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Company Captain Yorshka

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900 3000 Anor Londo

Blades of the Darkmoon

Yorshka's Chime


Company Captain Yorshka is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

 

Company Captain Yorshka Information

 

Location

  • You can find Company Captain Yorshka at Anor Londo. From the Anor Londo bonfire or approaching from Darkmoon Tomb, walk to the spinning tower.  When it is in the "down" position, go to the top and face Anor Londo. Walk straight off the open ledge on the left.  In the "up" position, take the spiral stairs to the bottom and walk off the only open platform.  Travel straight on the invisible bridge until you are aligned with the tower to your right side, and drop down to it.  You can use Prism Stones if you are unsure about the location of the invisible bridge.
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Dialogue

First encounter dialogue

Name thyself, stranger.

I am Yorshka, Captain of the Darkmoon Knights.

What beckoned thee to such a place?"

Selecting: "Perform Darkmoon Loyalty"

Thou think'st to-

Very well. Captain to this knightless company, I remain.

I will grant thee purpose.

Thou'st journeyed far; hear my voice.

If thou shalt swear by the Covenant, to become

A shadow of Father Gwyn and Sister Gwynevere,

A blade that shall hunt the foes of our lords;

Then I place thee under the aegis,

and the power, of the Darkmoon.

Thou'rt now a Blade of the Darkmoon.

The only knight of our company.

Swear this oath, and face thy solemn duty."

Selecting "Do nothing" 

May the Darkmoon watch over thee.

Upon kneeling before her

Oh, good Blade of the Darkmoon, welcome home.

If I can provide thee succour, only tell me how." 

Upon selecting "Talk" 

Long ago, our father Gwyn,

lamenting the waning of the fire,

became cinder of his owen will.

Now, the fire is linked,

by the champions who have come in his stead.

Such is the will of father, and the gods.

And so the Darkmoon knights took arms,

to watch over those who link the fire.

But long ago, our company lost its last proper knight.

Only its covenant was preserved, to this day,

until the time of thy visit.

Heridom taketh many forms, indeed." 

Selecting "Talk" again (only once per playthrough)

May I pose thee a question?

This tower, this prison, stands tall and solitary,

the contraption bridging its lower reaches long unmoving.

So... by what path didst thou here ascend?

Art thou a creature of the air, or other winged thing?"

Selecting "Yes, I can fly"

Oh, my! I imagined it might be so.

Then thou'rt a dragon, or perhaps a crow?

Well, whatever thou beest, thou'rt wondrous strange,

yet strangely familiar, visitor."

*Laugh* 

Selecting "No, I can't fly"

 No I suppose not."

"Of course not. Think no more of my asking."

"I'm ashamed to say, I know not much of anything..."

Upon reaching covenant Rank 1 

My Blade of the Darkmoon, thy deeds merit great worship.

As captain, 'tis my duty to honour knights of great accomplishment.

Please, it is thine, and not lightly given.

As a shade of Father Gwyn and Sister Gwynevere,

Persevere in thy knightly duty,

hunting down the gods' would-be foes." 

Upon reaching covenant Rank 2

My Blade of the Darkmoon, thy deeds merit great worship.

As captain, 'tis my duty to honour knights of great accomplishment.

This is a wonder of the Darkmoon,

inherited from my brother for this very purpose.

Please, take this. Thou'rt most deserving of it.

As a shade of Father Gwyn and Sister Gwynevere,

Persevere in thy knightly duty,

hunting down the gods' would-be foes." 

Selecting "Talk" after reaching covenant Rank 2 

The Darkmoon Knights were once led by my elder brother,

the Dark Sun Gwyndolin.

But he was stricken by illness,

and leadership of the knights fell to me.

Then Sulyvahn wrongfully proclaimed himself Pontiff,

and took me prisoner.

Oh where could my dear brother be?

If only he were here,

I would be most pleased for ye both to meet.

As, most assuredly, would he." 

Upon Dying

 Dear brother, forgive me..."

