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Unlikely. The sludge starts from where the corpse of the giant blacksmith is.

Re: Aldrich and anor londo by Leeho730Leeho730, 04 Nov 2017 20:06

Link: https://www.polygon.com/2012/12/19/3783452/dark-souls-2-staff-discuss-the-vga-trailer-and-what-having-real

Another interesting note from the interview was "Time is one of the central keywords we're keeping in mind as we create this."
So, even though the two places may not be the same geographically, there could certainly be ties culturally or otherwise that influenced them in similar ways.

I wouldn't suppose any conjunction between the Grave of Saints and the Tomb of Giants. From Software stated back before the release of Dark Souls 2, that the game takes place in a very different place than its predecessor. The developers stated, that

If Dark Souls was set in the North Pole, this one would be in the South Pole

and

The game is set in a different part of the same planet

See Polygon.com blog "Dark Souls 2 developer: If Dark Souls was set in the North Pole, this one would be in the South Pole" (Can't add link because of low Karma).

Additionally I wouldn't see any relation between both places only because a level designer resicles objects from Dark Souls in Dark Souls 2.

RakuyoRakuyo 10 Oct 2017 13:35
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Orphan of Kos

I think the story goes a bit like this: "A Kos Parasite is said to stimulate phantasms inhabiting a lumenwood."

When you look at the icon of the Kos Parasite, you may distinguish two entities.

There's a slug that's being stabbed with tentacles, and a flowery looking thing on top of it.

So I think the flowery thing is the Kos Parasite, and the slug is a phantasm "being stimulated".

So with the Milkweed Lumenwood you get three things, the lumenwood (plant), the phantasm (herbivore) and the Kos parasite (parasite)

That still leaves a lot of questions like: Why does Fishing Hamlet contain swarms of Phantasms, but no visible Kos Parasites?

Are the bulges on the Snail Women some kind of snail organs, or a Kos Parasite? And if it's the parasite, then are the Snail Women Phantasms?

As for the editing, I just can't go around correcting lore texts on every wiki, and I'm already very busy on Fextralife.

I'd rather have these kinds of discussions and let authors edit their own texts, rather than changing stuff behind their backs.

by RakuyoRakuyo, 10 Oct 2017 13:35

Definitely! Not sure how this page got overlooked. Thanks for calling it out.

Re: ? by Souls LoreSouls Lore, 09 Oct 2017 10:43

Thanks! You should see an "Edit" link at the bottom of the page. If not, message me and I'll check the permissions.
Definitely feel free to post and edit as much you want. :)

Re: How can I help? by Souls LoreSouls Lore, 09 Oct 2017 10:42
Souls LoreSouls Lore 09 Oct 2017 10:40
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Orphan of Kos

Here are some facts, though it may not exactly answer the question.

"A Kos Parasite is said to stimulate phantasms inhabiting a lumenwood."
Using the Milkweed rune, one can transform into a Lumenwood, which activates with Kos Parasite to unleash a devastating set of attacks.
Phantasms are also known as invertebrates, and are said to be "augurs of the Great Ones".
The Orphan of Kos, from which the parasite is obtained, is the offpsring of a Great One.

by Souls LoreSouls Lore, 09 Oct 2017 10:40
EarlearlearlEarlearlearl 08 Oct 2017 20:13
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Orphan of Kos

Yeah really good point. The invertebrates all around the village and the Kos Parasite item not looking the same is a confusing thing for me, haven't figured it out.

I think the invertebrates came from Kos, and the parasite description says Kos' insides were teeming with parasites so I just assumed they were one and the same. Also I think I remember some lore around invertebrates/phantasms being augurs of Great Ones and seemingly living on them like parasites, but am definitely skeptical of my conclusion. Happy for you to edit the text to remove that assumption :). Thanks for asking! What do you reckon is going on?

by EarlearlearlEarlearlearl, 08 Oct 2017 20:13
RakuyoRakuyo 30 Sep 2017 18:44
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Orphan of Kos

How do you figure those invertebrates are Kos Parasites?

It seems to me they look completely different.

by RakuyoRakuyo, 30 Sep 2017 18:44
How can I help?
sulidossulidos 23 Sep 2017 04:07
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Old Monk

Love this site by far my favorite for Souls lore. Would love to help and give back some of my time. Read the google sheet for old monk aka golden elder and can transfer everything here if you guys want me to. Just tell me where and how to start!

How can I help? by sulidossulidos, 23 Sep 2017 04:07
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GergoythGergoyth 16 Sep 2017 21:52
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Old Wolf of Farron

Possible relative or reincarnation of the Great Wolf Sif?


- "…provide thee succour"

? by GergoythGergoyth, 16 Sep 2017 21:52

I think that if the familial terms are in reference to blood relations, that the grandson could be the hollowed man that carries the cage. I'm not entirely sure that the Untended Graves is in the same timeline though.


- "…provide thee succour"

by GergoythGergoyth, 16 Sep 2017 21:50

In DaS3 they appear in the Spears of the Church fight. Other parts of the game suggest that the Church mentioned there is not even for any of the original Four Lords, but an older power - possibly a reference back to Demon's Souls.

