Crystal Sages

The Crystal Sages are a curious pair of twins, possibly fraternal twins in particular. Although their faces and body types are obscured, the Sage encountered in Farron is bald while the one encountered at the Grand Archives has long brown hair, potentially hinting that the former is male while the latter is female. Regardless, the […]

Lothric Pillars

Strength of a Knight Lothric’s royal government is divided into three “Pillars” which have supported the monarchy since the kingdom’s foundation. Of these, the Knight is the most conventional. Encased in conventional armor, Lothric knights serve their lord with distinction, wearing the royalty’s crest on their standard shield and surcoat as part of that honor. […]

Gundyr

Gundyr wears “very” old cast-iron armor, with the helmet being made to resemble the face of a king wearing his crown. This implies that Gundyr himself is a king — any warrior of lesser status would be dangerously disrespecting the lord he actually served, otherwise. Indeed, his name “Gunda” (グンダ) possibly derives from Gundahar, (グンダハール) […]

Lothric Beginning

Flash of Light We encounter the Dragonslayer Armour on the bridge linking Lothric Castle to its Grand Archives, specifically just after passing through sections dominated by soldiers and knights. This suggests that the boss is army property, and the iron armor’s chief purpose supports this. The Dragonslayer Greataxe and Greatshield “slightly revive” their one-time wielder’s […]

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 […]

Undead Settlement

Preface The Undead Settlement is admittedly pretty mundane. Compared to many other part of Dark Souls III, (DS3) a town of Undead is nothing new. In fact, I assume that most recognize the obvious allusion to the Undead Burg, another town of immortals found at the foot of a much larger and more powerful country. […]