The Iron Tarkus Story

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    The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by DoughGuy on Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:13 am

    The following is my idea on who Tarkus is and what his actions in the game are. I have used some assumptions (of my own and Acidic's) and some information based on parts of the game that were not implemented but whether these are true or not affects the story little. There also may be parts missing and I do need some peoples help to confirm this but I will explain that later. here it goes.

    Long ago Tarkus was one of Gwyn's knights. A strong and skilled fighter he was also a great leader of men. When gwyn went to link with Tarkus was one of the knights who followed him. He served Gwyn loyally throughout this trying time and was one of his most trusted lieutenants. However as Gwyn's plans fell apart, chaos ran rampant and seath betrayed the gods Gwyn used his last gambit. Shortly before going hollow he sent Tarkus out into the world with many of his knights to do his work.

    Tarkus's first objective was the sunlight altar. Here a statue of the God of War remained and Tarkus was to destroy it. With his knights he stormed the parish and smashed the statue with his sword. However it was her he suffered his first losses. Faced with removing a sacred statue from the world two of his knights lost heart and became hollows. Oe fled further into the parish, desperate to find a new statue while the other fled into the undead burg where he became lost among the streets searching for the way back to Gwyn.

    Tarkus quickly moved on to prevent more of his knights becoming hollow. He sent of of his remaining knights down into the tomb of giants to warn Nito of Seath's treacery while the rest moved onto to Sen's Fortress. Unfortunately the lone knight became lost in the darkness of the tomb and fell into despair eventually hollowing.

    Tarkus and his knights soon arrived in Sen's fortress. here Tarkus lost many of his knights to the serpent men and traps. In falling many of these knights became hollow and once revived then continued to wander the halls of the fort. Eventually Tarkus and his men trapped the iron golem under the rublle of the archway that lead to aor londo. Before moving on Tarkus left his summon sign in one of the towers so that any more who came to challenge the giant would not suffer as he and his knights had.

    Finally Tarkus reached anor londo. TThey moved quickly and soon reached their prize - Ariamis's painting. It is unknown how (though it is believed they use part of Gwyns power) Tarkus and his knights entered the painted world. His skilled knights torn through the hollows and Phalnxes with easy eventually reaching Priscilla's chambers. He and his knights stormed Priscilla and attempted to kill her. However her mastery of invisibility and ice sorcery was too good. One by one his knights fell. Tarkus, duelling her one on one was mortally wounded as he cut the peculiar doll from her belt and snatched it. With the aid of one of his knights Tarkus escaped by falling off the cliff as his few surviving knights laid down their lives to allow him to escape. Many of those fallen knights went hollow and still roam the painted world, protecting the only foe ever to defeat their master.

    Tarkus and the surviving knight escaped the painting but Tarkus was too injured to continue. Giving his last knight the doll he held off the guardians so the knight could escape. Before he sent the knight away he told him "If I cannot kill the half breed for Gwyn, I will prevent any of her allies from reaching her. Take this doll, it is the only way in. Hide it as far from here as you can. make sure none can find it." And so the knight left.

    It is a while after this point that Oscar rescues the chosen undead from the asylum. The black night does not have the crow to transport him to the asylum so it takes the knight decades to reach the asylum. Some time during his journey the undead is rescued.

    The knight eventually turns up at the undead asylum. Venturing in he locates the stray demon and weakens the floor above it to trap anyone who enters into fighting the demon. Moving into the deepest recess of the asylum he finds a vacant cell. Into it he places the doll and then he waits and stands guard for as long as he will live, guarding the doll as his lord told him too.

    So what do you guys think? If anyone can spot any inconsistencies please tell me. Also if I have forgotten any black knights in lordran outside of the kiln please inform me so I can figure out how they go tthere. Finally I need someone to go into the painted world in ful tarks gear (armour, shield and sword) and talk to Priscilla to see if she reacts differently.
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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by ChizFreak on Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:30 pm

    Most of it sounds viable, but I believe that the floor of the Undead Asylum was weakeneded because the first Asylum Demon jumped there. Also why do you say that the last knight stayed there to protect the doll? When you go there, there is a Black Knight, not a Berenike Knight.


