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Beckoning bell

The Beckoning Bell.

Bells are items found and mentioned throughout Bloodborne.

Description[]

Metal bells that can be found throughout Yharnam. They come in various sizes and colors, and vary in utility.

Their uses are tied with the Healing Church, the Chalice Dungeons, and the hunt.

Lore[]

Like traditional churches, the Healing Church use bells for a variety of church purposes, and can be heard outside the building. Traditionally they were used to call worshippers to the church for a communal service, and to announce times of daily prayer, called the canonical hours. They are also rung on special occasions such as a wedding, or a funeralservice. The ringing of church bells, in the tradition, was also believed to drive out demons.

The Church is responsible for the treatment and suppression of the beast plague. They send large servants to hunt the citizens that have been infected with the disease.

Dugeon Great Bell

On the night of the hunt, the Church rings their great bells to gather the residents who rise up to joint the monthly purge and to warn others to close their doors and stay within. The Church Servants and their larger counterparts also wear a small bell on their necks as another warning for Yharnamites who still have their wits about them.

However, some bells, unknown to the public, are special tools used in the nightly hunt. They are parts of the artifracts the Healing Church discovered under the labyrinth carved below Yharnam. Some of them, when resonating with other bells, are able to help their users cross the gap between worlds. The hunters make use of these uncanny bells to help each other in the long nights of the hunt. However, one must spend Insight to ring these bells.

Deep within the old labyrinth, there are still many bells. When rung, the bells attract the monsters that roam the dungeon.

List of bells[]

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Old Hunter Bell beckons an old hunter.

Bell items[]

Environment Bells[]

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The bells of the Astral Clocktower

  • Astral Clocktower Chimes: They are normal clock tower bells. These bells are sounded by hammers pulled by cables coming from the link room—a low-ceiling space between the clock room and the belfry—where mechanisms translate the movement of the train into the sounding bells. When the Huntsmen hear the bell ringing, they gather their weapons and the nightly hunt begins.
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Statue bell of the Surgery Altar.

  • Surgery Altar small bell: This bell is held by a statue that, perhaps, depict a Choir member who is holding a Choir Bell to ease the pain and suffering of the patient receiving Blood Healing or performing a ritual to raise the dead. The latter seems to be more likely, since the patient figure is only a skeleton. The Church Giants- large servants of the church, up on close examination, are Undead.
  • Old Hunter Bell: This bell is cracked and stained with the blood of beasts. A human must expend Insight to ring this uncanny bell. The old hunters, who have long passed from the dream but cannot forget the feeling of the hunt, rely upon messengers to relay their thoughts. Ring the bell at their side, and they are certain to give a listen. For the night of the hunt is long, and unchanging.
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The bells on the lamp.

  • Lamp Small Bells: These special bells are tied on top of the lamps- the means of transportation the hunters use to come back to the Hunter's Dream. These small bells, perhaps, when rung, help them cross the gap between the waking world and the Hunter's Dream. And when the Hunters -those that have not been released from the Hunter's Dream- die during a hunt, they would find themselves revived at these lamps, as if whatever happened was just a mere bad dream.
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The bell of the dungeon statue.

  • Dungeon Statue Lamp: This statue depicts a female figure with a small bell hang below her neck and a lantern. Two stone messengers are also depicted surrounding the lantern in a similar fashion to the Messengers that surround the lamps hunters use to travel back to Hunter's Dream. These statues can be found in the old labyrinth carved below Yharnam.
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The Chalice Dungeons' great Bells.

  • Dungeon Great Bells: These large bells, when rung, gather all the dungeon inhabitants around it. Perhaps in the distant past, in their golden age, their purposes are just like ordinary church bells, be it for the ceremonial and memorial ringing or for the exorcism of demons. When these great bells are rung, the dungeon inhabitants will gather around them, with vacant expressions on their faces. These bells can be interacted with by hitting or shooting them. The Beast Roar and the Tiny Music Box can also ring them when used nearby.
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The soundless bell of Brador.

  • Brador's soundless bell: A special bell given to him by the Healing Church. He was once an assassin for the church. After he was forced to kill his compatriot when they became a cleric beast, Brador wore his scalp and was locked away in the cell where he currently resides in the Hunter's Nightmare. This soundless bell was given to him to guard the church darkest secret. Brador’s bell reacts to the presence of intruders snooping around within the Fishing Hamlet. His invasions will repeat until the real Brador, locked away in his cell beneath the Cathedral, is killed.
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The bell on the Church Giant's neck.

  • Church Giants' and Church Servants' Bells: These men are servants of the Healing Church of Yharnam. Since the Church is responsible for the treatment of the scourge plague, they send their servants to hunt the citizens who have been infected with the disease. It is said that, when the Yharnamites hear a ringing bell, they close their doors and stay within.
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A small bell around Eileen's Crowfeather Garb.

  • Eileen's Small Bell: Eileen is a member of the Hunter of Hunters covenant, and continues a long-running tradition of giving the dead a sky burial rather than sealing them inside coffins, which she considers blasphemous. Despite her age, she still continues her task of hunting down hunters who have gone mad from the beast hunt. The small bell, along with the medical instruments she holds in the pockets behind and her crow beak mask, hint that she is a plague doctor- the person in charge of pest control. This bell is perhaps for the ceremony of sky burial.
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Bell Ringing Woman's sinister bell.

  • Bell-ringing Woman's Sinister Resonant Bell: The Bell-Ringing Woman is a Pthumerian woman who carries a bell and a dagger. A closer look at her face reveals a skeletal figure with decaying skin and gray hair. Her spell can ring an uncanny sound that summon her minions to do her biding. When enough of these bells are rung at once, these bells can summon Undead Beasts and Huntsmen as well as The One Reborn- a rotten undead amalgamation from the blood moon.

Video[]

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Bloodborne - How to use the Bells in Chalice Dungeons

The bells in the chalice dungeons can be rung by hitting them to gather the enemies. The enemies will dismiss and return to their previous position after a while.

Gallery[]

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