Company Captain Yorshka

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Health Souls Location Drops
900 3000 Anor Londo

Blades of the Darkmoon

Yorshka's Chime

Company Captain Yorshka is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.


Company Captain Yorshka Information



  • 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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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."


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..."



  • 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 at 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 the leader of the Blades of the Darkmoon when Gwyndolin disappeared. Based on other dialogue 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 is 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

      28 Nov 2018 20:45  

      I wonder if her name is at all related to the Russian word ёрш? It can refer to a type of fish called a Ruffe, which bears a certain resemblance to her tail, especially in the concept art.

      • Anonymous

        13 Nov 2018 00:48  

        She does not call Gwyn HER father. She never even met Gwyn or Gwynevere as she was never apparent in Dark Souls early series. She's also fairly young and frail, also raised by GWYNDOLIN. This obviously sets her as an age post Gwyn linking. She says FATHER Gwyn and SISTER Gwynevere. Just like Father Ariandel and Sister Elfriede. The game is completely faith-linked almost too dumb churchy. Gwyndolin may have raised her but he may not even be her biological brother in any form. He may be just a priest-boy figure to her, just the same as Assassins and their Brotherhoods. She is adopted, and not in any way of Gwyn. Gwyn's bloodline HUNTED dragons. Common *****ing sense nut jobs.

        • Anonymous

          16 Sep 2018 02:15  

          her dialogue if you choose "do nothing" the first time you talk is "thou thinkst to remain? this tower is a prison thy prescence shall invoke the ire of the tyrant sulivant, i bid thee leave, anon"

          • Anonymous

            17 Aug 2018 17:45  

            Nobody else noticed the 4Chan reference from her? She calls you "Anon" if you talk to her twice when you don't have Darkmoon Loyalty.

            • Anonymous

              02 Aug 2018 22:57  

              Does it matter if you say yes or no when she asks if you could fly or not? Does it affect your gameplay or the story?

              • Anonymous

                14 Jul 2018 14:27  

                I rather think she is an illusion created by Gwyndolin to keep the Blades running when he became sick. Created in the image of his long lost sister Priscilla in her youth. Gwynevere was the same basically, she could talk to us, even interact with us. But was an illusion all along. And Yorshka is the ghost of the dark moon, hunting down the enemies of the gods. She has no past, she has no future. Only that tower and her duty.

                • Anonymous

                  19 Feb 2018 14:56  

                  How do I get the gesture to join the covenant if Sirrus left after I joined the rosaria's fingers covenant? (Trying to get the ring for my pyromancer)

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Jan 2018 21:17  

                    I had the npc who teaches me the emote go hostile. Am I out of luck in joining the Darkmoon? Or is there another way I could learn the emote?

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Jan 2018 05:15  

                      A crossbreed would have to be related to another crossbreed because the dragons have basically died out
                      So, Priscilla may be The mother but, who is the father you ask? it most likely Gwyndolin because as Aldrich devoured Gwyndolin he dreamed of a pale girl in hiding, but I know people will say but Gwyndolin is her brother
                      So, I will say this she believes Gwyndolin is her brother

                      • 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.

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