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 […]

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 […]

Chaos Demons

Preface Izalith is my favorite part of Dark Souls (DS1) lore, so there are certainly elements I enjoy in Dark Souls III. (DS3) And while much of it does simply reiterate statements and implications from the original game, there is a fair amount of new content here as well. In fact, you can argue that […]

Leonhard

There are several reasons to believe that Leonhard is from the Profaned Capital. His entire body, especially his face, was terribly burned at a young age, and the Profaned Capital is the only known nation where life-threatening fires have taken place. Leonhard has also been trained in both sorcery and swordplay. This wouldn’t be too […]