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Shrine Handmaid

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Health Souls Location Drops
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The Shrine Handmaid is an NPC in Dark Souls 3, located in Firelink Shrine. She is the prmary Merchant available to the player, and her inventory of items available for purchase can be expanded by giving her Umbral Ash scattered throughout Lothric.

 

Shrine Handmaid Information

  • Located down the hallway, against the wall, between Blacksmith Andre and the Fire Keeper.
  • Offers Merchant services to the player throughout their journey. See a full list of her inventory below. The player is able to upgrade her stock by giving her different types of Umbral Ash scattered around Lothric.
  • She can be killed, but will respawn when the area is reloaded. Every time she respawns, the price of her wares will increase by twenty percent.
  • Closely resembles the Handmaids encountered at the beginning of Dark Souls 2, including the armor set she wears, as well as her voice.
  • In the Untended Graves there is an identical Shrine Handmaid, although she sells different items, such as the Wolf Knight Set and does NOT respawn when killed. This 'second' Shrine Handmaid drops the Priestess Ring if killed.
  • After killing Alrich of the Deep while completing Sirris' questline, Sirris will leave a unique Budding Green Blossom with the Shrine Handmaid with a note that reads, "Good-bye, dear Grandmother. I will visit Grandfather, in the Pit of Hollows". This seems to suggest that the Shrine Handmaid is Sirris' grandmother. Alternatively, Sirris' grandmother is already dead, and Sirris placed some flowers along with a note on her grandmother's grave, which was stolen by the Shrine Handmaid. After all, the Budding Green Blossom is available for purchase, and what kind of grandmother sells a gift given to her?
  • After the player has encountered the Shrine Handmaid in the Untended Graves, the Shrine Handmaid in Firelink Shrine will greet the player differently (the first time), as though she has already met you.

 

Location

  • The Shrine Handmaid is located in Firelink Shrine, in the hallway between Blacksmith Andre and the Fire Keeper.

 

Drops

 

 

Items Sold

 

