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No sound is more pleasant to the ears than that of coins rubbing together, don’t you agree?
Freida to Myne in Part 1 Volume 2, Chapter 13: The Guildmaster’s Granddaughter

Freida (フリーダ Furiida) is the granddaughter of Gustav, the guildmaster of Ehrenfest's Merchant's Guild.

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Freida is a very cute girl with brown eyes, a peaceful smile, and light, rose-colored hair that Myne describes as “as fluffy as it is soft-looking.” Due to her illness, she is small for her age[1].

Several years later in part 4, she grows to about as big as girls of similar age[3].

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Freida has a mature and dignified demeanor, partly because she was required to learn formal ettiquette in preparation for moving to the Nobles’ Quarter.

Inwardly, however, she is an ambitious merchant with a keen nose for profit. She has a knack for seeing opportunities that are overlooked by others. When money is at stake, Freida often becomes aggressive and straightforward, forgetting her demure demeanor.

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Like Myne, Freida was born with the Devouring and was a sickly child. Her grandfather Gustav was determined to save her life, and he used his vast wealth and connections as the leader of the Merchant's Guild to buy magic tools that could prolong her lifespan.

Due to his status and wealth Gustav managed to secure multiple offers for submission contracts and even adoptions for his granddaughter, leaving him the luxury of being able to choose one to his liking. With Freida's wish being to remain a merchant, rather than become a noble, Gustav chose to sign a submission contract with Lord Henrik, a very gentle and calm layscholar who is unusually respectful to commoners for a noble.

According to the terms of the contract, Freida will be provided with a magic tool in the shape of a bracelet to drain her mana until she comes of age at 15. During this time Freida had to regularly visit her master's mansion where the mana stored in the bracelet would be drained to be used to power the mansions magic tools. Once she comes of age, she will then become Henrik’s mistress and live in the Nobles’ Quarter, where she plans to continue working as a merchant and open up a store in the noble's quarter[4].

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  • Freida is one of the only three named Devouring children shown, besides Myne and Dirk.
  • According to Benno, she is the one resembling her grandfather the most in her family. She even said the exactly same lines as Gustav when she was trying to recruit Myne.
  • Her hobbies include counting, saving, and seeing her money. Her obsession in money is said to rival Myne's obsession in books.
  • According to Miya Kazuki, she planned to have Freida make paper together with Myne and Tuuli in one of her early story drafts, but that role was relegated to Lutz instead when she realized how much manual labor is involved during the process.[5]
  • Lutz noted that Freida and Myne are very similar -- both of them are cute outside but weird inside, single-mindedly devoted to things they love, and even share the same disease.
  • She loves having tea and pound cake with friends, especially female ones.
  • Freida views Myne as her first and best friend, but since Myne's final blessing didn't reach her, it's apparent that Myne didn't share her sentiment.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 1 Volume 2. Chapter 13: The Grandmaster's Granddaughter
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Fanbook 1. Q&A with Miya Kazuki
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 5. Chapter 4: Evolved Cooking
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 4. Freida - A Visit to the Noble's Quarter
  5. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Fanbook 1. Q&A with Miya Kazuki

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