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.
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|A triangle (△) means that the enemy is strong against that attack|
|A bullseye (◎) means that the enemy is weak against that attack|
|A cross (🞪) means that the enemy is immune against that attack|
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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