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Might I suggest we settle this through a game of ditter?
Rauffen to Anastasius in Part 4 Volume 2, Chapter 8: The Battle for Schwartz and Weiss

Rauffen (ルーフェン, Ruufen) is a professor at the Royal Academy and the supervisor of the Dunkelfelger Dormitory.

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Rauffen is a “hot-blooded gym teacher type”[1] with a passionate love for the sport of ditter. He is a good sportsman who enjoys having a skilled opponent: When Ehrenfest defeated his own Dunkelfelger students in a match of treasure-stealing ditter, he praised the victors for their strategies and was delighted by the quality of the match[2]. He tends to shout when he gets overexcited.

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When Rauffen entered the Royal Academy as a student, his enthusiasm for ditter managed to catapult his duchy into the top rankings, where it has remained there ever since[3].

As a professor, Rauffen primarily teaches apprentice knights. However, he also helps first year students learn mana compression and schtappe fundamentals.

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Rauffen ルーフェン Ruufen Brawling/Grappling

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  • Rauffen’s katakana name (ルーフェン, "Ruufen") is more directly transliterated as "Rufen”. His name may have been inspired by "rufen" which means "to call" in German. The official English translator chose not to use "Rufen,” because a five-letter name would look very short in comparison to other noble names. Instead, the new name was based on the similar-sounding and fitting word “raufen,” meaning “to brawl”. The translator also added an extra “f” in “Rauffen” to make the name at least seven letters long.
  • Being a Sovereign noble formerly of Dunkelfelger his cape is a combination of the Sovereignty's black and his old home's blue[4].

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  1. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 1. Chapter 14: The Fourth Step of Mana Compression
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 2. Chapter 10: The Prince's Summons
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 2. Chapter 15: An Order to Return to Ehrenfest
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 6. Chapter 17: Healing and Reinforcements

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