The ‘Snake’ begins to move for its counterattack. Dengeki PlayStation issue # 640 unveiled a number of Ouroboros related characters for Sen no Kiseki III. This issue contains spoilers for both Trails of Cold Steel games, and will include spoilers for Ao no Kiseki as well, as I cover the feature at the end of the article.
These spoilers will, as always, be put under spoiler marks.
As an additional note, the featured image is trimmed to avoid a Cold Steel / Cold Steel II spoiler. The full image will be below the cut.
Also, many thanks to Guan and Aliseyun for some help in this article!
“The Crimson War Demon” Shirley Orlando
Voice: Ayana Taketatsu
Ouroboros Enforcer No. XVII. She has a bloodlust that drives her to naturally love battle.
With the intention to recapture the now stolen Phantasmal Blaze Plan, the new third Anguis has requested that she enter the Erebonian Empire, and now the promise of a new war burns in Shirley’s heart.
The one who relishes in her desire for the flames of battle in all places
“The Fool” Campanella
Voice: Kanae Itou
In response to the Ouroboros’ interruption of the Phantom Blaze Plan, the Grandmaster has dispatched Enforcer No. 0 to Erebonia.
With a prank loving nature and a boy-like appearance, his appearance hasn’t changed over the years and his true age remains unknown.
Along with this, it seems that he is also reaching out to reactivate members whose activity has been suspended…
Keyword: Enforcer No. 0
The special number with a profound relationship with the Grandmaster
The Enforcers are generally special units called on by the Anguis to carry out the steps of their plans, but the nature of No. 0’s work makes him a very different sort of Enforcer. His general work is to oversee the plans, though little is known about his official tasks as they are given to him directly from the Grandmaster. It’s because of this that he is treated differently from the other Enforcers. Is it possible that the nature of his relationship with the Grandmaster will be revealed in this work? Players should pay attention to Campanella’s actions.
“The Almighty Conflagration” McBurn
Voice: Junichi Suwabe
McBurn is Enforcer No. I of the Ouroboros, and due to his ability to manipulate flames at will, he is also known as the ‘Almighty Conflagration.’
He may be one of the strongest of the enforcers, but he has a very fickle personality. He has even decided to abandon missions because of his laziness.
Keyword: Divergent Laws
The principle laws with many mysteries and their relationship to superhuman abilities
“The Steel Saint” Arianrhod
Voice: Aya Hisakawa
Arianrhod is the Seventh Anguis, the highest ranked in the leadership of the Ouroboros. [Ed. Note: Outside of the Grandmaster, of course. See the Chronicles section below on this subject.]
Wielding a massive cavalry lance, and fully clad in silver armor, she bears a strong resemblance to the famous lance maiden, Lianne Sandlot, from the war 250 years ago. However, little is known about Arianrhod’s relationship to her.
Unsurprisingly, Arianrhod has come to the Empire, alongside her Stahlritter, with the intention to reclaim the stolen Phantasmal Blaze Plan. But it somehow seems that her objective is different from that of Campanella and the others…?
Keyword: Steel Saint
The enigmatic heroine that carried the great lance.
The Steel Saint, Lianne Sandlot, is a revered saint renown for her many meritorious deeds, worked alongside prince Dreichels Reise Arnor during the War of the Lions 250 years ago. She, and the warriors who served alongside her known as the Eisenritter, were headquartered in Lohengrin castle, found on the outskirts of Legram. After Dreichels was crowned as emperor, she mysteriously died to injuries caused by an assassin. A statue was erected in the town of Legram, with her carrying a lance, and there are many similarities between it and Arianrhod. How could they be related…?
“The Swift” Duvalie
Voice: Naomi Ohzora
Duvalie is one of the battle maidens of the Stahlritter that works under the Seventh Anguis, Arianrhod.
She possesses a combat strength that isn’t outdone by the numbered Enforcers, but because she has an unrequited adoration towards the Steel Saint, Duvalie is often teased by the other members.
During the civil war, she was cooperating with the noble faction, and stood in the way of Class VII many times and for some reason, she has the attitude of an outspoken rival with Laura, the daughter of Vicount Arseid.
Duvalie has once again returned to Erebonia in order to assist in recovering the Phantasmal Blaze Plan, after Chancellor Osborne hijacked it.
“The Resilient” Ines
Voice: Mariya Ise
This battle maiden belongs to the Stahlritter and has a very military-like appearance to her.
She has a tall physique, standing at over 180 rije, and she has the physical strength to easily swing her giant halberd.
Like Duvalie, she has pledged her absolute devotion to the Steel Saint, and she faithfully performs her duties at all times.
She has become interested in the Arseid style after hearing about Duvalie’s encounters with it during the civil war.
“The Magic Bow” Ennea
Voice: Satomi Satou
Along with Ines, Ennea is a fascinating battle maiden within the Stahlritter that uses a bow and arrow.
