|Locations|| Yahar'gul, Unseen Village,|
(Potentially anywhere when a Beckoning Bell is used )
The bell-ringing woman is a black-clad woman who always carries a bell and a dagger. A closer look at her face reveals a skeletal figure with decaying skin and gray hair.
The bell-ringing woman will continuously summon enemies while she is alive and the Hunter is within a certain range. She can only summon a certain amount of enemies at a time, but as soon as one of her summons is defeated, she will summon another to take its place. When she is defeated, any summoned enemies will receive a drop in defense and be momentarily stunned.
In Chalice Dungeons, the enemies that are summoned by a bell-ringing woman have a red glow and veiny appearance. If she is killed, any summons will instantly vanish.
Bell Ringers are relatively weak enemies and can be staggered easily. At close range they will either use an AOE spell to rapidly drain a player's health or attack them with their dagger, but will usually wait until the player is distracted by a summoned enemy.
Enemies summoned by the Bell-ringing Women, in Yahar'gul, will have a buff that grants them more health.
Due to their ability to summon enemies, they should be eliminated as quickly as possible before the player is swarmed. Once the Woman is slain, all the enemies (summoned by that particular woman) will lose the buff they had, and be staggered briefly and vulnerable to attack. The player will only receive Blood Echoes the first time they kill a summoned enemy and will not gain any if they defeat the same enemy again, although they can still receive item drops.
Bell-ringing Women in Chalice Dungeons will constantly summon Labyrinth Watchers, which aren't all that worrying. The problem is that the ones in later dungeons will summon Nightmare Apostles. Though there is a limit to the number of enemies that spawn, they will chase the player relentlessly, and are, from the instance they are summoned, immediately aware of the player's location. Not only that, but often times, there can two or even three Bell-ringing Women, each capable of summoning up to four enemies and one permanent enemy.
It is vital that players hunt down and eliminate these women as quickly a possible, lest players be completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of enemies.
- See also: Network Play.
- In Chalice Dungeons, there are times when there will be more than one Bell-ringing Woman, summoning Nightmare Apostles. This becomes hilariously terrifying to watch 8 to 12 Nightmare Apostles running at a player. It is one of the most deadly situations in the entire game.
- Strangely enough, one of the portraits in Forsaken Cainhurst Castle depicts these women.