"The ancient kingdom's last princess."
- Name: Mari Ming Ornette
- Age: 14 (before Great Explosion of Kounat)
- Hobbies: Studying, testing, assembling, disassembling
- Likes: Speed reading, things that spark her interest, explosions, the perfect part
- Dislikes: Cacophony, the ordinary, Sieghart's jokes
- Weakness: A rare sample, simple jobs
1500 years earlier in the ancient kingdom of Kounat, Mari was born as the youngest daughter of the King's younger brother, Hadunak Myu Ornette. Mari who grew up receiving lots of love showed proficiency in engineering and at around the age of fourteen, she had already become fairly masterful in Magic Engineering.
One night, an unknown explosion rocked all of Kounat castle awake. The castle attendants carried the sleeping Mari and boarded her into the royal evacuation capsule. However, right before the capsule could launch, another explosion shook the capsules off the power source. As each capsule became engulfed in by the explosions, only Mari's capsule launched into the air.
The launched capsule was able to escape the castle of Kounat at amazing speeds with the help of the explosion. And at the hand of unknown power, the capsule entered a time slip and fell into the current world.
- Cost: ??? USD
The three children sat down for breakfast, not being able to contain their excitement. They were planning on which house to visit first.
"Let's begin from the top of the hill."
"No, then the other kids will empty the houses below the hill."
"That's the same if we start from below. Sis. What about you? What do you think?"
The first child, Hanna, replied grouchily on purpose.
"You guys decide between yourselves. I am now an adult. I'm past the age where I go around for cookies and candy."
"You're not coming with us?"
Said the youngest while pouting as Hanna ignored him. Even after breakfast, the two younger siblings kept whining and asking Hanna to play with them. Hanna fixed their cute little monster costumes and pushed them out the door.
As soon as both her younger siblings left, her attitude changed. She looked out the window to check on her siblings. She then took a basket filled with treats and left for the store entrance where she was supposed to meet her friend. Hanna's friend was there first. Her friend brought the stilts and makeup as promised.
"Why do you have to do this so early?"
"I didn't have a choice. If I left these at home, then they would know. I want to surprise them."
"Just try half of what you want to do for your siblings for me."
"I love you, friend!"
"Yeah yeah. Try the clothes on first. You think the mask fits?"
"It's a little... big... I think?"
With the help of her friend, she started getting into her costume. She was dressing up as a thin and tall scarecrow monster. She got on the stilts and moved her arms to balance herself. It was the result of training behind her siblings' backs to create the perfect costume.
"Are you okay?"
"Yep. All good. Give me the basket. I'll be back"
With her costume on, Hanna thought of going out into the streets and surprising her siblings and the children than giving out the treats. She smiled just at the thought of her siblings being surprised and looking up to her in awe. Hanna made her way to the streets with these expectations in mind. She discovered a group of children and went towards them.
She even exaggerated her movements for them to spot her easily, but the kids didn't seem to look back. What were they so captivated by?
Hanna followed the children and her sight locked into the person they were looking at.
Just like that, she was blown away just like the rest of the kids.
What captivated the kids was a Witch that looked as if she popped out of a fairy tale.
Her hat was decorated heavily with a sun, a moon, a ghost, bat wings, and a pumpkin head. The bat wings were not only there. Her cape was held together by a ribbon with a golden bat, her purple stockings that could be seen below her skirt also had bats here and there. She also had a pair of nice bat wings on the side of her hips.
It was marvelous and full of detail.
The Witch who had red-eye and a blue eye stared blankly at kids and shook her head.
"Why are you following me?"
"Because you look like a real Witch!"
"I look like a real witch? Then aren't I supposed to be scary?"
"Nope! You are beautiful!"
The Witch, Mari Ming Ornette's, the expression did not change much. She looked slightly happy when the children said she was beautiful. Hanna felt like her wings flap a little but figured it was her imagination and let it go.
『Buzzzz Clank clank』
Nobody knew how, but a robotic cat, NyangcobetG3 appeared near Mari and spun the pumpkin decoration which then showered the kids with candies and cookies in place of Mari. The children who were surprised by the appearance of the cat started excitedly picking up the treats.
