Dusk is found near the Oolacile ruins where the Black Dragon Kalameet fell. A place guarded by terrible demons including the mega-boss Asylum Demon on a plateau surrounded by endless mountain tops, where nothing could ever be able to escape, despite apparent immortality. Dark Souls 2 features some items and designs that players would recognise from the 1, however they don't at first seem to fit canonically into the world of 2. I will avoid talking about Dark Souls 3 as well for this reason though anyway, so don't worry for anyone still going through that game So I won't be covering Vordt or the Dancer. Fire is to the painted world what this new pledge is to the creator. Even iron golems brought to life by the combination of Pyromancer Eygil's living flame and his Scorching Iron Scepter.
Dark Souls 2 hints heavily at the possibility to reject the cycle of the world, and go beyond the Ages of Dark and Fire, to something else entirely. The dragon helps Havel create a ward that is especially strong against magic but refuses to leave his sanctuary and openly battle the Lords. The serpents hated the dragons who supplanted them, since dragons are more perfect than serpents in every way. The special undead does not know what to think and cannot remember his past. After fighting Seath the Scaleless, the last Dragon who had gone insane after sadistic experiments; you retrieve one fragment of the Lord Soul Gwyn bestowed upon him as a reward for betraying his kind. Far away from all that however, in the ruined city of lords that was Anor Londo, some heroic handsome undead stopped the greifing of Ornstein and Smough, and for a time new players knew peace as they celebrated with whom they thought was Gwynevere, but she was just an illusion, created to keep Anor Londo looking like the perfect city of lords as it once did, instead of the dark stark reality that players would witness if they broke the illusion.
Oolacile's citizens are tricked into awakening Manus who's Humanity went Wild and created the Abyss. The throne will certainly receive you. New Londo is the first great empire to be consumed by the abyss. Life is never easy, never fair. So I might have a bias to how totally badass he is.
At the ending to Dark Souls 2, You defeat Nashandra, the queen of Drangleic. For the artist, creating new things is everything. Fire came to be, and with it, Disparity. Put yourself in the mind of a citizen living in this world, you are religious as all from these time periods are. How would you react if someone you knew passed on and came back just as fast? Many events would transpire, but the most important was the dreaded Darksign.
To help with all that, I've assembled some of the best lore resources out there. Havel lobbies Gwyn to stop her travels, since he knows it is a suicide mission. The Giant's show the devastation they wrought on Drangleic, While Vendrick's memories allow you to understand him. Her domain, the great city of Izalith adjacent to the archtree swamp, is also closest to the abyss and the advancing dark. This is one of the ways Dark Souls gradually constructs meaning: things like a unit of currency are often arbitrary in video games, but here the economic role of Souls ties into the larger cultural and economic systems of Lordran.
But remember, hold on to your souls. Scarce few possess such brilliant souls. After refusing to link the fire he and Aldia founded Drangleic together and set their energies to researching Souls and the Undead Curse, both eventually comprehending the cycle that lay beneath it all. Over time the large phantoms break up into smaller humanity bits that wonder the entire world seeking out humans and undead to inhabit. I read something interesting on Reddit about his dialogue: from offering you to take something while taking you himself. The other is far, far below, in the ruins at the base of Blighttown. So much so that a subsection of the way of white had begun to worship him as a god, and tended to his flame.
Fledgeling Hollow, may we meet again. Sweet justice for all sinners is what's happening here and, of course, this slots neatly into the larger narrative whereby Gwyndolin's agents are hunting down Darkwraiths, who are working on Kaathe's behalf. You will find him deeper inside. The first of which can be found during his boss fight. The nature of Dark Souls 2's storytelling is more direct and has less room for ambiguity, which is why some Souls fans remain unconvinced. Makes sense so far as you can't light a fire that lasts indefinitely after all. But the core storyline of King Vendrick and his brother Aldia is about something more specific: the question of what happens when the myth a civilisation is founded on has been rejected.
This complementary nature is because humanity is, of course, a type of soul — the Dark Soul. This is relevant because if you choose to go back in time first and meet Sif and Artorias first, or instead face Sif first you get very different reactions when you encounter the great wolf. The Iron King however might not have agreed but out of loved helped. You find yourself in front of a Large Keep. This might explain why so many have maintained stations at various posts as well as their aggression towards non-Hollows. I wanted to give an example of one today. The Coming Dark For reasons unknown to the Lords, their Souls began to dwindle in power, and the First Flame began to weaken.
Lautrec made his way to Anor Londo and was killed by Ornstein and Smough but not before we had a rumble with him for killing our mute firekeeper. Loading The Lore Explained - Video What if no one links the flame? His physical form transformed into an eldrich monster from his screaming soul, and being consumed by his own rampant darkness he broke free and released his unstoppable wrath. Alternatively, being Hollow might also be desirable at times as it prevents the player from being invaded by other and. Seath The Scaleless betrayed his own kind, and the dragons were exterminated. An undead who has gone hollow can never return. They hunted down anyone who showed signs of the darksign, and locked them away in a grand prison known as the undead asylum.