86 ratings
Enhance the Community! Buy Indictments!
By [Sandswept] Zag the Abysswalker
Want to help enhance the Dark Souls community, foster greater multiplayer play, and get back at the guys who invade you all the time? Buy Indictments!
Rate  
Favorite
Favorited
Unfavorite
How to Buy and Use Indictments (It's easy!)
They're cheap (200 souls!), require no effort to use, and they greatly increase the frequency that Darkmoon players can invade the world of the Darkwraith and other invaders to seek vengeance upon your foes! Want to see more PvP action in general? Are YOU a Darkwraith or enjoy invading other worlds using the Red Eye Orb, Cracked Red Eye Orb, and Cat Covenant Ring? Then this is good for you too! Invaders who want action will WANT other players indicting them as often as possible.

What does an indictment do?
Indicted players receive Sin, and their names end up in the Book of the Guilty. This allows Darkmoon Covenant members to invade their worlds and kill them in the name of vengeance. It means players who kill other players will get invaded by Darkmoon more often, and it means those seeking vengeance will indeed receive it more often when indictments are used.

How to Buy Indictments
(Minor early game spoilers ahead.) After you have beaten the first Gargoyle boss, you climb a belltower and ring the first bell. After climbing back down, an individual named Oswald of Carim will be there, greeting you with open arms. He sells indictments. Buy a whole bunch (10 or more) and you're set!

How to use Indictments
When you are killed by an invader while you have an indictment in your inventory, you will be asked if you want to indict the player. Do it! That's it. You're done, and you've helped the Dark Souls community grow larger and more active by doing so. (You only require 1 indictment in your inventory, it is re-useable.) When a player is indicted, they gain 1 point of sin. When they are killed, they lose 1 point of sin. This is why it's important to always be indicting invaders at every chance.

Hand Indictments out like candy!
Indictments are extremely cheap (200 souls per indictment.) Buy a surplus of them and hand them out when engaged in jolly cooperation, or even drop them for the host when you invade their world.

Better the community, and better the game. Buy Indictments.

Other notes; (Thanks! via /u/CZTHIZZKID on Reddit)
- A large portion of players who invade do it in an area where they have beaten the boss (to stop people invading them from canceling their own invasions). Players who mostly host in an area don't usually have sin. [This is one reason Darkmoon invasions are hard to achieve.]
- Losing to a Darkmoon invasion removes a point of sin. Unless they have tons of sin stacked up, this is another reason why it's hard for Darkmoons to get invasions.
48 Comments
< >
Qualaag'sAbusiveHusband Aug 6 @ 9:55am 
I'm here for the ear...> : }
Pierrot Lunaire Mar 7 @ 7:25pm 
You don't need to buy more than one indictment. They're reusable.
Chaosian Nov 16, 2013 @ 1:00pm 
As a member of Darkmoon, I'm glad that people indict. I'm not stoaked however, when I see that the worlds I invade 90% of the time are uber PVP builds, flipping Havel Moms, Giantdads, and wussies that leave immediately after I start winning the battle...
Hearts is Back™ Nov 7, 2013 @ 2:39am 
Yes, you should always indict your invader. Stock up. Nobody sees indictments as an insult, it's just a way of increasing PVP frequency.

And like SS4312 said, don't indict hackers, ever.
[FG] (Sam) SS4312 Oct 6, 2013 @ 9:45am 
DO NOT INDICT HACKERS! It makes their job easier!
Demox Sep 16, 2013 @ 9:55am 
As much as I like being indicted, as it opens up more PvP on me. I can't help shake the stigma of indiction = butthurt.
Rain Sep 2, 2013 @ 1:31am 
Please do, it boosts my ego.
Boomcome Aug 23, 2013 @ 10:47am 
I enjoy indictments they let me do additional taunts/emotes.
[Sandswept] Zag the Abysswalker  [author] Aug 15, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
@Toxic Paramite: You're missing the entire point of indicments.
Toxic Paramite Aug 14, 2013 @ 11:11pm 
I never indict, it just tells people youre butthurt.