Hill of Swords

Hill of Swords

Hill of Swords Anime

English Name: Hill of Swords
Manga Debut: Episode 130
A Feeble Flame
Anime Debut: (2016 Anime)
Episode 4

The Hill of Swords is a large hilled mountain covered in snow. In the ground there are a number of swords created by Rickert, each representing a member of the fallen Band of the Falcon from the Eclipse.


The hill is located near Godot's abode, atop a snow-covered mountain top.



By forging graves for them, Rickert accepts and shows an ability to move on after the deaths of the Falcons.

After learning that his fellow Band of the Falcon allies have all died, and kept in the dark about what truly happened, Rickert was placed under Godot's care and learned the art of smithing. In time, as a coping mechanism, Rickert created replicas of each of his comrades' blades to serve as grave-markers in memory of those who died. But Rickert admitted his work for the memorial was far from complete since he needed to make more swords for the remaining Falcon members. Guts would learn about the Hill of Swords when Rickert and Godot's daughter Erica show him the former's work. The sight made Guts reconsider his decision of running off on Casca to exact revenge for their fallen comrades.

Griffith waiting for Guts

Griffith at the Hill of Swords.

Griffith would come to the hill after he had reconstituted his physical form, coming to pay respects while wanting to see if he could feel any empathy for the deaths he caused. Due to his transformation into Femto, he found that he could not. Griffith attempted to offer Rickert a place in a new Band of the Falcon at that time, which resulted in a furious Guts revealing the truth to Rickert while he fought Griffith's first recruit Zodd. The battle, with Guts using the swords around him as additional weapons against Zodd before he assumed his true form, ended abruptly on Griffith's order as the conflict nearly killed Casca.

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