Ufufu, I wonder how loudly will you scream.
- —Scarlet's intro quote Sen no Kiseki
Scarlet (スカーレット Sukaaretto?) or known by her codename (S), is one of the Liberation Front of Empire terrorist group commanders in the Trails of Cold Steel trilogy.
A woman with long orange hair, has magenta color eyepatch next to her only emerald color eye, over then appearing as a beautiful figure, she has a tattoo on her left arm. She wears a red battle style dress split with two long cloths reaching her side ankles while being attach to her waist while a socketing material was seen on the neckline that reach down to her chest, plus two holders attach to the red battle dress left loosely on the middle shoulder and elbow area, wears a brown mini-skirt, has brown gloves, and long leg brown boots. She carries on her, some kind of templar sword that extends it’s self as blades attach by a wire within the mid-center.
She carries that whole…beautiful look on the outside, but with a dangerous personalty on the inside. She is seen being somewhat of a mature, but bewitching personality with a playful side, and even a charmer when she speaks out her mind. Even liking the muscle-type in the men that work for her. But on work occasions, she is seen as a woman with confidence, conning in battle performance, and can be as sly as a fox. Even calling the youths of today ‘My Little Darlings’ as a cute nickname to having a little teasing fun with them. But she also has a responsible side of handling business, even feeling grief at the lost of those she cares for. In Cold Steel II, it maybe shown that she is just a poor unfortunate soul, who's toughen herself up to hid her emotions; as Rean uncovers that she is not as bad as he and Class VII believed her to be. Noted: She even knows about things related to Church subjects, like speaking about: journey to Gehenna.
HISTORY: Long ago, Scarlet grew up in one of the most pious families in the country, not nobles, they were just relatively wealthy farmers. They were almost local celebrities in a way, from having a big farm in mid-western Erebonia. A really peaceful place, that they had plenty of land. Scarlet’s parents were adored by the workers on it, and she loved living there.
She was even more happy when she was invited to join the church: Arteria. Known for where the High Seat of the Septian Church is. The church Scarlet joined is a fairly complex organization with plenty of divisions within it. The part Scarlet was invited to join was an organization called: The Congregation For The Sacraments. A group full of immensely skilled people who take on some unique missions, putting it mildly. Scarlet herself felt so happy to be recognized by people like that at such a young age. While Scarlet didn’t have any special abilities of her own, she left home, trained her hardest, and eventually became a Squire. To Scarlet’s knowledge, the image of the church she attended to begins and ends with priests and mass. Her days in Arteria came to an abrupt end however…Just before she went out for her first mission, she got word of what happened back home.
Having heard about there was going to be a railway built through her homeland. It was supposedly part of a national project with the chancellor’s backing. The land was all requisitioned, before any of Scarlet’s family knew it, it was no longer theirs to call home. All they had was a pile of mira. They were meant to take that and go find somewhere else to live afterwards.
Scarlet hurried back to Erebonia as fast as she could, but she was too late…to do anything… She wasn’t even in Erebornia when it all happened, and by the time she got back in the country, it was all over. The farm was her father’s life…Scarlet and her family tried, but couldn’t find another place that could even begin to compare to the one they’d lost. And in the end, all they were left with was a pile of money they neither wanted nor had any use for. Scarlet’s father fell into the depths of despair, tried to drown his sorrows with alcohol, and then, he eventually died in an accident. After that, Scarlet’s family started to drift apart.
Around the time, Scarlet would eventually meet Crow Armbrust, and would go out seeking others that had lost everything to Chancellor Osborne. They would become the Imperial Liberation Front, and from Scarlet’s skills became one of the four top commanders.
Trails Of Cold Steel:
Her first appearance was saving Gideon along with Comrade V during the abduction of Princess Alfin and Elise. Her, Vulcan, and finally C appeared with Gideon to announce themselves as the Imperial Liberation Front, a terrorist group in wanting to take down Chancier Osborne.
Was later seen with Gideon discussing the next plan of attacking the chancier in Crossbell, before Vulcan and Scarlet was assign to take control of the Railway Guns in Garrilia Fortress. But were interfered by Class VII accompanied by Instructor Sara and Neithardt. But they both got away on an airliner.
