General Info
Location Drops
Cathedral Ward Wheel Hunter Badge
(Fire Paper, Radiance)


Alfred is a non-playable character in Bloodborne.

"You're a hunter, aren't you? I knew it. That's precisely how I started out!"


This character can first be found at the Cathedral Ward, in another part of the building with the tomb entrance. Go on the left side of the building around to where you pull the lever to open the tomb. Continue out the door and he will be standing there. He will give you Fire Paper during this encounter.
Later in the game, after killing Vicar Amelia, he can be found again in the Cathedral Ward, but on the balcony overlooking the entrance to the Forbidden Woods.

  • Can be summoned outside of the Blood-Starved Beast fight if you spoke to him previously in Cathedral Ward. As you descend towards the chapel on the first staircase you will find a note on the right-hand side saying that you can summon him. Use the Beckoning Bell on the note and he will be summoned.
  • Alfred does not fill a summon slot. If he is summoned first, it is still possible to summon two players, allowing you to tackle Blood-Starved Beast with a four-man team.
  • Can be summoned for the Cleric Beast, you must have agreed with him in the Cathedral Ward. To summon him go through the gate next to the Central Yharnam lamp, down the stairs and there will be a messenger with a note, use the Beckoning Bell there.
  • Drops: If killed in his second location in Cathedral Ward, he will give Wheel Hunter Badge (replaced by Fire Paper if you already have the badge), as well as Radiance oath during Vileblood Queen Chamber encounter after talking to him there. If you kill him in the first location, he will only drop Fire Paper.


  1. After finding Alfred Near the entrance to Old Yharnam in Cathedral Wards agree to cooperate with him to be gifted Fire Paper 3x & Pray Gesture (note: If you do not meet him near the entrance to Old Yharnam and wait to meet him at the Forbidden Woods after defeating Vicar Amelia, you will not receive the Pray Gesture)
  2. After defeating Martyr Logarius in Cainhurst Castle, Pick up the Crown of Illusions lying nearby on the ground. When equipped in this location activates a quick cutscene that reveals the Vileblood's throne room.
  3. To the right of the queen and on a table lies the unopened summons letter. Deliver this summons to Alfred near the Forbidden Woods entrance in Cathedral Ward so that he will gain access to Cainhurst, You will receive Church Bow (Male) Gesture and Wheel Hunter Badge.
  4. Alfred's mission is to eliminate the Vileblood faction for the sake of his former master to become a "true martyr" and to do this he must kill the queen. Once given the summons, Alfred will be found in the Vileblood's throne room standing over the queen's mutilated body, Talk to Alfred here to receive the Roar Gesture. Inspect the Queen's throne to get Queenly Flesh. Upon further inspection her remain's "writhe eerily" and you can see them pulsing slowly.
  5. Return to first location you spoke to Alfred, near the entrance to Old Yharnam in Cathedral Ward, to complete this quest, You will find his body along with the Radiance rune. It is believed that after completing his mission to eradicate the Vilebloods, Alfred took his own life to become a martyr just as his master was. An alternative theory is presented in the notes.





You're a hunter, aren't you? I knew it. That's precisely how I started out! Oh, beg pardon, you may call me Alfred. Protege of Master Logarius, hunter of Vilebloods. So, what say you? Our prey might differ, but we are hunters, the both of us. Why not cooperate, and discuss the things we've learned?

  • Cooperate:
  • "Oh-hoh! Very good, very good indeed! Take this, to celebrate our acquaintance." (Obtain fire paper & pray action)
  • "Beast hunting is a sacred practice. May the good blood guide your way."
  • Refuse: Nothing happens. He will just bid you farewell and you can talk again with him to cooperate.


There must be oodles for us to share.

  • Talk about the Healing Church:
  • "As you know, the Healing Church is the fountainhead of blood healing."
  • "Well, I'm a simple hunter, quite unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the institution."
  • "But I have heard that the holy medium of blood healing is venerated in the main cathedral. And that councilors of the old church reside in the high stratum of the Cathedral Ward."
  • "If you seek blood healing, and the church is willing, you should pay them a visit."


Talk about Byrgenwerth:

"Byrgenwerth is an old place of learning. And the tomb of the gods, carved out below Yharnam, should be familiar to every hunter."

