Oedon Chapel Dweller

General Info
Location Drops
Cathedral Ward Formless Oedon

The Oedon Chapel Dweller is a friendly NPC that lives in the Cathedral Ward.
He is blind. Upon speaking to him, he tells the Hunter that the incense in the Chapel Ward keeps the beasts away, and he compels the Hunter to advise anybody looking for a safe place to stay the night to come to the Oedon Chapel. Once survivors start arriving, he comments on what he makes of their character, and how willing they are to converse with him.






Upon first arriving:

Ahh, a hunter are ya? Very sorry, the incense must've masked your scent. Good, good. I've been waiting for one of your ilk. These hunts have everyone all locked up inside. Waiting for it to end... It always does, always has, y'know. Since forever. But it won't end very nicely, not this time. Even some folks hiding inside are goin' bad. The screams of wimminfolk, the stench of blood, the snarls of beasts... none of em's too uncommon now. Yharnam's done fer, I tell ya. But if you spot anyone with their wits about 'em... Tell 'em about this here Oedon Chapel. They'll be safe here. The incense wards off the beasts. Spread the word... tell 'em to come on over. If you wouldn't mind... Hee hee..."

General Dialogue (A):

Ahh, the hunter. Alive and well, are ya? This here's a safe place. Stay as long as you like. But... next time you're out on a hunt, remember what I asked. If you find any sane survivors, tell 'em to seek shelter at Oedon Chapel. Cause there's nothing to fear here... ha, hah ha!"

General Dialogue (B):

I know I shouldn't be askin' you, but... If you happen upon someone while hunting, tell 'em about this here Oedon Chapel. If they seem worth being told that is... Oh, and I do sincerely hope they are... Hee hee hee hee hee..."

Notes & Trivia

  • Note on gender discussion: in the German version of the game the Oedon Chapel Dweller is synchronized by a male voice actor. In the Spanish and Brazilian version it's dubbed by a male as well.
  • The Skeptical Man mentions him as a male. Additionally, clipping though his game model reveals no breasts.
  • If you deal damage to him without killing him (can be done with a pebble or just clipping him with the blunderbuss), then talk to him, he'll give you a pebble.
  • He has nothing but good intentions, designed to put you off by appearance. He is extremely distraught whenever any of the survivors die and even asks to be friends with you after you bring in all possible survivors. If killed, presumably with nothing left to lose nor any reason to lie, his dying words are that he just wanted to help people.

    • Anonymous

      25 May 2019 17:48  

      Oedon grants a woman wig a child on the blood moon. Adella, if in the ward, becomes pregnant. The Chapel dweller, in the ward, drops Formless Oedon. WAIT A SEC.

      • Anonymous

        06 Apr 2019 01:56  

        while i was leaning over to text my buddy about how sweet they were when they asked to be friends, i accidentally clipped them with my sword!!! i'm so lucky they didn't die, but scaring them like that made me so sad... :(((

        • Anonymous

          21 Feb 2019 01:47  

          So, I killed Adella for reasons. When I walked over to the Chapel Dweller, he was cowering, arms raised and face turned away! I quickly reloaded back into the area and he was back to normal. I felt so bad.

          • Anonymous

            18 Jul 2018 17:46  

            I know I'm way late here, dusted off my disc for a boredom Platinum Trophy run, but why is nobody mentioning the emote he gives? (Triumph)

            • Anonymous

              30 Apr 2018 02:15  

              When I saw a video of what happens when you let the Forest Begger come to the chapel and let him kill everyone inside, I actually cried my eyes out. It was the saddest thing I've ever seen in a game like this to hear the Oedon Chapel Dweller cry and take the blame for everything that happened.

              • 02 Apr 2018 07:53  

                My personal theory about the Dweller is that they may be some kind of servant of Oedon. After all, they live in Oedon Chapel, drop a Formless Oedon rune, and even look partially formless due to their cloak. Maybe they're tasked with finding a mother for Oedon's child, as Arianna's Third of Umbilical Cord description specifically mentions Oedon, suggesting that Arianna was impregnated by Oedon. "Every Great One loses its child, and then yearns for a surrogate, and Oedon, the formless Great One, is no different. To think, it was corrupted blood that began this eldritch liaison." The "corrupted blood" mentioned in the description is also likely referring to Vileblood, and it is heavily implied that Arianna is of Vileblood origin in some way. (She wears the Noble Dress found in Cainhurst, and the description for her blood states that, "A member of the old Healing Church would know that her blood is similar indeed, to precisely what was once forbidden.") Perhaps Oedon somehow learned of Arianna, and tasked the Dweller with seeking her out. The Dweller asks us to send any sane humans remaining to the Chapel, figuring that maybe they can trick us into doing their job for them. Or perhaps the Dweller really does just want to help people, and unwittingly aided Oedon in the process.

                • Anonymous

                  15 Mar 2018 16:13  

                  I walked by him like four times and didn't even notice him, come the fifth time, I notice him and he scares the***** out of me. I mashed him with a full force Kirkhammer blow. I tell my friends on I just whack-a-mole'd some weird looking goblin in the church only to receive massive backlash and reticule from them. I hear the chappel dweller utter out the words "I just wanted to help people." as he dies. My friends still insult me to this day for my actions.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Mar 2018 03:28  

                    Oh I'm so glad I never hurt him I was always just suspicious and kept my guard up now I even feel bad for that. Sweet man thing....

                    • Anonymous

                      07 Jan 2018 08:36  

                      "If killed, presumably with nothing left to lose nor any reason to lie, his dying words are that he just wanted to help people."

                      Easily the saddest thing in the game. If you haven't seen it, don't. It's not worth the heartache.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Dec 2017 01:31  

                        What if he looks the way he does because he made contact with "Formless" Oedon? I mean... he has his Carryl Rune... and he does resemble the almost formless remains of a human, ALSO he is the only NPC to originally reside in "Oedon Chapel". I don't see this connection made anywhere else and thought it worth mentioning.

                        • Anonymous

                          22 Nov 2017 12:49  

                          After two NPC's die, he makes mention of his "mum," which I thought was strangely endearing despite the context.

                          Personally, I don't think there's anything special about him, other than the fact that he's not special whatsoever. Despite being completely unexceptional, he's doing all he can to help the people of Yharnam through simple acts of hospitality. Most Yharnamites believe the Hunt is the only way to save the city, when in fact it's the one thing perpetuating the nightmare. His benevolence is completely unmatched, but his potential is entirely overlooked by the citizens, who evidently believe him to be a mere waste of skin.

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Jul 2017 09:10  

                            So apparently, after filling up the Chapel with all friendly NPCs, his dialogue changes if you kill him. Instead of saying "I only wanted to help people," he says "I only wanted to be your friend."

                            And y'know what made that text even more heartbreaking? I killed everyone else in the chapel and he thought it was all his fault. He also says that his mother stated that he couldn't help people so he starts apologizing to the gods for mercy while crying. The things you gotta do to get all the items for that completionist feel v.v

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