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Kraft Lawrence (クラフト・ロレンス) is a twenty-five-year-old traveling merchant who goes from town to town Relationship with Holo in Anime (first season) Edit. Furthermore, Holo is unwilling to advance in a relationship because she knows well that in a blink of an eye lawrence will die in front of her and. This Volume begins with Lawrence and Holo returning back to Lenos. without him due to not knowing what their relationship used to be.
Lawrence entrusts her with a difficult task of gold smuggling after they meet. After the mission is accomplished, Nora gains enough funds to emancipate herself from the Church.
Saeko Chiba Japanese ; Ryan Reynolds English Amarti, who like Lawrence mainly goes by his surname for business, makes his first appearance in volume three of the novels. He is a young man who works as a fish broker. He has a crush on Holo, and proposes to her. Due to Holo's good acting, he believes her to be gentle, kind and a soft spoken, polite young lady.
After listening to Holo's fake story of being Lawrence's traveling companion due to her owing him a non-existent huge debt, Amarti attempts to buy her liberty and win Holo over by publicly declaring a contractual deal with Lawrence in the merchant's guild.
However, he loses almost everything emotionally and financially after the pyrite's price crash and Holo's dedication to stand by Lawrence. According to Marc, due to the methods in which he built his fortune, Amarti looks down on the connections and acquaintances forged by other merchants, and believes it shameful to make use of such connections to secure a deal.
Akeno Watanabe Japanese ; Colleen Clinkenbeard English Dian, who first appears in volume three of the novels, is a chroniclerliving in Kumersun's walled ghetto with other "suspect" persons such as alchemists. She loves to collect Pagan tales and beliefs and has written them into a set of books.
Lawrence had come to her to ask for information about Holo's birthplace, Yoitsu. Since Dian sounds like a masculine name, Lawrence at first doesn't recognize her as the chronicler he seeks. Thus, she asks Lawrence to call her Dianna. According to Holo, Dian is not human, but a bird even bigger than Lawrence. She fell in love with a traveling priest and spent a few years helping him build a church, but left because he noticed that she never seemed to grow old and became suspicious.
Due to her solemn and noble bearing and somewhat mature appearance, it can be logically assumed that she's possibly much older than Holo. Her influence appears to be quite vast. As Marc states, she protects the alchemists living in the ghetto; anyone wanting to get to them has to go through her, a task implied to be incredibly difficult. As for the feathers scattered around her shop, it's not known if she transforms often, or simply has a pair of wings kept hidden by her robe, as does Holo with her ears and tail.
He and his apprentice, Eu Landt, assist Lawrence in his contest with Amarti, and provide dialog counterpoint to Lawrence and Holo. Marc is roughly eight to ten years older than Lawrence and very proud of his little shop and his family. He strives to hold onto his good name for their sake, though he clearly goes to great lengths to help Lawrence in any way he can. He's also the first merchant in a long while that Lawrence comes to realize and accept as a true friend and not just a business associate.
Due to events in the past, this trader is wary of just about everyone and goes about her trade dressed as a man. Although hard to approach, Eve is talkative under the right circumstances and has a keen eye for people and business alike. She is in fact a fallen noble that was once sold as a bride to another merchant after her family's fall. Yet after meeting with the band they work out a deal to trick the Debau company into thinking they were fighting.
But in fact it was an act. Lawrence is finding it very hard to deal without having Holo beside him.
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But thankfully she returns to his side soon after. Lawrence's face lights up at seeing her return but is sad to see she hadn't seemed to miss him at all. The two then split from the group to get the book witch Holo had hide in the woods. As the climb a hill to retrieve it Lawrence is hit by something and ends up rolling down the hill. Embarrassed thinking Holo will laugh at him again. But soon figures out what had hit him was infact Holo throwing herself at him. This is when Lawrence figures out it wasn't just him that hated being away from her.
