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My WIP Lore FAQ
The oft-requested Dark Souls story overview. Contains speculation based on items, dialogues, interviews, etc. Take it or leave it! Before I forget: @EpicNameBro on twitter.
Meine Meinung -- Corridors of Time
Marc and Songe -- Dreams of Another Shore
Marc Papeghin -- Hymn of the Fayth
Songelereveur -- People of the North Pole
Meine Meinung -- Eternity
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This is a semi-chronological overview of the story of Dark Souls as I see it. I only made this video due to the floods of requests that were sent in for it. It's extremely difficult to just summarize the plot and the world in a nice little chronological package... due partially to the way the narrative is relayed and partly due to the whole "distorted time" aspect.
There is speculation in this video. It is based off of item descriptions, dialogues, interviews, etc. etc. etc. I've got so many different pieces of info from so many different places at this point that I can't even list them all. I know people like to have the descriptions in the video, but it just isn't feasible for me anymore. I already gave up a weekend to make this! If you are curious where one particular piece of info came from, just ask. Be specific with your request, and I'll do my best to hook you up.
tldw; Everything sucks and we're all gonna die... and on top of that the tits are a lie!
ENB's LORE NOTES FOR YOU
The Black Knights
"The point about the knights is confusing because they were burned twice; once by the demons, and once by the flame at the kiln. The Black Knight Shield described the battle with the the demons, which charred them black, and the Black Knight Armor describes the incident at the kiln, where they were burned to ash. "
We know about him mostly from his equipment's descriptions. One additional note from the Design Works- he was MIyazaki's favorite design, so he was given his heretical personality. Gotta love those guys at Fromsoft... "I like this design. Let's make this guy a cannibal and not let him be a knight."
by EpicNameBro 246,770 views
Sorry for the disorganized clips and presentation- everything I own is in boxes except for this PC, which will join the rest now.
Dusk of Oolacile
Domhnall of Zena
Path of the Dragon
Sorry if the quality is lower than normal. IRL blah blah blah
by EpicNameBro 333,893 views
UPDATE: I just listened to some more of the developer interview. It strongly supports the idea that I presented in the video concerning the Dark Soul / Humanity. I was surprised that I pieced it together so closely, to be honest. It's a highly recommended read (link below).
THE "Dark Soul." The most important thing in the game, and something that no one talks about thanks to the damn pygmy and the freaking pendant. Your thoughts?
New Londo 0:56
Sealer Ingward 2:17
Sealer Yulva 5:22
The Four Kings 8:54
Some Epic Fail 12:40
Darkstalker Kaathe 13:25
Furtive Pygmy (Opinion) 18:06
The Dark Soul (Opinion) 19:13
Motives of the Primordial Serpents (Opinion) 21:55
Rogue Witch Beatrice 23:40
Darkwraith Kirk of Thorns 24:32
Abysswalker Artorias 26:45
MichelKobayashi's edit of the Dark Souls Text Dump
The FromSoft radio interview (Japanese)
Interview Translation by Kaelsmith
And there you have it... my take on Dark Souls' primary story line. Between the previous video and this one, I've basically explained my (current) ideas about the plot. Particularly the Dark Soul itself... one thing that no one talks about for some reason... covered up by the red herring that is the Pygmy, most likely.
In retrospect, I have to give this game extreme respect for the storyline. I'm a "gameplay first, graphics second, and oh there was a story?" kind of guy. For me to get THIS interested in a game's plot is... rare. There are only about three series that make me want to geek the fuck out like this.
Anyway. once again, the art book was delayed until the end of March. I will do my best to make a video about it.
And an Epic favor: if anyone can hook me up with a Diablo beta... I'd love you forever. Or at least until the retail version goes out.
See you Space Cowboy.
by EpicNameBro 317,993 views
Sorry for the wait AND for the pronunciation AND for the lack of fancy editing and text layovers. I'm just busy as hell right now, so I wanted to release this instead of making you wait another week.
Ring of the Sun's Firstborn
If you have a question about where I found info that I presented in the video, just ask in the comments. I will try to edit the resource into the description if people are confused. I didn't have as much time to edit this one as I normally do. Sorry! I hope you can still follow my rambling.
Much love hoochies.
by EpicNameBro 271,195 views
Lore FAQ (WIP)
Bed of Chaos / Witch of Izalith 0:23
Lost Quelana 2:28
Chaos Witch Quelaag 3:31
The Fair Lady 4:42
Heretic Eingyi 6:38
Ceaseless Discharge 7:38
Centipede Demon 7:38
Demon Firesage 9:56
Laurentius of the Great Swamp 10:35
Salaman the Master Pyromancer 11:21
Other Pyromancers 13:15...
Witch of Izalith
Quelana (daughter of Witch of Izalith)
Quelaag (daughter of Witch of Izalith)
Fair Lady (daughter of Witch of Izalith)
Ceaseless (son of Witch of Izalith)
Salaman (pupil of Quelana)
Carmina (pupil of Salaman)
Laurentius (possible pupil of Salaman / Carmina school)
And an apology- I can't answer PMs right now. I'm really busy, and I've gotten far too many questions, requests, hate mails, etc. to possibly answer. Seriously. I've been able to respond to about 10%. I'm sorry. If I didn't have a day job, I'd love to answer every message... but I gotta support my family. I know you guys feel me on that.
If you've been around here for awhile, you know that I've had a good run of answering PMs and emails. But now... I spent 4 hours on a Saturday answering emails and did about 10%. If you math it out, the only way I can keep answering messages is to neglect my wife AND quit making new videos... not gonna happen! :O
Current plans: Lore continues, Demon's Souls when I have a chance to upload, a secret project in honor of a legend, maybe some retro stuff in early March, and a new Nippon Ichi game will pull me away from DkS in mid-March.
