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Lore Glossary for Bloodborne, highlighting important descriptions, dialogue, and notes that reveal specific aspects and truths about the events of the game. See Lore Notes for the pages scattered across the game.

HUMAN NPCs

Adella the Nun.

  1. Item descriptions: Blood of Adella
  2. Dialogue: Adella, Chapel Dweller

 

Afflicted Beggar

  1. Item descriptions: Harrowed Set
  2. Dialogue: Suspicious beggar

 

Alfred, Executioner.

  1. Item descriptions: Executioner Set, Logarius Wheel, Wheel Hunter Badge, Radiance Caryll Rune
  2. Dialogue: Alfred

 

Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods.

  1. Item descriptions: Blood Dreg, Blood Rapture, Cainhurst Armor, Cainhurst Badge, Chikage, Queenly Flesh, Vileblood register.
  2. Dialogue: Annalise, Alfred

 

Amelia, Vicar of the Healing Church

  1. Item descriptions: Gold Pendant, Gold Blood Gem
  2. Dialogue: Amelia

 

Archibald

  1. Item descriptions: Bolt Paper, Tonitrus, Tiny Tonitrus, Spark Hunter Badge
  2. Dialogue: None.

 

Arianna, Woman of Pleasure.

  1. Item descriptions: Arianna's Shoes, Blood of Arianna, Noble Dress
  2. Dialogue: Arianna, Chapel Dweller
  3. Lore notes:
  • "When the red moon hangs low, the line between man and beast is blurred. And when the Great Ones descend, a womb will be blessed with child"

 

Blood Minister

  1. Item descriptions: None.
  2. Dialogue: Game Opening, Intro cutscene

 

Caryll, The Runesmith

  1. Item descriptions: Caryll runes, Rune Workshop Tool
  2. Dialogue: None.

 

Chapel Samaritan

  1. Item descriptions: None
  2. Dialogue: Chapel Samaritan

 

Djura, Retired Hunter

  1. Item descriptions: Ashen Hunter Set, Gatling Gun, Gray Wolf Cap, Powder Keg Hunter Badge, Stake Driver
  2. Dialogue: Djura

 

Doll, Lady Maria of The Astral Clocktower

  1. Item descriptions: Doll Set, Maria Hunter Set, Rakuyo, Tear Stone, Tear Blood Gem, Small Hair Ornament
  2. Dialogue: The Doll, Gherman, Maria

 

Dores, Graveguard of The Forest

  1. Item descriptions Graveguard Set
  2. Dialogue: None.

 

Eileen, The Crow

  1. Item descriptions: Blade of Mercy, Crow Hunter Badge, Crow Feather Set, Hunter Caryll Rune
  2. Dialogue: Eileen

 

Father Gascoigne

  1. Item descriptions: Gascoigne's Set, Tiny Music Box
  2. Dialogue: Boss intro cinematic, Young Yharnam Girl, Eileen

 

Gehrman

  1. Item descriptions: Burial Blade, Gherman's Set, Old Hunter Badge, Old Hunter Bone
  2. Dialogue: Gehrman, The Doll

 

Gilbert

  1. Item descriptions: None
  2. Dialogue: Gilbert

 

Henryk

  1. Item descriptions: Henryk's Set, Throwing Knives
  2. Dialogue: Eileen

 

Iosefka

  1. Item descriptions: Iosefka's Blood Vial
  2. Dialogue: Iosefka

 

Iosefka, Impostor

  1. Item descriptions: One Third Umbilical Cord
  2. Dialogue: Impostor Iosefka

 

Irreverent Izzy

  1. Item descriptions: Beast Roar, Beast Claw

 

Laurence

  1. Item descriptions: Beast's Embrace, Laurence's Skull, One Third of Umbilical Cord
  2. Dialogue: The Adage Cutscene, Gehrman
  3. Lore Notes:
  • "Heir to the ritual of blood, purveyor of ministration. Place your hand on the altar's sacred covering, and inscribe Master Laurence's adage upon your flesh."
  • "The nameless moon presence beckoned by Laurence and his associates. Paleblood."
  • "Master Willem was right. Evolution without courage will be the ruin of our race."

