It is nothing more than a land of constant war. Forossa as it was named. To the distant east, hundreds of years after the long era of unlaw that followed the fall of it's past Kingdom, Forossa was again brought to order by the Tsardom, and for many many years it did rule henceforth as the center of all power and culture in the whole world.But it could not last, for the Age of Fire was coming to a close again, and the Age of Dark was inevitable. Now, the Tsardom is but a shell of it's former self, and few bastions of civilization remain.A bloody infection from Jursa Island spreads, Demons migrate from the north to fuel a new Chaos using a dead God's corpse, and the Abyss grows in the south from a shard of primeval darkness, empowered by primordial entities.... And the once great, powerful God of War has abandoned his people and vanished completely....But unlike those cycles that preceded the current, something stirs to the far east....
In his tower reaching to the sky, the ageless first sage of Forossa works tirelessly on a final resort of a plan to end the cycles forever. Having drawn on the force and leeched the life and power of untold countless others for millenniums, the power to control time itself is within the grasp of the sage......And with his presence echoing across the world, the undead, disturbed by temporal ruptures, branded by the accursed Darksign, rise to combat his threat... Rise to cut off the sources of his power....
Choose a class and burial gift.And then either draw or provide a reference as to what your character shall look like for the quest to begin. You can use a screenshot of your own dark souls character if you'd like, that would be preferred.
>>3450552Warrior because STR > DEX and Life RingI say the character should look like Arnold Schwarzenegger
>>3450552Forossa born warrior
>>3450552Forossan WarriorLife RingPic for looks
>>3450983+1Op have you written a quest before? The trip seems familiar
>>3450552The Knight actually has fantastic stats and we can quickly pick up a more Interesting weapon than the Longsword.>Knight>Sovereignless SoulPlease don't die like the other DS quests.
Musketeer with Captain's Rank>Reference
No seriously, the Warrior only has 3 more Vigor than the Knight and Is Inferior or equal In every other stat, yet Is six levels higher (Is that a 13 or a 15? Still-) meaning leveling up will be much much harder.Choose *any* other class than Warrior. It's the worst one by far.
>>3451333Changing to Knight
wewcringewhere do i sign in?
YOU HAVE BEEN INVADED BY CHAD THUNDERCOCK
Rolled 2 (1d4)>>3450657>>3450983>>3451837>>3452030
>>3450657>>3450983>>3451333>>3451837>>3452496CHAD THUNDERCOCK DEFEATS YOU AND TAKES YOUR HUMANITY AND STARTER GIFTS. YOU ARE NOW HOLLOW.
DARK SPIRIT CHAD THUNDERCOCK HAS RETURNED TO THEIR WORLD....
>>3452496Is this really the character you wish to start with?>Yes>No>>3451226Yes, I ran the Great Tribulation quest. I'll try my best to keep this one alive to the end.
>>3452527>NoI'll accept It only If OP makes warrior stats not so blatantly Inferior numerically to the other characters, right now hell no. Anything else.
>>3452527>NoLike >>3452557 says, warrior is basically just a shitty knight. Not even the starting equipment is better.
>>3452527Can you make deprived an option? I always liked starting off the game as a homeless/troglodyte person
>>3452557>>3452568Would you like to change class to Knight to begin the game?
>>3452657Sex male pls
>>3452668>>3452657This. Male knight.
>>3452668This, and make him look like Arnold like in >>3450657's suggestion.
>>3452657>>3452684And give him a really austrian name
>>3452668>>3452676>>3452678>>3452684>>3452709And so it is decided.In life, you were a great gentry and Knight of Astora named Hannes von Stroheim. For a long time, the Tsardom of Forossa dealt with the threats to it's land by sheer force and it's mighty armies, but when the spread of the Abyss and the Chaos Demons proved far too mighty an adversary, Forossa began to call on it's allies.Many other great nations, feeling their own security threatened by what went on in Forossa, wanted to ensure it would not spread beyond the snowy alpine region. Catarina provided it's excellent generals and gunpowder reserves, Vinheim and Thorolund offered it's magical prowess and zealotry to bolster the morale, survivors of the ancient Eleum Loyce proved incredible in the battle against the Demons, and vigilantes from Mirrah helped to stop banditry from rising again.You were sent along with many Knights of Astora to help defend the Tsar's capital of Tisengrad when the Demons made a great siege against it. You were fell in battle however at the hands of a Great Ice Demon, as Chaos had adapted to the climate of Forossa, and began to turn the cold against it's users with a new breed of Demons...You awake in the small keep of the Cemetery, where you were buried, and quickly find your armaments upon exiting the coffin. There is a staircase leading both up and down.Which direction will you go?
>>3452740>UpGot nothing to lose, so let's see if there's loot on the roof.
