He is the first character you see when you first arrive at Lordran. He laments his undead status in Lordran. Throughout the game, while at Firelink Shrine, he gives advice or opinions about locations, characters, and even the state of the player.
He always resides next to the bonfire.
New Londo Ruins
Exhaust his dialogue after ringing both Bells of Awakening. Hollowed, he stands next to the first wooden bridge leading to the ruins.
- Killing him does not have any effect on the story or a covenant.
- Be wary about accidentally making him hostile while leaving him alive, as he attacks you as soon as you respawn at the bonfire.
- Equipped with a unique version of the Chain Set which contains no item names or descriptions and cannot be equipped on female characters.
- Making Kingseeker Frampt leave does not prevent him from hollowing
If you do make him hostile early on and you're having trouble killing him, you can just block all of his attacks and walk him over to the cliffs near the Firelink Shrine bonfire (whether the cliffs near the graveyard area or the cliffs near the path leading to the Undead Burg aqueduct). Here you can wait for him to jump off of the cliff or you can kick him off the cliff. As he doesn't drop any item nor does he have any effect on other NPC's story, you don't need to worry about killing him by kicking him off the cliff as his "full reward" is only his souls.
Be wary that he's one of the NPCs who can parry. He will usually attempt to parry you when he holds his shield up.
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