The first chapter of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair. It is an amalgamation of the Dark Chapel, Cursed Clock Tower and Condemned Tower from Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow.

Hidden Item

The Bell appears as a hidden item in this chapter. At the room with the three big green bells as well as two Flea Men and a Bone Pillar, slide under the lowest bell and jump inside it. The Bell would fall down from the left bell.

Enemy Data

Enemy Data: Chapter 1 Enemies(edit)
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Doszombie.gif 1. Zombie  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
An animated corpse. Weak: Strike, Slash, Pierce, Petrify
Drop: Hobo's Clothes (4.30%)
Soul: Yellow Soul (2.30%) Gain resistance to poison.
Chapter 1, Chapter 9
OOE-Bat.gif 2. Bat  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A bloodsucking bat that lurks in the castle. Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Holy, Curse, Poison
Soul: Blue (2.80%) Summon a Bat as a familiar.
Chapter 1, Chapter 8, Chapter 9
Skeleton2.gif 3. Skeleton  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A skeletal corpse controlled by magic. Strong: Pierce, Ice, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Fire, Holy
Bind: Summon Skeleton
Soul: Red (2.80%) Throw bones.
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 7, Chapter 9
Ghost-1-.gif 4. Ghost  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A small spirit doomed to wander the castle grounds for all eternity. Soul: Blue (2.80%) Summon a Ghost as a familiar.
Chapter 1
AOS-Peepingeye.gif 6. Peeping Eye  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A creature that keeps watch in the castle. Weak: Slash, Pierce
Drop: Monocle (5.30%)
Gambler Glasses (0.80%)
Soul: Yellow Soul (0.80%) Identify breakable walls.
Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 5
Amalaricsniper.gif 7. Amalaric Sniper  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A fallen angel who is now a fearsome archer. Strong: Holy
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Darkness, Curse, Poison
Drop: Chakram (2.30%)
Soul: Red (2.80%) Summon an archer to support you.
Chapter 1
OOE-Merman.gif 9. Merman  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
Half fish, half man, and all monster. It hunts prey near the water. Strong: Ice
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Lightning, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Bind: Splash Needle
Soul: Red (2.80%) Shoot a stream of water.
Chapter 1, Chapter 9
Spittlebone.gif 10. Spittle Bone  (Artibatirae) [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A four-legged skeleton that crawls on walls. Strong: Pierce, Darkness
Weak: Strike, Fire, Holy
Bind: Raging Fire
Soul: Red (2.80%) Spew fire while spinning around.
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 4, Chapter 5
Bonepillar1.gif 11. Bone Pillar  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
Stacked dinosaur skulls, animated by a demonic force. Strong: Darkness
Weak: Strike, Fire, Holy
Bind: Fireball
Soul: Yellow (1.30%) Increase CON.
Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 7, Chapter 9
Porminotaur.gif 12. Minotaur  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A creature with the head of a bull and the body of a man. Strong: Strike
Weak: Slash, Pierce, Petrify, Curse, Poison
Drop: Meat Strip (5.30%)
Battle Axe (2.30%)
Bind: Raging Fire
Soul: Yellow (2.30%) Increase STR.
Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 4
Boss
Gergoth.gif 46. Gergoth  [ edit ]
Harmony of Despair
A once-gentle beast, warped by magic and driven mad by imprisonment. Weak: Slash, Pierce, Ice
Drop: Hercules Ring (Normal), Spiked Boots (Normal), Blue Knuckles (Normal - Alucard only), Daybreak (Alucard only), Tough Ring (Hard), Combo Boots (Hard), Mjollnjr (Hard - Soma only), Spiked Armor (Hard - Jonathan, Julius and Richter only)
Soul: Red (0.30%)
Chapter 1

Item Data (Normal difficulty)

