was a well known
general in the Highland Kingdom. The Windamier family has traditionally
been known for producing many military officers, and Kiba was no
exception. He started serving in the military under Robert Blight during
the Jowston-Highland War. Towards the end of the war, when Robert Blight
was retreating from Jowston, Kiba protected his King with only 100
soldiers. This is well known as the Battle of Fort Retto. At the age of
19, Kiba led his 100 daredevils in a flank attack as Darel's forces
pursued Robert Blight. The hundred of them dealt a severe blow to the
enemy, and quickly retreated to Fort Retto, a small fort towards the east
of the Jowston-Highland border. There Kiba withstood attack after attack
from Darel's 3000 soldiers. After a lengthy battle, Kiba managed to defeat
all of them, but in the end there were less than a dozen of his men left,
including his trusted right-hand man, Dolentz. Although Kiba was honored
for saving his King, this battle left a huge scar in Kiba's mind, which he
kept hidden from his family.
Since then, Kiba has served loyally under Robert, and then under Agares
Blight as the General of the 3rd Army, which was generally in charge of
protecting Highland's northen border with Harmonia. Because Highland was a
vassal state of Harmonia, Kiba's role was moreso to help Harmonia in times
of civil unrest. Kiba has repeatedly helped Harmonia quench its own
internal conflicts, and steadily accumulated his reputation as "The
Protector." Because of this, he married the daughter of a Harmonian noble,
Eliza, and had a son whom he named Klaus.
Kiba was never enthusiastic about fighting against Jowston. For that
reason, he respected Agares for his decision to sign the peace treaty with
the city-states. However, he was alarmed when Agares gave Luca the
position of Commander-in-Chief of the Highland Army. He secretly swore
that he would only serve Agares Blight.
After the peace treaty was broken by the "treachery of Jowston," Kiba
participated in the invasion along with Luca, and watched with distaste as
Luca slaughtered innocents. Yet, Kiba enjoyed the battles because his son,
Klaus, was by his side as his own strategist.
With the formation of the New Allied Army under Riou, Kiba finally
faced his match. Despite Klaus' brilliant strategy in attacking Two River,
and despite having taken Radat, Kiba was defeated by the genius of Shu's
military tactics and was captured along with his son. After being
captured, Riou asked him to join his cause. However, because Kiba's
loyalty to the King was great, he refused. Then, a message was brought to
them from "King Luca," congratulating the victory of the Allied Army.
Klaus, aware of the meaning of "King Luca," told Kiba that Agares was
dead. This convinced Kiba that Luca had to be stopped, and he willingly
joined with Riou to stop the mad prince.
After joining the Allied Army, Kiba participated in all major battles.
His knowledge and skill as general, along with his extremely loyal and
well-trained soldiers added great strength to the Allied Army. He always
followed orders, even if the orders demanded him to place himself in great
risk. In the battle where the Allied Army attacked Luca Blight's White
Wolf Army, Kiba willingly took the role of luring Luca Blight into a trap.
Ultimately, he sacrificed himself for the future of Dunan when he
willingly accepted Shu's idea to lure Leon Silverberg to the Mercenary
Fortress. Kiba led his own forces in this battle, and died a hero's death.
Man, how did I find so much material for this bald
guy? It is a mystery why he was not included in the "baldies"
was born as a
Harmonian aristocrat, and married Kiba through an arranged marriage.
However, she came to love her husband regardless of the arranged marriage,
or the nature of his job as a military officer. Eliza is a kind and gentle
person, and has been an extremely good mother to Klaus. However, she is
physically frail, and often stays in the Windamier mansion, leading a very
reserved life. She is proud of being a Windamier, and wishes for Klaus to
follow in his father's footsteps. However, because Klaus inherited her
frailness, she often worried that he may not be able to become a military
officer. But Klaus decided to become a strategist, so Eliza gladly allowed
him to study military strategy in the Soledt Academy in Crystal Valley.
After the breakout of the Dunan Unification War, Eliza was worried for
her husband and son's well-being. After Kiba defected from Highland, she
was put in danger for being the family of a traitor. However, her status
as a Harmonian noble protected her from punishment. Although the news of
her husband's death saddned her, the news that he died a hero's death
provided her with some consolation--and the return of Klaus was greater
joy to her for sure.
