|Affiliation(s)||Beelzenian Empire (defected)|
Kingdom of Elphegort
Carol Shields was a chamberlain to the Glassred Family in Asmodean in the Beelzenian Empire and one of Sateriasis Venomania's many victims. Serving as the bodyguard to Gumina Glassred for years, Carol was later enchanted by the Duke while protecting her charge, becoming the fifth member of his harem.
Born during the turn of the second century EC, Carol was hired as a maid for the Glassred Family around EC 133 and assigned to serve and protect the Marquis' daughter, Gumina. Over the years, Carol often accompanied Gumina wherever she went. At some point she met and became acquainted with the girl's fiancé Sateriasis and his elder half-brother Cherubim. Watching the three childhood friends interact as time went on, the maid sensed Gumina was actually in love with the deformed Cherubim instead of her fiancé.
A Date through TownEdit
- "While I'll try not to interfere with the two of you, please treat me well."
After hearing the Venomania household was massacred in December of EC 135, Carol learned that the only apparent survivor, Sateriasis, had lost his memories. In March of EC 136, Marquis Glassred assigned her as Sateriasis and Gumina's bodyguard during their date in Lasaland. Bowing and introducing herself to the new Duke, the maid requested they treat her well while she'd try to avoid interfering with their date. Carol then asked if he remembered her and Duke Venomania recalled she was the redhead always with Gumina. Happily confirming his recollection was accurate, Carol listened to Venomania flirt that he'd be in her hands and she cheerfully abided.
Afterward, the three traveled to Lasaland and Carol silently listened while the engaged couple made small talk with each other. Following them to Workshop Street, the maid saw Gumina run off toward an old painter and followed after her with Sateriasis. As Gumina and the painter lamented Cherubim's passing, Carol saw the confused Sateriasis question who they were talking about. After seeing the surprised Gumina push him into a back alley before glaring at her, the maid sensed the girl's foreboding atmosphere and didn't follow after them.
- "Those who come cannot refuse; that is my creed. Carol, I will be taking you, along with Gumina."
After Sateriasis returned the two girls to the Glassred Mansion and left, Marquis Glassred departed to meet with the Beelzenian Imperial Family in Rukolbeni. During the middle of the night, Carol and Gumina heard noises and screams throughout the mansion and recognized something was wrong. While Gumina hid in a room, Carol went to check out the noise. Discovering Duke Venomania possessing horns, claws, wings, and talons in the hall, the shocked maid asked if he had gone mad before noting his monstrous form. Duke Venomania retorted that he wasn't insane and simply wanted to collect Gumina.
Once she argued that he didn't need to since she was already his fiancée, Sateriasis insisted that was pointless, stating he would never have Gumina's heart in such a superficial marriage. Carol then asked if he thought Gumina didn't love him while drawing her blade and pointing it at him. After Venomania pointed out she should know if they're really always together, Carol ignored answering him and charged. The Duke easily repelled the blade before swiftly closing the distance between them.
Venomania then asked to confirm if Carol had any feelings for him; widening her eyes in surprise before quickly regaining her composure, she said the notion was ridiculous and tried punching him. The Duke parried the attack and encouraged her not to hide it, noting the happy expression she had when he remembered her. After stating he too came to understand women's hearts recently, Carol stated it was just his ego and Venomania countered that it was his creed for those who came to obey; stating he would be taking her along with Gumina.
Once Duke Venomania's eyes turned red and he invoked his Lust spell, the maid was brainwashed to fall in love with the noble, panting in ecstasy. Agreeing to help him abduct Gumina so they could both be part of his harem, Carol led Sateriasis back to the young aristocrat and entered the room. As Gumina approached and asked what was going on, Carol flatly told her they needed to go, explaining they were heading to the Venomania Mansion. She then went around the girl and restrained her arms behind her back while Sateriasis entered. As Gumina struggled, Carol held her arms tightly in place until Sateriasis brainwashed her too.
