|Affiliation(s)||Kingdom of Elphegort (formerly)|
Kingdom of Lucifenia (formerly)
Lucifenian Resistance (formerly)
- "I'm Deputy Captain Minage. Those born in Elphegort don't have a surname."
Minage was an immigrant from the Kingdom of Elphegort and one of the leaders of the Lucifenian Resistance. He joined in opposition of Princess Riliane's tyrannical regime over the Kingdom of Lucifenia. After helping gain his homeland's support during the revolution, the emigrant left the new government and reunited with his comrades again to oppose Marlon's occupation by King Kyle.
- "First off, our numbers. How about it, Minage?"
"There're many who hold animosity toward the royal palace. Gathered a fair number of people. But most of them are amateurs who've never so much as held a sword. I was going to have them train with York and I as it is, but..."
- ―Germaine and Minage[src]
Born in the Kingdom of Elphegort sometime during the fifth century EC, Minage later emigrated from his home country to the Kingdom of Lucifenia. Following the death of Queen Anne in January of EC 499, he and his fellow Lucifenians suffered under the tyrannical rule of Princess Riliane, becoming disillusioned with the royal government. When Germaine Avadonia decided to rebel against Riliane's tyranny after the mysterious assassination of her father the following year, Minage joined her along with York Le Corbusier, Sekka, and Marc in establishing the Lucifenian Resistance.
After the rebels set up their base of operations at the abandoned home in the Forest of Bewilderment, Minage was assigned the duty of recruiting new members to the resistance; although scouting numerous discontent Lucifenians who were willing to join, he found that most of them had no fighting skills and considered having him and York train them in sword fighting. Minage later met with the others at the hideout and reported his findings to Germaine. He then listened to the others' progress with building the resistance and, following it, he and York attempted to train the new recruits in swordplay.
Preparation for InsurrectionEdit
- "Let's confirm one last time. First off, our numbers."
"Gathered more than enough. Not just from Lucifenia but people from Elphegort too. Moreover... there're the soldiers this here masked man fella had brought."
- ―Germaine and Minage[src]
After discovering the Forest of Bewilderment was on fire later that year, Minage and the others joined in trying to put out the flames. Seeing nearly half the forest burned within the day and their firefighting having no effect, Minage could only watch as Lucifenian soldiers arrived and revealed the fire was intentionally caused under Riliane's order to prepare for their invasion of Elphegort. While shocked, Minage saw as it suddenly rained and doused the flames, allowing them all to return home triumphant.
After the Lucifenian army invaded the next day and began slaughtering any Elphe woman or other person who resisted them, Minage began recruiting numerous people from both Lucifenia and Elphegort into the resistance. Later on, Chartette Langley joined Minage and the others at the resistance meetings to share information from the royal palace. During one meeting at their hideout, Minage witnessed as a young man wearing a mask arrived to join the resistance, confirming his presence through a peephole before the man was allowed in.
Once they gained the support of Keel Freezis and began preparing for their revolution, Minage noticed the masked man bring a small army of soldiers to bolster their forces. He later attended the resistance's final meeting before their planned revolution and he reported on their final numbers; he also learned that the masked man was named "Karchess", and watched as the Langley blacksmith arrived with more weapons and armor for them.
Revolution and OccupationEdit
- "Of course, you revolutionaries will also be participating in the new government."
- ―King Kyle[src]
After Germaine and the others started up the revolution, Minage traveled to Elphegort; there, he rallied the locals to block the Lucifenian army's main forces from returning while the revolutionaries rebelled against Riliane's tyrannical regime. The Elphes successfully blocked off the enemy's retreat until the resistance captured the capital of Lucifenian, imprisoned The Daughter of Evil, and the Lucifenian army surrendered.
Five days later, on December 24, Minage attended the peace talks at the Lucifenian royal palace between all involved parties in the revolution along with Germaine and York. After the meeting began and went to discussing Lucifenia's remaining forces detained in Elpheort, Minage suggested that Thorny treat the imprisoned soldiers with care and heard the king share his sentiment of not wanting more bad blood between the people.
He then watched as Kyle announced Marlon would occupy Lucifenia and set up an interim government while the nation rebuilt itself, despite York's arguments. Kyle then assured them that the revolutionaries would also be taking part in the new government; Minage and the others agreed to take part in the new government along with York, and then learned Princess Riliane would be executed two days from then at 3 o'clock in Milanais Square.
- "You can't put up a decent fight anymore; you should hurry up and retire."
"Shut up, Minage. You go home and show your face to your brats once in a while. Sekka's been complaining."
