|Claymore Manga Chapter 18|
|Japanese title||死者の烙印 Ⅰ|
|Romanized title||Shisha no Rakuin I|
|English title||Marked for Death, Part 1|
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The 18th chapter of Claymore by Norihiro Yagi, first published in the May 2001 issue of Shonen Jump.
Noel and Sophia, two other Claymores, deal with a Yoma hive, using their own specific talents. During their battle, they argue over who killed the most Yoma and who has the higher rank. When they look ready to fight each other for it, another Claymore, named Irene, appears and gives them the information that they have been selected as part of the hunting party to kill Teresa. The last of the group appears soon after: Priscilla, the newly appointed Number 2. Angry at the fact that she was demoted because of a new upstart, Noel challenges her to fight, but stops as soon as she sees the amount of Yoma Priscilla killed in the short space of time. Irene thinks that, since Priscilla can fight with her Yoki suppresses, she is enough of a match for Teresa.