Venomania EventEditAfterward, the two followed the duke back to his mansion and joined his harem, living in the basement with the other concubines and ordered to never return to the first floor; she eventually received a new pink dress tailored by Lukana Octo and began wearing it for the Duke's pleasure. When Gumina ordered her to search for Cherubim's portrait and bring it to her, the servant obeyed and eventually found it in the attic, hanging it in the aristocrat's room.
Sometime after, Sateriasis interrogated them about the portrait and they admitted to their deeds. As Venomania burned the paintings in the fireplace, Carol calmly watched. When the disguised Karchess Crim successfully stabbed the Duke in EC 137, Carol broke free of his spell and began to flee the mansion with the others. Facing Levin persecution, Carol moved to the Kingdom of Elphegort with Marquis Glassred and Gumina.
When one of the other harem victims, Lukana Octo, visited in EC 139, Carol stood beside Gumina while the two conversed regarding the event, hearing her master reveal she was originally intending to oppose her parents and ruin her engagement with Sateriasis when she learned her fiancé planned to assassinate Cherubim as the presumed cause of her behavior. After Gumina finished telling that she treated Cherubim coldly to throw off Sateriasis' suspicions, the maid asked if she had done so out of love for Cherubim. When Gumina inquired why she thought so, Carol admitted it was the impression she always had watching them.
Personality and TraitsEdit
- "That joyful face when I remembered you... I too have recently come to understand a woman's heart."
"That's your hubris talking."
- ―Sateriasis and Carol[src]
Carol was a cheerful and energetic woman, remaining upbeat as she performed her daily duties. The servant also possessed a polite conduct and submissive personality when not endangered, hoping to remain as respectful and unobtrusive to the nobles she served as possible. While extremely loyal to the Glassred family as a whole, Carol was particularly devoted to Gumina.
Due to her close relationship with the noblewoman, the maid could easily sense Gumina's emotions toward someone or her general atmosphere and readily shared her thoughts on personal matters with the young woman. At the same time, she was respectful of the girl's privacy and would remain willfully ignorant of anything her charge indicated she didn't want the maid to know. She likewise remained silent about the girl's casual conduct when away from the prying eyes of her parents and other servants.
As a result, Carol was fiercely protective of Gumina and readily risked her life to prevent any potential harm from coming to her. Despite this, she fell madly in love with Duke Venomania due to his brainwashing and became uncharacteristically submissive to his will, allowing her to be more relaxed in what she considered a threat to Gumina's safety. Regardless, Carol still prioritized her charge's direct orders over her personal feelings and therefore would still act on them regardless of Sateriasis' will.
Skills and AbilitiesEdit
Despite her slender body making her appear physically weak, Carol was adequately trained in martial arts and athletic enough to hold her own in hand-to-hand combat. Because of this, her misleading physique made her perfect to act as a bodyguard for the Glassred family. However, her martial skills were still unable to handle more supernatural threats.
Cherubim: Carol's abductor. Having known Cherubim though Gumina, Carol was acquainted with her mistress's deformed friend. After "Sateriasis" brainwashed her, she fell in love with him, becoming submissive to his command, and only disobeyed him on Gumina's orders.
Gumina Glassred: Carol's charge and mistress. Carol was devoted to Gumina in particular out of all the Glassreds and would tolerate no threat to her mistress even at risk to her own life. Treating her with respect and dignity, Carol grew a close intimate relationship with Gumina and easily spoke with her on a personal level at her mistress' discretion. This loyalty to Gumina was strong enough that, although subdued by Sateriasis' brainwashing, Carol nonetheless prioritized Gumina's will over his.
Conceptualization and OriginEdit
- Her surname and role as a bodyguard is likely a reference to the shield symbol associated with her representative Vocaloid, CUL.
- Carol's name is partially inspired by the name of her representative Vocaloid, CUL, with both romanizations containing "ka" and "ru" in them.
- Carol was described as a redhead with her hair tied back and bangs hanging in the front.
- Deadly Sins of Evil: The Lunacy of Duke Venomania (first appearance)