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    Detail in the catacombs

    Post by starazer on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:15 am

    I just realized this interesting fact.

    if you go to the first bonfire in the caverns you see what appear to be rocks everywhere on the walls.
    if you take a close look you can see that they are slugs or larva or soething like that slithering across the walls.
    And there are whole arounf the room where you can see the bugs entering and leaving the room
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:25 am

    I get the impression they're corpse eating insects. You are entering an area that's pretty much one giant crypt.


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:26 am

    The wall wish English letters is more interesting in my opinion.

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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by starazer on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:27 am

    that could be it 2
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Emergence on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:36 am

    They seem to be carrion beetles, and tons of them.


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:39 am

    Well I always figured they are scarabs, which fit well I feel. They feed upon the waste and left overs of others, and of course the relation to an Egyptian Sun God, god of the rising sun. He is a part of their creation myth and is depicted on their tombs and catacombs if I remember correctly, on their walls.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:43 am

    Tolvo wrote:The wall wish English letters is more interesting in my opinion.

    Where's that?


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:43 am

    You know that wall which lowers when you push the lever there? That wall has English letters on it.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:47 am

    Wow. The amount of little details I haven't managed to notice in 9 play throughs never ceases to amaze me.

    It's ceaseless. Get it? huh? Get it?


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:50 am

    At least I'm discharging this info to you now.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:54 am

    I'll take it, as long as it's soft and warm.

    That was pretty weak. Praise the sun?


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by DoughGuy on Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:59 am

    Sun you got a long way to go till you can pun like Tolvo.
    I believe someone has seen the catacomb bugs in the asylum as well.


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:02 am

    Obviously you're still a bit in the dark. Perhaps one day you'll reach my pedestal. So far whenever I enter a bought of run and gun, I Gwyn.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by DoughGuy on Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:11 am

    Tolvo you have an unfair advantage BoCause of your knowledge of literature, Witch Iz-a-lithtle bit of a big deal.


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by SlakeMoth on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:40 am

    Tolvo wrote:Well I always figured they are scarabs, which fit well I feel. They feed upon the waste and left overs of others, and of course the relation to an Egyptian Sun God, god of the rising sun. He is a part of their creation myth and is depicted on their tombs and catacombs if I remember correctly, on their walls.

    Actually, this has been raised before and the general concensus then was that the creatures were woodlice, which, if my memory serves me correctly, are arthropods, not true insects at all. They inhabit damp dark places. The beetle which the Egyptians based the scarab on are in fact dung beetles and are common in Africa. They roll up the droppings of large mammals like elephants into a ball between their front legs, so they are surface dwellers as far as I know.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:19 am

    They act similar to Scarabs of fiction, while the real creatures are just little insects often they are depicted in fiction among the dead and eating flesh. Covering surfaces rapidly and crawling up walls and about in caves.

    You are right in that realistically they don't, but in fiction there are similarities.

    I do wish I had a working copy though so I could examine them again closely.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by CaligoIllioneus on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:21 pm

    I'm sure they are a species of ****, as they look very similar to a Madagascar hissing ****: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_hissing_cockroach

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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:37 pm

    At OP-


    I never noticed them either until I had headphones on one day. I kept wandering what the hell that disgusting noise was and then I noticed the walls were moving. Yuck.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Emergence on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:50 pm

    They move quite slow compared to how fictional scarabs would move which is why I pegged them as something different, plus they lack the longer legs and mandibles.


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Emergence on Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:52 pm

    This is a shot of carrion beetles on a dead turtle but in game things look like they could be arthropods as well:



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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by PlasticandRage on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:08 pm

    The ones in game definitely have a bit of a bulbous shape to them. This photo is pretty accurate IMO


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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by Tolvo on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:12 pm

    Can you imagine some sort of summit where the Forum gets to ask From one question and have it answered? I think what types of insects those are, should be our question. It would throw them off definitely.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by SlakeMoth on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:18 pm

    I never cease to be amazed by the diversity of the subjects which are discussed on this forum. It's a testament to how great Dark Souls is.
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:18 pm

    Tolvo wrote:Can you imagine some sort of summit where the Forum gets to ask From one question and have it answered? I think what types of insects those are, should be our question. It would throw them off definitely.

    lol!lol!lol!

    With the pendant theory debunked, we are now most interested in the "deeper" lores of DKS...
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    Re: Detail in the catacombs

    Post by CaligoIllioneus on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:18 pm

    I still think it's a species of ****. Here are other species that look similar:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaptica_dubia

    and also Laxta granicollis:

    http://www.insectimages.org/images/768x512/5401985.jpg

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