Logan

This post covers everything relevant to Logan as far as the localization is concerned. It is based on a series of reddit posts from July 2018. Quotes include the official English script, my translation, and the official Japanese script in that order.


Urban Metropolis


Hat worn by proper sorcerers who studied at Vinheim Dragon School.

The majority take pride in having studied at the academy and look down on breaking the formal dress code established for sorcerers.

Hat of formal sorcerers who learned at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy.

Many of them have pride in their academy studies and they wouldn’t like to change their sorcerer uniform.

ヴィンハイムの竜の学院で学んだ
正規の魔術師たちの帽子

彼らの多くは学院の学びに誇りを持っており
魔術師の正装を崩すことを好まない

Basically, they are nerds who will gladly wear their uniforms outside school, an actual fading practice in Japanese schools. You are not just representing you but your school and so must always behave in a way honoring the latter. If you have pride in your academic life, don’t besmirch it.


Sorcery catalyst used by sorcerers of Vinheim Dragon School. Equip catalyst to use sorceries.

Attune sorceries from a scroll at a bonfire. Most sorceries have a limited no. of uses.

Staff possessed by Dragon Academy Vinheim sorcerers. Becomes a catalyst to use sorceries.

In order to use sorceries, one needs to equip a staff and memorize sorceries from spell texts at a bonfire. Also, most sorceries have a limited number of uses.

竜の学院ヴィンハイムの魔術師の持つ杖
魔術を使用する触媒となる

魔術を使用するためには、杖を装備し
篝火で呪文書から魔術を記憶しておく必要がある
また、大抵の魔術は使用回数に制限がある

Like other forms of magic, we are expected to memorize texts, how to perform the actual spells in this case. All of these “catalysts” are in fact staves, though they were only translated as such in Dark Souls II.


A special ring granted to only the most accomplished sorcerers at Vinheim Dragon School.

The ring is engraved with an everlasting dragon, and boosts the strength of sorceries.

Special ring given to especially excellent sorcerers at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy.

Its sign is made in the shape of the unperishing archdragon, and the Roaring Dragonsign Ring boosts the might of sorceries.

ヴィンハイムの竜の学院において
特に優秀な魔術師に贈られる特別な指輪

その印は朽ちぬ古竜を象っており
吠える竜印の指輪は、魔術の威力を高める

The school’s name and icons hold up the archdragons, which include Seath among their number. What the white dragon lacked in everlasting scales, he made up for in sorcery. And since he founded sorcery, this means that in a broader sense the archdragons invented it.


Sorcery which improves upon Soul Arrow. Fire strong soul arrow.

At the Vinheim Dragon School, the acquisition of this spell marks an apprentice’s coronation as a sorcerer.

Sorcery superior to “Soul Arrow”. Fires a mightier soul arrow.

Only after learning this sorcery is one deemed to be a full-fledged sorcerer at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy.

「ソウルの矢」の上位魔術
より威力のあるソウルの矢を放つ

ヴィンハイムの竜の学院では
この魔術を習得してはじめて
一人前の魔術師であると認められる

Learning this spell is your minimum to being classified as a sorcerer at the school. So what are you if not a proper sorcerer? Just an apprentice, or…


Sorcery for casters who wield swords. Magic augmentation: right weapon.

The power of the magic swordsmen of Vinheim is predicated upon this and Magic Shield. Many warriors learn sorcery just for this.

Sorcery for sorcerers who have studied fencing. Magically enhances right-hand weapon.

This sorcery and “Magic Shield” sustains the strength of Vinheim’s magic swordsmen, and many warriors even learn sorcery just for the sake of these.

剣術をおさめた魔術師のための魔術
右手武器を魔法強化する

この魔術と「魔法の盾」が
ヴィンハイムの魔法剣士の強さを支えており
これらのためだけに魔術を学ぶ戦士も数多い

Well, some are just plain warriors who learn some sorcery to improve their swordplay, and it is apparently what gives Vinheim its unique edge against swordsmen of other countries. And the academy is apparently happy to oblige them:


Sorcery which improves upon Magic Weapon. High magic augmentation: right weapon. At Vinheim Dragon School, only magic swordsmen on special orders are allowed to learn this spell which grants powerful augmentation to various weapons.