After giving away the treats she had, Mari disappeared into the streets. She did what Hanna was trying to do first. Maybe it was because she just saw Mari the Halloween Witch, Hanna felt like her costume was terrible. Instead of giving out her candy, she followed Mari.
Thanks to the stilts, she was able to follow her with giant steps, but she wasn't able to talk to Mari easily. This was because Mari was speaking with another girl. Mari's friend looked like she was from another town.
As Hanna stood there reluctantly, Mari saw her and spoke to her first.
"Hi? Looking good today. Are you dressed as a jack-o-lantern?"
"Ha... Hi Mari!"
She was finally able to approach her.
"I don't look decent. Not even close to what you made. I only thought you were good with machines but when did you create such a beautiful Witch dress? If I knew you were so skilled, I should have asked you for help!"
"Ask me for help? Why?"
"Your costume is the prettiest I've seen in our town's Halloween festival!"
"Festival costume? I never really prepared for a festival. What do you mean?"
"The one you are wearing? You look like a Halloween Witch."
"These are my normal clothes. I just didn't disguise myself to look human."
"My friend told me that today was Halloween and that I could wear what I normally wear outside."
Hanna was confused. What was Mari talking about? Did she mean that she was not a scientist that made complicated machines? It's as if... she was mentioning that she is a real Witch.
"Yes, you are correct. I am a Witch."
"You didn't know? You live right next door. I thought you already knew. People seem to be slow."
Hanna knew that Mari, her neighbor, was a scientist who tinkered with machines and that she was a little strange, but Hanna never thought she would be this obsessed with the role of a Witch.
Hanna figured that it would be difficult to continue the conversation and said.
"Hah, you and your jokes... Carry on with your conversation. I will head out."
Just like Mari did, Hanna appeared in front of the children and gave out treats. She was worried that the kids would not be entertained after seeing the Halloween Witch, but, fortunately, the kids were excited to see Hanna on stilts.
She was happy to have practiced walking on stilts. Amongst the children, her siblings jumped around with their eyes glimmering in excitement.
"Oh, Mari. Are you stupid or something? I said you could walk around in your clothes not tell everyone you are a Witch."
Man's friend said to Mari who was looking blankly at Hanna giving out treats to the children.
"Well, I don't care if they know."
"You are such a funny Witch. You, a Witch, hiding among the people in this town. Also, blatantly exposing your spirit familiar, Nyangcobet in front of the people."
"It's not Nyangcobet, it's NyangcobetG3..."
"And what about your spirit familiar...?"
Mari told her friend, reminding her that her spirit familiar is a pumpkin-headed scarecrow just like what Hanna was wearing.
"Of course, I have it standing by near the town."
"I hope you don't lose it."
"Who would lose their spirit familiar?"
Mari shrugged as if to say anything is possible.
- Acquisition: Clear Grand School
The school library door opened with a sound. The librarian who was dozing off stood up and sat back down. Because it was Mari from the Science Club and not a new student.
"Oh, it's Mari. Hi."
"Does the Science Club also have dust flying around?"
"Um... we're taking care of the hygiene of the Science room."
"No, I'm not talking about hygiene. I'm talking about new students."
"I think I know from your response. Literature and Science Clubs are not popular."
"I don't want new students."
"What are you going to do if you don't take new students? Small clubs like us will have to break up if we don't have enough members!"
Mari opened up the notebook that she's been holding. Although the change in facial expression was unnoticeable, the librarian found out why she was looking proud of herself.
"A made-up list."
"What! So you are the only member and the Leader of the Science Club?"
"Sigh, are you here to look at Science book?"
"No. I'm here to test an experiment."
Experiment? No, preparing an experiment? Why is she testing an experiment at a library and not a Science room?
While the librarian was tilting her head, Mari picked up a book. You could tell that she picked the book based on the thickness and the material. Mari opened the book, put a note in the middle, and closed it. Then she gave it to the librarian.
"Return when you didn't even read it?"
Mari left the library with a short answer. The librarian wanted to know what she put in the book but didn't have the courage. Because she didn't want to become the target of her weird experiment.
