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Scarlet Robe
Species Human
Gender Female
Relatives William Black (Ancestor)
Brom (Spouse)
Hero of Oakvale (Son)
Theresa (Daughter)
Hero of Southcliff (Descendant)
Hero of Bowerstone (Descendant)
Rose (Descendant)
Hero of Brightwall (Descendant)
Logan (Descendant)
Home Knothole Glade/Oakvale
Enemies Jack of Blades
First Appearance Fable
Last Appearance Fable: The Journey
Status Deceased
"Knothole Glade is overrun by Balverines, I wish Scarlet Robe were here, she would have slain them all."
—  Anonymous Trader

Scarlet Robe was a powerful Hero and Champion of the Arena, originally from Knothole Glade, known best for slaying balverines. She was the wife of Brom and the mother of the Hero of Oakvale and Theresa.


Hailing from Knothole Glade, her autobiography describes her first encounter with a balverine at the tender age of fifteen, in which she surprised the elder warriors of that township by killing a particularly fearsome balverine with a simple piece of wood. Hailed among the greatest Heroes of Knothole Glade, she then went to mainland Albion and trained under the tutelage of the Heroes' Guild.

Upon her graduation from the Guild, Scarlet Robe quickly established herself as one of the greatest heroines in Albion's history up to that point. The book called The Pale Balverine describes her successful take-down of a white balverine with a silver arrow, while it is mentioned elsewhere that she participated in the "Great Balverine Extermination." Perhaps in recognition of her abilities, she was invited to fight in the Witchwood Arena, where she emerged the first female champion in arena history. After a battle with twelve Balverines, Scarlet Robe was found in a near-death state by Brom, a woodsman from Oakvale who proceeded to take her in and nurse her back to health. In time, they married and had two children: the boy who would become the Hero of Oakvale and Theresa.

Fable and Fable: The Lost Chapters[]

Scarlet Robe is first mentioned when Theresa excitedly states to the Hero of Oakvale that they should get home, for their mother would be home for Theresa's birthday party. However, just as the two begin to head home, Jack Of Blades attacks the village with bandits. Knowing their lineage as members of the legendary Archon's Bloodline, Jack of Blades sought them out in an effort to use their blood to unlock the Sword of Aeons. While her husband perishes in the invasion, Scarlet is caught, interrogated, and imprisoned in the Bargate Prison.

Her son, now a Hero himself, eventually frees her for a brief period of time. However, Jack catches and imprisons Scarlet Robe once more, until the Hero breaks her out a second time, at which point she goes looking for Theresa after unlocking power hidden in her son's veins. Unable to evade Jack for long, Scarlet Robe is soon captured, again. During the battle at the Heroes' Guild, Jack slits her throat just as her son arrives to rescue her and uses her blood to acquire the Sword of Aeons‚ enraging The Hero.

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A year later, the Hero of Oakvale found himself facing the return of Jack of Blades in the Northern Wastes. In order to open the Bronze Gate and confront Jack, the Hero needed to find souls of a certain criteria, one of them requiring the soul of THE HEROINE. At this point, the Hero can return to the Memorial Garden and clear the area of Jack's Screamers, dispatched by the villain to torment Scarlet's spirit. Once the Hero defeats the Screamers, Scarlet in turn offers her soul up to the Hero. The decision is up to the player.

After her death in Fable: The Lost Chapters, a statue of Scarlet Robe can be found in the Oakvale cemetery, in place of the former bandit statue.

Fable: The Journey[]

Theresa mentions that by the time the bandits reached her during the village raid, she was already crying, watching as they dragged her mother away. She adds that this was the last thing she saw with her eyes before being subsequently blinded.


"...She was the first female hero to become Arena Champion."
— Arena Guard


  • Scarlet Robe is, in all probability, an allusion to the Red Riding Hood tale. This is supported by the majority of her renown stemming from battles with Balverines, which are ultimately related to wolves, and her usage of an axe as a weapon, while in the original story the Wolf was cut open with an axe.
Statue of Scarlet Robe in the Witchwood Arena
  • In the Fable game files, there is a note from Scarlet Robe that heavily implies that The Old Adventurer from Lookout Point was intended to be her brother. Unfortunately, this content never made it to the official game, and unknown how it would have played out considering that he would be another descendent to the Archon bloodline.
  • There is a Hero Doll of Scarlet Robe, which can be won at the Knothole Glade tavern game.
  • Her real name is never revealed in the game.
  • Scarlet has a scar over her eye, but was never blinded by the attack.
  • In the book "The Pale Balverine", it says a red robed woman killed the Balverine in question. The "Red-robed woman" is most likely a reference to Scarlet Robe.
  • When she was 15 years old, she killed a fierce Balverine with just a piece of wood as stated in the book "The Balverine Slayer".
  • The statues of her in Knothole Glade and the Hall Of Heroes depict her holding an axe that is very similar to the Murren Greataxe.
  • Scarlet Robe seems to be the only character to insult Jack of Blades directly during the story, calling him a bastard.
  • Unused dialogue for the character, the Archaeologist during the Find the Archaeologist Quest, imply that him and Scarlet used to be good friends.
  • According to co-creator Dene Carter, Scarlet Robe is actually the sister of the Old Adventurer.
  • She is voiced by Ève Karpf.

Fable Hero of Oakvale Briar Rose Scythe Whisper Thunder Scarlet Robe Weaver Maze Jack of Blades
Fable II Hero of Bowerstone Garth Hammer Reaver
A Hero's Tale Hero of Southcliff
Fable III Hero of Brightwall Reaver