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|Farnese de Vandimion|
Farunēze do Vandimion
|Also known as||
Farny (by Puck)
Erica Lindbeck (2016 Anime)
19 (as of Fantasia) 
162 cm (5'4") 
48 kg (106 lbs) 
Commander of the Holy Iron Chain Knights
From a young age, Farnese was a spoiled girl due to being neglected by her parents: her father Federico de Vandimion III focusing on his work while her mother spent her days at the balls and parties. At the time, Farnese found comfort in the burning of things that she did not like which appeared to stem from seeing accused pagans being burned at the stake from her window. She also took Serpico in from the streets, unaware that he was actual her half-brother as he promised their biological father to conceal his full heritage. When Farnese was to forced into an arranged marriage by her father, she voiced her refusal by setting a fire to the family estate that resulted with her sent to a convent where she earned a place in the Holy Iron Chain Knights as the order's current leader.
A year after the end of the One Hundred Year War, Farnese is sent by the Holy See to investigate a prophecy along the border of Midland that tells the birth of an angel when the sun dies a fifth time and that a "red lake" will be the site of his birth. After the solar eclipse, Farnese and her forces find the "red lake": A shallow stream dyed red with the blood spilled from the remains countless bodies of men and horses. Upon seeing this, Farnese deems such an angel to be a "Hawk of Darkness" that would only bring an age of darkness down upon the world. Soon after, Farnese is given the task to investigate the black swordsman who the Holy See believe to have some connection to the "Hawk of Darkness".
Two years after beginning her search for Guts, Farnese and her knights eventually find the swordsman during his hunt for Rosine, believing that he had slaughtered normal village children and men that were actual the apostle's transformed agents before reverting to their natural forms in death. When Farnese finds Guts as he was about to kill Rosine, she believed he was killing a normal girl alongside Jill with her men driving him off before they later surround him the following day. Still exhausted from his fighting against Rosine and then the spirits that constantly hunt him, Guts attempted to go after a frightened Farnese before he was subdued by Serpico in a manner that made it seem that Farnese, who never drew blood before, intentionally ran Guts through with her blade.
After having Guts brought to her party's camp, Farnese then attempts to interrogate Guts about the remains of the deceased members of the Band of the Hawk and his connections to the Hawk of Darkness. But Guts refuses to answer her questions while unnerving her when he spoke against her faith along with high pain threshold when she whipped him for his insolence, ordering Guts to be taken from her sight while she prays to reaffirm her faith. But after sunset, as his elf companion Puck could not be seen by Farnese and her men, Guts breaks free and takes the half-naked Farnese as a hostage so he can focus on escaping the restless spirits attracted by his Brand of Sacrifice.
After Guts manages to lost Serpico, saving her when horse he stole for his escape lost its balance and tumbled down a cliff, Farnese gets her first glimpse of the supernatural when the pursuing spirits possess the bodies of hounds that Guts fights off. She attempts to reach the horse to flee, only to find it possessed while it attempts to mount her before Guts kills it too before the beast could violate her. But a surviving spirit enters Farnese's body minutes before dawn, using the woman's weaknesses to force her into giving into her lust and force herself on Guts until the sun rises. Farnese breaks down in shame as Serpico arrives and orders him to kill Guts to preserve what little honor she has left. But Serpico reminds his commander that their mission is only to apprehend Guts, deciding to give Guts a reprieve to Farnese's dismay as he takes her back to camp while Puck senses a profound sadness from her.
Returning to Vritannis, after being scolded by her superiors while pretending her ordeal with the supernatural never occurred, Farnese learns that hundreds of refugees from the plague taking Midland have all gathered in the city of St. Albion and that the city has been suffering an increase in pagan activity. Farnese is given the task to escort Mozgus to St. Albion to restore order to the holy city, taking delight in the execution of rebel heretics who attempted to kill Mozgus for his actions against them. But on her first day at St. Albion, Farnese witnesses a group of starved refugees stealing the food that the church is stocking for rations. Though she expected Mozgus to show mercy when he guided the beggars into the Tower of Conviction, including a mother and her sickly child, she was instead forced to bare witness to the inquisitor subjecting them to horrific acts of torture for being sinners in the eyes of their faith. Soon after, Farnese ends up assisting Mozgus's atrocities by taking those who are charged of heresy, regardless of their innocence or not, to the Tower of Conviction. Despite the impression Mozgus gave her from being forced the mother's brutal torture after her child was tended to, Farnese learns that the inquisitor is not entirely cruel from one of his disfigured diciples.
