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Laurence Memory, activated by touching his skull in Grand Cathedral:
Laurence: "Master Willem, I've come to bid you farewell."
Provost Willem: "Oh, I know, I know… You think now, to betray me."
Laurence: "No, but you will never listen. I tell you, I will not forget our adage."
Provost Willem: "We are born of the blood, made men by the blood, undone by the blood. Our eyes are yet to open…"
Provost Willem & Laurence together: "Fear the old blood."
Laurence: "I must take my leave."
[after Laurence leaves, to himself]
Provost Willem: "By the gods, fear it, Laurence."
Lecture Theatre Key
Key to the Lecture Theatre in the Lecture Building.
Today, the two-story Lecture Building is adrift in the
nightmare, but once it was a place of reflection, where
scholars learned of history and archaeology.
Perhaps it still is, as the students in the lecture theatre
appear to await the return of their professor.
Select "Talk about Byrgenwerth":
Byrgenwerth is an old place of learning. The tomb of the gods, carved out below Yharnam, should be familiar to every hunter. Well, once a group of young Byrgenwerth scholars discovered a holy medium deep within the tomb. This led to the founding of the Healing Church, and the establishment of blood healing. In this sense, everything sacred in Yharnam can be traced back to Byrgenwerth. But today, the college lies deep within a tangled wood, abandoned and decrepit. And furthermore, the Healing Church has declared Byrgenwerth forbidden ground. It's unclear how many of its scholars remain alive… …but only they know the password that allows passage through the gate.
Befuddled Villager dialogue:
Byrgenwerth, Byrgenwerth… Blasphemous murderers, blood crazed fiends. Atonement for the wretches… by the wrath of mother Kos. Mercy for the poor wizened child, mercy. Oh please, atonement for the wretches.
Lay the curse of blood upon them, and their children, and their children's children for evermore. Each wretched birth will plunge each child into a lifetime of misery…
Mercy… For the poor wizened child… Let the pungence of Kos, cling like a mother's devotion.
Talked to while using a Milkweed Rune
Curse here, curse there, a curse for he, and she. Why care? A bottomless curse, a bottomless sea, source of all greatness, all things that be. Listen for the baneful chants. Weep with them as one entranced. And weep with us, oh weep with us… *sobs*
Listen for the baneful chants. A call to the bloodless wherever they be, a call to the bloodless wherever they be. Fix your ears to hear our calls.
One Third Umbilical Cords
One of the heirlooms used to contact the Great Ones,
originating in the child of the Vilebloods.
Long ago, in an encounter with the Great Ones,
a contract was established, establishing the hunters
and the Hunter's Dream.
A great relic, also known as the Cord of the Eye. Every
infant Great One has this precursor to the umbilical cord.
Every Great One loses its child, and then yearns for a
surrogate. The Third Umbilical Cord precipitated the
encounter with the pale moon, which beckoned the hunters
and conceived the hunter's dream
Use to gain Insight and, so they say, eyes on the inside,
although no one remembers what that truly entails.
Outside his house if one has 15 Insight or above and Amelia is met - feverishly sleeping:
"Oh, Laurence… what's taking you so long… I've grown too old for this, of little use now, I'm afraid…"
Outside his house after defeating Rom, The Vacuous Spider - feverishly sleeping:
"Oh, Laurence… Master Willem… Somebody help me… Unshackle me please, anybody… I've had enough of this dream… The night blocks all sight… Oh, somebody, please… "
Cathedral Ward Lore Notes:
Location: The note is on the right side near some candles before you ascend the steps inside the Grand Cathedral in Cathedral Ward:
"Heir to the ritual of blood, purveyor of ministration. Place your hand on the altar's sacred covering, and inscribe Master Laurence's adage upon your flesh."
Location: Found on top of the tower where you need to drop down to be able to open the second gate:
"A watchman of Byrgenwerth guards the gate with a password, the sacred adage of the Grand Cathedral."
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village Lore Note:
Location: In one the rooms at the end of the hallway on the second floor of the Lecture Building:
"The nameless moon presence beckoned by Laurence and his associates. Paleblood."
Beast's Embrace Rune
After repeated experiments in controlling the scourge of
beasts, the gentle "Embrace" rune was discovered.
When its implementation failed, the "Embrace" became a
forbidden rune, but this knowledge became a foundation of
the Healing Church.
Those who swear this oath take on a ghastly form, and enjoy
accentuated transformation effects, especially while wielding
a beast weapon.
Skull of Laurence, first vicar of the Healing Church.
In reality he became the first cleric beast, and his human
skull only exists within the Nightmare.
the skull is a symbol of Laurence's past, and what he failed
to protect. He is destined to seek his skull, but even if he
found it, it could never restore his memories.
Sword Hunter Badge
One of the badges crafted by the Healing Church. The silver sword is a symbol of a Church hunter
Ludwig was the first of many Healing Church hunters to come, many of whom were clerics.
As it was, clerics transformed into the most hideous beasts.
Ritual chalice found in the Church of the Good Chalice.
Use in a ritual at the tomb altar in the Hunter's Dream
to break the seal of the old underground labyrinth.
Let the chalice reveal the tomb of the gods; let blood
be the hunter's nourishment.
…And let ye partake in communion…
Pendant of Vicar Amelia. Use to change into a blood gem,
which fortifies weapons.
This pendant, passed down among the vicars who head the
Healing Church, is a reminder of the cautionary adage. To
reveal the adage, touch the altar skull.
Gold Blood Gem
A blood gem that fortifies weapons and adds various
Most radial blood gems have effects that bear upon physical
attacks, and this golden radial blood gem, kept for
generations within the Church, strengthens attacks against
those afflicted intensely by beasthood.
When clerics began transforming into unspeakable beasts,
the Church needed something to retaliate with.
Vicar Amelia dialogue:
"Seek the old blood.
Let us pray… to partake in communion.
Let us partake in communion… and feast upon the old blood.
Our thirst for blood satiates us, soothes our fears.
Seek the old blood… but beware the frailty of men.
Their wills are week, minds young.
The foul beasts will dangle nectar and lure the meek into the depths.
Remain wary of the frailty of men.
Their wills are weak, minds young.
Were it not for fear, death would go unlamented."