|Elves of Misty Valley|
Male and Female
Pseudo-Apostles; Humans (formerly)
At first glance, these pseudo-apostles are quite similar to real elves and it is easy to mistake one for the other, but there are several visual differences. While Puck's eyes are bright blue, all of the Misty Valley elves have pitch black eyes. They all appear as small humanoids that glow faintly, with insect wings on their backs and antennae on their foreheads, along with bee-like abdomens situated on their lower backs.
These pseudo-apostles are capable of mutating when threatened, resembling more dangerous insect-like monsters, though they are still small and relatively harmless on their own. Their insect mutations are varied and individual, but many resemble wasps and hornets.
The elves of Misty Valley are quite dangerous, moving on the orders of their queen, Rosine, and agreeing with her every statement. They share Rosine's idea of "fun": massacring and feasting on humans and livestock, and moving in swarms to do so. Outside their vicious temperament towards humans and adults in particular, the elves are fairly child-like and love to play. They hold back from attacking Jill as Rosine seems fond of her.
Their play games of "war", however, reveal a horrific side to them; not knowing any better, the elves imitate human wars by attacking and slaughtering one another, in one instance holding others down and violating them with wasp stingers, crying "Adult attack!"
These elves can fly like real ones, but have nothing of real elves' temperament or understanding. Individually, they are not so dangerous, but can chew through anything in their path including wooden doors. Moving in swarms, these elves are able to reduce humans and animals to bloody messes in seconds, similar to a piranha feeding frenzy.
The elves mutate when angered or playing war, manifesting more insect-like features that usually include stingers.
The Elves of Misty Valley are first thought to be actual, real elves, but Puck finds it strange when he hears that they have plundered and massacred nearby towns, causing the townspeople to fear elves in general. In the end, Guts is the one who confirms that they are not real elves at all, as the Brand of Sacrifice on his neck bleeds in their vicinity, which makes the swordsman call them "his kind of Elves".
Leading up to his final battle with Rosine, Guts fights many of the "elves", killing them in the process. After their death, they revert back to their human forms as children, causing the townspeople and the Holy Iron Chain Knights, who had been tracking Guts, to think that he is a mass murderer.
When Rosine eventually dies, it is believed that all the remaining Elves of Misty Valley died along with her.
The elves of Misty Valley are the second category of pseudo-aposyles to be seen in the series, the first being the Count's.
|Four Kings of the World|