Item Data: Chapter 1 Normal Difficulty Items
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Brown Chests Only
Canelé Icon.png Canelé - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A French pasty first devised long ago in a convent. Item (Food)
any 
HP +15, CON +2
Sell: $40 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1
Mint Sundae PoR Icon.png Cream Soda - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Topped with a Cerry. Item (Food - Beverage)
any 
MP +3/TIME
Sell: $137 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3
Short Sword Icon.png Short Sword - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Standard sword with a short blade. Sword
Alucard / Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +4
Sell: $300 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3
Brown or Green (or Blue on Solo) Chests
Bandana PoR Icon.png Bandana - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Piece of cloth to protect forehead. Head (Bandana)
Soma, Alucard, Jonathan, Julius, Richter 
HP +2, DEF +1, CON +1
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Buy: $1,000 Find: Chapter 1, 2, 4
Sandals PoR Icon.png Sandals - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Comfy-looking sandals made of leather. Leg (Sandals)
any 
DEF +1
Sell: $125 
Rarity: *
Buy: $500 Find: Chapter 1, 2, 4
Hiking Boots PoR Icon.png Hiking Boots - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Heavy, think-treaded boots. Leg (Boots)
Soma, Alucard, Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Shanoa 
HP +1, DEF +1
Sell: $200 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3
Green (or Blue on Solo) Chests Only
Leather Hat Icon.png Leather Hat - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Tanned leather hat. Head (Hat)
any 
HP +2, DEF +2
Sell: $200 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3
Steel Helm Icon.png Steel Helm - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Standard adventurer's helm. Head (Helmet)
any 
HP +1, DEF +1
Sell: $125 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4
Cloth Tunic DoS Icon.png Cloth Tunic - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Simple garment made of cloth. Chest (Clothes)
any 
DEF +1
Sell: $100 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4
Cotehardie PoR Icon.png Cotehardie - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Tight, form-fitting dress for the well-dressed lady. Chest (Dress)
Shanoa, Charlotte, Maria, Yoko 
MP +1, DEF +2, MND +1
Sell: $200 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1
Cape PoR Icon.png Cape - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Simple but sturdy cape. Back (Cloak)
any 
Attrib: Fire +5, Ice +5
DEF +1
Sell: $75 
Rarity: *
Buy: $300 
Silent Sandals PoR Icon.png Silent Sandals - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Shoes with unusual soles that let the wearer walk silently. Leg (Shoes)
Shanoa, Charlotte 
MP +1, DEF +2
Sell: $300 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1
White Corsage Icon.png White Corsage (Floret Corsage) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Made up of small, snowy white flowers. Accessory (Corsage)
Shanoa, Charlotte 
MP +1, DEF +1, INT +1
Sell: $125 
Rarity: *
Hoop Earring DoS Icon.png Hoop Earring (Ring Pierce) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Large, circular earring. Accessory (Earring)
any 
HP +1, DEF +1
Sell: $75 
Rarity: *
Falchion Icon.png Falchion - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Norman sword with a wide, crescent-shaped blade. Greatsword
Alucard/Soma 
#hands: 2
ATK +6
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Effect: Special (Soma) - Quick hit (15 MP)
Knuckle Duster Icon.png Knuckle Dusters - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Iron-studded brass knuckles. Cestus
Alucard 
#hands: 1
ATK +3
Sell: $195 
Rarity: *
Green (or Blue on Solo) or Purple Chests
Velvet Hat HD Icon.png Velvet Hat - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Stylish hat that is soft to the touch. Head (Hat)
any 
HP +2, DEF +3
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Purple Chests Only
Fedora PoR Icon.png Fedora - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Fashionable hat that just feels right with a whip. Head (Hat)
any 
HP +2, DEF +2
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 3, 4, 5
Houppelande PoR Icon.png Houppelande - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Roomy robe with large, hanging sleeves. Chest (Robe)
any 
DEF +5
Sell: $575 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Kirtle PoR Icon.png Kirtle - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A plain, long dress. Chest (Dress)
any 
DEF +2, CON +1
Sell: $375 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 2, 4
Hero's Cape PoR Icon.png Hero's Cape - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Flashy velvet cape. Back (Cloak)
