Luard is an alchemist who lived 500 years before the events of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.
Luard studied alchemy with Plachta after saving their town from a drought. Eventually Plachta started exceeding him in skill. Not wanting to fall behind he found a forbidden alchemy technique called Eradication Alchemy. He started using it excessively, causing damage to the environment.
Atelier Sophie Edit
He first appears as Atomina and Meklet. They make appearances throughout the game checking in on Sophie's progress. When she unlocks the Cauldron of Knowledge, the two utilize it to recombine into Luard and start using Ablation Alchemy again along with causing environment troubles. After a battle he is returned to Atomina and Meklet.
Atelier Firis Edit
Atomina and Meklet again appear in Atelier Firis. They give Firis a series of missions to build an airship. When they airship is built, they accompany her to Skyfaring Ark, where they discover what happened to a friend of them and retrieve his diary.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle Edit
As an Enemy Edit
Luard serves as the final boss in Atelier Sophie.
|25||Alchemic||Plachta: "Luard. He was an exceptional alchemist. I wouldn't be exaggerating to say he was a genius."
Sophie: "T-to think you'd say that much about him, Plachta... He must have been really amazing."
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- In Atelier Sophie, Eradication Alchemy is called Ablation Alchemy. This is due to a change in translation companies for the release of Atelier Lydie & Suelle which resulted in several name changes.