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 […]

Ledo

The Silver Knights have always been characterized by their slick, graceful combat even in heavy armor. But such angelic guards were bound to have variances in their organization, and none break the mold quite like Ledo. Although this knight wears their standard armor, he employs an unconventional variety of their weaponry: a great hammer lacking […]

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 […]

Gwynevere

Despite her rather prominent presence in the Boreal Valley, Gwynevere is noticeably absent from the record during the rise and subsequent tyranny of Pontiff Sulyvahn. There is no mention of the goddess being confined to the Anor Londo cathedral like Gwyndolin, and her old chair there remains empty. Neither is there reference to her being […]

Mirrah

Mirrah is a nation shaped by its geography. Located to the far east of Drangleic, it is constantly beset by invasion from its neighbors — an existential threat that the country has to contend with every single day. Because of this, Mirrah’s military is its most valued asset, resulting in it becoming a country of […]

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, […]

Irithyll

Preface Irithyll is the lengthiest topic I have ever written an analysis for, 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 […]