The Schwarze Auction (
The Schwarze Auction has been held frequently in Crossbell before the start of Trails from Zero. It is organised in secrecy and remained hidden from the public. The auction invites a selected amount of guests, which mostly are made up of powerful figures, nobles from Erebonia and higher-ups from Crossbell itself.
The auction is heavily guarded by Revache mafioso to ensure the safety of the prized guests and illegal bidding items. All items are transported into a storage room on the day of the auction.
Lloyd can take either Elie, Tio or Randy along side him to infiltrate the auction. No matter who he takes, they all buy expensive clothes to fit into the crowd. Wazy will be at the auction as well, as a side job of theirs. Lechter, Kilika and Mariabell also attend the auction.
Entering the auction and wandering around is quite simple. There are cut scenes litered about, Lloyd will be able to talk to Wazy, Lechter and Kilika while he makes his way through the mansion.
Garcia seemingly recognizes Lloyd after all meetings with characters are complete. Mariabell soon enters the room and saves Lloyd from the suspicion of Garcia, taking him and whoever is with him to her room. While there, Mariabell asks why Lloyd and his friend are at the auction and he then explains the mission. Mariabell understands and explains the reason she is there as well, stating that she wants to buy a one of a kind doll that is not produced anymore. With a bit more chatter, the three head to the bidding room and take a seat while they wait for they auction to begin.
Wazy then enters and takes Lloyd and his friend with them to talk in private. The trio then hear the struggle of some mafia members and rush towards the scene. Yin had broken into the mansion, specifically to where the bidding items were held until Lloyd and friends stop her. backs out of the scene but says to Lloyd "there is a ticking bomb" to disable it. Lloyd, Wazy and the other party member hurry into the item room to check for the "bomb." There, Lloyd opens a large suitcase supposedly belonging to the priceless doll. To the trio's surprise, the "doll" is actually a human, KeA, just an alarm goes off.
Lloyd's party runs with KeA held close as they fight off the mafioso. Lechter helps them escape, upon which the trio meet up with the other two partners left behind outside as backup. As soon as Revache learns that their targets are not in the mansion, they send the mafioso into Mishelam Wonderland, intending to recollect their "stolen goods" without regard to the civilians. The team intended to use the ferry to escape, but the ferry had left after hearing of the panic inside.
Garcia confronts the group, which triggers Randy to not hold back and to fight Garcia so they others could escape. Chief Sergei and Zeit come just in time to save the group and the child with a boat, going back to Crossbell.
The child, not having any memories, stays with the Special Support Section and becomes their motivation as well as their sunshine. She is still called KeA.
As a result of the Special Support Team's actions, the auction was cancelled, with its guests angrily leaving Hartmann's mansion when they believed the security could not guarantee their safety. After it became known that there was a human girl being offered at the auction, Revache claimed that she must have snuck inside to avoid incurring the wrath of the Bracer Guild.
The auction was permanently cancelled once Revache's leaders were put in jail, and Hartmann's eventual detainment when his corruption was revealed to the public.