|CHAPTER XVIII: A Binding of Kin|
She was introduced as the Survivor of CHAPTER XVIII: A Binding of Kin, a Chapter DLC on 1 December 2020.
Élodie Rakoto is an occult investigator, able to use cunning tricks and stubborn resolve to keep herself alive.
Difficulty rating: Intermediate
(based on only using her Unique Perks)
Born into a lush Parisian household, Élodie Rakoto grew up in a comfortable home miles away from the verdant island of Madagascar, her parents' birthplace. Her backpack was always heavy and usually contained no schoolwork. She carried the essentials: a few history books, some printed maps, and a compact shovel. Instead of wasting away with regurgitated facts from her classes, she explored the city to discover the stories behind each statue, neighbourhood, and street sign. She collected bits and pieces of Paris, making it her own.
When she was fourteen, her parents took her to Dyer Island for a 'business trip.' To her grand disappointment, the island was a private site for exclusive members of the Imperiatti. She was forced to attend pretentious and awkward social mixers daily. After a few weeks on the island, she met the Pariahs, like-minded teenagers who had no interest in being pawns for their parents' political chessboard. On dull, rainy nights she would convince them to sneak out and explore the island unsupervised.
One foggy evening, they stumbled upon an abandoned internment camp. Felix, one of the Pariahs, didn’t want to go in, but Élodie insisted. Inside, they found a strange underground laboratory in ruins. The Pariahs grew excited, browsing through the strange apparatuses for trophies and mementos. But Élodie noticed something in the far-left corner of the wall: odd scratches in the shape of a circle. She ran her fingernails against the cool concrete—the marks were deep and narrow. A warm whisper suddenly sent her mind adrift—
—Deep, rumbling thunder. Black, glistening waves. An ashen sanded beach. Incomplete. She was compelled to touch the ice-cold sand and draw a circle with a line in the middle.
A sharp thunderclap and lightning whipped the sky. The ground shook as sleek, obsidian claws tore through the concrete floor, ripping the earth open. The building began to collapse and Élodie spotted her mother wielding a bizarre instrument while her father told her to run. Then--
Élodie never saw her parents again.
For years, this nightmare woke her in the middle of the night, cold, sweating, shaking like a leaf. As a child she suffered from night terrors and often resisted going to bed. To soothe her mind, her grandma would light a tea candle and tell her stories until the wick extinguished in a hot pool of liquefied wax. The perfume of the warm vanilla-scented wax would lull Élodie to sleep as she envisioned stories of legendary heroes defeating fear and foes. Élodie had forgotten the stories, but she still remembered her longing for the verdant Malagasy rain forests and colossal mountains that her grandmother described. When Élodie felt cold and numb with grief, she would light a vanilla-scented candle and summon her childhood memories of this distant, idyllic place, raising her spirits to rise above her crippling depression.
Fourteen years later, Élodie still searched for the missing pieces of the puzzle. No rational explanation could explain her parents' disappearance, so she had been looking elsewhere. She researched any and all legends that mentioned a dark force that snatched people at night without a trace. From there, she translated old tales and built a tapestry of narratives from around the world that corroborated the uncanny way her parents had vanished on Dyer's island. She also gathered artefacts made by ancient civilisations who sought to destroy or resurrect the incomprehensible and indescribable Thing that took her parents. There were various names for it, differing from one language to the next: The Abyss, The Infinite, The Hole.
Her findings pushed her further into the dark field of occultism. The Pariahs were long gone. She'd alienated them with her theories. But she refused to give up on her parents.
Élodie had to set out into the cold, misty evening. She turned a corner, leaving Paris' 13th Arrondissement, an eccentric neighbourhood with a substantial library dating from the middle ages. She had pressing work to do for Hazra Shah, the Collector, an occult specialist who archived rare artefacts.
He’d recruited her after she’d salvaged a rare stolen Maori statue of spidery fangs like the claws she'd seen on Dyer's island. For the next five years, Élodie had been procuring occult relics for the Collector. In exchange, he provided large sums of money, equipment, and precise information about obscure manuscripts.
Just as the Collector requested, she had secured the annals of a witch trial convicting a mother birthing conjoined twins in the 17th century. According to legend, an occult incantation was engraved on a set of skulls, all of which the Collector possessed except one—the witch's skull. There were no traces of where the skull was now, but Élodie had found a newspaper article dating back to the same year, mentioning that most remains had been relocated to the catacombs to avoid a pandemic. Élodie was acting on a hunch. Breaking into the catacombs to retrieve a lost skull involved certain risks, but no more than the previous work she'd done for the Collector.
