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Reines El-Melloi Archisorte (ライネス・エルメロイ・アーチゾルテ, Rainesu Erumeroi Āchizorute?, Rainess El-Melloi Archisorte) is the current head of the El-Melloi faction after the death of Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald. She is a main character in Lord El-Melloi II Case Files. She is known as the Princess of El-Melloi (エルメロイの姫君, Erumeroi no himegimi?).

ProfileEdit

BackgroundEdit

Reines was born in the Archisorte family, a branch family of the Archibald family.[1][2]

With the death of Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald in the Fourth Holy Grail War, there was a conflict on the succession of the El-Melloi faction. Thus assets such as talents, lands, and Mystic Codes, that were all amassed under the name of El-Melloi and had been passed down since antiquity, were all stolen away by rivals and branch families of the Archibald lineage. As a result, the only things left over for the main family were the title of El-Melloi, and a debt of astronomical proportions. Reines was selected as the head of the El-Melloi faction.[1]

  • Waver submitting to Reines.

When Waver Velvet returned to the Clock Tower, she kept her eyes on him as he was the man who survived Fuyuki's Holy Grail War. Eventually, Waver became a lecturer and operated the abandoned El-Melloi classroom for three years, thus he quickly made a name for himself. Reines became impressed and interested in Waver, deciding to meet him on a whim. She used the remaining authority within the El-Melloi faction to kidnap Waver. She had Waver brought before her and admitted to Waver that she is somewhat a secret fan who has been observing him. However, from her position, Waver was nothing more than another thief that had stolen away the resources that rightfully belonged to the El-Melloi faction. When Waver questioned her identity, she told him her name. However, to her surprise, Waver hung his head and apologized for his recklessness that drove Kayneth to death, whereas Reines believed that Kayneth was already determined to die from the beginning of the Fourth Holy Grail War. Waver acknowledged his sin and begged for his life as he had something to achieve. It left her somewhat dumbfounded; as Waver turned out to be completely different from the reports of him being a self-centered immature individual. She made some demands for Waver, the first demand being for Waver to take responsibility for the El-Melloi faction debt. The second was about Kayneth's Magic Crest, with the parts they had recovered only amounting to about a tenth of the full Crest. With Reines resources, it would have taken at the very least three generations to repair the entire thing. So, she commanded Waver to fix the El-Melloi family Source Crest. Reine though became very worried, as Waver nonchalantly agrees with the impossible demands. Her third demand caught Waver off guard, as she wanted him to take the position of Lord in her place, until she is of an appropriate age. She named him "Lord El-Melloi II" and her older step-brother. As her fourth demand, she wanted Waver to work as her personal tutor. By doing so it would send all the right messages that she is receiving private tutelage from a brother not connected by blood. She took something from Waver as collateral to ensure he wouldn't attempt to flee from her demands.[1]

AppearanceEdit

Gray describes her as someone with brilliant blonde hair, pale white skin reminiscent of a bisque doll, and both clothes and grace that were similarly picturesque. Her most impressive feature was definitely her eyes; blazing like fire, overflowing with strength and determination. A girl who seemed no older than fifteen years old. She has a gentle voice.[3]

PersonalityEdit

She admits that she has a bad personality. She smiles when she see others suffer. Even more so if they are a straight-forward, honest person. When someone, who by all rights should have been walking a path overflowing with light, is forced to step off the correct path due to some meaningless mistake, it fills her with pleasure.[1]

She treats Lord El-Melloi II as a servant and refers to him as her brother.

Reines apparently had a dispute with the Sophia-Ri family, and she is still on bad terms with them even today.[4]

RoleEdit

Lord El-Melloi II Case FilesEdit

Case. Adra Castle SeparationEdit

Reines and Trimmau went to Lord El-Melloi II's apartment to informs him about the recent death of Geryon Ashborn, the Adra Castle owner. Reines tells him that she volunteered him to participate to the castle testament. Reines considered Lord El-Melloi II best interest in mind, she teased him that if he completes this incident nicely, he would be able to participate in the Fifth Holy Grail War. She mischievously points out that she overlooked Lord El-Melloi II decision to live in an apartment alone instead of the El-Melloi mansion. She finds the fact that he is paying rent to pay his debt at a building owned by our her family is absurd. Lord El-Melloi II gives up the argument and agrees to take part in the Adra Castle testament, with one condition. He would only agree if Reines doesn't participate, Reines agrees and leaves his apartment. As she leaves, Reines greets Gray and questions Gray's well being before leaving.[3]

Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper)Edit

  • Flat and Svin arguing in the presence of Reines and Trim.

Reine was sent back to her home town by the Trambelio faction, after she received an invitation of a social gathering. She travels with Trimmau to the Faculty of Modern Magecraft. As Flat Escardos was sliding down from the spiral staircase in the hall, Trimmau prevented the accident by saving Reines. She witness the argument between Flat and Svin Glascheit. As the argument gets even more heated, Reines orders Trimmau to break down at a molecular level and dissipated, spreading out across the room like a mist. Svin finally aware of Reines presence, he apologizes and Reine questions Svin if Lord El-Melloi II and Gray is present. She finds Gray polishing Lord El-Melloi II's shoe, they engage in banter until Reines goes inside Lord El-Melloi II office. Reines talks with Lord El-Melloi II, she ask to borrow Gray for a few days. She reveals that she received an invitation to a social gathering. They discuss about the theme of the beauty.[5] Lord El-Melloi II comes in conclusion that the social gathering is about the Golden and Silver Princesses. Reines confirms this and she wants Gray to be her bodyguard. Gray who overheard the conversion from Add, said she is willing to participate. Reines talks about the upcoming Fifth Holy Grail War and who will participate, but Lord El-Melloi II rather prioritize the debt to the El-Melloi family. Before leaving, she teased if Lord El-Melloi II wants to have child with her.[6]

