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The Great Roar of the Astral World in progress.

One twice reincarnated and a sword stroke which reaches still deeper into the Spirit World have opened the door.
– Femto, before triggering the Great Roar[1]

The Great Roar of the Astral World[2] (大幽界嘯だいゆうかいしょう) is an event which brings about the merging of the Physical World and Astral World into one – the global Interstice of Fantasia. Consequently, an influx of astral creatures enter the world of man, leaving Griffith's capital city of Falconia as the sole safe haven from malign astral creatures.


Femto uses the Skull Knight's sword stroke to split open Ganishka's twice-reincarnated form and trigger the Great Roar.

Humiliated by Griffith during the Kushan assault on Vritannis, a vexed Ganishka descends into the Man-Made Beherit in an effort to transcend apostlehood and reincarnates a second time,[3] becoming a near-mindless, sky-scraping eldritch abomination.[4] While the Band of the Falcon combats Ganishka's spawn, Griffith and Zodd ascend toward the emperor's head, where Griffith approaches Ganishka directly in his released form of Femto. As Femto reaches out to touch Ganishka, he is ambushed by the Skull Knight, who attacks him with the Sword of Beherits. However, Femto, having anticipated the Skull Knight's appearance, distorts the space around him to grab the astral tear from the sword stroke and redirect it toward Ganishka.[1] As the sword stroke tears Ganishka's twice reincarnated form, a large astral fissure opens from which the Astral World spills out into the Physical World.[5]

The Great Roar is felt worldwide as an otherworldly wind sweeps across the Physical World. Following the Great Roar, the World Tree appears in Ganishka's place and Griffith's capital city of Falconia miraculously surfaces near the foot of the great tree, atop the land where Wyndham once sat.[6] With malign astral creatures prowling the new world of Fantasia, humans flock to Falconia in droves seeking refuge in the sole safe haven left standing following the Great Roar.[7]


  1. ^ a b Berserk :: Volume 34, "Fissure"
  2. ^ Berserk :: Volume 39, "Village of Witches"
  3. ^ Berserk :: Volume 33, "Fog of Death"
  4. ^ Berserk :: Volume 33, "End God"
  5. ^ Berserk :: Volume 34, "Creation"
  6. ^ Berserk :: Volume 35, "Falconia"
  7. ^ Berserk :: Volume 37, "Covered Wagon"