Carim

A New Phase Of all the surviving Old World nations, Carim has seen the most radical change. If Irithyll is the new Anor Londo, then Carim is the new Thorolund. With the sol land’s implicit collapse following Lloyd’s downfall, Carim is now the country of clergymen, and this is reflected in its face option. 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 fairly standard armor, Lothric knights serve their lord with distinction, wearing the royalty’s crest on their standard shield and surcoat as part of that […]

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 melted iron armor’s chief purpose supports this. The Dragonslayer Greataxe and Greatshield “slightly revive” their one-time […]

The Deep

Preface Aldrich and the Deep in general is an aspect of Dark Souls that I can’t help but be morbidly fascinated with. From a thematic standpoint, they add a layer of complexity to the world of Dark Souls III (DS3) and provide a perfect response to questions posed in its predecessors. From a story standpoint, […]

Havel

This post covers everything relevant to Havel as far as the localization is concerned. It is based on a series of reddit posts from May 2018. Quotes include the official English script, my translation, and the official Japanese script in that order. Rock’a Bless This ring is granted to adherents of Gwyndolin, Darkmoon deity and […]

Reah

This post covers everything relevant to Reah 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. The Good House My companions are M’lady and her young knights. She is […]

Sulyvahn

Preface When I had originally written my analysis of Irithyll, Pontiff Sulyvahn made up for more than half of the topic. Despite the Boreal Valley’s long and fascinating history, one character has since dominated the entire culture. Tyrants are nothing new to fiction, and villainous popes are a dime a dozen in Japanese fantasy. But […]

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. […]

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 […]