“You will demonstrate what a practitioner of the Eight Leaves One Blade school harnessing the power of the Ashen Knight is capable of, will you not?”Arianrhod (アリアンロード), also known as the Steel Maiden (
— Arianrhod, Sen no Kiseki III
Arianrhod is also one of the Divine Knights Awakeners alongside Giliath Osborne, Rean Schwarzer, Crow Armbrust, Cedric Reise Arnor and Rudger Claussell.
Arianrhod is a noble-minded warrior, considered the strongest fighter in Ouroboros, rivalled only by Enforcer No. I, McBurn, and in the whole of Zemuria, it is believed that only Grand Master of the Gralsritter, Ein Selnate, would stand a chance against her in a fair fight.
She would also often spar with Enforcer No. II, Leonhardt, prior to the latter's death, and considered it a great loss upon learning of his passing, believing he had the potential to surpass her one day.
Arianrhod puts her loyalty for the Grandmaster above anything else, however, despite her loyalty to the Grandmaster, Arianrhod had gone out of her way at least two times to assist the protagonist of Ao no Kiseki and Trails of Cold Steel, being a woman of pride who prefers to let her actions speak for themselves.
Born as Lianne Sandlot, daughter of the Earl of Lohengrin Castle, she grew up to be a woman known her for preternatural strength and beauty, which led some to believe that she was a changeling, switched by fairies at birth. By the time she was 15, she was able to compete with any knight of the castle and no records exist of her ever being bested in combat.. A year later, she started hearing a voice, whispering to her about her fate and a mission she had to fulfill. Eventually, Roselia appeared before her and guided her to the basement of Lohengrin Castle. There, they met a series a trials proving her fitting to become the Awakener to one of the seven Divine Knight: the Silver Knight, Agreion.
War of the Lions
Five years later, the War of the Lions would begin and she would take the lead of the Eisenritter a band of knights said to be able to charge across the battlefield like lightning, cutting down all in their path. They operated from the Lohengrin Castle off the coast near Legram.
She eventually met with Dreichels Reise Arnor, during a prolonged conflict in an unspecified remote region of Erebonia. After recognizing each other as reliable and trustworthy, they pledged to fight together under a united banner. With the Eisenritter bolstering Dreichels' ranks, and Roselia guiding them, their combined effort swept through one region after another. In just a year, they were able to defeat the other princes and free Heimdallr.
After the War of the Lions, she is said to have died under mysterious circumstances. With her death, the line of the Sandlot County came to an end. There are theories that she was murdered or died to an illness. One of the accounts of St. Sandlot's death places it right around the end of August.  How she ended up joining Ouroboros is still unknown.
Phantasmal Blaze Plan
After the confrontation between the S.S.S and Arianrhod during the Phantasmal Blaze Plan in Ao no Kiseki, Elie MacDowell attempts to confirm the similarities between Arianrhod and Lianne Sandlot. Arianrhod compliments her for noticing and that fate holds the "answer" for them.
After the Erebonian Civil War, she moves toward Erebonia alongside her Stahlritter. She is tasked with retrieving the Phantasmal Blaze Plan that was taken over by Chancellor Giliath Osborne in S.1204, but her purpose there differs from that of her fellow Ouroboros member, Enforcer No. 0 Campanella.
|Name weapon (JP)||Description|
|An iron-made lance originally designed for fighting on horseback.|
|Iron Lance II|
|An upgraded Iron Lance. Originally designed for fighting on horseback.|
|A lance helical-shaped from tip to handle.|
|Spiral Lance II|
|An upgraded Spiral Lance, helical-shaped from tip to handle.|
|A lance made from exceptionally strong metal, capable of pulverising rocks.|
|Titanium Lance II|
|An upgraded Titanium Lance, capable of pulverising rocks.|
|Holy strength dwells within this lance. Can only be wielded by ardent believers.|
|Holy Avenger II|
|An upgraded Holy Avenger. Can only be wielded by ardent believers.|
|A lance holding the name of 'The Impaler'.|
|An upgraded Tepes. A lance holding the name of 'The Impaler'.|
|A lance decorated with mysterious black ores. It's said to never rust.|
|Damascus Lance II|
|An upgraded Damascus Lance. It's said to never rust.|
|A lance wielded by only the best knights. Omits a blue light while piercing.|
|Axe Masher II|
|An upgraded Axe Masher. Omits a blue light while piercing.|
|Named after female knights. Captivates whoever lays their eyes on its rich ornaments.|
|Valkyrie Gale II|
|An upgraded Valkyrie Gale. Captivates whoever lays their eyes on its rich ornaments.|
|Feared as the 'Penetrator', this lance mercilessly pierces through its enemies.|
|An upgraded Bryonac. A lance known to always pierce through its enemies.|
|Holy Grand Cross|
|The ultimate lance bearing the name of Arianrhod's mysteries.|
|Divine Grand Cross|
|An upgraded Grand Cross, concealing the strength to conquer entire armies.|
|Ao no Kiseki|
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|Akatsuki no Kiseki|
- Arianrhod is named after the Celtic Goddess of fertility and rebirth, responsible for the weaving of cosmic time and fate. Her name has been translated as 'silver-wheel' (from the Welsh arian, ' silver,' and rhod, 'wheel'), a symbol that represents the ever-turning wheel of the year.
- Arianrhod's design is inspired by Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d'Arc.
- ↑ McBurn. Trails of Cold Steel II, Finale.
- ↑ Wazy Hemisphere. Ao no Kiseki, Finale.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Trails of Cold Steel, Chapter 5: "Signs and Omens" (8/18).
- ↑ Trails of Cold Steel, Chapter 5: "Signs and Omens" (8/28).
- ↑ Ao no Kiseki, Finale: "Still, We Are"
- ↑ Trails of Cold Steel, Chapter 5: "Signs and Omens" (8/29).
- ↑ Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 573, p.67.
|Anguis||Vita Clotilde - Georg Weissmann - Mariabell Crois - F. Novartis - Arianrhod|
|Enforcers||Campanella - McBurn - Leonhardt - Luciola - Walter - Sharon Kreuger - Bleublanc - Joshua Bright - Renne Hayworth - Shirley Orlando|
|Associates||Gilbert Stein - Stahlritter|
|Bases||Lakeside Laboratory - Glorious - Celestial Globe|
|Thirteen Factories||Doll Studio - Black Workshop|
|Orpheus Final Plan||Gospel Plan - Phantasmal Blaze Plan|
|Outside Plans||Azure-Zero Project - Great Twilight Plan|
|Technology||Archaism - Pater-Mater - Aion Type-α - Aion Type-β - Aion Type-γ - Aion Type-αII - Aion Type-βII - Aion Type-γII|
|Concepts||Sept-Terrion - Divergent Laws - Carnage|