The Grendel family in Force
|Japanese name||グレンデル |
|First app.||Force (ch.22)|
Grendel (グレンデル Gurenderu), commonly known as the "Grendel family" (グレンデル一家 Gurenderu ikka), is a small militant group led by Kurt Grendel, first introduced in Force. Like the Hückebein family, the actual familial status of the members is uncertain.
In Force (ch.22), they attack Special Duty Section 6 which is guarding the transportation of AEC Armament, aiming to rob the Raptor units. While their surprise attack initially gave them the opperhand against the Section 6 members stationed there, the tides turned against them once reinforcements arrived along with unrequested aid from Cypha of Hückebein.
Afterwards, the Grendels were transported to Maritine Prison for interrogation and treatment for their EC symptoms. After being offered a plea deal, the Grendels' leader, Kurt, revealed the Vandein Corporation to be the ones who hired as well as infected them with Eclipse. Bombs that Vandein implanted into them to silence them are activated, but they malfunction and all members survive, though some are send to emergency treatment due to extensive blood loss.
Due to the plea deal they struck, the Grendels were given a relatively large amount of freedom while in captivity. However, it seems that getting captured and the bombs malfunctioning were actually all part of their plan to free themselves from Vandein's control. After spending some time laying low at Maritine Prison, they retrieved their belongings and attempted an escape, but were easily intercepted by Nanoha Takamachi.
Following their failed escape, Nanoha and Cinque came to them with a new plea deal, offering them a full pardon if they joined Section 6, but they refused. It is then revealed that the Grendel Family was founded by Kurt, Lolo, and Mariya, all of whom are orphans, with Quinn joining later. Because of this, Kurt does allow Quinn to join them, but she refuses as well. As of now, it is unknown if any of them changed their mind.