Gerard Doche

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Gerard Doche is a character in Atelier Lina: The Alchemist of Strahl.

Gerard is a travelling merchant who happens to pass by during the fire in the Fairy Forest. He introduces Lina to trading and suggests that she becomes a merchant to restore the forest.

He also has a passion for sweets, and can ramble on and on with trivia about a particular sweet. He gets very upset when people question the importance of his hobby.

The player can recruit Gerard to the party for a fee of 100 gold. In addition to lending his aid in battle, befriending him is also the only way to obtain a number of recipes from the kingdom of Lander.

His real name is Adelberg Strahl and his true identity is the one of the younger of the two princes of Strahl Kingdom. He took on a fake identity to learn about the lives of the kingdom's people. Many nobles wants Gerard to take the throne rather than his older brother Kain, but he himself wishes for the kingdom to stay out of a potential succession war and also keep his freedom as a merchant. Still, he does feel shame for abandoning his responsibilites.

When the nobles once again call for Gerard to be choosen as the next king, he is summoned by his father to the castle once again. Gerard sees that his only way out is to defy the king's will and be exiled from the royal family. However, Lina convinces him that his brother and father are not just royals but his very own family, and that they will understand if he talks to them as such.

In the "Great Merchant Lina" ending he starts a company together with Lina and becomes her assistant.