|Shadow Hearts: Covenant|
|Location||Sea of Woods|
|Item Drops||Thera Extract|
Vengeful soul of a footman unable to attain Nirvana.(*)
Creature found in Sea of Woods, in the Director's Cut edition of the game.
Bestiary Entry[edit | edit source]
The soul of a footman that was killed in battle, and took on the appearance of a carrion fly. Calling, "Itsumade...", it will attempt to curse you to a similar likeness; Stopping this will require some skill. If you are looking at its hideous face, it will haunt you til your dying day.*
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
The Itsumade is a minor mythological creature featured in Japanese folklore, appearing at times of great plagues, flying overhead.
It was described as a flaming bird-like creature, with a bent-beaked human face, snake-like body, and razor-sharp talons.
The creature itself had no name, but was named after its cry, as it circled overhead; "Itsumade", meaning "How much longer [until you are dead]?"
It was said to feed on the bodies of fallen soldiers, the souls of which it could transform into other Itsumade. It is also said to be born from a soul of a person who starved to death. .