|Claymore Manga Chapter 26|
|Japanese title||斬り裂く者たち II|
|Romanized title||Kirisakumono-tachi II|
|English title||The Slashers, Part 2|
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The 26th chapter of Claymore by Norihiro Yagi, first published in the May 2001 issue of Shonen Jump.
Clare leaves Raki at an inn and, though he worries about her, she insists she will be back in a week. The trip up the mountain with the hunting party is unpleasant, with Helen and Deneve taunting her for her low number. When the party settle in a cave for the night, Miria invites Clare outside for a sparring match and Helen and Deneve watch them fight. Both of them agree that Clare's skills are appalling and, sure enough, Clare soon loses her sword. As Miria retreats into the cave, Clare falls unconscious in the rain, where the others leave her. In the night, she dreams of Teresa before waking the next morning when the rest of the hunting party is ready. Later that day, the party encounter a man which Miria quickly slashes, having realized correctly that it is the Awakened Being. Not only that, it is a male Awakened Being and one that is more powerful than the orders had suggested.