- "She sits alone in her cell. Her face, horribly disfigured, has a hole where a nose should be. The "monster" I was looking for— more repulsive than Baba Yaga!"
- ―Nikolai Orelov, upon seeing Khioniya Guseva, 1917[src]
During Midsummer 1914, Guseva traveled with Rasputin to his hometown of Pokrovskoye, in Siberia. Upon meeting him outside the church in the town, Guseva charged at him for unknown reasons, and sliced open his stomach. Rasputin's intestines then fell out, and he clutched at them. He then smiled at Guseva, and used the shard of the Imperial Sceptre that he had worn around his neck to force her to mutilate herself. Following this, Guseva's face became heavily deformed as a result, most notably lacking a nose.
Guseva was subsequently imprisoned in the asylum in Krasnoyarsk, until she was freed from her cell by the Assassin Nikolai Orelov on 15 November 1917. In exchange for telling him what had occurred during her assassination attempt, she would get her freedom. Once she fulfilled her end of the deal, Guseva asked the Assassin to put her out of her misery, and so Orelov thrust his Hidden Blade through her heart, killing her.