Sara Valestein (サラ・バレスタイン), also known as Eclair (紫電(エクレール)) in the original version and the Purple Lightning in the localisation, is the instructor of Class VII at Thors Military Academy and a former bracer. Sara was born in North Ambria and worked for its domestic jaeger corps before she escaped to Erebonia and started working as a bracer.


Trails of Cold Steel

Instructor Sara Valestein, Instructor (Combat, Practical Skills)

Class VII's homeroom teacher. More than a little slovenly, and is often seen drinking in the early afternoon. 

  • Odd Friendship She seems to be acquainted with Micht at the pawn shop, and they both seem to know one another's backgrounds. 
  • Former Bracer: She was formerly an A-rank bracer belonging to the guild in Heimdallr. Was known as 'Purple Lightning.' 
  • Comrade: She becomes a little sentimental on the anniversary of a comrade's death, but it doesn't seem that they were a bracer... 


  • Her last name is shared with Valestein Castle from the Falcom game Ys: The Oath in Felghana.
  • Stein is a German word and means "stone".
  • Sara's bonding trophy in Trails of Cold Steel is titled "Hot for Teacher".
  • Sara's bonding trophy in Trails of Cold Steel II is titled "Worth the Wait".

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