Scene 128

Original magazine title

聖都の存亡[1] Seito no sonbō (Fate of the Holy City)

Issue, release date

August 2012, 4 July 2012

Tankōbon title

戦士の刻印 I,[2] volume 23

US tankōbon title


New character

Octavia, Octavia's group, Chronos (appearance), Lars


Quite the rogues gallery you have.[3]




Holy City of Rabona[5]

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  • Mark of the Warrior arc:
    • Octavia link.jpg 128: Part I
    • Scene 129.jpg 129: Part II
    • Scene 130.jpg 130: Part III
    • Scene 131.jpg 131: Part IV
    • Scene 132.jpg 132: Part V

Cold open[edit | edit source]

The entrance of the bay Raki mentions in Scene 127.[6] Another panel moves inland upriver. Finally, Helen sets foot ashore.[7]

Eventually, all the Ghosts appear atop a hill viewing the Holy City of Rabona.[8]

Spectators[edit | edit source]

Countdown[edit | edit source]

Helen notes that it took 10 days instead of 20 to return to Rabona.

Following Raki's plan[9] (trip not shown), the Ghosts traveled westward by boat, skirting around the peninsula of Mucha, then pushing north through the bay and upriver to Rabona. See world map.

Tabitha senses that Cassandra is six or seven days away. Miria thinks this is enough time to prepare for the awakened's arrival.[10]

Octavia[edit | edit source]

Raki spots a young woman sitting hillside. When he suggests she accompany him and his companions to Rabona, she says the city is deserted. Deneve warns Raki away as this woman is an awakened being. Then Raki notices a dozen or so "humans" watching the city from the hills, all but two being female.[11]

Deneve says they are all awakened. Miria adds that they appear to be former single-digits with high baselines. When Miria accuses them of "disappearing" the inhabitants, Octavia suggests Miria ask the human guards and Miria's comrades as to what happened. Tabitha senses the auras of Galatea, Clarice and Miata are still inside the city.[12]

Chronos[edit | edit source]

Helen asks why the gathering. A bearded man says they wish to see both the emergence of the strongest awakened being ever—and the faces of the warriors who destroyed the Organization. He refers to the Ghosts as a "rogues gallery."[13]

As the Ghosts leave, Miria identifies the bearded man as Chronos, the former No. 4 of the Initial Male Era. His male companion is No. 6, Lars. The woman Raki just spoke to is "Wild Horse" Octavia, No. 2. of an unnamed female era.[14]

Despite Chronos' confidence that the awakened can escape unharmed should the situation get out of hand, Miria has her doubts.[15]

Rabona[edit | edit source]

Old comrades[edit | edit source]

Inside the deserted city, the Ghosts are greeted by a tearful Clarice, then Galatea, Galk and Sid. When Miria asks what happened, Galatea leads the Ghosts to the outskirts of town.[16]

Cocoon[edit | edit source]

The awakened form of the unknown Priscilla is half-emerged from the cocoon. Deneve confirms this is the awakened that she saw in Lautrec.[17]

Galatea explains what transpired during the Ghosts' absence. Miria now understands why Galatea had the city evacuated. But Galatea was unable to persuade the Rabona guards to leave. Miria calls for a meeting.[18]

Meeting[edit | edit source]

That night in the town hall, Miria explains the situation to the Rabona guards and the Claymore warriors. But Sid insists that the human guards will stay and defend the city with their lives,[19] repeating what he said during the early Clare arc.[20] Miria apologizes for asking them to leave and even allows Clarice to stay.[21]

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Miria's meeting

Then Sid tells Miria that upon Miria's request, he and the guards gathered something unnamed.[22]

Cassandra's approach[edit | edit source]

Outside in the hills, Octavia's group, Lars and Chronos detect that Cassandra's speed is accelerating.[23]

Additional details[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

Cover art[edit | edit source]

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Jump SQ August 2012

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. Jump SQ, August 2012, Claymore, Scene 128, p. 322
  2. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 65
  3. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 76
  4. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 65
  7. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 65
  8. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, pp. 66–67
  9. Claymore, Scene 127, pp. 50–51
  10. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 68
  11. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, pp. 69–70
  12. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, pp. 70–73
  13. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, pp. 74–76
  14. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 77
  15. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 77
  16. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, pp. 78–81
  17. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, pp. 82–85
  18. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 85–87
  19. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 88–90
  20. Claymore 2, Scene 9, p. 170; Claymore, Anime Scene 3
  21. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, pp. 91–93
  22. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 94
  23. Claymore 23, Shueisha, Scene 128, p. 95
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