Free download "The Lore of Elden Ring is Cursed" (1:10:49) (2024)

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Up until last week, we didn't know much aboutthe DLC. In fact, we knew (NIHIL) But now we

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know that the DLC entrance is here in MohgwynPalace before Miquella's withered arm. I think

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it could be important to understand thecirc*mstances of Miquella's death here at

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the hands of Mohg. So let's dive in. As the ageof the Erdtree began, Mohg was born of the Union

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between Queen Marika and Lord Godfrey. Godfreywas the first Elden Lord, and as such, Mohg is

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one of the oldest demigods alongside his siblingswho were Morgott and Godwyn. Mohg and Morgott were

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twins. Born together and born as Omen, placingthem in stark contrast to their brother Godwyn,

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who was the golden child, so to speak. Omen,like Mohg and Morgott, on the other hand, were

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considered to be cursed. But what are the Omen?Skip this chapter if you've heard it all before.

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But I think The Omen are born by chance, sproutingthese grotesque horns that are vestiges of the

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primordial crucible. So what is the crucible? Thecrucible is a melting pot of life that existed

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before the Erdtree and its energies are actuallywhat became the Erdtree. It's here that there

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was this blending of many creatures, physiologicalaspects like feathers, tail, knot, scale, fang and

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horn. What's truly noteworthy about these aspectsis that they would sometimes come to grow on

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creatures that weren't supposed to have them. Forexample, kill a deer or sheep or even an ancestral

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follower in the Lands Between. And there's atiny chance that you'll receive a budding horn,

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which I think are not unlike the horns of theOmen. The budding horn reads "This horn began

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to sprout on a beast that typically bears nohorn. Perhaps it is a vestige of the primordial

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crucible." According to the Crucible talismans.There was a time when these aspects like horns

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were once considered signifiers of the divine. Andthat makes some sense because these aspects stem

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from the crucible which did become the Erdtree. Sowhy wouldn't they be considered holy? And so it's

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during this time that we have to assume that theancient warriors known as the Crucible Knights,

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were knighted, serving Lord Godfrey and fightingwith many aspects of the crucible, including horn,

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tail, breath and even wing. But fast forward tothe current age and the Crucible Knights are lost,

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scattered all over the Lands Between fighting fordifferent causes or for no cause at all. That's

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because Queen Marika's Golden Order abandonedthem. The Crucible Gantlets reveal that "in time,

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the strength shown by these knights and even theirappearance came to be looked upon with scorn for

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having such close resemblance to chaos." Thismatches a wider trend in Marika's Golden Order,

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where things were moving away from chaos andthe crucible and even the Erdtree and towards

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fundamentalism instead, as the age of the Erdtreeprogressed, but the Crucible Knights got off easy

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All things considered. Take these creatures, forexample. Previously, they were seen as divine for

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having aspects of the crucible at birth. Buteventually they came to be called misbegotten

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instead. A word that really sends the vibe thatthese were now seen as contemptible creatures

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bearing ill gotten gains. The misbegottenbecame seen as impure, a fact revealed by

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the Spirit Ashes of Perfumer Tricia, who wasa healer who dedicated her efforts to treating

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misbegotten and The Omen as well. The Omen and theMisbegotten certainly needed treatment, as many of

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them suffered these grievous wounds as a resultof their horns being cut off. Those responsible

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for these wounds in particular were the Omenkillers, a sect of Leyndell butchers, who had

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full authority to hunt the Omen and amputate thehorns. So, in my opinion, the tradition of cutting

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off omen horns would have begun because horns arethe offending part of The Omen as they represent

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their link to the primordial crucible, which issomething that became this accursed concept. And

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omen do bear more aspects of the crucible thanjust horns. Mohg has a set of wings just like the

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Misbegotten and Morgott might as well, though theonly really raked in his animation files. Instead,

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Morgott has a tale just like The Crucible Knights.All that said, the defining aspect of The Omen are

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definitely the horns. That and their brutestrength were enough to label them as omen,

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distinct from the Misbegotten, but still bychance. Though many Omen were apparently born

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directly from the Erdtree's royal line, two of thedarkest items in the game are The Omen Bairn and

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the Regal Omen Bairn. The word bairn means child,and these items are dolls, their fetishes that

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were fashioned to memorialize Omen children whoare dead or who might as well be. The Omen Bairn's

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description reads "Omen babies have all theirhorns excised, causing most to perish," and those

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that survive live alongside those memorializedby the Regal Omen Bairn, which reads "Omen Babies

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born of royalty do not have their horns excised,but instead are kept underground. Unbeknownst

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to anyone imprisoned for eternity." So someconcessions were made for omen as opposed to the

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misbegotten. Two Omen children Mohg and Morgottwere, after all, a part of the Golden Lineage,

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So the royal omens weren't mutilated as longas their horns were out of mind and out of

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sight. And speaking of sight, a horn seems to beresponsible for Mohg literally being half blind,

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as it has grown relentlessly into his eye socket.Incidentally, there's a bit of a trend with blind

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characters in Elden Ring and in other Fromsoftwaregames as well, and it's that those blinded are

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ironically able to see what sighted folk cannot.For example, in Elden Ring it was the exiled

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prophets who accurately foresaw the Flame of Ruinburning down the Erdtree, and it was the guilty,

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their eyes gouged by thorns, who glimpsed an OuterGod in the darkness. There are lots of examples.

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So I guess coincidentally or not, Mohg, halfblind and wounded, eventually did come to stand

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before an Outer God of his own as well, and he mether deep underground. This outer God was called

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the Formless Mother and the Mother of Truth, afitting choice for The Omen, whose true mother

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had abandoned him we've talked about outer godsin other videos. But long story short, that these

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cosmic Lovecraftian entities that are at onceextremely powerful but also strangely limited

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in how they could influence events in the LandsBetween instead of getting involved directly,

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they will often commune through envoys orvessels. And in the case of the Formless Mother,

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her subject of communion, one of them at least,was Mohg. The Blood Boon incantation describes

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Mohg's meeting with this outer god. It reads"The Mother of Truth craves wounds. When Mohg

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stood before her deep underground, his accursedblood erupted with fire and he was besotted with

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the defilement that he was born into." The textalso describes what happens when you cast this

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incantation. You "thrust your arm into the body ofthe Formless Mother, then scatter the bloodflame

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to set the area ablaze." So there's a lot to breakdown with this one description. But let's start

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with the fact that this outer god is at once boththe Formless Mother and the Mother of Truth. So

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what exactly do these titles mean? Let's startwith the Formless Mother, because I feel like

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that title is easier to rationalize. She is likely"formless" because Liquid blood is her essence.

