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Viscount Dahldolf (ダールドルフ子爵, Daarudorufu-shishaku) is a mednoble who governs as the giebe of Dahldolf, a province of Ehrenfest.

He is married to Viscountess Dahldolf. Their son Shikikoza was a member of the Knight’s Order who was executed for harming Myne.

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The Viscount married an unnamed first wife and had a son named Jeremias, whom he planned to make his successor. He later married an ambitious noblewoman named Gloria as his second wife, and had a second son named Shikikoza.

However, it became clear at a young age that Shikikoza had a very low mana capacity, barely equal to the average laynoble. The family faced the decision of whether to marry him to a laynoble family or send him to become a blue priest in the temple[1]. They eventually chose the latter.

Around the time of the civil war in the Sovereignty, the death of Jeremias’s mother led to Gloria becoming the first wife and taking the title “Viscountess Dahldolf.”

After the political purge and subsequent mana shortage, many of Ehrenfest’s nobles were called to the Sovereignty. To make up for the loss, Ehrenfest recalled many blue priests and shrine maidens back to the nobility, including Shikikoza. Shikikoza was granted the status of a mednoble and allowed to serve in the Knight's Order.

Some time later, Shikikoza participated in a trombe extermination as a knight, where he was assigned to guard Myne. However, he put his charge in danger due to his prejudice against commoners. He was later sentenced to death for going against orders. Aub Ehrenfest signed an agreement with Viscount Dahldolf that pardoned the rest of his family from collective punishment in exchange for their promise never to approach Myne again.

The official announcement of the incident reported that Shikikoza had died in the line of duty, rather than been executed as a criminal[2].

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As stipulated by the magic contract Viscount Dahldolf signs after Shikikoza’s execution, he and his family are prohibited from approaching Myne. He also pays a “hefty fee,” which covers half the cost of Myne’s replacement ceremonial robes. The Viscount considers this a fair trade, since he is primarily concerned about his family’s safety and future.

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  • The correct translation of his name and province is most likely Dahldorf. Dorf is German for village.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 3 Volume 4. Epilogue
  2. Ascendance of a Bookworm. Part 2 Volume 3 Chapter 6: Punishment for the Knight’s Order and My Future

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