>>3452740Up, so we can survey the area
>>3452761>>3452797Steadily, you tread up the staircase, only to find a door, which was locked. It would not buckle even to you attempting to break it open, as all doors do.>>3452759>>3452773It was then you heard a jingle coming from below and decided to walk down to investigate.....
>>3452826Below you find some sort of... Cremation room littered with corpses that had been scorched. There is soot and ash, but the room is quite chilly and a fresh body in the middle appears to be frosting over.You notice something giving a faint glow from the bodies' pouch and go to grab it. It is an Estus Flask with three uses and an Estus shard that could be used to improve the Flask.As you go to turn back, the entrance to the cremation room is blocked off by fog, and you hear the jingling again followed by a giggle and a crunching of ice...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzWFWCH_lTEShambling in front of you, the same ice demon that had slain you before in the past stands tall and giggles as it swipes it's claws together. You notice a key dangling from it's shoulder.It raised it's arm and prepared to swipe at you. What will you do?
>>3452855First boss, he's probably slow and we can likely afford to be a little aggressive. Let's give it the classic roll and follow up with a light attack.
>>3452855>EmbedWe roll over its arm swing, and smack it in its booty with our sword. This time, its personal
>>3452873two hand sword first
>>3452873>>3452896>>3452898Swiftly, you roll over the swing as it brings it's arm down to slam the ground, causing a pool of ice spikes to rise. It takes a moment to get it's hand free, giving you ample time to slash away at it's back while avoiding the spikes. You stagger the demon and force it to the knees.But the spikes are spreading and it is generating icy wind in it's other hand, preparing another attack.Will you continue attacking or wait to see it's move? Keep note of the growing spikes spreading across the floor which threaten you...
>>3452916Back off, no frostbite please. Be ready to roll away from whatever the wind attack is.
>>3452916Roll away. Don't get greedy
>>3452928>>3452936>>3452961You back away as the Demon of Winter rises and throws a gust of icy wind in your direction. The attack clips you as you roll away, taking off a mediocre amount of health, but completely draining your measly magic bar.The Demon falls flat on it's face. You are now able to finish the beast off, however, it lays in it's ice spikes, which induce frostbite.Will you risk some frostbite build up to finish the fight or wait until it moves?
>>3452976can drink some estus while its down, and unequip everything but our legging armor and helmet: need that fast roll
>>3452976Do this >>3452988 and follow it up with a leaping attack two handed and then finish it since we can deal a quarter of it's health with a few slashes.
>>3452988>>3452997No It's covered In Ice Spikes, we need the Armor for that [Resistance]Hit It until our frostbite buildup gets too high, then back up and raise our shield.
>>3452988>>3452997You restore your health by drinking one use of your flask before removing your gauntlets and brigandine. You proceed to leap at the Demon and bring your sword down on it, following up with another four slashes, which at last defeat the demon. The frostbite bar gives little build up and only reaches half way full before the spikes dissipate. You obtain a rusty key for defeating it.The demon's giggling stops and it can only scream as it's body is bisected into two from your slashes, the lower part of it still standing, frozen in place. You wonder how it was that this squib of a demon managed to kill you in life. You think perhaps it was lucky, perhaps you were already worn for battle.... but you can't help but shake the feeling that the demon is not truly dead, and that it may again rise in the future.... Perhaps the giggling was a sign of infancy...You carry yourself to the stairs again as your humanity is restored from slaying the demon. You have a hefty amount of souls and should immediately seek a bonfire. You ascend the stairs again and use the rusty key the demon dropped to unlock the door....
>>3453065*Point down emote, then shield dance
>>3453065You find yourself inside the large room of a Study. The cobblestone room was decorated with all manner of fine Tsardom banners showing off the royal coat of arms. There were many book shelves filled with books and sets of rather extravagant wooden furniture sporting dark walnut finishes and trim.In the middle of the room was a bonfire next to a bench, which you light without hesitation.To the right, near a desk, you see a woman and a man dressed finely in the clothing of noble servants. They stare at you with intent even though they appeared down.You see a rather large framed man hitting an anvil in the corner of the room to the left. He appeared joyous and was surrounded by a great deal of weapons and smith tools and materials.Whom shall you speak too first?>The noble servants.>The Smith.
>>3453065>>3453072This, then Re-Equip and head through the door. Time to find some new equipment! (Hopefully)
>>3453085>The Smith.Disregard plot, acquire good equipment.
>>3453085Let's go talk to the Servants
>>3453085Smith, we need that estus shard turned into estus pronto. Also, possible claymore?
>>3453123>Also, possible claymore?My Brother. We must acquire the best of swords, the most manly of swords.