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And incidentally, the word formless is also usedto describe the Dragon Communion seal in Elden

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Ring, which is also made of blood. But let's castour net beyond Elden ring to Bloodborne, where an

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extremely relevant parallel to the Formless Motherexists in the character of Formless Oedon, which

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is also an outer god of sorts. The Oedon CaryllRune states that "blood is the essence of the

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formless great one" Oedon. And while I absolutelythink that the universe is of Bloodborne and Elden

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Ring are separate, I'm confident that Fromsoftwareare reusing a concept from Bloodborne here in

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Elden Ring. So it is that I'm confident that bloodis also the essence of the Formless Mother. That

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said, the Formless Mother still has a body ofsorts. We thrust our arm cross dimensionally into

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it when we cast Bloodboon and when we rip our armsout, we scatter not just blood, but blood flame.

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Thus, while I think the Formless Mother absolutelyhas an affinity for any blood, I think her essence

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is more accurately blood flame. And she's not theonly outer god with a flame of her own. The Fell

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God has giants flame. Death has black flameand ghost flame. Frenzy has Frenzy Flame. And

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you could even theorize that the Greater Willhas the golden fire that spews from the mouth

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of the Elden Beast and Placidusax. So flame iscommonly a sign of an outer god's essence. And

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I think the Formless Mother is no different witha blood flame that continues to threaten rupture

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on those afflicted long after it touches theirflesh. The Formless Mother's other title is The

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Mother of Truth, and this title is a lot harder tointerpret. The Mother of Truth... What truth? The

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only character that we know of that the Motherof Truth has appeared before, is Mohg. So we're

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kind of forced to judge her character throughhis. And while I guess it's possible that the

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Mother of Truth venerates the absolute truth, abroader truth, the fact that she chooses to act

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through Mohg is at least a little bit telling. Weknow that she bestows power upon accursed blood,

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and I think this preference for accursed bloodmight be a part of the truth that she represents.

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I think she might prefer to act through those whoare unfairly cursed. Like The Omen, like Mohg,

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and I say unfairly cursed because that's kindof what curses are always in fromsoftware games.

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Curses are always the domain of the gods, andthey're always delivered pretty heavy handedly.

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Take Dark Souls, for example, where Gwyn, agod, refused to relinquish his age of fire,

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opting instead to curse humanity with undeath.So that they might fuel his fire until the world

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turns to ash. Pretty over the top, right? AndQueen Marika is actually very similar to Gwyn in

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that she's a God who arrogantly thinks her orderis perfect to the point where she'll do anything

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to try and preserve it. Her hubris is alluded toin the Mending Rune of Perfect Order description,

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which states that "the current imperfection ofthe Golden Order or instability of ideology,

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can be blamed upon the fickleness of the gods nobetter than men." And it's the same hubris that

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led to the scorn of the Crucible and I think thecurse upon The Omen as well. To make things even

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more unfair for the Omen. Their curse appearsto largely be one of perception. Ff hate. The

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Omen Bairn description conflates these two thingsand speaks from the perspective of an Omen child

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who pleads "Please don't hate me, or curse me.Please." I also think this notion of curses being

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unfair is explored further in the Dung Eatersquestline where the Dung Eater goes around

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defiling others and spreading the Omen curse. Hecalls this defilement his cursed blessing because

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if he defiles everyone, in the end everyone willbe cursed and therefore no one will be. Thus,

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in his ending, a sort of cursed justice isrestored to the world. Elden Ring has this

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consistent theme where characters turn theircurse into their strength. And I think the Dung

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Eater and Mohg are perfect examples of that.And this is just my theory, but I think the

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Mother of Truth might bestow power upon theaccursed, because the truth is that curses

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of the gods are unfairly given. There should benothing wrong with being born with omen horns,

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Right? It's just this genetic trait, a vestigeof the primordial crucible that was once even

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considered divine. But thanks to the Golden Order,these creatures are now considered omens instead,

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So I'd like to argue that this unfairness is whythe Mother of Truth bestows power upon accursed

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blood. But of course, this is just my theory, andI welcome any challenges to it in the comments. I

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think challenging each other respectfully is howwe can get a bit closer to the truth. Speaking of,

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I saw arguments ages ago that stated that theFormless Mother is responsible for the curse of

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the Omen. But I'd like to challenge that idea. I'mnot sure it can be correct. For one, it's stated

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that Mohg first stood before the Formless Motherunderground, and he was only down here because he

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was already banished here for being omen. So hemust have been omen before this meeting. What's

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more, when he did stand before her, it's statedthat his accursed blood erupted with fire. Thus,

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his blood was already accursed when it eruptedwith fire. Finally, it says Mohg was besotted with

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the defilement that he was born into. Thus, hewas born omen, like all of the other Omen children

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born to be shunned in a wretched mire underground.But I think there's a reason that people argue

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that the Formless Mother created The Omen. AndI think one of the arguments is that Morgott,

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Mohg's brother, also has blood flame attacks justlike his brother. So I think people reason that

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blood flame is therefore synonymous with havingaccursed blood and that all omen have it. But

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that's not true because only Mohg and Morgottseem to have blood that was set ablaze. It's

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clear Mohg's was set ablaze in item descriptions,and it's clear Morgott weaponized his own flaming

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blood by recanting it. But no other omen fightwith blood flame. So I reckon they both received

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this blood flame from the Formless Mother. I thinkthe Formless Mother appeared before not just Mohg,

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but Morgott as well, even though that's nevermentioned. Only difference was Mohg embraced

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this power and Morgott spurned it. Indeed, Morgottonly uses blood flame against us in his boss fight

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as a last resort. Morgott's blood flame became acurses sword that reads "Weapon of shifting hue

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used by Morgott, The Omen King. The accursedblood that Morgott recanted and sealed away,

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was approached by the Formless Mother. It wasMorgott as well. They were both underground,

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assumedly sealed in the same place after all.So I think both of them had their accursed blood

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set aflame. I think the Mother of Truth,like so many other outer gods, attempted

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to influence a demigod. And I think they failedwith Morgott, but succeeded with Mohg. In the end,

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both Mohg and Morgott weaponised their trauma.For Mohg, We can look at the Cursed Blood Pot,

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for example, which you "throw at enemies to dousethem in accursed blood, causing someone's spirits

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to assail them with a rabid fervor." A childhoodmemory of the Lord of Blood. It's basically saying

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that Mohg remembers being attacked for hisaccursed blood as a child, and considering the

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blood specifically motivates spirits to attack.It might be referencing Mohg's experience of

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being haunted by evil spirits. According to theOmensmirk mask. Evil spirits haunt the Omen in

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their nightmares. So with this cursed blood potnow, Mohg could give others a similar experience.

