Lars is a powerful sorcerer and the first person to join Rhen's party. The son of Rhen's former slavemaster, Rona, Lars begins the game as a spoiled bully. He initially joins the quest to get all the glory for himself, but ultimately learns to be a bit more humble and less mean.
Little is known about Lars's childhood. He lives with his mother, Rona, a wealthy slave-owner. Lars and his mother live in a large house in Ghalarah when Rona purchases Rhen as a slave. He is the cousin of the Empress and is proud of his wealth and status.
Student and SorcererEdit
Lars is famous in Ghalarah for his affinity for sorcery. He had already been accepted into Shadwood Academy when he makes his first appearance. While he and Rhen both attend school, Lars makes life miserable for her by spreading rumors. He insists on joining Rhen on her quest so that a former slave will not receive all the glory, and the Empress agrees to this, to Rhen's dismay. Over the course of the quest, Lars slowly becomes less egotistical and more tolerable, and is even sometimes helpful.
As a sorcerer, Lars is skilled in combat. He can cast status-altering spells and also has some strong offensive attack spells, which he can learn when he joins one of four different guilds. The four guilds are: Necromancers (located in Velderah), Elite Mages (located in Sedona), Annihilators (located in Veldt), and Time Masters (located in Thais).
Initially, Lars is arrogant, cruel, and a bully. He and his friends constantly abuse Rhen and the other slaves in Ghalarah (including a small child) and try to make their lives miserable. However, as the game progresses, Lars begins to realize the universe does not revolve around him and he becomes more compassionate towards the lower classes.
Lars has green hair. Before he became a sorcerer and was still a student at Shadwood Academy, he wore a brown jacket and pants with blue trimming. After he became a sorcerer, he received long blue robes.
Lars, as a typical mage, equips a staff to wield in battle. However, unlike any other mages in the party, he can equip a staff to which magical orbs can be attached. Spells' power can be increased and even decreased depending on the element of the orb attached.
Lars was a bully towards Rhen in the beginning of their journey. However, as time passed, he came to respect her and they tolerate each other by the end of the quest.
Please see the main article: Rhen and Lars Relationship for more.
Lars often bullies the slaves of the town, causing them to fear and resent him. Even the slave-owning adults in the village think he takes his bullying too far. However,his mother seems to think of him as a lovely, gifted young boy.
When Elini first encounters Lars, he thinks that she wants him to join her growing group of husbands. She informs him that he is not her type, which embarasses and disturbs Lars, and he quickly insists that many women want to marry him. Throughout the quest, Elini and Lars are cordial to each other. The following is a transcription of their conversations in the manor:
Lars: Um, hello Elini. You're not going to try an marry me are you?
Elini: Of course not.
Lars: What?! I'm not good enough?
Elini:... You are very confusing, northerner.
Lars and Dameon do not see eye to eye and can be seen to argue in the manor. However, Lars argues with practically everyone, and Dameon seems to respect his confidence.
Lars finds Dameon's admiration of Rhen ridiculous and rolls his eyes whenever it is displayed.
Lars seems to be afraid of Te'ijal; he threatens to fry her with magic in order to protect himself from being bitten.
Lars and Galahad disagree on a number of things, most notably the existence of magic. Lars tries to convince Galahad of the existence of magic by hitting him with a spell.
Pirate John seems to enjoy teasing Lars, probably on account of his snobbishness. Lars refuses to talk to him.
Lars refuses to talk to her.
Lars is a powerful mage and able to learn a great number of spells. He starts with Shock and can be taught five other spells in the beginning. He can also learn spells from scrolls. When equipped with the Orb Staff, some spells are empowered, depending on the element of the orb attached to the staff. On the other side of the coin, spells that are opposite of the element of the orb will be degraded.