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Mirror Castle

Mirror Castle is a level in Shadow Hearts: Covenant. It exists within the Graveyard of Yuri‘s mind. It is where Amon is held.

Plot Significance

Yuri was cursed by the Holy Mistletoe by Sapientes Gladio. This meant that his power of Fusion had been sealed away. The soul of Amon that lives within him is trapped within mirror Castle. Yuri was told by Jovis that the only way to stop Rasputin is to summon Amon. So Yuri travel with Karin to Mirror Castle to release the curse on Amon.

Journeying through Mirror Castle makes Yuri feel ill. He gets a headache and forgets a lot of his past and who people are. He and Karin journey through Mirror Castle and fight mirror versions of themselves. Eventually they find where Amon is trapped, and fight him. This enables Yuri to be able to create a soul bond with Amon again.

Yuri continues further through Mirror Castle and finds Albert Simon waiting for him. When he was dying, his soul took residence within a part of Yuri – as well as the soul of Amon. They talk about how Albert’s original target was Rasputin, and that Yuri must continue what he started.

Enemies Encountered

Origin & Trivia

  • If you traverse back to the beginning of Mirror Castle, there is a cutscene between Yuri and Karin that reinforces that being here makes Yuri feel unwell
  • The name “Mirror Castle” and the encounters with mirrored versions of Yuri and Karin was well as enemies called Tweedledum and Tweedledee may be references to Alice Through the Looking Glass

Shadow Hearts Covenant Walkthrough: Mirror Castle

Previous Level: Graveyard

  1. Go through the door
  2. Head down the corridor until you reach a door, go through the door
  3. Inspect the mirror in this room
  4. Battle Mirror Yuri and Mirror Karin
  5. Can now save and get healed in this room – this is a mirrored version of the other room
  6. Go through the south door, take the first doorway, go west and then south again
  7. In the mirrored version of the starting doorway, retrieve the Glass Key
  8. Go north until you reach the first doorway
  9. Take the mirror on the left
  10. Go North back to the room with the save point
  11. Take the north door, and there is another save point
  12. BOSS FIGHT: Amon

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Mirror Castle Items

  • Key Item: Glass Key