Witch's Maw II
Witch's Maw II
Riful pursuing Renée



Original name






Geographic entity

Abandoned castle

Geographic features

North of Ticelli[2]



Place name allusion

Witch's Maw

First mention


First appearance

Scene 82


Castle unnamed by characters. "Witch's Maw II" derives from the original "Witch's Maw," which was used only in the scene titles.

"Witch's Maw" actually refers to the situation of being trapped inside the castle, rather than the physical castle itself.[3]


Abandoned medieval castle in Lautrec region, north of Ticelli. See World Map for approximate location.

Witch's Maw IIa
Witch's Maw II

Structure typifies Riful's preferred quarters. Resembles first "Witch's Maw" in Zakol Mountains.[4]


Riful kidnaps Renée outside of Doga[5] and takes her north to this second "Witch's Maw."[6]

Riful has Dauf amputate both Renée's legs and an arm. [7] She demands that Renée help awaken the merged Luciela x Rafaela.[8] Both Renée[9] and later Clare enter the mind of Luciela x Rafaela.[10]

When it awakens, it bursts apart the castle. Clare describes it as a "vandal" or "Destroyer."[11]

Additional detailsEdit

Jump SQ mapEdit

"Witch's Maw II" location appears on a Claymore advertisement map.[12]

Claymore 16 ad


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 DS Game World Map
  2. Claymore DS Game World Map
  3. Claymore 8, Scene 41, p. 38; Claymore, Anime Scene 15
  4. Claymore 17, Scene 91, pp. 39–41
  5. Claymore 15, Scene 81, p. 131
  6. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 135
  7. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 138
  8. Claymore 15, Scene 82, p. 164
  9. Claymore 16, Scene 84, p. 21
  10. Claymore 17, Scene 92, p. 65
  11. Claymore 17, Scene 94, p. 146
  12. Jump SQ, July 2009, p.
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