Joan surveyed the raging battle from the safety of the castle ramparts. The dire winds carried the scent of blood and decay, bringing a grave expression to her lovely face. She desired to save as many lives as possible, and so produced a curse needle she had received from entering a demon's pact. Pricking her finger with its tip, what emerged from the wound was not a crimson liquid, but a golden thread; its sparkling material represented her very life.
Joan is mainly a female name in the English language, but can be a male name in Catalan, Spanish, Dutch and in French. The English female name is an English form of the Old French name Johanne. Famous people with this name includes Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans", who is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Hundred Years' War between England and France.