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Ramposa III (ランポッサIII) was the previous king of the Re-Estize Kingdom, up until he was usurped by his son and then later killed by his daughter. Throughout his reign, he tried to keep his nation united amidst political infighting and invasions by other countries.
An emaciated old man. His head is already scattered with pale white hair. His limbs are little more than just twigs.
Ramposa III is described as a humble man who believes it is the duty of those in power to protect their people. Despite being King of a nation that places such importance on background, he ironically judges people based on merit and generally treats everyone with the same respect. He is also very determined, insisting to walk himself despite having problems to.
He seems to have trouble balancing his duties as a king and a father. He knows both his sons are aiming for the throne and wants to give both an opportunity to prove themselves, even if it might cause political problems. While trying to treat his children equally, he has shown favoritism however. This is seen in how he treats Renner; not wanting to marry her off for political reasons, despite having done so to his first two daughters.
Following the Massacre at Katze Plains, Ramposa III fell into a depression. He seemingly lost his ability to think rationally and recused himself from politics, except for situations involving the Sorcerer Kingdom. However, when the Kingdom faced crisis, he once again stepped up and he now seems to be willing to go further than ever to protect his people.
King Ramposa III has reigned over the Re-Estize Kingdom for at least thirty-nine years. When he inherited the throne, the Kingdom was already in a dire political state due to the mistakes of previous kings. Throughout his reign, he tried to reform the Kingdom, but to no avail. During a previous annual war with the Baharuth Empire, Ramposa III sustained a grave knee injury. As a result, he now has trouble walking and requires a cane to walk.
In recent years, even though it has long been time to abdicate his throne, he still has not decided on a suitable successor due to political complications. The reason why he couldn't do so was that neither one of his two sons is said to be blessed with the capacity to rule.
The Bloody Valkyrie Arc
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King Ramposa III makes his first appearance in Valencia Palace and welcomes Gazef Stronoff's return. He listens to Gazef's report about the mysterious magic caster named Ainz Ooal Gown, who saved the Warrior Captain's life from the Sunlight Scripture.
After the meeting, King Ramposa III apologizes to Gazef for sending him on a dangerous mission without giving him the proper equipment for the job. He also wants to give recompense for the families of the deceased at Carne Village and also to express his heartfelt gratitude towards Ainz Ooal Gown for saving his most loyal subject. He sees his youngest daughter, Princess Renner, who wants to discuss it with him in her room. He tells his daughter that he'll be on his way. After she has left, he wishes for at least one of his daughters to be able to attain freedom but his other daughters will definitely scold him.
The Men in the Kingdom Arc
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During the demonic disturbance in the Royal Capital, Ramposa III initially remained within the safety of the palace. However, as the Adventurers were about to be overrun, he alongside Gazef and his Warrior Troop join them in fighting off the demon hordes.
After the disturbance, his actions caused the Royalty Faction to gain more support and his influence to increase. He also awarded Momon a letter of appreciation and a shortsword for his heroic actions in saving the Royal Capital from Jaldabaoth.
The Magic Caster of Destroy Arc
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Ramposa III summoned the Kingdom's leadership together for a meeting where he revealed they had received a message from the Baharuth Empire, demanding they cede E-Rantel to the newly founded Sorcerer Kingdom; led by Ainz Ooal Gown. Knowing they did not stand a chance against Ainz, Gazef pleaded him to give in to the demands. However, he told him that he could not do that, and, in the end, it was unanimously decided to go to war. Crown Prince Barbro also wished to come to the battlefield, which Ramposa allowed due to him knowing his son wanted to prove himself.
Several months later, Ramposa III attended a strategy meeting with the other leaders of the Royal Army. Knowing he was in no condition to lead the army himself, he handed over supreme command to Marquis Raeven. Also, having taken Gazef's advice to heart, he sent Barbro, to Carne Village under the pretext of information gathering.
After the meeting, the King had another, private meeting with Gazef, Marquis Raeven, and the Mayor of E-Rantel. The Mayor predicted that the Kingdom will not survive another war with the Empire and that many peasants will likely start to risk dying from starvation due to bad harvests, much to the king's dismay.
