Emma

NPC
General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
500 1100 High Wall of Lothric Castle Basin of Vows


Emma is an NPC in Dark Souls 3.

 

Emma, High Priestess of Lothric Castle 

  • Can be killed.
  • Items given by Emma: Small Lothric Banner, Way of Blue covenant item.
  • After defeating three Lords of Cinder you will be warped back to Emma. She will be on her knees begging you to save the Prince of Lothric, she then dies and drops the Basin of Vows.
  • If killed she will drop the items that she hasn't given you yet, including the Basin of Vows, which allows early access to some late game areas.
  • Upon approaching the altar behind her chair with the Basin of Vows in your possession, the Dancer of the Boreal Valley will appear.

 

Location

  • You can find Emma inside the cathedral opposite the Vordt of the Boreal Valley fight in the High Wall of Lothric. A map is provided on this page.

 

Drops

 

Dialogue

First encounter dialogue

Ahh, the wait has been long, Unkindled One.
I am Emma, High Priestess of Lothric Castle.
Allow me to speak frankly.
You will not find the Lords of Cinder here.
They have left, gone.
To their churning homes, converging at the base of this castle.
Head to the bottom of the High Wall.
Forge on through the great gate, and raise this banner to proceed." (Gives 1 Small Lothric Banner)

 

This farewell gift is for you.
It is the insignia of an old covenant.
If you fear trespassers, dark spirits drawn by the embers.
Then etch this upon your heart.
And the old concord will beckon noble Blue Sentinels to hunt these foul spirits." (Gives Way of Blue)

 

Selecting "Talk" before Vordt is defeated"

 

Unkindled One.  Head to the High Wall's base.
Go through the great gate, and raise the banner to proceed.
But beware.  The dog keeps a close eye on things.
The vile watchdog of the Boreal Valley."

 

Selecting "Talk" after Vordt is defeated

What is wrong, Unkindled One?
Are you not a Lordseeker?  Head to the base of the High Wall and seek the Lords of Cinder.
Is this not the calling of your kind, since ages past?"

 

After the player has defeated the last of the three Lord of Cinders before Prince Lothric

Ahh, Unkindled One. Fire fades and awaits its one last Lord. Prince Lothric is in your hands... Please save his soul."

 

When spoken to Emma whilst on ground

Prince Lothric is in your hands. Please save his soul. Tell him what he must be... a Lord."


 Player attacking and killing her

What on earth?"
"Whatever is this about?"
"A Lord, he must be... My dear Prince...Lothric..."

 

Trivia

  • There are no downsides to killing her early. (Although this does spawn an end-game boss)
  • If she is killed early before she has a chance to die on her own and give the player the Basin of Vows, the cutscene after killing the three lords of cinder will still activate with her voice and the player will be teleported to the church as normal. Upon arriving, Emma will not be there, but the magic circle and blood surrounding where she should be will be there.
  • Voiced by Joan Blackham.

 

 

NPCs
Alva, Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Anri of Astora  ♦  Archdeacon McDonnell  ♦  Black Hand Gotthard  ♦  Black Hand Kamui  ♦  Blacksmith Andre  ♦  Company Captain Yorshka  ♦  Cornyx of the Great Swamp  ♦  Corvian Settler  ♦  Creighton the Wanderer  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Daughter of Crystal Kriemhild  ♦  Eygon of Carim  ♦  Filianore  ♦  Fire Keeper  ♦  Giant of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Great Swamp Cuculus  ♦  Greirat of the Undead Settlement  ♦  Hawkwood  ♦  Holy Knight Hodrick  ♦  Horace the Hushed  ♦  Irina of Carim  ♦  Jailer  ♦  Judicator Argo  ♦  Karla  ♦  Knight Slayer Tsorig  ♦  Lapp  ♦  Leonhard  ♦  Lion Knight Albert  ♦  Livid Pyromancer Dunnel  ♦  Locust Preacher  ♦  Londor Pale Shade  ♦  Longfinger Kirk  ♦  Lords of Cinder  ♦  Ludleth of Courland  ♦  Moaning Knight  ♦  Old Wolf of Farron  ♦  Orbeck of Vinheim  ♦  Painting Woman  ♦  Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow  ♦  Pilgrim from Londor  ♦  Ringed City Hollow  ♦  Rosaria, Mother of Rebirth  ♦  Seeker of the Spurned  ♦  Shira  ♦  Shrine Handmaid  ♦  Silver Knight Ledo  ♦  Sir Vilhelm  ♦  Sirris of the Sunless Realms  ♦  Slave Knight Gael  ♦  Snuggly  ♦  Stone-humped Hag  ♦  Sword Master  ♦  The Painter  ♦  Unbreakable Patches  ♦  Velka the Goddess of Sin  ♦  Yellowfinger Heysel  ♦  Yoel of Londor  ♦  Yuria of Londor



    • Anonymous

      27 Mar 2020 02:09  

      This old hag I killed her in my ng++ because unfortunately yhorm is my third boss and she will teleprot me, and I must stay with my Friend sig during his death but when he finished his dialogue she teleported me! To save her yaoi lord I WILL KILL HIM, IF HE WAS NOT MAIN BOSS I WILL NEVER GO TO HIS AREA SO THAT SHE WILL SUFFER! MY FRIEND SIG REST IN PEACE

      • Anonymous

        19 Feb 2020 13:58  

        That priestess is just an puppet.... that dancer is running her strings... pontiff the dancers.... and aldrich the pontiff..... and.... the one of the main reasons anyone kills in this game is either to burn an fire or extinguish it.... I knw there is a load of history there but technically it's all about fire... The Hawkeye character speaks of it and so does the depresed dude in ds 1.... It's nothing but a sham...

