Rutger Claussell, Giliath Osborne, Arianrhod and Rean Schwarzer, Awakeners of Zector, Ishmelga, Argreion and Valimar, respectively.

An Awakener (起動者(ライザー)), known as a Riser in Japanese, is someone who pilots a Divine Knight and may have overcome a trial from the "shadow of the Great One".


If an Awakener were to die, their body will not decompose[1] but is revived as Immortal instead. Only when an Awakener loses a Rivalry and their Divine Knight's strength is absorbed, the Immortal Awakener will die.

When a Divine Knight is destroyed in battle, it takes time for them to regenerate.[2] Defeated Awakeners wind up as imperfect Nosferatu in most cases.[2] The area in which Class VII fights Loa Erebonius in Trails of Cold Steel is a graveyard of fallen Divine Knights and their Awakeners.[2]

List of known Awakeners

At present the following Divine Knights are known, sort by the order of appearance:

Colour Name Awakener(s)
Ashen ヴァリマール
Azure オルディーネ
Testa-Rossa (Sen III).jpg
Vermillion テスタ=ロッサ
Zector (Sen III).jpg
Palatinate ゼクトール
Algreion (Sen III).jpg
Argent アルグレオン
Ishmelga (Sen III).jpg
Ebon イシュメルガ
El-Prado - Introduction (Sen IV).jpg
Auric エル=プラドー


  1. Trails of Cold Steel III, Finale: "For Whom the Bell Tolls", 07/18. Heimdallr Cathedral.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Trails of Cold Steel IV, Finale: "Scattered Petals, Dying Flames", 09/01. Tuatha De Danann.

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