Illusive Hall Bell
Illusive Hall Bell Usage
- In Senpou Temple, Mt. Kongo, when fighting the Folding Screen Monkeys, players may want to reset the stage to better approach stealth. Ring the bell to do this.
How to Find Illusive Hall Bell
- Given as part of the quest to enter the Illusive Hall.
Illusive Hall Bell Notes & Tips
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- From the Bells of Awakening to the Young Lord's Bell Charm, the Illusive Hall Bell belongs to a longstanding tradition of FromSoftware games including paranormal bells. Often, these instruments were used to communicate with other planes of existence, to summon the dead, or invoke miracles. This chime appears based on the ghanta of the Dai Itoku-Myoo , the "Great Showdown King" of To-Ji temple Kyoto, in whose hands it plays the part of a Vajra , which is one of the most powerful objects in both Hinduism and Buddhism. In regard to its relationship to the monks of Senpou temple, they practice what is called "Sokushinbutsu ": self-starvation to the point of mummification. It was a practice introduced by Kukai, the founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan, a likeness of whom is found in Senpou Temple . A sokushinbutsu monk had a bell with him and every day, someone would listen for the bell to make sure the monk was still alive. When the bell no longer rang, the air tube to his tomb was removed and the tomb was completely sealed. A thousand days later, the body would be exhumed. If it was preserved, it was revered as a god. In Hinduism, from which Shingon Buddhism borrows a lot, the shape of a ghanta is believed to represent Ananta, the celestial, or infinite snake.
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