Item Quantity Souls Requirement
Ember 3 2,500  Multiple Ashes result in this.
Repair Powder 600 Start of game
Purple Moss Clump 6 500 Start of game
Firebomb 100 Start of game
Prism Stone 10 Start of game
Homeward Bone 500 Start of game
White Sign Soapstone 1 500 Start of game
Dried Finger 1 2,000 Start of game
Tower Key 1 20,000 Start of game
Soul Arrow 1 2,000 Start of game
Farron Dart 1 1,000 Start of game
Heal Aid 1 500 Start of game
Dagger 300 Start of game
Shortsword 600 Start of game
Scimitar 600 Start of game
Halberd ∞  1,500 Start of game
Sorcerer's Staff ∞  500 Start of game
Talisman ∞  500 Start of game
Torch ∞  300 Start of game
Leather Shield ∞  500 Start of game
Crimson Parma 800 Start of game
Warrior's Round Shield 600 Start of game
Large Leather Shield 500 Start of game
Chain Helm 500 Start of game
Chain Armor 800 Start of game
Leather Gauntlets 500 Start of game
Chain Leggings 500 Start of game
Wood Arrow 5 Start of game
Wood Bolt 10 Start of game
Charcoal Pine Bundle 300 Mortician's Ashes
Charcoal Pine Resin 500 Mortician's Ashes
Grave Key 1 1,500 Mortician's Ashes
Life Ring 1 1,500 Dreamchaser Ashes
Feather Arrow 100 Dreamchaser Ashes
Titanite Shard 800 Dreamchaser Ashes
Composite Bow 3,500 Dreamchaser Ashes
Rotten Pine Resin 500 Dreamchaser Ashes
Gold Pine Bundle 6 600 Dreamchaser Ashes
Gold Pine Resin 3 1,000 Dreamchaser Ashes
Black Bug Pellet 1,500 Dreamchaser Ashes
Green Blossom 1,000 Dreamchaser Ashes
Hidden Blessing 1 1,000 Dreamchaser Ashes
Blue Bug Pellet  ∞ 1,500 Excrement-Covered Ashes
Blooming Purple Moss Clump  ∞ 1,000 Excrement-Covered Ashes
Wood Grain Ring 1 3,000 Easterner's Ashes
Red Bug Pellet  ∞ 1,000 Patches' Ashes
Black Firebomb  ∞ 300 Patches' Ashes
Rope Black Firebomb  ∞ 300 Patches' Ashes
Human Pine Resin  ∞ 1,500 Patches' Ashes
Alluring Skull ∞  800 Patches' Ashes
Rusted Coin ∞  200 Patches' Ashes
Rubbish ∞  200 Patches' Ashes
Parrying Dagger ∞  2,000 Patches' Ashes
Shotel 2 4,000 Patches' Ashes
Winged Spear ∞  1,500 Patches' Ashes
Black Leather Armor ∞  2,500 Patches' Ashes
Black Leather Gloves ∞  2,000 Patches' Ashes
Black Leather Boots ∞  2,000 Patches' Ashes
Poison Arrow ∞  120 Patches' Ashes
Purple Moss Clump 500 Paladin's Ashes
Yellow Bug Pellet ∞  1,500 Paladin's Ashes
Undead Hunter Charm ∞  500 Paladin's Ashes
Duel Charm ∞  500 Paladin's Ashes
Morningstar ∞  2,500 Paladin's Ashes
Crescent Axe ∞  4,000 Paladin's Ashes
Canvas Talisman ∞  3,000 Paladin's Ashes
Lloyd’s Shield Ring ∞  2,500 Paladin's Ashes
Bloodred Moss Clump ∞  500 Greirat's Ashes
Throwing Knife ∞  20 Greirat's Ashes
Rope Firebomb ∞  300 Greirat's Ashes
Bandit's Knife ∞  1,500 Greirat's Ashes
Longsword ∞  1,000 Greirat's Ashes
Bastard Sword ∞  3,000 Greirat's Ashes
Scholar's Candlestick 3,500 Greirat's Ashes
Mace ∞  600 Greirat's Ashes
Spear ∞  600 Greirat's Ashes
Light Crossbow ∞  1,000 Greirat's Ashes
Buckler ∞  2,000 Greirat's Ashes
Elkhorn Round Shield ∞  1,500 Greirat's Ashes
Round Shield ∞  1,000 Greirat's Ashes
Kite Shield ∞  4,000 Greirat's Ashes
Leather Armor ∞  800 Greirat's Ashes
Leather Gloves ∞  500 Greirat's Ashes
Leather Boots ∞  500 Greirat's Ashes
Standard Helm ∞  1,500 Greirat's Ashes
Hard Leather Armor ∞  2,500 Greirat's Ashes
Hard Leather Gauntlets ∞  1,000 Greirat's Ashes
Hard Leather Boots ∞  1,000 Greirat's Ashes
Thief Mask ∞  400 Greirat's Ashes
Fire Arrow ∞  100 Greirat's Ashes
Standard Bolt ∞  30 Greirat's Ashes
Helm of Favor 1 7,000 Player has collected the Ring of Favor.
Embraced Armor of Favor 1 10,000 Player has collected the Ring of Favor.
Gauntlets of Favor 1 7,000 Player has collected the Ring of Favor.
Leggings of Favor 1 7,000 Player has collected the Ring of Favor.
Pale Pine Resin ∞  1,000 Prisoner Chief's Ashes
Karla's Pointed Hat 1 5,000 Prisoner Chief's Ashes
Karla's Coat 1 8,000 Prisoner Chief's Ashes
Karla's Trousers 1 5000 Prisoner Chief's Ashes
Karla's Gloves 1 5000 Prisoner Chief's Ashes
Kukri ∞  50 Grave Warden's Ashes
Dung Pie 50 Excrement-Covered Ashes
Stalk Dung Pie 50 Excrement-Covered Ashes
Carthus Rouge 1,000 Grave Warden's Ashes
Young White Branch 1,000 Xanthous Ashes
Xanthous Overcoat 1 10,000 Xanthous Ashes
Xanthous Gloves 1 7,000 Xanthous Ashes
Xanthous Trousers 1 7,000 Xanthous Ashes
Large Titanite shard ∞  4,000 Easterner's Ashes
Eastern Iron Shield 1 3,000 Easterner's Ashes
Eastern Helm 1 5,000 Easterner's Ashes
Eastern Armor 1 8,000 Easterner's Ashes
Eastern Gauntlets 1 5,000 Easterner's Ashes
Eastern Leggings 1 5,000 Easterner's Ashes
Dark Arrow 200 Easterner's Ashes
Onislayer Greatarrow 600 Easterner's Ashes
Great Soul Arrow 1 3,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Heavy Soul Arrow 1 2,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Great Heavy Soul Arrow 1 4,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Soul Greatsword 1 5,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Farron Flashsword 1 3,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Magic Weapon 1 3,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Magic Shield 1 3,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Spook 1 2,000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Aural Decoy 1 2000 Orbeck’s Ashes
Mossfruit 1,500 Dragon Chaser's Ashes
Titanite Chunk 13,000 Dragon Chaser's Ashes
Twinkling Titanite 15,000 Dragon Chaser's Ashes
Titanite Scale 20,000 Dragon Chaser's Ashes
Dark Hand 1 12,000 Yuria's Ashes
Purging Stone 4,500 Yuria's Ashes
Poison Throwing Knife 100 Yuria's Ashes
Londor Braille Divine Tome 1 50 Yuria's Ashes
Soul Arrow 1 1,000 Yuria's Ashes
Heavy Soul Arrow 1 2,000 Yuria's Ashes
Soul Greatsword 1 5,000 Yuria's Ashes
Magic Weapon 1 4,500 Yuria's Ashes
Magic Shield 1 4,500 Yuria's Ashes
Untrue Dark Ring 1 5,000 Yuria's Ashes
Untrue White Ring 1 5,000 Yuria's Ashes
Ring of Sacrifice 3 5,000 Yuria's Ashes
Black Hand Hat 1 3,000 Killing Black Hand Kamui
Black Hand Armor 1 4,500 Killing Black Hand Kamui
Titanite Slab 1 30,000 Place all boss ashes, but before NG+
Millwood Knight Helm 1   Captain's Ashes
Millwood Knight Armor 1   Captain's Ashes
Millwood Knight Gauntlets 1   Captain's Ashes
Millwood Knight Leggings 1   Captain's Ashes
Refined Gem 3   Captain's Ashes
Millwood Greatarrow   Captain's Ashes
Ordained Hood 1   Killing Sister Friede
Ordained Dress 1   Killing Sister Friede
Ordained Trousers 1   Killing Sister Friede

