|Game||Tales of the Tempest|
|Race||Human / Lycanthe|
|Weapon||Gauntlet / Sword|
|Character Designer||Mutsumi Inomata|
|JP Voice Actor(s)||Motoki Takagi|
Caius Qualls (カイウス・クオールズ Kaiusu Kuōruzu?) is a main character and the lead protagonist of Tales of the Tempest. He is a young man who lives with his foster parent in a village of Areula's remote border. A deformed creature, Spot, comes to attack the village because of the crystals entrusted by soldiers of the Order of the Knight Guard. After his fight with Spot, he learns that his real father is that of a Lycanth, in which later he is later shunned by the people of the village.
On the way to escape the village with his childhood friend, Rubia Natwick, his adoptive father and three people, they were being chased by the church's monks. His adoptive father becomes a decoy to help Caius. At the time of separation, he heard about his real parents from his foster father, later going on a journey to explore his origins.
Caius's has mid-length maroon-brown hair, fair skin and yellow eyes. The center of his hair curls towards his face, with a notable portion to be streaked a white color. His attire consists of loose clothing. This being a rather plain, loose, sleeveless red tank top, light blue pants and red paw-shaped shoes resembling that of the Leimon. He wears black gloves, a darker blue ribbon tied to his waist—above his pants, a lengthy white scarf, a transparent armband, and a single gauntlet worn over his left arm. He also wears a necklace with a red jewel.
In his Leimornean form, Caius retains his clothing but the general condition of his skin morphs into that of a beast. The transformation grants him reddish fur all over his body, similar to the color of his hair, even more noticeable with the band of white as fur, a beast-like face, and claws in general. As a result, appearing as a creature similar to that of a werewolf.
Caius is a lively, free-spirited young man with a passion for adventuring. He is the romantic interest of Rubia Natwick, although he is oblivious to it. Caius has a cheerful personality, being able to smile during tough times but can also become really protective of those around him. When Caius first transforms into his Leimon form, Rubia is initially scared of him and his aggressive nature, but later she comes to accept that he is still Caius and that nothing has changed him. Caius has a knack for hunting and eating, possibly an effect of his Leimon traits.
At the beginning of the game, Caius is freely wondering his home village of Areula before rushing home and being questioned by his lone father, Mister Qualls. Caius is then told by his father that his childhood friend, Rubia Natwick, had been searching for him, asking him if they had plans. Immediately, he then remembers that the two were supposed to go to the forest together, claiming that he forgot. Mister Qualls then tells him that she said she would be waiting at the church, and not to keep her waiting any longer.
Afterwards, Caius agrees, and before heading out, he asks his father that the next time he goes out to get supplies, he wants to go with him. This is because Fern is a small village of which Caius is never able to leave unless being supervised. Upon hearing this, Caius's father declines the request without reason. Caius feeling slightly shocked asks why and states that he is both mature and old enough, also adding that his father still has not allowed him to see the big city even once, as everyone else had already been with their parents—further adding that they all laugh at him. His father reassures him and tell him that "when the time comes, I'll take you along with me". Caius feeling annoyed and slightly upset, retorts to his father that had he had already promised him multiple times, saying that he wants to see the outside world before rushing out.
Upon entering the village's sanctuary, he find Rubia waiting there. Rubia turning around to see Caius is shocked, asking him where has he been and that they need to hurry if they want to make it to the forest before dark. Caius remains silent as Rubia asks him what is wrong, guessing that he got into a fight with his father. Still annoyed, Caius tell her to be quiet and that it is none of her business. Ignoring him, Rubia tells him to hurry or she will leave him behind. Caius quickly runs towards the entrance of the church before her, leaving her in sigh, as she utters he will never be popular with the ladies if he does not have a bit of courtesy. This makes him ask here where did that come from. Rubia walks forward, asking if that had gotten his attention. Now serious, she questions him as to what he would do if she were not here. This leaves him puzzled, confused about the question. She then takes a few steps back and asks him would he be lonely, disclosing that next winter she will be moving to the luxurious city of Janna. Caius moves forward and inquires, "with your dad again? Church work isn't easy. Having to go all the way to Janna." Rubia shakes her head to the side, telling him that this time is different and that she will be starting at the seminary next spring—studying to become a priestess. Caius in question, asks how long will they be there for, as she answers probably 8 years. He then says that it is a long time but also telling her that if that is what she has decided, then he will support her all the way. Adding that he will come see her "once in a while", which causes her to look at him and thank him with a depressed face, as well as telling him that the two themselves should hurry to the forest, then exiting the church building.
