Gate Keeper
Dead gate keeper
Appears In Bloodborne
Gender male
Race human
Affiliation Byrgenwerth
Health Already dead
Status Already dead
Location Cathedral Ward
Voiced By William Houston


The Forbidden Woods gate keeper is an NPC in Bloodborne. He appears to be dead long ago.


He was one of the two last loyal servant of Master Willem. The two still remained with Willem after the departure of Laurence. Willem sent them to explore the catacombs beneath Yharnam and they went mad after an encouter with the Eldrith truth. Despite their madness, they still served Master Willem faithfully.

Willem then entrusted one with the mission of guarding the graveyard next to Byrgenwerth and the other with the gate to Forbidden Woods. If anyone wanted to go back to the institute, as Master Willem had hope, they would remember the old provost's warning "Fear the old blood".

Following his master's order, the gatekeeper brought along several incense pots and guarded the door to Forbidden Woods. He was dedicated to his mission and now he has been dead long ago. But he, who is now only a ghost of distant past, still asks by-passers the password should they want to get through his door.

But little does he know, some members of the choir, who was unable to got pass him, made their way to the old institue through an under ground passage to search for the sarced cord of eyes.


Condition Dialogue
Talk to him The password...
Keep quiet The password... got to close the door...
Sporadically The password… ahhh…. the password… the passwor…

Knows that I’m at the door and got to…. got to close the door…. got to close…Oh no, no, no, no...Some one at the door. got to get the door, got to get the door.

Who’s there, who’s there? Don't you wish you could hear them when they are coming... You mustn't... Oh,no,no... it bit me, bit me…he was bleeding...Oh, no no no no. He was bleeding... he wasn't...No, no, no, no not like that, no, no, no...

Gotta get the door... Must get the door...No, no, no. Knock, knock, knock, all day. Knock, knock, knock all day, all day, all day, all day... all day, knock, knock, knock...


  • Inspecting his corpse yield a Madman's Knowledge, hinting he was touched by the eldritch truth thus resulting in his madness.
  • Upon inspecting his corpse, the message "Already dead" will pop up. This, along with his skeletal remain, suggest that The Hunter was interacting with the ghost of the Gatekeeper all along.
  • Several incense pots can be seen scattering around him. Maybe when his incense ran out, he was attacked by a beast from the Forbidden Woods and was bleeding to death.


  • His dialogue suggests that many hunters had contacted the gatekeeper but none could give him the correct password.
  • The Hunter, it seems, is the first and only one who gives the gatekeeper the correct password. It's rather strange since Laurence's Skull is held at Cathedral Ward. The only possible possibility is that thanks to associated with the dream , the moon-scented hunter is able to contact with the memory of the first vicar. But still, there were countless hunters before The Hunter had visited Hunter's Dream but yet the gate still shut tight.



Bloodborne Dialogues - Gatekeeper02:00

Bloodborne Dialogues - Gatekeeper

Bloodborne password door in Cathedral Ward to the Forbidden Woods02:49

Bloodborne password door in Cathedral Ward to the Forbidden Woods

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