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The Mother of Truth craves wounds. She desiresbloodshed. Swarm of Flies, Bloodboon, Bloodflame.

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Everything to do with her is designed to let theblood flow. So the Mother of Truth's base desires

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are quite simple. But does she want more? Wheredo her goals end? And where do Mohg's begin? Well,

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beyond specifically wanting to empower theaccursed and beyond craving bloodshed, the

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Mother of Truth doesn't seem to want much. TakeMohg's sacred spear, for example. It's called an

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"instrument of communion with an outer God." Andall it seems to do is pierce the Formless Mother

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coating the blade in her blood flame. That's it.That's the communion. What's more, this sacred

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spear is a design that will come to symbolize hisdynasty, not the Formless Mother's dynasty. Mohg's

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Dynasty. The Formless Mother might enable this,but at the end of the day, she is behind Mohg's

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dynasty, But she's not the face of it. So the mostyou could say, I think, is that she has ambition,

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Yes, but she's not interested in being this godThat's worshiped. I think that's very fitting for

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an outer god, actually. Instead, it's Mohg'sambition that we should talk about. And it's

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Mohg's ambition that led him to leave the sewerslong ago. Probably as soon as he could overpower

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the shackles that bound him here. This battleyou have down here with Mohg is actually with

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an omen illusion, not unlike the fight that youhave with Morgott's illusion. Omen Have this

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ability to conjure illusions. We can sort of inferthat from the soundtrack, which calls them omen

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illusions. Morgott uses his illusion to hinderthe tarnished. His is pretty easy to understand,

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but it's kind of hard to understand why Mohg'sillusion is down here in the sewers. Mohg's

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true location is a bit of a mystery, so maybe heput the illusion here to throw trackers off the

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scent and sort of pretend that he was still in thesewers. Or did he leave it here to prevent access

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to the Frenzied flame because his brother Morgottdoes something similar down here. After all,

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this illusion of Mohg might even be conjured upby Morgott, because I just noticed that it seems

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to erupt into golden particles when it's defeated.Still, it's impossible to know for sure. Anyway,

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Nearby you can find an Omen Shackle. Theseshackles have lost most of their power now.

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And indeed, Mohg has long escaped the sewers. Andnot even the all-knowing knows where to find him.

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But he's here somewhere underneath the land ofCaelid, a so-called "Lord of Blood" who rules

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in the ruins of an ancient civilization, whichhe has decided will be the seat of his coming

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dynasty. This place is drenched in blood, swarmingwith Mohg's servants, and the crumbling palace

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itself is awash with the Formless Mother's bloodflame. But it was not always this way. The map of

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Mohgwyn Palace reads "In the lightless depths liesthe cave of an ancient civilization. It is here,

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Mohg, The Lord of Blood, is building his palace tobe the seat of his coming dynasty named Mohgwyn."

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So this ancient civilization existed long beforeMohg. What was this place? This ancient dynasty

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isn't given a name, but everything here shouldlook very familiar. The underground woodland

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evokes the one found in Siofra. The statues depictthe same bearded figure as the statues in Uld and

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Uhl. These are the remains of an ancient dynastythat can be found all over the Lands Between. And

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Mohg has very intentionally started to build hisdynasty on the remains of their own. Mohg calling

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his rule a dynasty is intentionally evocative ofthe ancient dynasty. We know about this ancient

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dynasty because of the Oracle bubbles, whichare the sorceries of the claymen who served as

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priests in the ancient dynasty. The descriptiongoes on to state the claymen searched for lost

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oracles within their bubbles. and theres a wholevideo to be had on this topic, So I won't go too

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deep into this for now. Especially since theirculture doesn't really seem relevant to Mohg

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at all. Because I don't think Mohg is intent onreviving the old dynasty or continuing it. Rather,

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item descriptions stress that his is a new dynastyand if there's anything from the old dynasty that

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he does use, like the architectural remains of thepalace or even possibly the antiquated Latin that

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he speaks, I feel he might be trying to evokethe old dynasty because he might have envied

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how widespread the old dynasty was. And I think hewants his dynasty to have this heir of legitimacy,

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something it sorely lacks at the moment. Mohg'snew dynasty is very different from the old. The

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Swarm of Flies Incantation sums it up well andreads "the new palace of the Lord of Blood lies

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in a swamp of festering blood." These flies can becast as a blood oath incantation, which are spells

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directly linked to Mohg's own power. But asidefrom the incantation, these flies also spawn from

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the blood tainted excrement that you can loot inthis area, which contain "dense colonies of tiny

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eggs of unknown but assuredly revolting origin."The roped fly pot elaborates, stating "the maggots

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found in waste feed on blood and turn into viciousflies that are pitiably short lived. Their fangs

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inflicts countless lacerations on the victimwhile the grating sound of their wings assails

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their sanity." And specifically, these fliesspawn from the excrement of carnivorous beasts,

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of which there are now many in the new dynasty,all festering with these bloody pustules and being

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even tougher than their kin on the surface.So, yeah, not a great place. And yet many

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disenfranchised beings still seem to choose toreside here. Soaking in the festering blood swamp.

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Which brings us to the Albinaurics here. In a way,the Albinaurics themselves have accursed blood.

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Not unlike The Omen. The Albinauric Bloodclotreads "Albinaurics are lifeforms made by human

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hands. Thus many believe them to live impurelives untouched by the Erdtree's grace." Now,

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this is just my own speculation, but we know thatthe Formless Mother bestows power upon a cursed

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blood. So do you think maybe it's fitting that ofall the creatures in this blood soaked land, many

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of the Albinaurics have found a way to weaponizethe blood. I think they've accepted Mohg's tainted

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blood quite well. The Red Albinaurics stand apartfrom their silver kin, who sit dejectedly upon

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the cliff face. The red ones patrol the area andfight with attacks that are actually unique from

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every other Albinauric in the game. Even theirmodel is a little bit unique beyond just being

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red. Look at their heads and you'll see thesetiny little omen horns sprouting. Personally,

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I believe this is because they've been soaking inblood. Specifically, I think they've been tainted

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by Mohgs omen blood. We know from the seedbedcurse icon and the dung eater questline that

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it's possible to spread omen horns, or at leastthat horns are an aspect of a defilement that can

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be spread. So I think that explains why they'resprouting horns here. And there is also evidence

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that reveals Mohg was attempting to share hisaccursed blood with others. This leads us to Varre

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and the war surgeons who were abducted by Mohg,who wanted to see if they could tame the accursed

