A young pretty boy from a small village, Ernst was cursed one day when he and his childhood friend Norma found a rune known as the Beast Rune. The rune cursed the poor boy, transforming his appearence into that of a leopard. The only time he can revert back to his normal form is on full-moon nights, or occasionally for a short period of time. Norma and Ernst decided to look for a powerful wizard to break the curse, working as traveling performers to earn coin for their travels. Well-traveled, they had met Chisato previously while working. Eventually, with the help of the Prince, they found a powerful wizard named Levi, who wanted the Beast Rune so bad that he agreed to research it to find out how to remove it. Ernst joins the Prince's army with Norma in gratitude, and because Levi is also working for him. The three head for [Zelant] after the war, presumably to research where they found the rune. - Matt620 (article), Basel (image)
How to Recruit: Joins with Norma.