Undead Crypt


This expansive crypt lies below the Shrine of Amana and is a place of rest for the living. Overseen by Agdayne and the other Grave Wardens, it is open to all visitors provided they show peoper reverence. The Crypt's custodians treat every one of its occupants with the same care and take its security equally seriously. Among other things, carrying torches or utilizing magical light sources in certain areas of the Crypt is considered a desecration and will incur the Warden's swift retribution.

Velstadt, The Royal Aegis stands sentinel deep within the crypt, protecting what lies beyond. Velstadt was a trusted knight who faithfully served King Vendrick in life; he followed his lord when he set out for the Undead Crypt and remained there to continue serving him in death. Velstadt and a contingent of Royal Guards stand watch over Vendrick's chamber to this very day, inexplicably slaughtering any who enter in search of the King. Vendrick, the former King of Drangleic has been reduced to a mindless Hollow, but still clutches something dear. While killing him is not necessary for the completion of your quest, putting this poor soul to rest could only be considered a final courtesy to the man who used every means within his reach and made unimaginable sacrifices to halt the spread of the Undead curse.

The foes encountered here are:

  • Wall Warrior: The ghost of a former warrior which will phase through the walls of the Undead Crypt in certain spots to attack. Who were these warriors in life and how did they come to wander the halls of the Crypt? Only the Grave Wardens know for certain, and their lips are sealed.
  • Leydia Witch: Witches who worship the god of disease, Galib. They once resided in the Undead Crypt alongside the Fenito but over time grew conceited, misusing their power and usurping control of the Crypt's gateway. Their actions spurned the Grave Wardens and they were slaughtered as transgressors; their spirits now forcibly serve as guardians of the Crypt.
  • Leydia Pyromancer: A ghostly spellcaster of the Leydia Pyromancers. Although pyromancers in name, they were adept at a wide variety of magic and in their conceit they once occupied the Undead Crypt. Their brazen misuse of death drew the ire of the Fenito, who branded them transgressors; the apostles were slaughtered and subsequently buried in the Crypt alongside other occupants.
  • Imperious Knight: Long ago a pair of foolish knights attempted to conquer the Undead Crypt. They each carried with them a greatshield split into two halves which they used in lieu of weapons to reduce their enemies to paste. Their ill-advised crusade came to an abrupt and unsuccessful end, however; as punishment they were denied a peaceful death and instead put to work for eternity as guardians of the crypt.


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