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Eileen the Crow

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General Info
Location Drops
Central Yharnam (Sewer Entrance) 5198 (2318) Blood Echoes
Crow Hunter Badge

Eileen the Crow is a non-player character in Bloodborne. Wearing a Beak Mask, this hunter is a dual-wield "skill" hunter.

The Raven Hunter: A hunter with an unusual pair of warped swords. Wears a raven mantle and a doctor's mask, uses bizarre swordsmanship. Well, she seems to be an ally...

General Information

Eileen is an assassin whose sworn duty is to dispose of other hunters that have been corrupted by their lust for blood. Like the player, she hails from outside Yharnam and is a foreigner to the region, but her presence in the city is driven by an entirely different set of motives; she makes a point of keeping a low profile operating in the shadows, and you may never meet her in the first place if you don't go out of your way to explore. You can start her quest either on the Dry Dock - Rafters in Central Yharnam or to the left of the Oedon Chapel's front entrance in the Cathedral Ward, and your choices after that point will determine her fate. Helping her defeat Henryk in the Tomb of Oedon is the tipping point of her quest - failure to do so before entering the Forbidden Woods for the first time will result in her becoming your enemy, and will prevent you from receiving any of the successive rewards other than the Crow Hunter Badge.

 

Locations

  • Location 1: From the Central Yharnam Lamp: (1.) Exit the gate next to Gilbert, go down the stairs; (2.) Go left, down the next stairs, past the two brick trolls; (3.) Before the stairs going down to the elevator, turn right and head up the next stairs; (4.) Head left, around this corner, and down the stairs, towards the wolves in cages; (5.) Cross the bridge, and the lamp where the old lady is, down into the structure with a bunch of barrels; (6.) On the right side of the room, drop through the barrel blocked window onto a small walkway, and head right; (7.) Again, on the right wall, is a barrel blocked window; (8.) Enter through this window and head straight to meet with Eileen looking over the railing.
  • Location 2: From the Cathedral Ward lamp: (1.) Head straight out, (2.) Immediately turn left tight when you exit the door, and you will see her standing next to the railing; (3.) If you have seen the Lesser Amygdala, she is standing in the same location. After exiting the doorway, turn left.
    • Notes:
      • You must have opened two gates first: (A.) The large gate to the circular area, towards the Cathedral; and (2.) After going up the stairs, a short way, and turning right, you will have to pull a lever to open the smaller gate, leading back to the Cathedral Ward.
      • Killing Darkbeast Paarl may cause her to disappear.
      • Killing the Witch of Hemwick before speaking to her in Cathedral Ward will not affect her being in that location.
  • Location 3: The Tomb of Oedon. This Lamp will not be accessible and will need to be traveled to via the Central Yharnam or Cathedral Ward lamp.
  • Location 4: Fighting the Bloody Crow of Cainhurst at the Grand Cathedral. This event will occur after slaying Rom, the Vacuous Spider.
  • Location 5: There is a pool of blood, where normally the top Chapel Giant stands -- if you have failed or talked to Eileen after killing the hostile hunter and received her rewards, you may see this blood stain here.

 

Quest Line

  • Eileen can initially be found in a side room accessed from the rafters, at the Central Yharnam Sewer entrance. This entrance is hidden behind boxes and barrels near a staircase and is very close to the old lady that you can send to a safe place.
    She will give you 4 Bold Hunter's Mark and the "Shake Off Cape" Gesture (be sure to speak with her twice).
    If you miss her and complete Central Yharnam, she'll show up in Cathedral Ward.

 

 

  • At the Tomb of Oedon lamp you will have to help Eileen with the fight with Henryk to receive "Approval" Gesture. You will also receive the Heir Caryll Rune from the Henryk's corpse. If she dies in this encounter, the quest line will not continue.
    Be Warned, accidentally hitting her too many times whilst trying to help with the Henryk encounter may turn her hostile after the fight. She remains hostile even if you reload the area. The Poison Knives located in the alley near Arianna can ensure Henryk dies first without risk of Eileen turning hostile. If you die during the fight but the poison kills him as you are dying, he will respawn and you will have to fight him again.

 

 

Dialogue

 

Upon speaking with her at the sewers:

Oh, a hunter, are ya? And an outsider? What a mess you've been caught up in. And tonight, of all nights."

Here, to welcome the new hunter." (Gives 'Bold Hunter's Mark' x4)

Prepare yourself for the worst. There are no humans left. They're all flesh-hungry beasts, now."

