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Estella's grandmother
Estella's grandmother infobox
Colonel's wife (right), next to Estella, her granddaughter.

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Chapter 4 (light novel 2);
Episode 2

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Estella's grandmother, Elvis Lilburn's wife, was the woman responsible for the psychotic behavior of her granddaughter, raising her in a cruel way. She's part of the Book of Fetus story.


She would abuse Estella during her childhood.[1] In the anime, she is shown hitting her with a whip or locking her in a dark room.[2] Colonel Lilburn's wife is descendant of a foreign aristocrat family. Her ancestors were hunted down in their country due to a series of murders. She's part of a family that educated the females in a special way, resulting in psychological changes that caused them to have an impulse to kill.

Her husband created a golem to hide the evidences of the murders she committed. She had already died before the events of the Book of Fetus.[1]


She's only seen in the flashbacks of Episode 2. The Colonel's wife appears abusing her granddaughter without remorse, even when she begged. The woman would scold and punish Estella, for instance, when she stained her dress. Nothing else was revealed about her relationship with her family.[2]


She appears briefly in Episode 2, in flashbacks. Her hair is in an updo, much like Estella's. She's wearing a cushioned, long-sleeved dress with ruffled collar.[2]

Estella's ancestors

The backstory of Estella's ancestors, hunted down from their country due to a series of murders.


Hugh finds some records of the murders around the Colonel's family. Possibly, the Colonel's wife was the culprit of some of the 100 cases.

After murdering Martin Geese, Estella profusely apologizes to her late grandmother when she realizes the bloodstains on her dress.

Dalian reads a book about the Lilburn family and discovers the backstory of the Colonel's wife and her ancestors. Soon after, when Estella stabs Hugh, Dalian explains that the Colonel created the Golem to hide the evidences of the murders committed by his wife and granddaughter.[1] In the anime, while Hugh is reading The Clay Tablet of Ugarit, flashbacks show that Estella was raised by an abusing grandmother.[2]

After the climax, Dalian conjectures that the Lilburn family educated the females in a special way throughout the generations, which made them undergo psychological changes.[1]


  • Apparently, she's using a brooch for the photograph. Perhaps is the same amber brooch Estella uses throughout Episode 2.[2]




Dalian - Flamberge - Rasiel


Hugh Anthony Disward - Hal Kamhout - Professor

Recurring characters

The Girl in the Bookshelf - Wesley Disward - Kamilla Sauer Keynes - Jessica Elphinstone - Shura Irmania - Armand Jeremiah - The Perennial Wisdom's Owner - Oliver Grosseteste - Mithril - Hugh's mother - Hugh's father - Natalia - Hal's beloved - Miss Roedean

Creatures and machines

Atlantic Rim - Automaton - Beast of Ashwell - Book of Royal Power - Branches of Relationship - Broken Wings - Dantalian - Dead Book - Ghost train - Golem - Guignols - Guillemot - Heath - House-elf - Kasuruhau - Logbook - Loge's giant - Musical automaton - Pioneer Plant - The Harlequinade's creatures - Ras Alhague monster - Scarlet Robe - Sea devils - Steam Giant - The Queen of the Night - W Machine - Winged women - Wooden dolls - Zombies

Dalian Days

Priscilla Riley - Cecil Patreina - Margaret Manschwell


Male Characters - Female Characters
Phantom Book Users - Deceased Characters