|• Professional Status•|
|Affiliation||Kingdom of Lugnica|
|• Personal Status•|
|Light Novel||Volume 4|
Bordeaux Zellgef (ボルドー・ツェルゲフ) is a member of the Sage Council.
An old bald man with wrinkels and big blue eyebrows. He wears a purple Sage Council dress with a long coat.
He is an honest, frank and direct sage thus he does not hesitat to speak his mind.
The morning after they arrived in the royal capital, Emilia refused to let Subaru come with her to the discussion about the election, ordering Rem to keep watch over him. However, Rem, due to Roswaal's order to not stop Subaru, turned a blind eye to his actions and allowed him to chase after her. Despite having left the room, he had no idea how to get to or into the castle, however fortunately for him he ran into Al, who offered to help him get into the castle. Deciding to accept his assistance, Subaru left a message for Rom with Kadomon, telling him to wait as he would search for Felt in the castle. While in Priscilla's Dragon Carriage, he correctly guessed that she was a candidate to become the king, and learned that Al had also been summoned to a different world. Once they reached the castle, she introduced Subaru to the guards as the person in charge of giving her ringa, allowing him access inside as her servant. Emilia was shocked to see Subaru, nevertheless he was allowed to stay with Roswaal's help, and the discussion began as soon as the members of the Sage Council arrived.
Joining the rest of the knights, Subaru met Reinhard and Ferris again, then glared at Julius who he thought was a rival in love. Marcos Gildark, the captain of the Royal Guard, began the discussion, but was cut short by Anastasia Hoshin right after the presentation of the insignias, who cited a waste of time. Nonetheless, after a small discussion, Marcos continued on with his speech, apologizing for his disrespect at the end, which Anastasia told him not to worry about. He then had Reinhard report on the discovery of the fifth candidate, introducing Felt to everyone present, and proved it by giving her an insignia, which immediately started glowing in her hand.
Rickert Hoffman protested her candidacy, commenting that she wasn't worthy, prompting Miklotov to have Reinhard give everyone the details behind the discovery. Upon learning that she was from the slums, Rickert increased his protests, however he was shocked when he noticed she had the features of the royal family, and withdrew when he saw that Reinhard was resolved to support her. To everyone's surprise, Felt refused to be a candidate, leading to an argument between her and Priscilla. Emilia tried to stop the argument, causing Priscilla to insult her, forcing Reinhard and Al to step in to prevent it from getting worse.
Following the altercation, Miklotov brought the topic back to the election, asking Crusch to begin with her speech. Subaru, hearing that Ferris' name was Felix, remarked to Reinhard that she had a male like name, to which he told him that Ferris was indeed male, a fact Crusch confirmed by telling him that she had seen male genitals between Ferris' legs when they used to bathe together when they were young. Rickert raised some concerns over Ferris' crossdressing, which she addressed by mentioning that those clothes fit him the best, just like she wears male clothes herself. She then moved on to her speech, claiming that she would cut ties with the dragon if she became the king, pointing out that the kingdom had become too dependent on it. As Ferris had nothing to add to her speech, the time moved to the next candidate, which was Priscilla.
Priscilla began by addressing the comments regarding her alias of "Bloodstained Bride", claiming that she didn't really care for her former husband Leip Barielle, who she labeled as a "perverted old man". Al also told everyone about himself, mentioning that he was formerly from the Vollachia Empire, hid his face with a helmet to hide his injuries, and became her knight after placing in the top four in a contest she held. Priscilla claimed she was the only one worthy of becoming king, telling everyone they should obey her, and that she would reward those who did so. Once she finished, Anastasia and Julius took their place. Anastasia revealed that she was originally from the lower class, working her way up to the top, and eventually reached where she was now, the head of one of the largest trading companies in Kararagi. Labeling herself as greedy, she stated that she wanted a country, and if that broke her inner scale it would mean she was satisfied, and if it didn't she would keep aiming higher. Julius added to her speech, claiming that while she labeled herself as greedy, it also meant that she was ambitious, pointing out that it would help the country, which was currently in a financial crisis due to recent events. Once Anastasia's speech was finished, Emilia and Roswaal were both called to speak.
Immediately, people throughout the room began whispering insults about her, as her appearance was that of Satella, the Witch of Envy. Even Bordeaux Zellgef of the Sage Council protested her candidacy, however, through an act by Roswaal, Pack, and an unknowing Subaru, Roswaal managed to convince those present that she was strong, allowing her to negotiate with everyone to treat her fairly. Seeing this, Bordeaux apologized for his comments, though he still refused to change his mindset, remarking that regardless of what she did the people would only see her as a look a like of Satella. After her speech, Miklotov turned his attention to Subaru, and before Emilia could comment on him, he announced that he was her knight. Julius disapproved of it, claiming that he wasn't worthy of being a knight, which soon led to an argument between the two, forcing Emilia to step in and apologize to the Sage Council, making sure to mention that Subaru wasn't her follower.
Soon after, Subaru left the room after being suggested to do so by Marcos, and to his surprise, he met Rom outside, who was being taken in for questioning for trespassing within the castle. After protecting him by pretending he didn't know him, Rom was taken to the main room, where everyone was gathered for the discussion. Rom's presence caused many of those present to start insulting the poor again, however this led her to decide to become a candidate, ordering Reinhard to cut his handcuffs. Once Rom was taken out of the room, Felt expressed her desire to be a candidate once again, promising to destroy the country if she became king. After her speech, with the agreement of the other members of the Sage Council, Miklotov announced the start of the royal election.