Lady Maria, of the Astral Clocktower


Lady Maria was one of Gehrman's first students. She is a distant descendant of Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods, and wields the Rakuyo.

Maria was among the first hunters, all students of Gehrman. She came from Cainhurst and was a distant relative to Annalise, the queen of Cainhurst. Maria was a skilled warrior. Wielding her beloved Rakuyo ('Lucky' in Japanese) a trick sword forged in her home of Cainhurst, Maria fought with great dexterity, relying on skill rather than the blood blades of the Cainhurst nobles. Maria frowned upon blood blades and their use, standing in contrast to those around her. Perhaps this was because the blood blades eat away at the wielder's very essence, or perhaps for other reasons unknown, Maria honed her skill over the blood arts of the Cainhurst nobles. This pursuit of skill may have been what drew her to Gehrman in the first place. Maria had great admiration for Gehrman, a man who worked alongside Provost Willem and his associates at Byrgenwerth. Gehrman's combat style emphasized speed and must have struck a chord with Maria. Despite her noble heritage, Maria became a student of Gehrman, and one of the first hunters. Her gear was crafted in Cainhurst, but her battle prowess grew alongside Gehrman's.

Working under Provost Willem, Gehrman, Maria and the other hunters received an assignment. In a small Fishing Hamlet near the coast, it was rumored the body of a Great One the villagers called Kos had washed up on shore. The villagers themselves worshiped this Great One calling it "mother" and "dear", and indeed the villagers themselves had grown grotesque and powerful in their worship. This was a valuable and unprecedented find for the Byrgenwerth scholars, the body of a real life Great One was within their grasp, but not only this - there were rumors that the Great One was with child, and a Great One's child means a Great One's Umbilical Cord. Provost Willem sought the Cord in order to elevate his being and thoughts to those of a Great One, by lining his brain with eyes. He believed this was the only way for man to ever match the greatness of the Great Ones. An enfeebled old man, Willem sent his hunters and scholars to the Fishing Hamlet to retrieve the Cord for him. The village was raided and ransacked, its occupants murdered and ruthlessly examined, their skulls drilled into in search of eyes.

Skull of a local from the violated fishing village.
The inside of the skull was forcibly searched for eyes,
as evidenced by innumerable scratches and indentations.
- Accursed Brew description

What Happened Next

Maria's Fate


The Plain Doll is Lady Maria




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