Tae Conchita was a baron of the Beelzenian Empire and the close adviser to Princess Maylis. Serving as the princess' loyal retainer, Tae executed Maylis' commands during her discreet investigation of the mysterious disappearances occurring throughout Asmodean. As every noble assisting them turned up dead, Tae recommended Karchess Crim help with the case.
Born in the Beelzenian Empire in EC 106, Tae married and earned the noble title of Baron once he grew up, serving Princess Maylis Beelzenia at the Beelzenian Imperial Palace. During his service, he met and became close friends with Count Karchess Crim of Marlon and learned of his affair with Queen Yufina.
After Maylis decided to secretly investigate the recent disappearances of women throughout the Asmodean province in EC 136, Tae passed on her will to have Marquis Glassred act as their field agent, regularly reporting any updates to the princess. In March the same year, Tae learned the marquis had suffered a breakdown after his household was massacred and his daughter went missing.
After conveying this news to Maylis, in the company of Queen Yufina, Tae discussed how the new Duke Venomania would likely be taking on his duties soon and suggested they rely on him, given the disappearance affected his territory. Maylis noted that the Glassred massacre mirrored the massacre of the Venomania Family and questioned the convenient circumstances since his recovery.Noting her suspicion, Tae suggested Marquis Ferdinand of Mystica as a collaborator and managed to convince Maylist despite her distaste for him. Tae then took his leave and recruited Marquis Ferdinand.
After Queen Yufina's disappearance in Asmodean and the murder of Ferdinand's entire household, Tae recommended Karchess help with the case and the princess recruited the Marlon Count. During the summer, he delivered to Maylis a report from Crim during her meeting with a minister. He then silently watched while she enjoyed reading the Count's findings.
After Duke Sateriasis Venomania was assassinated by Karchess and the women were rescued in EC 137, Maylis offered to Tae the illegitimate child she sired as Venomania's brainwashed concubine. Unable to sire children of his own with his wife, Tae accepted the child and raised the girl as his own flesh and blood.
Tae's lineage continued to exist in the succeeding centuries, eventually becoming counted among the Five Dukes governing its own imperial province; it also produced Banica Conchita, who later became famed for her contributions to Beelzenian culture and society as both "Gourmet Noble Banica" and "Evil Food Eater Conchita".
Personality and Traits
Tae was a loyal servant of the Beelzenian Empire. Holding great respect for the imperial family and especially Princess Maylis, the baron's dedication to the princess' will made him exceptionally trustworthy to his peers. As a result, he was careful with keeping secrets and always mindful of the audience that could overhear such private affairs; Tae therefore enjoyed a professional relationship with Maylis, sharing details about their private lives while working to find solutions to the empire's various problems.
Still, Tae wasn't a humorless man, and was devoted to his beloved wife despite their inability to sire children. As a byproduct of this, he treated their adopted child from Maylis as if she was his own daughter. He also had a casual friendship with Karchess Crim, and trusted greatly in the Count's abilities and motivation for finding Queen Yufina.
Skills and Abilities
As a baron of the Beelzenian Empire, Tae possessed limited clout among the nobility, though greatly elevated in status due to his close relationship with Princess Maylis. The man was also learned in the proper decorum for dealing with his fellow nobility and royals, as well as a decent understanding of politics, making him an excellent adviser and diplomat.
Maylis Beelzenia: Tae's princess. Tae was devoted to Princess Maylis and held great respect for her as part of the imperial family, loyally following through on her every command. In spite of her feelings for him, this devotion was purely platonic in nature, although their friendship was such that he raised Maylis' daughter as his own.
Conceptualization and Origin
- Tae's Japanese name, when reversed, spells the English word "eat".
- Conchita is a Spanish diminutive of the name Concepción, meaning "conception"; the history and culture of Beelzenia, Tae's native country, is partially inspired by that of Spain.
- Deadly Sins of Evil: The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (first appearence)
- The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (manga)
- Waltz of Evil: The Deadly Sins of Evil Guidebook (mentioned only)
- Seven Crimes and Punishments (album) (mentioned only)
- Master of the Heavenly Yard (album) (mentioned only)