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This entry contains potential spoilers for Pathologic 2. Read at your own risk.

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Name
Aglaya Lilich (Аглая Лилич)
Nickname
Inquisitor (Инквизитор)
Layer
Nerves
Blood*
Queens (Marble Nest)
Status
Alive*
Location
The Cathedral
Family
Nina Kaina (sister)
Maria Kaina (niece)
Kaspar "Khan" Kain (nephew)
Victor Kain (brother-in-law)
Georgiy Kain (extended family)
Simon Kain (extended family)
Voice
Russian Voice
Irina Kireeva
English Voice
Margit Sander

Aglaya Lilich is an Inquisitor sent from the Capital to address the epidemic.

Description

Aglaya contends with God. Those she touches begin to rebel against the established order of things. At the same time, Aglaya is the voice of the law. She sees the universe as a machine. She maintains that the logic of the universe is above everything—polyhedrons be damned. To her, contending with God, too, is a form of restoring justice and natural law. Those she touches begin to realize that there are limits of what’s possible, and they must be accepted with humility.
From the game's design documents



Aglaya Lilich is a State Inquisitor and Commissar for Critical Emergencies. As part of the Inquisition it is Aglaya's duty to uphold the law. She believes that miracles do nothing but warp the thin fabric of the vulnerable universe, and she thinks them unnecessary. Her methods are harsh and leave a trail of fear in their wake. To her there is only one true crime: betrayal. She wields absolute power and is not to be disobeyed.

According to Mark Immortell the Inquisitor as just as much of an actor as the Haruspex is.[1]

Background

As a child Aglaya was chosen to become a State Inquisitor due to her intellect and problem solving skills. While training under the Inquisition she learned to read people, and to mould them to fit her needs. The Inquisition calls such methods "crafting people". No laws, nor ethics bind the Inquisitors.

Letter to Nina

See, I’ve become more careful.

The thing of the last time turned out to be more important than. Don’t frown, I won’t talk much about the bureau, it’s the irony which is fate.

Remember how father wouldn’t look at them at those devilish evenings in the old house? Still not. Dreamers, idealists. Drawing the plans of the new. You, always fascinated with it. Candles in your eyes. An emerging rebellion, you are disgustingly beautiful. Myurkin, Kain, Schelling — all in love with you.

Sister, dear, take note of this.

The Emperor dragged parents into his business. You must admit, the reforms destroyed the family. He is a genius, but it hit us like a ton of bricks. The Emperor is a dreamer, so is father. All of us are. I hate it.

And your damned Kain. I told you, no.

I won’t list names. The Inquisition won’t hold for nothing. Behind every reform is the labor of talented minds. Led by the most August, all of them tried to build a better future, just like your husband.

The Inquisition that you and parents always saw. There’s only so much, you know it. Father knows. The men of power, right?

Don’t get your hopes up. I already know. It doesn’t prove your or Kain right as much as it stresses my age-old questions.

As soon as Alexander died, as you remember. [crossed out] and his comrades let their guard down, then it was over.

[crossed out] places, places of the broadest infested by human villainy, cowardice and greed, they cannot be blamed for the fall. But villainy, cowardice and greed.

The Sheiny-Shilovsky are fighting back, others are giving up. By the way, the Kains are disappearing. Drawing away, as Kain would sing that the scoundrels and cowardly moneybags must be sacrificed, their bones the foundation of a new world. Unexpectedly, I can’t accept. If there’s a sacrifice, then there’s the one who does. The Inquisition is reason. Who will be the ones, the hecatomb, after everything does? Blood, dear sister. The laws of nature and the world.

Every attempt to change nature and the world will be met with opposition, pushing it back to its initial position of homeostasis. A formidable attempt to change the homeostasis is a devastating act of violence against the world.

How do you build a perfect world if it’s inhabited by imperfect people?

The Inquisition doesn’t have an answer for it. All I can is defend the system, keep it together so it won’t fall and bury millions of lives under the rubble. You are talking about constructing the embryos of the new. You should see Ragen. Where’s the new, Altitude?

I hope the current affair won’t lead me to you. The train is reaching the station, time to say goodbye.

Forgive me.

Aglaya

Aglaya Lilich's Letter Inq. Addressee #1[2]



Appearance

Aglaya is an imposing woman with black hair tied behind her head and piercing brown eyes. She wears a long black coat, covering her from her collar to her shoes. It is buttoned from her collar to her knees. She wears black gloves and black heeled boots.