As Holo had hide the book just so she could embrace Lawrence away from the eye sight of anyone else. Later that night the two mercenary bands decide to put on their final act to trick the Debau company. The thing is they are betrayed Luward ends up being beaten half to death and Lawrence is stabbed in the leg. As all hope seems to be lost Luward uses the last of his energy tell Lawrence to "Call Her".
Lawrence hates to have to rely on Holo but has no choice but to yell her name. Soon after the rival band is shocked into fear at the image of a giant wolf sitting atop them.
Holo uses her giant wolf form to crush the rival band and save all their lives. Soon after due to his wounds Lawrence passes out. When he awakes he finds himself to be inside a inn at the town they were heading for Svernel. Lawrence then tries to get out of bed knowing Hilde and the rest would be going over their plan to try and save their lives.
Holo then sees Lawrence trying to get up and forces him down. Telling him he has a fever and could die if he uses to much energy. Lawrence though argues he must help them but Holo tells them they have already lost and what could Lawrence a mere traveling merchant do to help. This is where Holo tells them its time for them to escape. Lawrence is shocked by this unable to just abandon his friends.
Trying to convince Holo that they can't leave Lawrence even goes as far as to ask Holo if she is alright with abandoning a Myuri mercenaries who inherited the name of Myuri. This hurts Holo but rather then be sad it angers her. Holo is then resorted to tell Lawrence that weren't they going to open a shop together and live happily in that shop.
That if they stayed they would be killed. And that in life one must give up some things in order to obtain something's. And that he would be gaining her hand if he gave up. This is when Lawrence figures out gaining someone precious Holo and protecting that person are two different things. And that he can no longer let the merchant side of him burn him to ashes.
After soom time passes the time comes for them to make their escape. But right as they plan to the Debau Company comes. With a army behind them their only hope is to talk their way out of this. Lawrence who has no role in this play sites and watches with Holo from their room.
As all seems to be lost Lawrence is the one who with Holo's voice is able to turn the tide and save them all. Even though she helped she is still angry at Lawrence as he had promised her he would give up on doing anything dangerous and live a quite life with her. However she forgives him saying in this case it couldn't be helped. After a few days go by Holo and Lawrence are talking in their room. While talking Holo brings up something Elsa said to her when she met up with her and Le Roi to grab the book.
And that was "When tis time to take your vows she would stand witness anytime" witch then Holo asks "So how about it". Asking Lawrence if he wishes to marry her. Lawrence happily then agrees. But Holo says he must fulfill his first promise to return her to Yoitsu.
The volume ends with them drinking wine alone together. As Lawrence in his head states that. The smiling face of his beloved was more radiant then any sun or coin. It then jumps to Lawrence and Holo and what it going on with them a few yeara after the events of volume We find out that they are soon to be opening their own shop. Lawrence though seems more worried about why Holo had sent letters inviting all their old friends to the shop.
Thinking that she must be angry with him. As the days past Holo seems to be coming down with a cold and hasn't been feeling well lately. We also find out that they had never made it to Yoitsu.
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Witch Lawrence thinks its due to the fact that if they did then she would have to marry him after. Later on Holo tells Lawrence he must prepare a grand banquet for the opening of their shop.
As the day arrives Luward arrives with the sign for the shop. As the rest of their friends arrive. She strikes a bargain with the merchant to take her north to her hometown.
Her years of experience helps Lawrence work closer to his dream of owning his own shop, but her true nature pulls unwanted attention from the ever present and powerful Church. Quite a beautiful tune…and hard to find. Spice and Wolf takes place in a Renaissance stylized world. There is a lot of economics in the series. The economics provides conflict to the story. I do like how they conduct business; it is very…and literally… cutthroat. These business associations are modeled after the Medici way of doing business.
Nora caused no end of jealousy for Holo.
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The relationship between Holo and Lawrence is where Spice and Wolf shines and what hooked me. Holo and Lawrence are completely independent. They spend a lot of the series arguing and being playful as only close friends can be.