Still lingering about? What's wrong? A hunter, unnerved by a few beasts? Heh heh... No matter."

"Without fear in our hearts, we're little different from the beasts themselves." (Gives 'Shake off Cape' expression)

"What are you still doing here? Enough trembling in your boots. A hunter must hunt."

Outside Cathedral Ward:

Oh, hello there."

"Perfect timing. I must warn you..."

"...not to go near the tomb below Oedon Chapel in the Cathedral Ward."

"Henryk, an old hunter, has gone mad."

"And he's my mark..." (Gives Shh! gesture)

"Don't go near the tomb below Oedon Chapel in the Cathedral Ward."

"I have business there first..." (giggles)

After the Tomb of Oedon hunter fight:

(Breathing Heavily) "That wasn't necessary of ya."

"But you have my thanks."

"We made it with our lives... You're not bad at all."

"You must have killed Gascoigne as well then."

"He was falling apart... I'm sure it had to be done."

"But try to keep your hands clean... The Hunter should hunt Beasts."

"Leave the hunting of Hunters, to me." (Laughs) (Gives Approval gesture) (Runs away)

At the top of Grand Cathedral steps when friendly:

"Oh, is that you again?"

"I'm afraid I've made a bit of a blunder. I'm just going to have a short rest."

"Oh, don't worry, I've taken blood. Enough to save an old woman."

"No more dreams for me. This is my last chance."

"What a fool I am. I'll have to tread carefully."

"But that thing still lies in wait. Turn back. This is my score to settle." (Gives Wait gesture)

"My prey lies in wait this way. Turn back. This is my score to settle."

After the Grand Cathedral hunter fight:

"Don't you ever listen to your elders? No matter, you did save my life."

"I don't seem to be apt for this life anymore... My glory days were long ago now..."

"Hmmm, I know... Here, for you." (Gives Crow Hunter Badge, Hunter rune)

"This too is hunters' work, but bears no honor. A burden you may choose to carry."

"The decision is yours alone. Ahh, my eyes grow heavy..."

"Let me rest a while... ...I'll be fine, just wait..."

If slain by player, "You can't go on like this..."

At the Grand Cathedral, when hostile and hunting the player:

(Laughter) "Few hunters can resist the intoxication of the hunt. Look at you, just the same as all the rest..."

"The hunters must die... The nightmare must end..."

"Only I can stop this madness!" (continued laughter)

When Eileen has been significantly injured, "The beasts cannot be stopped. What good are hunters now?"

(Yelling) "Your blood is mine! A hunter's blood for me! Your punishment is death! Death to hunters!"

"Enough of this terrible dream!" (laughter)

When Eileen is slain, "...Ahh... you monsters..."

"All hunters must die!" (laughter as her body fades)

 

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Attire

Attire worn by Eileen the Crow, Hunter of Hunters, known in particular for her crowfeather cape. The wood-carved beak contains incense to mask scents of blood and beast. Hunter of Hunters dress as crows to suggest sky burial. The first Hunter of Hunters came from a foreign land, and gave the dead a virtuous native funeral ritual, rather than impose a blasphemous Yharnam burial service upon them, with the hope that former compatriots might be returned to the skies, and find rest in a hunter's dream.

  1. Beak Mask
  2. Crowfeather Garb
  3. Crowfeather Manchettes
  4. Crowfeather Trousers

 

Lore

Eileen the Crow is the member of a covenant that hunts down hunters that begin to go insane from bloodlust or begin to turn into beasts themselves. It is unknown if other NPC characters are a part of this covenant.

Eileen seems to have been a former hunter herself at some point. If you fight Eileen and are killed by her, her dialogue "You still have dreams? ...Tell the little doll I said hello..." indicates that she knows of both the Hunter's Dream and the Plain Doll, suggesting that she was a former hunter trapped in the Dream, much like the players themselves, who managed to break free from cycle of death and awakening. In the encounter with her at the foot of the Grand Cathedral, she mentions that she no longer dreams, and therefore that death is now permanent for her.

The description of both the Crowfeather Set and the Crow Hunter Badge suggest that Eileen is from a foreign land, not a native Yharnamite; her unique accent may suggest this as well. Her Badge suggests that she is an "outsider from the hinterlands" - that is, areas of countryside away from civilization or beyond known geography, sparsely inhabited and traversed mostly by travelers. Note that this is the only mention of the hinterlands in the game.

