Ruth (ルツ Rutsu) is Chise's familiar, a Black Grim. He shares a mental link with Chise and considers her a sister.


Ruth has two forms. His black grim form is that of a large black dog of pure black fur. He reaches up to Chise's rib cage and has red eyes, a trait he keeps in his human form along with hair resembling his fur.


Ruth Concept
Ruth's first color scheme in the anime.
Ruth's second color scheme in the anime.


Ruth shows great resolve, both with his previous owner and Chise. He has a mental link between a familiar and master, and as such shares memories, feelings, and even lifespan with Chise. He uses his link to tell others what his master is feeling, when she is unwilling to.

Ruth has shown to care very much about Chise. He treats her like his sister even though she can act like her mother sometimes. He tends to be suspicious of people who take an interest in Chise.

A dog in his past life, he finds it difficult not to chase small creatures.


Ruth's original name was Yuris given to him by his owner Isabel. Isabel was killed by an oncoming carriage. At the funeral, Ruth believed she would wake up eventually and stayed by her grave until he died. However, due to his overwhelming desire to see his owner again, he became a black grim (or church grim), a fae who protects the church and graveyard, also chasing grave robbers away. He also continued believing he was human up until his meeting with Chise.


Skills and Abilities


Like any other familiar, he consumes Chise's magic and serves her as a loyal and benefitting familiar.

As Chise Hitori's familiar, he:

  • shares his lifespan with her (as part of the general familiar contract)
  • is able to see into her dreams
  • can be called upon from long distances through a mind link and through the same way, read her mind. However, they are still separate entities


Ruth can hide in Chise's shadow.


Chise Hitori

Unlike most master-servant relationships other familiars have with their masters, Chise treats Ruth as a friend/sibling.


If Isabel's alone when she wakes up, that'll be lonely. That's why I'll wait forever.




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Elias' House
Host: Elias Ainsworth
Inhabitants: Chise Hatori  •  Ruth  •  Silver Lady
Magic User
Male: Elias Ainsworth  •  Lindel  •  Mikhail Renfred  •  Cartaphilus  •  Torrey Innis  •  Adolf Stroud  •  Isaac
Female: Chise Hatori  •  Angelica Barley  •  Alice  •  Rahab  •  Mariel  •  Phyllis
Rulers: Titania  •  Oberon
Neighbors: Jade Ariel  •  Spriggan  •  Silver Lady  •  Hugo  •  Ruth  •  Merituuli  •  Redcurrant  •  Will o' The Wisp  •  Hazel  •  Shannon
Other: Nevin  •  Molly  •  Jasper  •  Bernie  •  Tim  •  Ashen Eye  •  Heralds of Yule  •  Winter Goddess  •  The Deer
Misc. Characters
Male: Simon Cullum  •  Seth  •  Matthew  •  Joel Garland  •  Ethan Barklem  •  David  •  Shanahan  •  Riichi Miura
Female: Isabel  •  Mayumi Niikura  •  Mina  •  Stella Barklem

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