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Master Librarian
Master Librarian
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Japanese Name
図書館の主 Toshokan no Aruji
(Master Librarian)
Roles
Librarian, Merchant




English Voice
Japanese Voice
Family
Dracula and Alucard (masters)
Dialogue
Music Themes

The Master Librarian is one of Alucard's allies in his quest to find the reason for the Castle's resurrection and his own awakening. For a price, he'll supply Alucard with weaponry, accessories, maps, and other useful articles. He is found in the library in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Though he seems to fear Dracula, he is not entirely loyal to him - perhaps since Dracula is not yet awake, he has fewer consequences to consider and is thus more willing to aid the Count's estranged son.

He is keeper of the library in Dracula's castle. He has accumulated wealth of knowledge over the centuries, and some special items as well, which he will part with... for a price.


Castlevania: Symphony of the NightEdit

Buying ItemsEdit

The items that the Librarian will sell you depend on the version of the game you are playing and the progress you've made in the game. The original North American PSX (PSX NA) version and later ports based on it include many items not available in the Japanese versions or the version found in the Dracula X Chronicles. The most expensive item in any version is the Duplicator, which allows you to use any use item or weapon as many times as you want without decreasing the number you have of it. It is only available after beating the game and getting the good ending and is 500,000 G.

Item Data: Master Librarian's Shop
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Relics
Jewel of Open Icon Jewel of Open (Unlock Jewel) [alt] - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Can open locked blue doors Relic (Necklace)
Alucard 
Buy: $500 Find: Long Library (Master Librarian's shop)
Effect: Opens blue doors
Medicine
Potion Icon Potion (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Restores some HP [use] Medicine (Health Potion)
Alucard 
HP +50
Buy: $800 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bat, Corpseweed, Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
First Obtained: (May start with)
High Potion Icon High Potion (Hi-Potion) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Restores about half HP [use] Medicine (Health Potion)
Alucard 
HP +100
Buy: $2,000 (later) Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Flea Armor
First Obtained: (May start with)
Elixir Icon Elixir (X-Potion) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Restores all HP [use] Medicine (Health Potion)
Alucard 
HP +100%
Buy: $8,000 (later) Find: Floating Catacombs, Reverse Caverns, Underground Caverns
Manna Prism Icon Manna Prism (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Restores all MP [use] Medicine (Mind Potion)
Alucard 
MP + 100%
Buy: $4,000 (later) Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Ectoplasm, Salome, Specter (Saturn-only), Will O' Wisp (Saturn-only)
Antivenom Icon Antivenom (Serum) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Cures poisoning [use] Medicine (Cure)
Alucard 
Attrib: Poison
Buy: $200 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bone Pillar, Corpseweed, Ghost, Human Face Tree (Saturn-only), Specter (Saturn-only)
Effect: Removes Poison status
Uncurse Icon Uncurse (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Removes curse [use] Medicine (Cure)
Alucard 
Attrib: Curse
Buy: $200 Find: Long Library
Drop: Ectoplasm
Effect: Removes Curse status
Hammer Icon Hammer (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Unpetrify [Familiar use only] Medicine (Cure)
Alucard 
Attrib: Stone
Buy: $200 Find: Marble Gallery, Reverse Entrance, Reverse Outer Wall
Drop: Gorgon, Hammer, Gargoyle (Saturn-only)
Effect: Removes Stone status
Library Card Icon Library Card (Magical Ticket) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Enchanted library card [use] Medicine
Alucard 
Buy: $500 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Effect: Teleports Alucard in front of the Master Librarian's shop in the Long Library
Projectiles
Magic Missile Icon Magic Missile (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Shoots a magic arrow [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +30
Buy: $300 Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Bone Archer, Bone Musket, Sniper of Goth
Bwaka Knife Icon Bwaka Knife (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Bwaka throwing knife [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +30
Buy: $400 Find: Anti Chapel, Clock Tower, Reverse Clock Tower
Drop: Spectral Sword
Boomerang Icon2 Boomerang (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Anti-aerial weapon [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Hit
ATT +30
Buy: $500 Find: Anti Chapel, Royal Chapel
Drop: Skelerang
Fire Boomerang Icon Fire Boomerang (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Flaming boomerang [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Fire
ATT +50
Buy: $1,000 (later) Find: Anti Chapel, Reverse Entrance
Drop: Skelerang
Javelin Icon Javelin (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Throwing spear [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +50
Buy: $800 (later) Find: Anti Chapel
Drop: Bone Halberd, Scarecrow, Spectral Sword, Spear Guard, Winged Guard
Shuriken Icon Shuriken (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Japanese throwing star [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +50
Buy: $2,400 (later) Find: Throughout castle (all)
Drop: Flying Zombie, Jack O'Bones
Cross Shuriken Icon Cross Shuriken (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Powerful throwing star [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +70
Buy: $5,000 (later) Find: Catacombs
Drop: Blade Master
Buffalo Star Icon Buffalo Star (Yagyuu Shuriken) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Razor-sharp master star [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +90
Buy: $8,000 (later) Find: Floating Catacombs, Reverse Colosseum