After been told the location of the pagan cult, Farnese planned her men to storm the cave and capture the cult members. But Farnese finds herself crossing paths with Guts again when he comes to the city to save Casca, once more facing supernatural creatures from the transformed pagans with her men thinking they are on drugs. Farnese later learns of her father request for her return to Vritannis before finding herself attacked by restless spirits of the city's unjust victims. At that time, with Guts encouraging her to fight for her life, Farnese realizes that she used the Holy See as a means to escape her personal issues. Once the night of ordeals ended, forced to part ways with Guts and Casca when the Kushan enter the ruins of the city, Farnese renounces her leadership of the destroyed Iron Chain Knights and resolves to find Guts with Serpico following her.
Falcon of the Millennium Empire ArcEdit
Farnese would eventually find Guts again in the wilderness and asked him to allow her to accompany him, explaining that she has left the Holy See and sees him as the only way to truly understand the world. With Isdro questioning her, Farnese then cuts off her twintails as proof of her new conviction and intent to make up for the wrongs she committed against him. Guts, fearing he needs additional help to ensure Casca's protection from himself should the Beast of Darkness take over his body again, allows Farnese to accompany him. Since then, despite her inexperience, Farnese would serve as Casca's caretaker. When Farnese learns Guts's destination is Elfheim, she is concerned that her presence in Vritannis to acquire a ship might have consequences for her.
When the party were close from Enoch Village on the way to Vritannis, Farnese and Casca were nearly abducted by a Troll before Isidro intercepted the beast and saved them. But when more trolls appear, Farnese is shocked to encounter an actual witch who saved them. When the group arrived to Flora's home, Farnese was wary due to her role in witch burning though Flora assured her she bore her no ill will. The following morning after spending the night at the Mansion of the Spirit Tree, her group have agreed to help Schierke dispatch the trolls attacking Enoch Village, Farnese receives a silver chainmail shirt and short sword to defend herself against supernatural creatures.
When Schierke managed to purge the village of the trolls with a flood, Casca and Farnese ended up being separated from the others and taken by the trolls to their cave. Coming to while seeing horrible things, Farnese musters the will to protect Casca from the trolls until Guts and the others arrive to save them. As the group are nearing Flora's' mansion, Farnese is instructed by Guts to keep herself and Casca save as he senses the Apostles of Griffith's new Band of the Hawk who are setting the Spirit Tree on fire. A few days later, while nearing Vritannis, to Serpico's dismay, Farnese asked Schierke to teach her to use magic so she can better help Guts in ways besides protecting Casca.
Upon arriving to Vritannis, Farnese attempted to request her father for a ship, but ended up being confined to the estate instead. But Farnese's older brother Magnifico de Vandimion offered to provide her a ship for her friends on the condition that she becomes the fiance to Roderick of Schtauffen. Farnese accepts in offer, having Serpico return their effects to the others while she gradually begins to wonder if she is alright with this. However, during the banquet Magnifico held to announce the bethroval, the Kushan attack the festivities with Tiger Pishaca with Farnese joining the fray before Schierke provided her with Serpent of Thorns to fight with the others. Realizing she almost returned to noble life out of nostalgia, Farnese returns to the group with Rodrick offering his aid in getting the group to Elfheim via his ship.
A day after leaving aboard the Sea Horse, Farnese is trained by Schierke to astral project herself as the two travel around the ship unseen before seeing Guts and overhearing him explain his relationship with Casca to Roderick. Farnese suddenly finds herself back in her body to her astonishment, later tending to Casca when she is in need for a hot bath after she nearly drowned in the sea. When Casca pour a bucket of water on her after she accidentally got soap in the woman's eye, Farnese snaps at Casca for being ungrateful to the man who has constantly risked his own life to save hers many times. Farnese breaks down in tears before Casca cheers her up by dumping another pail of water on herself. Sometime after Roderick and his men drove off Bonebeard and his crew, Farnese is given some peace of mind when told that she has a vital role in her group despite what she believes.
When landing at Elfhelm it was learned through one of the witches that King Hanafubuku can look into peoples' hearts and restore memory, meaning it is indeed possible to heal Casca. Upon hearing this news Guts smiled more deeply than he has in years, causing Farnese to look on jealously, the party discover the Flowerstorm king is in fact actually one of the witches who welcomed them: Danann
After sentencing Puck and Magnifico to a day of community service when the two's collaborative plot to overthrow her is brought into light, Danann asks Guts to remain while requesting Schierke, Ivalera, and Farnese to accompany her and Casca. Once in a mushroom filled chamber, Danann explains to Farnese and Schierke that the Passage of Dreams ritual requires them to astral project themselves into the mind of Casca and travel through its recesses. But Danann warns them that the world of a person's mind is a more difficult place to move about in compared to the Astral Plane, Schierke and Farnese entering into Casca's dreamscape after being put to rest. The two women initially find Casca's dreamscape to be a series of childish scribbles with a shadowed silhouette meant to represent Guts, guided by Danann's petals to their destination: A mental recreation of the Eclipse.
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