Residents of Dirtmouth have long pondered on a mysterious stone door at the base of the peak beyond their graveyard. Suggestions were once made to forcibly open the door, but awful groaning from within kept the townsfolk at bay.
In return for Rancid Eggs, Jiji offers a service to summon the Knight's Shade from wherever it spawned in the world. Upon summoning the Shade, it must still be defeated to restore the player's SOUL meter and lost Geo. This service is very useful if the Shade is in a difficult to reach area or has a lot of Geo on it.
Welcome, small intruder. I've been sound asleep in here for some time...Some, time? Ah. Yes. Yes. Well now you've gone and woken me up. It's no matter, I suppose. I might even be able to help you.
I am Jiji, and if you have found your way into my chamber you must need my help.
You see, sometimes we leave our regrets behind in the world, like black stains.
If we don't deal with these regrets, hope starts to drain from us.
Do you have regrets of your own, little one? Let me peer into you for a moment...
Ah, hello again. How have you been faring? Have you come to me because of your regrets? Let me peer into you...
While Grimm Troupe is in Dirtmouth
Hmm. A fierce host has settled nearby. Did you summon them? I find their smell... unsettling. Theirs is a scent of distant places, unfamiliar even to me. They have a strange look to them, gaudy and intimidating. Perhaps you suspect that they hide their true appearance?
You'd be right. They favour projection over truth, shrouding themselves in forms dreamed.Best be careful. Assisting them might benefit you, but who knows what suffering it may cause?
How long I must have slept. This land is so much darker now, so thick with stains of regret.
Even the air is murkier. If I sleep again, will the darkness creep in here and swallow me whole?
As a service, I can return your regrets to you, so they can be dealt with. You want that, yes? Ah, but I am very hungry. Perhaps you'd be willing to part with a little of your food? Sleep for as long as I have and you build up quite the appetite.
I can return your regrets to you, if you share your delicious food with me.
Having a Shade
Yes, I can see the regrets you've left behind...
Ancient Basin: A black stain hidden away in the darkness below us.
Fungal Wastes: A dark stain nestled amongst strange fungus and bubbling lakes.
Not having a Shade
Ah, you don't appear to have any lingering regrets. How lucky for you. You don't need the services of one such as I. You seem to be free of regret. Farewell.
You seem to be free of regret. You do not need the services of one such as I. Farewell.
Mmmm... I will enjoy this morsel tremendously. Now, as promised, we will begin the ritual.
Oh? Well, if you have no desire to reconcile with your regrets, I can not help you.
Talking again after refusing
The food I like... it's soft and round and bursts delightfully in your mouth. The smell it emits... just thinking about is getting me excited. It truly is the most sumptuous thing in the world.
No Rancid Egg to offer
Hmm, but you don't have any food on you. At least nothing that interests me. I can't perform on an empty stomach, so please return once you've found something truly tasty... something nourishing.
After defeating Shade
Ah, you seem to have made peace with your regrets in a most novel, and dare I say brutal, fashion. What a joy to behold. Farewell for now. I will think of you as I savour my meal
Talking again after ritual is completed
Farewell. I will think of you as I savour my meal.
When player is wearing the Void Heart
Ooohhhh. My masters would be impressed... Rare it is for one to come to terms with their regrets so completely, yet you seem to have managed it. What darkness must one wade through to achieve such a thing?