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Locust Preacher

NPC
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops

~500 (small)

~2000 (small)

400 (small, NG)

2200 (reg., NG)

The Ringed City Pale Resin, One of the souls

Weakness

Resistance

Immunity 

Frost, Lightning

Dark, Poison, Toxic, Bleed

N/A


Locust Preacher (also called White-Faced Locust) is a type of enemy met only in The Ringed City. Few of them acts as NPC.

Locust Preacher Information

 

Location

  • You can find NPC version of Locust Preacher at The Ringed City (Location), in several locations. 
  • Hostile version of Locust Preacher is located only near Ringed City Streets bonfire.
  • Ones that provide dialogue do not respawn.

 

Drops

  • Souls: NG (400 - small, 2200 - regular), NG+ (800 - small, 4400 - Regular), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Other: Pale Pine Resin (rare), One of the souls (rare)

Combat Information

  • Hostile version appears in 2 variants - regular and small.
  • Regular one can jump out of mud, however after that moment they can't hide in it. Also swipe at the player with their arms, attack with a white projectile that slows the player., or perform a critical strike on him. 
  • Small may engage player, but most of the time they escape. They can also hide under mud.
  • Weak to Frost and Lightning.
  • Resistant to Dark, Poison, Toxic and Bleed.
  • Can't be backstabbed or parried.
  • While not in the mud, they can be staggered, send in air or pinned.
  • Can be lured.
  • Immune to Rapport.

 

Dialogue

Many of us are by the fire forsaken.
I speak of thine kind, and mine.
Behold this city! We are kindred, belike two eyes which gaze upon the other.
Fear not, the dark, my friend.
And let the feast begin.

One was a wayfaring knight, on an endless, forbidden search.
Only the Abyss granted closure, if not reunion with his beloved.
Fear not, the dark, my friend.
And let the feast begin.

One met the dark with learning. But in the end, learned his knowledge was wanting.
The world began without knowledge, and without knowledge will it end.
Dost not this ring clear and true?
Fear not, the dark, my friend.
And let the feast begin.

One poor girl slew her own kin, but even so, was embraced, enveloped by the Abyss.
Twas a comfort that neither moon nor sunless sky afforded her before.
Fear not, the dark, my friend.
And let the feast begin.

And so, she lived in fear. Of the dark, of the things that gnawed at her flesh.
And yet! The Abyss hath yet to produce any such creature!
Fear not, the dark, my friend.
And let the feast begin.

And so, despite his weighty armour, he lived in fear. Of a delicate thing, little more than a girl.
Where fire resideth, shadows twist and shrivel. But in the Abyss, there are shadows none.
Fear not, the dark, my friend.
And let the feast begin.

Of all the Fingers, he alone was embraced by the Abyss.
For he was human, and ne'er a grub.
Fear not, the dark, my friend.
And let the feast begin.

When Attacked:

Ahh, yes, yes, I remember now! Let the feast begin.
Let the feast begin.

I shall partake!
...Search thine own self. Fear not the dark.
And let the feast begin.

 

