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“Uncertainty weighs on the hearts of all people, but it's far preferable to standing still.”
— Victor Arseid to Rean Schwarzer after their duel, Trails of Cold Steel

Victor S. Arseid (ヴィクター・S・アルゼイド), also known as the Radiant Blademaster (光の剣匠), is the Viscount of Legram, captain of the Courageous and the father of Class VII member Laura S. Arseid.

Background

Victor was born as the heir to the Arseid Viscounty in S.1161.[1] He grew up honing his swordmanship, earning him the title of Radiant Blademaster.[1]

He wields the Galland-Sharl, a greatsword that has been passed down in the Arseid Family for generations. It is a legendary blade forged during the War of the Lions and originally wielded by the Victor's ancestor, Sion Arseid, the second-in-command of the Eisenritter.[2][3]

Trails of Cold Steel I and II

Victor is introduced during Trails of Cold Steel, where Class VII visits Legram as part of their field studies. His reunion with his daughter Laura after her enrollment at Thors Military Academy is heart-warming. Over dinner, Victor comments he senses a fear or hesitation in the swordsmanship of Rean Schwarzer. Rean requests a duel, which he gladly accepts to the point of forcing Rean to resort to his latent ogre power. Rean admits defeat and Victor offers him the following advice:

“What we call power is simply a measure of one's raw strength. Without knowing how to properly apply it, it has no real meaning. However, when you deny the power you already possess, you're only shortchanging yourself.”
— Victor Arseid, Trails of Cold Steel

Amidst the worsening factional divides in Erebonia, Victor maintains his position as a neutral party. Per request of Prince Olivert Reise Arnor, who seeks to find a political path aligned with neither noble nor reformist faction, he becomes the first captain of the Courageous. He continues to serve as the captain's ship after the outbreak of the Erebonian Civil War. When Prince Olivert disembarks to join the frontlines in West Erebonia, he passes down the role of captain, hat included, to Towa Herschel.

Victor returned in time to save Class VII from their fight against Ouroboros Enforcer No. I, McBurn in the Infernal Castle. Victor manages to stand his ground against the Blazing Demon, wielding his Demonic Sword Angbar and signature black flames. Class VII makes way for this duel that transcends the limits of ordinary humans.

Trails of Cold Steel III and IV

After the conclusion of the war, Victor resumed his duties as captain of the Courageous. However, as Prince Olivert's influence gradually receded, so does Victor's radius of action. His visit to the newly established Thors Branch Campus in Leeves resulted in a duel with his former pupil, Principal Aurelia Le Guin. He compliments her growth as she emerges victorious.

Thanks to the fickleness of George Nome, who originally planted the bombs, and swift action of Enforcer Bleublanc, he survived the incident at the cost of his left arm. As the strongest swordsman in Erebonia, the Erebonian Curse's prepared another role for him: to test Rean Schwarzer as Awakener before his next Rivalry in the Orchis Tower. Although he and McBurn overpowered Class VII, Laura managed to dispel her father's curse by demonstrating her succesful inheritence of his signature move.

For the final series of battles against Ishmelga, Victor lends Class VII his sword once again.

Gameplay

Weapons

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name Cost Upgrade materials Acquired
Greatsword Laura (Sen III Weapon) Galland-Sharl
宝剣ガランシャール
Final Curtain: " Flower Petals at Blaze's End"
[STR+1500 RNG+2 必殺6%]

Crafts

Trails of Cold Steel

Name
Craft (Sen Skill) Radiant Cleaver

洸迅剣

Craft (Sen Skill) Radiant Spin

洸閃牙

S Craft (Sen Skill) Radiant Phoenix Slash

絶技・洸凰剣

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name Cost Delay Acquire
Craft (Sen III Skill)
真・洸迅剣
30 25 Initial
攻撃(威力B+ ブレイクD 崩し+50%):
直線S+(地点指定):4ターンSPD・MOV↓(中)
Craft (Sen III Skill)
真・洸閃牙
60 30 Initial
攻撃(威力A+ ブレイクA 崩し+10%):
円L(地点指定):吸引 気絶100%
Craft (Sen III Skill)
真・洸翼陣
30 10 Initial
補助:自己:
3ターン「剣閃」4ターンSTR↑(大) HP10%回復
S Craft (Sen III Skill)
絶技・洸凰剣
100+ 40 Initial
攻撃(威力5S ブレイクD 崩し無効):全体:気絶100%

Brave Order

Trails of Cold Steel IV

Name BP Effect
Valiant Moon Formation
洸月の陣
5 Break Damage +300% (4 turns)
STR/SPD raised (L) (2 turns)

Gallery

Trails of Cold Steel

Trails of Cold Steel II

Trails of Cold Steel III


Trivia

  • Victor seems to be worried that none of the boys would fall in love with his daughter, Laura, since she is not a typical girl.
  • He is the first captain of the Courageous.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sen no Kiseki Character Maniacs, p.168
  2. Trails of Cold Steel II, Finale: "Forward, Relentlessly", 12/31.
  3. Trails of Cold Steel III, Chapter 4: "Radiant Heimdallr", 07/09.
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