Years prior to the events of the story, Brambert, despite being known as the "Lord of the Elves" and leader of the Elf Colony, fell in love with Arsia, though he initially denies this. Cress Albane, Mint Adenade, and Claus F. Lester go to Brambert when Arsia turns Arche Klein to stone, hoping he will be able to assist them in dealing with the half-elven woman. Brambert agrees and travels to speak with Arsia alone. Arsia, longing to live with Brambert, threatens to leave Arche a statue if he refuses to stay with her. Although Brambert initially dedicates himself to his people, stating that he would not be able to leave them, he soon offers himself in Arche's stead, atoning for involving innocent people in their private matter. Arsia agrees and frees Arche, but turns Brambert to stone.