Master of Senpou Temple


Location Main Hall Senpou Temple

Master of Senpou Temple is an NPC in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Master of Senpou Temple's short description goes here.


Master of Senpou Temple Information

Master of Senpou Temple information or lore description goes here.

  • Location: Master of Senpou Temple Can be found in the cave near the Main Hall Sculptor's Idol, after the hidden crawlspace partially filled with water.
  • Progression: Master of Senpou Temple moves to the ?? after ??
  • Combat: Does not take damage Master of Senpou Temple.
  • Rewards: Finishing a quest grants X, killing them grants Y


Associated Quests

  • Questline Information and Progression
  • Related NPCs
  • Endings impact



The following dialogue segments are only available to the player if the Master of Senpou Temple is approached within the Main Hall on Mt. Kongo before beating Genichiro Ashina on Castle Tower Lookout (top of the castle).

First Approach:

  • Master:
    • "Children of the Rejuvenating Waters... forgive me!"
      "That child... she's the only one left..."
      "She must be lonely... Trapped in that room by herself... she must be so lonely..."
  • Sekiro:
    • "........."
  • Master:
    • "...Hm? You there, who are you...?"
      "What business do you have with Senpou Temple?"

At this point, the player is given the chance to respond with one of two possible options:

  1. Ask about the "special holy person"
  2. Say nothing

    Master of Senpou Temple Dialogue Options

Say Nothing:

  • Sekiro:
    • "........."
  • Master:
    • "You have no answer?"
      "Then you should leave."

The player will be able to speak to him again, so there's no risk in choosing this option.
An additional bit of dialogue is given when speaking to the Master again, as well.

  • Master:
    • "Is there...something else?"

The Special Holy Person:

  • Sekiro:
    • "I'm told that a special holy person lives here."
  • Master:
    • "Remarkably holy... That would be the child, I imagine."
      "She's not here anymore."
      "It's my fault... The child, she's confined within the Inner Sanctum."
      "It's impossible to see her now..."
  • Sekiro:
    • "I see."
  • Master:
    • "Are you...a shinobi?"
  • Sekiro:
    • "........."
  • Master:
    • "Hmm... If that's the case, then actually..."
      "I have a favor to ask of you."
      "The child wanted to know... the reason for her fate."
      "If you do see her by some chance, please give her this..."
      "It's the least I can do for my own atonement..."

At this point, there will be a small break in the conversation as the player receives the key item Holy Chapter: Infested.

  • Sekiro:
    • "All right."

      Holy Chapter: Infested received from Master of Senpou Temple.

Parting Words

This portion of the conversation will commence after the player has asked the Master about the "special holy person", and speaks to the Master once more afterwards.

  • Master:
    • "Is there...something else?"
      "This's no longer a place where decent people should be."
      "... Hm?"
      "That smell..."
      "So you're the one who works for the Divine Heir of the Dragon's Blood."
  • Sekiro:
    • "That's right."
  • Master:
    • "The Divine Heir is truly exalted..."
      "But exalted or not... man is still man..."
      "Ohhh... I'm so foolish that... I didn't understand that myself..."
      "Don't... Don't leave your Divine Heir on his own."
      "Leave... It's too late to regret once you've already lost them..."


The following dialogue is only available to the player if the Master of Senpou Temple is approached within the Main Hall on Mt. Kongo after beating Genichiro Ashina on Castle Tower Lookout (top of the castle) but before asking Isshin Ashina where to find the Mortal Blade.

  • Master:
    • "........."
  • Sekiro:
    • "Hello?"
  • Master:
    • "........."

At this point the player can no longer receive the key item Holy Chapter: Infested from the Master of Senpou Temple.


  • The monks of Senpou Temple practice what is called "Sokushinbutsu Sokushinbutsu - Infested Monks": self-starvation to the point of mummification. The practice was introduced by Kukai, the founder of Shingon Buddhism in Japan. The design of the Master appears heavily influenced by Daisoujou Daisoujou, Shin Megami Tensei - the demonic manifestation of Kukai seen in Shin Megami Tensei. A monk practicing sokushinbutsu 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 tube that supplied his tomb with air 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.

Notes & Tips

  • Voiced by: ??
  • Trivia and such go here



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    • Anonymous

      if you aggro the enemies outside the door of the main hall he gets aggroed too, but doesnt attack: he just spins on himself in your direction. cool thing is you can hear a bell sound when he moves

      • Anonymous

        Is the body that looks exactly like him in the cave there when he's in the temple? Are they the same person? I'm just curious

        • Anonymous

          Are there any other NPCs or event flags similar to Master Monk here that only appear at certain points before advancing the story?

          • Anonymous

            A couple observations: He's normally next to the "Main Hall" idol of Senpou Temple. 1. If you go there before fighting Genichiro, he'll bemoan the actions of the temple, and give you the Infested text to give to the divine child. Talking to him after that for the most part will just have him notice your association with Kuro, and tell you to stay close to him. 2. If you talk to him **AFTER** beating Genichiro, but **BEFORE** talking to Kuro about any sort of gameplan, he'll be mostly silent. There's literally a dialog that has Sekiro say, "Hello?..." and not get a response. 3. After speaking with Isshin about the mortal blade, he's gone from the altar room, and only the bell granting access to the monkey boss is present. It should be noted that he's not the same monk that the Divine Child believes to be the master of the temple. Rather, that "body" is already present in the cave prior to meeting the Divine Child and at the same time that this monk is kneeling before the altar. You see glowing red worms flowing around the face/body of this monk if you pan the camera around.

            • Anonymous

              The image used here, and on the NPC page, are not correct for this NPC. The actual Master of the Senpou Sect wears green and yellow robes, and can be found in the area where one normally prays/rings a bell/whatever to enter the Halls of Illusion. He can only be met in this area if you travel to Senpou before fighting Genichiro for the first time, however; if you go there afterward, he will have left.

              • Anonymous

                he not dead I ever talk to him on senpou before fight with monkey on NG+4. My way is after go ashina castel I go to ashina depth and go to ashina depth after that I fight with corrupted monk and I go to senpou to get immortal blade but before fight with monkey he sit on front buddha statue close to bell to fight monkey

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