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.

 

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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 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

      If you don’t get the Darkmoon Loyalty gesture from Sirris, you cannot really interact with her. She will simply ask you to leave or you will upset Pontiff Sullivan (even though he’s dead by this point).

      • Anonymous

        I dont have good knowledge about darksouls lore but isn't it possible that the painting guardian are in fact guarding Priscilla to prevent her to escape ? I think in the end she might found a way to escape but then have been imprisoned in that tower. Thus, thé and the guardians ended up guarding the tower to escape again ? That would explain why we can find guardian's set in the only visible access to reach her.

        • Anonymous

          Are her arms abnormally short? I feel like no one ever talks about this. She's obviously extremely thin and tall, but her arms seem like they are half the size they need to be. Am I crazy?

          • Anonymous

            For all you savages killing her... the difference in damage between her chime and the Saint's Talisman is like 4 damage when using Sunlight Spear.

            • Anonymous

              Yorshka: "i am the captain of the darkmoon knights"

              A random rosaria's finger:
              *equips the whip*

              Yorshka: "name thyself strang... HGGG!"

              *loot corpse*

              • Anonymous

                I appreciate dark souls’ vague storytelling that invites the player to speculate and analyze in order to involve their imagination in the evolvement of the story but sometimes I feel they give us too little to go off of in order to reach any satisfactory conclusion about any of this

                • Anonymous

                  This character doesn't make any damn sense. Gwyn would not have a dragon child, he hates dragons. There is no evidence whatsoever that Giants and Dragons can even breed. Priscilla was made in a lab ffs.

                  • Anonymous

                    If you're a sentimental player like me, and don't want to kill her with an actual weapon, two dung pies will toxic her and she will die shortly after.

                    • Anonymous

                      I would say something about her feet, but my harald cgs already chopped them all over the place. At least the bridge is visible now.

                      • Anonymous

                        okay yorshka I will go along with you IN charge of the Darkmoons but if you think you can replace or are better than gwyndolin I'm uncertain my tolerance will last

                        • Anonymous

                          I just couldn’t bring myself to kill her after all the nice things she says after turning in the 30 proofs. Oh well. Talismans are better anyway. Guess it’s cuz this is my first Dark Souls game but I don’t get why everyone hates her. She seems nice.

                          • Anonymous

                            Remember invaders, its thanks to Yorshka that there are 2 Covenants that do the exact same thing and why a host is guaranteed a blue spirit or 2 or 3 when they were alone just a minute ago. Keep that in mind when you kill her.

                            • Anonymous

                              After watching how her covenant works, i'm quite sure that sulyvahn's only wrongdoings was leaving her in the tower instead of killing her.

                              • Anonymous

                                It baffles me that there are morons malding in this thread because they blame this character for how the covenant works gameplay-wise lmaooooo

                                • Anonymous

                                  Tbh, i felt pity when i saw her. But once i saw what she did with gwyndolin's order of knights and turned the knights of vengeance into despicable rats like lautrec was, all i felt when i destroyed her was relief.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Now seriously, what's the difference between rosaria and yorshka?

                                    Oh wait, i know: rosaria has no tongue to lie with.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Just got the Master of Miracles and instantly lobbed a sunlight light spear at her. I would feel more bad getting that chime if she wasn't head of the most annoying covenant to grind for.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Most boring NPC in the game. The way she moves is like acting some soap opera as if she is role-playing a convenant leader. zzz

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Ugh, I put my controller down while next to her and somehow hit the L1 button..she took a chaos bed vestiges to the face before I even talked to her :(. Now I feel like s**t.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Let me get this straight, she is NOT blood-related to Gwyn or Gwynevere. Because she isn't present at all in Ds1 which showed anor londo AND blades of Darkmoon at their gloriest times (maybe not "gloriest" but it's not miserable like Ds3). And she is not Priscilla too, because they are LITERALLY DIFFERENT CHARACTERS. Both looks and personality, there is nothing that makes yorshka Priscilla. Considering there is no "reincarnation" in Dark Souls universe as well. Stop making theories with your backside.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Ayo where can I buy a deck of cards in this heap of trash. She looks like she needs to play some games. Must be lonely in that tower

