Karla von Browig is the youngest child of the former Margrave Browig.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Karla is described as being strikingly Japanese-looking. Wend even comments to himself that she looks like his old girlfriend from Japan.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Karla is the youngest child of the former Margrave Browig, born of a mistress who was the daughter of one of the Margrave's knight retainers who lived in the capital. Except for a small living stipend, she has been essentially abandoned by the Margrave, and as the child of a mistress was not listed in the formal register as an heir to the Browig title.
About a year prior to her first appearance, however, she was suddenly recalled from the capital to look after her ailing father, and was recognized as a child of the Margrave. When her father was nearing death, her two brothers then sent her as the "Supreme Commander" representative of the Browig feudal army that was attacking the Duke Bleichröder's territory. The military retainers of the two brothers actually led the army, and she was sent because her brothers, both wanting to be the next Margrave, could not leave their dying father's side for fear of the other claiming that the father had named them.
When Wend subdued the entire Browig army with a wide-area stun spell, she was captured as well. As Wend's party was the only group in Duke Bleichröder's forces to contain women (Wend's fiancees), Duke Bleichröder asked Wend to look after her during her time as a prisoner. During this time, Erwin fell completely in love with her, however she never responded to the obvious crush. During negotiations over the reparations for the battle, both brothers tried to push her as another wife for Wend, which would have opened up ties of obligation between the families, but Wend politely declined.
Later, Wend used knowledge from her that the Browig family had another potential heir, her uncle, and he helped her convince her uncle to take on the title and then convince the king to accept it, formally rejecting the problematic brothers. In exchange, the uncle, now the new Margrave Browig, honored her wishes to be removed from the family register and be allowed to return to the capital, thus preventing her from being used as a political tool for marriage.
Eventually, she comes to visit the Count Baumeister territory, and brings along her childhood friend and now fiancee, who happens to look very much like Erwin.
Abilities & Powers[edit | edit source]
Karla excels at archery, and took one of the top spots in the archery portion of the martial arts competition the same year as Wend competed. Her archery is so skilled, in fact, that when she was a prisoner she demonstrated her ability by shooting five arrows at a target about 50 meters away, with all 5 hitting dead-center and the last one even splitting one of the prior arrows down the middle.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Karla is Erwin's first love interest. She never reciprocates the feelings, because she has a childhood friend back in the capital that she wishes to marry, but she also never clearly rejects him which he interprets as him still having a chance. When she later visits the Baumeister Earldom with her fiancee, it turns out that he and Erwin look very similar, and she was very happy with Erwin being so kind, finding it easy to talk to him because of how similar they looked.
Wendelin is initially struck by her beauty, specifically because she appears to look Japanese. As he is caring for her as a prisoner, however, he slowly becomes convinced that he cannot have a romantic interest in her because she looks strikingly like his old girlfriend from back in Japan, and he has chosen to close that chapter of his life as he moves forward with his current fiancees/wives.
Additionally, Duke Bleichröder strongly is against any relationship between Wend and her because that would create a bond of obligations between his most important subordinate and the family of his rival Margrave Browig.
Margrave Browig[edit | edit source]
Karla is the youngest daughter of (the former) Margrave Browig, born of one of his mistresses, herself a daughter of one of his knight retainers in the capital.
Philip von Browig[edit | edit source]
Philip is Karla's oldest sibling, and is considered a skilled military commander for the Browig feudal army. He is engaged in a succession dispute with his younger brother Christoph because, even though he is older, he was born from one of Margrave Browig's concubines while his brother was born from the legal/first wife. He initially uses Karla as the representative for the army due to his needing to stay by his father's side during the succession dispute, but later plans to use Karla as a bargaining chip to secure better concessions after losing the war.
Christoph von Browig[edit | edit source]
Christoph is Karla's second-oldest sibling, and runs most of the civil and financial departments within the Browig territory. He is engaged in a succession dispute with his older brother Philip because, even though he is younger, he was born from the legal/first wife while his brother was born from one of the concubines. He initially uses Karla as the representative for the army due to his needing to stay by his father's side during the succession dispute, but later plans to use Karla as a bargaining chip to secure better concessions after losing the war.