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blood as you enter the Mohgwyn Palace Grounds.Three white robed invaders assail you, one after

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the other. These are the nameless White Masks andthe kind of have fascinating lore to speak of. The

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White Masks wear the War Surgeon Gown, which marksthem as war surgeons who were effectively mercy

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killers. The dagger talisman elaborates, statingthat "the white garbed field surgeons come to the

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aid of friend and foe alike, by dealing a finaldeadly thrust to spare them from the prolonged

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agony of a mortal wound." So their name isa bit misleading as there isn't really any

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surgery occurring here that could save someone'slife. Their favored weapon is the Miséricorde,

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a dagger with a name that translates to mercy. Andit reads" Dagger favored by military physicians

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in white. medicine is mercy, and mercy upon thebattlefield is ruthless." The White Mask's weapon

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is found in a storage quarter of Stormveil and theTalisman is found in Volcano Manor. So it's kind

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of difficult to say which faction they served, ifany. After all, they delivered death equally to

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friend and foe, so they were probably a commonsight on the battlefields of the shattering,

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regardless of their allegiance. Their choiceof white clothing is curious as well. In war,

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white is the color of truce, which is appropriatefor these somewhat neutral characters. And

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incidentally, I think white also shows bloodstainsa lot more starkly. And maybe that's why the color

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was chosen as well. These characters definitelygot their hands dirty as they delivered their

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mercy, but constantly delivering mercy wouldeventually cause them to turn depraved. The dagger

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talisman ends with the line, "a sense of mercyis a catalyst for bloodlust," and the weapon,

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warns one, to "beware the killers clothed as menof compassion." So the war surgeons inevitably

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developed this taste for blood, and it wasthis very fact that eventually led to them

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being targeted and abducted by Mohg. The warsurgeon gown reads "of the surgeons that were

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abducted by the Lord of Blood. None were able totame the accursed blood. None but Varre. That is;

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though he was an exception" therefore the warsurgeons, These nameless white masks that assail

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you in Mohgwyn Palace, ended up here becausethey were unexpectedly abducted by the Lord

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of Blood. This reveals that Mohg was searchingfor potentates who might be able to control the

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accursed blood that he had been graced with.It's more proof that he was looking to share

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his accursed blood with others and consideringthese surgeons now invade on behalf of Mohg,

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it seems clear that they were happy on somelevel to have this new violent outlet for

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their bloodlust. Though only one of their numberactually manages to tame the accursed blood as

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Mohg desired. And that's Varre. But what does thatreally mean? To tame the accursed blood? Well,

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earlier we speculated that the Albinaurics aregrowing horns because they've been doused not just

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in blood, but in Mohg's accursed omen blood. AndI really do think that there's a lot of evidence

00:31:33

that Mohg is trying to find worthy recipientswho can tame his essence. Because instead of

00:31:40

the phrase tame the accursed blood, the originalJapanese actually says something a bit closer to

00:31:46

accept the accursed blood. Which brings me to thisinteraction with Varre, where he gives you a wound

00:31:54

and you accept what is assumedly Mohg's nobleblood. "Give me your finger. This noble blood will

00:32:03

be an immutable badge of honor. Once it settlesinside of you. good heavens. Clench your teeth or

00:32:14

something." The bloody finger item, which is yourfinger, I might add, reads Glistening blood has

00:32:23

been siphoned into the nail of this finger. Itssickly pale skin feels nothing now, but the nail

00:32:30

still aches with the sweetest pain. "Never forgetthat feeling of agony, for it is what binds you

00:32:38

to luminary Mohg. to all of us." And with a freshinfusion of this accursed, noble blood, you can

00:32:49

invade other tarnished and sate your bloodlustmaterializing out of blood in other worlds,

00:32:56

just like Mohg does. But that's not the only waythat you can invade with what is assumedly Mohg's

00:33:02

blood. You can also do so with a festering bloodyfinger. These are consumable items and their not

00:33:10

your finger This time. And three of them are givento you by Varre and he gives them to you as a test

00:33:17

of sorts. "I have a gift for you. Something fitonly for the wise. A means for circumventing the

00:33:27

draw of the Two Fingers. Give it a try, won'tyou?" Varre is hoping that you'll use these to

00:33:35

fuel a blood lust of your own, thereby distractingyou from the allure of the Two Fingers. Who have

00:33:41

other plans for you as a tarnished. Andif you prove this blood lust to Varre,

00:33:47

you'll be inducted into the order and you'll haveblood infused into you. Perhaps as he and other

00:33:53

war surgeons once received. "I knew it from thevery start. You have a taste for noble blood" as

00:34:04

opposed to the bloody finger. You can receivethese consumable, festering bloody fingers are

00:34:10

blackened with blood congestion. And if you lookclosely, what look like omen horns appear to be

00:34:18

writhing at the end, reinforcing the idea again,that it's Mohg's accursed blood that had been

00:34:23

injected into these fingers before they were cutoff. The description goes on to state that these

00:34:30

festering fingers "have been chopped off ratherunceremoniously." The lack of ceremony indicates

00:34:38

a measure of disappointment with the owner ofthese fingers, I think. And that's why I think

00:34:44

these fingers once belonged to other inductees.Just like the nameless war surgeons who failed

00:34:52

to accept the infusion of Mohg's blood. Notethis dialogue from Varre. If you deny him,

00:35:00

"you will die nameless without ceremony." So thenameless war surgeons are likely also those whose

00:35:08

fingers were unceremoniously chopped off It seems.They're a warning of what could happen to you if

00:35:15

you listen to Varre's speech, which is enticingin its splendor but full of deadly consequence.

00:35:24

Despite this harsh treatment of his subjects,Mohg is different to the Two Fingers, according

00:35:29

to Varre at least. And one of the key differencesapparently is love. In his dialogue, Varre

00:35:37

laments that the Two Fingers have no love for theTarnished, but Mohg does, He says. incidentally,

00:35:44

the Tarnished are kind of related to Mohg viaGodfrey In a way. We're all of the same bloodline,

00:35:51

So I guess it is true that we are at leastsomewhat alike, Varre really is very loyal Mohg.

