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    Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by WerehoundXX on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:24 pm

    I apologize in advance if this has been discussed before. The other day whilst slumming around blightown I started pondering Maneater Mildred and her relationship with Quelaag. Quelaag is a spider woman and in nature many species of female spiders will feed on their male counterparts. Which makes you wonder about Mildreds Maneater title.

    Also in most if not all spider species the male is much smaller than the female. Mildred is herself(himself?) much smaller than her sack wearing companions in the depths. Interesting perhaps.

    Sorry if this is unwelcome drivel. Just wanted to share my thoughts.


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Midgar on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:30 pm

    I think Maneater Mildred will drop you some negative rep points for implying that she might be a man if she catches wind of this topic silly


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Serious_Much on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:35 pm

    damn in before me.. I must be getting slow silly

    anyways, perhaps the name of maneater mildred and her appearance is in fact a reference to that trait in spiders and quelaag. But even you have to admit it's tenuous silly


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:43 pm

    I always thought she was hunting you down since Blighttown is right after the depths where you escape/kill her Butchers and free her prisoner. (Laurnentius)


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by neon__noodle on Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:46 pm

    Is she the only npc you kill as a phantom and can then summon? With Solaire and Leeroy its the other way around. Wonder if that means anything?


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Midgar on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:03 pm

    Serious_Much wrote:damn in before me.. I must be getting slow silly

    anyways, perhaps the name of maneater mildred and her appearance is in fact a reference to that trait in spiders and quelaag. But even you have to admit it's tenuous silly

    Well maybe you should link it to her at least so I can see her butcher knife wrath.


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:09 pm

    Yarxov wrote:I always thought she was hunting you down since Blighttown is right after the depths where you escape/kill her Butchers and free her prisoner. (Laurnentius)

    This in regards to Mildred is basically what I've always thought.

    As to Quelaag, I think you're looking at her in reverse. Originally as one of the Daughters of Chaos she was human (or at least humanesque in the same manner as Gwyn or Ornstein), and she only obtained the spider form after being consumed by the flames of chaos when they were created. She doesn't really have any relationship to spiders other than the fact that she happened to be fused with a Spider Demon that was created by the flames of chaos.


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by WerehoundXX on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:12 pm

    Tenuous yes but isnt all Dark Souls lore like that?

    I don't want any butcher knives flying at my head, just a nice lively discussion happy


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Enigma5991 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:32 pm

    I've killed so many Mildred copiers on pvp, all in the Blightown area. I assume that she's popular for some reason?
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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:34 pm

    WerehoundXX wrote:Tenuous yes but isnt all Dark Souls lore like that?

    I don't want any butcher knives flying at my head, just a nice lively discussion happy

    I apologize if I sounded antagonistic, I really wasn't trying to be. Just trying to state my thoughts on Quelaag's situation based on what bits of confirmed lore there is happy


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Enigma5991 on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:36 pm

    There seems to be a large amount of uncomfirmed lore in Dark Souls.
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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:46 pm

    thats the beauty of it!

    also as a joke i once said mildred helps you fight quelaag because she acts as cook to all the denizens of blighttown and quelaag forgot to pay her tab, and she attacks you for ruining her ingredients and killing her assistant chefs


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:48 pm

    Yarxov wrote:I always thought she was hunting you down since Blighttown is right after the depths where you escape/kill her Butchers and free her LUNCH. (Laurnentius)

    Fixed.

    I have always thought that mildred was questing as the 'chosen one' when she got lost in the depths. She was lost and starting to go hollow when she hit upon the idea of eating people to steal their humanity(see cooks 'humanity' post in the archives about rats eating dead bodies to get humanity) this enabled her to survive in the depths untill you come along and spoil all her hard work(& lunch) she then hunts you down in blighttown. Her defeat by the new chosen one reminds her about her failed quest and she decides to help you as a small bit of redemtion. The way she can still be summoned after you kill her shows she is special like the chosen one and that she has plenty of humanity to stop going hollow.


    Lol at midgar and much.

    I would love to hear what cook has to say about mildred.

    Ps. +1 for midgar wanting to see my butchers knife in action lol


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by WerehoundXX on Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:51 pm

    No apology neccessary friend. Thats what a good discussion is all about.

    Also we dont know how long Quelaag has been a spider. The fight with her indicates that shes quite comfortable with her spider side. Its possible shes been a spider for some time.


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    Re: Thoughts on Mildred and Quelaag

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:24 pm

    Bump in the hope that cook will see this and share his wisdom..... He has a habit of posting right after me(i think hes stalking me lol)


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