Someone will open it and become the offering.
"But... would someone read 17th edition of the school rule book?"
"Over here, Engineer."
"Good morning, chamberlain. What brought you here?"
"It's not urgent news, but the mischievous princess is taking a robot apart... It's going to be tea time soon. May I ask you to reassemble it?"
"What, you summoned me just for that?"
The Engineer looked as if the news was a killjoy. But the Engineer quickly erased that look. It was no surprise to the royal scholars. The royal scholars were obligated to entertain the royal family as much as possible to return the favor for receiving research funding from them.
"Hahaha, leave it to me. Could you tell me the model name of this robot?"
"Well, I don't know the name..."
"Of course, you don't. I don't expect a thing from you. I'm sure it will be one of the popular robot brands anyway."
But the Engineer was wrong. There was no model name on this robot. It was a robot that he could not recognize, and he did not know where it was from. The chamberlain explained it wrong. It was not a dismantle, but it was a... handmade robot that had been assembled by the princess herself?
"This is a new model I don't recognize. Is this a new product?"
"New product? No. I don't intend to release it. Moreover, it's not even finished yet."
"What? What are you... No way, the robot! Is this your work?"
"That's right. Say hello to... uh, let's just call it T-CON."
Mari: Didn't Sieghart just pass by?
Arme: What? Did he run away again?
Elesis: How embarrassing. A Knight from the Sieghart family has a fear of taking blood samples...
Lire: There's something I'm curious about. You know more about Highlanders than anyone else... Why would you want to dissect... Um, I mean, study Sieghart?
Mari: Why do you think the Highlanders were known as the strongest force in Kounat?
Arme: Isn't that because they are immortal?
Mari: Yes. Then what's the secret of immortality? There's no way an ordinary person can become immortal just like that.
Lire: Huh? Are you saying there's no method?
Mari: If anyone can become an immortal, then the Highlanders won't be a special force... All the troops in Kounat should have been Highlanders. The only way to become a Highlander is by having a deity bloodline. It's only possible for bloodlines like the royal family and nobles.
Elesis: Then... How did Sieghart become a Highlander...?
Mari: I'm also as curious as you are.
Sieghart: It's nothing special. I just got a blood transfusion!!
Arme: You were hiding there, weren't you?
Sieghart: Oh, come on!
Mari: There's no way you can become a Highlander that easily. I'm pretty sure... It was some sort of bioengineering technology. You have to come clean of your secret today.
Origin of Tech
Oz: You've got a lot of nerve. The ancient demon's weapon isn't completely shut down. Stop messing with it, and just take care of the lab for me.
Mari: You are right. I can't believe it's left unattended for thousands of years, and yet it's still working... Oz: You idiot! I told you not to mess with it!!
Mari: No, it's alright. As long as you don't attack first, it won't classify you as an enemy.
Oz: Don't be ridiculous! Ancient demon weapons don't operate like your nonsense!
Mari: But look at it. I'm telling you the truth.
Oz: What? How did you...?
Mari: It's the same as the Demon World Station... And also the same as the ancient demon technology. They seem to be independent civilizations and technology, but they all have something in common. Even my home Kounat has the same magitech. Maybe all the technology is coming from one place. It might have come from the Creator of this world.
The Key to the Klara Libri (Part 1)
Duel: We meet at last. The Key to the Klara Libri...
Mari: The Key to... the Klara Libri? What do you mean?
Duel: ...... You don't remember? Did you lose your memory? Is it a side effect of jumping across a big time gap?
Mari: Side effect...
Duel: Get out of the way, human.
Sieghart: Hmpf! Are you talking to me? Do you think I will surrender to a demon like you!?
Mari: H-Hold on a second, Sieghart. Maybe he knows who I used to be. I think I'm about to... remember something...
Sieghart: What are you talking about? Can't you see how dangerous this demon is?
Dio: Yeah, he's a very dangerous demon. He is like a walking disaster that doesn't take sides anywhere in the world. You don't... seem to have recovered your full strength. Get out of the way.
Dio: Don't brag about yourself. Do you even know who you are dealing with? Of course, you wouldn't dare to attack if you knew who that was.
