Zakol hunt
Zakol Hunt.jpg
Zakol hunt in Hamel

VIZ Media name



Jean (No. 9)

Team member

Katea (No. 32), Raquel, one unknown warrior (Raquel II)

Man in Black




Current status

Failed. All hunt members killed, except Jean




Abandoned castle in Zakol Mountains


And speak of the devil...[1]

First appearance

Scene 41, Anime Scene 15

  • Zakol hunt ↓
    • Jean link.jpg No. 9—Jean
    • Katea.jpg No. 32—Katea
    • Raquel link.jpg Raquel
    • Raquel II link.jpg Unknown warrior

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Unnamed by the characters in the manga and anime.

Description[edit | edit source]

An awakened hunt lead by Jean.

History[edit | edit source]

Hamel[edit | edit source]

In town of Hamel, Clare searches for Raki. She checks in at local inn. From up in her room, she watches an awakened hunt marching down the street.[2]

Zakol Hunt in Hamel

Despite Clare's suppressant, Jean detects Clare's presence. But Jean shrugs it off as her imagination.[3]

Next morning[edit | edit source]

Clare gets up early. The innkeeper tells her the Claymores left for the Zakol Mountains. Clare resumes her search before they return.

In town, she comes across two children arguing about a Teresa and Clare statue. The young girl tells Clare that someone, fitting the description of Raki, asked about the statue. But a fatally wounded warrior staggers into town. As she falls, Clare catches her.[4]

The warrior tells Clare that the hunt was captured. Before she dies, she realizes Clare is a fellow warrior.[5]

Back to duty[edit | edit source]

Clare asks the townspeople to give the warrior a human burial. When a man warns against going to the mountains, Clare sheds her disguise.[6]

Witch's Maw[edit | edit source]

In a castle cellar, a mysterious young girl supervises a thuggish man, Dauf, in awakening Claymore warriors. Dauf expels rods from his body and drives them into their bodies.[7]

One warrior, Raquel, lies face-down dead in the corner. The two remaining warriors, Jean and Katea, are hung by their wrists with chains strung from the ceiling.[8]

Awakening[edit | edit source]

Katea awakes, despite Jean's pleads. Dauf tests her strength, but Katea's attack on Dauf appears ineffectual.[9]

The "young girl," Riful of the West, orders Katea destroyed.[10]

Unexpected caller[edit | edit source]

Dauf senses someone's approach. Riful senses weak Yoma Energy and immediately loses interest. She tells Dauf to deal with the intruder.[11]

Outside the castle, Clare approaches the entrance.[12]

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.

  1. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 50
  2. Claymore 8, Scene 41, pp. 46–50; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  3. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 51; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  4. Claymore 8, Scene 41, pp. 57–62; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  5. Claymore 8, Scene 41, pp. 65–66; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  6. Claymore 8, Scene 41, pp. 68–69; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  7. Claymore 8, Scene 42, p. 81–83; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  8. Claymore 8, Scene 42, pp. 84–85; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  9. Claymore 8, Scene 42, pp. 89–95; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  10. Claymore 8, Scene 42, p. 96; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  11. Claymore 8, Scene 42, p. 100; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  12. Claymore 8, Scene 42, p. 101; Claymore, Anime Scene 15

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