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by Teh_hapy_octopus on Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:57 pm

    ChizFreak wrote:Most of it sounds viable, but I believe that the floor of the Undead Asylum was weakeneded because the first Asylum Demon jumped there. Also why do you say that the last knight stayed there to protect the doll? When you go there, there is a Black Knight, not a Berenike Knight.

    maybe he made it to the cell but died by a black knight


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by DoughGuy on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:56 pm

    Unless I'm mistaken Tarkus led black knights didn't he?


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:02 pm

    nope, bk's are just gwyns elite knights led by gwyn i think, tarkus might have been an elite of berenike though.


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by DoughGuy on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:04 pm

    Okay so i just checked the wiki and yes, tarkus was a berenike knight not a black knight. Well then everyone just read this as an interesting story and not actual lore lol. Or replace Tarkus's name with "Leader of the Black Knights".


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by BLA1NE on Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:57 pm

    I think the Black Knights were the best of the Silver Knights, the ones who stayed with Gwyn. They were present when he kindled the First Flame, so their armor was burnt black.

    I was a little bit confused since you mention places where there are no black knights, and forgot to mention others where there are. For instance, the BK guarding the Grass Crest Shield, and the second BK in the Asylum. I could be wrong, but I don't remember any BKs in the Painted World, or in Sen's.

    But, a few of the places you mention do have Berenike Knights (Parish, Painted World, Sen's). Wouldn't take much modification for the same story to refer to the Berenike Knights instead of BKs.

    It's not very plausible, but it's an interesting story anyways!


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by Emergence on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:03 pm

    DoughGuy wrote:Okay so i just checked the wiki and yes, tarkus was a berenike knight not a black knight. Well then everyone just read this as an interesting story and not actual lore lol. Or replace Tarkus's name with "Leader of the Black Knights".

    lol I still quite enjoyed the journey.


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by DoughGuy on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:52 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:I think the Black Knights were the best of the Silver Knights, the ones who stayed with Gwyn. They were present when he kindled the First Flame, so their armor was burnt black.

    I was a little bit confused since you mention places where there are no black knights, and forgot to mention others where there are. For instance, the BK guarding the Grass Crest Shield, and the second BK in the Asylum. I could be wrong, but I don't remember any BKs in the Painted World, or in Sen's.

    But, a few of the places you mention do have Berenike Knights (Parish, Painted World, Sen's). Wouldn't take much modification for the same story to refer to the Berenike Knights instead of BKs.

    It's not very plausible, but it's an interesting story anyways!

    There is a Black Knight at the top of sens right before the GIANT ladder going down. He resapwns. The one in the painted world is right before you fight priscilla. He respawns and always drops a large tintanite shard.

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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by User on Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:54 pm

    thats not a Black knight. That is the knights that belong to the same country area as Iron Tarkus. They are 'Steel Knights', if you would like to call them. Do not mix those knights with the seven black knights presented outside of the First Flame's area. They are both different things all together.
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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by DoughGuy on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:29 am

    Ok then, perhaps I can salvage some of my story. I'll just need to figure out which is which.


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by BLA1NE on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:32 am

    Steel Knights; "Berenike" Knights.

    http://darksoulswiki.wikispaces.com/Steel+Set

    Edit: their locations, are:

    - Undead Parish (guarding the Firekeeper Soul)
    - Sen's (on the way to Ricard)
    - Painted World (Guarding Priscilla)
    - and... the Crestfallen Merchant, I guess!

    I feel like there's more than those, but I can't remember any more right now.


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by DoughGuy on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:37 am

    Okay. Give me till tomorrow and I'll try to put up a revised version.


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    Re: The Iron Tarkus Story

    Post by T-King-667 on Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:03 am

    I "Tarkus" approves of this story.

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