 

Trivia

  • Interestingly, Yorshka's tower (Prison Tower) is in the place the cathedral leading to the Ariamis painting was in Dark Souls 1. The painting guardian weapon and armor are also found in this location.
  • The Prison Tower containing Yorshka is the church tower directly above the Church of Yorshka in Irithyll, and has a route connecting them (however only one way by dropping down).
  • Yorshka actually has a tail and is reminiscent of Priscilla, who can be found in the painted world of Ariamis in the first entry to the Dark Souls Trilogy. She also calls Gwyn her father and Gwynevere her sister. 
  • The dialogue when selecting talk after reaching rank 2 in the covenant states that Dark Sun Gwyndolin is her elder brother, and that when he fell sick Sulyvhan wrongly named himself Pontiff, and locked her in the tower. She then states she became leader of the Blades of the Darkmoon when Gwyndolin disappeared. Based on other dialougue from Pontiff Sulyvahn's Soul, we know that Gwyndolin was fed to Aldrich by Suhlyvan, hence Aldrich's title "Devourer of Gods", and his appearance being similar to Gwyndolins.
  • There are a lot of similarities between Priscilla and Yorshka (appearance, tail, location in Anor Londo), however it is unsure if there is any form of actual connection between them.
    • The description of Lifehunt Scythe implies that Aldrich dreamt of Priscilla or Yorshka when he devoured Gwyndolin, indicated that there was also some sort of relation between Gwyndolin and Priscilla (but this could also mean Yorshka due to her being like Priscilla), be it simple knowledge on Gwyndolin's side about the painting (or how he knows that his sister has been imprisoned), or him being somehow involved. It is most likely referring to Priscilla, considering the miracle is named after and based on her weapon.

 

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    • Anonymous

      03 Nov 2017 18:56  

      The fact that her dress resembles a bridal gown makes me worry that Sulyvahn imprisoned her to marry her off to Aldrich or something... which makes it especially creepy if she thinks of Gwyndolin as her elder brother. "For what monarch taketh no spouse?" I bet Aldrich would have been okay with becoming the Lord of Hollows, considering he specifically destroyed the gods and refuses to link the Fire... Maybe he needed Yorshka to complete this task, but Yuria decided that you must be the destined Lord, or if you've angered her, she gives up when Aldrich, her second choice, is destroyed?

      On the other hand, it's evident that Yorshka has some relation, perhaps not by blood, to each Priscilla, Ariamis, and the nameless Painter. Sulyvahn (btw I love that his name is spelled three different ways in one paragraph in the trivia) is a native of the Painted World, so it's possible that he took Yorshka from this world long ago, maybe even with her consent, back before he became obsessed with the Profaned Flame. Maybe Sulyvahn once cooperated with the Darkmoon Knights alongside Yorshka, but betrayed Gwyndolin when he discovered his self-will in the Profaned Flame. With this in mind, could it be possible that Sulyvahn bargained with Aldrich to spare Yorshka if only to make her his bride?

      Thank goodness Yorshka is about as clueless as a thumbtack, because there's an awful lot of misery lurking in her shadow.

      • Anonymous

        13 Oct 2017 06:06  

        She could be very well Ocelotte. "The Queen vanished after the birth of her last child, Ocelotte" the game tells us. And she was a member of the Anor Londrian god giants. A decendent of Gwyn. To were would she go if she left her husbands kingdom? Anor Londor. And would she leave her baby child behind? No. She wouldn't. Did her husband experiment with dragon dna? Yes. Do Yorshka and prince Lothric share certain body features? Yes they do. And ultimatly it would make sense to hide her before Sulyvahn. If he would find her, he could marry her and become the legitimate ruler of Lothric. He had once great influence in Lothric as the statue tells us already and he certainly hasn't given up his ambitions. In the end Gwyndolin wasn't her brother but her uncle or great uncle, giving her a fake name and a purpose to have a goal in life. Be captain of the Blades of the Darkmoon.

        • Anonymous

          16 Aug 2017 13:48  

          The truth is she calls them as she would those in an order. One with religious beliefs. Father, leader of the covenant, brother and sister = fellow followers of the covenant. She isn't stating any relations to them by blood. Seriously? This is knights magic and dragons. Not a tragic family drama.

          • Anonymous

            06 Jul 2017 02:19  

            I'm sticking with the simple head canon that Priscilla = Older Yorshka, Daughter of Nameless; Cause for being expunged.

            Gwyndolin is actually her Uncle, but since Nameless was completely expunged from the annuls of time (due to having the would be heir of sunlight produce a half dragon daughter) Gwyndolin cares for her as if she was his sister.

