Hemwick Charnel Lane is a location in Bloodborne.
Hemwick Charnel Lane Information
Accessed from Cathedral Ward ( Grand Cathedral Lamp), follow the right path exiting the cathedral and go through a tunnel that lands you at a graveyard with many dogs and rifle enemies. You may travel to Cainhurst Castle from here.
NPCs in the area
- Lake Caryll Rune
- 6x Twin Blood Stone Shard
- 5x Thick Coldblood
- 8x Bone Marrow Ash
- 3x Madman's Knowledge
- 3x Bloodshot Eyeball
- ??x Coldblood Dew
- ??x Tempering Blood Gemstone
- 1x Adept Blood Gemstone
- Huntsman (Rifle, Rifle & Cutlass)
- Wandering Nightmare x 1 (Loot Enemy)
- Hemwick Grave Woman (Sickle, Pole Iron, Hammer, Cleaver & Torch, Cleaver & Molotov)
- Hunting Dog (more HP and more dangerous)
- Brick Troll
- Mad One
- Wheelchair Huntsman (Pistol)
- Carrion Crow
From the area with the dogs, you will enter Hemwick Charnel and find the lamp. Look right and pick up the ??. Now walk down the stairs towards the hags with polearms and knives, being mindful of their range. Once killed, a cart on the left has a Bloodshot Eyeball. Looking at the guillotine cart, go right and find 2x Twin Blood Stone Shard and notice the steps going up the dilapidated house. A lamp signals an interactable NPC who just screams, and nearby you can pick up a Madman's Knowledge and see the elevator shortcut contraption, inoperable at this time.
Return towards the cart and go up, being mindful of the enemy that rushes you. Ahead, an open area will reveal a hound and a hag, and on the ledge a third hag throwing Molotov Cocktails at you. Make use of the middle blockade to stop the molotovs while you deal with the dog and hag. A tree in this area has Thick Coldblood (4).
Up the stairs, you should deal with the previous molotov hag and an ambushing one, and further ahead another molotov thrower and a Brick Troll. Be careful with the troll's deceptive range on the staircase. After the troll is defeated, note the closed shortcut gate location, and then follow the narrow path without going up to pick up 2x Twin Blood Stone Shard on a corpse. Now you can continue up from the gate, and be mindful of your left for an enemy ambush. Once the ambush is defeated, you will arrive at a small opening with crows. Pebble can be found on the corpses here, and you can open the Elevator shortcut.
Turning around, a narrow edge leads you towards a makeshift wooden bridge. Here a hag wielding a flaming pike will try to ambush you, beware that it can push you off the ledge. Behind her, find 8x Bone Marrow Ash.
Across the narrow bridge, a Brick Troll and a Molotov Hag await you. Once defeated, go into the barn and watch out for a hound and hag ambush. Press on, climb a ladder, and turn around: You will want to backtrack to the second floor of the Barn, across some beams and pass a Wheelchair Mob, to find a Madman's Knowledge and an Adept Blood Gemstone. This area is where the Bell Chime Maiden will spawn if you are attempting to co-op.
Go back towards the initial ladder and continue with the level to find an ambushing beast enemy and a Bloodshot Eyeball, then head towards the outside floors. You should also find an item creature up here if you're quick enough.
Go around the outside passage and defeat the two ambushing hags, then claim a Coldblood Dew from the corpse in the headstones near the cliff. Continue onwards and beware of the troll, hounds and hag that await you. Clever use of Molotovs may save your life. Once they are dealt with, you can pick up 2x Twin Blood Stone Shards before going into the broken circular building and downstairs towards the last bit of the level.
Outside, two Executioners await you. You can sneak past them to start with, so go left to pick up Thick Coldblood and open the Shortcut Gate. From the gate, look back the way you came from and head towards the Executioners to deal with them. Be careful that there is a group of five Hounds and a hag ahead, and can be challenging to evade. Divide and conquer, as well as kiting, works well. Past them, there is a Thick Coldblood, 8x Bone Marrow Ash and very importantly, on the edge of the map right before the cliff the Lake rune.
You may travel to Cainhurst Castle from here.
Return to the fork before the shortcut and this time go up. To your right, there is an Executioner guarding a chest with a Tempering Blood Gemstone. Be careful when engaging him as a group of three hags will come downhill and possibly spot you. One of them has molotovs.
Once they have been defeated, continue towards the structure and note that once you enter a Headless Snatcher (Loot Crawler, Crystal Lizard type) will drop from the ceiling to the left of the stairs going down; it seems you need to pass right under the ripped hole in the ceiling for him to drop down. Defeat it to claim Twin Blood Stone Shard x2. Also on this area, there is a Madman's Knowledge.
Going down the ladder, you will find the boss Witch of Hemwick.
Bell Chime Maiden is located atop the barn with the dead horses, on the second floor after crossing some beams.
Killing the boss unlocks Witch's Abode Lamp.
- When you have learnt the Password for Forbidden Woods, after killing Vicar Amelia, AND have 15 Insight, the Stalker appears several times throughout the area.
- In the nest of crows, at the top of the shortcut elevator, one of the crows is "friendly" and will not attack no matter what.
- On the left hand when entering the area from the lamp, a chariot road lit with lamp posts can be seen coming out of a large tunnel from Cathedral Ward and disappears into another large tunnel at the other end. Possibly a road that once led to Cainhurst.
- When you have no insight the Stalker will not apear
- The Scream house npc has different dialogue if you go to her in the morning