"Well, once a group of young Byrgenwerth scholars discovered a holy medium deep within the tomb."

"This led to the founding of the Healing Church, and the establishment of blood healing".

"In this sense, everything sacred in Yharnam can be traced back to Byrgenwerth."

"But today, the college lies deep within a tangled wood, abandoned and decrepit. And furthermore, the Healing Church has declared Byrgenwerth forbidden ground."

"It's unclear how many of its scholars remain alive...but only they know the password that allows passage through the gate."


Talk about the Corrupted Vilebloods:

"Ah, there's something I want to tell you. A bit of wisdom from the eminent Master Logarius!"

"Once, a scholar betrayed his fellows at Byrgenwerth...and brought forbidden blood back with him to Cainhurst Castle."

"It was there that the first of the inhuman Vilebloods was born."

"The Vilebloods are fiendish creatures who threaten the purity of the Church's blood healing."

"The Ruler of the Vilebloods is still alive today. And so, to honor my master's wishes, I search, for the path to Cainhurst Castle."

Talk about the Corrupted Vilebloods again:

"In his time, Master Logarius led his executioners into Cainhurst Castle to cleanse it of the Vilebloods."

"But all did not go well and Master Logarius became a blessed anchor, guarding us from evil...Tragic, tragic times...that Master Logarius should be abandoned in the accursed domain of the Vilebloods."

"I must free him, so that he may be properly honored in martyrdom."



I bid you farewell. It has been a pleasure. May the good blood guide your way."


Give Unopened Summons:

"Ah-hah! Is that... the sigil of Cainhurst?"

"I've heard tell of Cainhurst nobles, and their amusingly pompous invitations."

"Wonderful! I thank you profusely... I will depart immediately. But first, a token of my gratitude."

(Gives 'Wheel Hunter Badge' and 'Church Bow (Male) )

"Ahh, I feel my master's hand at work. Praise the good blood! And let us cleanse these tarnished streets."


After giving 'Unopened Summons':

It has been an honor, but I must say good-bye. Let us cleanse these tarnished streets. And may the good blood guide your way."


Upon Arriving at Vileblood Queen's Chamber after giving 'Unopened Summons':

"Master, look! I've done it, I've done it! I smashed and pounded and grounded this rotten siren into fleshy pink pulp!"

"There, you filthy monstrosity! What good's your immortality now! Try stirring up trouble in this sorry state! All mangled and twisted, with every inside on the outside, for all the world to see! He heh hah hah Hah! He heh heh ha ha ha ha!"


Talking to him in Vileblood Queen's Chamber:

"Oh, you, is it? Look at this! Thanks to you, I've done it! Well? Isn't it wonderful?"

"Now Master can be canonized as a true martyr! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I've done it, I have!!! Hah h-hah ha ha hah!" (Gives 'Roar')


While hostlle in Vileblood Queen's Chamber:

"Just what is the meaning of this? Why turn your blade on me? You're jealous, aren't you? Unclean wench! Vile monstrosity! Bloody fool! Has the blood gone to your head? Pathetic, as you deserve!"

Upon death:

Pray for Master Logarius... in my stead..."


Although Alfred is a hunter he is wearing the Executioner Garb which suggests that executioners were once used as hunters. Alfred may be an Executioner and a hunter; or the Executioner order was disbanded after Logarius' martyrdom, (there is no chance that Alfred left the order willingly as he expresses deep love for his master and he is willing to take over his duty and hunt down the last Vileblood). In any case, Executioners were used to hunt down individuals possessing the "tainted" blood of the Cainhurst Vilebloods.


