Denim Mown is the main protagonist of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. He believes that he is Walstanian, as he mostly spends his lifetime in Griate, but later founds out that he is actually a Bacrumese. After the Griate Massacre, he sets out to rescue his father from the Roslolian Dark Knights. His mission ultimately becomes a quest for freedom.
Character Profile[edit | edit source]
Denim Mown is the biological son of Plancy Mown. He is also Bishop Branta's nephew and Kachua Powell is his adopted sister, although he is not initially aware of these facts. Born in Bacrum, he grew up with the Foriner Sisters, especially with Olivia, since his father is the High Priest and works closely with Moruba Foriner, the leader of the Filaha Order. When Plancy went into hiding for Kachua, they settled in Griate and spent most of his childhood years there, coming to the belief that he is a Walstanian and adopted the name Denim Powell. He became best friends with Vice during this time.
Storyline[edit | edit source]
After the Griate Massacre where Plancy Mown was kidnapped by the Roslolians, Denim, Vice and Kachua plans to rescue Plancy from the Dark Knights. They gain information that the Dark Knight Lans is located in Griate, only to find out that the information was referring to the Holy Knight Lans Hamilton while ambushing them. After listing the help of the Zenobians, they went to Amorika Castle to rescue the Walstanian leader Duke Ronway from the Gargastan Army. Ronway enlisted Denim to the Walsta Liberation Army and provided him his own army.
Denim went into skirmish missions, rescuing Ronway's right hand man Leonard and Presance from the Gargastan Necromancer Nybbas. Not long after that Duke Ronway sent Denim, Kachua, Vice and Leonard to deliver a truce message to Fiduc Castle, where the Roslolian Dark Knights are stationed. Denim was able to meet with the dark knight Lans, confronting him with the events of the Griate Massacre, but Lans only dismissed the events as a result of a false information provided to them and apologized to Denim for it, much to Leonard's surprise.
After returning to Amorika Castle, Duke Ronway sent Denim to Baramus to convince the 5,000 Walstanian refugees located there to revolt against the Gargastan Army occupying the nearby towns. However, this proves to be a failture since the refugees insisted that they are tired of the war and it won't do much good for them. Leonard met up with Denim and reveals to him that if the plan fails, it is up to them to massacre the entire town under the disguise of a regular Gargastan battalion. Leonard explains to Denim that this is the back up plan of Duke Ronway, if the plan succeeds the Anti-Barbatos Movement and other Walstanian armies will join Duke Ronway, his forces will be tripled and is enough to defeat Cardinal Barbatos, leader of the Gargastans. After explaining the situation to him, Leonard gives Denim the option to join him.
Chapter 2: Lawful
Denim agrees with Leonard to massacre the entire town however Vice overhears the conversation and is opposed to their plan, explaining to him that this is not the right way to bolster the Walstanian forces, while Kachua sides with Denim. Vice leaves Denim's army afterwards. The plan almost succeeds, most of the Walstanian armies scattered across Valeria is united but the Anti-Barbatos movement did not join up with Duke Ronway, due to Vice's actions spreading the truth about what really happended during the Baramus Massacre.
Denim returns to Amorika Castle to discuss the attack on Coritani Castle with Ronway and Leonard. Ronway instructs Denim to go to Ashton as a diversion unit to spread out the Gargastan forces, while Leonard leads the Liberation Army from Swanzi Forest directly to Coritani. However, underestimating the Gargastan forces, Ronway ordered Leonard to attack without confirming if the enemy forces has spread out, which Leonard is against to. Meanwhile at Ashton, Denim was ambushed by Aloser Danya, one of the survivor's of Baramus Massacre. She tells Denim that the Liberation army is defeated at Swanzi Forest, although Denim does not believe it.
Since the road back to Amorika might be occupied by Gargastan forces due to the failed attack, Denim and Kachua decided to go back via Griate by the sea to confirm the situation. They found out that the information was indeed correct, by a mercenary named Zapan who happens to be a survivor from the battle. At Amorika, Ronway and Leonard are having an argument on continuing the assault even if the Walsta forces suffered heavy casualties. Ronway resorts to seeking out help from the Roslolians, which Leonard greatly opposes to. Ronway instructs Denim to send the message to Fiduc Castle and banished Leonard from the Liberation army.
