards Rean and the members of Class VII.
  • Black Mage: He does almost all of his fighting with his Tactical Orbment and is exceptionally skilled in its use. He can use unique and powerful Arts and cast them very quickly thanks to his unique accessory.
  • Blow You Away: His S-Craft Rebellion Storm, which includes apparent Tornado Move. His primary element-restricted slot in his orbment is also wind.
  • Crutch Character: In Cold Steel II where he first joins up with Rean and his levels are far higher than Rean's. It doesn't last long and Rean will catch up to his levels quickly, plus he leaves just before Act 2 starts. He does join in the Epilogue however.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Cold Steel III he's back to being an NPC again much like in Cold Steel I. He's playable again in Cold Steel IV.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: He would prefer not having people call him Toby, likely since it's also the name used for the protagonist of the book series Carnelia that's based on him and his life.
  • Fragile Speedster: Toval is this in terms of Orbal spellpower. His magic is average in strength but can't really compare to some of the characters with either abnormal abilities or some of the noble bloodlines in terms of power. But he can cast them faster than anyone, even Campanella. It's even said his spell speed is faster than even the Hexen Clan.
  • Fiction As Coverup: The character of Toby was based on him, though the cover-up is more for Ein's sake than his.
  • Hero of Another Story: Given that what we know of Toval's adventures we also know are heavily embellished thanks to Micht, much of what he's done in the past is simply left up in the air. All we really know for sure is that he, Ein and Micht seem to be good friends.
  • I Have Many Names: Before meeting somebody (implied to be Ein), Toval used many, many nicknames, aliases and some full-on alter-egos when doing what he did (which is unspecified, though it seems he was just an unaffiliated adventurer). He only uses them when needed nowadays and just goes by Toval. It's likely "Toby" was based on one of said identities.
  • Lawman Baton: His primary melee weapon.
  • Limit Break: His S-Craft is "Rebellion Storm."
  • Madeof Iron: While Olivert loses an eye and Victor loses an arm and both are permanently crippled in fighting power as a result, Toval manges to survive the Courageous going down with only minor injuries and is completely back to form a little over a month later.
  • Noodle Incident: The "incident involving an artifact" which led to him meeting Ein and becoming a Bracer is currently unexplained, though the novel "Carnelia" is allegedly loosely based on what happened.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: In Cold Steel IV, his team's dungeon consists of him, Victor, Aurelia, and Vita. He notes that in their team's boss fight at how he drew the short end of the stick considering they're facing off an Aion class boss when the three of them think of it as a weak enemy.
  • Pals with Jesus: His best friend is the First Dominion of the Gralsritter, who is about as close to the Powers That Be as this series gets.
  • Red Baron: "Artful Caster"/"Zero Drive" in Japanese due to how fast he can cast his arts compared to the rest. The English localization gives him the nickname "Zero Artisan".
  • The Remnant: Thanks to the Jesters incident, the Erebonian Branch of the Bracer Guild is in a severe state of decline by the time the first game begins. As such, he's also overworked.
  • Sorry That I'm Dying: In the finale of Cold Steel III he apologizes to Ein that he's about to die in an explosion. Subverted as he lives.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Toval or Tovar? Xseed settles with Toval.
  • Stealth Mentor: Supports Class VII in Bareahard like this.
  • Take a Third Option: Is part of Olivier's 'Third Way' movement.

    Sara Valestein 

See her entry in Class VII.

    Elaine Auclair
Elaine, depicted from behind in her short story from Hajimari
Appearances: Hajimari

A rising star of the Calvardian Branch of the Bracer Guild who managed to break Sara Valestein's record of being the youngest A-Rank Bracer in S.1207.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: In Hajimari, a short story starring her can be read after completing the True Reverie Corridor, as well as reading Rean and Renne's short stories.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: Initially refuses the promotion to A-rank bracer, believing she's unworthy of the rank. Only after dealing with a child kidnapping case does she decide to step up and take the promotion.
  • Propaganda Hero: Zin tries to convince Elaine to be this for the Calvardian bracers, pointing out that she's done interviews and has modeled for magazines.
  • Red Baron: She is known as the "Sword Maiden."

B-Rank Bracers

    Estelle Bright 

The cheerful protagonist of Trails in the Sky: First Chapter and Second Chapter. See her entry in Trails Series Estelle's Party

    Joshua Bright/Astray 

Estelle's adopted brother and partner in adventure. Uses twin blades. See his entry in Trails Series Estelle's Party.

