The year was 1204 of the Septian Calendar, and all across Erebonia, spring was in bloom.
At the esteemed Thors Military Academy,
situated on the outskirts of the Imperial
capital, a new class was founded.
It would be known as Class VII and was
composed of nine promising young men
...who demonstrated considerable aptitude
for the ARCUS, a sophisticated new type of
Rean Schwarzer, son of a ruling lord from the remote region of Ymir.
Alisa Reinford, daughter of the chairman of Erebonia’s largest industrial corporation.
Elliot Craig, son of a celebrated general and
a kind-hearted boy who harbored dreams of
becoming a musician.
Laura S. Arseid, the daughter of a renowned
military family tracing its lineage back to the
knights of old.
Machias Regnitz, the son of Heimdallr's
Emma Millstein, the class’ president and the academy’s highest scorer on the entrance exam.
Jusis Albarea, son of Duke Albarea, head
of one of the Empire's Four Great Houses.
Fie Claussell, a former jaeger with extraordinary
strength and agility.
And Gaius Worzel, an exchange student from
the land of Nord, bordering the Empire to the
Gathered together by their homeroom teacher,
Sara Valestein, they were put through a difficult
Some were quick to work together, others less
so, but eventually, all were able to surmount the
challenge they faced.
They were then asked to decide whether,
knowing the difficulty of the curriculum,
they still wished to be part of Class VII.
Each had his or her own reasons, but each
ultimately heeded the call, and that day,
Thors’ newest class began.