Greirat of the Undead Settlement

General Info
Health Souls Location Drops
???? 1000 High Wall of Lothric Greirat's Ashes
Bandit's Knife

Greirat of the Undead Settlement is a NPC in Dark Souls 3. Greirat will occasionally ask if he can go and "steal" items for you that he will then sell.

 

Greirat's Information

 

Location

  • Initially locked in a cell, below the Tower on the Wall bonfire in High Wall of Lothric. You can find the Cell Key inside of the workshop below the Pus of Man which erupts on the rooftop. After heading down the ladder and defeating the Lothric Knight, follow the stairs at the end of the hall down to the base floor. Several Starved Hounds and Hollow Soldiers will be patrolling the area. The key is located at the back wall, down a flight of stairs which leads to a Starved Hound and eventual dead end.
  • After accepting his request he appears at the Firelink Shrine as a vendor, asking you to remember about his request when talked to.
  • You can find Loretta's Bone past the Undead Settlement bonfire. It is on a corpse hanging from the balcony of the first house the player will enter, overlooking a congregation in front of a burning tree.
  • After delivering Loretta's Bone, he will tell the player to keep the ring, but other than that will not react. Once the world is reset, however, he will be in a curled up position and will give the player the Curl Up gesture, while remaining unresponsive. Once the player leaves and enters Firelink Shrine once more, he will ask for permission to scavenge for more items. He will return following the next boss kill and can return as early as after Curse-Rotted Greatwood.

 

Greirat's Questline

His questline consists of five main stages:

  1. Rescue Greirat;
  2. Deliver Loretta's Bone;
  3. Greirat's first outing (to the Undead Settlement);
  4. Greirat's second outing (to Irithyll, where he will die unless his rescue by either Patches or Siegward is ensured);
  5. And optionally Greirat's third outing (to Lothric Castle, where he will die regardless of the player's actions).

 

1. Rescue Greirat

  1. From the High Wall of Lothric's Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down to the dark room with the broken floor and exit through the door on the right. Cross the rooftops where you encounter the Pus of Man, climb down the ladder on the right, and enter the building below.
  2. After dealing with the spear-wielding Lothric Knight, head all the way down to a room guarded by dogs and Great Axe wielding hollows.  Behind black powder barrels is a semi-hidden staircase where you can find the key to Greirat's cell.
  3. From the Tower on the Wall bonfire, head down one floor, and follow the hallway that is inside the tower.  You will eventually run into Greirat's cell.
  4. Unlock the cell and speak to Greirat. Accept his help.

 

2. Help Greirat with Loretta

  1. Talk to Greirat in Firelink Shrine, and he will speak to you about Loretta.
  2. From the Undead Settlement Bonfire, second after the Vordt of the Boreal Valley boss fight, you will immediately find a building that is dark inside.
  3. On the balcony, you will see a a corpse with loot on it.  Attack it to make it fall, and you will find Loretta's bone.
  4. Give Greirat Loretta's bone.

 

3. Greirat's First Outing (Undead Settlement)

Visit the Undead Settlement after sending Greirat on his first mission to trigger him to leave the Firelink Shrine for the first time. If you are having trouble getting Greirat to leave Firelink, try warping to the Dilapitated Bridge bonfire, cross the bridge and make your way through the ruins to the Road of Sacrifices.

 

4. Greirat's Second Outing (Irithyll Dungeon)

His second scavenging mission becomes available after crossing the bridge between the Catacombs and the Boreal Valley.

He will die on this mission, unless one of these conditions matches:

  • Siegward of Catarina is sitting by the kitchen fireplace in Irithyll. Don't talk to Siegward and progress past Pontiff Sulyvahn into the Irythill Dungeon, which will move Siegward to his next area.
  • Or you haven't bought Siegward's armor from Patches, and inform Patches of his destination after you send Greirat on his mission. If you already defeated Pontiff Sulyvahn, you won't have the option to tell Patches where Greirat went so he won't save him.

Note that Greirat will be doomed in these cases:

  • Patches will not rescue Greirat - even if you send Greirat on his second outing after the Yorm the Giant boss fight, and Siegward has died.
  • If you talked to Siegward in Irithyll:
    • Do not kill Alva the Spurned, who invades when embered - just before the Irithyll Dungeon Bonfire.
    • Do not proceed into Irithyll Dungeon. It has been reported that you may light that bonfire, if perhaps Alva the Spurned has not been killed.
  • Bug / Glitch: Remove Siegward's armor from your inventory before finding Siegward in the well, or encountering Patches in the Cathedral. If Patches' spawn at the Cathedral of the Deep or Firelink Shrine are bugged and you can't purchase Siegward's armor - it might be possible to give Siegward the armor that you have. If this succeeds, it has been reported that buying the armor again from Patches might fail the quest.

