Sanctuary is one of Charlotte Aulin's magic spell skills in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. It is found in the Sandy Grave, in a room with a rolling boulder on a down slope. Charlotte must have already learned the Toad Morph spell if she wants to get it, as the space to reach it is way too small for a human to walk through. Obtaining it will also trigger an additional conversation with Wind, should the duo visit him again in the Entrance.
The spell takes a very long time to cast, so it's advised to have Jonathan to protect Charlotte so that she's not interrupted in the meantime. Once cast, Sanctuary releases a wave of holy light from the ground to about mid-screen. Anything caught within the light is healed of any ailments and it can be used for a variety of effects. Most importantly, it's used to heal Loretta, Stella and Vincent of their vampirism; without it, the player would kill Loretta and Stella, getting the bad ending of the game.
It can also heal players with Poison or Curse effect ailments, although the time it takes to cast makes it impractical. Lastly, it can be used to destroy Red Skeletons and Red Axe Armors sooner in the game, as opposed to the Undead Killer whip, which cannot be obtained at all if the player doesn't complete the "S Rank Hunter" quest.
|Item Data: Sanctuary|
|Image||Name - Game|
|Type / Users||Attributes / Consume||Statistics / Sell||Found||Notes|
|An advanced spell that cures status abnormalities for all within range.|| Magic Spell|
| Attrib: Holy|
Consume: 80 MP
| Base Attack: 10/20 (Half/Full charge)|| Find: Sandy Grave|| Effect: Cures all debuffs, including vampirism in a short distance. Also kills undead enemies like the Red Skeletons. Can hit twice.|
Special: Fully charged: Can cure debuffs at a longer distance. Damage is doubled.