Petrus of Thorolund

    Share

    CoonDog17
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 30
    Reputation : -3
    Join date : 2012-03-07

    Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by CoonDog17 on Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:50 am

    This thread is exclusively dedicated to Petrus of Thorolund. Why is he
    so awesome? Why does he use a Morningstar? Why did he kill Reah?

    Discuss.


    avatar
    Soltaire's Child
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 20
    Reputation : 3
    Join date : 2012-02-24

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Soltaire's Child on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:15 am

    the headshot made me laugh >.<
    avatar
    White Mamba
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 141
    Reputation : 10
    Join date : 2012-02-15

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by White Mamba on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:20 am

    Is it even the real Petrus? There is a morningstar, and a fair bit of cleric stuff, (talisman etc) under the elevator. Could he have killed the original Petrus?
    avatar
    Yarxov
    Revived
    Revived

    Posts : 2313
    Reputation : 36
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Location : How should I know?

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:04 am

    ^ That could be why he killed Rhea too...
    He is Bowlcut of Carim! an Assassin like Lautrec!


    _________________
    I do not live in hopes of a better tomorrow, or in blissful dreams, but I live for those who live no longer.

    avatar
    PlasticandRage
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 5280
    Reputation : 123
    Join date : 2012-01-27
    Age : 34
    Location : New York

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by PlasticandRage on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:27 am

    Isn't it said at some point in the game that Rhea isn't all that well liked in Thorolund and that's why she was sent on her mission? Like she's kind of a screw up, at least in the eyes of a specific superior (I can't remember his name but I believe it is mentioned). If that is the case wouldn't it be entirely possible that Petrus is actually there as kind of an overseer? It would all make perfect sense. Consider that he's there in the early part of the game, before she and the two other clerics are, then after they leave together Petrus bounces at the first sign of trouble, as though he wasn't there to help out at all, only to observe how Rhea functions in the field. Then once she does screw up, and royally I might add, he becomes justified in killing her, which arguably could have been the purpose of his mission from the beginning. It would also make sense for an organization like the Thorolund priesthood to try seem innocent of acts such as those to the outside observer. Petrus just can't help liking his job, hence his happy little comments after the fact. The man likes his job.
    avatar
    Akatik
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 464
    Reputation : 11
    Join date : 2012-01-23

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Akatik on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:26 am

    I think he's a coward that ditched his friends in the tomb of the giants. When you go down to save them, you uncover his deeds and he kills Reah to cover it up.


    _________________
    avatar
    skarekrow13
    Chat Moderator

    Posts : 10236
    Reputation : 410
    Join date : 2012-01-27
    Location : Ralph Wilson Stadium

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:39 am

    I've always felt Akatik's take feels right. My personal belief is the three clerics tied to Rhea represent some of the archetypes for religious devotees (as well as Rhea). Rhea is the passionate one, a true believer and disciple spreading the word (prone to pride and arrogance because of it). I forget which is which of her bodyguards but the silent one is the other devout archetype (marked by humility). The other bodyguard is a believer in the good that the organization of the church provides. I believe he has some faith and is genuinely proud of his work but his faith is more in the persons around him (believes more in what he can see and interact with than the intangible). I am not a scholar on their dialogues but the few times I talked to this guy I always felt like he was going along (despite it being a bad idea) because of his relationship with Rhea (I think he has the hots for her).

    And now to the subject of the thread.....Petrus. He is the archetype best called a "facade." He has lost his faith but continues on and tries to convince the world of his faith lest he lose the comfort he has known for so long. I never got the vibe he has enough faith to be an assassin.

    avatar
    befowler
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 2032
    Reputation : 188
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Sunlight Altar

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by befowler on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:43 am

    I'll always love how he pays you to not talk to him at first. I'll never forget my first playthrough. Got out of the asylum, all excited and ready to go from firelink, and the first guy I talk to tries to bribe me to shut up. Welcome to dark souls


    _________________
    "They can be a great people, Solaire, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son."
    avatar
    Yukon
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1307
    Reputation : 99
    Join date : 2012-02-21
    Location : Canada

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Yukon on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:56 am

    I used to think he killed her for a cover up too, but then I head the dialouge he has afer lautric rats him out in the parish. Now it seems more like he completely lost his sanity. I don't think he is thinking rationally when you kill him after TOG, If you kill him before he flees he says something like "no, no this can't be.. it can't end this way" but when you kill him after reahs escape and death http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSL63UB0LxA&feature=related.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4GFsXvJmxc&t=11m22s I MEAN WHAT THE HELL.. listen to him, he sounds completely different.
    avatar
    Darkson
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1182
    Reputation : 18
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 24

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Darkson on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:09 pm

    ^ Woah! Wth, never had him talk like that :shock:

    Also he got the evil laugh like Lautrec, keh heh heh...


    _________________
    What?
    avatar
    PlasticandRage
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 5280
    Reputation : 123
    Join date : 2012-01-27
    Age : 34
    Location : New York

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by PlasticandRage on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:48 pm

    Yeah he also tells you he's a wolf in sheep's clothing after he kills her. That sounds more like an assassin than someone whose embarrassed to me


    _________________
    All great men have mustaches.

    TIGER UPPERCUT!

