Just a bit of musing, is dark souls more morally ambigious than it initially seems?

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    Just a bit of musing, is dark souls more morally ambigious than it initially seems?

    Post by Kriegson on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:09 am

    I know it's a sin, but I bought dark souls on PS3 and never really beat it. I think I quit when I had been adventuring for some time and found out about claws, so I did everything to join the forest covenant, went to blighttown, and found shiva wasn't there. Upon returning to the covenant wondering what was going on, I found out I had betrayed them (The suicidal ninja, of course).

    So I went to see how much it would cost to have my sins absolved, and ragequit. (though mind you I had started over as several different builds at this point, so starting again didn't exactly appeal).

    That aside, been cruising the wiki trying to figure out how I'm going to dive in on Friday without too many spoilers, and was reading some of the lore on the furtive pigmy. How it seems that the encroaching darkness on the world isn't some kind of apocalypse, but rather the end of the age of gods and the beginning of the age of man!?

    Or that it could be, potentially. At any rate, things may not have been as black and white (literally? silly) as they appeared to be. Presumably returning the flame will restore the world to order under the power of the gods, who as I understand it borked things in the first place.

    But snuffing the flame out and sending the world into darkness would create a world without the influence of gods where men can truly be free. It would be difficult to restore the world to any semblance of order, but worth it in the end.


    Or so I figure. Do I got the gist of it? No spoilers please!

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    Re: Just a bit of musing, is dark souls more morally ambigious than it initially seems?

    Post by User on Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:14 am

    It is better to see it Grey and Black and White in Lordran.

    It helps a lot when understanding motivation and intuition of each Character in the world... and don't worry about sin, it does not do much unless you get indicted, then Darkmoon actually come after you (Or you kill Gwynevre)
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    Re: Just a bit of musing, is dark souls more morally ambigious than it initially seems?

    Post by Shkar on Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:22 pm

    Well, don't take this as a fact or anything, but some of us lore fanatics have determined that the flame and the sun are intricately linked. As the flame fades, so does the sun.

    So choosing to "bring the age of man" MIGHT work out for a short time, but when the flame actually dies, it's probable the sun will as well.


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    Re: Just a bit of musing, is dark souls more morally ambigious than it initially seems?

    Post by Kriegson on Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:43 pm

    Shkar wrote:Well, don't take this as a fact or anything, but some of us lore fanatics have determined that the flame and the sun are intricately linked. As the flame fades, so does the sun.

    So choosing to "bring the age of man" MIGHT work out for a short time, but when the flame actually dies, it's probable the sun will as well.
    Hrm...I wonder how profound an effect that may have though. I mean, much of the world is pretty ambiguous in regards to how humans live, so they may theoretically not need the sun to survive...though this may also make them less than humans as we understand them.

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