00:35:59

And indeed amongst all the war surgeons, Varre isactually the only one that's capable of incanting

00:36:06

bloodflame blade. The spell that coats his weaponwith what we know is the essence of the Formless

00:36:13

Mother. Varre has been granted strength beyond anyother character in Mohg's dynasty, it seems, and

00:36:20

Varre is no doubt eventually very disappointed inyou when you teleport to the palace early before

00:36:28

the new dynasty has even begun. This is what leadsto an optional confrontation with Varre and his

00:36:36

death. "Oh... Luminary Mohg Please grant thestrength you promised. I have given everything"

00:36:53

you can teleport to Mohgwyn Palace early with thePure Blood Knights medal, which is something Varre

00:36:59

gives you If you prove yourself to him. "I'vegone out of my way to provide one to you. But

00:37:06

you mustn't use it just yet. The meeting must waituntil the Mohgwyn Dynasty commences. Luminary Mohg

00:37:15

yet slumbers beside the divinity." Now thatwe've been inducted, we start to see Mohg's

00:37:22

Luminary Vision and can learn how Mohgwyn Dynastyis supposed to come about. The Lord of Blood's

00:37:29

exultation Talisman explains Reading "Render upyour offerings of blood to your Lord. Drench my

00:37:36

consort's chamber. slake his cocoons thirst. Hisawakening shall herald the dawn of our dynasty."

00:37:43

So he's specifically saying that others shouldmake offerings to Miquella. And I think the ones

00:37:50

he's telling to make the offerings would be hisbloody fingers. By invading and killing I think

00:37:57

we might just be making offerings of others. AndI think also these offerings would be made by the

00:38:05

sanguine nobles who are just as aggressive asthe bloody fingers are If you find them out in

00:38:11

the open world. for example, this is one of manysanguine nobles and you fight them here at the

00:38:17

Rose Church in Liurnia. It's likely named afterthe Blood Rose, which is an item deeply related

00:38:25

to all things bloody. And the building itself isa sort of parish. It's a church that operates in

00:38:33

a foreign land. And it's no coincidence that it'shere that Varre attempts to recruit you. In fact,

00:38:40

the enemy inside the church is supposedly arecruiter as well, although I kind of question

00:38:47

their recruiting techniques. The sanguine noblehood is" worn by nobles who serve the Lord of

00:38:53

Blood" and Reeds, "known to strike from pools ofblood. These assassins are missionaries come to

00:38:59

share the gospel of accursed blood." just likethe red Albinaurics, the sanguine nobles have

00:39:06

started to grow omen horns, and their rankseems to exceed that of the Albinaurics As

00:39:13

can be inferred by the Noble in Mohgwyn Palace,who stands before a crowd of Ablinaurics. Again,

00:39:21

rather than being true omen, I think this isanother instance where being infused with Mohg's

00:39:28

accursed blood has led to their horns growing acursed blessing as The Dung Eater would say. The

00:39:36

robes go on to read "The grand metallic pattern onthe shoulder is a signifier of the noble rank they

00:39:43

intend to claim upon the advent of the new dynastythey are working to install," and their weapons

00:39:50

are designed to "rip the flesh with sickeningefficacy," suggesting that they really are working

00:39:57

to install this new dynasty via the blood loss ofothers. Making offerings for Miquella's cocoon.

00:40:06

And again, I think the bloody fingers are the sameway. Yura calls the bloody fingers "tarnished held

00:40:12

in thrall by excess blood zealots who stalk theirown." "If it isn't Nerijus, the bloody finger. The

00:40:22

end is nigh for you." Yura is familiar with manysuch bloody fingers. None more so than Eleanora,

00:40:32

who is the one he loves. And she's the one whohe considers to be the deadliest bloody finger

00:40:38

of all. I'm dying to see "Eleanora violent bloodyfinger." In the end, though, Eleanora kills Yara

00:40:50

here at the Second Church of Marika. And thischurch is interesting because despite being a

00:40:57

church of Marika, there's clearly been an attemptby Mohg's adherence to usurp it. Note the blood

00:41:04

roses, the sanguine noble who appears here, thehound here festering with blood. And of course,

00:41:12

Eleanora herself. Eleanora is one of Mohg's bloodyfingers, the most dangerous of them all if Yura is

00:41:21

to be believed. Perhaps it's for this reason thatMohg might have entrusted her with the purifying

00:41:27

crystal tear an item that can nullify the effectof Mohg's right of blood attack. Either that or

00:41:35

she has somehow procured this purifying crystalhere because she has a secret plan to attack Mohg.

00:41:43

You could definitely speculate in that directionas well. I think if you wanted to. Eleanora wields

00:41:50

a twin Naginata a weapon that's forged in the landof Reeds, which is a place "locked in civil war

00:41:58

that has become alienated from the culture ofits neighbors. Little Wonder. It is said that

00:42:05

the entire nation has succumbed to blood soakedmadness." It's on this note that I'd again like

00:42:11

to return to the description of formless Oedonin Bloodborne, specifically the part that says

00:42:18

"both Oedon and Oedon's inadvertent worshipperssurreptitiously seek the precious blood." Earlier,

00:42:25

we established that Oedon and the FormlessMother clearly have some overlap, and I speculate

00:42:32

that this overlap could extend to Oedon'sinadvertent worshippers as well. Inadvertent

00:42:38

means unintentional or accidental worship, Inthis context. and I think that the Formless

00:42:45

Mother might have many, many children because Ithink you can make a good case for her having many

00:42:53

inadvertent worshippers of her own. After all,the blood soaked madness of the Land of Reeds

00:43:00

has led more than one of their number directlyto Mohg, introducing Okina, who is a demon of a

00:43:08

swordsman. His blood lust led him into combat withMohg himself, and his sword tells of this story,

00:43:15

stating, When Mohg, the Lord of Blood, firstfelt Okina's sword and madness upon his flesh,

00:43:22

he had a proposal to offer Okina the life of ademon whose thirst would never go unsated. So it

00:43:29

was that Okina became a bloody finger of Mohg,cutting down his enemies with rivers of blood,

00:43:37

a cursed sword which has felled countless men.Weapons like these are really powerful when paired

00:43:44

with the Lord of Blood's exaltation Talisman,which gives you an attack boost if blood loss is

00:43:51

triggered in the vicinity. And one amazing littledetail is that this captain of Godrick actually

00:43:58

gets the attack power buff whenever there's bloodloss nearby, hinting that he's actually carrying

00:44:05

the Lord of Blood's Exaltation talisman and thathe is thus and adherent of Mohg. The weapon art

00:44:12

he uses, Bloody Slash, also suggests as much, asit is a "blood oath skill granted by the Lord of

00:44:20

Blood." So it seems this Stormveil captain haseither defected or is secretly loyal to Mohg,

00:44:29

or he has a dual allegiance. I love that it'sleft open to your interpretation. The talisman

00:44:35

itself is dropped by Esgar, a priest of bloodfound in the catacombs below. Leyndell, the same

00:44:42

place where Mohg first met the Mother of Truth.He wears the robes of an adherent of Mohg, except

00:44:49

for his great hood, which reads "a burial shroudof sorts for those who discover at long last the

00:44:55

truth they sought." I think this could be hintingthat Esgar found the Mother of Truth here below,

00:45:03

but it's hard to say for sure. Speaking of which,it's unclear if Mohg has ever shared the fact that

00:45:11

he communes with the Formless Mother at all. Mostworship of her appears to be really indirect and

00:45:18

bloodshed for the sake of bloodshed seems reasonenough for her and those that perform it as well.

