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Alan Richard (アラン・リシャール) is introduced as a colonel of the Intelligence Division of the Royal Army of Liberl. He serves as the main antagonist of Trails in the Sky FC.

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Appearance

Richard is a middle-aged man with swept back blonde hair and blue eyes. He dresses in his formal commander uniform consisting of a black version of the normal Liberl green, with brown trousers and dark gray boots. In Trails in the Sky the 3rd, he switches to a more civilian white collar-style shirt, red tie and slacks, until he is involved in the game's central incident. Richard uses a katana in battle, kept in a large purple sheath.

Personality

Richard behaves very politely and formally. He is a patriot and believes in supporting his country with all his might. Even his reasons for starting the coup are sympathetic, as these stem from a desire to protect the country he loves so much. He also admires Cassius Bright and esteems him highly.

Background

Richard graduated head of his class from the military academy. He was later assigned to the mobile task force led by Cassius Bright.

As a young officer, Richard was a subordinate of Cassius Bright during the Hundred Days War. Cassius also served as his master in the art of swordsmanship and trained him in the Eight Leaves One Blade style. Richard specialised himself in the fifth form, Morning Moon.

His distinguished service under Colonel Bright was recognised during the Hundred Days War and was appointed to staff of the military operations office after Colonel Bright's retirement.

As a rising star in the army, he was chosen to command the Intelligence Division he himself had suggested to form. It was in this position that he was covertly approached by Georg Weissmann, who preyed on Richard's fears concerning Liberl's safety and his own insecurities as a successor to Cassius, causing him to secretly plot a coup d'etat.

Trails in the Sky FC

Richard captured the Capua Sky Bandits when they were escaping the bracer group of Estelle and Joshua Bright. The Intelligence Division was secretly supplying and directing the bandits, and Richard arranged to ultimately have them be captured, although the actions of the Bright siblings sped this process up. The positive publicity of the Division's success in working to capture the bandits gave Richard a positive public image.

Under Weissmann's manipulation and with assistance from Leonhardt in his 'Lorence Belgar' guise, Richard arranged for a series of disturbances around Liberl in S.1202 which he used to discredit the Royal Guard and to make himself look like a hero. He also arranged for the house arrest of Queen Alicia and Princess Klaudia and took hostages against the good behavior of General Morgan and other officers.

His coup was ultimately foiled by the Bracer Guild, led by Estelle and Joshua Bright and their companions. Richard, realizing his mistake, attempted to redeem himself by fighting Reverie in order to give them time to escape; however, he was saved by Cassius. Regardless, he was arrested for his role in the coup d'etat, and never forgave himself for his actions.

Trails in the Sky SC

Richard is brought in to talk to Kanone after her repeated coup attempt in Grancel following the events of the Mad Tea Party. He can get through to her even when the logic and emotions of the others cannot.

Months later, Cassius recognized his genuine patriotism, and as a result, both he and the rest of the Intelligence Division were released to assist in the defense of Grancel against an Ouroboros attack. He arrived with Maximillian Cid to save Alicia and Klaudia from the invading Enforcers.

Trails in the Sky the 3rd

In S.1203, he accepted a discharge from the army and formed a private investigation company named R&A Research along with Kanone Amalthea. On one occasion, he concludes his investigation for Mirano and starts to wonder about events in the Eastern Quarter of Calvard. A letter sent to him urges him to head to the harbor where an old Intelligence Division subordinate is waiting for him. This subordinate asks him why he has seemingly turned his back on the military and all his values, to which Richard replies he re-evaluated his stance and believe what he is doing, on the civilian front, is the best way to support his country and its people going forward. The subordinate cannot accept his and calls his a traitor, fleeing. In the pouring rain, Kanone, who had realised what was going on, arrives to walk home with him. Richard heads for the Eastern Quarter the next day, but receives a message from Cassius requesting he send intelligence back, to which Richard smiles, says it won't be cheap and departs knowing that he still serves his country.

On another occasion, Richard is brought along by Cassius to help spar with Anelace Elfead as a fellow student of the Eight Leaves One Blade style. he helps her come to a realisation about what it means to wield a sword.

He was one of the sixteen individuals summoned to Phantasma by the Recluse Cube. His patriotism meant that he manifested with his old uniform on, instead of wearing what he had on before arriving. He helps Kevin Graham clear the remaining planes, confronting a copy of Cassius Bright in the Impregnable Fortress in the process.

Gameplay

Base Stats

Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Stat[note 1] Total Growth per level
HP 1.135×(Level + 8)×(Level + 9) 2.27×(9 + Old Level)
STR 0.054×(Level + 16)×(Level + 17) + 21 0.108×(17 + Old Level)
DEF 0.0425×(Level + 16)×(Level + 17) 0.085×(17 + Old Level)
ATS 0.056×(Level + 16)×(Level + 17) 0.112×(17 + Old Level)
ADF 15
DEX 0.001×(Level + 16)×(Level + 17) + 20 0.002×(17 + Old Level)
AGL 0.001×(Level + 16)×(Level + 17) + 4 0.002×(17 + Old Level)
MOV 5
SPD 0.025×(Level + 16)×(Level + 17) + 11 0.05×(17 + Old Level)
  1. Rounded down, errors may cause differences.

