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"MY BLADE IS UNBENDING!"
— Olberic, achieving the maximum amount of BP being spent in battle.
Olberic Eisenberg is one of the male playable characters in Octopath Traveler and is the only playable male character in the Project Octopath Traveler Demo. He is a survivor of Hornburg's fall, a kingdom that fell to ruin after a war had torn its lands asunder. At first, he was doubtful of his purpose in life as he had failed to protect his own king from danger, but an opportunity arises gives him a reason to begin anew and seek the answers he has been meaning to find.

AppearanceEdit

Olberic has black hair that is slicked back with white streaks. A strand of his hair is left unfixed to give the impression of a cowlick. Olberic has one scar that goes from his left temple to his forehead that is most likely from the nick of a blade. He's usually seen wearing a blue tunic with metal shoulder guards and a metal bracer on both hands along with leather sleeves, pants, and shoes. His sword is strapped to the left of his hip. In some official art that features him with the other seven heroes, Olberic is the tallest among all of them.

PersonalityEdit

Prior to the fall of his country, Olberic was a knight who put the safety of his liege and kingdom first of all. He seemed to have dedicated his life just for the place, itself. After the fall of his country, he had lost the drive of becoming a knight and constantly questioned himself as to what his reason of living could be. Gaston, the boss of the brigands he had encountered in his starting chapter, described how his eyes looked dead and only lit up like the flames when mentioning Erhardt.

HistoryEdit

"Your name is Olberic, and you are a warrior. You were once a brave knight, until you lost king and kingdom in a bloody coup. Today, you serve as a master-of-arms for a small mountain village. "To what end do I swing my blade?" The question tortured you night after restless night. Then, one day, you hear a name from your past, giving you new purpose..."
— Olberic's description when selecting him.
A knight from a lost country that is searching for a purpose in life, Olberic resides in a village in the Highland region.

Before moving to Cobbleston, he was known throughout the land as the "Unbending Blade" due to his sheer power and with how he handles his sword. Olberic served under the king of Hornburg with his friend, Erhardt, before losing both land and master to a war. Not only that, he discovers how the one person that he treated as equal and brother to be a traitor, slaying their liege right in front his own eyes before besting him in battle.

After losing his country in the war, he moved to a secluded village and hides under the alias 'Berg' as opposed to his real name. He acts as the town's combat teacher, aiding the townsfolk in protecting their home from nasty brigands that roam the area. It was believed that Olberic was slain during the fall of Hornburg.

RelationshipsEdit

Erhardt Edit

Olberic, during his time in Hornburg, worked alongside a man named Erhardt. He mentioned how he had seen Erhard as an equal and a brother, before the latter slew their liege. It was by Erhardt's hand did Olberic lose everything and started to question the reason why he swings his blade.

Battle Edit

Weapons: Swords, Polearms

His high attack power makes him perfect for offense, though he can also protect his allies by acting like a human shield for them.

Warrior Skills: Edit

  • Level Slash (9): Attack all foes with a sword.
  • Abide (4): Increase the user's physical attack strength for 3 turns.
  • Spearhead (6): Attack a single foe with a polearm, and act earlier on your next turn.
  • Incite (4): Become more readily targeted by foes for 3 turns.
  • Cross Strike (12): Unleash a sword attack on a single foe.
  • Stout Wall (4): Increase the user’s physical defense for 3 turns.
  • Thousand Spears (20): Attack random foes with a polearm 5 to 10 times.

*Brand's Thunder (30): Unleash a tremendously powerful sword attack on a single foe.

Support Skills: Edit

  • Cover: The equipping character will absorb single-targeted damage for allies who are near death.
  • Summon Strength: Increases the physical strength of the equipping character by 50.
  • Endure: When the equipping character is afflicted with poison, sleep,

confusion, blindness, silence, terror, or unconsciousness, their physical and elemental defenses are enhanced.

  • Surpassing power: Increases the maximum damage that can be dealt by the equipping character to 99,999.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Olberic's name could be derived from the name Olbert, that means 'famous for his inheritance' in Frisian and German.

TriviaEdit

  • Olberic's last name may be a reference to Eisenberg, a town in another Square Enix title, Bravely Default


ReferencesEdit

Octopath Traveler
Travelers Alfyn Greengrass | Olberic Eisenberg | Primrose Azelhart | Tressa Colozone
H'aanit | Therion | Ophilia Clement | Cyrus Albright
Other Antagonistic Man | Beowulf | Erhardt | Gaston | Helgenish | Headman | Knights of Hornburg | Philip | Philip's Mother | Villager 3 (Cobbleston) | King Alfred | Watchmen | Yusufa | King Karim | Wayfaring Girl
World
Locations Cobbleston | Ferien | Highlands | Hornburg | Osterra | Sunlands | Triberia | House Azelhart | Sunshade
Enemies Assassin Bug | Azure Ratkin | Black Bat | Bonewalker | Giant Falcon | Glow Wisp | Great Condor | Hill Ratkin | Hooded Lizardman | Mountain Goat | Roller Beetle | Sandworm | Wild Boar | Ruddy Ratkin | Rockadillo | Sand Lizardman | Tufted Lizardman
Media
Game Allure | Challenge | Inquire | Project Octopath Traveler Demo | Purchase | Midnight Ode | Path Actions