DISCLAIMER: I just want to make it perfectly clear that this event does not condone using any video as a cure for the tough things you may be going through in your life. Instead it’s to acknowledge that there are many members of this community who are having a tough run at life and Dark Souls is a great place to just take a step back from all that and breathe.
Please if you are struggling with any sort of difficulties in your life, find the professional help you require. Do not rely on video games as your cure. But whenever you need a break from it all, Dark Souls and it’s community is here for you.
————————————-———————————————— Im sure most of you have seen the post about the fellow who used Dark Soul as an escape from a difficult home life and had a beautiful experience with Ash Lake.
This will not be the first or last person to turn to video games as respite from the outside world. It would be cool if once a year, we as a community traveled down to ash lake to leave a message of honour and hope for everyone at the bonfire. We could set a date, maybe someone could put out a ‘quickest route to ash lake from Undead Asylum’ video to help people make the pilgrimage.
Just an idea, if anyone wants to add to it that would be awesome.
ÉDIT: Mods, Im not sure how to contact you directly but if there is a way to make this an office event for the subreddit that would be awesome! May 16th was suggested as a possible date as it was the date the OP joined reddit. Other ideas are welcome.
Original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls/comments/kwak1i/a_tale_about_ash_lake_and_abuse/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf
Look I'm not going to go too in-depth, but I recently moved out of my moms and into my dad's. My mom starved me often because she "was too tired to go grocery shopping" when I wasn't allowed to eat any of her food. I am 6ft and was 117 lbs. She often made fun of me for being so skinny, and a few times got mad at me for it. Saying "people think I'm rasing a meth addict, I don't understand why you won't eat." I never argued back. I didn't want to get in anymore screaming matches.
My mom also hated dark souls for being polytheistic and "a simulation of murder with dark magic"
I w orked a job washing dishes for a short order kitchen. It was absolute hell. I was the only one born in the 2000s and I was also the only person who spoke fluent English in the back (not that I have a problem with people who speak spanish, but you have to work fast in a kitchen so misunderstandings are pretty hard to deal with). I didn't have a car so I walked to work and walked to get my checks cashed. I cashed my first check and decided to splurge just a little bit. I got groceries and a copy of DSR. I played the first 2 but never the original. I carried my food to my house (half mile walk with a bunch of groceries was hell) and the second I got home I downloaded it and started playing.
For every second I wasn't working or sleeping. I was playing dark souls.
From Assylum demon to Bed of Chaos (fuck bed of Chaos) I beat the game once, then twice, three times. Each time trying a new build (highly recommend strength and faith/pyromancy.) I was over joyed. I got to discover my own world.
It was like I was playing super mario galaxy 1 & 2 when I was ten. Always looking for more stars, even tho I'd 100% the game.
Then I remembered something, Ash Lake.
I had, not once in anyway been to Ash Lake (I try to play souls as blind as possible) so I loaded up my favorite character (Xanth, the warrior hobo pyromancer of blight town (yes I wrote my own lore for my own characters)) and searched.
Part of me really thought it was somewhere in ariarmis, then I tried new londor, blue looking places, also with all the water I thought new london was possibly connected (I was going off memory from an old ds1 video)
Eventually I found the great hollow. And after the climb down. I found it.
The uproarious chant. The crystal blue sky and clear water. The hydra. It honestly made me cry. I searched every nook and cranny. Up and down. Ash lake was so beautiful to me.
Dark souls and my hunt for Ash... keep reading on reddit ➡
The hunger and thirst will not kill you. It will just be a horrible sensation to deal with.
And you can’t blend foods into a liquid to digest them that way and vice versa.
Not talking full refund, but at least some since it doesn't look like soul ash acquisition isn't going up any time soon. The soul ash req if you make multiple legendaries for different specs kinda sucks. Tbh I wish it was more of a kanai's cube type situation where you spend soul ash to socket a memory or something in a separate slot from gear. Maybe have one slot per spec until they decide to up the cap. Either way, it'd be nice to be able to recycle for a bit of soul ash.
When Kvothe stumbles upon Denna in Trebon and she starts telling him about her new patron, he tries guessing at her patron's name since Denna won't give him one. When he decides to just give a temporary/standing name for the time being, he says, "Just tell me when I hit one you (Denna) like...Federick the Flippant. Frank. Feran. Forue. Fordale..." Those laste few names all have pieces that are all similar to Ferule (FE from the beginning of Feran, RU from the middle of Forue, and LE from the end of Fordale). Ferule being Cinder's real name brings Kvothe being dangerously close to naming Cinder as Denna's patron, and shows just how naturally gifted he is with naming/guessing names/giving names. I am aware and have already previously subscribed to the well-known theory that Cinder is Denna's patron, but hadn't been aware of this little tid-bit before now, which only solidifies to me that Cinder is indeed Denna's patron.
So many years ago when I was around sixteen/seventeen my parents allowed me to smoke in the garden but would not allow me to have an ashtray to put my cigarette butts in for whatever reason. The only reason I knew was that they did not want me to destroy the aesthetic of the garden which was already a hole and they were pretty anti-smoking too so that was potentially another reason.
Anyway, I asked them where they wanted me to put my cigarette butts and the only response I got was.
"Put them wherever you like, we are not having an ash tray in that garden"
Which I believed to be absolutely comical. You literally don't want an ashtray in the garden but you are happy to have butts strewn all over the place, sure that's fine however I am not the kind of person to throw cigarettes on the floor.
Now I have always had a creative flair and I thoroughly enjoy art so I decided I was going to collected my cigarette butts in a little jar and hide that jar behind a bush, moving it at different times to lessen the chances of it's discovery, I was still following the rules because technically a jar isn't an ashtray. They forgot about the ashtray situation and moved on with their lives until...
After about six months of collecting cigarette butts [reading this in my head makes it sound so gross, I'm sorry] I had collected loads. My parents went on holiday for two weeks and when they came back I had constructed a no-smoking sign and a "thank you for not smoking" underneath it all out of the cigarette butts I had collected.
They came home to find that and my mum let out the loudest gasp I had ever heard and my dad chased me around the garden with a bit of wood, but that's okay, we laugh about it now.
Anyway, rules should really be thoroughly thought out before they are set.
How do people get a virtual cartoon character like her stream has instead of using an actual cam?
The armor piece and missive could be destroyed, but let us get a refund on the Soul Ash.
Learned this the hardway, saw the quest pop up and was thinking its going to be super easy (Night Fae cheese), i was getting my heros back from earlier missions only to realize that the soul ash one was gone and also i didnt get another one that week.
Still pissed about this there was no sign of this happening.
I genuinely don't understand why this isn't a thing. Could we please get this changed? It would make this expansion the most alt friendly, sans the first few where there was little upkeep besides dungeons, and would go a long way for those of us with an addiction to leveling alts.
The vocal minority is strong with this one.