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Jonsara (ヨナサーラ, Yonasaara) is the wife of Kashick and stepmother of Philine and Konrad. Her abuse of her stepchildren was the primary reason for Konrad entering the orphanage and Philine cutting ties with her family.

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Jonsara was born as a noble and graduated from the Royal Academy. She married Kashick, a poor layscholar, not long after the death of his first wife, Theresia. From the very start she treated Kashick's children Philine and Konrad poorly, but her cruelty intensified to abuse after the birth of her own son. Because her child had more mana than Konrad, she was determined to see him become the family's heir.

While her husband was working at the castle and Philine was studying at the Royal Academy she went as far as physically abusing Konrad with her schtappe, leaving him battered and traumatized. She also confiscated the mana draining magic tool given to him by his mother, drained it of mana, and re-registered it for her own son to use, effectively dooming Konrad to a slow death by mana exposure[1].

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When Philine returns from her first year at the Royal Academy, she is horrified to discover how badly her brother has been abused in her absence. Jonsara confiscates the money Philine earned from Rozemyne and confines her in the family home, then sends an ordonnanz to the castle claiming that her stepdaughter has fallen ill.

However, Rozemyne's understanding of Philine's family situation and the muffled shouts in the background of the ordonnanz lead her to personally investigate, accompanied by Ferdinand and several of her retainers.Upon their arrival, Rozemyne's retainers go to collect the money and check on Philine in her place. They soon return, rushing out with the battered siblings in their arms.

Kashick and Jonsara explain the family simply does not have the money for a second magic tool or to support Konrad as a blue priest. Kashick is pained to admit that they have no choice but to place their family's hopes on the child with the larger mana capacity, while Jonsara is somewhat triumphant in her decision.

Since both parents are willing to let Konrad die, Rozemyne insists on taking him into her custody as the orphanage director and giving him shelter at the temple, where he will eventually become a grey priest. Jonsara easily accepts, while Kashick seems to have mixed feelings.

Before they go to the temple, Rozemyne attempts to heal Konrad; however, his memories of being abused by Jonsara send him into a fit of panic at the sight of her schtappe. Seeing his fear, she dispels her schtappe and proceeds to heal him with just her magic ring. After matters are settled, Rozemyne leaves with the two siblings. Philine vows never to return, leaving Jonsara happy and Kashick devastated[1].

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  • Her name ヨナサーラ (Yonasāra) is an anagram of さよなら (sayonara), which means "farewell". This reflects the incident where Philine left the house with Konrad and vow to never return again.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 3. Chapter 16: Philine's Family Circumstances

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