Kill any boss to complete his scavenging mission (Pontiff Sulyvahn is simplest, but the Old Demon King or Champion's Gravetender & Gravetender Greatwolf
works too). If you successfully saved him, he'll return safely to Firelink Shrine immediately after killing the boss; otherwise you can find Greirat's ashes
in the sewer area under the kitchen in Irithyll.

Player notes:

  • Sent Greirat out to pillage Irithyll after killing Alva the Spurned and going through Irithyll Dungeon. I did not talk to Siegward in Irithyll (ignored him and walked past him). Thus, Siegward was still sitting in the kitchen when I defeated Pontiff. Greirat was saved by Siegward and returned safely to Firelink. (Confirmed)
  • I sent Greirat out for pillage in Irithyll after defeating Pontiff, then killed the fire demon with Siegward and opened the main door to trigger the well location. Went back to buy his armor for the quest line and Patches still asked about Greirat's whereabouts.
  • Sent Greirat out after defeating Pontiff, gave Siegward his armor and spoke to him in Irithyll before defeating Pontiff, I then beat the Dancer and found Greirat safe at Firelink. (CONFIRMED)
  • Sent Greirat out after talking to Siegward and before defeating the Pontiff: instead, I went out to try to kill the Dancer. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts I decided to go back to Irithyll and defeat the Pontiff. Greirat did not survive. It seems like just triggering the Dancer bossfight also conditions his questline.

 

5. Greirat's Third Outing (Lothric Castle)

 Third Outing Tried and Failed :

  • Killed Yoel of Londor upon meeting, Leonhard, Londor Pale Shade invasions, and Yellowfinger Heysel.
  • Waited until after Twin Princes boss fight to send Greirat, still failed.

Player Notes :

He will request to leave for a third time to Lothric Castle. He will die if he goes; there is no known way to save him. Patches will ask where Greirat went, but this only causes Patches to disappear for a time. Patches will return later and add one Hidden Blessing to his shop inventory, while failing to save Greirat.

If you complete Step 5, Greirat's Ashes can be found on the roof at the Grand Archives, after jumping down where you see a group of Corvians. Giving Greirat's Ashes to the Shrine Handmaid will allow her to sell Exploding Bolts, Splintering Bolts, and Lightning Urns along with every other item he used to sell. Additionally, any items which were sold by both NPCs (like Firebombs) are overwritten by Greirat's lower prices (50 souls for a Firebomb, instead of 100).

Obtaining Greirat's Ashes through killing Greirat in Firelink Shrine will only unlock the wares that he was selling before he died. Also, if you decide to kill Greirat while both Patches and Greirat are in Firelink Shrine it will turn Patches hostile.

Implications of Killing the Dancer Early to the Questline

  • If you choose to defeat the dancer at any time before defeating Aldrich and Yhorm, this will not change the progression of the questline.
  • Greirat will only travel to the Undead Settlement after been given Loretta's bone and talking/refreshing Firelink past the "curl up" stage.
  • He will only travel to Irithyll once he has returned from the Undead Settlement and you have crossed the bridge, walked through the barrier, and lit the central Irithyll bonfire. If you go through Lothric castle before this, it will make no difference and he will not ask if he can go and pillage there.
  • Once you have sent him to Irithyll (and have Siegward or Patches save him) and he successfully returns (typically by defeating Pontiff Sulyvahn) , if you have gone through Lothric Castle, he will immediately ask to pillage there.
  • It is best not to send him to pillage Lothric Castle until you have kill Aldrich and Yhorm, or you will not be able to enter the Grand Archives to retrieve his ashes. If you tell him no, he will not ask again, but there is a menu choice to send him there whenever you see fit.
  • Reminder that if you don't kill Alva before sending Greirat to pillage, He will kill him, as killing Dancer early alters the questline.
  • It has been reported that simply triggering the Dancer bossfight also conditions Greirat's questline.

