Lore notes are notes written by unknown writers found through out the game. They serve as lore snippets and provide interesting yet often cryptic information for the player.
Central Yharnam Lore Notes:Note 1:
Location: Immediately upon waking in Iosefka's Clinic, on a chair to the character's right:
"Handwritten scrawl: Seek paleblood to transcend the hunt."
Trivia : This is the second time the word "Paleblood" appear in the game.
In the opening cutscene ,the player might think "paleblood" is a uncurable disease The Hunter bear and is the main reason he/she comes to Yharnam is to find a cure. However, this note states that "Paleblood" isn't a type of blood but a person, or a thing.
Location: Within the Dark House near the gate shortcut to Central Yharnam lamp. First accessed from the Great Bridge. Note is on a first floor shelf near the enemy in the wheelchair:
Trivia: This note revealed the event in Old Yharnam.
Hunter's Dream Lore Notes:Note 1:
Location: Inside the house, behind the Memory Altar:
"To escape this dreadful Hunter's Dream, halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts, lest the night carry on forever."
Gehrman,as a prisoner of the Hunter's Dream, has all the reason to hate the dream.
However, Eileen the Crow states that "The hunters must die... The nightmare must end..." and "Only I can stop this madness!" and "Enough of this terrible dream!" and she,too was once a Hunter associated with the Hunter's Dream.
"Ascend to Oedon Chapel."
Location: Inside the house, where Gehrman is normally located, after entering Old Yharnam:
"A Holy Chalice is said to be enshrined in Old Yharnam, seated in the valley."
"This bath appears linked to the nightmare, but there are no messengers."
Appears when accepting the Eye of a Blood-Drunk Hunter:
Cathedral Ward Lore Notes:Note 1:
Location: Found on top of the tower where you need to drop down to be able to open the second gate:
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."
Trivia : A mystery note left by a member of Healing Church.
Location: Found on the outside of the workshop building while ascending to Upper Cathedral Ward:
"The sky and the cosmos are one. "The Choir.""
Trivia : A note left by The Choir about their newly breaking discovery. The Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge states :"The Choir stumbled upon an epiphany, very suddenly and quite by accident. Here we stand, feet planted in the earth, but might the cosmos be very near us, only just above our heads?"
Old Yharnam Lore Notes:
Location : At the door to Old Yharnam.
"This town is long abandon. Hunters not wanted here."
Trivia : This note is left by Djura. As he knows the hunters might come to Old Yharnam to hunt, he left a note for them as a warning. His dialogue : "You there, Hunter! Didn't you see the warning? Turn back at once, Old Yharnam, burned and abandoned by men, is now home only to beasts. They are of no harm to those above. Turn back, or the hunter will face the hunt."
"The red moon hangs low, and beasts rule the streets. Are we left no other choice, than to burn it all to cinders?"
Trivia: This note was left by an unnamed Powder Keg, summerize the tragedy once stuck Old Yharnam.
Byrgenwerth Lore Notes:
Location: On a couch on the opposite side of the same floor as the first note:
"The spider hides all manner of rituals, certain to reveal nothing, for true enlightenment need not be shared."
Trivia: A note left by an unnamed person. This note is similar to another note found in Cathedral Ward . They might have been writen by the same person.
Location: On a Bookshelf on the same floor as the Lunarium Key door:
"When the red moon hangs low, the line between man and beast is blurred. And when the Great Ones descend, a womb will be blessed with child.
Trivia: The note in Old Yharnam and Central Yharnam states that the tragedy that struck Old Yharnam was on a moonlit night. The werewolf legend also states that a man or woman could turn into a werewolf if he or shes lept outside on a night with the full moon shining directly on his or her face.
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village Lore Notes:
Location: In the shrouded Chapel entrance to Yarhar'gul village, only appears on screen once after killing Rom and awakening in the chapel:
"Ritual secret broken. Seek the nightmare newborn"
Trivia: A note left by an unnamed person.
Location: Right in front of Hypogean Gaol lamp on the floor:
"Nightmarish rituals crave a newborn. Find one, and silence its harrowing cry."
Location: Found on the right side outside of the cell you wake up in after being captured by a snatcher:
"Madmen toil surreptitiously in rituals to beckon the moon. Uncover their secrets."
Trivia : In Yahar'gul, Unseen Village there are many corpse of the fellow hunters. They must have notice the ritual performed by the Scholars of Mensis. This note says that the scholars beckon the moon,the writer must think that the blood moon is the result of the ritual. However , it is because Rom, the Vacuous Spider is dead the blood moon appears to mortal eyes. The blood moon is always there. One must have enough insight to imagine greatness.
Location: Outside Hypogean Gaol. Leave through the front door. This note is on top of the stairs leading to the area where the Yahar'gul set can be found:
"Behold! A Paleblood sky!"
Trivia : Another time, the word "Paleblood" appear.
Location: In a jail cell behind the first Chime Maiden you encounter after the Yahar'gul lantern:
"The Mensis ritual must be stopped, lest we all become beasts."
Trivia : A note left by an unnamed hunter who in his dying stage , leave a note for other hunters to warn them about the Mensis ritual. His dead body is next to it.
Lecture Building Lore Notes:
Location: Second floor of one of the two lecture halls lying on the ground in the corner:
"Master Willem was right. Evolution without courage will be the ruin of our race."
Trivia: A note left by a scholar.
Location: After picking up Note 1, progress to the next room. The note is behind a cage on a table:
"Hunt the Great Ones, Hunt the Great Ones."
Trivia: Yet another note left by a scholar. Great Ones are considered Gods by the Yharnamites. And acting against godsis considerred blasphemous .It also reveal that ,in their hunger for knowledge and power, the scholars of Byrgenwerth had come to Fishing Hamlet, commited the suicide to hunt for the great relics.
Location: In one the rooms at the end of the hallway on the second floor of the Lecture Building:
Trivia: The last time the word "Paleblood" appear. It clearly states that "paleblood" is not a tye of blood but a thing : Moon Presence. It also reveals that once, Laurence, the First Vicar and his assocites beckoned the Moon. Third Umbilical Cord is required to perform the ritual and we found one in the Abandoned Old Workshop. Possibly, they beckon Moon Presence to give life to The Doll and create the Hunter's Dream. As Gehrman, the First Hunter once cry "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... "
Location: Same room as the third note: