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Thors Military Academy (トールズ士官学院) is a prestigious military school situated in Trista, Erebonia.


Thors Military Academy was founded by Emperor Dreichels Reise Arnor in S.985. The school's aim is to prepare its military students to fulfill Emperor Dreichels's famous mandate: "Arise, O youth, and become the foundation of the world."

The current principal of Thors is Principal Vandyck, a former general of the Imperial Army. The board of directors consists of one chairman and three directors. The current chairman is Imperial prince Olivert Reise Arnor, and the three directors are Rufus Albarea, Carl Regnitz, and Irina Reinford. Despite their own individual positions and views, they are all directly involved in the academy's administration.

In S.1204, the board of directors launched a new initiative to break the tradition of separating nobles (Class I and II) and commoners (Class III, IV and V), in different groups, through the social experiment referred to as Class VII. Class VII would also be made responsible for the testing of the ARCUS combat orbment, along with the newly developed orbal staff. This becomes the focal point in Trails of Cold Steel.

Trails of Cold Steel

Thors Military Academy serves as the primary setting, where Class VII met and learn before heading out on field studies. In between these studies, Class VII investigate the mysteries of the Old Schoolhouse which seems to change and deepen with each passing month.

In the evening of the first day of the Academy Festival, Class VII are having a meeting when the clock on the schoolhouse strikes 1:00AM, and a mysterious bell starts ringing throughout the campus. Class VII goes to investigate the mysterious, ominous glow, realizing it's the same glow that covered Lohengrin Castle. Rean and company enter the schoolhouse before reaching the final floor and a portal into a phase space: the Realm of the Great Shadow. Within, the party ultimately fights with Loa Erebonius, a shadow of the Great One. After successfully defeating the Erebonius, an enormous illusion appears before unveiling at the floor's end, a giant silver figure lying dormant.

As the whole student body reacts to the news of the chancellor's assassination, the academy and Trista is suddenly assaulted by the Imperial Liberation Front with V and S in their new Panzer Soldat units. After losing to Scarlet, Rean is able to summon Valimar from the Old Schoolhouse and gain the upper hand. Victory is short lived however as Crow arrives piloting another Divine knight, Ordine, who swiftly wins due to experience. As events started to worsen, Celine commands Valimar to retreat with Rean while the rest of Class VII fend off Ordine, despite Rean's protests.

Trails of Cold Steel II

Towards the end of the October War, Class VII resolve to retake the academy as the Noble Alliance's forces withdraw to secure Heimdallr. After facing down the Order of the Lion, a force comprised of Noble students and their retainers, the prestigious academy is soon liberated.

After the Civil War ends, life resumes back to normal back at the Academy. After Rean arrives back from Crossbell, he adjusts back to school life before the Civil War began while considering about his future after graduation. Valimar and Rean notice that something has cropped up in the Old Schoolhouse just before the end of term and as their final act before they disband, Class VII and their allies investigate the appearance of the Reverie Corridor.

On March 25th; Class VII disbands after all its members graduate and go their separate ways.

Trails of Cold Steel III and IV

Although the academy is not visited in these two games, some of the academy staff were replaced. Vandyck was the only one who was confirmed to have been replaced at the time.

Trails into Reverie

The academy is not visited in this game, but following Cedric's involvement in the war, the academy elected to reform itself, cancelling the annual Academy Festival.


The Thors Curriculum is conducted through regular lectures using the Academic Point System to determine your overall grade. From basic languages to mathematics, the imperative electives include Erebonian History, Military Science, Art, Orbal Science, Political Economics and Combat Studies.

With the Academy's foundation, the educational system heavily reflects on Erebonian tradition before undergoing the the merge of accepting Imperial commoners and possibly abroad students. Home Economics being mandatory for only the female students is an example of these traditions. Orbal computing was taken on by the male students.

Written exams aside, the Thors Academy hold mandatory Practical Exams by the end of the month to test the student's strength, stamina, adaptability, and the ability to assess strategic decision in all combat situations. The exams take place on the Academy's field.

A variety of extra curricular activities are also made available through clubs. The known examples include:

  • Art: conducted in the main building. Captained by Clara.
  • Biking: conducted in the engineering building. Captained by Angelica.
  • Chess: Conducted in the student union building. Captained by Stefan.
  • Cooking: conducted in the main building. Captained by Nicholas.
  • Engineering: conducted in the engineering building. Captained by George.
  • Fencing: conducted in the gymnasium. Captained by Friedel and historically Aurelia Le Guin.
  • Fishing: conducted near the garden. Captained by Kenneth.
  • Gardening: Conducted in the gardens. Captained by Edel.
  • Lacrosse: conducted on the academy field. Captained by Emily.
  • Literature: conducted in the student union building. Captained by Dorothee.
  • Occult research: conducted in the student union building. Captained by Beryl.
  • Photography: conducted in the student union building. Captained by Fidelio.
  • Riding: conducted on the academy field. Captained by Lambert and historically Wallace Bardias.
  • Swimming: conducted in the gymnasium. Captained by Klein.
  • Wind orchestra: conducted in the main building. Captained by Hibelle.
  • The Student Council: conducted in the student union. Chaired by Towa.

Following the enrollment of Cedric Reise Arnor, several changes were made to the curriculum including the start of a new subject: Panzer Soldat training, and the abolition of student clubs. Eventually the clubs were reinstated. In S.1206, the Panzer Soldat curriculum was changed to Zauber Soldats, although this was quickly reverted following the end of the Great War.

Every year, the student council is in charge of organizing an Academy Festival, which allows visitors to come and witness the various curriculum activities and facilities the Academy has to offer.


  • Auditorium: Used primarily for assemblies and other public gatherings. It was used during the Entrance Ceremony as well as the annual Academy Festival.
  • Academy Field: A large, open dirt field to the west of the school grounds. This is the home of the Lacrosse Club and Riding Club.
  • Engineering Building: A small facility housing the Engineering Club. This is where George Nome has his shop.
  • Gymnasium: The primary athletic facility of Thors. It houses the school swimming pool, as well as dedicated training rooms for a variety of sports clubs. The Fencing Club and Swimming Club is located here.
  • Library: The school library, home of Instructor Thomas.
  • Main Building: The main classroom building. All six official classes of the student body are taught here, and it is where all lecture is held during school hours.
  • Old Schoolhouse: The former main building of Thors, not currently in use. It is where Class VII conducts a monthly investigation in Trails of Cold Steel.
  • Reverie Corridor: A changed version of the Old Schoolhouse. It is a place that Class VII investigates during Trails of Cold Steel II.
  • Student Union Building: a building dedicated to the social, organizational activities, representation, and academic support of Thors students. It is home to the Student Council, as well as a wide variety of student run clubs.

Staff members

  • Vandyck - Former principal
  • Heinrich - Vice principal. Instructor for political economics.
  • Beatrix - Academy nurse. Instructor for medical science.
  • Makarov - Instructor for orbal and natural sciences.
  • Mary Altheim - Instructor for music, art, cookery.
  • Neithardt - Instructor for military science.
  • Sara Valestein - Instructor for combat and practical skills. Homeroom teacher of Class VII.
  • Thomas Lysander - Instructor for history and literature.


Year Class Name Club Post-graduation activities
1203 Class I Angelica Rogner Bike Travelling
1203 Class I Friedel Fencing Travelling with Loggins
1203 Class I Vincent Florald None Domain manager, Florald Family
1203 Class II Edel Gardening Lodge manager
1203 Class II Fidelio Photography Photographer, Imperial Chronicle?
1203 Class II Lambert Riding Imperial Guard?
1203 Class II Theresia Lacrosse Second Lieutenant, 3rd Air Force, Imperial Army
1203 Class III Clara Voce Art Sculptor
1203 Class III George Nome Engineering Travelling
1203 Class III Stefan Chess Intelligence Division, Imperial Army
1203 Class IV Emily Lacrosse Second Lieutenant, 3rd Air Force, Imperial Army
1203 Class IV Hibelle Wind Orchestra Military band, Imperial Army
1203 Class IV Loggins Fencing Travelling with Friedel
1203 Class IV Towa Herschel Student Council Instructor, Thors Branch Campus
1203 Class V Crow Armbrust None Not yet graduated
1203 Class V Dorothee Literature Author
Receptionist, Imperial Museum
1203 Class V Klein Swimming

Intelligence Division, Imperial Army

1203 Class V Nicholas Cooking Zemurian Railroad Corporation
1204 Class I Patrick T. Hyarms Fencing Mediator Provincial Council

Helping out the Hyarms Family

1204 Class I Ferris Florald Lacrosse Branch Manager, Riviera Court
1204 Class II Bridget Wind Orchestra Alan's fiancée
1204 Class II Kenneth Lakelord Imperial Fishing Fishing
1204 Class II Margarita Dresden Cooking Helping out the Dresden Family
1204 Class III Beryl Occult Research Society Wandering fortuneteller
1204 Class III Hugo Kleist None Managing director, Kleist & Co.
1204 Class III Mint Wind Orchestra Maintenance, Thors Branch Campus
1204 Class III Monica Swimming Welfare organisation, North Ambria
1204 Class IV Alan Fencing Warrant Officer, 4th Armored Division, Imperial Army
1204 Class IV Casper Swimming Maritime transport, Lamarre Province
1204 Class IV Colette None Designer

