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Clergy of Mardük (formerly)
Magicracy of Alent
Ariadne, also known as the Dark Lady of Vulpengaard, is the leader of the Purple Paladins and a close underling and potential love interest of Richelieu. She used to work for the Clergy of Mardük but later joined the Magicracy of Alent. She is one of the few people who knows Richelieu's real name and past.
Not much is known about Ariadne's past. The little bits of knowledge which have survived indicate that she used to served the Clergy of Mardük in Vulpengaard Keep in Yamato. She was so effective and deadly that she became known as the Dark Lady of Vulpengaard.
When forces led by Jemuel assaulted the keep during the Great War, Ariadne and vast amounts of the clergy's knowledge went missing. The last time she was seen in Yamato was when she was accompanying a dark cleric named Richelieu. It was rumoured that she had been abducted or that she had joined Richelieu willingly after Mardük's demise and helped him sack Vulpengaard Keep so that the knowledge of the clergy would not be lost in the chaotic aftermath of the Cataclysm.
What few knew was that Richelieu had taken Ariadne and many other candidates to his tower in Alent where he performed various tests on them to product something the world hadn't seen in a long while: Chaos Knights. This included rigorous training sessions and total isolation from the outside world. Richelieu's harsh training lasted for years, and he made Ariadne the leader of the five surviving knight candidates.
During this time Ariadne bonded with her four comrades and also gradually learned about Richelieu thanks to the knowledge she had gained from Vulpengaard's archives. She became one of the few people to know Richelieu's past and true name, and the two grew closer.
Echoes of War
A Crimson Dawn
Tears of the Sun
Ariadne accompanied the heroes to Xibalba but was captured along the way by the Sirithai. She was later freed by the heroes of the Grand Alliance and fought with them against the dreadful monster, Plushiebunny.
The Winds of Wrath
Ariadne escorted Dieter von Waldheim's group to Alent.
More info later.
Aliases and Nicknames
- What her friends call her.
- Dark Lady of Vulpengaard
- Ariadne's nickname when she served the Clergy of Mardük.
Personality and Traits
Calm and analytical. She prefers to plot her moves beforehand for the optimal outcome.
Powers and Abilities
Ariadne is a skilled swordswoman who can use dark and holy magics.
Ariadne sees Maitreya as the best paladin to ever come out of Alent as long as Maitreya keeps practicing his use of magic. Maitreya sees Ariadne as a good teacher and cool big sister figure.
At first Ariadne and Richelieu had a strictly platonic relationship as they learned from each other. However, they grew closer over time and began spending more intimate times together. Although Ariadne sees Richelieu as a trustworthy companion, Richelieu himself is more reluctant about this as he's still troubled by his dark past.