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Keithgriff "Keith" Hazeldine

A14 Keithgriff Keithgriff's appearance in Atelier Ayesha.

A16 Keithgriff Keithgriff's appearance in Atelier Shallie.

Japanese Name キースグリフ・ヘーゼルダイン
(Kīsugurifu Hēzerudain)
Keithgrif Hazeldine
Age 45 (Atelier Ayesha)
55 (Atelier Shallie)
Occupation Alchemist
Height 180 cm (5 '​11 '​ '​)
Blood Type AB
Family Threia Hazelgrimm (Niece)
Weapon Ring
Gemstone
Appears In Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
Voice Jōji Nakata (Japanese)
Richard Epcar (English)


Keithgriff "Keith" Hazeldine is a character in Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk and Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea. Though not seen in Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, he is mentioned several times, most notably by the playable character Threia Hazelgrimm, who is his niece.

A mysterious and unfriendly gentlemen, Keith is a wandering alchemist and a class 1 criminal wanted by Central. He travels alone, and runs into Ayesha many times throughout her journey, who refers to him as 'the spectacled man' when they first meet, and later 'Mr. Keith' after he tells her his name.

During the time that Atelier Escha & Logy takes place, he appears to be traveling with Ayesha Altugle and Odelia[1]. He is occasionally mentioned in the game, but does not appear in person.

During Atelier Shallie, he and Odelia run into Shallistera and Shallotte multiple times throughout their journey, only to finally join the group after gaining information from them on what could be causing the droughts.

He is an avid reader, and spends a lot of his time at the ancient library. His biggest pet peeve is when his reading is interrupted, such as when Ayesha wants to ask him questions.

He seems particularly interested in studying ruins, but his goal is figure out how to stop the dusk, though he doesn't speak to anybody about his true motives unless they have information that could be beneficial to him.

RoleEdit

Atelier AyeshaEdit

After seeing a ghostly image of Nio at the Herb Garden, he becomes interested in Ayesha, telling her that her sister may still be alive somewhere. He seems to know the connection between Nio's disappearance and the mysterious glowing flowers, but he never gives Ayesha a straight answer to her questions.

Keithgriff later admits that people practicing alchemy without knowing it's true potential anger and repulse him. He is on the run because he destroyed all traces of alchemy where he once lived, after he realized that none of his fellow alchemists were willing to unravel alchemy's true potential. He warns Ayesha that he may have to take alchemy away from her too, even at the cost of her sister, if she cannot learn to fully understand alchemy. 

Atelier ShallieEdit

Keithgriff plays a central role towards the end of the game, along with being a playable party member as well. His only goal is to find out the truth about what is happening in the world, and is only willing to help Shallistera and Shallotte if they have anything to offer that could also benefit him. He catches interest in memories that Wilbell saw when she made a contract with the Lord of Water, and forms a theory that when humans began wasting and polluting water cause they thought it was limitless, the Lord of Water hid it away to protect itself. He continues on to believe that the cause of the drought may be hidden somewhere underneath the earth and joins the party and investigations in return for the information.

He is travelling together with Odelia during this time, and he has begun to smoke a pipe with medical effects instead of cigarettes. In the end of the game, he sets out travelling again with Odelia, and Ayesha and Nio who are seen joining in later on.

BattleEdit

Keithgriff fights using a special alchemic ring as a weapon in battle along with various crystal orbs filled with energy of a different element. During the events of Shallie, he is shown to have acquired a gauntlet similar to Logy's Blitz Core gauntlet, which requires a special gemstone used for rituals in order to activate it.

Though Keithgriff is one of the more stronger allies in both games, he is a difficult one to use due to his high MP cost, particularly when using his "Douple UP" skill. One way to overcome this is to have his equipment imbued with the Property, "Skill Enhance LV3" (Ayesha) or "Expert Technique" (Shallie) to significantly reduce the MP Cost while boosting the damage of his skills.

SkillsEdit

Atelier AyeshaEdit

Skill Level Learned MP/AC Usage Skill Description
Heat Hand Starting level. 12 MP Deal Fire damage to a target and decreases their Fire RES.
Cool Foot Starting level. 12 MP Deal Ice damage to a small area and decreases their Ice RES.
Mirage Trick TBA 20 MP Put up a wall for all allies and activate a counterattack.
Double Up TBA 40 MP Continuously use MP to activate effect timely to a medium area.
All Knowledge TBA 0 MP Increases ability against special enemies or enemies 5+ levels above him
Heal Ring TBA 0 MP Recovery HP automatically during action battle.
Pursuit Starting level. 1 AC Additional attack from the front.
Protect Starting level. 1 AC Protect an ally.
Disperse Starting level. 1 AC Take on a ranged attack to protect allies.
Back Attack Starting level. 1 AC Get behind the enemy to perform a back attack.
Refresh Time Starting level. 2 AC Recover MP and from own status ailments.
Overflow starting level. 1.5 AC Increase ally's ATK/PH RES/SPD
Ancient One 30 N/A Keithgriff's "Super Move", requires full special attack gauge. Inflicts great PH damage.

Atelier ShallieEdit

Skill Level Learned MP Usage Skill Description Element Target
Ether Hand Default 0 MP Fire damage (Basic attack). Fire Enemy, small area
Double Up Default 44 MP Consumes MP when activated, dealing damage. Activates 1 time card (only works when in front line) Magic All enemies
Exa-Flame Default 116 MP Fire Damage. Fire Single enemy
Energy Blow Default 76 MP Magic damage + Partial HP absorb. Magic Enemy, small area
Soul Steal Default 32 MP Magic damage + Partial HP absorb, absorbs levels, adding them to own. Magic Single enemy
Soul Evolve Default 104 MP Level Up, Increases all stats. Magic All allies
Last Elixir Default 87 MP Continuous HP Recovery (3 turns), KO Recovery. Magic Single ally (Rear line included)
Assist Attack Default 0 MP Trade places with front line unit. MAgic Single enemy
Doctrine Work Default 0 MP Magic damage + Stat absorb (Only usable during Burst) Magic Enemy, small area
Ancient One Default 0 MP Magic damage + LV Reduction. (Only usable during Burst, Variable Strike) Magic Single enemy
Assist Guard Default 0 MP Reduces damage by 30%, trade places with front line unit. Single ally
Split Guard Defualt 0 MP Reduces damage by 30%, treats area attacks as single attacks, trade places with front line unit. All Allies
Immunity Default 0 MP Selectable when in the rear line at start of Burst. Negates all status ailments & prevents Break while active. Magic All Allies
Wealth of Knowledge Default 0 MP Increases damage dealt to and reduces damage from higher level enemies and powerful enemies. None User only
Slag Eater Default 0 MP Increases normal damage and fill rate of Burst Gauge against Slag-type monsters. None User only
Medica Ring Default 0 MP 20% chance to survive a KO with 1 HP. Provides a large HP Recovery per turn. None User only
Killer of Controllers Default 0 MP Increases Critical hit chance by 10% and increases the damage of critical hits by 10%. None User only
Hand of Dusk Default 0 MP (Full Ultimate Gauge) Deals a large amount of non-attribute damage. None Single enemy

WeaponsEdit

Main article: Weapons (Atelier Ayesha)
Name Level HP MP ATK SPD PHYS RES AIL RES ICE RES FIRE RES LIGHT RES
Glass Ring 20 10
Crystal Ring 24 11
Star Ring 28 12 10
Magic Ring 35 30 14 25
Rainbow Ring 40 5 5 16 5 5 5 5 5 5

EndingEdit

Keithgriff - Ending

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. News.dengeki.com

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