Sorcery superior to “Magic Weapon”. Greatly magically enhances right-hand weapon. It is taught only to magic swordsmen who were entrusted with a mission even at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy in order to give great might to every weapon.

「魔法の武器」の上位魔術
右手武器を大きく魔法強化する

あらゆる武器に強大な威力を与えるため
ヴィンハイムの竜の学院でも
使命を帯びた魔法剣士にのみ伝授される

The academy is a sorcery school and yet it has some advanced sorceries for the swordsman they trust to fulfill a mission, whatever it is.


Sorcery? Don’t ask me how it actually works. We only fiddle and forge, until it works itself in. That’s how we do it in Vinheim, at least. We prefer to leave the theorizing to those uppity scholars.

Sorcery? I don’t know anything about it. It’s something we accept and make into our craft. Vinheim craftsmen also do just that. Rationalizing it is at them scholars’ discretion.

魔術?俺は、何もわからねえよ
あるものは、受け容れて、自分たちの技術にする
ヴィンハイムの職人たちは、ただ、皆そうしている
理屈をつけるのは、学者どもの嗜みってわけさ

There were also mage smiths who just learn how to work it without really getting the principles behind. His particular pluralization suffix for the “scholars” suggests that they are of higher status than him, so there is subtle sarcasm there:


Hat worn by proper mage smiths who studied at Vinheim Dragon School. Mage smiths learn their craft alongside sorcerers, but apply their sorcery to forging weapons with magic embers.

Hat of formal sorcery smiths who learned at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy. Sorcery smiths are sibling pupils of sorcerers and magically forge weapons with magic embers.

ヴィンハイムの竜の学院で学んだ
正規の魔術鍛治たちの帽子

魔術鍛治は魔術師の兄弟弟子にあたり
魔法の種火で、武器を魔法的に鍛える

Kyoudaideshi, probably best known in English as “sibling disciples”, refers to parties that all learn from the same teacher or school of thought. But there is apparently a class divide between the lay smiths and the scholarly elite at the academy, one of which we are quite familiar with.


Just A Researcher?


Old Big Hat? Of course I’ve heard of him. Who hasn’t in Vinheim? He was a royal member of Dragon School, until he turned Undead. I hear he was quite the character… Only, that was a hundred years ago. What interest have you in the old eccentric now?

Big Hat? Oh, I know him. Because he’s a famous legend even in Vinheim. I hear he was an outside relative of the Dragon Academy but became Undead or something like that. Apparently, he was an interesting old man, but… well, that’s a story of over 100 years ago. Interested in the strange one, are you?

ビッグハット?ああ、知ってるぜ
ヴィンハイムでも有名な伝説だからな
なんでも、竜の学院の外戚だったが、不死になったとか
おもしろい爺様だったらしいが…まあ、100年以上も前の話さ
変なことに興味があるんだな?

Gaiseki literally refers to an outside relation, but typically refers to someone who is related to the King or Emperor via either via a woman of the family like the Queen Dowager or Princess Consort. The implication is that Logan married or is related to royalty, not that he cares to mention his personal life. And he died about a century ago, which matches up with other characters’ dialogue.


Robe worn by Big Hat Logan. It is said to have been from his apprentice days at Dragon School, but it is so worn out, no one knows what it originally looked like.

Logan, who cared little for his appearance, no doubt ever bothered to change out of it.

Robe of “Big Hat” Logan. It looks like the Dragon Academy robe of long before, but it is worn out and the prototype is no longer known.

Because it is the clothing of the indifferent Logan, or rather, because it is troublesome to take off, he has probably worn it all this time.

