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Lore Notes are a gameplay mechanic in Bloodborne.

Description

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.

List of Notes

Central Yharnam

Note 1

Note 1:

  • "Seek paleblood to transcend the hunt."
    • Location: Immediately upon waking in Iosefka's Clinic, on a chair to the character's right:

    • Trivia: This is the second time the word "Paleblood" appear in the game. Also, 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.

Note 3

Note 2:

  • "When The Hunt began, the Healing Church left us, blocking the great bridge to Cathedral Ward, as Old Yharnam burned to the ground that moonlit night."

    • 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 reveals the event in Old Yharnam.

Hunter's Dream

Note 2

Note 1:

  • "To escape this dreadful Hunter's Dream, halt the source of the spreading scourge of beasts, lest the night carry on forever."
    • Location: Inside the house, behind the Memory Altar.

    • Trivia: This note was doubtedly left by either Gehrman, the First Hunter or Eileen the Crow, as they are the ones who most resent it from their dialogue.

Note 8

Note 2:

Note 5

Note 3:

  • "A Holy Chalice is said to be enshrined in Old Yharnam, seated in the valley."

Note 4:

Cathedral Ward

Note 4

Note 1:

  • "The Byrgenwerth spider hides all manner of rituals, and keeps our lost master from us. A terrible shame. It makes my head shudder uncontrollably."
    • Location: After beating Father Gascoigne and ascending a ladder into a study as you're entering Cathedral Ward , the note is around the first table.

    • Trivia: It has been theorized that it is Impostor Iosefka the one who wrote this message.

Note 10

Note 2:

  • "A watchman of Byrgenwerth guards the gate with a password, the sacred adage of the Grand Cathedral."

    • Location: Found on top of the tower where you need to drop down to be able to open the second gate.

    • Trivia: A note left by an unnamed hunter, possibly associated with Healing Church or the school of Mensis, the two affliation known to have roots in Byrgenwerth.

Note 11

Note 3:

  • "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: The note is on the right side near some candles before you ascend the steps inside the Grand Cathedral in Cathedral Ward:

    • Trivia: A mystery note left by a member of Healing Church.

Note 9

Note 4:

  • "The sky and the cosmos are one. "The Choir.""

    • Location: Found on the outside of the workshop building while ascending to Upper Cathedral Ward.

    • 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

Note 6
Note 1:
  • "This town is long abandon. Hunters not wanted here."

    • Location: At the door to Old Yharnam.

    • 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.

Note 7

Note 2:

  • "The red moon hangs low, and beasts rule the streets. Are we left no other choice, than to burn it all to cinders?"

Byrgenwerth

Note 16

Note 1:

  • "The spider hides all manner of rituals, certain to reveal nothing, for true enlightenment need not be shared."

    • Location: On a couch on the opposite side of the same floor as the first note:

    • 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.

Note 17

Note 2:

  • "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.

    • Location: On a bookshelf on the same floor as the Lunarium Key door.

    • Trivia: The note in Old Yharnam and Central Yharnam states that the tragedy that struck Old Yharnam was on a moonlit night.

Yahar'gul, Unseen Village

Note 18

Note 1:

  • "Ritual secret broken. Seek the nightmare newborn"

    • Location: In the shrouded Chapel entrance to Yarhar'gul village, only appears on screen once after killing Rom and awakening in the chapel.

    • Trivia: A note left by an unnamed person.

Note 13

Note 2:

  • "Nightmarish rituals crave a newborn. Find one, and silence its harrowing cry."

    • Location: Right in front of Hypogean Gaol lamp on the floor-

    • Trivia: yet another note left by an unnamed hunter. After killing Rom, The Hunter can hear the cry of a baby- Mergo.

Note 14

Note 3:

  • "Madmen toil surreptitiously in rituals to beckon the moon. Uncover their secrets."

    • Location: Found on the right side outside of the cell you wake up in after being captured by a Kidnapper.

    • 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.

Note 15

Note 4:

  • "Behold! A Paleblood sky!"

    • 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.

    • Trivia: Another time the word "Paleblood" appear.

Note 12

Note 5:

  • "The Mensis ritual must be stopped, lest we all become beasts."

    • Location: In a jail cell behind the first Chime Maiden you encounter after the Yahar'gul Lamp.

    • 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

Note 20

Note 1:

  • "Master Willem was right. Evolution without courage will be the ruin of our race."

    • Location: Second floor of one of the two lecture halls lying on the ground in the corner.

    • Trivia: A note left by a scholar, possibly Laurence as it has a certain degree of conviction and determination in its writing.

Note 21

Note 2:

  • "Hunt the Great Ones, Hunt the Great Ones."

    • Location: After picking up Note 1, progress to the next room. The note is behind a cage on a table.

    • Trivia: One of the most mysterious in the game it is uncertain who left it, but he must have known that the Great Ones could be killed. However, perhaps he did not mean the kind that are "true" Great Ones, but the "Kin" Great Ones that drop the Chalices of the Labyrinths.

Note 19

Note 3:

Note 22

Note 4:

Notes

Trivia

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