Palace Noble (Red Garb) (宮の貴族・赤衣, Palace Noble -Red Robe) is an enemy in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Fountainhead Palace Noble - Red Robe Location
Palace Noble (Red Garb) Rewards
Palace Noble (Red Garb) Notes & Tips
- They appear to be much weaker than their Blue Garbed counterparts, except they are of a much higher rank.
- Other notes
Palace Noble (Red 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.
Speculation from someone else beyond this point: change it if you like; it was pretty stupid before because the last guy kept putting in Dark Souls references on every page he saw fit to place them in.
- "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 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.