Established her own brand of general goods

1204 Class IV Linde Art Medical intern, St. Ursula Medical College
1204 Class IV Vivi Gardening Reporter, Imperial Chronicle
1204 Class V Becky None Owner, Becky & Co.
1204 Class V Munk None Director, Radio Trista
1204 Class V Paula Riding Horse trainer
1204 Class V Rex Photography Photographer, Imperial Chronicle
1204 Class V Rosine None Squire, Gralsritter, Septian Church
1204 Class VII Alisa Reinford Lacrosse General Manager 4th Development Division, Reinford
1204 Class VII Crow Armbrust None Not yet graduated
1204 Class VII Elliot Craig Wind Orchestra Musician
1204 Class VII Emma Millstein Literature None, returned to Hexen Clan
1204 Class VII Fie Claussell Gardening Bracer
1204 Class VII Gaius Worzel Art Dominion No. 8, Gralsritter, Septian Church
1204 Class VII Jusis Albarea Riding Acting duke, Kreuzen Province
1204 Class VII Laura S. Arseid Swimming Acting master, Arseid school
1204 Class VII Machias Regnitz Chess Inspector, Government Accountability Inspectorate
1204 Class VII Millium Orion Cooking Intelligence Division, Imperial Army
1204 Class VII Rean Schwarzer None Instructor, Thors Branch Campus
1206 Class I Cedric Reise Arnor Ouroboros
1206 Class I Ada Grant Not yet graduated
1206 Class I Fritz Geithner Not yet graduated

Notable Alumni

Thors Military Academy has a distinguished history with many significant figures receiving education within its halls. Such individuals include:


Trails of Cold Steel

This is a list of rewards that can be obtained in Trails of Cold Steel I, II, III, and IV for accumulating AP (Academic Points) for completing quests and certain conditions.

Thors Military Academy
Rank Rewards Available
N/A N/A — AP
(Rank B7)
Information STR +3, Allows you to see data on enemies yet to be analyzed 20 AP
(Rank B6)
Medal of Fortitude STR +5. Prevents Faint 45 AP
(Rank B5)
Septium Vein Increases the sepith drop by enemies 70 AP
(Rank B4)
Medal of Discipline SPD +3, Prevents Delay 100 AP
(Rank B3)
Ingenuity ATS +5, EP gradually recovers while walking on the field 130 AP
(Rank B2)
Medal of Vigor STR, ATS + 10, Prevents Status Down 160 AP
(Rank B1)
Wind Bell Halves delay after using wind arts. ATS +5 190 AP
(Rank A7)
Gladiator Belt STR +5, DEF +5, Auto-CP Up 220 AP
(Rank A6)
Strega-A1 DEF +175, MOV + 15 250 AP
(Rank A5)
Skanda Gem [Chrono Drive / Chrono Break / Chrono Burst] 280 AP
(Rank A4)
Grail Locket Prevents all ailments (except K.O.) 310 AP
(Rank A3)
Aura Jacket EF +420, ADF +420 340 AP
(Rank A2)
Emblem[1] Space Master Quartz 380 AP
(Rank A1)
Medal of Dawn STR, ATS, DEF, ADF +75 430 AP
(Rank A0)
  1. Replaced with a Deus Gem in the 2nd playthrough.

Trails of Cold Steel II

This is a list of rewards that can be obtained in Trails of Cold Steel II for accumulating AP (Academic Points) for completing quests and certain conditions.

Thors Military Academy
Rank Rewards Available
N/A N/A — AP (Rank B7)
Deadline: Default
Unyielding Heart Prevents Delay / Status Down 15 AP (Rank B6)
Deadline: December 4
Luck ATS +10 30 AP (Rank B5)
True Gladiator Headband STR +25 45 AP (Rank B4)
Deadline: December 8
Dragon Vein EP Recovers on field, enemies drop more sepith 60 AP (Rank B3)
Braveheart HP +1000, STR +10 / Critical Rate +10% 75 AP (Rank B2)
Deadline: December 12
Invigorate [Impassion] 95 AP (Rank B1)
True Gladiator Belt STR/DEF +25 / CP Regen (+4 each turn) 115 AP (Rank A7)
Deadline: December 15
Waterfall Increases the damage against weaker enemies 135 AP (Rank A6)
Strega-Ω DEF +500, MOV +15, SPD +5 155 AP (Rank A5)
Deadline: December 20
Domination STR +15 175 AP (Rank A4)
Grail Locket Prevents all ailments (except K.O.) 200 AP (Rank A3)
Deadline: December 23
Aura Jacket II DEF/ADF +1000, EVA +20% 225 AP (Rank A2)
Deadline: December 26
Rebellion[1] Mirage Master Quartz 270 AP (Rank A1)
Deadline: December 30, Act II
Lionheart STR, ATS, DEF, ADF +100 315 AP (Rank A0)
Deadline: December 31
  1. Replaced with a Zeram Capsule in the 2nd playthrough.

Campus Map

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