“Warrior of Dawn”
Tigreal is the Captain of the Imperial Capital’s Moniyan Captain of Knights. Even as a child, he wanted nothing more than to become a great knight of the Empire. From his youth Tigreal was a loyal believer in the Lord of Light. He swore to become a member of the Knight’s Order to defend the status and symbol of the Moniyan Empire throughout the Land of Dawn. He dedicated all his time to training.
In each of their training simulations and tests Tigreal’s performance became the benchmark that no other knight’s could surpass. His mentors were the most revered of all the Imperial Knights. In order to prove himself and surpass them, he dedicated more time and energy than most people possess to his betterment: even the smallest mistakes in his training would be corrected and practice repeatedly in his free time. Eventually, his mentors declared him the Captain with the highest potential in all of the Knight’s Order.
His mentors’ comments gave Tigreal complete confidence in his abilities. Even the strongest of heroes, however, is not without weakness. While hunting demons during one of their trial missions Tigreal showed the slightest amount of compassion, hesitating to make a kill. In that moment of hesitation, he was ambushed by the demons and gravely injured. He watched helplessly as his mentors sacrificed themselves to save him. It was this mission that made Tigreal understand that if he wanted his name recorded in the histories of the land, he still had a long path ahead of him. After the returning to the empire, Tigreal became even more strict with himself. He required each of his men to come back from every mission without a single loss, and wouldn’t tolerate a single mistake from any of his subordinates.
Ever since then the Paladin Tigreal can be seen at the frontlines of the battle, where he has never been defeated. Even the most evil of enemies don’t dare to provoke Tigreal in battle, because they know to do so would be to suffer his merciless assault. A staunch believer in the Lord of Light, he became a pillar of the Order of Knights, his name synonymous with bravery and fearlessness. In order to recognize his courage, the empire bestowed upon him the title of Warrior of Dawn.
Tigreal has constantly sought out the bravest warriors of the land, and in his mind there is none better than Alucard. For a long time, however, he has – been unable to convince Alucard to leave the Temple of Light and join him. He knows that Alucard is unable to move on from the deaths of his parents. Each time walks up the steps to the Temple of Light, he does with a heart full of regret.