“How is a "second-rate" branch school worthy of the Ashen Chevalier?”
— Cedric Reise Arnor, Trails of Cold Steel III
Cedric Reise Arnor (セドリック・ライゼ・アルノール) also known as one of Erebonia's greatest treasures (
- 1 Profile
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Gallery
Cedric is a frail boy who possesses many doubts over being a successor to the rulership of the empire. He was born in S.1189. Because his sister is female and his older brother has commoner heritage, Cedric is the heir apparent of the Imperial throne of Erebonia and therefore the Crown Prince.
Cedric has always been known as a kind and gentle boy, albeit timid and lacking the self-confidence, strength and determination required to rule a kingdom. Although aware of this, he is plagued with self-guilt over his inability to stand out, as he even considers his sister Alfin to be better than him. He considered Olivert and Chancellor Giliath Osborne to be ideal models.
During the Erebonian Civil War, Cedric was held captive under the pretension of protection (alongside his parents and Governor Carl Regnitz) in the Karel Imperial Villa at the outskirts of Heimdallr. When Duke Cayenne found that only members of the Reise Arnor family could awaken the Divine Knight Testa-Rossa, he took Cedric to the basement below the Valflame Palace where the Divine Knight was kept sealed. Duke Cayenne forced Cedric into the Divine Knight, and from the combination of the Reise Arnor family's bloodline, and the cursed Testa-Rossa, emerged the Vermillion Apocalypse.
After the Testa-Rossa incident, despite medical treatment, Cedric's health continued to lag behind. He enrolled at Thors Military Academy in S.1205, but let his first year slip through his fingers due to his medical condition. In S.1206, he once again appeared before his instructors, this time as a radically changed person. It was not only the Civil War that had affected him, but something happened during his medical treatment as well. During his time as a student, Cedric saw Thors Branch Campus as a rival to his own.
Cedric's respect for Osborne has grown stronger as he now has a firmer grip on the Imperial government. He also respects Rean as the hero who saved him during the Civil War. Cedric wanted to see Rean come to the old campus, along with one of Rean's students: Kurt Vander, who was supposed to be Cedric's guardian, akin to how Kurt's older brother was the guardian of Olivert.
In the end of the game, Cedric attempted to strangle Altina, but was stopped. It is also revealed that he now havs full control over Testa-Rossa (his Divine Knight), and stood by Giliath Osborne during the outbreak of the Great Twilight in the Gral of Erebos. He accepted the apparent death of his older brother when his airship was blown up to keep its passengers from interfering in Osborne's plans.
During this game, Cedric makes a partner out of Shirley Orlando, who is said to care for Cedric due to his similar age to her and inner darkness. He continues to fight for Osborne, first sparring alongside Shirley and the students of the main campus (including Ada and Fritz) against New Class VII in the Osgiliath Basin, and then later fighting alongside George Nome and Rutger Claussell aboard the Pantagruel. After the latter fight, Cedric learns that his older brother is alive, but this does not sway his loyalty to Osborne.
During one of Alfin's bonding events, Cedric sends a letter to her for a parley with a person of her choosing. She picks Rean to accompany her to the meeting spot. Cedric tries to convince Alfin to return home, but fails to do so.
Alongside Shirley, Cedric and Rean are faced as the second roadblock in the Tuatha De Danann. When Class VII arrived and as Kurt spoke to him, Cedric appeared to have doubts about being manipulated by Osborne and the actions he had done, including harming his own family. Shirley snapped Cedric back to his senses by reminding him why he joined, thanking her and Class VII before formally challenging them to battle.
After an initial scuffle (during which Shirley held back), Cedric summoned Testa-Rossa, and together with two Melchia units, he held the Fourth Rivalry against Rean Schwarzer, Crow Armbrust, and the Soldats of New Class VII (including Kurt's). Cedric was defeated and lamented his loss, before Kurt reassured him that he shouldn't take it too seriously and that they continue on as friends and rivals. As a result of losing the Rivalry, Cedric lost his Divine Knight as it was absorbed into Rean's. Overcome, Cedric fainted from exhaustion. Shirley followed soon after, declining to continue fighting despite having some strength left in her.
The two came to sometime later where they witnessed Ishmelga's death. He asked Shirley if he could join Ouroboros, who accepted his request after he explained why he wanted to, hoping to become an Enforcer.
His cooperation with Osborne to start the World War shook the public's trust in the royal family, which was painstakingly repaired by Alfin and Olivert. The Bracer Guild obtained reports that he had joined Ouroboros as a "high-ranking member".
In his side story, "The Fallen Prince", Cedric was admitted to Ouroboros, but had difficulty adjusting with his new life due to his upbringing as a royal. Due to his inferiority complex, Campanella, Mariabell and Novartis note that he has enough "darkness" to qualify as an Enforcer. He struggles to catch up with the training of the society's jaegers and Red Constellation, complaining that the main academy did not prepare him for their training. After given some advice and a combat shell from Shirley, who later arranges a combat simulation for him, Cedric eventually realizes that his pride and identity as the crown prince has always hindered him, and abandons all traces of his old life. He eventually defeats Gareth and Gilbert, having let go of his pride.
It is also revealed that he observed his brother's wedding from a distance and that he successfully completed his Enforcer trial, becoming Enforcer XIX.
|Activates Enhanced state.|
|Demonic Sword - Propator
|Demonic Spear - Ennoea
|Demonic Bow - Barbatos
|5||Critical rate +50% (10 turns)|
Insight (2 turns)
|Anguis||Vita Clotilde (2nd) - Georg Weissmann (formerly 3rd) - Mariabell Crois (3rd) - Thousand Oathbreaker (4th) - F. Novartis (6th) - Arianrhod (7th)|
|Enforcers||Campanella (0) - McBurn (I) - Leonhardt (II) - Golden Butterfly (III) - Luciola (VI) - Walter (VIII) - Sharon Kreuger (IX) - Bleublanc (X) - Joshua Bright (XIII) - Renne Hayworth (XV) - Shirley Orlando (XVII)|
|Stahlritter*||Duvalie (head knight) - Ines - Ennea|
|Associates||Jesters - Gilbert Stein - Cedric Reise Arnor*|
|Bases||Lakeside Laboratory - Glorious - Celestial Globe|
|Thirteen Factories||Doll Studio - Black Workshop|
|Orpheus Final Plan||Gospel Plan - Phantasmal Blaze Plan - Eternal Recurrence Plan|
|External events||Azure-Zero Project - October War - Great Twilight Plan - Operation Jormungand|
|Technology||Archaism - Pater-Mater* - Aion Type-α - Aion Type-β - Aion Type-γ - Aion Type-αII - Aion Type-βII - Aion Type-γII|
|Concepts||Sept-Terrion - Outside (Divergent Laws) - Carnage|