Drop: Ghost Dancer
Flame Star Icon Flame Star (Fire Shuriken) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Flaming throwing star [use] Projectile
Alucard 
Attrib: Fire
ATT +100
Buy: $15,000 (later) Find: Long Library
Drop: Jack O'Bones
Swords
Saber Icon Saber (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Light cavalry sword Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +9
Buy: $1,500 Drop: Armor Lord, Magic Tome
Damascus Sword Icon Damascus Sword (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Fine Sword Honed To Razor-Edge Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +17
Buy: $4,000 Drop: Corner Guard
Firebrand Icon Firebrand (Fire Sword of Agni) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Fire sword of Oberon Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut, Fire
ATT +25
Buy: $10,000 (later) Drop: Lossoth
Effect: ↓↘→ + [Attack] Fire blast (ATK 40 for 5 MP)
Icebrand Icon Icebrand (Ice Sword of Rahab) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Ice sword of Mim Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut, Ice
ATT +25
Buy: $10,000 (later) Find: Catacombs
Drop: Fishhead
Effect: ↓↘→ + [Attack] Ice blast (ATK 40 for 5 MP)
Thunderbrand Icon Thunderbrand (Thunder Sword of Indra) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Lightning sword of Indra Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut, Thunder
ATT +25
Buy: $10,000 (later)  Effect: ↓↘→ + [Attack] Thunder blast (ATK 40 for 5 MP)
Harper Icon Harper (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
The sword named Harper Sword
Alucard 
Attrib: Cut
ATT +28
Buy: $12,000 (later) 
Shields
Leather Shield Icon Leather Shield - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Leather Shield - Low DEF Shield
Alucard 
DEF +1
Buy: $400 Find: Alchemy Laboratory
Drop: Slinger, Stone Rose
Effect: Projectile Block
Special: Shield Rod Spell (10 MP) - Defense Up (DEF +20)
Iron Shield Icon Iron Shield - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Hard Iron Shield Shield
Alucard 
DEF +2
Buy: $3,980 Drop: Winged Guard
Effect: Projectile Block
Special: Shield Rod Spell (20 MP) - Giant Sword Attack
Head Gear
Felt Hat Icon Velvet Hat (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Velvet Hat Head (Hat)
Alucard 
DEF +1, INT +2
Buy: $400 
Leather Hat Icon Leather Hat (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Tanned leather hat Head (Hat)
Alucard 
DEF +2
Buy: $1,000 
Circlet Icon Circlet (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Circlet Head (Crown/Circlet)
Alucard 
INT +5
Buy: $4,000 Drop: Marionette
Silver Crown Icon Silver Crown (Silver Tiara) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Increases intelligence Head (Crown/Tiara)
Alucard 
INT +12
Buy: $12,000 (later) 
Body Gear
Iron Cuirass Icon Iron Cuirass (Iron Breastplate) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Iron cuirass Body (Body Armor)
Alucard 
DEF +4
Buy: $1,500 Drop: Flea Armor, Spear Guard
Steel Cuirass Icon Steel Cuirass (Steel Breastplate) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Steel cuirass Body (Body Armor)
Alucard 
DEF +5
Buy: $4,000 
Diamond Plate Icon Diamond Plate (Diamond Breast) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Diamond breastplate Body (Body Armor)
Alucard 
DEF +15
Buy: $12,000 
Cloaks
Reverse Cloak Icon Reverse Cloak (Reversible Mantle) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Dual-Colored Reversible Cape Cloak
Alucard 
CON +3
Buy: $2,000  Effect: Can choose which side to show outward in Cloak lining option in System Menu.
Elven Cloak Icon Elven Cloak (Elf's Robe) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Perfect For Forest Camouflage Cloak
Alucard 
CON +5
Buy: $3,000 
Joseph's Cloak Icon Joseph's Cloak (Made to Order) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Select Color [System Menu] Cloak
Alucard 
CON +9
Buy: $30,000  Effect: Can select any color in Cloak color option in System Menu.
Accessories
Medal Icon Medal (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
DEF+1 ATT+1 Other (Brooch)
Alucard 
DEF +1, ATT +1
Buy: $3,000 Drop: Owl Knight
Ring of Pales Icon Ring of Pales (Pearl Ring) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Ring With Holy Powers Other (Ring)
Alucard 
STR +1, CON +1, INT +1, LCK +1
Buy: $4,000 
Gauntlet Icon Gauntlet (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
ATT+5 Other (Gauntlet)
Alucard 
ATT +5
Buy: $8,000 (later) Drop: Paranthropus, Lion
Duplicator Icon Duplicator (jpn) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Duplicates Items Other (Brooch)
Alucard 
CON -10, DEF -20, INT -10, LCK -10
Buy: $500,000 (Clear Game only)  Effect: Using items does not decrease their quantity.
Magic Scrolls
Spells Icon Dark Metamorphosis (Dark Metamorphose) - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Heal HP by shedding blood Spell
Alucard 
Consume: 10 MP  ATT +30
Buy: $500 Find: Use or purchase Magic Scroll 1.
Sequence: ←↖↑↗→ + [ATTACK]
Spells Icon Summon Spirit - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Summons a fierce spirit. Spell (Summon)
Alucard 
Attrib: Hit
Consume: 5 MP 
ATT +15
Buy: $1,500 Find: Use or purchase Magic Scroll 2.
Sequence: ←→↑↓ + [ATTACK]
Spells Icon Hellfire - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Transport and fireball attack Spell
Alucard 
Attrib: Fire
Consume: 15 MP 
ATT +30
Buy: $5,000 Find: Use or purchase Magic Scroll 3.
Sequence: ↑↓↘→ + [ATTACK]; ←/→ to move during teleport; hold ↑ for Dark Inferno variation or ↓ to cancel
Spells Icon Tetra Spirit [alt] - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Summons four spirits Spell (Summon)
Alucard 
Attrib: Hit
Consume: 20 MP 
ATT +15
Buy: $8,000 Find: Use or purchase Magic Scroll 4.
Sequence: (Hold) ↑, ↗→↘↓ + [ATTACK]
Spells Icon Soul Steal - Symphony of the Night [ edit ]
Steals HP from nearby enemies Spell
Alucard 
Consume: 50 MP  ATT +15
Buy: $15,000 Find: Use or purchase Magic Scroll 5.
Sequence: ←→↘↓↙←→ + [ATTACK]
Other
Castle Map Icon Castle Map (jpn) [alt] - Symphony of the Night
Basic map of Dracula's castle Map
Alucard 
Buy: $103 (PSX), $105 (DXC) 


