Oedon Chapel Dweller

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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.

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Dialogue:

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.



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    • Anonymous

      He drops formless Oedon and even has unique dialogue when you bring Arianna to the chapel. He also wants you to find people, maybe Oedon is speaking through him because he wants to you to get possible candidats for a great ones child which you succeed in if you bring Arianna with her corrupted Vileblood

      • Anonymous

        I just realised there is someone who the chapel dweller closely resembles - the snatchers. With his freakishly long arms and similar hooded cloak. Might not be a coincidence that there is a snatcher right outside his door, plus the chapel amygdala is the only one found away from yahar’gul, which seems to be where the snatchers operate from.

        • Anonymous

          Finishing the game to bring the hunt to an end < finishing the game so you can grab a drink with your new bestie

          • Anonymous

            actual best npc of all time. I wanted to kill the old man so badly but i didnt because it would make him upset. thank you odeon chapel dweller for making me a better person.

            • Wow. The trigger on the PS4 controller is sensitive. I dropped my controller and killed about the only truly decent character in the game. I should have been more careful after shooting the Doll. May the good blood guide his way and so on.

              • Anonymous

                Does the Dweller die from that bandage head guy from forbidden woods because i sent that guy to the catheral ward and the. Dweller is dead. I think i made a mistake

                • Anonymous

                  "Additionally, clipping though his game model reveals no breasts."

                  Thank you Fextra. Now I can finally rest.

                  • Anonymous

                    It pains me so much that this guy holds one of the Oedon Writhe Runes necessary to obtain all runes and 100% of the game. It doesn't state his death dialogue here but as far as I'm concerned he has two pieces of Diaglogue depending on the actions of the player.

                    If the Player kills him 1st: "I just wanted to help... people...."
                    If the player kills him after another NPC is killed and his questline is finished: "I only wanted...to be your...friend."

                    There might be more that I haven't encountered but I'll never know. After the Rune is obtained, You'd have to be heartless to kill him for no reason.

                    • Anonymous

                      I swear the way NPC's laugh in Bloodborne made so ****ing suspicious of them during my first playthrough. I'm glad this guy is just a genuinely nice man in the end he's the homie.

                      • Anonymous

                        Oedon chapel Dweller is blind but seems to be extrasensitive otherwise. When every NPCs are send to Oedon chapel or Iosefka clinic or died, he says he can't ear any more people, outside, and deduce there are no survivors. He drops formless Oedon rune, he is maybe able to sense him in a way... But he is not omniscient. If you kill a NPC in the chapel, he will not understand it was you. Furthermore, only one citizen survives and can not be killed in the entire game. This an Yharnam inhabitant at the bottom of Healing church tower, just after the beast.

                        • Anonymous

                          be careful. this guy pretends to be all kind but in blood moon phase arianna disappears and there's are blood-stains around her chair, and when asked this ugly sack of potatoes has some smug dialogue about it. felt extremely good turning him into minced meat with my ludwig's holy blade. and yes, i do know about the suspicious beggar. i killed him without even talking to him in forbidden woods. there's no way he could have killed arianna in my game.

                          • Anonymous

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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.

                                    • 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

                                        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

                                          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

                                            "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

                                              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

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Got him and everyone in the chapel killed because I didn't know about the beggar guy, blind runs can be hard sometimes, in more ways than one. Killed him and got revenge though

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I had the old lady, skeptical man, Arianna, adella and chapel dweller in the chapel. After defeating Mergo, all of them were dead. No suspicious beggar, killed him in the woods. And Arianna was already post-partum and dead. Is this normal for all of them to die post-mergo?

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        If you've killed the chapel dweller and send the old lady to the church - and kill her - he comes back l to life.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          So I just loaded up the game and went to walk on the elevator to the right, but that whole area had failed to load in properly yet, causing me to fall to my death. A little salt later I decided it was no big deal, I could quickly recover them and be on my way once the elevator loaded in. But they were gone. After searching for too long, I noticed the chapel dweller's eyes were glowing, like that of an enemy who has your blood echoes. I found this small thing interesting as that must mean the game registered him as an enemy for him to take the echoes like that.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            notice when i broke the urns they contain human bones....so either this guys killed all the survivors from last hunt and use them as incense urn or he just a necrophilia...

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I can confirm that even in the Italian version of the game the voice of the Oedon Chapel Dweller is masculine.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                If you send the old lady from the beggining to Cathedral Ward and talk to this guy, he'll give you the Gesture Triumph

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  If you send him here and he kills someone, then s/he won't stop repeating the same line asking if it was a beast or if someone got in.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I'm just trying to figure out how to do this quest line "right". Sent the old lady to the ward. She got mauled shortly after by the beast dude-- should've went with my instincts :/ Fine, moving on. Arianna's there now, cool, but from what I read if you bring the nun back she will kill Arianna out of jealously or something? Furthermore, if you invite the beast dude while the nun is there, he won't kill anybody. Need someone to confirm. So, what triggers the nun to kill Arianna? And is there a way to have all the NPCs co-exist, and is there a reward for doing so?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Did anybody notice that you can hear a baby crying in the cathedral the first time you enter it? Guy seems suspicious. Maybe he wants everyone in his cathedral to offer them to his master oedon?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I had the old lady and nun and after i beat Rom or the boss she disappeared once to find more sedatives i was ok with that then after i beat amygdala she had die without me talking to the stranger in the forbidden woods and i think the lesser amygdala killed her but that's what i think not sure, but the nun was going crazy n not paying her rent fee of blood n feared for the original dwellers safety so i killed her and now Agatha who was severely depressed over the tragic death of old lady-chan said a beast might've killed her and now believes the same beast killed the nun and is severely depressed. Also he mentioned his mom

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          So I killed this dude early on because I thought he was an enemy... Now I don't have the option to send ariana to the chapel and I guess I can't fight the true boss since I won't be able to get the last umbilical cord piece... Frustrating.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            In my game, he killed the old lady first. Than he had sex with the prostitute ( the blonde girl ) !!! Yesterday i saw blood on the chair of the blonde girl, but, there were also bloodstains on the stairs... So i went down the stairs and i saw the prostitute who was crying with a baby monster in front of her, and the baby monster looks like odeon! 2 hands and a tail. So, i'm definitely gonna kill Odeon, and save the girl of the church!!!

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              From the conversation I had with the crying nun in black, I was under the assumption that the Odeon Chapel Dweller gathered people at the cathedral and (un)knowingly had them dragged away by the tall guys with the bags, who would later turn/murder those they captured. His "intentions" are good, but I question his motives...

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                He probably remains sane because he's lost his eyes. There's a lot of emphasis on eyes in the game and more insight (represented by an eye-con haha...ha) allows you to see the real state of the world. So having no eyes is like having -2 insight.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I got something which is killling my people @ cathedral ward and he is the second last to be killed before arianna he mentioned everytime some1 is taken how increddible sorry he is for not being able to protect them

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I initially mistook him for an enemy so I swung my weapon at him. When he talked, I realized he was an NPC and he gave me something. Then he explained that I could send other NPCs his way if I let him. However, the option to send NPCs to Oeden Chapel never opened up. Is this because I took a swing at him?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I accidentally swung my ax to end a conversation we were having and hit him. Out of fear that he was probably some ridiculously powerful mage or something I swung again and killed him. Then he spoke his dying words and felt absolutely horrible. I wish there was a way to bring him back to life!

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