Post by ConsumingFire on Jul 31, 2015 21:17:47 GMT -8
Now that the announcement trailer has been up for a while, I feel like discussing what seems to be going on in it.
The following is merely fan speculation.
The Setting, the Crown, and the Lord of Cinder:
We are first introduced to a barren, ashen landscape littered with ruins of a fallen kingdom with a single castle remnant in its midst surrounded by mountains. Some fans think that this could be either Anor Londo or Drangleic Castle. I'm more inclined to believe that it's the latter, given the surrounding landscape although the former is not impossible given that (supposedly) Dark Souls III takes place many hundreds or thousands of years after DS & DSII, so the landscape may or may not have been altered since then. In all likelihood, though, it's probably an entirely new location. It has hunchbacks gathering toward the castle in what might be a shout-out to the Mystics from The Dark Crystal (1982).
The crown. It's interesting that this was included in the trailer since crowns played a large role in the DLC for the previous game. At first, I thought it might have been Gwyn's old crown, but later realized that they look very different. Obviously once belonging to a monarch, for some reason this crown is precious, possibly even sacred, to the woman who reached for it and put it on. The inside of it had a strange, churning darkness to it. What significance the crown truly holds however is currently unknown.
And now we get to the meat of the trailer: this guy. A towering figure of ember and ash entombed in a coffin that looks very much like the Giant Lord from DSII or even Artorias for that matter. Miyazaki refers to this entity as "a Lord of Cinder" while also stating that he is being resurrected and that the Dark Hero (the player) must defeat him. We know that Gwyn bore this title, and now it's obvious that there are multiple bearers of it. Whether passed down through the ages or existing together at the same time is anyone's guess. What is known is that these Lords of Cinder rekindle the First Flame at the end of every age. With this in mind, there's the small but so far still possible chance that this Lord of Cinder could in fact be the Chosen Undead from DS, which I think would be amazing. Gwyn's resurrection is also possible though to me this seems unlikely as their appearances differ greatly.
"It will be open for the player to decide." ~Miyazaki
Anyway, I truly am excited for this game. It's definitely bound to add a new level of depth to an already lore-heavy series.
ConsumingFire: Glad you all are safe and stuff, and yes praise God! Now you can experience seasons!
Oct 21, 2015 20:05:07 GMT -8
Eclair: Well, we all made it to our new home! Praise God we are all safe, and with no speeding tickets! The house has a lot more goofy stuff wrong with it than we thought it would, so more expense . . . But the original house is good
Oct 20, 2015 16:57:56 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: Holy cow ...we've known each other for 5 years now, come August.
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Jun 25, 2015 17:22:17 GMT -8
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Jun 9, 2015 8:51:54 GMT -8
Eclair: Just wanted to say that Quagmire and Consuming Fire are doing a bang-up job on the funny pics thread. Love it!!
Apr 24, 2015 10:23:16 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: Yeah, it's kind of a given. :/
Apr 11, 2015 19:28:06 GMT -8
Eclair: He is risen indeed! And still is, as some Christians seem to feel the need to point out. I'm not sure of the point,actually.
Apr 11, 2015 15:53:51 GMT -8
Gabrielman: NICE! You need to keep us posted on that!
Apr 3, 2015 19:10:57 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: And although I'd like to go to OSU, I'm considering going to a junior college first. I had a tour of Umpqua Community College and it is great (especially the CS class).
Apr 3, 2015 19:10:31 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: YES IT DOES!!!!!!!!!!!!11! I am really looking forward to this opportunity.
Apr 3, 2015 19:09:02 GMT -8
Gabrielman: accounting takes a special kind of patience.... that'd be hard core to do! Computer science sounds fun though!
Apr 3, 2015 19:07:42 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: I would major in either accounting or computer science/information systems.
Apr 3, 2015 19:06:49 GMT -8
ConsumingFire: SS is set to call me on the 9th, and the JC rep said she'd call again next week, so now I wait.
Apr 3, 2015 19:06:14 GMT -8