|Aliases||The Sage of the Ages|
|Romaji||Magic User "Miranto"|
|World of Origin||Ni No Kuni|
- See also: Horace's Riddles
Horace (魔法使いの「ミラント」Magic User "Miranto") is a ghost in the shape of a little boy. He has green hair and a pink cape, and is originally seen as a blue floating spirit/ghost next to a tombstone to the right of the palace courtyard in Ding Dong Dell. He quizzes Oliver on trivia from the Wizard's Companion and rewards him with spells.
Oliver must use Spirit Medium to talk to him whenever they meet in the PS3 version, but the spell is only necessary the very first time in the NDS version.
Horace/Miranto implies that he is very, very old but has lost some of his memories.
He spent a long time in Ding Dong Dell without meeting anyone who could see or converse with him, and after having a chance to talk to Oliver, develops a case of wanderlust. He then proceeds to travel around the world, visiting towns and settlements in approximately the same order that Oliver does (though sometimes somewhat behind him).
He appears in these places:
- Ding Dong Dell - (NDS) By the gravestone to the right of the town fountain.
- Al Mamoon- (NDS) On the street in the left side of town.
- Castaway Cove(NDS) Just above the inn on the map.
- The Fairyground - (NDS) One screen left of the town square at the entrance (with the mini fountain).
- Ara Memoriae
- The Tombstone Trail
- The Vault of Tears
- The Glittering Grotto
- Zodiarchs' Chamber
Post game, he will post at every swift solutions "I am waiting at Ara Memoriae." And then provide a side quest. The side quest reveals Horace was a student under the Wizard King, who occupied the tenth seat on the Council of Twelve, with the title of Gallus. He fled the council after the death of the Wizard King, fearing that they would turn against him as well.