- Tue Nov 02, 2021 2:35 am
Central Pthumerian Chalice, bonus area after the first boss (Door on the left after defeating the Beast-Possessed Soul) in a room with two scorpions. The floor is littered with corpses wearing full plate armour.
However we know that the Chalice Dungeons (and their descovery) predate the healing church. The dungeons is where the first Old One was found and as such the Old Blood that was used to found the Healing Church.
One of Alfred's dialogues is as follows -
"Byrgenwerth is an old place of learning. The tomb of the gods, carved out below Yharnam, should be familiar to every hunter.
Well, once a group of young Byrgenwerth scholars discovered a holy medium deep within the tomb.
This led to the founding of the Healing Church, and the establishment of blood healing"
There are various references elsewhere to Ebrietas being the Old One found in the dungeons, she is presumably Yhamanites first contact with the eldritch truth of their world, and presumably the original source of Old Blood for the healing church.
The Chalice Dungeons were created by another civilisation altogether, and have been redescoverd at least once, long enough ago that they are almost lost again by the time the hunter reaches Yharnam. There is plenty of scope for speculation about who the people in plate armour were in that timescale.