00:45:26

Perhaps it's for this reason that the all-knowingcasts doubt on Mohg's title, calling him the

00:45:33

"so-called Lord of Blood." "so that's where theso-called Lord of Blood was hiding himself."

00:45:41

Perhaps this lack of clarity about Mohg's ruleis why even item descriptions cast doubt on Mohg,

00:45:48

Who is "the reigning and high rank of the comingdynasty of Mohgwyn. Or perhaps a raving lunatic"

00:45:56

After all, can blood offerings really lead tothe awakening of Miquella? The Remembrance of

00:46:02

the Blood Lord Does state that "no matter howmuch of his bloody bedchamber he tried to share,

00:46:09

he received no response from the young Empyrean."But Mohg needs Miquella to awaken because Mohg

00:46:17

doesn't just want to be a ruler. He wantslegitimacy in the eyes of the world. And since

00:46:23

Miquella is an Empyrean eligible to be the Godof this world, he could give Mohgwyn a legitimacy

00:46:32

that might match even the Golden Order, which isstructured in a similar way. It has a Lord and a

00:46:39

God at the forefront. So it's time to finallytalk about Miquella. For if he does awaken,

00:46:47

then it's very likely that this will lead tothe coming dynasty named Mohgwyn and whatever

00:46:53

nightmares that may bring whatever nightmaresthat may bring is an extremely ominous line,

00:47:08

especially considering Miquella has a dreamingalter ego. So to explain that quickly. Like many

00:47:15

other characters in the game, Miquella has aduality to his character. On one hand you have

00:47:20

Miquella, the unalloyed who helped his sisterresist the effects of the Scarlet Rot, who grew

00:47:27

a home for the low and the meek, and who is cursedwith eternal youth. But then, on the other hand,

00:47:34

Miquella is also Saint Trina, a mysteriouscharacter that has powers relating to sleep

00:47:41

and dreams. The symbol of their faith is thistrina's lily, which "dulls the senses, preventing

00:47:49

agitation." And it's no coincidence that thislily is shaped just like Miquella's Lily, for

00:47:56

the nascent Miquella is saint Trina, or they'remoonlighting as them in their dreams, so to speak.

00:48:04

And whatever Saint Trina has been doing, it'smade a really good impression on a great many

00:48:09

people. The Lands Between is a pretty harrowingplace after all, and to get relief it seems,

00:48:16

some people have turned to Saint Trina whoselilies helps them get away from it all. Priests

00:48:23

of Saint Trina also exist crafting sleep arrowsto spread their teachings. "The sweet oblivion

00:48:30

of sleep can become quite the habit." Another suchitem is the sleep pot, which says "like a lullaby

00:48:37

or a quagmire. Its light purple haze irresistiblydraws its victims down into sleep. Sweet dreams."

00:48:45

Incidentally, the word lullaby brings to mindanother piece of cut content to do with Miquella.

00:48:52

Where the red-eyed merchants were once taught thesong that they play in their tomb by a mysterious

00:48:59

figure and fittingly, Saint Trina's full cut nameis Saint Trina of the Cradle Song, which connects

00:49:08

them to the merchant's song. In cut Merchantdialogue It's stated that the one who sang for

00:49:15

them now sings no longer. The singer is missing,just like Saint Trina, because the one who sang

00:49:22

was Saint Trina. And we don't really have to justrely on cut content to tell us of that fact. An

00:49:30

item called Fervor's Cookbook suggests that SaintTrina is missing, as well as it is "a record of

00:49:37

crafting techniques left by a man who was utterlycaptivated by Saint Trina. He continued the search

00:49:44

for her in his slumber." So he was searchingfor her because Saint Trina went missing. Also,

00:49:51

Saint Trina's Sword reads "Saint Trina is anenigmatic figure. Some say she is a comely young

00:49:57

girl. Others are sure he a boy. The only certaintyis that their appearance was a sudden as their

00:50:05

disappearance." So Saint Trina went missing andreturning to cut dialogue We also learn about a

00:50:11

character called Rhico, a cut NPC who claims to beMiquella's humble servant and who we believe finds

00:50:20

Miquella's body at Mohg's palace. Here, Rhicostates "Finally I have found it. Saint Trina's...

00:50:28

No, Lord Miquella's cadaver. I have partakenof untold secrets such that I may aid you,

00:50:35

O Lord. So, please, I hope you welcome your humbleservant, Rhico, into your dream. The world of your

00:50:41

heart." So Rico believed that he was finally goingto be able to aid Miquella and enter his dream now

00:50:49

that he'd found him in the physical world beforethe DLC trailer was revealed. I would have said,

00:50:56

Yeah, I reckon the DLC will take us to Miquella'sdream world. It sounds like the perfect place for

00:51:02

DLC, right? But now with the recent trailer,it can't be that simple because the interviews

00:51:10

featured in my DLC video make it quite clearthat Miquella's cadaver will instead take us

00:51:16

to the Land of Shadow, a place that was oncephysically a part of the Lands Between before

00:51:22

it was veiled and obscured by Queen Marika.In that video, we speculated that the Land

00:51:29

of Shadow might be a place where the dead go. Wespeculated that it might be a kind of afterlife,

00:51:36

or at least it might have once been a sort ofafterlife before the Erdtree sort of took over

00:51:42

that role. We reason this because Miquella issaid to have divested himself of his flesh to get

00:51:50

there. The poem reads, "It was to this land thatMiquella departed, divesting himself of his flesh,

00:51:57

his strength, his lineage of all things golden."Of course, we don't yet know the true nature of

00:52:03

the Land of Shadow, but it is kind of fittingfor Saint Trina, of all people, to have died

00:52:09

to arrive in this place. Because death in EldenRing has long been linked to sleep. For example,

00:52:17

when Rogier succumbs to deathroot. He says this."Lately I feel I'm on the precipice of falling

00:52:25

into a deep fathomless slumber and I have aninkling it could spell trouble for you." Somehow,

00:52:34

Rogier is almost hinting that he might be athreat in some realm beyond sleep. And he's

00:52:40

kind of right, because later we do find Rogier ora part of his vitality, at least, which has been