Media

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Eileen at the balcony in Cathedral Ward.

 

Other Notes

  1. it seems there may be a bug that prevents players from seeing Eileen's subsequent events after the first, either due to a bug, or because of an unknown trigger. Players have reported being unable to warp to the Tomb of Oedon lamppost, but upon reaching it, no event occurs, and the post remains inactive. As this combination of events seems to both stop her quest from progressing AND removes her from the game world, it may be imperative to kill her in her initial sewer location in order to obtain her quest items and activate the Oedon chapel lamppost.
  2. If the Player enters the Forbidden Woods before fighting Henryk, Eileen will despawn and her questline will end.(killed Hemwick Witch, still at Cathedral Ward) 
  3. If the player never talked to her in her initial location she can be found in the Cathedral Ward just to the left outside the door going forward from the lamp.
  4. It appears that if you never talk to her in the cathedral ward before she leaves, she seems to spawn at the grand cathedral lamp, after the Rom fight, as a hostile (see video below).
  5. For the full armor set with the Blade of Mercy the combined cost is 84,000 blood echoes.
  6. If you enter Oedon Tomb and engage in battle with the hunter, Henryk, after following Eileen's previous quest requirements, Eileen will come out of hiding and help fight.
  7. Eileen does not need to be talked to outside of Cathedral Ward to not be hostile in the encounter in Grand Cathedral, however you must kill Henryk soon after she appears.
  8. The final encounter of this Questline, inside the Grand Cathedral, can be killed by his own weapon, the Chikage. All you need to do is allow him to activate its transformed state and then run out of his field of vision towards the stairs near the entrance. He will eventually run back to his starting location but not always transform his Chikage back, eventually dying from the HP drain of the weapon. This tactic is useful for players who are struggling to kill this extremely difficult enemy.
  9. Another strategy for an easy win is to stock up on Poison Knives. Aggro the enemy, then lure him out to the entrance of the Cathedral. His AI won't allow him to walk out of the Cathedral, and if you keep your distance, he will start walking back to his starting position. When he does this, you can easily poison him without the threat of a counter-attack or dodging. The effect of the poison, combined with the Chikage's drain effect if you've gotten him to two-hand his weapon, will eat through his HP quite quickly.
  10. You can also exploit the limits of his AI by luring him to the Cathedral doors, then attacking him with weapons that can out-range him. The Hunter's Axe and Threaded Cane's transformed forms work well for this strategy. Note that this strategy is still extremely risky, as he can easily one-shot you with his firearm if he shoots you while you are attacking for counter damage.
  11. The transformed Rifle Spear's strong attack is also quite effective in dealing with the hunter in the Grand Cathedral. Simply back away from the hunter until he starts walking directly towards you, then hit him with the strong attack. Try for a charge attack, but if he starts getting too close to you, release the button early. He'll get hit by the attack 95% of the time, and as it always stuns him momentarily, you'll have plenty of time to dodge away and start setting him up for the next attack. The only danger to this method is the possibility of being parried, so make sure your health bar is full before going on the offensive.
  12. Using the Choir Bell on the injured Eileen, outside of the Grand Cathedral, will result in her death.

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Videos

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- Artorias80 Artorias80- Eileen The Crow Hunter Strategy (Solo w/ Threaded Cane) -
- Tr3a Tr3a- Eileen the Crow Hunter strategy (Solo w/ Saw Spear)

Gallery

 

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    • Anonymous

      18 Jul 2017 22:08  

      Fixed the notes, not too sure about Darkbeast Paarl yet, but I'm sure Witch of Hemwick does not make her disappear.

      • Anonymous

        11 Jun 2017 03:21  

        The notes about killing Darkbeast Paarl and Witch of Hemwick causing her to disappear from Cathedral Ward seem to be wrong. I killed them both and she was still outside of the cathedral. I had already killed Vicar Amelia, too. This was my first time speaking to her in my playthrough.

        • Anonymous

          10 Jun 2017 20:02  

          I broke this questline to hell (thank god the character I did it on is my quality build, not my skill one)
          1) Talked to Eileen at Cent. Yharnam
          2) Killed Darkbeast
          3) Opened Cathedral Ward shortcut gate
          4) Killed Vicar Amelia

          • Anonymous

            10 Jun 2017 06:09  

            I went to her after killing Rom and she recited her last lines of dialogue. Gave me the Hunter rune without fighting the Bloody Crow. Confused but not complaining.

