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INUART
性別: 男性
年齢: 20歳
血液型: A型
契約対象: ブラックドラゴン
契約の代償: 歌
紋章の位置: 首
Sex: Male
Age: 20
Blood Type: A
Pact Partner: Black Dragon
Pact Price: Song
Seal Location: Neck

* 幼なじみにして親友のカイム
父イブリスはカールレオン国に出入りし、王ガアプから絶大な信頼を得ていた。 その息子であるイウヴァルトも、幼い頃からカイムとは兄弟のように育てられ、剣術もガアプ直々に仕込まれるほどだった。 しかし、遺伝のなせる業か、カイムに剣で勝てることは一度としてなかった。 また、カイムの妹フリアエとも同様に仲が良く、いつしか2人は恋に落ちることになる。
◉ Caim, close friend since childhood
His father Ibris, coming and going from the country of Caerleon, gained great trust from King Gaap. As his son, Inuart had the privilege of being brought up from childhood as if he and Caim were brothers, to the extent that he even had sword training under Gaap himself. However, when it came to inherent skill, he was not once able to beat Caim with a sword. He made friends with Caim's sister Furiae as well, and before they knew it the two had fallen in love.

* かつての許嫁フリアエ
イウヴァルトたちが恋に落ちたことは王の知るところとなり、2人は許嫁の身となった。 しかしこのときから、3人の関係に不協和音が生じ始める。 イウヴァルトには、フリアエを独占したいという思いがあるが、兄を慕うフリアエはカイムから離れようとしない。 ガアプの死後、彼女が自分ではなくカイムと旅に出る選択をしたことで、イウヴァルトの喪失感はより深いものとなった。
◉ Former fiancee Furiae
Once the king learned that they'd fallen in love, the two became engaged. But from that moment on, the bonds of their friendship began to fray. Inuart desired to monopolize Furiae for himself, while Furiae, who adored her brother, refused to be parted from Caim. After Gaap's death, when she chose on her own volition to leave on a journey with Caim, Inuart's sense of loss became stronger than ever before.

* ハープの名奏者にして美声の持ち主
剣の腕ではカイム敵わないイウヴァルトだったが、誇れるものが1つあった。 ハープ演奏の腕前と、歌である。 その歌は聴く者を癒し、フリアエの心をも魅了した。 しかし、ガアプが死に、困窮するカイムとフリアエの姿を見るにつけ、歌などではなく、カイムたち兄妹を支えてやれる力が欲しいと思い始める。 そしてその思いは、いつしか彼の中で抑えがたいものとなっていった。
◉ Harpist famed for his beautiful voice
Inuart's swordsmanship was no match for Caim's, but there was one thing he could be proud of. The facility with which he performed on his harp, and his singing. His songs were soothing to hear, charming Furiae's heart. However, when it seemed Caim and Furiae had fallen into poverty with Gaap's death, instead of songs and the like, he began to wish for power with which to support the two. Before he knew it, that thought began to weigh on him deep down inside.
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一途な想いは、いつしか自らを蝕み始める――
Single-minded desire begins to devour him unawares--


窓から月明かりが射し込む部屋で、1人の青年が物思いに耽っていた。 鍛え抜かれた無駄のない肉体に、整った顔立ちと長めの赤い髪の毛を持つその青年は、街を歩けば異性の目を惹きつけるに違いない偉丈夫だった。 しかし、凛々しく男らしい外見とは裏腹に、彼の思いは暗く鬱々と沈んでいた。
In the moonlight shining through the window of his room, a solitary young man was lost in thought. The young man, with his lean and well-trained body, good looks and longish red hair, was a great man who could certainly arrest the eyes of all the women he passed by in town. However, contrary to his awe-inspiring, manly appearance, his thoughts were sunk into a dark depression.

