Arianna, Woman of Pleasure

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General Info
Location Drops
Cathedral Ward 590 Blood Echoes
Arianna's Shoes

 

Arianna, Woman of Pleasure is a non-player character in Bloodborne.


"But...would you even take a whore's blood?"

Arianna Information

Arianna is a prostitute who resides in the Cathedral Ward. You can speak to her at her home as soon as you reach the area, but she won't seek sanctuary until you have defeated at least one boss from either Cathedral Ward, Old Yharnam, Hemwick Charnel Lane or Yahar' Gul the Unseen Village.

Location

  • Arianna is a survivor who is found in the lower Cathedral Ward. Take the narrow stairs down from the big plaza with the 2 church giants, down the narrow sideway with the lantern enemies, to a street with 4 NPC lamps. It's the left hand door at the dead end.
  • Asks for a safe haven when the players interacts with her after defeating 3 bosses. Tell her about the safe haven at Iosefka's Clinic OR Oedon Chapel.
    • Able to send her to Oedon Chapel after killing at least one boss from either Cathedral Ward, Old Yharnam, Hemwick Charnel Lane or Yahar' Gul the Unseen Village.

 

Destination

  • If sent to the Oedon Chapel:
    • She will teach you the "Curtsy" gesture and offer a Blood of Arianna item when you talk to her.
    • Adella the Nun, if present, will get jealous if the player uses Arianna's blood instead of hers, and may kill Arianna after you've accepted 3 vials of Arianna's Blood while she's present.
    • To stop Adella from killing Arianna, simply remove Arianna's Blood Vial from your inventory and instead take Adella's Blood. If you defeat Rom with Adella's Blood in your inventory, Adella will not kill Arianna. Alternatively, if you never accept Arianna's blood, Adella will have nothing to trigger her jealousy and Arianna will be safe.
    • Killing Adella will also prevent Arianna's death.
    • In order to obtain her gesture and her blood, you must speak to her in Oedon Chapel before the Blood Moon.
    • Like other NPCs, Arianna 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:
    • Iosefka will reward you with 2 Numbing Mist and 1 Insight.
    • If you enter the clinic, Arianna can be found in the main hallway gazing through a window. When killed, she will drop her shoes. Arianna will not be aggressive on her own, the Hunter must strike first.
    • If the Young Yharnam Girl was sent to Iosefka's clinic, she will wander the halls as a Celestial Emissary. She will not be hostile towards the player unless they kill Arianna. At which point, the Young Yharnam Girl will begin to attack you. 

 

  • If you choose to withhold information:
    • Her shoes can eventually be found in Iosefka's Clinic, suggesting she found her own way there.

 

  • Can she survive? Yes, if you prevent Adella from killing her and don't kill her yourself after she has given birth to the baby, she will live with the nightmarish baby.
  • Can this NPC be an ally? Yes. After killing three bosses in the game, Arianna will ask you if you know of a safe place. Refer her to Oedon Chapel, and she will be sitting in the Cathedral Ward after the next loading screen.
  • Drops: If killed, will give 590 Blood Echoes and Arianna's Shoes. (Drops in all areas, including Iosefka's Clinic)

 

Quest Line

Follow these steps to get One Third of Umbilical Cord.

  1. After killing at least three bosses and before the Blood Moon is up, speak to her at her home in the lower Cathedral Ward.
  2. When she asks for a safe place, refer her to the Oedon Chapel.
  3. Once you have defeated Micolash, Host of the Nightmare, she'll move to the aqueduct between the Tomb of Odeon and Cathedral Ward lamps. You must kill both Arianna's newborn and Arianna herself in order to acquire One Third of Umbilical Cord and Arianna's Shoes.

 

Dialogue

 

"Oh, my, what a queer scent... But I'd take it over the stench of blood and beasts any day. What is it, then? I'm off during hunts, so if that's what you're here for, I'll leave you to your own devices. If that doesn't do it, come back in the morning, darling." - for male hunter.

"Oh, my, what a queer scent... But I'd take it over the stench of blood and beasts any day. What is it, then? I'm off during hunts, and besides, this is no place for ladies. Wouldn't want to drag you down too..." [laughs] - for female hunter.

"Oh, thank goodness. You're a hunter, right? Might you know of a safe place? The night is long and I've very little of the incense left... Please, there must be some nice place to run off to?" (Gives option of telling her)

"Oh, thank you, darling. Maybe I'll see you there!"

"Oh, hello dear. You weren't lying, this is a safe place. Thank you. I am in your debt."

