So, I've searched a little, but am not finding any topics related to this. I'm at the part where you climb the ladder and the floating knight drops in. I tried to fight him and I got cursed. the thing is, I can't find any negative effects. I wasn't paying super close attention to my health bar, so it may have just instantly halved it, but I had already died several times. Anyway I used an effigy shortly after, and revived with a full health bar.
My question is, did they completely re establish what getting cursed means, or is it something I will find out later what really happened to me??