General Information


Brightstone Cove Tseldora  Map



  1. Bowman Guthry (NPC Invader)
  2. Weaponsmith Ornifex
  3. Cromwell the Pardoner
  4. Creighton the Wanderer
  5. Mild Mannered Pate
  6. Bernhart of Jugo
  7. Bashful Ray (NPC Summon)
  8. Manhunter O'Harrah (NPC Summon)
  9. Ashen Knight Boyd (NPC Summon)







Lore Notes:

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  • In the village area, lure the boar all the way through the level to the room across the thorn bridge, into the spider falling room. Have it eat the mushroom in that room, and the Pickaxe will appear.
  • On NG+ giant Boars appear in the royal camp, and The Duke's Dear Freja may appear on the cliff just before the first cavern.

Brightstone Cove Tseldora Walkthrough

You will begin the area at the royal army campsite, In this area are several Hollow Peasants, Hollow Falconers, and larger versions of the Undead Devourers (pigs) that you might remember from Majula. Be careful: the Hollow Peasants have weapons enchanted with Dark and hit pretty hard!

Move ahead to the Bonfire. Continue to the left and dispatch Hollow Peasant standing near 4 corpses with loot. Grab Soul Of a Nameless Soldier x3, Large Soul Of a Proud Knight x1. Proceed to the right, deeper into the camp, killing pigs and falconers. Attack the scaffolding with a corpse on it and grab Lacerating Arrow x15. Go further to the ruined building. Break the Urns near the building to reveal a corpse holding Large Soul Of a Nameless Soldier x1. The doorway of this building is blocked off so instead, head to the well to the right, past the burning corpses. Loot the corpse hanging over the well for Titanite Shard x1. You can jump from here into the well to reach the blocked off building from before. At the bottom of the well is another pig and a corpse holding Holy Water Urn x3. Continue on and up the ladder to enter the building. Inside is a Mimic containing Dark Leggings and the best sorcery staff in the game Staff of Wisdom. Climb up the rubble to exit the house.

From here, head straight towards the cliff edge. Follow the path down but be careful as Undead lie on wait to the hill above. They will activate trap boulders that will cause massive damage. Pick them off from afar if you can (shooting the structure supporting the stone will send it rolling, even the basic arrows work). Ahead is a corpse holding Soul Of a Nameless Soldier x1. Multiple Hollows ahead will converge towards you. Kill them then climb up the ladder to the right and carefully break the wooden supports holding the boulder to the left to reveal a corpse holding Soul Of a Brave Warrior x1. Head back down and continue along the path ahead. In NG+ and upwards, when you are in the narrow corridor before the next area, and preceded by an earthquake, The Duke's Dear Freja  will appear. Any damage you deal to her at this stage will be transfered to the "real" boss fight later on. Hanging off the ledge is a corpse holding Large Titanite Shard x1. To the left are more Hollows guarding a large door. Open it and head down, past the first large room and into the second, which has multiple Spiders lying in wait to ambush you. Kill them then loot the Trap Chest for Heavy Bolt x20 ( Magic Bolt x20 on NG+). Continue through the Iron door ahead to reach a room with a Boss Fog Gate. Don't enter through the fog yet, from the iron door you just entered head straight to find an Illusory Wall press A (xbox) X (ps3). Head up the stairs and down the hall to find a Dark Spirit (only NG+), a Water Urn and a corpse holding Priestess Set. Head back to the Boss Fog.

Boss: Prowling Magus and Congregation

Killing this boss nets you a Titanite Slab x1. Go through the door ahead and face immediately left to find a ladder in the alcove of the wall. Head up to reach NPC Cromwell The Pardoner and multiple corpses holding Bonfire Ascetic  x1, Cleric's Small Shield x1, Fading Soul x3 and Skeptic's Spice x1. Speaking to Cromwell if your Faith is above 35 will cause him to give you a Ring of Resistance. When you are ready, head back down the ladder. If you can do high range damage you can move towards the cliff edge and try to snipe Crystal Lizard on the ledge below, but do not jump down to grab the loot, you will be there very soon anyway.

