Hishiri Adashino (化野 菱理, Adashino Hishiri?) is one of the people involved in the Adra Castle incident of Lord El-Melloi II Case Files.[2]



Hishiri is an officer of the Department of Policies within the Clock Tower, which typically serves to regulate and, if necessary, punish mages in violation of Clock Tower rules, such as potential exposure of mysticism. It is believed that she and Doctor Heartless are adopted siblings, but unbeknown to even herself, they are secretly half-sibling by a different mother.

In reality, much of her life was shaped by her desire for revenge against her father. Heading into the depths of the Spiritual Tomb of Albion on his own, he abandoned his ex-wife and son entirely out of nowhere upon his return. Giving birth to her through his second wife, he died a coward. In order to prove the worthlessness of her father, she joined the family of Norwich before slipping into the Faculty of Law, the easiest route for a magus with no pressure from their own bloodline.



Both Gray and Waver describes her as similar to a snake, elegant and ever calculating. As with most magi, Hishiri is efficient and remorseless, taking no issue at luring a large group of potential troublemakers to a deathtrap under false pretences. 

She has expressed disinterest in the Root, believing the idea of ever reaching it to be a pipe dream and only wishes to continue performing her duties. 

She acts as El-Melloi II’s first rival. If Heartless is his Moriarty, then she is his Irene Adler. Though the chance of developing a romantic relationship with someone was never there for El-Melloi II.

As a result, she coincidentally received information from the Faculty of Law’s Information Division, and became strangely obsessed with a certain Doctor Heartless. She began pursuing him, thinking there was a possibility he was her long lost brother, Adashino Kurou.

As a bit of a digression, she has been entertaining herself greatly with the arrival of the new, plump, and somewhat out of place member of the Faculty of Law.


Lord El-Melloi II Case FilesEdit

case. Adra Castle SeparationEdit

Hishiri was the officer assigned to manage the inheritance affairs of the Adra Castle case, although her true role wouldn't be discovered by Waver until later. 

On the next day, Hishiri briefed the guests on Geryon Ashborn's will and the challenge they would need to overcome in order to claim Adra Castle and its secrets, which was to guess the name of a certain angel. This was all however, a ruse set up by the Law Department and the deceased Ashborn. During the night, Hishiri removed herself from the equation by falsifying her own murder with a prepared corpse and remained hidden to observe the other guests.

Reappearing unharmed at the resolution of the case, Waver voiced his suspicion she and her department had intimate understanding of the history of Adra Castle and most likely sent troublesome individuals there to eliminate them. Hishiri does not deny Waver's accusations and instead tells him to consider his own role in the grand scheme.

Grace noteEdit

Adashino was involved in the incident concerning the Marburry Workshop created by Trevor Pelham Codrington.[3][4]

case. Mystic Eyes collection trainEdit


Hishiri Snake

Hishiri's snake.

The glasses she wears are Mystic Eye Killers, she has the Mystic Eyes of Finding, which having the ability to find lost things. In her investigations, the reason Hishiri was able to reach such precise results so quickly was because of those eyes. Of course within the Faculty of Law they were of great use, but they were also used to help find her brother.

Her magical attribute is Poison and her Element Affinity is Water.

Hishiri's magecraft revolves around bundles of white cloths that she is capable of instantanously animating into snake familiars, large enough to constrict a full-grown man from head to toe. She typically hides several bundles under her clothes and can spontanously eject them from her sleeves to either restrain someone or to seal off exits. Her familiar is capable of reconnaissance and can become completely invisible and undetectable, allowing it surprise its targets. When dismissed, the snake will dissipate into a black fog. 

She uses an Original magecraft based on the fusion of eastern and western divination. Hishiri also uses snake-style Bounded Fields.

She is quite cunning, as she understood that all it took to falsify her death was by preparing a similar looking corpse and then destroying its eyes to immediately convince people the corpse was her.[2] This trait also makes her a master actor, allowing her to fool even someone like Dr. Heartless and lure him into a trap devised by her and Waver.[5][6]

If El-Melloi II had “a first rate sense of being a magus but a second rate skill,” then Adashino was “a magus of first rate skill, but no sense of being one.” Though her nature is closer to that of a Spellcaster, her place in the Faculty of Law which has given up pursuit of the Root fit her perfectly.


  1. Magic Circuit Spreadsheet
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 1 - "case. Adra Castle Separation"
  3. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Episode 4
  4. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Episode 5
  5. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Grace Note - Episode 12
  6. Lord El-Melloi II Case Files Volume 5 - "case. Mystic Eyes collection train (Lower)"
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