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Kurt Vander (クルト・ヴァンダール) is an intermediate at the Vander school and a student at the Thors Branch Campus.

Profile

Appearance

Kurt is a young man with light blue hair, which he inherited from his mother. Unlike the other men in his family, he has a slender build.

During the events of Trails of Cold Steel IV, Kurt wears a white sleeveless vest with a blue-sleeved shirt underneath.

Personality

Young Kurt getting trained by his brother, Mueller. Matteus and Aurier Vander, his parents, watch his progress in the back.

Like his older brother Mueller, Kurt was excited to protect Cedric Reise Arnor in a manner similar to how Mueller did for Olivert Reise Arnor. When this privilege was revoked, he fell into a depression. Despite this, he still cares for Cedric's well-being.

Although he gets along well with his family, Kurt was initially plagued with doubts. He considered himself to be inferior because of his appearance and the fact that he had to settle for dual-wielding rather than the large swords the Vander school is known for. This changed after his experiences at the branch campus, in particular with his instructor, Rean.

Background

Kurt was born in Erebonia. He is the son of Matteus Vander and his second wife, Aurier. Until the age of 10, Kurt lived in Parm where his family ran the Vander Training Hall. When Matteus was appointed as guardian of Emperor Eugent III at the Valflame Palace, they moved to Heimdallr.

Kurt is specialized in the Vander school twin blade techniques, making use of the agility of his slender body. Making it to the level of intermediate at a young age demonstrates his natural talent for swordmanship.

Trails of Cold Steel III

Kurt was raised with a strong sense of duty to become the future guardian of the Imperial Family. That prospect vanished when Chancellor Giliath Osborne relieved the Vander family of their duty, arguing that "the protection of the imperial family should not be monopolized within one family" and subsequently spread the Vanders across the empire.

Growing up alongside his brother Mueller, Kurt assumed it would be his duty to protect Crown Prince Cedric similar to how his brother has been protecting Prince Olivert. His disappointment had him withdraw from enrolling at Thors Military Academy, but Mueller encouraged him to sign up for the branch campus anyway, where he enrolled in Class VII.

Despite being hesitant and initially off to a rough start with his instructor, Rean Schwarzer, Kurt eventually warmed up to him and with his help, began to accept himself for who he was.

Trails of Cold Steel IV

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Hajimari no Kiseki

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Character Notes

Trails of Cold Steel III

Kurt Vander
Kurt Vander Note (Sen III).png
Class VII: Special Operations (Chess Club)
A practitioner of the Vander sword style. Excels in everything and is quite handsome, but has a complex about his looks.
His Own Path
Though he was upset Rean refused his help, after Rean thanked him, he seems to have found his way.
Duty Revoked
After his family was stripped of their duty guarding the Imperial family, he left the main campus so he wouldn't see the prince.
Admiration
His brother, Mueller, finished his training while he was still a student. Kurt wants to follow in his footsteps.
Strong Mother
Aurier helps Kurt realize that even if his family's duty is lost, there are still things he can do; he only needs to find them.

クルト・ヴァンダール
Kurt Vander Note (Sen III).png
Ⅶ組特務科【チェス部】
《ヴァンダール流》の中伝を修めている文武に秀でた隙のない青年。美男子だが、容姿にコンプレックスを抱える。
踏み出す勇気
リィンにヴァンダールの剣を必要とされず落ち込んでいたが、機甲兵で助太刀した事を認められて、一つ殻を破れたようだ。
降ろされた守護の剣
皇族の護衛を一族の役目としていたが政府から役目を解かれてしまい、自棄になって皇太子と違う第Ⅱ分校に進学した。
兄の背中
兄ミュラーが学生の頃に“自分の剣”を完成させていたため、兄の背中に追いつこうと決意を改める。
偉大なる母
皇族守護の任を外されても、成すべき事を成すのみ。オリエは自分自身の“答え”を見つけるようにクルトの背中を押した。

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Kurt Vander
Kurt Vander Note (Sen IV).png
Class VII: Special Operations
An earnest young noble who trains and studies hard. Though he has more to learn, he shows great skill with his twin blades.
Vander Pride
Vowed as a Vander to lead Cedric back onto the right path. However, the prince got away before Kurt got through to him.
Roland's Swords
Tested by Roland and Mueller, Kurt proved himself worthy of the Vander name and was made heir to Roland's twin swords.