Walking past the water source for the village, Caius and Rubia encounter a village friend, Scarlet, who asks if Caius was causing fights with Rubia. The two deny this, with Rubia adding that he would listen to anything she says before they both run off. At the entrance of the village, they notice a man entering the village with groggy movements and coming closer. Rubia tells Caius that something does not feel right, as Caius notices the man's armor and asks her if she thinks he may be a knight. As the man moves closer, he faints and falls to the ground. Both run to the man's aid as Rubia tells Caius she is going to let her father, the priest, know. As Rubia runs home, Caius questions the situation and what could have caused it. The knight on the ground tells him that he was attacked by a monster, as Caius wonders what kind of monster could have done such a thing. To his dismay, the fallen soldier mumbles an incomprehensible sentence. As Rubia returns, she calls to Caius, telling him that she brought their parents. Awaiting their arrival, both parents begin inspecting the injuries of the wounded knight. Caius then tells them that the soldier stated that he was attacked by a monster and that there may be one outside the village. At that moment, the accompanying villager screams in fear of hearing of a monster sighting, adding that he must let the other villagers know, as a duty of protecting the village. The parents continue checking on the injured man and conclude that they might be able to save him if treated quickly. The man is then carried to the church and placed to rest, where Caius and Rubia have a discussion about the so-called monster before both their fathers arrive. Caius then offers to spend the night watching the man as he recovers, with approval of Father Natwick, Rubia's father.
At night, the observers notice the man is in pain and need to prepare medicine for him. Caius is then asked to keep a close eye on the patient in their absence. A while later, the knight begins to speak and ask questions of his whereabouts of which Caius informs him of what happened. Noticing he is in a church, he asks Caius of his name and a last request of opening his satchel and searching for a large red crystal referred to as a Patient. The man then tell him to take the crystal to the Archduke in the capital. Caius states the capital is very far and that he could not possibly deliver it by himself. As the man begs him with him dying breath, Caius rushes to his side in his final moments. Grieving over the man's death, Caius notices how the crystal looks like a pendant his mother gave him. As they are placed together, they begin to shine and flash immensely, Caius confused as to why it was happening. In the mean time, monsters were invading the village, creating terror for people like Scarlet. Hearing of the chaos outside, Caius wonders where Rubia is and promises the dead knight that he would deliver the crystal. After exiting the church, he is faced by a monster called Spot Kline. After defeating it, he finds the village swarming with them and Rubia in the distant. Catching up to her, he tells her to retreat but she refuses and fights the monster with him. As monster surround them, Ramlas find the two safe. Caius informs him that the numbers keep increasing as Ramlas tells him to pay close attention to him, as he transforms into a Leimon beast and defeats the surrounding enemies. This brings the attention of the nearby villagers and quickly faces discrimination from them, stating that if the Church had found out then they could be punished, and asked him to leave the village. Caius condemns their words and explain how Ramlas had helped the village but is told to stop, consequently approaching, Father Natwick informs the crowd that they will discuss the matter the next day, as individuals head home.
Residing at home, Caius asks his father about what happened earlier. Caius's father, Mister Qualls, explains and apologises for not telling him the truth, also telling him he is not his real father, being entrusted to him when Caius was still a baby to Caius's disbelief. His foster father then reveals that he was a knight that served Caius's mother and the past of the Leimornean civilsation. Also, that Caius's mother could not escape the hunt, so passed her baby on to his foster father. The conversation turns and becomes a reassuring one. The next day, early in the morning, a group of warrior priest inquisitors enter the village. Approaching Scarlet and a villager, a man named "Lukius" telling them that they are from the Church of Janna, Office of the Inquisition, followed by another figure called "Rommy". The two ask to speak to the priest, being led to the church were they inquire him about the Lycanth, meanwhile Rubia hiding behind a chair in the church, undiscovered, sneaks out to warn Caius and Mister Qualls. The trainee priestess tells them that someone had reported them to the inquisition and that they should leave immediately. Mister Qualls then tells Caius to run away, as he tells him that the inquisitors are with the hunt to round up and execute the Leimons. Caius is then hesitant to run and leave his father, who then tells him to stop being foolish and that Rubia is also in danger. Not too long later, the inquisitors are at the doors of the Qualls house, telling them to surrender until Mister and Misses Natwick proceed to protecting the fugitives inside. The two lead officers threaten the Natwicks as those inside run out to draw the threat away, Mister Qualls transforming into his Leimon form to fend off against them, using this opportunity, the two childhood friends flee.
|Caius Qualls • Rubia Natwick • Tilkis Barone • Forest Ledoyen • Arria Ekberg|
|Lukius Bridges • Albert Mueller • Rommy|
|Items • Translations|