Velstadt

Every king needs his bodyguards, and Velstadt earned his name as the Royal Aegis. Like the title of “King’s Shield” (王の盾) might imply, the knight stood constantly by Vendrick’s side to protect him from any and all threats. This included when the king was out on campaign or expedition, as one of Elana’s conjured creations […]

Syan

Syan, original name Zyne, (ザイン) was already recognized as Vendrick’s most loyal vassal when the giants’ invaded. Clearly, the knight’s love for king and country was unmatched, and that gave him the courage to do whatever was required of the moment. In this case, the moment was possibly the swift destruction of his kingdom. With […]

Yharnam

Preface Perhaps the one thing about H.P. Lovecraft known more than his horror is his xenophobia. The man’s fear of the unknown in fiction reflected his same feeling with people in his personal life, particularly foreigners. But despite the discomfort that fact might inspire, Bloodborne‘s director Hidetaka Miyazaki doesn’t shirk away from this element of […]

Djura

Plastered across the gates to Old Yharnam is a small note warning hunters to turn back, citing them as unnecessary in the abandoned town ahead. Fail to heed the message, and a booming voice will resound from atop the old church’s Astral Clocktower, issuing one last warning before unleashing a hailstorm of bullets down upon […]

Izzy

One of the most elusive figures in Yharnam is Izzy. The man made hunting tools and employed a weapon, implying that he was a hunter. However, such tools were derived from the body parts of darkbeasts, including his weapon of choice the Beast Claw. The nature of these inventions reflect a desire to be more […]

Giant Blacksmith

As we make our infiltration of Anor Londo, we come across the giant blacksmith in the royal smithy, dead. The fact that his corpse lays atop Aldrich’s corruption indicates that he was killed in the Deep adherents’ recent raid. However, the threat to his life seems to have been longstanding, as Andre fully expected to […]

Maria

From the very start, Maria was the odd one out. Her close relation to the Queen compared to most in Cainhurst may have made her enhanced physical abilities possible, but this wunderkind never fully embraced her blood’s potential. Her choice of weapon was Rakuyo, an Eastern sword like the Chikage but not wholly reliant on […]

Ornifex

From the moment we free Ornifex, we can recognize her as one of the crow-men encountered in the original Dark Souls (DS1) — Dark Souls III (DS3) since localizes this term as “corvians”, so I will refer to them as such. But despite sharing the same model down to the bloodied chest and legs, she […]

Ludleth

None are more dedicated to firelinking than Ludleth. He considers Kingship as kindling an honor, never wavering from royal duty: when all the other Lords of Cinder abandon the kingly path, he remains in his throne. He is also the weakest Lord of Cinder we encounter, his body small, feeble, and broken by his own […]

Great Swamp

The Great Swamp is as accurate a place name as ever. Its residents are still forced to constantly trudge around hazardous marshland on foot, wielding hand axes to help cut through the thick foliage while also dealing with the various fauna. For example, the pyromancer set wears a grey fur pelt as a shawl, and […]