The battle against the Empire and Nazarick turned into a large-scale massacre when Ainz used a spell to destroy a large part of the Royal Army and summoned five huge monsters. As they destroyed what was left of the army, Gazef's Warrior Troop decided to act as decoys to allow Ramposa III to retreat back to E-Rantel. The king himself wanted them to leave him and run for themselves, but they insisted he must live.
Ramposa III ended up surviving the massacre. Afterward, he called for another meeting where it was unanimously decided to hand over E-Rantel to the Sorcerer Kingdom. He also wanted to hire some Adventurers to search for Barbro, who still hasn't returned. In addition, he was also unwilling to accept that Gazef, who was killed by Ainz during the battle, refused to be resurrected.
The Ruler of Conspiracy Arc
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It seems Ramposa III tried to have Blue Roses' Lakyus revive Gazef, but she was either unsuccessful or refused to do it, causing the King to slap her in the face. Afterward, the loss of his closest confidant and the disappearance of his eldest son caused Ramposa III to fall into a depression. As a result, Second Prince Zanac took over as leader of the Royalty Faction in his stead. On the other hand, seeing his pitiful state managed to somewhat temper the frustrations of the nobility faction, who were still angered by the massive losses they had suffered.
However, after receiving the news that the Sorcerer Kingdom would be sending an emissary, he seemingly snapped out of his grief and resumed his responsibilities. He called together his surviving children and ordered Zanac to welcome the emissary since he himself is too old. He later attended the ball where he personally welcomed the emissary, Albedo, as the guest of honor.
The Witch of the Falling Kingdom Arc
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Rampossa was present in a court meeting with son Zanac about the Sorcerer Kingdom's declaration of war against the Re-Estize Kingdom. He was informed by his ministers of foreign affairs and military affairs about the content of this official document, discussing its validity and how other nations were involved in it. While so, he inquires from his subordinates to tell him the results of their investigations surrounding Philip and his serfs' attack on their trade caravan. Although Zanac suggested giving Philip's head over to the Sorcerer Kingdom as an apology, he reprimanded his son against the suggestion of trading the innocent noble for that. He suggested to his subordinates that they should try making an alliance with another nation to challenge, however, that idea was immediately shut down by Zanac as it had not been successful at all with the Argland Council State.
Learning of this, he then suggested the next idea of maybe defeating the Sorcerer Kingdom by forcing their troops to withdraw from battle as it is the only possible road to victory. With that idea being taken into consideration, Ramposa III started making plans with the minister of military affairs on how to cross through E-Rantel and occupy their fortress city while the Sorcerer Kingdom is preoccupied with marching their forces from there to their capital, Re-Estize. When a knight informed him of the news about Prime Minister Albedo of the Sorcerer Kingdom appearing in the capital, he commands his subordinates to get dressed in a more formal attire and meet him in the throne room immediately. Once the Prime Minister of the Sorcerer Kingdom arrives, he was the first to welcome her with a greeting. Ramposa exchanges some words with Albedo about the reason for her visit.
When Albedo made mention of the incident with the Sorcerer Kingdom's grain caravan by his countrymen, he stood up from his throne and immediately offered an apology to the Prime Minister for the trouble they have caused. He was willing to sacrifice himself by giving up his own head as a way to allow for the Re-Estize Kingdom to receive forgiveness from the Sorcerer Kingdom. Not only that, but he also suggested to the Prime Minister of reimbursing the Sorcerer Kingdom with twice the amount of grain should they desire it. However, his suggestions were turned down by Albedo as the latter formally declared an all-out war between their two nations. After the meeting concluded, he allows the Minister of Foreign Affairs to spread the news that the king had offered his head as a gift of repentance for the Sorcerer Kingdom to every nation.
He later dismissed the courtiers to have a private meeting with his children, Zanac and Renner. During that meeting, he pleaded his children to flee from the country as its destruction is inevitable. However, upon acknowledging their behavior respectively towards his plea, Ramposa still tells them that if they do reconsider their choice on leaving, he advised them to tell him immediately.
Later upon fully obtaining information on the true movements of the Sorcerer Kingdom and their already successful conquest of nearly half of the country and isolating the Kingdom from their remaining allies. Ramposa was then secretly overthrown and imprisoned by his own son, Zanac, due to the latter now deeming his father to be too foolish, and no longer worthy of being their leader during this crisis. This event was brought about due to Ramposa's continued insistence on a diplomatic approach with the Sorcerer Kingdom, and the belief that he could somehow talk down the hostile nation, in order to diffuse the war and somehow save his kingdom despite the Sorcerer Kingdom making their motives absolutely clear.
