Brigitta was an innkeeper of Toragay in Elphegort and the mother of the city's resident coachman. Running the local inn, she helped aid Hanne Lorre's investigation into the Toragay Serial Killings. As the mysterious Gift epidemic spread through town, Brigitta banded together with the other survivors to help quarantine the plague.
Brigitta was born in Elphegort sometime during the EC 500s. She later sired a son and raised him. At some point, she gained ownership of the town's local inn, residing their with her child while serving its guests. After raising her son to adulthood, he became a coachman. When Margarita Felix married Marquis Kaspar Blankenheim in July of EC 608, Brigitta celebrated the occasion with the rest of the townspeople.
Business as Usual
On August 24, EC 609, Brigitta received a cloaked woman in a red dress at the inn. Serving her food for the night, she noticed the woman ate everythin on her plate. The guest departed the inn the next day. At some point, she heard about Aceid's deputy mayor, Banner, being allegedly attacked by First Santa Claus of Père Noël. On August 30, after going to sleep, Brigitta awoke to the sound of her son banging on the door calling for her late into the night. She then turned on the light and hurried to open the door. Afterward, the tired old woman told her "stupid" son not to bang on the door so hard or he'd break it.
He then explained he brought a tourist making her stop in town. Staring at Hanne Lorre sitting in the carriage, Brigitta bluntly told her to pay sixteen evs up front. Once the woman came over and paid the due, Brigitta went straight back inside. As the two followed after her, Brigitta apologized for not having a room tidied up for her beforehand and Hanne insisted just having a place to stay for the night was enough. Expressing her gratitude, Brigitta told her to use her room for the time being and encouraged her to speak up the next day if she wanted to move into a room.
The next morning, Brigitta awoke and began making weisswurst and bread for breakfast. As she finished preparing the sausages, Hanne came down and greeted her. The old woman immediately asked if her bed wasn't suitable, pointing out the bags under her eyes while tossing a bowl of weisswurst on the table in front of the woman. Hanne explained she didn't sleep for separate reasons before asking if there was a postman in town, saying she wanted to send a letter. Brigitta answered he lived with her and her son came out, offering to handle it.
Following their interchange to send it to the Shuburke Newspaper in Aceid, Brigitta spoke up, questioning if her child wasn't going to eat breakfast. He apologized and said he wasn't hungry before leaving. Once he left, she put two servings of bread on the table and sat down with Hanne to eat. When the green-haired woman noted her son was a hard worker, Brigitta declared it was a habit of living for money since he didn't make much of a salary. The curious innkeeper then inquired if she was a reporter since she wanted to send a letter to the newspaper and Hanne affirmed she was.
As Brigitta began to ask why she was working so late into the night, Hanne quickly explained that she was working on an article for next week's paper. Noting how immensely the world was changing, the innkeeper related the lack of newspapers in her youth and questioned the reporter about what the work was like. When Hanne said it was still currently a delicate job, the old woman stated the Freesis Foundation kept doing crazy things as well before admitting they at least seemed to anticipate them being profitable.
The innkeeper then asked what she was doing in Toragay, pointing out it didn't seem to be a newsworthy place. She then elaborated that there were probably a lot more events happening in other places, like the recent attack on Deputy Mayor Banner in Aceid or the New World. Once Hanne stated it was because someone there was relevant to the article, the woman accepted that answer and wondered aloud if her son would end up in Foundation-related company. After considering it, she stated they were awful.
When Hanne questioned her, saying she didn't think that was the case, Brigitta said she didn't need to flatter them. Pointing out they were dabbling in every business imaginable instead of it being for the able people who worked hard; after noting even Hanne looked pretty elite, the innkeeper apologized for any insult she felt, explaining her multifaceted opinion of the foundation for hiring anyone regardless of class but keeping their headquarters in Marlon where Marlon people were bossing them around in Elphegort.
Brigitta then quietly admitted she shouldn't say such things. When Hanne asked why, the puzzled innkeeper questioned reporters not knowing a lot of things and elaborated about Marquis Blankenheim being the one who governed the town. After breakfast was finished, Hanne left the inn for the Blankenheim Mansion before returning there later that day. Brigitta then moved the reporter to her own room while she stayed there to investigate Marquis Blankenheim's sudden death. Two days later, the innkeeper checked the reporter out of the inn and she left to return to Aceid.