クルト・ヴァンダール
Kurt Vander Note (Sen IV).png
Ⅶ組特務科【チェス部】
文武両道で真面目な性格の青年。ヴァンダール流の中伝を修めており、天才的な双剣の使い手である。
“護る剣”として
皇族の“護る剣”だった者として、道を違えた皇太子の目を覚まさせようとするクルト。彼に想いは届かないまま別れる事となった。
ロランの双剣
祖先にして伝説の剣士ロランと兄ミュラーに資格を証明してみせたクルト。その結果、ロランの双剣を受け継ぐ後継者に認められた。
皇太子の友
セドリック皇太子の矛盾を突く事で彼を“黒”による枷から解き放ったクルト。皇太子の偽らぬ本音を真摯に受け止めた。

Hajimari no Kiseki

クルト・ヴァンダール
Kurt Vander Note (Sen III).png
Ⅶ組特務科【チェス部】
文武両道で真面目な性格の青年。帝国剣術ヴァンダール流の中伝を修めており、天才的な技で双剣を操る。
父への挑戦
マテウスの追撃を受けきれず崖から転落。それでも這い上がり、血が滲む手で剣を握ると最後まで父に挑んでみせた。
セドリック
姿を消したセドリック皇太子を想い、好敵手であり友である彼をいずれ探しに行く気持ちであることを語った。
Ep:事件解決
アストライア女学院を襲った事件を無事に解決。女装での潜入ながら、元凶たる悪魔を見事討ち倒した。

Gameplay

Weapons

Trails of Cold Steel III

Name Cost Upgrade materials Acquired
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Layer Edges
レイヤーエッジ
Initial gear
[STR+150/RNG+1]
Foldable paired swords that are easy to use and strike quickly.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Stilettos
スティレット
2000 Stores: 4/22~
[STR+205/RNG+1]
Short paired swords that pierce through armor.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Assassins
アサシン
Stilettos ×1

U-Material x2

Forge
[STR+250/RNG+1/Critical rate+5%]
Jet-black paired swords that meld with darkness.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Gale Swords
ゲイルソード
4000 Stores: 5/20~
[STR+305/RNG+1]

Light, nimble paired swords that cut like a gale.

Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Dual Blitz
ダブルブリッツ
Gale Swords×1

U-Material x2

Forge
[STR+350/RNG+1/Critical rate+5%]
Heavy paired swords that cut like lightning.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Falchions
ファルシオン
6000 Stores: 6/17~
[STR+405/RNG+1]
Wide paired swords with a beautiful wave pattern on the blade.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Blue Cutlasses
ブルーカトラス
Falchions×1

U-Material x2

Forge
[STR+450/RNG+1/Crit+5%]
Beautiful paired swords as blue as a calm sea.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Crystal Swords
クリスタルソード
8000 Stores: 7/15~
[STR+505/RNG+1]
Transparent paired swords that refract light into a rainbow.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Gram Edges
グラムエッジ
Crystal Swords×1

U-Material x2

Forge
[STR+550/RNG+1/Critical rate+5%]
Large paired swords that require-firm resolution to wield.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png X-Fencer
イクスフェンサー
Gram Edges×1

U-Material x3

Forge
[STR+595/RNG+1/Critical rate+5%]
Paired swords made to put an end to futile battles.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Elseus
双剣エルセウス
Black Zemurian Ore x1 Forge
[STR+665/RNG+1/Critical rate+10%]
Paired swords made of Black Zemurian Ore. They can cut light from their targets.

