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Mirelia Q Melromarc (ミレリア＝Q＝メルロマルク Mireria Q Meruromaruku?) (or Mirelle Q Melromarc (ミレル＝Q＝メルロマルク Mireru Q Meruromaruku?) in the WN), mostly referred to as the Queen, is the queen of Melromarc. She holds the true power behind the crown and is generally a just ruler. She is known for her diplomatic and negotiate skills.
As compared to her husband, Aultcray Melromarc XXXII, Mirelia appears to be more of a benevolent and proficient ruler. As a mother, she is very realistic, strategic, cunning and political when it comes to dealing with her children. She acts more of a queen than mother to her daughters, though she might care for them in her heart. She was willing to use Melty as an effective piece for her plan, in making the Three Heroes Cult fall into a trap and she didn't hesitate to punish Malty to the point where she was willing to have her tortured brutally, though she did tried to avoid that situation.
Mirelia is both a very loving ruler, for her people, and parent for her daughters, though Malty to a lesser degree. She is also diplomatic and makes for a skilled negotiator. Unlike all in her nation, she didn't discriminate demi-humans and also tried to improve their condition. As noted by Naofumi, she is the only person in the castle to treat Demi-humans properly.
She has a great interest in the legends of Heroes, but was disappointed in the current generation for not living up-to the name. She admit in how there was a time when Aultcray had won her heart in the past and she fell in love with him like a woman. However, because of the large mess Aultcray made, while she was away for diplomatic issues, she became enraged with how her formally wise husband abused power while being easily manipulated by the Three Heroes Cult. She shows a sadistic side later as she gave Trash a long list of humiliating punishments. Mirelia became very reasonable with him later since, as Aultcray had met his niece for the first time, and understood that her husband was starting to behave.
Mirelia is fair skinned with purple hair tied up in a bob with long bangs. She is normally in her intricately decorated royal gown, with what appears to be a bronze breastplate. She has a regal presence that commands the attention of everyone around her.
Mirelia served as the strategist for the allied army. She has potent magical abilities that overpowered even the Pope as he wielded a legendary weapon.
Her country was in war with Siltvelt for centuries. She fell in love and married a person who rose to fame from being a common soldier to a cane hero. Later, he was revealed to be a legitimate third heir of Faubley. For political or moral reasons, she tries to improve the condition of the demi-humans in her country and tried to make peace with the Demi-human nation, Siltvelt. Because of which she ascend those who favor Demi-human to nobility and created a demi-human protected village for demi-humans. This halted the centuries of war and presented a decade of peace with the rival nation of Siltvelt (which is the exact opposite of Melromarc), where Demi-human dominant and humans are treated badly. Siltvelt also followed her example and set up a human protected village. It was reveled that all her action stem from her hobbies of the legend of four heroes and the inspiration of Faubley , where both Human and Demi-human coexist in peace, while her nation has useless squabbles.
Before the waves started the queen was involved in diplomacy, Melromarc's domestic affairs were also excellent, and she left the country to the one she trusted as her right-hand man. But, he died during the wave. Damages from the wave were reported all over the world, there was a world conference and every country was represented by their king or queen. Of course there were countries that on bad terms with each other, Melromarc and Siltvelt for example. There was a prophecy that stated the world was facing its end, so their hostilities were put on hold, until the conference was complete. During the conference, it was decided the Melromarc was fourth in line to perform the summoning.
It seems the Three Heroes Cult took advantage of the queen's absence, to summon the heroes. That lead to a lot of criticism from other countries, it was the problem the queen was taking care of that lead to her delayed absence. She permanently deprived Trash and Bitch of the authority of the imperial family, as punishment for their evil deeds. She wanted to take special care of the shield hero for he may be the key for the ever lasting peace between her and her rival nation, She even went on planning to marry her daughter to the shield hero to end the war and to attain the good will of Demi-humans and Siltvelt. But, this plan was ruined because of the action of her daughter, Malty and her husband. This is noted by her scoldings to Malty, as she told that she might have even considered giving her throne to Malty, if she had remained in Naofumi's party and seduced him rather than betraying him. Now she held hopes for her second Daughter, Melty for the same idea.
She works on diplomatic relations while her husband runs internal affairs. She is as just as manipulative as her oldest daughter Malty, but puts her skills to more benevolent use. She loves to hear the legends of the original four heroes and doesn't share the view of her nation's religion. However is saddened that the current generation isn’t living up to their name. She specializes in both Fire and Water magic.
