Rouen

Rouen is a city in France that the party visits – it is a key location in the game as it is where Alice‘s father (Father Elliot) was killed.

Plot Significance

In 1890 – 23 years before the beginning of Shadow Hearts – 3 sacred texts were stolen from the Vatican. Father Morris Elliot and Father James O’Flaherty are called upon to help find these texts. Father Elliot learned that a powerful warlock calling himself Roger Bacon had defiled the books and they could now be used to summon demons. Father Elliot went in search of another warlock who could defeat Bacon.

Father Elliot’s friend Father Doyle lived in Rouen, and was arranging a meeting between Father Elliot and Cardinal Albert Simon – supposedly strong enough to defeat Roger Bacon. What Elliot does not know is that Albert Simon and Roger Bacon are the same man, and Father Doyle was maniupulated in allowing them to meet. While Father Elliot is waiting to meet Cardinal Simon he is killed by the very man himself. Albert Simon (still calling himself “Roger Bacon“) then kidnaps Alice. This happens just before the beginning of Shadow Hearts.

Over six months later, Margarete travels alone to Rouen to find out more about Roger Bacon and the truth of Father Elliot’s murder. She checks into the hotel and explores the city, hoping to find more information from Father Doyle – however he has locked himself inside the church.

Not long after, Yuri, Alice, Zhuzhen and Keith arrive at the inn. Being in Rouen makes Alice very uncomfortable. The innkeeper recognises her and offers his condolences, but is happy that she is alive. The men check into one room and Alice into another.

While the men are resting, Alice decides to explore by herself – she walks to the back of the church, where her and her father were waiting to meet Cardinal Simon. The painful memory of losing her father causes her to kneel on the floor crying. She is interrupted by Yuri who was looking for her to check if she was alright. She tells him about what happened in Rouen all those months ago. As they are about to go back to the inn, Roger Bacon and Olga appear. They are impressed that Yuri has come back from the Graveyard. Yuri is itching for a fight but they insist that they are only here to warn them that their presence has been noticed. However, Olga summons some monsters at which point Margarete joins them in battle.

After the battle, Bacon and Olga leave with a warning that they will not go easy on them next time they meet. Margarete examined Yuri to make sure he is really alive – she is delighted. The party return to the inn to a worried Zhuzhen who sensed a massive evil in the area. They explain about their encounter with Bacon. Margarete tells the party what she has learned about Bacon – that he was is an immortal whose name first appeared in books as early as 1200. He was a friar who studied medicine and chemistry in Paris. He quickly became well know as a revolutionary who opposed the church. In 1540 in Nuremberg he was tried for witchcraft and then exiled. She thinks to move the investigation forward they need to find out who Alice’s Father was looking to meet in Rouen.

The party break into the church and find Father Doyle in a state of confusion – he thinks that they are trying to kill him or take him to meet the devil. Once Alice speaks to him, he tells them the story of why her father was trying to meet with Cardinal Simon. However, Olga appears and strikes him with lightning as he is speaking. She then attacks the party. Once she is weakened, she flees. As Father Doyle dies, he is able to tell them that Cardinal Simon is in London.

Later in the game, Alice returns to Rouen alone to investigate why Father Doyle refused to meet them on the night that her father died. She travels to the church and investigates the confessional booth that he often used. Alice finds some papers that Father Doyle had written as well as a photograph. The papers explain that Father Doyle had been manipulated and had sold Father Elliot and Alice out to Albert Simon – a man who was masquerading as Roger Bacon. To cement the evidence, there is a photograph of the man Alice knew as Roger Bacon together with Father Doyle when Doyle was a young man.

When Alice goes to leave the church, she encounters Albert Simon. He realises that his disguise has been compromised and admits that he was pretending to be called Roger Bacon. He talks with her a while about why he is doing what he is doing – he wants revenge on those who have wronged him in the past. He tells Alice that he no longer requires her magic as he has Koudelka for that purpose instead. He tells her that the next time they meet it will be as enemies.

Later, once the Float has been raised, Yuri can come back to Rouen Cathedral with Margarete where she will talk with him for a while. She brings him into a confessional booth and reveals that she has been working to try and use his and Alice’s party for the advantage of the American army. However, due to travelling with him, she realises that all he wants to do is take care of Alice and he doesn’t deserve to be treated this way. She says that she would like to travel with him once the whole ordeal is over, but knows that he will probably go with Alice instead.

