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Ash Carbide (アッシュ・カーバイド ) is a student at the Thors Branch Campus.

Profile

Ash was born as Johan in S.1189, in Hamel, Erebonia, to Jan and Emilia.[4]

Childhood

Johan was the youngest of the four children that lived in Hamel, the others being Leonhardt, Karin and Joshua Astray. He was too young to play with them. Joshua did look forward to him growing up, so they would be able to play together, considering him to be a little brother, albeit a crybaby. Johan was particularly fond his mother's bread pudding.[5]

Hamel Tragedy

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Johan lost both his parents at the age of 3 when jaeger drop-outs raided Hamel on 23 April S.1192. During their escape, Karin and Joshua found the corpses of Jan and Emilia and assumed Johan had also been killed.[5]

Johan was somehow able to escape, running away barefooted and crying along the mountain path. When he reached the South Sutherland Highway, he ran into Migel. Migel had come to Parm to meet with a peddler and went out on the highway for a smoke. Hearing the gunshots, he immediately went back into town and decided to take Johan with him back to Raquel. Migel did not know what to do with the boy who had been unable to mutter a word.[6]

After a few days passed, soldiers started to snoop around and Migel decided he had to get rid of Johan for both Erebonia's and Johan's sake. He gave him some mira and took him to Ellen, an attractive hostess of the place he frequently visited in an attempt to arouse her pity. Without asking questions, she took Johan in.[6] Since the tragedy, he suffered from an ache in his left eye and constantly hears a voice telling him to "kill the vile one", symptoms later ascribed to the curse of the Great One.

On her deathbed, his Ellen told him that she was happy to have met him and thankful to Migel for introducing them. At this point, Johan had already settled on a new name, Ash Carbide, to leave his past behind him.

Ash grew up as a delinquent youth. During the Erebonian Civil War, he formed a youth group known as Fafnir to fight off brigands that attacked Raquel, almost killing them but ultimately driving them off. Even the Bracer Guild and Imperial Army of Erebonia caught wind of his brave efforts. He rejected all their invitations, however, and decided to enroll at Thors Branch Campus following the advice of someone who is familiar with his past. The person who did so was Lechter Arundel, who informed him that signing up for branch academy would be a shortcut to learn about his own past. Ash followed his advice so he could verify everything first-hand.

Search for answers

Ash initially ends up in Class VIII under instructor Randolph Orlando. He signs up for the Literature Club. After the field study in Crossbell, Ash (along with Musse Egret) are transferred to Class VII per Principal Aurelia Le Guin's decision. He fights with a so-called varia axe. The blade of the axe can be extended, making Ash a tricky fighter for his opponents.

On July 18, S.1206, Ash, together with others who participated in the search-and-destroy mission of Hercules a day prior, attend a celebration in the Valflame Palace organised by the imperial family. Guided by the curse, Ash sneaks off and assaults a butler, using his costume as a disguise. Wielding a Republic-made gun he had stolen from a unconscious Hercules member the day before, he infiltrates the imperial parlour. Holding Emperor Eugent Reise Arnor III and Chancellor Giliath Osborne at gunpoint, he wailingly asks who to kill for his curse to subside. Eugent, realizing that Ash is under the curse's influence, claims responsibility for the Hamel Tragedy, causing Ash to shoot him, fulfilling the prophecy foretold in the seventh Black Record. By the time the others arrive, Osborne had restrained him and the Special Guard arrived to take him into custody.

The following day, Chancellor Osborne declares that he interprets the attack of a 'Calvard spy' as a declaration of war from the Republic, announcing a state-wise mobilization. Ash was captured, but amidst the confusion caused by the Great Twilight, he was rescued by Aurelia and the Weissland Army, still unconsciousness in the Panzer Soldats' hands.

Trails of Cold Steel IV

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Ash eventually regained consciousness and fled on his Hector unit, ridden with guilt for shooting the Emperor and starting a war. His fellow classmate Tatiana was concerned for his well-being and attempted to search for him. Ash contemplated between returning to Raquel or Hamel; he chose the latter. Unexpectedly, Juna, Kurt and Altina were able to find him there following a tip from Margarita Dresden and an encounter with Tatiana, who found his Hector unit.

Ash was surprised to see his classmates and Randy alongside them, but told them to leave him behind. His classmates refuted his argument, with Kurt's words bringing him back to his senses as he realized that the true culprit had to pay for what they did to him. Soon after, Gilbert and several jaegers arrived for a 'talk', which Ash viewed with suspicion. After they were defeated, Zephyr arrived to recruit him, but he refused their request.

