NPCs in Dark Souls 3 are covered on this page . Many of these non-playable characters offer services as Merchants and others feature intricate sidequests and story lines. Initially, in the Firelink Shrine players will find a Fire Keeper tending to a bonfire who will serve players on their long and arduous journey. Players will find other characters inhabiting the shrine including Hawkwood, an Unkindled and fugitive from Farron's Undead Legion, along with a peculiar looking man sitting on one of the thrones in the shrine calling himself Ludleth of Courland.
Please see the Side Quests page for an overview of how NPC questlines interact with each other.