Thrud (トード Tōdo, Tordo in the Japanese version) is one of the Twelve Crusaders. He possesses the title of Mage Knight (魔法騎士, Mahō Kishi), is the original wielder of the Mjölnir, and is the founder of the dukedom of Friege.
Thrud's known blood descendants are: Reptor, Bloom, Tailtiu, Ethnia, Ishtar, Ishtore, Arthur, Tine, Amid, Linda, Kempf, and the current vessel of Anguilla. While not a descendant, Reinhardt is noted to look similar to Thrud and is referred to as his second coming.
Thrud and his weapon are both references to the valkyrie Thrud, the daughter of the god of thunder Thor, and the Mjölnir, Thor's weapon, from Norse mythology.
- Like Neir, Thrud has no known major blood descendants at the end of the game. However, it is possible that Tine and Arthur's descendants could eventually receive it.
- Also, Thrud himself possessed silvery-white hair, which becomes a physical trademark among his descendants. Only Ethnia (brunette) and her kids Amid (green hair) and Linda (brunette as well) lack it.