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Andre of Astora is a very skilled blacksmith who can be found near the entrance to Sen's Fortress.
Andre can upgrade weapons with Titanite, ascend weapons to give them elemental properties, and repair equipment. Andre also has a fair amount of wares to sell to the player, including Titanite Shards, the Crest of Artorias (needed to gain entry into Darkroot Garden), the Reinforcement Kit, the Repair Kit and a Bottomless Box. The Bottomless box, Repair Kit and Reinforcement Kit can all be used at any Bonfire. Like all Blacksmiths, Andre can be given certain kinds of Embers found during the player's journey that will allow for weapons to be reinforced and upgraded even further.
The game's director, Hidetaka Miyazaki, has stated in interviews that Andre was originally intended to be the banished firstborn son of Gwyn but the idea was scrapped during the game's development.