Pot Noble Harunaga
|Hirata Estates||Found up the river by jumping off the bridge at the beginning of the Hirata Estates.|
Pot Noble Harunaga (壺の貴人・春長, Pot Noble - Harunaga) is an NPC in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. He is one of the two merchants that sells special items in exchange for Treasure Carp Scales, the other being Pot Noble Koremori.
Pot Noble Harunaga is a slender arm reaching out of a pot that asks you kindly for Treasure Carp Scales. You can trade the scales you have collected for several items in his inventory.
- Location: Can be found by the bridge in Hirata Estate.
- Progression: After trading several scales for items, talking with Harunaga rewards the player with Truly Precious Bait.
- Combat: Players may not kill Pot Noble Harunaga.
- Rewards: Talking to Harunaga after feeding his Truly Precious Bait to the Great Colored Carp rewards the player with 1x Lapis Lazuli and Harunaga gains Koremori's Vendor Inventory.
- After trading enough scales, and burning the Fountainhead Incense, exhausting Harunaga's dialogue will result in him giving you Truly Precious Bait and asking you to feed it to the Great Carp.This is one of two Truly Precious Baits that have differing rewards depending on whose bait is used.
- Both Pot Nobles can give you Truly Precious Bait but you can only use one. Whichever pot noble's bait you do not use will die and the living one will gain their available inventory.
- Option A: Ring the Feeding Bell and give the Great Colored Carp Precious Bait.
- Option B: Ring the Feeding Bell and give the Great Colored Carp Pot Noble Koremori's Truly Precious Bait
- Option C: Ring the Feeding Bell and give the Great Colored Carp Pot Noble Harunaga's Truly Precious Bait
- Option A: Great Colored Carp is not harmed and the NPC next to the Feeding Bell grants you Treasure Carp Scales.
- Giving Precious Bait 1 times rewards 1x Treasure Carp Scale.
- Giving Precious Bait 2 times rewards 3x Treasure Carp Scales.
- Giving Precious Bait 3 or more times rewards a stern lecture about moderation from the Feeding Attendant.
- Possibly require to wait more time after the first two feedings [more testing required].
- Option B: Great Colored Carp and Harunaga die. Returning to Koremori's Pot rewards you with 1x Lapis Lazuli.
- Koremori is transformed into a Carp, living now in the pond area below his Pot ledge and his inventory expands to include Harunaga Stock.
- Option C: Great Colored Carp and Koremori die. Returning to Harunaga rewards you with 1x Lapis Lazuli.
|Quantity||Item||Cost (Treasure Carp Scales)|
|x1||Withered Red Gourd||2|
|x1||Mask Fragment: Right||7|
|x1||Floating Passage Text||5|
|Unlimited||Red Lump (New Game Plus only)||3|
Inventory updates after using this Pot Noble's specific Truly Precious Bait
|Quantity||Item||Cost (Treasure Carp Scales)|
|x1||Dragon's Blood Droplet||1|
|x1||Mask Fragment: Left||12|
"Maybe...Just Maybe." - Said when passing by Pot Noble Harunaga without interacting.
"Hey, you there. Do you, perhaps..." - Said when passing by Pot Noble Harunaga without interacting, after talking with him for the first time.
"Know of any Carp Scales? The sparkling, shiny scales of the Treasure Carp...Bring them to me, and I'll reward you handsomely." - Said once interacting with Pot Noble Harunaga for the first time.
"Did you bring me any scales? If you have any, I'll reward you handsomely." - Said once interacting with Pot Noble Harunaga after talking with him for the first time.
"Bring me some scales next time..." - Said after finishing talking with Pot Noble Harunaga.
"Listen... I want to become a carp. A giant carp that will continue growing, and live a long, long life. A carp that never grows old..." Said when the 'Talk' option is selected.
- Those with Red Eyes are dangerous, and filled a with rage that is difficult to control through the power of man alone. They do, however, fear the flame above all else. This loathing of flames is shared by the undead inhabitants of Mibu Village.
- The Legend of the Dragon's Gate tells the story of carp that may transform into dragons if they can leap up a massive waterfall. As a consequence, carp are considered symbols of success and transformation in Japanese culture.
Notes & Tips
- This is the only NPC that was worked on by Hidetaka Miyazaki himself. Since he was unable to bring back Patches from the previous "Soulsborne" titles, he decided to create a mysterious NPC like this one. 
- The player can attack the Pot Noble Harunaga, but he can't be killed, being protected by his pot. He hides inside, resulting in silence if he is interacted with again. Resting or teleporting to an Idol will cause him to behave normally again.
- His stock changes slightly in New Game Plus, as he will now sell Red Lumps for 3 treasure carp scales each