「ビッグハット」ローガンのローブ
一昔前の竜の学院のローブのようだが
着古され、もはや原型は分からない

衣装に無頓着なローガンのこと
むしろ脱ぐのが面倒だから
ずっと着続けていたのだろう

This is the “robe of a sage” or “wise man”. (賢者のローブ) He is wearing the original academy uniform, the “first model” that has become outdated since he graduated from the school. Logan can’t be bothered to take it off, but it shows that the school isn’t that much older than Logan himself.


Have you spoken to Master Logan? He is an accomplished scholar. The arts of sorcery would never have come this far without his contributions. And he has the nerve to go risking life and limb! What a stubborn old fellow. Hah hah hah hah!

Have you already spoken with Master? Master is a great person. Sorcery’s progress without him is unthinkable. Even though it is because he is without any concern for others and unreasonable. Honestly, he is a troubling man. Hahahaha.

師とはもう話したか?
師は偉大な方だ。魔術の進歩は、あの方なくしては考えられない
にも関わらず無茶をされるからな。まったく困ったお人だよ
ハハハハッ

While great is just a really general term here, it likely means “impressive” in this case, since Griggs is actually acknowledging how problematic Logan’s character is. It is not that Logan is risking his life despite how crucial his mind is. He is laughing at how the old coot is a pain in the butt to deal with despite being such an ingenious pioneer for Vinheim:


Catalyst of Big Hat Logan, the great sorcerer and seeker of knowledge.

Originally the same catalyst employed by the Vinheim sorcerers, only terribly strengthened over time due to Logan’s use. Very powerful when used by one of superior intelligence.

Staff of “Big Hat” Logan who is the great seeker of sorceries.

The lumber quality is the same as the sorcery staves of Vinheim but it has been tempered due to its long-term use by Logan and draws out high might if used by someone with excellent reasoning ability.

偉大なる魔術の探求者
「ビッグハット」ローガンの杖

材質はヴィンハイムの魔術杖と同じものだが
永きにわたるローガンの使用により鍛えられており
理力優れた者が使えば、高い威力を引き出せる

The intelligence stat is more literally “reason power”, our ability to reason with logic versus, say, our conviction in something regardless of evidence, like faith. Logan’s reasoning ability was apparently very high and extremely conducive to his research, resulting in a regular staff growing its capacity to channel more power because Logan pushed its limits for such a long time. And it shows.


Sorcery developed by Big Hat Logan. Fire homing soulmass.

Life originates in the soul; no wonder the soulmass draws toward it. This sorcery is a window into seeker Logan’s methods.

Characteristic sorcery of “Big Hat” Logan. Fires soul masses of a high pursuing nature.

If the soul is the source of life, then it attracting to life is rather natural. A sorcery where part of Logan as a seeker is seen.

「ビッグハット」ローガンの独自魔術
追尾性の高いソウルの塊を放つ

ソウルが生命の源であるなら
生命に惹かれるのはむしろ当然であろう
探求者たるローガンの一端が見える魔術

This spell reflects Logan’s study of the soul and the fundamental principles governing creation. Life is attracted to fire, Disparity, and like life, and Logan has investigated this phenomena and formulated this spell from it.


Sorcery developed by Big Hat Logan. Fire piercing soul spear.

A symbol of Logan’s strength, the soul spear is referenced repeatedly in the legends, and is said to be on par with Lord Gwyn’s lightning.

Characteristic sorcery of “Big Hat” Logan. Fires piercing soul spear.

An exemplary sorcery that symbolizes Logan’s strength in battle and frequently appears even in legends of him. Its might is compared to King Gwyn’s lightning.

「ビッグハット」ローガンの独自魔術
貫通するソウルの槍を放つ

戦いにおけるローガンの強さを象徴し
彼の伝承でも頻繁に登場する代名詞的な魔術
その威力は、グウィン王の雷にすらたとえられる

The implication is that Logan was in fights where he used this spear and these fights were famous enough to become legends for our two century-old sage. The Way of White simplified anti-magic miracles so that even their basic warriors could use them due to certain circumstances.