During the appearance of waves, she attended the world conference in regards to fight the waves and to summon the heroes. It was accepted that her nation would be fourth in order for summoning the heroes and also specified that each nation suppose to summon one of the four heroes. But to the shock of everyone including herself, Melmorne already summoned all the four heroes which is a news to herself. She deduces her husband and the Cult of three heroes involvement in it, but saved face by saying that any nation would have tried to monopolies the heroes and her nation was just trying to save them-self first and added that it was not wise to attack the nation which is in possession of four holy warriors. Mirelia proposed an idea of sharing the heroes with other nation by sending envoys to meet and give them an offer so they may move to their nation.
But what happened next was a surprise for herself and her second daughter, Melty who was accompanying her in diplomacy. All the heroes refused to meet the envoys, including the shield hero whose treatment was more worrisome. While Melty was puzzled by this development, Mirelia guessed what was going on. Again every nation blamed her of breaching the agreement, as they were preparing for a hero welcome to their nation and left with much disappointed. The Demi-human nation, which worshiped the shield hero was furious at her. Mirelia explained that all the heroes found scums in her nation and were currently at the removal of filth there. She also brought to the attention of how the last shield hero died in Siltvelt and told them to not point fingers at her.
Knowing that there was no turning back, she wrote numerous letters to her husband emphasizing the need to treat all heroes equally and to take special care of shield hero. She gained the support of Fulbert, by a certain promises and hopes to find a way around it.
At first she was more concerned with the ruckus caused by the shield hero, such as attacking others with balloon monster, the trouble stirred at the dinning center and also his way of avoiding anyone getting close to him, including the Demi-humans and others who favors him. By the information given to her by the shadows, she summerised the reason for his distrust. She concluded that her husband is not going to comply to her words and decided to take action on her own. She managed to secure a slave as Naofumi's comrade with great difficulty. She kept on sending soldiers with letters, advising her husband to treat all the heroes equally and to take special care of the shield hero, but it was in vain. Mirelia also learnt about her husband and elder daughter, Malty misusing their power and lavish spending of countries treasuries to their own gain. They also started shunning all nobles favoring demi-human.
Mirelia was happy at the news of the subjugating of the wave by the heroes and the shield heroes effort in protecting a village, despite his poor treatment. She learnt of Naofumi's reputation begin to rise. However, her happiness short lived, as she was infuriated at her husband for arranging a rigged duel between the spear hero and shield hero to take away the slave of the shield hero. Aultcracy also treated heroes in a biased manner with Spear hero of most favor and shield hero being the least or none. This became a new reason of conflict with the neighboring nations and She worked to her bones with her diplomatic skill to release the tension. She also burned the portraits of her husband and first daughter to release her own stress. Her letters remained unanswered by her husband and his action towards shield hero got worsened. He also ignored the messengers sent by her. By this time her husband, named the spear hero as a lord of the wave affected village, where Malty levy heavy taxes under the pretense of rebuilding. The queen send her shadows warning her to back down. Not wanting to give up, Malty challenged the shield hero to race with the spear hero for the lordship of the village. Despite the cheating by the spear hero side, shield hero emerged victorious earning him a good will among the people.
Mirelia also hears about the consequence of of other heroes poorly thought actions, While the shield hero clearing all their messes, earning the trust of her peoples. She finally fell sick, due to over work.
She became more furious, after her husband sent an irrelevant letter, wishing to see Melty. Reaching her limit, she begins to make her own plan with shadows against the Cult of three heroes, as she already kept tabs on their evil plot.
Melty was lost on the way and was helped by Naofumi to return to her home without knowing who the other person was. After learning their identity, She tried to negotiate with shield hero but was shunned by him for being the royal of the nation. After the third wave, Naofumi emerged victorious. This led to a serious of incident starting with the rift between Naofumi and the Aultcracy widens farther, the Cult of three heroes became more anxious of the result and becomes desperate and the world diplomats were concerned of the heroes not co-operating with each other. Melty in hopes of mending the relation between Naofumi and his father, begins to chase after Naofumi whose was on his way to demi-human country for a class up.
