Adella the Nun

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Hypogean Gaol Oedon Writhe

Adella, Nun of the Healing Church is a non-player character in Bloodborne.

"Cleanse us of this horrible dream..."

Adella Information

A nun of the Healing Church, kidnapped from outside the Cathedral Ward and taken to Yahar-Gul by the sack-toting beasts known as Snatchers on the night of the Hunt.


  • Hypogean Gaol
  • If the Hunter wishes to meet Adella, they must get themselves kidnapped and taken to Hypogean Gaol themselves. Snatchers will spawn after killing the Blood-starved Beast.
  • Just outside the cell where the Hunter wakes up, to the right, there is a small nook where Adella is crying and begging not to be taken. The beasts captured many girls along with her, but none of them remain: only their distant, unending moans.
  • Adella is inconsolable unless the Hunter speaks to her while wearing a chestpiece representing the Healing Church, such as the White or Black Church Set, Gascoigne's Set, Choir Set, Tomb Prospector Set or the Executioner Garb. If this is done, she will calm down, offer some lore, and ask if there is any place safe where she can go. The hunter can then choose to send her to the Cathedral Ward or Iosefka's Clinic (after speaking to the resident NPCs of those two areas).



  • If sent to the Oedon Chapel:
    • She teaches the Church Bow (Female) gesture, and offers vials of Adella's Blood, which heal more than normal blood vials and have an additional replenishment property, continuing to heal over time. You cannot accept Adella's blood if you already have Arianna's or Saint Adeline's blood, simply use or discard your current blood if you wish to receive Adella's.
    • Adella will kill Arianna if you choose the Arianna's tainted blood over her own, possibly out of jealousy. (The trigger for this event is not the fight with Rom, the Vacuous Spider, Confirmed that she killed Arianna with last boss being Blood-starved beast, once you accept Arianna's blood more than 3 times, she will kill her on next load in.)
    • Eventually, after the moon turns red and if she killed Arianna because you accepted Arianna's Blood, she'll be found outside the church and turns against the hunter out of her insanity.
    • You can't obtain her gesture or her blood if you haven't talked to her in Oedon Chapel until the Blood Moon.
    • Like other NPCs, Adella may be killed by the Suspicious Beggar, so it is not advised to send him to the Chapel if any NPC is present.


  • If sent to Iosefka's Clinic:
    • She will be turned into a Celestial Mob, and Iosefka will reward you with 1 insight and 2 Numbing Mist.
    • If you enter the clinic and kill the blue creature standing in the main hallway with folded hands, it will drop the Oedon Writhe rune. It isn't hostile to Hunter; Hunter will have to attack it.


  • If you choose to withhold information:
    • After you warp away from the area she will leave the prison. She can later be found dead, on a staircase up the street of Yahar'Gul, near a pack of dogs. The Oedon Writhe rune can be found on her corpse.





Upon entering the room and standing on the stair case, the young woman can be heard saying:

Please, Leave me be... Don't Take me... Please... Oh, please, dear gods."

"Oh, merciful gods, help me..."/ "In the name of the Healing Church, cleanse us of this horrible dream..."

While telling her about a safe place:

Ahh, by your garb... the Healing Church...

You've come to save me...Ahh!

Thank you, dear saint!

I have no words to express my relief...

You could take this, at least.

It's sure to please an upstanding member of the church like you.

Ahh, thank you so much. Dear gods...

Thank you so much.

I was seized on the street by a hulking brute in the Cathedral Ward and locked up here.

There were many others, but they've been taken away...

And I've heard moans, echoes in the distance, ever since...

So, the hunt is on tonight?

Then the streets are perilous... And every door will be shut tight...

Perhaps it isn't my place to ask, but...

Do you know somehwhere that might take me in?

Oh, thank you so much.

I'll set out as soon as I can.

I pray for success on your hunt.

Kind hunter.

Talk in the Cathedral Ward:

Oh, brave hunter, you are alive.

Thank you very much.

The town is in disarray, but there are still people here.

Together, we await the help of the Healing Church.

I cannot begin to express my gratitude to you.

The only thing I can offer... Is my own lowly blood.

If it would suffice...

(Refuse) Forgive me, I... I should have known better. What would a brave hunter do with lowly blood like mine? Please, forget I even asked.

(Receive) Yes, of course. Come in close... Now, take my blood...

After the moon turns red (and if you consumed Blood of Arianna 4 or more times):

"Tee hee... My sweet hunter..."

"Your blood is tainted..."

"I can't ha... I can't help myself... hahaha haha..."

After Killing the Player:

I'll never leave your side..."

