Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow – Blasphemous Guide
When you start Blasphemous you take control of The Penitent One in an area called the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow. In this area you awaken on top of a pile of corpses. To learn where you need to go, and what all is in this area, check out our Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow guide below.
Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow Map
The map shown above is the location of all major points of interest in the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow area. This area is the starting point of Blasphemous. It contains a single boss fight as well as an NPC.
Heading through the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow
When you wake up you will gain control of The Penitent One in an area called the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow. You will be able to head to the left or right. Head to the right since there is nothing we can do to the left (yet).
In this first room you will learn a bit about platforming. Simply jump across the gaps then slide under the wall at the end and leave the room.
Inside this next room you will find a Prie Dieu. These act as the game’s checkpoint system. Kneeling at a Prie Dieu saves your game, restores your health and items, and respawns enemies. Keep this in mind for your future travels. Kneel at the Prie Dieu then head forward into the next room which is a boss fight.
Boss Fight: Warden of the Silent Sorrow
The first boss you will encounter in Blasphemous serves as the game’s combat tutorial. This boss is called the Warden of the Silent Sorrow. It has a fairly rudimentary selection of two attacks:
- Ground Pound: Jumps into the air and smashes into the ground. Dodge to either side when it jumps in the air.
- Candelabra Swing: Smashes its candelabra in the direction the player is standing. This sends out a wave of corpses in the direction of the swing. Simply dodge to the opposite side to get a nice window for damage.
For defeating the Warden of the Silent Sorrow you receive the A Long Road Ahead achievement and 300 Souls. Plus you fill your helmet with its blood which is pretty neat.
Once you’ve defeated the boss continue heading to the right into the next room. In this room ignore the locked door for now and hit the switch (the glass encased thing in top right) to open the gate. Head through the door to reach the next area called The Holy Line.
Later: Locked Door
The Key to the Brotherhood of the Chamber of the Eldest Brother can be bought off the merchant Candelaria in Mercy Dreams for 400 TOA. Once you have the key return to this area and open the locked door in the room before The Holy Line. Inside this room is the Relic: Blood Perpetuated in Sand (allows you to see invisible ledges).
Later: Children of Moonlight
If you complete the unfinished ceremony and get the Relic: Three Gnarled Tongues you can use it in combination with the Relic: Blood Perpetuated in Sand to reach a Children of Moonlight along the left wall in the game’s very first room.
Note: This section applies to the lower portion of the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow area which you reach at the end of the Mountains of The Endless Dusk.
After you play for a while, you will reach an area called the Mountains of the Endless Dusk. In this area you will make your way across a large gap. After this gap you will arrive at the lower portion of the Brotherhood of The Silent Sorrow.
There isn’t a whole lot to right about here. In this area you will find a number of helpful rooms like a Fast Travel room, a Shrine, a room to turn in your Knots of Rosary Rope (interact with candle in room to get Medium Bead of Blue Wax), and a Cleansing room. Once you’ve used all the services you need head up top and speak with Redanto. He mentions the way forward being blocked. Enter the door here to reach an mapless area.
Basically in this room you need to complete a series of platforming without falling on the spikes. When you reach the end grab the Collectible: Metatarsus of Rikusyo, the Traveller. Head through the door here to end up on the other side of the wall blocking Redanto’s path. Interact with the Blue Candle beside the door to get the Big Bead of Blue Wax. Break the wall. Drop the ladder and head up to the top of the Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow area. With Redanto on his way, let’s head to the Grievance Ascends.