Artistic License

Safe from their perch, the channelers harass us with soul arrows cast from their tridents, but take that sorcery catalyst for yourself and you are only lugging around an ordinary pole arm — such is the divide between gameplay versus lore. While developers try their best to make us forget during the experience, we are […]

Aquamarine Dagger

The Aquamarine Dagger is a curious weapon to acquire in the Dreg Heap. It has been fitted with a crystal imbued with magic power, which it can unleash and then crystallize as a sort of blade extension from short sword to long sword. The dagger’s description also suggests that it was a parting gift since […]

Demon’s Beginning

Preface What makes us human? What makes us not? Even though the world of Demon’s Souls is far less fantastical than the setting of its spiritual successor Dark Souls, it is no less fascinating due to how it revolves around such simple yet fundamental questions. Better still, the world is constructed so that we must […]

Midir

Born a later generation of archdragon, Midir had the most peculiar upbringing for his kind. Rather than be hunted like the rest, he was raised by the gods of Anor Londo, which explains why he bears name of Celtic origin like so many of them. And not just any of those gods either. Old Moonlight […]

Lothric Bridge

While it is generally accepted that the massive bridge spanning the space between Lothric and the Undead Settlement was built to connect the two, some have argued that this is not actually the case, as it clearly leads to someplace left of Lothric rather than the city’s main gate. Indeed, while it now leads to […]

Oceiros

Prince Lothric was born destined to be a Lord of Cinder, but who decided this destiny for him? Making a prince of the kingdom a King of Kindling is called the work of Lothric’s blood as well as the royalty’s dearest wish, and the head of the royalty is King Oceiros. In that case, he […]

Crystal Sages

The Crystal Sages are a curious pair of twins, possibly fraternal twins in particular. Although their faces and body types are obscured, the Sage encountered in Farron is bald while the one encountered at the Grand Archives has long brown hair, potentially hinting that the former is male while the latter is female. Regardless, the […]

Lothric Pillars

Strength of a Knight Lothric’s royal government is divided into three “Pillars” which have supported the monarchy since the kingdom’s foundation. Of these, the Knight is the most conventional. Encased in fairly standard armor, Lothric knights serve their lord with distinction, wearing the royalty’s crest on their standard shield and surcoat as part of that […]

Gundyr

Gundyr wears “very” old cast-iron armor, with the helmet being made to resemble the face of a king wearing his crown. Although this look is an obvious reference to Old King Doran from Demon’s Souls, it nevertheless implies that Gundyr himself is a king — any warrior of lesser status would be dangerously disrespecting the […]

Lothric Beginning

Flash of Light We encounter the Dragonslayer Armour on the bridge linking Lothric Castle to its Grand Archives, specifically just after passing through sections dominated by soldiers and knights. This suggests that the boss is army property, and the melted iron armor’s chief purpose supports this. The Dragonslayer Greataxe and Greatshield “slightly revive” their one-time […]