|Owl||•||Great Shinobi - Owl||•||Owl (Father)|
Owl (梟) is a master shinobi and the mentor of Wolf. He took him under his wing after finding the young boy looting a battlefield. The man was ruthless with Wolf, appointing Lady Butterfly to train him in Usui's forest of mist and illusions, for that was the only way he could call the boy his own son. Through these hardships, Wolf too became a master shinobi and Owl entrusted him with the duty of protecting a young lord named Kuro, heir to the sacred Dragon's Blood.
- Bamboo Thicket Slope: among the burning ruins of Hirata Estate Main Hall just past the bridge with a Club-Wielding Taro Soldier and two Shield-Wielding Bandits.
- Castle Tower Lookout: atop of Ashina Castle after the invasion of the Central Forces.
- Hirata Estate - Hidden Temple: if Wolf revisits Hirata Estate memory via the Father's Bell Charm.
Progression #1 (The Master is Absolute)
Hirata Estate (Bamboo Thicket Slope)
Talk to Owl to receive the Hidden Temple Key which allows Wolf to confront Lady Butterfly. Interacting with his corpse will have Sekiro repeat the instructions his father gave him to reach the Main Hall.
Progression #2 (The Father is Absolute)
Ashina Castle (Castle Tower Lookout)
After Wolf acquires the Lotus of the Palace, the Mortal Blade and the Shelter Stone, the Central Forces will launch a full scale assault on Ashina Castle. Atop the building, Owl will be found trying to persuade Kuro to join him. Seduced by the Dragon's Heritage, Owl commands Wolf to obey the Iron Code and abandon Kuro.
- Should Wolf choose to obey the Iron Code, Emma and Isshin will step in to stop him: the outcome of the fight will lead Wolf down a dark and murderous path.
- If Wolf chooses to disobey the Iron Code, the fight with Great Shinobi - Owl will begin: from his body Wolf will retrieve the Aromatic Branch.
Progression #3 (Wish Granted)
Hirata Estate (Hirata Audience Chamber)
|Hidden Temple Key
(Given in Hirata Estate)
Owl: ...It's you... I'm afraid I...made a bit of a blunder. Perhaps...the years have finally caught up with me... Ugh! Don't bother tending to my wounds... No point... it's too late... Wolf... you must... take this...(Gives Hidden Temple Key)
|Inspect His Corpse||Wolf: ......... Head to my left and follow the cliff... If I go through the cemetary there will be a path to the inner estate... Leave it to me, father.|
- In the Shura ending, Owl proclaims his real name is 薄井右近左衛門 (Usui Ukonzaemon), which ties him with Usui's Forest where Wolf and Lady Butterfly trained and the Mist Raven Bird is found.