    Anelace Elfead
Anelace as a teenager during the Sky games
Anelace as an adult 
Voiced by: Masako Okochi (Japanese), Cassandra Lee Morris (English)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

A rookie bracer in the Bose region and lover of all things cute. Her grandfather is the legendary swordsman Yun Ka-fai, who has an entry here.

  • Ambiguously Gay: She didn't really show any signs in FC or SC (humorous misunderstanding aside), but in The 3rd she's essentially "girl-crazy." Of course, she has a penchant for cute things in general, but The 3rd is where the line gets really blurry. She also notably expressed jealousy over Mayor Maybelle and Lita's relationship.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Because of her extreme fascination with cute things to the point of making it her catchphrase, it's easy to forget that she's also Yun Kafai's granddaughter and a student of the Eight Leaves One Blade style. You know, the same style Cassius used and Arios uses. When she gets serious, much ass is kicked. In Star Door 5 of The 3rd, she can square off against Richard and win, which is no mean feat considering he was the penultimate boss of FC.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: During SC, she is briefly mind-controlled by Weissmann.
  • Blade Spam: "Eight-Leaf Blitz."
  • The Cameo: Cold Steel IV shows an adult Anelace (with an appropriately updated design) in one of the epilogue slides.
  • Catchphrase: "Cuteness is Justice!"
  • Cloudcuckoolander: When cuteness enters the equation, she leaps firmly into this territory. Even bad guys call her out on this.
  • Cuddle Bug: If it's cute, she'll try to hug it.
  • Cuteness Overload: During her first meeting with Tita, if Agate is your companion, she is momentarily rendered completely insensate by the cuteness and has to struggle to speak for a few seconds.
  • Cuteness Proximity: So very much.
  • Fantastic Fighting Style: A practitioner of the Eight Leaves One Blade style, which was invented by her grandfather. Which of its eight Forms she specializes in (if she's picked one yet) is unknown.
    • Both her Swordwind craft and S-craft imply that she has a preference for the 6th form, Scarlet Sky.
  • Genki Girl: If there is anyone in the trilogy who can even hope to compete with Estelle, it's her.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: Her favorite hobby is collecting plushies.
  • Guest-Star Party Member: In SC. In The 3rd, though, she's a full-time party member.
  • Interface Spoiler: In the English translation only. Like Kurt, Aneleace has voice acting in FC even though her companions don't. Sure enough, she's Promoted to Playable in the sequels.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Normally she's closer to the Jack-of-All-Stats, but she becomes this when given her exclusive sword in The 3rd, as it boosts all her stats tremendously. Winning its upgrade sends her through the roof.
  • Limit Break: In SC and The 3rd, her S-Craft is "Piercing Wave."
  • Magically Inept Fighter: Unusually for a character with balanced stats, her Orbment setup is terrible. This is balanced out by her Jinu sword, which makes her into a physical Lightning Bruiser.
  • Sweet Tooth: She likes ice cream, enough that it's even part of her profile picture on The 3rd's website.
  • Sword Beam: Her Swordwind Slash Craft and Piercing Wave S-Craft, which creates overlapping explosive sword beams at higher levels.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": She has a great deal more respect for Cassius than his own daughter does, in part because of the whole S-Rank Bracer thing and in part because he also studied the sword under her grandfather. She seizes the opportunity to meet with him when it arises.

Aeolia as depicted in Trails of Dawn
Voiced by: Mitsuki Mizutani (Japanese, Zero Evolution), Hunri Kimu (Japanese, Ao Evolution)
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Hajimari

A Bracer originally from Remiferia, she's primarily stationed in Crossbell.

  • Bash Brothers: She and Lynn are a team.
  • Combat Medic: She has the credentials to be a doctor, but she works as a Bracer. Those credentials come in handy after Mireille gets seriously injured during Hajimari.
  • Cuteness Proximity: If she thinks it's cute, she'll want to hug it, as Tio, KeA, and Shizuku can attest.
  • Hero of Another Story: Througout Zero and Ao, she and the other Crossbell Bracers have their own adventures while the Special Support Section do their thing.
  • Knife Nut: She uses surgical scalpels as weapons.
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl: Randy ranks her as the second-most beautiful woman in Crossbell, after Cecile.

Lynn as depicted in Trails of Dawn
Voiced by: Kanako Kotera (Japanese, Zero Evolution), Ayaka Maeda (Japanese, Ao Evolution)
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Hajimari

A Bracer originally from Calvard and a Taito practitioner, she's primarily stationed in Crossbell.

Other Senior Bracers

    Fie Claussell 

See her entry in Class VII.

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

A Senior Bracer from the Bose branch.