Crafts

Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Name Acquire Cost Delay Power Targets/Effect
Chain Craft (Sora Skill).png Chain 3
チェイン3
Initial 20 CP
30 CP (2nd)
40 CP (3rd)
50 CP (4th)
Special 2: Circle around target (1 radius)
3: Circle around target (2 radius)
4: Circle around target (3 radius)
Combination Attack - Area (L)
Up to four people charge forth and deal damage.
Delay applied to all participants
Craft (Sora Skill).png Luminous Divider
光連斬
Initial 25 CP 7 AT 150 Single target (1 range + user MOV)
Moves user to target
Craft - Single - Attack
Attacks with a flurry of slashes before passing through foe.
Craft (Sora Skill).png True Luminous Wheel
真・光輪斬
Initial 40 CP 12 AT 100 Circle around target (8 range, 2 radius)
Craft - Area (S) - Attack
Launches a more deadly wheel even farther than before. [Impede]
Interrupts casting of skills
Craft (Sora Skill).png True Luminous Ogre Slash
真・光鬼斬
Initial 25 CP 7 AT 200 Single target (1 range + user MOV)
Moves user to target
Craft - Single - Attack
Unsheathes sword for a deadly attack. [Faint 30%]
Faint (Sora Status).png Faint (30% chance, 200 AT)
Craft (Sora Skill).png True Luminous Divider
真・光連斬
Level 128 30 CP 7 AT 300 Single target (1 range + user MOV)
Moves user to target
Craft - Single - Attack
Attacks with an increased number of rapid slashes.
S Craft (Sora Skill).png Afterglow Smasher
残光破砕剣
Initial 100+ CP 28 AT 560 Single target
S-Craft - Single - Attack[note 1]
Unsheathes blade so fast that enemies won't even notice it.
Space (Sora Element).png Space element physical damage
S Craft (Sora Skill).png Sakura Morning Moon
桜花残月
Level 120 100+ CP 28 AT 960 Single target
S-Craft - Single - Attack
So fast, it leaves no afterimage--only a trail of blood.
  1. Afterglow Smasher deals Space (Sora Element).png Space elemental damage despite not being expressed in the description.

Weapons

Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Name Description Location
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Tatara
タタラ
STR+450
A military katana ideal for close-range combat.
Default weapon of Anelace
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Amagumo
天雲
STR+650
A mass-market katana made in Calvard. Very good quality.
Saint-Croix Forest/Grimsel Fortress
Default weapon of Richard
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Subaru
スバル
STR+750
A katana made of meteoric iron. Gives off a pale light.
Fifth Plane
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Ugetsu Zanshin
雨月残心
STR+850
Unique blade with small holes made by a katana in its edges.
Chest in Luminous Labyrinth
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Yaegaki
ヤエガキ
STR+950
Produces haze in the air when drawn. Smells of alcohol.
Sixth Plane
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Mumei Jittetsu
無銘十哲
STR+1050
A boorish katana made with a 'strength over all' philosophy.
Chest in the Looking Glass 1F
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Kagutsuchi
カグツチ
STR+1150
A blade forged by an ancient swordsmith with a flame design.
The Abyss
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Jinu
利剣「迅羽」
STR+1000/ATS/ADF+50/DEX+25/AGL/SPD+5/Anelace Only
An old blade for training that once belonged to Cassius.
Star Door 5 victory reward
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Jinu
利剣「迅羽」
STR+1600/ATS/ADF+150/DEX+100/AGL/SPD+25/Anelace Only
An old blade for training that once belonged to Cassius.
Defeat the Nightmare Arena with Anelace in the party and Jinu obtained
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Hotarukiri
蛍切
STR+1000/DEF/ATS/ADF/DEX/AGL+10/SPD+5
Once a traveler's. Its blade attracts fireflies.
Monster drop: Incubus, Doppel Anelace, Doppel Richard, Doppel Anelace, Doppel Richard
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Hotarukiri+1
蛍切+1
STR+1300/DEF/ATS/ADF/DEX/AGL+15/SPD+10
Once a traveler's. Its blade attracts fireflies.
Monster drop: Doppel Anelace, Doppel Richard
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Hakuryuu
白流
STR+1250
Said to be an avatar of an ancient holy beast.
Chest in Castle Phantasmagoria
Sword (Sora Weapon).png Houkiboshi
ホウキボシ
STR+1550/DEF/ATS/ADF/DEX/AGL+20/SPD+15
Katana made of a strange ore. You'll only see its afterimage.
Zemurian Ore weapon

