Scene 51
Scene 051

Original magazine title

北の城壁[1] Kita no jōheki (Ramparts of the north)

Issue, release date

September 2005, August 2005

Tankōbon title

北の戦乱 II[2], volume 9

US tankōbon title

The Battle of the North, Part 2[3]

New character

Yuliana, Matilda, Undine, Carla, Wendy, Pamela, Lily, Deana, Veronica, Zelda (mention), Claudia, three scouts


Since they've come this far...let's give them a welcome.[4]




Village of Pieta[6]

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

In Pieta plaza, 24 Claymore warriors listen to Miria's address.[7]


Mission explainedEdit

Miria thanks everyone for coming from their "various provinces." She relates how No. 7, Eva, was killed—together with members of the hunt she lead—by a group of awakened beings.[8]


Matilda and Yuliana are frightened by this news. But Undine ridicules their fears. She says, "Our purpose is to battle Yoma and awakened ones—anywhere, anytime.[9]

When Deneve makes uncomplimentary comments about Undine's physique, conflicts starts between the two. Then a second argument breaks out. Now shoving matches begin. A riot is brewing in the plaza.[10]

Quelling the mobEdit

Miria orders Flora to stop the infighting. Flora unsheathes her sword and clears the ground of snow before Miria, then re-sheathes in one hyper-fast motion. The Windcutter gets everyone's attention and the arguing stops.[11]

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Flora warns everyone that Miria is not finished speaking. But if anyone wishes to make further trouble, Flora will take care of them, personally.[12]

Battle groupEdit


Miria has Flora call out the next three highest digit warriors as team captains: Jean, Undine and Veronica. The last two captains are Flora and Miria herself. Miria divides the remaining battle group into five awakened hunt-like teams.[13]

Some portraits below are from the anime.

Team VeronicaEdit
  • Veronica No. 13—Veronica (captain)
  • Cynthia link No. 14—Cynthia
  • Helen link No. 22—Helen
  • Pamela link No. 35—Pamela
  • Matilda No. 41—Matilda
Team UndineEdit
  • Undine link No. 11—Undine (captain)
  • Deneve link No. 15—Deneve
  • Zelda link No. 24—Zelda
  • Claudia link No. 36—Claudia
  • Yuliana link No. 43—Yuliana
Team JeanEdit
  • Jean link No. 9—Jean (captain)
  • Eliza link No. 17—Eliza

  • Emilia No. 27—Emilia
  • Natalia link No. 37—Natalia
  • Deana No. 44—Deana
Team FloraEdit
  • Flora link No. 8—Flora (captain)
  • Lily link No. 18—Lily
  • Wendy link No. 30—Wendy
  • Carla link No. 39—Carla
  • Clare link No. 47—Clare
Team MiriaEdit
  • Miria link No. 6—Miria (captain)
  • Queenie No. 20—Queenie
  • Tabitha link No. 31—Tabitha
  • Uma link No. 40—Yuma


Later that night, Clare enters a cavern outside the village.[14]

Over a campfire, the former members of the Paburo hunt touch swords again, celebrating their survival up to now. But Jean enters the cave. Clare says that Jean is part of the group, since she too has awakened, but returned to "normal."

After filling in everyone on events between the Paburo hunt and meeting Riful of the West, Helen is amazed. When Miria asks about Clare's new arm, Clare only replies that she borrowed it for the time being. Clare asks Miria pointblank the chances of success for the battle plan.[15]

Miria says "the chances of success are zero." There are too many awakeneds that are being led by too good of a leader, the Abyssal One of the North Isley.[16]


In the snowy valley, three men approach Pieta—scouts for the Northern Army. One scout notes that the shortest route south is through the valley where Pieta stands. When asked, the cowled scout senses the presence of 24 Claymore warriors ahead. The bearded scout awakens into a humanoid form. He wishes to "welcome" the "new recruits."[17]

Additional detailsEdit


  • In the anime, Deana replaces Matilda's role at the plaza meeting
  • In the anime, a Greek temple-like church fills the empty plaza of the manga

Cover artEdit

Monthly Shōnen Jump 09 September 2005
Monthly Shōnen Jump September 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, September 2005, Claymore, p.
  2. Claymore 9, Shueisha, Scene 51, p. 159
  3. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 159
  4. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 189
  5. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  6. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  7. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 159–160
  8. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 161
  9. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 162–162
  10. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 162–164
  11. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 165–166
  12. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 167
  13. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 169–174
  14. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 175
  15. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 176–183
  16. Claymore 9, Scene 51, p. 184
  17. Claymore 9, Scene 51, pp. 187–189