Plot

Haruspex Route

As part of her duty as a State Inquisitor and Commissar for Critical Emergencies Aglaya Lilich is sent to The Town to deal with the epidemic quickly spiralling out of control - a order she believes was crafted specifically by The Powers That Be to doom her. Upon her arrival the Town she creates a base of operation in the Cathedral. As the Cathedral is said to be the creator of the Town's time in doing so she upsets the fabric of time within the Town, causing it to move faster.

Aglaya quickly establishes order and opens the previously closed Termitary, revealing to the Town the horrors that lay inside. She terrifies the Townspeople, interrogating them and breaking them. Bad Grief in particular finds himself caught under her gaze, broken under the weight of his own sins. As part of her introduction to the Town meets with the doctors of the Town and discusses their plans for dealing with the epidemic. She calls the Haruspex for interrogation to discuss his panacea and remarks upon his strangely free cadence. If the Haruspex did not create the Panacea prior to her arrival she will receive it from Stanislav Rubin.

With some suggestion from the Bachelor Aglaya turns her eye to the Polyhedron. She quickly deducts that it is to blame for the outbreak and makes plans for its destruction. Her theory is only strengthened when the Haruspex tells her of living heart that resides under the Town. Besides the obvious evidence against it's unnatural creation Aglaya also knows of the Polyhedron's value to the Powers That Be and wishes to seek revenge on the people who irreversibly stifled her life by placing her in the Town.

In the final days of the outbreak Aglaya finds herself growing to care about the Haruspex, who she believes is freer than anyone else in the Town. She asks him to flee the Town with her, forgoing her revenge in favour of the possibility of struggling against her fate to preserve her life. She will only attempt to flee if the Haruspex accompanies her and should he agree they will take a train out of the Town on the morning of the final day. However, the pair will be stopped by the Military and Aglaya will be executed. If the Haruspex refuses she will remain in the Town and continue her plan to destroy the Polyhedron. Aglaya will send three couriers to the Town Hall to give the orders for the structure's destruction to Alexander Block. She will also take one copy of the orders to the Town Hall herself.

Regardless of any action taken (or not taken) Aglaya Lilich will always die on Day 11.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See The Inquisitor/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2

Screenshots

Official Art

Animation Video

Notes

  • Aglaya quotes a poem by Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, "A poem about the Spaniard Miguel Serveto, a heretic burned by the Calvinists".[3]
  • Should the Haruspex attempts to autopsy her body on Day 11, he will make the curious discovery that Aglaya does not appear to have any organs. However, looting her body reveals she is carrying a Revolver.
  • There is a glitch that can result in Aglaya "surviving" her escape attempt. If the Haruspex agrees to leave Town with her, but doesn't show up to the Train Station, the event which will trigger Aglaya's execution will never happen, and Aglaya will eventually disappear from the station. However, there is no further event or text that affirms she escaped and survived, and is only a visual error.
  • If the Haruspex chooses to run away with her, she will be moved to the Blood layer in the player menu.

References

  1. Haruspex: Are inquisitors actors?
    Mark Immortell: Absolutely. Her role is difficult, though, so do play along. Improvise. Drop a brick or two, derail her with your silly trains of thought—you know the drill.
  2. https://vk.com/wall-33165854_15128 Письмо Аглаи Лилич Inq. Адресат #1
  3. A poem about the Spaniard Miguel Serveto, a heretic burned by the Calvinists


This entry is painfully incomplete. Perhaps it is your fate to complete it.

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Name
Aglaya Lilich (Аглая Лилич)
Aglaja Lilich
Nickname
Inquisitor (Инквизитор)
Stella Karstlich (Стелла Карстлич) (pseudonym)
Status
Alive*
Location
The The Cathedral
Family
Nina Kaina (sister)
Maria Kaina (niece)
Kaspar "Khan" Kain (nephew)
Victor Kain (brother-in-law)
Georgiy Kain (extended family)*
Simon Kain (extended family)
Voice
Russian Voice
Olga Krasko
English Voice
Leadie Flowers (Pathologic Classic HD)

Aglaya Lilich is an Inquisitor sent from the Capital to address the epidemic. 