 

 

Dialogue

First encounter

A pleasure to make your acquaintance, Ashen One.
I am but a humble handmaiden of the shrine.
Weapons, armor, trinkets, and spells...
I've lots of little things to ease the burden of a weary traveller.
...And yes, I'm Undead, too, but not so charitable as to give my goods away.
Ashen One, fetch souls, and bring them to me.
As is thy wont, no?"

 

First encounter, if you have already spoken with her at Untended Graves

Oh thou'rt... Oh, no, 'tisn't anything Ashen One.
I am but a humble handmaiden of the shrine.
Weapons, armor, trinkets, and spells...
I've lots of little things to ease the burden of a weary traveller.
...And yes, I'm Undead, too, but not so charitable as to give my goods away.
Ashen One, fetch souls, and bring them to me.
As is thy wont, no?"

 

Selecting "Talk" in general

Ashen One, if my wares are not to thy satisfaction,
bring me umbral ash.
With ash, I'll fashion new wares.
Is it not our sorry fate, to sup on death?"

 

Selecting "Talk" without having bought the White Sign Soapstone

Knowest thou of that soppy gossip?
That cordial intrusion layeth the path to embers.
And so thou art in need of a soapstone, ashen one.
Then thy pockets will o'erflow with souls and trade to me." 

 

After giving her any umbral ash

Gracious.  Passing fine ash thou'st given.
Let this ash bestow nourishment.
I only hope these new wares content thee..."

 

After giving her ash from a recently deceased

Gracious. Passing fine ash thou'st given.
And awfully warm, at that.
Almost as if it had lived, mere moments ago...
Oh, forgive an old woman's idle prate.
I'm sure an ashen one such as thee would never indulge such base contrivances..."