JerrielJerriel 31 Jul 2017 14:23
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Shiva's Bodyguard

Very interesting character to be this strong and easily kill. Confuse ? Well if any of you travel entirely blightown you will find many PC death in there. But right is about shiva bodyguard… He is found death at the highest plataform at the edge of a staircase, I take four ways he end up there. One, he was kill by the flesh eating monster that got the staff , two he was poison by the dart midgets there , three smash by the big guys that hold club the one found at the entry of blightown before going down the stairs. And last and for me the most sense making, kill by shiva. Ok for a body guard he would have been impossible to get ambush by e flesh eating monsters, they are to loud and scream soon as they see you, two toxic dart would not do anything he is a assassin ninja meaning he got antidote for all that and would have cure himself fast along by killing the little people. Three could not be killed by the fatso due to they are heavy and would have been easy for the ninja to take them on easy. Plus he was invisible only one that can see him would have been the flesh eating monsters due to they would know by scent, the insect of course . And by shiva in which by turning his back to the person he was protcting would have made him easy target. Why blightown ? Well after the event where the player meet shiva for the second time the player possesses the chaos blade and shiva want it just like the blacksmith ask you to have the Amber you found. You say know and he take it. So feeling the ninja saw that as wrong he confronted shiva about this action which have him kill also could have been he desiable him to where the blight town monsters got the drop on him . Got hit by a dart, he try cure himself and shiva took the antidote , then the fatso came up and smash him dropping down the floor trying to get away only to find the eating flesh monsters and die there while shiva escape to the top floor through the depth into dark roots down to sen fortress , since the iron golem been kill previously to the players visit he made it there and into the world of ariamis.

by JerrielJerriel, 31 Jul 2017 14:23

I would like to mention so far I have not seen any reference about it. If any one take a close look in anor londo at the top floor , where you fight executioner and the slayer. Well you find his entire set, why is there. My theory is after killing the firekeeper he travels to the city of gods in search for the archive . Along the way with two other friends, those friends are to help him fight their way through. One is a muscle, the other a sorcerer. When the player enter anor londo and make his way up to the boss fight the eye turn. Get into the fight with all three ghost. After vanish them you enter the fog door and fight the two bosses. Notice the slayer is at the second floor coming from right the same location the knight of carim is found. My take is the slayer fight the knight that was trying for the princess of sunlight and got stop by the slayer and killed him. While the executioner end up killing his other two friends and eating them. In another way he got a double . Though I share this as I said I have seen not anyone mention this before.

by JerrielJerriel, 31 Jul 2017 14:01

Thanks! I'll add it.

Re: An intriguing theory by Souls LoreSouls Lore, 23 Jul 2017 22:50

I found a video by General Sam regarding a theory involving Knight King Rendal and thought someone might wanna check it out and add it to the theories page. The video itself is quite interesting and theorizes his travels to Lodran along with how he might still be alive as a member of the Darkmoon Covenant. It also gives a unique view on the idea of OnS being an illusion.

The video is called "Dark Souls : Knight King Rendal".

An intriguing theory by ZezzknoZezzkno, 22 Jul 2017 06:47

When the Ashen One chooses to end the age of fire at the Kiln of thr First Flame, the cutscene will quickly fade, while firekeeper says: "Ahsen One, hearest thou my voice, still?"

This implies that the Ashen One has gone hollow, after his duty has been fulfilled. Like Anri of Astora, after she, with the help of the Ashen One, defeats Aldrich.

There are several dialogues in support of this theory:

Ludleth of Courland (after Anri's questline has been completed):

"Ahh, well met. Thou'rt at last returned.
Knowest thou the name, Anri of Astora?
The brave girl/lad left this, as thanks.
Though gave no elucidation…

Now, heed this little warning, from this little lord.
Seek not the girl.
She knoweth her fate. What will become of her upon her duty's end.
She would not wish thee follow her."

Ringfinger Leonhard (upon being attacked in the shrine):

"What's wrong with you?

Can you even hear me? If you can, cease this at once.
Before it's too late.

I see, I see, as clear as day.
You are a vile, starved beast.
Much too dangerous for her!"

There is also a secret ending where Ashen One attacks Firekeeper and takes the flame for himself. This implies that the Ashen One has become not only a hollow, but also a vile and starved beast, that seek powerful souls by mindlessly killing others.

But then; like Firekeeper said, "one day, tiny flames will dance across the darkness[,] [l]ike embers, linked by lords past." Like Ludleth of Courland, to link the flame, to "paint a new vision."

Thank you for bringing it up. The theory shall be updated accordingly.

Nice article, but could you mention me a source that names Hippocrates as a proponent of bloodletting?

I don't think Hippocrates ever advocated that, and I can find no source claiming he ever did.

I rather believe Galen should be credited with the idea.

Hippocrates and Bloodletting by RakuyoRakuyo, 20 Jun 2017 21:18
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