        • Anonymous

          08 Dec 2019 01:10  

          She was evil. She wants you to force, aka kill, the prince, and set his body on fire to keep the age of fire going because she was a gywn cock sucker like all the rest. Christ Dark souls people suck. SNUFF THE FIRE! Been against this bullcrap from the start.

          • Anonymous

            02 Nov 2019 23:43  

            I have a theory on why she dies after you beat the first 3 Lords of Cinders. We can summon Black Hand Gotthard for Abyss Watchers and Pontiff (who leads to Aldrich) and later on, his corpse can be found in front of the Grand Archives. He too may have been after the lords, so when Watchers, Yhorm and Aldrich were dead, he headed for Lothric. To enter the castle he had to pass Emma and presumably she wasn't very happy that her prince was about to be murdered, so she stood in his way. Gotthard wounded her and went forward, only to be killed later, most likely by Kamui, Albert and Kriemhild (trio you fight just before the staircase leading to Lothric's boss arena). That would also explain why his corpse doesn't appear if you go there early, he's busy killing the other 3.

            • Anonymous

              13 Jun 2018 04:13  

              Will killing her allow you to skip the first 3 boss fights entirely? Or are we still required to go back and finish off the other lords.

              • Anonymous

                10 Apr 2018 01:02  

                The way she's positioned while dying is rather similar to Lothric in the cutscene and phase 1 of the Twin Princes fight. This may, however, be a mild coincidence.

                • Anonymous

                  24 Jan 2018 06:56  

                  A bit out-of-style for there to be no consequences to killing her, besides obviously facing an end-game boss, but even this is something you can control after getting the Basin.

                  • Anonymous

                    16 Aug 2017 04:52  

                    OH GEE THANKS EMMA, NOT LIKE I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEARTJERKING MOMENT WITH SIEGWARD, BUT NO DON'T LET ME FINISH IT OR PICK UP HIS ARMOR THERE I TOTALLY WANT TO COME LISTEN TO YOU WHINE AND GIVE ME A BOWL. NOT LIKE I WANTED TO GO GET THE SUN PRINCESS RING AFTER KILLING ALDRICH, NOPE JUST GO AHEAD AND DRAG ME OVER TO THE DUMP YOU CALL HOME AND MAKE ME LISTEN TO YOU ASK ME TO KILL THE EDGY SNOT NOSED CHILD YOUR RAISED TO THINK HE DIDN'T HAVE A RESPONSIBLITY TO BE A LORD OF CINDER OR ANYTHING.

                    I just wish we could have her robes as an armor set.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Jan 2017 21:46  

                      Wasn't there some extra hidden dialogue if you defeat a certain Lord of Cinder last?
                      I think it was Yorm the Giant, my memory's foggy but I'm almost certain I watched an old video about it, now I can't find anything about that, anyone know what I'm talking about?

                      • 05 Jan 2017 02:23  

                        I killed two lords, I think to myself, I could get that dancer set now. So, I go there and put my sword thru her. She said something like "why? what have I done?" These simple words is now eating My conscience.

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Nov 2016 08:15  

                          It's interesting that she never mentions the Dancer, even though she's effectively keeping her out through miracles.

                          • Anonymous

                            Kill her?>Kill boss>Gain access01 Sep 2016 08:59  

                            Regardless of when/if you kill her the boss still needs to die to gain access to the next part of the gameYou can not skip that boss

                            • Anonymous

                              Misinformation/Incomplete Info on page14 Aug 2016 23:43  

                              "Trivia: There are no downsides to killing her early (Although this does spawn an end-game boss)."Lion Knight Albert seems to be aligned with Emma, killing Emma causes Albert to leave if summoned and become unsummonable against Vordt!

                              • Anonymous

                                Why not explain23 Jun 2016 01:57  

                                Who summons/talks to you after killing the first three lords of cinder WHEN she is dead (from you killing her)

                                • Anonymous

                                  Dancer fight not triggered?21 May 2016 23:58  

                                  I got all the 3 lordsouls but didnt get summoned to her nor could I trigger the fight by speaking to her, I HAD to kill her to proceed. This was in ng+, even reloading the game didnt help. Does anyone know how this could happen? :o

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Connection with Prince Lothric26 Apr 2016 13:12  

                                    According to the description of some items, I'm pretty sure High Priestess Emma was/is very close to Prince Lothric (quite possibly even raised him). First we have the description of the Priestess Ring: "In Lothric, the High Priestess has long been considered one of the Three Pillars of the king's rule. The High Priestess also served as the prince's wet nurse."And then the description of Lothric's Holy Sword: "Prince Lothric's straight sword, blessed by Emma with potent magic. Young Lothric was meant to be a champion, and was expected to wield this platinum sword, but some things will remain distant dreams forever."

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