Following the conclusion of the Great Twilight, Ash attended the Imperial wedding of Olivert Reise Arnor and Scherazard Harvey.

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Character Notes

Trails of Cold Steel III

Ash Carbide
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Class VII: Special Operations (Literature Club)
Despite looking and acting like a delinquent, he's sharp and skilled in combat. His flippant attitude seems to hide a dark side.
Avid Reader
Helped Tatiana form the Literature Club. Despite the way he acts, it seems like he's actually taking it seriously.
Caring Mother
Ash grew up with his adopted mother before her passing. Acquaintances sometimes drop by to clean their house.
Influenced
The time he's spent with Rean and Class VII has changed him. He doesn't seem to mind, however.
Orphan of Hamel
Though he definitely has a dark past, all his friends believe there's no way he'd willingly do something like assassinate the emperor.

アッシュ・カーバイド
Ash Carbide Note (Sen III).png
Ⅶ組特務科【文芸部】
確かな戦闘のセンスを持っているが猛々しい言動が目立つ不良青年。一見陽気そうだが、どこか影がある。
文芸部発足
部員が足りず困っていたタチアナに声をかけて、文芸部発足を手伝った。意外なことに真面目に活動する予定らしい。
母との想い出
今は亡き育ての母と住んでいたアッシュの実家は、時折知り合いが掃除しに来ているおかげで綺麗なままだった。
影響
元々悪事や困りごとを見過ごせない性格だが、Ⅶ組で過ごす内にリィン達から影響を受けていることに、本人も満更ではなさそうだ。
ハーメルの遺児
以前からどこか闇を抱えていたものの自分の意志で皇帝暗殺という凶行に走る訳が無いと仲間たちはアッシュを信じている。

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Ash Carbide
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Class VII: Special Operations
A young man who tried to assassinate the Emperor while under the influence of the curse. Survivor of the Hamel tragedy.
Score to Settle
Kurt and the others managed to get through to a despairing Ash and convince him to return. He's now ready for revenge.
Survivors
Ash learned the truth of Hamel from Joshua. Recovering his lost memory seemed to mean a lot to Ash.

アッシュ・カーバイド
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Ⅶ組特務科【文芸部】
帝国の呪いに蝕まれ皇帝暗殺未遂を犯してしまった青年で、《ハーメルの悲劇》の3人目の遺児でもある。
落とし前
全てを諦めていたが、クルト達の説得によりⅦ組として《黄昏》と向き合う事を決心。自身の落とし前を付けるべく立ち上がった。
14年前の真実
知る事の無かった《ハーメルの悲劇》の真実や、ヨシュアの想いを知ったアッシュ。口には出さずとも得るものがあったようだ。
ヨハンとミゲル
アッシュを拾いラクウェルに連れて来た人物が情報屋ミゲルだったと判明。自身と義理の母の想いを伝え、彼の呪いを解いた。

Gameplay

Weapons

Trails of Cold Steel III

Name Cost Upgrade materials Acquired
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Fury Ax
ヒューリーアックス
Initial gear
[STR+355/RNG+2]
A switchaxe colored the crimson of pure anger.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Haze Crusher
ヘイズクラッシャー
6240 Stores: 6/17~
[STR+410/RNG+2]
A switchaxe that disperses mist with a single swing.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Skull Slayer
スカルスレイヤー
Haze Crusher×1

U-Material x2

Forge
[STR+455/RNG+2/Critical rate+5%]
A heavy switchaxe that shatters bone.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Volcano
ヴォルケーノ
8320 Stores: 7/15~
[STR+510/RNG+2]
A switchaxe with hidden power as strong as a volcano.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Red Scorpion
レッドスコルピオン
Volcano×1

U-Material x2

Forge
[STR+555/RNG+2/Critical rate+5%]
A sharp, sturdy switchaxe that never lets its prey escape.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Inferno
獄斧インフェルノ
Black Zemurian Ore x1 Forge (NG+)
[STR+670/RNG+2/Critical rate+10%]
A switchaxe made of Black Zemurian Ore. Makes its foes suffer.