Sieghart: What? Did you think I'd be generous enough to take your words?
Mari: Please don't fight. Maybe... he's on our side.
Sieghart: Maybe? Do you mean that demon?
Mari: Yes, he was a demon who fought alongside Aernas during the First Demon War.
Dio: Do you know me?
Mari: There is a record in Kounat's history. That's you, isn't it?
Sieghart: He can't be trusted. This demon didn't fight for Aernas. Demons just use that land as their battlefield to continue their bloodlust on each other!
Dio: Don't try to judge my intention in your own terms. Aren't you the one who's after the Klara Libri? You shouldn't be the one to criticize when you have improper intentions.
Mari: I understand. I can see you both just don't like each other. I don't think you will ever understand each other. It's scientifically impossible.
The Key to the Klara Libri (Part 2)
Duel: Have you awakened as the Key to the Klara Libri?
Mari: No, I only remembered what I lost. But I get why you are calling me the Key to the Klara Libri. Do you need someone to interpret the Klara Libri for you?
Duel: That's right. The only ones who can read the Klara Libri is a deity. But I can't expect help from a deity. Then, the best way is to seek help from a Celestial with a bloodline like yours. Even if you can't read it as well as a deity... At least you can interpret it.
Duel: Besides, those who can interpret the Klara Libri among all Kounats are...
Mari: Stop. Duel is behind her. I already know. You don't have to tell me.
Duel: ...... Hmm, is that so...
Mari: I'm sorry to tell you, but the Klara Libri doesn't have what you want.
Duel: No, that's not it. I'm certain it is written in the Klara Libri.
Mari: You're very certain. As if... you've seen it for yourself.
Duel: It's not much different. But... I don't think you're lying to me. Is that so, it's beyond your interpretation...? Then I'll have to find another way!
Mari: What terrible memories. I... I didn't lose my memory in an accident. Perhaps because I was afraid of all of this, I decided to seal away my memories?
A Street Full of Memories
Kounat Citizen (dwarf): Princess! Don't waste your time listening to those pointy ears. Let me give our proven tech of the dwarves.
Kounat Citizen (elf): It's a setup, Princess. Dwarven tech is very unstable. It's a literal ticking bomb. Let me introduce you to the secret of elven tech that has reached heaven's height! Please make a wise choice.
Kounat Citizen (dwarf): Don't make me laugh with your nonsense!
Mari (past): Any technology that can help magitech is good. Having multiple technologies can create even better technology.
Mari: Yes, I remember now. As if everything happened yesterday. Wow... I'm back in Kounat!
Ley: What? I thought I was the only one who sneaked out! You couldn't stay still, could you?
Mari: No, I'm here to find you. I volunteered because the others might get lost on their way, so...
Ley: Huh, is that so? But isn't it worse if you get caught? They're going to make a small fuss about a demon like me. But you're going to be in big trouble if they found you out.
Mari: I suppose so.
Ley: Fuhuhu, you're hoping to get caught, aren't you? How about we rush through the royal palace now?
Mari: ...... I didn't know at that time. The fact that the kingdom is in this state... By now, everyone in the royal palace must be under the minister's scheme. I'm too afraid to witness that.
Ley: Really? How did you survive in that place?
Mari: Well... Maybe they thought I'm too busy with magitech to notice anything. How come... I... Everyone around me became a puppet, and... I didn't notice...
Ley: Hmm, I'm not sure, but... I don't think that sly guy would have let you off the hook like that. I'm sure he did something to you! I'm not sure what that is.
Mari: Heh, how can you be sure without evidence?
Ley: At least I know it's not Mari's fault. If you don't believe me, why don't we go check it out now?
Mari: No, it's alright. I think you just want to slip away again. Let's go back.
Ley: Oh, you got me.
Mari: ...... Thank you for telling me that it's not my fault.
"Let's go back to where we were!"
Shortly after that statement, my friends disappeared one by one. That's good. I don't have to worry about them being swept away by the Great Explosion or getting lost in time. But the place I belong to is... Kounat. This is where I belong. For the others, it's just a moment in the past... Because they are from the future.
