In the Age of Ancients,
The world was unformed, shrouded by fog
A land of grey crags, archtrees, and everlasting dragons
But then there was Fire
And with Fire came Disparity. Heat and cold, life and death, and of course... Light and Dark.
Then, from the Dark, They came
And found the Souls of Lords within the flame.
Nito, the first of the dead
The Witch of Izalith, and her daughters of chaos
Gwyn, the Lord of Sunlight, and his faithful knights
And the furtive pygmy, so easily forgotten
With the Strength of Lords, they challenged the dragons.
Gwyn's mighty bolts peeled apart their stone scales
The witches weaved great firestorms
Nito unleashed a miasma of death and disease
And Seath the Scaleless betrayed his own, and the dragons were no more
Thus began the Age of Fire
But soon, the flames will fade, and only Dark will remain
Even now, there are only embers, and man sees not light, but only endless nights
And amongst the living are seen, carriers of the accursed Darksign.
-Taken from the Dark Souls wiki.
So, Dark Souls, the sequel/sucessor to Demon's Souls and a game that could be described as a joyful ride into an abyss of pain, suffering and a stuggle for survival. A struggle you will most likely loose.
Some of us have played the game already, and some of us have played Demon's Souls before we jumped on this familiar train of hurt. Some of us have not. No matter where you stand in regards to the game you are welcome to discuss the game here, it's mechanics, features, lore, fiendish traps or patches, or tell tales of your own adventure into this dark, grim world or the jolly co-operations that you have experiances. And since art has begun to surface for the game and it's characters such things are appreciated as well
In any case the game deserves a thread of it's own...
And with that being said I would like to direct this one image (somewhat NSFW-ish. And the comments are spoilerish, so don't look at those) to those players that has already rung the second bell in the game and has managed to talk to the Chaos Covenant Leader, Quelaan.