SEN'S FORTRESS PART 1
Access Sen’s Fortress from the bonfire in Andrei the Blacksmith’s tower in the Undead Parish. Actually, now that you should have two embers (the Large Ember and the Divine Ember), give them both to Andrei
and consider upgrading your equipment. At this point, we were at level 50 using
an enhanced Black Knight Sword.
bonfire look for an door leading out to a long bridge connected to the massive
structure known as Sen’s Fortress. Ringing the bells will have opened the gate,
so head there now.
upon entering, watch out for the raised floor tile. This triggers an arrow trap
that fires from the steps directly in front of you. There are also two Serpent Soldiers in this room who can
be lured out one by one if you advance slowly enough. Continue on until you
reach the bridge of swinging axe traps.
OPTIONAL: If you look down, you’ll notice a large tar pit and a Titanite Demon. This isn’t the only
Titanite Demon down there, so be ready to take on several (individually, thank
goodness) if you want the treasures and the potential Demon Titanite drops that
lie at this level. If you cannot survive the fall, consider using Fall Control. Also make sure to have
the Rusted Iron Ring equipped.
time here, but keep your shield up. You’ll eventually get shot at from high to
your left by a Serpent Mage. If you
don’t have a bow or spell to deal with him from a distance, simply block his
bolts (the Eagle Shield works well)
and continue until you are directly underneath the bridge running perpendicular
to the one you’re one. Take out the soldier here, finish crossing the bridge,
then head left and up the stairs.You’ll now
have to cross another bridge and deal with the mage (if you haven’t already).
Watch out for the floor trap in the room at the end of the bridge (it's in front of the treasure chest). Just like
the first one you encountered, stepping on it fires arrows from the wall in
front of you.
across another short bridge, but before you pass through the next doorway, be
wary of a massive boulder that rolls by on the other side every few seconds.
Stand in the doorway and face left so that you can see the boulder coming. As
soon as it passes, dash towards the stairs and look for a recess on your left. There’s
a fog door here, but don’t pass
through it just yet. Instead, continue up the stairs. Inside the room at the
top of the stairs you’ll find a chest containing a Ring of Steel Protection, which boosts your physical defense
Now go back
and stand at the top of the stairs. Instead of going down and through the fog
door to your right, drop off the left side of the stairs. If you fall from the
top of the stairs, you’ll land near a corpse holding a curved blade called Shotel. Drop down to the next level and
you’ll find Seigmeyer of Catarina,
who was previously sitting outside Sen’s Fotress until the gate was opened.
Speak to him a few times, then run to the end of the path, back up the slope,
and through the fog door.
of another floor trap in the narrow hallway. Staying to the left or right will
keep you safe from the arrows. At the top of the short flight of stairs, you’ll
have to deal with more rolling boulders. Turn right so that you can see the
boulders coming down the stairs. Once one of them passes, quickly go up the
stairs, but instead of heading through the door to your right, drop off the
ledge to your left (you may have to roll to get over the small curb).
be on some wooden planks with a Serpent Mage. Take it out, then loot the nearby
corpse. Go through the door nearest the corpse. This leads you to the Black Sorcerer Armor set and the spell Hush.Open the metal door above you, then return to the wooden planks.
Proceed through the hole in the wall and through the broken metal bars. In this
area, you can find the Slumbering
Dragoncrest Ring on a corpse near the edge. This ring silences your
safe return from here is to drop onto the bridge below. Backtrack through
the fog door and return to the second rolling boulder section. This time you
want to take the stairs all the way down and enter a small room on your left.
There’s a chest in here - but this is no ordinary chest. This is a Mimic. Do not try to open it. Instead,
attack it, then engage it like a normal enemy, being extra careful not to get
hit by its slow grab attack. It will drop a Lightning Spear: a very powerful weapon at this point in the game
(especially considering you can attack with it while your shield is raised).
Use the nearby elevator to return. Make sure to step off as soon as it stops,
or it will continue up and into a set of ceiling spikes.
Walk up the
stairs through the metal gate and stop once you’re on a narrow bridge. Look
right. Drop down and run up these stairs to reach the boulder control room. Push
the lever into the position shown. This routes the boulders down to where you
may remember seeing a Serpent Soldier resting against a wall. Once a boulder or
two has gone in this direction, turn the lever away and follow the path down to
where that Soldier was resting. The boulders will have created a hole in the
hole, you’ll find the sorcerer Big Hat
Logan in a hanging cage on your right. You need the Master Key (or return after getting the Cage Key) to free him. He’ll head back to Firelink Shrine, where he will sell you spells. Grab the Soul of a
Hero from the other cage.