Orbment

Trails in the Sky the 3rd

Line Slot InitialSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).png CostBonus
All Fire (Sora Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).png Fire (Sora Quartz).png Attack 4 | Base 309 EPFire (Sora Sepith).png×90 Earth (Sora Sepith).pngWater (Sora Sepith).pngWind (Sora Sepith).png×60 Time (Sora Sepith).png×6 Space (Sora Sepith).png×15 Mirage (Sora Sepith).png×30+30 EP
2 Open (Sora Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).png Time (Sora Quartz).png Action 4Earth (Sora Sepith).pngWater (Sora Sepith).pngFire (Sora Sepith).pngWind (Sora Sepith).png×130 Time (Sora Sepith).png×13 Space (Sora Sepith).png×32 Mirage (Sora Sepith).png×65+65 EP
  Open (Sora Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).png Space (Sora Quartz).png EP Cut 4Earth (Sora Sepith).pngWater (Sora Sepith).pngFire (Sora Sepith).pngWind (Sora Sepith).png×160 Time (Sora Sepith).png×16 Space (Sora Sepith).png×40 Mirage (Sora Sepith).png×80+80 EP
1 Open (Sora Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).pngEarth (Sora Sepith).pngWater (Sora Sepith).pngFire (Sora Sepith).pngWind (Sora Sepith).png×70 Time (Sora Sepith).png×7 Space (Sora Sepith).png×17 Mirage (Sora Sepith).png×35+35 EP
2 Open (Sora Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).png Mirage (Sora Quartz).png Hit 4Earth (Sora Sepith).pngWater (Sora Sepith).pngFire (Sora Sepith).pngWind (Sora Sepith).png×70 Time (Sora Sepith).png×7 Space (Sora Sepith).png×17 Mirage (Sora Sepith).png×35+35 EP
  Open (Sora Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).png Water (Sora Quartz).png Mind 4Earth (Sora Sepith).pngWater (Sora Sepith).pngFire (Sora Sepith).pngWind (Sora Sepith).png×85 Time (Sora Sepith).png×8 Space (Sora Sepith).png×21 Mirage (Sora Sepith).png×42+42 EP
  Open (Sora Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Sora Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Sora Percent).png Wind (Sora Quartz).png Evade 4Earth (Sora Sepith).pngWater (Sora Sepith).pngFire (Sora Sepith).pngWind (Sora Sepith).png×105 Time (Sora Sepith).png×10 Space (Sora Sepith).png×26 Mirage (Sora Sepith).png×52+52 EP
Display
Combat Orbment (Sora SC 3rd).png
Alan (Sora Orbment).png




Akatsuki no Kiseki

Line Slot InitialClosed (Akatsuki Slot).pngOpen (Akatsuki Slot).png CostBonusSlot Upgrade (Akatsuki Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Akatsuki Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Akatsuki Percent).pngSlot Upgrade (Akatsuki Percent).png CostBonus
Master Master (Akatsuki Slot).png
1 Fire (Akatsuki Element).png Open (Akatsuki Slot).png Slot Upgrade (Akatsuki Percent).pngSlot Upgrade Off (Akatsuki Percent).pngEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×20+ 0 EPEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×100+ 37 EP
    Closed (Akatsuki Slot).pngEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×30+ 7 EPEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×200+ 50 EP
    Closed (Akatsuki Slot).pngEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×50+ 10 EPEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×300+ 75 EP
    Closed (Akatsuki Slot).pngEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×75+ 15 EPEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×500+ 100 EP
    Closed (Akatsuki Slot).pngEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×100+ 20 EPEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×750+ 150 EP
2   Closed (Akatsuki Slot).pngEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×20+ 0 EPEarth (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWater (Akatsuki Sepith).pngFire (Akatsuki Sepith).pngWind (Akatsuki Sepith).pngTime (Akatsuki Sepith).pngSpace (Akatsuki Sepith).pngMirage (Akatsuki Sepith).png×100+ 37 EP
Display
Combat Orbment (Akatsuki).png
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41x184
41x184
41x184
41x184
Master (Akatsuki Slot).png
Slot L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Slot L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Slot L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Slot L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Slot L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Slot L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Open L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Open L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Open L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Open L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Open L (Akatsuki Slot).png
Fire L (Akatsuki Slot).png

Gallery

Trails in the Sky FC, SC, and the 3rd

Trails in the Sky FC, SC, and the 3rd Evolution

Trails into Reverie

Other

Trivia

  • While not playable in Trails in the Sky SC, Richard is mostly implemented as a playable character in the files.
    • His Combat Orbment, while not featuring any element locks or upgrade costs (though all other upgrade costs follow a pattern and could be calculated), would look like Estelle Bright's, with an order swap that would make an "impossible" orbment where the second line doubles back and crosses itself. The visual for this orbment is Joshua Bright's, however.
  • In Trails in the Sky the 3rd, he is alluded to as the Divine Blade's successor.


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