"I'd like to tender my thanks, but I haven't much to offer...all I can give is my blood. But would you even take a whore's blood?"

(If refused, or already carrying special blood): "Oh, you. I'm sorry. I'm afraid I can't help you. Unless you've had a change of heart?"

"Oh, hello. The whole town's turned, has it? Quite a big family, aren't we? Though I'm afraid I seem to be the black sheep... Back for my blood, I presume."

"Oh, hello. Come closer. I'm always happy to help."

(after killing Rom, the Vacuous Spider) [hunched over, clutching herself] "Oh, hello there. Forgive me, I'm a bit out of sorts. So, no blood today, okay?"

"Oh...there's something wrong with me..." [moans]

(After giving birth) "It can't be...this is a nightmare..." [sobs and laughs]

 

Lore

  • Arianna falls under the prophecy that is found in Byrgenwerth, "... And when the Great Ones descend, a womb will be blessed with child."
  • Not only does Arianna give birth to a "Child of Blood", but like the Queen, the Blood of Arianna also has special properties.
  • Arianna wears the Noble Dress found in Castle Cainhurst, insinuating she is a descendant of the nobles that lived there. However, Queen Annalise says there are only two Vilebloods remaining when the Hunter accepts the Vileblood rune. This may imply that Queen Annalise is unaware of Arianna's existence, or that the queen doesn't find her to be a true Vileblood, as she's not fulfilling the purpose of her lineage.
  • Arianna's Blood has a description alluding to her blood being similar to blood forbidden by the healing church, implying that it may be Vileblood.
  • In the banquet hall where the Noble Dress is found, there is a portrait of a woman in a crown holding a blonde infant, which may suggest a connection between Annalise and Arianna.

Other Notes

  1. Arianna can only be sent to Oedon Chapel before the blood moon is up. When the blood moon is up, you will get a message saying "No response".
  2. If you send Arianna to the clinic, you will no longer be able to acquire the third umbilical cord from her infant.
  3. Despite being killed by Adella, or by the player after killing her child, positioning the camera correctly will reveal that her character model still blinks.
  4. It takes two Pebbles to kill Arianna's newborn.

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    • Anonymous

      Suggest for an edit:
      If you skip the vicar ameilia fight (via the wolf/forbidden woods skip) she won't move to sewers after killing micolash

      • Anonymous

        Hold up has it ever been confirmed that Adela was the one to kill arianna? I know adella’s dialogue heavily implies it but is it ever confirmed, whether through the game or one of the developers?

        • Anonymous

          I didn't know she was there and killed rom can someone tell me can she be anywhere else? Or did I just lose my wanted ending

          • Anonymous

            THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TELLING ME THE AMOUNT OF PEBBLES TO KILL HER NEWBORN DUDE YOU’RE A LIFESAVER! (not for the newborn)

            • Anonymous

              I always get her, not because for the umbilical cord or her blood vials, but so I can mug her for her shoes. They're simply fabulous

              • Anonymous

                bruh this wiki doesn't show you what happens if u killed the chapel geezer and what she says (yes i did kill the guy who wanted to help yes i feel guilty and sad but hey free rune (im so sad ))

                • Anonymous

                  Reporting that she just was killed with me taking only 1 vial from her, without comsuming it, just holding it in invetory whole time. Point about taking 3 vials doesn't appear to be true.

                  • Anonymous

                    I defeated 3 bosses and went to her door. But when I tried to open the door it said closed. Did I miss something?

                    • Anonymous

                      In my game she got killed by the suspicious beggar, does that mean that its impossible to fight the moon presence now?

                      • Anonymous

                        I made an oopsie, i fought rom b4 talking to them, any one in that area, only the old lady from central yharnam is there...

                        • Anonymous

                          Some people might not know this, but Arianna actually just passes out when you kill the infant Great One. The animation she performs is not a death animation, you can see this if you were to attack her before the nightmare infant or both at the same time.

                          I did notice that when you warp back to the chapel and go to see her again, her position does change to a dead one, but I think ot's because of how to game loads enemies and npcs when reseting the area. Her initial animation is evidence enough that she's not dead, just unconcious.

                          Guess it makes sense that you can take her shoes (weird choice) but whatever.

