Scene 5
Scene 005
Clare before Rabona Cathedral

Original magazine title


Issue, release date

November 2001, 6 October 2001

Tankōbon title

まほろばの闇 I[2] Mahoroba no yami I (Darkness of mahoroba I), volume 2

US tankōbon title

Darkness in Paradise, Part 1[3]

New character

Inn-keeper, Father Vincent, Galk, Sid


I have come from the land of Sutafu.[4]




Holy City of Rabona[6]

Anime arc

Great Sword

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  • Darkness in Paradise arc:
    • Scene 005 link 5: Part 1
    • Scene 006 6: Part 2
    • Scene 007 7: Part 3
    • Scene 008 8: Part 4
    • Scene 009 9: Part 5
    • Scene 010 10: Part 6
    • Scene 011 11: Part 7

Cold openEdit

Clare and Raki rent a room at an inn. Under the questioning of the inn-keeper, Clare says they are sister and brother.[7]

Holy CityEdit

Art dealerEdit

Clare claims to be an art dealer. She and Raki came to the Holy City of Rabona to sell antiques. She shows the innkeeper a statue that her "late father" owned.[8]

Later a Rabona guard, Captain Ganesu, becomes suspicious of Clare. Despite the innkeeper's opinion that Clare is harmless, the guard wonders why anyone would appear in the city, especially with the disappearance of the locals.


During a campfire meeting, Rubel gives Clare her new assignment—a covert operation in Rabona. But since Rabona bans anything "unnatural," including Claymore warriors, Clare has to take Yoma energy suppressant to return her eye color to "normal."[9]

The downside is that the pills neutralize Clare's ability to sense the aura of Yoma.[10]


Father VincentEdit

After looking over their room, Clare and Raki leave for the cathedral. During their walk, Clare reveals that she was trained to conduct covert operations. She can impersonate everyone from a noblewoman to a prostitute. But Raki declines her offer to mimic a prostitute.

Inside the cathedral, Clare meets Ganesu again. She gives him a pass, permitting them to descend into the baptismal hall under the nave.

The baptismal hall is lined with the coffins of saints. The mummified relics make Raki uneasy. She meets Father Vincent, who fulfill a request for baptism. During the ceremony, she reveals her true identity with a prearranged codeword. Terrified, Vincent instructs her to come at night to the south room of the top floor.[11]

Night tripEdit

Aware of the curfew, Clare leaves the inn after dinner and travels by rooftop to the cathedral. She calls on Vincent in the south room. He tells her about the murders occurring at night in the cathedral, despite the tight security. She promises to help, but asks him to take care of Raki, should she be killed.[12]

Scene 005a
Fight ballet

On her return trip, she runs into two guards (Galk and Sid—unnamed in this scene), but after a brief fight, she escapes.[13]

Additional detailsEdit


  • VIZ Media translates the original Japanese, まほろば (mahoroba) as "paradise"
  • まほろば is an old Japanese idea comparable to the mythical Arcadia or fictional Shangri-La—a place of harmony and quiet
  • The cathedral resembles Chartres Cathedral of Chartres, France

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 11 November 2001
Monthly Shōnen Jump November 2001


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. Monthly Shōnen Jump, November 2001, Claymore, p. 440
  2. Claymore 2, Shueisha, Scene 5, p. 7
  3. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 7
  4. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 23
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 2, Scene 5, pp. 7–9
  8. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 10
  9. Claymore 2, Scene 5, pp. 15–18
  10. Claymore 2, Scene 5, p. 18
  11. Claymore 2, Scene 5, pp. 23–25
  12. Claymore 2, Scene 5, pp. 29–37
  13. Claymore 2, Scene 5, pp. 38–43
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