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A Role (役割ロール) is the usage inflection set on every Rule. According to Maria, the wielder of the Sacred Artifact defines the Role based on the identity of the wielder's soul (i.e. what the wielder desires), and in turn the Role decides the alignment of the Rule. The Sacred Artifact responds to the wielder's identity when it manifests the Rule it houses. While an individual may have multiple Rules attached to multiple owned Sacred Artifacts, they may only have one Role.

Rules enforced unto individuals of certain Roles

The efficacy of a Rule is dependent on the Role of the individual the Rule is enforced upon. For example, Shadow of Triton's Rule of washing things away strongly opposes Robinson and the Protagonist due to their shared Role of the Wanderer: they cannot oppose being swept away by the washing, as individuals who wander and go with the flow. As a result, they forget nearly everything. However, the one thing they will always remember is being washed away.

Role/Rule Pairing

A Rule a Sacred Artifact holds is only given meaning by the Role of the wielder of that Sacred Artifact. Thus, it may be desirable to exchange Roles with someone to give new meaning to their Rule, as was the case for Triton's Shadow and Triton.

List of Role/Rule Pairings

Name Role Rule
Aegir Usher ???
Ahab Conqueror Deprivation
Alp Dream Eater Conversion
Azazel Watcher Revelation
Astaroth/Astarte Serpent Inquisitor
Behemoth Sacrifice ???
Chernobog Archfiend Eclipse
Ded Paladin/Saint Causality
Ebisu Bestower Fortune
Echo (Convict) Repetition
Ellie ??? Nightwalker
Fisher King ??? Abundance, (Exhaustion)
Gullinbursti ??? Abundance
Hanuman ??? Accession
Heracles Slave ???
Hermes (Guide) (Reversal)
Hogen ??? Folding
Horkeu Kamui Hunter Glaciation
Ikutoshi Dancer Transformation
Kengo Barbarian Infinitude
Black Storm (Leviathan) Sacrifice Antagonism(?)
Licht Ruler Inheritance
Mahakala Void ???
Makara Savior Accession
Moritaka Butcher ???
Nobuharu Banner-Bearer Embracement
ノーデンス (King) (Grasping)
Oniwaka Stalwart Appropriation
Protagonist Wanderer
Dragon (post-Ch. 9)
Unknown icon.pngRan Plunderer ???
Ryota Paladin/Saint Abundance
Shino Butcher Accession
Shiro Gatekeeper Resurrection
Shiva Void Destruction
Shuichi Recorder Collection
Snow Vassal Trinity
Suzuka Traitor Revelation
Takemaru Carpenter Binding
Taromaiti Opposer Impropriety
Taurus Mask Hero Accession
The Hero (Second) Hero (Discarded) ???
Thor ??? Infinitude
Witch of Orleans ??? Binding
Yamasachihiko (Hunter) (Abundance)
Yog-Sothoth ??? Ressurection
Yukimura ??? Eradication
Zabaniyya Torturer Hellfire
Ziz Sacrifice Safeguarding


  • While not directly stated that Black Storm (Leviathan's) Role is of the Sacrifice, Ziz and Behemoth both have the same role. As the trio are heavily associated with each other, it's best to assume that Leviathan shares the same Role.
  • Suzuka's Rule of Revelation only applies to one of her three swords. The other two Rules are currently unknown.

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dang i hoped that there was gonna be a list of roles here

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