Elzam von Branstein
エルザム・V・ブランシュタイン, Rätsel Feinschmecker
Elzam von Branstein is a calm collected individual much like his brother whose even temper makes his skill as a pilot even more readily apparent. Despite this stoicism he is a gentle person and treats his subordinates with utmost respect when not on the battlefield. Much like Sanger his honorable personality conflicts with that of some of the less scrupulous members of the Divine Crusaders who view his upholding of honor to be a weakness. His prowess in battle is matched only by his prowess in the kitchen Elzam is a master chef. When he was a Divine Crusaders commander he would cook feasts for his men creating gourmet dishes with whatever ingredients are onhand. The fact that Elzam is such a gourmet is the basis for his rather thinlyveiled disguise Raumltsel Feinschmecker which is supposed to mean quotThe Mysterious Gourmetquot in German although correctly translated it would be quotriddle gourmetquot the correct translation would be quotRaumltselhafter Feinschmeckerquot. His taste in food also creates a perplexing situation in the game series as Elzam is one of the few people to have tried one of Kusuha Mizuha039s health drinks which while beneficial are by all accounts ingame foultasting to the point where the drinker loses consciousness and actually enjoy it even going so far as to identify every single ingredient of the concoction to the other quotvictims039quot dismay. Another trait of Elzam039s in battle is his distinctive custom color scheme for his mecha and his flagship the Kurogane: they are all primarily black with red accenting and a splash of gold save for the Kurogane all are referred to as Trombe the name of his pet stallion. The figurative steed in the case of Dygenguard039s companion machine the Aussenseiter becomes a very literal one Elzam039s machine becomes a horse acting as the Dygenguard039s mount.