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Maiden Astraea
Maiden Astraea render
Location 5-3
Drops Pureblood Demon's Soul
Health
NG NG+
3,055  ???
Souls
NG NG+
23,400  ???
Defenses
Icon Normal Icon Blunt Icon Slash Icon Pierce Icon Magic Defense Icon Fire Defense
116 116 116 116 99 88
Icon Bleeding Icon Poison Icon Plague
Strong Immune Immune
Stats are sourced from Atlus's Official Demon's Souls Guide

Maiden Astraea is a boss in Demon's Souls.

DescriptionEdit

"She is a pure soul who has gone into the Valley of Defilement to help the wretched and the suffering who dwell there. Neither she, nor her bodyguard Garl Vinland have been seen since they entered the fog."

- Official Description

Appearance Edit

She is a tall, blonde lady who works to help the plague stricken and disease affected inhabitants of the Valley of Defilement. When the Slay of Demons finds her, she is perched helplessly on a rock with blood and swamp water and plague staining her skirt. Her bodyguard, Garl Vinland, is one of her only forms of offense and defense, alongside her own unique version of the miracle God's Wrath.

Lore Edit

Astraea is the Sixth Saint of the Church, and has set out on a pilgrimage to the Valley of Defilment in order to care for those who are suffering there.

Journeying alongside Astraea is Garl Vinland, her most trusted bodyguard and companion.

StrategyEdit

While the fight requires Maiden Astraea to be killed, she doesn't attack. Instead, her loyal guardian, Garl Vinland is fought in her place. When entering, Garl will block the shortcut to Astraea, forcing you to either take a longer route (recommended) or wade through monster ridden, plague infested swamp land (almost certain death). When you fight Garl, he will be on a small island, which presents a problem as his weapon, Bramd, will deal dangerous amounts of damage and the tight space makes dodging it a problem.

After Garl is dead, Astraea can be approached and spoken to, and then proceeds to kill herself after a brief dialogue. Another way to end the fight is to snipe Astraea with arrows or spells, and if you can out damage her healing, she will die, and Garl will be pacified unless he is attacked. If using this method, Garl's equipment can be acquired by reloading.

If one attacks her, however, instead of talking to her, she will charge up and release a smaller, but still significant, variation of the miracle, God's Wrath, which deals high damage and usually either staggers or knocks one down.

Etymology Edit

The name, "Astraea," translates to, "star-maiden," or, "Starry Night," in ancient Greek.

Trivia Edit

  • Maiden Astraea might have received her name from the Greek goddess Astraea, who was the daughter of Astraeus and Eos in Greek mythology and served as a goddess of innocence and purity.
  • If one were to rearrange the letters in Astraea's name, and replace two of the, "a's," with another, "e," it would spell Teresa.
    • Interestingly enough, Maiden Astraea herself also shares several parallels with the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
      • Both are recognized as saints.
      • They both travelled to locations to offer their services to those in need.
      • Both are also known to have had crisis' of faith in times of distress.

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