While she has a strong adoration for the Steel Saint like the others, she genuinely cares for Duvalie, and shows this by teasing her.
Ennea follows behind while Duvalie and Ines take the front, because of her ‘magic bow,’ which has the ability to never miss, and its shots can arc and trace through the air to her targets.
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Cold Steel Chronicles
This section will have major spoilers for the other games in the series. Just for organizational sake, everything is going to be behind an individual spoiler marker, labelling what game the character info comes from.
This feature also does not mention a character as an Anguis or Enforcer if they’ve already been introduced earlier in the article.
Who is the Mysterious Ouroboros Society?
This is the secret organization that can be found throughout the Zemuria continent, at times even causing major events that rock whole nations. They are currently attempting to obtain the Sept-Terrion, the gifts granted by the goddess Aidios for their ‘Orpheus Final Plan,’ or at least moving in to observe. The Ouroboros has, for a long time, been antagonistic with the Septian Church, due to the church’s control regarding artifacts- and their historical strife continues on.
The supreme being revered by the organization.
This mysterious being stands at the top of the organization. Having first appeared in Trails in the Sky the 3rd, she believed to be a woman from her voice. Along with this, she is depicted as having precognitive abilities, and that her worries come about from this power.
The organization’s highest leaders, in charge of running their plans.
These are the seven individuals, identified from the first pillar to the seventh1)translation note: the use of ?, or ‘pillar’ to denote their rank, wasn’t carried over into English releases, but is referenced here., who are responsible for managing the plans granted to them by the Grandmaster. The Grandmaster entrusts them with the means to perform their work, which is performed from the shadows. Though they are of a higher rank, it does not necessarily mean that they’re stronger in combat than the Enforcers.
These special agents, possessing powerful combat abilities, execute orders from the Anguis to complete their plans. They aren’t required to follow orders, as they are guaranteed free will from the Grandmaster. These individuals must also hold a darkness within their hearts.
Combatants and Enhanced Jaegers
These are the general soldiers of the Ouroboros. They act as the ‘hands and feet’ of both the Enforcers and the Anguis, and are used to execute military operations. They are stronger than the average soldiers, due to strength enhancing programs used by the Ouroboros. Jaegers are often included in these forces.
The Thirteen Factories
The workshops belonging to the Ouroboros that show their technological advancements
Ranging from mechanized enemies found on the highway, to Renne’s Goldius unit robot, these factories build a variety of machines that exceed known technological limits. As they are made up of several workshops, it’s likely that the ‘Black Workshop’ that Altina belongs to is one of them.
Plans Performed by the Society
Any large scale incident that has occurred continent at the hands of the Ouroboros is to advance the ‘Orpheus Final Project,’ as proposed by the Grandmaster. While the exact purpose of the plan is unknown, it has to do with ‘guiding the souls of all.’ Currently, we know of both the Gospel Project and the Phantasmal Blaze Plan, both of which were executed in connection to the Sept-Terrion. However, before the Phantom Blaze Plan could be completed, Osborne intervened. Could this end as planned?
The Gospel Project
Related Titles: Trails in the Sky FC, Trails in the Sky SC, Trails in the Sky the 3rd
The Phantasmal Blaze Plan
Related Titles: Zero no Kiseki, Ao no Kiseki, Trails of Cold Steel, Trails of Cold Steel II
The plan that used more than one region as its stage.
This large-scale plan moved with phase 1 taking place in Crossbell, and phase 2 in Erebonia. While it is said that it is “a plan to use the Hollow Phantasm of Crossbell to awaken the blaze in the Empire,” its final objective is unknown.
Phase 1: Crossbell
Phase 2: Erebonia
The Hijacked Plan
Additional Comments from Toshihiro Kondo
Members not shown in the illustration on page 562)This is the illustration at the start of the article. are also likely to appear.
Since the Blood and Iron Chancellor, Giliath Osborne, hijacked the Phantom Blaze Project from the Ouroboros at the last minute during Erebonia’s civil war, they will not remain silent. As they will be focused on recovering the plan in this game, they will be taking major actions within the empire. Because of these considerably large actions, it is very likely that members not included in the key illustration for this issue will be showing up.
Additionally, Sharon is also pictured in the illustration, but particulars about her at this present point are still unknown. As she is a maid in the Reinford family, serves President Irina, and watches over Alisa, what could the Ouroboros want with Sharon? Pay attention to find out.
Also, while the Ouroboros will be making a big move, their antagonists, the Gralsritter, are probably taking up countermeasures to them. Not only are Gralsritter that have been seen before likely to appear, but there may also be some individuals who would likely cause a ‘no way!’ reaction.
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|1.||↑||translation note: the use of ?, or ‘pillar’ to denote their rank, wasn’t carried over into English releases, but is referenced here.|
|2.||↑||This is the illustration at the start of the article.|