Valley Apparitions Memo
Valley Apparitions Memo is a Key Item in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It informs the player of a potentially missable Shichimen Warrior fight, as it requires backtracking to an already-cleared boss room.
Valley Apparitions Memo Usage
- The "Valley Apparition" refers to a Shichimen Warrior located in the same spot as the Headless Ape fight, which drops the Malcontent's Ring, a crafting ingredient for the Malcontent Shinobi Prosthetic. The Headless Ape fight is the second fight against the Guardian Ape boss, and is only available after Guardian Ape is defeated at the Guardian Ape's Water Hole Sculptor's Idol. The Shichimen Warrior fight becomes available after both Guardian Ape and Headless Ape are defeated, assuming the player severs the Headless Ape's immortality using the Mortal Blade.
- You can find the den by heading to the Ashina Depths or Poison Pool Sculptor's Idols and following the path down through the tunnel towards Mibu Village, or by backtracking from the Hidden Forest idol back towards the poison pool area. The den itself should have an idol of its own called Guardian Ape's Burrow, but the destination may not be available due to the nearby enemy.
How to Find Valley Apparitions Memo
- After severing the Headless Ape immortality and reaching the next Sculptor's Idol, you can purchase this memo from Fujioka the Info Broker at Dilapidated Temple.
- The Valley Apparitions Memo costs 800 sen
Valley Apparitions Memo Notes & Tips
- Before engaging any apparitions, obtaining some Divine Confetti (to deal extra damage to spirits), and Pacifying Agent (to reduce terror buildup and increase terror resistance) is recommended. The Mottled Purple Gourd (from the Exiled Memorial Mob in Mibu Village) is very useful as a substitute for Pacifying Agent as it fulfills the same function and refills every time the player rests. Finally, the Phoenix's Lilac Umbrella blocks both the damage and terror buildup of all of the Shichimen Warrior's magical attacks, and so can be used to avoid some of its more annoying attacks.
- The "woman crying" likely refers to the "Kingfisher" mentioned in the Malcontent key item, former companion and comrade of the Sculptor when he worked as a ninja. The Kingfisher was the former user of the Malcontent's Ring and the Finger Whistle before she was killed and eaten by the Guardian Ape; the Finger Whistle shinobi prosthetic was made from her fingers, which had been modified with holes to create a whistle. The Japanese name for Malcontent's Ring more literally translates to "Crybaby's Ring," which furthers the theory that the crying voice is "Kingfisher." The Shichimen Warrior you kill may have been her ghost, or perhaps she is just one of the many spirits he uses in battle.