The only circumstance meriting this kind of response is the church mobilizing against a sizable army of sorcerers. And Logan just so happens to know Magic Weapon and Magic Shield when he doesn’t carry such arms, at least currently. And he is named alongside other contemporary warriors of legend. The reason isn’t hard to surmise:


Have you tried using one of Logan’s sorceries yet? Exhilarating, is it not? As he sees it, there are no gods, no transcendence, only truth, and Logan wishes to elucidate it. It is this heretical methodology that has allowed Logan to advance sorcery to the point that he has. In a word, he is a hero. Despite the awful rumors. Time will tell, the annals of history will prove dispassionate.

Have you personally experienced Master’s sorceries? Magnificent, aren’t they! There are no gods, no mysteries in the world. There is truth, and only knowledge reveals it… Master pushed sorcery to that point because of that sort of heretical methodology. He is a hero. There are many who deprecate him, but I think he is one, and history too will recognize it.

君は、師の魔術を体験したかい?
すばらしいだろう!
世に神はなく、神秘もなく
真理があり、知だけがそれを明らかにする…
師は、そういう異端のやり方で
魔術をあそこまで押し上げたんだ
英雄だよ。悪く言う向きも多いが、私はそう思っているし
歴史も何れ、それを追認するだろうさ

Mystery is literally a “god secret” and is generally used to describe the mysterious power of dragons or Velka. If nothing else, this meaning is relevant to Logan’s disregard of the gods’ will for what is divulged to human knowledge. There is nothing that only god knows, just what we haven’t realized for ourselves, basically.

Of course, this would be completely heretical thinking to Lloyd and the Way of White. While Vinheim and Thorolund clearly both survived the resulting conflict, Griggs indicates that Logan ended up being sidelined as an extremist despite his unambiguous successes.

But hey, he has an apprentice who loves him… who he doesn’t ever mention. Weird…


Just a Coincidence


Ah, yes. The note that Master Logan left. It only said he’d travel to Anor Londo by ways of Sen’s Fortress. I can only guess he seeks the Regal Archives. For Master Logan is a tireless pursuer of wisdom. Wisdom trumps all. Everything else is hogwash. When the curse turned him undead, I’m certain he only felt it was the perfect chance to visit this land. I only wish I had his courage.

Oh, the story about the note Logan left? It just said that he would aim for Anor Londo from Sen’s Old Fortress. Since it is said that the Gods’ Archives is in Anor Londo, his aim is probably there. Master is a bundle of the spirit of inquiry. Knowledge is given priority above all else, and he doesn’t show interest in anything else. Even being cursed, becoming an Undead, and coming to this land was surely his longtime dream… It is regrettable, but it isn’t something I can imitate.

ああ、師の書置きの話か
センの古城から、アノール・ロンドを目指す、とだけあった
アノール・ロンドには、神の書庫があるというから
目的はそこだろう
師は探究心のかたまりだ
知がなにより優先され、それ以外に興味を示さない
呪われて不死となり、この地にいたるのも
きっと本望なのだろう
…残念だが、私には真似のできないことさ

Basically, Logan was so knowledge-hungry that he hoped that he would turn Undead so he could be booted to Lordran where he could continue pursuing research into sorcery at the library of the gods. Lucky him, he did. As did his apprentice. What are the odds? But wait…

How come Griggs was in this shady part of town, locked inside a storage room with nothing but a corpse of a sorcerer conveniently hidden in a barrel at the back behind many more barrels, huh? He even knows the method!


Somebody! Please, let me out of here! Somebody, anybody! Help me! Unlock the door!…Damn…… I’m finished… How did this ever happen…

Someone! Get me out of here! Someone’s there, isn’t there! Save me! Open it with the key!… Damn… There isn’t anyone, is there? How did such a thing…

誰か!ここから出してくれ!
誰かいないか!
助けてくれ!鍵を開けてくれ!
…くそっ
…誰もいないのか
なんだってこんなことに…

Brilliant! You opened the door for me! Thank you; I’m am saved. I thought I might never escape. I am Griggs of Vinheim. A sorcerer of the school. I am much obliged for your assistance. Thanks to you, I may now resume my travels.

