Forossa

Deus Vult Forossa, original name Forozza, (フォローザ) was a remote country far to the east of Drangleic, mainly known for constantly warring with its neighbors to the point that — based on Vengarl’s dialogue — the nation seems to have been perpetually at war. And to their credit, Forossans were well equipped for the task, […]

The First Beginning

This post covers everything relevant to the opening hours of the original Dark Souls as far as the localization is concerned. It is based on a series of reddit posts from October 2018. Quotes include the official English script, my translation, and the official Japanese script in that order. In the Age of Ancients, the […]

Irithyll

Preface Irithyll is the lengthiest analysis I have ever written, which serves as a testament to its importance to the story and setting of Dark Souls III. (DS3) Expertly building upon the circumstances from Dark Souls (DS1) and Dark Souls II (DS2) to advance the overall narrative to its natural conclusion, the small details portray […]

The Third Beginning

The cinematic opens with a massive desert littered with half-buried ruins. The narration informs us that we are looking at Lothric, which the Japanese subtitles further clarify to be where the homelands of the Lords of Cinder “drift” to. Indeed, we can see pilgrims journeying at the foot of the castle city, and the surrounding […]

Cut Content

I don’t blame anyone for knee-jerk skepticism with regards to cut content. It is by its very nature unused, never to be seen by design, and the reasons are commonly because they are relics of the development process. As Game Director Hidetaka Miyazaki relates in the Dark Souls: Design Works interview, Andre was originally planned […]

Heide

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

Logan

This post covers everything relevant to Logan as far as the localization is concerned. It is based on a series of reddit posts from July 2018. Quotes include the official English script, my translation, and the official Japanese script in that order. Urban Metropolis Hat worn by proper sorcerers who studied at Vinheim Dragon School. […]