This article covers the information released so far about the Forbidden Forest. For an overview about the story so far, see this article.
The Chalice DungeonDeep underneath Yharnam exists ruins thought to be an ancient resting place for something other than humans. It is rumored that these ruins change their shape depending upon the hunter. Guarding these ruins are ancient guard dogs, beings with stone-like skin and covered in flames.
Also protecting these ruins are hunters. They are born and bred in the ruins, existing on the flesh and blood of the dead. Their skin is pale, and their eyes are black, searching for those who trespass.
The last known inhabitants of these ruins are the ritual masters. Hunters believe that they pray for the resting through a unique ritual. Their appearance and demeanor are horrifying to those that do not know them, unfounded or not. Regardless, they are known to perform a dark and ancient ceremony that few live to talk about.
- Who built/was laid to rest in these ruins?
- Why do the Protectors/Ritual Masters protect the ruins, and under whose direction?
- What does the Chalice Ritual do, and why do the ruins change shape?
- Do the Ritual Masters, with their prayer for the resting, have any connection to the messengers or the Nightmare World?