|Affiliation(s)||Kingdom of Lucifenia (formerly)|
Kingdom of Marlon
Clive was a royal guard of the Kingdom of Marlon and a loyal follower of King Kyle Marlon. After the events of the Lucifenian Revolution, Clive became the Marlon royal's protector as he solidified his regime across Lucifenia.
Born a citizen of the Kingdom of Lucifenia, Clive eventually became a soldier of the Lucifenian army. During the Lucifenian Revolution of EC 500, the longtime warrior encountered Karchess of the resistance. After he learned the masked man was actually Kyle Marlon, he became the Marlon king's personal guard and served as the blue-haired monarch annexed Lucifenia as a Marlon territory, living at the royal palace.
Visitors to the PalaceEdit
Several months after Kyle declared war on the neighboring Beelzenia in EC 505, Clive learned of Captain Ney and her Espionage Task Force's return from the warfront at Retasan Fortress and desire to meet with the Marlon king. After Kyle finished his war meeting with General George Ausdin, Clive entered to report Ney's return and the monarch ordered him to take her to the Hall of Sounds. Obeying the command, he immediately left and led the spy captain to the meeting room.
Two weeks later, Clive accompanied the king on his carriage ride to the merchant Corpa's banquet at his mansion in Rolled that night. Waiting in the banquet hall while Kyle enjoyed the festivities, the blue-haired ruler later approached the guard and told him to prepare the carriage for his departure. Clive obeyed and they returned to the palace shortly after.
When Yukina Freezis visited the next day, Clive stood beside Kyle while the king greeted the Freezis daughter from his throne in the Hall of Mirrors. Seeing her two masked bodyguards, the royal guard stepped forward and demanded they remove their masks while in Kyle's presence. When the women refused, claiming it was against their clan's customs, Clive angrily began to retaliate when Kyle told him to stand down.
Once Kyle finished speaking with the girl and offered her a chance to stay the night, Clive watched the excited child leave with her bodyguards before being told to notify the guards about her visit. Kyle then ordered him to send a messenger to her father Keel regarding her location and the royal guard questioned his judgment. Kyle affirmed that, despite his wish to please her, Keel would die of loneliness if he worried too much. Clive finally abided and left, fulfilling his king's orders.
Attack on a Moonlit NightEdit
That night, Clive went to sleep in his pink pajamas before being awoken by a guard. After the guard confirmed there was an explosion coming from Yukina's room and that Kyle had gone to investigate it. Once he confirmed from the other guards that women in Marlon masks were causing commotion around the palace grounds and that Yukina and her bodyguards were missing, Clive rushed over to Kyle and reported his findings.
The blue-haired king then ordered him to lockdown the palace and have all the guards search for their guests but not harm Yukina. When Clive asked what to do if they resisted, Kyle ordered him to mercilessly kill the wooden-masked fugitives. Inquiring afterward about the iron-masked women, the Marlon king told him to leave them be. Once he delegated Kyle's orders to the other guards, Kyle told Clive to accompany him in searching the palace and the guard said he would need to go back and change. Kyle noted he would be humiliated to be seen with him in those pajamas. Clive apologized and Kyle simply told the soldier to be back as fast as he could.
After he changed into his armor, he and Kyle searched the Hall of Mirrors, Hall of Sounds, kitchen, Heavenly Yard, and the maids' quarters, before returning to the corridors. After the other guards reported their own failures to find the fugitives, Kyle asked what room they hadn't searched and Clive answered that there was still the ministers and other officials' bedchambers. When the monarch suggested they were in the rooms of someone still sleeping and Clive noted they shouldn't be hiding the culprits. As Clive wondered where Keel Freezis' daughter would hide, Kyle questioned if his bedroom had been checked.
When Clive affirmed they hadn't, he demanded they search there before being interrupted by another explosion from his room. The warrior remarked that the iron masked ones seemed to realize that too and Kyle agreed, noting that it also meant his bed was probably charred. The two then rushed over to Kyle's bedroom, finding two guards unconscious outside. Finding one of the wooden-masked bodyguard facing the Espionage Task Force inside, the royal guard prepared to battle her when Kyle demanded they all stand down.
Once the king clarified that he wished to speak with the thief and didn't want them to interfere, Clive relented. After the woman revealed herself to be Germaine Avadonia, the royal guard remained silent while Kyle bickered with the revolutionary hero. When Kyle nearly collapsed, the guard began arguing with Germaine over what she did to him. Kyle finally ordered Clive to help the Espionage Task Force kill Germaine and prevent the Venom Sword from being stolen.
As Clive exchanged positions with his king, Germaine leaped out the window and the guard ordered the task force to chase after her. Later during their chase, the royal guard discovered that Kyle had disappeared. Pinning the blame on the fugitive Germaine, Yukina, and Gumillia, the guards continually pursued the women for two weeks. Soon after, Kyle returned and removed Germaine and Gumillia from his Witch Hunt, leaving Clive to help manage Lucifenia while the king returned to Marlon.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Clive was a nationalistic and dedicated man, committed to serving his lord and master. A model soldier, Clive loyally obeyed his superiors, serving both the Kingdom of Lucifenia through the tyrannical regime of Princess Riliane and the Kingdom of Marlon under King Kyle. He was particularly protective of the latter, prioritizing Kyle's safety and acting aggressive toward potential threats. True to his obedience, Clive followed Kyle's orders without hesitation. Aside from this, Clive was extremely dependable, to the point that Kyle trusted him to help manage Lucifenia's affairs while the blue-haired king left for Marlon.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
As a trained soldier, Clive was a skilled enough swordsman to be trusted with serving as King Kyle's bodyguard and aide for years.
Kyle Marlon: Clive's monarch and charge. Clive was dedicated to protecting and serving the king, carrying out his orders obediently and confronting any perceived threats. The man was extremely loyal to Kyle, and as a result was seen by Kyle as being trustworthy.
- The Daughter of Evil: Praeludium of Red (first appearance)