As they're leaving London, Reines and Gray discuss about the Gold and Silver Princesses and how the Iselma family has pursued the creation of 'the most beautiful person' for generations. But the truth is that Reines is more interested in the rumor about a Mage is receiving a "Grand" rank.[2] Reines and Gray took the train to the West Coast line out of London for about three and a half hours and changing trains at Oxenholme, they arrived at Windermere. After leaving the station, they immediately came upon a single horse-drawn carriage. They were anticipated and received by Byron Valuayeta Iselma's caretaker. They arrived at the Twin Towers of Iselma and was welcomed by Byron in the Tower of the Moon.[7]

  • Reines encountering Touko.

Reines notices how many factions were attending to the party, she is the only Barthomeloi faction attending. She gives permission to Trimmau, to act on her own judgment, so she takes up her maid form. Maio Brishisan Clynelles who was drunk, fell down and accidently threw his drink. Gray was able to catch the glass without spilling and hands it back to Maio.

Touko Aozaki warns Maio not to touch Trimmau, as touching someone else's Mystic Code would potentially cause someone's death. Touko would introduces herself to Reines, whereas Reines was shocked to learn that Touko was the rumored Grand Rank Mage and her Sealing Designation was revoked. Reines learns from Touko, that she was the one who provided puppet parts to Kayneth El-Melloi Archibald in the Fourth Holy Grail War. Touko tried to touch Gray's face until the two princesses arrived. Touko's personality switched as she analyze the Iselma family princesses. She leaves with Maio.[8]

Case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Upper)Edit

  • Reines and Gray


Fate/ApocryphaEdit

  • Reines El-Melloi Archisorte and Lord El-Melloi II

Earlier she ditched her tutor, as she claims that the tutor is "at the bottom of hell". She orders Trimmau to unlock Lord El-Melloi II's room, she sneaks in as Lord El-Melloi II took out a shard of cloth from his locker. She used this opportunity to sit down and drinking tea. As Lord El-Melloi II was reminiscing Iskandar, she mischievously calls out to him and describes his habit of talking to himself weird. Lord El-Melloi II insist that Reine shouldn't enter someone's room without permission. Whereas Reines proclaims that it isn't strange for a sister to enter her brother's room. Lord El-Melloi II complains about her behavior. Reines starts questioning why Lord El-Melloi II didn't use the cloth as a Catalyst for the Great Holy Grail War. As Lord El-Melloi II rationally explains his reasoning, Reines thinks differently. She points out that it's rather Lord El-Melloi II who doesn't want others to summon him. She explains her real reasoning to meet Lord El-Melloi II, she wants to know if he had shown anything weird to Trimmau (with the culprit being actually Flat Escardos). As Lord El-Melloi II said he didn't know anything so Reines left the room.[9]

In the anime adaptation, she makes a quick cameo appearance in the last episode of the series, barging into a room where Flat Escardos and Caules Forvedge Yggdmillennia were, with Trimmau at her side.

Other appearancesEdit

Reines was mentioned in Fate/Accel Zero Order of Fate/Grand Order. Lord El-Melloi II tells Kayneth that he is Reines' representative and he is here to assist him.[10] Kayneth contacted Archisorte family regarding Lord El-Melloi II's claim to be Reines' messenger, they thought he was lying so Kayneth and Diarmuid became hostile towards the Chaldea group. Lord El-Melloi II reveals that he is Reines’ representative until four years later and he is from the future.[11]

AbilitiesEdit

She possesses a particular kind of Mystic Eyes. When her eyes come into contact with Magical Energy, they start turning red as a side effect.[2]

She is able to erase the sound of her footstep anytime using magecraft.[9]

With little effort, she could replay events in her brain with a little activation of her Magic Circuits.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

She makes her first debut in Fate/Apocrypha.

Creation and ConceptionEdit

Her existence was hinted at in the El Melloi II entry of “Character material” which was published in 2006.[12][4]

Her entry in “Character material” and her backstory in Lord El-Melloi II Case Files contradicts each other. It is said in the “Character material” that Waver was named as "Lord El-Melloi II" as a form of gratitude for helping the Archibald house on the brink of collapse. Reines "blamed" him for causing the situation and claimed "you better serve me for your entire life," much to the former's chagrin.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper): Prologue, p.007-016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper): Chapter 1 Part 3, p.057-068
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Adra Castle Separation: Chapter 1 Part 1, p.021-027
  4. 4.0 4.1
  5. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper): Chapter 1 Part 1, p.019-048
  6. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper): Chapter 1 Part 2, p.049-056
  7. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper): Chapter 2 Part 1, p.071-075
  8. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files - Case. Twin Towers of Iselma (Upper): Chapter 2 Part 2, p.088-098
  9. 9.0 9.1 Fate/Apocrypha - Volume 3: Chapter 4, p.384-392
  10. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order: -ACT-2
  11. Fate/Grand Order - Fate/Accel Zero Order: -ACT-5
  12. 12.0 12.1