Xanthous Scholars

With Vinheim’s failure to recreate the lost sorceries of Oolacile, it was inevitable that some would take the task upon themselves. Those who do have become denoted by their garish attire — especially the mushroom-shaped wrap crowning their heads. These “xanthous scholars” are “yellow-clothed researchers” or “researchers in yellow”, (黄衣の探究者) and their ridiculous appearance serves […]

Farron

Preface Out of all of Dark Souls III‘s new additions, the Abyss Watchers are perhaps the most mundane, which may play a role in their popularity. There is something cool yet heartfelt about a legion of warriors that seek to emulate one of the more popular characters from the original Dark Souls. (DS1) It doesn’t […]

Chester

This post covers everything relevant to Chester as far as the localization is concerned. It is based on a reddit post from January 2018. Quotes include the official English script, my translation, and the official Japanese script in that order. Not So Marvelous Yes, of course. Exactly what happened to me. We are both strangers […]

Heide

Preface Heide embodies perhaps the most frustrating aspect of FromSoftware’s approach to Dark Souls II. (DS2) We are provided very little to work with even compared to similarly ancient events in the original Dark Souls. (DS1) As a result, reconstructing the overall picture of these ancient civilizations relies more heavily on inference than ever before, […]

Artorias

This post covers everything relevant to Artorias as far as the localization is concerned. It is based on a series of reddit posts from February 2018. Quotes include the official English script, my translation, and the official Japanese script in that order. Off to See the Knight … Oh, and do not forget… The Darkwraiths […]