With a flashlight, she followed the ancient layout of the catacombs and spotted a collapsed wall. A few large stones blocked the way in. She grabbed her portable XRF-analyser and scanned the materials of the wall. Working for the Collector had its perks. The brick mortar had been poorly mixed, showing high traces of sand. The whole thing was brittle, and the ground was moist from the damp evening air. This was her way in.
The journey beneath was long and treacherous. The air was heavy and mouldy. She gasped when her key-chain flashlight hit an endless wall of bleached-white skulls.
Something cracked behind her. She spun around and collided headfirst with a baseball bat. Pain exploded in her skull and darkness filled her view.
When she came to, a man was carrying her over his shoulder, venturing deeper inside the catacombs. He was wearing a dark robe.
The Black Vale.
She'd managed to elude them until now. Ruthless and lethal, they went by many names. She'd figured out that they ultimately all worked for the same group, a ring of occult fanatics rumoured to perform human sacrifices for what they called The Old One. She had to get out of here fast.
Élodie spotted a loose skull on the wall, grabbed it and smashed it on her assaulter's head. Stunned, the man lost his balance and Élodie hit the ground running. As she turned a corner, she suddenly felt a sharp pain to her side.
She looked down and saw a large blade planted there. Shocked, she removed the knife and warm blood spurted out.
Her heartbeat rang in her ears as her vision blurred.
She fell to her knees. Summoning all her strength, she drew a circle on the ground with a shaking, blood-red finger and traced a line in the middle.
An opaque heaviness fell over her shoulders. A familiar scent of vanilla-spiked fruits and lychee nuts coated the air. Thin, tropical rain drizzled down leafy vines. Warmth.
A ghostly cry erupted from the thick foliage.
Élodie looked up and the vines turned into hissing snakes. The soft canopy soil suddenly turned ashen and collapsed under her feet. She sank into something dense and cold that swallowed her like quicksand. She screamed, before being smothered by... the abyss...the infinite... the hole...
She found what she had been searching for.
- This section lists Arcus entries specifically about Élodie Rakoto.
- Arcus 1513
These are Perks which start off only appearing in Élodie's Bloodweb . After achieving Level 30, Teachable versions of these Perks can be found:
- Appraisal - Level 30
- Deception - Level 35
- Power Struggle - Level 40
Once obtained, other Survivors will be able find Élodie's Perks in their respective Bloodwebs from that point onwards.
You have a careful eye that notices what many overlook.
Start the Trial with 3 Tokens:
Rummaging is only available once per Chest.
Your adventurous lifestyle requires moments of crafty misdirection.
Deception can only be triggered once every 60/50/40 seconds.
You have never given up and you are not about to start now.
While being carried by The Killer, reaching 35/30/25 % Wiggling progression activates Power Struggle:
Power Struggle deactivates after triggering successfully.
"I relied on others to protect me once and I lost everything. Never again." — Élodie Rakoto
- Main Article: Achievements
There is currently 1 Achievement which is related to Élodie.
|Adept Élodie||Escape with Élodie Rakoto using only her Unique Perks: Appraisal , Deception & Power Struggle .|
Players can customise their Character by choosing one outfit style from each category. Blood-stained attire is obtained after Élodie reaches Level 50 and prestiges.
Élodie's attire includes:
|Sunset Crop||Common||A comfortable crop top that's shared many adventures with Élodie.||CHAPTER XVIII: A Binding of Kin|
- Linked Cosmetics : click on the icon in the table below to see the individual parts of a Cosmetic Set and their descriptions.
|The Occult Seeker||Common||There was a long road ahead, and she was ready for it.||Zig-a-Zag (Green)
Perfect Pairs (Blue)
|The Kin Seeker||Common||There was a long road ahead, and she was ready for it.||Zig-a-Zag (Blue)
Perfect Pairs (Grey)
|The Relic Seeker||Common||There was a long road ahead, and she was ready for it.||Zig-a-Zag (Orange)
Perfect Pairs (Olive)
|The Mystery Seeker||Common||There was a long road ahead, and she was ready for it.||Zig-a-Zag (Pink)
Perfect Pairs (Dark Blue)
|Destination Prague||Uncommon||One of many outfits packed into Élodie’s suitcase as she traveled the world, searching for answers.||Shoulder Glider (Red)
Flowy Crop (Black & Blue)
World Walkers (Black)
|Destination Cape Town||Uncommon||One of many outfits packed into Élodie’s suitcase as she traveled the world, searching for answers.||Shoulder Glider (Dirty Blonde)
Flowy Crop (White)
World Walkers (Blue)
|Destination Singapore||Uncommon||One of many outfits packed into Élodie’s suitcase as she traveled the world, searching for answers.||Shoulder Glider (Blonde)
Flowy Crop (Red & Gray)
World Walkers (Gray)
|The Global Phenomenon||Rare||A swanky style composed of pieces from around the world.||Paris Chic
|The International||Rare||A swanky style composed of pieces from around the world.||New York Chic
Los Cabos Blouse
|Reindeer Onesie||Very Rare||She did her best to combat the loneliness of the holidays, and her onesie was an essential part of that effort.||One-piece Outfit||Holiday Horror||
|Seoul Queen||Very Rare||Before meeting with a lucrative collector in Seoul's most luxurious districts, she decides to get the royal treatment. She visits Apgujeong Rodeo Street for a day of self-care.||Wide Brim Hat
Ultra-Sheer Tan Tights
- Main Article: Downloadable Content
Élodie Rakoto is currently part of 1 DLC package:
- Élodie was one of the five members of "The Pariahs", a group of teenage outcasts whose parents were a part of "The Imperiatti", a cult aware of the existence of The Entity .
