The Red Grail

'We call upon the Red Grail,

who gives life;

who takes life;

who is not sated' [1]

The Red Grail is the Hour which the aspect of birth and blood is named after, and she is a powerful force who has taken part in many events throughout the course of the Mansus and the Wake. She claims to be the first god-from-blood, who drank the Tide and overtook that Hour’s dominion over the forces of pleasure and appetite. She is also one of the gods worshipped by the Sisterhood of the Knot, and perhaps the mastermind behind the alliance.[2][3][4][5] Her aspect is Grail[6] and her hour is 3 p.m.



The Lithomachy: The Grail was among the Hours who slew the gods-from-stone, draining the Tide.[7]

The Drowning of the Twins: A princess and a monster from the west loved one another, and fled their homeland when the Kings planned to sacrifice them to end a drought, While at sea they drowned themselves in despair, but ended up ascending into the House under the Red Grail. Eventually they became Hours themselves, and the Grail grew jealous of their power.[8][9]

The Flaying of the Thunderskin: The Thunderskin was a mortal musician which the Red Grail took as a Name. Later, she sacrificed him as part of a treaty with the Ring-Yew, who the Thunderskin loved, and the Horned Axe, who sought restitution for the death of her brothers and sisters in the Lithomachy. The Thunderskin became a Heart Hour, and in addition to sealing this pact, it allowed the Grail to have some dominion over the aspect of Heart and challenge the power of the Twins.[5]

The War of the Roads (1450-1580): The Grail is noted in particular for her conflict with the Forge during this time.[10]

The Intercalate (1582): The priestesses of the Red Grail prophesied that the Forge would unite with the Sun, which the Grail desired. Her Names in the Red Church can be heard lamenting over the Division of the Sun that occurred instead. Even so, it seems that Intercalate itself attracted her.[11][12][13]




Other Notes

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Theories and Questions

In-Game Sources

1. We call upon the Red Grail, which gives life We call upon the Red Grail, which takes life We call upon the Red Grail, which is not sated 2. Grail 3. Devouring Mysteries 4. Read 'In Memory of Gods' 5. Read 'The Morphy Codex' 6. Confirmed by the aspect name itself, several mentions in Grail lore, being called upon in CS with Grail followers, etc... 7. Read 'A Second Glory' 8. Read 'The Larquebine Codex' 9. Read 'Those Who Do Not Sleep' 10. The Spider Door (fragmentsecrethistoriesd) 11. Read 'The Vinzant Inscriptions' 12. The Red Church (fragmentsecrethistoriesf) 13. 'The Red Grail' 14. The Red Church (influencegrailg) 15. Summon one of the Name-emanations of the Red Grail 16.Ezeem, the Second Thirstly 17. The Lodge of the Sage Knight 18. 'Got Your Book...' 19. Summon one of the more bewildering creatures of the Red Grail, Raw Prophet 20. A Snoozing Undergoer, Vasil, the Fivegoer 21. Read 'The Rose of Nuriel' 22. Our Enemy's Identity (tryphon_unknown) 23. Read 'The Origins of Hours' 24. Read this volume of the Orchid Transfigurations (vol. 2) 25. Study 'Apollo and Marsyas' 26. The Red Church (ingredientgraild) 27. Read this volume of the Orchid Transfigurations (vol. 3) 28. A Megalesian Incantation, Megalesia 29. Apostle Obsonate 30. Chalice Murmurous 31. The Last Elements of the Vitulation? 32. The Vision of the Red Cup