“Yeah, and then they threw me in here as well because they thought I was with you. It's all your fault! What am I going to do now...”
—Karin, in a conversation with Fergus
Karin is imprisoned in Manster alongside Fergus because the imperial army believes that she was helping him attack them. Soon after her release, she finds Ced in a battle against the imperial guards and calls him out for bringing grief to his family. She also receives the Sety Scroll from Ced before they part ways.
In Chapter 6, Karin offers to help Leif's group in their escape from Manster by having her and her pegasus fly everyone out. Later in the game, she can pursuade Ilios to defect from the Friege army. When the two first meet, Karin also teases him by calling him "Olson", an ordinary name that contrasts with his desire for nobility. In Chapter 17A, Karin encounters Misha in battle, and after Misha is captured by Leif's army, Karin convinces her to see the fault in her actions, which in turn leads Misha to join the army.
After the war, Karin remains a Silessean Pegasus Knight, and although she never becomes famous, she remains devoted to her position.
- Chapter 4: Automatically from the start.
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Karin's ability to fly is incredible early on and just as useful later as she can reach enemies and villages before anyone else, and she is great at rescuing units. The Leg Ring found in Chapter 8x will make her able to deal with ballistaes much easier. Karin shares a mutual support with Fergus that helps both units a lot in the Manster arc.
Her stats and growth rates are typical to those of a pegasus rider. With high speed and luck, and low defense, Karin relies greatly on her dodging ability. With a fairly high magic, she will have little difficulty fighting mages, and it can be a good idea to train her to rank B sword, since she can deal a lot of damage with a Flame Sword in her hands, adding to her usefulness when unmounted.
Otherwise, with a low strength, skill, build and a PCC of 1, her fighting ability is not very good, and she can't use killing or multi-hitting weapons effectively. Therefore, Karin is a main candidate for the Continue Manual, which helps with her offense a lot. She can start wielding the Wind Sword as well. It grants another +5 to her already high speed, meaning Continue will activate very often. Unfortunately, you get those items late in the game. The Wrath Manual also works quite well with Karin since she usually meets the enemy before the rest of the troops and it will dramatically increase her damage output.
It is recommended that she is given the Dain Scroll for more defense and possibly movement. She can also use the Neir Scroll to help her build but this will hurt her already low skill so giving her the Odo Scroll as well will give her more balanced out stats.
“...Lady Erinys... I'm sorry... ...Prince...”
—Karin's death quote
“Phew, thank goodness I made it out of there alive. I'll escape first!”
—Karin's escape quote in Thracia 776.
Karin's name is a northern form of the Greek name Katharine, meaning "pure".
Karin - The Cheery Pegasus Knight (天馬を駆る少女 Tenba o karu shōjo)
After returning to Silesse, she fulfilled her long-awaited dream and became a full-fledged Pegasus Knight. There are no records of her doing anything extraordinary, but she is remembered as being a distinguished member of the Silessean Pegasus Knights.
Karin is illustrated in the trading card game with the following cards: