this area, warp to the Anor Londo bonfire, exit the building, and turn left.
Enter the building you see and leave out the right side entrance. Follow this
path up to the archives. The hall leading into the archives is guarded by an Armored Tusk. Wear light armor, move
forward until the tusk charges, then turn around and run out of the hallway.
The tusk cannot pass the threshold of the hall entrance, so you can shoot
spells/Pyromancy at it while it flounders helplessly.
Around the second corner, there will be another Armored Tusk. You can’t use the same trick, but
simply circle strafe around it and use Pyromancy to deal with it quickly - this
isn’t the most maneuverable enemy. Move into the archives and light the bonfire.
lift up to the next level. This is where you are introduced to Crystal Skeletons. They are like any
other skeleton knights, only they deal much more damage. Go for backstabs and
always have your shield up.
In this room
is a Blue Crystal Golem. This particular enemy is
exclusive to the Prepare to Die Edition, and the Broken Pendant it drops is
required to access the new content. If you want to access that content now,
proceed to the appropriate section of the walkthrough. Otherwise, continue on
into the Duke’s Archives.
Rush the Channeler in between his spell casting.
Channelers tend to teleport away if you don’t finish them quickly enough. Climb
up the stairs and explore this floor, then head up the elevator. Once on the
top floor, proceed through the crystalized hallway, aware that an NPC will rush
to attack once you do. Before you proceed through the fog door, equip a Ring of Sacrifice if you have one.
You will now face Seath the Scaleless.
You cannot win this fight and will inevitably die, so just let it happen.
revive at a bonfire in the prison
section of the archives. Kill the Serpent
Soldier through the bars and loot his corpse for the key needed to escape
your cell. Upon your escape, a guard will sound an alarm, releasing the Picasa. These enemies should be dealt
with from a distance, as they have a grab attack that instantly kills. However,
it is easy enough to dodge if you wish to take them out with melee weapons.
Descend to the bottom of the area, checking the cells
along the way for loot. At the very bottom, enter the room full of Picasa and
destroy them all. The crying Picasa drop the Bountiful Sunlight and Soothing
Sunlight miracles. Speak to Big Hat
Logan through the bars. The key to his cell can be found later in the
Climb up to
where the alarm is and loot the nearby chest for the Archive Tower Giant Door Key. Now go all the way back up the stairs to the
top of the tower and climb the ladder there. Before you go through the giant
double doors, look to your left or a wooden plank walkway. Follow this to its
end and carefully drop down to find the Maiden
Armor set and a White Seance Ring (which
grants additional attunement slots). Now go back up and through the double
until you are back in the library. Head left and deal with the Channeler (deal
with the one above you with arrows, if you have them), then keep heading in
this direction until you can go up some stairs to your right.
these stairs is a lever. Turn it to rotate the staircase. Continue up the
stairs and head left. Follow this path until you see a gap to your left. Drop
down onto another rotating staircase, only don’t use the lever. Run up the
stairs and head right to find a chest containing Sorcery: Strong Magic Shield.
down the stairs and rotate them, then continue down and turn right. You should
see a doorway (see above) that leads to a ladder. Take the ladder all the way
down and pull the nearby lever. You can now run to the bonfire outside then come back here and explore the two rooms.
smaller of the two rooms, you’ll find a lone chest containing a Blue Titanite Chunk. Enter the bigger
room and check the chest to your immediate left to find the Channelers Armor set. The chest further
down and to your left contains the Archive
Tower Giant Cell Key. The chest in the far right corner of the room is a
Mimic, who should drop an Enchanted
Falchion and a Symbol of Avarice.
Pull the nearby lever to reveal a path leading to your next destination.
heading down the stairs, check for a hidden path behind where the Mimic was
placed. There’s a chest to be found which contains the Crystal Ember.
recommend taking the Archive Tower Giant Cell Key back to the prison section
and freeing Big Hat Logan. You’ll
also gain access to the item in his cell, which is a Fire Keepers Soul. Logan will now move into the small room where
you found the Blue Titanite Chunk and sell new spells.
the newly revealed staircase (make sure to grab the 20 Prism Stones from under
the stairs) , through the fog door, and
out into the open air. This area is inhabited by many Blue Crystal Golems and, if you have been following this
walkthrough, a Golden Crystal Golem.
the Golden Golem reveals Sieglinde of
Catarina, daughter of Siegmeyer.
Talk to her and tell her you’ve seen her father. Search the open area nearby
for a corpse holding the Crystalline
Armor set, then continue on down the slope into the Crystal Cave.