- Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:06 pm
It's all in Sekiro's head. Doesn't mean it doesn't mean anything. Just means that Sekiro goes thru intense of forms of mental exercise. All these memories belong to the original bell owners. They don't know where Sekiro was during that time, apart from specific times. Kuro remembers Owl fighting the invaders off and last saw him fall at the main estate entrance. He remembers people where they were or were going to be. Bandits roaming around. Juzou guarding the yard, Nogami Gensai lying in wait for the right moment, & Inosuke trying to defend him and fail. And while the memory stops there, he remembers Sekiro rescuing him from Lady Butterfly. On the other hand, Owl's memories tell us more & fills us in after what happened. There are still bandits. Two ministry shinobi arrive to talk, revealing the Interior Ministry's involvement & how early they had planned to take down the Ashina Clan. Gensai is dead, Inosuke rescued his mother. Kuro is somehow safe, and Lady Butterfly is nowhere to be seen. This all implies that canonically, Sekiro just snuck around and did not actually fight the mini-bosses. The game forces us to, but again, for Sekiro it is a mental exercise with the memories of others in his present state, hence the Shinobi Prosthetic coming with us..