>>3453131That, and the beautiful greatsword. Strength > Dex
>>3453085The servants. May as well see what's up. Claymore soon.
>>3453088>>3453123>>3453131>>3453141You see that the Study, being very large, is divided into five corners. One corner was used as a space for the large smith who hammered away at his anvil. Rackets lined with weapon stood against the wall, a makeshift forge of cast iron and concrete burned hot with plenty of sparks in the air. The blacksmith cleaned his hammer with a rag and looked up to you as you approached."From the looks of the equipment y' carry I'd wager you're a Knight of Astora. Well met then. I am Andre of Astora, I am but a humble blacksmith, and I serve here at the behest of the butlers. If you require my skill and my anvil, you only need to ask."Nodding, you present him your flask and shard. "Ahh, always good to keep a flask with a hefty amount of charges, it'll always get you out of a pinch." Andre remarks as he takes the flask and shard over to his forge. There is a clanking noise as he uses a wedge and his hammer before he hands the flask back over to you.You can buy or sell weapons with Andre, reinforce or repair weapons or infuse them using gems you find. He can also allot your estus and reinforce it when you have shards.>Go see the Servants.>Get one of Andre's services.
>>3453248Claymore?Or bastard sword if no claymoreOr are those weapons on the wall just for show
>>3453248>Ask to see what weapons he has for sale.Let's find out what we have to look forward to.
>>3453257>>3453269"Ahh, so it's a weapon you need. My stock at the moment is a bit limited, mostly standard weapons since I lost my best coals I had back in the day when I left the ole' Kingdom of Lothric. But I still have some stuff that might you may fancy."
>>3453279Are there stat requirements for any or all of the weapons?
>>3453279Claymore time (and torch also)
>>3453286>>3453291You require 16 STR and 13 DEX to wield the Claymore. You have 14 and 12 currently. Are you sure you want to purchase it?
>>3453299Let's hold off. No reason to buy it if we can't wield it.Torch is probably a good investment, though. Cheap and will come in handy eventually.
>>3453299What's the Halberd stats? If it's like the one in dark souls 2, then it would be a good investment. If it's like the one in dark souls 3, then its glorified rubbish
>>3453299Yes absolutely. It only takes 3 levels to wield It properly and 1 to 2-hand It. Besides we should effectively have more than 5000 souls If we have a [Soul of the Demon of Winter] In our Inventory.
>>3453306>>3453333You use the Soul of the Winter Demon to get 5,000 Souls to add to your current 3,000 and then purchase the Claymore and a Torch for 1,700 Souls. You are now left with 6,300 Souls.>>3453321I will mostly follow Dark Souls 3's weapons requirements and stats for a lot of mundane weapons in this quest.You now walk to see the noble Servants after concluding business with Andre....
>>3453341The two Servants eagerly watch as you approach before giving a respectful bow."Greetings dear master. We have anticipated your rise in the cemetery after receiving premonitions. I am the butler Manfred." The man in garnet says."And I am the stewardess Lidiya. We have waited for your rise to offer our service." The woman in olive says."There is an upcoming Armageddon dear master. The premonitions showed us that you are the one who has the capability to stop it." Manfred tells you. "Our original master... The Great Sage Azalof, he is grasping at a power no one should have... Which is why we have abandoned him, and came to you.""For untold aeons, Azalof has sought the power to control time itself, and it now is within his grasp after so long of searching for it. We fear that should he complete his invocation and gain this power, he could erode the world in ways previously thought unimaginable. We ask that you would stop him... by cutting away his sources of power... and killing him." Lidiya says>Ask the servants a question.>Level up.>Use the Bonfire to travel.
>>3453355Level up to use that claymore and then ask them about Azalof's power sources so we know what to go after here.
>>3453355>>3453361This, and also ask what the age of the world is (in respect tp the time we came from), and the state of it
>>3453361>>3453367>>3453382"Across Forassa, there lie many great beings with great power from which the Great Sage Azalof draws from, and they are all oblivious to his invisible presence that stretches across the land.... Dear master." Lidiya says."Only you are thought to be able to defeat them dear master. With each that you slay, you will weaken the Great Sage." Manfred tells you.
>>3453411"It is the Age of Fire, dear master. Though the flame is fading and the Age of Dark is coming... We should that someone would Link the fire and prolong it's life." Manfred says."It has been at least six decades since the fall of the Tsardom with the siege of Tisengrad, where we believe you died at dear master. Is this not true?" Lidiya informs you."Forossa is much like how it was after the fall of the Kingdom very, very long ago. Bandits are rampant, the undead are omnipresent... Demons infest the west and north, the Abyss is growing at an alarming rate in the southeast.... Only one village remains today, but it's residents quickly go hollow with each day that passes, and soon it may vanish all together." Manfred tells you.You have enough Souls to level up at least sixteen times, to level 25. Which stats will you improve?
