The village chief's house (村長の家 Sonchō no ie?)[1] is one of the areas in Resident Evil 4. The house belongs to the chief of the village, Bitores Mendez, and is on the outskirts of the village.


The chief's house is a far larger house than any of the other houses in the village, complete with a back door garden and even a shed and well for the chief.

The house back entrance had a sign post, and the path was rigged with explosive tripwires and traps. The back door require a puzzle solving to enter. Inside the house, a framed picture of Osmund Saddler and Bitores Mendez, along with a painting of the church and a lake can be seen. The Insignia key can be found here. This house also filled with various furniture along with an proper eating table, urinal and a kitchen. The entrance is guarded by a villager with a chainsaw. The room also contain bookshelves that are apparently written in English.


The player visits and ends in this area during Chapter 2-1. After picking up the Insignia Key and leaving the room, the Chapter 1-2 Ending scene will play where Bitores Mendez attacks Leon and warns him that he is one of them, knowing Leon was infected by Las Plagas and the chapter ends.

If during Chapter 1-3 the player goes back into the room that had the Insignia Key, Chapter 1-3 scene 1 will be triggered where Mendez attacks Leon once more and is rescued by a woman in red who shoots the chief through the window. After the scene, the window will be shattered.


Main gameEdit

Location Action Localization Original script
The well CHECK It stinks here too.
The signpost CHECK Does this signpost mean more booby traps?
The locked door CHECK It's a large crystal ball. It looks like it rotates. Which way will you turn it?
The bookshelf CHECK They're all text books written in English. But I don't have time to read them.
The window after the extra scene CHECK Woman in red... Somehow so familiar.
The painting at the bottom of the stairs CHECK This must be a painting of that church. I hope Ashley's still okay.
The toilet CHECK Looks like they use toilets. Guess they're at least somewhat civilized.
The dinning table CHECK Looks like the people in this house eat like normal humans.
The painting by the fireplace CHECK (view the painting) It's a painting of a lake. Maybe it's around here somewhere?
The downstairs bookshelf CHECK It looks like the people here carry out their lives like ordinary people. They even read books.
The exit door while it is barred OPEN (view door and bar gets removed) You've unbarred the door.

Separate WaysEdit

Location Action Localization Original script
The bookshelf CHECK There are some interesting books here. I'd like to browse through them, but I need to find that Spaniard first.
The tunnel to the Factory ruins CHECK I could probably climb down through here. But I have to take care of minster cool first.
The well CHECK Here's that awful smell again.
The signpost CHECK What a disturbing signpost.
The painting at the bottom of the stairs CHECK (view painting) It's the church from before. I certainly don't have any reason to go back there.
The toilet CHECK The toilet is filthy. The concept of hygiene is lost on these villagers.
The dinning table CHECK This is the first table I've seen that's not covered in filth.
The painting by the fireplace CHECK (view painting) This is hardly a masterpiece.
The downstairs bookshelf CHECK I'd like to check out these books, but I need to track down that womanizer first.




  1. Hamamura (ed.), kaitaishinsho, p.192.