Aglaya Lilich

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Name
Aglaya Lilich (Аглая Лилич)
Nickname
Inquisitor (Инквизитор)
Location
The Cathedral
Family
Nina Kaina (sister; deceased)
Maria Kaina (niece)
Kaspar "Khan" Kain (nephew)
Victor Kain (brother-in-law)
Georgiy Kain (brother-in-law)
Simon Kain (brother-in-law; deceased)
Voice Actor
Irina Kireeva (Russian)
Margit Sander (English)

Aglaya Lilich (Аглая Лилич) is an Inquisitor sent from the Capital to address the epidemic.

Description

Aglaya contends with God. Those she touches begin to rebel against the established order of things. At the same time, Aglaya is the voice of the law. She sees the universe as a machine. She maintains that the logic of the universe is above everything—polyhedrons be damned. To her, contending with God, too, is a form of restoring justice and natural law. Those she touches begin to realize that there are limits of what’s possible, and they must be accepted with humility.
From the game's design documents

Aglaya Lilich is a State Inquisitor and Commissar for Critical Emergencies. As part of the Inquisition it is Aglaya's duty to uphold the law. She believes that miracles do nothing but warp the thin fabric of the vulnerable universe, and she thinks them unnecessary. Her methods are harsh and leave a trail of fear in their wake. To her there is only one true crime: betrayal. She wields absolute power and is not to be disobeyed.

According to Mark Immortell the Inquisitor as just as much of an actor as the Haruspex is.

Background

As a child Aglaya was chosen to become a State Inquisitor due to her intellect and problem solving skills. While training under the Inquisition she learned to read people, and to mould them to fit her needs. The Inquisition calls such methods "crafting people". No laws, nor ethics bind the Inquisitors.

Plot

Haruspex Route

As part of her duty as a State Inquisitor and Commissar for Critical Emergencies Aglaya Lilich is sent to The Town to deal with the epidemic quickly spiralling out of control - a order she believes was crafted specifically by The Powers That Be to doom her. Upon her arrival the Town she creates a base of operation in the Cathedral. As the Cathedral is said to be the creator of the Town's time in doing so she upsets the fabric of time within the Town, causing it to move faster.

Aglaya quickly establishes order and opens the previously closed Termitary, revealing to the Town the horrors that lay inside. She terrifies the Townspeople, interrogating them and breaking them. Bad Grief in particular finds himself caught under her gaze, broken under the weight of his own sins. As part of her introduction to the Town meets with the doctors of the Town and discusses their plans for dealing with the epidemic. She calls the Haruspex for interrogation to discuss his panacea and remarks upon his strangely free cadence. If the Haruspex did not create the Panacea prior to her arrival she will receive it from Stanislav Rubin.

With some suggestion from the Bachelor Aglaya turns her eye to the Polyhedron. She quickly deducts that it is to blame for the outbreak and makes plans for its destruction. Her theory is only strengthened when the Haruspex tells her of living heart that resides under the Town. Besides the obvious evidence against it's unnatural creation Aglaya also knows of the Polyhedron's value to the Powers That Be and wishes to seek revenge on the people who irreversibly stifled her life by placing her in the Town.

In the final days of the outbreak Aglaya finds herself growing to care about the Haruspex, who she believes is freer than anyone else in the Town. She asks him to flee the Town with her, forgoing her revenge in favour of the possibility of struggling against her fate to preserve her life. She will only attempt to flee if the Haruspex accompanies her and should he agree they will take a train out of the Town on the morning of the final day. However, the pair will be stopped by the Military and Aglaya will be executed. If the Haruspex refuses she will remain in the Town and continue her plan to destroy the Polyhedron. Aglaya will send three couriers to the Town Hall to give the orders for the structure's destruction to Alexander Block. She will also take one copy of the orders to the Town Hall herself.

