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Description

Doujun (道順) is a surgeon who conducts inhuman experiments on the prisoners of the Abandoned Dungeon. He is the last disciple of the master surgeon Dosaku, while the others have left him for Dogen.

Should Wolf accept to collaborate with him, Doujun will first request a samurai or a taro troop soldier to test the Rejuvenating Waters on and then the eyes of the Red-Eyed Carp of Mibu Village to finish the procedure.

Subjugated by the split personality of his master, he himself will imbibe the Waters and join the other misfortunate soul in his Red-Eyed madness.

Sekiro Side Story: Hanbei the Undying

Chapter 5

Since Doujun's Red-Eyed subject Yamahito, the mountain hermit that was previously captured in the Abandoned Dungeon, failed to defeat Hanbei, he makes a new plan with Takamine to lure the samurai to Ashina Castle by kidnapping Suzu.

The surgeon explains that Hanbei's superior type of immortality derives from the centipede in his body: this insect was imbibed in and adapted to the Rejuvenating Waters, giving him the power to regenerate the flesh of his host, no matter how severe his wounds are.

Chapter 6

In Ashina Castle Hanbei and Shoukichi find themselves face to face with Takamine, who admits he sent those "brigands" to kidnap villagers for Doujun's experiments, under the orders of Genichiro.

The samurai is victorious at last, but his friend was gravely injured during the fight and Doujun offers to save him, if Hanbei is willing to follow him into the Abandoned Dungeon.

Chapter 7

As the doctor is tending to Shoukichi, Hanbei is confronted yet again by Kodou Takamine, who Doujun healed from the Undying's fatal blow with his Rejuvenating Sediment.

On the brink of defeat, Hanbei is rescued by Shoukichi, but he's promptly cut down by Kodou.

Chapter 8

In the end, Hanbei manages to throw Kodou down a bottomless chasm, but when he finds a mind-deprived Suzu in a cell of the dungeon, he rather put her out of that misery at once.

As the undying samurai is about to leave the dungeon, Doujun sets the entire place on fire, before experiencing a mental breakdown due to the bad karma he accumulated through his gruesome research.

Location

Progression

Ashina Castle (Abandoned Dungeon Entrance)

Answer with "I'm a shinobi" to receive the Surgeon's Bloody Letter, which details the request of master Dosaku. He needs to have delivered to the dungeon either:

After sending one of them, Doujun will reward Sekiro with Lump of Fat Wax [x3]. Exhaust all dialogues and reload the area to have Doujun move inside the subject's cell. After eavesdropping on him, reload the area once more and talk to him again: he'll give Wolf the Surgeon's Stained Letter, that details the task of killing the Red-Eyed Carp of Mibu Village for its eyes.

Ashina Depths (Water Mill)

Reach the entrance of the Wedding Cave to fight the Corrupted Monk and kill her for the Mibu Breathing Technique, which will now allow Wolf to dive underwater.

Ashina Depths (Mibu Village)

Dive in the pond to find the Red-Eyed Carp among some Man-Eating Fishes.

Ashina Castle (Abandoned Dungeon Entrance)

Hand the Red Carp Eyes to Doujun, who'll gift Sekiro Lump of Grave Wax [x2] in return. Exhaust all dialogues and reload the area to eavesdrop on him one last time while he's in the cell.

  • While diving into the waters to reach the cell to exhaust his dialogues is possible even now, it's highly unrecommended as it'll trigger Doujun to move to the island alongside his patient.

Abandoned Dungeon (Underground Waterway)

The man sent to Doujun will now be found hostile and Red-Eyed on the small island where three Ashina Soldiers used to be, just past the Sculptor's Idol: he'll drop an unique Red Lump upon death.

Dive at the start of the waterway and turn left by the three Light Coin Purse and re-emerge at the end of the passage to find a grappling spot: after getting over the wall to drop inside the test subject's old cell and talk to Doujun: reload the area one more time and speak to him again to exhaust all his dialogues.

Abandoned Dungeon (Underground Waterway)

Kill Red-Eyed Doujun for the Academic's Red Lump.

