- "Each time she traced a red knife, a painted knife."
- ―Extra Chapter: Five Stories
The Painted Knife is a slave to ritual. Before each battle she must paint fresh markings honoring long forgotten practices by bestowed. Her appearance makes her a target for enemies which in turn means more honor to the blood of chosen. Her role is similar to the Knife of Night a century ago, most likely inspiring fear in enemies when her war paint is seen and inspiring courage in allies.
Her abilities thus far have allowed her to survive major battles between her and the Woe. The Name was able to spar with a winter infused Catherine and survive. The Name allows the user to land decisive blows, displace damage and be incredibly quick.
Kallia: Kallia began the path to her Name while pursuing vengence for her father's death, hunting those affliated. Each time she murdered her target, she traced a red knife, and when she was face to face with her final target, Lady Jibril, Kalia came into her Name, the Painted Knife.
As a result of her Name, Kallia is elevated to the higher echelons of Levant's hierarchy. Kallia is a tall woman, wearing elaborate red face paint.