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Aultcray Melromarc XXXII (オルトクレイ=メルロマルク32世 Orutokurei Meruromaruku Sanjūni-sei?), formerly known as Lüge Lancarose (real name Lüge Lansarz Faubrey), and now known as Trash (クズ Kuzu?), is the King of Melromarc. His first name and surname were taken from Mirellia's father.

Appearance

Personality

Aultcray formerly lived up to his name as the wise king of Melromarc. Despite being a Staff Hero, he was known for his formidable intelligence. He was respected by his allies and his enemies alike. By all accounts he was extremely active and heroic in his earlier days, earning a grand reputation among the kingdoms of the world. All this indicates that for all his hatred and recklessness he was at one point a cunning and intelligent person with a hero's renown.

The queen stated that his wisdom earned him great respect and that even now if he was sent to the border, it would cause turmoil among the enemy just by seeing him. Even the slave trader claims that the nation Melromarc might have been nothing in name or in standing among the nations if it wasn't for Aultcray. Many citizens and nobles still have faith in him.

Though he was from Faubley, he hated demi-humans for killing his parents and has a specific kind of hate for the White Tiger(Hakuko) variant of them. This hatred caused him to rush to Melromarc, where he could be as openly hostile to them as possible and aid the kingdom in its war against Siltvelt, the demi-human country. He hates the Shield Hero because he fought a war with Siltvelt, a country that worships him.

However, the current generation and the heroes doubt he is the kind of person that others claim he is. Even his own second daughter is disgusted with him fawning over her sister and doubts her mother's stories of him. In the time of the Spirit tortoise rampage, he refused to fight which caused a ruckus. This made Naofumi discard any of his past deeds and felt they were probably exaggerations of actual events. Naofumi believes that Trash (Aultcray) might have been a military strategist who was only good at aggravating things, but the queen claims he is much wiser than that. Queen who has seen him most of her life feels disgusted with how far he is sunk from being remarkable to a complete idiot. The queen also points his idiocy might be due to a decade of peace and also because of his spoiling of his first daughter, Malty.

Besides the fact that he is the Staff Hero, he described as a genius tactician which being feared by other countries in the past. He could plan all of the war tactics just by collecting a little information in a short time. Even during the time of peace, he retained his militaristic sense, When playing Chess with his wife, he would yawn in the victory while his wife, who is also a shrewd tactician, would be left baffled. He would only hold back and let his older daughter, Malty win.

Background

He was the third legitimate heir to the throne of Faubley, the strongest country in this world. At first, but then an incident came that robbed him of that privilege. That incident involved the killing of his parents and many others close to him by the Hakuko.

Luckily, Lüge and his younger sister Lucia were not there at the time, but the country of Faubley did nothing in retaliation against Siltvelt for political reasons. Because of that, Lüge began to despise both Faubley and Siltvelt. He moved to Melromarc, which discriminated against Demi-Humans, and changed his name.

Lüge hid the fact that he was of Royal Blood, and rushed onto the frontlines of the wars Melromarc waged. Along the way, the previous Staff Hero fought to the death with Trash for the right to wield it, and he began to spread his name as a Hero. At that time, due to his resourcefulness and strength, he won the heart of Mirellia Q Melromarc.

But, while Lüge ventured off, he had left behind his sightless sister. Soon, he received word that she had disappeared with nothing left behind but a pool of blood, and a Hakuko had killed her. Lüge’s desire for revenge strengthened. This has culminated in making him a man who deeply hates demi-humans and, by association, the Shield Hero whom they worship. After many years of war, he challenged and killed the Hakuko supreme of Siltvelt, Tai Ran Ga Feon.

Roughly twenty-some years ago, When Siltvelt plotted for global domination, It was Lüge that faced them head-on, saving Melromarc and other countries as well. Thanks to him that many countries exist peacefully. Rishia's family and other nobles still firmly believe that Melromarc would remain peaceful and secure as long as Lüge was there. Mirellia also claims despite his former treatment of Naofumi, he used to aid anyone, no matter how much hatred he bears towards them if it brings him some benefit or debt owed to him.

After he and his wife had their first daughter, Malty, he spoils her rotten and both became incredibly callous. Malty owes much of her arrogant and cruel tendencies to her father because she did whatever she wanted with no consequences, and punished those she victimized if they took any form of action about it. Seeing this, his wife took their second daughter under her wing to prevent this same kind of failed upbringing. This peaceful time finally clouded his way of seeing things and was easily manipulated.

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