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The Light Novel series is the source material for the adaptation of the Anime and Manga series. The information and terminology on the article will be based on the source material rather than the adaptions.
Grausam (グラオザム, Guraozamu), also called Giebe Gerlach or Viscount Gerlach, is the governing noble of the Ehrenfest province of Gerlach. He is a member of the former Veronica faction and one of the most adamant followers of Georgine.
Grausam is somewhat prideful, placing great stock in his family's high levels of mana. He pressures his son Matthias not to fall behind the archnobles in his class. Matthias also observes that Grausam "puts his all into whatever he sets his mind on".
Giebe Gerlach had a long and close relationship with the former High Bishop Bezewanst until his execution.
He temporarily housed several of Count Bindewald's Devouring soldiers, but transferred supposedly all of them over to Viscount Joisontak some time after Bezewanst's execution and Bindewald's imprisonment. These soldiers were then used in an attack on the Archduke's castle, where Joisontak tried and failed to kidnap Charlotte in a convoluted scheme to gain Rozemyne's favor.
During this attempt another noble tried to kidnap Rozemyne and poisoned her with a potion meant to only incapacitate her, but which almost ended up killing her due to the damage the devouring had caused to her young body.
Grausam is the main suspect to be this second assailant due to his background and his connections to the devouring soldiers. Bonifatius is sure beyond a doubt that Grausam is the culprit, but Sylvester is unwilling to prosecute the Giebe based solely on conjecture and Bonifatius' instinct.
- When he was first mentioned in Part 2 Volume 3 he was referred to as Viscount. At his proper introduction in Part 2 Volume 4 his title was given as giebe and remained this way. Since giebe is an umbrella-term for all landowning nobles, including viscount, this is not a contradiction in terms of the Lore.
- Grausam was shown to be the noble conspiring with Wolf in the anime, but it was not specified in the light novel.