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name Cost Upgrade materials Acquired
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Red Scorpion
レッドスコルピオン
Initial gear
[STR+650/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A sharp, sturdy switchaxe that never lets its prey escape.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Bullfighter
ブルファイター
3060 Purchase (8/10)
[STR+705/RNG+2]
A switchaxe specialized for launching ferocious attacks, with little regard for the wielder's life.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Dark Bison
ダークバイソン
Dark Bison x1
U-Material x3
Upgrade
[STR+750/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A heavy-class switchaxe adorned with a crimson-black raging bull.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Riot Edge
ライアットエッジ
4080 Purchase (8/15)
[STR+805/RNG+2]
A switchaxe featuring a number of protruding sharp extensions.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Double Crime
ダブルクライム
Riot Edge x1
U-Material x4
Upgrade
[STR+850/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A switchaxe that utilizes its two incredibly sharp blades, leaving its opponents with fatal wounds.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Blood Axe
ブラッドアックス
5100 Purchase (8/17)
[STR+905/RNG+2]
A sharp, curved switchaxe in a crimson shade.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Grudge Scythe
グラッジサイズ
Blood Axe x1
U-Material x5
Upgrade
[STR+950/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A sharp, curved switchaxe in a polished jet-black color.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Twinkle Glaive
シャイングレイブ
6120 Purchase (8/20)
[STR+1005/RNG+2]
A switchaxe with a large shining blade.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Arc Slasher
アークスラッシャー
Twinkle Glaive x1
U-Material x6
Upgrade
[STR+1050/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A radiant switchaxe tempered by a pure flame.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Gladiator
グラディエーター
7140 Purchase (8/24)
[STR+1105/RNG+2]
This switchaxe is a jaeger favorite for surviving rough battle situations.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Spartacus
スパルタクス
Gladiator x1
U-Material x7
Upgrade
[STR+1150/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A heavy switchaxe that only the most elite of jaegers can wield.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Dread Shout
ドレッドシャウト
8160 Purchase (8/27)
[STR+1205/RNG+2]
A switchaxe that is difficult to handle, but allows the wielder to use their strength to the fullest.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Titus Roar
タイタスロア
Dread Shout x1
U-Material x8
Upgrade
[STR+1250/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A switchaxe that gifts its wielder with superhuman strength to crush opponents' bones with ease.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Belobog
ベロボーグ
9180 Purchase (8/29)
[STR+1305/RNG+2]
A solemn switchaxe with a white glow, inspired by a benevolent god that guides spirits.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Chernobog
チェルノボーグ
Belobog x1
U-Material x9
Upgrade
[STR+1350/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A grave switchaxe with a black glow, inspired by a death god that hunts down human lives.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Azazel Edge
アザゼルエッジ
10200 Purchase (9/1)
[STR+1405/RNG+2]
A switchaxe with a colored blade that thirsts for blood, as if on the hunt for prey.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Dainsleif
ダインスレイヴ
Azazel Edge x1
U-Material x10
Upgrade
[STR+1450/RNG+2/Critical rate+2%]
A switchaxe that plunges its victims into the lonely abyss of death with a single slash.
Variable Axe (Sen III Weapon).png Fire Axe Agravain
炎斧アグラヴェイン
Black Zemurian Ore x1 Upgrade
[STR+1505/RNG+2/Critical rate+4%]
A switchaxe made of Black Zemurian Ore. Contains the destructive power of the flames of hell.

Crafts

Trails of Cold Steel III

Name Power Break Unbalance Cost Acquire
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Rumbling Smash
ランブルスマッシュ
B+ B Yes 30 CP Initial
Physical -  Area M (Set) - Impede (100%) - Faint (30%)
Unleashes a powerful strike like a rampaging beast.
獣のごとく跳躍し、渾身の一撃を叩き込む
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Reaper's Whirlwind
デッドリーサイズ
A C +10% 80 CP Initial
Physical - Area L (Set) - K.O. (50%) - Nightmare (50%)
Switches to scythe mode to bring death to the battlefield.
鎌に変形し、敵集団をまとてて死の悪夢へと突き落とす
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Unbound Rage
アシッドレイジ
10 CP Level 34
Support - Self - CP+50 - STR Up (L) (2 turns)
Releases fury buried deep within.
獰猛な衝動を沸き起こし、潜在能力を引き出す 
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Void Breaker
ヴォイドブレイカー
S+ SS +30% 60 CP Level 40
Physical - One - DEF Down (L) (3 turns)
Wraps enemies in a bladed chain, crushing their armor.
分離した鎖と刃が敵を雁字搦めにして締め潰し、装甲を剥がす。
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png Belial Raid
ベリアルレイド
SS+ D No 100+ CP 6/17
Physical - Area LL (Set) - K.O. (30%) - Confusion (30%)
Binds foes with a chain and makes the field run red.
鎌で敵集団を締め上げ、戻す力で滅多切りにする無慈悲な連撃

