The Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer, Moonton, has announced the next hero is Carmilla, Shadow of Twilight. Carmilla is a support hero and will debut in this month.
Carmilla increases 25%/25%/25%/25%/25%/25% movement speed, and summons 2 Crimson Flowers to spin around herself, lasting for 5/5/5/5/5/5s. Enemies hit by the Crimson Flowers will receive 120/150/180/210/240/270 Magic Damage and be slowed down by 30%/30%/30%/30%/30%/30%. Meanwhile, the spinning speed of the Crimson Flowers will be increased for 0.8/0.8/0.8/0.8/0.8/0.8s.
Each time the Crimson Flowers deal damage to enemies, Carmilla will restore 60/75/90/105/120/135 HP. (If the target is a minion, restores 30%/30%/30%/30%/30%/30% of this amount only.)
This Skill is Carmilla’s core damage dealing skill. Once the Crimson Flowers hit enemies, their circling speed will increase. Therefore, Carmilla could deal more damage and restore her HP more quickly. That increases Carmilla’s durability in Team Fights.
Carmilla accumulates Bloodbath Energy, greatly increasing her Movement Speed by 60%/60%/60%/60%/60%/60% (decays rapidly in 3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5s).
Use Again: Carmilla casts Bloodbath Energy to a designated enemy (can’t target at the minion), dealing 150/180/210/240/270/300 Magic Damage and stunning the enemy for 0.75/0.75/0.75/0.75/0.75/0.75s.
The damage and the stunning time scale with the Bloodbath Energy accumulation, capped at 100%/100%/100%/100%/100%/100%.
With Bloodbath, Carmilla could control enemies with relatively high hit rate when roaming and therefore, assist her allies to slay targets.
Curse of Blood
Carmilla casts Curse of Blood in a designated direction. The Curse will spread out from the enemy hit to nearby enemy heroes, dealing 275/400/525 Magic Damage and slowing them down by 90%/90%/90% for 5/5/5s (decays rapidly to 30%/30%/30% in 3/3/3s).
The curse can be inflicted to up to 3/3/3 targets at the same time.
As long as one target with the Curse of Blood is damaged or controlled, the other influenced targets will also receive damage and CC effect (damage decreases to 70%/70%/70%, CC duration decreased to 50%/50%/50%).
This Skill is a masterstroke in Team Fight. Carmilla and her allies could deal massive Damage once she chains her targets. It also grants Crowd Control effect to a Control Skill. With this Skill, Carmilla and her allies could be invincible in Team Fight.
Carmilla steals 10-20 Physical&Magic Defense (scales with level) from the enemies while dealing damage to them. Each target can be stolen only once in 5s. The stolen Physical&Magic Defense can be stacked up to 5 times. Lasts for 5s.
This skill increases Carmilla’s defense and grants her an edge when fighting. Combined with the regen effect of Crimson Flower, Carmilla’s durability could be increased.
Many years ago, Carmilla was born in the House Ansaac in the Castle Aberleen. As the only daughter of the Earl, she was loved by all her family since birth. When she grew up, her eminent family background coupled with her captivating beauty made her one of the most popular noble ladies around the Castle Aberleen, and maybe even the whole Empire. However, her royal origin was inevitably bound to the tragedy as was to become a political tool of her father Earl Anssac, consolidating power by betrothing her to another family of power.
Though countless aristocrats tried to court Carmilla, none of them pleased her. Her innate pride made her refuse to bow down to mediocrity. What she wanted was someone who could connect with her soul. But, her father Earl Ansaac had already made his decision. As the threat of the abyss was getting closer, he knew that the new class of military-nobles would dominate the politics of the land. Thus, he had to establish good relations with them in order to sustain the social status of his family.