Regardless of any action taken (or not taken) Aglaya Lilich will always die on Day 11.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See The Inquisitor/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2

Screenshots

Official Art

Animation Video

Notes

  • Aglaya quotes a poem by Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, "A poem about the Spaniard Miguel Serveto, a heretic burned by the Calvinists".[1]
  • Should the Haruspex attempts to autopsy her body on Day 11, he will make the curious discovery that Aglaya does not appear to have any organs. However, looting her body reveals she is carrying a Revolver.

References


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Name
Aglaya Lilich (Аглая Лилич)
Nickname
Inquisitor (Инквизитор)
Stella Karstlich (Стелла Карстлич) (pseudonym)
Location
The Cathedral
Family
Nina Kaina (sister, deceased)
Maria Kaina (niece)
Kaspar "Khan" Kain (nephew)
Victor Kain (brother-in-law)
Georgiy Kain (brother-in-law)
Simon Kain (brother-in-law; deceased)
Voice Actor
Olga Krasko (Russian)

Aglaya Lilich (Аглая Лилич) is an Inquisitor sent from the Capital to address the epidemic. 

Description

Aglaya Lilich calls herself a servant of the Law and believes the main purpose of her activities is to save the city and preserve the rule of law. According to Aglaya, the presence of miracles in the town-on-Gorkhon had violated natural law. In her view, creative wonders warp the thin fabric of the universe. The logical conclusion is clear: to save the city it is necessary to demolish the Polyhedron.

Background

Lilich was the student of the famous Inquisitor Herman Orff.[1] In the past, Aglaya, while going by the name Stella Karstlich, met the Bachelor while attending a conference during which he performed an experiment to show off the results of his lab, Thanatica, and reanimated dead tissue.

Nina Kaina is her sister and, consequently, Maria Kaina is her niece. However, according to Victor Kain, the sisters hated each other, and this hatred did not lessen even after Nina's death. He suggests that Aglaya may have come to town for revenge on Nina. While speaking with Aglaya and Maria, it is said that the two are not on good terms and Maria is scared of her.

The Inquisition

In this case, the term has nothing to do with the Church. The Inquisition is a group of unique experts (their number has varied over the years from 19 to 52) sometimes entrusted with special tasks by the Powers That Be.

Inquisitors possess a mysterious ability to solve problems that seem to be completely unsolvable. They combine their unique techniques and broad outlook with the unlimited powers provisionally vested in the inquisitors by the Powers That Be. While completing a task, inquisitors are bound by no law but their own.

Plot

The arrival of Lilich proved to be very unexpected, as initially, everyone assumed that the authorities would send Inquisitor Kroy, Orff or Karminskiy. This is partly due to the fact that the Inquisitors Board had recently sentenced Aglaya Lilich to death.

Victor Kain makes three suggestions why Aglaya was given the mission to save the city: either the rumor about her impending execution was false; she was playing the role of Inquisitor illegally, having usurped her power from another; or the authorities provided her with one last near-impossible chance to rehabilitate herself. The last assumption is confirmed in a conversation with Artemy Burakh by Aglaya herself.

Bachelor Route

Missing information.


Haruspex Route

Missing information.


((Editors note: It is possible that this section could be moved to general plot above))

Aglaya's mission quickly turns to the destruction of the Polyhedron. If one recalls that the spirit of Scarlet Nina is currently concentrated in the Polyhedron, the brainchild of the Kains, Victor's idea that Aglaya seeks revenge against her sister may not seem so wrong. But there is an additional, more nuanced perspective: that Aglaya knows who the Powers that Be are and leads the fight against them directly—which presents another reason for the demolition of the Polyhedron.

Following the events of the outbreak, Aglaya returns to the Capital. There, she gives her account of the outbreak while under interrogation, likely performed by the Inquisition itself.[2] It is likely that Aglaya is executed after the conclusion of the interrogation.

Changeling Route

Missing information.


Notes

  • In the original English translation of the game, her name was written as "Aglaja Lilich."

Spoken Dialogue

→ See The Inquisitor/Spoken Dialogue

Screenshots

Official Art

References

  1. Corpus: Of Herman Orff's methods of investigation
  2. Pathologic Tabletop english rulebook excerpt