Last time, on Dead Dudes and Dark Souls, we’re not saying who, but somebody messed with the wrong chosen one. Luckily, I’m pretty quick to forgive and forget. So what do you say we just forget about him right where he is, and take this show onwards.
So, to the left of the pit I dropped what’s-his-name down, I spy a fog gate in the distance. I head a little bit towards it, at least until I spy some eyes gleaming in the darkness. I come a bit closer, and the figure behind the eyes comes into view.
Looks like a man. Moves like a beast. Was this the form he took in life, or did whatever necromancy that brought him back to live force him into this? Whatever the case, he’s faster than the garden variety giant skeletons. He hammers his skull against my shield, then darts off to the side. I follow after him, and cut him one. First blood is mine. Well, it would be, but, you know…
The skeleton rains a few blows against my shield in rapid succession. This seems to tire it out, and when it stops, I’m ready with my answer. The battle is mine.
But I don’t progress. Rather, I remember where I was when I came out of the pit below me. There was a path leading the other way from there. And there was someone shooting arrows at me from that path. Maybe it’s something worth checking out. I head back that way. Progress be damned.
Two people were shooting at me, in fact. Giant arrows come out of the darkness, right towards my skull, as I round that corner. I move out of the way of them. They’re flying oddly slowly, here.
I follow the path along, and up, and scale a ladder. I catch the first archer at a landing at the top of it. His ally tries to divert me. Too bad.
Climbing up the ladder leaves me pretty helpless, though. I take an arrow to the back in the process.
There’s a giant skeleton waiting in the hallway at the top. Yeah, whatever.
Another one waits on my way down the hallway. I didn’t bother remembering how I beat these guys. I just did.
At the end of that hallway, I take the ladder down and pick up a few eyes of death off a corpse there. Again, that’s multiplayer stuff, not very useful to me. Further on, I find a dead end with a few souls for the taking. Get a nice view of the arena I fought the Pinwheel in, for what it’s worth. On the way back, I find a place to drop off the cliff and get some more souls. Continue reading