Later on, Scarlet was with the Noble Alliance in invading Tristia to take over Thors Military Academy, as Vulcan’s group was attacking on the front side, she lead herself and one other member to attack the back. But was soon meant with a surprise of Class VII’s arrival to stand in the way, she wanted to see what they could do, so she let the soldier piloting the Soldat - Darkkhen fight to which the students won. But when competing against Scarlet’s Soldat - Spiegel for commanders to control, she was too much. But then Rean called forth Valimar, the Ashen Knight, even when a Divine Knight with no weapons and fought barehanded, Scarlet was defeated; but blame that the 5th Division never finished her Templar Sword for a Soldat Unit, if they did, the battle would have been hers. If not for her leader’s arrival, Comrade C, now seen as Crow Armbrust, in his Divine Knight: Ordine, the Azure Knight, competed against Rean’s Divine Knight. When it looked like it was their lose, Crow pulled a surprise trick, and force Class VII to stall for time to give Rean a chance to escape with Valimar to fight another day…thus afterwards when Rean escaped, the Courageous showed up to give the rest of Class VII a chance to escape before the Noble Alliance took over Thors Military Academy.
Trails Of Cold Steel II:
Then one month later after the academy fell under the Noble Alliance’s control, she was among the members aboard the Noble Alliance’s ship. Serving as another recruit to aid the alliance in their effort to win the civil war they started.
When the alliance brought Rean aboard to convince him to join them, he and Scarlet managed to have some chat to come to some…understanding. Learning that her desire to get revenge on the Chancellor for learning the fate of her hometown that such a man built a railway through it, what it did to the poor soul who was away at a Church to be a Sister, and now with her mortal desire to kill Osborne done thanks to Crow, she feels a lose of wanting to go on. Afterwards, Rean was performing an escape to which Vulcan and Scarlet decided to let this catch go.
During the event to arrest Duke Albarea for hiring the Northern Jaegers to burn down Celdic as a warning for allowing aid from the Imperial Army when the Provincal Army lost Twin Dragons Bridge, Class VII went out to perform the task. Never knowing that at Aurochs Fort where Duke Albarea and his loyal followers station themselves, were two Ouroboros members along with Scarlet herself who didn’t want to be there, but felt her time of ending would find the location acceptable. After the Courageous crew arrived, Rean went into action. Using an enhanced sword with Zemurian Ore, Valimar cut down the Drakkhen Soldat units with ease. But the real challenge came from facing a new unit: a High-Speed Soldat - Kestrel, piloted by Scarlet. Just as Rean’s group had already had dealt upon seeing Vulcan lose the will to live when the morale of killing Chancellor Osborne accomplish, Scarlet was also the same in looking for a place to die in battle. When the battle was over that Rean won, Scarlet’s Krestel pushed it’s Orbal Engine too much for speed, the frame couldn’t handle it that it would explode. But without warning, Rean used Valimar to split the pilot’s compartment off the Soldat Unit to safety before it blew up. Scarlet was pretty much all spent, but still alive which to her, she wanted to die and be united with her comrades Vulcan, Gideon, who died in battle. Rean lectured her about not letting her life come to an end by finding a place to die. Rean told Scarlet to accept justice for what she’s done and then find a way to atone for her crimes, to which Scarlet laugh a bit in calling Rean: soft, before passing out. Never knowing that Crow was having arrived to see the events that played out that it was revealed, he wanted to save his friend from dying.
Afterwards, Scarlet was place inside the Albarea Mansion, under the RMP’s secure custody of a criminal while she was recuperating after the battle. Where she remains bedridden, but her life is in no real danger. Rean visits Scarlet who awakens to know she felt company, and thought the boy came to listen to her whine and complain about him. Rean knew Scarlet didn’t wanna be saved, but felt that she shouldn’t hate him for it; without knowing Scarlet was joking. Having come to know that she doesn’t care what happens to her, wether she live or die or get executed as a terrorist, what happens, happens; much to Rean wishing she not be so flippant about the whole thing. As Scarlet was a little more cheerful then what Rean was expecting, he was glad, since by the sounds of it, Scarlet was doing much better. But Scarlet’s only complaint was that she wasn’t allowed to ascend to heaven like she wanted to, but thought that perhaps it;’s just how it was meant to be. Rean then brought up a new discussion about Scarlet’s past of having been a sister that she received training over in Arteria. To which that information was true, much to Rean’s surprise that from looking at Scarlet, he never believe someone who was a Sister ended up becoming a terrorist. Scarlet seem to strain herself to tell more about her past, but Rean felt she shouldn’t push herself too much while still feeling weak; much to her calling him: A Softie. And Scarlet stated if Rean wants to hear the rest of her story, he’ll have to come visit another time before falling asleep.