Trivia

  • Locust White Preacher is one of the few vocal enemies.
  • With the utmost vaguery, the Locust Preachers address the lives of various NPC's as their quests, and the player's own quest, nears the end.
  • The "wayfaring Knight" referenced in passing would appear to be the likeness of Alva, Seeker of the Spurned, and his quest for redemption with the Black Witch Zullie after the death of Saint Seretta. A song worthy of the bards that sing of it in item descriptions.
  • One can infer from the dialogue about the man seeking learning, that it is connected to Orbeck of Vinheim. As his questline finishes, the player stumbles across the slumped over corpse of Orbeck in the Grand Archives, drained of life after learning all he could from the scrolled collected by the Champion of Ash. The reason for his death could be that after he left, he went to the regal library to seek more knowledge, only to find nothing new for him. Thus his ashes ran cold.
  • The poor girl who slew her own kin refers to one Siris of the Sunless Realms, as her questline ends after she slays the mad spirit Holy Knight Hodrick in the depths of the Pit of Hollows. It's important to know that when the player finds her body outside firelink shrine, that she is holdng the Sunset shield, her grandfather's shield. Another example of the preacher using the actions of the player for his sermons to the player. Siris is also a Blade of the Darkmoon, which was played on in "neither moon nor Sunless sky".
  • The girl frightened by the gnawing is indirectly Irina of Carim, which appears to reference her fear of falling into the abyss, and in the fall of his character if the player makes her read Dark Miracle tomes. This, along with the Invader "Moaning Knight" suggests that perhaps Irina fell to the darkness either eventually, or by the decisions of the Champion of Ash. 
  • The weighty armored knight referenced can be constrewed to be Eygon of Carim, whose only true fear would have been losing his maiden to the Abyss. It is strange that the Morne Knight has such attention in the Ringed City. However, the lines seem to indicate that the man was afraid of the girl herself. It could possibly refer to Pontiff Sulyvahn being afraid of Yorshka (thus imprisoning her), It could also imply Father Ariandel's fear of The Painter.
  • Lastly, the cut dialogue that reference a "lone finger" would appear to be popularly associated with Ringfinger Leonard, who unlike other pale tongue enthusiasts never used rebirth to change his scarred visage, and never being threatened by the chance of becoming a man-grub. This may also be because he chose to steal away Rosaria's soul to keep it from the reach of the player.
  • The Locust Preachers always finish their sentences with "Fear not, the dark, my friend. And let the feast begin." Considering that the Weapon Art of the Preacher's Right Arm is called the Feasting Branch and the Locust Preacher's use them to hold the player still while they eat their face, this could suggest that the Locust Preachers are trying to persuade the player to commit cannibalism for whatever reason.

 

 

NPCs
|  Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  | |  Anri of Astora  | |  Archdeacon McDonnell  | |  Black Hand Gotthard  | |  Blacksmith Andre  | |  Company Captain Yorshka  | |  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  | |  Corrupt Pygme Lord  | |  Corvian Crow (NPC)  | |  Corvian Settler  | |  Creighton the Wanderer  | |  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  | |  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  | |  Emma  | |  Eygon of Carim  | |  Filianore  | |  Fire Keeper  | |  Giant of the Undead Settlement  | |  Great Swamp Cuculus  | |  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  | |  Hawkwood  | |  Holy Knight Hodrick  | |  Horace the Hushed  | |  Irina of Carim  | |  Jailer  | |  Judicator Argo  | |  Karla  | |  Knight Slayer Tsorig  | |  Lapp  | |  Leonhard  | |  Lion Knight Albert  | |  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  | |  Londor Pale Shade  | |  Longfinger Kirk  | |  Lords of Cinder  | |  Ludleth of Courland  | |  Moaning Knight  | |  Old Wolf of Farron  | |  Orbeck of Vinheim  | |  Painting Woman  | |  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  | |  Pilgrim from Londor  | |  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  | |  Seeker of the Spurned  | |  Shira  | |  Shrine Handmaid  | |  Silver Knight Ledo  | |  Sir Vilhelm  | |  Sirris of the Sunless Realm  | |  Slave Knight  | |  Slave Knight Gael  | |  Snuggly  | |  Stone-humped Hag  | |  Sword Master  | |  The Painter  | |  Unbreakable Patches  | |  Velka the Goddess of Sin  | |  Yellowfinger Heysel  | |  Yoel of Londor  | |  Yuria of Londor  |

 




    • Anonymous

      10 Aug 2017 04:16  

      If you aggro a big one, the aggroed little ones nearby will get aggressive. Therefore let the feast begin.

      • Anonymous

        15 Jul 2017 09:58  

        Wow. Their jump attacks have some of the most dumbest hyper armor ever.
        I did a full Ledos R2 and they didn't stagger. Also did a Falling Bolt and they didn't stagger.
        Nice.

        • Anonymous

          07 Jul 2017 23:33  

          Please add this to the page! I just killed one of the large, hostile Locus Preachers and it dropped a Soul of a Champion.

