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Figure from the past

Original magazine title

北の戦乱[1] Kita no senran (War in the north)

Issue, release date

August 2005, July 2005

Tankōbon title

北の戦乱 I[2] Kita no Senran I, volume 9

US tankōbon title

The Battle of the North, Part 1[3]

New character

Eva, Kate (mention), Lucia, Northern Army (unnamed), Natalia (unnamed), Emilia (unnamed), Cynthia (unnamed), Yuma (unnamed), Flora


Which of you is Clare?[4]


Alfons,[5] unknown region[6]


Forest in unknown region, village of Pieta[7]

Anime arc

The Carnage in the North

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  • Battle of the North arc:
    • Scene 050 50: Part 1
    • Scene 051 51: Part 2
    • Scene 052 52: Part 3
    • Scene 053 53: Part 4
    • Scene 054 54: Part 5
    • Scene 055 55: Part 6
    • Scene 056 56: Part 7

Cold openEdit

During a blizzard in the northern region of Alfons, an awakened hunt faces an unseen enemy. The captain, Eva, orders a retreat.

Beside her, Lucia who reports that Kate is down, is struck down in an explosion of blood.[8]

Lucia's body lies in the snow as Eva and another warrior retreat before an advancing group of awakened beings.[9]

Down southEdit

Clare's shadowEdit

Despite Clare's rebuffs, Jean insists on stalking her though the forest. Jean wants to repay Clare for saving her life. Clare cuts down the trees before them with Quicksword. Clare says the "debt" was repaid when Jean's willpower inspired Clare to control Quicksword by using hers. But in doing so, Clare discovered she could guide her sword by sensing the Yoma aura of the target.

Suddenly, a Claymore warrior confronts them. She has one eye missing. She asks which is Clare.[10]

Jean is confused as she failed to sense the warrior's aura. But Clare recognizes the warrior's symbolRafaela. Then Rubel steps out in the open behind Rafaela.[11]


Rubel reveals that Rafaela excels in hiding her presence with a near-undetectable aura. Also, that she can defeat both Clare and Jean. Rubel further intimidates them by pretending that Galatea was beheaded for making a false report.

Now Rubel makes an offer that Clare cannot refuse. Because Clare aided everyone at the Witch's Maw, the Organization is willing to pardon her for desertion, provided she join a battle group assembling up north.[12]

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Rubel's proposition

An entire hunt, lead by No. 7, were killed by the Northern Army.[13]

As an incentive, he adds that Raki was captured by a slave trader and taken up north. Rubel gives Clare a choice—either stay south, awaiting being purged, or go north and join the battle group, along with the possibility of finding Raki.[14]


Old friendsEdit

Clare and Jean find themselves in Pieta, the southmost village of Alfons. The battle group is assembling in the snowy plaza. Suddenly, a warrior out of nowhere attacks Clare.[15]

But it is only a mock-attack—by Helen.[16]

Enraged by this stranger, Jean counterattacks, sending Helen into full retreat. But before Jean can further attack, Deneve stops Jean cold. Deneve says Helen is only joking and that Jean should mind her own business. When Jean reveals her rank as No. 9 and that she is friends with Clare, apologies go all around the four warriors.[17]


No. 8, Flora, opens the meeting. At first Helen thinks Flora is the battle group commander. But Flora says "There's even a lower number here than me."[18]

Promise keptEdit

The real commander appears—No. 6, Miria. She greets her three friends and is pleased that everyone is still alive as promised in the Paburo Mountains.[19]

Additional detailsEdit


  • Rafaela's "scar" is an expressionistic image of blindness and not necessarily a scar
  • Clare is inspired to use her mental baseline (rated D)[20] to control Quicksword, but ends up using her sensing baseline (rated C+)[21]
  • In the manga, the plaza is empty. In the anime, the plaza has a church and Pieta-like statue

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 08 August 2005
Monthly Shōnen Jump August 2005


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, August 2005, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 50, p. 127
  3. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 127
  4. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 136
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  8. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 127
  9. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 128–129
  10. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 131–136
  11. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 137
  12. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 137–140
  13. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 140
  14. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 141–143
  15. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 146–148
  16. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 148
  17. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 149–154
  18. Claymore 9, Scene 50, p. 155
  19. Claymore 9, Scene 50, pp. 156–157
  20. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
  21. Fragments of Silver Omnibus 3, "Yoma War Record III," p. 730
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