- ―Minage and York[src]
Following The Daughter of Evil's execution, Minage acted out his position in the new government at the royal palace. Around three months later, in EC 501, the Marlon government announced its Witch Hunting Ordinance proclaiming Germaine a fugitive wanted for treason, and York and Minage decided to restart the resistance and oppose Marlon's occupation. The two fled the royal palace and set up a base of operations at Breck Mountain, amassing troops with Minage as York's second-in-command.
Although managing to push back the Lucifenian forces from Retasan Fortress, the resistance was defeated by General Riliane Mouchet's troops in EC 503, and Minage and his comrades retreated into the Beelzenian Empire, seeking safe haven. There they made an arrangement with the Beelzenian Emperor to serve Beelzenia as part of its army in exchange for protection.
Once Germaine and Chartette reunited with the resistance in Beelzenia in EC 504, Chartette replaced the disabled York as captain of the new "Langley Unit" while Minage continued to serve as her second-in-command, the former resistance setting up camp at an abandoned town near the Lucifenian border. One day in EC 505, Minage was writing out paper work at a desk in the unit's headquarters when Chartette arrived with Gumillia and Yukina Freezis. Minage greeted and introduced himself to the girl after bantering with York about how he needed to spend more time with Sekka and the kids. As Yukina praised him as being integral to the revolution, Minage humbly waved her off and later reminded Chartette to help him with the paperwork.
When an undead army swarmed Beelzenia two weeks later, the Langley Unit fell back to protect the nearby city of Rukolbeni, fighting through the corpse soldiers for three days and nights straight. On the third day, the Beelzenian Emperor ordered the counterattack and the Langley forces assisted in retaliating against Retasan Fortress. Over a month later, the unit linked up with the Baggio and Catalani units in conducting night raids and spreading misinformation among Retasan's troops, capturing much of the fortress city within three days.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "At this rate, the fire might even spread to Elphegort's Millennium Tree Forest."
- ―Minage expressing worry about his homeland[src]
Minage was a humble and studious man, devoted to protecting both his original and adopted homelands. Although having later settled in Lucifenia, Minage remained loving towards the Green Country he was born in. At the same time, Minage was a patriot to Lucifenia and its people. Despite this, he became disillusioned with the royal government headed by Princess Riliane and was dedicated to overthrowing the tyrannical regime to create a more prosperous and less oppressive government.
Despite his personal ability, Minage displayed a great degree of humility and downplayed his own achievements, being generally very polite and attentive to others. As a member of the resistance, Minage was dedicated to his comrades and loyally supported the revolutionaries throughout their activities. After marrying Sekka, Minage became rather casual with his father-in-law, exchanging verbal jabs with York and criticizing his continued participation in the resistance despite his age and disabilities. In contrast, Minage was wary of the masked Karchess, though willing to trust Kyle per Germaine's assurance.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
- "I believe you made great strides in Elphegort during the revolution."
"I was just a negotiator."
"No, I heard that without your cooperation with the Elphegortean army, the revolution's success would've been impossible."
- ―Yukina and Minage[src]
Minage was fairly intelligent and a very capable speaker, allowing him to excel as a negotiator. While lacking much political experience, the Elphe could still handle government affairs and negotiations sufficiently. He was also trained in using a sword; over the years of fighting for the resistance, Minage gained a lot of experience as a leader. Despite being a commoner, he was able to read and write, making his literacy a valuable commodity when working with political documents and other paper work.
Sekka Le Corbusier: Minage's comrade and eventual wife. Working with her as a member of the Lucifenian Resistance, Minage trusted her as his fellow freedom fighter and came to love her romantically as well. Becoming happily married to Sekka and even siring children with her, Minage nonetheless would stay away from home for long stretches of time to carry out his duty to the former Resistance.
York Le Corbusier: Minage's eventual father-in-law. As a fellow member of the Lucifenian Resistance Minage trusted York as a fighter and became close friends with him on these grounds in addition to marrying the man's daughter. Although often trading jabs and sarcastic remarks with the old man, Minage had genuine affection for him and also believed that a veteran like him should retire for his health.
Germaine Avadonia: Minage's superior. Minage was incredibly loyal to Germaine and her cause as the leader of the Lucifenian Resistance. Due to this, he was attentive to carry out his part in the Revolution without hesitation, as well as trusting Germaine's judgment in several areas like the gathering of allies.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Minage's name is possibly derived from the French word minage, meaning "mining" or "blasting"; Lucifenia, the country he immigrated to, is inspired by France.
- The Daughter of Evil: Clôture of Yellow (first appearance)
- The Daughter of Evil: Wiegenlied of Green (mentioned only)
- The Daughter of Evil: Praeludium of Red
- Entr'acte of Evil: The Daughter of Evil Worldguide (mentioned only)