So I'm pretty much completely new to the whole invading thing, I have just gotten to Anor Londo for the first time and thought I'd give it a try. I used one of the cracked red thingys after going down the elevator near the bonfire at the start of Anor Londo and I got connected to someone. Thing was once I was connected I started looking for the guy, but I couldn't find him. I got into the big building where you walk across the beams and as I began to cross suddenly a message came up and said the host had died. My guess is that he somehow fell to his death or whatever, I don't know I never actually found him.
So I loaded back up in my world to find that I now had 800k souls in my possession! For reference i was soul level 45 at the time, so that is a massive amount for me. My question is, is this normal? Was this guy just super high level and somehow i got matched with him? And the big one, if I use all those souls, will it break the game for me and make everything to easy?
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.