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    Post by wutangclam on Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:01 pm

    Examining Dark Souls Characters through their item descriptions

    I was hoping to share this article with you all, as well as facilitate some discussion on the importance of Armor descriptions within Dark Souls. 

    This article discusses Oscar of Astora as well as Solaire in terms of what can be gleaned from the descriptions given by the Elite Knight set as well as the Iron & Sun set.

    Feel free to read and share your thoughts.
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    Post by wutangclam on Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:10 pm

    Also, apologies for not being able to include the click-through link. Downside to being a forum newcomer, I suppose.

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    Re: Examining Dark Souls Characters Through Their Item Descriptions

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:49 am

    :bas: 


    Last edited by Wilkinson3424 on Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:43 am; edited 1 time in total


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    Re: Examining Dark Souls Characters Through Their Item Descriptions

    Post by Emergence on Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:18 pm

    Welcome to the community!  Thanks for sharing the article, the more angles on the lore the better. The thread linked above is an NPC analysis thread. It's gone a bit quiet now that the game has been out but your insights will help. In a game where nothing is spelled out, the work is never done. And don't mind the post above. The overwhelming majority of posters in this commnity use welcoming words and actual fully formed sentences as opposed to singular rude links.


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:04 pm

    And welcome of course. Always good to see lore conversation living on

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    Post by GrinTwist on Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:52 pm

    Very nice link you've got there.

    Welcome to the forums by the way!

    Also an easy way to post a link that someone can click on is to go to the bar at the top of the text box. Once you do that click what looks like a chain with a green plus sign under it (it's right by the youtube button). After that you get a pop-up box it'll give you the ability to post the URL that you want to post and then type whatever you want in afterwards.


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    Re: Examining Dark Souls Characters Through Their Item Descriptions

    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:13 am

    Firstly- Welcome to the Forum! There's a lot of good stuff here and I hope you will take your time and dip your toes into the different sections we have. There's a lot of interesting stuff on here to talk and read about.

    Thanks for the article, was a interesting read happy I liked the fact you focused on explaining how individual items help form the overall picture of the past of dark souls, and what led to certain events and characters to come to lordran.

    I also hope you don't mind, but I edited your OP to make the link work so it's easier for members to access.


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    Post by wutangclam on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:04 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:Firstly- Welcome to the Forum! There's a lot of good stuff here and I hope you will take your time and dip your toes into the different sections we have. There's a lot of interesting stuff on here to talk and read about.

    Thanks for the article, was a interesting read :)I liked the fact you focused on explaining how individual items help form the overall picture of the past of dark souls, and what led to certain events and characters to come to lordran.

    I also hope you don't mind, but I edited your OP to make the link work so it's easier for members to access.
    Thank you, and everyone else for your warm welcome. I'm glad to be a part of the community!.

    Also, I appreciate you editing the link, I guess the forum doesn't let new users include links until after a week of membership.

    I have been fascinated with Dark Souls lore since the second I started the game. Even now, after countless playthroughs, I find that there is always something new to uncover.

    I chose to look at item descriptions - specifically the armor sets - because I find that it is the most often overlooked. The amount of information gleaned from armor is mind-blowing.

    Anyways, thanks very much.

    What other armor sets do you all find share the most insight into the various characters in Dark Souls - I am thinking of featuring the Moonlight Set next.
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    Post by Serious_Much on Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:29 pm

    I think doing an assessment of characters looking at stuff like moonlight set and dingy set etc for characters who are generally overlooked in the lore would be the most interesting to read. Gwyndolin would be a good addition to the material you've already written I reckon


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    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:40 pm

    Sorry about that, I hadn't realized that this could have been pretty rude, and now looking back I see that it was.

    I hope I didn't make you mad or embarrassed in any way, I hope you accept my apology about that, and welcome to the forum, I should have realised you were new and probably didn't know about that thread.

    Once again i'm really sorry, I hope you don't get a bad impression of me or the forum because of it.


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    Post by Emergence on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:26 pm

    Wilkinson3424 wrote:Sorry about that, I hadn't realized that this could have been pretty rude, and now looking back I see that it was.

    I hope I didn't make you mad or embarrassed in any way, I hope you accept my apology about that, and welcome to the forum, I should have realised you were new and probably didn't know about that thread.

    Once again i'm really sorry, I hope you don't get a bad impression of me or the forum because of it.
    That's a classy and stand up move Wilks. +1.


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    Post by twigsterxd on Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:54 pm

    All I will say is welcome to the forum and thx for the info. Stuff in there I never knew happy


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    Post by wutangclam on Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:59 pm

    Once again, a big thank you to everyone who read the article and welcomed me to the forums. You guys are a great community. 

    I'm currently working on a second volume of Armor Descriptions and wanted to ask you all what sets/armor pieces you would like to see featured.

    Let me know

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    Post by Dogwelder on Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:48 pm

    Good article, item descriptions definitely do add a lot to the lore. Lots of really cool pieces of information tucked away here and there.


    wutangclam wrote:I'm currently working on a second volume of Armor Descriptions and wanted to ask you all what sets/armor pieces you would like to see featured.
    Maybe choose a couple of the more rare sets or pieces?


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    Post by CakeThiefPro on Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:07 pm

    Just gonna throw it out there: Painting Guardian Set.


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    Post by wutangclam on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:59 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:I think doing an assessment of characters looking at stuff like moonlight set and dingy set etc for characters who are generally overlooked in the lore would be the most interesting to read. Gwyndolin would be a good addition to the material you've already written I reckon
     Great idea!

    Moonlight Set and Dingy will be the next two featured. I think that there is a lot to be said about both sets as well as the characters that wear them.

    Any little lore tidbits you all might want to share would be great - but otherwise I'm going to get cranking on a post now. 

    I'll share the link here once it's finished.

    Thanks everyone!

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    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:03 pm

    haha awesome, glad to be of help happy


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