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I never want to let Dirk go. He’s the only … the only family I’ve ever had …
— Delia to Myne in Part 2 Volume 4 Chapter 8: Both Sides of the Story

Delia (デリア, Deria) is a gray shrine maiden at the Ehrenfest temple. She was originally assigned to serve as Myne’s attendant and report on her activities to the High Bishop.

After leaving Myne’s service, Delia was assigned help manage the orphanage. She also serves as a caregiver for her adoptive brother, Dirk.

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Delia has deep crimson hair and light blue eyes. Rozemyne describes her as “not cute,” but rather “beautiful, like a pretty adult woman”[1]. As of Part 4, she has grown into a "jaw-dropping beauty"[2].

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Due to growing up in the temple, Delia is very naive about the outside world; she views the High Bishop's corrupt and exploitative practices as normal[3]. She is straightforward and childishly blunt, and often rude toward Myne and her fellow attendants.

Despite her attitude, she has a good heart and frequently turns a blind eye to Myne's efforts to improve the orphanage and the temple. She also has a deep love for family, which causes her to quickly grow attached to her younger brother Dirk. After her mistakes in trusting the High Bishop lead to trouble, Delia becomes calmer and more mature[4].


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Delia was raised in the Ehrenfest temple orphanage. When she was about six years old, the blue priests were recalled to noble society, which severely decreased the divine gifts available for the orphans. The gray shrine maidens were also taken out of the orphanage, leaving the children on the verge of starvation with no one to care for them[5].

When Delia turned seven, she was brought out of the temple and scrubbed clean by a gray shrine maiden, and then baptized. She and three other children were brought before the High Bishop, but only Delia was chosen as an apprentice attendant. Realizing that her pretty face was her only hope for staying out of the orphanage, Delia resolved to one day secure the position of a blue priest's mistress[5].

Delia worked as an attendant and trained as a future concubine for the next year, before being assigned to serve Myne as the High Bishop's spy.

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Header.pngTrivia

  • Delia has the habit of saying "Geez!" (も—!) when she is annoyed or frustrated.
  • She received a stone slate from Myne.
  • When Hasse's orphans went to the Ehrenfest orphanage Marthe tells her friends about Delia. Marthe grew to like Delia a lot.

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  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 1: Attendants and the Fealty Ceremony
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 1. Chapter 1: Just Call Me Urashima Taro
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 2: A Shrine Maiden's Job
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 3. Prologue
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 1. Chapter 12: The Reality of the Orphanage

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