At Rime, Denim and Kachua learns that the Zenobian Knight Lans is stationed there and wants to meet up with him. They instead met up with Leonard, who plans to assassinate Ronway due to his corruptions. Leonard convinces Denim that he should be the one to lead the Walsta Liberation Army and Denim agrees to the plan. At this time, Vice's new Neo-Walsta Liberation army with Aloser's army ambushes Denim. During the battle, the Bacrum Army invades Rime. Vice and Denim was able to get out of the town, stating that the corrupted Walsta has lost if Bacrum continues going south to Amorika.
At Amorika, Denim battles with the Walsta Army while Leonard assassinates Ronway. Leonard reveals that he intends to be the one to lead the Walstanians and tried to assassinate Denim as well, which is saved by Vice. Together, they were able to defeat Leonard.
Chapter 2: Chaotic
Denim does not agree with Leonard's plan and in turn was attacked by him and Vice, who sides with Leonard. Together with Kachua, they tried to stop the massacre but unable to do so. After the incident, Ronway placed the bounty over Denim's head as the main suspect of the Baramus massacre. Without any options, Denim and Kachua went to Ashton to hide.
Learning that the Walsta Liberation Army is going to attack Coritani from Swanzi, Canopus convinces Denim that this is the right moment to meet up with Lans which was reportedly stationed in Tanmas Hill. At this time, Denim encountered the mercenary Zapan who is after the bounty and Aloser who is a survivor of the Baramus Massacre. At Tanmas Hill, they were ambushed by Vice who tells them that the Holy Knight is stationed in Rime. They were able to escape but without any means to get to Rime, they went to Krizar.
At Krizar, they were able to rescue the knight Forcas from the Walsta Liberation Army. They learn that Forcas is a member of the Valeria Liberation Army and as a repayment for saving his life, he offers a boat ride to Rime. They were able to get into Rime via Fort Bodo, meeting Sisteena, Byan and Selye along the way. However, while searching for Lans, they were again ambushed by Zapan, who happens to kidnap Kachua as well. During the battle, the Bacrum army invades Rime and was confronted by the Zenobians. Denim was saved by Guildus from Dark Knight Martym during the chaos. Denim set out to Amorika to rescue Kachua.
Denim was able to defeat Zapan and confronted Vice. During the battle, Leonard intervenes and tells both of them that the Bacrum Army is invading south, hitting Amorika first. Leonard explains to Denim about the situation and offers him to rejoin the Walsta Liberation Army to oppose the incoming threat, much to Vice's annoyance.
Chapter 3: Lawful
The Bacrum army did not move from Rime after invading it. Confused, Cardinal Barbatos ordered most of his troops to Amorika to defend Coritani, since the Bacrum Army needed to take on Amorika first before reaching Gargasta. In the meantime, Denim and Vice plans to invade Coritani Castle via Brigantes Castle, with Vice acting as a decoy from Swanzi Forest. Before setting out the mission, Kachua tells Denim that Plancy is not their biological father after overhearing a conversation many years ago. Feeling neglected and as a burden, Kachua leaves Denim.
Denim was able to capture Coritani Castle, meeting Jenounes along the way. After Barbatos commits suicide, he learns that Vice was captured by Zaebos, Barbatos' right hand man, who also invaded Amorika Castle as well. Denim was able to defeat Zaebos and rescue Vice, defeating the remaining Gargastan army in the process. With the Gargastans defeated, Denim and Vice sets out to liberate Rime from the Bacrum Army and attack Fiduc Castle.
Rejoining with the Zenobians Mildain, Guildus and an injured Warren, Denim learns that Lans is taken as a prisoner by the Roslolians. Afterwards, he invades Rime and kills the Dark Knight Ozma. At Fiduc Castle, Denim was shocked to see that Kachua has joined with the Roslolians. He was able to defeat the Dark Knight Oz and capture the castle, making it their primary base against the Bacrum Army.