 

Drops

 

Items Sold

Item Quantity Souls
Immediately Available
Ember 3 2000
Bloodred Moss Clump 500
Throwing Knife 20
Firebomb 50
Rope Firebomb 50
Bandit's Knife 1500
Long Sword 1000
Bastard Sword 3000
Mace 600
Spear 600
Light Crossbow 1000
Buckler 2000
Elkhorn Round Shield 1500
Round Shield 1000
Kite Shield 4000
Standard Helm 1500
Hard Leather Armor 2500
Hard Leather Gauntlets 1000
Hard Leather Boots 1000
Thief Mask 400
Standard Arrow 10
Fire Arrow 100
Standard Bolt 30
After sending him to pillage Undead Settlement
Ember 4 2000
Divine Blessing 1 8000
Repair Powder 300
Lightning Urn 6 700
Zweihander 6000
Pontiff Knight Curved Sword 6000
Estoc 3000
Warpick 1500
Glaive 3500
Short Bow 1000
Priest's Chime 4000
Target Shield 2500
Knight Shield 1500
Pontiff Knight Shield 3000
Knight Helm 2000
Knight Armor 3000
Knight Gauntlets 2000
Knight Leggings 3000
Assassin Hood 1500
Assassin Armor 1500
Assassin Gloves 1500
Assassin Trousers 1500
Large Arrow 50
Heavy Bolt 100
Sniper Bolt 150
After sending him to Lothric Castle (sold by Shrine Handmaid after returning with his ashes)  
Ember 6 2000
Alluring Skull 6 500
Lightning Urn 700
Splintering Bolt 280
Exploding Bolt 300
 

Dialogue

 

First encounter (High Wall of Lothric)

"Ahh, you're no jailer are you? No, no, you're from far away.  And judging by the bell... You must be some of that unkindled ash.  Remarkable, if that's true, then i have a favour to ask.  Below the High Wall is a musty little town.  Not the home of any lord, just a very old settlement of Undead. An old woman, Loretta, lives there.  Please give her this ring.  I- I am not asking for charity.  In fa- in fact if you do this for me... I'll be sure to repay you in kind.  I-I may be a petty thief, but I've more wits than most royalty.  What do you say, then?"

[Refuse] "Yes, well, why should you? But if you change your mind, give me a shout, eh? I-I'm only a petty thief. I've nowhere else to go. Not like there's anything calling to me out there.. heh"

[After Refusing] "Oh, what have we here? Changed your mind perhaps? You deliver the ring, and I offer my co-operation. Hardly a shabby deal, hm?"

[Grant Request] "Very well. I humbly place my faith in you.  I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you.  Give this ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  ...Do your part, and I'll do mine."

[Attacking him] "Cold piss, what the devil is it now?  I get caught once, and now this!  One bloody time! Curse the gods!"

[You die] "As they say,  "The cornered rat will lick the balls of a cat." "

[Killing him] "(Forgive me, mother.) Forgive me, dear..."

 

Second encounter (Firelink Shrine)

"Oh, hello, you're back.  And in one piece. Well, now it's time I do my part.  Whatever trinket you need, speak up.  Just don't ask me where I got them."

[Talk] "Do me a favour, and don't forget our promise.  Give the [this] ring to old Loretta at the base of the High Wall.  A nuisance, I know, but it'll help me tie up some loose ends."

Give Loretta's Bone

"Heavens, she was already dead...  Thank you. I-I'm not surprised, though.  Hmm, almost a relief, really.  You can keep the ring.  As, well, a little trinket of thanks, I suppose."

[Leave] "Goodbye, and stay safe.  Oh, this place is a bore. What good is thievery if you've nowhere to go?"

[Attacking him] "You're heading for the brink aren't you?  Well I won't let you drag me down!  En guarde, you crusty ash bastard!"

[You die] "Cold piss, why did it come to this..."

[Killing him] "(Cries) I've gone and run my course, haven't I?"

 

Pillage (Undead Settlement)

"Ah, there you are. I was thinking...  You know I'm a petty thief.  Well, perhaps I'll go on the prowl.  Everyone's dead or hollowed away anyway, right, so...  I might as well fetch some weapons or treasure for you.  Well, what do you say?"

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that's your wish I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I wouldn't want to lose my touch..."

[Talk] "What is it? Have you changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you. You will not be disappointed.  Greirat the Thief was once a well-known name.  Until I ended up rotting in a cell..."

[Leave] "Good-bye. I will leave for some time. So long for now.  Do stay safe, you hear? Or my efforts will have been for naught."

[Return] "Oh, hello, you've come at a good time.  It took some prowling, but I've finally made a score.  Go on, have a gander."

 

Pillage (Irithyll of the Boreal Valley)

"Ahh, hello, fine work, I say.  Discovering Irithyll in the Boreal Valley, all in a day's work.  If the tales are true, it is home to old moon-worshipping nobles, and should be packed with treasure.  What do you think? Shall I go and see what I can find?