            Following Tradition European Matriarchal rules, The First Born male inherited the Throne. If no males are produced, the First Born's Daughter takes the throne. Obviously having the would be heir of sunlight fall to a Half-Dragon didn't sit well with Gwyn. But because she (The Bastard Daughter of Nameless) is of royal blood, she was first hidden away in the painting, then torn out when Aldritch / Pontiff learned about her presence.

            As for her name, she(Crossbreed Priscilla) was always referred to as "mistress of the painted world", probably never named officially by her family until Gwyndolin did.

            Also note Yorshka's resemblance to her Aunt Fillanore (size, clothing, head attire, etc). And Bonus: " [her ] power called Life-Hunt, an ability only she can wield, and she is said to be so powerful that the gods feared her, presumably the reason for her exile." Seems pretty fitting for the Daughter of a War God and a Dragon.

            • 26 Jun 2017 21:06  

              I believe Yorshka and the painting woman (Aria for brevity) are both daughters of Aria's mysterious Mother; a woman who gives birth to these crossbreed sisters but leaves them nameless. This same Mother seems to be a oracle based on the theory Aria, the friendly Corvian, and Father Ariandel are quoting her prophecies in some of their dialogues (Aria undoubtedly). Sadly for some reason she leaves her children nameless and abandoned, as Gwyndolin gives Yorshka her name and Aria... forever nameless is left in the care of an ancient undead. What kind of prophetical Mother would do such a thing? Perhaps a furtive one, remaining hidden from the world but still imposing her will through prophecy, undead servants, and her children. A Mother of the Forlorn... "Thou who art Undead art Chosen..."

              • Anonymous

                01 Jun 2017 14:19  

                After handing over 30 ears, she also says "... I would speak to my brother of this, one day, of the shining new hope that joined our dear company. I speak of thee, of course. (*laugh*)"

                Thanks, I would hope so (If only I could save him ;_; )

                • Anonymous

                  15 May 2017 21:17  

                  Yorshka isn't appearing in my game. Did I screw up everything by skipping Sirri's quest in order to do the rosaria one? :(

                  • Anonymous

                    02 May 2017 23:06  

                    I would like to purpose evidence before the theory
                    Consider the following:
                    From Dark Souls 1:
                    Moonlight Greatsword
                    Seath is the grandfather of sorcery, and this
                    sword is imbued with his magic, which shall
                    be unleashed as a wave of moonlight.
                    "Grandfather of sorcery" and "Moonlight"

                    Tin Darkmoon Catalyst
                    Catalyst born from the soul of the Dark Sun
                    Gwyndolin, Darkmoon deity who watches over
                    the abandoned city of Gods, Anor Londo.
                    Gwyndolin is Gwyn's lastborn and a legitimate
                    god, but he is also a Moon sorcerer, and this
                    wand is boosted by faith, not intelligence.

                    "Gwyndolin is Gwyn's lastborn and a legitimate god, but he is also a Moon sorcerer,"

                    Gwyndolin is a Moon sorcerer
                    Seath is the grandfather of sorcery that is based on moonlight

                    Who was Gwyndolin's mother?
                    There is no way it could be Yorshka, but depending on who Gwyndolin's mother was it could be possible for Gwyndolin to have a younger sister who is not a god and could perhaps be a crossbreed.

                    One might point out that Yorshka herself claims to Gwyn to be her father but I would like to point out a line in the description for the Darkmoon Blade:
                    "Captain Yorshka recites only for the sake of remembering her brother, with out knowledge of its meaning."
                    This would imply that she doesn't exactly know what she is talking about and that she is repeating things that she heard Gwyndolin say.

                    One last thing on Gwyndolin's parentage: Its a bit strange that Gwyndolin has snakes for legs, but what if they were not snakes and were serpents?
                    A "serpent is an imperfect dragon"

                    • Anonymous

                      02 May 2017 08:18  

                      The only theory on who she is that i might actually believe is that she is actually Prescilla who grew up in the painting, but when she exited the painting she went back to the age she was when she first entered it. Kind of like Narnia. There is no basis for this, no proof, just sheer speculation. Unfortunately there isn't really anything TO piece together about her and now that the ringed city is out and nothing more has been said about her, she'll always be a mystery...