 

After giving her Dreamchaser's Ashes

Ashen One, what woeful umbral ash is this.
This barren dust, stuff of a fool, on't yield aught.
Where did thou happen upon the stuff? Tell me, for the sport. "

Telling her where you found the ash

Oh, yes, I see...
Clinging to lofty dreams in this dying world...more's the pity.
It must come from one most foolish indeed.
Woulds't thou not agree? "

Say nothing

As the Ashen One ought to be.
Little time for japery, hm?"

 

When entering conversation

Ah well met, ashen one. How may I be of service?"

When leaving conversation

 Ashen one, be sure to bring more souls."

Killing her

Vile brute. I'm but a poor old woman..."

After killing her

A malicious sort, thou art.
But, marvel on. Remember well, I am undead.
Bound forever by the shrine's curse...
Well, little sense in timidity now.
I'll have thee for all thou'rt worth..."

 

First Encounter at Untended Graves

Well, fancy that.
A lost lamb wandereth in, with nary a peep from the bell.
Well, thou shouldst my purpose know.
What can this old handmaid provide thee?"

Talk (Untended Graves)

To skirt the curse's grasp...
...tarry not for long.
Tis dark for now, and not a soul stirs. But remember, fires are known to fade in quiet.
Or perhaps thou'rt captive already.
Like the poor girl." (laughs)

Leave (Untended Graves)

Best not tarry long."

 

Trivia

  • Character inspirations, fan art, cosplay goes here.
  • Voiced by Carolyn Pickles.

 

 

NPCs
|  Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  | |  Anri of Astora  | |  Archdeacon McDonnell  | |  Black Hand Gotthard  | |  Blacksmith Andre  | |  Company Captain Yorshka  | |  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  | |  Corrupt Pygme Lord  | |  Corvian Crow (NPC)  | |  Corvian Settler  | |  Creighton the Wanderer  | |  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  | |  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  | |  Emma  | |  Eygon of Carim  | |  Filianore  | |  Fire Keeper  | |  Giant of the Undead Settlement  | |  Great Swamp Cuculus  | |  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  | |  Hawkwood  | |  Holy Knight Hodrick  | |  Horace the Hushed  | |  Irina of Carim  | |  Jailer  | |  Judicator Argo  | |  Karla  | |  Knight Slayer Tsorig  | |  Lapp  | |  Leonhard  | |  Lion Knight Albert  | |  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  | |  Locust Preacher  | |  Londor Pale Shade  | |  Longfinger Kirk  | |  Lords of Cinder  | |  Ludleth of Courland  | |  Moaning Knight  | |  Old Wolf of Farron  | |  Orbeck of Vinheim  | |  Painting Woman  | |  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  | |  Pilgrim from Londor  | |  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  | |  Seeker of the Spurned  | |  Shira  | |  Silver Knight Ledo  | |  Sir Vilhelm  | |  Sirris of the Sunless Realm  | |  Slave Knight  | |  Slave Knight Gael  | |  Snuggly  | |  Stone-humped Hag  | |  Sword Master  | |  The Painter  | |  Unbreakable Patches  | |  Velka the Goddess of Sin  | |  Yellowfinger Heysel  | |  Yoel of Londor  | |  Yuria of Londor  |



    • 24 Mar 2017 00:13  

      Orbeck's Ashes
      If you were to turn Orbeck's ashes into the handmaiden after the player and him fought the twin princes. She should have some unique dialogue regarding Orbeck.

      • 17 Dec 2016 17:50  

        When you start a character in dark souls 2 and you talk to the fire keeper servant,she will told you that they used to be 4 sisters instead of 3,when i first saw her in the shirne i realize that she is the 4th,however when you dialogue with her she doesnt say anything about her sisters,and in the game there is no refference that connects her to dark souls 2 universe

        • 24 Nov 2016 00:12  

          There's some dialogue missing from this page (3:30~4:00):
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OWkTRn052U#t=03m30s
          I got this from killing Yuria and giving her Yuria's Ashes right away. Condition seems to be ashes from an NPC vendor that the player killed in Firelink -- can anyone else confirm?

