Sara Valestein
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Sara Valestein CSI

Kanji サラ・バレスタイン
Rōmaji Sara Baresutain
True Name
Alias(es) Purple Lightning (紫電) "Eclair"
Age 25-26 (CS1-CS2)
27 (CS3)
Date of Birth
Race Human
Gender Female
Eye Color Yellow
Hair Color Fuchsia Red
Birthplace North Ambria State
Weapon Orbal Gun and Sword
Orbment Wind, Fire
Affiliation Thors Military Academy
Bracer Guild
Northern Jaegers (former)
Class VII
Occupation Jaeger (former)
A-Rank Bracer
Class VII Homeroom teacher
Combat Instructor (former)
Piloted Units
Main Game
Trails of Cold Steel
Trails of Cold Steel II
Trails of Cold Steel III
Other Media
Voice Actor(s)
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特務科《VII組》――。 君たちに負けず劣らず、個性的な子が揃ってるじゃない.
The Special Duties Division "Class VII". You guys might not be reliable, but totally got the quirks.
—Sara's intro quote Trails of Cold Steel III

"I look away for just a little while and suddenly here you are, all grown up."
—Sara's intro quote Trails of Cold Steel II

You got any complaints there, then bring it on!
—Sara's intro quote Trails of Cold Steel

Sara Valestein is a major character in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel tetralogy. She is the original Class VII’s homeroom teacher and battle instructor for the first two games of the Trails of Cold Steel trilogy. She is the youngest person A-rank Bracer to achieve her rank, thus known by the alias “Purple Lightning”. She is a temporary playable character.



Sara appears as a strong beauty with her long fuschia hair tied up. In her regular days as a Bracer and after becoming homeroom teacher, Sara wears the same yellow cocktail dress and brown high thigh boots underneath and belted by a dark green overcoat.

Upon resignation from Thors and returning to the Guild, Sara refreshes to a more outward fashion from her tie-up style into a long pony tail. From high thighs to regular boots, and her clothing's length and color scheme seems to be inverted from her old style.


She projects an aura of beauty and refinement during quiet moments, but once she gets some alcohol into her system, she turns into a completely different person in her private life.

Character Bond

Character Profile

A former jaeger and the Northern Jaegers corps nicknamed the "purple Lightning". In one battle where she needed assistance, ColonelBeatrix (who later became head of Thors' infirmary) nursed her back to health and decided to quit the corps, restarting her life as a Bracer eventually becoming the youngest to make the Senior Ranks. Unfortunately, she was forced to switch jobs again where Erebonia's Guilds are shut down by the government due to the mounting pressure from Chancellor Giliath Osborne in the aftermath of a certain crisis. Through personal connections, she was later be scouted by a certain Debaucherous Prince and took his offer to become Class VII's instructor at Thors Military Academy's.

Although she harbored discontentment for Osborne, his cronies and his reform policies for the developing unemployment, Sara took her job with ease where the class's curriculum functions the same as the guild. She took on the responsibility of leading the Class, especially Fie Claussell whom she discovered and became her guardian.

After the Civil War and Class VII's graduation, she resigns from Thors to help rebuild the Empire's Guild network with Fie and Toval Randonneur. She assists Fie in her Bracer training, where the three work to deal with sounding unrest continuing within the Empire.

Instructor (Combat, Practical Skills)
Class VII's homeroom teacher. More than a little slovenly, and is often seen drinking in the early afternoon.
Odd Friendship She seems to be acquainted with Micht at the pawn shop, and they both seem to know one another's backgrounds.
Former Bracer She was formerly an A-rank bracer belonging to the guild in Heimdallr. Was known as 'Purple Lightning.'

Instructor (Combat, Practical Skills)
Class VII's homeroom teacher. Formerly an A-rank bracer known as 'Purple Lightning.'
Gentleman Her love of alcohol began when she started trying to copy a gentleman to whom she owes a lot.
Former Jaeger Until six years ago, she was part of the Northern Jaegers. She was then saved by Instructor Beatrix and became a bracer.
Bracer Again She decides to resign from her position as instructor and return to the Bracer Guild to help rebuild it in Erebonia.


Trails of Cold Steel

I'm bringing the thunder now!
Lightning Charge
Huh! Didn't see THAT, did you?!
I'm going to slice you up!
Thunder Vortex
It's time to finish this! Plasma Storm!
—Sara's S-Craft quote

Trails of Cold Steel II

I look away for just a little while and suddenly here you are, all grown up.
—Sara's intro quote
I am all what I've experienced. Northern Limits!
—Sara's S-Craft quote


  • Sara is the only Class VII associated character to not get a new attire for Trails of Cold Steel II.
  • Sara uses the old walking and running animations from Trails of Cold Steel while on the field.
  • She is self-conscious about her bust size and even starts to get uncomfortable about the subject of age.
  • She is infatuated with Laura's father, Victor S. Arseid. Laura and Rean cannot help but make fun of her sometimes for it.
  • Her bonding trophy in Trails of Cold Steel is titled "Hot for Teacher".
  • Her bonding trophy in Trails of Cold Steel II is titled "Worth the Wait".
  • Sara's last name is a reference to Valestein Castle, the second-to-last dungeon Adol must traverse in Ys III to save Dogi's childhood friend, Elena.
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