Selling ItemsEdit

The master Librarian will not buy regular items, but will buy valuable jewels from Alucard. These are as follows:

Enemy ListEdit

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The Librarian is more than just a merchant. He has access to information that aids Alucard. An "Enemy List" gives the statistics for all the enemies in the game, including how much hit points they have, experience slaying them gives, types of attacks they are strong, weak, immune, or absorb, and what they drop (if you already earned that item from them). Later games would incorporate this enemy information into a Bestiary available in the normal playing menu, sometimes when a relic was found, so that you can access this information at any time. For the complete list of enemies, please see Master Librarian Enemy List.

TacticsEdit

Tactics-PSX
Tactics-DXC

In addition to giving the statistics of an enemy, you can purchase tactic videos on how to defeat bosses. Note that if a tactic is already purchased, once you watch it the price that the librarian will charge will be 0 Gold.

Sound ModeEdit

In the North American PSX version of the game, beating the game with 190% map completion will unlock Sound Test mode in the Librarian's menu. All songs from the game can be listened to here.

Japanese voice actor's free talkingEdit

Castlevania SotN (J) - Secret Sound Test (Voice Actors Special) English Translation03:09

Castlevania SotN (J) - Secret Sound Test (Voice Actors Special) English Translation

In the original Japanese version, voice actors free talking can be heard instead of Sound Test.

Stealing from the LibrarianEdit

Alucard can use Gravity Boots to lift the Librarian's chair up from the room beneath where he is sitting. For doing this once he will drop a Life Vessel. After this Alucard must repeatedly use the Gravity Boots to lift the chair without hitting the Librarian against the ceiling, with Axe Lord Armor and a Ring of Arcana being the rewards. The Dracula Tunic is also available, but will not drop until Alucard has visited the Reverse Castle at least once.