  1. Alfred is voiced by Daniel Flynn, the same voice actor as Solaire of Astora from Dark Souls, Alfred even speaks the phrase "Praise the Good Blood" upon giving him Unopened Summons.
  2. You may safely give him the Unopened Summons if you have joined the Vilebloods and equipped the Corruption Oath without him becoming hostile.
  3. Killing him after he has given you Roar will make him drop the Radiance Oath.
  4. Alfred completely tears the queen's body to pieces and this is most likely because he knew that she was undead and would not die from normal wounds.
  5. When summoned to fight the Blood-Starved Beast, he wields a Kirkhammer. However, when he murders the Queen, he uses a Logarius' Wheel
  6. It seems after giving him the Unopened Summons... if you attack him (Need not kill him) he will not murder Queen Annalise. Resulting in receiving the wheel hunter badge and gesture but not killing Annalise. Also if you kill him at this point he will not drop anything, however, the Gold Ardeo will still be available for purchase at Hunter's Dream.
  7. When you find him he is praying in front of a statue that seems to be wearing Executioner's set.
  8. He has performed a strange ritual and there is blood on the altar in front of him.
  9. A close-up of his eyes reveals that his pupils are beginning to "collapse". This is a sign that he will soon fall to beasthood.



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    • Anonymous

      17 Sep 2021 03:48  

      Just finished his quest line... And I agree with others, there is no hint whatsoever that he took his own life...

      • Anonymous

        14 Jun 2021 15:39  

        Why is there a second Crown of Illusions at the altar where he's dead if you already have one? If he did kill himself, to which I haven't seen real evidence, it might be because he's gotten tainted from killing the queen. There is flesh literally all over him when he does, it's not a stretch to assume he ingested some.

        • Anonymous

          04 May 2021 16:04  

          Why is it always assumed that Alfred killed himself? Theres really no evidence of this, and yet it is echoed constantly by the fandom. For all we know, he was killed by someone. Perhaps assassinated by a surviving vileblood? Regardless, the assumption that he committed suicide is unfounded. Whats more, the idea that he would do so in order to become a martyr is categorically wrong. A martyr, by definition, is someone who dies for others. Alfreds suicide benefits no one.

          • Anonymous

            25 Nov 2020 18:04  

            I thought he was a cool character until he wanted to hurt da queen! We could argue all day about whether the church or the vilebloodes were at fault for the war between them, but there is no disputing that his only goal in the entire game is genocide, queen annalise posed no threat to anyone by herself, but he specifically requests you help him find her so he can brutally murder her, just let the war die man

            • Anonymous

              12 Sep 2020 07:10  

              "He maniacally laughed after having brutally slaughtered Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods, which reveals a semblance of his unseen nature, in opposition to the more kind and gentle man the player first meets.", "The pupils of Alfred's eyes have begun to collapse, which, according to the description of the Eye of a Blood-drunk Hunter, 'indicates the onset of the scourge of beasts'.", "Alfred takes his own life for reasons unknown.".:::::::::: This bestial degenerate is just a church fanatic, and slaughtering of Vilebloods by the Church is just a witch-hunt, preventive strike by the Church to slaughter those who could, theoretically, oppose the Church. As far as known, Cainhurst did nothing, before getting slaughtered, only obtained some special blood. They were just royals who wanted to live longer, and did nothing wrong, from what we know. And Church are just fanatics of religion. So much resemblance with the inquisition times.

              • Anonymous

                25 Aug 2020 08:54  

                What an imbecile. All characters I create are always Vilebloods. I really love to make this bloke drown in his own blood right after giving him the Cainhurst summons, just to completely crush his dreams. For the honor of Cainhurst.

                • 09 Jun 2020 19:15  

                  I think Alfred killed himself because he fulfilled his purpose. His only goal is to honor Logarius, which is made evident by his obsessive behavior. Since he "killed" Annalise, he has no plans anymore, and maybe in another violent rage like the one we see in Cainhurst, he stabbed (?)himself to death.

                  • 02 Jun 2020 12:15  

                    I think he disappears if you don't send him to Cainhurst and advance to Blood Moon phase. I did so and he is nowhere to be found near the Forbidden Woods entrance.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 May 2020 09:31  

                      Additional text: If you trigger rapid poison on him he says something like: You made me bleed. I couldn't catch the exact quote I did this with chikage and was in the room with dead Annalise, don't know if that is nessisary though.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 May 2020 10:15  

                        It should be added that he can no longer be summoned for the Cleric Beast if you kill Amelia (Night phase).

                        • Anonymous

                          04 May 2020 18:56  

                          I'm 3 years late to the party but upon watching a video, I noticed that Alfred has the hunters mark on the front of his shirt. Maybe he was once a hunter or something

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