Oh, you really opened that door! Thank you, you saved me. I was imprisoned and troubled. I am Griggs of Vinheim. A sorcerer of the academy. I am grateful to you. It appears that, with this, I will be able to continue my journey.

おお、あの扉を開けてくれたのか!
ありがとう、助かったよ。閉じこめられて、困っていたんだ
私はヴィンハイムのグリッグス。学院の魔術師だ
君には感謝するよ
どうやらこれで、旅を続けることができそうだ

He explicitly claims that he was locked up there with a key. Someone from the outside kept him in. Pretty weird reaction to a sorcerer who just happened to be in a storage room with a dead body…

And it still doesn’t explain why he didn’t head to the fortress, where he supposedly knew Logan had gone. What about good ol’ Crestfallen?


How did that silly sorcerer’s apprentice end up? You know, the one always prattling on about Master Logan. He left for the Undead Burg, but never came back. Serves him right. If even Old Big Hat can’t make it out there, what chance does he have? I hope he enjoys his new life as a Hollow.

Come to think of it, what happened to him? There was a sorcery-bastard who said he’s chasing after Big Hat or something… but he headed for the Undead Town and never returned. A fool, no? It’s different when it’s the Big Hat, but what can the likes of us do…? At any rate, he’s sure to have become a hollow somewhere…

そういえば、あいつはどうしたっけなあ
「ビッグハット」を追ってるとか言ってた
魔術野郎がいたんだが…
不死街に向かったきり、帰ってきやしねえ
馬鹿だよなあ?あの「ビッグハット」ならともかく
手前ごときに何ができるってんだか…
どうせ、どっかで亡者になっちまったに決まってらあ…

Still a jerk. But he has never seen Logan before we rescue him, so Griggs and Logan were already separate by the time they each reached Firelink Shrine, with our warrior here arriving sometime between them. He doesn’t even confirm that he is an “apprentice”, so there is no one corroborating Griggs’ story. We have only his account of things:


Oh, hello. I am fine. I will rest a while, then return to Firelink Shrine. I have my sorcery. And I will be more cautious next time. Besides, I have an important task at hand.

Oh, it is you. If it is about me, I am all right. I am taking a short rest and plan to return to the ritual place. I have my sorcery, too. I won’t blunder next time. I also have an important mission.

おお、君か
私なら大丈夫。少し休んで、祭祀場に戻るつもりだ
魔術もある。今度はへまはしないさ
大切な使命もあることだしな

He is confident that he can handle a fight, so he wasn’t forced in that room. And he mentions a mission. We ourselves are on an Undead mission, as are many others we encounter, but it is oftentimes different from the one we undertake.

However, Logan’s supposed note claimed that he went off to Sen’s Fortress, not Lower Undead Burg. Even if Griggs’ mission is searching for Logan, and it is just him acting on his pride as he himself later admits, is he really who he says he is?


Hat worn by the secret sorcerers at Vinheim Dragon School.

They secretly work with sound-based spells, and never reveal themselves.

Hat of sorcerers of the underbelly who are in secret at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy.

They manipulate sound sorceries as spies and never show themselves.

ヴィンハイムの竜の学院において
密かにある裏の魔術師たちの帽子

彼らは隠密として音の魔術を操り
決して表に出ることはない

I translate ura as “underbelly”, but the term refers to the other side of anything that is hidden from view, appropriate for spies who lurk behind the scenes engaging in seedy work.


Sorcery used by playful sorcerers. Lure enemies away by creating a sound originating in the distance.

This spell is not the first choice for serious sorcerers, but it has a surprising amount of applications, some of them extremely effective.

Sorcery playfully used by some sorcerers. Makes a sound at a distant place and attracts enemy attention.

It is not a thing that official sorcerers learn, but an effect which manipulates sound has wide applications. It demonstrates great effect depending on the user.