However, a man who was a rather insignificant to the old Earl foiled this plan. This man was Cecilion, the best opera singer in the southern Empire. Carmilla became his most loyal audience since the first day he came to the Castle Aberleen. In Carmilla’s eyes, he was just so elegant and talented, but she could also read the melancholy and the mystery from his eyes. For every performance of Cecilion, Carmilla would sit in the right middle in the auditorium, quietly enjoying his song performance.
One day, as the curtains called, Cecilion and Carmilla’s eyes met. The flames of passion ignited between them. And like a bolt of lightning cracking open the dark night sky, they instantly fell in love.
The days that followed were the happiest ones in Carmilla’s life. When night fell, Cecilion dressed up and came to invite her to the opera house, singing songs he composed for her. And Carmilla watched his performance intently, never taking her eyes off him. When the performance ended, they dated at the backstage, dancing in the moonlight. And in the early morning, Cecilion would put a rose on Carmilla’s windowsill that was nourished by the morning dew and leave quietly.
As time went by, Carmilla noticed something unusual about Cecilion. He lived in solitude and never had needless contact with others. His skin was always pale, even when he didn’t makeup; and it seemed that he always tried to avoid something. From his eyes, Carmilla could feel his desire for a normal life, and she could vaguely see that Cecilion might have some connection to the legendary blood demon species. Though Cecilion never talked about his origins with her, she still chose to believe in him, because she could feel his love was real. No matter he was man or blood demon, it was just about love between them, and Carmilla believed that she would always belong to Cecilion, and would spend the rest of her life with him.
Though they loved each other so deeply, Carmilla’s father the Earl forbade her to marry this humble singer. He imprisoned her and forced her to marry Baron Tawil, the general of the imperial army, who was stationed near the Castle Aberleen. In order to make Carmilla forget Cecilion, the Earl even sent his men to close the opera house. In Cecilion’s mind, he knew that the love between the blood demon and mankind would never be true. Though he loved Carmilla, he finally decided to give up. At the day he left, he wrote a letter to her, in which he told her everything, about his origins, his story, and left it with a rose at her windowsill.
Carmilla didn’t stop fighting, she was not willing to succumb to her father’s will. But her heart broke when she read his parting letter. To Carmilla, it didn’t matter what species he belonged to. She loved him, and without him, her life would become meaningless.
She stood at the window, watching the direction Cecilion left to. As the dawn was raising, she slit her wrist with a sharp dagger. The world fell into endless darkness. And Carmilla buried her love in her own way.
When Carmilla awoke, she found herself once again in Cecilion’s arms. His eyes were full of kindness, and he was looking at her. Then she found that her touch was so cold, as if she was lifeless, and her skin looked just as pale as Cecilion’s. She knew, her lover didn’t abandon her, he returned and revived her with his blood. These two lonely souls finally were together again and could live with each other forever.
After that day, the people of Castle Aberleen never saw Cecilion or Carmilla again, only the legendary tales of the night, which passed from mouth to mouth over time. When night came, Carmilla nestled in Cecilion’s arms above the top tower of Castle Aberleen, as if time stood still.
SIDE STORIES – NIGHT FLOWER
I was drifting in the darkness for I don’t know how long. When I woke up, I saw Cecilion, sitting beside me. His eyes were filled with concerns, hope and love.
In that imperial southern city, they ambushed Cecilion and hit him severely. I used all my strength to charge at Alice and then, lost my consciousness shortly afterwards. I thought we were dead, but the truth was, we were still alive.
During the 47 days when I was in the comma, Cecilion searched for every way to suppress my thirst for blood, trying to constrain the effect that my thirst brought to my body. In an ancient book of the Blood Demons, for the first time, Cecilion saw this flower. Its stalk was strangely thin and slender, just like a blade. Its pistils were extremely unique and complicated. Its petals interlocked with each other, blossoming against its crimson leaves.
I stared at the picture for a while. The flower in that picture attracted me, as if it were alive. I pressed my hand on that picture and caressed it. Suddenly, I was seized by a strange feeling and my thirst for blood was surprisingly suppressed for a moment.