She is too perfect to be true. When I saw Klaus, I
assumed he must have been raised by a dominating, controlling mother! I
wonder if her father was bald, because if he was, Klaus would definately
end up with no hair!
is Eliza Windamier's brother. His last name
is unknown, but he is also a member of Harmonian aristocracy. He often
visits the Windamier household from Harmonia. He travels quite often, and
is very laid back. Klaus enjoyed his stories of foreign lands, and liked
to see Greg and Kiba get drunk and talk about all the battles they fought
in together. Being Eliza's brother, he was a close confidant to her
worries, and constantly thought of ways Klaus could fit in inside the
overly militaristic Highland culture--especially the Windamier household.
For this reason, he purchased the "Chronicles of Harmonian Heroes" and
gave it to Klaus. The chronicles exposed Klaus to a military profession he
had never heard of before--that of "military strategist."
The archetypal "good uncle." He is not bald, which
must give Klaus great hope for his future.
is the son of Kiba
and Eliza. Having been born in the militaristic Windamier family, he has
been thoroughly educated in the ways of the military. However, he is
physically frail, and has often been unable to keep up with kids of his
age. For this reason, he often stayed home reading books. He strived to
become like his father, who he considered his personal Hero, but deep down
he knew he could never become like him.
When he became 14 years old, he was allowed to accompany his father on
a patrol mission. During the patrol, Klaus was taunted by a soldier who
called Klaus a "weak excuse for Kiba's son." Klaus challenged this soldier
to a duel. During the duel, the soldier proved to be more than what Klaus
could handle, and Klaus became further aware of his weakness. However,
Klaus used his brains, and tricked the soldier. He acted like his eye was
hurt from the soldier's attack and kept his left eye closed. The soldier
thought that victory was certain, and lunged at Klaus. Then Klaus knocked
the torch on the ground, creating sudden darkness. Because Klaus' left eye
was already accustomed to the dark, he was able to easily defeat the
soldier, who was blinded by the sudden darkness. Klaus was called a
"cheater" by the soldier, but Klaus realized that such methods can be used
After he returned from his mission, Klaus read the book his uncle Greg
game him, "Chronicles of Harmonian Heroes." He had read this book many
times, but never read the Harmonian version. To his suprise, he found a
chapter he never read of--"The Tales of Soledt the Blind Strategist."
Because Highland emphasized physical strength over tactical intelligence,
the profession of military strategist was something Klaus had never heard
of. He read the tales of Soledt curiously, and learned that strategists
are extremely important to the success of military campaigns. Because
physical strength had nothing to do with a strategist's ability, he knew
this was the perfect profession for him. He immediately asked his mother
to enroll him in the Soledt Academy in Crystal Valley--a prominent
military academy created by the same strategist.
Klaus was an able and willing student, and returned to Highland as a
skilled strategist. He joined his father's 3rd Highland Army, and fought
alongside his father as he had always dreamt.
In his attempt to take Two River, he took advantage of the internal
distrust between the Kobolds and the Humans, but Klaus underestimated
Riou's ability to unite opposing forces. However, he reduced casualties on
his side to the minimum by timing his retreat. However, in the battle
close to the Allied Headquarters he underestimated Shu's tactical genius
and ended up getting surrounded by enemy forces, resulting in a
humiliating defeat. Klaus was captured along with Kiba, and encouraged by
the Allied Army to join their cause. He refused like his father, but upon
reading the letter from "King Luca," he realized that Agares was dead.
This convinced Klaus and Kiba to join the Allied Army in order to stop
Luca from destroying Dunan.
Since then, Klaus worked under Shu as Vice-Strategist, and participated
in many battles where Shu was not available. He helped Jess in Tinto when
Jess carelessly charged into Neclord's zombie army, which undoubtedly
helped reduce the amount of casualties. He also became an unlikely
love-interest of Sierra Mikain, whose help allowed Riou and Viktor to
Upon hearing that Kiba was going to the Mercenary Fortress as a decoy,
Klaus knew this was a suicide mission. However, he was aware that such was
the life of the military man, and bid farewell to his father whom he was
"pround to be a son" of.
After the war, he continues to serve under Shu, learning military
The poor guy who is stalked by non-human things.
The human race can be assured that his genes ridden with baldness would
leave mankind whether he chooses Mikumiku or Sierra.
was Kiba's right-hand man, and served
Kiba since the battle at Fort Retto. Being huge and muscular, he always
wore his horned helmet and used an axe as a weapon. Despite his brusque
appearance, he was extremely calm and kind, especially to Klaus. Like
Eliza and Greg, he worried very much how Klaus would fit into the
militaristic Highland culture. However, his worry was dispelled upon
Klaus' assignment as strategist under Kiba. Dolentz served Kiba even after
the general defected from Highland, and at the Mercenary Fortress, he was
seen fighting alongside Kiba till the end.
Horned helmet with an axe? Was he a dwarf?