This coup d'etat was mostly kept secret by Zanac, the Kingdom's ministers of the interior and military affairs, in order to avoid mass panic. After that, all of Ramposa's duties and responsibilities have been taken over by Zanac and his confidants. However, despite their best efforts to keep things under wraps, Renner was still able to figure out what happened. She managed to easily threaten her brother to have an audience with her despite his heavy workload, or else she would spread "interesting" rumors on his recent activities all over the capital, and risk bringing mass confusion and panic to the already terrified nation.
During this conversation between the siblings, it was stated by both Zanac and Renner that Ramposa was then placed under strict house arrest for the following duration of the war, and that he was confined to his personal quarters in the Castle by Zanac to help hide the coup d'etat. However despite this, its also been stated by the newly minted king regent that Ramposa was still allowed a degree of freedom, by allowing him to leave his quarters in order to have family meals with his surviving children. As stated by Zanac when he recommended Renner to dine with their father to bring the dethroned king some comfort over his situation. According to his son Zanac, Ramposa wanted him and Renner to seek refuge in the Karnassus City-State Alliance as the Kingdom’s representatives. That suggestion was brought up before his son decided to place him under surveillance.
After King Ramposa III was freed from being locked up in his room, he immediately springs into action and starts making preparations before the Sorcerer King arrived at Re-Estize. While still reflecting on the preparations, he was later greeted by his daughter Renner accompanied by Climb. Seeing that Renner is still present in the Royal Capital, he can't help but belittle his son Zanac for not choosing to run away with her. After learning from his daughter that Brain left their side to fight the Sorcerer King to the death, he inquires Renner why Razor Edge is in the hands of Climb rather than with Brain. However, upon hearing her answer, he quickly realizes that whatever they used against the Sorcerer King, it would only be meaningless in the end. Ramposa explains to Renner that the reason he had not bother to escape whatsoever was to carry out his final duty. He believes it is his duty to pass on the history of the royal lineage to their conqueror, hoping to demonstrate to the Sorcerer Kingdom their dignity. Hence, he elaborates that if national treasures such as the crown continue to be passed down to the Sorcerer Kingdom, the history of their Royal Family will be preserved for the future to come.
Ramposa then pleaded Climb to take Renner with him and run. The King advised Climb that the moment the Sorcerer Kingdom's army makes it way into Ro Lente Castle, he should make use of the hidden passageways to make an escape during that time. Because Renner refuses to let Climb do as he wishes, Ramposa III attempts to appeal to the warrior by offering his daughter's marriage to him. Unfortunately, Ramposa's offer was turned down by Climb. He was convinced by his daughter to hand the crown over to her as well as keeping the treasures hidden all around the capital city. Hence, by following Renner's plan, he revealed and explained confidential information to Climb about the hidden passageways from the palace to the capital to help him with the task of hiding the items. Ramposa then proceeded to give a few potions to Renner. After Climb left to go do his mission, Ramposa and his daughter left the room to head out for the throne room where they will be at.
Abilities and Powers
King Ramposa III controlled 30% of the Re-Estize Kingdom's territory. He was the overall commander of the Royal Army and leader of the Royalty Faction. However, while the leader of the Kingdom, his power was constantly being challenged by the Nobility Faction. Despite this though, he managed to keep the nation united.
Despite his poor decisions in favor of less risky options, Ramposa was noted by Prince Zanac to be immensely charismatic, having been able to earn the loyalty of talented individuals who make up for his shortcomings. On Maruyama's Governing Ranking, Ramposa is in the middle; stating that, if the Kingdom wasn't so corrupt, his reign wouldn't have great failures nor successes.
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Gazef was King Ramposa III's personal bodyguard and his most trusted aide. He was unwilling to accept the news that Gazef did not want to be resurrected after being killed by Ainz Ooal Gown during the massacre at Katze Plains.
While trying to treat his children equally, Ramposa III has shown clear favoritism towards Renner. He seems to be aware of her feelings for Climb and thus does not want to sell her off in a political marriage. The two also have a working relationship, with Renner constantly approaching him with methods to better the Kingdom. After the Massacre at Katze Plains, Renner was one of the few people still able to get through to him and later, after the Sorcerer Kingdom's declaration of war, he wanted her to seek refuge within the City-State Alliance.