00:52:47

weaponized by Fia. We do this inside of Godwyn'sdeathbed dream, a phrase that obviously has sleep

00:52:55

connotations as well. So I wonder, with deathbeing so linked to sleep, could Miquella have

00:53:04

planned this death in his own slumber so that hecould travel to the Land of Shadow? One piece of

00:53:10

evidence for Miquella's death being a sortof deep sleep, could be the slumbering egg,

00:53:17

which is an owl egg that will never hatch. Prizedas a symbol of the most sublime slumber, The egg

00:53:24

is this powerful parallel to the situation withMiquella's cocoon. Miquella's cocoon was taken

00:53:30

by Mohg before it was ready to hatch. Just so thisegg is looted from killing an owl and thus is also

00:53:39

taken before it was ready to hatch, perhaps beforeit was even ready to be born. The owl inside will

00:53:46

never hatch. It's essentially dead. And thisegg's description reminds us that this state

00:53:53

of death is the most sublime slumber There is. SoI conclude that there's a strong parallel between

00:54:02

the slumbering egg and Miquella's Cocoon, touchingthe arm that extends out of the cocoon will bring

00:54:08

us to the Land of Shadow, where Miquella traveledlong before us. As per the IGN interview,

00:54:15

Miyazaki states that players will be followingin Miquella's footsteps in the same way that they

00:54:21

followed the blessings of the sites of Greece inthe Lands Between. And of course, the player is

00:54:26

not the only who is curious about Miquella. Thereare several other characters in the world and NPCs

00:54:32

who have been following Miquella as well, and theplayer will encounter them on their journey in the

00:54:37

Land of Shadow. And they will make new friends andenemies, we hope. Fittingly, Miquella does have

00:54:43

many followers. So does Saint Trina. And while noone seems to know for sure where they disappeared

00:54:49

to, it is rumored. Gideon's dialogue reveals thathe suspected Miquella was with the Lord of Blood.

00:54:56

And there's even a phantom in the consecrated snowfield who points towards Mohgwyn Palace's waygate.

00:55:04

And they died knowing exactly who took Miquellaas well. And then, of course, there's Rhico,

00:55:11

that cut content character who senses their masterneeds their aid. Indeed, Saint Trina and Miquella

00:55:18

seem to live on beyond the death of their flesh.And while the Land of Shadow might not literally

00:55:25

be the dream world that many expected it to be,there is evidence that Saint Trina's presence

00:55:32

has been felt here. For example. This is SaintTrina's Lily in the base game. It looks a bit sad,

00:55:39

right? It only has a tiny hint of purple left.So this is why I wonder could this lily in the

00:55:46

background be a true lily of Saint Trina. It doesappear to be more whole, and it appears in a sort

00:55:55

of quagmire of sleep here. There's that signaturepurple sleep hue, and there's a masked character

00:56:03

who is slumbering in this place. Incidentally,another thing I missed was that you can actually

00:56:08

spy some lilies in the background of this fight aswell. So perhaps this boss linked to Saint Trina.

00:56:16

But I digress. Miquella's actions are becomingclearer to us, but that still leaves Mohg. First

00:56:24

up. How did Mohg manage to abduct Miquella? Well,earlier we talked about how Mohg abducted the war

00:56:31

surgeons, presumably to test the accursed bloodon them. So already Mohg has a bit of a history

00:56:38

of abduction. And if he can materialize fromblood anywhere, like this cutscene suggests, and

00:56:45

like his sanguine nobles and bloody fingers seemable to do, well that would certainly explain how

00:56:53

abducting Miquella was relatively easy for him,especially if Malenia was away fighting Radahn at

00:57:00

the time. So during Miquella's abduction, he wasripped out of the tree. There's clearly a large

00:57:06

gap here in the tree like woman's form, almostas if this figure was pregnant with Miquella and

00:57:13

indeed Miquella sits atop a giant pelvis bone inMohg's palace, showing just how wholesale he was

00:57:21

ripped from the Haligtree itself. The Mother ofTruth desires a wound. Indeed. So we know what

00:57:28

happened. But why? Why did Mohg think abductingMiquella was a good idea? going to get demonetized

00:57:41

for that one. Mohg believed Miquella could havetransitioned from Empyrean to god, maybe even

00:57:48

Miquella believed that he could. And I think Mohgwanted to take advantage of this process and take

00:57:56

advantage of the new god that would soon rise. TheRemembrance of the Blood Lord reads, "wishing to

00:58:04

raise Miquella to full godhood, Mohg wished tobecome His consort, taking the role of Monarch.

00:58:11

But no matter how much of his bloody bedchamberhe tried to share, he received no response from

00:58:17

the young Empyrean." The wording of Bedchamber isappropriate considering Mohg is trying to consort

00:58:24

with Miquella and become his Lord, So to speak.And it being a bloody bedchamber is appropriate

00:58:32

too. As items state that Mohg slumbers beside thedivinity and the cutscene seems to be suggesting

00:58:40

that Mohg slumbers inside of Miquella's blood.Also, it's very fitting that they use the word

00:58:47

slumber here. "Dearest Miquella, you must abidealone a while." So if Mohg becomes his consort,

00:59:01

then Mohg will become a lord of sorts. Not unlikethe dynamic with the Elden Lord that has existed

00:59:08

throughout history, where they become consort totheir god. But the real question that remains is

00:59:15

how exactly does Miquella become a god in thissituation? Considering Miquella's positioning

00:59:23

in the womb of this giant tree like woman, it'seasy to assume that what he was attempting was a

00:59:30

sort of rebirth. Here And this brings me back toRhico's dialogue, the final part, where he says,

00:59:37

Indeed, I beg you, Grant my wish, that when youtranscend from Empyrean to god, allow me a place

00:59:44

by your side. I wonder what if the cocoon waspart of this transition? It reminds me a lot of

00:59:51

Berserk which Miyazaki is endlessly inspired by.And spoiler alert if you haven't yet seen it, but

00:59:59

a certain character here also achieves a similartransition inside an egg, turning from human to a

01:00:06

god of sorts. To become a part of the Godhand inthis moment and achieve his dream, Griffith has

01:00:13

to make a sacrifice, and in the end he chooses tobetray his companions, branding them and sealing

01:00:20

their fate. In my Miquella video, we draw afew parallels between Miquella and Griffith,

01:00:25

and if Miquella is inspired by Griffith as muchas I think, then that could be quite concerning

01:00:32

as there is a part of Malenia's storyline as wellthat also seems to be setting up some betrayal to

01:00:40

come, although that is of course just speculation.This is probably a good time to talk about the

01:00:46

fact that Miquella does have some very ominousovertones to their character. For starters,

01:00:53

Saint Trina has an adult form and it's a one eyedcreature with this spooky mass of elevated hair

01:01:00

that is carved upon Saint Trina's torch. What'smore, remember Saint Trina's Sleep fog draws

01:01:07

others down into sleep against their will. Sleepis a weapon. St Trina's sword makes that even more

01:01:13

clear, as does cut content, which states The Saintof the Cradle song has become the very symbol of

01:01:20

lost repose and the feeble of heart were Powerlessto resist her kindness even upon the battlefield.