[Refuse] "All right, fine and well.  If that is your wish, I can only obey.  But, feel free to change your mind later.  I hate to leave a city of nobles ripe for the picking..."

[Talk] "What is it? Changed your mind?  I'm ready to go thieving at a moment's notice. Just give me the word."

[Send him to pillage] "Mm, a fine choice!  I am greirat, the thief. What I bring back will be worthy of that name."

[Return] "Oh, then, we are both safe and sound.  Thank the gods for that. I don't like cutting things so close.  I might've died if it wasn't for that peculiar onion knight.  But in the end, it all paid off.  Take a good look. They're sure to be of some use."

 

Pillage (Lothric Castle)

"You know, I was thinking...  About leaving for another round of thieving.  There must be something of use in Lothric Castle.  I-I'm aware of the danger. That castle is a death trap.  Not a single man has returned from the castle unscathed, even back in the day.  But I don't want sit around and die a petty rat.  And I consider myself your friend."

[Refuse] "Right, fine. You're very thoughtful, you are.  But, if you change your mind, do speak up.  I meant every word of what I said."

[Talk] "Changed your mind?  I hope you do. I lived a petty rat, but would rather not die as one."

[Send him to pillage] "Thank you, for placing your trust in me.  Oh, don't you worry. I know Lothric like the back of my hand."

 

Trivia

  • Greirat is voiced by Stephane Cornicard, who also did the voice of Gavlan in Dark Souls 2.
  • The hat he is wearing is a Thrall Hood. It is said that people who wear the Thrall hood are either slaves or criminals.
  • When Patches takes residence in the Firelink Shrine he mentions that Greirat did him a good turn in Lothric Dungeon.
  • Selling him the Blue Tearstone Ring after giving him Loretta's Bone does not change his dialogue.
  • There was previously a typo in one of Greirat's dialogues. His sentence " I am Greirat of the Undead Settlement, and I promise to assist you." was previously missing a "t" in the word settlement, making it read "Setlement". This was fixed in a later patch.
  • There is a rare glitch regarding Greirat in the Firelink Shrine. Sometimes, upon warping to Firelink Shrine and walking to where Greirat is, the rug he's sitting on and the stuff around him will not be absent and then suddenly appear after a few seconds. It's unknown what causes this to happen but it's mostly likely a loading or rendering glitch.

 

 

NPCs
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    • Anonymous

      14 Apr 2021 02:52  

      So lame, he died for me even after giving Sigmere his armor and seeing in lower Irithyll. Patches never went to firelink shrine even after speaking to him and falling for his trap, he just stayed by the initial area. So much bs in this game sometime. I did all of this before fighting Pontiff.

      • Anonymous

        13 Apr 2021 04:50  

        Strange, I forgot to get him on my playthrough and he was dead in his cell when I went back after starting the undead settlement. I hadn't killed any bosses or anything. Not sure what happened.

        • Anonymous

          18 Mar 2021 02:42  

          In Greyrat's second outing I didn't talk to Siegward in the well yet and Patches still had his armor. Greyrat ended up dying anyway. I guess it might be a bug but I think not talking to Siegward caused this.

          • Anonymous

            14 Mar 2021 13:10  

            For me Greirat managed to return from his second outing in Irithyll while I tooke this steps:

            1) Got every bonefire in Irithyll except dungeon and Pontiff

            2) Sent Greirat to Irithyll

            3) Met Patches in Firelink shrine tower

            4) Rescued Siegward from the well (bought his armor from Patches)

            5) Met with Siegward in Irithyll in the kitchen and exhausted his dialouge

            6) Killed the Pontiff

            7) Greirat returned to the Firelink shrine

            • Anonymous

              06 Mar 2021 13:58  

              I broke sieg's quest, since i killed patches when he locked me in the cemetery tower and didn't find sieg in the well at the cathedral (and patches didn't drop his armor). I've already beaten sulyvahn, is greirat 100% gonna die?

              • Anonymous

                03 Mar 2021 20:58  

                I want to clarify something about the second outing, since I – as a non-native speaker – found the wording a bit confusing:

                You CAN exhaust the dialogue with Siegward in front of the kitchen fireplace and even go to the distant manor bonfire and if you then defeat Pontiff, Greyrat WILL be saved. What you CAN'T do if you want to save Greyrat is, progress past the distant manor bonfire into Irithyll Dungeon before you killed the Pontiff.