Behavior and Tactics

  • Perilous Attack.pngPerilous Grab: readies in a stance while moving slowly towards Wolf. When near, dashes forward quickly elbow first and if connected, wrestles him onto the ground before stomping.
  • Chasing Strikes: runs to the right and deliver a three hit combo.
  • Double Round-house Kick: two spinning kicks.
  • Exorcism: a slow upward palm strike.
  • Leaping Kicks: runs forwards and does two spinning kicks, follows by an overhead kick.
  • Praying Strikes: an elbow strike, follows by a palm strike and a jumping kick.
  • Rock Throw: throws a rock at Wolf if he is too far away and out of reach.

Fights exactly like a Senpou Monk.

If faced after he gained Red-Eyes, he'll be much stronger and resistant, but the fire of the Flame Vent can be used to scare him momentarily.

Consuming a Gachiin's Sugar before diving in the waters of the Abandoned Dungeon makes it possible to perform a Backstab Deathblow on him and even turn the other Red-Eyed subject into an ally through the Puppeteer Ninjutsu against Doujun.

Quest Items

Surgeon's Bloody Letter.png
Surgeon's Bloody Letter
(Given after answering him "I'm a shinobi")
Lump of Fat Wax.png
Lump of Fat Wax x3
(Given for fulfilling his first task)
Surgeon's Stained Letter.png
Surgeon's Stained Letter
(Given after fulfilling his first task)
Lump of Grave Wax.png
Lump of Grave Wax x2
(Given for fulfilling his second task)

Loot

+240 Skill Experience Sen.png 39
Red Lump.png
Academic's Red Lump
(Only dropped after he acquires Red Eyes)
   

Rot Essence

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Rot Essence: Surgeons    


First encounter Doujun: What...are you doing here? Of all places?

Wolf: .........
Doujun: ...Ah. Are you, perhaps, a shinobi?

Answering "I'm a shinobi" Wolf: That's right.

Doujun: I thought as much. Might you be willing to take on... a favor for me? I am Doujun. I've been tasked with the preparation of a medical treatment using the rejuvenating waters. I'll get to the point, my dear Shinobi... This is a letter I received from the master. The particulars are contained within. (Gives Surgeon's Bloody Letter)

Answering "Say nothing" Wolf: .........

Doujun: My, you are a talkative one, aren't you? In that case, I don't wish to waste any more of your time. Good day.

Speaking again after accepting his request Doujun: My dear Shinobi... The details are in the document I gave you. Considering the nature of the information, I think you'd agree that the less we know about each other, the better.
Completing his request Doujun: My dear Shinobi, I thank you for dutifully completing your task. At this moment, the person in question is in the surgery facility of the abandoned dungeon. Our trials can now move forward... I'm sure the master will be pleased. I offer this as my thanks. Please, take it. (Gives Lump of Fat Wax [x3])
It's about time I embark for the facility as well... You have performed your role most admirably. My master and I now have work we must complete.
Speaking inside the cell Doujun: How is the progess, Master Dousaku?

Dosaku: ...Doujun!
Doujun: .........Hm? (whispering) Ah... of course. (whispering) Master... I'll be sure to give clear, detailed instructions. My dear Shinobi... This is not proper. You cannot simply enter this facility as you please, without notification. Please take your leave.

Attacked Doujun:
  • P-Please stop...
  • Why?!
Turned hostile Doujun: So, you can not abide our science?!
Killing Wolf Doujun: Hehehe... Master, I've done as you've asked.
When killed Doujun: Ahh... Master... Please, help me...
Infected with Dragonrot Doujun: (Wheezing...)

Wolf: You're ill...
Doujun: These... symptoms... Do I have... the Dragonrot...? How... did I contract it...? You... you are... No... can't be...


Doujun: (Wheezing...)
Wolf: You too...
Doujun: These... symptoms... Do I have... the Dragonrot...? How... did I contract it...? You... you are... No... can't be...

"Take coughed up blood sample" Doujun: (Wheezing and coughing up blood)

Wolf: I'm taking a blood sample.
Doujun: (Wheeze... Wheeze... Cough, cough.)
Wolf: ... Now to bring this to Lady Emma.

Speaking outside the cell Doujun: (Groaning) ...it's not human... not anymore...

Wolf: Ahem
Doujun: Ah... My dear shinobi...
Wolf: What's wrong?
Doujun: ...it's nothing. ...For you. From the master. (Gives Surgeon's Stained Letter)
We request your assistance once again. The details are in the document... If it could be obtained.... We believe it could further improve our treatment.

