An Empty Tome, also known as Twilight Stigmata or Dusk's Holy Mark, is a music theme originally composed by Michiru Yamane for Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. It is considered to be Shanoa's theme. It is played during the game's introduction and is the background theme for the Castle Entrance and the Library.

It also appears as Shanoa's theme in Castlevania Judgment, and later in Castlevania: Harmony of Despair as a downloadable track, as well as in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Song Data: An Empty Tome
Image Track No. / Name (Japanese Name) Game / Soundtrack Composer Usage Notes / Links
Cvooeost01 1 (CD 1), 4 & 22 (CD 2). An Empty Tome
(黄昏の聖痕) [alt]
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia /  Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Original Soundtrack
Michiru Yamane  Introduction, Castle Entrance Links: YouTube (introduction)

YouTube (Castle Entrance)
YouTube (arranged)

Judgmentostcover 16. An Empty Tome Castlevania Judgment /  Castlevania Judgment Original Soundtrack
Michiru Yamane (composer)

Yasushi Asada (arranger) 

Shanoa's theme Links: YouTube
Pachislot2OST 4. An Empty Tome Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II /  Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II Original Soundtrack
Michiru Yamane (composer)

Yasushi Asada (arranger) 

Notes: Recycled directly from Castlevania Judgment
Links: YouTube
21877-1294824986 34. An Empty Tome
(黄昏の聖痕) [alt]
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair /  Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Original Soundtrack
Michiru Yamane (composer)

Yasushi Asada (arranger) 

Bonus track from DLC Music Pack 1 Links: YouTube
Tribute2 9. An Empty Tome  /  Akumajō Dracula Tribute Vol. 2
Hideki Sakamoto (arranger)  Links: YouTube
Ssbu Twilight Stigmata Super Smash Bros. Ultimate /  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Original Soundtrack
Notes: Recycled directly from Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Links: YouTube


  • A tome is defined as a large, scholarly book. By keeping that tidbit in mind, if one were to open an empty tome, they would discover that all of the pages are blank. That is why the track's well-known title, An Empty Tome, alludes to Shanoa as an individual because of the loss of her memories. Not-so-coincidentally, the Library is where this theme plays.

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