The Shrine of Winter serves as a gateway between the Shaded Woods and Drangleic Castle. It is found in the by taking the western path at the Ruined Fork Road bonfire. Access to the Shrine is initially blocked by a door that demands a vast number of souls to open. Only those who have proven their worth may proceed through the Shrine to the foreboding mountaintop.
The tablets in the Shrine of Winter depict fragments of the larger stone relief carving in the Dragon Shrine, which is located above the door to the Petrified Egg tower.