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Monks in Senpou won't drop till fountainhead.
Can confirm that Bell Giants in Mibu do drop Lumps of Grave Wax before reaching Fountainhead Palace, though likely after defeating the Corrupted Monk (though they do drop before picking up the Shelter Stone).
Ok so the last tier of weapon upgrades(mercury/grave wax/adamantum) besides lazalui will not drop until you kill Guardian Ape... I did 100 consecutive runs on the bell fatty in Mibu village and got only fat wax... then i killed the Guardian Ape and the bell fatty started dropping grave wax after ever 5-10 kills with both vitues deeds and the bell.
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Step 1: activate Demon Bell. Step 2: Travel to Fountainhead Palace - Flower Viewing Idol. Step 3: kill the flute noble behind you repeatedly. Step 4: Obtain 2 Grave Wax every 5-10 kills!
Man! That's works wonderful, thank you sir