is a side story character in SAO. Her profession is a blacksmith. She is a close friend of Asuna who recommended her to Kirito. Kirito commissioned her to forge a second sword for him, as good as his first sword «Elucidator». Then he accompanied her in the quest for the special ore required for the job. During the quest, she also develops feelings for Kirito. She is devastated when she finds out that Kirito is Asuna's crush. But finds solace when Kirito tells her about the "Black Cats" and that for the first time after losing his guild he had felt natural while partying with her. In the end when the game clear message appears she instinctively knows that it was Kirito who did it and declares her love for him. Proposes a one-month truce with Scilica after Asuna wakes up but is shown regretting it. She becomes a regular player in ALO and frequently takes on quests with Kirito and his friends and takes up tasks of upgrading their equipment.