I am the blade to banish all evil, and I've come to see you annihilated.
—Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Character Type:


Initial Level:



Glyph Mistress


Lawful Good


Chapter 10: Among the Wolves

Original Appearance:

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

Shanoa is the protagonist of Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. As a member of the titular order, she is tasked with taking down Dracula in the absence of the Belmont family. Using magical Glyphs on her body, she can summon and attack with a variety of weapons or initiate a variety of transformations.

History Edit

Chosen as a vessel for the Dominus Glpyh, Shanoa was attacked by the traitorous Albus during the summoning, robbing her emotions and memories. Setting out after him, she learns the Dominus wasn't an anti-Dracula weapon, but a life-draining way to summon his power. She then prepares to fight him, only to learn he did this to prevent her from dying to stop Dracula.

Heading back, she fought her corrupt mentor Barlowe, who succeeds in resurrecting Dracula. Shanoa defeats Dracula with the Dominus, with Albus giving his life in exchange for its use. Her memories and emotions restoring, Shanoa sets out for a new life for herself with the Order having fallen as a result.

Role in Rakenzarn Edit

Shanoa makes her debut in Chapter 10. She can be found in Evergreen Town's church, where she is hired to stop a vampire. She can then be found at night in town where Kyuu and his brigade can help her stop the vampire. After the confrontation, Kyuu can offer to recruit her, but she has bought the Morning Glory Guild's lies and won't join. In order to recruit her, Kyuu must expose the Morning Glory Guild's lies in certain quests (Save the Dryad quest is one of them).

Once she learns of the guild's treachery, Shanoa is convinced to join the brigade; especially when she sees Kyuu's determination and selflessness.

Shanoa is a Jack-of-all-trade type. She fights with sword attacks and Light magic. She is also one of the few party members who utilizes the Special Skill mechanic, mainly the Glyph equipments. However, her major disadvantage is her lack of Soul Break.

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