――あの頃に戻りたい。 身分の違いなど微塵も感じさせない親しさで接してくれたカイム。 そして、いつも2人のそばで柔らかく微笑んでいたフリアエ。 高鳴る動悸を抑え、何度もつっかえながら口にした告白の台詞に、フリアエが頬を染めながら応えてくれたときは、天にも昇る気持ちだった。 あの頃は、すベてが輝いていた。
--He wanted to go back to that time. Caim treated him with affection, without an atom of regard for the difference in social statuses. And Furiae was always beside the two, smiling softly at the two. Hampered by the weight of his furiously beating heart, he stumbled over his words countless times in an attempt to confess his love, and when Furiae responded with a blush, he felt as if he had risen to heaven. Everything shone, in those days.

しかし――あの忌まわしい惨劇の目から、何かが変わり始めた。 目の前で両親を殺されたカイムは心を閉ざし、そんな兄を心配するフリアエは、イウヴァルトと一緒にいてもどこか上の空......。 イウヴァルトは、少しでもカイムたちの力になるべく、執政を担う立場となった父イブリスの手助けをして働いた。 ところが、ガアプの死から1年後、イブリスが病死。 残された失意の3人も国を出ることにたった。
However--something began to change after that horrific tragedy. With Caim having closed off his heart after his parents were killed before his eyes, Furiae worried over her brother, to the point that whenever she and Inuart were together her mind was in another place entirely......Inuart, in order to be helpful to them where he could, helped his father Ibris - who had taken over administrative duties - in his work. Despite this, a year after Gaap's death, Ibris died of illness. The three people he had left behind in adversity thus decided to leave the country.

父を失った悲しみは大きかったが、内心では ”これでようやくフリアエと一緒にたれる” と、密かな喜びを感じていたイウヴァルトに、予想もしなかった現実が突きつけられる。 フリアエは、許嫁であるイウヴァルトではなく、兄カイムについていくことを選んだのだ。 表面上に平静を装ってそれを受け入れたイウヴァルトだったが、内心の動揺と落胆は計り知れなかった。 ”なぜ俺ではなくカイムなのだ!”。 イウヴァルトは、心に渦巻く嫉妬心と誰1人支えてよれない自らの無力さを呪いつつ、誰もいなくなった王宮で1人、ハープ爪弾いた。 愛するフリアエを失った今、彼に残されたのは歌だけだったのだ。 そして、その直後、フリアエに ”オシルシ” が出たことにより、許嫁は完全に手の届かない場所へと行ってしまう。 イウヴァルトが夢見た輝かしい未来は、永遠に失われたのである。
The grief at the loss of his father was great, but within Inuart's heart was the secretively joyful thought "This way I can finally be together with Furiae" - but his expectations failed when the hard reality was thrust before him. Rather than being Inuart's fiancee, Furiae chose to stay with her brother Caim. While he accepted this with apparent calmness, Inuart was inwardly shaken and discouraged to an immeasurable degree. "Why must she choose Caim over me!" Inuart's heart was filled with whirling jealousy, and as he cursed himself for his inability to support them, he sat alone in the now-empty palace, playing his harp. Having lost Furiae whom he'd loved, the man had nothing left to his name but his songs. And, immediately afterwards, when the "mark" appeared on Furiae, his fiancee went somewhere his hands could never reach. Inuart's dreams of a brilliant future had been lost for all eternity.

それから数年。 戦乱の世で、イウヴァルトは連合軍の兵士として戦いの日々を送っていた。 かつてカイムと共に鍛えた剣術は、周囲にも一目置かれるほどの腕前だった。 しかし、彼の心は常にある思いに囚われていた。 ”俺にもっと力があれば、フリアエは――。 力が欲しい!”
Several years after that. In this disturbed age, Inuart spent his days fighting as a member of the Union Army. The sword skills he'd once forged together with Caim now served more useful than ever in this environment. However, his heart was constantly troubled by his thoughts. "If I had even more power, then Furiae would--- I wish for power!"

――どこからか聞こえた犬の遠吠えが、青年を思索から現実へと引き戻した。 イウヴァルトはゆっくりと寝台から身を起こすと、壁に立て掛けてあったハープを手に取り、静かに爪弾き始める。 その物悲しい音色は、明け方まで途絶えることはなかった。
--A dog's howl could be heard from somewhere, snapping the young man out of his thoughts. Inuart slowly raised his body from the bed, taking his harp from where it lay against the wall, and quietly began to play. That melancholy tune did not cease until dawn.

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