|Hill of Swords|
|English Name:||Hill of Swords|
|Manga Debut:||Episode 130
A Feeble Flame
|Anime Debut:||(2016 Anime)
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 Hawk from the Eclipse.
The hill is located near Godo's Hut, atop a snow-covered mountain top.
After learning that his fellow Band of the Hawk allies have all died, and kept in the dark about what truly happened, Rickert was placed under Godo'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 Hawk members. Guts would learn about the Hill of Swords when Rickert and Godo'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 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. Griffith attempted to offer Guts a place in a new Band of the Hawk at that time, which resulted in a furious Guts revealing the truth to Rickert while he fought Griffith's first recruit Nosferatu 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.