Frigid Outskirts


A great, white expanse accessible via Frozen Eleum Loyce. To access the area, you need the Garrison Ward Key to unlock the Expulsion Chamber bonfire in Frozen Eleum Loyce. From there, you can enter a coffin to be used as a sleigh. You cannot return to Eleum Loyce except by dying, warping out, or killing the boss.

The Ivory King was the highest ranking knight of Forossa, which is said to have fallen into civil war, causing its people to become mercenaries. You can find Forossan knights in the Frigid Outskirts but not in Eleum Loyce; they are easily identified by their Faraam armor. Did the king wish to leave his old order behind (as he had with the Loyce knights), or did something happen that made him an outcast from his order?

The Ivory King was known for the mercy killing of exiles by his pets, which means the Frigid Outskirts was likely where he sent them, which in turn explains why you cannot simply walk back out of the area once you travel there. But, why was he exiling his own people here? This doesn't make sense with the characterization of the king as a noble person who was the first line of defense for the kingdom. Were the Forossan knights so terrible that the Ivory King could not let them stay in his kingdom? In the end, the Expulsion Chamber may not have been his creation at all, but Alsanna's after he departed.

A Mirrah Hat can be found among the snow-covered ruins. What purpose would a knight have for wearing this ceremonial headpiece in this barren tundra? Perhaps it's no coincidence that Lucatiel can be summoned for the fight against the Burnt Ivory King. Maybe the hat in the wastes belonged to her brother, Aslatiel, whom she always seemed to be a step behind.

Three NPCs are available to summon here: Abbess Feeva, Vengarl, and Manhunter O'Harrah.

The foes encountered here are:

  • Ice Stallion: An icy stallion. They live in the Frigid Outskirts, and tend to surprise adventurers by seemingly appearing out of nowhere whilst blizzards are raging.
  • Exiled Brave: Unfortunate undead whom have become lost in the blizzard in the Frigid Outskirts.
  • Undead Laborer: As if a lifetime of toil wasn't enough, these workers continue their duties even in death. And this time, their job is to kill you. Probably as in life, these under-appreciated, down-trodden souls simply aren't equipped for the task - they face you unarmed.
  • Lud and Zallen, the King's Pets: Giant, black saber-toothed cats.


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