Belcoot is a Kanakan fighter expert in Falcon-Style Swordsmanship. Originally a young mediocre gladiator in Falena's ex-capital Stormfist, he managed to escape and made his way to Kanakan where he dramatically improved his skills under the tutelage of the renowned master Roundier Haia. He competes in the Sacred Games at Stormfist, though he loses the final match against Childerich due to being betrayed and drugged by Marina, an inn maid in love with him. Later, he may join the Prince's forces and aid them against the Godwins. If he is amongst the Prince's party in the assault at Stormfist, he may offer to replace the Prince's place in dueling Childerich.
Belcoot is one of three known disciples of Master Haia to have appeared in the games, the other two being Valeria and Anita, though it's unclear whether he is an acquaintance of the two women. His fighting style also differs in that he uses a two-handed sword instead of fencing swords like the two women.
Hazuki is a swordswoman who considers herself a rival of Belcoot and wishes to avenge a loss in a duel to him.
Before the Sun Rune War, he competed in the Sacred Games and won almost every battle. Unfortunately, the Godwins needed to win to start their political plot against the royal family of Falena and they kidnapped Marina to distract Belcoot. After saving Marina with the help of Sialeeds Falenas and Freyjadour Falenas, Belcoot managed to reach the finals and before Belcoot fight Childerich, Marina cooks a big breakfast to celebrate. On the battle with Childerich though, Belcoot can barely stand and feels like he has not slept for days. He lost the battle and was sent to infirmary. Dr. Murad couldn't detect anything on Belcoot's body, but Lyon was able to tell that Belcoot was drugged by Dark Arcanum and Georg Prime wondered who the person who drugged Belcoot could be. He suspected that it could be Marina but Belcoot denied that. When Freyjadour revisited Belcoot before they left Stormfist, Belcoot warned them about the Godwin's.
Later Freyjadour met Belcoot and Marina in Yashuna Village and after talking to them they joined Freyjadour's Loyalist Army. They stayed at the Loyalist Army's headquarter, the Ceras Lake Castle and aided Freyjadour in his battle against the Godwin family. After the war, Belcoot teaches swordsmanship at the Recruit Training School, formerly known as the Stormfist arena and helps out at the inn on his day off.
Role in the GameEdit
Belcoot is one of the better front-line fighters in the game, utilizing a strong attack, effective weapon defence, and a good combination attack with Dinn.
- Head - Heavy
- Body - Heavy
- Hand - Heavy
- Foot - Heavy
Weapon Type: 2 Handed Sword
Weapon Range: S
Weapon Starting Level: 1
Belcoot can run a four-star infantry unit on land and a four-star combat ship at sea. He comes with one use of the Charge command, and a five point stat boost as a second in command.
Note: Belcoot can be killed if his unit is defeated in combat.
- Belcoot used to be a gladiator, but he escaped ten years ago. After training himself abroad, he came back to participate in the Sacred Games. He made it all the way to the finalmatch... But you know how that went.
- Believe it or not, as good as he is now, he was a pretty lousy gladiator back in the day. That´s why no one knew who he was when he appeared in the Sacred Games.
- It seems he gets along well with Dinn because they both use those giant swords. I´ve seen `em practise together, and they´re not half-bad.
He said he had questions about Kanakan. I hear he wants to do business with other lands. It must be related to that.
When I talk to him, it brings back memories of my days in the ring.
I wanted to settle things with him myself. What a shame.
- Belcoot is the first known male fighter to appear in the series to bear the Falcon Rune. He is also the only student of Roundlier Haia that doesn't use a fencing blade.
- An amusing in-joke in the game, is that despite training in Kanakan, which is well known in the series for its superb wine, Belcoot is shown in the game to be a lightweight when it comes to alcohol. This is made even more amusing by the fact that Valeria, Anita, and Kika are shown in the series to be quite heavy drinkers. This marks another contrast between him and previous Falcon Rune users in the series.
- His swords are called after Russian names for flowers. Each of the three words were also the names of Soviet-era artillery pieces.
- Despite being based on a samurai, his name, look, and even weapon names are Western in origin.