Company Captain Yorshka

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



  • 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.





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 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

      28 Aug 2021 22:26  

      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

        27 Jul 2021 22:02  

        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

          11 Jul 2021 02:34  

          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

            01 Jul 2021 14:48  

            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

              13 Jun 2021 21:17  

              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

                13 Jun 2021 17:06  

                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

                  04 Jun 2021 14:57  

                  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

                    25 May 2021 14:46  

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

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

                    • Anonymous

                      24 May 2021 06:49  

                      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

                        23 May 2021 18:16  

                        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

                          16 May 2021 03:49  

                          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

                            12 May 2021 08:03  

                            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

                              16 Apr 2021 18:04  

                              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

                                11 Apr 2021 19:52  

                                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

                                • 29 Mar 2021 00:43  

                                  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!

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