Lara Ravel

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Lara Ravel
LaraRavel.png
Name
Lara Ravel
Nickname
Gravel
Форель
Faction
Humbles
Age
late 20s
Location
Shelter
Family
Captain Ravel (father; deceased)
Voice Actor
Tatiana Ermilova (Russian)
Jill Holwerda (English)

Lara Ravel (Лара Равель) is a young woman who owns the Shelter in the Knots District.

Description

A clever, dedicated and proud young woman. She’s still grieving over the recent loss of her beloved father. She looks you straight in the eye at almost all times—with a gaze that is fierce, nervous, and demanding. If she does lower her eyes for a while, she will raise them back. She’d try to smile (with a corner of her mouth), but the can’t. She just isn’t a smiler. This has to look touching, not malign.

Living alone in an empty house, she’s gradually awakening from her torpor and preparing to leave the town—to join the army field force and begin her vendetta.

From the game's design documents

Missing extended description.

Background

Lara is childhood friends with The Haruspex, Bad Grief, and Stakh Rubin.

Lara lives in the north of town, in her family mansion. After the death of her father, she has sealed the rest of her house and occupies only one wing of her childhood home.

Plot

Haruspex Route

My path was called "A Home for the Living." Kindness guided me, but I could have never known I was to meet my father's murderer.

Missing extended plot information. She is deeply stressed when confronted by the Haruspex and suggests that he take room upstairs. Though Lara is deeply compassionate, she seems to hold little tolerance or respect for the Kin of the town, often dismissing the Haruspex when he speaks to her in his language. Through the game, Lara comes up with an idea to use her house as a shelter for the sick in order to better treat them. While establishing her shelter, Lara spoke to many people about the water supply in town. A patrolman misunderstood Lara's concerns, and led a mob to destroy the waterpump in front of her home. She requests the Haruspex he bring a water barrel to her home, but should he agree, he will only be able to provide an infected barrel, bringing the infection to the Flank. After the arrival of military forces with Commander Alexander Block in charge, Lara charges to the Town Hall to murder him. It is only with the Haruspex's intervention that she is not arrested or murdered for her actions, and he escorts her from the Town Hall.

The Marble Nest

Lara died prior to the events of The Marble Nest.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Lara Ravel/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2

Screenshots

Official Art

Animation Video

Notes

  • Lara’s childhood nickname, “Gravel”, likely is meant to be an English rhyme with her surname, Ravel. The Haruspex says she ‘used to grate on them, like gravel’; the hover text over the Shelter on the map says "we used to call her Gravel, because she always had an edge on us".
  • In Russian, her childhood nickname is Форель, which is “proud trout”. This is due to her wide-eyed “fish” stare.
  • Lara mentions that she has a heart condition during a Day 1 conversation with the Haruspex.

References

Lara Ravel
LaraHDmodel.png
Name
Lara Ravel
Faction
Humbles
Age
25
Location
Shelter
Family
Captain Ravel (father; deceased)
Miscellaneous
Color
White
Body Part
Chest
Animal
Cat

Lara Ravel (Лара Равель) is a young woman who owns a shelter in the Knots District.

Background

She is a woman devastated by grief. All the gifts that she is so happy to give away are, fundamentally, offerings to a dead person. She favours the living with something the dead have no use for.
Yulia Lyuricheva

Lara's father was a military officer that once lived together with her in the Ravel home, which was built by the Olgimskys. Little is known about the circumstances of Captain Ravel's death—he was executed after the battle at the Karstov Fords, but the public reason for this remains unknown.

While very widely liked, not everyone cares for Lara. Specifically, Aspity shows a great hatred of her, calling her a liar.

Description

I had to do it to protect the… privacy of certain information. The good name of a certain person… and most likely the life of another one depend on it. Surely that's reason enough? Forgive me, it's uncomfortable for me to talk about it.
Lara Ravel, regarding the House of the Living.

Lara took an active part in countering the Sand Plague, trying to make the fight with the plague easier for others. When she found out about children looting caches with "shmowder" Lara made sure to stop them from getting their hands on the poison. She volunteered to test the old medicine along with Yulia Lyuricheva and Anna Angel.

Lara’s good intentions often would have consequences she didn’t foresee. On the second day of the epidemic, Lara turned her house into an isolation ward, but this decision backfired, as the infection spiralled out of control.

Lara decided to turn her mansion into a shelter for her friends and people who would help her with the arrangement. She wanted to make the House of The Living safe enough that one could survive a month living there without leaving the place, which would protect them from the Sand Plague. After her friend, a Harpist, told her that The Shelter is too small to hold everyone interested in staying there, Lara diverged from her rule of letting in everyone in need and decided to limit it to twelve people.

Lara found an empty house which she intended to make into a shelter, however, this plan didn’t succeed as the house had already been infected. After requesting the Bachelor investigate, he declared the house unsafe.

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.
On the day of arrival of military forces with general Alexander Block in charge, Lara attempted to assassinate Block. However, half the town already knew about her plan, as everyone was aware that Lara was searching for a small gun. The exact reason for Lara’s actions is unknown, but she reveals that she knew he had her father executed.
Perhaps she believes that he represents a kind of universal evil? An ultimate annihilator who has arrived with the only purpose of reducing the town to rubble. If only he was killed, Lara thinks, it would provide us with a much needed delay. After all, the medicine was already researched, she thinks... Was it, though?
Yulia Lyuricheva's speculation [1]
Significant plot details end here.

Changeling Route

Spoiler warning: Significant plot details follow.
In the Humble Ending, she offers to sacrifice her life to the Changeling to save the town, along with the rest of the Humbles. Her crime of attempted murder places her under Clara's charge of one of the town's sinners, and Clara convinces her to join the sacrifice.

Lara asks how many people she can help with her blood. She finds strength in knowing that even the most active life would not have been able to save as many as would her death.

Significant plot details end here.

Portrait Quotes

She's the kindest person I know. Lara has taught me how to give presents, which is an intricate art in and of itself. The first thing she cares about is other people; the last is Lara Ravel herself. She lives for her friends. I also was fond of her father. The year before last he volunteered as a Fourth Army captain. Yes, I mean the Fourth Army.
Capella's take on her
After Captain Ravel was shot during the battle of Karstov Fords, newly-orphaned Lara turned her father's house into The Shelter. The house that's been built by Olgimsky in exchange for... a favor. She is both sensitive and sensible; a rare combination in our neck of the woods.
Stanislav Rubin's take on her

Spoken Dialogue

→ See Lara Ravel/Spoken Dialogue

Screenshots

Official Art

References

  1. Ice-Pick Lodge Wiki- Капитан Равель(Russian)