Voiced by: Ryoka Yuzuki (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

A Senior Bracer from the Ruan branch and a friend of Scherazard.

  • Brainwashed and Crazy: During SC, she is briefly mind-controlled by Weissmann.
  • Gatling Good: She borrows a Reinford-model assault rifle from her friend Eva, a weapons trader in Ruan who is a Gun Nut, at one point. It using gunpowder comes in handy since Liberl has been deprived of its orbment technology.

Scott as depicted in Trails of Dawn
Voiced by: Toshiharu Okajima (Japanese, Zero Evolution), Sota Arai (Japanese, Ao Evolution)
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Hajimari

A Senior Bracer primarily stationed in Crossbell. He uses a rifle.

  • Action Dad: Hajimari shows that he still works as a Bracer even after Pearl has given birth to their daughter.
  • Bash Brothers: He and Wenzel often team up with each other.
  • Happily Married: With Pearl, a receptionist for the Crossbell Times.
  • Hero of Another Story: Throughout Zero and Ao, he and the other Crossbell Bracers have their own adventures while the Special Support Section do their thing.

Wenzel as depicted in Trails of Dawn
Voiced by: Noriyuki Kamikura (Japanese, Zero Evolution), Rintaro Sakai (Japanese, Ao Evolution)
Appearances: Zero | Ao

A Bracer originally from Erebonia, he's primarily stationed in Crossbell.

  • Bash Brothers: He and Scott often team up with each other.
  • The Ghost: Cold Steel III mentions that he transferred to the Erebonia branch to help out, but he's never seen.
  • Hero of Another Story: Throughout Zero and Ao, he and the other Crossbell Bracers have their own adventures while the Special Support Section do their thing.


    Aina Holden
Voiced by: Yui Kano (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

Receptionist at the Rolent Bracer Guild.

  • Handbag of Hurt: Aina uses hers as an improvised bludgeoning tool during a flashback in The 3rd, when she and Schera are evading assassins in Grancel. Played mostly for laughs but it can do respectable damage when it connects. She keeps all kinds of things that can be made into improvised weapons inside it.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She is apparently a heavier drinker than Schera.
    • Never Gets Drunk: Olivier calls her a bottomless hole. In one amusing scene in SC, Olivier and Anton drink an alcohol-countering drug and challenge her to a drinking contest where she has to drink as much as both of them combined. They end up passed out after drinking eighteen glasses of an unspecified Gargle Blaster each. Aina had kept up with them the whole time, and said that they'd just gotten to the level that she considered social drinking.
  • Improvised Weapon User: When she was chased around during Moon Door 2 in The 3rd, she used her briefcase to hit enemy units.
  • Inheritance Murder: Played with. According to a flashback in The 3rd, her uncle hired Jaegers to capture her and force her to give up on her grandpa's inheritance, but even if they did end up killing her, they could just forge papers to get her inheritance anyways.
  • Ojou: She's the heiress of the Holden family, but this resulted in a lot of terrible treatment from her greedy relatives who wanted her inheritance.
  • Regal Ringlets: A hint at her family history. She's also the most reserved receptionist of the Liberl Branches.
  • Unexpected Inheritance: Always knew she was going to receive an inheritance from her rich grandfather, but didn't expect that he'd leave her everything. This lead to her relatives trying to control the family fortune by controlling the underage heiress.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: During her time as a guest character, Schera notes that she's physically fit enough to keep up with her in terms of stamina. Aina's normal attack also deals decent damage, but with very low accuracy.

Voiced by: Keiji Hirai (Japanese)
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

Receptionist at the Bose Bracer Guild.

Voiced by: Hideo Ishikawa
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The receptionist at Ruan Bracer Guild.

    Kilika Rouran 

The former receptionist of the Zeiss Bracer Guild, she left for Calvard at some point after SC. For more information about her, see Calvard Intelligence Division.

Voiced by: Daisuke Kishio
Appearances: FC | SC | The 3rd

The receptionist at the Grancel Bracer Guild.

Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (Japanese, Evolution games), Ryuunosuke Watanuki (Japanese, Hajimari)
Appearances: Zero | Ao | Hajimari

The receptionist at the Crossbell Branch of the Bracer Guild.

  • Ascended Extra: He gets a face portrait for the first time in Ao.
  • Camp Gay: One of his likes is "finding fine men."

Appearances: Cold Steel | Cold Steel II

The receptionist at the Legram Bracer Guild in Erebonia.

Alternative Title(s): The Legend Of Heroes Trails In The Sky Bracer Guild


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