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OPTIONAL: PAINTED WORLD OF ARIAMIS PART 2

Go to the structure across from where you fought Jeremiah, head up the stairs that run along the side, then take a left. Follow this path to a dead end, where you’ll find a hanging corpse. Cut it down, then go back to ground level and loot the Humanity. Return to the stairs and hang a right this time. Climb down the ladder to enter the sewers.

Be careful down here. There are several Skeleton Wheels that roll at you as you step out into the open area. Like most of the enemies in this world, fire works very well against them. Look for  a handle next to the beam of sunlight. Turn it to rotate the statue that the Phalanx surrounds. This opens up a new door at the bottom of the main tower, which leads to the boss.

Climb out of the sewer and exit the building. Run around to the other side and climb down into the well. This leads to a different area of the sewers. Be VERY careful down here. If you caught in a corridor with a Skeleton Wheel rolling at you, they can quickly grind down your shield and your life. Try to sidestep them if you can, attack immediately, or use a spell/fire.

After stepping off the ladder, take the first left. Attack the conspicuous wall to reveal a new path. Head through it and turn left at the dead end. Here you’ll find the Annex Key. Continue exploring the maze (there is another illusory wall) until you find some stairs. These lead into a room with a Bloated Undead who is guarding Pyromancy: Fire Surge.

Head into the church now and use the Annex Key to open the door behind the podium platform. Climb the stairs until you emerge outside.

When you reach the point pictured above, look to your right to find a weak wooden door. Smash through it and cross over the bridge to find Velka’s Rapier. Head back through the broken door and turn right, taking the path down to the lower level. Beware of the Bloated Undead and a Crow Demon. Grab the Dark Ember from the statuesque blacksmith.

Return to where you emerged outside, this time taking the last remaining path (which leads up). You’ll find yourself on a roof with a hole in the middle. First, go down the stairs to the right in the picture above. Take a left once you do to find Velka’s Armor set. Go back to the roof and take the short stairs up to the highest point. Here you’ll find the Vow of Silence Miracle. Be warned, however, that once you grab it, two Crow Demons will attack.

Before we proceed to the boss, climb the stairs in the central tower to the very top to find a Red Sign Soapstone. Just be careful of the crow demons that attack along the way.

You can now reach the boss two different ways. One is from the lowest level of the tower through the door you opened by turning the handle in the sewers. The other is across the bridge atop which you fought the Undead Dragon. The latter involves a damaging drop at the end. However, it is your only option if you did not turn the handle in the sewers, and is a good way to avoid fighting a group of enemies before the fog door.

Note that if you choose the Undead Dragon bridge path, you’ll find that the lower half of the dragon is blocking your path. Perform a leaping strong attack (forward + RT) to dislodge it.

We’re going to take the lower path, through the door at the base of the tower. As you cross the bridge, watch out for the mob of undead that climb up from the side. At the halfway point, you’ll run into a Tower Shield Knight. Use magic or Pyromancy if you have it, otherwise, do your best to avoid his attacks by rolling instead of trying to block them. You can also simply run past him to the fog door if you don’t want to fight.

BOSS – CROSSBREED PRISCILLA

Priscilla is not immediately hostile. In fact, if you talk to her, she offers to take you back to Anor Londo.

Attacking her begins the fight. She’ll immediately turn invisible, at which point the only way to track her is by looking for her footsteps in the snow. She moves slowly, but has long range thanks to her scythe and does heavy damage. Using Pyromancy (we suggest Great Chaos Fireball and NOT Fire Surge, as you’ll see in the video ;)) on her will force her to reveal herself again. At that point, it’s a simple matter of staying close and circling around her backside to strike.

It is very important that you try and cut off her small tail during this battle because that’s the only way to obtain the rare and powerful Priscilla’s Dagger.

Once you defeat Priscilla, walk towards the edge of the bridge, grabbing the Xanthous Armor set on your left as you do (only if you defeated his Black Phantom). A cutscene will trigger and you’ll return to Anor Londo. 

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15 comments

  • Verum - July 29, 2013 3:30 a.m.

    big guy* sorry for my grammar, ive been losing my mind over this
  • Verum - July 29, 2013 3:17 a.m.

    i have this issue with sens fortress, i cant access to it, i went to the church thing and killed the gargolite twins, but i didnt bang the bells cuz (in my mind) i sayd to myself "better clear the secondary misions before ringing the bell so you dont lose anything" so i did, killed every boss except the undergroud ones, i did the minotaur, the dragon tail thing, the buy with the big hammer, hydro, the moonlight butterfly one, all those, now when i had enought souls to gear up some stats & upgrades, i go to the church and ring the bell and it didnt happen anything, and i went to check sen's fortress and is still closed.... what to do ?
  • Misfire - July 29, 2013 5:58 a.m.

    There are two bells. You need to go to Blighttown and kill Quelaag to ring the other bell. Shes in the bottom of the swamp thats below the Depths which is shortly after you fight the Capra Demon. :P
  • stefan-chircop - June 25, 2013 7:31 a.m.

    I have a question about page 8. I managed to kill Laurec, and obtained some ring. I killed him so he would run and kill the other Npc. Would it have been better to let him live?
  • Sinxar - January 20, 2013 6:29 a.m.

    I assumed you needed to kill the Stray Demon for the ring, turns out you don't to get the Rusted Iron Ring. So just walk around the room to avoid it and still loot the place. It drops nothing of value anyway.
  • matt-mcsavaney - January 14, 2013 7:10 a.m.

    How does a caster beat the asylum boss? He one hits everytime i miss a dodge, i cant do that hit and run tactic the melee uses because of cast time which in turn gets me killed, help please?
  • Sinxar - January 6, 2013 6:49 p.m.

    In "The Depths", you can take the path behind the first butcher and kill the giant rat with a bow from the ledge you land on. It won't jump up to defend itself.
  • yuwendi-gozali - December 20, 2012 12:45 a.m.

    have some question, when went to ring second bell , im not enter blight town form depth but dark root secret road that lead to valey of the drake. so after i rang second bell im went to the depth to look for zena shop but i didnt find him anywhere. after i back to firelink too zena didnt appeared :( (i just read that zena going to fire link after u rang two bell in another walkthrought). the question is, how i find zena? should i have to NG+ first? i really want that armor from knight of atorias in new content (cos the armor is f*cking cool X( )
  • yuwendi-gozali - December 20, 2012 6:51 a.m.

    about my post... , nevermind, i just found him :] btw great walkthrought thx!!!
  • Iwaskia - October 21, 2012 6:25 a.m.

    whats that sword you used to kill the four nights? and how can you get it? i folow the walktrought so far but i dont think i have the sword.
  • Matt Hughes - October 23, 2012 9:10 p.m.

    If you mean the Four Kings boss battle, that Quelaag’s Furysword. You can find the details on how to obtain it near the end of pg 44 in this guide.
  • Iwaskia - October 26, 2012 5:19 a.m.

    thanks men that was a great help.
  • NEPAL - October 20, 2012 4:05 p.m.

    Thanks for the effort you put into the guide, really helped me with the game.
  • Matt Hughes - October 21, 2012 6:13 a.m.

    Sure thing - glad it helped!
  • grappler51 - September 11, 2012 6:17 a.m.

    Awesome guide! Got this recently for PC and was really confused about the humanity system, cleared a lot of things up!

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