The History of Dark Souls

#1 Edited by Viking_Funeral (1757 posts) -

SPOILERS AHEAD

SERIOUSLY, SPOILER LAND.

I don't know if this has been posted here before, but someone over on /r/darksouls created a 5 part comic explaining the history (or lore) of the Dark Souls universe. Some of it is speculation, but whatever is speculation is pointed out. The little drawings are kinda cute, too.

http://thedcgamer.com/2013/07/25/the-history-of-dark-souls-by-deddan-on-rdarksouls/

I don't agree with some of it personally, but I love arguing with people over what some of this stuff means. Personally, I think the dark sign thing started when the furtive pygmy, Manus, was killed. The dark sign forces the undead to fight each other and hoard humanity until one eventually rises, and thus restores the Dark Lord. How that meshes with the fading of the flame, I'm not quite sure.

The current prevailing theory, and the one espoused in the comic, is that as humanity spread the number of dark soul fragments (humanity) increased until the undead thing started happening. How that meshes with the fading of the flame I'm also not sure.

One thing I didn't know is that it is implied that Eingyi may have started the problems with blight pus in Blighttown. I think I missed the item description leading to that one.

Anyway, I hope this is fun and informative to people who wanted to know more about the lore of Dark Souls without watching one of those 20 minute YouTube videos that sound like conspiracy theorists going off. Enjoy.

#2 Edited by cloudymusic (1099 posts) -

This seems like a poor use of Impact font, but I guess the internet has been trained not to read anything unless it's specifically in that typeface.

All of this speculation about the nature of the undead curse and the darksign is interesting, because AFAIK they're still present more or less unchanged in Dark Souls II, so we clearly don't know everything yet. Since the curse is said to be a major focus of DS2's story, I'll be very interested to see what more we can learn from it.

If anyone out there is looking for more perspectives on this stuff, I think that VaatiVidya's YT videos are an informative (and well-researched) source of lore speculation as well, and I'm not sure that I'd consider anything he's done to be more like "conspiracy theories" than anything in this graphic.

#3 Edited by BeefyGrandmole (347 posts) -

Man I never picked up that manus was the pigmy. Is that a well known theory?

#4 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1757 posts) -

@cloudymusic: Hmmm. Perhaps I worded that poorly. I've watched and enjoyed a lot of Dark Souls lore videos on YouTube, but they often have the voice over that reminds me of the YouTube videos talking about the Bilderberg group or secret banking cartels.

I personally enjoyed EpicNameBro's videos.

@beefygrandmole: Well known theory, but I don't think it's ever explicitly stated.

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