            • Anonymous

              28 May 2017 20:13  

              I'm on my first playthrough and I just killed her 'cause I assumed she was an enemy. 0_o Actually, I did that a lot in the Dark Souls series too...

              • Anonymous

                18 May 2017 16:18  

                so i spoke to Eileen once after killing Gascoigne, continued throught he game (first time playing) and killed Vicar Amelia AND Witch of Hemwick, Eileen was STILL at Cathedral Ward and i could continue the questline without troubles. not sure if this is an update or not?

                • Anonymous

                  12 May 2017 16:29  

                  I'm pissed, I hate this questline, it's as bull*****as Sirris' in DS3. The first time she accidently died when I encountered Henryk. Started over: The second time I wanted to go later to this area, so I can beat Henryk easily. Amelia dead, Paarl dead, Witch dead. No encounter at Tomb of Oeden. -_- Bear with me, I'm just extremely salty right now...

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Apr 2017 18:01  

                    In my game (not NG+ or further), she was immediately hostile when I entered the Cathedral Ward / Old Yharnam area with Djura the chaingunner. I also tried walking to Djura's location from where it is suggested at a different page in this Wiki, and as soon as I climbed up he attacked me and the fight began. I fought and killed him, and I also fought and killed Eileen, but didn't get the Crow Hunter Badge, and only got the Stake Driver weapon after defeating Djura. The game has different conditions set up to make playthroughs different. I don't know what most of them are, but I think they have to do with whether optional or required bosses are fought in particular orders.

                    • Anonymous

                      16 Mar 2017 15:08  

                      Hey guys I just beat the rom I've searched everywhere for Eileen never seen her before can't find her now I even opened all doors to the cathedral is it too late?? Thx such an amazing game

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Mar 2017 06:17  

                        There's​ an error! I killed Darkbeast and still got to talk to her before fighting Henryk, and I'm kinda sure she's friendly, didn't get to the last part yet

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Feb 2017 00:17  

                          Did everything right, after I entered the grand cathedral, she wants me dead..... why? I did all steps right :/

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Feb 2017 11:32  

                            I entered the forbidden woods after talking to her at the cathedral wards does this mean I can't complete her questioning?

                            • Anonymous

                              19 Feb 2017 05:58  

                              I really wanted the weapon, but I never saw her and just went into the forbidden woods. NG+ It is, then...

                              • Anonymous

                                12 Feb 2017 03:30  

                                So I attacked her in location 1 to she if I could kill her so now she is hostile but I went to location 2 and I opened the two gates and she still didn't spawn is this a glitch or is it because I made her hostile?

                                • Anonymous

                                  11 Feb 2017 01:23  

                                  Y'all, on my first playthrough, Henryk killed me once and right before I made it down the stairs from the Chapel lamp Eileen was already dead... why..... why did that happen. Second playthrough she wrecked him without a problem.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    28 Jan 2017 18:22  

                                    I killed right after we killed Henryk together. Just to make sure I got the crow hunter badge. I'll do her and Alfred's questlines in NG+. But for now I need to platinum this game (get all the weapons basically). I hope by killing her it doesn't nullify any future trophies.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      10 Jan 2017 16:57  

                                      she never spaned in my world. she may of spawned at location one but i frogot she was there and she never appeared at location 2

                                      • Anonymous

                                        09 Jan 2017 05:03  

                                        If you don't fight Henryk before you enter forbidden woods Eileen's quest will follow the bad ending. This should be in the quest info. :(

                                        • Anonymous

                                          18 Dec 2016 04:28  

                                          I just learned about all this and I never met her, I really want her weapon but I'm about to fight Gehrman, is there any way for me to get it or do I just have to wait until I start new game plus

                                          • Anonymous

                                            09 Dec 2016 06:17  

                                            Disputing the claim that she disappears from the Cathedral Ward location after killing the Witch of Hemwick. Just killed the Witch (without having killed Paarl or Amelia), and found Eileen and initiated the next leg of her quest from the Cathedral Ward location. Maybe if you kill the Witch and Paarl? Or perhaps just killing Paarl removes her from the location. Either way, kiling the Witch alone DOES NOT remove Eileen.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              False information.01 Oct 2016 01:26  

                                              Killing the Witch of Hemwick before talking to her in the Cathedral Ward does not cause her to disappear. I'm fairly certain the trigger for her disappearance is entering the Forbidden woods.

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