          • 21 Oct 2016 19:02  

            To skirt the curse's grasp...
            ...tarry not for long.
            Tis dark for now, and not a soul stirs. But remember, fires are known to fade in quiet.
            Or perhaps thou'rt captive already.
            Like the poor girl." (laughs)

            I think she is talking about Ariamas in the dlc

            • if you give her all the umbral ashes of the npcs that you can slay, irini, patches, karla etc she has some new dialogue if you talk to her10 Sep 2016 06:32  

              "Knowest thou of that soppy gossip? That cordial intrusion layeth the path to embers. Then thy pockets will o'erflow with souls to trade to me. (creepy laugh)

              • Additional Dialogue of for recently deceased.31 Aug 2016 08:26  

                In my play threw I killed Irena (Leading her down the dark path) out of mercy. I found Greirat's ashes and she sounded more sinister this time. I didn't get to catch the dialogue though so some one will need to add the extra lines to quotes.

                • Dialog if you're bloodthirsty enough26 Jul 2016 13:26  

                  She has unique dialog if you kill her, and then give her an ash that you got from killing an NPC. Someone may have pointed that out already but I ain't reading through all these comments

                  • Additional dialogue24 Jul 2016 16:22  

                    She has additional, unique dialogue if you give her Irina's ashes. Not sure all the conditions, but I had given her greirat's and then led Irina down the dark path before I killed her.

                    • Speculation12 May 2016 09:08  

                      She sounds and looks very much like the fire keepers of dark souls 2, the one that talks and sets you off on your journey. I dont know what happened, but maybe somehow she ended up here. If this is her, that same person from the time Lothric was called Drangleic, possibly hundreds of years ago( she is already undead so she wont die of aging). Just imagine the kind of crazy grandma ***** that could had went down. Imagine a game that will never happen, where you play as that old lady, sending undead off in dark souls 2, then eventually ***** happens and some giant thing breaks your home and kills the others, or some calamity forces you to leave. Some epic grandma journey where you toast fools with firekeeper pyromancy, knife hollow thugs with mad stealth and enter all the wrong neighborhoods. Your co-ops would include that spoon wielding woman from dark souls 2, who protects the elderly and maybe other fire keepers and pyromaniacs. Lol

                      • Greirat's Ashes09 May 2016 08:27  

                        She has a unique dialogue when you give her Greirat's Ashes. The dialogue implies that Greirat can't be saved. Patches, if you told him where Greirat went to, says that Greirat might have lost his mind if he decided to pillage Lothric Castle. With that, Greirat was probably fated to meet a grim death.

                        • Incorrect01 May 2016 19:04  

                          The list is snagged straight from the official guide, which has a lot of mistakes. The Grave Warden's Ashes, for example, don't sell the Dung Pie... the Excrement Ashes does, as well as the Stalk Dung Pie.

                          • Sunset helm and handmaid interaction30 Apr 2016 14:09  

                            I skipped too fast but while wearing the sunset helm, she greeted me with something like "fancy hat", needs confirmation (i mean the alternate handmaid in untended graves)<br/>

                            • Armor sets30 Apr 2016 10:02  

                              It should be added that she after killing various bosses and unique NPCs, she will sell their armor sets. The Undead Legion Set after killing the Abyss Watchers, the Faraam Set after killing the NPC wearing it in the archives, Dancer's Set and Smough's Set after killing Dancer, Lorian's Set after killing him, the Black Iron Set after killing Tsorig in the Demon Ruins, the Executioner Set after killing Horace, Gundyr's Set after killing Champion Gundyr, the Black Hand Hat and Armor after killing the NPC wearing it in the archives, the Sage's Big Hat after killing the Crystal Sage, Wolnir's Crown after killing him.<br/><br/>That's all I know of so far, but I'm sure there's more.

                              • Just wondering...28 Apr 2016 19:52  

                                Haven't got far enough to find out myself yet. Does the other version of her at the Untended Graves accept ashes? Like, would something different happen if I held onto the Dreamchaser Ashes and showed them to her there instead of at the normal shrine?

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