Name: Cleao Everlasting  

     Gender: Female
     Age: 17
     Height: 155 cm
     Weight: 44 kg
     Race: Human
     Blood Type: A

     Constellation: Aries
     Hometown: Totokanta
     Also Known As:
     Specialties: Cuisine

     Hobbies: Household Chores

     First Featured: Stray Journey: "Beast, Answer My Call"

         - Ancient Ring
         - Leki (Deep Dragon Child, Pet)

         - Ekintora (Father)
         - Mariabelle (Sister)
         - Teishitenir (Mother)

Concept Art




     Cleao is a very outgoing girl. In the face of danger she gets excited. She wants to see more of the world, and she wants that sense of adventure. The thrill of going out and fighting bad guys and all that.

     One of her biggest goals on her journey is to be a successful partner to Orphen. To help him when he needs it, to be reliable enough that he'd feel safe to rely on her. This brings her a lot of inner conflict when he just doesn't do that. She feels like he sees her only as a child he needs to take care of. She knows that she's not a sorcerer like him and Majic, and sometimes worries about whether she should just go home. In the end, she prevails and does everything she can to contribute.


Prominent Features:
     - Sorcerous Stabber Orphen (Anime)

     - Stray Journey (Books)

     - Majutsushi Orphen: Stray Journey (Manga)
     - Orphen (Manga)

All Features:
     - Stray Journey: 1 "Beast, Answer My Call!" (Prominent Character)
     - Stray Journey: 2 "Machine, Follow My Command!" (Prominent Character)
     - Stray Journey: 3 "Spirit, Rest On My Chest!" (Prominent Character)
     - Stray Journey: 4 "Wolves, Gather In My Forest!" (Prominent Character)
     - Stray Journey: 5 "Assassin, Erase My Past!" (Prominent Character)
     - Stray Journey: 6 "Successor, Come To My Tower!" (Prominent Character)

     - Successor of Razor Edge (Art Book: 18 Color, 8 black and white)

Assorted Facts

     - Particiapted in a war club during school.
     - Switches schools ever year. Her last happened to be Majic's school as well.

Naming Reflections

Alternative Spellings: Cleao, Creao, Claiomh

 When Stray Journey was publicized as Wayward Journey by J-Novel Club, they introduced the spelling of Claiomh. This spelling was based on Claíomh Solais, the Sword of Light trope from Gaelic folktales. The kana matches the Japanese spelling, and was a suitable choice given that Cleao's father was a collector of rare swords, and the series otherwise uses a ton of mythology-themed names.

 For the purpose of this site we decided to go with the traditional Cleao spelling, since it is much easier for our readers to understand and pronounce, and is also close to the pronunciation of her name in Japanese. This is the older spelling, used for products released in Japan during the run of the first anime series.

Anime Appearance

Story Differences:

     So many of the minor story elements for Cleao were changed in the anime. Mainly because a lot of the stories themselves changed. It couldn't accommodate an entire volume of book for each episode, so it was adapted to fit its own storyline.

     The first notable difference is that she was gifted the Sword of Baltanders by her father. She never owned the Sword in the books, and it's used as a reason for her to tag along with Orphen on his journey.

     Another is how she obtained Leki. At first he was a cute animal that she could get to do tricks. While the story of the Deep Dragons is significantly different, their encounter has a similar tone. Cleao protects him from the villagers (in this case, Macdougall/Batrov.)

     Most significant of the changes, however, is just to Cleao's character. Her personality is the same spit fire she usually is, but in the books, Cleao genuinely tries hard to help Orphen. In the anime, she's treated much more like an obstacle. She rarely tries to help, and when she does, it's just treated as an obnoxious screw up. Much of the depth of her character is lost in this version.


     Cleao took some simple sword fighting lessons in school, when she attended her war club. Though she doesn't know how to properly fight, she's often quick to take up arms against threats, and has proven to at least have some natural talent, even if it is unrefined.



     Cleao never could find her sense of adventure in Totokanta. She switched schools every year, always a different school from her sister, and when Orphen arrived at her home she was filled with excitement. Magic, explosions, beasts, she wanted to see those adventures. So, she worked it out with her mother that she'd be allowed to go on that journey with him. Her mother let her sneak into the carriage that she provided to Orphen, and off they went.

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