Head into the cave entrance to the right. Turn left before the ladder and open the Bonfire. Head down and look under the stairs for a corpse holding Soul Of A Proud Knight x1. Through the doorway is a room, you will be ambushed by multiple spiders as soon as you enter. After dealing with the spiders break jars to reveal a corpse containing   Wilted Dusk Herb x2. Move forward to a Hollow Mage standing back to you outside on the ledge, a very easy backstab target. Take a zip-line which will bring you to the Crystal Lizard mentioned before. Head left towards the jars. Inside the building will be Mild Mannered Pate and Creighton Of Mirrah battling it out (if you have fully followed their storyline thus far). Choose an NPC to side with and attack the other. Loot the dead NPC and talk to the living NPC after the battle, exhausting their dialogue to receive the Tseldora Den Key (if you helped Creighton you'll also receive his armor set). Its generally a good idea to also kill whoever you sided with, because (as you probably already know) they are both scumbags and wish you death (killing Pate will yield you his set if you did not get it from him in Earthen Peak). Break the jars in this room to reveal a corpse holding Charcoal Pine Resin x3. There is a small room behind half-broken door which does not contain any loot, a spider will approach from the opening in the wall behind bookshelves. Head to the far left corner of the room into a hole in the wall. Go through the first door and to your right is a corpse holding Torch x1. Past the second door is another Crystal Lizard, killing it yields Titanite Chunk x2 and Twinkling Titanite x1. Now go to the left side of the ledge and kill Infected Hollow sitting there and a spider hanging on wall. From here you can notice another ledge down below (there is a jar on it), drop down carefully. This ledge is circular so it does not matter which way to go, just pay attention to the spiders on the wall. You will end up in the room with 2 Infected Hollows and a spider. Smash a bookshelf to reveal the lever which will lower a platform above. To reach it, head back up the small stairs and make a carefully aimed jump towards it. In the chest is a Southern Ritual Band +1. Homeward Bone and head back across the zip-line.

Next three parts are optional, you can do them now, which will require Homeward Bone usage, or skip and return after second bonfire is opened. You will always start from the ledge outside the house where Pate and Creighton fought (zip-line brings you there), this place will be referred to as the starting point.

1. Right beside the entrance to the Pate house, across the gap, you can see two stone platforms. Sprint to the first platform (you do not have to jump) and then drop down to the second. Loot Titanite Chunk x1 and Twinkling Titanite x1 from the corpse. Homeward Bone to the starting point.  

2. From the center of the ledge jump across the gap to the corpse in a small building on a wall (at first glance it will look like distance is too big for a jump but in reality its not). Grab Large Titanite Shard x1 and Homeward Bone to the starting point.

3. Head left past the zip-line onto the wooden platform and drop down to reach a corpse holding Large Titanite Shard x1. You need to drop down again, now onto the platform where a Hollow Mage resides, but this time it requires more precision, take it slow. Grab Estus Flask Shard x1 from the corpse and use Homeward Bone but now do not take the zip-line.

Standing where the zip-line starts turn right and drop down to the ledge below. Enter the doorway to reach a room with a big hole in the floor and 2 Hollow Mages standing near it. Notice all the spiders in the hole and on the ceiling. It is recommended to kill them all now or they will ambush you later. Go through the small doorway ahead to reach a ladder. Climb down to reach a room with a Bonfire and a door. Head out the door to reach the big open area with a sand pit in the center.

