Crow Armbrust of Trails of Cold Steel is formerly one of Class VII's students along with Millium Orion. He meets Rean on the way to the Student Union building, just when Rean is about to obtain the student handbooks for his classmates.
His attitude is somewhat of a wildcard, as no one knows what he's thinking. On one hand, he can act as if he's friends with Rean's team, but yet on the other hand, he can act all on his own. Crow holds a very deep and tragic back story. Forced to watch his home country of Jurai be annexed to the Erebornian Empire as a special economic zone, Armbrust developed a deep seated hatred of Chancellor Osborne who he blamed for the taking of Jurai and the subsequent death of his grandfather who was the mayor. This led Crow to leave his home and travel where he encountered Duke Cyanne who would finance his ambitions to form an organization of like minded victims of the chancellor to take him out. Crow would go on to recruit Gideon (G) Scarlet (S) and Vulcan (V) and lead the terrorist organization known as the Imperial Liberation Front under the alias (C) and concealed his identity under a mask. Crow is also the Azure Awakener who pilots the Divine Knight Ordine. With the assistance of Orobous Anguis Vita Clotilde Crow passes the trials and is an awakener 3 years prior to the main events of the story. Enrolling as a student at Thors with all of this accomplished he blends in as carefree slacker student biding his time.
During the early parts of Cold Steel, he acts to be a part of Rean's team. But in reality, it's nothing more of a ruse. So as to cover his true nature as the enigmatic C. The man clad in a black and red mask, sporting a black cape. His real motive for joining Thors was due to being a spy for the Liberation Front.
Trails of Cold Steel
Crow is first introduced as a second year friend of George Towa and Angelica who becomes a friend and mentor to Reen.
STUDENT AT THORS
IMPERIAL LIBERATION FRONT
Trails of Cold Steel 2
Following the battle, Emma tries to resuscitate him. But to no avail. In the final battle in the new Shadow trial. Players can regain him as a Phantom Mirror for 200,000 Mira. Replacing the character and their quartz with the new character and their quartz.