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Old Paledrake Soul is a consumable item in Dark Souls 2.
old_one_soul.png Soul of the ineffable
This once magnificent soul continues to exert influence over the land, even after the eons have reduced it to these remnants.

Usage

  • Used to acquire the
Moonlight Greatsword
  • Can also be used to acquire the
Crystal Soul Spear
sorcery
  • Use for 60000 Souls

Location

  • Can be obtained from the Duke's Dear Freja in NG+ or higher. Alternatively, a bonfire ascetic can be used in NG to trigger NG+ difficulty in this area (Lower Brightstone Cove bonfire). This will respawn the boss and make her drop this soul.

Hints and Tips

  • It might be wiser to pick Crystal Soul Spear because the Moonlight Greatsword has been patched and has lower stats and attacking rate
  • Also, the Crystal Soul Spear is required for the Master of Sorcery achievement/Trophy, while the Moonlight Greatsword doesn't count toward any achievements/Trophies

Lore

There are a number of clues given in game that the soul belongs to Seath, despite his name not being mentioned.
  • This appears to be what is left of the great soul belonging to Seath the Scaleless.
  • It's used to acquire the Moonlight Greatsword, which needed to be cut from Seath's tail in the first game or Paledrake means White Dragon.
  • Also, Seath studied and resided at The Duke's Archives, which resembles the personal archives of the Duke of Tseldora. The miners of Brightstone Cove may even have excavated the crystals of the former Crystal Caves.
  • Manscorpion Tark will give you a Second Dragon Ring for killing his master after you kill Freja, but will tell you that his master cannot really be killed, but will change form so he may "seethe" for all eternity. This is likely a play on words.
  • Duke Tseldora went mad, just like Seath, and became fixated on his obsession. Seath's soul was probably possessing or manipulating him.
  • Sweet Shalquoir also mentions after defeating Freja that she recalls a similar story of a duke driven mad, a being long ago that drove himself mad searching for what he could not attain, a possible reference to Seath's hunt for the scales of immortality
  • Remember this is all theory and there is no solid evidence that this game takes place in the same geographical area as the first. It's likely that the two kingdoms are parallels, enforcing the inevitable cycle that fate has upon the cursed peoples. The lore of Dark Souls is deliberately shrouded and fragmented to allow the player to form their own opinions. Unless explicitly stated, there is no "right" answer.



    • Crystal Spear26 Sep 2016 12:00  

      The crystal spear is not worth getting anymore because it requires 2 slots to use.<br/><br/>In the past when it required 1 slot, it was one of the best spells in the game, but now its utter garbage, so get the Greatsword because its unique and powerful.

      • Seath's Soul?21 Sep 2016 06:25  

        Lore wise this makes no sense, Seath was one of the everlasting dragons who had no souls because they never lived or died. his "soul" was a fragment of Gwyn's soul so calling it the "old paledrake soul" is nonsensical

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