Oedon Chapel Dweller

General Info
Location Drops
Cathedral Ward Formless Oedon

The Oedon Chapel Dweller is a friendly NPC that lives in the Cathedral Ward.
He is blind. Upon speaking to him, he tells the Hunter that the incense in the Chapel Ward keeps the beasts away, and he compels the Hunter to advise anybody looking for a safe place to stay the night to come to the Oedon Chapel. Once survivors start arriving, he comments on what he makes of their character, and how willing they are to converse with him.






Upon first arriving:

Ahh, a hunter are ya? Very sorry, the incense must've masked your scent. Good, good. I've been waiting for one of your ilk. These hunts have everyone all locked up inside. Waiting for it to end... It always does, always has, y'know. Since forever. But it won't end very nicely, not this time. Even some folks hiding inside are goin' bad. The screams of wimminfolk, the stench of blood, the snarls of beasts... none of em's too uncommon now. Yharnam's done fer, I tell ya. But if you spot anyone with their wits about 'em... Tell 'em about this here Oedon Chapel. They'll be safe here. The incense wards off the beasts. Spread the word... tell 'em to come on over. If you wouldn't mind... Hee hee..."

General Dialogue (A):

Ahh, the hunter. Alive and well, are ya? This here's a safe place. Stay as long as you like. But... next time you're out on a hunt, remember what I asked. If you find any sane survivors, tell 'em to seek shelter at Oedon Chapel. Cause there's nothing to fear here... ha, hah ha!"

General Dialogue (B):

I know I shouldn't be askin' you, but... If you happen upon someone while hunting, tell 'em about this here Oedon Chapel. If they seem worth being told that is... Oh, and I do sincerely hope they are... Hee hee hee hee hee..."

Notes & Trivia

  • Note on gender discussion: in the German version of the game the Oedon Chapel Dweller is synchronized by a male voice actor. In the Spanish and Brazilian version it's dubbed by a male as well.
  • The Skeptical Man mentions him as a male. Additionally, clipping though his game model reveals no breasts.
  • He has nothing but good intentions, designed to put you off by appearance. He is extremely distraught whenever any of the survivors die and even asks to be friends with you after you bring in all possible survivors. If killed, presumably with nothing left to lose nor any reason to lie, his dying words are that he just wanted to help people.

    • 19 Mar 2017 01:17  

      I had the old lady, skeptical man, Arianna, adella and chapel dweller in the chapel. After defeating Mergo, all of them were dead. No suspicious beggar, killed him in the woods. And Arianna was already post-partum and dead. Is this normal for all of them to die post-mergo?

      • Interesting scenario.17 Aug 2016 23:17  

        So I just loaded up the game and went to walk on the elevator to the right, but that whole area had failed to load in properly yet, causing me to fall to my death. A little salt later I decided it was no big deal, I could quickly recover them and be on my way once the elevator loaded in. But they were gone. After searching for too long, I noticed the chapel dweller's eyes were glowing, like that of an enemy who has your blood echoes. I found this small thing interesting as that must mean the game registered him as an enemy for him to take the echoes like that.

        • incense urn31 Jul 2016 15:01  

          notice when i broke the urns they contain human either this guys killed all the survivors from last hunt and use them as incense urn or he just a necrophilia...

          • Cathedral Ward Fiasco.05 Jul 2016 08:50  

            I'm just trying to figure out how to do this quest line "right". <br/>Sent the old lady to the ward. She got mauled shortly after by the beast dude-- should've went with my instincts :/ <br/>Fine, moving on. Arianna's there now, cool, but from what I read if you bring the nun back she will kill Arianna out of jealously or something? Furthermore, if you invite the beast dude while the nun is there, he won't kill anybody. <br/>Need someone to confirm. <br/>So, what triggers the nun to kill Arianna? <br/>And is there a way to have all the NPCs co-exist, and is there a reward for doing so?

            • Strange cathedral05 Jul 2016 08:50  

              Did anybody notice that you can hear a baby crying in the cathedral the first time you enter it? Guy seems suspicious. Maybe he wants everyone in his cathedral to offer them to his master oedon?

              • Killed nun, maybe him too?05 Jul 2016 08:50  

                I had the old lady and nun and after i beat Rom or the boss she disappeared once to find more sedatives i was ok with that then after i beat amygdala she had die without me talking to the stranger in the forbidden woods and i think the lesser amygdala killed her but that's what i think not sure, but the nun was going crazy n not paying her rent fee of blood n feared for the original dwellers safety so i killed her and now Agatha who was severely depressed over the tragic death of old lady-chan said a beast might've killed her and now believes the same beast killed the nun and is severely depressed. Also he mentioned his mom

                • Killed him...05 Jul 2016 08:50  

                  So I killed this dude early on because I thought he was an enemy... Now I don't have the option to send ariana to the chapel and I guess I can't fight the true boss since I won't be able to get the last umbilical cord piece... Frustrating.

                  • Monster!05 Jul 2016 08:50  

                    In my game, he killed the old lady first. Than he had sex with the prostitute ( the blonde girl ) !!! Yesterday i saw blood on the chair of the blonde girl, but, there were also bloodstains on the stairs... So i went down the stairs and i saw the prostitute who was crying with a baby monster in front of her, and the baby monster looks like odeon! 2 hands and a tail. So, i'm definitely gonna kill Odeon, and save the girl of the church!!!

                    • Just a thought...05 Jul 2016 08:50  

                      From the conversation I had with the crying nun in black, I was under the assumption that the Odeon Chapel Dweller gathered people at the cathedral and (un)knowingly had them dragged away by the tall guys with the bags, who would later turn/murder those they captured. His "intentions" are good, but I question his motives...

                      • His eyes05 Jul 2016 08:50  

                        He probably remains sane because he's lost his eyes. There's a lot of emphasis on eyes in the game and more insight (represented by an eye-con haha...ha) allows you to see the real state of the world. So having no eyes is like having -2 insight.

                        • Beast05 Jul 2016 08:50  

                          I got something which is killling my people @ cathedral ward and he is the second last to be killed before arianna he mentioned everytime some1 is taken how increddible sorry he is for not being able to protect them

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