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 […]

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 […]

Vinheim

With how much time has passed since the events of the original Dark Souls, (DS1) it comes as no surprise to see Vinheim’s Dragon School change uniforms once again. Currently, the dress code features a deep blue coat, a far cry from the green coat design in the original, though the academy’s spies continue to […]

Untended Graves

Despite the change in lighting, the Untended Graves is recognizably the same area from the beginning of our journey. In fact, we can confirm that we have found our way back to the exact same location by warping to either after leaving items or souls to collect; even both of their bonfires are grouped under […]

Kriemhild

Among all the Crystal Sages’ apprentices, Kriemhild was their favorite. Having learned all of their advanced sorceries, the “crystal maiden” (結晶の娘) undoubtedly became the elders’ star pupil. It is because of this exceptional intelligence and concentration that they gifted her a unique staff formed from part of a tree growing around one of their crystal […]

Shira

As a Spear of the Church of Filianore and the princess’ handmaid, Shira is obviously a knight of Anor Londo. Although not wearing their uniform, her formal wear nevertheless incorporates silver armor, much like Silver Knights — both even share a similarly old origin. Shira likewise wields a cross spear as well as the Lightning […]

Kamui

With a name related to the Japanese kami and use of katana, Kamui is quite obviously an Easterner. This might not seem as obvious looking at his facial features, lacking the long-slit eyes and small lips characteristic of the “snake foreigner face” (蛇の異人顔) by western detractors or “dragon foreigner face” (竜の異人顔) by the occasional endorser. […]

Albert

Adding yet another parallel between Lothric and Demon’s Souls’ Boletaria, our path to the royal holed up in the castle’s tallest tower is blocked by a trio of warriors. Of the three, the Lion Knight Albert is the most mysterious. He is positioned to defend the Twin Princes yet bears the armor and moniker of […]