Rufus Albarea ( ルーファス・アルバレア), also known as Jade Rook (翡翠の城将(ルーク・オブ・ジェイド)), is the governor general of Crossbell and former chief of staff of the Noble Alliance.


Born as the oldest son of Duke Helmut Albarea, head of one of the Four Great Houses, and the older brother to Jusis Albarea.

When Rufus was about 17 years old, he was invited to a falconry competition in Heimdallr by Baron Teo Schwarzer, who taught the younger Rufus much about the practice and its etiquette. Despite their differences in political standings, Heimdallr Governor Carl Regnitz has also provided Rufus with advice numerous times.

On behalf of his father, Rufus deals with business both within the Kreuzen Province managed by his father as well as negotiating and coordinating with the rulers of other provinces. Citizens of Bareahard hold great pride in Rufus, whose abilities on his age are rivalled only by Prince Olivert Reise Arnor. Both are said to dominate high society conversations. 

Alongside Olivert Reise Arnor, Irina Reinford and Carl Regnitz, Rufus served as a director for the Thors Military Academy

Erebonian Civil War

During the Erebonian Civil War, Rufus served as the chief of staff of the Noble Alliance. His reputation as a genius military strategist, who is said to hold nothing back in battle, served Duke Cayenne, leader of the Noble Alliance, to the utmost of his abilities.

Governal General

On 31 December S.1204, Rufus reveals himself as the primary member of the Ironblood, operating under his alias Jade Rook. Whereas the other Ironblood members knew there was a primary member, they had no idea who it was until he revealed his true colours that day.

Immediately after taking Duke Cayenne captive, Chancellor Giliath Osborne tasked his foremost Ironblood with the annexation of Crossbell. With the combined force of the Imperial Army of Erebonia (approximately 70%) and the Provincial Armies previously under command of the Noble Alliance, the combined powers of the Crossbell Expeditionary Force (クロスベル征討軍)[1] was enough to annex Crossbell without bloodshed.

Rufus Albarea was then appointed the first Governor-General of Crossbell.


Rufus Albarea is a hard person to define and a even harder person to define his true alliances. While he maintains a always calm persona, it is hard to see what he thinks or whether he is being honest at times.

He seems to care for his younger brother, Jusis Albarea and his father, the former Duke Albarea, but even that is unsure. Rufus can therefore be defined as someone who holds his cards close to his chest.

He is an expert at court-style dueling.




  1. Dengeki PlayStation, Issue 645.