01:01:28

So in cut content, at least, the Saint of theCradle song actually fought in certain wars

01:01:35

with kindness. So that description mentions SaintTrina's weaponized kindness, and so does this line

01:01:42

from the trailer. "Pure and radiant, he wieldslove to shrive Clean the hearts of men. There

01:01:50

is nothing more terrifying." Malenia also callsMiquella the most fearsome Empyrean of all. And

01:01:58

lastly, the common soldiers of the Haligtreediscovered a bitter truth as they awaited their

01:02:04

Lord's return to the Haligtree. They discoveredthat Miquella's sacred light would trigger them

01:02:11

to self-destruct in their final moments. Buteven so, they remained loyal. And I quote, May

01:02:18

the flesh of our deaths guide Miquella's return.So in conclusion, it's for these reasons that I'm

01:02:25

a bit concerned about this scary dreaming demigodand about the nightmares that might be incurred

01:02:32

by Mohg's ritual with him inside the cocoon. Apart of me wonders if the Formless Mother was

01:02:40

supposed to be a part of Miquella's ascension toGod. Considering the ritual happening in Mohgwyn

01:02:46

Palace, that would fit because a few gods we seein Elden Ring do have an outer god as a patron of

01:02:53

sorts. Malenia has the Outer God of Rot, and sheis destined to become the Goddess of Rot. Marika

01:03:00

becomes a vessel for the Elden ring, and sheis the God of the Greater Will, who is almost

01:03:06

certainly an outer god as well. So all of thatsort of answers how Miquella might become a god

01:03:14

as best we can. Considering how abstract the gameis with these terms. My next question is though

01:03:20

did Miquella foresee any of this happening? Thebewitching branch is an item that can pierce a

01:03:27

foe and turn them into a temporary ally. And itreads. "The Empyrean Miquella is loved by many

01:03:34

people. Indeed, he has learned very well how tocompel such affection." The wording here is kind

01:03:40

of sinister, right? The fact that Miquella iscapable of consciously compelling affection in

01:03:47

order to get what he wants is very manipulative.And if Miquella is capable of masterminding others

01:03:54

affections. Who's to say he hasn't done the samewith Mohg? Mohg's Infatuation with Miquella is

01:04:03

very obvious and very cursed, ConsideringMiquella's eternal youth and the fact that

01:04:08

Miquella is technically Mohg's half brother.Again, I'm reminded of this scene with Griffith

01:04:15

from Berserk, where Griffith spends a night with apowerful, perverted older man for money, which he

01:04:22

needs to achieve his own goals. The man, Gennon,is obsessed with Griffith. But to Griffith,

01:04:30

Gennon is nothing more than a stone lying onthe side of the path he walks. And Griffith

01:04:36

eventually discards him as such. In my Miquellavideo, we talked about just how much overlap

01:04:42

there is between the characters of Miquella andGriffith. And so I just can't shake the feeling

01:04:47

that Miquella might be using Mohg here. But ifthat's true, why, what would Miquella stand to

01:04:55

gain from masterminding this entire situationwhere he ends up dead and defiled? Before the

01:05:02

DLC trailer dropped I had imagined that Miquella'sarm would take us into Miquella's dream world, and

01:05:08

so I thought that Miquella might stand to benefitor suffer thanks to Mohg's actions upon his

01:05:15

slumbering form. I thought he might have even beenco-opting the Formless Mother for his ascension

01:05:21

into a god. But now, from what we understand aboutthe DLC trailer, the Land of Shadow is a place

01:05:27

distinct from Miquella. So the answer becomesdifferent. We know Miquella divested himself of

01:05:33

his flesh and grace to get here, so it's harderto imagine that the bloody rituals happening in

01:05:39

Mohgwyn are having any effect on Miquella's self.Mohg really might not be getting any response from

01:05:46

Miquella. For good reason. So I'm going to presentone new theory on why Miquella might benefit from

01:05:54

being here. Based on the information we havefrom the DLC trailer and it's this. So we know

01:06:01

Miquella divested himself of his flesh beforereaching the Land of Shadow. Right. And we know

01:06:07

that he also divested himself of his grace Toget here, he divested himself of his lineage,

01:06:13

of all things golden. Divesting yourself of yourflesh is hard enough, but divesting yourself of

01:06:19

your grace is also difficult. Ranni has difficultywith this in her questline she divests herself

01:06:25

of her flesh finally. But even then, she's stilllinked to the Two Fingers and has to kill them to

01:06:31

be freed completely. So what if Mohg instrumentalnot just to the process of Miquella dying,

01:06:39

but the process of Miquella losing his grace aswell? What if by being doused in accursed blood,

01:06:46

Miquella was defiled to the point that Grace lefthim fully? We know that those doused in Mohg's

01:06:53

accursed blood start to grow Omen horns and theOmen are graceless. And we know that being defiled

01:07:01

is something that many people in the Lands Betweenfear. The Dung Eater Is proof of that. We talked

01:07:07

earlier about how they defiled people and howthose people are terrified of what this means for

01:07:13

them And their rebirth. So it is that I think thatMiquella might have wanted to die in this manner,

01:07:20

to fall into this state of sublime slumber andalso to be defiled to the point where Grace leaves

01:07:28

him. But that's just a theory. And of course,we don't have all of the pieces of the story

01:07:34

yet. And I think it's impossible to say for surewhich direction his story will go. I think this

01:07:41

state of speculation is very much exactly whereFromsoftware wants us to be at this point. Even

01:07:47

the all-knowing doesn't know what's going on here."So Miquella was with the Lord of Blood after all.

01:07:54

That is some fine intelligence. Indeed. While Iwonder what comes next, if he continues this long

01:08:02

within the cocoon, all will be well. But perhapsit will be safer to destroy it. Miquella is The

01:08:09

one thing that remains a mystery to me." So, whatdo you think? Did Miquella anticipate being taken

01:08:17

from the Haligtree? Will he be affectedby the Lord of Blood's machinations? Mohg

01:08:23

certainly believes so. In fact, Mohg believesthis even beyond the very moment of his death.

01:08:31

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