Just at this moment, an ounce of power passed through my feeble body. That made us believe that this flower indeed had a mysterious power. Before that, ever since I was revived by Cecilion’s blood in the graveyard, I haven’t been able to find a way to adjust to this new form of life. Ever since I was revived by Cecilion’s blood in the graveyard, I haven’t been able to find a way to adapt to this new form of life until this moment. Every time, when the night fell, my thirst would lure me to search for blood. It seemed that this thirst was aroused from the depth of my soul, which was irresistible and caused me extreme pain.
That night, Cecilion found an unscrupulous merchant, who claimed himself to be able to do anything in the world.
‘This thing is so hard to get.’ This man, emitting a sense of greediness from head to foot, lowered his hat and said in an extremely deep voice. “This is the Night Flower. It’s exceptionally precious and is one of the strongest species in the Land of Dawn. It sprouts from the barren and solid mud in the land of despair and gains nutrition from flesh and blood.’
‘Wherever Night Flower grows, all the grass and flowers will wither. The Night Flower will snatch all the nutrition within that area.’
‘This flower has an incredible magic within. The closer it grows to the Abyss, a larger quantity will grow. It is said the enchanters in the Castle Aberleen will pay generously for it. They will use this kind of flower to make some secret elixir to fight against Blood Demons.” Speaking of Blood Demons, that merchant paused and stared at me with a creepy smile.
‘This is the only one I’ve got. It took me a lot of efforts to get this. It only grows in Kostove, the land of despair. No one could ever set foot in that place.’
‘I’ll take it.’ Cecilion had had enough with his nagging. He took that flower and left a huge sum of gold to him that would definitely make him satisfied.
The Night Flower indeed amazed me. The rampage crimson withered slowly in my palm and then, melted into my hand. At first, I felt the tremendous beat in my chest and then, I felt my blood boiling.
Suddenly, there was nothing except the crimson I could see. However, shortly afterwards, the chaos disappeared. Everything regained its tranquility. Vanished alongside with it was my thirst for blood.
Cecilion put his cold hand on my shoulder. Everything around us was so quiet. In that moment I felt peace and myself reborn.
However, it never occurred to us that the peace only lasted for seven days. After seven days, the effect of the Night Flower disappeared. My thirst for blood emerged within me again, growing more and more severe with the passage of time. Deep down we knew that if we wanted to conceal our trace among human beings, we must get a Night Flower seed.
That night, I closed my eyes and pretended to be asleep. I felt Cecilion’s kiss on my cheek.
‘Stay here and wait for me.’ I felt his hand trembling. I knew he didn’t know whether he could make it or not.
It had never occurred to me anything could actually grow in Kostove.
Since childhood, I have learned from others that this place had become a land of despair. Nothing could ever grow in that place. The power of the Abyss had eroded that place. Every inch of the soil has been turned into saline land. Standing in that place, even the strongest warrior would tremble with fear. If it weren’t for the Lantis Mountains, the whole Land of Dawn would become like this.
Numerous Night Flower rampaged inharmoniously against the cracked soil. A bunch of Abysssal Demons were watering those flowers with the blood of unknown creatures. The flowers, moistened by the blood, grew more and more crimson. The quirkily crimson redden the dark sky.
I followed Cecilion quietly. We have made a promise that we would never be separated from each other. Even death could not set us apart.
When I was immersed in my memory, I saw Cecilion. I thought he would blame me, but all I saw in his eyes was worries. He pulled out his wand and placed a hand on my shoulder. His hand was so soothing and I felt at ease immediately.
‘You take the left and I’ll take the right.’
To get those Night Flowers, we had to fight a way through. Then, I summoned the Claw.
The sky was lit by the light and covered by the bloody mist. Fearing the mighty power, the Demons retreated against the sparkling light. Among the rising bloody mist, I felt the joy of ascension.
We no longer needed the seeds of Night Flower because I bloomed as a Night Flower.