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I know how you feel. But if we follow our parents without understanding their intentions, we'll end up walking down the same road as Roderick.
Matthias in Part 4 Volume 5, Prologue

Matthias (マティアス, Matiasu) is a mednoble apprentice knight and the youngest son of Giebe Gerlach. His parents belong to the former Veronica faction[1].

He is a student at the Royal Academy and will soon enter his fourth year.

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Matthias has dark purple hair and blue eyes[1]. He has a slender build, despite his dedication to training.

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Serious and introspective by nature, Matthias prefers to think carefully before making decisions. His friend Laurenz teasingly refers to him as a "worrywart"[1].

Matthias also has a strong sense of responsibility. He wants to make his own choices about who to serve in the future, without basing his decisions on his family's opinions.

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As the youngest son of Giebe Gerlach, Matthias was born into the former Veronica faction. He grew up as childhood friends with Laurenz, a child of the same faction who lived in the nearby province. However, Matthias grew to feel defiant toward his father after seeing Rozemyne's accomplishments at the Royal Academy.

Growing up, Matthias began to suspect that his father might be loyal to Georgine, rather than to the nobles of Ehrenfest. That doubt was reinforced when his father was called as a suspect after Charlotte's attempted kidnapping.

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Part 4 Volume 5

In the summer following his third year at the Royal Academy Matthias overhears his father planning an attack on the coaches supposed to bring Rozemyne's temple attendants and the Divine Instruments to a wedding ceremony at the border gate to Ahrensbach. Together with other children of the former Veronica faction dissatisfied with the actions of their parents Matthias decides to defy his father and warn Lady Rozemyne of the danger, however his attempts to arrange a personal meeting are all rebuffed by Rozemyne's retainers. With no proper way to directly contact her, he enlists Roderick to pass a letter to Philine during a shared scholar lecture[2].

Part 4 Volume 8

Spoiler from Part 4 Volume 8

In his fourth year at the Royal Academy Matthias manages to attain honor student status, along with twelve other Ehrenfest children[3].

Despite not having learned the Rozemyne mana compression method Matthias is able to keep up surprisingly well with those who have. He also showed himself to be a capable leader, with Leonore stating that he is capable of taking charge of others and fill her role of team-captain in her absence[4].

Header.pngSkills and Abilities

Magical

  • Mana Capacity: Matthias' mana capacity reaches the lower end of archnoble level.

Non-Magical

Spoiler from Part 4 Volume 8

  • Leadership: According to Leonore, Matthias is capable of taking over her duty as the field commander of knights[4].

Header.pngTrivia

  • Matthias is a bit self conscious about his comparatively short height. He is also dismayed that despite his physical training he remains slender and thus thinks he looks more like a scholar than a knight[1].

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 5. Prologue
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 5. Staying Home at the Castle
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 8. Chapter 4: Melchior's Baptism
  4. 4.0 4.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 8. Chapter 11: Sitting Out the Archduke Conference

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