Overview Quotes

They're just words. You think your headmasters and professors are model Huntsmen? They're worse than all the rest of us. You want to know why I barely graduated? I was tired of being used as a tool.
—Bertilak, to Fox Alistair

Bertilak Celadon is a character from RWBY: After the Fall. He is a veteran Huntsman hailing from Shade Academy currently active in Vacuo. He is the partner of Carmine Esclados.


Bertilak is a tall, broad and muscular man standing at six feet and six inches tall. He is described as having a green mohawk and matching goatee. He wears a brown, hooded cloak and a green chest plate over a black tunic. Bertilak has a long scar along his right forearm.

During his battle with Fox Alistair, Bertilak's nose was broken.


Bertilak's personality is that of a bully - he is shown to be confrontational and hostile towards others, such as Team CFVY, and is easily angered due to his impatience and temperament. Bertilak is arrogant and demeaning of others, being racist towards the Faunus. Additionally, he does not appear to respect even his partner, Carmine.

Bertilak harbors resentment towards the Huntsman Academies, stating their ideologies and worldview to be "lofty", showing nothing but hatred towards his former professor, Theodore, as well as Ozpin.


Bertilak enlisted to train at Shade Academy, in Vacuo. There, he and his partner, Carmine, graduated and became fully fledged Huntsmen.

At some point, an unknown hirer approached the two with a job offer involving trafficking people with highly potent Semblances for an as of yet unknown reason. The two of them accepted and targeted Edward and August Caspian, with the goal of encoring to two from the settlement of Sumire in Vale to Vacuo in order to obtain a Semblance that allowed the user to create massive mood bombs that would trigger Grimm attacks. Under the belief Edward Caspian was the user of this Semblance, Carmine and Bertilak set the guise that they'd be selling their service to provide Edward and his grandson, August Caspian, safe protection from the Grimm into Vacuo.

In order to maintain the disguise of noble Huntsmen, Carmine and Bertilak defended the settlers of Tuff from the Grimm, gaining the trust of their mayor, Slate. The group traveled to Schist, and then Gossan, collecting more and more people to defend, and as such more protection fees from the travelers. Carmine and Bertilak met Team CFVY in the settlement of Feldspar, who had received a distress call from Gossan due to a Grimm invasion.

After a Grimm attack in Feldspar, Carmine and Bertilak helped CFVY lead the settlers to safety without any casualties, and agreed to take them to safety in Coquina, but turn on them when a sandstorm blew over, allowing for an opportunity to complete their original objective. Bertilak attempted to kidnap Edward but was then defeated and arrested by Fox in a battle inside the sandstorm. His nose was broken and weapon was destroyed in the process.

En route back to the group they ran into Yatsuhashi Daichi who used his Semblance on Bertilak at Fox's suggestion. Bertilak regained consciousness during the fight between Carmine and Yatsuhashi, now believing she attempted to double-cross him. Using his damaged weapon, Bertilak aided Team CFVY and Edward in fighting her. Afterword the pair were restrained and handed over to Coquina's authorities.

Following their incarceration, Carmine and Bertilak quickly broke out of prison and escaped into Vacuo.[1]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Main article: Bertilak's Mace

Bertilak wields a large, chained mace in battle. The mace is a dark black in color, having grown rusty, and doubles as a pistol with explosive rounds, but it can only fire one bullet at a time before having to be reloaded. He uses brute strength and dirty tactics against enemies, as shown by when he fought Fox. His weapon was subsequently broken in their fight. The weapon can still be used as a firearm even if the chain is broken.


Main article: Semblance#Bertilak Celadon

Bertilak's Semblance allows him to generate heat. He puts this ability to use by increasing a target's fatigue and exhaustion. Bertilak can also use his Semblance to form glass out of sand, then manipulate the glass to form walls and barriers.


  • "Celadon" is a shade of the color green, and a term for a class of Chinese ceramics.
  • Bertilak alludes to the Green Knight, whose true name is "Bertilak de Hautdesert", is a character of the 14th-century Arthurian poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the related medieval work The Greene Knight.
  • Though Bertilak's eye color is not specified, it is noted to be a shade that goes well with the color green.[2]



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