|Shadow Hearts: Covenant|
|Drops||P-Attack Down 1, Seal of Vitality|
Joachim Valentine's alter-ego.
This guy's got great physical strength, can drain your HP to heal his, and can lower your P-Atk. Other than that, there's not much to this fight. Wind magic and Air Edge are good, and combos will just leave him in pain. Make sure to watch your HP, but if you're so close to beating him that you can afford to let it drop, go for it.
Afterwards, he'll turn into a bat and fly away, leaving you with some snide remarks. He should seem extremely familiar to those who've played the first Shadow Hearts. After you meet with the mayor, go back to the shop. You'll get a scene. There's a MANA LEAF back behind Granny Lot's bar when it's over. Head back to the mayor's to do the right thing. No good deed goes unpunished; fight off the mayor's cronies and head back to the shop. Joachim will now join you to defend justice, and you get the option to view a tutorial on forming parties. Leave town and go to the Wine Cellar.