Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops

7,543 (Invading)

12,000 (Hostile NPC)

Untended Graves (Invading)

Grand Archives (Hostile NPC)

Sage's Crystal Staff (Hostile NPC)

Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild is a NPC in Dark Souls 3.

Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild



  • This NPC invades in Untended Graves, along the cliff path where the Cemetary of Ash bonfire would normally be.
  • You can also meet her as a hostile NPC, in the trio of Black Hand enemies at the bottom of the stairs that leads up to the Twin Princes boss, in the Grand Archives.


  • Souls (phantom): NG (7,543), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Souls (human): NG (12,000), NG+ (24,000), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+9 (??)
  • Sage's Crystal Staff (Human version).

Combat Information






  • Her name is derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle". Kriemhild was a beautiful heroine in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied', where she is the sister of Gunther and the wife of Siegfried.
  • The name "Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild" can have two meanings: The daugther of the person known as Crystal Kriemhild, or as Kriemhild - Daughter of Crystal, which is hinted at by the description of the staff she drops. Daughter can also mean apprentice or follower etc.
  • It is unclear why she wears the firekeeper set, but she may have at some point been a firekeeper.



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    • Anonymous

      03 Nov 2018 20:19  

      Good soul farming spot. She respawnes after every reload. Kick her off the ledge and reload game. 8000 souls a minute.

      • Anonymous

        13 Aug 2018 20:47  

        What an easy invader xD she stood still near the edge for about ten seconds so I kicked her off. I mistook her for a trolly player at first

        • Anonymous

          24 Jun 2018 02:17  

          I believe she's wearing the Fire Keepers' attire cause she "cherish the writhing, searing darkness" (Fire Keeper Gear disc.). The Untended Graves is surely a Dark place. She may not be blind, but may cherish the darkness all the same.

          • Anonymous

            23 Feb 2018 10:43  

            Got invaded by her in Untended Graves, but was confused that when I killed her she didn't drop anything. Just now reading this I'm even more confused that after killing her in the grand archives she manages to invade.

            • Anonymous

              06 Jan 2018 15:34  

              When she parries you, it's actually pretty uncommon for her to riposte you. Most times, she parries and then casts a spell or something.

              • 01 Jan 2018 12:19  

                Yellowfinger Heysal lives! I think this npc invader is actually Yellowfinger reborn. Its odd that she drops nothing and is the only other npc to use Farron spells. In Yellow fingers description it hints at some sort of relationship between the Crystal Sages and her. Maybe she is the daughter of one of them or step-daughter at the very least.

                • Anonymous

                  10 Oct 2017 13:11  

                  I think the crystals are about Oceiros. She could be a student of his, or even a daughter.
                  Or perhaps she's similar to the hybrids in the Duke's Archives from DS 1, experimented on.
                  Either way, she's related to crystals, and probably not in the nicest way.

                  She's wearing Fire Keeper's robes too. Could she be Gundyr's firekeeper?
                  Maybe she's posing as such just to keep him there, because she wants the flame to die...

                  Also her skin tone betrays Irithyllian nationality. She could be the Pontiff's student.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Jun 2017 16:37  

                    This NPC is Kriemhild. When has an NPC's name ever been their relationship to a named character? It's just a grammatical fluke of listing one's title before their name. This is the standard naming practice of NPC's in Dark Souls, with exception of when their title is simply "of (homeland)", "the (descriptor)", or, on occasion, "knight of (homeland)".

                    • Anonymous

                      18 Jun 2017 15:17  

                      If she's there defending the Princes, and was most likely a scholar of the Archives, she's got to have some irreverence for the whole flame linking thing and her wearing of fire keeper robes may illustrate that. Not just any rando is allowed to wear those and I can bet she pulled them off some corpse in the untended graves.

                      • Anonymous

                        30 May 2017 07:16  

                        It says that three people on the Grand Archives are the Black hands but that isn't true, one is Kamui (who IS up there) one is Gotthard ( who you summon and find the corpse of) and the other is unknown.

                        • Anonymous

                          17 May 2017 05:16  

                 Doubt anyone cares at all, but I've got an okay-ish-sorta picture that shows her face

                          • Anonymous

                            02 May 2017 10:23  

                            Somehow this woman just parried two handed Astora Greatsword R1 like it was a twig. Apparently she can parry UGSs for some reason.

                            • Anonymous

                              02 Apr 2017 21:34  

                              I'm a fan of the idea that her name is most properly pronounced as daughter of crystal; Kreimhild. In the same way that black hand; Kamui and lion knight; Albert are her compatriots whose names are preceded by their titles. This is opposed to her being the daughter of the original crystal Kreimhild.

                              • Anonymous

                                12 Mar 2017 07:34  

                                Ok, people in the comments are kind of silly, so here's the deal.
                                -She drops nothing in Untended Graves at all, besides souls. She likely invades because at this point you're close enough to Lothric and Lorian where she feels the need to step in.
                                -She is the same in the Archives as when she's a Dark Spirit. The Staff was likely given to her by her mother, who was a favored human by the Crystal Sages. Her mother received the staff from them and gave it to her. It's also why the Crystal motif.
                                -The Firekeeper robes are likely just for fashion. I see no reason other than that.

                                • Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild [DKS3 Wiki]30 Nov 2016 17:18  

                                  She's the daughter of the Crystal sage in the Grand Archives, similar to Heysal because she's the daughter of the Crystal sage in the Undead Legion. She uses the Crystal Rapier and the Crystal staff and she wears the Fire Keeper outfit. She can be found next to the Farram Knight and the Black Hand probably protecting Lothric and Lorain. She can also invade you in the Untended Graves, which is kinda weird sense we has no purpose there in the first place.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    30 Nov 2016 16:19  

                                    The german word "Grim(m)" doesnt mean "Mask"... It has many meanings such as: "Grausamkeit" (Eng: cruelty), "Wut" (Eng: fury), "Wildheit" (Eng: ferocity) and "Strikt" (Eng: strict)... It depends on how you use it in a sentence!
                                    And the word "Hild" doesnt mean "battle"... It is a noun (name) for itself (if you add a few letters) or is at least an addable part to form a noun and therefore a meaning...
                                    (For example: Brunhild, Hildegard, Gerhild, Hildesheim, Hildebrandt, Hilda, Hilde ect.)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Not Agressive02 Aug 2016 11:56  

                                      She isn't aggressive once you kill all the other NPCs and stand close to her, as in shoulder touching distance, make sure to corner her against a wall. Got a bunch of screenshots by doing this.

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