    PSN: PlasticAndRage
    avatar
    skarekrow13
    Chat Moderator

    Posts : 10236
    Reputation : 410
    Join date : 2012-01-27
    Location : Ralph Wilson Stadium

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:36 pm

    I interpreted that as guilt surfacing but you could be onto something. That coupled with the laughter always felt like he was descending into madness after their trip, his betrayal and eventual slaying of Rhea. That's part of why I described him as having lost faith above. To me it felt like his last bit of faith was shaken during their trip and the betrayals closed the door to the comfort he had as a cleric. As in, "Clerics don't murder, but I murdered someone so what am I now?" Then survivor mentality sinks in and he starts to feel he is justified. Another interesting quote is when he states you could go up there and do what you want with her since she's unguarded and helpless. I took that to mean, "Please go kill her for me." To be fair though, everything is ambiguous at best. While I feel the murder is a cover up, there's definitely room for alternatives. Either way, he's a pretty interesting character.

    On a side note, I liked that he used that particular reference to the murder too. It goes with the theme of the clerics being part of a "flock."


    CoonDog17
    Newbie
    Newbie

    Posts : 30
    Reputation : -3
    Join date : 2012-03-07

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by CoonDog17 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:30 pm

    Gee, he's antics are being over-analyzed aren't they? Was hoping a bit more enthusiasm would be shown for a character so brilliant.
    avatar
    Darkson
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1182
    Reputation : 18
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 24

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Darkson on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:36 pm

    His nose is so broad.


    _________________
    What?
    avatar
    Yarxov
    Revived
    Revived

    Posts : 2313
    Reputation : 36
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Location : How should I know?

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:58 pm

    His eyes seem to say "Beware of impending murder/r**e/cannibalism"


    _________________
    I do not live in hopes of a better tomorrow, or in blissful dreams, but I live for those who live no longer.

    avatar
    Reaperfan
    Compulsory Poster
    Compulsory Poster

    Posts : 3008
    Reputation : 135
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Age : 26
    Location : Canterlot

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:00 pm

    His armor is so good, that it's the only armor we can't get. That's just how cool Petrus is.

    I really want to use his armor sad


    _________________

    "To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." ~C.S. Lewis
    avatar
    Darkson
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1182
    Reputation : 18
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 24

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Darkson on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:35 pm

    (¬‿¬)


    _________________
    What?
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by RANT on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:53 pm

    i think he's lame but that's just me.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    Darkson
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1182
    Reputation : 18
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 24

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Darkson on Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:05 am

    And on the pics it literally looks like he wears a melon as a helmet...

    :]


    _________________
    What?
    avatar
    Robotech
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 222
    Reputation : 8
    Join date : 2012-01-18
    Age : 41
    Location : Greece

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Robotech on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:33 am

    I take so much joy on killing him before going for rhea. Oswald also leaves hints of Petrus's bad intentions.
    avatar
    Darkson
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1182
    Reputation : 18
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 24

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Darkson on Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:08 pm

    Patches also generally analyses the characters very good.

    "Believe me on this one, bruv..."

    I love his strong hate towards clerics actually. And I think he's the coolest character, after Solaire. Still if Solaire is also considered a cleric (?) or are clerics only those who follow the way of white??? Sry if this is a dumb question, I really don't know.


    _________________
    What?

    User
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 5753
    Reputation : 193
    Join date : 2012-01-18

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by User on Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:10 pm

    Robotech wrote:I take so much joy on killing him before going for rhea. Oswald also leaves hints of Petrus's bad intentions.

    Petrus tells you himself, if you give souls to Lautrec. I feel no remorse for him... although I envy for his gloves and leggings for my character. would be cooler for my character.
    avatar
    WarriorOfSunlight
    Addicted
    Addicted

    Posts : 260
    Reputation : 18
    Join date : 2012-02-14
    Location : In Nostalgia Land.

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by WarriorOfSunlight on Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:17 pm

    Dat face.


    _________________
    Don't bother contacting me, you won't get a response.
    Nobody will ever change my opinion, so don't even try getting on your high horse. Basically stick your pretentiousness where the sun don't shine. Thanks.
    avatar
    skarekrow13
    Chat Moderator

    Posts : 10236
    Reputation : 410
    Join date : 2012-01-27
    Location : Ralph Wilson Stadium

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by skarekrow13 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:32 pm

    I always thought Petrus was what Dennis the Menace turned out to look like. After he got tired of hassling Mr. Wilson he went into the murders.

    avatar
    Yukon
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1307
    Reputation : 99
    Join date : 2012-02-21
    Location : Canada

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Yukon on Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:38 pm

    ^ holy crap I just began to hate petrus more. Next time we meet I am taking him down with a my bow modified to shoot prism stones like a sling shot.


    DEEENIIIISS!!


    _________________

    PSN: SgtPigeon
    Russian Roulette Duels Saturdays at 1PM - 7PM EST

    Sponsored content

    Re: Petrus of Thorolund

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:01 pm