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Accept the great mysteries and explore the entire universe from within your world. That is the way of magic.
– Flora

Flora was a powerful mage and Schierke's mentor, who taught the young mage in the art of magic.[3] Following her physical death, her existential form changes to that of a daimon.[2]

Apperance[]

Flora was an older woman with gray-black hair in a bun, fair skin, and dark blue eyes.

Personality[]

Flora was a kind person who liked to help people in need, even if she did not know them.[4][5] In the past, she traveled from place to place assisting others.[6] She was well-mannered when she spoke and did not bear any hatred toward the Holy See individuals, despite their teachings driving her away and leading people to fear and hate mages.[3][6] Her relationship with her disciple, Schierke, was an affectionate one; Flora let the young girl rest her head on her lap in sunspots and treated her to afternoon tea.[1] Before her demise, Flora regretted being unable to see Schierke's bashful smile once more with her own eyes.[7]

Background[]

At one point being an old friend of the archmage Gedfring,[8] Flora befriended the Skull Knight;[9] she possessed knowledge of the nature of the God Hand and beherits.[10] She lived nearby Enoch Village, traveling through the vicinity teaching and helping the needy until she had to retreat to the spirit woods once the Holy See spread through the region and people ostracized her.[6] Establishing herself at a spirit tree near Enoch Village, Flora watched over the Berserker Armor at her mansion.[7][9] After considerable time, Flora took Schierke on as an apprentice.[3]

Story[]

Millennium Falcon Arc[]

Flora welcomes Guts' party into her sanctuary in the Forest of The Spirit Tree - despite their destruction of her golems and Schierke's protests - with good grace. Agreeing to help Morgan resolve Enoch Village's troll problem, and enlisting Schierke to do so, she asks the party for their assistance in the matter. In exchange, she offers several magical weapons and garments, and seals the Brand on the back of Guts' neck. During the night, they stay within her sanctuary. During supper, she teaches the newcomers about the Astral World.[4] Later on, she speaks to Guts alone, explaining the nature of the beherit he carries and noticing the hatred that keeps him fighting, and wishes that it has not come to recognize him as its owner.[10] The next morning, she sends the party off.[11]

By the time the group returns from Qliphoth, Griffith has sent a troop of powerful apostles, including Zodd and Grunbeld, to see to Flora's death.[7] The sanctuary is set ablaze with Flora still inside it, but Flora is still able to project her thoughts to Schierke and instructs her to find the armor Guts will need to survive the onslaught.[12] She directs Schierke to her basement and guides her through the task, then grants Schierke well wishes, pondering about how her death among flames is her due after having lived beyond the extent of her allowed time.[1] As Guts, already badly wounded from the previous excursion, is about to die by Grunbeld's hand, Flora activates several mud golems to absorb the apostle's cannon blast and buy Guts time to retrieve the armor.[13] However, once he dons it, Guts loses his sense of self. Despite Schierke not being confident in her abilities as a mage, her mistress encourages her to bring the swordsman back to his senses.[14] The young girl, spurred on by Flora's support, manages to break the armor's hold on Guts and restores him to sanity.[15]

In her final moments, Flora assumes a spiritual form and creates a massive wall of fire to stave off Grunbeld and the other apostles, allowing Guts and the rest of the group to escape. Schierke is left devastated. Before she departs, Flora comforts her student via thought transference. She assures Schierke that in her long life, the moments spent with her were by far the most serene.[15]

Fantasia Arc[]

Flora appears again during the journey into Casca's mind as a fragment of Schierke's memory, where she helps her disciple and Farnese to reach the last fragment, defending them from wicked beings like she did during her final moments against the apostles sent by Griffith, turning herself into a giant fire figure.[16]

Abilities[]

Flora was a powerful mage implied to have lived for an abnormally long time,[1] and was an ally of the Skull Knight.[11] [7] As the guardian of one of the spirit woods feeding off the World Spiral Tree, she was a big enough threat for Griffith to send a troop of apostles to kill her without provocation following his rise to power.[10][17]

Though the full extent of her powers is unknown, she was capable of magically dampening the effects of the cursed Brand of Sacrifice with a talisman,[4] knew about the nature of beherits,[10] and kept many powerful magical weapons in her spirit tree mansion.[11] Mud golems guarded her sanctuary,[18] and she could project her thoughts to others without a catalyst, unlike Schierke.[12] Her greatest display of magic was when she conjured a massive wall of fire to stop the apostles from chasing Guts' new party, a force which not even the "Flame Dragon Knight" Grunbeld had sway over.[15] The seal she placed over the Brand not only kept its effects dampened for three days, but safeguarded Guts' ego from collapse during his first time in the Berserker Armor.[19]

She was an adept mentor in the art of magic as well,[3] having taught Schierke much of what she knows to an extent that Schierke's own prowess noticeably exceeds that of many of her peers in magic.[2]

Portrayal[]

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Notes[]

  • Guts' Brand of Sacrifice aches faintly during his meeting with Flora, albeit not the way it does in the presence of an apostle.[4]

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d Berserk :: Volume 26, "Flames (2)"
  2. ^ a b c Berserk :: Volume 41, "Cherry Orchard"
  3. ^ a b c d Berserk :: Volume 24, "Mansion of the Spirit Tree (2)"
  4. ^ a b c d Berserk :: Volume 24, "Astral World"
  5. ^ Berserk :: Volume 24, "Desires and Memories"
  6. ^ a b c Berserk :: Volume 24, "Troll Invasion"
  7. ^ a b c d Berserk :: Volume 26, "Claw Marks"
  8. ^ Berserk :: Volume 39, "Village of Witches"
  9. ^ a b Berserk :: Volume 28, "Proclaimed Omen"
  10. ^ a b c d Berserk :: Volume 24, "Magic Stone"
  11. ^ a b c Berserk :: Volume 24, "Elementals"
  12. ^ a b Berserk :: Volume 26, "Flames (1)"
  13. ^ Berserk :: Volume 26, "Berserker Armor (2)"
  14. ^ Berserk :: Volume 27, "Fire Dragon"
  15. ^ a b c Berserk :: Volume 27, "Departure of Flames"
  16. ^ Berserk :: Volume 40, "Final Fragment"
  17. ^ Berserk :: Volume 39, "Great Gurus"
  18. ^ Berserk :: Volume 24, "Mansion of the Spirit Tree (1)"
  19. ^ Berserk :: Volume 27, "Depths of Hellfire"

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