                          • Anonymous

                            Can I just point out how Arianna's baby and pregnancy are very similar to what happens with Casca on Berserk? True, the conditions are diferente but there are strong converging points. First, the baby seems to be an infant Great One, in a sort of way Arianna was raped/corrupted/blessed by the Great Ones by giving birth to a suposedly higher form of existence. This happens with Casca after Griffith rapes her and some time later she loses the baby that she was already gestating from her relationship with Guts. But the baby still exists in another plane of existence. And finally, like Casca Arianna completely loses her sanity, slowly at first after giving birth suddenly and from the shock of seeing the deformed and nightmarish spawn that was born. And if you kill the baby she goes completely insane, like Casca, unable to speak properly only mumbling and shaking.

                            • Anonymous

                              I was planning on killing just the baby, but ended up killing her as well. I already had the One Third of Umbilical Cord. So now I have two and feel awful for killing her without a reason.

                              • I've always both loved and hated the inherent vileness of the player characters in Soulsborne games. We have a mission of one kind or another that demands our progression through a dangerous world, that mission being often morally ambiguous to begin with since we often don't truly know the consequences of our actions. At the same time however, there are many bosses and NPCs which don't actually need to be killed in terms of them being fairly benevolent or at worst neutral. For example, with Arianna and her newborn child, we are pressed with the need to receive a One Third Cord and this need may overshadow the fact that, albeit strange, Arianna has just had a child who she might end up helping even though it seems deformed to human eyes. But, as a Hunter, we kill the baby nonetheless (of course, up to the individual player). In order to ascend the bounds of the world (Linking of the Fire in Souls, Humanity/The Dream in Bloodborne), we end up killing several sympathetic or at least bystander characters who don't necessarily deserve death. Sometimes I wish there was more ways to skip bosses that could be allies given the right events or play a more merciful character. Of course, making such an expansive game with an incredible world & managing to tell a story without direct storytelling beyond a few cutscenes is already an insane task that From keeps pulling off repeatedly, so asking for even more depth and choice might be a little much to ask. Still, I hope Elden Ring expands upon greatness :)

                                • Anonymous

                                  I'm 6 bosses deep, and I'm still not getting the option to send her anywhere. There's gotta be a missing step.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I know this is 4 years too late, but after telling Arianna to go to Odeon Chapel and tricking the old man to go there as well, the old man appears there but she doesn't. What did I do wrong?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I might be interpreting the wikia information differently, but in my case Arianna gets sick (presumably the same for most who have invited her to the Oedon Chapel). I didnt use any of her blood, always refused, neither did I send the beggar to the Oedon Chapel. I've carefully followed every NPC's progression throughout my run, but after beating Mergo's wetnurse Arianna just up and dissapeared on me. Adella is still giggling madly in the corner and the old lady ran into a tombstone and died. I can't seem to find her in Iosefka's clinic either. I'm pretty much running out of ideas regarding where she could've fled towards. Not even the Chapel dude gives me any useful information about her leaving, which he does when it concerns the old crone. Hmmm... welp i'll be looking a bit longer and otherwise I can only say don't wait 'till after Mergo's wetnurse to interact with her once again. I must've probably missed my chance between the last time I spoke to her and killing Mergo's Wetnurse...

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I sent her to Oedon, didn't send anyone else there because I didn't want her killed and after defeating Rom I found her shoes in a pool of blood. Checked everywhere, no demon baby. Came back after Micolash and sure enough, no demon baby. These steps/notes clearly missed something.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          So idk if anyone has ever had this happen but I had beaten all bosses including vicar Amelia, and the guy who gives you the stone to move on was at every home in that lane, anyone else have that happen?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            A bit late, but it should be noted you can’t actually talk to her in her home with more than 15 insight.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Ok I’m not sure what I did wrong but i fought and defeated every boss up until Vicar and all she would say is the first quote, I only have the old lady from Yharnam and the priest lady from the Hypogean Gaol at the Church. I assumed since she wouldn’t ask for a safe place o could defeat avocado then maybe she would but apparently all the people go missing after the blood moon. What did I do wrong so I can fix it for next playthrough?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I thought I might have discovered something that wasn't on here, but nope. Positioning the camera right and seeing "dead" Arianna blink, was trippy.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  If you leave the infant Great One alive (I'm assuming it's a Great One because it drops the One Third Umbilical Cord????) and come back later, Arianna's laugh becomes somewhat lower and more malicious, and she doesn't cry as much...

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    apparently if she's the first npc u send to oedon chapel, then you later send the rest of the npc's there, she has a new dialogue which will she say only once

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I would like to state something that came to mind, rather than the blood being from a vileblood being the reason it contains forbidden properties, I think its just saying that her blood is forbidden because shes a prostitute, like most similar cases in video games things from or done by prostitutes tend to be frowned upon by some church or organization

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Did anyone posting in here actually understand what they read above? All problems posed by posters were in fact answered. To the people who are mad at the game for not making the umbilical chords progression more obvious, you have no right. You are reading walkthroughs and still screwed up when others read it and do not...

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          "The text when picking up her shoes after killing the baby for the umbilical cord (will kills Arianna as well)."
                                                          What the hell is that supposed to mean?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Someone please uncensor the word *****. Its stupid as hell to censor it in here when it's in the damn game

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              So I read all this and finally lost whole line. For the first, my inner sense has helped me to keep Arianna alive for whole walkthrough, because I've expected she will reward me with something more than the bottle of her blood. As condition 1: I've met her at Cathedral Ward and she has given me her blood and been there for a while. I find out that she has disappeared only after obtaining the cord from Mergo's Wet Nurse. There is no blood near her chair or the old lady nearby is alive and still giving me sedatives, as condition 2: there was no beast in Cathedral Ward, I guess I have killed it or not triggered. Condition 3: I haven't been in Hypogean Gaol so Adella hasn't been in Cathedral Ward even though I have Arianna's blood in the inventory. Condition 4: just in case, Iosefka has been killed for being unfriendly early in game, so when Arianna asks for a safe place there was only one current option. Condition 5: just in case, Gehrman is idling in Hunter's Dream as the boss of the area. I have this following conditions on the quest, and will be very pleased if someone will tell me where exactly I am in this story and what to do next with it?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Can't send arianna to the chapel... have beaten vicar amelia and blood starved beast and ive talked to the oedon chapel dweller and the only option i still have when she asks where to go is "no". any clue whats going on?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Soooooo, I did Arianna and Adellas Quest line, Adella killed Arianna and then tried to kill me, now I defeated Rom, he blood moon rose, and now I hear a crying baby all throughout Yharnam, which I hink to be Ariannas Baby, but I can't find it anywhere.. do I need to kill Micolash to make it appear or did I fail by letting Adella kill her?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Information is incorrect. The statement, "You can speak to her at her home in the Cathedral Ward as soon as you reach the area, but she won't seek sanctuary until you have defeated at least three bosses. " is wrong.
                                                                    The truth is, you only need to beat one of the 4 bosses from either Cathedral Ward, Old Yharnam, Hemwick Charnel Lane or Yahar' Gul the Unseen Village. I have the strategy guide and have personally confirmed this to be true

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I was able to get her to go to Oedon after beating only the Cleric Beast, Father Gascoigne, and Witch of Hemwick. She refused go until right after I got Hemwick, that was the trigger for me. No Blood-Starved Beast or anything; just those three. This is my first playthrough of the game ever, so no newgame + or anything.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        saw a vid of a dude hitting both of them spawn of satan died she lived. i think hitting them at the same time stops the death trigger for her.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I had the same problem of her not appearing at the door. I got the same guy at all four doors that give you the tonsil stone. Is this a glitch or something to do with the latest update?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            I read somewhere that Arianna is the prostitute you speak to behind one of the doors. Is this correct? The character that I am playing as is a woman, so when I spoke to the prostitute, she just told me that it was no place for a woman to be, and never gave me the option to send her to the Clinic or the Chapel. Has anyone experienced this? Is anyone else playing as a female chacter?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              She won't move at the earliest possible time to fight her. I assume killing Viscar Amelia is the trigger to allow her to move, as that's when I found her in my first playthrough and she moved on the first encounter.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                So I have not yet killed rom at the lake. But I have killed every boss up to that point and the only option I get for a response when she asks about a safe place is "no"...

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I just wanted to note that when I went to the street where Arianna was supposed to be, I got the same guy at all 4 location on that street. They were all the guy that gave me the tonsil stone. He was in Arianna's door aswell. When I went later I got "no response" . I'm kinda annoyed because now I can't fight the last boss with the umbilical cord. When I found Iosefka's clinic, the girl who is supposed to give an umbilical cord wasn't there either. Just a lady that wanted to kill me. I've been reading and reading and searching for hours, and I can't figure out what the hell went wrong. This is so stupid.... especially after the elevator bugged on me preventing me from fighting Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos. This is my most unpleasant "souls" experience yet... I feel if I try to start over from scratch the same ***** will happen. I've never seen anyone asking to be sent anywhere.... The only npc near a lamp that was half useful gave me the tonsil stone. All the others were just people telling me to shove off because it was the night of the hunt, or people just making inhuman moaning noises. I really really hate the way they handled the npcs. I can't even tell if I'm a victim of a glitch or if I did something wrong somehow.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    Is she at the location mentioned above?? Because when I knock the door the response was "Be back darling, I'll be go hunting in the morning" or something like that. Maybe I missing something

                                                                                    • She gave birth to the demon baby after I killed off Host of Nightmares.

