*WIP*[ The Undead Asylum ]
So, you've arrived in the Undead Asylum
... not looking nearly as pretty as you did on the character creation screen. Don't fret, for this is not your permanent look! You are simply lacking in humanity
, or hollow
in this case. I assure you that your skin will return to you soon enough. For now, let's focus on other matters aside from vanity.
A mysterious man clad in armor has just dropped down a corpse from an opening in the ceiling with an item on it, a Dungeon Cell Key
. This will unlock the cell door not too far from where you are currently standing so that you may press onward. As you exit the cell you will see a couple of what appears to be humans, they don't seem too happy with their current situation... we will refer to these as husks
. They are not currently a threat to you for as far as they are concerned you are one of them, yet another undead hollow sitting in limbo, awaiting the end of the world.
Proceed forward from here down the hallway until you reach a pool of water with yet another husk and make a right to where you will reach a ladder leading up to a large open area where you will encounter your first bonfire
, these are essential to your survival through Lordran.
Activate the bonfire, rest and then press onward through the large double-door in front of you.
Once you have reached around the middle of this new room a rather daunting fellow will drop down from a balcony to offer you his welcome. This is our friend, the Asylum Demon
. You may die once or twice here before realizing that you are not meant to actually fight him on this first encounter, or at least not do so and survive! On the upper left end of this room there is a small doorway in which you must make your escape through, after reaching the other side a barred door will drop down behind you and lock this room off until later.
Proceed down the stairs from here until you reach yet another bonfire. Activate and rest here and then go through the open doorway on your left where you will run in to an archer down the way and a couple of essential items as well. Make a hasty retreat to the small space on the left so that you are in safety when you retrieve this first item off the corpse at your feet, a shield! To be continued...