 

Logarius, Martyr of The Executioners

  1. Item descriptions: Executioner's Set, Crown of Illusions, Logarius Wheel, Wheel Hunter Badge, Radiance
  2. Dialogue: Alfred

 

Lonely Old Woman

  1. Item descriptions: None
  2. Dialogue: Lonely Old Woman

 

Ludwig

  1. Item descriptions: Ludwig's Holy Blade, Ludwig's Rifle, Holy Moonlight Sword, Radiant Sword Hunter Badge, Sword Hunter Badge, Yharnam Hunter Set
  2. Dialogue: Ludwig, Gehrman, Simon The Harrowed

 

Micolash, Host of The Nightmare

  1. Item descriptions: Mensis Cage
  2. Dialogue: Micolash Boss Fight

 

Patches, The Spider

  1. Item descriptions:
  2. Dialogue: Patches

 

Password Gatekeeper

  1. Item descriptions: Graveguard Set
  2. Dialogue: First entry to the Woods, High insight secret dialogue.
  3. Lore notes:
  • "A watchman of Byrgenwerth guards the gate with a password, the sacred adage of the Grand Cathedral."

 

Skeptical Man

  1. Item descriptions: None
  2. Dialogue: Skeptical Man

 

Viola

  1. Item descriptions: Red Jewlled Brooch, Tiny Music Box
  2. Dialogue: Young Yharnam Girl

 

Willem, Scholar of Byrgenwerth

  1. Item descriptions: One Third of Umbilical Cord, Eye Rune, Graveguard Set, Great One's Wisdom, Lunarium Key, Rune Workshop Tool, Student Uniform, Blindfold Cap
  2. Dialogue: The Adage Cutscene, Willem, Gehrman
  3. Lore notes:
  • "The Byrgenwerth spider hides all manner of rituals, and keeps our lost master from us. A terrible shame. It makes my head shudder uncontrollably."
  • "The spider hides all manner of rituals, certain to reveal nothing, for true enlightenment need not be shared."
  • "Master Willem was right. Evolution without courage will be the ruin of our race."

 

Young Girl and Older Sister

  1. Item descriptions: Tiny Music Box
  2. Dialogue: Young Girl and Older Sister, Brute enemy secret (?)

 

Yharnam Queen

  1. Item descriptons: Yharnam Stone
  2. Trophy: Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen (Defeat Yharnam, Blood Queen of the Old Labyrinth)
  3. Dialogue/Cutscenes: Red Moon Cutscene, After Mergo's Wet Nurse, Boss battle

 


GREAT ONES

Amygdala

  1. Item descriptions: Ailing Loran Chalice, Amygdalan Arm, Tonsil Stone
  2. Dialogue: Patches The Spider

 

Brain of Mensis

  1. Item descriptions: Moon Rune, Living String
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Celestial Emissary

  1. Item descriptions: Communion
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos

  1. Item descriptions: Isz Chalice, Augur of Ebrietas
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Formless Oedon

  1. Item descriptions: One Third of Umbilical Cord, Formless Oedon Rune, Oedon Writhe
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Kos, or some say Kosm

  1. Item descriptions: Kos Parasite
  2. Dialogue: Micolash

 

Mergo, Infant Great One

  1. Item descriptions: One Third of Umbilical Cord
  2. Lore notes:
  • "Nightmarish rituals crave a newborn. Find one, and silence its harrowing cry."

 

Mergo's Wet Nurse

  1. Item descriptions: One Third of Umbilical Cord
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Moon Presence

  1. Item descriptions: One Third of Umbilical Cord
  2. Dialogue:
  3. Trophy: Honouring Wishes (Captivated by the moon presence, you pledge to watch over the hunter's dream)
  4. Lore Notes:
  • "The nameless moon presence beckoned by Laurence and his associates. Paleblood."