                • Anonymous

                  21 Feb 2021 08:57  

                  In my playthrough, Greirat survived Irithyll of the Boreal Valley in a way contrary to what is required in this wiki. Here are the steps I took:

                  1. Did all of Siegward's questline up to Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, including buying his armor from Patches and giving it back to him in the well in the Cathedral of the Deep.

                  2. Did all of Patches' questline up to Irithyll of the Boreal Valley, to the point where I had him as a merchant at Firelink Shrine.

                  3. Progressed through Irithyll of the Boreal Valley while never once setting foot into Irithyll Dungeon.

                  4. Encountered Siegward in the kitchen and exhausted all of his dialogue, to the point where he went back to sleep.

                  5. Defeated Pontiff Sulyvahn, activated the bonfire and warped back to Firelink Shrine.

                  6. Greirat was alive and claimed that Siegward had rescued him, though according to this guide he should have been dead as I had exhausted all dialogue with Siegward in the kitchen and he had gone back to sleep.

                  Maybe at some point this questline was patched so that Siegward will save Greirat, even if his dialogue is exhausted. Not sure but wanted to share my experience in case anyone was worried about losing him during his second thieving expedition. At any rate, I was really glad to see him alive when I got back to Firelink Shrine!

                  • Anonymous

                    12 Feb 2021 05:51  

                    pillages undead settlement, finds pontiff gear
                    pillages irithyll, finds lothric gear
                    pillages lothric castle, finds shotgun arrows
                    thank you fromsoft

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Feb 2021 03:29  

                      I always kill Siegward after sending Greitat to Irrithyl so he can die there like the little ***** he is.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Jan 2021 22:24  

                        why does he sell lothric stuff after he pillages irythil. wouldn't it make sense to get lothric stuff after he actually pillages lothric?

                        • Anonymous

                          18 Jan 2021 22:14  

                          Exhausted all dialog with Siegward at cellar by estus soup, and he stayed sitting by fire. Killed Pontiff Sulyvahn, sent Greirat on his 2nd expedition. I explored very far past estus soup cellar, returned to Firelink many times, and he didn't return (yet). Killed Aldrich Devourer of Gods, went back to Firelink, and Greirat was SAFELY BACK, and mentioned Siegward saving him. That whole time I NEVER dared to go near the building by the lake with downward stairs, since that next area gets Siegward in trouble, and away from fireplace. I hope that info helps.

                          • Anonymous

                            10 Jan 2021 01:54  

                            I had an issue where I sent Greirat to Irithyll, I talked to Siegward in the kitchen and killed a boss, but Greirat never returned and his body wasn't in the sewer.
                            Found his ashes on the roof, but I never sent him to Lothric to begin with.

                            I didn't proceed to the dungeon before killing a boss to bring Grierat back, but I did kill Dancer early.
                            When I turned in his ashes, she was selling his latest wares as if I sent him to Lothric. (So, good for me)

                            I was sure I did everything right until Greirat didn't return, but I reached the quests ending regardless.
                            Anyone else have the issue where Greirat goes to pillage Lothric without sending him?

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Dec 2020 10:24  

                              Patches never asked me about Greirat after I sent him out the second time which was right after I killed Demon King. Patches still had the armour btw

                              • 23 Dec 2020 03:55  

                                I thought I had ****ed it up but apparently I managed to save him. Here's what I've done :
                                1) Bought the armor from patches to give it to Siegward in the well.
                                2) Talked to Siegward near the fire in Irythill. Exhausted dialogue. Didn't kill Pontiff or Yhorm.
                                3) Sent Greirat out. By then I realize I ****ed it up/
                                4) Tried to talk to Patches in the Cathedral but he didn't talk to me about him.
                                5) Went to fight the Giant Tree I hadn't fought yet.
                                6) Came back to Firelink and Greirat said he was saved by Onion Knight.

                                So it's kinda weird. Maybe killing a boss just after sending him out does the trick.

                                • Anonymous

                                  10 Dec 2020 03:42  

                                  "kill any boss to complete his scavenging mission. (Pontiff Sulyvahn is easiest, but you can also kill Old Demon King or Champions Gravetender)"

                                  wait... did you just say Pontiff is easier than old demon king? *vomits*

                                  ok, grab yourself a +4 longbow, a stack of wood arrows, and a stack or normal arrows. play like a *****, always stay out of range. if he uses a meteor swarm, just duck behind one of the mountains of bodies or simply juke it. Old Demon King is weaker to being ranged to death than ANY other boss in DS3, INLCUDING Ieudex Gundyr.

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