But not to me. Now that Kounat is about to fall... Wouldn't it be right if I put myself back here? While I was thinking like this...
"Mari, come here. Let's go back together."
My friends reached out to me. As if they knew what I was thinking. They stretched out their hands and pulled me along.
All right, let's go. As long as I'm around, Kounat isn't completely over. One day Kounat will be rebuilt again. For that, I'm going to the far future. And travel to a distant future.
"I should call it... Neo-Kounat."
"Huh? What did you say?"
"Huhu, it's nothing."
Magic Engineer Grimoire
A grimoire that contains everything about Kounat's Magic Engineering.
While other Grand Chase members upgraded their weapons, Mari didn't have a weapon. All of Mari's attack is a balance between Magic and Engineering.
Because of that, the only thing that can strengthen Mari is the Magic Engineer Grimoire. Researching new tools and improving her current tech will be the only way to make her stronger.
- Magic Attack: 1400
- Physical Defense: 250
- Magic Defense: 370
- Max Health: 1770
- Shop: Can be purchased in Guild Point Shop.
- Fusing Heroes: Acquire randomly through Hero Fusion.
- Treasure Chest: Can be acquired from Diamond Chest.
- Shop: Can be acquired from Summon Shop.
DISCLAIMER: These sets of equipment are purely based on the varying opinions in the Grand Chase community. Recommendations will always change as the game expands. This section only serves as a model for others to consider and players are encouraged to customize their build.
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- Odd-Eye's design is based on Mari's base job Rune Caster from the original game.
- The design used for Magic Engineer was taken from Mari's fourth job Geas and Mari's Enlightened Rune Caster Coordi set used in the original game to promote her Skill Tree.
- Polaris is Mari's third job in the original game.
- Way before its release in the game, the sprites of Polaris had already been added in the game files but eventually was removed in the following patch.
- During CBT, certain female characters used to have portraits that were deemed "revealing" by players. Upon official release, Magic Engineer's design was changed to adhere to the feedback.
- In the Red Knights fan meeting in Japan, it was revealed that Magic Engineer received alteration due to the design being "out of character" for Mari.
- Mari's pet T-CON was created by her when she was a child. The only other pet confirmed to be created by a Grand Chase member is Almong who was accidentally created from Arme.
- Main article: Grand Chase Dimensional Chaser/Gallery
- "Everything is ready. Please start."
- "My name... is Mari."
- "My eyes? It's heterochromia. Is it... odd?"
- "I don't like talking."
- "What should I say?"
- "I know that I am different."
- "I sorry. I was not trying to upset you..."
- "I do not know."
- "Even if there is only a 1% success rate, I shouldn't give up…"
- "If I never existed…"
- "If I am a hindrance... I will leave..."
- "Do you... not need me anymore?"
- "If I can go back... I would."
- "It is nothing."
- "You are a better person than I had originally thought."
- "Is this when... I am supposed to say thank you?"
- "It does not seem bad."
- "That will not happen again..."
- "I will no longer tolerate it from now on…"
- "What is it that you want to do?"
- "It looks like it will be a great sample!"
- "What is that? How interesting..."
- "You should just give up."
- "Did something happen?"
- "Really? Oh no... Something like that..."
- "Can I... see that for myself?"
- "I... think I like it."
- "An immortal's body... I want to experiment with it."
- "Preparation for battle completed. Starting now."
- "There are no changes."
- "This place isn't really for me."
- "So far there have been no issues."
- "I'd rather be by myself."
- "I do not know what I should say."
- "In the morning, the oxygen attaches to hemoglobin more easily which makes it more... refreshing."
- "Are you tired? I heard a fresh breeze makes it better."
- "The star you see now is an image of the long past. Like... me..."
- "You're back."
- "Merry Christmas!"
- "Happy New Year!"
- "I will start... the mission."
- "I think it means it was a success."
- "The upgrading process can start now."
- "The evolution process can start now."
- "The awakening process can start now."
- "I can begin to Prestige."
- "My Trait can be selected."
- "I can begin to Transcendence Awakening."
- "I can begin to Limit Break."
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