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Overview


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 Mirelia's father.

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 amongst 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 Silt Welt, the demi-human country. He hates the Shield Hero because he fought a war with Silt Welt, 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 past. He could plan all of the war tactics just by collecting a little information at Tact's World Aggression in 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.

Appearance

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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 Silt Welt for political reasons. Because of that, Lüge began to despise both Faubley and Silt Welt. 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 Mirelia 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 defeated the Hakuko king of Silt Welt, Tai Ran Ga Feon.

Roughly twenty-some years ago, When Silt Welt 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 family still firmly believes that Melromarc would remain peaceful and secure as long as Lüge was there. Mirelia also claims despite his former treatment of Naofumi, he will aid you no matter how much hatred he bears towards anyone 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.

Summary

Volume 1

During the time, when Mirelia had left the country, for diplomacy reasons, she had left her right-hand man in charge; however, he was later killed by the Three Heroes Cult. Because all the political power was transferred to the king, Aultcray did not bother investigating the incident as he, and his daughter Malty, began to abuse their new founded political power during Mirelia's absence. The situation gets so bad that by the time when the waves start he decides, on his own and without any backing from the queen or the other countries, to summon the four heroes.

He went out of his way to make more vexation for Nafoumi along with the Cult of Three Heroes. He then acts out his petty hatred for the Hero of the Shield by helping his daughter Malty frame the newly summoned and naive Naofumi of raping the latter and let her steal all his possessions, to point of leaving Naofumi in his undergarments for a week in the open street. He later tries to take Naofumi's only psychological support, his slave Raphtalia, away from him in a rigged duel, in spite of the fact his country permits slavery and is dependent upon it. He forbids guilds to give any job to Naofumi while other heroes got ample of requests for a huge sum of money. When questioned by Raphtalia for this, he mockingly told her what a shield can do much to sneer of all in the courtroom, along with this he continues to give Naofumi more unnecessary hardships. He also revoked his funds on the context of removing Raphtalia's slave crest, though this backfires when the Sword Hero and Bow Hero condemn his and Malty's actions in support of Naofumi. He reluctantly gives him the minimum reward amount.

Volume 2

He abused his authority to prevent having Naofumi's party from getting a Class Up. Aultcray ordered crystal balls for the four heroes to learn magic but only given them to the other three heroes. The culmination of all his horrible decisions leaves the kingdom in a political minefield with their neighboring nations and even causes a level of internal strife. Some faction of commoners supported Naofumi, while the nobles and Cult of the Three Heroes tried to take the power of authority for them-self.

Volume 4

He did almost exactly what the Three Heroes Cult wanted, without doubting their conspiracy even a little. Finally, when his wife strips him of power and undoes all of this damage, he's totally unrepentant and still believes it's Naofumi's fault, despite being the one being responsible for all. As punishment for his discrimination against Naofumi, his name was changed to Trash by the Queen. Naofumi at this point realize the real threat of the wave (after witnessing Glass' strength and Fitoria's demand) decided not to make any new enemies, so agreed for just renaming Aultcray to Trash.

He is least petty than his daughter Malty though, as while she tried to poison Naofumi he instead just planned to give him laxatives. When his wife tried to send him back to the battlefield, he kicked screamed and cried out in fear of not going, and Naofumi believes that for whatever godforsaken reason he simply doesn't want to be a hero anymore.

He is genuinely in love with his wife, so much so that he puts up with her harsh treatment of him after the above ordeals. Though Naofumi just suspects the queen might be a sadist and they were always this way. The only thing he claimed he wouldn't let her get away with is defending a Hakuko.

Relationships

Heroes

Aultcray's unreasonable hatred towards Naofumi may have likely stemmed from how Siltvelt worships the Hero of the Shield, which made the king gave his support to the Three Heroes Cult in constantly demonizing the Shield Hero.

In contrast to how Mirelia had instructed her husband not to discriminate against Naofumi, Aultcray had done so anyway, going out of his way to make him suffer. Aultcray, backed by the Cult of the Three Heroes, had rebuked and chastised Naofumi. He was even going out of his way to discriminate and was doing everything to oppress him. The number of offenses committed by him against Naofumi was uncountable. He always addresses other Heroes with respectful titles while calling Naofumi as a shield or criminal Hero.

Their relationship worsens after the third wave where Naofumi had emerged as victorious as compared to the other three heroes that were defeated; refusing to believe this, the King had accused of Naofumi of foul play and demanded the Shield Hero to confess. Naofumi had denied Aultcray's false claim, as well as refusing to show any respect towards Aultcray, asking him to crawl and kneel before him for any more request, Naofumi leaves after insulting and threatened to kill him, if Altrucy ever gets in his way, as Naofumi is stronger than other heroes, though most of it was a bluff to make Aultcray scared.

After Mirelia's return both Aultcray and Malty's crime and Naofumi's innocence were revealed and were punished as they lost their political power and were also given a punishment under Naofumi's choice. While Naofumi wanted to give an execution, because people valued Aultcray's skills and as he also took consideration for the Queen's familial love towards the two and also to avoid making new enemies, he later decided to simply change both the King and princess's names, where Aultcray was renamed as Trash, as a fitting manner of humiliation.

After seeing Atla under Nafoumi's care, who resembled his late sister. Aultcray was in a state of shock.

Following his daughter's choice of choosing Motoyasu, Aultcray gave more preferential treatment to him, such as giving him more reward funds than other heroes. Promoting him to be the lord of a village.

Aultcray gives much respect and somewhat reasonable treatment to Itsuki. Itsuki asks of mistreating Naofumi with rigged battle and cancellation of funds, leaving the Aultcray speechless. When Aultcray wrongdoings were exposed by the queen, he along with Ren calls the punishment of the king befitting.

Ren also gained the respect of Aultcray and received somewhat reasonable treatment of a Hero. Ren too sided with Itsuki in demeaning after Aultcray's crimes were exposed.

Family

in the past, Mirelia had loved her husband because of the valor and wisdom he had shown in the past. However, now the Queen has seen her husband be now complete a far cry from what he may have once been. Not only did Trash not follow his wife's instructions, to not discriminating against the Shield Hero, but he also furthered shocked Mirelia, as the Queen used her authority to defend Naofumi from the Imperial Guardsmen. As the King's authority was below the Queen, Mirelia was able to freely slap her husband whenever he displayed his stupidity in front of her. Mirelia shows no patience for her husband's mistake.

Trash constantly spoils his first daughter in doing whatever he wants. He had also entrusted her to frame Naofumi and doing everything she can to degrade the Shield Hero's reputation.

Trash seems to show paternal love towards her second daughter. Melty too reciprocates this love. She even tried to set up a space for Naofumi and her father to amend things, before her father becomes a victim of her mother's wrath. Later, she sided with Naofumi learning of her father's atrocities towards him.

Aultcray's nephew, a half-human half-Hakuko, and the son of his long lost sister who was taken by the Hakuko and also happens to be the grandson of his arch nemesis, Tryson. He and Fohl are similar in some ways, even to the point where Atla thought there were two of her brothers.

The daughter of his long lost sister who was taken by the Hakuko and also the granddaughter of his arch nemesis, Tryson. She bears a striking resemblance to her mother which made him completely shocked and speechless. Almost all of his personality change happens after seeing her.