While surprised and perhaps a little confused as to what has happened, the librarian will not hold this against Alucard and will go on with business as usual.

Richter and MariaEdit

The Master Librarian wants nothing to do with Richter or Maria and will only help young Master Alucard due to his past relations to him. If you encounter him with Richter or Maria, he will turn his back to you and offer you nothing. However, you can steal hearts from underneath him.

Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the NightEdit

Main article: Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night/Arcade Mode

The Librarian acts as Alucard's tutor for how to play Story Mode in Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night. He can also be unlocked in Arcade Mode as a playable character by earning the Veteran Explorer Honor.

The Librarian's shop is available in any save room, with a variety of items available for purchase. Additional items are available for sale as progress is made in the game. The Librarian will buy back most items for somewhat less than their purchasing price. Jewels in this games (which increase different affinities) can only be purchased from the Librarian.

The Jewel of Open can be obtained for free by retrieving it from the Librarian's main room in the Long Library.

Item Data: Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Apple - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
Crunchy red apple Item (Food/Fruit)
Alucard 
HP +10
Sell: 15C 
Buy: 25C Find: Starts with 8
Drop: Zombie, Merman, Skeleton, Axe Knight (Alchemy Laboratory)
Cheese - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
Tasty cheese Item (Food)
Alucard 
HP +25
Sell: 30C 
Buy: 50C Find: Alchemy Laboratory
Drop: Zombie, Merman, Flea Man, Marionette, Axe Knight (Marble Gallery, Outer Wall), Slinger, Flying Zombie, Fishhead, Medusa Head, Bone Musket
Ice Cream - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
With sprinkles Item (Food/Sweet)
Alucard 
HP +50
Sell: 2S 40C 
Buy: 4S Find: Underground Caverns
Drop: Cave Troll, Schmoo, Salome, Imp, Balloon Pod, Flea Armor, Blade Master, Skull Lord, Harpy, Black Crow
Pizza - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
New York style! Item (Food)
Alucard 
HP +80
Buy: 8S Find: Royal Chapel
Meal Ticket - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
Mystery food ticket Item (Food)
Alucard 
Sell: 6S  Buy: 10S  Effect: Drops a random food (items above) item block on the board.
Limitations: Only usable in combat.
Cutlass2 Cutlass - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
Sword of the English Navy Main Hand (Sword)
Alucard 
#hands: 1
ATK +7
Sell: 1S 80C 
Buy: 3 Silver 
Icebrand - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
Ice sword of Mim Main Hand (Sword)
Alucard 
Attrib: Water Affinity +3
#hands: 1
ATK +23
Buy: 80 Gold  Special: Veins of Ice set bonus with Ice Mail for Water Affinity +5 and DEF +4
Thunderbrand - Encore of the Night [ edit ]
Thunder sword of Indra Main Hand (Sword)
Alucard 
Attrib: Lightning Affinity +3
#hands: 1
ATK +23
Buy: 1 Gold  Special: Shocking! Set Bonus with Lightning Mail for Thunder Affinity +5 and ATK +4
Ice Mail - Encore of the Night
Frosty! Chest (Armor)
Alucard 
Attrib: Water Affinity +2
DEF +10
Buy: 2 Gold  Special: Veins of Ice set bonus with Icebrand for Water Affinity +5 and DEF +4
Lightning Mail - Encore of the Night
Avoid touching any doorknobs while wearing Chest (Armor)
Alucard 
Attrib: Lightning Affinity +2
DEF +10
Buy: 2 Gold  Special: Shocking! Set Bonus with Thunderbrand for Thunder Affinity +5 and ATK +4
Goddess Shield - Encore of the Night
Engraved with a goddess image Off Hand (Shield)
Alucard 
Attrib: All Affi. +3
DEF +5; Max MP +10
Buy: 2G 50S 


TriviaEdit

  • In the Japanese version, Master Librarian, Ferryman and Death share the same voice actor, Masaharu Satō.
  • His appearance is vaguely similar to that of Leonardo da Vinci, a famous artist and scientist from the Renaissance period.
  • He also bears a distinct resemblance to John Wycliffe, scholar and itinerant preacher who first translated the Bible into English in 1384 (thus presaging the Reformation and the spread of education to the common man).

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