Before going any further its a good idea to wipe out all enemies in this area, especially 2 pesky Hollow Mages. To your right is a corpse holding Petrified Dragon Bone x1, grab it and proceed to the next door. Inside is Weaponsmith Ornifex (if you saved her in the Shaded Woods). In her room are jars and bookshelves to the left, break them to find corpses holding Flame Butterfly x1 and Pharros' Lockstone x1. Head back outside and enter the opening in a wall to your left. Notice Bashful Ray summon sign on a floor. Behind the bookshelves ahead is a room with another spider and a Chest containing Crescent Axe x1 and Soul Vortex. Back in the main room, up the small hill is a ledge dropping down to a small room with a corpse to the left holding Titanite Chunk x1 and a door to the right (note that once you drop down this ledge, the only way to return to the earlier part of the level is to do an angled jump back to the ledge). Through the door is a large courtyard (there is a chance Forlorn will invade you at this point). Ahead is a Basilisk and another bunch of spiders. Kill them and then head through the half broken wooden door ahead. Kill the spiders inside then head up the stairs and open the door to find a corpse with Large Titanite Shard x1. Drop down back to courtyard. Ignore the obvious bridge for now and head towards the last closed door in this area. Trying to open it gives you the message "Too heavy to open". Smash that piece of kindling down with ranged attacks or else an un-dodgable sand burst will hit you. Go through the door and open the other door ahead with your Tseldora Den Key you received from Pate / Creighton. Two chests are in this room. The wooden one to the left is a Trap Chest containing Rusted Coin x10 and the metal Chest contains Engraved Gauntlets x1 (upon opening the chest, you'll hear the dialogue from Pate / Creighton, revealing both are miscreants, does not occur if you killed both of them). Collect them and head outside. Go through the archway to the bridge.

You will notice 2 corpses to the right, lying in the spikes. Try to kill all the Hollow Miners nearby before dropping from the bridge. Spikes will constantly do damage while you are moving so prepare to use healing items. Loot Titanite Shard x1, Titanite Chunk x3, Titanite Slab x1 from the first corpse and Torch x3 from the second one. Now head towards the building, open the door and look up. Multiple spiders are on the ceiling. Use ranged attacks or move ahead and let them drop down. To the right is a locked iron door, you need the Brightstone Key obtained after the boss battle to open it. To the left are Urns, one of them holds Poison Arrow x15. Here you can also summon Manhunter O'Harrah for the upcoming boss fight. On the far wall are two doors, each with it's own lever. The door on the right holds an unnamed Red Phantom and a corpse with Homeward Bone x3. The door on the left holds an Infected Hollow and a ladder going up. Climb up to reach Freja's lair. In this room are many spider webs which serve as bridges. Be warned, as you step on the webs, spiders will climb up and attack.

Drop down from the ledge and move left, hugging the wall. Move down the first web and reach the far side. Behind the first pillar is a corpse holding Torch x1. Careful, a spider will drop down near here. Move forward towards the Jars on the far side. In them is a corpse holding Pharros' Lockstone  x1. Move across the web to the left. At the end, drop to the large web to your left and follow it down. Halfway down is a corpse holding Radiant Lifegem x1. Go down to ground level and kill any spiders that attack. To your left is a small but wide web leading up to a platform above. On the far side is a corpse holding Twilight Herb x1. Go back on ground level and underneath the large web is a corpse holding Simpleton's Spice x1. From here, head to the far right side of the room and behind the last pillar is a corpse holding Corrosive Urn x5. As you may have noticed by now, there is a large Fog Door ahead. Also around the area behind a pillar is a summon sign for Ashen Knight Boyd.

Boss: The Duke's Dear Freja

Defeat her, then move towards the dragon and pick up the great soul. Head through the cave to the right to reach the Lords Private Chamber where you will find Duke Tseldora, back turned to the player while focusing on a table in front of him. Defeat the hollowed Duke to receive the Brightstone Key, a Fragrant Branch Of Yore x1 and the Dark Quartz Ring +1. Down the stairs to the right is a Primal Bonfire - light it. If this is your fourth primal bonfire, Aldia will appear. Keep in mind that his emerging knocks you back and interrupts bonfire lighting, so after you exhaust his dialog don't forger to actually light the bonfire.

Now its time to come back to the locked iron door in the first chamber of the building and unlock it with the Brightstone Key. There is no way to backtrack out of this area, so either Homeward Bone out or use the Primal Bonfire to get to Majula. Once inside the room open another door and prepare for the spider ambush. Kill them and loot the chest in the room for Black Knight Ultra Greatsword x1 Great Fireball x1 and Fire Seed x1. Assuming this was your fourth Old One slain, head on to the Shrine Of Winter.

Return when you have the Ashen Mist Heart and activate the crystal within Freja's room to access the Memories of a Dragon

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