As Mirelia hoped, the Cult along with Malty plans to execute Melty and pins it on Naofumi, so the Cult can save face in public for their teaching and Malty can get the throne. As Mirelia planned, Naofumi was forced to take Melty under his protection. Mirelia also order the shadows protecting the Melty to arrest Naofumi, if he became a threat to Melty. Mirelia was constantly informed about the situation and was surprised of knowing Melty getting close to Naofumi and was acting to her age. Finally the the Cult of three heroes showed their true colors and tried to execute all heroes with their companions and princess. Both Ren and Itsuki were saved by the queen's shadow in nick of time and informed of the Cult subjugation force coming to aid them. Finally the four Heroes lined up to fight the pope, and Naofumi with the aid of the queen gave the finishing blow and saves the day.
Mirelia begs for Naofumi's forgiveness and ask for his help in saving the world, by staying in Melromarc. She tries to persuade him in every way, as his choice may lead to war. She was able to gain the trust of hero with the condition of it being the only time and magic contract of her being slave, if she were to betray him. She promised of better and preferential treatment for his co-operations. She cleared all of the fake charges against him, overlooked his own crime which was done due to circumstances and punished her husband& daughter for all crimes.
Naofumi accepts her to be a better administrator and realize that things might have been different, if she were to run the things from the start of his arrival. He also realised that she could have handled the heroes more efficiently. He can also guess that she might have pushed her daughter to a political marriage with him without him even knowing it, under the guise of love marriage.
The Queen understands the fact that Naofumi is innocent of the crimes her husband and oldest daughter have framed him for, and subtly acts to help him before her actual appearance in the story. She sees the real value of Naofumi and wrote to her husband to take special care to gain his favor which her husband didn't. She orchestrated his purchasing of a slave, though likely did not expect him to buy Raphtalia specifically, and concealed his less savoury, but necessary given his situation. She finally came to his defense and even saved his life when the Three Heroes Cult made their move. Placing her youngest daughter Melty under his care was also a part of her plans, although the Shadows would've stepped in if Naofumi himself proved a threat to Melty.
Naofumi had a though of leaving the country for which she begged him by bowing to his feet, to stop him from leaving. She has signed a contract with Naofumi preventing her from betraying him(with the fatal implications of a full strength Slave contract), to show her sincerity to the distrusting hero. She is not fully tolerant of him however, as she subtly threatened him when he wanted to have her husband and oldest daughter executed for their crimes against him, although he himself later concluded that, given his worth to her, she'd have been forced to comply if he truly pushed that demand, making this an empty threat.
She values him as she shield hero for political reasons, as he's the best means to keep the Demi-Human countries from attacking them, and is even biding for her youngest daughter Melty to marry him, or at least become pregnant from him, both in simple bids to placate the Demi-Humans who worship him. During the Spirit Turtle incident Neofumi became the only hero she could actually rely on, as the Seven Star Heroes were miles away and the other three Legendary Heroes caused the incident in the first place and wound up MIA. During this time Naofumi proved capable of shocking even her with his ability to act out a heroic speech, motivating the men of their alliance, and was ultimately promoted to Count for his actions by her, as well as given the land he requested to help train his forces for the next wave. She and Naofumi have something of an understanding it seems as she provides him with what he needs to combat the wave and he does not take advantage of this position or abuse it in any visible way. The two have a fair grasp of each other's personalities, and she basically treats him as an equal ally, as well as constantly pressuring him to either become her son in law or at the very least the father of her grandchild.
Even before she arrived to Melromarc, she gathered many information about the individual heroes through her shadows. She also comes to know of their poorly thought action, it's consequence and also them being easily manipulated by the Cult of three heroes & bitch. She saved the heroes from the assassination plot of the pope in the nick of time. She also argued with Nofumi that the action of the other heroes is not of malice but because of the false information given to them by guild, as anyone tends to believe the one with authority. When the queen forced them to train, this angered them for they are not having their way as before, so they raised weapons against the queen. Leaving no other option the queen agreed to let them leave the country, if they fulfill two condition of fighting the waves and to solve strange problems occurring, familiar of spirit tortoise.
As compared to Naofumi, who has caused some minor amount of trouble, Mirelia shows evident stress with how the other three of the Four Sage Heroes were initially shown to be very unreliable because of the trouble they keep creating. After the Spirit Turtle incident, people had began the belief that the heroes, other than the Shield, were false heroes. Thus, most of the countries, besides Melromarc, had decided to place restrictions on the movements of the heroes whereas Mirelia still ready to give them support, by making Melromarc the only country that would accept them while also making the attempt to have rumors die down.