Chapter 3: Chaotic
Denim chose not to rejoin with the Walsta Liberation Army. He successfully rescues Kachua and went to Ashton, planning to assassinate Ronway whose located in Coritani. At this time, the Bacrum army stopped invading, due to the heavy losses sustained by the Zenobian troops that are stationed there. To clarify the situation, Ronway sends Vice to negotiate with the Roslolians while increasing Denim's bounty.
Denim successfully captures Coritani Castle and defeats Zaebos who retreats to Brigantes. Denim rescues the Gargastans who is taken hostage and kills Zaebos.At this time, the Walsta Liberation Army led by Leonard recaptures Coritani, which Denim is counting on. While planning to recapture Coritani, Kachua tells Denim that Plancy is not their biological father after overhearing a conversation many years ago. Feeling neglected and as a burden, Kachua leaves Denim.
Denim defeats Leonard, who reveals that Ronway intends to join forces with the Roslolians. Denim returns to Amorika and rejoins with Mildain, Guildus and an injured Warren, who informs him that Lans has been taken by the Roslolians as a prisoner. He also learns that Ronway is in Rime, about to sign a treaty with the Roslolians.
At Rime, Denim is surprised that Vice is with the Bacrum Army, with a purpose of betraying Ronway. Vice assassinates Ronway and takes the Dark Knight Lans hostage. During the ongoing chaos, Denim takes the opportunity to recapture Rime. The Roslolians managed to rescue the Dark Knight Lans and fled back to Fiduc. Denim also learns that the Roslolians annihilated the Valeria Liberation Front and rescues Selye from them.
Denim invades Fiduc Castle and was shocked to see that Kachua has joined with the Roslolians. Afterwards, he defeats the Dark Knights Oz and Ozma and takes Fiduc Castle as his home base against the Bacrum Army. He learns that Vice was executed by Branta two days later.
Chapter 3: Neutral
Denim decides to rejoin with the Walsta Liberation Army and together with Leonard, they successfully prevented the Bacrum invasion at Gruborza Plains. With Vice gone, Denim decides to look for him. He learns that Vice has joined with the Valeria Liberation Front at Fort Bodo. Duke Ronway also informs Denim that Mildain and an injured Warren has returned from Rime. Warren tells Denim that Lans has been taken prisoner by the Roslolians and the Dark Knights has annihilated the Valeria Liberation Front. Fearing that Vice might be one of the casualties, Denim defeats the Dark Knight Oz and rescues Selye instead.
Kachua confronts Denim and tells him that Plancy is not their biological father after overhearing a conversation years ago. Out of frustration that Denim is considering her a burden and neglecting her, Kachua leaves him. At this time, Denim learns that the Zenobian Guildus has been seen at Ashton, far away from the battle front lines. Denim investigates but finds out that Guildus has been resurrected as an undead by Nybbas. With no other choice, Denim kills Guildus and releases his soul.
Duke Ronway and Leonard plans to liberate Rime. Ronway has taken Dark Knight Balzepho hostage. However, during the battle, Vice managed to assassinate Ronway and was killed by the Walsta army. The Dark Knight Ozma rescues Balzepho during the incident. Without Ronway, Leonard and Denim returns to Amorika, planning to invade Fiduc Castle. Both of them were able to capture the castle however Leonard was unsuspectingly killed by Kachua. Denim was surprised that Kachua has joined the Roslolians, who retreated back.
Denim learns that Kachua is actually Bersalia Overis, the daughter of the late King Dolgare. Due to this recent discovery, the Filaha Order has been reactivated and has setup base at Brigantes, demanding Bacrum's surrender. Denim also learns that the Holy Knight Lans is being imprisoned at Heigm. Without any leads on getting Kachua back or saving Lans, Denim meets with the order.
At Brigantes Castle, Denim finds out that the order was led by Olivia Foriner who has rescued Plancy Mown. Plancy tells Denim everything about Kachua's past, being the daughter of a servant who was lusted by Dolgare. Plancy also tells Denim that the Roslolians plans to use Kachua to get Dolgare's inheritance, which can be unsealed by a direct descendant of the royal family and to find Moruba Foriner, Olivia's father, in order to restore the Filaha Order as a support against the Bacrum army. Before he dies, Plancy tells Denim to give up his selfish desires and save Kachua and Valeria.