any 
Attrib: Fire +5, Ice +5
HP +2, MP +2, DEF +2
Sell: $200 
Rarity: *
Buy: $800 
Red Scarf DoS Icon.png Red Scarf (Red Muffler) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Crimson scarf with an air of melancholy about it. Accessory (Neck Gear)
any 
Attrib: Ice +15
HP +4, MP +4, DEF +3, INT +2, MND +2
Sell: $1,300 
Rarity: ***
Iron Shield Icon.png Iron Shield - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Shield of hard metal. Shield
Alucard 
DEF +2
Sell: $375 
Rarity: *
Drop: chp 2 normal
Mace Icon.png Mace - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A large club. Cudgel
Alucard/Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +5
Sell: $450 
Rarity: *
Spear PoR Icon.png Spear - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A standard spear. Lance
Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +8
Sell: $500 
Rarity: *
Effect: Special - Quick hit (15 MP)
Purple or Boss Chests
Scarf DoS Icon.png Scarf (Muffler) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Scarf made of knitted wool. Accessory (Neck Gear)
any 
HP +3, DEF +1, CON +1, MND +1
Sell: $450 
Rarity: *
Grenade HD Icon.png Grenade - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Explodes for fire damage one second after the pin is pulled. Sub-Weapon
Jonathan 
Consume: 12 MP  ATK +10
Rarity: **
Find: Green Chest
(Chapter 2/3/4)
Drop: The Creature (4.3%)
Copper Plate PoR Icon.png Copper Plate - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Breastplate made of burnished copper. Chest (Body Armor)
Soma, Alucard, Jonathan, Shanoa Julius,Richter 
DEF +4
Sell: $500 
Rarity: *
Gym Clothes DoS Icon.png Gym Clothes - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Athletic training suit. Chest (Clothes)
any 
HP +1, DEF +3, STR +1
Sell: $600 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1, 3, 4
Neck Warmer DoS Icon.png Neck Warmer (jpn) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Keeps out the cold. Made of a new synthetic material. Accessory (Neck Gear)
any 
Attrib: Ice +20
DEF +1
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Boss Chests Only
High Tonic PoR Icon.png High Mind Up - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Restores a lot of MP. Item (Medicine)
any 
MP +50
Sell: $250 
Rarity: **
Buy: $1,000 
High Potion PoR Icon.png High Potion - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Restores a lot of HP. Item (Medicine)
any 
HP +60
Sell: $125 
Rarity: ***
Buy: $500 
Velvet Ribbon Icon.png Velvet Ribbon - Harmony of Despair [edit]
A fine ribbon, soft to the touch. Head (Ribbon)
Shanoa, Charlotte, Yoko, Maria 
DEF +1, MND +1
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Find: Chapter 1
Drop: Gergoth
Spiked Boots PoR Icon.png Spiked Boots - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Boots that deal extra damage when kicking. Leg (Boots)
Soma, Alucard, Jonathan, Julius, Richter, Shanoa 
DEF +3
Sell: (cannot be sold) 
Rarity: ***
Find: Chapter 1 (Normal)
Drop: Gergoth
Hercules Ring PoR Icon.png Hercules Ring (jpn) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Lets you ignore blows like a mighty god. Accessory
any 
Attrib: Prevents most knock-back
CON +3
Sell: $1,250 
Rarity: ***
Laurel Brooch PoR Icon.png Laurel Brooch (jpn) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Valuable antique brooch. Accessory (Brooch)
Shanoa, Charlotte 
HP +2, MP +2, DEF +1, MND +1
Sell: $250 
Rarity: *
Basilard Icon.png Baselard - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Dagger with an I-shaped shaft. Dagger
Alucard/Soma 
#hands: 1
ATK +5
Sell: $650 
Rarity: *
Effect: Stab
Knuckle Duster Icon.png Blue Knuckles - Harmony of Despair [edit]
Specially designed for devastating uppercuts. Cestus
Alucard 
#hands: 1
ATK +11
Sell: $2,450 
Rarity: ***
Drop: Gergoth Normal

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See also

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
Playable characters
Soma CruzAlucardJonathan MorrisShanoaCharlotte Aulin
Julius BelmontYoko BelnadesRichter BelmontMaria RenardSimon BelmontGetsu Fuma
Bosses
Starting bosses
GergothPuppet MasterMenaceBraunerDeathDracula
Downloadable bosses
AstarteLegionBeelzebubR. Phantom BatR. Queen MedusaR. Mummy ManR. The CreatureR. Grim ReaperR. The CountDecapiclopsOxocutionerChimyriadRyukotsuki
Chapters
Starting Chapters
Ch1. Caught in the Cradle of Decay • Ch2. Lord of Unseen Strings • Ch3. The End of Chaos
Ch4. Esquisse of Violence • Ch5. Song of the Unslakable Blade • Ch6. Come, Sweet Hour of Death
Downloadable Chapters
Ch7. Beauty, Desire, Situation Dire • Ch8. The One Who Is Many • Ch9. Lord of Flies
Ch10. Origins • Ch11. The Legend of Fuma
Music
DroneHymnusCorpse's GatePurple EyesPhantom of FearTanz mit einem ClownCrimson BloodEin WeltherrscherTractusCastlevania: Harmony of Despair Original Soundtrack
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