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name Cost Upgrade materials Acquired
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Gram Edges
グラムエッジ
Initial gear
[STR+500/RNG+1]
Large paired swords that require firm resolution to wield.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Gram Edges +1
グラムエッジ+1
Gram Edges x1
U-Material x1
Upgrade
[STR+545/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Large paired swords that require firm resolution to wield.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Razor Swords
レイザーソード
2000 Purchase (8/7)
[STR+600/RNG+1]
Narrow bodied paired swords with skillfully sharpened blades.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Blue Estocs
ブルーエストック
Razor Swords x1
U-Material x2
Upgrade
[STR+645/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Paired swords with a narrow build. Specialized in piercing vital points.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Double Crys
ダブルクリス
3000 Purchase (8/10)
[STR+700/RNG+1]
Paired Swords that bring luck to their wielder.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Cross Viper
クロスバイパー
Double Crys x1
U-Material x3
Upgrade
[STR+745/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Beautifully ornamented paired swords, imbued with the wish to avoid falling into hardship.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Ulfberht
ウルフバート
4000 Purchase (8/15)
[STR+800/RNG+1]
Paired swords with blades that are both supple and incredibly durable.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Glare Fang
グレアファング
Ulfberht x1
U-Material x4
Upgrade
[STR+845/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Paired swords with blades that emit a gleam like the fangs of a wild beast hunting its prey.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Snake Blades
蛇骨刃
5000 Purchase (8/17)
[STR+900/RNG+1]
White paired swords with an engraved serpent emblem. The design is originally from the East.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Cerulean Dragons
青龍剣
Snake Blades x1
U-Material x5
Upgrade
[STR+945/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Paired swords decorated with a ferocious dragon engraving. Blue-tinged blades.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Bright Edges
ブライトエッジ
6000 Purchase (8/20)
[STR+1000/RNG+1]
Paired swords with evasice magic ability. Blessed by the Septian Church.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Rune Brand
ルーンブランド
Bright Edges x1
U-Material x6
Upgrade
[STR+1045/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Paired swords tempered with a pure flame. Blessed with holy protection.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Crystal Blades
クリスタルブレイド
7000 Purchase (8/24)
[STR+1100/RNG+1]
Elegant paired swords that sparkle like crystal.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Platinum Fencer
プラチナフェンサー
Crystal Blades x1
U-Material x7
Upgrade
[STR+1145/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Sturdy and beautiful paired swords with pure platinum.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Rigomer
リゴメール
8000 Purchase (8/27)
[STR+1200/RNG+1]
Paired swords that can actualize their wielder's desires. The blades are inscribed with prayers.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Percival
パーシヴァル
Rigomer x1
U-Material x8
Upgrade
[STR+1245/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Paired swords that are powerful enough to slice through earth, despite their slender build.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Clear Sky Blades
蒼天刃
9000 Purchase (8/29)
[STR+1300/RNG+1]
Gorgeous blue paired swords, free of impurities. Passed down through many generations in the East.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Glacial Gyre Blades
氷輪剣
Clear Sky Blades x1
U-Material x9
Upgrade
[STR+1345/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Paired swords that crush evil and leave behind an icy trail, as if the slash itself has frozen solid.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Brigliadoro
ブリリアドロ
10000 Purchase (9/1)
[STR+1400/RNG+1]
Paired swords that seem to mold themselves to the wielder's hand, making for an efficient technique.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Durendal
デュランダル
Brigliadoro x1
U-Material x10
Upgrade
[STR+1445/RNG+1/Critical rate+2%]
Sacred paired swords that display tremendous cutting capability when exorcising demons.
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png Gleaming Basileus
煌剣ヴァシリオス
Black Zemurian Ore x1 Upgrade
[STR+1500/RNG+1/Critical rate+4%]
Paired swords made of Black Zemurian Ore. They purge all evil that blocks their path.