If Yuri goes to Meiyuan‘s room after The Float has been raised Meiyuan will deliver a letter from Qiuhua and a package with Zhuzhen’s ultimate armour: The Coat of the Adept.

Enemies Encountered

  • Bifronze
  • Olga (boss)
  • Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Rouen (After Blue Castle)

  • Previous Level: Prague
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go to the inn
  • [Cutscene] and Graveyard segment
  • Go to Alice’s room
  • Speak to the innkeeper
  • Walk to the back of the church and find Alice
  • [Cutscene]
  • Battle the monsters
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go back to the inn, to Yuri’s room.
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go to the back of the church, examine the back door
  • Perform the correct Judgment Ring task
  • Make your way into the church, to the main hall
  • [Cutscene]
  • Boss Battle: Olga
  • [Cutscene]
  • Next Level: London
  • Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Rouen (After Calios Mental Hospital)

  • Previous Level: London
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go to the church’s back door
  • Perform the Judgment Ring Task
  • Go through the hallway to the main room with the altar
  • [Cutscene]
  • Go up the door to the right of the altar and into the other hallway.
  • Enter the confessional furthest down the hall.
  • [Cutscene]
  • Perform the Judgment Ring Task
  • [Cutscene]
  • Exit the confessional
  • [Cutscene]
  • London
  • Rouen Items

  • Lottery Ticket x2 – near building opposite the inn, near barrel at back of church
  • Seal of the soul – the altar inside the church
  • Jaspar Cape – inside confession booth in the church
  • Tea of the Holy One – Inside Yuri’s room (after returning with Alice)
  • Huge Jug – In alleyway near Lottery Member (after returning with Alice)
  • Water Gravestone – Speak to Wild John in front of the Cathedral after the float has been raised. He will sell this to you for 10,000 Cash
  • Coat of the Adept: Speak to Meiyuan after the Float has risen
  • Rouen Shop

    Inside the Inn, the Silent Peddlar appears selling items and Pedometer services.

    ItemPrice
    Ever-Bible9800
    Oracle’s Staff8600
    SilverCrscntSwd8300
    RedLeatherJacket8800
    Jasper Cape9200
    Headgear5400
    Circlet5800
    Charming Pareo5500
    Loin Guard5200
    Cosmic Bracelet11500
    Pocket Watch5200
    Will Power5200
    Coral Lariat5050
    Talisman of Wisdom1280
    Talisman of Purity1760
    Soul Benediction500
    Mirror Bracelet3240
    Leonardo’s Bear3330
    Jade Lariat5050
    Thera Root300
    Mana Root500
    Talisman of Mercy820
    Thera Seed120
    Mana Seed230
    Pure Seed510
    Voodoo Doll5200
    Bell Bracelet3120
    Rosewood Bracelet3000
    Spikes2810
    Bronze Arrowhead100
    Bronze Dagger200
    Silver Hourglass100
    Gold Hourglass200
    Shell Bracelet2770
    Bone Bracelet2960
    Pure Leaf230
    Talisman of Luck480
    Tent480

    Rouen Lottery

    Lottery Member #6 appears in Rouen – he is in the alley between near the church.

  • Red Prize: Accelerator
  • Yellow Prize: Seal of Aura
  • Blue Prize: Alchemist’s Water
  • Green Prize: Pure Root
  • Origin

    Rouen is a city in North-West France – the historic capital of Normandy.
    Rouen Cathedral still exists and it was the tallest building in the world from 1876 to 1880.

    Screenshots

    Prague map Shadow Hearts

    Rouen on the Europe Map

    Rouen Streets Shadow Hearts

    The Streets of Rouen

    Rouen Inn Shadow Hearts

    The inn’s lobby

    Alice Room Rouen Shadow Hearts

    Alice’s Room

    Inn Room Rouen Shadow Hearts

    The men’s room

    Alleyway Rouen Shadow Hearts

    The alleyway

    Meiyuan Rouen Shadow Hearts

    Meiyuan’s Room

    Back of Church Rouen Shadow Hearts

    The back of the church

    Rouen Battle Shadow Hearts

    Rouen Battleground

    Church Corridor Rouen Shadow Hearts

    The church corridor

    Church Altar Rouen Shadow Hearts

    The Church Altar

    Church battle shadow hearts

    The church battlefield

    Confession Booth Rouen Shadow Hearts

    A confession booth