>>3453411>>3453418Punch them, switch to claymore, then warp using the bonfire to whatever destination you can
>>3453411Also, is that lord Farquaad in that picture? Lord Farquaad confirmed as last boss
>>3453418"From what i recall, i fall on that battlefield. I need to know what happen after. ""What about the last orders of the Tzar ? Did he command something to the remaining lords and parts of our great armies ? Was the imperial family all slain ? Nobody was send in safe places ? What about the other realms, such as mine, did they send more armies for fend off the demons ?""If this village is the last place of the kin of Forossa and the last light of the Tsardom, then i must secure it and slay anything near it that could make it fall.""Lastly, my squire and my horse are long death as well ?"-------Improve : Str Dex Vit End
>>3453418LVL: 9VIG: 12>17VIT: 11>14ATN: 8END: 13>14STR: 14>18DEX:13>15INT: 9FAI: 8LCK: 9>10HANS THE STRONGMAN
>>3453500Shave a point off dex and a couple off Vit and Vig and put them In ENDSwing for DAYS
>>3453480>>3453500>>3453921You are now level 25. Your current stats are:LVL: 25VIG: 16VIT: 13ATN: 8END: 16STR: 18DEX:14INT: 9FAI: 8LCK: 10"Well sir, the Tsar sealed himself away inside the Grand Palace when the siege began, he was sickly and unable to battle. The whole of the palace grounds was locked down and heavily defended. Eventually the Catarinans were able to drive the Demons away with their cannons and muskets after the initial siege army had been worn down by Forossans and Astorans. The rest of the Boyars and aristocrats and military leaders simply stood by awaiting the word of the Tsar, but it never came and they spend the last score trying to keep the Demons at bay on Komor Mountain and the Abyss' spread minimal. For a while most thought it was manageable, so the support from Vinheim and Thorolund pulled out. Only a number of Catarinans stayed in Tisengrad because of royalties, most left, and the Astorans remained as tried and true allies but their numbers were far too few after the siege." Manfred says."The Imperial family may all be dead now in the Palace after so long. We are unsure what has since become of the foreign nations, though they may be experiencing the same rise of the undead because of the Age of Fire's closing." Lidiya speaks. "If your squire or horse were present during the siege, they could either be dead or alive. And the only living left in Forossa are in the village, dear master."You equip the Claymore and rest at the Bonfire, restoring your Estus charges.You may now travel, but only to places where you have lit more Bonfires. You go now to Bezopasnost Village, the last bastion of life in Forossa....
>>3454431Standing up, you find yourself in an alley way between two buildings. You see what is clearly the square of Bezopasnost village before you. There are some people walking around, going about their day, but you would be best to approach any situation with caution.Behind you, you see a man in rags next to a sewer manhole, his head hangs downward.>Talk to the beggar.>Explore the village.
>>3454452>Talk to the beggar.
>>3454431nice map>>3454522"Commoner, why you are leave in such conditions in this dire times where every able men is needed ?"
>>3454522>>3454548"Uh.... Ohhhh.... UGH OH! OH!" The beggar flinches at you, startled before they calm down and listen. You see their eye sockets are empty..."O-oh, a... a Knight of Astora in the flesh! Ohhh... forgive me sire, I was but a common rabble once.... I used to be a militiaman, but I was useless. This town here... it's fading quickly.... everyday at least someone becomes Hollow and goes on a rampage... I... I put down all my weapons and left myself like this so I won't be able to hurt nobody when I go Hollow... I know it's coming..." He admits. "B-but.... until then, I like to grow the moss here... It may look like a sewer I know, but... it's actually a sprouting little garden of moss down there, and I cultivate it...."The beggar is offering:Bloodred Moss Clumps - 300 SoulsPurple Moss Clumps - 500 SoulsBlooming Purple Moss Clump - 1000 SoulsCharcoal Pine Resin - 500 SoulsYou spent all of your Souls leveling up however, so you will need to come back another time to purchase his wares.Stepping out into the town square, you see plenty of farmers and serfs. There are guards in chainmail and militiamen carrying whatever they can use as a weapon. They are all hopeless and you see four guards with simple short and broadswords burning a pile of Hollows, most of which used to be guards and serfs as well....There is a general store, a Forossan orthodox mission and a town hall. There are mostly common living buildings and a barracks along with two large gates manned by guards.Where will you go?
>>3454785>the town hall
>>3454785town hall We need to know if there is something that could help the village, or at least slow the formation of hollows. Maybe the church and the barracks later.
