|Other Names, etc.||Ikta Sankrei (イクタ・サンクレイ Ikuta Sankurei)|
|Alias||The Invincible Lazy General|
|Age||17, 19 (Timeskip)|
|Relatives||Bada Sankrei (Father)
|Title||Imperial Order of Knights|
|Rank||Warrant Officer (Vol 1) → 1st Lieutenant (Vol 3) → General|
|School||Imperial Segal High Grade Academy|
|Anime debut||Episode 1|
|Manga debut||Chapter 1|
|Light Novel debut||Light Novel Volume 1|
Ikta Solork (イクタ・ソローク Ikuta Sorōku) is the male protagonist of Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyō no Alderamin.
Ikta is a young man with black hair and eyes. His irises are quite tiny, but in the anime, they're a normal size, giving him fairly differet look compared to the light novel. He wears a green military uniform. Ikta is missing his pinky finger on his left hand.
He skips all his classes and has never shown up at graduation ceremony every year. He lives an idle life, wasting his time chasing girls or taking naps. He hates handsome men and has a habit of threatening them.
He can't forgive people in the ruling class who can't behave intellectually, especially those who give up on trying.
Ikta lacks physical strength and motivation. He is also unskilled with the sword and gun, but he is remarkable as a strategist and tactician.
Ikta will hit on any older girl he's met the first time. Ikta likes girls that are older than him.
Ikta is usually cynical, blunt and pessimistic, but is always truthful. He sees everything from a realistic point of view, unlike the naive members of the empire such as Yatorishino.
He also cares greatly for his family and friends, as when Chamille disrespectfully brought up his mother’s history as a sex slave to the emperor, he nearly strangled her to death and threatened her with great rage, despite her social position.
Solork is not his real family name, it is the name of an orphanage. His true name is Ikta Sankrei.
Ikta's Kioka accent was taught to him by his mother, Yûka Sankrei. When the Empires victory was achieved, the emperor granted his favorite woman taken from the Kioka Inner Palace to General Bada as a reward for his distinguished service in the war.
The one that taught Ikta science is Professor Anarai Khan. Ikta calls him master.
The following section contains the latest spoilers. You have been warned. Light novel-only readers.
Ikta meets Haroma Bekkel, Matthew Tetridch, and Torway Remeon in the ship at the harbor. When a terrible storm forces them to escape on a lifeboat, Ikta saves a girl who falls from the ship into the water; Katjvarna's 3rd princess Chamille Kitra Katjvanmaninik. The six find themselves swept away and stranded in Kioka Republic territory. The border dividing the Kioka Republic and the Katjvarna Empire is near, but heavily guarded. When Ikta proposes to yield as prisoners of war, Chamille promptly rejects the idea. Ikta becomes irritated and speaks freely to the girl, regardless of her superior rank. Yatori kicks him to the ground.
That night, Chamille goes to the toilet, being unable to bear it anymore. She unwittingly crosses their makeshift security system line, triggering the alarm composed of bells back at the camp. To Chamille's horror, three soldiers from the Republic find her and take her prisoner. Back at camp, the others wake to the sound of the bells and determine that the princess is missing. Ikta, Yatori, and Torway go to rescue her. At the scene, Ikta successfully deceives the Kioka patrol, leaving Torway and Yatori free to kill them. In the morning, Ikta disguises himself as a soldier of the Kioka army and tricks the Commander into letting all six of them cross the border into the Katjvarna Empire.
They are all taken in by soldiers of empire platoon and escorted to an encampment in the rear, where they meet Lieutenant General Hazarf Khan. Hazarf requests an exemption from interrogation to send them straight to the capital. Ikta advises Hazarf to abandon the eastern region but Hazarf refuses, stating that it is their duty to defend the eastern region.
One month later, Hazarf dies, just as Ikta predicted, and the eastern region is now completely under Kioka Republic control. He scoffs at their blind loyalty and meaningless deaths, much to Yatori’s dismay. All of them have been granted an honorable audience at the palace by Katjvarna Emperor, Arshankrut Kitra Katjvanmaninik, where they are each granted the title of "Imperial Knight", including the princess who joins their ranks as an officer in training. Afterwards, Ikta and Yatori ride in the horse carriage with the princess.
The princess talks about his family history. When she says something about his mother, Ikta angrily grabs her collar shirt, saying that if she says something about his mother one more time, he will strangle her to death. Yatori subdued Ikta and held him down on the spot.
At the Advanced Officers Affiliated School. Ikta struggles to exercise and train. During a class lesson, Ikta defies the professor and explains remarkable army strategy, while also questioning the rationale and logic behind it, which stuns his peers.
Later, when Torway is bullied by his older brothers Sarihaslag and Sushura. Ikta saves him by playing a prank on Sarihasrag; giving him a live centipede. Sushuraf retaliates by punching Ikta, but Yatori arrives to the scene with Chamille. The brothers are then forced to retreat..
The new imperial knights are each assigned their own incineration training platoon. Ikta's second in command is Suuya Mittokalif, daughter of Ikta's secret lover. For that fact, Suuya hates Ikta and the story about Ikta and her mother's relationship has already spread through the whole platoon, which causes Ikta to think that no one will honor his command. The platoons are suddenly assigned a mock battle practice. Ikta makes a deal with Suuya; If he wins the mock battles under his command, then she must approve of him as their commander going forward. During mock battle, Ikta shows remarkable ability and skill; arriving at camp before sunset and predicting a landslide that prevents their platoons from get injured. He also outwits the enemy so badly that their eyes nearly popped out in surprise.
During the subsequent battle, Torway successfully snipes his brother, the commander of the opposing force. Ikta's platoon suddenly ambushes the enemy and forces them to retreat. After this battle, Ikta gave a stirring speech and successfully wins the platoon's trust, but then Ikta feels something is off when Chamille suddenly disappears before the decisive battle. Ikta sense that her bodyguard trying to kidnap her and gives a signal for Yatori's platoon; Yatori, knowing the signal, goes to save a princess.
Captain Ison, whose motive for kidnapping the princess was revenge for the emperor leaving General Hazard to die at the Eastern Region Garrison, successfully holds off Yatori, but Torway shoots him and Yatori then kills all the bodyguards on the spot. Ikta arrives and calms Yatori down from her bloody rampage.
The last scene is between Ikta and Chamille in the horse carriage. Chamille tells Ikta to ascend to the top position in the Imperial Army, instructing him to lead the entire empire's army and lose the war against Kioka kingdom in order to force change as the Empire has already lost the ability to fix itself from within; the Empire's system has become to corrupted. In the end, she asks him to fight together with her until their ultimate defeat, deciding to walk to hell together with Ikta.