- Felix was another member of "The Pariahs". Élodie's Lore confirms they met before.
- This means that Élodie and Felix are the only two original Survivors to have met each other before being taken by the Entity.
- Felix was another member of "The Pariahs". Élodie's Lore confirms they met before.
- Élodie's last name, "Rakoto" is a very common last name amongst Madagascans.
- However, in the Public Test Build Patch Notes, Élodie had the last name "Beaumont" for unknown reasons.
- Élodie's Character was hinted at by Arcus 1513 of Tome I - Awakening. There, an "unknown Survivor who comes from a world where a cult for The Entity exists" is mentioned. It is also said that "[her] memories suggest she was a detective of sorts". The aforementioned descriptions tie in with Élodie's Character and backstory perfectly.
- As such, Élodie is the second Character and first Survivor to have had Lore about herself in the game prior to her release.
|BASE GAME||CHAPTERS I-III (1-3)
+ PARAGRAPH I (1)
|CHAPTERS IV-VII (4-7)||CHAPTERS VIII-XI (8-11)||PARAGRAPH III (3)|
+ CHAPTERS XIII+XIV (13+14)
|Dwight Fairfield||Nea Karlsson||Feng Min||Kate Denson||Ash Williams|
|Meg Thomas||Laurie Strode||David King||Adam Francis||Nancy Wheeler|
|Claudette Morel||Ace Visconti||Quentin Smith||Jeff Johansen||Steve Harrington|
|Jake Park||Bill Overbeck||David Tapp||Jane Romero||Yui Kimura|
|CHAPTERS XV-XVIII (15-18)||CHAPTERS XIX+XX (19+20)|
|Zarina Kassir||Yun-Jin Lee|
|Cheryl Mason||Jill Valentine|
|Felix Richter||Leon Scott Kennedy|
|BASE GAME||CHAPTERS I-III (1-3)||CHAPTERS IV+V (4+5)
+ PARAGRAPH II (2)
|CHAPTERS VI-VIII (6-8)||CHAPTERS IX-XI (9-11)|
|The Trapper - Evan MacMillan||The Nurse - Sally Smithson||The Doctor - Herman Carter||The Nightmare - Freddy Krueger||The Spirit - Rin Yamaoka|
|The Wraith - Philip Ojomo||The Shape - Michael Myers||The Huntress - Anna||The Pig - Amanda Young||The Legion - Frank, Julie, Susie, Joey|
|The Hillbilly - Max Thompson Jr.||The Hag - Lisa Sherwood||The Cannibal - Bubba Sawyer||The Clown - Jeffrey Hawk||The Plague - Adiris|
|CHAPTERS XII-XIV (12-14)||CHAPTERS XV-XVII (15-17)||CHAPTERS XVIII-XX (18-20)|
|The Ghost Face - Danny Johnson||The Deathslinger - Caleb Quinn||The Twins - Victor & Charlotte Deshayes|
|The Demogorgon - Demogorgon||The Executioner - Pyramid Head||The Trickster - Ji-Woon Hak|
|The Oni - Kazan Yamaoka||The Blight - Talbot Grimes||The Nemesis - Nemesis T-Type|
|Benedict Baker||The Entity||The Observer||Vigo||and many more...|
|LEGENDARY SURVIVOR CHARACTERS|
|Alessa Gillespie||Chris Redfield||Claire Redfield||Cybil Bennett||Jonathan Byers||Lisa Garland|
|LEGENDARY KILLER CHARACTERS|
|The Birch||The Krampus||The Look-See||The Minotaur||The Mordeo|
|The Smasher||The Teacher|