Speaking while having the Red Carp Eyes Doujun: Ahh... My dear Shinobi Did you...bring what we requested?
Answering "Give Red Carp Eyes" Doujun: Ahh... My dear Shinobi... Did you...bring what we requested?

Wolf: Yes.
Doujun: Indeed... you have obtained it. With this, the treatment can be advanced. I'm sure the master...will be ecstatic. ...even if, I am not. Try as I might, I'm unable to muster the same level of enthusiasm...
Dosaku: Doujun, you novice...
Doujun: Ah... Fret not, dear shinobi. For the glory of Ashina... Your reward, dear shinobi. Please accept it with our thanks. (Gives Lump of Grave Wax [x2])
With this, we can advance the treatment even further... Master, I'll bring it immediately...

Answering "Keep Red Carp Eyes" Wolf: No...

Doujun: ...I see. Ahh...forgive me. I must get back to work

Speaking inside the cell Doujun: Please answer me, master! Why?! Why won't you answer me?! Answer me, Dousaku!!
Speaking again Doujun: Answer me, Dosaku... Master... Why... Why won't you answer me...? Dosaku... Dosaku... Dosaku...
Attacked Doujun:
  • P-Please stop...
  • Why?!
Turned hostile Doujun: So, you can not abide our science?!
Killing Wolf Doujun: Hehehe... Master, I've done as you've asked.
When killed Doujun: Ahh... Master... Please, help me...
Infected with Dragonrot Doujun: (Wheezing...)

Wolf: You're ill...
Doujun: These... symptoms... Do I have... the Dragonrot...? How... did I contract it...? You... you are... No... can't be...


Doujun: (Wheezing...)
Wolf: You too...
Doujun: These... symptoms... Do I have... the Dragonrot...? How... did I contract it...? You... you are... No... can't be...

"Take coughed up blood sample" Doujun: (Wheezing and coughing up blood)

Wolf: I'm taking a blood sample.
Doujun: (Wheeze... Wheeze... Cough, cough.)
Wolf: ... Now to bring this to Lady Emma.

Engaging Doujun: Master! I, Doujun, have finally succeeded!
Killing Wolf Doujun: Everything will be fine as long as I obey master...
When Killed Doujun: Ahh... I am sorry. Master... I've failed you...

If Jinzaemon was sent to Doujun Doujun: H-How is this, Master Dousaku? If we were to use a strong, well trained samurai like him...

Dosaku: ........ Yes, it should work. Begin preparations.
Doujun: Yes sir...
Dosaku: Prepare the rejuvenating water. For the glory of Ashina. We begin, my apprentice!
Doujun: Yes, Master Dousaku...

If Kotaro was sent to Doujun Doujun: H-How is this, Master Dousaku? Our subject is of large stature and possesses near super-human strength. This inspires confidence...

Dosaku: ........ Yes, it should work. Begin preparations.
Doujun: Yes sir...
Dosaku: Prepare the rejuvenating water. For the glory of Ashina. We begin, my apprentice!
Doujun: Yes, Master Dousaku...

After Doujun is given the Red Carp Eyes Doujun: Unh... Aahhh... Master Dousaku... What on earth... What?...Surely you don't intend to use that on me?

Dosaku: Very astute, my apprentice. You are the next subject.
Doujun: P-Please, no! As I feared... You have strayed from the path of medicine. Why would you do such a thing?
Dosaku: .........
Doujun: No, master... The rejuvenating waters have bewitched you.
Dosaku: .........
Doujun: Master... Please answer me...! Please answer me, master! Why?! Why won't you answer me?! Answer me, Dousaku!! Dousakuuuuuuuuu!!

Last eavesdrop Doujun: Answer me, Dosaku... Master... Why... Why won't you answer me...? Dosaku... Dosaku... Dosaku...

Notes

  • Won't drop anything if killed prior to obtaining Red Eyes.
  • Can't be harmed while infected with Dragonrot or crying for Dosaku in the cell.
  • Can't be spirited-away with the Divine Abduction.

