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Blue Castle

Blue Castle is a location in the Europe half of Shadow Hearts. It is the residence of the Valentine Family.

Plot Significance

Long before the beginning of Shadow Hearts, the Valentine Family ruled the people of Bistritz from Blue Castle. The family eventually died out and the castle appeared to be abandoned.

After the events at Kuihai Tower, Yuri (in the form of Death Emperor) flies to Blue Castle and becomes imprisoned in the tower by Keith Valentine as Yuri’s presence caused him to awaken from a long slumber.

Around the same time as Yuri’s appearance in Blue Castle, monsters began to appear in Blue Castle as well as in Bistritz. This causes the people of Bistritz to worry that the monsters may be coming from Blue Castle. A month after the monsters begin to appear, Alice and Zhuzhen come to Blue Castle at the request of Terry.

As soon as they arrive, they are able to feel a strange presence. After exploring, they find the throne room and Keith reveals himself to them both. They ask him if he has been the cause of the monsters – he explains that he knows as much as they do, and would also like to find out the source of the monsters, so accompany them to Bistritz.

After finding the cause of the monsters in Bistritz, Keith asks Alice and Zhuzhen to exorcise the demon in his tower. They return to Blue Castle and find Yuri – though he is out of his mind and attacks them. After being subdued, he returns to his normal self and re-joins the party.

After The Float is raised and Keith has spoken to Nina, Keith can return to Blue Castle to speak with his brother who will give him the opportunity to wield Demon Sword Tyrving – a sword that has been passed down the Valentine Family for generations.

Enemies Encountered

  • Hollow
  • Gremlin
  • Garm
  • Dead Knight
  • Yuri/Death Emperor (Boss)
  • Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Blue Castle

    After Bistritz (Alice and Zhuzhen)

  • Previous Level: Bistritz
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go North towards the Castle
  • Approach the Gate and investigate it
  • Walk away from the gate
  • Walk through the gate and into the Castle
  • [Cutscene]
  • (Player Can Save Here) Climb the stairs to the save point
  • Head down the stairs to the left of the save point
  • Head back in the direction of the entrance (so you are above where you came in)
  • [Cutscene]
  • Head down the stairs across the “bridge” and down some more stairs into the basement
  • Pray in front of the coffins in alphabetical order: Abel, Edgar, Frank, Helen, Leon, Maria, Robin, Steven
  • Examine the open coffin
  • [Cutscene]
  • Proceed from the basement back to the save point
  • Take the stairs to the right of the save point
  • Enter the door to the Throne Room
  • [Cutscene]
  • Attempt to leave the Throne Room
  • [Cutscene]
  • Return to Bistritz
  • Next Level: Bistritz
  • After Bistritz Again (Alice, Zhuzhen and Keith)

  • Previous Level: Bistritz
  • Head to the room with the save point
  • Take the stairs on the left
  • Instead of proceeding to the basement, take the stairs on the left that lead to the tower
  • Climb the Tower to the top (party can save here)
  • Enter the Room at the top of the Tower
  • [Cutscene]
  • Boss: Yuri/Death Emperor
  • After this a segment takes place in the Graveyard. Once this is over, return to Prague.
  • Next Level: Prague
  • Blue Castle Items

  • Thera Seed – In Courtyard
  • Tentx2 – In chest near entrance to the Tower and in Tower
  • Pocket Watch – In chest near entrance to the basement
  • Pure Root – In Tower
  • Lottery Ticketx2 – In Tower, on Windowsill in Coffin Room
  • Headgear – In Tower
  • Seal of Force – In Tower
  • Darkness Gravestone – In Yuri’s Cell
  • Star Swallow – In Courtyard
  • Origin and Trivia

  • Blue Castle is most likely based on myths and legends surrounding vampires living in Castles – in particular, Dracula’s castle