Renfred is a tall man who keeps his black hair in a ponytail. He is missing his left arm and has a scar across his left eye. His face seems to be in a constant scowl -- a face only a mother could love. His most common outfit is a two-button white suit.
He is serious and has some sort of grudge against Elias, but parallels him in more ways than one: he is standoffish yet deeply concerned for the one under his protection. He has a very low opinion in general on the supernatural creatures such as Elias as well, to the point of it being renowned. Elias also points out that while he is a talented sorcerer he likely didn't not become one by choice and hates it.
He is also a solemn drunk when he has alcohol according to his friends.
His scar is the work of saving Alice from a cursed book she had open. His arm was lost after upsetting Cartaphilus. It was used as part of his Chimera. He met Alice in an alleyway and decided that she had enough magical affinity to become his apprentice. She, instead, decided to become his guardian.
Renfred appears during the arc in Ulthar as an antagonist who has come to take the blight, whereupon Elias notices that he is missing his arm. He takes Chise hostage, viewing her as a victim of Elias manipulation, but once she gets free and releases the blight he expresses contentment since he didn't want Cartaphilus to get his hands on it in the first place.
Later on, when he learns Alice has gone after Ruth, he gives chase and participates in the battle against Cartaphilus to eventually drive him off. He then tries contacting Elias to invite Chise to the College before the messenger bird gets destroyed and then is recruited to assist in reclaiming the dragon whelp from the auction and saving Chise after she gets kidnapped by Cartaphilus.
After Cartaphilus is defeated, he rewrites the memories of Stella's parents so they wouldn't be worried over her kidnapping.
He later reappears during the College arc, acting as an overseer to Elias first class as an instructor and later chastising him for being reckless in his approach to the class and how it could potentially endanger the students.
Skills and Abilities
- Magical Knowledge: A graduate of the College he's a well-known sorcerer who invented a means of teleportation between fixed points.
- (To Elias): I'll keep her safe, until she can make her own choices and live her own life. That's my mission.
- Renfred is actually half Russian.
- He is from England
- In Official Guidebook: Merkmal, his height is 180cm (5'11") and weight is 75kg (165lb).