Weird random creature in Blighttown

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    Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by msatoshi on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:42 pm

    Today I was farming slugs for some large titanite shards, so I would go to the bonfire to heal, head to the slugs, homeward, rinse and repeat.

    I came across a place in there with a black and red ball, but when I started getting close, it vanished, just like the Crystal Lizards (except it was black and red, not blue and white).

    I went back to the bonfire, rested and went back to the same place, nothing was there.

    I kept farming the slugs until I found that thing again, so I decided to stay far and get a screenshot, as I couldn't find anything about it on the wiki:




    After taking the screenshot I decided to try and kill it... Since everytime I moved close to it it disappeared (even though I was running at lightweight and wearing the rusted iron ring) I shot a heavy arrow in it that inflicted 4 damage. The creature disappeared again.

    Does anyone know what is that?
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:42 pm

    It's a vagrant.

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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by msatoshi on Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:56 pm

    I read somewhere that vagrants are completely random, but that one respawns at the very same spot every now and then... I just found it weird... Well, thanks!
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:01 pm

    It's my understanding that vagrants can be spawned by items dropped in the world, or bloodstains that go unclaimed for a period of time. If this is true, I'm surprised we don't see more vagrants in the Great Hollow. How many people leave stain after stain there, as they make trial-and-error attempts to reach treasures?
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by WandererReece on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:46 pm

    Back Lot Basher wrote:I'm surprised we don't see more vagrants in the Great Hollow. How many people leave stain after stain there, as they make trial-and-error attempts to reach treasures?

    I don't even try to get those treasures anymore. On my first playthrough with my first character I got all the treasures after a few dozen deaths. On my second playthrough I did the same thing. Then I said to myself, "This is it? All those deaths for a couple souls and chunks? I can get these more easily farming the Black Knights." Now I only get the Cloranthy Ring.

    @msatoshi: You should stop hunting those vagrants! They are an endangered species. lol!


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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Tolvo on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:49 pm

    I've so far notice that Vagrants seem to only appear in places that allow online play. For examples the Valley of the Drakes, Asylum, and areas such as Anor Londo's Bonfire cannot have any.
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by WandererReece on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:54 pm

    Back Lot Basher wrote:It's my understanding that vagrants can be spawned by items dropped in the world, or bloodstains that go unclaimed for a period of time.

    Tolvo wrote:I've so far notice that Vagrants seem to only appear in places that allow online play. For examples the Valley of the Drakes, Asylum, and areas such as Anor Londo's Bonfire cannot have any.

    I've found a random pickup at firelink once. I think it was a prism stone. I found another random pickup there later. These are supposed to be what turn into vagrants. However, I don't think I've seen any vagrants at firelink, but I've only found one vagrant the whole time I've played this game.


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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Shakie666 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:58 pm

    I saw one once in oolacile township, before it decided to walk off a cliff. I tried adding it to the wiki (not that anyone reads it) but it wouldn't let me sad
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by WandererReece on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:24 pm

    Shakie666 wrote:I saw one once in oolacile township, before it decided to walk off a cliff. I tried adding it to the wiki (not that anyone reads it) but it wouldn't let me sad

    Ublug wrote:You have to be approved by a moderator before you can edit, it usually takes a day or so. Some of the pages are locked (very few) and can only be changed by mods.

    Basicly, if had the same problem I did, then you just need to wait a day or two.


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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Back Lot Basher on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:37 pm

    WandererReece wrote:
    Back Lot Basher wrote:I'm surprised we don't see more vagrants in the Great Hollow. How many people leave stain after stain there, as they make trial-and-error attempts to reach treasures?

    I don't even try to get those treasures anymore. On my first playthrough with my first character I got all the treasures after a few dozen deaths. On my second playthrough I did the same thing. Then I said to myself, "This is it? All those deaths for a couple souls and chunks? I can get these more easily farming the Black Knights." Now I only get the Cloranthy Ring.

    I wasn't going to, but then realized I wanted the dragon scales for upgrades. It's so hard to go by anything shiny and not pick it up. The game preys on our tendency to covet. It's all about our greed. Just one more swing of the sword....OH NO, I'M OUT OF STAMINA!!!!!
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Tolvo on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:04 pm

    Shakie666 wrote:I saw one once in oolacile township, before it decided to walk off a cliff. I tried adding it to the wiki (not that anyone reads it) but it wouldn't let me sad

    You could always PM an admin and get this figured out, it may be a problem with the hosting site. If it can't be resolved I'd still suggest mentioning it to someone who does edit the wiki so it can be added if it hasn't been already.
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by ublug on Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:06 pm

    I forgot to tell that I saw my first vagrant ever (after a zillion hours of gameplay), it was in new londo on the spot where you summon beatrice. I was down there trying to create vagrants (while farmming), and had just turned some transient curse items into lloyd's talismans. The last run before the vagrant appeared I dropped a prism stone and a transient curse at the exact spot the vagrant spawned, what are the odds?
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Emergence on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:50 pm

    You know, a couple of weeks ago I also finally saw my first vagrant in the Parish, right next to the altar where Rhea prays. After I killed it, I kinda stood there for a bit, just staring at it's design. Really wanted to soak up the details of it lol.


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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by Espada Muerta on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:20 pm

    I have only ever seen one in the church also it scared the crap out of me and gave me 4 twin humanities no lie, I have never seen one since.....sadness

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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by PlasticandRage on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:35 pm

    I think Tolvo's right. Every time I've ever seen a vagrant, which has only been a couple of times, it's been somewhere with pretty high online traffic. The forest, the parish, and near the second bonfire at the dukes archives. Most of the ones I've seen have been late at night at low SL in the parish.


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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by steveswede on Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:47 pm

    Back Lot Basher wrote:It's a vagrant.

    We so need a vagrant meme for all these posts that pop up about them with a player dancing with the Channeler's Trident with excitement.


    Out of the year I played Dark Souls, I've only ever had four appear. 2 in undead church, 1 in Anor Londo and 1 in Darkroot Garden. I spotted the one in Darkroot Garden by pure fluke as it's right where the wolf ring is. I'll have to upload the video of it at some point as no one so far has video footage of it.

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    Here it is.

    Vagrant Darkroot Garden

    I forgot that the Vagrant tried to ninja me with a jumping claw attack. I've never known them to ever do a move like that.
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by OmniBot on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:18 am

    I saw a white vagrant in the undead asylum where the rusted iron ring is once. That was the only time I've ever seen one.

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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by WandererReece on Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:30 pm

    steveswede wrote:I forgot that the Vagrant tried to ninja me with a jumping claw attack. I've never known them to ever do a move like that.

    It could have been a diffrent vagrant. I've read there are two types of vagrants: a shy one, and a mean tempered one.


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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by steveswede on Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:26 pm

    WandererReece wrote:
    steveswede wrote:I forgot that the Vagrant tried to ninja me with a jumping claw attack. I've never known them to ever do a move like that.

    It could have been a diffrent vagrant. I've read there are two types of vagrants: a shy one, and a mean tempered one.

    It's the evil drift vagrant as you can tell from the video.
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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by PlasticandRage on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:02 pm

    Do the 'good' vagrants attack you at all? Or do they just bolt? I've only ever encountered one and it didn't move at all. It just sat there and let me kill it.


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    Re: Weird random creature in Blighttown

    Post by megaoptamas759 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:45 pm

    one of those buggers was by the hellakite bonfire, i promptly killed it thinking it was an invader and got 3 humanity, i felt pretty good that day:)


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