Furniture (家具 Kagu ) describes a variety of servants created by those with magical abilities. They are often used as butlers or maids, and often have hidden combat abilities to double as bodyguards for their masters.
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The term is used for the first time in the story by Kanon immediately after he's formally introduced in Legend of the Golden Witch. It is then used extensively by Kanon, Shannon, and Genji Ronoue, the three servants who report to Kinzo Ushiromiya directly, through out the story.
The Furniture are listed under the person with whom they were first seen.
- The Seven Stakes of Purgatory
- The Goat Butlers
Kinzo Ushiromiya's Furniture (Turn of the Golden Witch)Edit
Kinzo Ushiromiya's Furniture (Alliance of the Golden Witch)Edit
- Chiester Sisters Imperial Guard Corps
- The Goat Butlers
Lady Maria's FurnitureEdit
The term is used to refer to any beings who are less than human and was most likely created by Yasu. The descriptive term is rooted in Yasu's idea of being a lesser being to ordinary humans, equivalent to the Furniture people use to help themselves. This is probably the reason that all forms of Furniture are servants. Genji Ronoue's advice to servants that they must be faithful, yet silent and observatory as furniture are to their masters further reinforces this view.
In Requiem of the Golden Witch, it is suggested that from a real world perspective, Furnitures were drawn by Yasu in some sort of drawing book (which could be Maria's grimoire), which explains how a drawing of Sakutarou was found in Maria's grimore during Alliance of the Golden Witch.
In Answer to the Golden Witch, Ryukishi07 revealed that Shannon (and likely Kanon) sarcastically calls herself furniture because of her body being unable to love. This is a callback to Yasu's emotional outburst in the Requiem of the Golden Witch Tea Party and the conflict is further explored in the manga-only chapter Confession of the Golden Witch.
- Certain "Furniture" in Umineko (Ronove, Gaap, Furfur, Zepar) come from the Ars Goetia, a section of the Lesser Key of Solomon.
- Requiem of the Golden Witch (more so in the manga) has shown that the majority of Furniture (except Gaap and Ronove) got their appearances from the servants that worked alongside Yasu through the years.