Description

Aglaya Lilich calls herself a servant of the Law and believes the main purpose of her activities is to save the city and preserve the rule of law. According to Aglaya, the presence of miracles in the Town had violated natural law. In her view, creative wonders warp the thin fabric of the universe. The logical conclusion is clear: to save the city it is necessary to demolish the Polyhedron.

Background

Aglaya was the student of the famous Inquisitor Herman Orff.[1] In the past, Aglaya, while going by the name Stella Karstlich, met the Bachelor while attending a conference during which he performed an experiment to show off the results of his lab, Thanatica, and reanimated dead tissue.[2]

Nina Kaina is her sister and, consequently, Maria Kaina is her niece. However, it would seem that the sisters hated each other, and this hatred did not lessen after Nina's death. While speaking with Aglaya and Maria, it is said that the two are not on good terms and Maria is scared of her, though the events which caused this rift between them are never detailed.

The Inquisition

The Inquisition is a group of unique experts (their number has varied over the years from 19 to 52) sometimes entrusted with special tasks by the Powers That Be, as government agents. Inquisitors possess a mysterious ability to solve problems that seem to be completely unsolvable. They combine their unique techniques and broad outlook with the unlimited powers provisionally vested in the inquisitors by the Powers That Be. While completing a task, inquisitors are bound by no law but their own. Inquisitors appear to only be called upon tasks when no other solution is possible.

Appearance

Aglaya is an imposing woman with short black hair and piercing red eyes. She wears a long blue coat, covering her from her collar to her shoes. It is buttoned from her collar to her knees, with silver buttons decorated with tipping scales. She wears grey gloves and black boots.

Plot

The arrival of Lilich proved to be very unexpected, as initially, everyone assumed that the authorities would send Inquisitor Kroy, Orff, or Karminsky. This is partly due to the fact that the Inquisitors Board had recently sentenced Aglaya Lilich to death. Victor Kain suggests three reasons why Aglaya was given the mission to save the city: either the rumor about her impending execution was false; she was playing the role of Inquisitor illegally, having usurped her power from another; or the authorities provided her with one last near-impossible chance to rehabilitate herself. The last assumption is confirmed in a conversation with Artemy Burakh by Aglaya herself.

Aglaya's mission quickly turns to the destruction of the Polyhedron. As the spirit of Scarlet Nina is currently concentrated in the Polyhedron, Victor proposes that Aglaya seeks revenge against her sister. However, depending on how the Haruspex and the Changeling speak with her, there is an additional, more nuanced perspective: that Aglaya knows who the Powers That Be are, and seeks destruction of the Polyhedron where they reside in secret.

No matter which healer's route is chosen to play, Aglaya will always arrive in Town on Day 7. Following the events of the outbreak, Aglaya returns to the Capital. There, she gives her account of the outbreak while under interrogation, likely performed by the Inquisition itself.[3] It is likely that Aglaya is executed after the conclusion of the interrogation.

Bachelor Route

Missing information.


Haruspex Route

Missing information.


Changeling Route

Missing information.


Spoken Dialogue

→ See Aglaya Lilich/Spoken Dialogue

Screenshots

Official Art

Notes

  • While Georgiy Kain refers to Aglaya as his daughter-in-law[4] this doesn't appear to be the correct relationship to her, as she is his brother's wife's sister - a relationship that has no official term in English.
  • In the original English translation of the game, her name was written as "Aglaja Lilich."

References

  1. Corpus: Of Herman Orff's methods of investigation
  2. Inquisitor: Daniil Dankovsky? Very pleased to meet you. It's not just courtesy, I'm speaking from my heart. I have already had the honour of meeting you, but I doubt you remember...
    Bachelor: When was it?
    Inquisitor: I attended your lecture-you demonstrated a reanimated lady. Three years ago at Lamarka's. I even took your autograph-the girl in a long shirt, do you remember? I asked you about the glassy lips too.
    Bachelor: Oh... that's some twist of fate. I am very happy to make your acquantaince too, Aglaya. However, back then you introduced yourself as...
    Inquisitor: Stella, Stella Karstlich. To be frank, I came by out of sheer curiosity. I had neither a mission nor any mercenary interests... But you did make a strong impression on me... - Bachelor Route, Day 7, Pathologic Classic HD
  3. Pathologic Tabletop english rulebook excerpt
  4. Georgiy Kain: So what is it? Or did you hope to intimidate me by saying the name of my daughter-in-law? - Changeling Route, Day 7, Pathologic Classic HD