Aldrich, Devourer of Gods
When you first fought Aldrich, Devourer of Gods, you may have been too distracted from the pain and misery of this seemingly impossible boss to notice some striking similarities between it and another entity in the Dark Souls universe. Aldrich, the unidentified entity that sought to bring about The Deep, was so powerful that it was able to literally eat a Dark Souls god. This god is none other than the hidden boss of Dark Souls 1, Dark Sun Gwyndolin, leader of the Blades of the Darkmoon.
It can be seen through the physical appearance of Aldrich that this is the case.
Not only does Aldrich consume the body of Gwyndolin, and in doing so gain some essence of his power, but Aldrich also dreams of a young, pale girl in hiding. Dark Souls fans will recall such a pale girl hiding in a painted world. There’s a strong chance Aldrich dreamt of
Kill the Dancer of the Boreal Valley Early
The Dancer of the Boreal Valley is a boss that stands between you and the late-game area of
To perform this feat, you will have to kill Emma as soon as you enter the room. This will trigger the Dancer’s entrance into the arena and begin the fight. You will no doubt want to partake in some jolly cooperation as this fight is extremely difficult for a levelled character, let alone one fresh out of the grave.
Mimic Chests are wily things, appearing as a normal chest but when you go to open them they snatch you up and eat you. Long-time players of Dark Souls may still use the tried and true method of hitting each chest before they open to see if it transforms, but did you know there’s an easier way to tell if a chest is a Mimic, and if it is, an easier way to get its treasure other than fighting it?
Take a look at the chain that is attached to each chest in Dark Souls, the chests with the chains that curve around behind them are normal chests, but the chests with the chain that stretches out in front of them are Mimics!
Now instead of fighting the Mimic to try and earn its contents, you can simply throw an Undead Hunter Charm on the Mimic. This will cause the Mimic to open up allowing you to loot it. Or if you do accidentally hit the Mimic, you can throw an Undead Hunter Charm at it and the Mimic will turn back into a chest and fall asleep. No more opening a chest only to have your character’s arms get bitten off!
Did you know that the runes scratched into Titanite Slabs are actually legible and make cohesive sense? This is a relatively new discovery by Dark Souls user known as Skarekrow13 in the Fextralife Dark Souls 3 Wiki Forums.
The essence of this discovery is that upon the Titanite Slabs are
The Titanite Slabs
From Software has layered Dark Souls with an impressive amount of detail. It’s even more impressive that, after
The Dark Sign
Since 2011 the player base of Dark Souls has been wondering what the Dark Sign, the red circle stamped on every Undead, represents. It could have been just a brand, a searing hot circle that is used to mark the Undead, signifying a risk of
Did you know that halfway through Dark Souls 3, and upon ascending to
But then, what could it all mean? The solar eclipse takes place toward the end of the game, as the flame is slowly fading and after numerous Lords of Cinder have been slain. Perhaps the Dark Sign isn’t just a curse of the Undead, but a reminder that when the sun fades, and with it the First Flame, it will be the Undead’s time to rise up and claim the world. For in Dark Souls, the Undead are mere men, forever lower than the gods and their continuation of the Age of Fire, only to have some form of power when the fire is extinguished. Could it be that the Dark Sign is meant to corral the Undead, to allow them a form of immortality to use against the gods? Maybe, or perhaps there are other answers out there, buried deep within the lore of Dark Souls.
And much like the accursed Undead, we cannot help but return to Dark Souls, a series that continues to challenge and confound us. Let us know other things you didn’t know about Dark Souls 3 that you recently discovered, whether it is lore related or about the game mechanics!