一部の魔術師が戯れに使う魔術
離れたところで音をたて、敵の注意をひく

正式な魔術師が学ぶものではないが
音を操る効果は応用性が広く
使い手によっては大きな効果を発揮する

The spell he teaches isn’t something that is part of the official curriculum, either. And it’s not hard to figure out who these “some” are…


Sorcery developed by a certain surreptitious sorcerer at Vinheim Dragon School. Masks all noises of caster.

Effectively, Vinheim is controlled by the Dragon School, and it is no wonder that the town has its share of dark secrets.

Sorcerer of sorcerers of the underbelly who are in secret at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy. Erases all sound made by the caster.

The Dragon Academy is the real ruler of Vinheim and its dark side is rather a matter of course.

ヴィンハイムの竜の学院において
密かにある裏の魔術師の魔術
術者のたてる音をすべて消す

竜の学院はヴィンハイムの実質的支配者であり
その暗い一面はむしろ当然のことであろう

It is not the royalty but the academy that controls things around this urban state and so naturally it has a dark underbelly to apply that authority from the shadows.


Sorcery developed by a certain surreptitious sorcerer at Vinheim Dragon School. Reduce damage and noise from fall.

This sorcery, along with Hush, explains the extravagant cost of hiring Vinheim spooks.

Sorcery of sorcerers of the underbelly who are in secret at Vinheim’s Dragon Academy. Reduces fall damage and suppresses fall sound.

Because this sorcery and “Soundless” exist, Vinheim spies do business at a high price.

ヴィンハイムの竜の学院において
密かにある裏の魔術師の魔術
落下ダメージを軽減し、落下音を抑える

この魔術と「音無し」があることで
ヴィンハイムの隠密は高値で取引される

They’re well paid for their job too, so it’s no accident he has all their items and wears their uniform.

Griggs’ appears to genuinely adore Logan, have insecurities about his personal ability, and feel grateful for us rescuing him. He is also hiding his shady profession, which brought him to an equally shady district where someone felt the need to lock him in with a student’s body which has been hidden away by the time we arrive. He arrived here after his supposed master and others already came by. Nothing he says about Logan or knows how to cast is particularly unique to a disciple of the sage, and the master in question doesn’t even mention having an apprentice… but maybe it is just a coincidence.


Religion of Reason


The tomes stored in these archives are truly magnificent! A great pool of knowledge, the fruits of superior wisdom and an unquenchable desire for truth. Some would say Seath had an unsound fixation …But his work is a beautiful, invaluable resource. All progress demands sacrifice. And I certainly hear no antipathy for that wonderful scaleless beast.

But, the book collection of these archives is truly amazing. It crystallizes the accumulation of superior wisdom and a sincere spirit of inquiry as knowledge. It certainly might be the result of Seath’s deep-seated delusions… but even so, I’m very happy for it, value it even. Progress sometimes wants sacrifice. I for sure long for that white dragon and can bear him no ill sentiment…

しかし、この書庫の蔵書は、本当にすばらしい
優秀な知恵と、真摯な探究心の積み重ねが、知識として結晶する
それは、確かに、シースの妄執の結果かもしれないが…
それでも、とても美しく、価値あるものだ
進化が犠牲を欲することもある
私には、あの白竜に憧れこそすれ
負の感情を抱くことはできんよ…

Logan admires Seath. The dragon thinks like him, even sharing his spirit of inquiry, (literally “research heart”) so he can’t possibly think ill of him for being off his rocker. And what an off-rocker it is. Moushuu is, in a word, obsession. When one has an unshakable conviction for something on a more than shakable basis. Seath’s obsessive delusion was the tireless belief that he could obtain his desired scales through sorcery and crystals despite endless failures. And Logan? Well…


Sorcery boosted by the knowledge Logan acquired at the Regal Archives. High magic + crystallization: right weapon.

Logan’s trials were successful, and the crystal medium facilitated a stronger bond between weapon and soul.

