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Johannes (ヨハネス Yohanesu?) (pronounced yo-HAH-nis, mispronounced in-game as joe-HAH-nis") is a non-playable character in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. He is the last alchemist in the world.[5]

Official description

A member of the defunct Alchemist guild and Gebel’s best friend. Johannes was the only Alchemist who dissented with the plan to call demons to the earth to cement Alchemy as the prevalent philosophy. His rejection of the other Alchemists’ scheme is what kept him from sharing their fate. He has a vague understanding that Miriam’s awakening and the demon castle’s appearance are no mere coincidence.


Johannes is a Latin given name, a variant of the Greek name Ιωάννης (Ioannes), which in turn is derived from the Hebrew name Yehochanan, meaning "Yahweh is gracious". The name is very common in Germany and the Netherlands.


Johannes has a workshop located near the beginning of Arvantville where he offers different services where the player can spend their collected materials in order to either create more powerful weapons, consumable items, enhance shards, or even dismantle items in order to extract their components.

These services are:

  • Craft - Create an item with materials.
  • Prepare - Miriam will cook using the ingredients.
  • Enhance Shard - Use material to enhance shard.
  • Dismantle - Alkahest can dismantle items and extract materials.


See: Johannes/Gallery


  • Hi, Miriam.
  • Stop back often.
  • It's good to see you.
  • I haven’t seen you in a while. I’ve been worried.
  • Pace yourself out there.
  • Promise you'll stop Gebel no matter what.
  • Are you eating properly?
  • Come back anytime.
  • Come back if things start to go awry.
  • At it early this morning, I see.
  • Staying up late tonight?
  • What are we transmuting this time?
  • Once I've transmuted an item, I'll pass it on to Dominique so she can carry it as a supply post for you.
  • Also, the demon crystal you've obtained-the shards-those can be transmuted the same way as items.
  • With proper nutrition and a varied diet, you have the potential to get much stronger.
  • It started when the interests of the rich shifted away from the spiritual and esoteric in favor of more material investments. The Alchemists' research was expensive. The guild members didn't want to lose their wealthy patrons. So they warned again and again that demons would come if people let go of their spirituality. But people don't change that easily, so the Alchemists took a more drastic measure.
  • The castle itself was summoned from hell, demons and all. But the site it rests on is where the Alchemists' Guild once lay. So you may find traces of our facilities intermingled with the rest.
  • Yes, and another of us was researching how to create giant organisms...Anyway, just be mindful of the facilities' existence. The knowledge may keep you out of harm's way while you explore.
  • Yes. It shames me that I was even connected to what they did, but at least you have the facts of it.
  • Yes. She's risked much to help us despite her position in the Church. For example, she arranged for the galleon that took us here. And she gave us use of one of her homes. That was where you first woke up.
  • Oh, Miriam. You often bring up your promise to Gebel. But only vaguely, never in detail.
  • You know, shard research has advanced during the ten years you slept.
  • By using alchemy to add new matter to the shards, we can change their properties. They evolve. For example, an offensive shard's range may widen, or reach targets further away.
  • To put it more simply, yes. But I should make special mention of enchantment shards. They require a large number of materials to transmute, but they function similarly to skill shards. In other words, they work even when you don't have them equipped.
  • If you ever encounter a demon named Bael, run.
  • Because he's the most powerful of the seventy-two demons. A quick escape may be the only thing that saves you.
  • Yes, but Dominique and the Church can take it from here.
  • If you plan to destroy the castle, you won't be able to do it without the Liber Logaeth.
  • Gremory will be after him, too. Tracking Gremory might be faster.
  • Dominique... She could have done so much good, but...
  • Gebel's fate was already sealed. There was nothing you could have done.
  • And I'll do my best not to let you down. Come on, let's go home.


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