Toragay Serial Killings
On September 19, Hanne returned to the inn and checked in, staying during the following weeks. On October 7, Brigitta began preparing onion soup for dinner when Hanne peeked into the kitchen. Noting that the reporter was early, Brigitta told her that dinner would be done after a while longer and she'd have to wait to have some. After Hanne stated she didn't come for that but might wait, the hostess turned around and asked why she'd visited.
Hanne asked if she had entertained a guest named "Elluka Clockworker" and Brigitta admitted not remembering; she then recalled the guest once the reporter described the cloaked woman with red clothes. Stating how she had stayed there three months ago, Brigitta explained in answer to Hanne's questioning that the woman ate without leaving food behind and spoke very little, then noting how she had left behind an unusual liquid. Confirming she had put it in storage, Brigitta stated she could look at it herself since it had been so long ago. Some time afterwards, the hostess finished up dinner and called for Hanne to come eat before serving the food.
During the night, Brigitta heard fireworks and slowly came up the stairs, complaining about the noise. Seeing Hanne's room and noticing they'd been hit, the hostess sighed and suggested the two of them run away. Hiding in the attic, Brigitta waited with Hanne until hearing loud footsteps and a voice calling for Rin Chan; asking her guest for her name, Brigitta was reminded that it was Hanne and waited as the reporter stepped out to explain the situation to the intruder, Heidemarie Lorre. Some time later, Brigitta was reimbursed for the broken window resulting from the attack and allowed Ein to come fix it, going out shopping while he worked.
As Toragay began to suffer from the outbreak of Gift, Brigitta was trapped inside the city by the World Police's quarantine and banded together with a group of survivors, including the town pharmacist, Egmont. Taking refuge in the basement of the Blankenheim Mansion, Brigitta watched as even more began dying of the illness and then witnessed Egmont fight the symptoms using an unknown medicine from his pharmacy. Waiting for a time, Brigitta eventually saw Hanne and Heidemarie pushing through the crowd.
Recognizing the reporter despite her changed appearance, Brigitta greeted her, only for their conversation to be interrupted when her son burst through the crowd and ran to her feet, crying with joy. As the coachman exclaimed how he had thought it was hopeless, Brigitta chastised him for crying despite being a grown man before her eyes too filled with tears.
After Hanne asked her how she was unharmed, Brigitta's face grew dark. The innkeeper then stated that almost everyone else was dead, explaining how they had taken refuge in the basement. When Elluka noted everyone here was still alive, Brigitta motioned to Egmont and stated it was thanks to him. Following their rescue, Brigitta and the rest of the survivors were cured of the Gift by Puerick Rogzé. Sometime after the serial killings, Brigitta began making efforts to rebuild Toragay.
Personality and Traits
Brigitta was a strong-willed and loving woman. Having grown up in Toragay, she was close to many of her townspeople, showing concern for their safety as the killings began. She also loved her son dearly, sharing a deep bond with him even during his adulthood and becoming overjoyed at being reunited with him. When overwhelmed by emotion, Brigitta had a tendency to suppress her feelings, chastising her son for crying before eventually crying herself. The innkeeper was also proactive, banding together with the other survivors and later trying to rebuild her hometown following the massacre. Aside from this, Brigitta showed a degree of caution, making sure to record all of her guests at the inn and storing anything they left behind.
Skills and Abilities
Being the proprietor of the Toragay inn, Brigitta was a competent business owner, able to keep it afloat for a time. She was also able to perform all the duties needed to run the inn, such as cooking, cleaning and managing her tenants. Aside from this, Brigitta was a capable mother, raising her son well and sharing a close bond with him. During times of emergency, the innkeeper displayed a degree of alertness, locating and rallying with the other survivors of Gift.
Conceptualization and Origin
- Brigitta's is a German and Dutch derivative of the Irish name Bridgett, meaning "the exalted one" or "strength"; Elphegort, Brigitta's native country, is inspired by Germany.
- Brigitta was described as often wearing a grumpy look despite her tolerant disposition.