Trivia

  • As Dosaku's Note implies, the master surgeon is most likely dead and Doujun is suffering from a split personality disorder.
  • Given his attire and fighting style, Doujun probably used to be a Senpou Monk before relocating in the Abandoned Dungeon.
  • It's safe to assume the Chained Ogre was the result of one of Doujun's experiments, especially given the description of the Second Prayer Necklace.
  • It's also plausible that Doujun created the Rejuvenating Sediment that Genichiro consumed.
  • Doujun is sometimes spelled Dojun: this inconsistency in translation also appears in Dosaku/Dousaku and Dogen/Dougen.

Cut Content

Unlike other characters, when offered the Dragonrot Pellet, Doujun will act skeptical, demanding to know what that medicine is. After being cured, he'll speak a little of Emma.

Cut Dialogue
Answering "Give Dragonrot Pellet" Wolf: Take this... It's medicine.

Doujun: Medicine...? My dear shinobi... I'm not... that foolish... What did you say... this bizzare concotion was for...?

Answering "Say nothing" Doujun: Damn you... This blasted Dragonrot... Interfering... with our treatment...
Answering "Tell him about the medicine" Wolf: It's medicine for the Dragonrot... A doctor named Emma made it

Doujun: Emma...! She's but a child...! How ridiculous...
Wolf: ... Will you drink it?
Doujun: I suppose I could... try it. (Gulps) (Wheezing) My breathing... it... it's...
Wolf: How is it?
Doujun: Be silent... I must track my progress...

Answering "Tell him nothing" Doujun: As... as I thought... I won't... be fooled...
Leaving Doujun: (Wheezing...) Dosaku, Dosaku... What have I done.... to deserve this...? Damn you, Dosakuuu..
Forcing him to take the medicine Wolf: Here...

Doujun: Dosakuuu... Wolf: Forgive me... Doujun: (gulps) Urh... Urrggghhh! Dousaku! Damn you! What did you make me drink?! Wolf: .........

Leaving Doujun: Dosaku! So this... this is how you toy with me! What do you have planned next, Dosaku?!
Cured of Dragonrot Wolf: Are you better now...?

Doujun: Not even Lord Dougen was able to succesfully cure the Dragonrot... Emma... You've always been so talented...
Wolf: ... You know her?
Doujun: It's... not any business of yours...

Eavesdropping after sending Badger Doujun: H-How is this, Master Dousaku? If we were to use a long-serving, war-tattered shinobi like him...

Dosaku: ........ Yes, it should work. Begin preparations.
Doujun: Yes sir...
Dosaku: Preparing the rejuvenating water. For the glory of Ashina. We begin, my apprentice!
Doujun: Yes, Master Dousaku...

Unknown Instance Doujun: How dare you...! How dare you interrupt the procedure!!

Some developer notes were left among the dialogues that present a different progression of Doujun's questline: it appears that instead of Kotaro, Wolf was supposed to choose between sending either Jinzaemon or Blackhat Badger (who has an unused entry to appear as one of Doujun's Test Subjects) to the Abandoned Dungeon and to bring back his liver to Doujun for him to finalize the experiment.

Developer Notes
ID 31050000 Expresses gratitude for leading the "strong shinobi" to him
ID 31050100 Unlocks skills for player
ID 31050200 Looking forward to experimenting
ID 31050300 Looking forward to experimenting_reminder
ID 31050400 Hints at Shinobi Test Subject located on the small island as you head towards Temple
ID 31050500 Wants player to fight Shinobi Test Subject
ID 31050600 Kill the Shinobi Test Subject and bring me his liver
ID 31050700 Wants player to fight Shinobi Test Subject_reminder
ID 31050800 Did you bring the Shinobi Test Subject's liver?
ID 31050900 With this, I can continue the final phase of my research
ID 31051000 With this, I can continue the final phase of my research_reminder
ID 31060000 Expresses gratitude for leading the "strong samurai" to him
ID 31060100 Unlocks skills for player
ID 31060200 Looking forward to experimenting
ID 31060300 Looking forward to experimenting_reminder
ID 31060400 Hints at Samurai Test Subject located on the small island as you head towards Temple
ID 31060500 Wants player to fight Samurai Test Subject
ID 31060600 Kill the Samurai Test Subject and bring me his liver
ID 31060700 Wants player to fight Samurai Test Subject_reminder
ID 31060800 Did you bring the Samurai Test Subject's liver?
ID 31060900 With this, I can continue the final phase of my research
ID 31061000 With this, I can continue the final phase of my research_reminder
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