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Doppel This page is about the enemy sometimes referred to as "Siren". For the winged female enemy, see Siren.

Salem Witch as she appears in Symphony of the Night
Alternate Names
Salem Witch, Siren, Sylph,
Casts a homing Curse elemental energy mass
Casts three homing Holy elemental energy masses

Aliorumnas (sometimes referred to as Salem Witches or Sirens) are witches who were banished by the Gothic king Filimer. They wear robes and can hover in the air. They launch triple magical homing projectiles at their enemies or can shoot a single projectile that curses the player.


Völva - 01

A völva seeress speaks her prophecy in this 19th century illustration

A vǫlva (also known as völva, völvur or völur) is a shamanic seeress in Norse paganism and a recurring motif in Norse mythology. The Old Norse word vǫlva means "wand carrier" or "carrier of a magic staff".

Jordanes relates in his Getica (XXIV:121) of Gothic völvas called Aliorumnas. They were driven into exile by King Filimer when the Goths had settled in Oium (Ukraine). The name is probably a corruption of the Gothic Halju-runnos, meaning "hell-runners" or "runners to the realm of the dead" (which refers to their shamanistic experiences during trance). These völur were condemned to seek refuge far away and, according to this account, engendered the Huns.

General InformationEdit

Aliorumnae are notorious for being Holy-based enemies. If the player is using a Holy weapon, they'll usually have to attack them once or twice more than the rest of the enemies to kill them. However, if there are multiple Aliorumnae in the room, it's advisable to switch to a Slashing/Piercing-based weapon to dispatch of them quicker, as they are weak to these attributes.

They usually appear in church-like areas (chapels, cathedrals, etc.), along with many other Holy-based enemies, either in the same or in a contiguous room (especially Amalaric Snipers).

They commonly cast a triple homing Holy energy mass spell and rarely a single cursing one. However, they take a long time to cast them (especially the latter one, as she'll first have to stop in midair to draw a magic symbol). Any attack will cancel their castings and knock them back, so they are not really a threat unless the room is heavily crowded or if an attack sends them out of reach to finish them off.


Castlevania: Harmony of DespairEdit

The Aliorumnae in Harmony of Despair are one of the only enemies in the game that use glyphs prior to casting their spells. Shanoa is able to absorb three of their four spell glyphs (the other enemy being the Nova Skeleton). If their spells are absorbed, they'll resort to use their single projectile attack from Symphony of the Night.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Aliorumnas
Image Name - Game
Statistics Items Location
Salemwitch-1- 82. Salem Witch  (Aliorumnas) [ edit ]
Symphony of the Night (Strategy)
Ghost witches from Salem. Level: 20
HP: 180
Exp: 80
Drop: Gold Circlet, Shortcake
Abandoned Pit to the Catacomb, Necromancy Laboratory
Hod siren 39. Siren  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 16
HP: 80
Exp: 71
Rare Drop: Mana Prism
Castle B: Luminous Cavern
Sylph 90. Sylph  [ edit ]
Harmony of Dissonance
' Level: 36
HP: 320
Exp: 375
Common Drop: Big Mana Prism
Rare Drop: Silver Tiara
Castle A: Luminous Cavern
Aliorumnas 98. Aliorumnas  [ edit ]
Portrait of Ruin (Strategy)
Witches banished by the Gothic king Filmer. Strong: Fire, Ice, Electric
Weak: Whip, Slash, Poison, Curse, Stone
HP: 196
Exp: 212
Skill Pt: 6
Drop: Dalmatica
Dark Academy, 13th Street
Salem Witch 
Encore of the Night
''Abil: Magic Missile
HP: 180
Exp: ~450
Drop: Frankfurter, Hamburger; ???
Steal: ~60 copper
Underground Caverns
Aliorumnas 22. Aliorumnas  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair (Strategy)
Witches banished by the Gothic king Filimer. Strong: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Holy, Darkness
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Drop: Kiwi (5.30%)
Steal: Ignis, Grando, Fulgur
Soul: Yellow (2.30%)
Chapter 2, 4, 5, 6



  • In the US version of Symphony of the Night, this enemy was localized as Salem Witch. This appears to have been a liberty taken from part of the translation team, as her original name in the Japanese version was "Aliorumnas" from the beginning.
  • In Harmony of Dissonance, these enemies are referred to as "Sirens". However, they should not be confused with the proper winged female creatures called Sirens appearing in the rest of the games.
  • The witches Julia Laforeze and Yoko Belnades wear clothes that are similar in color scheme to those of Aliorumnas.
  • The Frozen Half enemy in Symphony of the Night is a palette swap of Aliorumnas, except with blue hair instead of a hood.

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