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name Power Break Unbalance Cost Acquire
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Rumbling Smash
ランブルスマッシュ
C+ B Yes 30 CP Initial
Physical -  Area M (Set) - Impede (100%) Faint (30%)
Unleashes a powerful strike like a rampaging beast.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Rumbling Smash 2
ランブルスマッシュII
B B Yes 30 CP Level 88
Physical - Area M (Set) - Impede (100%) Faint (40%)
Unleashes a vicious strike like a beast bounding at its prey.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Reaper's Whirlwind
デッドリーサイズ
B+ C 15% 80 CP Initial
Physical - Area L (Set) - K.O. (30%) Nightmare (30%)
Switches to scythe mode to bring death to the battlefield.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Reaper's Whirlwind 2
デッドリーサイズII
A D 20% 80 CP Level 102
Physical - Area L (Set) - K.O. (60%) Nightmare (60%)
Whips up a bladed whirlwind that leaves death in its wake.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Unbound Rage
アシッドレイジ
10 CP Initial
Support - Self - CP+50 & STR ↑ (L) (2 turns)
Releases a fury buried deep within.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Void Breaker
ヴォイドブレイカー
S SS 25% 60 CP Initial
Physical - One - DEF ↓ (L) (4 turns)
Wraps enemies in a bladed chain, crushing their armor.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Void Breaker 2
ヴォイドブレイカーII
S+ SS 30% 60 CP Level 116
Physical - One - DEF ↓ (L) (4 turns)
Binds the enemy with chains, crushing even the toughest foes.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Dead Man's Dart
ディスペアースロー
B+ D Yes 40 CP Level 74
Magical - Line M+ (Set) - Balance Down (20% chance) (2 turns)
Throws a cursed dart that drags its target into the abyss.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Summon Hector
ヘクトル召喚
SSS D No 350 EP Initial
Physical - All
Summons a Hector Mk. II. Can only be used once per battle.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Summon Hector 2
ヘクトル召喚II
4S+ D No 350 EP Level 124
Physical - All
Summons a Hector Mk. II. Can only be used once per battle.
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png Belial Raid
ベリアルレイド
SS+ D No 100+ CP Initial
Physical - Area LL (Set) - K.O. (30%) Confuse (30%)
Binds foes with a chain and makes the field run red.
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png Sinner's Revelry
ギルティカーニバル
4S+ D No 100+ CP Level 132
Physical - One - All stats ↓ (S) (4 turns)
Launches foes skyward, then sends them straight to Gehenna.

Brave Order

Trails of Cold Steel III

Name BP Effect
Crazy Hunt
クレイジーハント
3 Critical rate +50% (6 turns)
STR/SPD raised (S) (2 turns)

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name BP Effect Acquire
Crazy Hunt
クレイジーハント
3 Critical Rate +40% (4 turns)
STR/SPD raised (S) (2 turns)
Initial
Crazy Hunt EX
クレイジーハント改
3 Critical Rate +40% (6 turns)
STR/SPD raised (S) (2 turns)
Trial chest[note 1]
Infernal Hunt
ヴォルカニックハント
3 Critical Rate +60% (6 turns)
STR/SPD raised (S) (2 turns)
Trial chest[note 2]
  1. Found on the Osgiliath Basin, 1st half (オスギリアス盆地). Requires Ash and Altina. Monster level is 73.
  2. Found on West Lamare Highway 1 (西ラマール街道 1). Requires Ash, Kurt, Emma and Sara. Monster level is 96.

Orbment

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Gallery

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Trivia

References

  1. Austin Lee Matthews Twitter (accessed: May 9, 2019) at @amtraxVA
  2. Austin Lee Matthews Twitter (accessed: October 22, 2019) at @amtraxVA
  3. 3.0 3.1 Trails of Cold Steel III, Dengeki Character File Notebook.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Trails of Cold Steel IV, Finale: "Scattered Petals, Dying Flames", 09/01.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Trails of Cold Steel IV, Act 2: "Guiding Starlight", 08/26.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Trails of Cold Steel IV, Act 3: "Seekers of the Dawn", 08/29.
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