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For the character & boss in Final fantasy Adventure and Adventures of Mana, see Dark Lord (Adventures of Mana).

Stroud in Sword of Mana

Dark Lord is one of the antagonists of Sword of Mana.


He was the son of Lord Granz and the Medusa and given the real name 'Stroud'. He was raised by his father although he was somewhat absent from his life. This seems to be one of the contributing factors in his quest for destruction of the Mana Clan. He gained political power and when he became the Dark Lord of the Granz Realm, he tried to differentiate his policies from the former Vandole Empire that was destroyed by the Mana power and started to persecute the Mana Clan, leading teams of Heretic Hunters. It seems however that he was being used by Julius as his key to the Mana Sanctuary.

Accompanied by Julius, he came to the Mana Village and accused Kaseem for using Mana for evil and monopolizing peace and wealth while wars (a doing of his own) rage elsewhere and destroyed the village. However an important girl escaped, and when he learned that she was hidden in Consul Hermann's mansion, he led his army to Castle Town to capture her and punish him. Sir Bogard confronted him and his soldiers came to arrest him.

He followed Hermann's son and Willy who were escaping his dungeons. He praised their skills and offered them the position of Heretic Hunters. Enraged for killing his parents, the Hero attacked him but he stopped the sword with his bare hand. With a single hit he threw Boy out of the bridge.

During his adventures, he met a Mavole woman, Isabella. She becomes his girlfriend.



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Resistant × Vulnerable


Surprisingly enough, Dark Lord is a pushover if you have been training yourself. Dark Lord only has two real attacks: a trio of dark waves that can cause Darkness and a charging rush which can paralyze you if it hits. Other than that, he can just slash at you with his Sword. Unfortunately, Magic is rather ineffective against him, so a Weapon that you can attack with a distance with is suggested, unless you feel like rushing him or something. Stick with the Spear, Flail or Bow, but use whatever is best for you, really. Either way, just stick to it and assault him as best as you can.

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See also[]

v · e · d
Hero · Heroine
Other Party Members
Amanda · Bogard · Cibba · Lester · Marshall · Watts · Willy
Dark Lord · Julius · Davias
Non-Player Characters
Count Lee · Ebony Butler · Elise · Gaia · Gemma · Goremand · Lord Granz · Hermann · Isabella · Ivory Butler · Li'l Cactus · Mana · Medusa · Niccolo · Sarah · Treant
Cascade Cottage · Dwarf Cave · Glaive Empire · Ishe · Jadd · Lorimar · Menos · Topple · Wendel
Abandoned Mine · Airship · Altar of Time · Batmo Cave · Cascade Cave · Devius Manor · Dime Tower · Dune Maze · Gaia Cave · Granz Castle · Kahla Peaks · Mana Sanctuary · Mana Temple · Marsh Cave · Miasma Glen · Mt. Illusia · Ruined Passage · Sealed Cave · Subland River · Subsea Volcano · Vinquette Hall
Path to Topple · Topple Outskirts · Topple · Armory · Path to Cave · Vinquette Vicinity · Path to Scaly Lair · Scaly Lair · Road to Wendel · Wendel Coast · Wendel · Armory · Mushboom Forest · Path to Mine · Path to Gaia · Lake Vicinity · Path to Lake · Prickly Desert · Prickly Desert · Armory · Menos Outskirts · Jadd Desert · Path to Mt. Illusia · Glass Desert · Glass Desert · Armory · Snowfield · Armory · Snowfield · Rocky Wilds · Armory · Rocky Wilds · Sealed Cave · Armory · Wendel Beach · Westlake
A Package · Black Masks · Blacksmith's Order · Chatty Guy · Detective Story · Eight Coins · Endless Walkway · General Store Ads · Making Collections · Mavole Blood · Medicine Stuff · Meteorite Mania · Moondrop · New Adventurer · Poor Old Guy · Price of Dudbears · Resistance · Seven Wisdoms · Shiny Knight · Silver Knife · Soldier's Oders · Spirit Upgrades (Part 1) · Spirit Upgrades (Part 2) · The Point of Church · Where is Dad?
Armory · Dudbear · Gemma Knight · Mana Tree · Mana Sword · Mavole · Mavolia · Li'l Cactus's Diary