Dark Souls has references to London?

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    Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by WandererReece on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:54 pm

    I was trying to find a connection between Anor Londo and New Londo, because I thought it would explaine the lore behind the Large Flame Ember. (Yes, I know it's nerdy.)

    1) I found out Anor = Sun in Sindarin, a made up elfish language in The Lord of The Rings.

    2) Londo refers to about a dozen diffrent people and a few bussinesses. However, it is an actual word. It is a misspelling of the word London. It even appeared in a few historical documents.

    I was still trying to find another definition for Londo when I found this.

    3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd's_of_London


    Did From add a few London references in the game?


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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by RePaused on Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:32 pm

    Probably just really good coincidences.

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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by WandererReece on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:19 am

    That sig you have still freaks me out sometimes. lol!

    So far I can't find anything else that would be a London reference.


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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:28 am

    Considering all the other references we've found (or imagined), I would say there is a distinct possibility there are references to London in the game.

    Emergence's linking lore thread is chock full of examples of these kinds of references. I wouldn't put anything past From as far as where the inspiration came from.

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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by densetsushun on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:49 am

    Not sure it's a reference to London, so far everything you've mentioned is either too vague or too much of a coincidence.


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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by WandererReece on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:55 am

    Londo = London. I confimed this on a few sites after a few hours of searching.

    Lloyd's Talisman = Lloyd's of London, the British insurance market. (You "ensure" your win by preventing the host from healing. LOL)


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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by densetsushun on Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:00 pm

    WandererReece wrote:
    Lloyd's Talisman = Lloyd's of London, the British insurance market. (You "ensure" your win by preventing the host from healing. LOL)
    Kinda sounds like those crazy conspiracy theories where people go Osama = Obama :S
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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by Gambs_the_Grey on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:08 pm

    So I remember reading this post a while ago.. well I was in London today and we walked past Westminster abbey.. remind u of any where ?

    Damn. I can't upload this photo from my phone..


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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by DissidentCitizen on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:26 pm

    Gambs_the_Grey wrote:So I remember reading this post a while ago.. well I was in London today and we walked past Westminster abbey.. remind u of any where ?

    Damn. I can't upload this photo from my phone..

    This?

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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by Gambs_the_Grey on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:33 pm

    That's the one! Kinda reminds me of where u get the dragon slayer bow ?

    Ps. That's actually better than the photo I took.. it was a grey day
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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by DissidentCitizen on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:48 pm

    Or this...



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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by SpecialNewb on Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:49 pm

    Gambs_the_Grey wrote:That's the one! Kinda reminds me of where u get the dragon slayer bow ?

    Ps. That's actually better than the photo I took.. it was a grey day
    I thought Anor Londo was explicitly supposed to be based on the Cathedral of Milan.

    In one of the Gundam shows there was something called the "Londo Bell." Does Londo have some special meaning in Japanese or is it a transliteration of London?

    ED: What the guy above me said!
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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by Gambs_the_Grey on Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:50 am

    Is that 2nd photo the cathedral in Milan? That looks exactly like anor londo.

    In fact I think I can just make out a silver knight archer in the distance


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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by Hue on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:35 am

    Gambs_the_Grey wrote:
    In fact I think I can just make out a silver knight archer in the distance


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    I wanted to say that
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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by DissidentCitizen on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:34 am

    Gambs_the_Grey wrote:Is that 2nd photo the cathedral in Milan? That looks exactly like anor londo.

    In fact I think I can just make out a silver knight archer in the distance



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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:37 am

    Anor Londo IS Milan.

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    Re: Dark Souls has references to London?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:22 am

    Wow! That...is...awesome!


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