          • Anonymous

            05 Jun 2017 18:17  

            I'm pretty sure the "One met the dark with learning. But in the end, learned his knowledge was wanting." part is about Big Hat Logan.

            • Anonymous

              05 Jun 2017 16:24  

              At the far edge of swamp, near the buried church with Ringed Knights, there is group of locusts: 1 adult and 4 aggresive little ones. They are the only little locusts that attack you (yet the are quite easy to kill). Can anyone suggest why?

              • Locust Preacher [DKS3 Wiki]25 May 2017 09:17  

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                • Anonymous

                  22 May 2017 01:15  

                  The one presumed to be Orbeck could be Vendrick. As he obtained knowledge on souls to create his kingdom, which later became Wanting.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 May 2017 02:46  

                    They seem to drop various sizes of souls. I've gotten both unknown traveler and crestfallen knight to drop.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 May 2017 10:47  

                      "SPOILER ALERT"

                      "Fear not the Dark, and let the Feast begin", could be referencing how someone(gael in this case) had to devour the the pygmy lords thereby devouring their Dark Soul for the Dark Soul to have it's true power, seeing that they had long since withered.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 May 2017 05:04  

                        Pretty sure "Let the Feast Begin" is a nod to the "Eclipse" event at the end of the Golden Age arc in the Berserk Manga, which Dark Souls was inspired by. The fact that the locusts use their knowledge of sorcery to "Feast" on unsuspecting players is probably more them misinterpreting the Mantra ("...most of them are unable to think past their own stomachs, the unruly mob!") rather than it being a direct source (as they are considered Preachers for the Dark...Religion??). Would be odd for them to outright trick the player as this is the realm of the Pygmy, and Humans would be revered in the Ringed City. If it were meant to mislead Pygmies/Humans, pretty sure the Pygmy royalty would've killed them all well before you show up, at the end of days.
                        Won't spoil the details for what goes on during the "Eclipse" in Berserk, but it is certainly considered a "Feast" of sorts.

                        • 10 May 2017 02:45  

                          Is there info on voice actors for the DLCs yet? If not, well... are the Locust Preachers voiced by Daniel Flynn? (aka voice of Solaire, Blue Sentinel Targray and Alfred) They sound like him, at least.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 May 2017 07:17  

                            OMG!!! THE DEEP ISN'T THE ABYSS CONFIRMED!!! "And so, she lived in fear. Of the dark, of the things that gnawed at her flesh.
                            And yet! The Abyss hath yet to produce any such creature!
                            Fear not, the dark, my friend.
                            And let the feast begin." IT IS CONFIRMED THAT WITHIN THE DEEP LIE CREATURES THAT GNAW ON FLESH AS SEEN FROM THE GNAW MIRACLES AND NOW FROM THIS WE KNOW THAT THE ABYSS DOES NOT HAVE ANY GNAWING CREATURES WITHIN, IF IT WASN'T A CREATURE OF THE ABYSS THAT WAS GNAWING AT HER, THEN THE ONLY OTHER SOURCE KNOWN TO HAVE GNAWING CREATURES IS THE DEEP! THIS COULD HAVE MAJOR IMPLICATIONS LORE WISE WITH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WAY OF WHITE (saints on pilgrimage) AND THE DEEP (creatures for some reason gnawing at clerics)!

                            • Anonymous

                              30 Apr 2017 20:16  

                              On NG+3 they drop three types of souls, one of them is Soul of a Champion (that's 100% certain as I farmed them) - I GUESS they might be dropping up to Soul of a Great Champion on NG+4.

                              • Anonymous

                                22 Apr 2017 02:45  

                                Plot twist: They actually say "I shall partey" and their blue branches are actually glowing party sticks.

                                • Anonymous

                                  19 Apr 2017 14:22  

                                  I'm inclined to think that we were originally meant to be invaded by more red phantom versions of these NPCs, but only Alva and Eygon (Moaning Knight) ended up implemented in time for release.

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