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Ancient Manus was clearly once human. But he became the Father of the Abyss after his humanity went wild, eternally seeking his precious broken pendant. - Soul of Manus
Manus is a primeval human found deep below Oolacile Township long before the events of the game. The people of Oolacile were tricked by a "toothy serpent" to upturn the grave of Manus, allowing the abyss to once again spread. Legends have said that the great and powerful Knight Artorias ventured into the abyss with his trusty companion to rid the world of the darkness. Although it is revealed that this legend is false. Artorias, even with his unbend able will of steel, succumbed to the abyss long before ever reaching the source. Saving young Sif with his very last shred of will before becoming completely corrupted.
Manus was then free to continue spreading his darkness while Artorias did his bidding. Until the chosen undead was brought back in time to not only put Artorias to rest while keeping his honor intact, but also to defeat Manus.
After defeating Manus, the player can use his soul to craft the Manus Catalyst, a powerful catalyst for casting sorceries, or trade it to Snuggly the Crow for the deadly Black Magic sorcery "Pursuers".
Manus is arguably the hardest boss in the entire game. He is brutal, fast, has a multitude of different attacks and has a ton of health. Until I can compile a list of attacks, I can only give tips.
- Obtain the silver pendant behind a hidden wall in the Oolacile Township for his Dark magic attacks
- Roll fast
- Stay close
- Don't stop moving
- Engage in jolly cooperation.