History of Sekiro’s Fountainhead Palace

In the beginning

Period from creation to 14,000 BCE

Jomon Period — Yayoi Period (14,000–300 BC)

Adamantite Scrap
Adamantite can only be mined in the oldest parts of Ashina. Ancient rock and soil is said to attract the grace of gods, perhaps lending this metal its supple strength.

Dried Serpent Viscera
The Great Serpent is a god of the land

Yayoi Period — Kofun Period (300 BC–300 AD)

Divine Grass
However, after the Divine Dragon took root, the lesser gods hid themselves… [my translation; English version of the game: “The doctor Dogen studied the plants in this ancient place, resulting in the recipe for this special medicine.”]

Early Heian Period

Shelter Stone
Step into the marital shrine and offer the fragrant, auspicious stone.

Mibu Breathing Technique
Developed by the founder of Mibu Village. “Those who seek to join the procession must master the Mibu Breathing Technique. Without it, the Divine Dragon cannot be met.”

Dried Serpent Viscera
The Great Serpent is a god of the land […]

Fresh Serpent Viscera
It is safe to assume that eating it [a god] would be poisonous to one’s health.

Great White Whisker
A priceless white whisker taken from the great Colored Carp.

Remnant: True Monk
Her true name was Priestess Yao [Yaobikuni].

Holy Chapter: Infested
“For an age, I have been blessed by the worm. To be undying is to walk the eternal path to enlightenment, thus I must become enlightened to understand why I cannot die. It is said the holy dragon’s origins were in the west. So I wonder, how did the worm come to be bestowed upon me?”

Mid Heian Period

Gun Fort Shrine Key
[…] The Sunken Valley clan will shoot any stranger who approaches, and Snake Eyes’ guns are particularly feared. This elite group of women are descendants of the ancient Okami Clan. Their especially sharp eyes allow them to snipe victims at great range.

Dried Serpent Viscera
Apparently, denizens of the Sunken Valley worship the organs believing they represent the deity itself.

Sabimaru
[…] The blue, poisonous rust on Sabimaru’s blade applies “Poison” status abnormality. Wielded in wars of old, the [Ashina-made] blade’s blue rust was used to drive off inhuman Okami warrior women [from Ashina]. Even now, it is likely to be effective against their descendants.

Late Heian Period

Truly Precious Bait
[…] The Hirata noble in the pot is obsessed with thoughts of becoming a “master.” […]

Truly Precious Bait
[…] The Fountainhead Palace noble in the pot is obsessed with becoming one with the “master.” […]

Sengoku Period

Remnant: Corrupted Monk
[…] The Corrupted Monk donned the mask of a fierce guardian deity. Her form was nebulous, appearing as if in a dream. What reason could there have been for guarding the Mibu Village cave entrance?

Late Sengoku Period

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Husband & father | @KisekiWiki founder | @GeofrontTeam co-founder | Interests: Falcom, Soulsbornes, RPGs, reading SFF, sustainability, cooking | He/him