After retaking Thors Academy from the Noble Alliance, Rean and other members of Class VII came back to Barehandl to check up on Juris’ father and Scarlet’s condition. Scarlet was surprised to see Rean return while stating he’s a meddlesome little boy. Rean went ahead to ask how Scarlet was feeling while she’s still bedridden, but Scarlet stated her condition’s nothing to worry about, as she’s a real toughie, for better or for worse. To which Scarlet commented if maybe she was a much frailer woman, then she would have been able to return to Aidios instead of being left here in the world of the living. Many of those from Class VII had their own thoughts of doubt about letting Scarlet just get herself killed off while noticing, the woman changed from before, as if being at peace. Rean pointed out that Scarlet’s actions can never be forgiven, nothing in her past could excuse what she did as a terrorist while wanting to know what made Scarlet hate Chancellor Osborne so much, she risk throwing her life away to take his. Rean wanted to know since he never heard that part last time he and Scarlet spoke, and everyone else present would very much like to know as well. Scarlet gave in a bit in knowing it’s not like hiding that answer will do her any good at this point. Stating it’s not a special story, but if those here wanna know so badly, then she gave in before telling her story. Everyone hears the sad tale of what kinds of loses Scarlet and her family suffered through, all because of Chancellor Osborne’s way of doing things. Having heard of a similar story from Crow, Rean felt like something of Scarlet’s story would relate to a child losing an important family member that passed away. Even to the part of when her family drifted apart, she doesn’t know where the rest are, or if they’re even alive anymore. Having heard Scarlet’s story, many felt symphony in not blaming Scarlet for despising Chancellor Osborne after going through such an experience. Scarlet stated that she knows how Crow feels, and that she suppose it’s why she felt that if anyone can do something about him, it’s all of those of Class VII that can make Crow turn back from the path he’s taken. Rean vowed that they will save Crow and gave his word, as everyone else joined in on agreement as well. Rean thanked Scarlet for telling them about her past, and wished her to get well soon, which only made Scarlet sign in seeing she’s gotten herself caught by the world’s biggest goody-two-shows; namely Class VII. After that, Rean’s party would venture forth to achieve that objective, while Scarlet’s fate remains…unseen…
SKILL: Scarlet seems to also have a fine means of making tea, even with normal or high-quality leaves, she can brew them exceptionally well. Scarlet learn how to wield her unique weapon in the Holy City Of Arteria. The weapon is known as a templar sword, and it’s a traditional weapon in the church. Scarlet studied for a few years to be a sister and was trained in how to use the templar sword there. Eventually after much training, she became a Squire. But Scarlet return to Erebonia before her training was completed. However, it seems that even if incomplete, Scarlet’s skills made her more then a match to easily defeat mere soldiers. But it would take Class VII with the strong aid of Instructor Sara, to at least weaken her enough. Noted Mystery: The mentioned noticed that Scarlet was a Squire to Sestina Church, may mean she was Squire to one of the Gralsritter comprised of twelve knights, as to who and of what number remain uncertain?
Battle Scope: A bewitching Imperial Liberation Front executive. Torments and slaughters foes with a templar sword.
-Dark Fencer: Wields her templar sword backwards that admits a red flame-like glow, then lash to thrust it forward, as it extends to piece the target in dealing damage before she recoils it back.
-Fire Slash: The templar sword flared up a bright red flame as Scarlet wields it upwards, then swings it off to extend the whip-blades in creating an explosive force that damages the target in the line of the attack before the sword recoils back.
-Bloody Storm: Scarlet heads up her templar sword as it brightly glows a red flaring flame force. Then she swings her weapon one from right to left in, which fires off the chain-blade pieces to act out like home-seeking arrowheads. Leaving a red glow trail, the blades will circle around the target group to spin around in creating a cyclone motion as it brightly lights up in the center while the pieces are striking the targets as glimmering stars. By the end, Scarlet wields up her smaller templar in what calls back the pieces from the storm cyclone to reassemble into a full-form templar sword again as a bright flash happens and afterwards, strikes everyone with massive damage.
- She seems to share a tragic past which guides her on a new path while acquiring a unique sword. It has a similar sounding work relating to Ivy from the Soul Calibur Series.
- She is the only surviving member confirmed after the civil war, whereas her fate is unknown.