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A woman’s wrath knows no bounds, and I don’t know what it will drive her to do.
Damuel discussing Gloria in Part 2 Volume 3, Chapter 6: Punishment for the Knight’s Order and My Future

Gloria (グローリエ, Guroorie) is the Viscountess of Dahldolf, a mednoble and first wife of Viscount Dahldolf.

She is the mother of Shikikoza, a former member of the Knight's Order who was executed for attacking Myne during the trombe extermination. After her son’s death, she came to bear a strong grudge against Myne[1].

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Gloria married the mednoble Viscount Dahldolf as a second wife, and the couple had a son named Shikikoza. However, the Viscount already planned to make his first wife’s son, Jeremias, his successor.

She plotted to have Jeremias disinherited. However, it became clear at a young age that Shikikoza had a very low mana capacity, barely equal to the average laynoble. The family faced the decision of whether to marry him to a laynoble family or send him to become a blue priest in the temple.

Because Gloria was on good terms with the High Bishop, she chose to send her son to the temple, where she secured preferential treatment for him[2]. She also used the opportunity to spend more time with the High Bishop, and, through him, form a connection with Veronica, the archduke’s mother.

Around the time of the civil war in the Sovereignty, the death of Jeremias’s mother led to Gloria becoming the first wife and taking the title “Viscountess Dahldolf.”

After the political purge and subsequent mana shortage, many of Ehrenfest’s nobles were called to the Sovereignty. To make up for the loss, Ehrenfest recalled many blue priests and shrine maidens back to the nobility, including Shikikoza. Shikikoza was granted the status of a mednoble and allowed to serve in the Knight's Order, and Gloria began planning once again to make him his father’s heir.

Some time later, Shikikoza participated in a trombe extermination as a knight, where he was assigned to guard Myne. However, he put his charge in danger due to his prejudice against commoners. He was later sentenced to death for going against orders.

Aub Ehrenfest signed an agreement with Viscount Dahldolf that pardoned the rest of his family from collective punishment in exchange for their promise never to approach Myne again, and half the cost of Myne's ceremonial robes.

Despite her best efforts, Gloria was unable to overturn her son's death sentence. However, she managed to spare Shikikoza’s reputation by having the official announcement altered to say that he had died in the line of duty, rather than been executed as a criminal[1].

Gloria developed a strong grudge against Myne and Ferdinand, holding them personally responsible for her son's death. She holds great contempt for commoners, and considers it unjust that her son was be executed for harming someone lower in status.

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After Shikikoza's execution, Gloria dedicates herself seeking revenge on Myne. Her options are limited by the magic contract signed by the nobles of Dahldolf, which prevents any member of the family from approaching Myne. However, she continues to look for a way to circumvent the contract.

When Rozemyne enters noble society, Gloria holds her in contempt and often slanders her reputation at tea parties and social gatherings.

As a member of the Veronica faction, Gloria is sympathetic to Georgine and is involved in plans to bring her back to Ehrenfest[2]. She informs Georgine that Rozemyne used to be a commoner, and explains that she was responsible for the death of Bezewanst, Georgine’s uncle. Later, she is complicit in plans for Charlotte’s kidnapping and Rozemyne’s poisoning.

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  • She is one of only a few nobles who knows that Rozemyne is a commoner.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3 Chapter 6: Punishment for the Knight’s Order and My Future
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 4. Epilogue

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