Hajimari no Kiseki

Name Cost Upgrade materials Acquired
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png
イクスフェンサー
[STR+950 RNG+1]
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png
イクスフェンサー+1
[STR+1050 RNG+1]
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png
パーシヴァル
[STR+1150 RNG+1]
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png
パーシヴァル+1
[STR+1250 RNG+1]
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png
パーシヴァル+2
[STR+1350 RNG+1]
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png
パーシヴァル+3
[STR+1450 RNG+1]
Twin Swords Kurt (Sen III Weapon).png
蒼剣ヴァシリオス
Black Zemurian Ore x1 Upgrade
[STR+1600 RNG+1 必殺2%]

Crafts

Trails of Cold Steel III

Name Power Break Unbalance Cost Acquire
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Rain Slash
レインスラッシュ
A A 15% 30 CP Initial
Physical -  Area S+ (Set) - Delay+10
A flurry of slashes that cut like driving rain.
鮮やか、かつ隙の無い五月雨の如き連続斬り。
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Twilit Blades
双剋刃
D D Yes 40 CP Level 9
Magical - Line S (Set) - Impede (100%) Blind (50%)
Launches shockwaves infused with darkness and light. Hits twice.
陰と陽の力を双剣に纏わせ、直線上に解き放つ。
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Blade Dance
>ソードダンス
30 CP Level 18
Support - Self - Brandish (3 turns) - STR/SPD ↑ (M) (3 turns)
Pushes power past human limits, but a price.
自らの限界を超えた力を引き出すが、負担を伴う。
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Tempest Edge
テンペストエッジ
S C 30% 60 CP Level 36
Physical - Area M (Set) - Seal (50%) Mute (30%)
A spinning slash that slices through a group of enemies like a whirlwind.
烈風を生む苛烈な回転斬りで敵集団を斬り刻む。
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png Ragna Strike
ラグナストライク
SS+ D No 100+ CP 4/22
Physical - Area LL (Set) - Seal (50%)
Slices up foes like a howling storm and rains vicious bolts of lightning down.
うように連撃を繰り出した後に、猛き雷となって敵を討つ。

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name Power Break Unbalance Cost Acquire
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Rain Slash
レインスラッシュ
B A+ 15% 30 CP Initial
Physical -  Area S+ (Set) - Delay+2
A flurry of slashes that cut like driving rain.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Rain Slash 2
レインスラッシュII
B+ S 15% 30 CP Level 84
Physical -  Area S+ (Set) - Delay+4
A flurry of slashes that cleaves heaven and earth alike.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Twilit Blades
双剋刃
D D Yes 40 CP Initial
Magical - Line S (Set) - Impede (100%) Blind (50%)
Launches shockwaves infused with darkness and light. Hits twice.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png True Twilit Blades
真・双剋刃
D D Yes 40 CP Level 98
Magical - Line S (Set) - Impede (100%) Blind (100%)
A slash that tears foes apart with clashing energies.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Blade Dance
ソードダンス
30 CP Initial
Support - Self - Brandish (3 turns) - STR/SPD ↑ (M) (3 turns)
Pushes power past human limits, but a price.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Tempest Edge
テンペストエッジ
S C 30% 60 CP Level 54
Physical - Area M (Set) - Seal (50%) Mute (50%)
A spinning slash that slices through a group of enemies like a whirlwind.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Tempest Edge 2
テンペストエッジII
S C 30% 60 CP Level 114
Physical - Area M (Set) - Seal (100%) Mute (100%)
A spinning slash that cuts through foes like a bladed tempest.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Whirling Steel
業刃乱舞
S+ A 25% 90 CP Level 68
Physical - One - Critical rate+30%
Dances up a storm with twin blades to cut down the enemy.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Summon Spiegel
シュピーゲル召喚
SS D No 300 EP 8/10
イベント後
Physical - All
Summons a Spiegel S. Can only be used once per battle.
Craft (Sen III Skill).png Summon Spiegel 2
シュピーゲル召喚II
SSS C No 300 EP Level 123
Physical - All
Summons a Spiegel S. Can only be used once per battle.
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png Ragna Strike
ラグナストライク
SS+ D No 100+ CP Initial
Physical - Area LL (Set) - Seal (50%)
Slices up foes like a howling storm and rains vicious bolts of lightning down.
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png Gemini Judgement
奥義・天眼無双
4S D No 100+ CP Level 130
Physical - Area L (Set)
A dual sword art of harmonious balance that ensnares foes in a stellar explosion.