 

Rom, The Vacuous Spider

  1. Item descriptions:
  2. Dialogue: Micolash Host of the Nightmare
  3. Lore Notes:
  • "The Byrgenwerth spider hides all manner of rituals, and keeps our lost master from us. A terrible shame. It makes my head shudder uncontrollably."
  • "The spider hides all manner of rituals, certain to reveal nothing, for true enlightenment need not be shared."


CONCEPTS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND OTHERS

Blood Ministration

  1. Item descriptions: Blood Vial, Blood of Adella, Blood of Arianna, Iosefka's Blood Vial, Sedative, Communion Rune
  2. Dialogue/Cutscene: Blood minister (introduction), Gilbert, Gehrman

 

Choir

  1. Item descriptions: A Call Beyond, Augur of Ebrietas, Choir Bell, Great Isz Chalice, Isz Root Chalice, Orphanage Key, Upper Cathedral Key, Choir Set, Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge
  2. Trophy: The Choir (Gain entry to the realm of the Choir, the high stratum of the Healing Church)
  3. Dialogue: Iosefka
  4. Lore notes:
  • "The sky and the cosmos are one. - The Choir."

 

Cosmos

  1. Item descriptions: Isz Root Chalice, A Call Beyond, Augur of Ebrietas, Cosmos Eye Watcher Badge
  2. Dialogue: Micolash
  3. Lore notes:
  • "The sky and the cosmos are one. - The Choir."

 

Eldritch Truth

  1. Item descriptions: Augut of Ebrietas, Great One Coldblood, Madman's Knowledge, Pthumeru Root Chalice, One Third of Umbilical Cord, Graveward Set, Arcane Lake Rune
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Executioners

  1. Item descriptions: Executioner Set, Logarius Wheel, Executioner's Gloves, Wheel Hunter Badge
  2. Dialogue: Alfred

 

Frenzy

  1. Item descriptions: Frenzied Coldblood, Madman's Knowledge
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Great Ones

  1. Item descriptions: Great Ones Wisdom, Madman's Knowledge, Defiled Chalice, Great Pthrumeru Ihyll Chalice, Isz Root Chalice, Augur of Ebrietas, Great One's Coldblood, Umbilical Cords, Living String, Pearl Slug, Bone Ash Set, Mensis Cage, Empty Phantasm Shell, Rune Workshop Tool, Arcane Lake Rune, Eye Rune, Moon Rune
  2. Dialogue: Patches The Spider
  3. Trophy: Childhood's Beginning (You became an infant Great One, lifting humanity into its next childhood.)
  4. Lore Notes:
  • "Hunt the Great Ones, Hunt the Great Ones."

 

Healing Church

  1. Item descriptions: Great Isz Chalice, A Call Beyond, Beast Blood Pellet, Blood of Adella, Blood of Arianna, Blue Elixir, Bolt Paper, Gold Pendant, Poison Knives,Hunter Chief Emblem, Orphanage , Upper Cathedral Key, Inflicted Organ, Sage's Hair, Black Church Set, Choir Set, Student Uniform, Tomb Prospector Set, White Church Set, Madman Set, Kirkhammer, Ludwig's Holy Blade, Flamesprayer, Ludwig's Rifle, Empty Phantasm Shell, Radiant Sword Badge, Sword Hunter Badge, Communion Rune
  2. Dialogue: Adella, Alfred, Annalise, Gilbert, Gehrman
  3. Lore notes:
  • "When The hunt Began, the Healing Church left us, blocking the great bridge to Cathedral Ward, as Old Yharnam burned to the ground that moonlit night."

 

Hunters and The Hunt

  1. Item descriptions: Bold Hunter's Mark, Coldblood Dew,Hunter's Mark, Hunter's Attire, Yharnam Hunter Set, Gehrman's hunter Cap, Hunter's Axe, Saw Cleaver, Torch. Old Hunter Bone, Old Hunter Badge, Heir, Hunter Rune
  2. Trophy: Yharnam Sunrise (You lived through the hunt, and saw another day)
  3. Dialogue: Adella, Djura, Eileen, Iosefka, Chapel Dweller
  4. Lore Notes:
  • "Handwritten scrawl: Seek paleblood to transcend the hunt."
  • "When The hunt Began, the Healing Church left us, blocking the great bridge to Cathedral Ward, as Old Yharnam burned to the ground that moonlit night."
  • "Hunt the Great Ones, Hunt the Great Ones."
  • "Heir to the ritual of blood, purveyor of ministration. Place your hand on the altar's sacred covering, and inscribe Master Laurence's adage upon your flesh."

