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Dark Souls III

by IGgy IGsen

Part 29: - Consumed King's Garden

Oceiros, the Consumed King

Oceiros is the king of Lothric. As you can see here he went kind of nuts. He became a dragon and is talking to a baby that we can't see. We can hear it though. We don't know what exactly the significance of the child, Ocelotte. But since they were trying to breed a future Lord of Cinder that might be the purpose of Ocelotte. The reasoning for this will become more apparent later on. He looks a bit like a poor man's Seath (one of the Lords from Dark Souls I, a dragon who betrayed is own and is responsible for making them go technically extinct. and doesn't appear to have eyes, so he's most likely blind an doesn't know Ocelotte is invisible (or non-existent, then again, the baby's screaming implies Ocelotte is real but invisible).

Ocelotte might also be a portmanteau of Oceiros and Shanalotte, Shanalotte being the real name of the Emerald Herald from Dark Souls II, who was supposed to be a dragon. But now we're basically reaching really hard.

In his first phase Oceiros is slower and more predictable, he seems to be holding a baby, of course, not visible to us. He also holds a staff he is using as a weapon and occasional magic. He can summon a magic mist that will damage you as long as you're in it.

In his second phase he throws away the invisible baby and his staff to go on all fours and become a Bloodborne boss. He's now much faster and more aggressive. He will sometimes flail wildly around with his arms. In my opinion the easiest attack to punish is his spin, he will turn around fast twice, using his tail as a whip. If you get the timing right you can dodge through it and be close for some free hits. He might also breathe cursed ice, this builds up your curse meter. His last two notable attacks both cover ground. First off he can simply charge and bite at you. It's best to dodge sideways here as dodging into him is likely to get you hit. Lastly, he can take to the air and bombard you with magic from above. He'll fly in a straight line across most of the arena when he does that. it's sometimes not possible to catch up with him before he recovers.

Soul of Consumed Oceiros
Soul of Oceiros, the Consumed King. One of the twisted souls, steeped in strength.
Use to acquire numerous souls, or transpose to extract its true strength.
Oceiros went mad trying to harness his royal blood for a greater purpose, leading him to the heretics of the Grand Archives, where he discovered the twisted worship of Seath the paledrake.

Moonlight Greatsword
Dark Souls:
This sword, one of the rare dragon weapons, came from the tail of Seath the Scaleless, the pale white dragon who betrayed his own.
Seath is the grandfather of sorcery, and this sword is imbued with his magic, which shall be unleashed as a wave of moonlight.

Dark Souls II:
The blade of this greatsword shines like the brilliant rays of the moon. In the oldest legends, rarely spoken of today, it is said that the sword was born of a great white being
The strong attack unleashes its strength, launching a wave of moonlight.

Dark Souls III:
Legendary dragon weapon associated with Seath the paledrake.
Charge strong attack to its limit to unleash moonlight wave.
Oceiros, the Consumed King, was infatuated with the search for moonlight, but in the end, it never revealed itself to him.
Skill: Moonlight Vortex - Draw sword back and thrust to unleash torrential moonlight.

Note: Since the Moonlight Greatsword is in a lot of From Soft games and every Souls game, let's have some bonus descriptions just for fun
Demon's Souls:
The legendary large sword that reflects moonlight.
Widely known in association with Moonlight Knight Bito. It's one of the few Revelations from God.
The blue crystal blade is composed only of light, so it's impossible to block with a shield.

An arcane sword discovered long ago by Ludwig.
When blue moonlight dances around the sword, and it channels the abyssal cosmos, its great blade will hurl a shadowy lightwave.
The Holy Moonlight Sword is synonymous with Ludwig, the Holy Blade, but few have ever set eyes on the great blade, and whatever guidance it has to offer, it seems to be of a very private, elusive sort.

White Dragon Breath
Dark Souls:
Sorcery developed by Logan during his infatuation with Seath the Scaleless. Emit crystal breath of Seath the Scaleless.
Although it no longer causes curses, what madness caused old Big Hat to appropriate this frightful power of the ancient dragons?

Dark Souls III:
Sorcery of the deluded Consumed King Oceiros.
Emits crystal breath of Seath the Scaleless. Crystal breath has piercing qualities.
Seath's research seemed to strike a chord with old Big Hat who, in his mad, disrobed state, made divine works such as this, his own. Oceiros was no doubt edified by this.

Dragonscale Ring
Ring of Oceiros, former king of Lothric. Reduces damage from backstabs.
In his later years, Oceiros became fascinated with dragons. After going mad, he was more commonly known as the Consumed King. Many assassins were dispatched to his domain, but none returned.
The Consumed King ascribed his resilience to the divine protection of the dragon scale."

Shadow Set
Dark Souls:
Black cloth garb worn by spooks from an Eastern land. Designed so as not to hinder their unique form of martial arts.
While it sacrifices defense for the sake of greater mobility, it does offer resistance to bleeding and poison among other things, perhaps due to the nature of espionage.

Dark Souls III:
Black cloth (Piece Name) worn by spooks from an Eastern land. Sacrfices defense for greater mobility.
The late King Oceiros was obsessed by dragons, to the extent that he would later be known as the Consumed King. Countless assassins were sent to end his reign, but none returned.
Note: There's also a set called the Shadow Set in Dark Souls II, but it's a completely different set of armor