Mater Lachrymarum, or the Mother of Tears, is the third witch (the first and second are Mater Suspiriorum, the Mother of Sighs, and Mater Tenebrarum, the Mother of Darkness) that makes up the Three Mothers, a triad of evil witches. Mater Lachrymarum is the most potent and beautiful of all. In the 1980s, she attempts to ensnare young Mark Elliot but he leaves Rome, the Mother's domain, in pursuit of his sister Rose. Around 2007, the malevolent witch recovers her red tunic greatly enhancing her powers. She aims to make Rome fall again. Evil witches from every corner of the earth flock to her side to celebrate Mater Lachrymarum's return. The evil witch was stopped however by Sarah Mandy, daughter of the white witch who fought Mater Suspiriorum decades before. Being a nascent witch from a powerful line, Sarah was virtually immune to the Mother Of Tears' magic. Sarah is able to use this to get close enough to Lachrymarum and destroy her tunic, thereby nullifying her magic; soon after the evil crone's lair collapses and she is impaled by an obelisk. Thus the Three Mothers' centuries-long reign of terror comes to an end.