>>3454785"This is horrible, i need to speak with the lord here now. Keep care of yourself and your new garden soldier, don t let your mind fall to any low thoughts. I shall return for purchase the fruits of your garden and bring good news. Farewell"
>>3454798>>3454814>>3454937You approach the town hall and are initially stopped by two of the guards blocking the door with their halberds, but when they see you are a Knight, they wordlessly open the door. You enter and see a man on a small stone throne reading by the candlelight. He glances up at you before sighing."What a relief, a Knight instead of another upstart bandit here to make demands. Very well, you have my attention. I am Boyar Radomil, and I run this excuse for a village." The baron says."I assume you are some sort of helper from the heavens since all the clergy at the mission has done is pray without stop. Tisengrad is ruins now, and the vast majority of things that tread there are the undead soldiers and knights of the Tsar's army, and the foreigners. We have a major problem on our hands here besides people going Hollow eventually..." Radomil says as he produces an illustrious key of high quality ivory from his pockets."At the entrance to the Grand Palace, there is a gigantic bank of cannons and mortars brought by the Catarinan Colonel Vermi, who's policy of superior firepower helped drive away the Demon siege singlehanded all those years ago. Needless to say, the old bastard is Hollow now, which means his mind is gone if you weren't aware already... He mostly spends these days having fun launching mortars at our village, me thinks he still believes he's fighting the war against the Demons, 'cept he probably thinks WE'RE the Demons. Damn motor functions and all." He coughs in between sipping from a canteen. "If what you want is to help here, o' Knight, then take this royal key, go to Tisengrad, and kick that old coot's arse. He's already blew aboot' three of our shanty's to smithereens!" Baron Radomil finishes.You receive the Royal Ivory Key. With it, you will be able to access virtually anywhere in Tisengrad, even the Grand Palace."Oh, and if ye' need some help, go ask about in the barracks. I'm sure Olli can help you out a bit. Furthermore, if ye' need to know aboot' somewhere here in Forossa, ask me, I've been all over in me' life." Radomil says before going back to reading his paper.
>>3455080Lets go to the palace
>>3455080We should see who this 'Olli' is.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3455410>>3455604
>>3455642You exit the village through it's south gate and begin traveling by the road. It is not long before you reach the capital, which was only next door to the village.Tisengrad... You have fond memories of this place. You remember the terrible fighting that took place here. Demons imbued with raging flames of all sizes infested the streets.... You and your comrades in arms chopping them down by the bushel while the thunderous booms of Catarinan muskets and cannons rang out. Fire consumed most of the city, which is apparent by the lack of any greenery on the ground for a long distance. Most buildings are in ruins...BOOM!, you suddenly heard. You could see a great iron object in flames suddenly soar through the air before striking the wall of Bezopasnost village! There was a large explosion, and the wall was caught in flames that the villagers scurried to out with their pales of dirty water!You now see the threat that the Hollowed Colonel Vermi posed with his cannons and mortars....As you remember, there were three big districts to Tisengrad, a market district, a cultural district, and a living district. You were at the gate to the cultural district, from where the Grand Palace grounds could be reached. You do note however that the Grand Palace grounds only had one access, through a small fortress and tower built into the city, which was currently occupied by the Hollowed Catarinan army...The city itself was infested now by the undead. You could expect to see many Hollowed city dwellers, Hollowed Forossan army soldiers, perhaps even a few Hollowed Astoran Knights.Upon entering the gate, you see a massive lane leading to a square where Hollows roamed. You could try and fight your way through, or you could always try and find another way through the backstreets and shortcuts through buildings.How will you approach this to reach the fort?
>>3455678Let's test out our claymore on these fools (maybe try to lure them to attack us one at a time, throwing rocks or waving the torch around if we can)
>>3455678Like >>3455716SuggestedLet s use the debris for lure single or small groups of hollows from the part of the square near to us.Dividing them breaks their strength of numbers.
>>3455678>>3455716Lets not Invite trouble on the main streets, lets try to find an alternate route.Maybe the backstreets or through some abandon buildings, see what we find?
>>3455716>>3455805You see an item near the gate and pick it up. It is 7x Pebbles.You dart over between some buildings and take cover near one of the watch towers. You throw a pebble at a Hollow from afar, gaining the attention of it and two others. They were scantily clad in tattered wool and had only daggers and pitchforks and the like.When they come charging over, you slaughter them with your claymore without taking a single hit due to their slowed zombie-like movement. You gain 150 Souls.Then, you hear the rattling of chainmail and turn to see a Hollowed Forossan soldier step out of a caved in hole in the watch tower. He is notably faster than the other Hollows and tries to attack you with a Bardiche polearm, but you are able to backstep and punish his swing easily, killing him in two hits.Unfortunately, your fighting attracts the attention of a large cyclops that was scavenging the area! It stumbles over with it's club, ready to kill you!You see a gate leading to the plaza on the run up to the fort some meters away at the end of the square. If you are fast enough, you could easily run under the Cyclops' attack and book it there. Alternatively, you could try and take the long way by going through the hole in the tower behind you, getting to the plaza by running along the wall, which quite a lot of Hollowed soldiers were present at, no doubt.What will you do?
