The Dollhouse is a location that appears as an optional level in every Shadow Hearts game. In each game it is a different house but is always a house haunted by a doll. The reward is usually the ultimate weapon for a party member: Alice in Shadow Hearts, Gepetto in Shadow Hearts: Covenant and Ricardo in Shadow Hearts: From the New World.
In Shadow Hearts
How to unlock The Dollhouse in Shadow Hearts
To unlock the Dollhouse in Shadow Hearts, you must wait until The Float has risen. After this, go to the pub in Prague making sure that Alice is in your party. Speak to Ewan. Once you have spoken to him with Alice in your party you should be able to access the Dollhouse from the world map.
The Dollhouse is a house in Poland. In this house, there lived a family with two children, Ewan and Lillith. Lillith had a doll named Laura.
The events of the Dollhouse are unclear. However, it ended with Lillith’s death and Ewan feeling the house. At some stage, Laura either became possessed by a spirit or gained sentience of her own. This meant she was able to turn into a terrible monster. This resulted in Laura being locked in a room below the house, behind a steel door to which the entry was flooded.
It is implied that Laura killed Lillith and that Ewan is the one who locked Laura in the room – but it is not clear whether Lillith was locked in the room with Laura or not. Laura spends her time trying to seek another human to have as a toy after Lillith died. Ewan came back a few times after fleeing, but couldn’t come back any more. Ewan becomes a ghost that haunts Prague.
Ewan begs Alice to exorcise his house and rid it of Laura. Alice goes to the Dollhouse and is able to find her way to where Laura is being kept locked up. Laura tries to take Alice as her toy, but is defeated.