Honkai Star Rail: How to Find the Bloodborne Easter Egg Reference

Here's how to find the obscure Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Easter egg reference.

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The Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Easter egg reference, which involves the Damaged Music Box, is one of the more obscure ones in the game. Though HSR is set in a galaxy with unique planets seemingly unrelated story to other IPs, that doesn’t prevent a host of Easter eggs from appearing. You can find references to all sorts of popular media. Here’s how to find the Damaged Music Box and the extensive Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne easter egg.

Damaged Music Box: Where to Find the Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Easter Egg Reference

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The Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Easter egg is part of a small, hidden quest that involves the HSR Damaged Music Box. It’s similar to the Pawnbroker Handian quest. You can find the quest’s starting location close to the entrance to Rivet Town.

It’s where a Weak Female Voice will call out for her big sister from behind a nearby window.  She’ll ask for your help in finding the woman with a headband and a bell.

Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Easter Egg: How to Find Damaged Music Box

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The next location to go for the HSR Bloodborne Easter egg is the southeastern part of the map. This area is within the roundabout alleyway. If you haven’t taken care of the Formidable Foes here, there’s one nearby that you may want to avoid depending on your character level.

The exact location can be seen in my screenshot above, marked with the player location icon.

What you’ll be looking for is the nearby Warp Trotter. Bring a team that can tackle its weaknesses (Physical, Quantum, and Imaginary). Then defeat it to earn 60 Stellar Jade and the Dirty Ribbon Tied to a Bell item. You’ll need to do this to progress and get the HSR Damaged Music Box.

Related: All Warp Trotter Locations in Honkai Star Rail

HSR Bloodborne Reference: What to Do With the Dirty Ribbon Tied to a Bell

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Return to the window with the Dirty Ribbon Tied to a Bell. Talk with the girl behind the window, and choose the “Does this ring any bells?” dialogue option.

The younger sister’s initial enthusiasm will fade away to despair as she realizes the implication of returning with only the bell. Although the dialogue ends, investigate the window once more. You’ll obtain the Damaged Music Box item.

If you managed to defeat the Warp Trotter earlier and before first encountering the girl behind the window, you’ll still be able to progress. Talking with her will just provide an option for giving her the ribbon right after.

Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Easter Egg: What to do With the Damaged Music Box

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It might seem like the Damaged Music Box is the end of this Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne reference. However, there’s one more step. Return to where you fought the Warp Trotter, and you’ll find an Anxious Woman NPC standing nearby.

They won’t spawn until the area has refreshed. I recommend fast traveling to another area first and then coming back so she’ll appear.

Talk with her, and it will become obvious she’s the big sister you were initially looking for. Choose the “Does this ring any bells?” dialogue option. Then give her the Damaged Music Box to witness the haunting end to this hidden quest. You’ll be rewarded with a Praise of High Morals and the Outworlder achievement.

What Does the Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Reference Mean?

I won’t go over every detail of this HSR Bloodborne Easter egg, but it refers to a memorable side quest from the game. A young woman will talk to you from behind a window and ask for your help in finding her mother. The quest similarly involves a music box, a ribbon obtained from a pig-like creature, and a short storyline to make anyone feel sad.

That’s how to find the Honkai Star Rail Bloodborne Easter egg reference and what to do with the Damaged Music Box. There are a lot of things to do on Jarilo-VI. We can help with plenty of the tougher ones, such as choosing whether to side with Clara or Svarog.  For everything else, feel free to check out our collection of Honkai Star Rail guides.

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Samuel is a freelance writer who has had work published with Hard Drive, GameSkinny, Otaquest, and PhenixxGaming. He's a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil series, but truth be told he'd sell his soul simply for a new Ape Escape game.