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‘Cause you made my dream come true, and now I want to return the favor. I’ll make a ton of books for you and send them your way, so don’t cry.
Lutz in Part 4 Volume 3, Chapter 19: A Promise

Lutz (ルッツ, Ruttsu) is Myne's close childhood friend. He promised to help Myne fulfill her dreams by filling the world with books[1].

He is currently a leherl apprentice merchant at the Plantin Company, where he works with Benno to spread the printing and paper-making industries in Ehrenfest. Myne named him the Gutenberg of selling books.

Header.pngAppearance

Lutz has short golden-blond hair and jade green eyes. When they first meet, Myne thinks that his colour scheme makes him look both reassuringly familiar and like a "cool, handsome guy"[2]. Growing up in the lower city, he has a scruffy appearance and wears secondhand, heavily patched clothing. However, he begins to dress in nicer merchant clothing and pay closer attention to his appearance after joining the Gilberta Company. After Rozemyne wakes up from her jureve, he has grown taller.

Header.pngPersonality

Lutz has a patient and calm personality, due partly to growing up as the youngest of four brothers. Unlike most people, he isn’t put off by Myne’s outlandish ideas; instead, he takes a practical approach and plans how to make them a reality.

Despite his easygoing nature, he can be exceedingly stubborn and tenacious. He works tirelessly to achieve his dreams and even goes against his family’s wishes to become a merchant. When he becomes an apprentice merchant, he studies hard to catch up to the other apprentices who come from merchant families.

Lutz is equally loyal as a friend: He remembers and upholds his promise with Myne even years after making it. He also pays close attention to her health, gives her advice, fights on her behalf, and comforts her when she’s feeling down.

Header.pngHistory

Lutz was born to a very poor family in the south of the city of Ehrenfest. His father Deid was a carpenter, and his mother Karla was a textile worker. His three older brothers, Zasha, Sieg, and Ralph often took away his food and belongings, and Lutz didn’t always get enough to eat.

Before Urano’s memories awoke in Myne, Lutz didn’t see her very often due to her illness. When they did meet, he looked out for her and tried to act like a "tough older brother," helping her carry things and protecting her whenever she got exhausted[2]. Like most commoner children, he spent the years before his baptism helping around the house and foraging for food in the woods with his brothers.

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Header.pngSkills and Abilities

  • Business: Thanks to Benno’s strict tutelage, Lutz has a thorough understanding of business, pricing, negotiation, and other important skills for merchants.
  • Education: Despite growing up in an illiterate household, Lutz developed reading, writing and math skills equal to those of any child born to a merchant family.
  • Etiquette: Lutz was able to quickly learn the formal language and mannerisms that merchants use with wealthy customers and nobility. On several occasions, he picked it up faster than Myne.
  • Carpentry: Lutz is quite talented with woodworking, likely due to coming from a family of carpenters.
  • Printing: After many years of helping with Myne’s paper-making and printing efforts, Lutz has an in-depth understanding of both industries. His skill in producing and selling books led to Myne naming him among her Gutenberg.

Header.pngTrivia

  • Lutz was the first person to find out that Myne's body had been taken over by Urano's memories and desires. The second was Ferdinand.
  • According to Miya Kazuki, originally she planned to have Myne, Tuuli and Freida make paper together, but once she knew how much manual labour is involved in paper-making, she created Lutz to fulfill the role instead.

Header.pngReferences

  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 3. Chapter 19: A Promise
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 1 Volume 1. Chapter 6: Neighborhood Boys

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