06 Jul 2012 08 Jul 2012
for those looking for an extremely simple and easy way to get this one:
Simply play co-op and make your 2nd controller carry around any damsels you find. You can carry around your partner even while they're carrying a damsel, if you're going it alone. Once you encounter a shrine to Kali you simply sacrifice the damsel AND your friend! Alternatively, after sacrificing your friend, if you can't find a damsel but CAN manage to kill yourself and land your body on the shrine, that will work as well!
Kapala and Achievement = Yours. your friend gets the achievement, too! (assuming they've got their own profile)
Shrines are pretty hard to miss; they're blood-drenched altars below a large deity, and if you blow one up you'll spawn a load of spiders.
I guarantee you'll find a Kali shrine and damsel on the same map without having to leave the mines if you're patient/lucky enough.
TO THOSE UNAWARE: YOU USE THE KAPALA TO COLLECT BLOOD. Collected blood will add up, eventually filling the cup and giving you +1 heart. This can be done infinitely, as long as you can find blood!
It's also worth noting that sacrifices to Kali stack, so if you wanted to get this one in a legitimate playthrough you'd just want to make sure to sacrifice anything and everything (anything stunnable) at every opportunity and you'll get your Kapala soon enough.