Gilles de Rais
Caster's True Name is Gilles de Rais (ジル・ド・レイ), the version whose notoriety as "Bluebeard" (青髭) normally overwhelms his heroic aspect. He was a French nobleman, ranked as a baron, and member of the military during the 15th century. He had a vast fortune, buying up many works of art, and it seemed to many that it would never deplete. His apex land holdings eventually exceeded those held by the Duke of Brittany and could be regarded as a threat to the king. He became a national hero during the Hundred Years War while serving under the Joan of Arc after helping to recapture Orleans, and he was given the highest honor with the title of Marshal of France.Both were present at the coronation ceremony of King Charles, decorated as saviors and national heroes, and it became a memory that forever encapsulated his glory that even his corruption could not overwhelm. Gilles viewed Joan as the basis for everything to him, his sole salvation and the proof that God existed, so his pious heart fell into despair after Joan was executed as a heretic.
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