>>3456641We should take the long way and dive into the tower's hole.
>>3456641>take the long way by going through the hole in the towerand put all the armor on when we are inside it
>>3456824>>3456840Quickly, you roll into the rubble to escape.But it seems that you've underestimated the range of the Cyclops' large club as it comes barring down on you, squashing you like a bug and killing you....
>>3456883You awaken at the Bonfire in the alley of Bezopasnost Village, having lost your Humanity and reverted back to a near-Hollow state. You re-quip your brigandine and gauntlets, having enough Vitality to fast-roll with the full set and your Claymore, but no more than that.Upon seeing you materialize at the Bonfire, the Moss Beggar reaches into his manhole and presents a gift to you."Ah! Sire Knight! I hope this isn't a bad time. Often, some things will wash up through the drains at my moss garden and I don't really have much use for them. I found this down there just the other day, perhaps it could be of use to you even if it isn't for me." The Moss Beggar says.There is still the barracks and general store in the village you have not visited. But of course you could always continue on with your quest and go back to Tisengrad.What will you do now?
>>3456890Let's go see the barracks and then the general store to see if we can get anything before we go back.
>>3456975Deciding to now to see what help the barracks could offer, you go over there and enter. There are few guards there, some drinking ale, some sleeping.You notice a man in blue and white pants wearing only a helmet and bracers for protection at the end of the barracks, a rather massive Greataxe against his shoulder. He looks at you as you approach him."...." He regards you silently. "The men were not lying, a Knight of Astora.... I am glad to make your acquaintance at last then. I am Olli of Forossa, I am a warrior by nature, but I have since taken to following the path of the Sun, and am now a Warrior of Sunlight.""Should you ever find yourself in dire times you need help in, use these." Olli says as he presents a set of items to you. "And should you ever see my symbol, don't hesitate to summon me. It would be an honor to lend a hand to someone who fought for my country once." Olli finishes.>Go to the general store.>Ask the Boyar something>Buy some moss from the Beggar.>Return to Tisengrad.>Return to the Study.>Check inventory.
>>3457242Go to the general store
>>3457258Now having the ability to summon help against your foes thanks to the Soapstones Olli gave you, you decide to next see about getting a good source of miscellaneous items to acquire and so go the general store.Inside, you see a man in his seventies sweeping cobwebs. When he turns and faces you, he gasps and drops the broom, as if he had seen a ghost."I... It's you! Ser Hannes! I... I can't believe it!" He clenches his chest."It's me! Wilbur! Your squire from knighthood! Do you remember me? Oh, it's been decades, I never died unlike the others here, but I fear I may soon Ser Hannes." He says. "I need a safer place than this hellhole of a village. Please Ser, tell me you know somewhere, anywhere better than this?"You tell him of the Study at the Cemetery. He nods with relief."I see. A cemetery wasn't... exactly the place I had expected, but it also wasn't unexpected from you Ser, you were quite out there back in Astora. Very well, I will gather my things and immediately move there, unharmed hopefully." Wilbur tells you before going and beginning to pack his stock.>Ask the Boyar something>Buy some moss from the Beggar.>Return to Tisengrad.>Return to the Study.>Check inventory.
>>3457395"Wilbur. .. ?""Ah it s you ! My loyal serf ! Finally a familiar face, it has pass so much time.""Very well. I need to finish something in Tisengrad, it s too much of a problem for the village. See you at the study, you shall tell me more of this dire times.">Return to Tisengrad, before dawn approaches as horrors and demons of any kind will surely muster whatever little courage they have for find prey during the night. Walk slowly near the place where we fall, the monster could still be there.
>>3457448Also use the large soul of the proud paladin
>>3457448>>3457451You use the Large Soul of a Proud Paladin to gain 1000 Souls.You march back to Tisengrad and scan the area. You see the Cyclops is over by a building to the far left. You deduce that it has excellent hearing to make up for it's limited vision through one eye, which is most likely how it noticed you last you were here.You see the second city gate in the district leading to the plaza on the run up to the cannon fort is only a quick jog away. There are still the matter of slow Hollows roaming around the district, but they could be passed and disregarded easily.You can see the twin towers of the cannon fort leading into the Grand Palace over the second city wall. Your target was very close.You see plenty of ruined buildings around the open area the Hollows walked in. You could either book it to the second city gate or sneak there.What will you do?
