Helpful Invaders?

#1 Posted by KeganBL (24 posts) -

As I sit next to the bonfire close to Sens Fortress, I still find myself puzzled by the events that just occurred. I was making my way up to ring the first bell at the top of the church when I came across a humanoid bathed in red fog. Because of experiences in my past lives I knew that I was about to face my death. I stood ready to block his first blow, but instead he just bowed.

“Well at least I would die to a gentleman”, I thought so I decided to bow as well.

I fired a soul arrow at him and expected him to strike at me in return. Once again to my surprise he bowed and dropped a bag on the ground. I hesitantly walked toward the bag and picked it up. In it was ten souls of once great heroes. I bowed to this invader, thanking him for his gift and before I knew it he had disappeared.

Has anyone else ever been greeted by a helpful soul dawning the dress of a killer?

ps. what the hell should I do with all of these souls burning a hole in my pocket?

#2 Posted by Spoonman671 (4648 posts) -

Helpful invaders were actually pretty common in Demon's Souls.  All of the invaders I've encountered in Dark Souls have been dicks.

#3 Posted by duxstar (6 posts) -

It happen's sometimes, but don't expect it in the future; they'll probably bow and then fight

#4 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4683 posts) -

Wow, every invader I got was out for blood. Lucky break.

#5 Posted by Turambar (6790 posts) -
@KeganBL said:

As I sit next to the bonfire close to Sens Fortress, I still find myself puzzled by the events that just occurred. I was making my way up to ring the first bell at the top of the church when I came across a humanoid bathed in red fog. Because of experiences in my past lives I knew that I was about to face my death. I stood ready to block his first blow, but instead he just bowed.

“Well at least I would die to a gentleman”, I thought so I decided to bow as well.

I fired a soul arrow at him and expected him to strike at me in return. Once again to my surprise he bowed and dropped a bag on the ground. I hesitantly walked toward the bag and picked it up. In it was ten souls of once great heroes. I bowed to this invader, thanking him for his gift and before I knew it he had disappeared.

Has anyone else ever been greeted by a helpful soul dawning the dress of a killer?

ps. what the hell should I do with all of these souls burning a hole in my pocket?

Spend them on levels. 
#6 Posted by xXxLYNCHxXx (162 posts) -

Wow. Every time I've been invaded I have been raped in half. Good for you.

#7 Posted by slantedwindows (272 posts) -

once, i was given 2 slabs and 10 dragon scales - no lie.

#8 Posted by Draugen (651 posts) -

@KeganBL: I wrote a blog post about the first time it happened to me. It was a really humbling experience that gave me back some belief in humanity as a species. :)

I've never been good a pvp, and I always end up being super-backstabbed and one-shotted whenever someone invades with malicious intent. When I get the "invaded" message, I just tend leg it for the boss fight. I remember I was chased right to the fog before the gargoyles once, and I reached it just as he was about to murder me. All I wanted was an animation where my character turned around and gave him the finger as he traversed the fog.

I never invade to kill myself. First of all, I'll probably die, but it is really fun to freak people out. I usually put away my weapons and shield, and run around in my skivvies. Whenever he comes into view, I just stop and wave at him, and run away if he comes close. It really freaks people out. I shadowed one guy all the way to the bossfight once, and he had to walk backwards, because he was afraid of turning his back to me.

#9 Posted by golguin (3940 posts) -

During PVP in the Kiln I've been given some pretty good stuff, but I've given most of it back. since I have everything. I don't remember if they were red soapstone, dark moon, dragon, or darkwraith, but I've been given such things as 10 titanite slabs, 5 souls of gywn, and other random things. I believe that instead of the titanite slabs I asked for some humanity and was given 17 twin humanities.

I myself usually drop 1 dragon scale before I summon a dragon cov since I usually end up winning and I have no use for the scale. I think twice I gave 99 twinkling titanite to phantoms that won 5 or more matches in a row. I'll occasionally summon a phantom to see if they can fight without estus since most people who join 2v1 or 3v1 can't fight for shit.

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