MAD PROPS to DemonSous and Tengumaru
They're helping to keep me straight by checking the JP wiki descriptions for things like the Sewer Chamber Key. Those guys are keeping your bro in-line like a couple of BOSSES!
Thanks again guys.
by EpicNameBro 188,530 views
Yes, I stayed up all night making this and I'm tired as hell. Goodnight.
Community Props 5:45
ENB Speculating 8:50
Earl Arstor 11:07
Fighting Style of Carim 12:30
Knight King Rendal 13:50
Knights of Balder 14:45
Knights of Berenike 15:47
Sleep Time 17:10
Michel's edit of the text dump:
Places that I still need to talk about... Vinheim, Oolacile, Zena, Astora, Catarina, The Great Swamp... more to come as I remember I'm sure.
by EpicNameBro 197,151 views
This is a HUGE video about the followers of Gwyn, excluding his children. Use the following links to help you navigate:
Black Knights 1:20
Silver Knights 2:20
Seath the Scaleless 3:44
Bishop Havel the Rock 6:44
**Speculation about the ORIGIN OF THE UNDEAD 11:55
Dragonslayer Ornstein 15:15
Hawkeye Gough 16:20
Lord Blade Ciarin 17:21
Abysswalker Artorias 18:07
To check the dialogues for yourself, I recommend Michel's channel:
Ornstein art courtesy of semsei of deviantart!
The key that I referred to in the video is 下水部屋のカギ. Good luck.
Some relevant item descriptions:
Black Knight Halberd
Black Knight Shield
Black Knight Armor
Silver Knight Shield
Silver Knight Armor
....to be added later. I'm tired as hell and I've been working on this for awhile. I'll try to update this with more references later.
by EpicNameBro 178,924 views
Update- Best of the comments:
Petrus is undead; he uses Estus!
Petrus's mission -could- be to KILL undead clerics on the church's orders.
Havel is a Bishop, and therefore possibly a member of the Way of White.
"Gwyn" means "white." Ohohohohohoooo!
Keep it coming guys... ya'll are laying down that gooood shiiiit.
Relevant Item Descriptions:
White Seance Ring
Ring of the Sun's Firstborn
Great Magic Barrier
For dialogues, you should check out MichelKobayashi's channel and playlist. Homie's got the goods. Absolutely one of the best Dark Souls channels. Thanks Michel... it makes analyzing the plot a lot simpler and gives us references we can share. EXCELLENT work.
by EpicNameBro 230,590 views
Sorry for the video issues. This is just my take on the new content. The main plot was really, really straightforward, and I probably didn't say anything insightful in this video. Sorry for wasting your time!
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00:40 Timeframe of DLC
01:44 Oolacie vs New Londo / Retconning of Artorias story (timeline again)
06:03 Fall of Oolacile
09:04 Crystal Golems / Seath speculation
11:15 Humanity / The Dark Soul
13:24 Dark Souls / Kindling / The endings of the main game
14:52 Broken Pendant / Pursuers / Dark Magic
by EpicNameBro 128,058 views
Here's the timeline image on my site:
Here is Hazel's video (some things I agree on, some that I don't, but all interesting):
The music used was NOT on the OST... Phrexeus dug it out of the game files for us! Check him out here:
by EpicNameBro 218,651 views
I will check the Japanese text about Andre again this weekend.
Is Solaire gay?
Is Solaire the first-born of Lord Gwyn?
Is Andre / Ornstein / Artorias the first-born?
The relationship of Ornstein and Smough
by EpicNameBro 241,209 views
I actually just noticed for the first time... Priscilla HAS scales on her neck...
First Born of Gwyn
The Harpies of Velka
This video took so much time even though it is short compared to my normal rants...
by EpicNameBro 157,116 views
Like the jazz? Go say hi to the musicians, and tell them how awesome they are!
This is NOT a normal lore video. This is me talking about the recent Japanese-only interview from the Design Works art book. My wife and I translated some of it, and this is my summary.
Sorry the video clips don't match. I lost my new footage when we tripped a breaker (damn microwave). I did what I could, but I think the info is more important than fancy video editing in this case.
Long-winded intro 0:00
Why Logan gets nekkid 1:35
Why are Gwynevere's boobs so big 3:40
Priscilla's a good girl! 4:50
Andre and Gwyn 5:20
Gaping Dragon 6:00
Lame End Boss 7:47
Epic was TOTALLY on point 9:00
Ceasless is... OPTIONAL!? ....maybe... 10:50
Knight... Smough!? Pass. 12:17
Origin of Kellog 13:35
Black Knight stalkers? 15:30
Play Asia is carrying the book.
by EpicNameBro 108,838 views
Once again, Phrexeus is the man. Check him out.
@Phrexeus on twitter
So we are going to Oolacile via a suspiciously "serpent" shaped arm... and upon arrival we will encounter enemies similar to the Darkroot area... and architecture similar to the painting of Ariamis... and who's this dude? That's not a dragonslayer bow but... could it be Gough? Using a Sniper Crossbow... Carim connection? Is that a Parrying Dagger in there? I can't see it clearly enough. Earl Arstor maybe?
And of course we are going to battle Artorias but... this room looks familiar. Whose grave is this? Hopefully not ours!
And finally.... shears, not prunes. Living in Japan is fucking up my English.
Oh yeah, silly me. I forgot to talk about how the pendant ties into all of this. If you join the Forest Hunters, you defend Darkroot from "graverobbers." When you win, you pillage their loot. Sometimes, you get... a pendant.
Pendant from a grave of Oolacile? Needed to unlock that locked rune door, perhaps? Or maybe even... well I'll just leave it like that. Just spit-balling here guys. If it turns out true, I'm a genius. If not... forget I said anything!