Palace Noble (Blue Garb) (宮の貴族・青衣, Palace Noble - Blue Robe) is an enemy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Location
- Fountainhead Palace Nobles can be found throughout the Fountainhead Palace.
- The Head Priest of Mibu Village will turn into a unique Red-garbed Fountainhead Palace Noble upon giving him the Water of the Palace.
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Rewards
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Notes & Tips
- Although they lack means to directly harm the player at first, it will attempt to drain the life force of the player in the way of applying a special 'Enfeeble' abnormality, once the abnormality gauge is full, the player will become enfeebled(essentially robbed of youth and vigor, as Sekiro will be hunched over and using his katana as a cane), which will make them unable to dodge, having maximum HP severely reduced and the regular attack will become a very slow and weak swing. You will instantly drown if under water.
- The Palace Noble (Blue Garb) will unleash a grab attack after the player becomes enfeebled, which will instant-kill them if succeed. The player's death is counted as a real death, as resurrection is not possible while they are enfeebled.
- The 'Enfeeble' status will wear off after a while, the player will get a 'youth restored' notification.
- If the player manages to deal a deathblow to the Fountain Palace Noble while enfeebled, a special animation will play out as Sekiro is seeing taking back his vigor/life force from the noble, in a way very similar to what the red-robed nobles are doing to the Okami warriors in the palace grounds gatehouse.
- The Palace Noble (Blue Garb)'s attack range is quite large, and the 'Enfeeble' abnormality can be applied fairly quickly if not careful. The attack requires a direct line of sight to work, thus making it easier to escape in the indoor areas.
- Most of the blue robe nobles will have their backs turned towards the player, making stealth kills a viable option.
Palace Noble (Blue Garb) Story & Lore
- They are called 淤加美 (okami) in Japanese, derived from one of the ancient spellings of Kuraokami, a dragon deity of rain and snow from Japanese mythology, born from the blood of the slain god Kagutsuchi. More modern spellings are a bit more obvious as to what the names supposed to mean: 龗 (okami) means "water dragon" and 闇龗 (kuraokami) means "dark water dragon." It's likely that the Divine Dragon (called the Sakura Dragon in Japanese) is inspired by Kuraokami.
- "Okami" comes from Kuraokami, their lightning bolts come from the Vajra of the Shingon Buddhism of Senpou Temple, which means something like "thunderbolt". The Okami are pale and bluish, consistent with Asian depictions of the dead . The Okami actually take after the Primordial Serpents of Dark Souls , which helps clarify why The Old Dragons of the Tree have turned into nāga. The nobles live in an area overgrown by roots which I believe depicts the Japanese underworld "Ne-no-kuni", which betokens something like "land of roots". The Okami were likely all once human and turned into these beings by imbibing large volumes of Rejuvenating Water. The idea of an aroma of the Divine Realm likely stems from two preceding Dark Souls items: "Fragrant Branch of Yore" and "Aromatic Ooze", of which the latter likely reincarnated as some kind of hideous white slime .