Company Captain Yorshka

NPC
General Info
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

 

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.

 

Drops

 

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 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 Gwyndolin's.
  • 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, indicating some sort of connection between them and Gwyndolin, be it simple knowledge on Gwyndolin's side about the painting (or how she knows that her sister has been imprisoned), or her 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

      26 Nov 2020 18:31  

      So let me get this straight: you're sitting in a place that snows 24/7 with literally sheets for clothes, barefoot to boot, and you haven't frozen to death!

      Then again, this is Dark Souls after all.

      • Anonymous

        03 Nov 2020 19:42  

        she could be the reincarnation of priscilla in a similar way to how the lord souls are recycled as we learnt from ds2 (with old iron king being gwyn, the rotten as nito, nashandra as manus, etc)

        • 30 Jul 2020 02:02  

          I don't buy that Gwyn is her biological father, it simply goes against everything Gwyn stood for until the moment he died, but there is a clear link between Gwyndolin (referred as brother by her, gave Yorshka her name and probably hid her in the tower casting an illusion over the invisible bridge), Priscilla (the only known crossbreed with a dragon tail) the painted world (the tower is in the same place where we access the building leading to the painting, and you find the Painting Guardian set there) and Pontiff Sulyvahn (he comes from the painted world, usurped Gwyndolin political power, fed him to Aldritch and took over Irithyll, casting the wall that can only be accessed with a doll, Irythill slaves worship Yorshka, and she has a church named after her)
          The way I see it there's a few possibilities:
          1. Gwyndolin found Yorshka in the Painting
          2. Gwyndolin created Yorshka using Priscilla's soul
          3. Yorshka is the new version of Priscilla, meaning she got repainted and her features changed
          4. Pontiff Sulyvahn brought Yorshka from the painting to the real world
          I don't really know what to make of this, perhaps it was out of desperation that Gwyndolin appointed Yorshka as the new leader of the Darkmoon covenant after falling ill, or he had a soft spot for abominations. I simply don't accept that Yorshka could be biologically related to Gwyn.

          • Anonymous

            28 Jul 2020 18:16  

            So, she's crossbreed Priscilla herself? She looks so deprived and malnourished, but to think she's survived that long.

            Hope she'll be well in Dark Souls 4.

            • Anonymous

              07 Jul 2020 11:12  

              Yorshka "Hey did you fly over here?" Me "No. Not really." Yorshka "Oh sorry. I'm a big dumb dumb." Me "Don't be so hard on yourself Cap. Jeez. You've got a lot going for you. You're tall and pretty and you have a lovely tail. Also this view is really something." Yorshka "Hey thanks dude." Me "No worries. Well see ya." Yorshka " So soon?" Me "Yeah I'm afraid I've got a hectic schedule and I have to feed my cat." Yorshka " Oh ok..." Me " See ya." Yorshka "Oh hello again" Me "Hey...Yeah sorry I went the wrong way. Bye." End Scene

              • Anonymous

                07 Jun 2020 12:39  

                Could Yorshka be the real world version of Priscilla? Where as Priscilla is in a painting that isn’t connected to the rest of the game, and is tall, pretty and a princess of sorts.. Yorshka is tall, frail and hidden away from sight. Maybe Priscilla is a manifestation in the mind of Yorshka of who she wanted to be, and maybe SHE is who made the painting, and Gwyn would rather have this painting be seen than his own child. By entering the painting you aren’t actually entering another world, but into Yorshka’s imagination. To enter Ariamis? You need a doll. To enter Irithyll? You need a doll. And perhaps that doll belonged to her, and by having it in your possession it allows you to experience her imaginary world. After all, you find the Peculiar Doll in the Undead Asylum, a place where people are locked away from the rest of the world, and is.. SNOWY. And Ariamis is full of horrible enemies who are corrupted, and enemies like Harpies who are half human half crow.. hmm, just like how she asks if you can fly because maybe you’re a crow. Or maybe you’re a dragon? Like the undead dragon that guards her chamber in her own imaginary world. This SPECULATION is getting to heavy for me, I must go now, before FROM assassinates me.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Jun 2020 12:29  

                  The Cathedral of the Deep, Church of Yorshka and various other spires in Anor Londo all have a figure of a cat protruding out from their roofs. There is one right above Yorshka’s head. DEEPEST LORE.

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Apr 2020 12:35  

                    She is so cute ^^ Also, keep in mind: Yorshka's Chime: "At 60 FTH it has a spellbuff of 247." - Kill the innocent creature. Required Faith 30. Saint's Talisman: "At 60 FTH it has a spellbuff of 242." - No need to kill the innocent creature, can be obtained in early game (sewer at Undead Settlement). Required Faith 16. The choice is obvious.

                    • Anonymous

                      04 Apr 2020 14:49  

                      (After being ganked by darkmoons and stupid hosts over 9000 times) yeah, i m going to rip her scales one by one.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 Feb 2020 14:14  

                        Why does this page still say that Aldrich may have dreamt of Priscilla or yorshka? It's clearly Priscilla cause yorshka is not a pale young girl in HIDING, she's imprisoned by sulyvahn as per the dialogue.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Jan 2020 21:11  

                          So is she Gwyns bastard child which he kept hidden to make sure no one realised he clapped them dragon cheeks? I mean if you talk with her and choose "No, i cant fly" she'll say "I'm ashamed to say, I know not much of anything..." and why that would be? That or she may be a daughter of the Nameless but gods decided to take her as their own (but still hide her cuz daddys criminal/search/life history had 2 b deleted)

                          • Anonymous

                            30 Dec 2019 10:45  

                            I think Priscilla was the dragon Gwyn's firstborn "allied" with. Since Priscilla is considered an abomination, maybe Yorshka was the reason he was exiled.

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Sep 2019 15:51  

                              Hi I can’t join the covenant and i made a character specialy for darkmoon blade so why i can’t join it? She keep saying that Sulyvahn is gonna kill us

                              • 29 Aug 2019 04:09  

                                Can we not try to insist that Gwyndolin is female? In Dark Souls he is consistently referred to as male, and in the original Japanese text he doesn't use female pronouns.

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