Ramposa III cares deeply about the well being of his eldest son. After Zanac proved himself a capable leader, he decided to take him with him to the battlefield to give him the chance to prove himself as well. However, after Gazef told him they could not win against Ainz, he sent Barbro to Carne Village to guarantee his safety.
After Barbro's disappearance following his dispatchment to Carne Village, Ramposa III fell into a depression at the possible loss of his eldest son.
Even though they didn't agree at times, Ramposa III and his second son had a mutually cooperative relationship. He cared deeply about his second son, enough to beg him to seek amnesty within the City-State Alliance after the Sorcerer Kingdom's declaration of war. Unfortunately, their relationship was presumably shattered when Zanac deemed Ramposa III no longer worthy to lead and forcefully removed him from power.
Unnamed Elder Daughters
Prior to Renner, Ramposa III had two older daughters that he married off for political reasons. While their exact relationship remains unknown, he feels somewhat guilty for having effectively sold them for his own gain.
Due to being a loyal servant of the king and the Royal Faction, Panasolei is very familiar to his liege.
Despite Philip sparking a war with the Sorcerer Kingdom, Rampossa refused to punish the nobleman, as it was assumed he was [Charmed]. Instead, he had the "loyal vassal" put under protective care, rather than using him to diffuse the situation. However, Zanac believed he actually did this out spite towards the Sorcerer Kingdom.
Ramposa III had never truly met and interacted with Ainz Ooal Gown but he initially respected the sorcerer for saving Gazef Stronoff's life. That change when the Massacre at Katze Plains occurred where Ainz Ooal Gown unleashed his full might onto Ramposa's army, even killing Gazef.
Ever since Gazef's death, Ramposa III has developed hatred towards Ainz Ooal Gown. It's because of this hatred that he denied giving Philip to him which Zanac believed that the king did to spite Ainz.
Ramposa III and Albedo treated each other with all the etiquette expected of national representatives when the latter visited the Royal Capital. Despite this, though, it was obvious that the king harbored resentment towards the Sorcerer Kingdom's prime minister. However, after the Sorcerer Kingdom's declaration of war, Ramposa put his personal feelings aside and even bowed to her in hopes of avoiding conflict. Unfortunately, it fell on deaf ears and Albedo showcased her contempt for the king before departing.
- In the Web Novel, Ramposa III's reigned over the Re-Estize Kingdom for forty-one years.
- Whenever he steps out onto the field of battle, there are eight magic casters protecting him.
- On Maruyama's Governing Ranking, Ramposa is at the middle. While his reign wouldn´t have great failures, neither would it have great successes. He's over the Holy Queen Calca Bessarez and below the Bafolk Lord Buser.
- (To Gazef Stronoff): "Warrior Captain, it is truly splendid you were able to return safely."
- (To Gazef About Ainz): "This really is a beautiful story. Selflessly placing himself in danger to rescue the weak"
- (To Gazef): "Because of my superficial way of thinking, I was unable to protect you, and for that I am sincerely sorry. Even when issuing you a dangerous order, I was unable to give you the best equipment for the job… we are asking for your forgive-, no, please forgive me… Your subordinates also lost their lives because of this."
- (To Gazef): "Warrior-Captain, whom I trust like my right hand. Even if you are the one who puts forth that proposal, I cannot agree to it. No ruler should give up the land he rules without a fight. Such an act cannot be allowed for the sake of the people who live upon it"
- (To Gazef): "Then… is this not an opportune time? I have many supporters now due to the disturbance. Should we not strike a telling blow to the Empire, no matter the cost, so we can win a few years of peace for the Kingdom?"
- (To his minister of foreign affairs about Neia Baraja): "...so they’re trying to send the message that the ‘Faceless One’ had already overtaken the authority of their religious institutions, or that she has authority above that of their current religious institutions?"
- (To his son Zanac): "If we were to do that, should we just hand over the head of another loyal servant every time the Sorcerer Kingdom comes knocking on our door? Do you understand that simple logic?"
- (To his son Zanac and his daughter Renner): "Zanac, Renner. Leave this place at once. You are only just the prince and princess of this country, there is no need for the two of you to die alongside it."