The Young Lord’s Bell Charm in Sekiro is one of the game’s most intriguing items, but it’s not clear straight off the bat where to use it and “offer to Buddha,” as the old woman says. Below, we’ll guide you through how to use the Young Lord’s Bell Charm in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, as well as a brief (spoiler-free!) look at what it does and what it unlocks.
Sekiro Young Lord’s Bell Charm | Where to use and offer to Buddha
To get the Young Lord’s Bell Charm, you must find the red rag-wearing old woman in the Ashina Castle Grounds. She’s found on the first floor of a ruined home just before the path that leads up to the Chained Ogre.
Talk to her with Square/X and, no matter your response, she will hand you the Young Lord’s Bell Charm. The game offers hints that you must return to the Sculptor to find out what it does, but let’s skip all that waffle and head straight to the exact location where you need to offer the Young Lord’s Bell Charm to Buddha.
As luck would have it, it’s actually in the same building as the Sculptor. Head back to the Dilapidated Temple using the Homeward Idol, Sculptor’s Idol, or just plain old-fashioned walking, and, inside, you’ll find a golden Buddha statue hugging the wall on the left as you enter. Walk up to it and interact with it. You’ll be given the option to use the Young Lord’s Bell Charm. Do so, and you’ll be met with a brief cinematic and passage to a new area.
Sekiro Young Lord’s Bell Charm | What does it do?
It’s not abundantly clear at first, but the Young Lord’s Bell Charm appears to transport the One-Armed Wolf back three years to the time of the Dragonspring Pilgrimage in a place called the Hirata Estate. Essentially, it opens up a brand-new area of the game and is crucial to finding not only a Prosthetic Tool for you to use, but also to advance the game’s lore. Don’t worry, though, this isn’t a one-way trip or a point of no return. You can come back from the Hirata Estate as soon as you find the area’s first Sculptor Idol.