He serves as one of the main antagonists of Trails of Cold Steel III.
In S.1196, Enforcer No. IX, Sharon Kreuger, infiltrated the Reinford Group headquarters on behalf of Anguis 6, F. Novartis, to meet up with Franz Reinford, but after an accidental explosion he disappeared.
In order to fulfill his goal of ushering in the Great Twilight, and by extension the reformation of the Great One, he created the Originator Zero series, with the purpose of them dying for their souls to sublimate into the Sword of Demise, a weapon capable of destroying the Holy Beasts. The Sword would then be used to slay the Nameless One, triggering the Great Twilight.
PersonalityPrior to being brainwashed by Ishmelga, Franz Lughman/Reinford is a kind and caring father and husband to his family.
As Black Alberich, he is a cold-blooded and uncaring man who is willing go to any lengths to achieve his goals, including unquestionable ones. This is shown when he revealed himself to be alive and claimed that he married the Reinford family just to obtain their technology and knowledge as part of his plan to reform the Great One.
- The name 'Lughman' might be based on the god Lugh from Irish mythology. Lughman is responsible for the creation of Airgetlam and Claiomh Solais, two swords from Irish mythology.