Millwood

Millwood is the name of a legendary forest, home to its own human population. The fact then that this woodland was “discovered” long after that community had left implies it to be located in a relatively remote part of the world, its people having no interaction with “civilized” society outside of tradition and hearsay. We […]

Carim

A New Phase Of all the surviving Old World nations, Carim has seen the most radical change. If Irithyll is the new Anor Londo, then Carim is the new Thorolund. With the sol land’s implicit collapse following Lloyd’s downfall, Carim is now the country of clergymen, and this is reflected in its face option. The […]

The Eclipse

After defeating the last Lord of Cinder, we return to Lothric to discover the world experiencing a solar eclipse. Normally, this would be the result of the moon blocking the sun, casting the lunar body’s shadow upon the earth. However, the timing of its appearance and its possible later reaction to us subverting the First […]

Rosaria

Preface Rosaria being such a mysterious figure for most is perhaps for the best. The topic is, admittedly, difficult to stomach, even if it isn’t the first time that Dark Souls broached such subject matter. But get past a queasy gut and you are offered one of the series’ most provocative characters. Silent, repulsive, yet […]

Lothric First Scholar

The first scholar of Lothric is mentioned in only one item description, but this one reference is all we need to confirm his identity. Soul Stream is a peculiar sorcery to acquire at the Grand Archives. That is because this “Soul Torrent” (ソウルの奔流) is the same name used for Soul Geyser from Dark Souls II. […]

Lothric Slaves

The slaves kept by Lothric Castle are consistently called “trifling”, (卑小) a lowly bunch keeping their scrawny forms close to the ground below the notice of their masters; with how they comport themselves, you would be forgiven for not noticing that they match our size at their full height. Armed mainly with slipshod hatchets, speed […]

Twin Princes

The name “Twin Princes” (双王子) doesn’t necessarily indicate that Lothric’s royal brothers are actual twins versus magically paired together thanks to their curse. That said, it would explain the two’s close bond despite living completely different lives — twins are known for such extraordinary relationships, at least in fiction. Either way, Lorian is still the […]

Pus of Man

The description for the Follower Torch notes the historical use of fire to combat a “pus” manifestation of the Abyss within man. Indeed, the Dark of humanity has produced a viscous substance akin to pus in past games, and flame has always been the means to drive away darkness. However, we have never before seen […]

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 […]

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 […]