Ilena's hidden valley
Ilena's Hidden Valley
Ilena in the hidden valley

VIZ Media name




Original name

盆地[1] bonchi (basin valley)





Geographic entity


Geographic features

Green basin in a coastal mountain range, "low pond" lake, plank cabin



Place name allusion



A valley surrounded by mountains on all sides...No one could find this place unless they were actively looking for it.[3]

First mention

Scene 38, Anime Scene 13

First appearance

Scene 37, Anime Scene 13


Unnamed by characters.


Valley in southeast Lautrec toward the coast. 盆地[4] bonchi translates as "basin." Other Western equivalents to 盆地 would be the Welsh "cwm" ("coombe" en-br) or French cirque.

South of Doga and west of Hamel and the Zakol Mountains. See world map for approximate location.

The grassy basin floor is flat and rocky. Sparsely populated with conifers and deciduous trees. A shallow lake accumulates in the center of the basin.


Ilena brings home an unconscious Clare, grievously injured by Ophelia. Clare wakes up a week later, her hand reattached, but her right arm still missing.[5]

Ilena says she hid here after the disastrous day of Teresa's death and Priscilla's awakening. Ilena's home is a rustic cabin of plank construction,[6] overlooking a mountain lake.[7]

Studio sketch of cabin

Clare describes valley: 四方を山に囲まれた盆地か[8] (A basin surrounded by mountains on all four sides).

Ilena tries teaching Clare the Quicksword. But after she realizes Clare will never learn in her condition, she cuts off her own arm and gives it to Clare as "a parting gift."[9]

Claymore Clare bathes in Ilena's Hidden Valley00:19

Claymore Clare bathes in Ilena's Hidden Valley

Clare bathes in a moonlit lake

Additional detailsEdit

  • DS Game map promo: Claymore Claymore DS Game advertisement. Map based on the one included in the game handbook. Shows location of the valley

    DS Game ad


Tankōbon Claymore volumes cited are VIZ Media (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted. Manga scenes (chapters) not yet translated cite Shueisha tankōbon (ja) editions. Manga scenes not yet published in tankōbon form cite Jump SQ (ja) editions. Fragments of Silver Omnibus (総集編 銀の断章 Gin no Danshou) 1–3, Shueisha, are only available in Japanese. Anime scenes (episodes) cited are FUNimation (en-us) editions, unless otherwise noted.

  1. Claymore 7, Shueisha, Scene 38, p. 127
  2. Claymore DS Game handbook, p. 28
  3. Claymore 7, Scene 38, p. 127
  4. Claymore 7, Shueisha, Scene 38, p. 127
  5. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 91; Claymore, Anime Scene 13
  6. Claymore 7, Scene 37, p. 103; Claymore, Anime Scene 13
  7. Claymore 7, Scene 38, p. 126; Claymore, Anime Scene 13
  8. Claymore 7, Shueisha, Scene 38, p. 127
  9. Claymore 7, Scene 38, pp. 140–143; Claymore, Anime Scene 14

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