Mirelia is very much in love with her husband Aultcray, and has known him since his hero days. She is very much ashamed of what he's become, stating he was amazing before they had a daughter, Malty, whom he spoiled rotten. He was called the Wise King by many, herself included, in the past, but in the present his actions are so petty, tyrannical and reckless, in short plain stupid, that she actually had to give authority of her country to someone beneath him during her absence. That person unfortunately died in the first Wave incident, which turned the power back to Aultcray, who was quickly manipulated by the Three Heroes Cult and immediately summoned the Four Legendary Heroes, after which his daughter, Malty, framed the Shield Hero, Naofumi, for her rape with his help in a petty bid for revenge against the Demi-humans whom he hates.
This series of almost immediate and unbelievably stupid actions put their kingdom into a political minefield which she had to spend the next two or so months cleaning up after. Once she finally had the chance to return home she deposed of the Three Heroes Cult, cleared Naofumi's name and stripped her husband and daughter of their royal status and power. After convincing Naofumi to spare her husband and daughter in exchange for any other punishment but death, she willingly has their names changed to Trash and Bitch respectively. This is comparatively lesser punishment for his doing and also shows her care for him.
However, but their relation is somewhat of a sadistic, as every time Naofumi comes back to the castle following this event, Trash is in some other ridiculous situation likely for his refusal to correct his behavior, such as parading the castle town half naked or wearing a collar around his neck which renders him utterly silent. This stream of punishments came to a stop when Trash first met Atlas, the daughter of his lost sister who she heavily resembles, where the former King apparently started to learn to behave, ceased his usual hubris against Naofumi, and was no longer seen in humiliating situations.
Her relationship with her oldest daughter is, to say the least, marginal to hostile. Mirelia acted more of a queen than mother, but show her motherly care underneath. Mirelia noticed all of the Malty's horrible personality of making others to suffer and took it upon herself to correct it. She once sent Malty to a high school abroad, hoping to reform her bad behavior, but all that accomplished was Malty being promoted from a virgin. Mirelia tried to correct her daughter in many other ways, but failed. Mirelia lost all hopes on her and decided to name Melty, her second daughter to be the first in line to throne. Mirelia blame Malty for turning her husband into an idiot, as she notes that Aultcray was "Magnificent, before we had a child", and noting that Aultcray spoiled her rotten.
Malty is much like her mother in the worst possible way, she inherited all of her mother's cunning talents but chooses to use them to manipulate and have her own way. During her trips to foreign nation, Mirelia continues to hear from the shadows of all the wrongdoings of Malty including framing Naofumi for rape and nearly inciting war with the kingdoms who worship the Shield hero. Malty also took money from the kingdom's treasury for her own personal use. Mirelia constantly burned statues and portraits of both her husband and Malty, to subsume her anger. Malty crossed a personal line by trying to get her younger sister Melty.
After Mirelia's return, she clears Naofumi's name and stripped Malty of her right to the throne completely. She did show some compassion or motherly love by preventing Naofumi from demanding to have Malty executed, and instead placated his justified anger by having Malty and Aultcray renamed to Bitch and Trash respectively. After this Mirelia made her daughter a slave to their kingdom and forced her to pay off the frankly tremendous financial debt she owes(all of which was spent on her personal luxuries). She promise to lessen her burden, if she was willing to fight the Waves with the heroes. Though Malty's crimes were severe, her punishment was comparatively less which showed Mirelia's motherly side. Mirelia did show concerns for her daughter, after learning that Malty went with Motoyasu to defeat the spirit tortoise.
Malty still refused to learn her lesson and betrayed all four of the heroes one by one.
The Queen is much more caring towards her youngest daughter Melty when compared to her oldest daughter Malty, though she's not above manipulating her as a political tool; such as using her as a lure to bring out the Three Heroes Cult (although Shadows were always closely guarding her), and later even constantly encouraging Naofumi to marry and/or impregnate Melty. Her encouraging Naofumi to marry her daughter also seems partly done out of a desire to help her daughter, who is visibly attracted to Naofumi
Melty spent a larger amount of time with her mother than her father, and as such doesn't appear to have become rotten like Malty.
- Shadows: She uses the Shadows as her personal assassins, enforcers and messengers.