Saint Adeline

General Info
Location Drops
Research Hall 723 blood echoes
Balcony Key

Saint Adeline is a non-player character in Bloodborne. She was added with The Old Hunters DLC.

Deformed and tied to a chair, this survivor of the research process says to be nearing a personal revelation. Helping her may bring about your own enlightenment.


This character can be found at the Research Hall in the room at the first floor of the Research Hall. Needs to be accessed from the back and the higher floors. She is the enlarged head creature bound to a chair.

  • Can this NPC be an ally?: No
  • Can this NPC be an enemy?: No
  • Drops: If killed, will give 723 blood echoes and the Balcony Key
  • Can be used to receive blood treatment and get Blood of Adeline.


Associated Quest

  • Stage 1:
    • Talk to Adeline and she will ask you for Brain Fluid.
    • Get it from the non-hostile lumps of meat (enormous heads without bodies):
      • One on the upper ramparts of the Research Hall.
      • One on the middle platform of the staircase, with an enemy church hunter NPC.
  • Stage 2:
    • Triggered by giving her the first Brain Fluid and reloading/refreshing the area.
    • Giving her fluid a second time makes her hand over the Balcony Key. May need to reload/refresh the area several times before this can happen
    • During this stage Adeline will offer you her blood as thanks.
  • Stage 3:
    • Triggered by using the Balcony Key to open the Balcony door. You must reload/refresh the area for the game to move her. May need to reload/refresh the area several times before this happens.
    • Adeline transforms into a meat lump without body and sits by the door of her room. She asks for the fluid a third time.
    • As it can be witnessed with previous lumps, they cannot be killed as they infinitely revive themselves and only drop Brain Fluid once, meaning that the last Brain Fluid needs to be gotten from Adeline herself.
    • Killing her in this state will drop the fluid and make her regenerate.
    • The last fluid will give her a revelation, granting you the Milkweed rune and permanently killing her in the process.



Dialogue Here




Saint Adeline seems to be one of the few, if not the last relatively sane survivor of the horrible Healing Church Experiments. Also, she is probably the only successful outcome as she eventually unravels the secret of how to ascend to kin (see the effects of Milkweed Rune), even if she dies in the process.

Other Notes:

  • If you kill her prior to her turning into a lump, she may not drop the Milkweed rune.
  • You can do her quest line even after defeating all bosses in the DLC.
  • Saint Adeline will not give you the "Blood of Adeline" item if "Blood of Adella" or "Blood of Arianna" is already in your inventory. Remove the blood items from your inventory and talk to Adeline again to receive the item.
    • Receiving her blood isn't necessary to complete her quest line.
  • Also killing Living Failures isn't necessary to obtain Milkweed rune.
  • if you discard her blood she WILL NOT give you blood a second time, to fix reload the game.
  • During Stage 2 don't use a bell while talking with her. Getting summoned into another world while in conversation with Adeline can skip her dialogue and put her in stage 3, without you getting the key.


    • 29 Mar 2017 13:55  

      Does anyone else think she's related to adella? I mean they have the similar names and their blood does the exact same thing, but Adeline's is more potent

      • 04 Jan 2017 01:10  

        i finished her questline just now, and i did it before doing the living failures boss

        just kept going back to the dream and checking on her again repeatedly

        i did use her vial to get stage 2, but i see someone else reported they did get stage 2 without ever using the vial

        • Drip, drop = don't05 Jul 2016 14:40  

          So I gave her brain fluid twice and she began saying "drip, drop etc", I killed her and she didn't drop the third Brain Fluid. Keep that in mind.

          • Quest.05 Jul 2016 14:40  

            The first fluid is one of the meatball in the middle while you climb up all the stairs, the second is all the way at the top of the tower, the THIRD one, this one you need to wait for her to become a meatball herself, talk to her then kill her to get it, she will revive then give her the last one and you will be done, remember for the third one she needs to be a meatball herself, she will not be in her chair anymore, reload the area and she should be a meatball after the second one, using a mark to teleport or quitting the game should do the trick.

            • Will she come back ?05 Jul 2016 14:40  

              I accidentally killed her without giving her the brains, will she comeback somehow after defeating Kos or Laurence? or am i screwed ?

              • A bug ?05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                I gave her the first brain fluid and later on I get the second brain fluid and die promptly afterwards, upon returning to the research hall I go directly to her and her dialogue is stuck at "oh there you are,don't be greedy,as they say fear the thirst for blood,I should know I was once a blood saint too(giggles) " and then there's bo prompt to give her the fluid. This sucks cause it's my only arcane build and I really wanted to try the milk weed tune out :/

                • Milkweed05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                  I've been reading this, and it states you complete her quest; thus gaining the Milkweed rune, after defeating the Living Failures, but earlier I stumbled into that boss arena accidentally since I wasn't fully ready, and died, and I still got to complete her quest and gain Milkweed. <br/>Would it mostly just be initiating the boss fight?

                  • Confirmation on bloodconsumption05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                    I just finnished her quest and I can confirm that you do not need to use the blood she gives you in order to progress the questline. I had Iosefka's blood vial but no others in my inventory and after I got adeline's blood I never used it nor removed it from my intventory in any way. I did however find that it was not enough to simply reload the area and that I had to let some time pass inbetween the advancments of her quest. I did defeat the living failures while waiting for her to ask for the second brain fluid and then Maria while waiting for her to turn into a meatlump, suggesting that it might not be time that is the trigger but rather that you have to defeat a boss. Much like Rhea's questline in dark souls 1.

                    • Keeps giving me blood vials05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                      I just want the ***** key, i've entered and exited like three times now, and all i get is blood vials. I have the second brain juice, but she isn't asking for it.

                      • Some quest informations05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                        You don't have to meet or kill the living failures to trigger her last stage. I already had the milkweed rune before i entered the living failures. You just have to reload the area 4 times for each stage to trigger.

                        • My questo experience05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                          I have done this randomly, I have talked to her every time I obtained a fluid. Accepted her blood and never used it. Probably I have finished her questo linea before killing the living failure

                          • Didn't Kill Living Failure - Still got last stage of Quest05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                            Title says it all, i haven't done the living failure boss yet but when i returned to her room to use the elevator after dying she was a Enlarged Head. Of course i attacked her and gave her her brain fluid but that completed the quest, giving me the Milkweed Rune. I don't think you actually need to kill the boss but rather return to her again some time later. Thanks!

                            • Easter egg05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                              After she turns into a lump as well as the other lumps you get brain fluid from if you position the camera inside of the lump there is something inside of them I can't tell what it is though. Dose anybody have any idea what it could be?

                              • Research Hall, woman searching for her eyes.05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                                Can you do anything to help her? The woman who searches for her eyes in a puddle outside the door to Saint Adeline.

                                • Tied Ladies Get a Pass05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                                  I really need to get a password for this site...theres a video i need to see so bad but cant video ever but i cant find it for free... <br/> <br/>Tied Ladies Get a Pass -

                                  • 2nd phase05 Jul 2016 14:40  

                                    I triggered her second phase w/out receiving her blood. I think I had brain fluid in my inventory... even though I wasn't aware I had any in my inventory...

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