>>3458284 sneak in the ruined buildings
>>3458341>>3458358You go through the collapsed buildings and are able to make it to the second city gate unnoticed. You come out and see a Bonfire, which you don't hesitate to light. There is an item near it, which you see is 1x Humanity. You use it, and summon signs appear around the Bonfire.Ahead of you is the long plaza of the cultural district. There are various buildings around the oval shaped space, such as what used to be churches and schools and restaurants. One building in specific catches your attention. The Eleum Loyce Museum, a place where Eleum Loyce survivors would showcase relics of their old Kingdom's history in exchange for gold and rubles. Perhaps there could be good loot to find there....Ahead of the plaza is the great stairway leading up into the Fort, and into the Grand Palace. You can spot many Catarinan Knights and Gendarmes wielding two handed swords and matchlock firearms along the Fort.Will you use one of the signs or will you proceed?
>>3458531Let's summon two of those white phantoms.
>>3458746You summon two phantoms...>Phantom Silverado summoned.>Phantom Arina summoned.Two White Phantoms appear from their summon signs then. A person wielding a Greatbow with the Silver Knight set and a witch with a Court Sorcerer's Staff. The Silver Knight does the Warcry gesture and the Witch does a Duel Bow. You wave back in return and then point towards the great stairway. The White Phantoms follow your lead as you approach the stairway....
>>3459159As you approach the great stairway, a fog wall seals your party into the plaza..."ACHTUUUUNG!" A loud and disgruntled voice rings out."AN INTRUDER APPROACHES! DEFEND THE PALACE FROM THE DEMONS AT ALL COSTS! CATARINA ABOVE ALL OTHEEEEERS!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54UfnrvjSh4High above, you see a Hollowed man in trench coat standing on the top of one of the City Fort's towers. He looks down at you in disgust as the Hollowed Catarinan Gendarmes around him work to load their mighty cannons.You see four Catarinan Knights in their onion-shaped armor marching down the great stairway to confront you as several line infantry stand at the top and load their rifles.Silverado pulls back a lightning Dragonslayer arrow in his Greatbow and starts shooting at the gunners on their high ground. Arina pulls out a Priest's Chime and uses the Miracle 'Sacred Oath' to buff the whole group, she creates a Homing Soulmass and stays behind you.What will you do?
>>3459175Let's charge at those onion men. Finish them off while the other 2 deal with the rifles.
>>3460022Bravely, you steel your Claymore and run up the steps to meet the Catarinan Knights head on. Their Zweihanders hit hard, but they are too slow and so you are able to backstep and hit three of the Knights all at once. Your buff from Arina helps you quickly slay two, while Arina herself takes out the last with a Soulmass. The forth one at the top stairway falls to his death as one of Silverado's great arrows hit him from behind as he tries to attack you.The line infantry run back to their Fort's towers and you stay in cover behind the last of the stairs.Ahead of you are the two cannon towers. You see the entrance to the Fort's towers at the left. You can also see the noses of cannon barrels coming out of the tower's firing ports. They are ready to try and blast you the second you come into their range.Silverado and Arina catch up with you and await behind you."What's the deal boss? Whatchu' want to do?" The silver knight asks, surprising you.What will you do now?
>>3461172Tell Arina to run around and distract the cannons while you and Silverado get into the towers.
>>3462221You suggest that the witch Arina distract the cannons due to having the lightest load and highest stamina. The summoned phantoms look at you quizzically but go along with your direction.The witch runs out to get the attention of the cannon crewmen as you and Silverado rush into the first tower. Outside, you hear a cacophony of explosions as dozens of cannonballs are fired. Unfortunately, the witch Arina is unable to dodge them all, and ends up dying to the flurry of cannon fire.Inside the towers there are only a few Catarinan Knights who go down easily. The few soldiers with halberds and rapiers present some trouble however and end up forcing you to use two Estus Flask charges after sustained hits. Silver Knight Silverado sheaths his Greatbow and pulls out a Sunlight Straight Sword with which he proceeds to go to work on them with. The crewmen manning the cannons only have petty shortswords and are thus slaughtered in order.You crossover now to the second City Fort tower and confront Colonel Vermi. The Hollowed officer draws his matchlock pistol and golden hilt rapier. The Landsknechts around the Colonel all ignore you and go after Silverado, who runs back down into the tower, leaving you and the Colonel alone to finish the fight.The Colonel runs and leaps at you.You can do many things. You could even try and parry the Colonel's midair thrust. What will you do?
