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El-Prado, the Auric Knight (《金の騎神》エル=プラドー)[Note 1] is one of the seven Divine Knights of Erebonia.


With abilities second to only the Ebon Knight, El-Prado is considered the strongest of the six Deus-Excellion alongside the Silver Knight.[1] Throughout Erebonia's history, the Golden and Silver have won more battles against other Deus-Excellion than any of the others.[1]

El-Prado possesses the ability to generate a golden forcefield around itself, strong enough to repel attacks even as formidable as the arts of the Elder of the Hexen Clan, Roselia effortlessly. This ability may be what is referred to as the 'Eternal Radiance'

Trails of Cold Steel IV

El-Prado is the last divine knight to be awakened, not doing so until the Great Twilight was already in effect. It was sealed in the Marshlands of Crossbell, which had become a candidate site upon the state's annexation by the Empire. Its trial was completed by Awakener Rufus Albarea, who muses that one of the major reasons he took the position of Governor general in the first place was the monopolise this possibility. Rufus deploys his guard en-masse to the swamps combing the area for signs of the trail ground becoming active, eventually succeeding.

Even immediately after its awakening, El-Prado demonstrated its overwhelming strength, defeating several of Class VII's Soldats. While under Rufus's command, El-Prado makes use of a scaled up version the holy sword Ishnard, one of a pair of swords handed down by the Albarea family that was once used to fight Nosferatu.

Rufus later took El-Prado to the Stella Sanctuary, where El-Prado absorbed Argreion's powers at the end of the Fourth Rivalry, having stabbed it from behind; it did not participate in the fight. Rufus ultimately lost the Rivalry against Rean at Tuatha De Danann, causing El-Prado to be absorbed by Valimar.

With the conclusion of the rivalries, and the defeat of Ishmelga, The remaining Divine Knights gather one last time before disappearing from the plane. Although it is said to be 'against the rules', the divine knights operate the Sacrament program at the behest of the leaders of the kinships of fire and earth to use their respective Sept-Terrion's power over physical forms and souls and restore Crow Armbrust and Millium Orion to life. Upon this act, the Divine Knights leave the plane for good.

Hajimari no Kiseki

El-Prado is able to manifest his power inside of Rufus Zauber Soldat unit, when the manifestation of the great one due to Elysium's interference makes it possible for it to crossover from the Beyond. This is but a temporary phenomena, but this timely intervention allows the heroes to gain the edge and buy enough time for victory to be obtained.



  • If considered a character: El-Prado is the only major character in Trails of Cold Steel IV who is introduced in that game. All of the other major characters and divine knights were introduced in a previous game.
  • El-Prado was the only Divine Knight aside Valimar to absorb another one on-screen.



  1. Also referred to as 黄金の騎神.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Trails of Cold Steel IV, Finale: "Scattered Petals, Dying Flames", 09/01.
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