Arianna, Woman of Pleasure

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

A prostitute residing in one of the Cathedral Ward's darker corners. 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 one boss from either Cathedral Ward, Old Yharnam, Hemwick Charnel Lane or Yahar' Gul the Unseen Village.


  • 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.



  • 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 Arriana's Blood while she's present.
    • To stop Adella from killing Arianna, simply remove Arianna's Blood Vial from your inventory if you have one and take Adella's Blood; if you have Adella's Blood in your inventory when you defeat Rom, Arianna won't be killed. Or just do not accept Arianna's Blood Vial & she will still be safe.
    • Alternatively, killing Adella will also prevent her from killing Arianna.
    • 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, 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. Drops her shoes if killed. Will not agro; Hunter must strike first. While Young Yharnam girl is in blue alien form, she will walk through the hall and WON'T attack; once Arianna dies,Young Yharnam girl in alien form will 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. The text when picking up her shoes after killing the baby for the umbilical cord (will kills Arianna as well).
  • 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 both areas, although if you sent her to Iosefka's Clinic you have to kill the creature she has become.)


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 killed Micolash, Host of the Nightmare, shes moves to the room between the Tomb of Odeon and Cathedral Ward lamps. Kill the infant to acquire One Third of Umbilical Cord and Arianna's Shoes.




"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." (Gives Curtsy)

"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 *****'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 killing Micolash, host of the Nightmare, having given birth) "It can't be...this is a nightmare..." [sobs and laughs]



  • Arianna falls under the prophecy that is found in Byrgenwerth, "... And when the Great Ones descend, a womb will be blessed with child."
  • So, not only does Arianna give birth to a "Child of Blood" like the Queen, the Blood of Arianna also has special properties like the Queen's.
  • Arianna wears the Noble Dress found in Castle Cainhurst indicating she is a descendant of the nobles that lived there. (Although it is strange that when the hunter accepts Vileblood rune Queen Annalise says there are only two Vilebloods now, the hunter and herself, never mentioning Arianna at all. Given the properties of her blood and the fact that she wears Noble Dress one may think she is closely related to Vilebloods bloodline. Or maybe only Vilebloods killing other hunters are considered to be true Vilebloods by the Queen and other Vilebloods are of no use and importance to her?)
  • Arianna's Blood has a description alluding to her blood having "forbidden" properties (forbidden according to the Healing Church, ie 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, suggesting 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 can still receive a different third umbilical cord from Iosefka.
  3. Despite being killed by Adella or by the player after killing her Celestial Child, positioning the camera right will reveal that her character model still blinks
  4. It takes two Pebbles to kill the Celestial Child given birth by Arianna.



    • Anonymous

      10 Jan 2019 19:10  

      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

        02 Sep 2018 23:26  

        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

          30 May 2018 23:01  

          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

            04 May 2018 18:47  

            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

              18 Mar 2018 07:26  

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

              • Anonymous

                05 Mar 2018 13:59  

                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

                  02 Dec 2017 06:38  

                  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

                    25 Jul 2017 19:28  

                    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

                      02 Jun 2017 10:40  

                      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

                        25 Apr 2017 17:07  

                        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

                          23 Apr 2017 08:37  

                          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

                            22 Apr 2017 02:48  

                            "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

                              07 Feb 2017 00:28  

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

                              • Anonymous

                                31 Jan 2017 16:38  

                                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

                                  24 Jan 2017 12:28  

                                  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

                                    15 Jan 2017 21:36  

                                    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

                                      28 Dec 2016 01:18  

                                      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

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