Cryptids (幻獣(げんじゅう)) are a species from a different plane that started to appear during the Phantasmal Blaze Plan in Crossbell and Erebonia.

Background

The nomads of the Nord Highlands know them as otherworldy beasts said to appear at turning points in history when the world is out of balance.

In Trails of Cold Steel II, all cryptids except for Unsurtr drop a Lost Arts quartz when defeated.

In Trails of Cold Steel III, Roselia mentions Zoro-Agruga as being the greatest of the Cryptids.

Likewise, Cryptids appear in Trails of Cold Steel IV due to the spurring of the Great Twilight. These are considered to be high-level fights and the cryptids drop a Lost Arts quartz when defeated.

List of known cryptids

Name Description Location Illustration
Volcanic Calamity
Agaragion
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Purgatorial Wolf
Agnagarn

煉獄の黒狼
アグナガルン

A cryptid born from flame that returns to flame when it dies. Powerful fire burns ceaselessly within it.

炎より生まれ、炎へと還る幻獣。体内には業火が絶えず滾り、近付く敵を一瞬で蒸発させる。

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Elon Ark
エロンアーク

A giant cryptid shaped like a turtle. Covered with a strong shell, it distorts time and space.

亀のような姿をした大型の《幻獣》。強固な殻を持ち、時と空間に干渉する。

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Ruthless Overgrowth
Fornelias

Cryptid from another dimension. Greedily devours its prey whole, turning their mana into its life energy.

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Sacred Beast
Heidrun

久遠の聖獣
ヘイズルーン

A giant cryptid covered in an unknown plant. Steals life from other organisms, giving them status ailments instead.

全身に未知の植物が群生した巨大な獣のような幻獣。周囲の生物から生命力を奪い、引き換えに状態異常をもたらす。

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Hydra Plant
ヒドラプラント 

A plant-shaped cryptid that distorts space. Each tentacle holds its own will as they attack their prey.

空間を歪めて出現する植物型の幻獣。触手がそれぞれ意思を持ち、獲物を襲う。

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Tectonic Cataclysm
Jivaglyph

Large cryptid that inhabits the gap between dimensions. Absorbs starlight to accelerate its movement.

Dark Divinity
Nereid

冥き神獣
ネレゲイド[1]

A black cryptid from a higher plane. Crushes everything including space itself with its arts and strength.

高位の次元から現れた黒き幻獣。空間を押しつぶすアーツとその巨体で全てを踏みにじる。

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Fallen Lizard
Lindbaum

堕ちたる狂竜
リンドバウム

A lizard cryptid. Countless parasitic spores on its body spread toxic gases that ravage its surroundings.

瘴気を生み出す大蜥蜴の幻獣。体表に寄生した無数の胞子が猛毒ガスを撒き散らして周囲を死の世界へと変える。

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Catastrophic Monstrosity
Megidradon

災禍の巨獣
メギドラドン

Cryptid reminiscent of the ancient elephant that stored magma in its body. From its crater-like proboscis erupt volcanic projectiles erupt.

体内に高温のマグマを蓄えた太古の巨象を思わせる幻獣。火口のような突起からは灼熱の火山弾を噴出する。

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Distorted Tree
Mordreian

歪なる妖樹
モルドレアン

An insectivore-infected cryptid shaped like a grotesque plant. Can change opponents into nutrients its hands from which fluids drip.

食虫植物が寄生し合ったような植物の異形の幻獣。体液の滴る両手で敵を一飲みで養分に変える。

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Giant of Madness
Oliphemus*

狂乱の悪魔
マスラオ
A hideous giant monster that slaughters insatiably. It slams its arms into the ground, and its roar rends the heavens. Leeves
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Seismic Monstrosity
Volglyph

爆震の巨獣
ヴォルグリフ

A giant cryptid. Sluggish, but covered in a very hard shell. Its high-pressure breath blows foes away.

凄まじい巨体を誇る幻獣。鈍重ながら頑丈な外殻に覆われ、吐き出された高圧の息は暴風となって全てを吹き飛ばす。

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Icy Beast
Unsurtr

蒼き氷獣
アンスルト

A giant cryptid with a body covered in ice. Freezes all with frigid blizzards.

全身が氷に包まれた幻獣。凍える吹雪を発生させてあらゆるものを凍てつかせる。

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Seah
Unsurtr

セア
アンスルト

A giant cryptid with a body covered in ice. Freezes all with frigid blizzards.

全身が氷に包まれた幻獣。凍える吹雪を発生させてあらゆるものを凍てつかせる。

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Destructive Beast
Urkganon

破滅の雷獣
ウルクガノン

A tiger-like tiger surrounded by bolts. Burns everything to a crisp with its lightning-enveloped front paws.

周囲に稲光を発している大虎に似た幻獣。雷光を纏った前足であらゆるものを灼き尽す。

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Vermillion
ヴァーミリオン

A giant cryptid that suddenly appeared. Attacks with unparallelled power, holding a force field within.

突如現れた大型の《幻獣》。体内に圧縮した力場を持ち、比類なき力を振るう。

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Gluttonous Lizard
Zelvenom

飽食の地竜
ゼルベノム

A lizard-like cryptid with countless parasitic spores on its body, which it spreads with a loud roar.

無数の胞子が寄生した大蜥蜴に似た幻獣。凄まじい雄叫びと共に猛毒のガスを散布する。

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Dark Dragon
Zoro-Agruga

暗黒竜ゾロ・アグルーガ
The greatest Cryptid known in existence. Heimdallr Catacombs Erebonia Crest.png
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*Only referred to as a cryptid in the localisation of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III. In the original Japanese text, Oliphemus is referred to as a fiend.

Concept art

Trivia

  • The name "Lindbaum" consists of the German words for "basswood" (Linde) and "tree" (Baum).

References

  1. In Japanese, Nereid is called 'Neregeid'. This is an anagram of 'renegade'.


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