Sorcery which was enhanced by Logan due to the great knowledge he acquired at the Gods’ Archives. Greatly crystal-magically enhances right-hand weapon.

The experiment to more strongly bind soul and weapon through crystallization was successful and became Logan’s new guide.

神の書庫で得た偉大な知見により
ローガンにより強化された魔術
右手武器を大きく結晶魔法強化する

結晶を媒介としソウルと武器をより強く結ぶ
試みは成功し、ローガンの新たな導となった

It is Logan’s first (successful) test for enhancing things with crystals, becoming the principle guiding his future sorcery developments. It is all in the spirit of research now, but…


Sorcery boosted by the knowledge, Logan acquired at the Regal Archives. Fire piercing crystal soul spear.

These pale magic spears, sharpened through crystallization. are on par with the armaments of the ancient lords.

Sorcery which was enhanced by Logan due to the great knowledge he acquired at the Gods’ Archives. Fires soul crystal spear that pierces.

The power of the spear of pale magic that’s sharpness increased by means of crystallization is comparable to the weapons of the kings of before.

神の書庫で得た偉大な知見により
ローガンにより強化された魔術
貫通するソウルの結晶槍を放つ

結晶により鋭さを増した青白い魔法の槍には
かつての王たちの武器にも比肩する威力がある

Pale as in bluish-white. We now see a progression from when his fabled spear was just compared to a Lord to when it is actually comparable to one. If the original soul spear wasn’t truly on-par with Gwyn’s lightning, this one probably is. And the comparison to divinity is no accident:


Catalyst imbued in terrifying crystal magic. Used by Logan after his fixation on Seath.

Makes all sorceries incredibly powerful, but demands extremely high intelligence from its wielder, and halves sorcery usages.

Sacred staff of Logan who was consumed by Seath’s deep-seated delusions. Catalyst tinged with the terrifying magic power of crystals.

Brings tremendous might to all sorceries but demands extremely high reasoning ability of the user and also halves the number of uses for sorceries.

シースの妄執に飲まれたローガンの錫杖
凄まじい結晶の魔力を帯びた触媒

すべての魔術に絶大な威力をもたらすが
使用者は極めて高い理力を要求され
また魔術使用回数が半分になってしまう

No, this isn’t a literal staff made of tin, per se. It just doesn’t sound very English-y to call it a Buddhist monk staff or Khakkhara. All of these so-called “tin catalysts” are just shakujou denoting a religious staff, not just a sorcery staff. Logan has made Seath his religion:


Sorcery developed by Logan during his infatuation with Seath the Scaleless. Emit crystal breath of Seath the Scaleless.

Although it no longer causes curses, what madness caused old Big Hat to appropriate this frightful power of the ancient dragons?

Sorcery of Logan who was consumed by Seath’s deep-seated delusions. Fires the crystal breath of the white dragon Seath.

Although the terrifying death by curse effect is already lost, wasn’t making the art of the god-like archdragon his own what “Big Hat” sought?

シースの妄執に飲まれたローガンの魔術
白竜シースの結晶のブレスを放つ

恐ろしい呪死効果は既に失われたものの
神のごとき古竜の業をも己のものとし
「ビッグハット」は何を求めていたのだろうか

Seath is likened to a god, in more ways than one, and Logan has become possessed by the same specter of mistakenly-held obsession that deluded Seath. As Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki states in the Dark Souls: Design Works interview, Logan’s worship didn’t come with the desire to lose his humanity like the other dragon worshipers we encounter. Surely a man so married to reason would be only more reasonable…


…Who are you…… Stay clear… stay clear of my work…… Curses upon you!… How dare you disturb me!

… Who…… My research… disturbances aren’t permitted…… Not permitted…… Don’t disturb me!

…誰だ…
…私の研究…邪魔は、許さん…
…許さんぞ…
…邪魔をするでないわ!

… Aaaand he snapped.

Bye-bye Logan. You proved to be what you thought you discarded.