Hildegard von Krone,
or Hilde for short, is the daughter of the king of Wolfkrone, a fictional
European kingdom under assault by Nightmare's forces from Ostrheinsburg
Castle. After her father went insane, Hilde took up the responsibility
of protecting its people, leading her armies in the front lines against Nightmare. As a
desperate measure, Hilde seeks the Sword of Resurrection, Soul Calibur,
to bring back an ancient king who once restored peace to the world. At the
game's conclusion, Siegfried stands before her and requests to be executed
for his role in creating Nightmare. She instead grants him a royal pardon,
telling him to live for the future instead of the past.
Calibur 5, Hilde's army proudly triumphed in the battle against the cursed
sword; destroying the wretched Soul Edge before the justice of the holy sword,
Soul Calibur, wielded by her friend, Siegfried.
However, even after Nightmare's destruction, Hilde still found her kingdom to
be in turmoil, tragically drained of the Wolfkrone legacy, and poisoned by the
terrors of the past Azure Knight. Despite this, Hilde still held on to the
leadership born from her blood, and vowed to restore her homeland at all
costs. Ordering her people to depart from the ruins, the determined princess
traveled from nation to nation, negotiating land for the ones who followed her
as she continued searching for locations to resettle.
As she and her
republic became settled, Hilde received a distasteful message from Siegfried,
being informed that a number of malfested planned to bring war upon her
throne. Refusing to fall, Hilde immediately assembled her troops alongside
Siegfried, anxious to put an end to the demonic evil and finally bring peace
upon Wolfkrone. Deep within her soul, Hilde knew that she may not live to
witness her subjects' safe return home. However, her two children might.