 

Hunter's Dream/Dreams

  1. Item descriptions: Coldblood Dew, One Third of Umbilical Cord, Crowfeather Set, Workshop Tool, Arcane Haze Extractor
  2. Dialogue: Djura, The Doll, Eileen, Gehrman, Micolash
  3. Trophies: The Source of The Dream(Discover the abandoned old workshop, the source of the hunter's dream), Honouring Wishes (Captivated by the moon presence, you pledge to watch over the hunter's dream.
  4. Lore Notes:
  • "To escape this dreadful Hunter's Dream, halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts, lest the night carry on forever."

 

Hunter of Hunters

  1. Item descriptions: Crowfeather Set, Blade of Mercy, Crow Hunter Badge
  2. Dialogue: Eileen

 

Kin

  1. Item descriptions: Kin Coldblood, Milkweed
  2. Dialogue: None
  3. Trophy: Chalice of Isz ( Acquire the Great Chalice of Isz that seals the home of the cosmic kin )

 

Madmen

  1. Item descriptions: Madman's Knowledge
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Mensis School/ Mensis Ritual

  1. Item descriptions: One Third of Umbilical Cord, Upper Cathedral Key, Yahar'gul Hunter Set, Mensis Cage
  2. Dialogue: None
  3. Lore Notes:
  • "Nightmarish rituals crave a newborn. Find one, and silence its harrowing cry."
  • "Madmen toil surreptitiously in rituals to beckon the moon. Uncover their secrets."
  • "The Mensis ritual must be stopped, lest we all become beasts."

 

Messengers

  1. Item descriptions: Notebook, Messenger's Gift, Messenger's Skins
  2. Cutscenes: Intro Cutscene, The Doll

 

Nightmares

  1. Item descriptions: Iron Door Key, Lecture Theater Key, Living String, Mensis Cage, Moon Rune
  2. Trophy: Nightmare Lecture Building (Gain entry into the Byrgenwerth lecture building, that drifts within the realm of nightmare)
  3. Dialogue: Djura, Gehrman, Micolash

 

Old Blood

  1. Item descriptions: Beast Rune, Anti-clockwise Metamorphosis
  2. Dialogue: Amelia, Iosefka, Willem ( The Adage)

 

Paleblood

  1. Item descriptions: None
  2. Dialogue: Gilbert
  3. Trophy: Honouring Wishes (Captivated by the moon presence, you pledge to watch over the hunter's dream)
  4. Lore Notes:
  • "Handwritten scrawl: Seek paleblood to transcend the hunt."
  • "Behold! A Paleblood sky!"
  • "The nameless moon presence beckoned by Laurence and his associates. Paleblood."

 

Powder Kegs

  1. Item descriptions: Grey Wolf Cap, Stake Driver, Cannon, Powder Keg Badge
  2. Dialogues: Djura

 

Pthumerians

  1. Item descriptions: Pthumeru Root Chalice, Great Pthrumeru Ihyll Chalice, Pthumeru Ihyll Root Chalice
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Red Moon

  1. Item descriptions: None.
  2. Cutscenes: After defeating Rom
  3. Lore Notes:
  • The red moon hangs low, and beasts rule the streets. Are we left no other choice, than to burn it all to cinders?"The red moon hangs low, and beasts rule the streets. Are we left no other choice, than to burn it all to cinders?"
  • "When the red moon hangs low, the line between man and beast is blurred. And when the Great Ones descend, a womb will be blessed with child.

 

Scourge of the Beast

  1. Item descriptions: Ailing Loran Chalice, Ailing Loran Root Chalice, Antidote, Bastard of Loran, Charred Hunter Set
  2. Dialogue:
  3. Lore Notes:
  • "To escape this dreadful Hunter's Dream, halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts, lest the night carry on forever."

