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Third Umbilical Cord
Third Umbilical Cord
Max No. Held 4
Max Stored -
Usage Type Finite
QS Bullet Use QS Bullet Use -
Attribute Bonus
Strength icon 2 - Skill icon 2 - Bloodtinge icon 2 - Arcane icon 2 -
Attribute Requirement
Strength icon 2 - Skill icon 2 - Bloodtinge icon 2 - Arcane icon 2 -
Found
Abandoned Old Workshop Altar.
Kill Iosefka after the Blood Moon.
Kill Arianna's infant.
Defeat Mergo's Wet Nurse.
Notes Grants the player +3 Insight.
(Consuming three will unlock an alternate ending.)


One Third of Umbilical Cord (Third Umbilical Cord) is a consumable item in Bloodborne.

Description

Abandoned Old Workshop Altar:

In-Game Description

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.

Description before day 1 patch:

In-Game Description

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 hunters dream.
Keep one to fend off foul spirits, or use it to obtain great Insight.

Iosefka:

In-Game Description

A great relic, also known as the Cord of the Eye. Every infant Great One has this precursor to the umbilical cord.
Provost Willem sought the Cord in order to elevate his being and thoughts to those of a Great One, by lining his brain with eyes. The only choice, he knew, if man were to ever match Their greatness.

Arianna's infant:

In-Game Description

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, and Oedon, the formless Great One, is no different. To think, it was corrupted blood that began this eldritch liaison.
Use to gain Insight and, so they say, eyes on the inside, although no one remembers what that truly entails.

Mergo's Wet Nurse:

In-Game Description

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. This Cord granted Mensis audience with Mergo, but resulted in the stillbirth of their brains.
Use to gain Insight and, so they say, eyes on the inside, although no one remembers what that truly entails.

Availability

Use

Strategy

Since there are a total of 4 Umbilical Cords, yet only 3 are needed to unlock the secret boss fight, the best course of action to ensure a maximum reward of unique items is to do as followed:

  1. First, find Arianna, and send her to Cathedral Ward.
  2. Go to Old Yharnam and slay the Blood-starved Beast.
  3. Find the Umbilical Cord in the Abandoned Old Workshop.
  4. Find Adella and send her to the Cathedral Ward to get her gesture, and kill her there to get the Oedon Writhe rune.
  5. Send the Afflicted Beggar to Iosefka (this ensures the player gets his rune without having to go through his fight).
  6. Before the Blood Moon rises, kill Iosefka for her Oedon Writhe rune.
  7. Progress through the game, and as soon as Micolash is dead, kill Arianna's infant to get the other Umbilical Cord.
  8. Slay Mergo's Wet Nurse to get the final Umbilical Cord.

Notes

  • There are a total of 4 Thirds of Umbilical Cords, but only 3 are needed for the ending.

Trivia

  • The umbilical cord is completely covered with eyes.
  • Scientifically, the umbilicial cords are made of pluri potent extraembryonic stem cells. These stem cells are acquired after birth, they are not immortal but have a high level of cell division, and are pluripotent. Pluripotent stem cells are the descendants of totipotent cells and can differentiate into nearly all cells. 
  • Perhaps the lack of stem cells from Great Ones Umbilicial Cords led to failed attempt to ascend of Rom and the School of Mensis, most notably the childbirth of their brains or total lack of mind. 
  • Some stem cells form tumors after transplantation, which may be cancerous. Pluripotency is linked to tumor formation especially in embryonic stem cells, fetal proper stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells. Fetal proper stem cells form tumors despite multipotency.
    • The Brain of Mensis was retrieved from the nightmare and terribly rotten, perharps, because of cancerous tumor formation during ascension.

Videos

Bloodborne First Blood - 3 Third Cords & The Moon Presence

Bloodborne First Blood - 3 Third Cords & The Moon Presence

One Third of Umbilical Cord Location in the Abandoned Old Workshop.

One Third of Umbilical Cord from Arianna after defeating Micolash, Host of the Nightmare.