                                                                                      (Also, for some reason she died after I struck down the baby. I know for a fact my weapon did not hit her. Was that intentional or did something go wrong?)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        she seems to have 1 more line not stated here. something along the lines of 'not so safe here after all eh?' but still gives the emote and offers blood. she said this line after the old woman got murdered, then i killed the beggar, and then i send arianna over there

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          The Blood Rapture rune is talking about Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods, not Queen Yharnam, and describes her servants, The Cainhurst Knights.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I've seen people saying that Iosefka will eventually slaughter your people in the Chapel...but if you need to wait until after Rom to get Iosefka's umbilical, and to get Arianna's child's umbilical, how can you get both?

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I just returned from killing Rom to find Ariana dead in her chair. The ugly Cathedral Ward custodian keeps apologizing and saying "a beast" came in there and slaughtered everyone. Ariana is gone and contrary to my previous post, there ARE a few blood spatters. The distrustful man is still there, and granny was already dead from getting sedatives. I've talked to Iosefka, but remained friendly. What in the hell killed her?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                So I went to Arianna after I killed Gehrnam, the first hunter(still have Moon presence to fight) anyway at this moment she had the baby in front of her and I killed it, and I not she did NOT die. I ended up killing her myself. Not sure if its a bug or something but she kept crying, although the option to talk to her was gone. Any insight offered on this greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Ok, so I sent her to Isofka's clinic. When I come to the clinic after deafting Rom, will I be able to get both Isofka's AND Arianna's umbilical cords, or is Arianna's gone for me?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Seems like she is wearing a cainhurst noble dress , could the lore about her that she gave birth to the vileblood heir in a way?

                                                                                                    • So I've only accepted Arianna's blood once and I haven't defeated Rom, is it safe for me to send Adella to the chapel and still be able to obtain the umbilical cord?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        The page says that the nun kills Arianna when you use her blood 3 times, but I used both their bloods just once and she still killed her, I think this should be changed by someone.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          So this page says she is killed if I even so accept her blood before Adella's, but she isn't killed in mine. I accepted her blood before Adella's and I've done many bosses since then and she isn't killed. Although I only sent Adella to the Cathedral Ward after I accepted Arianna's blood.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Holy moly, I just went back to the place basement where I killed Arianna's baby and tried to get an angle at her face. That harlot is still blinking with her eyes! I assume she is just pretending to be dead. What do you guys think of all this?

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I currently only have Father G and Blood Soaked Beast and I'm able to send her to the Cathedral Ward. Once unlocking the Gates she can be sent when the old woman is queued for refugees by the Cathedral Lamp.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                If your cooperator lands a falling attack on him in the 3rd room before you drop, he may get stuck in a loop. He will teleport out of three room everytime he's hit, and walk from his last spot to that room. That way you can use strong attacks and slowly deplete his health. I had no blood vials left so this saved my behind. The only downside is that it will take probably 5 minutes or so to kill him, but no need for health items.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  so i didnt know about this arianna chick and i didnt send her to a place so basically im *****ed cause i cant get the true ending because i didnt see the npc there? and if not i'd like to know how to get the last umbillical cord cause i need the last umbillical cord and if i hear i *****ed up i'm gonna get mad.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Arianna becomes available to talk to after beating the blood starved beast, and her blood has to be accepted 3 times for Adella to kill her, not 5

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      For anyone read Berserk manga, her infant does really looks like infant that gave birth by Casca. This is FROM intention or easter egg? lol

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        Sooo, I sent her to the clinic, but after I had made Ioesfka angry by whipping her door. I went back to the clinic several times after that, and one of those times found her in the back on the table complaining about her pregnancy. I left her there until now. I just beat Mergo, and I went back to the clinic and she's still there, with the same dialogue. Did I ***** up and screw myself out of the umbilical cord?

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          I didn't know about this NPC before I beat Rom and now when I try to talk to any NPC is says no response. It is possible for me to still get the cord somehow or did I mess up too badly, I wanna do the secret ending and I only have two cords, I stupidly consumed the first because I didn't know what it did or why it was important.

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