Hajimari no Kiseki

Name Power Break Unbalance Cost Acquire
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
レインスラッシュII
30 CP Initial
攻撃(威力B+ ブレイクS 崩しC+):
円S+(地点指定):遅延+3
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
レインスラッシュIII
30 CP Level 111
攻撃(威力A ブレイクS 崩しC+):
円S+(地点指定):遅延+5
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
真・双剋刃
40 CP Initial
魔法攻撃(威力D×2 ブレイクD 崩しD):
直線S(地点指定):駆動解除100% 暗闇100%
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
極・双剋刃
40 CP Level 175
魔法攻撃(威力D+×2 ブレイクD 崩しD):
直線S(地点指定):駆動解除100% 暗闇120%
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
ブレイドダンス
30 CP 3/15
補助:自己:3ターン「剣閃」・STR・SPD↑(中)
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
テンペストエッジII
60 CP Initial
攻撃(威力S ブレイクC 崩しA):
円M(地点指定):封技・封魔100%
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
テンペストエッジIII
60 CP Level 202
攻撃(威力S+ ブレイクC 崩しA):
円M+(地点指定):封技・封魔100%
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
業刃乱舞
90 CP Initial
攻撃(威力S+ ブレイクA 崩しB):単体:必殺30%
Craft (Sen III Skill).png
真・業刃乱舞
90 CP Level 133
攻撃(威力SS ブレイクA 崩しB+):単体:必殺35%
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png
ラグナストライク
100+ CP Initial
攻撃(威力SS+ ブレイクD 崩し無効):円LL(地点指定):封技50%
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png
ラグナストライクII
100+ CP Level 101
攻撃(威力4S ブレイクD 崩し無効):円LL(地点指定):封技100%
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png
奥義・天眼無双
100+ CP Initial
攻撃(威力SSS+ ブレイクD 崩し無効):円L(地点指定)
S Craft (Sen III Skill).png
真・天眼無双
100+ CP 試練の扉
攻撃(威力4S+ ブレイクD 崩し無効):円L(地点指定):封技120%

Brave Order

Trails of Cold Steel III

Name BP Effect
Wind Blade

[3]
太刀風の陣

2 Delay -70% (4 turns)

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name BP Effect Acquire
Wind Blade
太刀風の陣
4 Delay -60% (4 turns) Initial
Wind Blade EX
太刀風の陣・改
4 Delay -60% (6 turns) Trial chest[note 1]
Thunderbolt
伐折羅の陣
4 Delay -70% (6 turns) Trial chest[note 2]
  1. Found on Avon Hills, 1st half (エイボン丘陵・前半). Requires Kurt and Altina. Monster level is 65.
  2. Found on North Sutherland Highway 1 (北サザーラント街道 1). Requires Kurt, Musse, Fie and Crow. Monster level is 102.

Orbment

Trails of Cold Steel III

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Gallery

Trails of Cold Steel III

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Hajimari no Kiseki

Trivia

  • Kurt's bonding trophy in Trails of Cold Steel III is titled "Your #1 Vand".
  • He's not the only major Kiseki character to be named Kurt, though he and Kurt Nardin never appear in the same game.

References

  1. Joe Zieja Twitter (accessed: May 9, 2019) at @JoeZieja
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Trails of Cold Steel III, Dengeki Character File Notebook.
  3. Learnt at the start of the Einhel Keep in Trails of Cold Steel III, Chapter 2: "Conflict in Crossbell".
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