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Guide to Sirris of the Sunless Realms' Storyline in "Dark Souls III"

One of the few NPCs who really stands out from the dreary background in Dark Souls III, Sirris of the Sunless Realms is a tragic figure that you can completely ignore if you so choose. She doesn't provide any merchanting services, and the steps to trigger her storyline are hidden away well enough that only the keenest adventurers will discover her connections to another, more hostile NPC.

This guide will outline the steps for completing Sirris of the Sunless Realm's storyline. Be warned, it's possible - and surprisingly easy - to lock Sirris off from your playthrough forever. We'll start with there.

All images copyright FromSoftware.

All images copyright FromSoftware.

Words of Caution

Before proceeding too far on Sirris' journey, it's important to know which actions will break off the questline. Aside from outright attacking Sirris, there are two things you can do that will earn her enmity and cause her to leave Firelink:

  • First, you cannot give any Pale Tongues to Rosaria in the Cathedral of the Deep. Showing your devotion to the master of Rosaria's Fingers will cause Sirris to spurn your company. Note that this is retroactive, and giving Rosaria a Pale Tongue before speaking to Anri will simply cause Sirris to never appear in Firelink in the first place.
  • And, second, you cannot attack Company Captain Yorshka, the head of the Blades of the Darkmoon. Sirris is part of her Covenant, and won't take kindly to the attack.

Step 1 - Meet Sirris

Sirris will show up at Firelink Shrine for most players without warning. The trigger is simple enough: You need to speak to Anri and Horace on the Road of Sacrifices, at the Halfway Fortress bonfire. This will cause Sirris to migrate into Firelink, appearing on the steps near the bonfire. At this point Sirris won't have much to say to you, though you should speak to her anyway to set up the next step.

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Step 2 - Find the Dreamchaser's Ashes

Sirris won't be terribly friendly until you've located the Dreamchaser's Ashes. Proceed to Farron Keep and head to the Keep Ruins bonfire, just across from the giant double doors that lead to the second half of the area. Take a right into the swamp and you'll find a sizable tower nearby, at the base of which is a ladder surrounded by Rotten Slugs. Go up the ladder.

At the top is the Old Wolf of Farron bonfire, as well as an elevator. Ignore the inside of the building and take a right from the top of the ladder. Wander along the edge of the tower until you climb a set of stairs and see a Crystal Lizard. One of the walls near the Crystal Lizard is a fake. Smack it to reveal a short path up to the Dreamchaser's Ashes.

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Take the Ashes back to Firelink and speak to the Shrine Handmaid. She'll have more to say about these particular Ashes and will ask where you found them; respond however you like. Speak to Sirris afterward and she'll be more receptive to a conversation. You'll learn the Darkmoon Loyalty gesture in exchange for handing over the Ashes. This will also cause Sirris' soul sign to appear just before the Abyss Watchers and Deacons of the Deep battles.

Step 3 - Creighton the Wanderer

Proceed through the game until you reach Irithyll of the Boreal Valley. Upon entering you'll need to run across a bridge guarded by a Sulyvahn's Beast. Trip the bonfire on the other side of the bridge, then have a look back at the far side of the bridge. There should be a soul sign for Sirris. Use it to leap to a battle between Sirris and the hostile NPC Creighton the Wanderer. (Dark Souls II fans should recognize him.) Help Sirris kill Creighton, then return to Firelink and speak to Sirris again. She'll give you a Blessed Mail Breaker and the Silvercat Ring.

This step is often glitchy, and Sirris' soul sign may not appear right away. Here are some suggestions for making the sign appear:

  • Teleport out of Irithyll completely and come back.
  • Kill the Curse-Rotted Greatwood, if you haven't already.
  • Reset your game completely and check the bridge again.
  • Go offline. Being active on a multiplayer server may cause the sign to remain invisible.
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Step 4 - Confront Hodrick

The final step in Sirris' storyline is defeating Holy Knight Hodrick, the Mound-Maker NPC who haunts Undead Settlement and the Road of Sacrifices as a mad spirit. Proceed through the game until you've beaten both the Curse-Rotted Greatwood and Aldrich. This will cause a soul sign to appear just outside the Curse-Rotted Greatwood's chamber. Use it to leap to Sirris' aid against Hodrick. Take him out.

(If you check the wares of the Shrine Handmaid during this step you'll find a unique, inexpensive Budding Green Blossom with a message attached. It's a neat bit of lore for this side quest, though not a necessity for completing Sirris' story.)

Upon defeating Hodrick the Sunset Armor Set will be sitting by the Pit of Hollows bonfire, and you can find Hodrick's shield, the Sunset Shield, on the hill just outside Firelink Shrine. You'll also earn the Mound-Makers Covenant item if you didn't receive it from Hodrick earlier in the game.

Speak to Sirris again at Firelink and she'll swear fealty to you. Turning her down will see her retreating to the Pit of Hollows, where she'll become Hollow herself. Killing her will earn you the Sunless Set. Alternately, if you accept Sirris' fealty her soul sign will appear near the Dragonslayer Armor and Twin Princes boss battles. She will disappear from Firelink after you defeat the Twin Princes, and you'll find her body in the same place you found the Sunset Shield, out on the hill. You can collect the Sunless Set from there.

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