>>3463621Roll to the right and start punishing
>>3463754You roll in said direction and return into the veteran's back twice with your Claymore before Colonel Vermi zips back away from you.The Colonel then stood in place and held his Rapier to the air over his shoulder, as if preparing an attack.You cannot tell whether he is preparing to lunge at you or do something else. Will you try and get behind him for more hits or prepare to avoid the next attack?
>>3463860Wait and get ready to dodge and punish again.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>3463903Without warning, the Colonel suddenly spins rapidly with his rapier at such speed he could lift himself off of the ground slightly as he flew at you.1, you get struck for devastating damage.2, you dodge the attack safely and punish his move.
>>3464065The spinning attack collides into you, and although you try to block with your Claymore, the attack breaks through your guard and devastates your health bar. You roll away to safety but the Colonel raises his firearm and takes aim.He seemed dizzy however and was taking a while to actually shoot.What will you do now?
>>3464090Use an estus flask and roll to dodge his bullet than run at him, roll behind him and start punishing
>>3465565As you roll through the bullet when the Colonel finally fires, you are able to finish him off with a strong attack as he took a long time to recover. A hit more hits and he falls to his knees, defeated."No.... The Demons... they've.... won....? Is the last thing he says.You gain 7000 Souls, totaling 8000 since you used the Large Paladin Souls. You also gain 3 Humanity.You acquire Soul of Colonel Vermi, worth 4000 Souls."In life, Colonel Vermi was known as a tactical genius of unparalleled intellect on the battlefield. He had never lost a battle for Catarina. When called to Forossa, it was his battalion's cannons and mortars that finally annihilated and drove the Demons away. Since then, he stood watch at his post until death. His whole battalion did, and even in death they still served."Your summoned phantom Silverado vanishes. The rest of the Hollowed soldiers scatter and flee and you have spared Bezopasnost village from more damage by the mortar. The way to the Grand Palace is now clear.>Return to the Study to spend souls and make upgrades.>Continue onward to the Grand Palace.
>>3466592>Return to the Study to spend souls and make upgrades.We don't wanna lose our souls
>>3467168You return to the nearby Bonfire and warp back to The Study.At the Study, you come to see that Wilbur has settled in nicely. The Moss Beggar is there as well for some reason now and seems to have started a healthy moss garden on the wall. Andre happily clanks away at his anvil and the Stewardess Lidiya and Butler Manfred both stand near the desk.>Talk to somebody.>Level up with the Servants.>See Andre for his services. (Buy/Sell, Reinforce, Infuse, Repair, Allot Estus)>See Wilbur's stock. (Buy/Sell, Transpose)>Buy moss from the Beggar. (Buy/Sell)
>>3467910>See Wilbur's stockmaybe he has some titanite shards (or maybe Andre does)
>>3468122"Oh, Ser Hannes. Good to see you. I hope you don't mind but I went ahead and brought old Hermann with me on my trek here. He gathered all the moss he had in that dank sewer of his and now he's growing on the wall..... Well, I just couldn't stand to see him left behind in that old village, he's always been a good friend, even after losing the leg and everything." Wilbur states.You view Wilbur's stock. He sells all the basics and armor sets while Andre sells weapons and boss weapons and the beggar sells moss.Will you buy something or do something else?
>>3469972Let's buy uh, six? Six titanite shards to level up the Claymore to +3. Can't be swinging around a dull chunk of metal now.Then let's check out Andre and upgrade the Claymore to +3, see what we can do with the Boss Soul In the future.
>>3471184You purchase six Titanite Shards, leaving you at 5000 Souls."Ser, I acquired this Transposing Kiln from the Blacksmith over yonder. I remember studying something about transposition back at academy in Astora as a young one... I do believe I could possibly use this to transform twisted souls you have into new things... You only need ask if that is what you desire." Wilbur says.With the Soul of Colonel Vermi, you could either create the Commission Rapier or Commander's Ring.The Commander's ring grants a 7 point increase to Dexterity while the Commission Rapier is a fast weapon that deals 137 damage at base.You upgrade the Claymore to +3 Regular with Andre, raising the damage from 138 to 179.Will you transpose the soul or use it? What else will you do before you set out?>Talk to somebody.>Level up with the Servants.>See Andre for his services. (Buy/Sell, Reinforce, Infuse, Repair, Allot Estus)>See Wilbur's stock. (Buy/Sell, Transpose)>Buy moss from the Beggar Hermann. (Buy/Sell)
>>3471382Considering this Is a quest I wouldn't be surprised If Dex gave us bonuses not just to requirements and damage but to our skills.With that said, lets make the Commanders Ring.Then lets go over and level up.
>>3471424You transpose the Soul of Colonel Vermi to acquire the Commander's Ring.You go next to the Servants.You have enough Souls to level up four times to LVL 29. Which stats will you increase?
Quest seems pretty dead now. Should I just make a new thread soon?