Upon death:

What have I done..." (does not speak if the moon turned red)



  • "The healing church nuns are chosen for their merit as vessels for blood, and groomed as Blood Saints. The mere chance of being treated with their blood lends legitimacy to the Healing Church and communion." -Blood of Adella


Other Notes:

  1. Is unavailable anytime after the paleblood moon occurs. ( Before the one reborn boss fight )
  2. If you accept Arianna's blood more than 3 times while Adella is in the church, just kill the nun after she gives you the gesture to be safe because glitches have been reported with this NPC, she no longer contributes and eventually goes mad and attacks the hunter for being "impure" anyways.
  3. When ever you talk to Arianna while Adella is also in the Chapel Adella will look over to the two of you talking.
  4. Adella may suddenly disappear from Oedon Chapel after sending her there. It is currently unknown why this can happen.
  5. Requires a Healing Church chest armor to send to either safe place. Gascoigne's set works, so don't worry if you've sold the Black church set.
  6. Adella will disappear from the game entirely if she is not spoken to before the player kills Rom, causing the player to miss out on a potential caryll rune and gesture. Make sure to talk to her/kill her BEFORE killing Rom.
  7. If you do not consume 3 vials of Arianna's Blood and talk to her after the Moon is red, she will just giggle manically. (tested on 2 playthroughs)


  • When she attacks the player, she wields a unique dagger. The closest equivalent is the Chime Maiden dagger, but the hilt is different. Also, Adella does completely negligible damage and is a nonthreat to the player, similar to Rhea of Thorolund in Dark Souls.
  • In her aggressive state, she can be lured to and picked up by the Amygdala nearby. If the player has the Eye of a Blood-Drunk Hunter in their inventory, this will trigger the DLC cutscene and the player will be transported to the Hunter's Nightmare.



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    • Anonymous

      21 Jul 2021 02:21  

      Just in case you didn't line up your ducks before talking to her, she does not, in fact, disappear as soon as you warp away from the area. I wanted to send her to the clinic and like an idiot had never gone back to get that option enabled. Wormholed my way back to the clinic and then back to the Gaol, she was still there cowering in fear. She'll get the help she needs.

      • Anonymous

        15 Nov 2020 23:01  

        So i wasn't able to send her to clinic or chapel cause i haven't any healing church chestpiece. I found black church set and kill vicar Amelia and go again to speak with her but instead of here i have a message and cannot be find anymore (at that place i didn't go around yet). Can i find her again or it's dead ?

        • Anonymous

          12 Aug 2020 14:17  

          Getting her grabbed by the Amygdala after she becomes hostile is hilarious!!! Also she survives after, so you don’t miss out on the rune

          • Anonymous

            12 May 2020 04:02  

            So, what im gathering from this, as cold as it may sound, the best course of action is to send her to the chapel, get her emote and a blood vial, and if you dont plan on using her vial regularly for the next hour or so before you kill rom and she just loses her sanity and becomes useless, just kill her immediately so she doesnt kill another npc and get rewarded with a very good rune for bloodtinge builds?

            • Anonymous

              03 Apr 2020 10:05  

              It feels kind of messed up to kill Adella for a rune. It sort of shows how morally ambiguous you are as a player. Then again she is descending into madness (after killing Rom), and she also potentially commits murder depending on the player's actions.

              • Anonymous

                20 Mar 2020 09:08  

                I think Adella knew about Arianna's blood, given that she's a member of the Healing Church, and Arianna's blood vial description, she most likely kills her because she thinks her blood is tainted and doesn't want the Hunter to keep using it

                • 06 Jan 2020 17:51  

                  Can anyone tell me why I can't find her in the location in which she is suppose to appear? Snatchers also don't appear therefor I can't get killed and so on...

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Dec 2019 11:08  

                    So I have to get myself knocked out and kidnapped in order to recruit a psychopath for my save haven because video game

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Mar 2019 22:35  

                      In my game she has killed Arianna (this is before killing Rom) and after you talk to her and leave she says "Oh, brave hunter. I pray for your safety. Come back soon... Tee hee." She says it in a menacing manner. Also, if you ask for blood after just getting some she says, "Oh, forgive me. I need more time," rather dismissively. Didn't see this above sorry if I missed it.

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Mar 2019 23:14  

                        I never took any blood from Arianna but Adella only laughs manically after the bloodmoon on my playthrough

                        • Anonymous

                          17 Aug 2018 22:41  

                          "The beasts captured many girls along with her, but none of them remain: only their distant, unending moans." Kinky.

                          • Anonymous

                            13 Apr 2018 05:39  

                            Hey im playing ng+ I already gained access to yahar’gul unseen village, (as I wanted to befriend Djura) and then i killed the blood starved beast to find Adella. Snatchers did not appear and as a result i can not acces hypogean gaol. I visited the location of adella from unseen village but she wouldn’t appear! I then went to oedon chappel dweller which is still asking for survivors, keep in mind that the others are already there so the only survivor missing is her! If she would be dead then dweller would have told me that there are no more survivors so she is alive but somehow lost! Any ideas?

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Dec 2017 19:58  

                              I only got the game recently but I am most of the way through a no-death, ~100% completion run. Adella's mini-quest is the one thing you can't do in the game without dying as being picked up by the Amygdalas for the DLC and for the Nightmare Frontier don't kill you but being killed by a Snatcher and taken to Hyper Jail does result in a death. Just wanted to put that out there for anyone interested. So you either never die and never see her or you intentionally die once so you can get her rune.

                              • Anonymous

                                15 Sep 2017 01:17  

                                If i have Adella's blood, will Arianna give me her blood?
                                Can i keep taking Adella's blood as many times i want and nothing will happen?

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