A year-long retrospective comes to an end in this concluding look at Dark Souls II.
"You, approaching Eleum Loyce, turn back. The old Chaos hungers still."
"This child of Dark, bearing inconceivable strength, found herself in a kingless land devoid of souls ..."
"The King erected a magnificent city, and the dragon slept soundly ..."
"Brave Undead, you have proven yourself to me. Now, be one, with the Dark …"
"The flames roar, but will soon begin to fade, and only a worthy heir might burnish their light."
"Bearer of the curse. Long have I awaited one such as you, one who might shatter the shackles of fate."
"Very few, indeed, have come even this far. And yet, your journey is far from over."
"Many castle servants and the like have come to fetch their lord. But they rest here now, put to death by the King's own guards."
"When we sing, the little ones dance ..."
"We need the Abyss, more now than ever."
"Brave Undead, seek the throne. Follow the symbol of the monarch, and do what must be done."
"Tseldora is a place burdened by terrible misdeeds, and those who remained there were transformed beyond recognition."
"Those who choose to serve the Rat King must have the courage to face His challenges."
"All I ever knew was war, and I can imagine no other way to live. What a fool I was."
"The Rotten embraces all, in the sanctuary for all things unwanted or tossed away."
"What's it like at the bottom of the hole? Why in the hell would I know! Hah!"
"The more humans coveted, the more blinded they became as to what truly mattered..."
"The earth spouted fire, and a beast arose from the flames..."
"The Queen sought the King's affection, even poisoning herself to attain beauty, despite the monstrous consequences."