Ilios first appears in Chapter 16A, where he is posted to the front of the Norden Line, positioned to defend Kempf. Evidently dissatisfied with his position, he can be convinced to defect to Leif's army when Karin speaks to him. In this conversation, Ilios reveals his desire to rise up the social ladder to become a noble, stating that he will only defect if he is allowed to become one once Leonster is liberated. Karin, recognising his nobility complex, takes the opportunity to tease him about it, addressing him by the common name "Olson" instead of the more refined "Ilios".
Ilios then goes on to continue supporting Leif in his cause to liberate Northern Thracia from the Grannvale Empire. He finally becomes a noble in the new Kingdom of Thracia thereafter, but he proves incompetent in politics, causing him to mismanage the lands placed under his jurisdiction. Ilios is eventually demoted, and he is described as catching unsuspecting personnel in his boredom to ramble about his past glory as a noble to them.
Born a common peasant, Ilios grew up detesting his birth heritage, harbouring dreams of becoming a noble. This has had a significant impact on his personality, transforming him into an embittered man who is perpetually dissatisfied with his lot, as can be seen when he grumbles about being posted to the front of the Norden Line to defend Kempf in Chapter 16A.
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You must decide the two playable Mage Knights, Olwen and Ilios, as neither can be on the same team simultaneously. Compared to Olwen, Ilios has superior durability and very well-rounded stats, but this comes at the expense of joining later than her. With his two personal skills, Sol and Prayer, Ilios has good frontline capabilities, and a higher chance of surviving consecutive enemy attacks.
Ilios also comes with much higher base stats than Olwen, with nearly double her HP, Strength, and Defense, but weaker Magic. Unlike Olwen, who specializes in raw magic alone, Ilios has fairly balanced stats in both types of offense, letting him use either swords or tomes with little penalty. His A rank in both Thunder magic and swords also gives him immediate access to powerful weapons too.
Unfortunately, Ilios lacks supports with other characters, as compared to Olwen, who has supports with Leif and Fred. Also, his PCC is 0, which means he cannot counterattack with a critical hit like Olwen. This can, however, be remedied by giving him the Wrath Manual.
—Ilios's death quote
—Ilios's escape quote
As an EnemyEdit
—Ilios's opening lines in battle
—Ilios's quote if defeated as an enemy
—Ilios's quote if released after capture
- (Chapter 16A)
Karin: Excuse me?
Ilios: What? Who are you? Stop bothering me!
Karin: Hey, can you switch to our side? Please?
Ilios: Huh? What are you talking about? Weird girl...
Karin: No? Oh well, I thought so. Fine, then. Good bye...
Ilios: Hey! Wait a sec!
Ilios: All right. I'll switch sides if you'll do me a favor in return.
Karin: Really! So what do you want?
Ilios: Let's see... How about letting me become a noble once Leonster is recaptured.
Karin: That shouldn't be too hard. You want to be a noble? So you're a commoner? Wow, then you must have worked really hard. A commoner becoming a higher knight in the Freege army is a rarity.
Ilios: Stop calling me a commoner! Yeah, I'm no noble, but I'm not ashamed of it! I'm proud to be a commoner!
Karin: Then why do you want to become a noble?
Ilios: Erg... Well... That's none of your business!
Karin: I'm Karin. What's your name?
Ilios: It's Ilios...
Karin: Your name sounds really noble. Is it your real name?
Ilios: Of course it is! My old man gave it to me hoping we'd make it to nobility some day!
Karin: Then your complex with nobility must come from your name. Maybe you should change it. How about Olson? It suits you better, don't you think?
Ilios: O-Olson...? Hey, stop playing around with people's names...
Karin: Okay, Olson, so you're now on our side. See you around!
EndingEditIlios - The Ambitious Knight (
Much to his joy, Ilios was granted nobility in the New Kingdom of Thracia. However, politics apparently weren't his strong point, and management of his land ended in utter failure. He wasn't punished very severely since he contributed in New Thracia's establishment, but he was dropped down to an unimportant slack post. In his boredom, he would often catch unsuspecting personnel and ramble about his past days of glory.
"Ilios" is another name for "Troy", the setting of the Trojan War in the Iliad.