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Bessy Hartman Bessy Hartman
Bessy Hartman
Game Koudelka
Kana ベッシー・ハートマン
Romaji Besshī Hātoman
Voice actor(s) Ja-lgflag.gif N/A*
Voice actor(s) Uk-lgflag.jpg Denise White
Age Unknown
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Home Nemeton Monastery
Element Non-Elemental Noneelement.gif

Wife of the caretaker of the Nemeton Monastery, Ogden, she loves her husband dearly.

This kindly couple are not all that they seem though...



Her husband Ogden was the previous captain of the Thames pleasure boat, the Princess Alice, until a collision with a coal steamer set the boat ablaze, and sank the overloaded vessel, drowning most of the passengers and crew.

Having managed to escape, the finger of blame was laid squarely at Ogden. Unable to cope with the stress, guilt, and suffering he caused, he turned to drink. As an outlet, he began to obsessively paint pictures of the boat.

Bessy stood by him, and at some unspecified point, they, went into service under Patrick and Elaine Heyworth, the latter of whom showed a deep kindness to both, andfelt that Ogden was undeserving of the sole blame for the mass drowning, and appreciated his paintings.

One day, while Patrick and Ogden were out, thieves raided the home, and murdered Elaine.

Devastated by her loss, Bessy and Ogden, agreed to help with Patrick's attempt to resurrect her, by means of a ritual found in an ancient druidic text.

Moving to the newly refurbished Nemeton Monastery, in Wales, the trio began preparations for the ritual, with Ogden ordering supplies of livestock, to be used as a sacrifice. When the animal sacrifices proved to be ineffective, and Patrick realised he would need to turn to more drastic measures of human sacrifice, Ogden gave what aid he could, and assisted him in the abduction of prostitutes.

While Patrick hesitated about going through with the murders, Bessy took care of the abducted women, keeping them warm, fed and clothed.

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After many, many murders, Patrick finally managed to bring Elaine's body back to life, unfortunately, it was a hollow monsterous shell.

After Patrick's death, the Hartmans continued to live in the monastary, as caretakers. Only mildly concerned with the monsters and ghosts that appeared, following the completion of the ritual. They focussed instead on dispatching the numerous thieves and travellers that came to the monastery.

Presenting an image of a friendly, warm couple, they would often poison their victims, or attempt to gun them down, when they felt they were vulnerable. At least one thief managed to evade them.


We they first met, Koudelka Iasant, and Edward Plunkett, the couple acted friendly, and aimiable to buy their trust, even giving Edward some spare ammo-stock, while feeding them poisoned soup. Dubious, Koudelka politely refused the offer of food.

Later they met Father James O' Flaherty, who had also come to the monastary. They didn't know of his previous relationship with Partick and Elaine, but neither did they attempt to poison his food. Instead attempting to shoot him later.

Ogden managed to find Koudelka, who had become isolated from James and Edward, and knocked her unconscious. Strapping her to a table, and rambling quite, quite insanely, he prepared to kill her with his axe, until Bessy, tired of so much innocent death, shot him.

Affectionaly telling him it was okay to let go, she held his corpse, and then explained to the captive Koudelka all about Elaine, and the events leading to her death.

She freed Koudelka, before calmly turning the gun on herself, wishing to be with her beloved Ogden.