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Roderick was among those who tricked Lord Wilfried, so he is by no means fit to serve you, milady.
Rihyarda to Rozemyne in Part 4 Volume 1, Chapter 7: My Retainers and Entering the Dormitory

Roderick (ローデリヒ, Rooderihi) is a mednoble apprentice scholar of Ehrenfest. His parents belong to the former Veronica faction[2].

After meeting Rozemyne in the winter playroom, Roderick begins to write and gather stories for her[3].

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Roderick has an earnest, slightly naive personality. Although he tricked Wilfried into entering the Ivory Tower, he did it out of obedience to his parents, who told him it would help Ehrenfest. Neither was he aware of the full significance of his actions. He is surprised and dismayed when he hears about the former Veronica faction's involvement in Rozemyne’s poisoning[4].

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Roderick first encounters Rozemyne in the winter playroom with the other noble children. He is a friend of Wilfried’s and participates in karuta with the other boys.

Later, he helps to trick Wilfried into entering the Ivory Tower, which is considered a crime against the duchy. That betrayal, combined with Charlotte’s kidnapping and Rozemyne’s poisoning, causes Wilfried to ostracize all the Veronica children and treat them coldly while Rozemyne recovers in her jureve.

Roderick spends the next two years gathering new stories with Philine, as Rozemyne requested.

After the Ivory Tower incident, his father started to mistreat his son due to their involvement their family lost their ability to stay neutral and is now firmly locked in place with the former Veronica faction. Despite Roderick having done exactly what his father instructed, his father still regularly mistreated Roderick for this outcome[5].

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Attendants

  • Kashmir - Rodericks adult attendant at the royal academy[1].
Spoiler from Part 4 Volume 9
Due to distancing himself from his family Roderick currently has no attendants or retainers of any kind outside the royal academy[6].

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Royal Academy Stories - First Year. Chapter 2: Roderick - One Day in the Royal Academy
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 3. Winter Debut and the Playroom
  3. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 1. Chapter 6: The Winter Playroom and Our Departure
  4. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 2. Chapter 1: Meeting for the Tea Party
  5. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 7. Chapter 11: Roderick's Name Swearing
  6. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 4 Volume 9. Chapter 3: The Farewell Supper

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