 

Umbilical Cords

  1. Item descriptions: One Third of Umbilical Cord
  2. Dialogue: None
  3. Lore Notes:
  • "Three third cords."

 

Vilebloods

  1. Item descriptions: Blood Dregs, Chikage, Logarius Wheel, Vileblood Register, Cainhurst Badge, Corruption Rune
  2. Dialogue: Alfred, Annalise

 

Watchers/Keepers

  1. Item descriptions: Hintercombs Chalice, Shaman Bone Blade, Sage's Hair, Sage's Wrist, Graveward Set, Bone Ash Set
  2. Dialogue: Names of some chalice bosses.

 

AREAS

Abandonned Workshop

  1. Item descriptions: Small Hair Ornament(location) , One Third of Umbilical Cord , Doll's Set (location)
  2. Trophy: The Source of The Dream (Discover the abandoned old workshop, the source of the hunter's dream)
  3. Dialogue: None

 

Byrgenwerth

  1. Item descriptions: Great Isz Chalice, Augur of Ebrietas , Great One's Wisdom, Lunarium Key, Choir Set, Student Uniform, Tomb Prospector Set,, Rosmarinus, Rune Workshop Tool
  2. Trophy: Nightmare Lecture Building (Gain entry into the Byrgenwerth lecture building, that drifts within the realm of nightmare)
  3. Dialogue: Alfred
  4. Lore Notes:
  • "The Byrgenwerth spider hides all manner of rituals, and keeps our lost master from us. A terrible shame. It makes my head shudder uncontrollably."
  • "A watchman of Byrgenwerth guards the gate with a password, the sacred adage of the Grand Cathedral."

 

Castle Cainhurst

  1. Item descriptions: Numbing Mist, Cainhurst Summons, Unopened Summons, Cainhurst Set, Knight's Set, Crown of Illusions, Noble Dress, Chikage, Reiterpallasch, Evelyn, Executioner's Gloves, Cainhurst Badge
  2. Dialogue: Alfred

 

Hemwick Charnel Lane

  1. Item descriptions: Bone Marrow Ash
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Old Labyrinth/ Tombs of the Gods

  1. Item descriptions: Pthumeru Chalice, Pthumeru Root Chalice, Hintercombs Chalice, Great Isz Chalice, Root Isz Chalice, Augur of Ebrietas, Pearl Slug, Red Jelly, Tomb Prospector Set, Madman Set
  2. Dialogue: Alfred, Gehrman

 

Old Yharnam

  1. Item descriptions: Antidote, Fire Paper, Molotov Cocktails, Grey Wolf Cap, Charred Hunter Set, Hunter's Torch
  2. Dialogue: Djura
  3. Lore notes:
  • "When The hunt Began, the Healing Church left us, blocking the great bridge to Cathedral Ward, as Old Yharnam burned to the ground that moonlit night."
  • The red moon hangs low, and beasts rule the streets. Are we left no other choice, than to burn it all to cinders?"

 

Lecture Building

  1. Item descriptions: Lecture Theater Key
  2. Trophy: Nightmare Lecture Building (Gain entry into the Byrgenwerth lecture building, that drifts within the realm of nightmare)
  3. Dialogue: None

 

Loran

  1. Item descriptions: Ailing+Loran+Chalice,+Ailing Loran Root Chalice, Bastard of Loran
  2. Trophy: Chalice of Ailing Loran (Acquire the Chalice of Ailing Loran that seals the tragic land lost to the sands)
  3. Dialogue: None

 

Tomb of Oedon/Chapel

  1. Item descriptions: Oedon Tomb Key
  2. Dialogue: Chapel Dweller
  3. Lore Notes:
  • "Ascend to Oedon Chapel."

 

Orphanage

  1. Item descriptions: Orphanage Key
  2. Dialogue: None

 

Upper Cathedral Ward

  1. Item descriptions: Upper Cathedral Key
  2. Dialogue: None.

 

Unseen Village

  1. Item descriptions: Yahar'gul Hunter Set
  2. Dialogue: Adella

 





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