|Anime Scene 18|
Battle group before the church
The Carnage in the North I
北の戦乱 I Kita no senran I (Northern War I)
Tabitha, Uma (Yuma), Flora, Matilda, Yuliana, Undine, Veronica, Cynthia, Eliza, Lily, Wendy, Carla
Better yet, just do what you want!
Village of Pieta, forest
- 1 Cold open
- 2 Surprise encounter
- 3 Pieta
- 4 Secret reunion
- 5 First engagement
- 6 Additional details
- 7 References
Cold open[edit | edit source]
Surprise encounter[edit | edit source]
Rubel warn Clare not to engage Rafaela, who can easily take on both her and Jean. Then he begins to state the purpose of this unusual meeting. In the northern region of Alfons, No. 7 and the hunt she lead was wiped out.
As a result of this emergency, the Organization is prepared to give Clare a pardon if she joins a battle group assembling in Pieta. Their purpose is to destroy the awakened beings responsible for the disaster.
As a further incentive, Rubel adds that a boy fitting Raki's description was reported heading up north. Clare can either join the battle group, or remain south. But the Organization can find and execute her at anytime. The choice is hers.
Pieta[edit | edit source]
Beginning of the north[edit | edit source]
Clare is then surprised by an attacking warrior—Helen. Jean takes the mock assault seriously and counterattacks, sending Helen into full retreat. But Deneve stops Jean from advancing and suggests Jean mind her own business. But soon apologies and self-recriminations go around.
Warrior No. 8, Flora, calls the meeting of the battle group to attention. When Helen asks if Flora is leader of the battle group, Flora replies that it is someone ranked higher—No. 6, Miria.
Helen greets Clare
Miria makes her appearance, addressing the warriors from the portico of the church in the plaza.
Windcutter[edit | edit source]
When the warriors are frightened by the reported presence of awakened beings, Undine ridicules them. Deneve makes uncomplimentary remarks about Undine, leading to a quarrel, which spreads among the other warriors. A riot is brewing. Before Miria can act, Flora demonstrates her Windcutter, frightening the battle group into silence.
Strategy[edit | edit source]
Miria divides the 24 warriors into five awakened hunt-like teams—Miria, Flora, Jean, Undine and Veronica leading as team captains. Each team is to concentrate on a single Awakened.
Battle group teams[edit | edit source]
Some portraits below are from the manga.
Team Veronica[edit | edit source]
Team Undine[edit | edit source]
Team Miria[edit | edit source]
Team Jean[edit | edit source]
Team Flora[edit | edit source]
Secret reunion[edit | edit source]
Clare meets Miria, Deneve and Helen in a cavern. The former members of the Paburo hunt touch swords, confirming their previous oath to survive and meet again. Jean as her wont has followed Clare to the cavern and joins the group of the half-awakened. After Clare recounts the events between the Paburo hunt and Riful of the West, she asks about the chances of Miria's plan succeeding.
Miria says "no chances..."
First engagement[edit | edit source]
Scouts[edit | edit source]
On the outskirts of Pieta, three men approach—scouts for the Northern Army. One scout sense the presence of 24 Claymore warriors. The bearded scout awakens into a Dreadlock awakened, despite orders to the contrary. He shoots tentacle into the village. The tentacle anchored into the buildings, he reels himself into the village.
In the plaza, he attacks the surprised villagers. He captures a young girl, but Miria severs his tentacle.
Defense[edit | edit source]
The battle group breaks up into teams and counter-attacks. Team Flora attacks one scout atop a roof. He uses a technique similar to Galatea's Yoma Energy Alignment and Control. He brings Flora, Lily, Wendy and Clare to their knees on the roof. Then maneuvers Carla to kill her teammates.
Clare calls on Ilena's arm for help. The arm, independent of Clare's volition, shatters the roof, toppling everyone. The scout awakens into the Armadillo awakened.
Team Jean[edit | edit source]
Jean is the last team member standing up against the Insectile awakened. But Team Veronica moves in for support. Elsewhere in the village, Team Undine rescues Team Flora from destruction.
Studio profiles of Insectile
Additional details[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Clare: Ann Vielhaben (de), Stephanie Young (en-us) Chantal Baroin (fr), Renata Bertolas (it), Houko Kuwashima (ja), Karen Mendoza (tl)
- Jean: Tanya Kahana (de), Laura Bailey (en-us), Benedetta Ponticelli (it), Kotono Mitsuishi (ja), Lovely Mejala (tl)
- Rubel: Stefan Staudinger (de), R Bruce Elliott (en-us), Gianluca Iacono (it), Hiroaki Hirata (ja), Christian Velarde (tl)
- Rafaela: Claudia Galdy (de), Kate Oxley (en-us), Satsuki Yukino (ja)
- Helen: Gundi Eberhard (de), Jamie Marchi (en-us), Alessandra Karpoff (it), Miki Nagasawa (ja), Pinky Rebucas (tl)
- Deneve: Heike Beeck (de), Caitlin Glass (en-us), Maïa Michaud (fr), Tania De Domenico (it), Hana Takeda (ja), Kim Pomeda (tl)
- Flora: Cosima Ertl (de), Trina Nishimura (en-us), Ludovica De Caro (it), Miyu Matsuki (ja)
- Miria: Silvia Mißbach (de), Monica Rial (en-us), Agnès Manoury (fr), Lorella De Luca (it), Kikuko Inoue (ja), Nica Rojo (tl)
- Undine: Clarine Harp (en-us), Cristina Giolitti (it), Rie Ishizuka (ja), Pinky Rebucas (tl)
- Cynthia: Anita Hopt (de), Anastasia Munoz (en-us), Miho Miyagawa (ja)
- Dreadlock Awakened: Greg Ayres (en-us), Nobuyuki Hiyama (ja)
- Armadillo Awakened: Bob Carter (en-us), Ryûzaburô Ôtomo (ja)
- Insectile Awakened: John Burgmeier (en), Kappei Yamaguchi (ja)
Manga versus anime[edit | edit source]
- In the manga, Raki is captured by slave-traders and taken up north. The anime Raki travels north voluntarily
Video[edit | edit source]
- Germany version of Clare being greeted by Helen
References[edit | edit source]
Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.
- Claymore, Anime Scene 18
- Claymore, Kazé Deutschland, Anime Scene 18
- Claymore, Kazé Anime, Anime Scene 18
- Claymore, Yamato Video, Anime Scene 18
- Claymore, avex, Anime Scene 18
- Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
- Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28