Afterwards, Olivia tells Denim about his past as well, stating that Denim is Bacrumese, born in Heigm and was raised together with the Foriners. She also reveals that the Bacrumese leader, Bishop Branta, is Plancy's brother and Denim's uncle. Denim does not initially believe these, but comes to his sense that ethnicity is not a factor on how he choose to live his life. He sets out to find Moruba.
Denim finds and saves Moruba at Banhamuba Temple from the Bacrum army. Afterwards, Denim decides to attack Banisha Castle, where most of the Roslolians Dark Knights are stationed. Denim was able to defeat Dark Knight Barbas and their leader, Lans Tartare, much to the Roslolian's surprise. Denim was able to rescue Kachua however, depending on his actions, Denim may or may not save Kachua at Banisha.
Denim decides to end the war by attacking the Bacrum capital, Heigm. He was able to defeat Bishop Branta, but learns that there is a commotion between the Roslolians. Barbas, Martym and Andoras has betrayed Lans Tartare and took the Brunhild Sword, intending to retrieve Dolgare's inheritance to themselves. Lans Tartare managed to escape before Denim captures the castle. At this time, Denim finds Holy Knight Lans in a catatonic state, unable to recognize him due to the torture he endured under the Roslolians.
Denim pursues Barbas to retrieve the Brunhild at Eden, Dolgare's burial place. Barbas reveals to him that Dolgare's inheritance is actually the Dark Lord Asmodeus' power, which Dolgare used to bring Valeria peace. Denim managed to kill Barbas and Martym, but Dolgare's seal was broken, releasing him into the mortal world. In a difficult battle, Denim somehow managed to defeat Dolgare but Asmodeus' seal is destroying the battlefield. Warren saves Denim during the chaos and sacrifies himself to ensure that the seal is intact.
Denim's Epilogue[edit | edit source]
This depends on whether Denim has saved Kachua in Banisha Castle, and Denim's Chaos Frame status.
If Kachua Dies - Bad Chaos Frame
Kachua commits suicide due to depression, leaving Denim in a state of shock and seems unable to continue his campaign until High Priest Moruba comforts him. Denim defeats the Roslolians and the Bacrum Army. Back at Heigm, Denim is declared King of Valeria by Moruba. However, peace was not restored throughout the country, as Denim's reign caused more guerilla activities, rebelling against the kingdom. Denim sees his allies go on their separate ways, including the Zenobians, who returns with the Holy Sword Brunhild. Denim is still in a state of depression, unable to fulfill his promise to save Kachua. During the inauguration, while delivering a speech Denim was shot by a Walstanian Soldier. His fate is unknown if he survived the assassination.
If Kachua Dies - Good Chaos Frame
Kachua commits suicide due to depression, leaving Denim in a state of shock and seems unable to continue his campaign until High Priest Moruba comforts him. Denim defeats the Roslolians and the Bacrum Army. Back at Heigm, Denim is declared King of Valeria by Moruba and peace and unity was restored. Denim sees his allies go on their separate ways, including the Zenobians, who returns with the Holy Sword Brunhild. Denim is still in a state of depression, unable to fulfill his promise to save Kachua. During the inauguration, at Zenobia, King Tristan monitors the invasion of the Roslolians, with 100,000 soldiers moving towards Valeria. Tristan comments that a new war will be waged upon Valeria who had just received peace and King Denim has no luck.
If Kachua was saved
Denim was able to save Kachua and brought her back to Fiduc Castle. Kachua led the combined Gargastan-Walstanian army to Bacrum and managed to liberate Heigm Castle. Denim defeats the Roslolians and retrieves the Brunhild Sword. Back at Heigm, Denim narrates at his father's grave that Kachua is declared Queen of Valeria by High Priest Moruba and peace and unity was restored. Denim sees his allies go on their separate ways, including the Zenobians, who goes home with the Brunhild. Denim also plans to go to Zenobia to see the country where Holy Knight Lans was born. At this time, Denim moves for the defense of Valeria against the invading Roslolians.