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

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.


  • 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 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.




"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]



  • 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

      08 Aug 2021 03:44  

      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

        03 Dec 2020 07:23  

        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

          02 Dec 2020 01:02  

          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

            12 Nov 2020 22:20  

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

            • Anonymous

              01 Nov 2020 12:03  

              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

                22 Oct 2020 07:25  

                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

                  25 Sep 2020 23:19  

                  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

                    21 Jun 2020 20:23  

                    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.

                    • 08 Mar 2020 08:10  

                      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

                        03 Mar 2020 15:33  

                        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

                          10 Jan 2019 13:10  

                          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 17:26  

                            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...

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