                                              • Anonymous

                                                i know i should break the news to her that Aldrich sort off devoured her brother gwyndolin but i think that would make her cry and i would like to avoid that there's enough sadness in darksouls

                                                • I think she's just another moon illusion of Gwyndolin. Created in the image of his long lost sister Priscilla (check the description for the Lifehunt Scythe miracle). Cause Yorshka thinks she is part of the family but only recites the common legends. She is also so naive that it becomes horrifying. As a person she makes no sense. Her story makes no sense. As an artificaly created false idole to worship (Yorshka's Spear) and to keep the Blades alive (with Sirris, Leonhard and us) though she works extremely well. So well that people even start to battle each other here in the comments if you are allowed to kill her or not!

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Guys, she is just a game character. And not your weird waifu.
                                                    And even if she were real. I bet she wouldn't choose some weebie neckbeards who are drooling over her. She would surely be embarrassed.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Rules of painted world 1 no strangers can enter to this world unless they accept to live here forever 2 NO WOMAN CAN WEAR SHOE

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        After being a darkmoon from ds1 and a blue sentinel in dark souls 2, i kinda hoped in ds3 it would be the same. With you invading the invader's own world, punishing the sinner and yata yata. I was kinda annoyed when i found the sentinels were nothing but 2 more phantoms to carry you through the game, but i thought it just was one of miyazaki's many ways of saying "i hate ds2".

                                                        But turns out the darkmoon covenant and the blue sentinels are EXACTLY the same in this game. Instead of punishing the guilty, or at least making them regret halting the progress of other players by using enemies to gank, i'm doing the opposite wich is ganking along the host's phantoms and giving free help to those who don't truly need it and DEFINETLY don't deserve it.

                                                        Needless to say, i was infuriated enough to destroy this crossbreed bastard once i got all this covenant could offer and i'll continue to kill her on each ng+ i go through.

                                                        The way i see it, she's guilty for degenerating the entire souls community, and vengeance shall be served in this game and beyond.

                                                        • turns out she drops a chime and it had the best spell buff, had to kill her to boost my sunlight spear to the next level, if you are doing the covenant obviously wait to be done with it and get the extra catalyst afterwards, did i mention it has an S scaling in faith?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Me, after crossing the invisible bridge: i wonder who is this girl and what is she doing here...

                                                            This girl: "shows that she's leading the most disgraceful covenant in the game that makes aldrich's faithfuls look like sunbros in comparison"

                                                            Also me: *charges lightning stake*

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Lore theory: Maybe Yorshka is the daughter or reincarnation (or both somehow) of Priscilla and Gwyndolin took her in while she was young and told her that they were siblings. They might actually be related too if you believe that Priscilla's mother is Gwynevere.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                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

                                                                  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)

                                                                  • 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

                                                                      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

                                                                        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

                                                                          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

                                                                            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

                                                                              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

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

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                      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

                                                                                        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

                                                                                        • 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.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            This Quiin2 guy is really stubborn. He's editing Aldrich's and Gwyndolin's pronouns to "her" in every article.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This page is wrong, Gwyndolin was a boy who was raised as a girl because of his affiliation with the moon.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Yorshka definitely thinks Gwyndolin is her brother, she says MY dear brother in the dialogue shown above. Yes, she says father Gwyn and Sister Gwynevere, but that's because she's quoting some of the blades' sacred dialogue. The words were originally Gwyndolin's, in canon he was Gwyn's son so he came up with those words from his perspective. Naturally, if Gwyndolin really IS her brother then she actually IS related to Gwyn and Gwynevere, she just used "father" and "sister" within a specific context, not to reference them as she would herself. As far as whether or not Yorshka=Priscilla, the implications say she's either Priscilla or her daughter if you look at the facts. There was a white half dragon woman you didn't canonically kill in ds1 who was guarded by painting guardians. In ds3 you run into a younger looking white half dragon girl with a painting guardian set below her, implying there was a painting guardian guarding her for a period of time before falling and dieing. Gwyndolin claimed this girl as his sister, so she must be related to the old royalty.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  It is also apparent that if you're hollow you cannot speak to her any further than her bidding you well. It makes sense that being hollow you can no longer speak maybe? That is the only connection I can draw, unless achieving Lord of Hollows affects her dialogue idk.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                      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.

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