                      • 13 Feb 2017 14:15  

                        I have seen multiple times people talking about Yorshka's relation to Gwyn and Gwynevere but I have never seen anyone bring up the similarity of Yorshka's and Gwyndolin's speech when joining their covenant.

                        ''Thou'st journeyed far; hear my voice.
                        If thou shalt swear by the Covenant, to become
                        A shadow of Father Gwyn and Sister Gwynevere,
                        A blade that shall hunt the foes of our lords;
                        Then I place thee under the aegis, and the power, of the Darkmoon.
                        Thou'rt now a Blade of the Darkmoon.'' -Yorshka (DS3)

                        ''Thou hast journeyed far; hear my voice.
                        If thou shalt swear by the Covenant, to become
                        A shadow of Father Gwyn and Sister Gwynevere,
                        A blade that shall hunt the foes of our Lords;
                        Then I shalt protect thee, safeguarding thy person with the power of the Darkmoon.
                        Very well. Now thou art a Blade of the Darkmoon.
                        Hunteth the enemies of the Lords, by the power of the Dark Sun.'' -Gwyndolin (DS1)

                        Exluding some differences (which have mainly same meanings anyways) what they say when joining blades of darkmoon is identical. In my opinion this seems to be a vow for new members of the covenant and because Gwyndolin (as far as we know) is the first leader of the covenant he might have made it so that in his case the father and sister meaning is literal and in future leaders cases more figurative. Based on this it's fair to say Yorshka isn't refering Gwyn and Gwynevere as her father or sister. Of course this causes some confusion because she also refers Gwyndolin as her brother. This might also be figurative or they might just share the same mother. That way it would possible that Gwyndolin is last born of Gwyn but Gwyndolin and Yorshka are siblings. It could also explain why Yorshka is half-dragon and Gwyndolin isn't (I don't think snake legs counts as half-dragon) if they really are siblings.

                        This is my opinion/speculation on Yorshka's relations to these characters. If you disagree with me you're free to leave your own view on things.

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Jan 2017 10:41  

                          After all informations from Dark Souls 1, 2 3, items and discussions i've come to the conclusion that Yorshka and Gwynevere are the same person and Priscilla is both of them. She tells "her brother" talking about Gwyndolin (who would say a "god" is his own brother in faith way? nope, it means by blood) she is Priscilla, probably on her real shape in the real world or using a spell to make her more little than from Painting. I read somewhere that Gwyndolin saved her from the painting, I do think that her brother wanted to paint her a perfect form of her since she were probably seen as an outcast by Gwyn himself and that is why Gwyndolin was acting like a woman or teached to be like one and then happened to just have protected his sister that he loved so much to paint a figure of her (illusion in Anor Londo).
                          As he died, illusion died too, eated by Aldrich, and as she was a gentle perso, kind and else, Sulyvahn locked her in the tower to protect and be sure she wouldn't disturb him. I don't really think Pontiff is actually a very evil villain. Yorshka (probably one of her many names actually) just went through depression (and that is why she is really surprised and happy by all your services and pleadge the covenant with her about Darkmoon) she is like a little princess in the tower, relic of a past, now here, who can do but nothing, as she is half-goddess, half-dragon. She probably dislike fighting.
                          She is one of the few mysterious figure we can actually understand a bit.

                          • Anonymous

                            18 Jan 2017 09:16  

                            Might want to note that you can't actually fall off the invisible floor. There're also invisible walls to keep from falling.

                            • Anonymous

                              16 Jan 2017 20:33  

                              https://www.change.org/p/bandai-namco-add-a-blue-eye-orb-to-dark-souls-3/share?after_sign_exp=default&just_signed=true

                              • Anonymous

                                18 Nov 2016 20:26  

                                Did somebody noticed that she thrones over the world like King Allant did in Demons Souls? Sitting in her chair, observing the players progress.

                                • Anonymous

                                  24 Oct 2016 22:13  

                                  the painting was located in a room above the darkmoon coven so her location is not the same as dark souls one as Yorshka is actuly located on the right of the giant room that heald the paining in another building entiraly

                                  • Anonymous

                                    i get it now31 Aug 2016 10:12  

                                    i know what she means by i can provide thee succor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohB7JIUU61s

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