The Master's Keep is a location in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin and is the castle keep of the game.


The Master's Keep is the area where the Lecarde sisters, Stella and Loretta, await the heroes' arrival. After curing them from their vampirism, a gallery full of paintings lies (must heal them with Sanctuary or they will die and the bad ending will outcome). The paintings are copies of the original areas, although turned around or upside down. The duo can enter Brauner's Lost Gallery after defeating the bosses in them. Then they can enter The Throne Room after defeating Brauner.

Jonathan can also ask Stella and Loretta to teach him how to unlock the true power of the Vampire Killer, by fighting a memory of the last user, Richter Belmont.

Lost Gallery

The Lost Gallery, alternatively known as Brauner's Domain, is a painting area within Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. The area consists only of one room, Brauner's art gallery, within which he is fought. The painting containing the Lost Gallery can only be accessed after the four paintings surrounding it are completed: 13th Street, Dark Academy, Burnt Paradise and Forgotten City.

After Brauner's defeat, the player will enter a painting that leads back to the castle, specifically The Throne Room. The painting containing the Lost Gallery will have burned and the area will be inaccessible afterward. Due to how small the area is, it is often counted as a separate part of the Master's Keep.

Enemy Data

No. Name JPN HP
148 Brauner ブローネル Burōneru 6,000
Tolerance Weakness
Dark Holy
Location Common Drop Rare Drop EXP SP
Lost Gallery (Master's Keep secret room) - - 0 0
Description "An artist who became a vampire and renounced humanity."



Related locations


  1. Whip's Memory battle.
  2. After defeating Brauner in the Lost Gallery.

External links

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