Last time, on Aether Plays Dark Souls… you know what? Forget about last time. Forget about all those last times. Except don’t really, because those last times were great and they make the world so much better, but maybe forget them a little bit, because it’s all about what we have ahead of us now.
For we are at our moment. This is it. This is that moment upon which the fate of the world will fall.
How long has it been? How many deaths, both mine and others’? How many tears, conquests, falls and rises? How many friends have I gained and lost? How many times have I truly proven myself the best chosen one?
And all around me, how many other people on their own adventures, dealing with their own plague of the darksign, making their own quests?
Tonight, that all ends. When dawn comes again, if it ever does, the world will be changed.
But a man can’t change the world unprepared. I have some things to do. First step, make use of the rite of kindling and build Firelink’s bonfire as high as it can go, filling my estus flask to bursting in the meantime.
Second step, use the soul of the darkmoon knightess to make my estus even stronger. It’s not the best way to honor her death, and I feel I owe her more than this, but you know what? She tried to kill me. I don’t care.
Third step, head up to Frampt and cut him in his big stupid lying…
I mean, try to cut him, but fall down the giant gaping hole in front of him instead. Boy, do I feel stupid.
There’s some magic there, to cushion my fall. Who left it there, I don’t know. But for once, I don’t get hurt. I could get used to that.
And here I am. That which I’d been seeking to open on this whole ‘murder everyone’ fool’s mission. Continue reading